Sayaka Miki Nendoroid

Sayaka Miki Nendoroid

Sayaka Miki Nendoroid packaging (front) from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sayaka Miki Nendoroid Packaging (front)

Sayaka Miki from Madoka Magica is my sixth, and most recently acquired Nendoroid figure. While Sayaka isn’t my favorite character from the series, I do think she’s a well written one. However, the real reason I wanted her was to go with the Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid I already owned.

Sayaka appears to have had a difficult time arriving in the U.S. from Japan as she was multiple weeks late, and the left side of her packaging was significantly damaged upon arrival, but arrive she did.

From the pictures above and below, we can see that the design of her packaging is the same as that of Kyouko Sakura. These Madoka Magica Nendoroids have the most decorative boxes of all the Nendoroids I have. We also see that she’s number 209, making her the oldest figure I own.

Sayaka Miki Nendoroid packaging (back) from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sayaka Miki Nendoroid Packaging (back)

Unlike some of the later Nendoroid boxes, Sayaka’s does not come with any side windows or a logo/number printed onto the backdrop within the box. However, the back and sides feature images of the figure assembled in various ways as usual.

Although I currently have her set up in a different pose (which you’ll see below) I’m likely to change her to the one featured on the far left of the back (pictured above). With this pose, she appears much more dynamic, and will pose better with the Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid.

This may be in part because of the age of this figure, but Sayaka doesn’t appear to have as many unique ways to position her as my other Nendoroids do. Even Sakura Haruno, who has no accessories, is a much more poseable figure.

Sayaka Miki Nendoroid pieces from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sayaka Miki Nendoroid Pieces

Sayaka comes with two additional faces, two additional arms, an additional arm piece, and an additional hand. Her accessories are her cape, and eight swords which each come with their own stand to position around Sayaka. There is only one ergonomic arm to hold her figure upright, and it’s specially designed to fit under her cape.

While all those swords gives the impression that you can do a lot of things with this figure, as I mentioned previously, the poses are rather limited. This is because she relies on the swords to make her poses interesting. Also, if I didn’t use the swords, I felt like they were going to waste.

Because of that last point, I settled on the pose pictured below, but as I mentioned, I plan to change this so she can pair better with Kyouko Sakura.

Sayaka Miki Nendoroid assembled from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sayaka Miki Nendoroid Assembled

I attempted to use all eight swords in this pose, but quickly realized that I wasn’t going to be able to fit them all, at least not while having her base at an angle like I tend to do (Mayoi Hachikuji is the only exception). Her cape simply got in the way of the swords I attempted to put behind her.

Due to this, I decided to use just five of the eight swords. Speaking of her swords, I think she should have only come with one, two at the most. That would have made room for more accessories such as her soul gem or CD player. It also would have been cool to have Sayaka’s witch form as a backdrop piece.

Kyouko came with her spear which could be assembled in either the rigid or chain forms, and a taiyaki. Those accessories alone give Kyouko a wider variety of poses than Sayaka has.

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