Taking the next step – Hiiragi Kagami by Mama Chapp

By , December 20, 2009 10:04 pm

Kagami!  In cute doll form!  Need I say more? :D

Well, I’ll say a bit more than that ^^;  This is Hiiragi Kagami as released by the Mama Chapp Toy company in Fall 2008.  When I first read about the Lucky Star dolls, I was very interested but did not follow up due to the difficulty in obtaining them.  Kagami was an limited, exclusive release by MamaChapp and was only available for order through their site.  So, I abandoned the idea of owning this lovely Kagami for nearly a year.

My interest in the Kagami doll never faded entirely though and a few months back I decided to look into it once again.  I saw they were being sold on Yahoo! Japan Auctions but most of the auctions were quite pricey.  I monitored the auctions for a few months and finally spotted a decent deal for a brand new, unopened Kagami doll.  I didn’t hesitate and placed a bid through a deputy service.  The auction final price was 14,500 yen, a bit lower than the original retail price; not cheap but well worth it!  A few weeks later, Kagami was in my hands :D

I have to admit that I’m still a doll n00b and don’t know much about Japanese dolls quite yet.  While it seems Dollfies are becoming more popular, the smaller scale dolls like this Kagami seem a bit more varied.  Lots of different sizes and body types.  Kagami here is a 23cm doll and comes with her red winter school uniform.

In addition to her school uniform, Mama Chapp included 3 extra hand sets (for 8 total), knee socks, and brown school loafers.  And, of course, Kagami’s trademark brown hair ribbons :D

Now on to some real photos!  I recommend opening the full versions to get the best look! :)

"D-Don't follow me around all day!"

Taking some inspiration from Chun’sTaiga goes out” series, I decided to give Kagami a day out as well :)  Let’s see what she decides to do ^^

Kagami pics a flower from the garden.

Kagami is made from ABS and PVC materials for the majority of the doll’s body, including the torso and limbs.  The limbs are all jointed as are the torso, shoulders, and feet.  This gives the doll a nice degree of poseability.  The doll’s head and hands are composed of a softer rubber material.

"Wh-What are you looking at? Baka!"

Not quite a Dollfie, but there aren’t any Kagami Dollfies!  I’m also not skilled enough to make my own Kagami Dollfie >_<  Not that I think a Dollfie would necessarily be better than this Kagami anyway ^^.

"Nya~n!" *blush*

So, how is this Kagami doll?  I have to say that I absolutely love her!  She’s incredibly cute and being able to pose her is great.  I mean, I know Figma can be posed too, but they just seem tacky compared to this. ^^;  I’m beginning to realize why Dollfies have such a dedicated following.  So, yes, I really do like her, but I don’t think I will be dropping figure collecting either.  I do foresee myself cutting down on future figure purchases but definitely not going away.  Still lots of lovely figure ladies that I want to acquire ;)

"Hey, look what I found! ^^"

So there you have it.  I do sort of see doll collecting, be it Dollfie or obitsu-type, as the next step beyond figure collecting and I’m glad to have gotten to this point.  I actually had a ton of fun taking these initial photos though I perhaps waited a bit too long on posting them.  I’ve had this Kagami doll for a few months now and you can probably tell by the green foliage that the photos are also a bit old ^^;

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed viewing the pictures as much as I did taking them ^^.  I have more to come in future posts too so be sure to check back soon!

28 Responses to “Taking the next step – Hiiragi Kagami by Mama Chapp”

  1. Kawaiimo says:

    >w< i love it~ These pictures are amazing, especially the flower one!

  2. yunamon says:

    Welcome aboard the Ark of Obitsu! I’m an Obitsu collector myself… :D

    The next step is definitely DD but they’re too pricey for me… ^^;

  3. chun says:

    awww congrats :D she’s cute ^o^
    .-= chun´s last blog ..Adventures of Mokotan~ 5 =-.

  4. Actar says:

    Ooh, didn’t know these existed! Will try to get them now that I know they do…
    .-= Actar´s last blog ..Finally. My Dreams and Hopes are Answered. =-.

  5. Optic says:

    Definitely taking a big step indeed even though the size does not show. lol
    Her smile is simply too adorable and I can’t help but smile each time I look at her. :)

    I have a feeling she won’t be ur last as many say, it doesn’t stop with just one. xD
    .-= Optic´s last blog ..Music Monday ~ KOTOKO – SCREW =-.

  6. Smithy says:

    Those are nice photos and the MamaChapp Kagami looks pretty nice.

    Though you’re likely a goner now, next step Dollfie and then there’ll be no end to them… :P
    .-= Smithy´s last blog ..Dawn winter landscape =-.

  7. Lylibellule says:

    Not a big fan of that kind of doll, but it allow to do nice photos. Congratulations for you new acquisition. :)
    .-= Lylibellule´s last blog ..Devil on G-String =-.

  8. sonic_ver2 says:

    Nice photos. Dolfies really do open up more possibilities for new photo concepts.

    Anywa, will you take a step higher by getting Dolfie Dream? Those nice DDs are also on my wishlist, but my budget aren’t allowing me to go higher than normal PVC figures. :P
    .-= sonic_ver2´s last blog ..Fate Shin Sonic Haul =-.

  9. Blowfish says:

    If I am not completley wrong Mama Chapps using Obitsu dolls as the base body for their dolls.

    I guess Id start by ordering a big squishy bust obitsu doll XD

    Well I guess the most important part are the heads.If you get them at a good price you could pimp up the figures yourself with relatively cheap obitsu bodies.If im not mistaken they are lik 15$ a body
    .-= Blowfish´s last blog ..Masters of Queens Blade Excellent!! Official Figure & Visual Book =-.

    • Yes, I believe they are Obitsu bodies but I don’t think anyone is going to just sell the head (or clothes). That’s what you’re actually paying for when you buy this doll ^^;
      I may eventually check out other Obitsu body styles but I like the ones I have right now ^^

  10. AquaH2OLuv says:

    I want one of those. I saw a Konata one on Ebay but it was WAY too expensive. I heard that if you have a doll, they sell Lucky Star outfits and wigs on Dollfie. Whatever is cheaper works with me. But this doll is well made. Where did you buy it?

    • Really? Lucky Star clothes and wigs for Dollfies? I should do some research on this ^^.

      This particular doll was purchased on Yahoo! Japan Auctions. I had to use a deputy service to place the big since most sellers there do not ship overseas. I have seen these dolls on Ebay but as you said, they are usually overpriced. Even with deputy fees, you can probably find it cheaper on YJA.

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  12. Josh says:

    Awesome she is so cute i just ordered my Kagami mamachapp doll XDD

  13. tsuruya99 says:

    is kagami the same height as a Azone doll?
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  14. tsuruya99 says:

    i can’t find any clothes for an Azone 23cm doll!
    were do you get Kagami’s clothes?
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