Sonico – Babydoll version – Yamato

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Since my Soniko – Bondage version from Orchid Seed review I became quite a Soniko fanboy. After I searched for informations about her character and origin in order to find material for the intro of my review of the Soniko – bondage version. At the beginning I just liked her character design with her charming girl next door look and the supercute face, after I heard her voice nd saw how she behaves in a trailer and in a song, I really fell for her. I ordered the upcoming game Communication With Sonico, where Soniko is starting her idol career and the player is her personal photograph who supports her in her work and takes care of her. Furthermore I’ve ordered a CD and I’ve also put a cute picture of her on my wall =).


For the ones of you who don’t know who this Soniko is here are some Info about her origin. Super Soniko was created by the Nitroplus Company in 2007, to be the mascot for their yearly Nitro Super Sonic Music Festival held in Japan. Since her creation, she has become quite popular, she gained a lot of popularity over the last few years. I would say the peak of her popularity was reached in this year, there were made several figures, and other merchandising products of her.

Here is the illustration this figure is based of

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Oh no I broke my one figure of a character rule for the second time, well this Soniko babydoll version is my second Soniko figure. This Soniko was manufactured by Yamato, and caught my interest when I saw the grey prototype at the Wonfes 2010. I impatiently waited for the day preorders were opened and placed my preorder for her as soon as possible.

Unfortunately this figure was delayed several times, her first listed release date was in December 2010, then February 2011, then March 2011 and finally she was released in 18th May 2011.

Soniko is listed as non scale, but she looks like the right size (21 cm) to be considered as a 1/8 scaled figure. There also was a Soniko babydoll – DX version of this figure with some cool accessoires for her, like a fridge, a guitar and a huge bear, but the price of around 11,520 yen was a lot higher than for the standard version which was around for just 7,020 yen.

The Non DX version comes with a lovely heartshaped base like the DX version and as accessoires two kittens, a plate of macaroons + a single macaroon are included. The box of this figure is small and saves shipping cost, but aside from that it looks not very nice, its a baby blue box with polka dots on it and on the backside there is only a washed out picture of the Soniko figure.

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Hair & Face

The pink hair with many strands looks very nice, is very well sculpted and shows nice shading. The headphones look slightly chunky, especially the bows appear rather big, but the silver paint on it looks good. Her head has a nice looking shape, points to the right and is tilted downwards, so you better give her a higher place, when you want to have a good view at her face.

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Her face is very well made and is quite pretty, the pink eye decals look great and this Soniko has the blushmarks I would like to have seen on my other Soniko bondage version figure as well :p

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto
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The mouth is very detailed with the upper front teeth line and some shiny effects inside her mouth. During the shooting I was a bit bothered by the uncomfortable face expression which she has from some angles. Most of the time it looks like a surprised expression, but to me it sometimes looked a bit like someone (the three colored kitten) is going to do bad things to her maybe it’s just my imagination or its just my fault because I’ve put her in strange poses, like in the pictures where Soniko lies on the furry floor XD.

Outfit & Body

This transparent “shortie” on her is called a babydoll, it has a nice flow and is painted with a faint transparent blue color on the outside it has purple quillings. The small printed on hearts which are also on her shoes and underwear are very cute, as underwear Soniko wears a tiny white painted on G-string. Both parts of her outfit have a good quality in terms of paintjob and sculpting.

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Unlike Soniko’s character design Yamato decided to ignore the fact that she normally is slightly chubby and so they gave her a nearly model like body, of course her body looks attractive and very sexy this way, but the more flesh on her body is something that distinguishes her from other 2D character it’s nearly a trademark of her, nearly as important as the headphones.

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Sorry for the short ranting ;p, well at least Yamato gave her alluring curves, a beautiful round butt and supersexy long legs, her body looks just great in combination with the pose of this figure. Furthermore this figure has a bright, slightly pink but overall a natural looking skintone.

I don’t care much about bare feet in real live and even less when it are the feet of a figure, but just look at these cute and tiny toes of her, even these small painted nails. Lol I hate the three colored cat for some reason, it makes Soniko feel uncomfortable and thats unforgiveable ^w^.

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

The shoes could have been painted more accurately but the level of detail is nice. Ah yes the base underneath has a really nice design, a pink heartshaped plastic disk with stars. Soniko and the base are connected via one peg, because of that the figure can be rotated. The other two holes on the base are for the feet of that three colored bastard who holds the shoe with his dirty paws.

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

It was a real pain to find these two chairs and a table which are fitting for a figure of that size, but re-ment had the right equipment, obviously the cool furniture is just props and wasn’t included with this figure, but the plate with the macaroons is included, from close view they have a badly made paintjob and on the backside of my copy is a super ugly paint run, but luckily it is not noticeable from the other side. The plate with the macaroons has no peg or hole, so it only can be placed loosely on Soniko’s hand and there is the possibility of loosing it because of that.

This Soniko figure also has a castoff option, first you have to take off the arms underneath the ribbons and then you can open the babydoll from the front and slide it down the shoulders, taking this thing off is easier than putting it back in place, but her body is worth the castoff.

children cover your eyes its castoff time!

Without the babydoll top, the tiny G-string and the bare feet this Soniko figure looks really nude.
haha with the tiny G-string it looks she wears nearly nothing, I would also go that far to say that she looks more ecchi than my other Soniko bondage version figure. What first meets the eye
(at least in my case XD) are her delicate shoulders and the slightly indicated collarbones.

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

Also her nice boobs draws attention, they have non erected nipples, but I like the shape of her boobs a lot, they are a little bit droopy and fit very well to the rest of her body.

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

No matter if Soniko wears her babydoll outfit or is displayed in castoff mode, the pose of this Soniko figure is fantastic, be it the turned upper body, the position of her arms or the way she is standing on one leg while the other one is pulled upwards looks really pretty, additional to this her arched back and the way her butt sticks out adds a lot of sensualism to this nice figure.

A very dynamic and sexy look is created in this pose, which makes this Soniko babydoll version figure from Yamato look adorable nearly everywhere she is placed. Well regarding her tilted down head and in case you want to have a better view at her face, she looks best at higher places.

Final Words

It is time to conclude this review, the Soniko babydoll version from Yamato turned out very nice. There are no real flaws in her painting, her dress is pretty and her bright skintone looks nice.

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

Yamato did a very good job with the pose and the sculpting, the body of this Soniko figure looks very attractive even though they pretty much ignored the slight chubbiness of Soniko. This figure also has a very lively and also dynamik pose. Also the face is very well done, but personally I have problems to get used to her face expression and these macaroons should have been painted with more care, but this two things are my only concerns I have about this figure.

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto

Another review of this Soniko babydoll version and more pictures can be found at

Plastic Parfait

Soniko Babydoll version from Yamamoto


40 Responses

  1. Ashlotte

    Hmmm for me it’s gotta be this one. Just not as big of a fan of how the bondage one looks where as this one is just incredible!

    Still both of them are quite lovely. :p

    • wieselhead

      Ah ok, so you like the more feminine and cute look of her?. Yeah I agree I also like both a lot ^^

      • Ashlotte

        Haha that and I just love the colors in this one. Big sucker for pastels. :p

        btw you mentioned the props are from re-ment could you tell me which specific set? I’ve been having a real hard time thinking of props to use might give them a go. ~_^

        • wieselhead

          Ah I see hehe this Soniko is the pastel queen 😀
          I buy this stuff on ebay, hlj or amiami have it as well but there the cool stuff is often sold out, my set is called “Stylish Cafe Chair & Table Set” ^^

  2. Leonia

    Amazing review your pictures are really beautiful ! This Soniko is really adorable ! Thanks for the share !

    • wieselhead

      thx a lot leonia also for stopping by ahain ^_^
      Yeah she is lovely, thank you again

  3. Fabrice Requin

    DAT ASS ^^… eerrm sorry for my weirdness towards a figure O.o but dam isnt her panties too much digged in her butt haha.

    moves on… so you got another one huh, Shes great but i dont think id be able to display her if i did have her.. so pervy and my sister and co will think i went overboard orz.

    You always come up with great prep and set of background or whatever to help with the shoot, it really really blends in well. btw did the white dress come with the figure because FITS HER SO WELL! why didnt you put the plate on her hands in that one? -.- i want to see how she looks like with it!

    • wieselhead

      Yay… Oh don’t worry say what lies on your tounge ;p
      haha they are quite tight I guess or her buttocks are that stout that they hide the panties *lol*

      Oh believe me, people get used to it. At first I only ordered modest figures, but soon a few more ecchi came into my collection and family and friends got slowly used to them.
      But I don’t display my figures cast off ^^

      Thank you for the praise 🙂
      No I bought the dress seperately the skirt fits but I have to modify the top to make it fit better.

      Oh sry I forgot that during the shooting X<

  4. Sevie

    Woow! : D
    Wirklich richtig tolle Fotos!
    Ich hatte bei dieser Figur auch über eine Anschaffung nachgedacht, einfach, weil es Sonico ist. Allerdings gefällt mir ihr Gesicht bei dieser Figur nicht so gut, deshalb hab ich es sein lassen.
    Aber wo ich nun ihren Hintern so sehe,… schon schade! Der ist nämlich megaheiß! : D

    • wieselhead

      Oh schön das du vorbeischaust.
      Vielen Dank freut mich das sie dir gefallen.
      Ja das verstehe ich, so ganz kann ich mich auch noch nicht mit dem Mund anfreunden, aber sonst ist sie wirklich hübsch ^_^

      Jup das ist er haha 😀

  5. BioToxic

    I’m not much of a Soniko fan although I’ll admit she is a really nice mascot for nitro+ and has certainly made them more visible. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to see more of their games localised after their partnership with JAST.

    After seeing the review of this Soniko on Plastic Parfait I wanted to try get her. I now have her sitting in her box waiting for me to open her up. Just got to gather some free time to take a proper look at her, can’t wait ^^.

    I like how her transparent dress reveals her skin yet still covers the vitals with some well placed hearts. Her long legs are also beautiful to admire. Plus she’s cast-off which is always good in my book.

    You really hate that cat with the shoe xD.

    • wieselhead

      Well in general I’m not that hooked up by 2d character, but Soniko presses the right buttons somehow ^_^

      Ah yeah the pics from Zai were really good, if I hadn’t already ordered her this review would have convinced me to get her, then 😀

      Yeah she looks great both ways
      haha I exaggerated my hate a bit, but I don’t like it :p

  6. tsurugiarashix

    Not to keen on figurines, since I do not collect them (yet), but that is a nice Soniko An acquaintance of mine gave me a blur about the game coming out, so like you I will be picking it up ^^

    • wieselhead

      Hi thx for stopping by tsuru always nice to see new readers 🙂
      Ah I see, I love collecting figures at the moment. Some are really nice and the overall quality improves from year to year.
      looking forward to play the game, seems like a lot of fun.

  7. tabetaiii

    Wow wow, nice review. I’m surprised she was delayed for so long but I guess it was worth it;)?

    I prefer the orchid seeds bondage version rather than this one>< Although I like the body curves of yamato's Soniko babydoll version. I'd rather have the orchid seeds one^^"

    You always seem to find great props to accompany your photos and also having backgrounds that go well with the figure

    She looks a bit strange on the carpet XD

    I'd never be able to display a figure like that in my room, only when I move out TT

    Anyways a nice and detailed review with lovely pictures as usual!

    • wieselhead

      thx a lot Matt, yeah, but the figure doesn’t seem that complex so they could have released her earlier, lazy bunch XD

      *high five* I also prefer the other one, not only because of the bigger size ^^

      thank you I always try my best for making the figures look good, but sometimes I overdo it.

      haha Im such a perv sometimes, but I really felt a bit bad when taking pictures of her like that, she looked so scared in these pictures X< Oh 🙁 Why not? she isn't nude or especially ecchy. Well, there are figures I can't buy because they are really daring, but I can't see anything offensive in this Soniko figure when she is dressed :p thank you so much again.

  8. zaockle

    man, I really want an ero-figure, but I’m too wussy to get one. one day I will get around to getting some and having a little side stash. until then, a man can dream…

    • wieselhead

      Hi zaockle
      I would suggest you should buy one ^o^ maybe start with a slightly ero figure, nothing nude of course, so that your family and friends can get used to more sexy figures :p Of course there are figure that I can’t buy as well, but I think I would feel uncomfortable with them anyway 🙂

  9. Luth

    Yay, she’s finally up! So much hate for the cat, hilarious! And ‘children cover your eyes’! You are too funny Fabienne.

    Anyways, DAMN THAT DRESS LOOKS GOOD! I wish there were more pics of it! You could make it look really classy by having her outstreched hand hold up the dress. I really like the model look for Soniko, it makes me want to try all sorts of model-ey pictures with her. Was the paint on your Soniko’s G-string painted ok? Our’s was a little uneven, which was a shame.

    • wieselhead

      hi haha the writing took so long this time ;D
      Oh, Im happy when you was entertained by my comedy attempts, damn cat ^_^

      Yes the dress nearly fits perfect but I have to modify the top a bit, to make it look better, will take pics again when Im done with that.
      That idea with the dress in her hand sounds great, thx luth I will try that =)

      Yeah she looks very sexy like that.^^

      The G-string was painted in a clean way I can’t complain. I heard about some irregularities regarding that figure. One copy had a tilted up head for example, hehe I somehow wanted such a tilted up version but received a normal one instead.

  10. Aya

    Cute and sexy , usually I like bondage ^^ but somehow her body in this version more attractive for me (I like skinny instead of chubby

    Cats XD! so they are kitten I thought they are puppies >_<
    now I want to see one sonico wear wedding dress 😀

    • wieselhead

      Oh in general I also prefer petite, but chubby Soniko is also my taste.

      No haha these two are cats ^^
      a wedding dress would be nice with headphones again :p

  11. Chag

    Wow, that is a fantastic set you made there! The size and colour of the chairs and table are perfect, and the patterns on the wall are also bang-on! Nice job!

    By the way, what do you think of Soniko’s voice actress? I admit that I’m a little put off by her, because I’ve always imagined Soniko to be more of a shy type. But then again, shy girls don’t walk around in thongs.

    • wieselhead

      Thx Chag its actually a piece of wallpaper, I’ve bought the whole roll for the setup of the figure

      I assumed that she would have a softer voice at first but I instantly liked her energetic high pitched voice, it sounds really cute. I also like her singing voice. Not really shy, but she blushes quickly 😀

  12. Nopy

    I’m not much of a Sonico fan, but I was considering getting this figure for the accessories that she comes with. That idea went out the window once I saw the prices.

    I actually like that they made her a bit thinner rather than keep her looking a little chubby, she looks more attractive.

    • wieselhead

      Oh what a pity, but yeah the DX price was too high ^^

      Ah I see, for me the chubbier version from Orchid Seed was a nice diversion for me ^_^

  13. Zai

    Great to see she arrived safe and sound! It looks like the paint job on your Soniko is a bit better than the one Luth and I got, especially on the g-string haha.

    I’m with Luth – that dress looks really awesome and I can’t wait to see more photos! Love the photos on the furry rug and the re-ment are great! I wanna get some re-ment at some stage but there are so many to choose from and so many different kinds I want that I don’t really know where to start. xD

    Had a bit of a laugh at Soniko trying to throw the cat out the window, ahaha.. I feel like doing that too since that cat likes to pop out of the base heaps and it’s damn annoying!

    But anyways, great photos of an awesome figure and I really enjoyed reading your review! I hope more lovely Soniko figures come out and I agree abouta decent one of her looking happy, would buy in an instant!

    • wieselhead

      Maybe, I couln’t find a bad painted are at her, but the maccaroons are as messy painted as yours.

      Hehe the dress reminds me a bit of Menma from Ano hi… 😀 I nearly fits only have to modify the front. Ah thank you Im happy you like it. Re-ment is great, the stuff should go well with figmas as well.

      haha right it’s such a stupid cat ;p

      Thats good to hear that it was worth the effort.
      Yeah that would be an instant buy for me, I want to see her smile ^-^

  14. Yi

    Wow, she’s super sexy~ So voluptuous, so curvy. The transparent top is lovely as well. Anyway, gorgeous images, as always. ^ ^

    • wieselhead

      Im glad you like her, she’s very sexy but also some kind of cute in her pose. thank you so much Yi *bow* *bow*

  15. Miette-chan

    I think I find this Soniko cuter than the bondage version. Her pose and face are more in tune with my mental image of Sonico in this baby doll version than the other one.

    I do agree though, the lack of plumpness is disappointing. It’s not only one of things that differentiate Sonico from other girls but one of the things I like about her.

    All in all though, whether it is this version or the bondage version you can’t go wrong if you want a nice Sonico figure.

    • wieselhead

      The lively pose is really a thing I also like a bit more in this version, n terms of face I still orefer the bondage version only these superfaint blushmarks are not so nice.

      I guess they thought that the buyers want no chubby figure or the sculptor had the idea in mind.

      Yep both are nice

  16. Tier

    I need to take this figure out of her box. And I need to take the other Sonico out of her box, too. Both of them look great and I’m not sure which one I like better. They’re both cute and they’re both wearing thongs so I don’t know if I can decide.

    I love the shot with Sonico looking exhausted on the chair, that made me laugh. Your set looks fantastic, too.

    • wieselhead

      you have to do it!
      I would like to hear your opinion about them in your reviews, if you’ll find the time for it. I prefer the Orchid Seed version a little bit more.

      Oh thank you very much. I appreciate that compliment from an figure photography pro like you, thx a lot ^_^

  17. tomy

    I prefer the orchid seeds bondage version rather than this one>< Although I like the body curves of yamato's Soniko babydoll version. I'd rather have the orchid seeds one^^"

    You always seem to find great props to accompany your photos and also having backgrounds that go well with the figure

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