I’m coming closer to catching up on all of those reviews I’m behind on! Today’s review is on figma Madoka Kaname Uniform version by Max Factory.
Madoka Kaname is the main character of the genre-redefining magical girl anime, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Previously, a figma of Madoka in her magical girl constume was released as a standard run, but this version depicts her in her school uniform(which is actually what Madoka wears for most of the show), and was bundled with the Madoka Magica PSP game.
I enjoyed Madoka Magica quite a bit, so getting the figmas was a no-brainer. Sadly the high price of the exclusive bundle forced me to postpone getting her right away. This turned out to not be such a bad thing as her price went down quite a bit, and I was able to pick up one secondhand for only 2500 yen(without the game, of course)!
Since she’s part of a bundle, Madoka comes in an abnormally large box. The part of the box that is dedicated to her has a pink and white colorscheme with an ominous Kyubey background.
And here’s Madoka!
Her uniform has been faithfully sculpted to resemble the anime as closely as possible.
Madoka’s pink pigatils are both equipped with joints allowing them to be posed. They’re much more flexile than on the magical girl version.
I’m not huge fan of the coloring on her hair. Seems like it could use some gradient. Her red bows are a little rough as well.
The red strips are obviously hand painted, as deviations from the lines and places where the paintrush was dipped can be spotted.
Small details like the hole at the base of the neck are retained. And I’ve always liked that little waist bow.
Looks like the white paint puddled a bit on her sleeve.
Madoka’s socks are white thigh highs for that zettai ryouiki appeal.
Like all figmas, Madoka comes with several interchangeable parts to enhance her playability.
First is her three faces.
Included are: Happy, upset, and crying.
Although grim, the faces are perfect for her character since Madoka Magica isn’t exactly a happy show.
She also has five pairs of exchangeable hands.
Top row: spread out, open, and fists
Bottom Row: Special hands, and gripping hands for holding whatever you can think of!
She has a few character specific accessories as well.
First is her school bag.
The bag is your standard blue duffle. There isn’t much to say about it.
It is well-sculpted and painted though. The silver accents are always nice.
Also included is Kyubey!
Kyubey looks quite nice for his size.
His tail even has a little joint. This is an improvement over the Kyubey that came with the magical girl version which had no tail joint and was very fragile as a result.
Kyubey can be held by Madoka with the help of her special hands.
Or he can ride on her shoulder!
In order for Kyubey to ride on Madoka’s shoulder, her sleeve must be replaced with this pegged one
The sleeve is replaced my removing her arm and sliding off her old shoulder piece for the new one. The peg then plugs into a hole in Kyuey’s stomach.
Now that we’ve seen everything that Madoka comes with, let’s take her outside for a little photoshoot!
This Madoka is a great expansion to the magical girl version and a necessary companion fo Homura. And with uniform versions of Sayaka and ami already up for preorder, she’s a great addition to any Madoka figma collection! Get her for a low price if you can though, as I don’t think she’s as worth it if you pay alot.