It’s been SO long since I updated…well since all my pre-orders weren’t here..I got kinda lazy and just sat on my ass day in day out. Well no more! With the advent of April my pre-orders all cascaded on me like a Tsunami and to kick off Spring (In Japan at least), we have our lovely Sakura Miku!
Well this is normally where I have the box picture but you can see Sakura Miku broke free and is cheerfully munching on her onigiri..ah well
First off, she is uber PINK! I’m a fan of pink Nendoroids so it doesn’t really bother me but hey if you hate pink..stay away~
Every part of her has sakura petals all over and it’s so pretty!
There’s a gradient across her entire head culminating in a translucent end. And of course there gotta be petals there as well!
Her usual headphones are covered with *petals* too and even though it’s still Miku, it’s a DIFFERENT Miku!
Her sleeves and boots have some metallic pink going on and it’s real funky. GSC really saw fit to just drown this Miku in differing shades of pink..Spring is obviously here.
Time to bring both my Snow and Sakura Miku out for a photoshoot~
Even though Sakura Miku is new..I think the sculpt is pretty much similar to the original Miku Nendo. The pigtails and fringe especially feels identical..well no biggie there and with the colour differences it’s almost new!
Sakura Miku comes bundled with a tremendous amount of stuff and it’s pretty cool. An entire head with cherry hair clips are provided and that’s real funky..does cherries equate to spring?
You have this Sakura plate thing which Miku can stand in..not such a big fan and it totally reminds me of the lotus Buddha/ Bodhisattvas sit in. Which is kinda weird for a Nendo to do..
You also get the munching face and cushions to re-create Puti-devil’s artwork! I love this face and if you put in Miku’s leek it will feel so appropriate~ The cushions can be stacked or removed according to your preference but what’s amazing is that Miku can balance on it without a stand! Still use a stand for the long run..you don’t want her tumbling down now.. Another cool thing is that her feet can bend at a 90 degrees sitting down angle without swapping any parts so yeah, super-movable legs!
I know it isn’t obvious but I switched out her sakura headphones for the regular Miku ones. Anyhoo this expression is pretty killer as well and doesn’t this just tear at your heartstrings?
Don’t go…stay with me ok..~
I wanna apologise for the little amount of pictures but I was in a rush and didn’t have the time to strike that many poses. Therefore the amount of pictures doesn’t justify just how playable this Nendoroid is. Other than the alternate hairclips and headphones, the expressions are so varied and cute and coupled with the extra stuff, you can really do alot with this girl. She might not be a regular release but for folks who ordered her off GSC online store that time, Miku’s pretty affordable in a group order and is well worth that hassle. I love the paintjob done over here and even though it uses original Miku’s sculpt, there is enough difference and personality to give this a fresh feeling. It’s not a must-have unless you really love chibi Mikus but if you can track this down for a good price…why not? Now if GSC were to release yearly Sakura Mikus..that would piss me off =/
There are no sakuras in Singapore..so Miku gotta pose with a temple~