Because of my figure obsessive completist disorder, I added the Haruhi and Mikuru cheerleader Figmas to my Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Figma collection that is nearly complete with every Haruhi Figma in the wild except for Kyon and Itsuki, because of my strict ban on sausages in my figure breakfast (which might have to be broken to accomodate for epic trap Mariya-sama in my previous post). These particular Figmas come with a bevy of accessories so that you can act out all your favorite scenes from Haruhi episode four, where Haruhi enters the SOS Brigade into the local baseball tournament. It’s one of my favorite episodes from that series, and I was definitely excited to start posing these Figmas.
This post will focus on the Haruhi cheerleader figma. The accessories across the two Figmas are the same though, except for their faces and hairpieces obviously.
Haruhi is here with her bat and baseball in hand, about to knock a few out of the park, and winking knowingly and confidently. She is wearing her baseball helmet here, which is accomodated by a head piece and front hair piece that is compressed to allow for the helmet to fit over it. The helmet will not fit over a normal sized Figma head.
The baseball Haruhi is holding can only be placed into a specific hand piece, and although the Figma box shows Haruhi holding the ball upside down with the ball between her hand and the ground, the baseball does not actually fit snugly and tightly into the hand to allow for that, so to keep the ball in the hand, it must be posed so that the ball is cradled right side up in the palm.
Haruhi’s baseball bat is completely dinged up here, which is the state the bat was in after Yuki applied homing mode to the bat and everybody on Team SOS Brigade was doing their best Barry Bonds impression except without the steroids and the indictments.
A close-up of Haruhi winking. As usual, Figma faces are modeled and painted very well, and compare to their animated counterparts very well.
Haruhi is performing her signals here from on base, trying to tell Mikuru to go for a squeeze and instead looking completely ridiculous as her contortions are completely lost on the rest of the team. At least it was no less ridiculous than some of the signals in today’s MLB.
Throwing a ball, or hankering for a doobie (or coming out of the closet)?
It also can’t be worse than this signal:
Definitely coming out of the closet
Another close-up of Haruhi, so you can see her pearly whites in her toothy grin. A great facial expression, to be sure.
Haruhi about to throw her best two-seam fastball here, while winking, probably because she is about to bean the poor batter.
A close-up shot of Haruhi’s baseball mitt. There is some fine detail here in the accessories included with this Figma, including the webbing on the glove.
A different angle of Haruhi pitching.
Mikuru and Haruhi here together doing their best cheerleading routine, rooting for Team SOS Brigade’s success and distracting the opposing team with an excellent display of bouncing oppai and nice bodies! Although its wouldn’t be canon, I wouldn’t mind Yuki in a cheerleader getup as well joining them.
Haruhi abusing Mikuru and forcing her to shake those bouncies and waving her pom-poms in the air. Oh Haruhi, with the way you dress up Mikuru and exploit her sexuality for your own gain, you really are going down the path to either becoming a fashion mogul or a porno director. Of course, this is one of my favorite scenes from this particular episode.
More Haruhi on Mikuru action.
The accessories between the Haruhi and Mikuru Figmas are the same. A baseball bat, a baseball mitt, a baseball helmet, a set of pom-poms, a baseball, a separate head and hairpiece to accomodate the baseball helmet, and the usual Figma standards like the stand and a diverse set of hands for all sorts of different poses.
Mikuru is getting serious here and facing down the pitcher, using her naive and oh-so-moe batting stance.
The one difference across the accessories is that Mikuru’s aluminum bat is in an immaculate state, compared with Haruhi’s dinged up and dented bat.
I will end this post with an action shot, with Haruhi throwing a pitch at Mikuru. It looks like the pitch is going a bit high above the strike zone though, almost looking like its about to bean Mikuru in th-DUCK! you moe blob!
Oh Haruhi, you omnipotent bitch.