Sunday, December 18, 2011

Review: [Banpresto] Ichiban Kuji Kyun Chara World Prize D Miki Sayaka

Figure Information
Manufacturer: Banpresto
Origin Series: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Scale: Non-scale
Height: Approximately 10cm tall
Original Price: 600 Yen

Figure Package:

Unlike the most kyun charas from the ichiban kuji loterry prizes, Sayaka actually comes with her own clamshell packaging. It's pretty plain actually, like some US action figure and the card box is actually pretty handy since you can just slide the cardboard behind and then slide it back in case you want to return Sayaka back to her plastic cage. It's pretty small and is just enough for her size but aside from that, nothing more to say XD

Figure Details:

While the figure is meant as some sort of trading figure, the quality of the plastic ain't no cheap for sure, just the absence of shiny plastic for the skin color is a major plus already as that is certainly something I don't like on trading figures and some prize figures. For a 10cm figure, I am amazed at the amount of detail they made on Sayaka's mahou shoujo clothes as they did not even miss the moon just above her skirt; even her sword has a good amount of detail in it. Probably the only thing I didn't like about this Sayaka is her hair color, it just feels too light of a blue for Sayaka-chan. XD

Finally her base is pretty cute IMO, a bunch of hearts and crescent moons there which really fits Sayaka as she's the only one who had a love interest (and a male too) of the 5 Mahou Shoujos from the series XD

Additionally, here's a tough size comparison to a nendo to those curious. XD


While small figures like this are made to be static, of course, they have their own appeal. As you have seen above, her head actually has a clamp to support it to prevent any leaning problems. XD But if you so desire to make Sayaka-chan a little more photogenic, then you can opt to remove it and make use of her neck swivel.

While some might say she looks far off from Sayaka as we know her, I love the expression, very confident and very very much Sayaka in character. This particular figure has its own charms for sure and allowing the use of the swivel is pretty neat.

Final Thoughts:

While the detail and expression is fine enough, I just can't help but notice that Sayaka always need to spread her arms and actually find it funny XD But yeah, assuming you got her on lottery, then lucky you but if like me who got it for 1200 yen, then I guess she's pretty expensive for her worth and really it's something I can only recommend getting to Sayaka fags but really not for regular Sayaka fans as you might just be disappointed on her when you get her.

Rating (Out of 10)
Details 9
Price 10


  1. Nice review! I don't see many Ichiban Kuji reviews out there. :3 I actually had the chance to participate in this lottery and won Sayaka... twice! (lmao) However, since she is not my favorite character, I traded her for Mami and Madoka with fellow lottery goers.

    I love the KyunChara line in Ichiban Kuji and I can't wait to get my hands on the Madoka girls in their school uniforms when the Premium Kuji opens this Friday. <3

  2. ^ Thanks! Two Sayakas!? OoO darn, if only the lottery is available here too. XD

    Good luck on the upcoming premium though! Hope I can get Sayaka somewhere once again, ahaha XD