WO-HOO!!! My last Goody-Japan loot has come!
I’ve been waiting for this for MONTHS. I placed Tsumugi’s order for quite some time, and she was the last item to be released from all the stuff I had ordered through GJ.
Some people (aka nobody since I’m ronery person) might know that a while back I had a very bad experience with them, and while I was (am) thoroughly annoyed about it; I still had some orders going on. I decided to give them a second chance (also it was such a pain to undo all the other orders and some doujins just weren’t available anymore to order through another party by the time this happened) so I decided to make Mugi my last order with them.
Opening the box (sent through EMS due to the high value of the items, this time) you can see that GJ is pretty awesome when things go smooth, so I still can’t understand what happened in the past. Everything is neatly packed; not only with paper but books and Mugi were carefully wrapped in bubble-wrap, and even under that there was another layer of wrapping paper and plastic for Mugi and the books respectively. The books also came with a piece of hard cardboard to prevent any bents (as if they weren’t already protected enough) in individual bags.
KyoAni’s Mugi from the first ending comes in one of the prettiest boxes I’ve seen for a figure; and while I don’t plan on selling her ever, I really don’t wanna throw her box, it’s THAT pretty; with gold lettering and decorations. I wish the same amount of care would have been put on the figure itself though.
As you can see, overall she’s not too bad, but once you get a close-up you can see that they could’ve taken more time on her.
The hair in particular is a major let down. It has many lines that look like cracks all around. They wouldn’t be so bad if they were all like the ones on the back of Mugi’s head, but the ones on front are a lot more obvious. The sculpting got lazy there too; and the front of her hair where it parts doesn’t look as nice as the one from the picture.
The dress also has its defects. Where the strips and plain black parts join, it looks a bit like they don’t fit that well, and some gaps are a lot more obvious. Thankfully due to the black and white pattern it’s not that noticeable unless you scrutinize it like I did.
No comments on the backside; as always mai waifu’s is very cute. I do have to comment on the absolutely boring, plain black base this figure came with. That’s the kind of base 15 dollar figures come with; really KyoAni I was expecting something better.
Is this figure worth the 90 dollar tag (without taking into account shipping and other misc. fees)? Not at all. Unless you’re a huge K-On or Mugi fan, there’s no reason to go the extra mile to get this figure. There are many K-On figures out there far cheaper or of better quality out there. And I only got it because it’s mai waifu we’re talking about.
Along with Mugi I had some doujins in order (you might already assume what kind if you know me) in a super thick stack!!! Everything was packed neatly and I was more than happy to start browsing, so I got the last bits of protective bubble-wrap out of the way.
…Yes, in a bout of complete insanity I bought two of the same for some of them. It’s because one is for preservation while the other will be scanned. The others will eventually meet that end too, but I wasn’t as insane I guess (in fact I never did this with doujinshi since I have too many to go around having two of any)
I was thinking of sparing you from having a peek into them, but then I thought screw it; I’m the self-acclaimed fujoshi in your clique of otaku acquaintances (or at least I’d like to think so) so might as well scar you while we’re at it :
This doujin circle in particular is absolutely downright amazing. The art style is exactly the same as Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s, and might as well be part of the official manga if you didn’t know. One day when everyone forgets about this post I will troll with this doujin and claim it’s official lol
I hope you will always remember this delicious pages