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What makes the "perfect" figure?What makes the "perfect" figure?

AimathystAimathyst1 month agoAsk MFC
Hello my friends and fellow figure collectors! ♡

I had a thought and was curious as to what makes up the "perfect" figure in YOUR opinion. I know that everyone has their own input, so I thought that this would be a fun question to ask!

I decided to break down the question into several categories. Please let me know your favorite:

1. Scale
2. Pose
3. Type of base
4. Other factors
5. Example

An example of a figure that checks all of my boxes in my collection is Shiro 1/7 scale by Phat Company ITEM #236199.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/pics/figure/large/236199.jpg

She is a 1/7 scale which I personally find to be the ideal scale without being too big or too small, has a detailed yet compact base that isn't a space hog, comes with multiple miniature figures and accessories to compliment the figure, and has a dynamic pose. Not to mention her sculpting and paint job are excellent!

I am a sucker for elaborate bases, and I love when the base ties in with the character. I especially love when it comes with removable parts or alternate faceplates and hairpieces since I love being able to interact with the otherwise static scale figure and incorporate them into figure photography!

(I also love ITEM #396852 for that reason because she has several different poses)

So - what's your idea of the perfect figure? ヾ(^∇^)
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29pt
I am a man with simple taste.
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Thank you so much for everyone’s answers—I’m having a lot of fun looking at everyone’s individual and unique preferences ^_^
27 days ago
1pt
ITEM #396943 is a perfect figure for me. To me, the most important elements for considering “perfection” are level and quality of details, accuracy to the character, and the figure’s overall ability to be visually striking regardless of one’s familiarity with the source material. Alter figures in general strike these itches, but Plachta especially encapsulates this for me. Always a bonus when a character from a niche series is done so well.

sarasstuff (1 month ago) #61781347One figure that ticks all my boxes is ITEM #236159 (╹◡╹)♡
Excellent choice- the details are so good on every level and really shine in person, and the happy cuteness is perfectly rendered.
29 days ago
1pt
For me, it depends on the character really. I like bright colours too or a nice Pastel coloured set of figures.
I also love a decent looking base. Size/scale doesn’t matter but relevant detail does.
I am really looking forward to Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 1/7 Sakura Kinomoto: Hello brand new world.
1 month ago
2pt
One figure that ticks all my boxes is ITEM #236159 (╹◡╹)♡
1 month ago
1pt
Your question is ambiguous. If it relates to a character. The scale will be irrelevant. Because, as the figure can capture the original character details looks, I will purchase it. If it was pure art, your survey would be valid. Make a poll for that. Good thoughts
1 month ago
-1pt
it's kinda hard to categorize thigs this way but let me try

1. Scale
1/8 I guess
2. Pose
has to be posing in a dynamic way preferrably, standing up at least.
sitting figures are nice but I just feel cheated out of my money with stuff like this:
ITEM #549476
it has to have a presence, by itself. if it's a replica of some official artwork, that's welcome as well.
3. Type of base
something simple and small preferred with some detail. again, this is total bullshit:
ITEM #549476
4. Other factors
price. it also has to be a character I'm a huge fan of. something less expensive 130 bucks at most.
5. Example
none
1 month ago
1pt
For me the perfect figure has a lot to do with the character! If it's one of my all time favorites it will probably land pretty high up there. Where figures for characters I don't care for will definitely not make the cut.

The pose needs to fit the character for it to be perfect for me. Of course if the figure is poseable that's even better.

I'm not super picky about scale, though I do prefer them to be at least 1/8. I do collect alot of larger scale items, but the details have to be perfect for me to purchase one.

Here is an example of one I love :) ITEM #723957
1 month ago
1pt
All aspects you said
1 month ago
1pt
0. Price : it has to be low enough that I can actually buy the figure without feeling bad for doing so, otherwise that would detract too much from the overall enjoyment.
1. Scale : Depends on where I plan to display the figure. The important ones that go next to my computer screen should be around 1/8 - larger figures up to 25cm still fit but don't look right squeezed into a space where they barely fit. Figures that go elsewhere are best at 1/6-1/7, but even there the tallest available space if 30cm. If I ever get tempted into buying something 1/4, I'll be in trouble, but due to the price that's fortunately unlikely anyway.
2. Pose : I prefer standing/walking poses over sitting ones. Poses where the figure covers her face or turns in a way that she doesn't look right from any direction are worst.
3. Base : As small as possible. I had to display many figures with a different, smaller base or without any base, in some cases even had to use a saw to make bases smaller, but thanks to this I can display significantly more figures near by computer screen than otherwise. Some are even standing on top of the screen, can't let that space go to waste either!
4. Other : Yukatas, maids, pink hair and twintails are best. Angels and Mikos are nice too. Ecchi figures, swimsuits, large breasts I dislike.
5. Examples : ITEM #99640 ITEM #144316
1 month ago
6pt
Something i've not really seen here but what i think is important to an amazing figurine is the long term... survivability of the figurine? Some figurines will get hurt from the weight of the figurine+small connection to base+time. You can make supports for it but it doesn't look as nice when you do. So if a figurine won't be damaged by time that really helps out.
1 month ago
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