Review: figma 036: Asahina Mikuru Combat Waitress ver.

Today we review the third Mikuru in the figma series, Combat Waitress Mikuru!  She hails from the first episode of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 – Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) during the movie the SOS団 (SOS Brigade) made for the culture festival.

It’s difficult to tell, but I’m trying something a bit different for images of the full set picture.  I will endeavor to perfect this technique, as it looks as if it’d be pretty neat ;)  Anyway, This Mikuru comes with the standard 3 jointed figma stand and base and extra face. with a blue left eye for the Mi-mi… Mikuru Beam!!!  Mikuru’s twintails are connected to her head the same as the other non-Miku styled figmas, with a small clear ball joint into a small pit in the head.  Weaponry includes the 2 guns she uses against Nagato in the movie.  I’m sorry, but I’m not a gunmaniac, so I don’t know what kinds of guns they are, sorry!  Also included is the reindeer head for Kyon, and a nice shocked face for him too!  The reindeer head splits apart like a regular figma head and comes with its own figma joint as well,  and the face is swappable too!

Hands
The hands get a special seperate section since they’re so special with this figma.  Instead of the standard set of figma hands, Combat Waitress Mikuru comes with 2 hands from the standard set; a right fist and right pointing finger, and 2 hands from the Original Tsuruya set, namely the ‘V’ hands in a peace sign.  The remaining hands are all unique to this figma (maybe Makina Hoshimura has the gun hands too, but I don’t have that figma yet to compare =/)

The leftmost hand is similar to the *kira* hands from the Kagami Miku cosplay figma.  She actually uses that configuration when fighting Nagato in the movie when she starts attacking with the different style Mikuru Beams.  I wonder why they didn’t include one for the left hand?  The middle hand is the Mikuru Beam hand.  The 2 on the right are molded specfically to weild the 2 guns she comes with.  The pointer finger actually slips into the trigger!  Be careful when equipping though, as you don’t want to accidentally snap it off!  The finger is very flexible, so I doubt you could even break it if you tried, but better safe than sorry!
Pros: The amount of detail put into this figma is absolutely astounding.  You don’t get the chance to see in the other 2 Mikuru figmas, but in this one, you can clearly see her mole!  It’s too small to be star shaped, but the mole is there!  Don’t believe me?  Check this out!  I posted it earlier:
Click the image to see the note if you can’t find the mole ;)
Even though the arm ends in a cuff instead of a bare wrist, the same ease of swapping design used in the Cheer Girl figmas is there.  I think this figma is also wearing a push-up bra, as her assets look considerably larger in this figma than in the other two ;)  If you have the other 2 Mikuru figmas, that gives you a whopping 7 different faces to use with her!!!  She has a standard smiling face, a cowering face, and a scaredy-cat face from the original Mikuru and an open mouthed smiling face and determined face from Cheer Girl Mikuru.  Clearly they intend to make Mikuru the figma with the most expressions of the entire line!
Cons: Um… the mold on the right twintail could’ve been sanded down more?  I don’t know!  I love this figma so much!!!
So far, the figma line has  figmas that the Fräulein Revoltech line has; Bad Witch Nagato Yuki, Winter Seifuku Suzumiya Haruhi and this Combat Waitress Asahina Mikuru.  Will we be seeing a Bunny Haruhi and Mikuru next?  I certainly hope so!  She is currently sold out at Hobby Search, but if you manage to get her when she is restocked, their current price is ¥2,261.  She is currently labelled as Discontinued at Hobby Link Japan, but should she come back in stock there, she costs ¥2,381 there.  I certainly am glad I decided not to wait to order her!!!  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

5 Responses to “Review: figma 036: Asahina Mikuru Combat Waitress ver.”


  1. 1 lightningsabre June 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Oh I see the deer head for Kyon is in this one. Hmmm… tempting. A lot of WIN in this version of Mikuru!

  2. 2 Persocom June 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Really like this version of Mikuru. Nice review no less. I had a mishap with mine when I started to take my pictures for my review. But alas, Sun Seto made things all better ^^

  3. 3 Action Man June 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I would have preferred a 3rd face and a hand with a fired Mikuru Beam instead of the deer head but otherwise I love this figma.

  4. 4 http://www.imaginalmission.net/web2.0/index.php?option=com_blog&view=comments&pid=41164&Itemid=0 May 5, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Its such as you read my mind! You seem to understand so much approximately this, such as
    you wrote the book in it or something. I believe that you can
    do with a few p.c. to power the message house a
    little bit, but other than that, that is fantastic blog. An excellent read.
    I’ll certainly be back.

  5. 5 win Iphone 5s September 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Hello there I am so happy I found your blog, I really found you by
    accident, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just
    like to say thank you for a remarkable post and a
    all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don’t have time to browse it all at the minute
    but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will
    be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the great work.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




June 2009
S M T W T F S
« May   Oct »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Figure Maniac Counter

  • 102,442 Figure Maniacs have accessed this blog since October 2008
free counters

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5 other followers

RSS dannychoo.com

Flickr Photos

Asuka's Release

Asuka's Release

Asuka's Release

Asuka's Release

Asuka's Release

More Photos

Yuuichi-kun’s Tweets

Categories

Pages


%d bloggers like this: