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galabluegalablue9 meses atrás
Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I have decided to make a review of one of my most beautiful figures, ITEM#78577, also known as Good Smile Company's Tomoe Mami. Every time I look at her, I find something new I love, and I hope you enjoy seeing some of her amazing details! ღゝ◡╹)ノ♡

BACK STORY


GSC's Madoka was my very first figure I ever collected, and since that fateful day I've been collecting these girls. Mami was the 4th one I recieved (just missing Sayaka now). I ordered her preowned from MFC user figureitout. The package came all the way from Australia and came exactly as expected and very quickly. I would definitely say for people to order from this user, it was a pleasure and I hope to order from them again in the future.

Now, on to the figure!

BOX


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Mami's box is pretty much standard for the GSC Madoka girls. There's a large clear window on the front which gives you a pretty good look at the figure. On the left side there's a smaller window that allows you to view her from the side. On the back, you get an image of the figure displayed with her guns. On the back, you get some more images of the figure with the "desert" theme of the witch that Mami fights in the anime. More pictures of the box under the spoiler.

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The box is pretty large but not as large as my Koto Yuyu Hakusho boxes. I like the yellow coloring and I love the desert motif on the back. I'm always a little sad when there is no art of the character on the box, but beggars can't be choosers!

BASE


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I like the GSC Madoka bases a lot. They're very simple, each girl getting a different color of clear plastic. The bases can scratch a bit but I found that they're pretty smudge proof. I also like how small they are as it allows to pose the girls closer together. Note, on this figure there is a metal rod that allows Mami to have more stability.

FIGURE


Anyone who knows me knows that I love to load up my figures with all of the accessories they come with. Under the spoiler, you can find the two additional arms that Mami comes with. You can't pose her guns with these, but they would save space.

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Ah, yes, beautiful Mami in all of her glory. (^¬^) She wasn't necessarily one of my favorite girls from the show, but I absolutely love this figure. She looks beautiful from every angle and I find that she has so many small details. Let's take a look at some of them!

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First, I had to take a look at her shoes. I love how her boot is sculpted around the ankle. You can actually see the creases as if she's really in movement. I also like how the thigh high looks as it grasps her thigh.

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Mami's dress is really beautiful. My father told me this is his favorite figure that I own, as he loves her "madchen" look. I tend to agree. Take special note of the buckles on her corset. They're so well sculpted (the holes!) and so well painted that I can't find any visible defects at all in the figure. I also love how tight but demure her shirt is.

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Her skirt is beautifully sculpted, front and back.

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Mami's hair is one of the things that she's known for. I find that this figure captures her hair beautifully. I love the whimsical aspects of her hair. They're slightly flexible which helps for attaching her arms. Notice how her hair wraps gently around her arm. In the picture above, you can see a slight paint error around her collar. This is the only one I've found so far.

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Mami's hair looks great from both sides. She has flower detailing on both of her pigtails and also sports a hat. I think her hat is supposed to be feathers but I can't really tell. I haven't really questioned it too much, but her hat is one place I would say her sculpt is lacking.

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I actually kind of like how they did Mami's head seam. I find that the curved part looks natural compared to the straight line on some of the other GSC girls.

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Mami's hair looks beautiful from the front, her bangs effortlessly falling around her very beautiful face. I find her sleepy doe eyes very appealing and I love her blush. I feel like this facial expression captures the character exactly.

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Mami's hands are very delicate with her gloves. I like her nail polish and how her hands hold the guns. They were pretty easy to put in the second time around, but the first time I was nervous about hurting her and snapping a finger. I love how Mami's fingers are right near the trigger, ready to pull at any time but still seemingly calm and relaxed.

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The guns are painted very well and include intricate detailing.

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This figure is just incredibly beautiful. I am constantly finding new things to love about it. The details are really what get me, especially the small ones. I love the tightness of her shirt, the way her skirt flows, how her thigh highs feel like they're real, her bows, how her hair looks like it's bouncing, and the buckles on her corset. I feel like I could go on and on about this figure, oops! (●´艸`)ヾ

NSFW underwear shot under the spoiler. The other Madoka girls I have don't really have underwear sculpted, so I was surprised to find Mami having them. Maybe it's a nod to how she's a little older than the other girls? I feel silly for posting it but I feel like it's also another nice detail of the figure.

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COMPARISONS


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For my first comparison, I placed Mami next to GSC's Homura (ITEM#78405 who is also brandishing her gun. The girls both look beautiful in 1/8th scale next to each other. Mami is a little bit taller than Homura.

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It's fun having them face each other because I typically have them standing back to back in my display. I just love how their personalities come out in the figures! I feel like, although Homura is well made, Mami is a step above. Also Homura has that hair seam I was talking about.

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Another badass babe with a gun is Banpresto's Bulma (ITEM#176563). These two girls appear to almost be the same size even though Bulma is not a "scale" figure technically. I definitely think Mami's gun is better made. Bulma's gun is closer to Homura's gun.

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Lastly, I had to pull Koto's Shinobu from my shelf (ITEM166882). Both girls are blonde, wear hats, and have a "desert" theme. Mami's box even has a donut on it! If only Shinobu could have come and helped Mami fight the witches.

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Unlike Mami, Shinobu's hat can come off. Shinobu also has a head seam that I don't really prefer, but I love her hat and would never display her without it. Shinobu looks so small next to Mami without her hat on!

FINAL THOUGHTS

After taking pictures of Mami close up, I can say for sure she is one of my favorite figures on my shelf. She looks great next to the other GSC Madoka girls and great by herself.

I can't really find any big cons with this figure. The only con that I could find is that some people would think of her as too large to display with her guns out. I think it actually fits when next to the other GSC Madoka girls as you have Homura and Madoka who keep their weapons close, and then Sayaka, Mami, and Sakura who keep their weapons out. They all fit together pretty well.

Thanks so much for reading my review and hope you guys have a great rest of your Sunday. I know I will! (≖ᴗ≖✿)
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Pontuações9/10

Sculpting
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Base
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Comentários8

Happyakrz9 meses atrás#69004725Fantastic review! I get such a kick by how much your love of the character comes through in your posts. You create a connectivity to the figure that I certainly feel for my figures as well — I just need to get better about being more open to sharing those personal aspects. Nothing wrong with liking a fictional character and adoring their personality — after all, my first crush was on Daphne from Scooby-Doo!
LOL


LOL! Daphne is a good first crush! Mine is Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho (or Ringo from the Beatles...), so I suppose you'll see real ferver when I finally review my figure for him lol.

Thanks so much for the comment, we all love our figues in different ways so we just have to scream it out at the top of our lungs sometimes <3
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Fantastic review! I get such a kick by how much your love of the character comes through in your posts. You create a connectivity to the figure that I certainly feel for my figures as well — I just need to get better about being more open to sharing those personal aspects. Nothing wrong with liking a fictional character and adoring their personality — after all, my first crush was on Daphne from Scooby-Doo!
LOL
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StaticBreed9 meses atrás#68773462amazing review as usual !! Love it

thanks static <3

victorviper9 meses atrás#68641753Always nice to see reviews of older figures.
I like the Mami/Shinobu pairing :).


i actually love the mami/shinobu pairing, they go surprisingly well despite being from different series. it makes me want to redo my shelves and not group them by shows. thanks for the comment viper! <3

Scones9 meses atrás#68641742I always like reading reviews where the reviewer is completely satisfied with their figure, as that’s the peak of figure collecting- just being 100% happy with a figure. Your passion and love of this figure is rather admirable. Have a good rest of your day too.

^_^ thanks scones. yeah, i am very pleased with this figure so i'm glad it shows!
9 meses atrás
amazing review as usual !! Love it
9 meses atrás
Always nice to see reviews of older figures.

I like the Mami/Shinobu pairing :).
9 meses atrás
I always like reading reviews where the reviewer is completely satisfied with their figure, as that’s the peak of figure collecting- just being 100% happy with a figure. Your passion and love of this figure is rather admirable. Have a good rest of your day too.
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Cloudberry9 meses atrás#68641614Thanks for the review! I saw her at a local figure shop ~2-3 months ago and I was curious how she looks like out of the box. I was planning to look her up here but I guess I forgot ._.
It's a really pretty figure and I'm a fan of the corset and the back bowtie on her


Before I bought her I thought she was just average looking, but once getting her she really wows. I wouldn't doubt that she's the best in the set.
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Thanks for the review! I saw her at a local figure shop ~2-3 months ago and I was curious how she looks like out of the box. I was planning to look her up here but I guess I forgot ._.

It's a really pretty figure and I'm a fan of the corset and the back bowtie on her
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