Friday, December 4, 2009

UpLark K-ON! - Mio Akiyama 1/8 PVC Figure

Manufactured by Uplark and to be distributed by GoodSmile Company is this 1/8 scale figure of Mio Akiyama from the hit anime K-ON.

Mio is sculpted wearing the wearing the Gothic dress designed by Sawako-sensei, that she wore on her first stage performance at the school festival. The figure also comes with a replaceable facial expression which depicts Mio being embarrassed.

I must say the sculpt of this figure is done very well. I especially like the translucent effect of her underskirt (is it called that?? or is the word petticoat??.. hmmmzz) , and the detailing on her guitar which by the way looks like its got 4 realistic guitar strings stringed on. Her embarrassed face expression is really spot on and makes you just want to comfort her..lolz . Color wise , the black slighted glossy look of her outfit seems nice and provides a slight contrast to a more matte hair.

I do find though that her feet are positioned weirdly and it looks like she sprained her right ankle. :P

Overall I've not much experience with UpLark figures so I'll wait and see how is the quality of this figure. K-On fans would naturally snap this up :), and maybe certain Gothic lovers , though her outfits is not really outlandishly gothic.

You can get yours HERE from PlayAsia. They ship internationally and offer free shipping to Singapore.

Anyways.. enjoy the pics.

Product name Mio Akiyama (あきやま みお)
Series K-ON!
Price 8,190Yen (~SGD$128)
Release Date 2010/03
Specifications Painted PVC figure - 1/8th scale - approximately 20cm(H)
Sculptor Mio Akiyama by Mesuka (UPLARK)/Base by Ani (UPLARK)
Sold by UPLARK
Distributor Goodsmile Company



  1. i do agree with u that her feet look weird ~

    btw what material is the string make of ? (metal?)

    and what is UpLark ? (nvr heard of this brand before -,- ) does this brand(UpLark) have good reputation ?

  2. Not sure the material of the guitar strings at the moment.

    Uplark is short for Uplark Hobby Entertainment.
    You can checkout their website (in jap) here

    I dont't personally own any Uplarks figures but hopefully they shouldnt be too bad if they are in the GSC stable. We'll have to wait and see how tis figure turns out

  3. Oh ! Thanks ~

    Btw, do u know that any chance that tnt will be taking pre-order for her ?

  4. I believe TnT will take POs for this figure. though they have not put it in their PO list yet.
    As they are the official distro for GSC theres a good chance they will carry it.

    However thats just my assumption though.