“When will the miracle come? No point in waiting! ♪”

“Just get up on your feet and Hop, Step, Jump! ♪”

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I remember listening to this IDOLM@STER song, ‘KIRAMEKIRARI’ all the time when I had just started university. I was still getting used to living alone and it always got my spirits up!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at Phat! Company’s…

1/8th Scale Figure:

Yayoi Takatsuki! ♪

From the anime series ‘IDOLM@STER’ comes a 1/8th scale figure of the idol who always does her best to help her family – Yayoi Takatsuki!

The pose is based on the illustration by director Atsushi Nishigori seen on the 3rd volume of the Blu-ray & DVD jacket for the anime series! Yayoi is posed with her arms outstretched with a bright smile on her face, ready to cheer up anyone who looks her way!

She’s adorable!!! (*´▽`*)♡

The cute, fun-loving Yayoi is on my desk with a lovely smile!

She is in a very characteristic pose that brings out her energetic personality, with her arms outstretched behind her and a huge smile on her face!

This is how she looks from the side!

I wish I could run up and hug her!!

Even her hands are opened out behind her – each of her fingers look lovely! Her slim legs also look great, and ready for some amazing dances! Her innocent, happy-go-lucky personality is captured beautifully! (`・ω・´)

Personally I love the way her socks are all piled up at the bottom!

(・∀・) “It’s not only her body that captures her happy and energetic side!”

We’re joined by the figure’s planner, Takamatsu-shi from Phat! Company!

(・∀・) “She also has an wonderful expression that will bring a smile to anyone who looks her!”

Just imagine her running into your arms with this smile! (*´Д`)

Plus just look at the detail that has gone into her sculpt and paintwork! Each of the badges on her outfit are all faithfully included, and even her frog purse ‘Berochoro’ is included! ♪

Not to mention the careful creases on her clothes, and the collarbone you can just see above them!

(・∀・) “The jacket illustration really had a lovely, fun-filled feeling to it, and we wanted to ensure that feeling was preserved in the figure form! Plus just like Hibiki and Iori before her, Yayoi’s hair has also been very intricately done! Her curling twin-tails as well as the back of the hair came out looking great!”

The curling of the hair really has been done perfectly… (゚A゚;)

The pose is energetic and detailed… while the figure itself is filled with variety and colors! It’s so much fun to look at! ε=(。・д・。)

Let me take a second to introduce my personal favorite point on the figure…!\

Behind the knees!

Her pale, mostly flat legs show off her youth and make the back of her knees stand out! Definitely a point I’d recommend to anyone!

Although the front of the knees are certainly not to be missed either!

(・∀・) “Even the bottom of her shoes are rather detailed!”

Oooh! You can see the soles of her shoes!

As expected of Takamatsu-shi! The shoes are always a sight to behold!

I see the base this time around is a clear orange…?

(・∀・) “This base is just temporary! The final base will be similar to Hibiki’s, with the IDOLM@STER logo included. We’ll definitely make sure it fits in nicely with the previously released characters!

I look forward to future characters in the series too!! ((o(´∀`)o))


(・∀・) “Even the areas that were never visible on the original illustration are very carefully made, so fans can enjoy her from all sorts of angles!”

Filled with happiness and energy! ♥
Be sure to grab her for your collection!

The 1/8th Scale Figure:
Yayoi Takatsuki! ♪

She’s currently up for preorder!

Product Page: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4436/
GSC Online Shop: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/phascawd00013.html

Orders are open until the 2nd July at 21:00JST!

By the way! The second in the same IDOLM@STER BD/DVD Jacket Series is the Super Idol Iori-chan… and she’s shipping out from GSC on the 10th June! ♪

Iori’s product page can be found here!

Also don’t miss out on the first in the set, Ganaha Hibiki! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (Is today…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… a bean sprout party?!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan