After all that waiting since the summer Wonfes, the beast is finally here! The Kyubey I’ve been calling the “Giga Kyubey”, from the series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Kyubey was purchased from Goodsmile’s exclusives webstore thing, which was graciously made available to us dirty foreigners.
Though…not really all that many pictures, since the thing is pretty damn simple and big.
FINAL BOSS FIGHT
Maybe I’ll try an Ott-lite picture for him tonight.
Kyubey’s glorious box must be talked about first. Two sides feature a graphic of just his face. You can put it somewhere and freak people out!
It also features this interesting message.
KYUBEY. Being one of those “soft vinyl” (or Hipster Garbage) figures, Kyubey is more or less a giant chunk of hollow plastic. He’s only got two points of articulation, swivels for his neck and tail.
From the other side. Not a whole lot to see, of course, as there’s hardly any detail, given the source. But still, he’s full-scale! The only thing he actually comes with is a clear dish thing to stick under his tail, since it doesn’t lie level with his feet. It doesn’t seem to be entirely needed, but it keeps him from tipping over easily.
The two rings on his not-ears are tiltable, but I think this was more for damage prevention than anything else. And on the subject of damage, I am slightly concerned about the tail. The joint is fairly small and there’s a lot of weight on either side of it. Given what the thing is made out of, I probably don’t need to be too worried about it, but I’m being careful when moving him around just in case.
And this is how Kyubey’s size compares with Figma Madoka. Madoka’s a smaller Figma, but I think the comparison is still apt.
Double Kyubey. I also recently got one of the plush Kyubeys, ordered from HLJ. I wanted to have a Kyubey that I could easily take somewhere, like Otakon, and I’m not about to try and cart the Giga Kyubey around.
Plush Kyubey again. I think it’s designed to be able to sit on your shoulder, which is neat, but it seems to roll off easy.
And Takoluka pic.
Giga Kyubey is definately going to be one of my favorite display pieces, now. Just need to find the best place to put him…