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Moving & Speaking Hatsune Miku Nendroid

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If you’re a fan of Hatsune Miku, there are dozens of different figurines of the virtual idol that you can adorn your shelves or desk with. However, seeing as how the Vocaloid owes as much of her success to her voice and choreography as to her cute looks, you’re not really getting the compete experience with a figure that doesn’t do anything other than sit there and look pretty.

However, Good Smile Company, makers of the Nendoroid line of anime figures, is working on something that provides the full spectrum of Hatsune Miku-based entertainment, with a special Nendoroid that moves and speaks!

The joint project with robotics company Yukai Engineering combines Yukai’s iDoll robotics frame with an exterior produced and colored by Good Smile Company. Instead of just passively posing, the figure, dubbed the Hatsune Miku by iDoll x Nendoroid, dances and sings in Miku’s unmistakable computer-generated voice.

Yukai boasts that in addition to singing and dancing its iDoll robots can greet owners and crack one-liner jokes. The teaser video also touts the figure’s ability to “communicate,” suggesting that it might be interactive in some form. Watch the video above to see her come to life!

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