Cu-Poche and Nendoroid Body-Face Swap

Hello, I got a question not long ago about body and face swapping of Nendoroids and Cu-Poche from our friends.

I tried to swap their bodies and face and here’s what I think:

1. Can a Nendoroid face plate be used for Cu-Poche?

Yes you can, but not all Nendoroid faceplates will fit in to Cu-Poche’s hair. This one I used Ui Hirasawa’s face.

BUT it doesn’t look so good when in side view (picture below). With that LONG nendoroid neck joint, I don’t think it is possible to put into Cu-Poche’s body. I tried but it feels like the neck joint is going to snap.

2. Can I use Cu-Poche body to Nendoroids?

I have 3 faceplates – Nendoroid Mirai, Cu-Poche Haruka and Nendoroid Super Sonico. You will notice the difference between the length of their neck joints.

Mirai’s faceplate has a shorter neckjoint, I can use her head to a Cu-Poche, but can’t use her faceplate to Cu-Poche Haruka’s hair because it just didn’t fit.

Nendoroid Super Sonico’s faceplate has longer neckjoint which is not possible to put in to Cu-Poche’s body. It also didn’t fit Haruka’s hair.

If you have multiple Nendoroid faceplates with shorter neckjoints, you can try each one and see if it’s going to fit to Cu-Poche’s body.

I only have one Cu-Poche neckjoint so please forgive me if I am too afraid to risk it.

3. Can Cu-Poche use Nendoroid’s body?

Yes. But the head tends to fall all the time. So if you have a talent to mod their neckjoints or at least have spare ones, you can use them. I think Cu-Poche looks cute with Nendoroid’s body too.

I used Nendoroid Super Sonico’s body to Cu-Poche Haruka and she looks adorable. 🙂


11 Comments Add yours

  1. chubbybots says:

    The cu-poche head looks better on a nendo body actually haha.

    1. sheng says:

      I agree. Lol.
      I don’t think I’ll put nendo’s head to cu-poche in my future projects. It just doesn’t work for me.

  2. Tian says:

    Oh my, this is going to open up a whole new world of incredible cuteness for you! Between Nendoroids and Cu Poche figures, which do you like better?

    1. sheng says:

      Hmm.. that’s a hard question. TBH I don’t know yet, it’s hard to pick one.
      Cu-Poche currently have a few releases and we don’t know yet what Kotobukiya has to offer in the future. I do hope they will include extra accessories too. I really like their poseability and stability which Nendos don’t have. I’m looking forward to see more of their cu-poche characters and accessories.

      Nendos got a crazy faceplates and can switch upper/lower bodies when you want to make wacky poses creating an entire new character. Oh and sometimes they include a nice accessories too which I think gives me more reason to buy that nendoroid (even I don’t know who that character is @_@ )

      I enjoy photographing Cu-Poche as much as Nendoroid, they are both adorable in my eyes. Each has its own uniqueness and cuteness in their own way. The only difference is the level of difficulty in photographing them.

      1. Tian says:

        At first the Cu Poche figures bothered me a bit because of the joints, but after seeing your photos I don’t mind them as much. I expected them to be more distracting. The main thing is, I hope they’re durable. Nendos are fairly sturdy but I guess there isn’t much that can go wrong with them.

    2. sheng says:

      I think it’s durable enough specially if you’re not gonna change its pose so often.. The thing that I worry about the most is having only 1 neck joint for 3 faceplates.. someday it’ll wear off and gets loose or broken, and we don’t have a spare. I’m not sure of cupoches sent out to those who ordered though because the one i have are their samples. =)

  3. 赤信号 says:

    Hmm I wanted to try out the Cu-poche line when they first opened up pre-orders but due to lack of space and all the incoming Nendoroids..decided to skip that. But nice to know about the interexchangibility of these 2 I should try out my Chibi-Arts Boa Hancock and Nendoroids XD

    1. sheng says:

      Have you seen Cu-poche Dark Magician Girl?! She is soooo cute. You should get her!
      When you try chibi-arts+nendoroids, oh please take a picture. Lemme see! >_<

  4. Don’t you think nendoroid figure with smiling face is the best?

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