A new figure review…
What do we have here a Cornflakes, of course not it’s the Miku Hatsune – Cheerful Japan! -support version. This figure was announced on the last Winter Wonderfestival sold exclusively through the Goodsmile Online Shop. The figure is scaled 1/8 and has a height of 22 cm.
This Miku Hatsune – Cheerful Japan! figure adaption was the outcome of a Cheerful JAPAN! Illustration Contest. It is based on the winning submission by bun150. As part of the Cheerful JAPAN! charity project with every purchase of this figure 2000 Yen were donated to several aid organisations in Japan I think is a nice touch. After this Fukushima incident I already donated a higher sum, but in this case the more the better.
Miku was officially shipped on the 14th September this year, but just in Japan. The worldwide buyers received their figures from Singapore and had to wait 2 weeks more, but weren’t informed about it. Another disappointing thing was the way they packed the box, it was put in a box which was several sizes too big and the empty space was just filled with one tiny piece of foam WTF!
Ok enough bashing, I was lucky enough that my figure arrived undamaged and in top condition and so Im just angry about the additional waiting time the shipping from Singapore caused.
Hair & Face
Miku has huge twintails in a circular shape, both sides are slightly asymmetric in size, they are shaped like a 8 or with a bit more imagination it also looks like a heart shape. Next to the two main twintail strands also a number of finer strands have been incorporated, it looks really nice and dynamic like this. the connection to the head is hidden with two cute and pretty ribbons.
The main hair also looks good it has a number of details even at the back. On her twintails are 3 – 4 uneven spots, but overall her hair is nicely sculpted and has interesting shading, well the bright shading could have been applied a little less dramatic.
Miku Hatsune has a wide and youthful face with a happy cheerful expression, she is quite adorable with her radiant eyes and the radiant open mouth. The sculpting of her face appears soft and rounded. The figure is showing very subtle nearly invisible blushmarks, as a blushmarks fan I could be dissapointed with that, but on this figure her facial expression is still very convincing.
Outfit & Body
The figures outfit has a wide mix of different colors and has a quite unique style, around her neck she is wearing a hoodie collar and a pink flying tie. Her arms are covered with cream white sleeves and in her hand she is holding her cheerleader pom poms, well you actually can’t see her hands because of the pom poms. She is wearing a short cream white top with transparent window on her chest which reveals her small cleavage. The orange lines have been applied clean and carefully.
Her chocolate brown skirt has pink and yellow stripes. It is a short skirt with detailed wrinkles all around. In the middle of her legs she is wearing shiny gaiters which remind me of trackie pants.
She has orange half boots with a heart symbol in the middle, it looks like the silhouette of her hair doesn’t it? The transparent sole is a interesting detail. Around the back of her hair, the back of her hip and at the back of her feet Miku has these transparent things that have no real purpose.
With her petite body this Hatsune Miku looks like a young girl, there can’t be found many female curves on her. The body sculpting is nice and soft, but this smoothness eats away a lot of details, I have to say that the clothes are far more detailed than the body sculpting of her.
Well, since Miku is a mainly dressed figure the rather simple body sculpting is no real problem.
Pose & Base
As you can see Miku Hatsune – Cheerful Japan! is a very dynamic figure with her pulled up legs, it looks like she is jumping around on her base which has the shape of a giant speaker.
The speaker looks very appealing with it’s orange shiny color and the matte grey in the middle.
Base and figure are connected via a angled metal rod, you put one side into the base and one side into the knee, a rather painful image *ouch*. It’s a stable connection, but since the center of gravity is Miku’s head with the twintails, she’s wobbling a little bit when being moved around.
Miku Hatsune – Cheerful Japan! – support version is a cool and cute figure, she has a adorable face, her radiant aura is just infectious. she also has a petite body and a lovely monster twintail hairstyle, the figure captivates with her dynamic pose, the cheerful happy character and the outfit with it’s nice color combination. It’s a very good adaption of a creative i and pretty llustration.
I would say she was worth the 12000 Yen, the pose turned out great and the overall sculpting looks very smooth and clean. The paintjob is also very well done and leaves a good impression.
My excitement over this nice Miku Hatsune figure was a bit clouded by the shipping delay and the messed up packaging, I was lucky that she arrived without damage, others had less luck than me.
If you like the more younger version of vocaloid Miku Hatsune this would be the figure to buy.
another review can be found at Tentaclearmada
some more pics …