Figure Wishlist - Tomoe Mami ~The Beginning Story / The Everlasting~

After an initial teaser at Wonder Festival, GSC has finally lifted the veil on their latest 1/8 scale Mami figure! Based off the first two movies in the Madoka Magica series, "The Beginning Story & The Everlasting" Mami is the latest Puella Magi to join the ranks of figure releases after Madoka (in 2014) and Homura (in 2016). Between them, there is almost a 3 year gap! Sayaka is to follow next with Kyouko likely to come after her.

Nevertheless, better late than never as it is always good news to have new Mami figures. While we have known about the existence of this particular Mami figure for a while now, this is the first time we actually see the final painted product. From the images Good Smile has provided, I can honestly state that I am very impressed. It has all the hallmarks of the fantastic 1/8 scale figure of Mami they first did.

Of course, things are not a carbon copy over the original nor even the official illustrations. This largely has to do with a different sculptor responsible for this figure. This time, that task goes to Hiroshi Umiyama portraying a Mami with slightly slimmer and taller proportions. On top of that, Aoki-sensei's hand-drawn style of eyes are also toned down slightly in favor of larger "anime-eyes". Even Mami's face now is sharper with a considerably more relaxed expression. While the changes are quite drastic, a change every now and then is always welcome (in my opinion). 

In terms of the actual figure itself, Mami is slated for release later this year on October 2017 with pre-orders now officially open. Prices start at 10,648 Yen (before tax) which is a considerably steep price for a figure otherwise so simple. It is quite clear then that GSC had produced this figure with a specific target customer in mind, specifically true and true Madoka Magica fans. Of course, there are several online shops which are offering pre-orders for Mami too and some even with a discount. For example, AmiAmi is offering her with a 22% discount. 

Simple as it may be, I must admit that I am very impressed with the final product that GSC has shown thus far. Mami's twin-tails, skirt and the fact that she is being held in mid-air by only one metal wire are undoubtedly the highlights of this figure. While she may be on the wishlist, you can be absolutely certain that I will be pre-ordering her in a heartbeat.

What about you? Are you excited about the new Mami figure too or are you holding off for something else? Let me know what you think. Until the next time, thank you so much for reading and have yourself a wonderful day ahead!

P.S. All photo credits go to Good Smile Company, make sure to check out the official product page HERE.


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