Got back home in Hong Kong 2 days ago and bought this figure in a local shop the next day (laughs). And so here it is my 4th scaled PVC figure - Hatsune Miku from Sega.
This is a prize item figure released by Sega in mid-April. Prize item figures are known for their low prices, and they can be seen in UFO catchers as well. I'm not sure what the official retail price is since the quoted price differes from one online shop to another, but I got mine roughly for a price of a figma. While I could have got it cheaper if I could get it earlier, but it's still quite good for a scaled figure I'd say.
Figure is sculpted by Miyagawa Takeshi (宮川武).
There are quite a few Hatsune Miku figures released so far, ranging from highly priced static ones, to lower priced prize items, to action figures like figma or even the Bandai x Max Factory limited Chogokin (to be released this October). The Good Smile Company one did tempt me a few times with its re-releases, but I somehow decided not to get it at the end. With this particular "Premium Figure" prize item released from Sega I have been eyeing this for a while since it came out, and finally decided to get it for myself when I got back home 2 days ago.
At the back of the box there is an illustrated instructions on assembling the figure. Just need to attach the ponytails, the base, and the holder for the ponytails, then you're all set.
And here's the figure fully assembled. For a 1/6 scale figure she stands about 26-27cm tall, which corresponds to ~162cm as mentioned on her official profile.
Now for the actual 'photoshoot'. I haven't really done one like this for static figures since Max Factory Shana (which is more than a year ago), so do bare with my sloppiness with the photos...
Back view. You can see the clear fork-like piece that holds the two tips of the ponytails in place. While you can omit it out if you want, the ponytails are a little heavy and it's better to have something to hold them to reduce stress on the head where the ponytails are inserted.
Face. A young cute look with some blush marks on the cheeks.
Some details on her sleeves as well as the blue painted fingernails
Legs. You can see the fold marks just below the knees as well as above the shoes.
Fold marks are also seen on the waist on Miku's shirt. Here you can also see how her tie is floating in the air a bit to give a 'flowing' feel even though she's just standing and not in a dynamic pose.
I somehow really like the curves on her waist~
As a figure, this Sega prize item 1/6 scale Miku is quite tall by herself. Here's a comparison with the huge 1/7 ALTER Fate T Harlaown can give you an idea.
And no I haven't done a photoshoot of this Fate yet - I still have no idea how to do a one for her with her mindblowing size! @_@
Omake: The crude setup I did for the photoshoot - I literally used my bed as the backdrop with my desklamp doing the lighting, held by my big books to keep it in place on the soft and uneven surface. Yea the books here do show that my other interest which I don't mention very often on this blog. ^^;
Miku Miku <3
For a prize item, this Miku figure by Sega is pretty tall and is worth the money for the overall look. Sure, the paint job isn't top notch as you may have noticed here and there, and there are some rough surfaces (mainly on the ponytails) which can be a minor nuisance when viewed closely. Sure, if you compare with the products from bigger companies this figure may not shine as much, but being a "cheap and cheerful" figure I'd say I would recommend it if you are a fan of Miku and/or you want a tall Miku figure with a budget price. Prize item figures are also getting better and better these days too.
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