This is the first time that I’ve purchased a figma off eBay that seems dodgy.
I ordered this about two weeks ago and it arrived yesterday (from Hong Kong, eep.) – a Hatsune Miku cosplay Kagami Hiiragi a.k.a. Kagamiku figma. I was SO excited for this figma – but when it arrived and I took it out of it’s packaging, I got bad feeling. I’ve read some fake figma horror stories to try and determine if she is a bootleg, but haven’t yet found any about Kagamiku specifically. When I took her out of the packaging (which was paper by the way, no cardboard box) the box was crushed, which seems like a bad sign. And next… well, see for yourself:
(by the way, all photos are unedited)
In comparison to this photo from The Banzai Effect:
Lighting in my photo is obviously different – however I must stress that the printing on box is very dark to what you would expect. (You can see this particularly in the photo of winter Kagami figma with angry face)
Here is what I mentioned earlier. This image of Kagami is actually this dark on the real box. It is not the lighting from where I took the photo – this is exactly what it looks like.
Only thing is, Kagami’s hair in the above seems a little greener than the real thing.
Top of box.
Was thinking of keeping her inside the box so it would be easier to post it back to seller if I had to… but really wanted to taker a closer look at the figma itself.
Are her joints supposed to bend backwards like that?
Both joints going wack. Sorry to do this to you, potential-Kagafakeu.
Her hair is shiny and plastic-ey (if that makes sense). I actually wouldn’t know what the real texture is supposed to be like for Kagamiku figmas, but I was expecting it to be matte like my winter Kagami.
By the way I haven’t turned her hips around at all in this photo.
I’m getting the feeling she’s a fake. Especially when I compare to photos like this:
(photo from DC) The above is a prototype. I would love all the advice I can get on this. If anyone has a Kagamiku themselves, please do compare her to my photos and let me know what you think ^^.
If you request any more photos, let me know and I’ll add them to the end of the post~
Additional/Requested Photos (click for full-size)
In answer to Quaestor‘s question about the above photo – her legs are bent to the side, so you can’t see them. Didn’t realise how strange it looked when I took the photo xP