Good Smile Company Shows Off 1/8th Scale Ultimate Madoka

Plus a survey of GSC's 2012 releases

We hope all your New Year's wishes come true. And, if you preordered a 1/8 scale Puella Magica Madoda Magica Good Smile Company 1/8th scale Ultimate Madoka, the incredible figure that you wished for should be on its way. Closing out 2012, GSC has posted a detailed look at the new release. 

 

with Mika-tan commentary

She’s finally ready for everyone!!

That’s one huge box!!
I think this has to be the biggest box we’ve ever made for a 1/8th scale figure! The staff member I got to hold it looks like she is about to fall over holding it! :P
Anyway, sorry once again for making everyone wait a little longer for this figure, but she goes on sale today!
She is also the very last review on the blog for this year!

From ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’:
Ultimate Madoka!
From the last episode of the hit anime series ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’, comes a 1/8th scale figure of Ultimate Madoka – the form Madoka took once her wish was granted and she became a Puella Magi.

 

Her long flowing hair, the deep space confined within her dress, her transparent wings and even her bow that looks like a budding flower – every part of Ultimate Madoka has been carefully sculpted to faithfully reproduce the original.
The included pedestal is made to look like the magical symbols in space that formed each time she fired an arrow.
I’ll be doing a review of a product straight out of the box – exactly the same as the ones that you’ll all be able to get your hands on from today! It’s hard to believe that this is a mass-produced product…
She came out perfectly!!
It looks just as beautiful as the original prototype did! The manufacturing team really did an outstanding job!

A look at the entire figure!
She was simply to big to fit behind a single monitor, I had to use two! She does take up quite a lot of space, so you might want to clear out a large space for when yours arrives! (`・ω・´)
Let’s spin around to her side!
This is the best angle to get a look at her beautiful legs and long flowing hair! It really looks like she is floating in the air, but she is actually supported without any worries about stability by the stand and her long skirt.
Spin ever further to the back!
Looking at her billowing dress from the back shows off just how big the figure is – she has such a stunning presence!

The front from a different angle!
This is the best angle to see her bow and arrow as well as her wings! The wings are made with a clear plastic and look so beautiful…
 
A shot from directly above!
She is 1/8th scale, but looking at her from the top you can see she does look much bigger – but she makes such good use of space. For those interested in numbers, she is approximately 33cm tall and 36cm in length!
Let’s go from a lower angle!
Ultimate Madoka is such a lovely straightforward gaze so most people might want to display her facing forward, but I personally love looking at her from this angle! You get such a good look at her face, breasts, thighs, the bow and arrow and wings – you can see everything perfectly!
 
Hiro-san, who was in charge of direction!
He is checking everything so carefully!! Hiro has personally checked everything from the original prototype to all the test releases to ensure she comes out perfectly!
He is also the one responsible for all the incredible paintwork as well as the expression for the figure!
The expression is perfect!!
Just look how adorable she’s come out!
The gradient in her eyes is so beautiful! The little bit of hair brushing over her cheek adds a bit more of a dynamic feeling even to the expression – the little things like this are so important!
Her thighs and the starry skirt!
The space paintwork inside the skirt look beautiful! You might worry that the little stars spotted around might just look messy, but that really isn’t the case – they really do look out of this world!
The skirt has a pearl coating!
The white areas are all coated with a shiny pearl coating, and the pink areas seem to have a different shade depending on the angle you look from!
A change of perspective on the wings!
You get a good look at the entire wing from this side! Once you’ve put the figure on display, most people never have a chance to look at the back of a figure – I challenge everyone to take some photos when they first get the figure to get a really good look at all the different angles from the start!
Her stunning body-line!
Just look at all the exquisite details – the lovely little bumps on her chest, the creases in her clothes and even the little indent in her clothes for the belly-button!
The magic circle pedestal!!
Even the pedestal is fantastic! Just like all the previous 1/8th scale Madoka figures, Ultimate Madoka comes with a lovely circular pedestal.
It also is made from clear plastic, has a lovely gradient and has the magical circle shapes placed on it!
Today’s final shot!
I tried my best to end with a photo that shows off as many of her charms as possible, and I don’t think this is a bad shot for that!
I’m certain if you get hold of her you’ll be very happy with your purchase! I simply can’t believe this is a mass-produced product, it’s simply amazing!
 
 
GSC's 2012 break down
 
- Products by Product Category - 

*All company’s products included. *OEM Products not included.

Nendoroid : 92
Scale Figures : 64
figma : 48
threeA : 19
Nendoroid Plus : 16
Nendoroid Petite : 15
Good Smile Racing : 15
Rubber Straps : 5
Other : 65
 
 
- Products by Gender -

 

*All company’s products included. *OEM Products not included.
*Each product sold in a set is counted separately.

Female : 308
Male : 82
Mecha : 30
Other : 10
 
The ‘Other’ section here includes things like pliers, or the suction and clip stands


Products by Hair Color 

 

*All company’s products/goods included. *Each product sold in a set is counted separately. *Products without hair not included. *Colors as determined by Mikatan

Blond : 79
Brown : 69
Black : 66
Pink : 38
Blue : 35
Green : 24
Purple : 22
White : 16
Red : 13
Orange : 13
Light Blue : 11
Gray : 7
 
 
- Mikatan Blog Ranking -

 

Crown_2 1st Place: 1/8th Scale Ultimate Madoka (Painted – Part 1) 
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/06/07/18th-scale-ultimate-madoka-painted-part-1/

Crown_12nd Place: Miyazawa Model Exhibition 
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/11/06/miyazawa-model-exhibition/

Crown_13rd Place: Nendoroid Miku Dayo 
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/11/02/nendoroid-miku-dayo/

4th Place: Minicchu IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/11/14/minicchu-idolmster-cinderella-girls/


5th Place: Miku Hatsune : Cheerful Ver.  
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/03/08/miku-hatsune-cheerful-ver/

6th Place: 1/8th Scale Sayaka Miki
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/01/25/18th-scale-sayaka-miki/

7th Place: Nendoroid Sakura Miku
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/04/08/nendoroid-sakura-miku/

8th Place: Nendoroid Aichi Sendou
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/11/13/nendoroid-aichi-sendou/ 

9th Place: 2 Days Until WonFes! The GSC Offices Before the Event!
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/07/27/2-days-until-wonfes-the-gsc-offices-before-the-event/

10th Place: Project mirai cafe & Miku Live Party 2012
http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2012/03/12/project-mirai-cafe-miku-live-party-2012/


- Combined Local and Overseas Sales Ranking -

 

*Nendoroid Petites counted per box-set.

Crown_21st Place: Ultimate Madoka

Crown_12nd Place: Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat Ver.

Crown_13rd Place: figma Mami Tomoe

 
4th Place: Nendoroid Petite: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

5th Place: Megurine Luka: Tony ver.

6th Place: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Append

7th Place: figma Kyouko Sakura

8th Place: Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier

9th Place: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Yukata Ver.

10th Place: figma Sayaka Miki

 
11th Place: Nendoroid Kyouko Sakura

12th Place: Nendoroid Petite : Uta no Prince-sama

13th Place: Nendoroid Sayaka Miki

14th Place: Saber: Zero ver.

15th Place: figma Black Rock Shooter: TV ANIMATION ver.

16th Place: figma Link

17th Place: Nendoroid Shuukan Hajimete no Hatsune Miku

18th Place: Nendoroid Saber: Zero Ver.

19th Place: BLK Limited Edition (with figma BRSB)

20th Place: Nendoroid Erio Touwa

 
21st Place: Nendoroid Sena Kashiwazaki

22nd Place: Racing Miku: 2011ver.

23rd Place: figma Ika Musume

24th Place: Nendoroid Golden Darkness

25th Place: Nendoroid Nyaruko

26th Place: Homura Akemi

27th Place: Nendoroid Aisaka Taiga

28th Place: Nendoroid Saber Lily (Rerelease)

29th Place: Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku Set 2011 Ver.

30th Place: figma Nadeko Sengoku


 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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