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Hatsune Miku 1/7 HSP ver. (Max Factory)Hatsune Miku 1/7 HSP ver. (Max Factory)

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/StarshipPooper1338062290.jpegToday we'll be taking a look at one of MaxFactory's latest Miku Hatsune figures. This figure is based off of the illustration by Kanzaki Hiro. He is also known as Hanasoumen-P who is both a composer and illustrator. Hanasoumen-P focuses on Trance/Progressive music and goes by the pseudonym of Hiroyuki ODA. His music is the reason for some of his illustrations including the one this figure is based on. It's not surprising most of his illustrations for his songs feature Miku. I'm sure most of you are more familiar with his illustration of a very popular light novel series, Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Hanasoumen-P is also an animator for studio BONES. His artwork is easily recognizable in regards to the the eyes of his creations as well as the clear lines and colorful cel-shading employed.

This figure was a standard release in April of 2012. She retailed for around 7,000 Yen. She is referred to as the HSP version since MF has quite a few Miku figures out there. At this time if you want to acquire her you'll probably have to check the secondary market or foreign stores that stock figures. She's still available in Japan in limited numbers. The goal today is to see if she's faithful to the illustration that inspired this figure as well as what she has to offer.

Please understand a score of 10 will never be given as there is always room for improvement no matter how perfect a figure.

Warning!!!!!! This review contains panty shots proceed at your own risk.

Packaging: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

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MaxFactory went with their typical window box design. Three window panels were used, one at the front, side and top. The front was the largest and provided a decent view of the figure within. The side and top provided a limited view and really only served to let light in. The artwork seems to be inline with the illustration that is also included on the back. This is definitely appreciated because I don't know how many times they do not include the illustration that a figure is based off of. The pictures used seem to highlight the features quite nicely. All told the packaging supports the theme of the figure/illustration.

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Packaging weight and dimensions:
Weight: 520 grams
H: 272 mm
W: 210 mm
D: 142 mm

A lightweight non-corrugated cardboard was used for the figure box. This of course helped keep the weight down but protection didn't really seem to suffer much. The packaging should resist a decent amount of compression before being compromised. Now the outside seem to dent and crinkle easily though. The size of the packaging was just right for the contents. Shipping weight should be under a kilogram. They did a decent job balancing protection, weight and size. She should get to you safely at minimal cost.

A typical two piece blister was used for the figure and her accessories. Minimal plastic sheets were used to protect her during transport from rubbing and paint transfer. Since the box itself was of light construction the majority of the strength was provided by the blister. Note how they flattened the area around her face to provide a clear view of her face. Tape was used to help keep the blister pieces together.

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Instructions were included for the care of the figure. They show you the proper way to install and setup her accessories. I'm not sure if they were necessary but they are appreciated.

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MaxFactory did a decent job with both the looks and construction of the packaging as usual. It was consistent with their previous packaging. The pictures used looked good and the artwork supported the theme of the figure as well as the illustration that was also included. She should get to you safely and not break the bank doing it. Expectations were met.







Sculpting: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆
Sculpting credits go to Okuda Yoshikazu who doesn't seem to have any other figures under his belt? I guess we'll just have to let this figure do all the talking and set future expectations? She is 1/7 in scale and stands a little over 200 mm tall. As you can see she breaks down into two main pieces, her upper and lower body. The connection point seems pretty sturdy and should withstand some abuse. Her skirt as you can see is removable. It's somewhat flexible and should resist damage but you shouldn't really test the limits. The insides seem to be resistance to paint transfer so you should be safe with installing and removing the skirt. The detailing is also sufficient in both looks and feel as well as how it looks like it's fluttering about her.

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And we arrive at her accessories. I'm not sure what the octopus is supposed to be? An amplifier? In any case it's as detailed as it can possibly in regards to the illustration. It is pretty solidly made and I don't think you could damage it. However the cable on the other hand isn't as sturdy. Results may vary but mine was a pretty tight fit and I doubt I will be able to remove the cable out of the octopus without breaking it. Her instrument is sufficiently detailed and matches up decently with the illustration. The strap has enough flex to allow for an "easy" installation with little chance of damage to the figure or the instrument. This especially the case if you follow the instructions.

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Let's move on to the main attraction.

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Hopefully you can see there isn't any sculpting issues to bring up. I'm not sure if this is really Okuda Yoshikazu's first figure but I find it hard to believe if that's the case due to how nicely she turned out. Let's first start with her face. The shape seems consistent with Kanzaki Hiro's style and especially the illustration. Her facial features and details match up nicely with the illustration as well. It really looks like she was pulled directly out of the illustration. She looks good from various angles and the transition from her jawline to neck is seamless.

The only thing that bothers me is when I look at the illustration I think her headset actually has a visible band. On the left side you can just make out something black in her hair that could possibly be the band for the ear pieces? Basically look at the Tony Taka version of her as she has a similar headset setup and the band is mostly hidden. I think that's what Kanzaki Hiro was going after?

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Her hair of course takes center stage. I don't see how you can miss her tails. I find it interesting that the prototype used support rods for the tails but not in the final product. It looks like they modified the way her tails were mounted to not require the rods. The bottom of her tails are closer to her body than the prototype or illustration but it isn't that bad considering you don't need the rods anymore. However, I would not recommend trying to bend the hair to match the illustration or prototype as you will break the hair. All in all her hair is pretty sturdy and I don't see you breaking it except on purpose. The detailing on her hair appears to be pretty accurate to the illustration. I love the job they did on her bangs.

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Moving on to her outfit you can see it matches up nicely with the illustration. The details are where they need to be and there are no disruptive breaks from any seams. Her outfit conforms nicely to her figure and it really looks like she's wearing the outfit with how it wrinkles and bunches up. It looks great from all angles and the transition from material to flesh was done quite naturally.

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If you choose to remove her skirt you'll see her panties are just as detailed. The transition from flesh to material was done well but I actually prefer her skirt on. However, results may vary in regards to gaps and seams. In either case I think you can see she has a set of curves on her.

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The transition from her thighs to her boots was done competently with no ugly gaps/seams but results may vary? Since she is standing on one leg there might be concerns about leaning. Unless the mounting point on the base breaks that leg is not budging. It's pretty solid and more than likely reinforced. So unless it's on purpose I think you'll be safe from her leg breaking/bending. And again the shape and look of her legs and boots match up nicely with the illustration. Also, due to the way her skirt is fluttering about it isn't really necessary to take off her skirt to see her panties. Unless you want a better view of her rear end.

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Bottom line, from head to toe she is detailed and well put together. She matches up nicely with both the prototype and more importantly the illustration. The only "issue" would be the position of her hairs since they redesigned her to get rid of the support rods. I think that was good decision. Now they probably did it to reduce cost but it doesn't matter to me since that's less to go wrong for me. I am really surprised by Okuda Yoshikazu's work. He did a fantastic job and I really can't wait to see his next figure. And of course MaxFactory did a fantastic job with the fit and finish on her. Since this is the first figure by this sculptor I guess expectations were exceeded?

Painting: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

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MaxFactory usually colors their figure competently using all the tools available. This figure isn't any different. Starting with her face you can see her big and round eyes that Kanzaki Hiro is known for. They are placed precisely and accurate to the illustration. And she has a blush! Too many times they show a figure blushing in the illustration and prototype phase but don't deliver. Not only does she have a blush but matches up pretty nicely with the illustration. Her mouth was also colored precisely and looks good as well.

Moving on to her hair you can see it matches up with the illustration as well including the sheen you get with the light playing off it. That was a nice touch. Her outfit also matches up nicely with the illustration and by itself is nicely detailed. Look at the shading used to enhance the details and again her outfit has that sheen like her hair matching up nicely with the illustration. The decals used for her digital sleeve readouts and tattoo was also placed precisely and look good, especially the tattoo. Her instrument was colored sufficiently and matches up nicely with the illustration.

She was tinted where it made sense to tint and hand painted and airbrushed where it was needed as well. They took a very balanced approach and it shows with how nicely the figure turned out. I love the job they did on her flesh as well. My only gripe is it's difficult to see the designs on her boots since it was basically black on black...

I'd say this is probably as close as you can get to matching the illustration. MaxFactory once again did a fantastic in not only the sculpting but the coloring of the figure. Expectations were met and possibly exceeded.

Posing: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆
Not much to say here. As you can see she matches up pretty closely with the illustration. The only real deviation is the position of the hair which isn't that much of a big deal and her cable but that's my fault. Otherwise she's almost a perfect match. You can't really get better than this. And considering this seems like Okuda Yoshikazu's first figure as well. I don't know about you but it seems like he captured Kanzaki Hiro's style perfectly.

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As for display options you basically have two. With or without her skirt. For me I think she looks best with the skirt on but without does have it's own appeal as she does have some nice curves. And of course you that little triangle gap between her thigh which I find so hot. You definitely can't see that with her skirt on. 8Þ She looks best at around eye level but if you need to you can display her above eye level especially if you want a peek at her panties.

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All in all I think they captured Kanzaki Hiro's style quite nicely and she does match up with the illustration fairly closely. This is probably the closest you can get without bringing the illustration to life. Expectations were met and possibly exceeded.

Base: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Not really much to say here. The base gets the job done and doesn't distract from the figure. The octopus decals actually help support the theme of the figure. It being transparent will give you more display options since it'll blend in better. The only real mark I have against it is that it's way bigger than the prototype which I think would have been sufficient. And of course the mounting point. It's not as sturdy as I would like and I could see that breaking eventually if you're not careful. For an idea of the size you can see the base sitting on top of a CD.

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The base gets the job done, not really much else to say except I wish it was a little bit smaller.

Enjoyment: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆
So here we are after taking a closer look at her. I don't know about you but I think they were pretty faithful to Kanzaki Hiro's illustration. They captured his style perfectly and this figure definitely embodies it quite nicely. From head to toe the fit and finish was well done. She is detailed in both sculpt and paint with little want of improvement in any area. I do not regret getting her and she was worth what I paid. More importantly she reminds me of Kagami as Miku-Miku. 8Þ

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See you later.
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Punkte8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

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Wow, great review again! I really enjoy your reviews, and I love the .gif pictures you post of full 360s of the figures, please keep doing that! I really love those pictures, I spend quite a long time staring at them. xD
Vor 7 Jahren
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R_Kasahara Deal Hunter ( =₃=)*
Sorry this is late, but thanks for the review! You've addressed the concerns I had about this figure and then some. She does look like a must-have... now to track down a good deal on her ;D
Vor 7 Jahren
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Great review! :D
Vor 7 Jahren
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Hatchuu ADDR:HATCHUU_TEIWAZ_MFC/.
Such a good review!
Vor 7 Jahren
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This is an excellent review! ^^
Vor 7 Jahren
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Shinigamiyoko heart reinforce
You may have convinced me to get this figure now.
Vor 7 Jahren
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WatchJessieGo Magical Girl
I love this figure so much. She remains one of my favorites.
Vor 7 Jahren
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Nice review, I was waiting for it, thanks.
Vor 7 Jahren
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