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Kadokawa Holo the Wise Wolf (Spice and Wolf)Comments • Kadokawa Holo the Wise Wolf (Spice and Wolf)

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    LadyLavellan (2 days ago) #59544815Wow! That CM Holo goes for a pretty penny nowadays! That’s wild. It’s so curious how lower end figures can skyrocket like that.

    Part of the price increase is no doubt due to the fact that CM's is no more; re-issues are always uncommon, but that pretty much puts to rest any possibility of additional units of that figure getting made.
    1 day ago
    1pt
    LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
    victorviper (3 days ago) #59505425Your comment prompted me to look to see how many people have Holo in their favorites list. 396 people on here own the figure and 53 have this figure listed as a favorite, so it's clear that plenty of people are willing to overlook some of the flaws because of the charm of the figure. On the other hand, that "favorite to owned" ratio is higher for ITEM #485674 and ITEM #54014. CM's Holo ITEM #54014 is probably a superior offering, but that figure is not so easy to find these days.

    Wow! That CM Holo goes for a pretty penny nowadays! That’s wild. It’s so curious how lower end figures can skyrocket like that.
    2 days ago
    2pt
    LadyLavellan (3 days ago) #59497155Wow! I was blown away by all those defects! Anytime I saw this figure I thought it was hands down perfect but little did I realize it had such QC issues. It's a shame!
    It's still a gorgeous figure though and its plain to see why it's the favorite of so many collectors. Thank you for the detailed review! It was excellent!


    Your comment prompted me to look to see how many people have Holo in their favorites list. 396 people on here own the figure and 53 have this figure listed as a favorite, so it's clear that plenty of people are willing to overlook some of the flaws because of the charm of the figure. On the other hand, that "favorite to owned" ratio is higher for ITEM #485674 and ITEM #54014. CM's Holo ITEM #54014 is probably a superior offering, but that figure is not so easy to find these days.
    3 days ago
    1pt
    LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
    Wow! I was blown away by all those defects! Anytime I saw this figure I thought it was hands down perfect but little did I realize it had such QC issues. It's a shame!

    It's still a gorgeous figure though and its plain to see why it's the favorite of so many collectors. Thank you for the detailed review! It was excellent!
    3 days ago
    1pt
    victorviper (4 days ago) #59436039I see you're a Holo fan!
    I was looking at your collection, and I hadn't previously noticed the similarity between this figure's pose and this ITEM #500629 illustration.

    Haha you got me there! Yeah that art is the model for the figure it seems :3
    4 days ago
    1pt
    snakebret01 (4 days ago) #59428918nice, very nice, an enjoyable read

    I see you're a Holo fan!

    I was looking at your collection, and I hadn't previously noticed the similarity between this figure's pose and this ITEM #500629 illustration.
    4 days ago
    3pt
    nice, very nice, an enjoyable read
    4 days ago
    1pt
    victorviper (5 days ago) #59281904The funny thing is that I still like this figure a lot ... I'd guess the hair parts are certainly not hand painted, and so maybe that's some systematic flaw with this figure ...

    Agreed she's certainly better than the sum of her parts and a personal favourite, quirks aside. I wonder how much hand-painting has an effect on some figures, if you're correct in your assumption perhaps more work by hand could have nipped some of the QC issues in the bud. Going out on a limb here, and while owning relatively few figures, it seems manufacturers such as SkyTube/Alphamax are almost allergic to hand-painting but they manage to maintain high quality. Perhaps then with Holo the manufacturer simply got too trusting/reliant on a specific paint method that just didn't quite pay off this time?
    5 days ago
    2pt
    HappyBottyBunny (5 days ago) #59279971Couldn't agree more with your review, shame the only real let down is the quality control while mine doesn't have quite so severe paint issues (baring truly atrocious paint jobs of the bangles, they could have at least tried to paint inside the lines) she does have missing toe nails on one foot. Also just checked mine and her hair is lacking paint in the exact same areas yours is so... at least they're consistent with QC errors?

    The funny thing is that I still like this figure a lot despite all the QC problems. With a little more care, this could have been a contender for the best Holo figure.

    It's interesting that your figure has paint issues in some of the exact same spots. I'd guess the hair parts are certainly not hand painted, and so maybe that's some systematic flaw with this figure (the way certain parts sat in a mold, the paint "missed" certain spots?).
    5 days ago
    2pt
    Couldn't agree more with your review, shame the only real let down is the quality control while mine doesn't have quite so severe paint issues (baring truly atrocious paint jobs of the bangles, they could have at least tried to paint inside the lines) she does have missing toe nails on one foot. Also just checked mine and her hair is lacking paint in the exact same areas yours is so... at least they're consistent with QC errors?
    5 days ago
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