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Hug gaming history with COSPA's Megadrive plush


I heart 16-bit
Sep 07
// Natalie Kipper
At the end of Wreck-It Ralph, "retro" was defined as "old but cool." In the case of COSPA's new Megadrive plush, I would substitute "cool" with "absolutely, freaking adorable." I mean, look at this thing! It's arms are contro...
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Miyazawa Model Expo 31: COSPA and Ensky


For all your idol-loving, frog-punching needs
Apr 10
// Natalie Kipper
Over in Japan, Miyazawa Model Expo 31 has been bringing us closer views of upcoming toys. Here we're going to take a look at the offerings from COSPA and Ensky. COSPA focuses on two titles, The Idolm@ster and Super Danga...

Tomopop Review: COSPA's Anzu Stuffed Rabbit

Mar 21 // Natalie Kipper
Plush Name: Anzu's Stuffed RabbitPlush Maker: COSPARetail: ¥3,800Available at: HobbyLink Japan Anzu's Stuffed Rabbit stands at 16 inches tall (24 inches, if you include the ears). The Rabbit fits rather nicely in your arms. And, oh God, it is so very soft and fluffy! I swear I spent a good deal of time just sitting on my couch, hugging it. The toy isn't terribly thick; in fact, it was rather flat. It sort of reminded me of Disney's Pookalooz plushes (remember those?). All the same, it was stuffed enough that it didn't feel unsubstantial when hugged.  It also comes with a gorgeous hangtag attached to its tummy pouch (more on that in a second). I am sure I don't appreciate it as much as a fan of the series would, but I still love the colorful image on it. The tag is also pretty big, about 3 and a half inches, giving the picture plenty of room for detail. The tummy pouch is a fun feature. I noticed that you can also stuff the hangtag in there without any difficulty. I am also a big fan of contrast stitching on the front of it. The grey thread goes lovely with the mild pink of the plush's body. If you have read some of my other reviews, you know I am a sucker for a good tail and Anzu's Stuffed Rabbit has a great tail! It is of a good size so it fits right into your hand if you were to grab it. It's slightly overstuffed, too, so it is an absolute joy to squeeze. The plush's little legs aren't much to speak of. They dangle when you hold the rabbit up in the air. I am guessing that is due to the seams in between the actual appendages and the body. I don't mind it exactly; it's just an odd design choice, in my opinion. The embroidery on the face is nice and thick. I couldn't find any loose threads or missed stitches. The design itself matches the picture on the hangtag. Beyond that I can't quite comment its accuracy since I have never seen the show. If a person who has never played a single minute of Cinderella Girls can appreciate Anzu's Stuffed Rabbit, then I am certain a fan of the game will fall head over heels in love with it. I bet it would make a great cosplay accessory, too. In fact, I think this plush is a great choice for plush lovers and otaku alike.  [A big thanks to HobbyLink Japan for providing us with this review sample!]
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Oh God, the fluffiness!
Okay, I might not be one for social games, like Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, but I know a cute plush when I see one, and Anzu's stuffed rabbit certainly fits the bill. Let me tell you, one doesn't have to know the source material inside and out to appreciate a good toy (as I am sure many of you know). Read on to see what makes this plush a winner!


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Nanoha's Fate Testarossa strikes out for pre-orders


Cospa
Nov 25
// Emily Smalara
Say what you will about the girls of Sailor Moon, PreCure, and every other magical girl show out there. When it comes to badass costumes, seldom manage to beat out Fate and her fantastic jet black leotard and thigh-highs. Tho...
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Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Cospa, Banpresto and the rest


PLUM, Kaitendoh, Ken Elephant/Kaiyodo and Chara Ani also featured
Nov 09
// Brian Szabelski
As the cap on our Miyazawa Model Exhibition coverage, there's a few more companies whose wares we've rounded up into one big post. The Ken Elephant booth was chock full of Kaiyodo's Revoltech figures, including the prototype ...
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is full of graphig++ blockheads


COSPA makes a contract to have their paper craft series turned into a better PVC line.
Oct 22
// Jonathan Tubbs
The graphig series of anime characters turned papercraft seems to be doing fairly well with already having over 100 releases to its name. Though already released, the girls of Puella Magi Madoka Magica will see themselves bec...
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COSPA's graphig++ line gets a taste of Fate/Zero


Releasing in February
Oct 04
// Brian Szabelski
COSPA's new Graphig++ line isn't a bigger, better way to do papercraft: it takes those Graphig characters and turns them into bite-sized PVC figures. The latest batch of Graphigs to get this treatment come from Fate/Zero, fea...
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Pre-order Anzu's pink Bunny Plushy by COSPA


A Cute Squeeze
Sep 19
// Jon Wills
Fans of IdolM@ster and stuffed toys should check out COSPA's plushy of Anzu's pink bunny. Its not really detailed, but it doesn't have to be. What's not to like about a large 25 inch wide by 16 inch huggable bunny? The p...
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New Hatsune Miku Graphigs incoming


Will be on sale at Summer Festival 2012 in Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Sep 04
// Brian Szabelski
Miku fans likely know there's a big Miku event coming up in just over a week, and COSPA will be selling five new Miku Graphigs there! The five are quite an odd mix, featuring Miku Nyanko ver. (featured in the header); Miku wi...
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Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: COSPA x GSC Graphig figures


Jul 30
// Natalie Kipper
At yesterday's Wonder Festival in Japan, we got to see a new variety of Graphig figure, this time coming from a collaboration between COSPA and Good Smile Company. COSPA's Graphigs tend to be made of paper (see Brian's review...
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New Checkerboard Miku Graphig arrives in September


Jul 06
// Brian Szabelski
Good news if you like Hatsune Miku, papercraft and/or Graphig: a new Miku Graphig is coming in September! This is Checkerboard Miku, which is your regular-styled Miku, except with a checkerboard pattern applied to her that ma...

Tomopop Review: Cospa's Graphig Chie

Jun 28 // Brian Szabelski
Figure Name: Graphig No. 99 — Chie Satonaka Figure Maker: Cospa Retail Price: ¥680 Buy at: HobbyLink Japan So we begin with ... uh ... ummm ... there's no box. Instead, Graphig Chie comes inside of a plastic bag, safe and secure from water ... I think. I didn't dare test that out. However, what you can see is the backing that Chie is on is rather colorful, and that there aren't any actual instructions with her. More on that in a little bit, but on the "front," you can see all the information about the Graphig ... ... while the back just has more of the pieces you'll need to build her body. Her feet are actually located on a third tiny flap that's on the inside. There's not much keeping Chie inside her papercraft casing, though; she's attached to the papercraft equivalent of a plamo kit's plastic part trays by a bunch of little thin points, and these all separate relatively easily. Still, be careful not to be too aggressive, or you might tear her. She is just paperboard, after all. Perhaps I'm being a little too cautious in saying that, though. The paperboard Chie is made from has a bit of weight and thickness to it, but not enough to, say, cause her to topple over. Just enough to make her sturdy, but foldable. You'll also notice that the tabs and slots have numbers on them. Remember when I said she didn't have any instructions? These are actually the instructions; They're numbered in assembly order. Just put them together the right way, and boom, you're pretty much done. Assembly of the Graphig is rather quick and painless. Having played around with papercraft before, I know even some of the basic ones like the Cubeecraft characters can be a pain from time to time. Chie's larger size (she's 10 cm tall) and pre-creased lines make folding properly a much easier experience. Give me about two minutes ... ... and we're done! The whole head holds together pretty well without any big gaping seams, and you can see how they've made it so the face slides in under the bangs to give them an impression of hanging out in front of Chie's forehead. Technically, they do ... but they don't look flat is what I mean. The other parts that are on the sheet are for Chie's body, arms, legs and her optional parts. Again, same basic set-up as the head with the numbered tabs for the body; just fold in order and you should be good to go. The legs are a simple fold, and then you're done. As you can see, they're also labeled L and R for left and right, so you know which body slot to put them in. Now here's the completed body! Again, this didn't take long, maybe 5 minutes or so. The arms are threaded through a hole on either side of the neck, and that's about the trickiest part, as it's a tight fit and the fingers are the most "fragile" part of the Graphig. Once the arms piece is centered, bend at the shoulders and hands, and that's all done. The legs do have a tendency to pop off when the Graphig is moved about, though, just as a word of warning. I'm not sure if it's because I somehow folded wrong or it's just the fault of the design. The last thing to do is to pop the head onto the body, which fits via a small slot on the bottom. The shape of the neck piece keeps her head stable and balanced pretty well, instead of wobbling around loose. We're done! It's odd to talk about the finished product at the end of the review, but when you are building your review subject, you don't have many options! So let's talk about that, shall we? Chie is, of course, stylized with the blocky, basic look of the Graphig line. All of the papercraft in this line have the same shape, after all, but what really makes her look nice is that the folks at Cospa have incorporated as many possible elements of her look from Persona 4 as possible into the Graphig. Her green jacket has the little buttons on it and the right yellow striping; her shoes somewhat match the ones she wears in the game and anime; and most importantly, the style of her face matches up considerably well with the official art used by Atlus, albeit tweaked a tiny bit to fit the Graphig line stylings. It's not some crude, cheap attempt to make something that resembles Chie and bilk you for it; it's an actual papercraft representation of her, and I can tell you I'm quite pleased with that. There's two more optional accessories to talk about, though: First, we have Chie's smiling face, which is an alternate part and nothing more than a face with two tabs at the top. You'll have to open up Chie's head again to get it in there, then slide it around the two tabs bent forward (which hold it in place due to the power of friction!) and close her head back up again. Here's Chie with her smiling face! What's great is that the alternate face fits right over the existing one, so that you can't really tell the difference. The other optional piece is Chie's yellow pair of glasses for when she travels into the world of the Midnight Channel. They slot into the tiny little slots on the side of her face, but fit quite snugly in there once lined up. They also rest right against her face, so no worries about them drooping or looking otherwise off. Cospa portrays the Graphig line as a relatively easy-to-build and cheap-in-price papercraft collectible. That's pretty much a spot on assessment in my book, because Chie took a grand total of 10 to 15 minutes to build from start to finish, without glue or tape needed if you so choose. The actual construction of Chie is fairly stable and rigid, with the paperboard she's made from being lightweight, but not necessarily prone to tearing if you're careful with her. They don't really photograph too well, though,as I found out shooting this review. They're a nice way to add something to your collection (though for shipping cost's sake, it may be easier to order her or other Graphigs in large numbers or with other figures). Furthermore, since all the Graphigs use a similar design, it should be easy enough for me to build any other ones I have ... like the Kaito one I just got in the other day. If you have somewhere safe to store her, like papercraft or just like the design and know how to fold, you can get yourself a relatively nice little addition to your collection with Graphig Chie. [Thank you to HobbyLink Japan for sending Graphig Chie along for this review!]
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If I told you that I liked Persona 4, you'd probably say something like, "Yeah, and water is wet. We know." I don't really tend to hide my fandom of both the game and anime series very much, but you may not know that I'm also...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2012: Cospa


Jun 16
// Brian Szabelski
This year's Tokyo Toy Show was visited by the fine folks at Cospa, and predictably, they brought along a ton of merchandise, including Graphig figures. Not only were all their recent Graphig releases shown off, but the Graphi...
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Okay, I must have missed the memo about a Gunslinger Girl remake or re-release or something, because we're seeing stuff of the girls all of the sudden. Joining the surprise figma of Henrietta are surprise Graphig sets of Henr...

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Reserve or Regret? Import round up for April 2, 2012


Apr 03
// Jonathan Tubbs
You know the drill. It's Reserve or Regret. I'm here to make you spend money. So let's get on with it. The biggest news of course is Miss Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid being available for Square Enix's Play Arts Kai...
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Cospa previews some upcoming Graphigs


Mar 09
// Brian Szabelski
Up on the official Graphig site, Cospa is previewing some of the upcoming Graphig papercraft models. But just who are they? Of course, there's the pair featured in the header, Naruto and Sasuke from Naruto Shippuden. Also com...
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Being a papercraft fan has its ups and downs, but today's definitely one of those ups. That's because Cospa has announced the newest additions to its Graphig papercraft figures line, and they're Yu Narukami (a.k.a. The Protag...

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Take Kobato's bunny for your own


Feb 27
// Natalie Kipper
Spotted earlier at Cospa's booth at Wonder Festival Winter 2012, the bunny plush belonging to Haganai's Kobato is now available for pre-order. The plush is life-size at 51 centimeters long (with its ears folded over), making ...
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2012 Winter Hobby Maker Expo: Cospa


Feb 16
// Brian Szabelski
Cospa's Wonder Festival was pretty quiet, for the most part, but they had a few more things at the 2011 Winter Hobby Maker Expo. For that event, they brought Kobato's plush bunny, along with some of their recent Graphig line ...

Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Cospa

Feb 13 // Natalie Kipper
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Compared to other booths, it would seem that Cospa had slim pickings at this winter's Wonder Festival 2012. That does not mean that their offering wasn't awesome, though. Cospa brought Kobato's plush bunny! We have been ...

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Cospa's newest Miku Graphigs are event exclusives


Feb 04
// Brian Szabelski
Next weekend marks an event everyone's been waiting for all year ... wait, what? No, not this Wonder Festival non-sense. I'm talking about the 63rd Sapporo Snow Festival! And while Good Smile's Snow Miku exclusive won't be ti...

Tomopop Review: Cospa's Resinya! 1/8-scale Kirino

Dec 16 // Kristina Pino
Figure Name: Resinya! KirinoFigure Maker: CospaRetail value: ¥6,477Available at: AmiAmi | Hobby Search | HobbyLink Japan As usual we'll get these box shots out of the way. Her box isn't any bigger than it needs to be, which is a blessed relief. It's a simple box with some pictures of the figure and all the other usual stuff. The company was cool enough to throw in a button with the purchase, so here's the one I got! I was lucky to get a Kirino one, because Kuroneko and Ayase were other button options that could have landed in my box. I'm sure I would have liked any of them, really, but hey. Once you're ready to pull her out of the box, it's just a matter of taking the plastic off and attaching her to her very thin and round base. I'm really pleased with the fact that it barely takes any more space than it needs to, and also appreciate that it's a shiny one. Besides that, she's a relatively plain figure. She's posed in her uniform and that's it! Bonus/side note: She doesn't actually need the base to balance, but for the sake of this review I kept it on the entire time. I like how the face looks. She's got a hint of blushing there and a pouty face going as she gets ready to toss her hair. Her hair came out looking great, too. It's all it needs to be: simple, well-molded and shaded. Her hand is pretty much the same story: simple and not overly-detailed. Nothing too bad to be seen her in the paint splotch department and the seam also isn't horrendous. Yay! There is one drawback, though. It only really looks good from the front or back, or at certain angles, but sometimes the hair just looks weird if you're looking at her from the side. I don't know about you, but it certainly distracts me! I know it's the movement and all that, but yeah. Looking a bit further down, this is one feature I always like: clothing that isn't plastered onto the figure, giving more of a feeling of hanging loose. I like it when you could see through the gaps of clothing and whatnot, and this shirt may not be the best example, but I did like that it's loose on her. The rest of her skirt and shirt are clean and simple. Again, nothing botched, and I'm sure what's on her skirt there is just some dust because I was shooting under some rain clouds (it seems much brighter and calmer in the images, but I was battling some heavy wind here!). Now ,let's check out her legs and feet. The only issue I had was one little scuff mark that you'll notice in a little bit here when I show you what's under her skirt! The feet are just her socks and loafers on the shiny base, though. There's nothing special here, just the continuing theme of clean and simple that I've seen in this figure. When you remove her skirt, you get Kirino in her panties! There are torso-less images in the gallery, but I thought this shot would be funnier for the actual review article. There is some heavier shading on her skin around the panties themselves and then the rest of her legs are simply pale. I'm not sure why this happened and it frankly looks a little bit odd! You can't tell too much in the image, but under different lighting conditions it's more obvious. Then again, I don't exactly plan on posing her without her skirt on, so it's not like this is that much of an issue for me. This image just above also shows that one little mark I got on her right leg. I haven't tried cleaning it off yet, but I don't think it's permanent. Alright, alright, let's put your clothes back on properly... I personally really enjoy the figure for its simplicity and all that. I appreciate the clean and smooth work consistent throughout my piece and despite the colors being a slightly dull (particularly with her hair) I still enjoy it because the pose and expression are both great. Is she worth all that money? In retrospect, she's probably more worth waiting post-release for a sale. She doesn't exactly match up to the kind of standards we've come to expect from such companies as Good Smile or Kotobukiya, though still a great figure to have. If you're not into girls in school uniforms being continually added to your collection, then maybe this just isn't the figure for you. I'm happy with her, though! If you're a big fan of the character, you probably will be, too. It's refreshing to just enjoy something without too many details, and it helps to have a subdued color palette so I could brighten things up with my colorful stars as a background! In terms of the paint application I have no complaints, so it's really about your personal tastes. Be sure to share your feedback in the comments section below!
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Cospa is one of those manufacturers that I don't know too much about except their stuff could be a bit pricey, but I gave them a chance with this particular figure of Kirino because the pose was perfect. I love that we f...

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More papercraft cuteness from COSPA for Tiger & Bunny, Hanasaku Iroha, and more


Oct 20
// Jonathan Tubbs
Looks like COSPA has a hit on their hands with their Graphig series of anime characters turned into adorable papercraft designs. I mean, insanely adorable. Look at those blockheads and those cute eyes! So, yes, popular series...
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Cospa gives you the power of Geass while you sleep


Jun 07
// Jonathan Tubbs
Have you ever wished for the power of Geass? Cospa can give you that power but there's a catch. It only works when you're asleep. Actually, there's another catch. It doesn't work at all. It's just a sleeping mask. A rather silly one at that. Right up there with the Gintama Okita sleeping mask. But nothing wrong with being silly! [Pre-order at Hobby Search | AmiAmi]
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Look your best on the Midnight Channel with these new Persona 4 glasses


Apr 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
Absolutely no one could doubt your number one Persona 4 fan status if you were sporting these glasses around town. Cospa will be releasing these spectacles, based on the pair the protagonist...
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Cospa joins in the summer fun with Da Capo


Apr 09
// Emily Smalara
One of the more well-known visual novels around, earning it a release in English, even, Da Capo seems to have an endless supply of figures despite the fact that it hasn't really been seen in years. Nevertheless, companies kee...
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Kirino Kousaka dares you to pass her up


Mar 25
// Emily Smalara
It seems that recently, the fiery main character of the recently completed anime Ore no Imoto is experiencing a surge in popularity. Of course, that means lots of figures, and this latest comes to us from Cospa. Being a simpl...
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It's not like I want you to look at this Kirino mini-gallery, or pre-order her...


Mar 11
// Kristina Pino
Ah yes, that Kirino of my dreams is finally up for pre-order, right on time to share a nice little gallery for you all. As I mentioned before, what I like most about this figure is how it captures Kirino's personality so much...
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2011 Winter Hobby Maker Exhibition: Cospa (Resinya!)


Feb 08
// Jonathan Tubbs
At the 2011 Winter Hobby Maker Exhibition, Cospa (better known as Resinya!) continues to push their new Cute-Rate Two Three line of dolls featuring the ladies of K-On. Mio, Yui, and Tsumugi debuted the new dolls and now the c...
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The 27th Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Cospa and Resinya


Nov 10
// Jonathan Tubbs
Did someone ask for more Persona? Well, if you did, then you're sort of in luck. At the 27th Annual Miyazawa Model Exhibition, Cospa revealed that they have some mini-figures coming with a small part of the cast from&nbs...
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Even more pictures of Cospa's Aegis!


Sep 30
// Tomopop Staff
This figure went up for order what seems like eons ago, and she was scheduled to come out at the end of September, but she was recently delayed 'till late November. I have no issue with this seeing as how many things I had fo...
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Duel of the Fate's as COSPA reveals their own expensive Fate figure


Jul 12
// Jonathan Tubbs
What the heck is going on!? First we have Alter opening preorders for their expensive 1/7 scale Fate Testarossa figure of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and now COSPA is in on the action with their own version of Fate....
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Resinya's! Blog Fairy Kokoro has the job I covet


May 31
// Colette Bennett
As soon as I saw this animated little face, I knew I wanted to know more about her. Plus, I'm a sucker for cute hats. With some investigation, I learned that she is an original design from Komatsu Eiji of a character called B...
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Persona 3 Portable gives an excuse for COSPA to make another Aegis figure


Apr 23
// Jonathan Tubbs
Persona 3 Portable is coming out July 6, 2010. But I'm sure Persona fans already know that. Did you know that COSPA's amazing 10.5 x 13.75 x 10.25 inch Aegis figure is now available for preorder? What? No!? Community mem...

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