Hello everyone, this review is about the Hatsune Miku – lat type version figure from GSC.
I think I don’t need to explain it, you all know who Hatsune Miku is and what kind of music
she makes. But what is Lat anyway? What differs this lat version from the normal Miku is
the rounder and cute face, the glasses and the school uniform like outfit that she is wearing.
So far I wasn’t affected by the Miku Vocaloid hype at all. Well, I like the character design,
but in fact I don’t really like the squeaky synthetic voice in most of her uncountable videos.
Nevertheless I will present you a few videos which I found quite enjoyable, the last one rocks 😀
I actually never was interested in owning one of the many many many produced figures of Miku before, but I couldn’t ignore a certain figure in the end. The Tony Taka version with the rubber bones in the feet caught my interest at first, but at the winter Wonfes 2010, I saw GSC’s new lat type Hatsune Miku, so I thought “ok this is the one to buy, forget about the other one for once”.
Miku was manufactured by Good Smile Company and released in late August 2011, she is scaled 1/8, with just 17 cm in height, she plays in the same size league as my Melissa Seraphy and Itou Noemi figure. A little bit bigger would have been nice, because she looks like a child next to other 1/8 scaled figures, but nevertheless the figure turned out quite nice in the final product.
Miku comes with a lot of accessoires, like two bases, two mics, two red glasses and two safety pegs for the lifted foot, to give her a sturdier balance (she doesn’t need them to be honest).
Every Miku figure has a monster twintail hairstyle and the haircolor is a mix of blue and green.
The lat version of Miku isn’t any different in these regards, her hair looks nice with the little bit of transparency which is added. The strands are mainly sculpted clean and detailed. Twintails are always nice to have and these huge ones doesn’t disappoint, they are long and have a nice flow.
Body & Face
Like I said before typical for the Miku lat type model is a small round head with a cute face.
The face is cute, even though nothing special, the green eyes are big and the open mouth has a nice depth. Her face is also pretty without them, but what makes her face more interesting are the pretty red megane (glasses) which you can put in her face, after you’ve pulled out her bangs. She looks a bit nerdy with them, but in all honesty they suit her very well. I like glasses, because I wear them myself and like when girls are wearing them as well. No, Im no megane maniac XD.
Miku wears nicely sculpted headphones on top of her head, they have a nice design, the R and L letters at the sides for example are a cool detail. These headphones really exist on the market, so if you would like to get them for yourself, these are the Yamaha HP-1 Orthodynamic headphones.
I like the petite body frame of Miku she appears quite tiny I guess, especially her upper body is very thin in comparison with her arms. despite from her small size, the body of this figure is sculped in a very detailed way. Other details like the tatoo with her name on the left arm and painted fingernails are giving this figure the final touch, I can’t provide close up shots since my macro lens died at the beginning of the shooting. This figure also looks great from the backside.
The face isn’t very special, but her outfit and her pose are. Miku wears a sleeveless slighty light grey school uniform shirt with an high collar and a green neck tie around her neck. The wrinkles on the shirt and the skirt look very cool and the dark grey shading on the shirt looks great.
Her skirt is really short and because of that her striped pantsu flashes from many angles, (nice!).
The skirt can be casted off in case you want to display her like that. The panties are very low-cut and so the half or even less of her butt isn’t covered. While the shirt has a pearl effect, the black skirt and the high latex boots are very glossy. GSC and the sculptor Akeji did a great job with the details and the flow of her outfit, it accentuates the dynamic appearance of her pose very well.
There are a lot of small and interesting details printed all over her dress which lets Miku lat type appear like a detailed figure, there were made are bigger figures with less details, I have to say.
The thigh high boots of her have a very glossy finish and a funny green sole, I guess its hard to put on these boots, I also think that they would collect a lot of sweat inside during a concert XD.
I don’t own many GSC figures, I only have (3!) scale figures from them so far, but Hatsune Miku lat-type version is a very well made figure, she’s my second favorite from GSC in my collection.
The detailed outfit looks really great with the wrinkles, the shading and the small prints on it.
This Miku also has a great and dynamic looking pose, also her petite body is very well sculpted.
Acessoires like two nice bases, mics and optional glasses are nice extras this figure comes with.
One thing I could complain about is her small size, in real life she would only be around 1,40 ;D.
Anyway Im happy with this figure, even though I considered to cancel my preorder a few times.
If this review made you slightly interestered in the Hatsune Miku – lat type version, you can still get her for around 4080 Yen at AmiAmi and the other shops, she’s worth the money.
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