So, while i wait for Rider to arrive. We can continue with our normal… less hectic reviews… As today, Akiyama Mio Figma has arrived from Mandarake. In spirit of continuing the regular reviews, this time it’s Ayase’s turn to review her. So let’s the ball rolling.
I haven’t had any of he K-On figmas except Mio for now, so i haven’t really seen the others’ design. But for Mio, so far I’m liking it. It’s simple, clean, shows everything on the front window with accessories and pose samples on the back. Although i kinda loathe my national courier services for ruining the box… it was half dented but nothing inside was damaged…
Now here’s the tricky part, the stuff she comes with:
- 2 Extra faceplates
- 1 Pair of extra shoes
- 1 American Deluxe® Fender® Jazz look-a-like Bass
- 1 Bass bag
- 5 Pairs of extra hands
- 2 Straps for the bass and bag
Wait? 2 straps? where is it? I can’t find it~!
Oh, good news, it was neatly hidden between the background cardboard and the box itself. So take extra precaution in making sure that you don’t lose it while opening the box for the first time.
And here’s a quick look on Mio. Do note that she is not short, or stumpy, or anything else for that matter. It’s just that her uniform made it look like so. Does it restricts her? Does her hair makes it hard to pose around.
The way her clothes and hair are sculpted, it still gives her a lot of clearance room for a uniformed figure. This is a nice touch, since sometimes uniformed figures have a tendency to make your posing live a living hell… Add to that, the details and the choice of soft pvc for most of her outfit is also a nice one. Making her lighter, more posable and easier to balance -given with the large footing of her shoes- without a stand.
Ah yes, the Fender® Jazz Bass … and yeah fuck you SOPA/PIPA if I’m going to get shut down just for mentioning one of your supporters without paying royalty.
The jazz bass looks awesome and detailed too, of course it’s missing its strings… then again if they do sculpt the strings it would be one hell of a replica…
And the bass bag, it’s huge but it does the job of holding the bass. There is this huge unsealable gap on the side, but that’s where the bass goes in and frankly it doesn’t stand out too much, given the right angle. And the detailing on the leathers is awesome too as that bag does LOOK the part, although it doesn’t feel like leather but at least it looks like it~
The last extras I’m going to cover are these… The extra pair of shoes. As you all know Japanese schools always provide a uniformed shoes to change into once they get into school, and Mio comes with a pair. I find these to be quite the extra goodies but not so much as to jump for joy at the sight of it…
And that concludes our current regular review of Mio. Although she looks sad, I will try to work harder so i can get the other K-On members.
Well the reason i can’t get her pals sooner is… err… i got $175 worth of preorder invoice this month alone and $210+ on February… So I’ll probably hunt for her pals by march where there is only 1 invoice of preordered item…