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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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