Hikaru (Misc) Custom Miniature / Figurine
Custom #:23646
Contest:Legendary Riders
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Misc
Date Added:August 16, 2010
Base Figure:Scratch Build
Height:2.80 inches
A rocket-riding Playboy Bunny that can be found, usually as a playable character, in several of Konami's Parodius (Parody + Gradius = Parodius) space shooter video games. Hikaru is generally accompanied by her pallette-swapped (blond hair, red outfit) look-alike Akane. While, story-wise, a unique character, Akane's practical reason for existence is to differentiate players who wish to use the same character in a simultaneous two-player game. Hikaru's (and Akane's) first appearance was in the 1994 Gokujou Parodius: Kako no Eikou wo Motomete (Fantastic Parodius: Pursue the Glory of the Past) installment of the series. Oddly enough, Hikaru also serves as a boss character (many times her usual size and dressed in a Tokimeki Memorial Kirameki High School sailor uniform) in Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (Chatting Parodius Live!). Like most Gradius spacecraft, Hikaru can be continuously upgraded with speed-ups, missiles (2-way hawkwind type), double guns (tail gun type), lasers (boomerang shot type), options (fixed formation type), and a shield, the latter two of which sport cute white rabbit head designs.

Newsprint, white notebook paper, tissue paper, white glue, super glue, plastic, ink, and acrylic paint.

5.6 cm/2.2 in. x 7.2 cm/2.8 in. (widest point x highest point*)
(* 5.7 cm/2.2 in. high excluding the transparent stand.)

Six days: August 8-15, 2010 (no work was performed on 11 or 14).

User Comments
asch -
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
extra cute and 5 stars, no hesitate
Madtinker76 -
Friday, September 3, 2010
very super work.. one of those customs that draw me to look at it multiple times and try and figure how you do it.
Redmist -
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Bunnies+Rockets=Awesome! U continue hittin' up the contests w/yer flavor! Good stuff!
Unknown User -
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I'm with chaos zero! It's crazy to think how much detail there is to this work, and how small it actually is! You may give us a tutorial how you work with some cool tricks and tips, but your tutorials couldn't give us your surgeon's hands!
Really cool!
Chaos Zero -
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I'm begging you to make either a picture or a video tutorial one day. Your customs are so cool and I tried working with paper mache, but it didn't work out too well. It's amazing how much work goes into these tiny customs of yours.
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