Another post today!
Just for fun I wanted to make my very own ranking of Hatsune Miku figures.
Of course I don’t own most of them so I’m basing my opinion on general rating, the manufacturer and of course on the look.
And of course this is a completely subjective ranking, so you can not agree with it 🙂
First of all I’m not a vocaloid fan. I’m also not a fan of Miku herself, but if there are soooo many figures of a character, there must be some that you’ll like. And of course there are quite many since Miku is one of mostly used characters for figures.
1# Hatsune Miku – Love is War ver. DX by Good Smile Company
The most stunning figure I’ve ever seen and the most wanted piece on my wishlist. Unfortunately the most unaffordable one too. Aftermarket price: around 45 000 yen (without megaphones from 13k). She was released in 2012 so in the year I was only considering starting figure collecting. The price of 13 333 yen was high for that time, but now it would come as pretty cheap since the base itself is definitely an amazing piece of plastic. Nowadays paying that much for a figure is nothing unusual and you wouldn’t get a GSC figure this size (28cm) and with base like that for less than 18 000 yen, I’m sure of it. This version looks stunning. The pose is dynamic, the painting is more than awesome and another thing is, that it was made according to Miwa Shirow’s illustration. Since I love this illustrator and mangaka, all figures based on his projects catch my eye immediately and land on my wishlist.
2# Hatsune Miku – World is Mine brown frame ver. by Good Smile Company
Another figure with a creative project and lovely base, and again the maker is GSC. That seductive look makes you addicted on the spot. Aftermarket price: from 8000 yen if you’re lucky so not that bad since the manufacturers price was 8381 yen.The frame base is a great idea, it’s definitely unusual and stands out of other figures. The inside looks like a soft fabric and gives even more charm to the figure.
3# 7th Dragon 2020 – Hatsune Miku – Type 2020 by Max Factory
Let’s change the manufacturer to Max Factory now. Another Miku based on Miwa Shirow’s illustration whose style is very easy to recognise here. This figure is slightly bigger since it’s 1/7 scale (24,5cm). The colours are lovely matched, I like the windblown pose and the shading looks brilliant too. Aftermarket price: ~7000-10000 yen. I’m definitely getting her sometime soon, the only problem is lack of free space to display her ><
4# Hatsune Miku – mebae ver. by Max Factory
This is the latest Miku figure announced by this manufacturer. The figure is definitely eccentric so not everyone might like it. She’s currently up for pre-orders. Manufacturers price: 18 333 yen. Yes, the price hurts. It only shows how much the prices of figures have gone up since a few years ago. This is another 1/7 scale and it’s 22,5cm tall. Lately there seem to be more 1/7 and bigger scales. Well, bigger figures are definitely nicer, just take more space 😉 Hopefully she’ll be on sale after the release. What I love most is her face and hair. The sculpt looks great and we can expect MF to make it even better in the end. I think it would be better if the base was simple like in the pictures, because it might have been too overwhelming. I hope the hair won’t be too fragile, because many buyers could get her destroyed in the sipping…
5# Hatsune Miku – VN02 by Max Factory
Another Miku by Max Factory. A cyber world Miku 🙂 This is a 1/8 scale, but thanks to the base it measures 27cm so it’s quite big. Aftermarket price: ~7000-8000 yen. I like this sharp green colours and her hair. Her pose is very dynamic and sculpt looks great!
6# Hatsune Miku – Shinkai Shoujo ver. by Good Smile Company
And here we’ve got a sea Miku, which looks like she really was under the water! Beautiful, delicate and with lovely base. She’s 1/8 scale too, but as she is in sitting pose she measures 16cm. Aftermarket price: ~22 000 yen (craaaazy).
7# Hatsune Miku – Rabbit Yukine – Magical Snow 2014 ver. by Good Smile Company
The cutest Miku ever! Yes, we all who thought it was expensive and didn’t order it from GSC shop were wrong and are now regretting not buying her. This nendoroid comes with so many accessories and is up til now so popular, that the price of 4286 yen seems funny now. Aftermarket price: from 6000 yen :”D Now I know it’s better to pre-order exclusives, because their price will be unreasonable after the release. Even if you pay a little more for the EMS shipping and custom fees, it will still be cheaper than getting the figure later.
8# Hatsune Miku – Senbonzakura ver. by Good Smile Company
Again a nendoroid. I own this one and I think it’s lovely! I like the design and the colours, especially her eyes look nice. There are many accessories, she is very posable and well made. Aftermarket price: from 4000 yen.
9# Hatsune Miku – Harvest Moon ver. by Good Smile Company
Another exclusive from GSC and another regret for me, since I didn’t buy her. The reason was too pricey orders in the release month of this one, so unfortunately I couldn’t afford getting her ;( I’m sure I won’t get her anymore, since I expect the aftermarket price to be much over 5000 yen.
10# Hatsune Miku – mikumix Shuukan Hajimete no Miku Hatsune by Good Smile Company
The simpliest design with the funniest faces. This nendo is just so funny I couldn’t give up placing her on this list. Aftermarket price: ~3000 yen.
Thanks for reading!