Preview | GSC: Racing Miku 2014

Ever since Good Smile Company started the Racing Miku <insert year here> figure treatments, we all know that it will be a main stay in GSC’s growing product line. It started with Racing Miku 2010, then they released a somewhat mature version of Miku in 2011 (review here), then back to the kawaii version in 2012, up to the current Racing Miku figure we have right now which is the Racing Miku 2013. Every iteration of this popular version of Miku looks great and it gets better and better.

And now that we are almost at the end of 2014, GSC announced their upcoming Racing Miku 2014 figure which looks uber awesome! It’s kinda of a fusion between the previous versions with a bit of “futuristic” elements added to it. The best Racing Miku figure in my opinion. Slated April 2015 for ¥10,000 – so start saving up!

Preview | GSC: Racing Miku 2014 (1)

Preview | GSC: Racing Miku 2014

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Preview | GSC: Racing Miku 2014

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Preview | GSC: Racing Miku 2014

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Preview | GSC: Racing Miku 2014

Figure Info

  • Character: Hatsune Miku
  • Release Date: April 2015
  • Origin: Good Smile Racing, Vocaloid
  • Brand: Good Smile Company
  • Artist(s): Katou Gaku (Sculptor)
  • Version: Racing 2014
  • Scale: 1/8
  • Price: ¥10,000
  • Buy Meter: buy-meter-green

Who's Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Crypton Future Media, Inc., and was initially released in August 2007 for the VOCALOID2 engine. It is part of the Character Vocal Series. There has since been numerous installments such as additional voice banks dubbed 'Append', as well as an upgrade to the VOCALOID3 engine, which includes her long awaited English vocal release. She was the first release for Crypton's VOCALOID Character Vocal Series, the third Japanese VOCALOID, and the seventh VOCALOID to have been created overall. She is considered the most popular and well known VOCALOID and the first to become a pop idol. Her voice is provided by the Japanese female voice actress, Saki Fujita (藤田 咲, Fujita Saki).

About Good Smile Racing, Vocaloid

Since the 2008 season, different teams in the Super GT racing received their sponsorship under Good Smile Racing, and turned their cars to Vocaloid-related artwork. Hatsune Miku's design has been adapted into a Racing Queen version for each seasons since 2010. The designs are offically acknowledged as "Racing Miku" (レーシングミク) derivative and are based on Miku's attire.

The 2009 derivative is the only version of the Racing Miku derivatives which did not have an official illustration featured based on her, though it was featured in merchandise for that season. The unveiling of the Racing Miku derivatives only became a feature from the 2010 season onwards. All merchandise related to Good Smile Racing featuring Miku prior to the 2010 season, with the exception of the 2009 Racing Miku figurine, features Miku in her normal attire.

The 2008 season remains the only season where other Crypton Future Media Vocaloids (Kagamine Rin Len) on a Good Smile Racing related car.

In 2013, Miku also was featured with racing outfit in the Isle of Man motor cycling race, for this race Team Mirari were sponsored. Miku also recieved a "Sepang" version showing bare toned skin as part of showing good health and promoting the design as "the Angel of summer"

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