Review | Max Factory: Kagamine Rin (Nuclear Fusion Ver.)

Figure review time! Today, we are going to take a look at Max Factory’s figure rendition of Kagamine Rin from the very popular singing synthesizer Vocaloid. It was based on the illustration of Nagisimo who also did the Miku VN02 Mix (which I haven’t reviewed yet). The figure is not that incredible when compared to Miku VN02 mix. Actually, the figure is only 210mm tall because of its fancy base. When you remove the base, it’s only 170mm which makes it really small. Max Factory didn’t even bother to add the guitar strings (which is a normal thing to do on figures with string type instruments).

Aside from this figure negatives, It’s still a pretty solid and magnificent figure. Really loving its shocking yellow x gold color scheme. And yeah, this figure is nothing without its “reactor” like base.

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Overall figure is pretty solid with well sculpted elements and a freakin cool Rin!

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I’m not sure why it’s called “Nuclear Fusion” version. Maybe because of the base? The base feels nuclear-ish for me.

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High contrasting colors makes this figure popup in your collection. The combination of black, white, yellow and gold makes this figure an eye catcher.

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Despite some of its strong points, It has a few weak points as well.

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One of them is Rin is really small. Combined with the base, she stands around 210mm. Remove the base and she’s only 170mm. A really small figure in my opinion. :/

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Another one is some of the figure elements lacks the details we expect. One of them is the guitar strings which is a pretty common detail added to figures with string type instruments.

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Aside from those comments mentioned above, figure is really sculpted well. It’s Max Factory.

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I also really love the mature looking Rin in this figure.

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No need to question the paint job if it’s Max Factory.

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Really love her gold painted guitar and its details. If only they included the string. T_T

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Rin’s expression in this figure is pretty damn serious. Not your typical Rin figure here.

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Strings. T_T

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The very fancy base which really adds to the overall impact of the figure.

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Base is well detailed and a spot on duplicate of the illustration.

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One of the figure’s strong points is its base. It has some really well sculpted props. And yeah, who doesn’t love wires as details?

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A flexible wire is connected to the figure’s headphone’s up to the base.

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One final shot to close the review.

Overall, despite a few negative comments on my end, this figure is still incredible. It really brings Nagisimo’s illustration to life. With its striking color scheme combined with its fancy base and a freakin cool ass kickin rendition of Rin, this figure is really a must have for figure collectors out there who is a fan of Vocaloids (specially if you already own Miku VN02 mix. They look stunning together!).

See you on our next figure review!

Figure Info

  • Character: Kagamine Rin
  • Release Date: August 2010
  • Origin: Vocaloid
  • Maker: Max Factory
  • Artist(s): Shining Wizard @ Sawachika (Sculptor)
  • Version: Nuclear Fusion Version
  • Scale: 1/8

Srp ¥9,333

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Join the conversation | 8 Comments

  1. Vanilla | Mon, 2011/08/15 at 4:42 AM

    Are you using flash when you take your photos? Trying to figure out how you get such bright colour detail.

  2. Vanilla | Mon, 2011/08/15 at 9:07 AM

    are you using flash when you take your photos? it seems like mine are always washy when i dont use flash. like extremely desaturation occurs @_@

  3. Vanilla | Mon, 2011/08/15 at 9:07 AM

    oops, totally didnt mean to post that twice! meant to correct it i guess it added it @_@

  4. Otakumouse | Mon, 2011/08/15 at 12:01 PM

    Ow hehehe, Its in your DSLR settings. If you’re using Nikon, there is an option there SET PICTURE CONTROL. I’m using VIVID option which tends to make the pictures more vibrant. There is a setting for the SHARPNESS too :D I’m not sure about Canon though but there must be some kind of equivalent settings there :)

  5. Vanilla | Mon, 2011/08/15 at 12:21 PM

    i would assume so as well. im using a Canon T2i ill have to play around with it again. check out my website and look at the Momohime post if youve got time. that was after quite a while of playing around.

    • Otakumouse | Sat, 2011/08/20 at 1:39 PM

      Cool, will do vanilla! stay in touch! \m/

  6. samuel | Sat, 2011/08/20 at 4:50 PM

    The artist is Nagimiso (nagimiso.blog.shinobi.jp) not nagisimo ^^
    Also nuclear fusion because nagimiso did this art for a remix of a very popular song of Rin named roshin yuukai (炉心融解) which literally mean … nuclear fusion, or meltdown.
    Check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVPLK6_bElk for the PV with this art.

    • Otakumouse | Sun, 2011/08/21 at 11:30 AM

      Ow hahah! many thanks samuel for the correction :D sorry guys for the typo! :P

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