One rainy day last week, decided to take a stroll out and just walk around a few of my favorite Toy Haunts in Taipei. Went to Monster Taipei - been a while since I was there last... Not only did I get to see a cool exhibition - I happen upon this Silver color variation of Polpettina, from the very popular Cactus Family by tokidoki.
Though I have had the regular pink version since it first came out in the late 2000s, I never knew of this variation... Googling did not work well for me.. that is because I kept googling "Silver" version - only to realize later on that it is known as a "Platinum" version!
Apparently, back in 2008, tokidoki released not one but four Platinum Specials for the Sad Diego Comic Convention - with this Polpettina being one of them... How Lucky I am to stumble upon her, after all these years.. And here in Taiwan, too! And the best part, I paid basically what the regular pink version retails for - Yowza!!!
Migi is the Parasite which lives in Shinichi's hand. Unlike "successful" Parasites, Migi has no desire to kill humans for sustenance, and is nourished by the food Shinichi eats. Migi is, like other Parasites, completely without emotion. His primary consideration is survival, and he has threatened (and in some cases attempted) to kill other humans who pose a threat to his and Shinichi's secrecy.