Kagamine Rin Sega

Kagamine Rin has come in many shapes and sizes from 1/8 scale, to nendoroid, and down to petit nendoroid. This time she’s a non scale prize figure brought to us by the wonderful people at Sega.

I’ll start by saying I love the pearly ribbon on top of her head, it’s very cute and looks really floofy. She has four small hair clips in her hair holding back her bangs, the clips are normally gold on this particular figure they are white to match the rest of the color scheme. Since this is the ultra shiny version her collar is more silver than black which does make for a nice change of pace. The seam line on her collar though….not so nice.

The sleeve line has her standard yellow triangle trim however given the color choices they don’t stand out at all. The ribbon on her chest looks big and plush. I like it. Her stomach has  no definition.  No Rin belly button here. Her belly on the other hand still looks fairly good, there’s a little bit of overlapping in the orange and yellow triangles that quality control probably should have taken notice of however.

Her irresponsibly short shorts have some nice definition on them, the folds are well placed and they did a pretty good job on the fly.

Rin’s legs are thin and have no muscle definition, they are the exact same width from thigh down past her knees. It looks just a little ridiculous. The yellow lines at the top of her leg warmers bleed into the silver a little bit causing a few unsightly lines.

Her leg warmers each have a rather blatant seam line down the front of them. Her right leg accurately reads ‘Electric Voice System’ in crisp clear writing. Underneath the words are three large well painted black circles. Her shoes are a nice pearly white and they looks nice, I do however wish that they would have sculpted the bottom of the leg warmers closer to the top of the shoe itself.

Her hair has a painfully visible seam line on it. Aside from that though it’s actually fairly dull and flat almost lifeless. Even a little bit of detailing would help. She has her digitalized ’02’ on her shoulder in a bright red font. Her arms themselves look way too spindly, like toothpicks….

Her detached sleeves have a few minor paint errors as well, the yellow around the top is all over the place and the silver covers the yellow up in a few places too. The LED screen is a plain green, perhaps signifying that the music hasn’t started yet? I was genuinely surprised that the buttons next to the screen are all painted black without any straying paint. Her fingernails have yellow paint on them the same color as her trim.

Her leg has a fairly bad seam running down it. The white words on her leg warmer do stand out rather nicely against the silver.

From the back her head looks mortifingly round. The seam running along the bottom of her hair is bad, but not really noticeable unless you angle her upwards. Her back is amazingly flat. She has no shoulder blades, she simply can’t have them with the way this looks.

She has back pockets which is nice, I don’t think you could actually put anything in them though because her shorts are tight. Fortunately her shorts aren’t as disturbingly clingy as her GSC statue, that one they really wanted you to know Rin has a butt. The detached sleeves each have a pretty horrible injection mark up near the top. That does no favors.

From the back the leg warmers look fairly good. There is an injection mark near the bottom of her right leg however.

‘The shine of her hair is really pretty and almost enough to distract away from the glaringly bad seams. I think next time instead of doing something special like a pearly version they should probably keep to the basics.

Now this is curious, her left leg has the same design as the right one….but it shouldn’t. This leg shouldn’t say anything. That clearly means that this Rin is an imposter.

Her base is made to resemble Piano keys. It’s fairly simple but nice. Rin fits well in the designated holes on the base. She’s feels sturdy attached to it. No problems here.

Her box is really simple, the cardboard is light weight and it has a large picture window to view the figure. The left side of the box shows a cute cartoony illustration of Rin.

The other side of the box features a cute picture of Miku who is in fact the other half of the set.  The back has standard sale and copyright information.

Overall…well I’m going to be perfectly honest here, this figure looks cute but has pretty bad paint flaws and some horrid seams. If you’re a hardcore Rin fan you can hunt her down for a little over a hundred dollars nowadays. If you want a good Rin though just dish out the extra thirty and buy GSC’s figure. It’s overall better.

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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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2 Responses to Kagamine Rin Sega

  1. 40 says:

    Nice review. I was on the fence with this one. You convinced me not to, at least at 3500 yen. Been looking for a good Rin figure. Glad I didn’t settle. Your shorts and leg comments were particularly funny.

  2. Tess says:

    Thanks for sharing this review. I was looking for some more info on this one before purchasing. Luckily I found a Japanese seller on Ebay who was selling this version and the plain version of her, I only had to pay $27.99 USD total to get both!

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