I’ve given in, it’s as simple as that. I tried to hold off and managed to do so for over a week, but no more.
I already own enough Miku figures really, and I’m not really sure what it is I find so special about her that I need to keep buying variations, but I do. This latest variant is by a pretty well known artist, I’m sure some of you have heard of this chap, a certain imaginative Tony Taka. Tony’s done an illustration for like, every character ever, he’s definitely a prolific individual. He’s even drawn a certain magical wolfgirl (NSFW / Where’s her tail?). So it comes as little surprise that the man’s drawn a Miku picture and with all the figure adaptations of his work and Miku’s popularity it’s very little surprise the illustration was used.
As mentioned in my Wonfes wishlist, I’m feeling similar frustrations as others with Max Factory on this figure. They’ve done what looks like a spectacular job there’s no question about that, but what we do question is… why? Why another Miku with her standard attire. There are so many other pieces of artwork out there that could be used, with so much style and creativity, but instead they decided to go with a popular artist and the standard affair. Or another question, why another Miku at all? There are so many other franchises that could use some attention. But of course we all know why, she sells, even despite my complaints I pre-ordered her.
At any rate, Miku should be arriving in stores, barring no delays, January 2011 for the sizeable sum of ¥ 8,800 / $105 CAD. For this sizeable sum, you receive a 1/7th scale 21.5 cm tall action shot of Miku as illustrated by Mr. Taka and sculpted by Chieri complete with translucent aqua coloured hair, zettai ryouiki, splendid armpits, a shapely small chest and a lack of attention to the most important detail. What’s that you ask? What’s the most important detail? she looks fine you say? Well look again!