Hatsune Miku 1/8 scale Good Smile Company

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I’m in love with a J-pop star….no not a real one, she’s a hologram. A hologram named Hatsune Miku, she’s cute, spunky, and one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. Given my love for this little lady I decided to hop on back to 2008 to bring out a perfectly plastic representation of her.

Hatsune Miku is the female incarnation of a voice synthesizer program. It was developed by software developer Crypton Future Media. Her name Hatsune means first sound, her first name Miku means future. First sound of the future, it does seem fairly appropriate. Her personality varies with each incarnation of her since her songs are written by software, she can be anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

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She’s got a great face. Her face is quite nice, her eyes are wide and full life, a smile graces her face. She looks excited for the next song. Her hair frames her face perfectly, it’s falling across her cheeks and makes her so her look so cute and kind of young. Her headset microphone has little green buttons on it. Her pigtails feel offputtingly fragile, like they could just pop off at any time. That did not make me a happy kitten.

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The trim on her dress is stellar, there isn’t a speck of green paint anywhere on the silver of her shirt. Her shirt also reads ‘Vocaloid’ in tiny black script under the yellow rectangular box on her shirt. The tie is made of very pliable material It doesn’t feel like it would break.

 

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All the way around her skirt, on each and every pleat there are a series of yellow, red, and green rectangles, They are most often depicted as lights on her skirt. The triangles on her belt aren’t painted anywhere near as well, the lines are all over the place.

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On the green strip at the bottom of the skirt in barely visible text there is a teeny tiny ittty bitty little DX. And I do mean tiny. And in even tinier font next to it is a little TM. Why they even bothered I have no idea….

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I’m not honestly sure how to even describe the black lines other then being perfectly symmetrical. They look really cool though, it’s a nice bit of unnecessary detail. Her boots are dark, grey and have a gloss finish on them. also visible on both her knees and ankles are little white ovals that have a tiny little green border around them.

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Her headset has a bit of color to it, a dark pink to match the square pigtail holders then she wears in her hair. It does a good job of hiding Miku’s non existent ears from view. I don’t like however how the headband just disappears under her hair. That’s not natural.

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Her shirt dips down a bit low at the sides (I’m sure there is a technical term for this but I don’t know what it is.) to show off a fair bit of smooth sexy skin. If you glance down at her detached sleeves you can also see the standard screen on them with various buttons and lights accompanying it.

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Her hands are well sculpted, and each nail is individually painted in Miku’s trademark green. Her arm is back behind her and something about it looks really natural, like she’s in the middle of a song she really likes and kind of rocking to the beat.

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Just adding to the feel of music in this figure is the way she’s got her ankle bent, so she’s tapping her foot on the ground, or perhaps about to launch into her next complicated dance move.

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Miku’s hair is pulled back in it’s standard twintails, it has some very subtle shading to it. No more then an airbrushing over the part in her hair that is just a shade darker then the hair itself.

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There’s nothing overly extraordinary about her back. The trim is still very well painted. the triangles on her belt actually look better on the back then on the front which is a little bit abnormal.

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Her other hand is cupped over the headset, Her finger curled over it, like when you’re listening to a really great song on your MP3 player and you can’t help but put your hand over the speaker like it’ll somehow make you closer to the music. That’s the vibe I get from this all too simple bit of he posturing.

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The bottom of her pigtails are huge! They are made of a hollow light weight plastic though so they don’t need any extra support. I still think the top feels a bit delicate though, so discretion is advised. No problems so far though!

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Her base is a dark grey, half of it is covered in a square pattern, the other half in kanji that I’m not even going to try to translate. Underneath the incomprehensible kanji is her name. She is supported by one single foot peg. It’s enough to keep her perfectly stable.

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Green and black is the perfect color combo for her box. There are small little windows cut all over it too, they clearly are more so for aesthetics then actual viewing though. They’re simply to small for that. There is of course the standard large picture window to show you exactly what you’re buying.

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Overall this Miku is the same as almost every other one I’ve had the personal pleasure of reviewing, she’s positively charming.

Pose: 9/10

Paint: 8/10

Sculpt: 10/10

Base: 7/10

Box: 8/10

Overall: 9/10

Kudos awarded: 5 out of 5!

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About Tekizen

I am a thirty two year old fujoshi. I adore Aniplex and Capcom both to a near criminal degree. I love cosplaying. Some of my favorites to date are Miles Edgeworth and Chrollo Lucifer. I am also currently working on Tatsuya Suou. My absolute favorite genre is mystery. I LOVE a good mystery. I have a varying degree of fandoms. I love a lot of different anime, but I can honestly say I love old school american cartoons just the same. My favorite book is The Bacta War in the Star Wars X Wing novel series. I finally beat the Demi-Fiend! He was freaking hard!. I think that's all for now though.
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