Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

My hay fever is really acting up at the moment! Whenever it rains I know the next day is going to be terrible! Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at the next in the Nendoroid Co-de series!

Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
& Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de ☆

△ Left: Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de / Right: White Swan Co-de
Joining the new ‘Nendoroid Co-de’ brand of Nendoroids is Sophie Hojo from the popular anime PriPara! There are two different versions to enjoy – Sophie comes in her Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de or White Swan Co-de!

Both of the outfits are from the stylish ‘Holic Trick’ brand – one is the cyalume co-de and the other is the outfit used when Sophie performs her solo stage, ‘Solar Flare Sherbet’!

Be sure to display her together with the previously announced Laala Manaka and Mirei Minami Nendoroid Co-de figures, which will allow for all sorts of different outfit combinations!

Sophiiiiiiiiiiieee!!! (´□`。)

The stylish character with two very different personalities that are both equally lovable! Her long red hair and slightly mysterious eyes are so very lovely, as are the outfits from the ‘Holic Trick’ brand!

This also means that all three members of SoLaMi♡SMILE are all officially up for order! ♥︎

△ Left: Mirei Minami Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
Center: Laala Manaka Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
Right: Sophie Hojo Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de

Here are the previous figures in the Nendoroid Co-de series! 

☆ Laala Manaka Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
★ Laala Manaka Cutie Ribbon Co-de
☆ Mirei Minami Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
★ Mirei Minami Magical Clown Co-de

Once more for those who have missed out on recent blogs… 

A Quick Nendoroid Co-de Recap!

 

Nendoroid Co-de is a new addition to the Nendoroid series based on the theme of dressing-up characters! The figures have fixed poses and each come with four parts – the head, upper garment, lower garment and shoes. Each of these parts can be swapped between characters allowing for all sorts of possibilities. The more you collect, the more dress-up options become available to you!

In other words…! They are simple fixed pose Nendoroids, great for new collectors and with the ability to dress-up in various ways! Great fun for both young and old fans! 

For more information, be sure to check out the…

Nendoroid Co-de Special Site!

Here you can find out more about the Nendoroid Co-de series as well as test out some of the possible outfit combinations that will come from the first three characters! 

The page also features a new ‘This Week’s Co-de’ which shows off a specific Co-de each week!! Check the page on Mondays for a new Co-de!

Anyway, let’s get back on to Sophie’s review! 

Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de

“Girls be free! Valkyria!!”

The combination of white, red and black make for a kind of rocky, but Gothic outfit that has an incredibly stylish feel to it! She is posed with a microphone singing for her fans! The red ribbons on the top of the boots and the frilly skirt really bring out both the cool and the cute so nicely! ♥︎


△ Definitely a different taste in outfit compared with Laala and Mirei!

Next up we have…

Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de

“Have you all been behaving? My little caged birdies…”

I-I’m behaving!! I’ve been patiently waiting for you!!!

A simple outfit featuring a lovely mix of black and white! It is such an amazing outfit to mix and match with others! (●´ω`●)

Her long hair makes it a little difficult to see, but I want to highlight the back of her outfit!!

It’s open at the top showing off some skin!!

The white gloves and slightly sexy outfit all come together to create a rather mature co-de! That brings my basic review to an end…. but that means it’s time for…

COORDINATE TIME!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

 

\Co-de Change!! ♪/

· Head: Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
· Upper: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de
· Lower: Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
· Shoes: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de

A mix and match between the two outfits!!

Mixing parts of outfits between the same character is definitely the easiest! The combinations almost always look great! ♪

Next let me try from parts from Mirei Minami!☆

· Head: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de
· Upper: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
· Lower: Mirei Minami – Magical Clown Co-de
· Shoes: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de

Next up, let’s move on to our now standard Co-de extra!

The GSC Staff’s Recommended Co-de!!

1) Sales Team: Murakami

Some of you might remember Murakami from the Japan Pilgrimage event!

He also often stops by Akihabara stores, so many of you might have had the chance to meet him!

This is his recommended Co-de ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

· Head: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de
· Upper: Mirei Minami – Magical Clown Co-de
· Lower: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
· Shoes: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de

Suddenly the amazing pose from Mirei’s body is on Sophie!!

 

Excellent work, Murakami!!

The colorful look of Mirei’s outfit suits Sophie just as well! I’m also sure she’d look great with Laala’s complete outfits too! ♡

 

2) Advertising Team: Yoshii

Last year’s new graduate in the advertising team!

From April we’ll have all new graduates coming in! I wonder what kind of people they will be! Anyway, while she is busy getting ready for AnimeJapan this weekend she took the time to make this Co-de!

· Head: Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
· Upper: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
· Lower: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
· Shoes: Mirei Minami – Magical Clown Co-de

Ooooh! A very classic looking idol!

She seems so much more gentle in this outfit! (/ω\)

The mix of the swinging arm and bent leg parts also make for a rather dynamic scene! Yoshii has cleverly thought out not only the outfit, but also the pose!!

Anyway, Sophie’s release means that finally all three members of SoLaMi♡SMILE are up for preorder! Once they are released I want to see photos of everyone’s recommended Co-des! (。・ω・)ノ゙

Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
& Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de!

Both up for preorder from tomorrow! ♥︎

Each purchase of will also include a special original ‘Friend Ticket’ that can be used in the PriPara game! More details about that at a later stage! (。・ω・)ノ゙

Plus! Just like Laala and Mirei, orders from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include decoration seals to add even more possibilities to your outfits! 

There is even a ‘Pickled Plum Pizza’ Sticker! <○><○>

These can easily be attached to the hair parts or the outfits to add an extra little customization! ♥︎

But that’s not all!

In commemoration of the Nendoroid Co-de series, items based around the Nendoroid Co-de products will be available in game from the March live performance!

*Designs are provisional. Level is not fixed.

Each month a new character is scheduled to be added!

Sophie will be joining soon! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (I wouldn’t mind trying…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… some pickled plum pizza!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

©T-ARTS / syn Sophia / テレビ東京 / PP製作委員会

Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Just as I thought it was starting to warm up, it was suddenly rather chilly last night! I guess it’ll still be awhile before I can completely change into Spring clothes…

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at two products that will be up for preorder very shortly! The next two figures in the new Nendoroid Co-de series…

Mirei Minami: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de & Mirei Minami: Magical Clown Co-de

Left: Magical Clown Co-de / Right: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de.

Joining the new ‘Nendoroid Co-de’ brand of Nendoroids is Mirei Minami from the popular anime PriPara! There are two different version just like with Laala – Mirei comes in her Candy Alamode Cyalume or Magical Clown Co-de!

Both of the outfits are from the bright and cheerful ‘Candy Alamode’ brand – one is the Cyalume co-de and the other is outfit that Mirei wore when she first met Laala in the anime series!

Be sure to display her together with the previously announced Laala Manaka and upcoming Sophie Hojo Nendoroid Co-de figures, which will allow for all sorts of different outfit combinations!

Oooooooooohhhh!! (´□`。)

The cute chairman of Paprika Private Academy’s disciplinary committee Paprika Private Academy’s who is normally very serious… but becomes a lot more playful and cheerful as her idol character! Her unique cat-ear style hairstyle has been faithfully converted into Nendoroid form! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Before we continue, let’s have a quick recap about the

Nendoroid Co-de Series!

 

Nendoroid Co-de is a new addition to the Nendoroid series based on the theme of dressing-up characters! The figures have fixed poses and each come with four parts – the head, upper garment, lower garment and shoes. Each of these parts can be swapped between characters allowing for all sorts of possibilities. The more you collect, the more dress-up options become available to you!

In other words…!

They are simple fixed pose Nendoroids, great for new collectors and with the ability to dress-up in various ways!

For more information, be sure to check out the…

Nendoroid Co-de Special Site!

Here you can find out more about the Nendoroid Co-de series as well as test out some of the possible outfit combinations that will come from the first three characters! 

Anyway, let’s take a look at Mirei Minami now! ♪

Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de

Compared to Laala she has a much more colorful look – with very distinct and bright colors! The three-layered frilly skirt is not only cute but also has a lot of volume!

△ Personally I love the way her hair looks from the back!

Next up…!

Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami Magical Clown Co-de

“Pop, step, get you!” (。ゝω・。)♡

Most fans will recognise this pose very quickly! ♫

It’s such a cute pose and outfit!!

These are the kind of outfits I look forward to giving to other characters!

You can easily swap around the head, upper garment, lower garment and shoes on any Co-de figure – the upper section is really cute, but combining the dress with other poses will also be a lot of fun! I can foresee lots of fun outfits to try! (*´∀`*)

△ The shoes have little ribbons on the back!

Anyway…. as these are Nendoroid Co-de, the review wouldn’t be complete without some part swapping!

Let’s try out some different outfits!!

Staring off with just some parts swapping between the two Mirei figures…

\Ta-da!/

· Head: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
· Upper: Mirei Minami – Magical Clown Co-de
· Lower: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
· Shoes: Mirei Minami – Magical Clown Co-de

With a different expression, this pose definitely has rather different feel to it! (*´Д`)=з

It’s amazing how well he frilly dress and the vest and necktie match up! It’s very cute!! ♪

Next up, a combination using parts from one of Sophie’s upcoming  Co-des!

\Chu!/

· Head: Mirei Minami – Magical Clown Co-de
· Upper: Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
· Lower: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
· Shoes: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de
 

I didn’t even mean for the pose to work like this…

But it looks like she is blowing a kiss!! (/ω\)

Probably one of my best combinations yet!! 

While the arms and legs of Nendoroid Co-de figures are not articulated, the parts come together in specific poses to instantly create a very cute figure without too much effort! It’s a quick and easy way to change the feel of the figure with a few quick part changes!

Anyway, just like last time, I decided to ask some of the GSC staff involved with the Co-de series to create their own recommended combinations! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

1) Manufacturing Team: Kamatani

The man in charge of the Co-de series manufacturing! 

To mention some other products he has worked on recently – all of the LoveLive! Nendoroids as well as the Satsuki Kiryuin: Kamui Senketsu Ver. scale figure were all under his watchful guidance!

He is also quite a fashionable dresser, so let’s see what sort of outfit he can coordinate for us!

· Head: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
· Upper: Laala Manaka – Cutie Ribbon Co-de
· Lower: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
· Shoes: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de

I see, I see!!

The two Laala Manaka Co-des together with the Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de allows for this cute design!! (°Д°;≡°Д°;)

As you can see, with just three of the figures you can really create all sorts of interesting combinations! ♥︎

2) Planning Team: Sugar Lily-Senpai

The second idol of GSC, after Hamako!

She also provides the voice for Hamiho-chan in wooser’s hand-to-mouth life! ♪

Sugar Lily-senpai’s coordination of choice is… 

· Head: Mirei Minami – Magical Clown Co-de
· Upper: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de
· Lower: Sophie Hojo – Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
· Shoes: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de

A lovely use of white, black and red! It makes for a more mature looking outfit! ♥︎

Sugar Lily is very good at matching up the colors from the various co-de! This will be a fun idea to borrow in the future! φ(.. )

The future being right now! Let me try a lighter version!

· Head: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
· Upper: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
· Lower: Sophie Hojo – White Swan Co-de
· Shoes: Mirei Minami – Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de

A white center with colorful shoes and hair ribbons! ♥︎

It also has a more mature too to it than the standard co-de, but there are still some playful color touches! The ideas for combinations really differ between people in all sorts of ways, which makes it fun to see what people will come up with! Co-de Fashion is really fun!

Be sure to grab them to experience the fun for yourself! ☆

Mirei Minami: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de & Mirei Minami: Magical Clown Co-de!

She is up for preorder from today!

Each purchase of will also include a special original ‘Friend Ticket’ that can be used in the PriPara game! More details about that at a later stage! (。・ω・)ノ゙

Plus! Just like Laala, orders from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include decoration seals to add even more possibilities to your outfits! ε=(。・д・。)

△ Kuma is even included! Yay! 

You can place these on the hair or outfit for even cuter customizations! ★ 

But that’s still not all!

In commemoration of the Nendoroid Co-de series, items based around the Nendoroid Co-de products will be available in game from the March live performance!

*Designs are provisional. Level is not fixed.

 

Each month a new character is scheduled to be added!

I’m sure Mirei will be coming in no time at all! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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Finally a Live Broadcast notice!

Next week on Friday the 6th March will be a special 

Nendoroid Co-de Explanation Broadcast! ♥︎

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Nendoroid Co-de Explanation Broadcast!

Date/Time: 6th March 2015 from 20:00JST
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv211870578

Products:

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Cutie Ribbon Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami: Magical Clown Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo : Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo: White Swan Co-de

More Details on the special Co-de site below!
http://www.goodsmile.info/en/nendoro-code

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The head planner for the products, Otanaka-shi, will be explaining everything about the series and what makes it so special! Along with a look at the upcoming figures, we will also be answering all sorts of common questions!

We will also be taking questions from the comments and answering them live! We hope you’ll join us!!

We might also be taking a look at some upcoming Nendoroids…! (/ω\)

 

If you’re looking for info right now, be sure to check out the…

Nendoroid Co-de Special Site!

 

 

You can see various Co-de on the site, as well as some of the potential combinations you can make with multiple Nendoroid Co-de! ★

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (I can’t wait…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… for Sophie to be up too!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

See you all again soon!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

©T-ARTS / syn Sophia / テレビ東京 / PP製作委員会

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’m very jealous of people who own lots of dolls with all sorts of outfits to dress them up in… I could sit and play for hours when there are different shoes and dresses to try on…

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at GSC’s newest series!

Nendoroid Co-de! ♪ 

What is Nendoroid Co-de?

Nendoroid Co-de is a new addition to the Nendoroid series based on the theme of dressing-up characters! The figures have fixed poses and each come with four parts – the head, upper garment, lower garment and shoes. Each of these parts can be swapped between characters allowing for all sorts of possibilities. The more you collect, the more dress-up options become available to you!

The name ‘Co-de’ comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the word ‘coordinate’, as in clothes coordination.

In other words…!

They are simple Nendoroids great for new collectors, with the ability to dress-up in various ways! (`・ω・´)

The very first in the series is going to be…

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka –
Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de 
♥︎

The sparkling Cyalume Co-de that fans of the anime will know well from her live performances! ☆

The treble clef on her ribbon and the musical score down the outfit give her a very convincing idol appearance! The design of her knee high socks are also so adorable!! This is the kind of clothes that show what it means to be an idol! ♪ 

The large ribbon on the back is also faithfully included!

The striped skirt also makes her look a little more mature for her age! (/ω\)

However… the Nendoroid Co-de series isn’t about just one outfit! It’s about changing them!

Which obviously means there is more than one outfit available!

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka –
Cutie Ribbon Co-de ♥︎

The very first Co-de that Laala used when she visited the Pripara world in the anime series! 

The winking expression also gives her extra cute points! This outfit is filled with frills and ribbons for a very girlie appearance! (*゚ー゚*)

Even the back features a ribbon at the top!

The soft pink colors also suit her so nicely!! (´□`。)

Anyway, before we move on, let’s take a look at what exactly makes up the Nendoroid Co-de series!

1) Four Simple Parts

Each figure is divided into just four parts: 

・ Head
・ Upper Garment
・ Lower Garment (Skirt, etc)
・ Shoes (Including Legs)

△ Unlike normal Nendoroids, the arms and legs are fixed in place.

As the poses are locked in place, you don’t have quite as much freedom as with normal Nendoroids, but that also means that beginners to the figure scene will instantly have a great pose without too much effort! As a side note, the hips and upper body can be twisted around allowing for slightly different nuances in the pose! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

 

2) Co-de Compatibility

Each of the four parts found on any Nendoroid Co-de figure is compatible with any other Nendoroid Co-de! Swapping parts is incredibly simple, but with enough figures there will be all sorts of different options to enjoy!  ☆

△ Swapping upper garment parts!

Swapping the upper garment also means the pose of the character will change to that outfits pose, creating a fresh image for the character as well! They might not be fully articulated, but you still have all sorts of options to try and find the cutest poses for characters! ♪

Another side note – the neck joint is exactly the same as a normal Nendoroid! This means you can also change the angle of her neck to alter the pose slightly!

 

3) Fun to Collect

We have already announced  Mirei Minami: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de, Mirei Minami: Magical Clown Co-de, Sophie Hojo : Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de and Sophie Hojo: White Swan Co-de will be coming shortly!!

△ I’ll show some examples of Mirei and Sophie Co-de swaps tomorrow! ♪
Plus, Shion Todo: Baby Monster Cyalume Co-de is also currently in production!

△ As more characters come out, more and more options open up! ♥︎

At WonFes we also announced that two more characters are on the way!

Both Dorothy West and Leona West are in the planning stages!

△ I can’t wait to see the twins outfits sculpted! ♥︎

Both SoLaMi♡SMILE and Dressing Pafé will all be joining the Nendoroid Co-de series! (・∀・)

I’m sure there will be many more characters coming in the line-up too! But let’s get back on track with today’s review…

The very first in the Nendoroid Co-de series…

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de &
Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Cutie Ribbon Co-de

Both will be up for preorder from tomorrow! ♥︎ 

Another important thing to note is that they will cost just

¥2,400 Each!!

 

The idea behind the series is to collect lots and swap around outfits, so we brought down the price as low as possible to make them easy to collect!

Whether you’re a Nendoroid fan or a Pripara fan, don’t miss out! ♪

Plus!

Both of the Nendoroid Co-de going up for preorder tomorrow have a special extra bonus that can be used in the Pripara Arcade Game! An original special ‘Friend Ticket’!! More details will be added at a later stage so keep your eyes on the GSC site! (●´ω`●)

You’ll find more info tomorrow on the Good Smile website! There will also be a special Nendoroid Co-de page to enjoy!! (。・ω・)ノ゙

⇒ Nendoroid Co-de Special Site
(English version available tomorrow)

 

A new figure series from GSC! 

We hope you’ll enjoy it!! 

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But that’s not all! The arcade game of Pripara is also preparing a special collaboration to commemorate the start of the Nendoroid Co-de series!

From the March live performance, a special item based on the Nendoroid Co-de series will be available in game!!

* Design is provisional. Level is not fixed.

The characters are scheduled to be added once per month! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Your favorite character might be joining too!

 

★ Pripara Special Site:
http://www.takaratomy-arts.co.jp/specials/pripara/

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (The Nendoroid Co-de special site will be up tomorrow!)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… be sure to take a look!!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

©T-ARTS / syn Sophia / テレビ東京 / PP製作委員会