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2062 No. 2062 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you do when you get a new figure?

Do you have any rituals or anything?
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>> No. 2064 [Edit]
I smell them. I love the smell of new things.

I also look over them for any imperfections and then get annoyed when I find some and wish I hadn't looked for them, since they're so small I wouldn't have naturally have noticed but knowing they're there is enough to bug me forever.
>> No. 2066 [Edit]
I leave 'em in the box for a day or two to admire them, then I take them out and pose them. I'll probably change the poses of my other figures too. The first pose I put them in is one shown on the box, which I'll keep for a while as a reference for the next couple of poses.
>> No. 2135 [Edit]
Not really.

If it's a model kit though, I'll usually look up a bunch of gunpla tutorials to try to figure out how to paint it. Then I'll remember I have no money, regret buying it, let it sit for ages, and put it together minimally and unpainted eventually.
>> No. 2136 [Edit]
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I take a bunch of photos of it, including the box.
then when I find a pose I'm happy with, I look for a decent spot to keep it.
Latter I edit the previously taken pics when I don't feel like doing much else, and eventually use them while reviewing the fig on my half-assed blog.
which of course no one cares about becuase the fig has already been out for a good while by then. (among other reasons)

latter on if I decide to change up the figure's pose, I'll possibly take more pics of it to update the old post I made about it.

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1934 No. 1934 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Looks like Good Smile is going to be polling for which of their figures they should re-release. Info on voting and a link are here:

http://reijinsinterests.blogspot.ca/2012/04/good-smile-is-10-years-old-having.html?m=1

I'm hoping for the original Miku Hatsune and nendo Yoshika Miyafuji, as well as Konata, and for future figs, Hartmann. 
>> No. 2014 [Edit]
Results: http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/answer2.html

I'm disappointed. Too much Miku/Saber, not enough Azusa.

Post edited on 21st May 2012, 10:44am
>> No. 2015 [Edit]
>>2014
Considering how many Miku/Saber figures are already out there, and how often Good Smile company re-releases figures of those characters.
I'm inclined to say the people who voted are idiots, or it's rigged.
>> No. 2017 [Edit]
When will you be able to order them?

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1832 No. 1832 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
/fig/, I'm trying to get my hands on one of these, but I can't find one for less than 160 dollars.
Could anyone point me in a better direction?
Thanks.

Also, old-figures-for-less-than-160-dollars thread.
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>> No. 1948 [Edit]
>>1844
How long did it take to ship? I'm getting nervous because I ordered something from them last week.
>> No. 1960 [Edit]
>>1948
once they took just 1 day. another time, they took 5 days. it maybe depends on the amount of work they have atm.
>> No. 1988 [Edit]
>>1960
My figure finally arrived today. No problems either.
>> No. 1989 [Edit]
>>1988
Thanks for reporting! I did feel unease and responsability for sugesting it...
I'm glad it turned out well.

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5 No. 5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Post your figures!
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>> No. 1176 [Edit]
>>1173
Oh you got your Haruhi. How do you like her? I'm quite impressed with the quality given the price.
>> No. 1178 [Edit]
>>1176

I think I talked about it in another thread. Essentially, the face and body proportions aren't just that haruhistic like that of Figma's; but, on his favour, the overall appearance is much more elegant (slimer) and sexy, with a fair level of detail, careful painting and high quality finishing (I mentioned that I specially liked that her uniform isn't black, but a nice deep brown)...

So yeah, IMHO, it was quite a bargain.

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>> No. 1979 [Edit]
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>>1976
Somebody likes himself some idols. Kudos.

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1965 No. 1965 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This might be an odd question, but have any of you ever had a problem with figs sort of sweating?
I don't know the term for it, or what's going on with them, but a few of my figs seem to have produced a sticky transparent substance, and the figs as a result kind of looks as if they're sweating.
is this something toxic and something I should worry about?
Also, I don't think the figs doing it are bootlegs.
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>> No. 1967 [Edit]
>>1966
interesting read.
Now I wish more than ever that I had a working ac unit in my room.
that page also explained why the guitars of my k-on figma got stuck to their uniforms and left paint marks when pulled off.

I already knew figs were really delicate, but jeez...
Sticking figs in a freezer every 4 months sounds like a hassle...
>> No. 1968 [Edit]
>>1966
Not OP, but: HOLLY SHI*-
My room is hot as fuck...
>> No. 1971 [Edit]
It won't be toxic, but if you're room is really hot, then maybe it's worth doing this >>1966

Fortunately I have AC running pretty much 24/7 in my room otherwise I'm sure all my figures would be messy blobs on my shelves by now.
>> No. 1987 [Edit]
I thank my lucky stars I'm in Canada.

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1339 No. 1339 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This weather has me scared shitless.

Humidity, temps in the 100 F range, and sweating miserably.

What effect does this have on my figs?

I find myself avoiding my room whenever I can for fear that I will raise the temperatures and humidity and make everything crumble.

The picture here is my equivalent to a horror movie, and I am currently proverbially walking through a dense forest in the dead of night.

Horror...
http://opticzone.wordpress.com/2008/07/25/a-figma-fanboy-worst-nightmare/
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>> No. 1442 [Edit]
Haruhi $#%^ing %$#*
I got a bunch of figma today in the mail, and wouldn't you know it, a hand on one broke right off like nothing at all.
damn, I really can't believe how easy that thing broke off, I didn't twist it or pull it at an angel or anything, it just came right off with the ball joint thing still in the arm, damn it.
It's no wonder why they have smooth shafts on the hands now with all new figma.
I bet they got tons of complaints on this.
oh and this was the Fate figma by the way (old version, 009)
oh joy, now I get to try and dig the ball end out of the arm somehow.
>> No. 1443 [Edit]
>>1442
fyi, using a needle is a bad idea.
I just tried prying it out with a needle, and the darn thing snapped off into my face.

Managed to get it out without much visable damage.
took the arm part off, and hammered a nail into the opposite end to push it out, sounds worse then it is, you can't see any damage unless you take the fig apart and look down the hole/slot.

Post edited on 16th Aug 2011, 12:41am
>> No. 1785 [Edit]
Lo and behold, something like this happened to me a couple weeks ago.

My Konata Figma was somehow bumped off my shelf onto my bed, under my pillow. When I jumped onto my bed, I heard a tiny SNAP.

and my heart dropped.

the insert where the stand goes into the back of her hair snapped off, and was stuck in there...

After a lot of experimenting, I finally used a tiny screw, screwed it into the insert, and pulled it out, no damage done.

However, I do need a new stand...
>> No. 1886 [Edit]
Forgot to post about it, but my Tsuruya figma I purchased for myself for my birthday broke.

Out ot the box, her right shoulder joint was frozen. I tried to wiggle it a little (usually they're just a little stuck), but it just SNAPPED. the joint was literally fused together.

The shoulder joint is a sphere in a socket in the body, with a revolver joint attached to the outer part. The revolving joint was fused and the socket wasn't moving well.

Using some tools I carved out a hole in the socket ball after intentionally breaking off the useless revolving joint. I then found a spare revolver joint from a revoltech fig I have, and after doing some gluing and curing, the joint works like a charm.

Revoltech and Figma joints are interchangeable but make the figma look silly. Her right shoulder sticks out a scale two inches from her body but I at least fixed the damn thing.

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1852 No. 1852 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So my dumbass cousin was forced to stay with me, his parents and my own were out of town and he needed someone to stay with.

Long story short he was fucking around with my stuff and snapped the figma stand of my Saber Lily, and now the peg is stuck in the hole.

Do you guys have any tips on how to get it out? It's too deep in there for fingers.
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>> No. 1856 [Edit]
>>1855
well, in that case, why not use the other half of the part that broke off as the 'glued something' ?

and yeah, probably would, you'd leave tons of unsightly cut like marks around the rim of the hole.

possibly worth noting.
are you familiar with the di stage for figma?
they're sort of like deluxe versions of figma stands, usually sell for around 500jpy a peace, but more importantly, they come with a arm for figma, the tip of which is the same as the ones that come with figma.
the arm is pretty much the same, except for one of those two long clear bars are short, but both ends and the other segment are the same.
>> No. 1859 [Edit]
>>1856
hmmm that's interesting, if I can manage to get the peg out later today I'll maybe look into one.
>> No. 1860 [Edit]
Gluing does not work at all, this happened to me actually. the glue will make it worse.

What I suggest is getting a tiny screw, making a pilot hole in the dead centre of the peg, screwing the screw in and pulling it out.

On a side note, anyone know where I can find a replacement figma stand? (´・ω・`)
>> No. 1864 [Edit]
>>1860
Thanks for the tip, I asked /toy/ and they seemed to echo that glue could make it worse.

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1784 No. 1784 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A little bit different than >>100, but still a prominent issue.

Any items you see sold for ¥2000 in Japan, but nobody cared enough to import them/ jacked up the price to $130 or more on eBay, and your only options are to either pay out the ass to a proxy bidder because the Japanese sellers refuse to ship international or you have to actually go to Japan to find them?

For me, an immaculate plush of my waifu and the Yoshika Miyafuji Nendoroid are on my list. When I have the money for a long trip...
>> No. 1795 [Edit]
http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d123779840

This is an example of the awesome deals you can get there.
I tryed my hand at bidding on it with a proxy bidder, but all the proxie's fees and the two way shipping, really jacks up the price and makes it impractical.
the stuff there must have been worth 50000jpy, but went for 32,020.


man, If I lived in japan, I could buy stuff like this all the time and resell it to dumb Americans and be able to live without having to keep a real job.

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215 No. 215 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you guys feel about artbooks?

Do you have any?

I recently came into possession of a Hyakko one, and I've got say that I love it.
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>> No. 960 [Edit]
I have the art sketch books for the first two seasons of Nanoha. I felt like they were worth it. I'm actually kind of sad I haven't been able to find anything else as far as Nanoha art books go. Though I usually only look for them and buy them at conventions (mostly because for some reason Nanoha merch is actually rare here in the states and it makes me very sad).

I've been tempted to get one of the Berserk art books too every time I see one. Though I usually try and wait to see if I can find something else to buy at the convention (and I usually do) so maybe next time.

I do like actually having the book though because it's nice to flip through and look at it every now and then. It's also nice for when my more normal friends or family come visit they'll look through it, which is something that would never happen with just having the digital copies.
>> No. 1639 [Edit]
When I bought Etrian Odyssey III, its artbook was included free of charge because I bought it so early (it was like the day after release). It's pretty cool, but I would never spend money on one.
>> No. 1760 [Edit]
>>238
I'm fucking jealous, I want that JoJo book.

I have an [email protected] art book and one for Kino's Journey.
>> No. 1783 [Edit]
The price makes me not buy them, but when I used to go out I would leaf through them at Kinikuniya. Yeah...

I d/n them every once in a while but I always end up with gigs of stuff I like and won't delete... so I restrict myself.

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1386 No. 1386 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What did your parents do when you bought your first dakimakura? I really want to buy one. But I think they would be too sad if I did, they really want me to socialize (does this go to /soc/?). They say this I should have fun like other guys my age (19 yrs old). I can't convince them that I have fun. So what did your parents do?
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>> No. 1519 [Edit]
>>1500
I know, it's great.

Gotta love it!
>> No. 1765 [Edit]
>>1496

Each Catleya's boob can be a dakimakura on its own.
>> No. 1766 [Edit]
OP here. First I bought a cheap body pillow. "I can sleep better with it". After some time I bought a cover. "The old pillow was too small." And pillow stuffing. They didn't say much. So everything worked out fine. Thank you. I really recommend buying a dakimakura. I can't stop grinning when I hug her.

Post edited on 3rd Dec 2011, 1:02pm
>> No. 2166 [Edit]
Both of my parents accepted it with varying degrees of disappointment. I think my mom is a little embarrassed when she sees it. My dad doesn't really care.

It's the best purchase I've ever made.

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837 No. 837 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you do with your figure boxes?

Pic related, I stack them as high as I can in my closet.
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>> No. 884 [Edit]
Its because they just look so nice, isn't it?
>> No. 1640 [Edit]
I keep common figure boxes for a week or so before throwing them away. Special figures, like my Brave Version Haruhi, I keep. If I kept every single box, my little room would be too junky looking.
>> No. 1641 [Edit]
>>843
I can't help but think condensation would be a problem when it rains, even with the plastic bags.


If space is a problem, what about folding the boxes up?
>> No. 1756 [Edit]
>>1641
No: as you probably do yourself, I also want to keep the plastics they come with inside...

It does bother me that they are outside, but they can't possibly be anywhere inside the house right now. If over the next years, as my family has framed, we go and radically change my room within other things, I could make space for them; we'll see.

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