Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
Today I’m going to be taking a look at the Hatsune Miku figure from FREEing that went up for preorder today!
The 1/4th Scale…
Hatsune Miku V3!☆
|The Hatsune Miku V3 key visual illustration by iXima has been sculpted into a massive 1/4th scale figure, which stands an impressive 42cm in height.
The twintails winding around her body have been sculpted with the utmost detail, with incredible care also given to the intricacies of her outfit – bringing out a level of realism and detail that can only be achieved through such a large scale figure. This is the work of art that Miku fans have been waiting for – a Miku figure that, both literally and figuratively, stands above the rest!
The beautiful charm of iXima’s illustration has been captured in figure form beautifully! It’s hard to put into words, but just looking at her seems to clear the air around her!! What a wonderful rendition of Miku-san!!
Let’s see how she looks from the back! (･ω･ﾉ)ﾉ
The twin-tails at her sides are gently curling around, and are sculpted in a way that makes them look so bouncy and light, as if floating by her side. Although she is in a relatively simple standing pose, the pose has been captured beautifully – the classic Miku pose! ♪
The creases in her outfit, and difference in texture all over the figure is fantastically done!
There was clearly so much love and care put into making this figure, and it shows! Let’s take a closer look at each of the points that makes this Miku-san so exceptional! (σ・∀・)σ
– Expression –
Her beautiful expression has such a clean and clear feeling about it! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)
The gentle yet confident feel that iXima’s illustration had has transferred into figure form so very well! ♡
When the figure is a large scale, the expression becomes all the more difficult to capture correctly – particularly for certain angles. However… I can honestly say that this Miku-san looked lovely matter which angle I decided to look from! ☆
– Size –
To be honest, I don’t think many people have a good feel for just how big 1/4th scale is! (´□｀｡)
I am one of those people, so to make things easier for people like me, I decided to create a few comparison images!
Size Comparison with Nendoroid and figma!
As you can see… she is huge!! (゜д゜；)
The Nendoroid and figma figures are like little fairies in comparison to the huge scale figure! (Plus, this angle once again shows off those lovely twin-tails!)
As far as height is concerned, here is another comparison!
To state her height in terms of Nendoroid boxes…
She is five Nendoroid Boxes tall!!
Looking at the Nendoroid boxes in this photo makes it seem like they’re in fact miniature boxes…! They’re real size, I promise!!
– Outfit –
In particular, look at her arm cover!
The original illustration definitely has a slightly see-through look to the design, and while on smaller figures this amount of detail on a transparent item is difficult… a 1/4th scale figure allows that kind of detail to be preserved so very nicely!! ♪
Also, while her outfit may look rather simple at first glance, the patterns on her skirt and all the little attachments to the outfit that make it not-quite symmetrical have all been done with painstaking attention to detail – creating an incredibly accurate outfit that simply looks amazing to look at!
The creases around her hips as well as the movement of the frills have also all been altered one-by-one to create a truly faithful rendition that actually has an interesting , almost realistic feeling to it! (｀・ω・´)ゞ
– Body –
A 1/4th scale size really does allow for amazing detail… and not just on the outfit, but also on Miku’s beautiful body! ε=(｡・д・｡)
You can clearly make out the curves of her body beneath the outfit, the supple curves just bounce right into your mind! ♪
The slight little indent of her armpits are done so very beautifully!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
Miku-san is well known for her rather slender build, and her soft pale skin looks so very touchable! She really is such a treat for the eyes!
The sculptor behind this Miku-san is none other than Hiroshi (Sakurazensen)!
The same sculptor who worked on popular GSC items such as Ultimate Madoka and Kaname Madoka ~The Beginning Story / The Everlasting~!
The work of Hiroshi always brings out the charms of characters in such a beautiful way! It’s like magic!!
This time around is no exception – the size of this Miku has allowed everything that makes her special to be brought out in magnificent 1/4 scale size! ♡
Be sure to add FREEing’s electronic diva to your collection and experience her for yourself!!
A huge Miku figure for fans to love for years to come! ♡
Hatsune Miku V3!
She is currently up for preorder! ♪
Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will be open until the 15th April 2015 at 21:00JST! Don’t miss out!
FREEing Official Site: http://www.freeing.co.jp/
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／Kahotan’s Inner Voice＼
（ ・∀・） .。０ (Today, in honor of Miku…)
( （ ・∀・）.。０ (…we should all eat some leek today!)
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See you all again tomorrow!!
Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan
illustration by iXima © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net