Long time, no figure post ^^; I know I’ve not been posting much for the past several months yet I still refuse to admit it and just say I’m a hiatus ;) I will continue to post but the intervals between posts may remain long for the foreseeable future. Sorry, I know how much my rabid fanbase loves to read my lil’ old blog ;) So anyway, this time I have an addition to the cute 1/12 scale Kagami and Tsukasa figures I reviewed way back in November 2009. Last fall, Wave released Misao Kusakabe as a new figure in their 1/12 scale Lucky Star set. And here she is (just a few months late ^^;)
I know some folks didn’t like the Kagami and Tsukasa that Wave first released due to their unorthodox appearance for the Hiiragi sisters, but I was rather fond of the figures so I jumped at the chance to own Misao in the same format.
For those who don’t remember, Misao is a girl from Kagami’s class 3-C while most of the main characters are in class 3-B (Konata, Tsukasa, Miyuki). As a result, we don’t see as much of Misao but when we do, she’s memorable as the super-energetic girl with a fanged tooth and likes to say “Va!” a lot xD. She was one of my favorite side characters throughout the series so I’m quite glad Wave decided to give her a figure.
Although I certainly am glad Wave decided to make a Misao figure, it does make me wonder why they chose her over more popular characters such as Konata or Miyuki. Perhaps they’re not done with the 1/12 scale line of figures? I would definitely welcome more of the Lucky Star girls in this style!
I know some folks also weren’t happy with this figure due to how it’s only 1/12 scale and still cost about 3,200 yen. It may seem a tad bit expensive for such a tiny PVC figure, but that’s really only about the price of a Nendoroid and this figure is certainly more detailed than a Nendoroid. Considering their small scale, they are nicely sculpted and painted. Her fanged tooth in the above photo appears as a tiny dot when viewed at a normal distance. Only with a macro lens can you zoom in so close to see the minute flaws in this figure (and most others as well) ^^; Overall, I am pleased with this figure. Still, I wish I had even more Misao figures to choose from! Maybe a Beach Queen Misao? Get on it, Wave! ;)
The full set of Wave’s 1/12 scale Lucky Star girls. Cute! ^^. Seems Wave used a slightly different skin tone for Misao or perhaps she is naturally more tan than the Hiiragi sisters? Quite possible :)
Thanks for viewing!