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Hatsune Miku - Orange Blossom Ver. (Max Factory) 1/7 ReviewHatsune Miku - Orange Blossom Ver. (Max Factory) 1/7 Review



Today we’ll be looking at yet another Miku!

This time it’s Miku’s Orange Blossom module featured in the song, Decorator, from Project Diva F 2nd. Other than being a big Vocaloid and Project Diva fan, what sold me on this figure were the colours. I adore the combination of blue, orange and pearl whites. It’s actually quite unique. Not to mention the frilly outfit and all those ribbons.

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Anyway, before we get to more on those details, a quick word on the her box.

I really like it! It’s only natural that they use the figure’s colour scheme and it’s always a nice touch when they mention the figure’s info on the box. The window is plenty big so you can easily see her and the box is relatively compact for a figure of her scale.

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When I saw the initial prototype shots, I was concerned that she would be too glossy, but they’ve got the perfect amount of gloss and shine for what they were going for. Instead of overusing it and having a cheap looking figure, they’ve used it tastefully, giving Miku a premium look. The thigh highs were the first thing that caught my eye because of gorgeous pearl white paint. And if you shine a light on the ribbons, they actually sparkle!

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Although the paint and the colours are the highlight, it’d be a shame not to mention how beautifully her body is sculpted. Like Mebae Miku, her body looks very natural. She’s certainly not lacking in curves, her shoulder blades are well defined and those armpits are things of beauty. And her soft looking skin only accentuates this, especially in contrast to the futuristic design of the module.

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And speaking of the module design. Wow. I’m sucker for overly frilly dresses, and when you combine that with all the over the top ribbons, it’s a marvel to behold.

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I always appreciate it when manufacturers put in ultra small details into their figures and this figure has a couple of those. For example, if you look really closely, you can see “DECORATOR” is written on her headphones.

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Miku’s facial expression and pose is cute enough. It’s a little generic perhaps, but it’s typical Idol Miku and it’s faithful to the PV from the game, which is the important part.

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Max Factory have some great sculpts and paint jobs, but their bases are almost always so lazy and feel like they’ve had little to no thought put into them. I’m sad to say that this Miku is no exception. Honestly, I’d expect this out of a prize figure and I can see it totally turning fence-sitters off. And if you are gonna put little effort into your base, why not go with something neutral? Otherwise you risk distracting from the figure, which as much as it pains me, I have to say is the case here. Why yellow of all colours? For those who are still very much interested in this figure, it’s not a deal breaker, just a shame.

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To be honest, I’d be lying if I said this was more than just another Miku figure. That’s not a problem for me, because that’s exactly what I signed up for, but unlike the Mebae or Flower Miku, I wouldn’t consider this a must own for non-vocaloid fans.

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Overall, it’s a typical Max Factory figure: fantastic sculpt and paint job that’s let down slightly by an uninspired base. She’s a solid addition to any Miku collection though. It’s a lovely module design and perhaps the highest praise I can give this figure is that it brings it life wonderfully.

Thanks for reading and/or watching!
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e-Bro (1 year ago) #19180360Great review! This is exactly what I needed to hear. I had a chance to see the prototype during Miku Expo Japan and it's just like you said, it was incredibly glossy. Glad to see they toned it down a bit. Looks great in all the pictures. They might as well not have bothered with the base though and kept it clear instead of that pale yellow, but oh well. Just ordered her; the Miku collection grows. Thanks for posting.

Oh so the prototype was that glossy? Wow :o
Yeah, good to know that they did indeed tone it down.
Anyway, it's no problem! Glad I could convince you.
1 year ago
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Great review! This is exactly what I needed to hear. I had a chance to see the prototype during Miku Expo Japan and it's just like you said, it was incredibly glossy. Glad to see they toned it down a bit. Looks great in all the pictures. They might as well not have bothered with the base though and kept it clear instead of that pale yellow, but oh well. Just ordered her; the Miku collection grows. Thanks for posting.
1 year ago
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I really like the color scheme on this too! I want an orange based figure in my collection.
I always get disappointed by bases like this. Why make a beautiful figure only to make a boring and uninspired base?
1 year ago
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BOOTP (1 year ago) #17817945Nice review - looking forward to her arrival. I'm actually OK with the base.
Great song and great figure!


Thanks! Yeah, I'm probably not as angry with the base as I made out in my review, but when you have such a flawless figure, I needed to complain about something! Haha
1 year ago
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XRaptor7 (1 year ago) #17804041What I've never understood is that figures often have a nice transparent (acrylic?) base in their promo shots, but this is never in the final release. I completely agree with you.
Fantastic review!


Thanks! It's a good point you raise. Sometimes I wish they would just stick with prototype bases, but there are other times where they look great. It'd be nice if they included both! Maybe that's a bit greedy though :P
1 year ago
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Stalgonoff (1 year ago) #17803214Great review and she's very pretty!
Orange is a pretty underused colour, but it compliments her colour scheme well. I can't actually tell whether the base is yellow or green though, but that's probably mostly due to partial red/green colourblindness. Either way, I don't really mind the base. While it's basic it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, and the stars by her feet are a nice touch that they easily could have left out.
Depending on her price I may pick her up later down the road.


I agree with you on orange being an underused colour. That's why I think this figure is actually quite refreshing. I do agree that the stars are a nice touch, but at this price point, I'm not surprised people expect a bit more.

Thanks for the comment!
1 year ago
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Nice review - looking forward to her arrival. I'm actually OK with the base.

Great song and great figure!
1 year ago
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I REALLY wanted this figure but couldn't fit her into my budget :(

I really love their use of contrasting colors, makes her really pop-out and goes so well with her excited pose.
1 year ago
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What I've never understood is that figures often have a nice transparent (acrylic?) base in their promo shots, but this is never in the final release. I completely agree with you.
Fantastic review!
1 year ago
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Great review and she's very pretty!

Orange is a pretty underused colour, but it compliments her colour scheme well. I can't actually tell whether the base is yellow or green though, but that's probably mostly due to partial red/green colourblindness. Either way, I don't really mind the base. While it's basic it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, and the stars by her feet are a nice touch that they easily could have left out.

Depending on her price I may pick her up later down the road.
1 year ago