Konbanwa minna~ Another night, another figure review for all of you folks wanting to see some figure eye candy.
As mentioned on my last post, I’ll be redoing some reviews which wasn’t satisfactory for me.
Many moons ago, I was a huge noob when it came to cameras; only knowing 3 things:
1. How to turn-on/off.
2. Where the shutter button is.
3. Charge when camera dies.
Shutter speed, white balance, and other photography terms were nothing more than statistics and calculus to me, making my early reviews subpar compared to the standard used in the figure blogging realm.
All things said, today’s quick figure review will be featuring Max Factory’s 100th figma, the lovely Hatsune Miku Append Ver.
Released sometime around September last year, she is Max Factory’s attempt to re-image Miku’s more vivid side into an affordable figure. As you all know, Append is an another voicebank for our 3d diva, giving her a more dramatic, soft, and realistic voice compared to the usual. Being a Mikutard, I could not pass up the opportunity to have Hatsune Miku as my first figure.
As a figure, Miku Append looks gorgeous – a slender body accompanying a “mature” face is quite great even for a lolicon like me.
Looking at the side beautifully profiles her hair, with the gradient effect, it’s as if her hair is flowing into nothingness.
A closer look reveals rather nifty details on the figure. I.can’t.seem.to.close.that.space . . . . *sigh* damn
Have to praise MF’s attention to detail with this figure
Probably the main highlight of this figure. As explained above, Append Miku features a more vivid and dramatic feel, thus a more “mature” face – a slight break from the usual cheery Miku.
Probably the only accessories that come from the seemingly huge but mostly empty box – “awakened” parts are the signature of Append.
Append Miku comes with an extra stomach part revealing more of Miku’s rather sexy Append body. If you hadn’t noticed yet, I actually broke the open part of her stomach – repaired it with some hobby plastic cement (thank you former gunpla hobby!)
More random photos to follow:
Optional parts allow you to display Miku with her usual cheer along with the normal parts of her clothes.
A serene “closed eyes” face plate is also available. Hmmm, somehow fits the dark background.
That pretty much concludes this rather quick review. As my first figure (yes, my very first) I still hold plenty of sentiments towards it, it brings back a lot of memories when I just started to consider figure collecting. As for the figure itself, it holds up to its title and name as the 100th figma. Though accessories are sparse compared to usual, the playability and photograph opportunity greatly makes up for it. Enjoyed the photoshoot a lot (can’t say the same about posing the figure though) definitely a whole lot better than what I did here many moons ago.
As per practice, I thank you for reading and do hope, that you drop by again.
A word of thanks to Greattoysonline for the figure