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This blog contains a lot of pictures including some unexpected NSFW ones.
(They where really unexpected.)

View spoilerHide spoilerIn this blog:
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'Rin is standing before some boxes.'
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'Asuna holds a bike.'
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'Miho forgot her helmet.'








Let's talk about some Figma related stuff. A lot of people are using stuff to display with their Figma, Nendoroid, SH Figuarts, Cu-poche etc. It is a pretty common thing. From dollhouses to cars. Almost anything you can think of.
In fact Figma's are listed as non scaled action figures. Thanks to the release of the Figma vehicles (Panzer IV) we know that they are around scale 1/12. In the Figma brand a few verhicles are released. Most of them where or exclusive, not interesting or hard to get. And the choice is low. Very low. In this blog we are looking at some motorcycles scale 1/12 that i bought to display with my Figma's. Are they a good alternative or is the Figma brand motorcycle the better choice? (The focus will be the compatibility with the Figma figures.) The racing Miku's are made to use with a bike. To keep this test interesting i use Miho from Girls and Panzer with the sitting part as a reference.

The five motorcycles in this blog:
-Figma ex:ride TT-Zero made by FREEing. (€60,-)
-Kawasaki Ninja 250 made by Automaxx. (€20,-)
-Suzuki GSXR600 made by Maisto. (€10,-)
-Harley Davidson Seventy-Two made by Maisto. (€15,-)
-Honda CB1000R made by Automaxx. (€20,-)


The first motorcycle that we are taking a closer look at (and using as reference) is the TT-Zero.
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This motorcycle feels smaller in length than the other four motorcycles. It looks smaller and the main cause of that is are the missing mirrors. Well you don't need mirrors when you go very fast on a track. There is nobody else on the track right? The paintjob is the part what gives this bike a unique look. None of the other bikes has so much details as this one. I didn't attach the decals that come with this bike. The colorpanel is outstanding enought. FREEing put a lot of effort in this bike. That can be said about some black piece of plastic that comes with it. The stand (for as far as you can call it that) has also a hole where you can place the figma stand that holds the Figma on the bike. This bike fits with most Figma with ease. It comes with additional pedals. That means that tall and short Figma would fit. Figma's with a long skirt or dress like Rin are not usable. On the pictures you can easily see that her feet can be placed in the right position. Her knees are bend to the maximum and clinging to the frame. Miho is a short Figma and she can't reach the handle bars. However the scale of this bike is perfect for the Figma line-up. What bothers me is that this bike is on it's own not stable. When you attach a figma on top of it and use the stand to keep the figma in place then the bike is stable. The original life size bike has no standard. But FREEing could include a paddock stand instead of the small piece of plastic that keeps the bike on it's wheels. Another detail is the sewing line that goes all over the bike. Especially behind the seat it is a visable thing.
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+Fits with almost every Figma with ease
+Scale is spot on
+Feels sturdy
+Realistic look
+Good paintjob and a lot of details
+A real eye catcher
-Expensive
-Sewing line over the length of the bike
-Without Figma on it: unstable

The second motorcycle is the Kawasaki Ninja 250 made by Automaxx.
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This bike looks big and feels big. This bike is simple in it's design when it comes to details but it looks great from any angle. The detailing is nice. The dashboard and turning lights at the front are looking cheap. This bike is the most sturdy of the five in this blog. It won't break easily when you knocks it over. The mirrors are pieces that you would expect to break of easily but they are as sturdy as the rest of the bike. But will this bike fitt? To be short: Yes, Miho fits on it. The first time i tried to attach Miho to the bike i didn't use the sitting part (see the picture above). It doesn't matter which bike you will try. The skirt will be in the way on every bike including the TT-Zero. The Ninja has a wide tank. That means it is hard to attach Miho in the right position on the bike. It took me some time but it is possible to attach her on the bike with the knees clinging to the tank and her shoes on the pedals. I made a small mistake with placing her feet. For a correct position her heels should touch the pedals instead of the middle of her feet. What that means is that she cannot reach the transmission or rear brake with her feet in this position. Also like the TT-Zero she cannot reach the handle bars. The distance between her hands and the handlebars are almost equal to the TT-Zero.
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+Looks great and realistic
+Sturdy
+Cheap
+High Quality
+Has nice details of the engine
-Fits better with taller Figma's
-Hard to attach a figma on it because of the wide of the tank (or the Figma can't spread his/her legs far enough)

The third motorcycle is the Suzuki GSXR600 made by Maisto.
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And speaking about this bike.
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/02/26/1932237.jpeg "Rin, why is that thing on it's side? The only thing you have to do is to place it on the base. On it's wheels."
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"What do you say? The standard has bend? "https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/02/26/1932239.jpeg
"Not your fault?"
Well this bike did came with some damage on the standard. Also that is not the only big issue with this bike. The front fork is not placed in one line with the frame. That means that you can't steer it properly to the right side and there is a chance you will damage it with doing just that. This bike is also the heaviest of the five tested bikes. Only one small plastic peg keeps it upright. That is an important thing to keep in mind with this bike. This one looks really cheap (Not only looks it is cheap) and especially the front gives that away. The yellow paint is the closest to the yellow paint that children uses at school. It doesn't look a bit realistic or even close to the paint used on the real one. Miho doesn't fit well on this bike. It is hard to place her feet on the pedals. Because of the way her legs are placed it is not possible for Miho to lean more in the direction of the handle bars. That means that the distance between the handlebars and Miho's hands are big. Even with a bigger Figma this problem is still there.
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+Cheap
-Heavy
-Bad quality
-Not suitable for Figma's
-The yellow kindergartenpaint.

The fourth motorcycle is the Harley Davidson Seventy-Two made by Maisto (not mister Harley Davido San). https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/02/26/1932250.jpeg
The biggest difference with the previous bikes is that this one has a different sitting position. The first thing that springs in the eye is the amount of shining plastic that is used and the green metalic looking paintjob. It is so over the top that the shining plastic isn't bothering. It looks and feels fragile. I am afraid that looking to long at it can break it. The left pedal isn't properly attached but i found out that this is easily to fix. More important will Miho fitts on this bike? Yes and No. Miho is too short for this bike. She can't reach the pedals. The handlebars are easy to reach for Miho. Knowing the fact that she can't reach the pedals she still looks badass on it. For this bike a taller Figma is required. This bike is also standing out for the fact that it fits Figma without a sitting piece.
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Mikasa is a taller Figma and fits with ease on this Harley. The biggest trouble with this bike is that it leans to the left with its standard. That means you have to place something under it or using the Figma stand to prevent your Figma from falling from this bike. It is even more an eye catcher than the TT-Zero.
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+Good price/quality ratio
+Looks nice
+realistic Green metalic paintjob
+Easily fits with taller Figma
-Not for small Figma
-You have to place something under the standard to prevent the Figma from falling
-Feels fragile

And then there is the fifth motorcycle. The Honda CB1000R made by Automaxx.
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/02/26/1932255.jpegThis bike is called a naked bike. Instead of the supersport bike you are sitting more upward instead of leaning to the front. This bike has the most small details compared to the other four bikes. The paintjob is simple but suits the Honda well. This bike feels sturdy except for the mirrors. Those are made from fragile plastic that is easily to move and break. But is it usable with Figma's? Miho sitts sturdy on this bike. However her skirt gives the problem that she can't sit against the tank of the Honda. Because of that you can't place her feet properly on the pedals. She also can't reach the handle bars because of this. Even if you can't place her in a riding position she really looks great on this bike. A figma without skirt with a sitting piece would fit on this Honda.
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+High quality
+Good price
+Sturdy
+Realistic look with a lot of details
-Works only with Figma that doesn't wear skirts and having the sitting piece
-Mirrors are fragile

Conclusion:
1/12 motorcycles can be a good alternative for the Figma ex:ride line. It depends on the quality of the bike. The Suzuki had serious issues and is the only bike that failed this test. The Harley is usable with some creativity and is a big eye catcher. It feels fragile but remember that it's price is 1/4 of the TT-Zero. If it breaks it is easily to replace without a lot of costs. The Honda is a good looking high quality bike but is not usable for a Figma with skirt. Sadly none of my Figma fits on this bike properly but i think that there are Figma that will fit. The TT-Zero can't be beat when it comes to attaching a Figma. Its stand is it's biggest problem and the cheaper bikes don't show a sewing line over the length of the bike. The paintjob/print on the bike can't be beat and this bike is a piece of art on its own. The TT-Zero is undoubtedly the winner of this test. The Kawasaki is close behind the TT-Zero. Quality is high and it has a good price. It's biggest problem is it's wide tank.
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Thanks for reading and see you next time.


Greetz,
Rajke
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Rajke Ca Fanatic
Maakiehace 2 años#31626536Thanks for this very extensive review! I always thought the official Figma motorcycle was quite a bit overpriced, so it's good to see that cheaper alternatives seem to fit quite well! :)
Thanks, i did my best to go in detail about all five bikes to give a good impression.
The size is really close and most Figma fits better than expected. The cheaper models have there engine more visable (Mostly because the Zero is an electric motorcycle) and the looks are more detailed than you would expect. :D
hace 2 años
Thanks for this very extensive review! I always thought the official Figma motorcycle was quite a bit overpriced, so it's good to see that cheaper alternatives seem to fit quite well! :)
hace 2 años
Rajke Ca Fanatic
Okenohace 2 años#31346033Thanks for this! I have the yellow version of the green bike, I think, and it works well with figma Yu Narukami's body although the width makes it extremely tricky to position the legs correctly.
I find scale for figmas is really hard because the figmas themselves are non-scale and it seems like what works is often random too, as if people aren't really applying the scale correctly. Is the scale to use 1/12 or 1/10 for example? I've seen it advertised that 1/10 is actually a more accurate scale for most figmas, but I don't think that's always true.
Anyway, thanks again! It is good to see more examples!

I totally agree with you. A lot of 1/10 items are usable with Figma's and that is no surprise. Tohsaka Rin for example is in real life 1,59 meter in high (I always thought she is around 1,80 meter). Her Figma is 14 centimeter. When you calculate the scale with those two measurements the scale of the Figma would be 1/11,36. And i bet that not every figma has this exactly scale. But if most of the Figma are around 1/11 then it explains why both 1/10 items and 1/12 scale items works.
I never knew that Kawasaki builds yellow bikes but you are indeed correct the 250C Ninja is build and sold in the yellow color. Yellow suits the Ninja better than expected. :D
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Thanks for this! I have the yellow version of the green bike, I think, and it works well with figma Yu Narukami's body although the width makes it extremely tricky to position the legs correctly.

I find scale for figmas is really hard because the figmas themselves are non-scale and it seems like what works is often random too, as if people aren't really applying the scale correctly. Is the scale to use 1/12 or 1/10 for example? I've seen it advertised that 1/10 is actually a more accurate scale for most figmas, but I don't think that's always true.

Anyway, thanks again! It is good to see more examples!
hace 2 años
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TomTheCathace 2 años#31314864Minichamps do offer a greater portfolio than just cars. For instance, they do 1/6 bikes and even 1/18 trucks. And in their early years they did 1/35 tanks...
I'm not trying to speculate which of my collections is larger, anime stuff or model cars. Problem is, I only have very limited display space, but that MV Agusta is one of my permanent shelf residents, I just love it :D
Edit: Just read on your profile that you like Calne Ca. If you like bikes just as much, you'll love this: PICTURE #994001 XD
That is indeed a good looking bike. :D Also that colorscheme is really nice. The colors of Ca with the Kawasaki green in the rims.
Your Figure collection is really big. That means that your collection would be very large.
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Rajkehace 2 años#31314820I thought that Minichamps only made car models (and they have indeed a price that stands apart from other manufacturers). I like the MV Agusta in your picture. It is well detailed and you can see that it is by far more detailed than one of the five bikes in the review. The details on the engine, rear suspension and cooling fan are very well made. I bet it looks even better in real.
Minichamps do offer a greater portfolio than just cars. For instance, they do 1/6 bikes and even 1/18 trucks. And in their early years they did 1/35 tanks...

I'm not trying to speculate which of my collections is larger, anime stuff or model cars. Problem is, I only have very limited display space, but that MV Agusta is one of my permanent shelf residents, I just love it :D

Edit: Just read on your profile that you like Calne Ca. If you like bikes just as much, you'll love this: PICTURE #994001 XD
hace 2 años
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kyoshinheihace 2 años#31314829If they had made a Figuarts of Kamen Rider Kiva with his bike that could also have done the trick after some de-customisation. It's not the same year model as mine but it's the same line.
Alas, no luck ^^

Wow i search some pictures of the VT750C and indeed they have a lot in common. De-customisation would be a good option. It is sad that Figuarts didn't make it. It looks really cool.
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Rajkehace 2 años#31314820View spoilerHide spoilerI know what you mean. A VT1100C looks like the VT750C but it is a total different bike. I hope you find the VT750C, it would be nice to see a picture of the Kyoshinhei Figma on the VT750C. I have the same thought about the GSXR 600 in the review. The model i ride is it's predecessor. The only thing they share is the name. And indeed a 750cc version is not the same even if it looks alike.
It is fun to do and that was also a reason to share this blog. Sometimes the things that aren't specially made for action figures like the Figma brand are enjoying and fits in, in a nice way.
I thoughtthat Minichamps only made car models (and they have indeed a price that stands apart from other manufacturers). I like the MV Agusta in your picture. It is well detailed and you can see that it is by far more detailed than one of the five bikes in the review. The details on the engine, rear suspension and cooling fan are very well made. I bet it looks even better in real.

If they had made a Figuarts of Kamen Rider Kiva with his bike that could also have done the trick after some de-customisation. It's not the same year model as mine but it's the same line.
Alas, no luck ^^
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kyoshinheihace 2 años#31312413Thanks for the review.
I've always dreamed of finding a replica of my real bike to play with my Figmas. Every now and then I find myself browsing the Internet looking for a 1/12 Honda VT750C but no luck so far.
Maybe one day I'll cave in and settle for Maisto's 1/10 VT1100C, it's the closest I've been able to find. My Kyoshinhei is on the taller side so it would possibly fit but definitely not the other Figmas.

I know what you mean. A VT1100C looks like the VT750C but it is a total different bike. I hope you find the VT750C, it would be nice to see a picture of the Kyoshinhei Figma on the VT750C. I have the same thought about the GSXR 600 in the review. The model i ride is it's predecessor. The only thing they share is the name. And indeed a 750cc version is not the same even if it looks alike.
solluxcaptorhace 2 años#31312466So cool, thanks for the reviews!! I have the first one in your review but always wanted some different ones in other styles. I don't buy many Figmas but I would love to play around putting the ones I do have on motorcycles.
It is fun to do and that was also a reason to share this blog. Sometimes the things that aren't specially made for action figures like the Figma brand are enjoying and fits in, in a nice way.
TomTheCathace 2 años#31312582Here's one of my bikes: PICTURE #985797 It's an MV Agusta by Minichamps. Detail is awesome, and it's got a matching price >_<
I thoughtthat Minichamps only made car models (and they have indeed a price that stands apart from other manufacturers). I like the MV Agusta in your picture. It is well detailed and you can see that it is by far more detailed than one of the five bikes in the review. The details on the engine, rear suspension and cooling fan are very well made. I bet it looks even better in real.
hace 2 años
Here's one of my bikes: PICTURE #985797 It's an MV Agusta by Minichamps. Detail is awesome, and it's got a matching price >_<
hace 2 años
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