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03 months agokiokushitakakiokushitaka
Anyone got tips on removing grey smudges from a charm figure? i'm not sure where it came from, but it doesn't seem to come off with water and gentle q-tip.
07 months agocaptain-burritocaptain-burrito
HibiChika (2 years ago) #3135154humid summer and theres no ac in my room. its 30°C at coolest. i keep my figurines from 2009 in their boxes on the floor laying around the wooden tiles of my bedroom. sometimes these tiles heat up. will my figurines melt, sweat and die a pointless death like a cat?
Apparently the problem may be worse if the figures are sealed and the chemical has nowhere to evaporate. In my experience I am inclined to believe this as the worst one i encountered was one that was sealed and it literally had droplets on it. This doesn't happen to all figures as the vast majority of my old figures are fine. However, opening them to breath might not actually help since you live somewhere hot and humid. Perhaps open them to let them breath when it is not humid?
01 year ago (1 year ago)TokyocopXTokyocopX
TokyocopX (1 year ago) #6935134Does anyone know how to remove a peg from a figure... I just broke my Hikaru break figure one of the pegs in her foot now...ugh for a newb... with shakey hands.. Also would like to know how to remove figures from their stands with out breaking them stuck into the figure I have an issue with that, I hate it so much... Why can't they use metal pegs from now on I know they did for a Madoka figure...ugh
01 year ago (1 year ago)TokyocopXTokyocopX
Does anyone know how to remove a peg from a figure... I just broke my Hikaru break figure one of the pegs in her foot now...ugh for a newb... with shakey hands..
02 years agoWoblierLeopardWoblierLeopard
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I got one question, since i am new to figure collecting, this is my room. I had always been worrying about the those sunlight ( although its not direct ) , did those light will damage my figure? is this a good place for the display cabinet to be?
02 years agoHibiChikaHibiChika
hikaridranz (2 years ago) #3135985Move them somewhere that's not the heating tiles? Maybe a low table? :v
I think it depends on the figure. Humid and warm all year round here, left a nendoroid in its box since 2009 in a wood cabinet (parquet tiles), it's not melting/sweating. My trading figures from back then are fine too in their boxes.

i see ty, i do occassionally open their boxes on my freedays from work to let the figurines breath but when i do so, they smell like paint. isnt that a bad omen?
02 years ago (2 years ago)hikaridranzhikaridranz
HibiChika (2 years ago) #3135154humid summer and theres no ac in my room. its 30°C at coolest. i keep my figurines from 2009 in their boxes on the floor laying around the wooden tiles of my bedroom. sometimes these tiles heat up. will my figurines melt, sweat and die a pointless death like a cat?

Move them somewhere that's not the heating tiles? Maybe a low table? :v

I think it depends on the figure. Humid and warm all year round here, left a nendoroid in its box since 2009 in a wood cabinet (parquet tiles), it's not melting/sweating. My trading figures from back then are fine too in their boxes.
02 years ago (2 years ago)HibiChikaHibiChika
humid summer and theres no ac in my room. its 30°C at coolest. i keep my figurines from 2009 in their boxes on the floor laying around the wooden tiles of my bedroom. sometimes these tiles heat up. will my figurines melt, sweat and die a pointless death like a cat?
02 years agokeruteikerutei
Hey i just accidentally scratched the coating off across my nendoroid levi's face does anyone know if there is anyway i can fix it?(T . T)
03 years agoJadeyJadey
Agh, I wish I'd seen this earlier when I accidentally dropped Lily and her neck joint snapped ;A;
03 years agoOffshoreKaijuOffshoreKaiju
Be careful when setting up your play arts kai stands. Broke the peg on the swivel that holds the clamp to the stand. Looked around, but it seems that they do not sell replacement parts. People are selling the whole stand on e-bay for $25 though. Fixed it by getting 4 inch cable tie wraps and tie wrapping it to the stand. Worked out great!
03 years ago (3 years ago)OffshoreKaijuOffshoreKaiju
Just broke the lower half of the staff on my kotobukiya final fantasy Aerial Gainsborough item #1086. Tried gorilla glue and loctite and neither one holds. Was thinking of putting a small pin to put it back together along with some super glue, but wanted to see if anyone here has a better idea, or has had the same problem and fixed it somehow. Any advice is much appreciated thanks Update used krazy glue and it worked out great! Held it for 3min to be sure and let set for 5min to be sure. Be careful when putting staff back into place
14 years agoMrColobusMrColobus
I've got a couple of figures that repeatedly get a greasy coating so I indulged in a bit of Bing action and found this. Apologies if already posted, I couldn't find it anywhere on MFC.

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Rei and Yuki are in the freezer now, will take them out in about half hour and see what happened......!
04 years agoakosikelvinakosikelvin
How do you take care of MISB collection? is it really get sticky and oily by time? or you can prevent it? Thanks in advance.
05 years agoCerudaysCerudays
I'm gonna have to give it a try sometime. Thank you for the advice! :) abi (5 years ago) #1132676You can try applying glue around the loose place of the joint extremely carefully with a toothpick, be sure the glue doesn't get on any other place, so the joint doesn't end without movement, in case it ends snapping, I wrote this about a week ago to fix joints: (mfc link) ... also, I was wondering if it was possible for that article to be linked to this club
05 years agoabiabi
You can try applying glue around the loose place of the joint extremely carefully with a toothpick, be sure the glue doesn't get on any other place, so the joint doesn't end without movement, in case it ends snapping, I wrote this about a week ago to fix joints: (mfc link) ... also, I was wondering if it was possible for that article to be linked to this clubCerudays (5 years ago) #1120997Hey everyone, though I'd consult this board about a super loose nendoroid neck peg.
My Rin Kagamine nendoroid came, and to my unhappiness, her singing faceplate had a very, very wobbly neck joint. In fact, I might go as far as to say the join itself is slightly broken down the plastic seam down the middle. All of her other heads are fne, except her singing face.

Anybody ever had this problem? It's so loose, I can't even pose her with the face plate because her head weighs the joint down (not to mention the joint is too loose to push into her body). Any ideas? Suggestions? It's a bummer buying a Vocaloid nendoroid, and not be able to pose the nendoroid for singing. :T
05 years agoCerudaysCerudays
Hey everyone, though I'd consult this board about a super loose nendoroid neck peg.
My Rin Kagamine nendoroid came, and to my unhappiness, her singing faceplate had a very, very wobbly neck joint. In fact, I might go as far as to say the join itself is slightly broken down the plastic seam down the middle. All of her other heads are fne, except her singing face.

Anybody ever had this problem? It's so loose, I can't even pose her with the face plate because her head weighs the joint down (not to mention the joint is too loose to push into her body). Any ideas? Suggestions? It's a bummer buying a Vocaloid nendoroid, and not be able to pose the nendoroid for singing. :T
05 years agorathianspikerathianspike
Gme40 (5 years ago) #1113566Paint thinner is awesome but is very strong and may strip the paint off. Very risky.
I've learned mineral spirits has a pretty good balance. Just wet a small amount, don't soak it(like the size of the tip of your finger, as control is important) on a paper towel and touch it up very softly and quickly. Don't expose it for long.
DO NOT use excessive pressure because mineral spirits still have the potency to discolor or rub off the paint. Wipe off the area where you touched up with the spirits with a wet towel, just to be safe. This should work. Just to clarify, Is this a pvc or real paint? Pvc is okay but real paint models, you gotta be extra careful.

Also if it's any kind of enamel, it may take away some shine. Ask me any questions if you have.
BTW, I don't see the stains you're talking about



I got resolved anothe way, coincidentally. The stains are a complete discoloration of the entire figure. It lookked like clare had an exceptionLly bad suntan. Also smelled to heck and back like cigarette smoke.

I emailed the comapny i got this from and they sent me a replacement that did not have the stains.
05 years agoGme40Gme40
rathianspike (5 years ago) #1067346I just picked up this Clare from the Internet a few days ago, came in the original box, but he problem is that from the moment I opened it, it smelled like Cigarette smoke. I proceeded to take this over to a friend of mine who also collects figurines and we came to the conclusion that the figure might have been stained with tobacco smoke. Any ideas on removing the stains? I attached pictures or my figure on top, and pictures i have borrowed for comparison from elsewhere on this site.

i've been researching various methods on the internet, and one suggested i soak in vinegar overnight then coat in baking soda and scrub the stain out, but i feel this might strip the paint off.

Any thoughts?
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image of normal clare


Paint thinner is awesome but is very strong and may strip the paint off. Very risky.
I've learned mineral spirits has a pretty good balance. Just wet a small amount, don't soak it(like the size of the tip of your finger, as control is important) on a paper towel and touch it up very softly and quickly. Don't expose it for long.
DO NOT use excessive pressure because mineral spirits still have the potency to discolor or rub off the paint. Wipe off the area where you touched up with the spirits with a wet towel, just to be safe. This should work. Just to clarify, Is this a pvc or real paint? Pvc is okay but real paint models, you gotta be extra careful.

Also if it's any kind of enamel, it may take away some shine. Ask me any questions if you have.
BTW, I don't see the stains you're talking about
05 years ago (5 years ago)EddieteetreeEddieteetree
rathianspike (5 years ago) #1067346I just picked up this Clare from the Internet a few days ago, came in the original box, but he problem is that from the moment I opened it, it smelled like Cigarette smoke. I proceeded to take this over to a friend of mine who also collects figurines and we came to the conclusion that the figure might have been stained with tobacco smoke. Any ideas on removing the stains? I attached pictures or my figure on top, and pictures i have borrowed for comparison from elsewhere on this site.
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Gosh mate as no-ones answered I will just say that sounds like a VERY bad idea. I was just warned about even having them in my bathroom due to the steam/condensation effecting the paint so imagine what that might do! Why not re-sell it and buy another. If you are honest about the situation then another smoking *cough*cough*hack* figure collector might buy. It but be a problem because lots of times I've seen 'from a smoke free home' in an add for figures! Ism it the face that's stained? Doesn't look bad to me. However if you still want to there's a thread here titled 'Wash your figures' which may help! Good Luck!!!


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image of normal clare

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