There are a ton of Miku figures on the market, and quite a few people are tired of seeing her day in and day out. But me? Well, I love Miku, and so does Stephen. I love the songs, the constant redesigns, and of course the figures! We have every non-prize figure scaled version of her, aside from the clunky Volks one, so the Rejudice Racing Miku was an easy order.
However, this Miku is quite different from all the other ones. Not only does she have a totally different outfit, but her hair got a significant redesign and… she has buckteeth! So did this awesome illustration have a smooth transition to 3D? Hit the jump and find out!
Racing Miku’s box has a stylish design that’s quite fitting with the theme. It’s splattered with logos and decals, just like a car!
Racing Miku takes a bit of assembling, but nothing major. She goes on her base, the wrench goes in her hand, and the chord goes… well, this is the annoying part. It doesn’t fall flat on the base like in the promo shots, so you have to be a bit creative with the placement.
I adore Miku’s color palette here. She’s usually shown only in blue, black, white and grey–I can’t actually think of a time that teal-haired Miku wore something colorful! Orange was a great choice, as it compliments her hair perfectly.
One oddity is the lean on this figure. She’s not leaning in the sense that her legs are losing integrity, but from the side she bends forward a bit. It’s a bit disconcerting, but once you realize that it doesn’t effect the longevity of the figure it’s not a huge concern. However, it seems like a lot of people have a far worse lean than me!
Miku’s face is almost identical to the original art, but whenever I look at it I feel like something is… off. The eyes are a bit crossed, but the bigger issue is the tilt of her head. It’s just a teeny bit off from the promotional shots, but having her looking slightly down just throws everything out of balance. She’s probably best displayed on a higher shelf, so you can fully see the details of her face.
I think the thin twintails really work, and they’re certainly more realistic than the poofy ones she usually has. The color is a bit lighter as well! However, I think someone went overboard with the shading on mine, as a chunk of her right twintail is almost white!
You can tell that a lot of time and effort went in to Miku’s jumpsuit. The detailing is phenomenal and the paint is flawless. Just look at the stitching, it almost looks real! And the glossy finish is different here than on many of their other figures. It’s more subtle and realistic, which is a nice touch.
Some people complained about Miku’s bust, but I for one was surprised with how very realistic it is. Miku is a tiny girl, and she’s always had small breasts, but they are usually perky. Which, without a bra, is a bit unnatural. Here, however, she’s quite realistic! I find it refreshing, and honestly more alluring than fake-perky Miku!
The paintwork on the items in Miku’s tool belt is a wee bit sloppy on close inspection, but considering how tiny these things are I’ll cut them some slack.
Miku comes with one extra piece that many people didn’t know what to do with–a stray wrench. In the promo shots it’s shown in her belt, but apparently they didn’t make enough room. Mine fits in fine, though it took a bit of wiggling!
There is no way that pants this baggy would ever cling that tightly to one’s behind, but I doubt Miku fans are going to complain about the view back here!
I love Miku’s robot heels, it’s a nice futuristic touch to her look. After all, she’s the pop idol of the future, so she needs clothing to match!
The base is a bit uninteresting, but the asphalt finish matches the theme well. I would have preferred a cool tire base or something along those lines, but it’s not entirely boring and it supports her well.
I think that, overall, GSC did a very decent job on Racing Miku. The face is my only real complaint, and that can be fixed by shelf placement. The design is unique and fresh, and the work on her outfit is simply awesome. I’d definitely recommend her to any Miku fans, she’s a worthy addition to your collection!
Thanks as usual to Stephen Donaldson for taking these shots! Picking a location to shoot her in was pretty damn easy since, well, she’s a racing figure! Also, I happen to have a Toyota, and as we all know, Miku is their official sponsor!