Mimi Miracle Mikuru! Mikuru no Gekisou!

26 04 2009

Heya I’m back with my second ever figure shoot!  Given that these three Gekisou figures were supposed to have been released during 3 consecutive months and Haruhi had been delayed by a month, I had expected Mikuru to be delayed until May.  However, I got a call from Tora no ana saying that my preorder had arrived last Friday to my surprise.  Well, glad to have her earlier than expected!

I took a page out of Dannychoo’s book and decided to use my computer monitor as a background for the figure.  Unfortunately, my macbook pro is rather small so it turned out to be not so great of an idea.  In any case, this figure is fairly great, but it simply doesn’t live up to the same level as Haruhi’s Gekisou.  I’m not a fan of figure reviews since a lot of it is up to personal taste, so judge the figure for yourself.  In any case, hit the jump for more pictures!

The gekisou figures use very small boxes.  Smallest 1/8 figure box I have seen so far.

The gekisou figures use very small boxes. Smallest 1/8 figure box I have seen so far.

Alright time for some mandatory shots.  Front and Back!

Seems like I messed up the manual focus :(

Seems like I messed up the manual focus 😦

Ah.. the sides of my monitor are showing....

Ah.. the sides of my monitor are showing....

A warning to those looking to purchase her, Mikuru is a one legged figure.  Unfortunately, my area of expertise is in thermoplastics and PVC that is used to make figures is a thermoset plastic, so I cannot tell you if she will become a leaner.  However, she does look sturdy enough.

Her ankle looks like it's in a somewhat painful position.

Her ankle looks like it's in a somewhat painful position.

Her face does look incredibly charming though.

Her face does look incredibly charming though.

Detailed down to the spot on her left breast.

Detailed down to the spot on her left breast.

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She has a ribon to tie everything down in the front, and a transparent underskirt.

She has a ribon to tie everything down in the front, and a transparent underskirt.

Close up of Mikuru from behind.

Close up of Mikuru from behind.

Time to close up with a group photo!!

I really should have dusted off Haruhi first.  She's been on my desk for only a few weeks and she's become like this.

GrI really should have dusted off Haruhi first. She's been on my desk for only a few weeks and she's become like this.

I know my shots aren’t very good, but I tried the best I could with the given lighting.  I don’t even have a tripod :(.  Any suggestions on improving my shots would be much appreciated!

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22 responses

27 04 2009
guorbatschow

nice macbook pro :3

27 04 2009
Kanon

Cute Mikuru figure ^^ Are you getting Yuki as well?

27 04 2009
guorbatschow

lul he is broke

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

I’m debating about Yuki, she’s awfully plain. However, I’m 2/3 for the set, so I’m really thinking about it.

27 04 2009
Nyarth

Any panty shots? =]

27 04 2009
robostrike

One time things go ahead of time. nice ^_^ Hope to see more shots of the three in action when you get them. Until then, save up!

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

Haha quite. Yuki is due next month, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get them all in the same shot without some difficulty.

27 04 2009
Persocom

nice get! I haven’t decided on whether or not I’ll be getting Mikuru just yet, but Yuki will be here next month ^^

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

You really should get Mikuru, she’s really great. I honestly think Nagato is the weakest of the bunch.

27 04 2009
bluemage

Nice looking Mikuru figure! And yes, I see what you mean about dusting off the Haruhi figure.

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

😛 I didn’t realize she was so dusty until I was editting the photo, by which time it was too late. I did dust her off later though!

27 04 2009
Lightosan

Soo moe! i dont know if im getting her maybe later. but its really nice…

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

Don’t resist. Spend now… think later! Terrible advice, I know :P. But you’ll miss her, if you don’t get her now.

27 04 2009
ELTboy

Nice Mikuru figure…me still waiting for mine to arrive.

Btw, you need to take better care of Haruhi-sama. ^_^”

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

Haha I dusted her off properly afterward. I will make sure to dust off my figures more often. I had no idea dust collects on them so fast.

28 04 2009
Chris

Hrm… something seems off in those monitor-as-backdrop shots… Maybe if you’re using it, you should balance the backlight with more light from in front (maybe a fill-flash? Or just a desklamp). Or maybe it’s the colors of the picture…

Or, perhaps if you treated your monitor as illumination and killed the rest of the lights… that could be cool (side-illuminate using color, white…)

Be creative! Take pictures from unusual angles of unusual things or unusual parts of things. You’re experimenting well with shots here, but you can do more.

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

I thought they looked quite good. I’m don’t quite understand what you mean by them being “off”. I thought about the lighting issue in front, the background is overexposed :(. Unfortunately, the only light I have is the flash on my camera and that’s too strong for a portrait.

I also tried using the monitor as illumination and the results turned out really weird :P. I need a tripod to be able to them properly I think.

Thanks for the encouragement, I’ll keep trying!

28 04 2009
Yuki Phnx

I love that first back shot of her! felt like I was watching her dance!

omg, Mikuru is so cuuuuute! Aitai >.>

I like that you noticed the detail on her boob. *thumbs up*

28 04 2009
aaroninjapan09

😛 glad you like Mikuru too! The first and probably last Mikuru figure I’ll ever buy! I won’t get milked by these figure vendors!

9 05 2009
maru

Nice shots I say!
The quality really surpasses my expectations. Even the box looks good.

The legs were one of the reasons I didn’t get her tho.

…as if I had the money ^^;

9 05 2009
aaroninjapan09

Thanks for the comment.

Her leg is somewhat curved in an awkward position, but if you pose her right, it doesn’t look so bad.

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