Back with another Miki post! I’m going to end up with so many Miki figures, and I just know it. But for now, here’s Kotobukiya’s newest Angelic Island figure!
Miki’s just as adorable as Makoto is, and she goes really well with her too! Just like with Makoto, Miki is definitely a towering 1/7, closer to 1/6 scale than a ‘true’ 1/7.
She also comes with her gold ring belt, and her towel – both can be removed!
I love that they gave her an ample amount of underboob also. She looks stunning in her bikini and is certainly showing more skin than the boyish Makoto does.
Her hair is really flowy and the towel fits just right into her hands to make it believable. The only thing I’m worried about is dust getting on the towel, because the sculpt of it and the paint are really scratchy. I’d imagine I’ll have to put it in water if I want to completely dust it off, just like I have to with my old Kotobukiya Tabitha’s cloak.
Her hair is honestly really nicely done. I love the volume of it, without being overbearing.
I suppose she doesn’t look the best from every angle, though.
Getting in a little closer, obviously they could’ve done a better job with the seams in her hair. It reminds me a little of putty that hasn’t been smoothed out.
A piece of hair on the other side is the same way. It was a little bit of a let down.
The biggest let down on this figure though, is the fact that her chest comes off right underneath her top, and since it isn’t the best mold it leaves gaps on both sides of her body. On her left side you can also see a bit of a pinch in the mold on the side of her breast. It’s a little awkward looking.
The other side is no better. There’s a bit of a mold mark above her swimsuit, and that dreaded gap. It’s worse on this side though, because that’s the side you view her from.
She does look really cute from the back, however. It’s such a shame she has a towel that covers her thighs and her lower butt up!
Her towel has the Angelic Island mark on it, which I think makes it a little nicer. I’m glad they added detail to it instead of leaving the whole thing plain.
Her feet are really cute, I like her sandals a lot!
However, while her other foot is screwed into the base, that one was glued. The glue obviously didn’t hold and so her foot came off of the base… somehow. There are paint chips on the bottom of the shoe from it also.
As of right now I don’t know what sort of glue or anything to hold her foot down, so it just stays in a weird position a little above the base until I figure it out. I’ve already tried multiple times to get her foot to stay down on the peg, but it just doesn’t want to sit properly.
Her base is a really pretty shade of green, though, and the seastar inside is a different colour from Makoto’s.
She’s cute without her gold belt on too, though I prefer it on her because it really does complete the figure.
What a great sculpt, even despite the flaws. She really is a gorgeous girl.
And she has a sexy stomach too!
Ending with a few pictures of the two together! They make a great set so far, I can’t wait for the next ones!
Overall I know this figure has flaws. Poor Miki can’t get away from the fact that she has those gaps right under her swimsuit top, or her hair looking odd on the sides, but I certainly don’t regret her. She’s a bigger figure than what I’m used to, since I tend to get mostly 1/8 scale (and a lot of times the 1/7ths run on the small side these days instead of on the larger side), and her sculpt is fantastic. I love her face – that smile brightens up my day, and her hair has a lot of volume. And the bases that come with this set make it easy to keep them close together without taking up a lot of shelf space, so that’s a plus too! Probably some of my favorite bases to date with the ‘sand’ and shells inside, too! So I’d get her even if I knew about the issues beforehand. I think she’d be great for any Miki fan, as this set in general is!
What do you think about Kotobukiya’s rendition of Miki? Would you still get her with her flaws?