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Hatsune Miku Figma Figure Review!

March 7, 2010

Going to my first con back in November I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I’d see new characters but never one like this. My friend was going and she was cosplaying as some character named Hatsune Miku, she told me she was the mascot for some Japanese computer program called Vocaloids. I didn’t know that a few weeks later a personal obsession would begin and that this blue haired virtual pop sensation would soon be the object of my upmost affection! ^^

 

-Appearance:

Hatsune Miku is a character with a very unique design. The only official design she was depicted in was the design on the Vocaloids box. So when max factory was creating her action figure they decided to go with a personal face design, they made an amazing choice because this face has stuck with her since! She looks absolutely amazing and has no flaws whatsoever. This being said she does have some minor factory defects like paint clumping on her hair and a blue stray mark on her arm. This is easily forgiven with any figma because they are mass produced.

5/5

 

-Accessories:

The character of Hatsune Miku is a musical one. She’s supposed to be a pop culture sensation and should be accessorized as such. She comes with a microphone (which makes no sense to me seeing as she has a headset) and a stand to go with it. This as I said makes no sense to me because she has a headset with a beautifully displayed mic coming from her ear to her mouth. She also comes with two leeks (spring onions) because she is often depicted with such in videos like: Miku Miku Ni Shute Ageru and Levan Polka. They are depicted very accurately and can be placed in her hands, and if you’ve seen real leeks they look exactly alike!

5/5

 

-Articulation:

Like all figma figures, Hatsune Miku is articulated extremely realistically. Everything is articulated from her pig tails to her tie! The only complaint I have is her head motion is limited due to the two small pieces of hair of the bottom of the back of her head. That is a small detail and is extremely benign.

5/5

 

-Durability:

FIGMAS ARE DELICATE! All figmas can and will break very easily; they are not toys they are for collectors only! They are pricey little things as well (Miku was 66$ and that’s only because I was lucky). I did drop her once on carpet and nearly cried but she was unharmed. So for a COLLECTORS item she is durable ENOGUH.

5/5

-Overall Opinion:

Hatsune Miku is the spitting image of the Figma Corporation and it the most sought after figma of all time. She is perfect in every way shape and form! The blue haired beauty has captured the heart of millions including mine! If you can’t afford her sell a kidney and your children! She is an otaku MUST HAVE!!!!

1000000000/5 (ITS OVER 9000!) lol jk ^^

 5/5

Figure Unboxings=Figure Reviews!

February 7, 2010

You all knew it would eventualy come to this, I am now doing video reviews as well as written reviews!!!! This is due to the fact that it I can show off the figure and give an opinion with direct feed on what im talking about! So here is my first Video review off mikuru asahina!!!!! Also i feel as though my reviews are missing someting, please share what you feel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16tiQHs6XQ

Fraulein Revoltech Haruhi Suzumiya Bunny Version Review!

January 28, 2010

 

 -Appearance

Haruhi Suzumiya is a bossy, upbeat, and distinctive character! So is her design; this is captured very well in this figure.  Haruhi is in her bunny suit she wore in episode 12 (I think) of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya during the cultural festival; just looking at her takes me back to the first time I heard God Knows! She does look a bit tan though, unlike the character herself.  Her appearance is excellent!

5/5

 

-Accessories

In the episode, Haruhi wore her bunny outfit and she performed on stage. Her guitar is recreated extremely well, it includes everything right down to the frets (XD I think that’s what they’re called, I really have no idea).

 

One thing about the guitar is that it’s difficult to adjust. She comes with multiple hands (the usual and one has a guitar pick in it for the guitar which is very neat ^^). She comes with an SOS brigade advertisement sign that she used in episode 3 (I think). The sign is brown and beige and is very nice but it can be difficult to make her hold in her hands which is a large hastle. She also comes with two more faces, a content schemey looking face and a rocker face which could double as a pissed off face XD.

4/5

 

-Articulation

Haruhi is a Fraulein Revoltech which uses the E.L.F. joint system; see my Mikuru review for her articulation. Her wrists are extremely disgusting looking see:

 

This often makes her look really bad when putting her in more flexible poses. Her waist joint is very flimsy and flops back and forth when you hold her. Other than that the articulation is pretty nice.

3/5

 

-Durability

Haruhi (like Mikuru) is EXTREMLEY DURABLE! Like all Fraulein Revoltechs you cannot break her! Her hands fall off a lot though which is a huge flaw and a recurring royal pain in the butt!

3/5

 

-Overall Opinion

Haruhi is a great figure and a cheap one at that, she is very fun to play with and has great accessories, and you can pick yours up for only 23$ at John’s Camera Store: ebay.com/seller/johnscamerastore!

4/5

Fraulein Revoltech Mikuru Asahina Figure Review!

January 15, 2010

Being a fan of Haruhi, I decided to check out the figures made from the show’s characters. I found tons of figures, but one stuck out specifically to me: Fraulein Revoltech Mikuru Asahina! Then…well you get it, I bought the figure! >_>

 

-Appearance

 Mikuru, being packaged in a rather small box, is very well detailed and pretty accurate in terms of appearance. From her hair to her shoes, her paint job is spot on. I had no problems on mine, although there have been a lot of rumors about yellow coloring on her apron and clumping of the paint. Mine did not have any of those problems. This being said the eyes were a tad bit too far apart, but that is a very insignificant detail and didn’t affect my thoughts on her appearance.

5/5

 -Accessories

Miss Asahina comes equipped with a load of accessories. First we have a set of toy guns that she used to fight Yuki in The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina. These guns are perfect and look exactly like their anime counterpart. She can position them in her hands, but they can fall loose sometimes which is not a big deal. She comes with a large variety of hands (8 PAIRS TO BE EXACT). They are really nice and some are used to hold her many accessories, but they can be a large hassle to change! Especially with her lacy cuffs. She also comes with a futon beater, which is extremely irrelevant because she was only seen with it once when she moved in with Koizumi and was seen doing housework. It is very realistic-looking. It bends slightly and has real twine made from some kind of hay or something. She also comes with 4 faces: content/neutral (slightly smiling), worried smiling, the famous Mikuru beam, and a frustrated fighting face. They are all extremely detailed and are perfect.

4/5

 

-Articulation

Articulation for this figure is nice but can be a problem at times. Her arms can move forwards and backwards, but not in and out which can be frustrating (especially when trying to make the Mikuru beam position, I could not get her to do it). Her legs can basically move anyway a human can but after bending them a few times they felt flimsy in my hands. Her waist can also bend slightly which is ok, I guess, but it’s pretty useless. Her head is on a ball joint but when tilted to far up her joints become completely overexposed. Bleh! Her hands can spin but not pivot at the wrists which can, once again, be very annoying if you’re trying to do the FREAKING MIKURU BEAM POSE >P! Lastly, her ponytails are on a ball joint so have fun with those, I did. 😉

3/5

 

-Durability

I cannot stress how durable fraulein Revoltech figures are! I have a Mami Futami Fraulein figure  and I’ve thrown it across the room many times. The joints may fall apart but collecting them and popping them back together makes them as good as new.

5/5

 

-Overall Opinion

This little moe (XD) maid is extremely nice and can be posed many different ways and is a must-have for Haruhi fans.  Please do yourself a favor and pick this up if you get the chance!

4/5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBLyp2xwdp8 (link to my video showing off the figure and the box, go sub please ^^)