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Hello, i am selling her new from Europe for 180 euros with free shipping (to europe only). Never opened
Pm me if interested
There's 2 on amiami A/B 16,780yen hurry!!
Halcione (4 months ago) #18689537Text
Oh my gosh, thank you so much for all of your help! :') This was super helpful information!
Tomoe (4 months ago) #18681845Can somebody tell me or show me a picture to let me know how bad her lean is? I'm a little paranoid about my Homura since I think mine has started to lean too but it must've happened over such a slow period of time that I can't even tell if mine is normal or not :x I think I'd like a custom rod for her too just to help support her - if anybody has any good recommendations for getting a good rod in the US please let me know!
I took these before I got a rod for mine:
From what I've heard from others, my case wasn't even as THAT bad. Here are after rod photos for comparison:
The main point too look out for is her spine. It should be relatively straight. If yours looks fine, I'd recommend not fiddling with her or you might cause the lean, like it happened to me.
If it IS leaning, I got my rods from TAP plastics ([ext link ]). They were the only company I got a hold of that'd let me decide a custom length for the rods for a small extra fee. You want a rod length of 13cm, diameter should be relatively small like 8-10mm. The folks at TAP should be able to hook you right up with the needed rod.
Other than that, I recommend getting some foam pads for both ends of the rod to avoid scratching. I personally got some relatively large square ones off ebay and used scissors to get them the right size, you'll want to either get ones that are adhesive on only one side (the rod side), or double sided but keeping the protective paper on the side you're gonna prop her up with so she doesn't get all adhesive and stuff under there. I'd also recommend them being a bit on the thicker side so they really cushion her well and avoid the edges, I cut my pads a bit larger than the actual rod so there'd be excess draping over the edge for extra safety, but that might be overkill, not 100% sure :V
Then just put the thing in. You may need to place it at a bit of an angle due to the curved base, so it doesn't slide off, but it's not too hard :)
Can somebody tell me or show me a picture to let me know how bad her lean is? I'm a little paranoid about my Homura since I think mine has started to lean too but it must've happened over such a slow period of time that I can't even tell if mine is normal or not :x I think I'd like a custom rod for her too just to help support her - if anybody has any good recommendations for getting a good rod in the US please let me know!
Selling her from California. Pm me if interested!
Halcione (7 months ago) #17020965All you gotta do is put a foam pad on the end and shove it up her butt.
I can't be the only one seeing this (mostly the square image that represents the figure)
Selling her opened and like new from germany worldwide.
And no - she's not leaning ^-^
For any questions please send a PM :)
I guess I'm one of the lucky ones that doesn't have a horror story about her. I've had her for a year and a half, in a room with horrible temperature control, and one trip moving to a new apartment, and she's barely leaning. If it comes down to it, I may drill a little hole into her dress and through the pegs and add some small metal rods, but I think I have at least another year before it comes to that. It looks like the pegs just aren't deep enough and the holes are getting a little loose, so it may even be enough to just use some classic liquid nails construction glue to secure her nice and flat onto the pegs and base. I'm never selling her, so I don't have to worry about fixing her up a little as long as the improvements aren't visible.
I'm also a little surprised at the price increase. I got her for $150 (and free shipping by tricking the system) from Rightstuf, and now she's listed as $200 (and obviously out of print).
Looking for one, PM me your price.
As someone who got a support rod for her, I can testify that it's really not an end-of-the-world thing. There's recommendations below in the comment section of companies you can commission one from with the specific length required. All you gotta do is put a foam pad on the end and shove it up her butt. It doesn't take a particular knack for craftsmanship.
However, as a perfectionist myself, I do think it's a rather major problem. Sure she looks absolutely freaking fantastic still and am still happy to own her, but she'd look a lot better without the support, and I'd be happier if she didn't need it. I also recognize that some people may take issue with spending over $200 on a figure and then be required to spend more to get her to stay the hell still.
In layman's terms: Mom? Dad? Stop fighting ;-;
LivingDaylight (7 months ago) #17013036you are kidding, right? the figure was made because of movie, so you can wait for other scales of this Homura variant forever.
and never get one.There's a new sequel movie coming and most likely new devil homura scale. Also there's already alternatives for this scale. The point was this scale has a major flaw, how did you manage to miss the point in my post completely?
Lilie (7 months ago) #16565026maybe it's better to wait for other homura devil scales
you are kidding, right? the figure was made because of movie, so you can wait for other scales of this Homura variant forever.
and never get one.
Stalgonoff (8 months ago) #16288741"However, she is very simple to fix on your own and depending on your artistic merits you could make a pretty cool stand for her."Nothing is more satisfying than dropping a 200€ on scale, realising it has a major flaw and then having to build a support pillar so that it doesn't break.
Stalgonoff (8 months ago) #16288741"I don't see the point in casting it aside because it is not perfect although I hope that companies learn from it and make future models with better anti-lean measures."Everything i said on my last comment was my opinion/suggestion. There's 2k people who has this figure wishlisted, my point was to warn them that maybe it's better to wait for other homura devil scales or just not buy this one unless you have some skills to build a support for her. I'm sure there's many among those 2k people who would like to know what theyre getting before buying her.
Madoka isnt front page but Homura is? Dreams do come true~
I certainly agree that she could have been engineered better. They could have had a few other points of contact to distribute the weight without sacrificing much aesthetically. However, she is very simple to fix on your own and depending on your artistic merits you could make a pretty cool stand for her. My current fix was dirt cheap and while it doesn't look the best you can't really see it from where she's displayed. She looks amazing and has very few other flaws (mine has a few very small blemishes which don't bother me) and she looks even better side by side with item #98665.
I don't see the point in casting it aside because it is not perfect although I hope that companies learn from it and make future models with better anti-lean measures.
Considering nearly everybody has problem with her starting to lean, it's pretty sad that this is one of the most wanted figures on this site. If i were to give my honest opinion on this, it's that the lower part/base is a completely failure and not very well thought-through. Paying 10-15k+ yen for this is just insane when you consider that you will most likely have to fix the leaning by putting something underneath her. That is if it doesn't snap one day at the shelf by itself. This is just my opinion, but fans should boycott bad design not reward the company for making overpriced shit.
Edit: My suggestion skip this one and wait for the next movie, there will most likely be a new Devil Homura scales coming.
This comment section should be entitled: "Horror Stories of the Leaning Homuras". And this is how I fixed my personal horror story.
I put a Final Fantasy Play Arts body support between the middle of her dress and her base. item #1567
looks great! glad it worked out XD
Halcione (8 months ago) #16104471Feel kinda crummy to double post, but relevant, so forgive me >.<
My materials arrived and I got my Homura fixed up. She now has a clear acrylic rod supporting her. I got the rod from TAP plastics, which hiro4 recommended (thanks a ton mate) and got some foam pads from ebay. Here are a few pictures (forgive the quality, I suck at this):
(mfc link) (the rod up-close, the pads are a bit rough because im a clumsy idiot, and it's a shame I couldn't find them in black, but they are nice, thick, and cushion-like so they protect her, ignore the grimy rod, I'll be wiping it today when I get home >.<)
(mfc link) (Just straight front and back showing her to be properly upright).
(mfc link) (The angle I usually see her in my detolf).
The bottom of her dress is now 16mm off the surface (which the fellas with no lean confirmed to be the standard). I can confirm that 13cm rod is a very good length, my foam pads are rather thick and it all still fits comfortably under her. It seems to be the perfect length if you want to prop her up through the butt as opposed to the crevice between her butt and dress (which sounds to me like it might cause scratches easily since the figure's weight will be resting on the rod edges as opposed to the top surface). Overall, rough pad-cutting aside, I'm pretty satisfied.
I'll be checking again on it later today to see if any scratches developed, the pads are holding strong, and to clean the damn rod because all the handling made it filthy :V