Hatsune Miku, almost a household name, I’m sure I could go to my dad right now and ask him if he’s heard of it and he might even know it…. Who are we kidding there’s no way he would know but you get the point at least. One of her current songs even made No.1 on the iTunes list. She is everywhere and for this, I hate her. I am a contrarian by nature, anything that’s massively popular without even trying I will start to loath it. However for some reason Miku is almost immune to this effect for me.
This figurine, the second I saw it, I knew I had to have it, I ran it past the wife and got a resounding no, which was expected because while I say I hate Miku, she ACTUALLY DOES hate Miku. I don’t have a huge problem with her, I like some of her songs, I just generally enjoy seeing a cute anime character all the time even in US car commercials and such. I enjoy seeing that a character like this just going mainstream.
So this is a 1/7th scale version of Miku that was illustrated by Tony Taka and scuplted by Chieri. I should say that I love the work. This figurine grabbed my eye instantly, I dont normally think of Miku as sexy, which is odd for me because im totally into the flat chested anime girls but this… this was another level for me. There is a lot of things on this figurine that annoy me but and I should put this plainly, I just love her chest on this. She clearly is not wearing a bra in this figurine and I just think its sexy.
So lets talk about the good, first the tits, love them, not too big not too small, just perfect, excellent work people EXCELLENT WORK EVERYONE. I love her colours of her shirt, it just seems, crisp, normally you don’t see this type of paint used on a figurine for cloths so I just think it pops. Her hands and flesh tone is perfect, she just seems to flow. The face is magical as is all figurines that’s done by Max Factory and Good Smile, I cant compliment it enough.
Now lets talk about a few of the short comings. The biggest one is her stance, I personally HATE how much she is twisting around, it just looks unnatural. I don’t think someone could be able to turn that much without actually pulling something. I should also mention this as it is a HUGE pet peeve to me and honestly SHOCKING coming from a Max Factory figurine. The base and the way she connects is not very good. Until almost 10 min before I started writing this review me and my wife had her in incorrectly. It turns out that her left leg is in the obvious peg which DOESNT hold her quit well but there is also a secret small peg that her right leg goes into. Without this peg, she is USELESS, you cannot even touch this figurine without her falling over. Also the way her hair is just not done well, personally can’t think of any other way to have it done.
Back to the good though, she has nice hips and her body is very sexy, I love how you can see her panties just looking straight at her. I love her tie, I think its so adorable, I love a girl in a tie its so damn cute. I honestly cannot say that I have seen a figurine with some things that are just nailed so damn good and failed on so many other things. Example, her hair, its excellent, its not painted its just the colour of the plastic used which is awesome, then its suspended in the air by clear plastic poles and connects to her hair in an awkward way. Then her body, its so sexy and the painting on the cloths is so awesome, then they have her bent into an awkward turn which makes he look really strange. Then the base, its a nice base, it looks cool its uniquely shaped but the figurine just doesn’tt fit in the base as you would have a normal one.
This figurine is an enigma wrapped in a paradox for me, I really do love some parts of it and hate some parts of it. Never have I had a figurine I enjoyed so much have some things that annoyed me to this level, its really frustrating even writing this review about her. Oh well, lets wrap this up and just look at some more pictures of her that my wife takes. I’m going to give this figurine an 80%. Its hard to hate it but its hard to love it as well, the KEY points of a figurine though, it really does get the job done. I cant give it really bad marks for the base because you shouldn’t be moving them anyways and once its SET UP perfectly, the only real complaint I can have is the twist in her body.
Personally if you’re a Miku lover, I’m sure you already have this figurine as its one of the better ones in my mind. I always wanted to get a Miku figurine and this is the one we got, I don’t regret that decision and I honestly don’t think we will get another. There was a REALLY cute Miku figurine that even my wife wanted to get that we passed on because we already have her. Until Max Factory or Good Smile re-do her again, I don’ t for see another one. Thanks for reading the review as always, if you want please comment let me know what you think of the fig, let me know if you own it and if you have the same issues with it I do.
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