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Allow me to begin by saying that my icon very neatly mirrors the face I made when I opened the HUGE BOX OF WONDERS that I got in the mail yesterday. The wonderful shigure at MyFigureCollection decided to be amazingly generous and sent me figma Append Miku and figma Mirai Sunega! They arrived in the post yesterday (and the box was fuckhuge, seriously.) So after dancing around like the eternal child that I am, I prepared some scissors and got ready to unbox that shit.



BOX!





Hey, compared to that box, this one is pretty impressive, right?



Not at all? Okay then...



SNIP DAT SHIT



[opens box like a Fable protagonist]



And here are the boxes, all wrapped up neatly.

Now, I must confess that I was an awful blogger right here, as Ihad to pause for a moment in order to -- if you'll pardon my french -- freak the fuck out. Because as I pulled the boxes out, I was surprised to find a third box at the bottom. As they were all wrapped in the brown paper you can see in the picture, I couldn't identify any of the figures at first. But the bottom one was a larger figma box and was therefore Append Miku.

One of the boxes was Mirai Sunega.

So what was the one that I had hold of now?



IT ONLY TURNED OUT TO BE HOMURA MOTHERFUCKIN' AKEMI

Seriously, you guys should have seen me freaking out about it. Shigure had heard about my trouble with getting my own Homura order delivered and so sent along one of his as well as the other two figures, just because there was room in the box.

I have the warm fuzzies.

ANYWAY.

Sorry for the crappy image quality; I did this unboxing at about half five at night and I had to take the photos by the light of my bulb which gave them an icky orange hue that I managed to remove in photoshop.

But I digress.



MIRAI SUNEGA UNBOXING


For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Mirai Sunega is Danny Choo's mascot for his website, Culture Japan. After an April Fool's Prank about a Mirai figma, GS actually went ahead and made one! Mirai's a very cute character and she looks just as cute in figma form.



Her box is very simple; a sleek white and orange colour scheme that matches Mirai perfectly. I remember when I first got Kouyou Haruhi that her box colours (dark orange and brown) made me think of Terry's Chocolate Orange. Mirai's reminds me of those orange creme chocolates you get in selection boxes. Yum!

By the way you guys, when I was opening her, I was trying to be extra careful with the scissors so I didn't damage the box. After half an hour or very carefully trying and failing but leaving the box undamaged, I managed to do it very delicately, using a knife. And when I open the box, what happens? The flap tears at the 'hinges'. XD



On the side, we see Mirai striking a cute pose with one of her accessories, which is a hand holding a digital camera. Her name is writen in both Kana and Romaji. I can't remember what the text under it says, sorry!



The back of the box shows a collage of Mirai's promo poses, showcasing all her different accessories and faces. The text is all in Japanese so I can't read it (sorry!) but I think it's mostly safety warnings (choking hazards, etc) and copyright stuff.



As you can see, the cardboard backing she comes with is a nice sunny orange and yellow. The white text at the bottom says "For use with di:stage!" and contains instructions on how to decorate the di:stage I believe.




Behold Mirai, in all her plastic-covered glory! Sorry for the panty shot. oTL



And here's Mirai herself! She's very cute and very detailed. While I was posing her, I had a look under her shirt (not like that, you perverts!) just to see -- and Max Factory had actually bothered to give her a belly button! It's just a small dint in the plastic of her stomach but it's very obviously there if you look. Crazy attention to detail, huh?




And here are Mirai's accessories. And this is where, I think, Max Factory copped out a little. That rack of hands? Yeah, there are no missing ones. That is exactly how she arrived. Maybe they were leaving room for her other hands -- the camera and the hankie that you can see in the pic -- but it still seems INCREADIBLY cheap. I mean, they didn't even bother to fill the hand rack!

*sigh* I'll save it for the review...



See? Even Mirai's upset!









APPEND HATSUNE MIKU UNBOXING




If figma Mirai makes me think of orange creme chocolate, then Append Miku reminds me of an iPod, in the very best way. There's a sleekness about her that you just don't usually get in figmas -- PVCs and AcStas are usually the go-to for this kind of quality. I don't think the fact that Append Miku is the 100th figma the sudden quality spike are coincidences and I have to clap MF on the back for bothering to make Append Miku look as good as she did. And they did a great job; she's stunning.

By the way, Miku's larger than average box is usually exclusive to special release figmas (BRS, Ui, etc). I believe that figma Append Miku is the first of the regular release to have a square box (though that honour might go to Witch Nagato Yuki; I'm not sure if she's a special release or not, though.)



This is what's in the little black bag on the front of the box, btw. Figma headphones! Cute, yes? I think they were a promotional offer for people who pre-ordered Append Miku.



Box. Back of.



The side. Incidentally, Append Miku's box is based off the box art for the Append Miku voicebanks. #andnowyouknow



This pose is the one from Append Miku's boxart. It's pretty, isn't it?



Here she is in her blister pack! As you can see, she comes with two extra faces and the parts to put her into 'awakened' mode.



She's just so photogenic. XD Incidentally, like the Evangelion girls, Miku doesn't have a hole in her back, so we get a waist clip add-on to the stand.



Here are all the accessories.



Last but most definitely not least; Homura!




HOMURA AKEMI UNBOXING




Here's HomuHomu in her box. It shares the same basic design as Madoka's, save for a few obvious changes for colurs and the character on the box. It suits her, yes?



The side. Looks like she's striding off to save Madoka from a witch or something.



The back, showcasing all her accessories and faces.

Yes, you are seeing this right. Yes, she does come with a handgun, a bazooka and a golf club. It's exactly as awesome as it sounds.



I'm only posting this one because I think it's funny that the box randomly turned blue for some reason LOL. Maybe this is what Sayaka's box will look like? :3



The top. Moemura! *A*



At first I was all "Why is the insert blue and not purple?" ... then I remembered the colour of the vortex that shows up whenever Homura time travels. XD



Homura in her blister packaging! She actually has three layers; the top two are for the usual and the bottom one has her alternate hairpiece.



Let me just say that pictures cannot convey how awesome this figure is. I've heard people say she feels 'solid' in hand which I never understood til I held her myself; but she really does feel solid and well-sculpted in hand.



Her accessories. Look at the detail on that Soul Gem! *A*



Stoic face.



Smiling


That's all for today! Tomorrow, I'll be able to get some better shots. Once I do, I'll get around to reviewing them all.

Thanks for reading! o/
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes, she looks absolutely precious with her glasses and braids! I'm posing her as regular old Homura atm but I will probably swap her over to Moemura at some point.

Miku is just so pretty aaaaa. I want to take loads of pics of her with like, fairy lights or something. The translucent plastic for her hair conducts LED light perfectly.