figma Hatsune Miku 2.0 (Part 2)

figma Hatsune Miku 2.0


She’s up for preorder from today!!

Here she is displayed with some of the previously released Vocaloid figmas!

Yesterday I briefly touched on her new looks and what had changed, but today I hope to somehow explain just how amazingly posable she is!! This is going to be a fun blog to write!! ヽ(゜∀゜)ノ

figma Hatsune Miku 2.0

The commemorative figma No.200 is none other than an upgraded version of everyone’s favorite idol – Hatsune Miku!

The newly designed figma joints allow for all sorts of different poses and superior articulation helps bring out Hatsune Miku’s cute side more than ever before! She comes with an adorable smiling expression, an embarrassed expression and a singing expression with a playful wink. Optional parts include a microphone and stand, a guitar and even a pair of angelic wings!

The commemorative figma #200!!

゚・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*:.。. .。.:*・゜ Congratulations!! *・゜゚・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*:.。. .。.:*・゜

This year also marks the 5th anniversary of the figma series! It’s such a strange feeling to know I was one of the people involved with the series since it began so long ago! I remember giving out chocolates on the day that figma 001: Nagato-san was released! (It was Valentine’s Day!)

This is how she looks from the back!

The figma series was created under the concept of trying to blend the best parts of articulated figures and scale figures together. Back when it started I think it achieved this goal just fine, but as the figma numbers have increased they’ve been increasing in quality over and over again !

Just look how lovely the reverse side of Miku looks here – you’d never think she was so incredibly posable! It’s such a satisfying feeling to create your own original pose and put it on display for everyone to see! (´∀`)

You can even pose her sitting down!

Look at that adorable upward gaze!! I’m sure this is exactly how Miku relaxes at home, and now she can relax by your side! Your dream life together with Miku-san is now possible!! (*゚∀゚)=3

This pose shows off the latest advancements in the figma series!


Stretches with Rin-chan!!

For comparison I’ve brought my very own Rin-chan to join Miku today! I’m sure those of you who own previous figmas will already know from looking at the picture, but let me explain some of the larger changes!

(゚∀゚) The shoulder and arms are much more posable!

Rin-chan can only go as far as putting her arms straight ahead like in the photo above, but Miku can tuck them in much further in front of herself! By playing around with the shoulders you can also create much more acrobatic poses and even cross the arms! Not to mention the arms can also rotate around to the back as well!

(゚∀゚) Her hips and back are now movable!

Rin-chan can move her hips to the left and right, but she isn’t able to shift her body forward and backward… but as you can see Miku-san is able to bend her body over forward so that her arms can touch the floor! I think this is the biggest change for me – it’s amazing what you can do with it!!
It also allows for much more natural-looking, less rigid poses!

(゚∀゚) The base of her neck is now movable!

figmas have always been able to move their entire heads in any direction, but with figma #200 the neck itself is on a separate joint as well! You’d be amazed how much this changes things! The Miku in the photo above has her her neck leaning forward to put her in a stretch-like pose!

By the way Rin-chan… I’m sorry for giving you a horrible role in this photo!
Let’s hope that Max Factory will be kind enough to give you a renewal too!!

Miku-san holding her guitar at a concert!

The guitar included as an optional part is just as incredibly detailed as the figma itself! The gradient applied around the edges is beautiful!!

She also comes with various hand parts, one of which includes a guitar pick to pose her like this! The pick is the same color as her hair! (*゜∀゜)

Posed with a twist in her hips!

This pose has her upper body turned toward the left and her lower body turned to the right to create a twisted look! It creates a really nice dynamic appearance! The previous figma Miku didn’t really allow for these kind of dynamic scenes, but now you can pose her ready to perform!!

An angel from above!!

Everyone knows that Miku is an angel, so these clear angel wings had to be included to prove it! Three wings on each side for a total of six beautiful wings!!

There is actually another new posing element included in this photo as well, but it might be a little hard to see…

(゚∀゚) The wrists now use ball-joints!!

figma hand joints have only been able to move up and down relative to the palm of the hand in the past, but now they’ve been changed into ball joints to be placed at any angle you want! (It’s basically a smaller version of a Nendoroid joint!)

The finer positioning of the hands is something I think is very important on figures, so this is also an amazing change!

She must have descended from the heavens!

Even in the photo you can see the divine aura surrounding Miku-san!! The center connection of the wings can also be moved to slightly alter their angle too, allowing you to create the perfect angel to stand by your side! (`・ω・´)

She also has a microphone and stand!

A guitar and wings were already amazing enough, but she even comes with a mike and mike stand to pose her singing too!

#200 has really pulled out all the stops!! It’s a product that has really had a load of love poured into it, creating a product that fans are sure to be happy with! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ

Finally, I want to add a quick word with the New Miku-san’s creator, Koshinuma-san A.K.A. Nuuman! (=゚ω゚)ノ

Following on from Miku Append, I was put in charge of sculpting work on figma #200: Hatsune Miku 2.0. With the release of #200 the biggest factor of the figma, the ‘inner frame’ has been upgraded with new shoulder and arm slide joints, as well as a change to ball-joints for the wrists – mostly just a lot of minor changes, but they all come together to help you reach the poses that just weren’t possible in the past. (The other theory is that we wanted to allow Kaneko-san to pose his figmas in the sexy crawling pose he always dreamed of…)

The addition of the new joints has also made the figma a little bit bigger than the previous Miku, but I think that the size still fits in with the previously released Rin, Len and Luka without looking out of place at all. We hope to start using these new joints in even more areas as we continue to develop the figma series further. We’re at #200 now, but things will only get better as we move on, so look forward to future developments!

Even with the rush of WonFes coming up, thank you for taking the time to comment on the blog!! Plus it was Nuuman’s birthday just two days ago!
Happy Birthday!! ヽ(゜∀゜)ノ

He is a very reserved person, but he is also a ace sculptor and one of the people that is has brought the figma series to where it is today!! Unfortunately I had to censor it in the photo above… but the figma sculpt he is working on at the moment is also absolutely fantastic… I’ve been in this industry for a rather long time now, but looking at his work even now still gets me excited every time!!

I’m sure his latest work will be on display at WonFes, so you can look forward to seeing it there! If you see Nuuman at the WonHobby booth be sure to say hello!

figma Hatsune Miku 2.0

 
She’s up for preorder from today!!
Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

Plus, if you preorder from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP or the GSC Tetsujin Cafe, you’ll get a free checkered di:stage as a preorder bonus!

Please note that the bonus is only available at the stores above, and will only be provided at the time you receive your order!

– GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP –
http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc

– Akihabara GSC Tetsujin Cafe –
http://www.gstjcafe.jp/

 
Finally a quick notice!!


On the 2nd August (Fri), a figma event will be held at Shinjuku Loft PLUSONE ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ

I’m really looking forward to this event myself!! It’s not a huge event like WonFes by any means, but that means that there is much more freedom on what can be said and done!! If you’re interested in joining us, then take a look at the event details below!!

– Shinjuku Loft PLUSONE –
http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/schedule/plusone/17049

 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!! (・∀・)ノ゛

 
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