Alright, time to travel to a closed space about Mikuru Asahina. As most everyone knows she's from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I pre-ordered her from ToysLogic, which is an American shop. It was a couple months ago when I put her up for pre-order I believe. She was scheduled for a much later release date in the states than in Japan. About a month and a half later at least, from ToysLogic. I had pre-ordered her, and then a few days later ordered a Keroro plush for my son from them. Well, they decided after around 3 weeks that they would wait till Mikuru was released to ship out my Keroro plush, and that they'd ship them together, and did I mention that they then charged me without asking first, for both of them together (cheaper on shipping I suppose). Anyways, I ended up getting charged for them both around the beginning of August. She was set for release on August 30th. They got her in stop quite early and notified me that she was ready to ship and billed me. A whole month later, after the release date, they mailed me and said the Keroro plush wasn't in stock and wouldn't be for quite some time, if ever (even though it was and still is listed as in-stock). They refunded my money and told me that Mikuru was again ready to ship. Well she just arrived the same day as Miku, this last Saturday. I will never buy from ToysLogic again, I wasn't the least bit happy with them, in fact I had originally ordered about 5 figma from them but then canceled and moved over to Hobby Search, who although they cost more for shipping I believe it's well worth it for the speedy delivery and top notch service they've shown me so far.
As for the figure herself, she came with 3 faces in total, worried, normal and extremely unhappy, as well as an extra pair of shoes just like the rest of the Haruhi gang, and of course the extra hands as usual. Her hair is really well made and her head moves around more than many because her hair isn't as long or crazy as many of the figmas. She could happily travel along with me some day soon that's for sure. Now one thing that I noticed after doing all this is that my particular Mikuru has a loose midsection. It's not so loose that she falls apart, but if I were to shake her from the top or bottom the other side would wobble back and forth, as if it didn't fit perfectly. It doesn't seem to be too big of a problem, yet, but I am a bit concerned about it. After her horrible imprisonment at the hands of her box and her long trip overseas and sitting in a warehouse somewhere in California for weeks, she's probably just stressed out. I wasn't really expecting too much from this figma, but I find that her faces make her very fun to mess with. One of these days when I'm bored, I'll probably do one of those Mikuru no tease things like I see on DannyChoo so often.