Review: 1/6 Mikuru Asahina Combat Waitress Version by Atelier-Sai

Guns for ages 10 and up.

Guns for ages 10 and up.

One of the figures I got from AFA08. This is a very special Mikuru figure that I have been thinking of getting for a long, long time. Produced by ATELIER-SAI, she retails for a hefty 7200.


Before revealing the specialness of this figure, let us proceed with the review.

BOX

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The box keeps in tradition with the other Haruhi figures produced by ATELIER-SAI and has a yellow/cream and orange colour scheme. I do like the windows that are located all round the box though.

Original? Check.

Original? Check.

One of the important things to check for when purchasing a figure, is the official sticker. With the proliferation of bootlegs, one can never be too careful. However, it is a pretty safe bet that the stuff sold in Singapore and trusted sites like Hobby Link Japan and Hobby Search are all original.

UNBOXING

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ACCESSORIES

The figure comes with the following accessories:

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A pair of exchangeable hands and two guns. The guns are a replica of the toy guns seen in Episode 00 of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu.

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Sadly, they don’t have ‘For Ages 10 and Up’ on them.

BASE

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The base is huge! Definitely one of the bulkiest ones that I have in my collection.

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Also, since the figure is only supported by one leg, to prevent any potential leaning, there is a metal rod cast in the leg. Good stuff.

THE FIGURE

Mikuru BEAM~~

Mikuru BEAM~~

Completed and ready to display, Mikuru is striking her trademark ‘Mikuru Beam’ pose.

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Here are some more pictures of her with her with her hands exchanged.

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The all – important Pantsu Shot.

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… and like any good figure, the skirt is removable. I do like the detail on the pantsu. With the ribbons and all. (*O*)

As to why the figure is so special,

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It made a cameo appearance in multiple episodes of Lucky Star! Yup, Konata owns this exact same figure and displays it on her television. How awesome is that?

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The above screens as seen from my Acer Aspire One Laptop are from Episode 10 of Lucky Star. If you are still not convinced of the accuracy of the figure, check out this GIF I made.

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However, if you think that this is a perfect figure, you’d be wrong. There are several flaws to the figure. Let me explain.

One of the biggest flaws of the figure is the base. Even though the figure is well supported, the place where the figure plugs into the base is extremely loose. With only one day of display, the figure already started to sag to the right. Perhaps this is a flaw on only my figure…

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Also, the paint on the back of the pantsu started cracking. Perhaps this is because this figure is pretty old. Not to mention the horrible cast line on her left thigh.

Lastly, at 7200 yen, I think it is a little overpriced. I finally picked this figure up at AFA08 only because there was a special price drop.

Other than that, this figure is pretty alright. It is indeed a great addition to your collection and I’d recommend you pick this figure up if you are a Mikuru fan or a Lucky Star fan. Too bad my TV is a flat screen, otherwise, I’d definitely display it there. (^.^)’

12 Responses to Review: 1/6 Mikuru Asahina Combat Waitress Version by Atelier-Sai

  1. nintendokid says:

    WOW! 7200 yen thats alot ( for me anyway) although it is an amzing figure and i have seen magazines for more

    i didnt watch TMOHS b4 luckystar so i didnt get many cameo stuff so ill think im gonna watch it again with the specail ed volumes of lucky star although im only getting 1,2,3,4 for christmas mabey five with birthday money ( i used up almost all my christmas presnts from people and even 2 for my bithday)

    But mikuru maid ver is 1 of my fav characters although i dint really like the whole ep it was proboly the one i kept postponing the most but it was still good and i love the mikuru beam

    The resemblance is uncanny from the lucky star ep its aswome and the base sure is huge .although ill think ill get the figma ver

  2. meimi132 says:

    I would only get if there was a price drop…. Considering the whole recession thing… 5000yen is now £36….So 7200 yen is waaaay too much….. lol

  3. meimi132 says:

    Ooooo I’ve just found where I cud get all the Mikuru I ever dreamed of…. and each if under £40…. which is great pricing considering…

  4. arikito says:

    but even with the metal rod in her leg, she’s going to lean this is on of the most notorious leaning figures ever made, and atelier sai really didn’t think of it much. I’ve known of many people who bought this figure and ended up having her lean so badly the pin in her leg goes right thourgh the PVC. and she’s super expensive for the lack of quality in detail on her really wasn’t a smart buy. To just buy her cause she was on lucky star was pretty stupid and you should have researched about ehr first. Plus she is way overpriced, you should have just saved your money adn gotten Max Fatory’s version instead. she’s much better made and is cheaper and doesn’t lean.

  5. actar says:

    I didn’t buy it for the full price. It was half off and I got it.

  6. Death says:

    That’s a good observation there. The figure of Mikuru being in Lucky Star.

    Cute figure there…sorry about the base thing

  7. Otaku_Girl says:

    the mikuru beam is kinda cheesy…

  8. Otaku_Girl says:

    @actar: in mikuru asahina, that drawing in the middle…was that done by u? if so, i made it as a logo for my reviews…dont worry, i credited a disclaimer, but i dont wnna get sued over something stupid like borrowing a pic off the internet and using it for a logo, especially since i m broke

  9. konakonaotaku says:

    srry 4 triple posting but…
    how did u make the GIF?

  10. Actar says:

    @ konakonaotaku: Check out gifninja.com (hope I got the URL right). (^.^)

  11. Otaku_Girl says:

    dang didnt work :(

    MUAHAHAHAAAA mikuru pummels yuki!! >D

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