Edit: I only realized that the rest of the article I wrote about this topic was not fully uploaded when I visited my site this morning! I was so busy that I do auto-posts so imagine my horror when I saw that the full article I’ve been writing for so long was nowehere to be found.
I accidentally discovered the Nendoroid world last year when I was searching for some local Obitsu stuff sellers on Facebook and it led me to Nendo Farm – a group created by one of the local Nendoroid and Obitsu distributors in the Philippines.
As per its Wiki definition: The Nendoroid series is a brand of plastic figures created by the Japanese Good Smile Company in 2006. They typically depict characters from anime, manga or video games and are designed with a large head and smaller body to give them a cute appearance. Their faces and other body parts are exchangeable, giving them a range of different expressions and poses. The Nendoroid brand spans a variety of different products: the original 10 cm figures, smaller Nendoroid Petite figures, additional display tools known as the Nendoroid More series as well as plushies and play sets. Several video games have also been released based on Nendoroid designs.
In 2018, Good Smile Company introduced the Nendoroid Doll series which is a new addition to the Nendoroid series which features the same Nendoroid heads, but an alternate doll-like body that is highly articulated and can easily be dressed-up into different outfits while still remaining a palm-sized action figure!
Obitsu meanwhile a type of ball-jointed doll by the company Parabox.
In this post, I am going to tell you the comparision between Nendoroid Doll and Obitsu 11CM doll. Reason being is that you can actually use the Nendoroid heads to Obitsu 11cm bodies and you will have a hybrid popularly known as Obitsuroid!
In this photo you can see a male Nendoroid Doll body and an Obitsu 11CM (non-gendered)
Nendoroid doll bodies comes with three different colors – cream, peach and cinnamon while Obitsu is more varied with its Whitey, Pure White, Natural (Fleshtone) and Pure Black color.
Their height is just about the same with the Obitsu body just a tad bit higher. They can usually share clothes although Obitsu tends to be a bit bigger.
One main advantage of the Nendoroid body though, is that it fits the Nendoroid head for obvious reason while there are a lot of techniques to make sure that the Obitsu body would be able to accommodate the Nendoroid Head. You can obviously see the difference on their neck connector.
Here’s a Nendoroid Doll of Deku celebrating the new year! (yup, this was edited), He can actually stand on his own but it’d take a bit of time to achieve it. The Obitsu body may not be perfectly fit with the Nendoroid head, it could easily stand on its own.
As you can see, he’s perfectly perched on top of my luggage looking oh-so-cute!
Another thing is that Nendoroid body all comes with magnetic sole, while for Obitsu you can choose to buy with or without one.
They’re actually pretty enjoyable to play with, to display and to look at buy they could be very expensive. This ain’t a cheap hobby, I’m telling you but yeah – to each his own heart’s content. haha!