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[NSFW] Skytube - Mimori Hinagiku - 1/6 (Alphamax)[NSFW] Skytube - Mimori Hinagiku - 1/6 (Alphamax)Review

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Hey, fellow mfc-members and welcome
to another review!

NSFW content ahead, so please proceed at your own discretion.
Plus, this review is particularly picture-heavy (even by my standards)….
curse you NSFW figures and your display options!! X3

Today I’ll be taking a look at ITEM #675637 an original character named Mimori Hinagiku made by Alphamax as part of their Skytube line. The figure is based on an illustration by Misaki Kurehito. I’ve been watching this figure ever since the unpainted prototype got revealed and am quite happy to finally hold her in my hands.

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Starting with the box as usual we have a somewhat elaborate design with flowers/flower petals and fans giving off a very Japanese vibe. A big front window allows a fairly good (and thankfully SFW) look at the figure while smaller fan-shaped windows serve more as decorations than anything. On the side and back we can see pictures of the figure while the other side shows the illustration she is based on (which is also included as a postcard). Seeing them side by side I’d actually have preferred the ikebana arrangement over the lanterns they added to the figure.
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The blister is nothing out of the ordinary.

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Hinagiku comes in 6 parts (if you don’t count the cast-offable clothes): main figure, base, 2 lanterns and 2 exchangeable arms.
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Also included are the instruction sheet (in Japanese) as well as the aforementioned postcard.

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The lanterns look fairly good overall the different shades of blue and the gold fitting create a nice contrast. Yet it’s a bit annoying that there’s no way to attach them to the base (the risk of accidentally knocking them over is enormous). Plus, it’d have been nice if a light up function was included, though as I said before I’d have preferred the ikebana from the original illustration.
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As for the base… I really like the realistic look of the tatami mat floor and the lacquered looking edges. Still it’s a real space-hog with a width of around 15,5 cm.
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Spin around…
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Overall the figure looks really great, but I can’t help but feel a bit weirded out by the lanterns. Contrary to the rest they look very outdoorsy.

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Her face is what initially drew me towards Hinagiku. I love the slightly bashful expression and the soft blush. As a nice addition her lips are glossy. A minor complaint of mine would be the eyes since you can see the pixels rather clearly.
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The strands and shading in her hair look fairly good, I especially like how the tips are lighter and just a little semi-translucent.
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Her red ribbons look ok but could use a little more definition.
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One thing that kind of bothers me is how her side bangs not really rest on her shoulders but hover over it. I get where they're coming from and this is probably preventing paint transfers and breakage, but still...

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Onto her body...
Her top kimono looks semi-transparent without actually showing anything (contrary to the illustration) so you actually get a totally "safe" display option. I wonder if it'd have been possible to apply shading to the top or make it less shiny though. While the folds and creases make it realistic enough the finish makes it look a bit cheap. Plus, due to the way the top is attached it looks huge from up close. Especially the way it stands out from her slender neck (which looks even less frail because of it).
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Hinagiku has very feminine hands, the fingers look soft and the pink nail polish is just right imo.
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After a quick glimpse under the hakama let's take an overall look at it.
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The shading and folds look pretty good, but the seams at the sides don't even for cast-off parts. At least usually you wouldn't focus on that area.

To round off the outfit she's wearing cute little white tabi.
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Now let's remove some clothes...
First, we have to detach Hinagiku's head (pretty straight-forward huh?).
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After opening the kimono top you have to spread it enough to wriggle her body out of it (the arms are attached to the top). This might seem like a good idea at first glance as it avoids ugly seam lines, but even after the very few times where I had to use that method for this review it feels like the plastic is harder to "close".

Half-nude spin around...
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While it hasn't been explicitly advertised, I think the option with just the hakama on has a certain appeal to it.

With the "obstacle" out of the way we can finally have a look at her nicely defined collarbone.
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Since I'll leave certain areas for the full-nude view, let's just have a quick look at the hakama and how it works.
The seams at both sides are rather obvious (the once you can open even the most).
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Opening the hakama also shows that certain areas are lined with clear plastic in order to avoid paint transfers (pretty nifty idea).

Under it we find a strip of cloth covering the bare minimum (apparently real panties wouldn't have fit).
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Now for the last spin around, showing Hinagiku in her full naked glory...
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It never really occurred to me before, but without clothes her head seems a little... well, too large? Especially with that thin neck. Not that it bothers me per se, but I can't really unsee it either. x3

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Hinagiku's breasts look soft and round with the slightly pink nipples accentuating that effect.
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The curves of her body in general look very soft and feminine (not overly defined but just enough).

It's almost a pity her back is mostly hidden by her hair.
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The ribbons on her arms are a nice addition (not exactly a clever way to hide the seams but well...), yet you can see gaps where the arms detach.
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Just like before her second pair of hands looks great with the pink nail polish.
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Now look at that cute belly...
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Her butt is nothing to sneeze at either.
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And here we have the most realistic genitalia I've seen on a figure so far. From her clitoris to the labia to her anus, everything is really well defined.
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Hinagiku also has a beautiful pair of legs with proper sculpt and shading in the right areas. Again, there's a red ribbon to be found, cutting into her thigh this time.
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Last but not least some size comparisons…
With the sitting pose it's a bit pointless measuring Hinagiku, but she reaches a height of 14cm and is stated as a 1/6 scale (doesn't seem too far off, but we'll see).

It's quite obvious that she "dwarfs" 1/8 scale figures (figuratively speaking) with her face size and body proportions. Still with her wearing a miko outfit ITEM #330951, ITEM #520698 & ITEM #331626 fit the Japanese style, so does ITEM #501860 (he's 1/7 though).
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1/7 figures fare way better, yet the face size can be a giveaway depending on the figure.
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ITEM #287974 and ITEM #718982 look the most natural next to her, not in terms of style ofc (still atm I'm displaying her w/o base next to ITEM #645881).

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Well now, I had some complaints, mostly minor, but overall this is a very cute figure. I especially love how soft her body looks and the facial expression (despite it not being an accurate translation of the illustration). Hinagiku is definitely a nice addition to my collection and one that offers quite a few options to boot.

That's it for this review! Thanks for reading, I hope you liked it! ^^
If you don’t mind, I’d love some constructive criticism,
but if you don’t feel like posting any your thoughts on the figure are also very welcome. :3
Also, if there's anything in my collection you'd like to see a review of feel free to shoot me a message or something.^^
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Which display option do like the most?

43%SFW - fully clothed
30%half-nude
27%full-nude
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Cloudberry8 mese/i fa#72776333I came across this figure while looking through your pseudo room tour and this figure caught my attention.
Naturally, I found your review for this figure and I gotta say I'd didn't think about collarbone sculpting until now XD
She's a pretty cute figure. I do quite enjoy that purple highlights on her hair too.
If I had to pose her, I'd be half nude because I'm a sucker for red hakama (though that red ribbon on her leg makes it pretty sexy too)
Bwahahaha, I'm everywhere. x3
Prior to reviewing I never paid much attention to that area either (though that goes for a lot of other things as well).
I think the sculpting and shading in that area is great here, because it emphasizes her slender body while still looking soft.
I love her hakama as well, but she goes better with Satsuki if she's nude and so she's become the only figure I display fully nude for now. :3
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I came across this figure while looking through your pseudo room tour and this figure caught my attention.

Naturally, I found your review for this figure and I gotta say I'd didn't think about collarbone sculpting until now XD

She's a pretty cute figure. I do quite enjoy that purple highlights on her hair too.

If I had to pose her, I'd be half nude because I'm a sucker for red hakama (though that red ribbon on her leg makes it pretty sexy too)
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Maakie10 mese/i fa#70407639Wowwowow, those pixelated eye decals! I never saw it that 'badly done' before, how odd! The decal itself looks crisp so it seems like something going wrong in the designing phase! Anyhow, this is a really nice review. I actually didn't know about this figure until this review, she is very nice. I agree with most of your points, the lanterns are a bit weird indeed, but the figure itself is very good with such a nice body type and cute face and hairdo!Thank you! :3
I never paid too much attention to them, but the light effect is particularly bad (I even noticed that back then, but well).
That’s the main attraction for me anyway, the lanterns… well I could take them or leave them, I don’t use them anyway (nor the base). It’s just weird… they don’t really fit the indoor setting and it’s a clear (unnecessary) deviation from the artwork. They don’t look bad though, so I might use them for another display.
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Wowwowow, those pixelated eye decals! I never saw it that 'badly done' before, how odd! The decal itself looks crisp so it seems like something going wrong in the designing phase! Anyhow, this is a really nice review. I actually didn't know about this figure until this review, she is very nice. I agree with most of your points, the lanterns are a bit weird indeed, but the figure itself is very good with such a nice body type and cute face and hairdo!
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Clozdark1 anno/i fa#59689717Your review is very helpful for me, i am still bit hesitant buying her before,now i will order it. Thank you for these great review.Thank you, I'm glad I could be of help! :3

Heavenly_Otaku1 anno/i fa#59738890Thank you for the review. The hip ass of this figure is the BestThanks! ^^
Usually I'd say the same but this one I actually prefer the chest.
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Thank you for the review. The hip ass of this figure is the Best
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Your review is very helpful for me, i am still bit hesitant buying her before,now i will order it. Thank you for these great review.
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vgadict1 anno/i fa#59579378Great review! I really appreciate all the close-up photos - those really help to show off the details.Thank you! :3 Still got a feeling I ent overboard this time, after post-editing I was a bit shocked by the picture count. x3
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victorviper1 anno/i fa#59579348Thanks for this review. I had not paid too much attention to this figure (in part because so many Misaki Kurehito figures have been made lately), but this figure certainly has its charms with the miko theme. She's also very cute, and in her normal configuration, you'd never really know this was an 18+ figure.
I agree that it would have been a big improvement if the lanterns could be illuminated. In fact, that was one of my first questions when I started reading the review.
Thanks for your comment! :3
I've only recently started paying more attention to illustrators and sculptors but you're definitely right and the choice can be difficult at times.
You know that's what I usually like about R18 figures, having a "safe" option and the miko theme is something I really dig.
About the lanterns... well, they seem a bit half-assed imo, having no light-up option and no pegs or anything.
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Fallency1 anno/i fa#59579298Thanks for the comprehensive review and the plenty of pictures.
I really like her embarassed face, in the same time she looks uneasy yet very cute.
Personally I prefer the fully clothed she shines more with those red/white colors with the scenary !
Thank you! :3
I love that too, makes her look very charming indeed. I'm a bit torn as I love her clothed but she wouldn't really fit with my current collection that way (maybe in the future).
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