Today's Toy Fiend features the Cu-Poche Madoka Kaname (still available here for ¥3,420 from HLJ.com) from Kotobukiya.
|Tiny, pink, and cute!|
|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:
|MAGNETS, HOW DO THEY WORK?|
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.