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Review Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magikarte - Komugi - 1/10 (Wave)Review Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magikarte - Komugi - 1/10 (Wave)Review

MaakieMaakie4個月前
I'm over 18
As this figure easily gives you a pantyshot, I have marked the review NSFW!

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Hello MFC! It's been a while, but welcome to a new review of mine!

I've been barely active on writing blogs here for the last ~8 months and reading up on other articles in ~1 year and recently decided to read all the things I have missed. I think some interesting subjects came up, but as I didn't want to reply on 'dead' articles, I decided to discuss a few of those things here. I put it in a spoiler as it's a wall of text and for the people not interested, they can just scroll further to the review! View spoilerHide spoiler

The changes in the collecting hobby

Even for people that have just been a couple of years in this hobby, the rising prices are impossible to ignore. For me, no matter how much I love figures, it's really hard to put down $200+ for a single scaled figure. That's why to me the premium statues that otherwise would seem over the top now seem a lot more reasonable. The prices of a lot of Garage Kits and the prices of a lot of different types of merchandise have been staying more or less the same. Because of this I have already noticed myself buying less and less scaled figures in the last 5 years than I used to.

For reference, where I live $200 can buy me (this is with ~25% local taxes on top and the additional custom fees, not counting shipping):

1 average scaled figure on the market right now
or
1-2 garage kits (depending on rarity and complexity)
or
2 dakimakura
or
a huge pile of doujinshi and small character goods

Which is especially interesting to look back on as when I started collecting figures the average scale would be ~$50 while dakimakura were ~$100 (same price as most of them are now). So as an early collector dakimakura seemed a lot more out of my reach and nowadays I put them easier in my shopping basket than a scaled figure.

Are these changes good or bad?

Well, markets change over time, so I don't think there is an answer to that. Most of the figures nowadays have a quality that can't be compared to my 10+ year old scaleds (like the one we will be reviewing here), but when I just look at what it's worth to me, I can't imagine dropping those amounts of money regularly on what is in the end...a small statue/figure. So if I look at my own wishlist right now it's a mixture of statues, older scaleds that can be acquired second hand, garage kits (as their price I find more reasonable in most cases because of rarity/exclusivity) and smaller character goods. I think my collecting activity will continue to stay like this as I have not connected as deeply with more recent anime than with material from 10+ years ago. So the only 'danger for my bank account' I can see happening is if Kotobukiya decides to make a line of something that fills me with nostalgia (what they already did before with Yu-Gi-Oh!, haha).

What the goals are for my collection from now on.

Currently my husband and I are working on our preparations to move from our temporary apartment to our newly bought apartment. All my figures are in storage and I'll be able to unbox them when we move into our new place. I am able to have a seperate room again for my figures, which is slightly bigger than the room I used to have before.

When I was packing for our move, I have to admit I got a bit overwhelmed with the amount of boxes you end up having when all those figures are back in their original packaging. It made me especially think about the lower quality 'big' items I have, such as prize figures and if it's all still worth it to keep and display. These are things I will properly think about again when I am setting up my new displays.

At my previous place I was already downsizing my collection by mainly selling smaller items like trading figures and character goods. Probably once I am able to sell items again and have made a new selection of my collection in the new displays, I might let go of some older side-collections. I have set a new goal for myself to keep the motivation up for listing and selling: As I receive most of my payments for selling through PayPal and do most purchases for new items through PayPal, I want to set myself the goal to only buy new items for my collection from the money in my PayPal account and don't spend any money from new income or savings on it. I hope I can reach this goal and still expand my collection! I've been eyeing some new garage kits~

The changes on MFC - community

I haven't participated in a lot of discussions myself on here in the last year so. Most of my own communication was one on one talks with people I already knew and a few new people that approached my profile or older blogs. What I notice overall is that people seem a lot more negative around the hobby and I can't even call myself completely clean about that either as the high prices are also slowly taking me away from the prepainted figure market. Also this site seems a lot more 'empty' when it comes to user content, especially in the amount of articles (but hey, quality over quantity!).

The changes on MFC - website

Going further on that last comment, there is the 'issue' of websites like this being 'old fashioned' and a lot of people nowadays preferring to be on social media or chat programs. Personally I really don't like social media and with the chat programs I really feel like an old lady. On those chats things happen so fast and information gets buried so quickly. So yeah I'm one of the people that prefers websites, databases, blogs etc. as information is more visible, easy to find and when I'm talking to someone more personally I feel a lot less stress in reply time behind a comment/e-mail rather than a chat program demanding me to reply fast fast fast (and a lot of times the other side of the talk also getting impatient if replies take too long).

I have no clue what to expect with the life expectancy of this website. I hope that at least as a database it will continue to exist as it's in my opinion the best database to find information about the Japanese collecting hobby in English. I guess there will always be an 'old fashioned' group like myself, but actually in 2019 I already saw my favorite anime forum close with only a very last minute announcement even though there was a core group keeping it alive with high quality content. If something happens to MFC I hope at least on MFC there would be some kind of warning so I can prepare myself and try to set up my own website or blog to continue on.

The changes on MFC - functionality

Quite a bit of things changed on this website as well. My favorite new addition is the dark mode as it's a lot easier on the eyes. Unfortunately there are still quite some things that need work, I personally really dislike the way making database additions work since V4 and not much has changed since then. I also still have notification issues (I'm not getting any e-mails unless it's a MOD ranked user making changes or additions) and some small hiccups occur as well sometimes, such as a bunch of comments disappearing on a blog from a while ago.

Well, I think that's my wall of text for now, haha! Even though a lot has changed, I'm excited to get more active in the hobby again and I hope I can keep up with replying on comments/PM's and a new blog every now and then. There are also a lot of new faces which I hope to get to know and maybe...I can get interested in my specific niches as well! ;)


The review of today will be about a figure of Nakahara Komugi ENTRY #1730 together with Mugimaru ENTRY #34241 from Nurse Witch Komugi(-chan Magikarte) ENTRY #136 ! The figure in this review ITEM #12994 is the special DX version, of which the only difference with the standard release ITEM #6210 is the additional faceplate. The figure is made by Wave ENTRY #7670 , a manufacturer that was mostly active around 2009-2014 and known for working in mainly 1/10 scale. They used the be famous in the past for their Beach Queens line ENTRY #24901 . They still make figures nowadays, but in a way slower pace and in bigger scales as well.

I will start off with telling some more about her background.

Background

Komugi's first appereance is in the anime series The SoulTaker ~Tamashii Gari~ ENTRY #16148 . This series revolves around the character Kyosuke Date who has returned from the dead and is now a superhuman, called the Soultaker ENCYCLOPEDIA #16147 . Komugi is a mutant nurse girl who is trained to hunt after Date, but she falls in love with him, causing her to betray the people she initially worked for.

Shortly after the Soultaker anime, a spin-off series was announced. The series was called Nurse Witch Komugi(-chan Magikarte) and is, simply put: the complete opposite of the Soultaker anime. Where the Soultaker had quite a serious story, lots of action and an experimental artstyle, Nurse Witch Komugi is a comedy and parody series in a typical anime-style. The parody-part is mainly aimed at the magical girl-genre.

As you would expect from the series name, Komugi is the main character. She is a 17-year old girl who works for a talent agency, which means that for her work she mainly cosplays and attends promotional activities. Next to that, she is also a magical girl who fights against aliens with a cute sidekick! Just like in Soultaker, she still has a crush on Date, who is now a famous singer from a rival talent agency.

Komugi has in both series the same personality. She is very hyper, silly and sometimes a bit clumsy. Her clumsiness is often represented by her wearing small bandages on her knees and elbows. She gets quickly offended when people mention her chest size and this is (especially in Nurse Witch Komugi) something that comes up a lot.

More recently the Nurse Witch Komugi franchise was rebooted with a series called Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R ENTRY #97005 , which comes with a new cast who share similar names and personalities to the original characters. This series takes itself more seriously in both the magical girl and high-school-drama department and has an updated artstyle to more nowadays moe.

The reason why and how I got her

When I watched the original Nurse Witch Komugi anime in 2009 I quickly fell in love with this character and started looking for merchandise of her. On Mandarake I quickly stumbled upon the Wave figure that back then just was released. I don't have my invoices from that long ago anymore, but I think I paid about retail (~¥5K) for a sealed copy. When the figure got delivered to me, I was happily surprised to see I bought the DX version without noticing! So now I had two different faceplates to pick for her!

Original art

As far as I know there is no specific artwork this figure was modelled after, but the two below come pretty close when it comes to posing.

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You'll find that most pieces of the design are faithfully recreated on the figure.

Notice about the figure and pictures before you continue

This figure has gotten damaged over the years as it has been moved many times, repaired multiple times and at almost all times displayed for the 10+ years I've owned it. There is yellow discoloration on almost all of her white parts, which looks sometimes brown-ish on pictures although it's all yellow in person. The discoloration may be because of age, as I always kept her out of the sunlight. Because of a 'packing for the move gone wrong' about 7-8 years ago she got many paint transfers as well, of which most I managed to get fixed (or at least less visible), but some will slightly be visible in close-up (mainly pink and black transfers that will now look grey-ish). Example of damage which I will skip over when reviewing: View spoilerHide spoiler

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The white line at the bottom of the bunny ear is because of fixing a paint transfer.
, but I do will point out some bigger damages/discolorations. These are the main reasons I hold off on reviewing this figure even though I would get requests for her review every now and then. The yellow/brown-ing looks a lot worse on pictures than in person, which also brought me a bit of shame for the pictures, although I have cared for her well since owning her. I sometimes also think that my fixing of the paint transfers might have rubbed off a top layer of paint coating, causing the discoloration to happen (faster). As a final note, as this is a 10+ year old figure, her scoring keeps her age in mind.

It is unclear to me if the discoloration-fate is for all copies of this figure as there are not much recently made pictures of this figure to be found online. Do keep in mind if you buy her second hand that this could be a possible issue on all copies.

Video

For people that prefer the box shots, first look and first shots of the figure as a video, please take a look at the inserted video below. For the people interested in pictures: keep on scrolling!



Parts of this video will also appear as gifs during this review!

The Box

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The box has a really adorable design, of which you can find similar box designs from figures in the Beach Queen line. The only difference between the standard box and the DX box is a sticker on the front window.

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There are a lot of pictures of the figure on the box and a huge amount of information about the series and the characters. Some original artwork on the box would have been nice though.

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Surprise peeking Mugimaru at the top!

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A small authenticity sticker is at the front window of the box.

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The inside of the box has a big print with the logo of the series.

First Look

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There are separate spaces for the different pieces in the box, while still remaining a compact overall size!

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The base and bonus face (bonus face in it's own blister) are separately inserted behind the main blister.

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It's interesting that both her back wings and shoe wings are separate pieces to get inserted. They are very small pieces that could easily get lost, so be careful when assembling!

The Figure - default face

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When I first got this figure, I remember being highly impressed with the amount of details. No other figures back then in my collection had this much detail! I was also surprised at how easy of a pantyshot this figure gave you and because back then I still lived at my parents' place, I had her displayed on a shelf where you couldn't see her back.

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As with most Wave figures back then, this figure comes with a neck joint, giving her options like having her tilt her head slightly or look in another direction.

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It is not recommended to display her with Mugimaru like this, but I thought it was cute for the picture.

Looking at all the details!

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My camera managed to pick up some dust in her hair my eyes didn't, sorry for that.

The thing that stands out the most from her face are her big and glossy eyes! Glossy eyes are a pretty common thing nowadays on prepainted figures, but it was very rare back then! There is a bit of leftover white residue at her left eye, which might have been caused by this faceplate being boxed for 10+ years as I have always had her on display with her other faceplate.

The bangs of her hair are sculpted nicely for her age and her mouth shows off her cute fang. I'm very glad for her permanent blushes to be on her cheeks as well!

My specific copy of this figure has a black paint residue on the side of her mouth.

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Komugi also has two tiny twintails at the side of her head, which are sculpted nicely. The ribbon holding the tails together is a bit crude.

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I have warned earlier in this review about the discoloration and the bunny ears are heavily subject to it. The bunny ears are also the parts of this figure that had the most paint transfers, them mainly being black, which leads to grey-ish lines.

Because of these damages, I will focus on the sculpt instead. I like how there are wrinkles sculpted in the fabric where the bunny ears start. The nurse cap at the front has a nice sculpt as well.

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Komugi's outfit is adorable as always and the cross in the middle is a decal, making it have very crisp lines. The smaller white details are painted by hand and you can see a bit of flaws here and there.

On my specific copy of this figure, there is a piece of PVC missing at the bottom of her chest.

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Komugi's necklace has a nice paint and sculpt, I especially like the effect on the gem in the middle. The attachment of the necklace to Komugi herself however, is debatable. The chain of her necklace is also in her 2D design on top of her coat, around her neck, where the collar of her coat hides most of the chain. With the placement on this figure however, the chain just 'disappears' in a piece of fabric in her coat. I don't know if this is with all copies or just mine, but one of the attachment parts of the chain is also a bit lower than the collar.

On the strap of her medical pack, Komugi wears her nametag, which calls her 'Komugi-chan'. The letters are a nicely applied decal and make the text look crisp.

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Her medical pack has nice sculpt and paint and in general adds to the cute nurse-design of this outfit.

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Her back-wings, tail and ribbon also suffer from discoloration and you can see from this picture the difference with on the left (which is more in natural light) and right (which is without much light) how the discoloration shows. It's still a lot less bad looking in person than on the pictures, but it's a hard thing to ignore when looking at her from up close.

Komugi's tail might be a bit hard to decipher as a bunny tail, but this is present in her original design as well. The ribbon is sculpted very cutely and I like how it stick out so much to the back.

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Komugi's hands and bangles are sculpted decently considering the figure their age. As a nitpick I would say her hands are a bit small compared to the rest of her body.

There is a bit of blue shading to be seen inbetween the fingers, which is very surprising looking at the price and age of this figure. The paint on the bangle has a bit of bleeding on the white parts with both hands. Some small black and grey-ish spots are to be seen as well, which are small QC errors (and not the earlier mentioned paint transfers).

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Komugi's staff has been painted in bright colors that make it stand out a lot! The bottom half of the staff looks pretty good, while more paint bleeds (and a specific orange-ish paint error on my copy) are visible at the top.

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I really like the bold colors used here, with especially the contrasting orange and blue.

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The moment you've (might) been waiting for...those very visible panties! Komugi wears classic shimapan of which the paintwork on the lines is very good, my copy only has a few black spots as painting errors on the side of the panties.

Something that makes it clear that this is an older figure, is the leg sculpt. Nowadays thighs would be more defined instead of being almost cylinders.

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What I always really loved in Komugi's design are the detailed thigh-high socks! Luckily Wave did not skip on the details here and used decals for the moon and stars. I only found one small error in the decal, where it seems like with the moon at the inner leg the decal was either in 2 pieces or it broke and was re-attached.

I also like the inclusion of the small, white ribbons at the top of her socks (which have the least discoloration of all on this figure ,slightly weeps).

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Komugi has high-sole sneakers with a small higher top piece that also sports a wing.

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There are minor painting errors, but overall the sculpt looks really good on these awesome sneakers!

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Mugimaru got unfortunately quite damaged in the past as well, but back when he was new, the decals and paint looked pretty nice except for some small smudges that are to be expected with this figure's age. Mugimaru was the hardest to try fixing up.

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The discoloration on Mugimaru's tail has appeared in the same pattern as the one on Komugi's tale, which I find interesting.

I also realized I forgot to make a seperate picture of the base, but it's just a big bland white disc. The pegs hold Komugi well and it feels very sturdy. There are no pegs to hold Mugimaru.

The Figure - DX edition face

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And now with the alternative faceplate on! She looks really adorable with the winking expression as well, but with this display method you miss out on her cute fang!

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From some angles the winking face looks a bit weird, like here where it rather looks like she has her eyes closed.

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Maybe if her smile was a bit more upward instead of an almost straight line this faceplate would have looked better.

Size comparisons

As a lot of people find 1/10 scale too small, so I thought it was nice to show some size comparisons as this Komugi is quite different from the average 1/10.

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Here she is next to a kneeling 1/7 Komugi ITEM #5888 , which I have reviewed here: BLOG #12931 .

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Here she is next to an average sized 1/8, Kinoshita Hideyoshi by Alter ITEM #42024 , which I have reviewed here: BLOG #43252 .

This figure feels a lot bigger than your average 1/10 and I would rather put her at a 1/9 scale.

The Points

Positive
- Adorable character design which the figure is faithful to.
- Better detail sculpt quality than expected.
- Lovely glossy eyes and decal work.

Neutral
- Very basic base.

Negative
- Prone to discoloration.
- Easily gets paint transfers.

The Scores

Sculpting 8/10
I would say that the sculpting has withstood the test of time. Of course she doesn't look like the scales you see for sale right now, but her sculpt quality does look similar to smaller scale higher quality figures nowadays, such as the Pop Up Parade ENTRY #159583 and S-style ENTRY #95891 figure lines.

Painting 8/10
For this part, I'll reference how the figure used to be when she was still new. She has above average shading for a figure this price and age, most of the decals are applied nicely and the only let-downs are some smaller bleeding parts and 'fuzzy' looking paint leftovers.

Posing 8/10
The pose is very adorable and in-character for Komugi!

Base 6/10
With both feet and four pegs on her base, she is very sturdy on there. However, the base is a very boring white disc and there is no place for Mugimaru. Luckily it's quite small.

Packaging 8/10
Cute, colorful and very compact! Would have liked to see some artwork on it though.

Enjoyment 8/10
Now this is the hardest part...Komugi used to be a 10 and 9 to me before. When she went through her first move to a new place she got damages which saddened me a lot. Later on the discoloration started and I liked her even less. About half a year ago I decided to finally get to it and I started repairing and cleaning her. This has brought my enjoyment for her a bit up again, as she now looks good enough when put in a more busy display. It's only when you come up close that things start to look bad (which unfortunately is highlighted in this review). This is why I think this figure is still a nice addition to my Komugi collection, but not a prime piece anymore.

Conclusion

If you are a fan of Komugi I really recommend this figure, she is cute and the details are good looking compared to her other bigger PVC figures. The only two higher quality prepainted figures of her are the resin cast in swimsuit ITEM #5888 and resin cast in the ribbon outfit ITEM #5889 . So if you want a Komugi figure in her regular magical nurse get-up in a decent quality, go with this one!

Availability

Originally the standard release was ¥4,700 and the DX with the extra faceplate was ¥5,460 . The DX version is nowadays very hard to find, I have not seen it for sale myself yet since my own purchase 10+ years ago. The regular version can be found in stock at second hand shops every now and then, but she goes for a way higher price tag than her original release price. It seems that around ¥10K yen is what you can expect to pay for her. However, do watch out with this figure when buying second hand. It's very hard to find information about this figure nowadays and I don't know if the discoloration on the white pieces is also happening to other copies.

And to finish it!

Currently all my collection is boxed away because of my emigration, but here is how she was displayed:

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Watch out that you firmly press Komugi into all her pegs before displaying! I missed out on that myself when I snapped this picture.

I was in the middle of setting up a Komugi display! The signed plate in the back is actually the base for my Griffon Komugi which is on the right. It was signed by her character designer Watanabe Akio ENTRY #8348 .

For those who read all this way, thank you! I have still quite some older pictures stored on my computer where I can make reviews about and I should have some more free time in the upcoming weeks, so I hope I can get my blog a bit more active again! My next review will be about a very different figure, the Play Arts Kai Batman ITEM #78309 .

I hope you enjoyed this review, you could also check my other figure reviews when interested! As promised, for every new blog I would fix the image hosting of an older blog. Because of requests and references, I currently have four fixed already! Please check them out (again) below:

Mentioned in this blog:
Nurse Witch Komugi - Nakahara Komugi - School Swimming Suit Ver. (Griffon Enterprises): BLOG #12931
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu - Kinoshita Hideyoshi - 1/8 (Alter): BLOG #43252

Requested by users:
Queen's Blade Rebellion - Ymir - 1/8 - Megahouse - Steel Staff version (Megahouse): BLOG #42364
Lucky☆Star - Hiiragi Kagami - Summer School Uniform (SEGA): BLOG #33772

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評分7/10

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留言8

victorviper4個月前#76979662Have you ever bought from Jungle Hobby? A year or so ago, they had both the Griffon Komugi and Koyori and the pair was less than 10000 yen. However, shortly thereafter their website was down for an extended period of time (months), and when their website was back up, Komugi was gone but they still had Koyori, so that is where I bought her.

Yes, I really like that site! But for some reason I have not ordered there that much, although they also regularly have Garage Kits for really fair prices. I think it's because the search function is a bit annoying to use and there are no e-mail subscriptions for specific products (as far as I know). Nowadays I don't browse much shopping websites randomly anymore.

Their price for the set is a lot lower than what I've seen other sites doing! Seems like your best bet is to keep an eye out on Jungle. In multiple people their blog posts on here about traveling to Japan, Jungle shops have always been looking really nice as well, with their prices lower than the average other big names in secondhand shopping. I hope I can visit one of their stores in person one day. :)
4個月前
Maakie How long ago did you see that Komugi coldcast for 6K yen? Because it seems like she sold a year ago for 10K on AmiAmi and I only see her at stores well known for overpricing right now, going for around 20K. :S

Have you ever bought from Jungle Hobby? A year or so ago, they had both the Griffon Komugi and Koyori and the pair was less than 10000 yen. However, shortly thereafter their website was down for an extended period of time (months), and when their website was back up, Komugi was gone but they still had Koyori, so that is where I bought her.
4個月前
victorviper4個月前#76700669I would not spend 10000 yen on this particular Komugi, particularly since the Griffon one was going for 5000-6000 (at least the last time I saw one for sale). The tiny scale is the dealbreaker for me...

I thought this review might had changed your opinion on the size, as she is at least not as small as 1/10, but still her 1/9 is a bit weird. My smallest other scales are 1/8 and after that I already skip to ~1/12 for action figures and trading-figure like pieces. But as I display her together with only other Komugi items, it doesn't feel as weird. Back when I bought her my collection was so small, I didn't pay attention to scales at all.

I personally think ~5K is a good price for this figure, anything higher I would not do. Almost every collectible related to Komugi seems to have risen in price in the last ~3 or so years. I remember skipping buying her lower quality prepainteds in the past (such as ITEM #136447 and ITEM #5893 ) for 2-3K yen each and when I recently saw them again they were going for 6-7K yen! I don't really remember seeing this price increase happen with the anime reboot, so I don't know what spiked her popularity so much in the last few years! How long ago did you see that Komugi coldcast for 6K yen? Because it seems like she sold a year ago for 10K on AmiAmi and I only see her at stores well known for overpricing right now, going for around 20K. :S
4個月前
Maakie
Considering the fact that Komugi was your icon for a long time on this website, you really should! ;) What do you think of the price on this Komugi, though? Would you say she is worth her currently 10K aftermarket price?

I'll hope you find the Griffon Komugi soon (do you have a maximum budget for it?) so Koyori won't be lonely anymore. :)


I would not spend 10000 yen on this particular Komugi, particularly since the Griffon one was going for 5000-6000 (at least the last time I saw one for sale). The tiny scale is the dealbreaker for me...
4個月前
Cloudberry4個月前#76584841Welcome back from your hiatus! I can totally understand that you're uncomfortable dropping over $200 for newer figures. Even though the sculpting is nicer, if you have no personal attachment to it, then might as well pass (゚ペ) Plus, getting GKs and painting them sounds pretty fun and worth the costs.
Other social media, like Instagram, is pretty popular nowadays but I feel like they lack the "meat", especially if I want to look at reviews... I do hope that this website lasts for a good while - I've even noticed a few new faces on this site~
As for the figure itself, Komugi is super cute, especially her winking face! I love her blush with that little snaggletooth smile that adds to her cuteness (°◡°♡) While I'm not too familiar with the anime series, her magical girl nurse outfit with the bunny ears and the high-top sneakers, to me, is quite adorable combo (that back wings and ribbon tho).
Thanks for the review!!!
Also, those gif you made tho <3


Thank you! And yeah, if they are going to make $200 figures of my absolute favorites (like Koto maybe picking up some older licenses again), I might get into it again, but I won't be paying those prices for original characters or anime/games without a huge attachment. In the end the GK hobby is just as expensive for me, but I get more gratification from it. :)

I feel like Instagram is a 'drop your picture and go' place. So I could post my pictures on there, but probably can't get people to read my full review behind it. At this point I see no reason to become active on Instagram because of that.

Komugi is the cutest right? <3 Are you interested in watching any of her series? I would recommend starting with the original Nurse Witch Komugi(-chan Magikarte). :) And yeah I love her sneakers as well! Not that much magical girls are wearing those kinds of shoes. Now that I think about it, one of my other most favorite magical Girls, Pastel Ink ENTRY #3741 from Moetan, wears those kinds of shoes as well haha. Maybe it's just unconsciously that it helps me get attracted to their designs. :)

Thank you for enjoying the review! And about those gifs, I got quite a bunch more stored on my PC for other reviews I have planned a long time ago, but I have some issues regarding the program I'm making them with, so I'm not sure if I can continue to use them in future reviews as well. :(

victorviper4個月前#76585542I really need a Komugi figure in my collection. Of all the Komugi figures, this one seems to be the easiest to find, but the 1/10 scale has always put me off, although it was interesting to learn she is actually more like 1/9.
Maybe my eyes deceive me, but is her hair a little bit redder than it should be?
This figure definitely has its charms, but I've decided that I'd like to have one of the Griffon Komugis, in part because of the larger scale; I'm currently hunting ITEM #5888. A while back, I picked up Griffon's Koyori ITEM #5890, but she has been sitting all boxed up on a shelf in my living room, waiting for me to track down one of the Griffon Komugis. Poor Koyori...
Thanks for this review. It's always good to see older figures reviewed and Komugi in general :).


Considering the fact that Komugi was your icon for a long time on this website, you really should! ;) What do you think of the price on this Komugi, though? Would you say she is worth her currently 10K aftermarket price?

No, it's not you! Her hair is indeed more deep pink and in some light a bit deep red-ish pink. I'm guessing that it's a choice because of her outfit being so pink as well, but it is a bit inaccurate to the source material.

The Griffon Komugi's are definitely higher quality and in a larger scale. I am still very happy with my ITEM #5888 and I'm sure that with the similar pose she will look great next to ITEM #5890 when displayed! The only downside is that then that you probably won't ever have a Komugi in her original magical girl outfit.

I'll hope you find the Griffon Komugi soon (do you have a maximum budget for it?) so Koyori won't be lonely anymore. :)

No problem, glad you enjoyed the review!
4個月前
I really need a Komugi figure in my collection. Of all the Komugi figures, this one seems to be the easiest to find, but the 1/10 scale has always put me off, although it was interesting to learn she is actually more like 1/9.

Maybe my eyes deceive me, but is her hair a little bit redder than it should be?

This figure definitely has its charms, but I've decided that I'd like to have one of the Griffon Komugis, in part because of the larger scale; I'm currently hunting ITEM #5888. A while back, I picked up Griffon's Koyori ITEM #5890, but she has been sitting all boxed up on a shelf in my living room, waiting for me to track down one of the Griffon Komugis. Poor Koyori...

Thanks for this review. It's always good to see older figures reviewed and Komugi in general :).
4個月前
Welcome back from your hiatus! I can totally understand that you're uncomfortable dropping over $200 for newer figures. Even though the sculpting is nicer, if you have no personal attachment to it, then might as well pass (゚ペ) Plus, getting GKs and painting them sounds pretty fun and worth the costs.

Other social media, like Instagram, is pretty popular nowadays but I feel like they lack the "meat", especially if I want to look at reviews... I do hope that this website lasts for a good while - I've even noticed a few new faces on this site~

As for the figure itself, Komugi is super cute, especially her winking face! I love her blush with that little snaggletooth smile that adds to her cuteness (°◡°♡) While I'm not too familiar with the anime series, her magical girl nurse outfit with the bunny ears and the high-top sneakers, to me, is quite adorable combo (that back wings and ribbon tho).

Thanks for the review!!!

Also, those gif you made tho <3
4個月前
I'll also put this notice in a comment in case people only checked out the pictures in this review:

This figure has been heavily damaged before and is suffering from discoloration, which I tried to fix up the best I could. The reviewed item might be different from the quality you will get when you would buy this figure yourself (either second hand or new). However, I can't confirm this considering the low amount of recent information out there of this figure.
4個月前
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