I’ve always been more than a little tempted by the robotic figures from the Virtual On video game series. With the addition of a Miku Hatsune design to the line, I decided to check out the rather lengthily named Composite Ver. Ka VR-014/HD Fei-Yen HD and have it for today’s review.
Aside from knowing it’s a video game series published by Sega, I’m not too familiar with the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On games. I have thought about buying a figure of the female robot Fei Yen though. Although the overall design of her armor seems to stay mostly the same, the colors and style of her outfit have a wide range. She’s been everything from a hot pink Maid to a tiger striped cat-girl.
Fei Yen’s newest figure has a template based on the virtual singer Miku Hatsune. Personally I think it’s a fantastic blend of the two characters, with neither one overshadowing the other. The body sculpt is plainly Fei Yen’s armor, but the added touches like the necktie, sleeves, and hair are definitely Miku. There’s even that suspender-like strap that hangs off her left hip.
Fei Miku comes with two heads. The first is robotic look of Fei’s design, which I actually prefer. She’s got a visor with a translucent teal strip covering the eyes. This piece would have looked really snazzy with light piping, but instead you have to catch the light at the right angles. She doesn’t have a mouth, but she does have Miku’s headphones/microphone.
The figure’s second head has the cute look of Miku wearing the Fei head like a helmet. I really like the idea behind this sculpt, and I also found it really interesting that Bandai chose to give Miku’s face the same expression exuberant expression as her Figma figure. I’m assuming it comes from some sort of promotional art, but I’m surprised they didn’t try to give the figure a unique look.
Fei Miku also comes with two different styles of hair sculpts. Her normal hair flows downward, expanding into large curves. Something I really like about these pieces is the translucent green panels that run along the inside. If this figure could light up she’d have some really amazing effects from all the clear colored bits.
Miku’s second hair sculpt is more of an action pose, and it depicts her long metallic locks billowing out and flowing around her. For some reason there are no green panels, which I really do miss on this piece, but I really like how much more expressive this hair makes her. Continue to page 2…