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My not so great yesterday morningComments • My not so great yesterday morning

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    jumpluff Pegasus Knight
    Congrats on surviving, Shiro! It could have been a lot worse! I hope you can get her just like new, and hopefully find a way to stop it from happening again.

    I had my first figure break happen to me two weeks ago or so (other than a small Nendo Petit accessory snapping that I didn't care about much except for the principle of the thing ...).

    I display a lot of my larger figurines on a shelf, which I worry about a lot falling to be honest, but there's no reason to think it will... still, I'm gonna get a sturdier shelf one of these days. The reason I display them on a shelf, despite dust etc. is because some are too big for my cabinet and because they'd all have to be vertically displayed, which would ruin my enjoyment. Anyway, I'm very careful about stuff in my room accordingly.

    My landlord had someone come into my room to install an air conditioning unit, and it was supposed to be on the other side of my room, so I didn't pack my figures up. Only they picked the wrong spot so they ended up installing it right next to my shelf. ITEM #543992 Akuma Homura fell off, her open wings snapped, and her hair got scuffed badly :/ It could have been worse... I looked for cracks, paint transfers, etc. but couldn't find any. It double hurts because mine doesn't lean and now I'm paranoid. She is one of my favourites.

    I'm just going to get a new one and swap in the head / wings. It actually upsets me to look at the shelf. The wings have been glued back together, but it's noticeable close up, and I don't like her folded wings as much. I absolutely should have supervised the installation myself instead of having someone else in the house do it for me, or just put my figures away, it just would have taken a couple of days to pack / unpack everything on that shelf. Still, that's better than a figure breakage.

    I did also have Stars Bless You Sakura show up with her arm snapped off, but that happened to half of MFC, and is more of a manafacturing defect than anything. GSC replaced the body.

    I am thankful nothing else got knocked off. And I learned my lesson.
    9 days ago
    1pt
    I'm glad she survived! My nendo topples faceforward in my detolf quite often since his base is balanced by a scale i'm displaying him with, but thankfully he's always fine.
    9 days ago
    1pt
    I am quite used to figures breaking.
    Let's just say a 8-10 years old child isn't the most careful around his figures and more of having fun playing with them. So I had my fair share of broken legs and arms and even heads in my early days.

    I am however is way more paranoid and careful now, but sometimes the inevitable happens, especially when a good chunk of your collection is figmas you reposition regularly.

    Wonfest was phenomenal like a dream coming true. For Wallet-kun it's a nightmare though. Still I'm not letting Brynhildr, the Merlin and Sakura figmas go no matter the cost!
    9 days ago
    1pt
    Polkadopolis Depressed Weeb
    Mr_chalk (9 days ago) #50998562Glad to see that Shiro survived the glass faceplant (and that she didn't knock over anyone else with her fall). I've not had any figures break after I got them, though I have had two arrive broken. Both were easy fixes thankfully.
    ITEM #549540 arrived with her ahoge having fallen out, but it literally just slotted back into the hole on her head. Didn't need glue or anything!
    ITEM #529763 arrived with one of the bits that go around her waist broken off, but it was a clean break from the slot in the back, so it was simple enough to glue it back in.
    As for WonFes, there was no update for ITEM #675287, so it was the worst WonFes ever! /s Though only half /s :P
    In all seriousness, this WonFes was pretty good! Some of my personal highlights are the other anniversary Miku (who will no doubt cost an arm and a leg), school uniform Akeno (yeees, best girl), some crazy idol girl, painted elf boat, bunny Jibril (hnnnng) and GOD EMPRESS QUEEN MAMI!

    This is honestly the one instance where I am glad that all my NGNL figures can't fit together on one shelf! Had ITEM #396852 been on that shelf Shiro probably would have landed right on top of her! Just the thought of the paint transfers makes me cringe >.<

    I know that feel lol Every WonFes is the worst WonFes ever until a nendo of ENTRY #76227 is announced D:<
    omg that Miku though! I don't know how I will afford her or how I will have space for her but nnnnnnnnf


    WanderingWastrel (9 days ago) #50998772Yes, I've had a figure break. ITEM #13319 where her shoe fits onto the footstand of the base, the pegs sheared off even with her shoe. This was obviously caused by all the weight of the figure being supported right there. Someone more skilled than I could possibly have fixed it, but not I.
    As I had the other Alter K-On figures from that set, I thought about getting another one to replace it, but I realized that it would only be a matter of time before that one failed as well -- it's still a figure without proper weight support. So instead I got rid of all the other figures in the set. Since it's the first set of figures I ever completed, that really stung, but such is this cruel thing called life.

    That's so sad to hear! I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of crafting/sculpture experience so fixing structural breaks isn't too difficult for me so long as it's broken in a way that isn't visible. I hope that all the idols you own now help to fill the K-On shaped hole that Alter left in your heart ;n;


    solluxcaptor (9 days ago) #50999360I'm glad the damage wasn't too substantial, but I could imagine your horror when I read this.
    Kinda off topic but did you use an app or something to add those hearts and sparkles? It's adorable

    Yup! I used PicsArt for android. I was searching for an app that had the dramatic "comic book" lines boarder I used in the second pic when I found it. The brushes are pretty dang cute but the amount of ads are another story orz

    AlienEmoji (9 days ago) #50999405Very glad to hear your figure is mostly undamaged!!
    I am not personally interested in the show so I don't know much about the character but this figure has definitely caught my attention when I first saw it, it's a real beauty.
    I have to say, the dramatic closeup on the fallen figure made me laugh a bit (and i feel bad), I could practically hear the metal gear alert sound to go with the image
    I have one broken figure story. My cat used to jump on my figure shelf, and one time I left her alone for too long and came back to poor Azu-nyan ITEM #26795 laying on the floor.
    Amazingly, she was also pretty much undamaged, despite falling quite a distance!
    The only break that happened was the peg for her foot breaking off and getting stuck in her shoe. I just glued it together and left it at that, the break is completely invisible.

    Don't feel bad for finding it funny! I was trying to be extra dramatic about it because making the situation kind of humourous helps me feel not so bad about it ^^

    I have heard of so many figurines falling victim to cats! Thankfully my cat is a fatass and doesn't get himself into trouble lol I'm glad that your figure was easily fixed ^^
    9 days ago
    3pt
    Took me a little bit to see what was wrong in the first pic, and then my heart sank. So glad she wasn't seriously damaged. Especially with those delicate hair strands, this story could have had a really bad ending >o<

    The only figure I've had damaged over time was GSC Saber Lily ITEM #5769 A year after having her on display, I heard a sound one day coming from a bookcase. I went to investigate and eventually noticed that her left foot had slid out of position, leaving the peg and bit of base stand clean in her foot. I then remembered how originally getting Saber Lily onto her stand took so much force. Even if it took a year, that tension was eventually enough to remove the base peg.

    She was standing perfectly fine though (and still does to this day), so no harm done. I learned not to force feet into pegs if there is too much tension. Like with MF Samus ITEM #81489, I ended up just using one of her foot pegs.
    9 days ago
    2pt
    Very glad to hear your figure is mostly undamaged!!
    I am not personally interested in the show so I don't know much about the character but this figure has definitely caught my attention when I first saw it, it's a real beauty.

    I have to say, the dramatic closeup on the fallen figure made me laugh a bit (and i feel bad), I could practically hear the metal gear alert sound to go with the image

    I have one broken figure story. My cat used to jump on my figure shelf, and one time I left her alone for too long and came back to poor Azu-nyan ITEM #26795 laying on the floor.
    Amazingly, she was also pretty much undamaged, despite falling quite a distance!
    The only break that happened was the peg for her foot breaking off and getting stuck in her shoe. I just glued it together and left it at that, the break is completely invisible.
    9 days ago
    3pt
    I'm glad the damage wasn't too substantial, but I could imagine your horror when I read this.

    Kinda off topic but did you use an app or something to add those hearts and sparkles? It's adorable
    9 days ago
    1pt
    Polkadopolis Depressed Weeb
    ddarko (9 days ago) #50998188Glad to hear it wasn't damaged and was easy to fix :)! I think the less damage might mean that the figure probably didn't immediately fall from the original height to the glass. It probably slowly leaned and leaned with the glue, until at one point (probably a lot closer to the glass) it snapped off completely?
    That's possible. I think she also might have bumped into ITEM #331468 on the way down which might have absorbed some momentum. Either way I'm counting myself as lucky (well, kind of) ^^;

    Sundae (9 days ago) #50998199Yikes! I'm surprised she didn't get damaged since there's so many delicate hair strands. Hopefully this doesn't become a common issue with this figure, and you're able to secure her to her base.
    I had some problems with ITEM #524814 staying on his base, since there's only a plastic wedge that's at an angle that slides into his foot. He slid off a few times and I finally propped him up against a book for a few days until he fit into the base more securely. He did get a small scuff on the tip of two hair strands, but fortunately it's barely visible.

    I hope my case is just a rare occurrence because I know if others have the same issue a lot of these Shiros won't walk away nearly as unscathed as mine did oAo;;;

    I'm sorry to hear that! I haven't had issues with my ITEM #524814 as of yet, but I'm going to keep an eye on him now that you've said that! I vaguely recall really having to force him onto his base so hopefully that means mine won't have leaning issues anytime soon lol
    9 days ago
    2pt
    Yes, I've had a figure break. ITEM #13319 where her shoe fits onto the footstand of the base, the pegs sheared off even with her shoe. This was obviously caused by all the weight of the figure being supported right there. Someone more skilled than I could possibly have fixed it, but not I.

    As I had the other Alter K-On figures from that set, I thought about getting another one to replace it, but I realized that it would only be a matter of time before that one failed as well -- it's still a figure without proper weight support. So instead I got rid of all the other figures in the set. Since it's the first set of figures I ever completed, that really stung, but such is this cruel thing called life.
    9 days ago
    2pt
    Glad to see that Shiro survived the glass faceplant (and that she didn't knock over anyone else with her fall). I've not had any figures break after I got them, though I have had two arrive broken. Both were easy fixes thankfully.

    ITEM #549540 arrived with her ahoge having fallen out, but it literally just slotted back into the hole on her head. Didn't need glue or anything!

    ITEM #529763 arrived with one of the bits that go around her waist broken off, but it was a clean break from the slot in the back, so it was simple enough to glue it back in.


    As for WonFes, there was no update for ITEM #675287, so it was the worst WonFes ever! /s Though only half /s :P

    In all seriousness, this WonFes was pretty good! Some of my personal highlights are the other anniversary Miku (who will no doubt cost an arm and a leg), school uniform Akeno (yeees, best girl), some crazy idol girl, painted elf boat, bunny Jibril (hnnnng) and GOD EMPRESS QUEEN MAMI!
    9 days ago
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