Friday, August 2, 2013

Toy Fiend Friday! Cu-Poche Madoka Kaname

Admittedly, I've only gotten through about ten episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  That being said, it's a screwed up show o_o.  I fell in love with Mami and Madoka, though.  I absolutely adore their character designs.  They're just too cute!

Today's Toy Fiend features the Cu-Poche Madoka Kaname (still available here for ¥3,420 from from Kotobukiya.

Cu-Poche Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica by Kotobukiya
Tiny, pink, and cute!
I've been a fan of Kotobukiya as long as I've been collecting figures.  I started back in the day with Final Fantasy VIII statuettes and haven't looked back.  I've always been impressed with their quality and their Cu-Poche line is no different.  Undoubtedly, this is their answer to the Nendoroid craze, however it features a few crucial updates.  Like most super deformed poseable figures, Madoka arrives with a plethora of accessories and one awful, little rat, who shall never be unpackaged =_=.  No, really, I hate Kyuubey.  Multiple expressions, weapons, and hands are at your disposal for creating a wide variety of poses.

Cu-Poche Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica by Kotobukiya
Tiny floating faces, decapitated hands, and rat monsters, oh my!

The most notable difference from the other super deformed figures out there would be the size of the arms and legs and thus expanded articulation.  Someone wasn't thinking their cunning plan through when they made Madoka, however.  Even though her legs are on nice, flexible ball joints, her skirt is a solid piece that prevents sitting (she can still kneel, though).  Even so, these figures have three points of 360 degree articulation in each leg (thigh, knee, and ankle) and two points in each arm (shoulder and elbow).  Her head, waist, and pig tails also rotate.  The paint job on these figures is very nice and smooth.  Even her knees and elbows have faint blushing detail.

My favorite deviation from the usual would have to be this little gem:


A mother-humping MAGNETIC STAND.  WHY don't ALL action figures come with one of these?!  This little baby is powerful, too, it supports the weight of Madoka's massive head (seriously, that thing is quite heavy for such a small figure).  She comes with a stand that plugs into the base as well, but I don't even care.  I haven't even opened it O_O.  From a photographer's standpoint, masking or making do without the stand is a pain in the ass sometimes.  This way, you can just slide it directly under whatever backdrop you're using <3.

There's no such thing as too much Madoka.
In all, I'm very glad to have added her to my collection.  She's definitely a cutie and I'll have loads of fun with her.  I've already preordered the Mami Cu-Poche and Sayaka is up for preorder as well.  You can check out all of the Cu-Poche releases here.  Thanks for reading and happy collecting!


  1. Oddly enough, I was checking out your most recent repaints when I saw this -- my daughter and I just finished Episode #9 or #10 ourselves (we got sleepy and needed to head off to bed, we've been marathoning the series and will finish tomorrow), and Madoka caught my eye in your sidebar! :)

    SUPER-cute figure!

    -- Andi/Ashbet

    1. Hehe! How are you guys liking the series? Now that we've got our Chromecast set up, I should totally finish this series, too!

  2. hey if you don't want the kyuubey may i buy him fom you?