Continuing on the line of Puella Magi figmas is Mami Tomoe, the senpai type member of the group. Personally she was my favorite and her character design is a factor in that. With a design and weapons reminiscent of musketeers of old and an elegant fighting style and personality, Mami certainly gives off a classy feel, which I think is pretty awesome. The figma is no exception, there is a lot to like here.
Mami comes from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica which I talked a little about in my review of figma Madoka and Homura. Mami saves Madoka and Sayaka in the beginning of the anime and acts as a sort of mentor for them. She is a veteran witch hunter and seems to be pretty strong as a Puella Magi, enough for some of the others like Kyouko and Homura to give her a wide berth. But even with her strong and stoic personality we can see some weaknesses in her.
Mami comes with lots of display options, although not quite as many as Homura. As you can see she can take off her hat that’s attached to her hairpin (although I think its a really cool hat so I always have it on her). A separate hairpin by itself is included, it’s small though so place it in a safe place! Her corkscrew hair (love those by the way!) is articulated a little, not as much as Madoka’s pigtails but enough to not get in the way.
As Mami is ruining the tea party we can get a good look at her muskets. They’re a bit shoddy in paintwork as far as figma accessories typically go but it’s not too bad and when you have 6 of them, the rage I normally would have felt is a bit lessened. More pewpew power does that. We also can see her winking face which shows off her confidence well. Also, did I mention that Mami has a huge rack? They’re on par with some of our other endowed figmas like Izumi and Kos-Mos and Mami is shorter to boot! Note: minions are not included with Mami, I made those out of homemade clay and toothpicks.
She can even use them to smash things! I stole this pose from the box actually, hehe. We get a look at another of her accessories, the Dessert Witch Charlotte. She’s actually really well made and very cute. She’s got articulated arms and she comes with her own stand with a peg that is compatible with regular figma stands as well.
Poor Charlotte. She even has a certain something’s face on the back of her cape. If only they included that…
The one issue with Mami’s poseability is sitting in chairs. Her skirt is pretty short and made of the same flexible plastic as a lot of figma skirts but because of it’s ‘poofiness’, it gets in the way of sitting properly. She’s hovering slightly in this photo because part of the skirt is holding her up. Note: teacup and plate are not included with Mami, I stole those off other figmas.
Whoops! And if you couldn’t tell by the horrible craftsmanship, that’s homemade too. By the way, love that sketchy look in the Puella Magi figma eyes, just like in the anime.
As you can see, Mami comes with a lot of accessories! Charlotte and her stand, hairpin, hand rack with hands, 2 additional faces, and 6 muskets with their own stands. All this fits in a standard figma box. Good job Max Factory! To accomplish this, they had to tier their packaging, which they’re seeming to do more and more and as a result we are seeing less of the larger figma boxes. A bit of a note, that second face is a bit spoileriffic so I’ve included that picture at the end of the review.
All in all, Mami is my favorite Puella Magi figma and seeing the promos for the next two, I think it’s a safe bet she’ll stay that way. Part of it is due to my bias of liking the character and her design. But Charlotte is fun to bash around and she’s got enough muskets to arm her own figma battalion. If you’re a fan of the show, you’re probably already collecting the Figmas, Nendoroids, or scaled figures so this is a no-brainer for you. If you’re not, Mami’s still full of accessories and has a cool design. Thanks for reading!
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