GSC Hatsune Miku

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Good Smile Company presents us with their beautiful rendition of Hatsune Miku, the ever-popular mascot for Yamaha’s music synthesizer program *Vocaloid*.  I got her in the mail back in January and promised a review “next week”, but it never materialized because I was hit with school admission material and new job training sessions ^^;  Those are out-of-the-way now, and here’s my promised review…

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Good Smile did a great job in capturing Miku’s charm into this 1/8 scale PVC figure.  The sculpt looks great, and she is detailed down to the minute fold in her pantsu…

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The paint job looks great overall, but her skin tone looks somewhat artificial in the flesh.  This is not as apparent in the pictures, but she doesn’t look as life-like as some other figures.

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Miku’s pair of giant locks flowing gracefully in the air were sculpted beautifully with great detail.

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Unfortunately, the turquois used to colour her hair isn’t part of the colour pallette on my camera.  It should have more of a blue-ish-green tint to it ^^;

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Any self-proclaimed Miku fan can’t make-do without this GSC Hatsune Miku figure in their inventory.  She’s the best on the market today.

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Miku was number one on my fave figure list when she arrived.  She’s since been bumped down to third place behind Queen’s Gate Alice and Hiyori Pixy.

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This is the first time I used a traditional paper background for my figure shoots.  I had a tough time finding one for her…

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I think they could’ve done more with her hair,  it could do with more detail.  But her hair looks great if you don’t look at it top-down.

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Great details on Miku, as expected from a Good Smile product.

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This skirto looks sailor-fuku-ish.

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Nice boots, I don’t mind being stepped on by one…if it was Miku wearing it ^^;

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A very simple, yet neat, hexagon base that’s modeled after a performance stage with Hatsune Miku written on it.  I believe Rin and Len will come with similar bases so you can park them together with Miku.

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She looks much better in the flesh, she really does…

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The obligatory pantsu (slip) shot ^^;

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Not sure about the choice of nail polish used, but it doesn’t look too bad on her.  Great detail on her cut-off sleeves too.

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I really need to standardize on my photoshoots to make things easier on photo selection.

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I’ve already automated resizing and watermarking, just wish I can automate the selection process too “orz

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Do you find that I post too many photos on my photoshoots?  What would you prefer more (or less) of in my reviews…

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Do you like more (or less) close-ups?

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How about the 360 photos in the beginning of the reviews?  Those usually take up 6-8 photos, and would significantly reduce the picture count if I take them out.

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Cast-off reviews usually results in more pictures because it basically turns into another figure in cast-off mode.

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I’ll see how I do with next month’s reviews.

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Miku is very cute indeed.  I wonder if they’ll be making a scaled MikuMikku Kagamin figure…will be a definite must buy for me.

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This shoot was directed by Haruhi Suzumiya.  “Now cast off!!”

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It was a pleasant surprise to find her skirt is cast-off enabled.  I prefer my Miku with her skirt on…

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But I guess having a cast-off enabled skirt makes it sell better in Japan?

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People like to see more pantsu in my reviews, so here’s some Miku pantsu for you ^^;

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Nice ribbon in Miku colour.

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8 Responses to “GSC Hatsune Miku”


  1. 1 meimi132 03/05/2009 at 19:27

    Same amount!! More even!! I like lotsa photos. Lovely shoot. Me wants my own Miku….

    • 2 theinfernoproject 03/05/2009 at 20:52

      I would love to upload more pictures if they had a picture organizer tool for inserting photos in posts, I have to insert them one-by-one now. There’s a gallery mode, but it’s thumbnails only and you’ll have to click to enlarge. I cap my photo count to 50 now. Thanks for the feedback :)

  2. 3 Matteas 03/06/2009 at 03:28

    Very nice photos. I agree that her skin tone is a little artificial, I think the main problem is that there’s too much yellow. At least that’s what I think judging from my own Miku.
    As for the cast-off, I prefer Miku with skirt on, too. Her skirt is lovely.
    Always good to show a lot of photos.

  3. 5 Jamaipanese 07/12/2009 at 22:13

    artificial looking skin or not, I want one!

  4. 7 Plasmapitch 01/19/2010 at 17:51

    So…just curious, but do you have to disconnect the torso from the legs to take the skirt off or is there a different area you can take the skirt off? I’m asking cause its the last mistake I wanna do especially on a PVC model. Thanks in advance XD

    • 8 Tommy 01/19/2010 at 23:34

      Yes, you remove the torso before taking the skirt off. I would suggest taking her off her base before doing so and be careful with her hair.

      You’re welcome.


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