While in Japan I was lucky enough to pick up one of these adorable Nendoroids at the Good Smile Company Office. Sakura Miku was a Good Smile Company Online exclusive, so sadly unless you ordered her online or happen to be in Japan and can stop by the Good Smile Tetsujin Cafe there aren’t any retail stores that should carry her. However please be very weary when purchasing her online from sites like eBay as this Miku has an interesting history.
Sakura Miku actually started out as a small key chain design for an event in Japan. She was quite popular and fans really begged for a full Nendoroid version but it didn’t get made for many years.
What then happened was bootleggers actually made their own Sakura Miku Nendoroid, however the quality wasn’t good, and since it was a bootleg you also have a risk of them using toxic paints to paint the nendoroid.
Eventually Good Smile announced a real version, that you now see before you. I’m very glad she finally got an official release and love the option parts that are included. My favorites being the green pillows, the onigiri, as well as two options for her hair accessories. You can either have her with Cherries in her hair, or Sakura Blossom headphones!
This sad face is so adorable and sweet, don’t you just want to reach out and hug her!
Oh yes Miku, I’ll take your flower!
If you ordered Sakura Miku, please send me your photos once she arrives! I love fan photos, bonus points for mixing and matching other nendoroids you own to create interesting photos! As well for those who didn’t order her, if you get a chance to stop by the Good Smile Tetsujin Cafe you can pick her up, otherwise keep up to date on events we’ll be attending. I’ll do my best to bring a stock of her with me for sale! Also please forgive the graininess of these photos. I just moved and my lighting setup isn’t perfect just yet. Do you have any tips for better photos?