Figure Guide: The Racing Hatsune Miku Series by Good Smile Company

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On April 1st, the 2012 Super GT series kicked off in Okayama. With it, a new season of highly collectible Racing Miku designs.

The lovable Hatsune Miku is a Crypton Future Media creation, and the face of Vocaloid, a popular voice synthesis software developed by Yamaha. Crypton has involved Miku in the Japanese racing scene since 2008. Good Smile Racing(a division of Good Smile Company) has been assisting them since 2009 with a strong line of car-related products, especially itasha.

During the 2008 & 2009 Super GT series, Hatsune Miku was featured on a BMW Z4 E86, wearing her usual crop-sleeved outfit. For 2010, she was displayed on a Porsche 996 GT3 RSR, this time with an orange race queen suit. Lastly returning to the BMW Z4 for a winning 2011 season. Proving a popular mascot, Crypton has also started to star Miku in commercials for the Toyota Corolla and Google Chrome.

Figure Chronology:

Nendoroid Petite: Vocaloid RQ Set – Black/White 2009 ver.(ぼーかろいど RQせっと ぶらっくかーらーばーじょん ねんどろいどぷち)

Released as official goods from Hatsune Miku and Studie GLAD Racing (the BMW Z4 E86 team). This set includes the three most popular Vocaloids: Miku, Rin, and Luka. All are posed wearing racing queen outfits. An umbrella and a pull-back car based on the Super GT BMW are also included. The car comes in two option colors: black or white.

Details:
• Distributor: Good Smile Company
• Category: Nendoroid Petite
• Original Price: ¥ 3000 (36.00USD)
• Release Date: Dec/2009
• Specifications: Painted ABC&PVC figures – not to scale – stands included – approximately 65mm in height – three figures and a black pull-back car
• Sculptor: Yukiwo Ageta (Max Factory) – Yaruo (Laugh)

Nendoroid Petite: Vocaloid RQ Set 2009. Sets are identical aside from car color choice(black or white).

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2009 ver. -Black/White

 For this Miku nendoroid, there were two separate release dates for each car color option. Miku is able to sit in this car. The design is very similar to the Nendoroid petite of the same year, but with an extra “relaxed” looking face included. Also, a fun leek-themed umbrella. Exclusive.

Details:

  • Distributor: Good Smile Company
  • Category: Nendoroid
  • Original Price: ¥ 3000 (36.00USD)
  • Release Dates: Dec/2009 (black car), Mar/2010 (white car)
  • Specifications: Painted ABS&PVC figure – not to scale -approximately 100 mm in height, 1 figure and a ride-in car
  • Sculptors: Yukiwo Ageta (Max Factory), Yuuji Itou, Yoshihisa Koshoubu
  • Sold by: Nico Nico Chokuhan

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2009 ver. Black or White car choice.

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2010 ver.

 Due to manufacturer issues with the placement of stickers in the figure box, this edition came with an extra set of mini-car decals. This was the first Racing Miku figure to be associated with the Good Smile Company racing team sponsorship, hence the price increase from the previous year. Miku comes with a normal face, and a smile face. Being a part of the pit crew, she comes with an air tool and a red tool box accessory.

Details:

  • Distributor: Good Smile Company
  • Category: Nendoroid
  • Original Price: ¥7,000.- ¥50,000 (85.00-600.00USD)
  • Release Date: Oct/2010
  • Specifications: Painted ABS&PVC figure – not to scale -approximately 100 mm in height, 1 figure and a ride-in car
  • Sculptor: Nendoron sculptor
  • Sold by: Nico Nico Chokuhan

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2010 ver.

Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku Set – 2010 ver. (ねんどろいどぷち れーしんぐみくせっと 2010ばーじょん)

The atmosphere in the pits was due for a cuteness upgrade. Racing Miku, along with Rin Kagamine and Luka Megurine – all the girls of Vocaloid are petite Nendoroids dressed in mechanic outfits. Also included is a pull-back car based off the Miku GT Car that was really taking part in races, using the new colors and decals that debuted in July 2010.

Details:
• Distributor: Good Smile Company
• Released by: Good Smile Racing
• Category: Nendoroid Petite
• Original Price: ¥ 3500 (42.00USD) (including tax)
• Release Date: Nov/2010
• Specifications: Three non-scale ABS&PVC posable figures each approx. 65mm in height with stands included; as well as a pull-back car with decals
• Sculptor: Yukiwo Ageta & Meishi Takano Cooperation

Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku Set - 2010 ver.

 

Racing Miku 2010: 1/8 scale figure (れーしんぐみく 2010ばーじょん)

The official 2010 SUPER GT racing team “GOOD SMILE RACING with COX.” Miku, as originally illustrated by redjuice, is the first to-scale figure rendition. Her cheerful expression, her mechanic’s costume and even the tools she uses are sculpted with great attention to detail. The figure looks accurate to the original illustration.

Details:
• Distributor: Good Smile Company
• Released by: Good Smile Racing
• Category: PVC figure
• Original Price: ¥7800 (95.00USD) (including tax)
• Release Date: May/2011
• Specifications: Painted PVC 1/8th figure, approximately 200mm in height (including stand)
• Sculptor Iwanaga Sakurako (Shokubutu Shojo-en)

Racing Miku 2010: 1/8 scale figure

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2011 ver.

Once again, this nendoroid was available through a Good Smile Racing sponsorship. Miku is back in a racing queen outfit, includes an umbrella.

Details:

  • Distributor: Good Smile Company
  • Category: Nendoroid
  • Original Price: ¥7,000.- ¥50,000 (85.00-600.00USD)
  • Release Date: Oct/2011
  • Specifications: Painted ABS&PVC figure – not to scale -approximately 100 mm in height, 1 figure and a ride-in car
  • Sculptor: Katou Gaku
  • Sold by: Nico Nico Chokuhan

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2011 ver.

figma Racing Miku 2011: First Win ver. (ふぃぐま れーしんぐみく2011 はつゆうしょうきねんver.)
In 2011, the Miku GT team won the GT300 class championship races. This First Win version was produced in commemoration.
From June 2011 to August 2011, there was a personal race-team sponsorship course available. This figma was available exclusively through the sponsor course, and was not available outside of Japan.
Miku’s hair has a unique transparent feeling to it, and her racing queen costume design is fully recreated in figma form. She also comes with a racing queen parasol as well as a first place trophy.

Details:
• Distributor: Good Smile Company
• Released by: Good Smile Racing
• Category: figma
• Original Price: ¥7,000.- ¥50,000 (85.00-600.00USD)
• Release Date: Dec/2011
• Specifications: Painted ABS&PVC posable non-scale figure, approximately 130mm in height. Comes with a figma stand, a signboard, a checkered flag, a parasol (closed and open) as well as a first place trophy.
• Sculptor: Masaki Asai
• Sold Exclusively by: Niconico Chokuhan
*Price=An extra to all those who purchase the personal sponsor course

figma Racing Miku 2011: First Win ver.

Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku Set 2011 Ver. (ねんどろいど ぷち れーしんぐみくせっと 2011Ver.)

The Vocaloid champions take their podium. This is another commemorative product to the Miku GT project winning the 2011 championship series. Miku, Luka and Rin back again as Nendoroid Petites. This time they wear race queen outfits. Additional parts: a very own podium stand, a pull-back car based on the winning Miku GT car.

Details:
• Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
• Category: Nendoroid Petite
• Original Price: ¥3800 (46.00USD) (including tax)
• Release Date: June/2012
• Specifications: ABS & PVC painted posable non-scale figures with stand included. Each approximately 65mm in height. Includes a pull back car with decals.
• Sculptor: Mesuka, GSC 3D Team (Fumitoshi Nakamura, Isao Shirasaki)

Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku Set 2011 Ver. Coming June 2012.

Racing Miku 2011 ver. 1/8 scale figure (れーしんぐみく 2011 ver.)

This figure is based on Racing Miku’s original illustration by Yuichi Murakami, and has been sculpted to reproduce the smallest of details of the original design. The dynamic posing of the hair has been preserved, and her outfit and parasol are sexy and transparent. It’s a figure that both fans of Miku and the racing team can enjoy.

Details:
• Manufacturer: Good Smile Racing
• Category: PVC figure
• Original Price: ¥8800 (105.00USD) (including tax)
• Release Date: Sep/2012
• Specifications: Painted 1/8th scale PVC figure. Approximately 210mm in height.
• Sculptor: Chieri, Nakayaman (Max Factory)

Racing Miku 2011 ver. 1/8 scale figure. Available September 2012.

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2012 Ver. (ねんどろいど れーしんぐみく 2012Ver.)

This Miku Hatsune 2012 GT Project Nendoroid is based on the official 2012 ver. Racing Miku illustration and pose by GAN!

Details:
• Manufacturer: Good Smile Racing
• Category: Nendoroid
• Release Date: Oct/2012
• Specifications: Painted ABS&PVC non-scale posable figure, approximately 90mm in height. Nendoroid CAR1, RQ Parasol (open/closed) and exclusive decals included.
• Sculptor: JUN(E,V)
• Cooperation: Nendoron
• Original Price: ¥7,000.- ¥50,000 (85.00-600.00USD)
• Sold by: Nico Nico Chokuhan

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2012 Ver. Concept Image.

“In 2012, we plan to accept support from fans overseas as well. We’ll be continuously releasing figurines, fan goods, and other special merchandise as part of our sponsorship options. Keep an eye out for them!” – GSR&Studie website

*GOOD news for future pre-orders! Personal Sponsorship is global in 2012 with Nico Nico Chokuhan. This 2012 Nendoroid is available for purchase now. Link: Good Smile. Orders are being accepted until Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 22:00(JST)

Also Announced: A new 2012 figma!!

Racing Miku figma 2012 Concept Image. No date announced.

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Posted on April 2, 2012, in Figures and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great post, absolutely love your figure guides.

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