Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Review: Snow Miku Playtime.

Review: Snow Miku Playtime.

Hello. Today I am reviewing Snow Miku, Queen of The Frozen Hell and Leader of the Snow Demons.
Actually, I am kidding about the last two part, as Miku is an avatar/mascot for the Vocaloid
voice synthesiser program.
She has plenty of different incarnation in music videos and figure form, one of them is Snow Miku
which is a limited release Nendoroid.
This second also limited version of Snow Miku called Playtime featuring poseable joints among other extras.

The box of Snow Miku Playtime is a bit more wider than usual Nendo boxes, with a big
window to show what is inside.
The outside also has nice pictures and design to show what else is inside you can't see from
the window.

Opening the box, Snow Miku is securely packed in the tray.
Snow Miku includes 2 other faces and an extra hairpiece, 2 leeks in different sizes, a hand
for the ice leeks, a pair of mittens, a scarf, the normal Miku headphones and a snowman.
There's also another extra.

An ice tray.
The designs are normal Miku and Hachune Miku, word bubbles with snow and snowman
image, a pair of leeks, and a name plaque saying "nendoroid yukimiku".

The plastic is pretty soft and flexible.
I tried making some ice and the result are pretty good, though the hard ice is still hard to
get out of the tray.
Also the leeks tend to be fragile and breaks easily.
You can make other things than ice though. :P

On to the girl herself.

The body is separated into several parts, and you will find that out yourself as you have take
her apart to take out the plastic covering her. It is easy to do so, just be careful as her hair
seems to be made of a soft material.
Also as you do so, you'll find something interesting..I'll tell you later. The engineering of
posable Miku makes her seem to push out her buttocks though it's not really noticeable.
She comes with the new stands designs though you don't really need it since you can balance
Miku on her twintail, even on one leg.

Unless you want to make a "hair blown by the wind" effect, the stand isn't really necessary.
The details on Miku are nicely done as any other Nendoroids, featuring the snow motifs
on her hair, headphones(earmuffs?) and mittens.

The other faces included are shy..

and Hachune. A bit different that the old set.

Which is also the same face as the snowman.

The snowman can be separated at the head, so you could probably play around with some
Nendo Petits with it. There is also a hole for you to insert the smaller leek.

Miku has an extra hand to hold the leek.

It is hard to exchange the hand because of the small size and Miku's overlong sleeve.
The same goes for the mittens, as they are soft.
Also, the mittens can't hold the leek.
The scarf is easier to put on as you only have to detach the head.

You could just not put the hand in and have Miku imitate MegaMan.

"Rock Shoota!!"

And here's the interesting thing I found out; Snow Miku has removable panties, and with a blue ribbon design.

Imagine the diorama you could do with it..

The ice is tray is basically a novelty but a very good one, while Playtime lives up to it's name with it's playful
look. Definitely a good addition to Nendo and/or Miku collectors.
Meanwhile I am gonna go make some Miku shaped confections..:P

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