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Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X Unboxing

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

Miku has joined Bandai’s fantastic Figure-rise LABO lineup!

Figure-rise LABO is a series of character model kits that build beautiful static figures. They’re not only a great, affordable alternative to traditional static figures — you also get the joy of building your favorite characters yourself.

The lineup is still a bit small, as there have only been a handful of releases so far, most of which fly off the shelves and go out of production quickly. Luckily, Miku is still available, so we’re here to take a look at what’s in the kit so you can decide whether or not this one’s for you, before it’s too late!

The Box

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

On one side of the box, we get a bit of background about Miku, and a lovely full-length shot of the completed figure.

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

On the other side, Bandai explains some of the finer features of this kit: clear textures and color gradation!

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

A little lower, Bandai explains how they accomplish the gradation on Miku’s hair, how the face is molded, and more.

The Runners

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

A: Aqua — one of Miku’s twin tails!

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

It’s a little hard to see in the photograph, but the color of her hair gets a little lighter towards the ends, as Bandai explained on the box. It’s really aesthetically pleasing!

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

B: Aqua — another twin tail

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

C & D: Miku’s face and eye plates. You can see from the runoff on the runners that these parts have been molded cleverly in several colors. Where you would usually need decals or stickers for the small details of the face, Bandai has pre-molded all of this in color so there’s no chance of messing up the application of facial features when you build. You just quickly snap the eyes into the face plate, and Miku’s face is complete!

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

E: Glossy black — these pieces are darker than the photo shows. They also have a fantastic glossy finish that’s kind of reflective, really making Miku’s stockings and gloves look like PVC!

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

F: Flesh-color

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

G: Aqua — here are more hair parts

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

H: Aqua — The last of the hair parts and Miku’s tie. Like the twin tails, these are modled with some color gradation and are just beautiful to look at. These parts attach to the twin tails as flyaways.

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

I1: Clear aqua — these parts build the lower layer of Miku’s skirt and the digital-style base.

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

J: Clear red, glossy black, aqua, and white parts. These make up the rest of Miku’s outfit!

Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

Finally, Bandai includes stickers and decals for the details. If you’re not comfortable with decals, you can just use the stickers, but you’ll miss out on some of the smaller details.

If you’re new to dry transfer decals, we’ve got your covered with our Dry Transfer tutorial!

Pick Miku up here!:
Figure-rise LABO Hatsune Miku V4X

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4 Comments

  1. Hi. Ordered it and that’s my 2nd Labo. But just wanted to point out that there are no water slide decals but dry transfers.

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    • Thank you for pointing that out! I’ve updated the post.

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  2. I just want to see this layered injection used outside Waifu kits. I can’t deny that the hair for example just looks superb, but I also can’t help but think how awesome it would be for Trans Am variants of existing kits…

    I guess the Waifu Dollars will help fund the R&D.

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  3. I love this figure. Bandai had really outdone themselves with the layered plastic injection for the face and eyes which removes the need of painting the figure. I really hope to see Gundam Mobile Dolls start using the same technique for their parts.

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