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Hatsune Miku - Sakura Miku Doll Crystal Figure ReviewHatsune Miku - Sakura Miku Doll Crystal Figure ReviewReview

feathermemefeathermeme12 days ago
SAKURA MIKU DOLL CRYSTAL FIGURE REVIEW
Hello once again, and welcome to my review of the Sakura Miku Doll Crystal Figure from Taito!

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I always thought this figure was cute, but I was never sure about actually buying it. But it happened to come in a listing of other figures that I wanted, so I thought, "Why not?" and went ahead! I've decided to keep it rather than sell it because I ended up really liking it.


Note: Yet another figure that I don't own the box for, unfortunately!

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THE SETUP

This figure comes in four pieces: The figure, the two twintails, and the base.

Very easy to set up—The twintails fit surprisingly easily into the head and fit flush. The big cherries will probably get in the way while you do it, but just hold them aside and it should go in fine.

She's pretty wobbly in her stand though. It seems like the foot pegs are just a tiny bit too small for the holes in the stand, so she ends up leaning back a little bit but it's barely noticeable. Just be careful with this figure because it seems top heavy, so it's definitely possible for the pegs to break off on the foot if you drop it.

★★★★☆

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THE FACE

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Miku's face is in a chibi style. She has very large eyes with pink irises, thick pink eyebrows, and an open-mouthed smile with her tongue and teeth showing. Her mouth is indented and she has a pink outline around her mouth as if she were wearing lipstick. She also has a very light blush with highlights on her cheeks.

The mouth is really impressive here! It looks really nice and definitely manages to pull off that cute look, as well as her large and round eyes. I think it would be a little nicer if there were more colors and highlights in the eyes though, since they're a little boring with all the black. That's just a personal preference though. Overall a very nice face!

★★★★★

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THE HAIR

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Miku has her hair in her usual style, with her fringe in 3 sections and two large twintails. Her twintails are slightly translucent at the ends and have large flower decals all over. The hair also has some depth sculpting and some strands. She has two large pairs of cherries on the base of her twintails.

I have to say, these twintails take up a LOT of space. They have a huge curl at the bottom which really makes the figure's space very wide. That being said, it adds to the design, since round shapes are cute. Somehow I think it could be improved though, but I'm not sure. The fact that it takes up so much space kinda defeats the purpose of a small figure, though.

★★★★☆

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THE CLOTHES

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Miku is wearing her classic sakura-version of her stage uniform, with a white top, pink tie, pink sleeves, pink skirt, and pink boots. She also has the green clips on her tie, but they are nearly completely obscured by her hand.

There's some really nice sculpting here and the painting looks pretty good too! I'm really impressed by the twist on the skirt—The necktie is even swinging the opposite way which really makes the physics believable. She also has her headphones, which, despite being mostly fully covered up, are fully painted and sculpted.

Something small is that the suspender isn't really fully painted—The triangles are sculpted in but it's not painted white at all. Everything else is perfect!

★★★★☆

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THE BASE

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The base for this figure is typical of Sakura Mikus. It's a small clear pink sakura shape with white flowers and petals printed on it. The sakura shape has rounded edges for a change, and is quite small.

I really like the rounded edges—It adds to the cute vibe and looks good. There isn't much to say here.

★★★★★

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THE POSE

Miku is standing on one foot, with her other foot having her very tip-toe touching the ground/barely touching. One arm is bent at her waist, with her hand over her chest and her other arm is outstretched with her palm faced up. Her body is slightly twisted to the left.

Her pose really screams "idol" here—It looks like she could be on stage saying hello to the audience or showing something on the screen behind her. I would've liked to see something a little cuter, with maybe both of her arms out to her sides or maybe even stretched upwards. This pose isn't ugly, I just feel like it could be a little better.

Something I was concerned about when I was considering buying this figure is the neck. In an image I saw, her neck showed really clearly from just a front angle—But this is not what the figure is supposed to look like. Her neck is mostly hidden, except from a really low angle like in the picture below. So please don't worry about that aspect if you're thinking about it.

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★★★★☆

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CONCLUSION

This is a really nice figure. It really pulls off the cute look and doesn't look out of place among other Sakura Mikus. Beautiful sculpting, painting and design, despite taking up a lot of space for such a small figure. I think the main thing to consider when buying is if you're a fan of the chibi look and whether it would fit in your collection. It has a strange shape as well with the long twintails.

But, I'd recommend it! Four out of five due to some small design flaws.

★★★★☆
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