Jun 212017

Taito’s newly announced Hatsune Miku prize figure, the Hatsune Miku Original Summer Dress Ver. Non-Scale Figure, can now be ordered online! Usually you would have to try your luck at arcades within Japan to win such prize figures, but recently direct sales have become more popular as worldwide interest in these figures grew. Prize figures have been increasing in quality, while remaining relatively inexpensive.

Our partners at Tokyo Otaku Mode are offering a chance to reserve yours before she’s unleashed at the arcades in Japan this August! She’s priced at $14.99 USD, with a scheduled release of December 2017 (4 months after Japan release). Please note the figure ships only to the United States and Canada.

Link: https://otakumode.com/fb/8pS

Based on an illustration by Naoki Saito, the Original Summer Dress Ver. of this figure has the beloved Vocaloid in a cute white dress featuring gray and blue sailor uniform details as she holds an eye-catching lifesaver above her~ The semi-transparency of her hair towards the ends adds a nice touch, too, along with the ever-so-slightly visible swimsuit on the inside of her dress.

She reaches a height of 7.1” and comes pre-painted and ready for display~

A secret detail of this figure that others were quick to hush is that this figure is also the castoff variety, allowing you to display Hatsune Miku in her swimsuit if you choose! Cute! (〃ω〃)

Dec 232015

Summer wear in Winter? Sure, why not! The previously teased Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka Swimsuit version 1/12 scale figures from FREEing are now up for preorder starting today! They are the first of an all-new figure line called “S-Style”, which is short for “Small & Stylish”. They are aimed at being small, yet detailed and affordably priced.

A new series of figures that aim to create palm-sized figures that are both ‘SMALL & STYLISH’ – S-style! The first to join the series is Hatsune Miku wearing a striped bikini with a frilly bottom that really brings out her cute side!

While the figure is quite small, the sculpting of her characteristic twin tails and even the coloring of her eyes have been given the utmost attention to bring a high quality figure for a reasonable price. You can also display her together with the second in the series, Megurine Luka, to start your S-style collection!

The S-style series is just beginning, so be sure to look forward to more in the future!

Both figures are up for preorder on Good Smile Company’s online shop for 2,980 Yen ($25) each, with preorders closing on January 20th, 2016 at 9:00 PM JST. The expected shipment period is April 2016, just 4 months later! The figures can also be found on other sites at various prices.

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> Megurine Luka Swimsuit Ver. on CDJapan ← CDJapan helps support our site!

> Hatsune Miku Swimsuit Ver. on Amiami
> Megurine Luka Swimsuit Ver. on Amiami

No photo review has been posted yet by Kahotan, but we can likely expect one soon on her official blog. Author note: In case this is the last article before the holidays, Merry Christmas everyone!