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General Discussion 5: Never saw it Coming!

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  • ohmygoditsjrodRegular Boarder
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    Nendos have their own factory so they shouldn't effect the scales. Nendos usually release on time too.

    GSC must be getting too ahead of themselves. Also if Bismarck is anything to go by their quality is going to suffer due to having too much on their plates.
    Bewbs
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    Hopefully Bismarck is a fluke and not a trend. GSC's quality is usually near the top but there's the occasional mistake, like this Miku ITEM #236245

    The way her hand is supposed to be right at and over her mouth; it's not on many of the figures, including mine. I asked for a replacement and was denied on the grounds it was normal production quality. I also figured out what causes it, and it's the plastic clamshell packaging of the figure combined with sample variation in assembly. I was able to mostly fix her by heating her with a hair dryer and slightly twisting her neck. Then as soon as I re-boxed her she was back to being warped exactly the same way. It's the hair; the packaging was designed for it to be at a specific angle once put on, and it can vary and apparently usually does.

    I gave up, with the hope that whenever I get to finally display her I can do it again and hopefully she'll stay.

    That's ignoring her hair isn't all curled in the right directions and tends to instead of looking nice but disheveled looks like she just got out of bed. The piece that's supposed to wrap around her leg isn't like that at all, and from user pics I think none of them are the way they were supposed to be.

    Overall I'm happier with Max Factory than GSC itself; all the MF figures I've bought have been as close to 100% perfect as is feasible, though I know there have been some issues there like those who got Atago with a broken arm, again likely a packaging issue.
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    Amakuni's cutie Futaba ITEM #582604 is finally revealed with real pics: figurenews.blog...

    On Big in Japan, 16.2 and 18.9K for the lighted version. Lighting is neat but not worth that for something I'd try once and then forget. I think I can live with the price of the regular version and will probably get her.

    She was tweaked a bit from the garage kit ITEM #535955 and it's a definite improvement to her face.

    Love her face both with and without glasses:

    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Agon1516847460.jpeg
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    Review of Heavy Armament Takao with lots of pics here: hyperd.blog66.f...
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    cfx (21 days ago) #30933109Review of Heavy Armament Takao with lots of pics here: hyperd.blog66.f...

    Figures like that make me want to start getting Kantai Collection figures. But I also like having money. (I say, while having at least 4 Nero figures on pre-order)

    10 out of 10 Takao butt.
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    I was able to buy Takao without going to far down the Kancolle rabbit hole. Got Atago to go with her and Bismarck and might get Amakuni's Iowa depending on how she turns out, but I haven't had a desire to buy others. Not that just that group was exactly inexpensive lol.
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    Luckily most of the boats I really like either don't really have figures (rip Myoukou) or don't have ones that I really like. Haven't seen any Kongou figures that I really love, so I can probably live without them.
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    I see the site's updates made it to the forum as well. I don't know guys. Posts here are pretty slow too. I don't see any figure of the year category either. Seems like interest is dying.

    This Tekken Alisa statue from Prime 1 Studio wasn't posted.

    https://www.prime1studio.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/m/pmtk-01_b18_d03.jpg

    She's expensive but should be something people would want. It seems like the handful of people that liked the larger statues no longer post here either. I'll check in around Wonder Festival but I assume most went to Facebook or maybe a Reddit group or something. I still haven't found a site or forum that hits all the figure categories I'm interested in.
    I want vintage anime and videogame figures!
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    She actually about $200 less than I expected going off of their past 1/4 releases. If they're able to hit that price point across the line they might get me to bite on a character or two (probably not, yay no space). I hope Street Fighter is roughly the same because I'm itching for a really good Cammy. Nothing F4F has done with her has hit the mark for me.
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    Metaldeer: I thought the prototype of Phat's Kongou was nice, but the final product was kind of sloppy and not worth the price. Ques Q's is nice but it just kinda doesn't look like her, and Aoshima's looks like she is insane lol.

    JetJockey (16 days ago) #30989679I see the site's updates made it to the forum as well. I don't know guys. Posts here are pretty slow too. I don't see any figure of the year category either. Seems like interest is dying.
    This Tekken Alisa statue from Prime 1 Studio wasn't posted.

    She's expensive but should be something people would want. It seems like the handful of people that liked the larger statues no longer post here either. I'll check in around Wonder Festival but I assume most went to Facebook or maybe a Reddit group or something. I still haven't found a site or forum that hits all the figure categories I'm interested in.

    Don't know where everyone went. I figured Era would kill this place but there's not all that much activity there either. We were a small enough group sooner or later it's inevitable I guess because people lose interest and we didn't really pick up many as time went on.

    Changes to this site may have driven people away; I've gotten used to how most of it works now but some things are far worse and unintuitive. Just adding a figure to my collection is about 5x harder than it used to be in my view.

    I'm pretty sure the one who ran the figure of the year polls is long gone as he never tallied the results from last year. I thought about starting a thread where anyone could just make their list; I don't think there will be enough responses to need to worry about a tally of anything.

    Wonder Festival is February 18th.If we don't get activity then, then it's probably dead for good.

    I found another figure photography blog to follow; they have pics of Light Armament Takao up: blog.livedoor.j...

    Tekken's Alisa isn't my thing, but I could see Prime 1 making something in a line like this I might want one day.
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    cfx (16 days ago) #30989760Metaldeer: I thought the prototype of Phat's Kongou was nice, but the final product was kind of sloppy and not worth the price. Ques Q's is nice but it just kinda doesn't look like her, and Aoshima's looks like she is insane lol.

    Ques Q Kongou is pretty cute, but yeah, her face seems a bit off. I guess I'll have to get her first Nendoroid and live with that, like I did with KLK Satsuki (Whose only 'scale' figure I like is a prize figure...).

    I didn't really like the changes they were making to this site at first, but it does make it more usable on mobile, and they've basically worked out all the issues I had with it, so now it's functionally the same as it was before (for me).
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    Maybe is a little soon, but what are you, guys and girls, expecting for WonFes?

    I don't want to be annoying but I have to mention again abec's girls from Native [NSFW] ITEM #331654

    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/lorddralnu1497896746.jpeg

    They are in my top of wished figures for this year fighting with, also from Native, the beauty Tony Taka's fairy [NSFW] ITEM #464768

    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Echizen-Momoko1501966783.jpeg

    These two are my top priorities, but I'm hoping to see some updates in other figures, a lot of them from Native, they really have some nice figures in the works.
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    robert18 (11 days ago) #31071389Maybe is a little soon, but what are you, guys and girls, expecting for WonFes?
    Glad you asked...I was thinking of making the same post just now.

    Maybe those Native girls will at least be painted for you. With the way they announce with art very far in advance there might be some new things too. I would guess the problems GSC and Max Factory are having with delays and figure announcements now having a basically year preorder period will affect Native too so things will probably be slow to come out.

    I want to see some things painted or sculped from the last show or before. I'll do the spoiler tags also to save space...

    I expect Vintage Dress Miku ITEM #604392 to be painted. Max Factory seems to be aiming for about one of these a year and Heart Hunter Miku ITEM #464629 is scheduled for this month; she may get a delay but should still be out pretty soon.

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    I hope Flare's 2B ITEM #549472 is fully painted. Right now I still feel the pose is a little too static but maybe having all the details painted on the outfit will change my mind on that.

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    I want to see Kotobukiya's GranBlue Fantasy Vira ITEM #464714 painted.

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    I want to see GSC's Shadowverse Arisa ITEM #549420 painted, or there in any form. It doesn't appear she was at the last Wonfes at all so I hope she hasn't been dropped.

    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/pics/figure/large/549420.jpg

    I want to see Magic Mould's Bionic Girl JoshiKosei ITEM #517118 officially painted. She was actually shown painted in a tweet a while ago, but nothing since to my knowledge.

    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/BadWolfVindici1510666463.jpeg

    I, along with Jrod I'm sure, want to see Amakuni's Iowa ITEM #604512 painted.

    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/lorddralnu1511632312.jpeg

    As far as things we haven't seen before at all, I would hope for the next figure in that Max Factory Project Diva line.

    Otherwise I never know what to expect. I imagine there will be new Fate stuff. Maybe some new Kancolle too but that does seem to be becoming less of the hot thing now.
  • KattoSHSL Magical GirlSuper High School Level
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    I suppose I should mention here that I'll be at WonFes again this event :) So if anyone wants to follow my twitter feed for updates, I'll be live tweeting pretty much all day :>
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    Katto (10 days ago) #31072159I suppose I should mention here that I'll be at WonFes again this event :) So if anyone wants to follow my twitter feed for updates, I'll be live tweeting pretty much all day :>
    Oh so cool! I'm already following so I'll be excited for your coverage! ^_^
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    Given your avatar I would like to point out that F:NEX has shown an unpainted sculpt of Albedo: fnex.jp

    F:NEX is a new scale figure division of the prize figure company FuRyu, and they haven't released a figure yet so we don't know what the quality will be like.
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    cfx (10 days ago) #31072143
    I hope Flare's 2B ITEM #549472 is fully painted. Right now I still feel the pose is a little too static but maybe having all the details painted on the outfit will change my mind on that.

    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/lorddralnu1506011768.jpeg

    I want to see Magic Mould's Bionic Girl JoshiKosei ITEM #517118 officially painted. She was actually shown painted in a tweet a while ago, but nothing since to my knowledge.

    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/BadWolfVindici1510666463.jpeg

    I feel the same about 2B, would love a scale of her but the Flare version is a little boring to me.

    Oh, I remember see some picture of her some time ago, she is very cool.


    About the Albedo from Furyu, a pleasant surprise with her, I mean the sculpt looks really good. The thing with Furyu is their prices are exorbitant, don't make sense to me all. Maybe the quality turns out to be amazing, but for now is impossible to say.
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    cfx (10 days ago) #31072456Given your avatar I would like to point out that F:NEX has shown an unpainted sculpt of Albedo: fnex.jp
    F:NEX is a new scale figure division of the prize figure company FuRyu, and they haven't released a figure yet so we don't know what the quality will be like.

    Jup saw that today in the morning! :D And subscribed to it immediately ^^ I'm honestly excited for it since I adore what we got to see so far! Certainly intrigued by the pose, the face, the wings <3 Paintjob will be interesting... and pricing for sure. I'm not gonna jump to the conclusion that she'll lack in quality just because it's FuRyu. I'd be willing to shield out some money for a fig that's worth it. Even though she's obviously gorgeous, I was just never entirely feeling GSC's version since she's kinda missing Albedo's raw sex appeal imho <_> So yeah, I'll be waiting for more ^.^
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    Mondo put their Alucard up for pre-order. The exclusive has the shield. I'm not really crazy about it but if I was to get him, I would need that shield.

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0558/2081/products/Mondoexclalucardsecond_1024x1024.jpg

    Stig (16 days ago) #30989735She actually about $200 less than I expected going off of their past 1/4 releases. If they're able to hit that price point across the line they might get me to bite on a character or two (probably not, yay no space). I hope Street Fighter is roughly the same because I'm itching for a really good Cammy. Nothing F4F has done with her has hit the mark for me.

    The first Kotobukiya Cammy is good. I own that one. The one from Kinetiquettes (ITEM #416674) looks good too. I think the one from Prototypez whenever they get around to it might be the best one though. I bet that will be the one that gets the base from her stage in Super Street Fighter 2.

    cfx (16 days ago) #30989760
    Tekken's Alisa isn't my thing, but I could see Prime 1 making something in a line like this I might want one day.


    There are a few of the Tekken girls I might want. But they aren't that complicated so I can't imagine right now what they would do with them to make that $500+ price tag.

    Katto (10 days ago) #31072159I suppose I should mention here that I'll be at WonFes again this event :) So if anyone wants to follow my twitter feed for updates, I'll be live tweeting pretty much all day :>

    Are you going to be able to ask questions to the companies? I'm want to know about those Figma teased announcements that haven't received updates yet.
    I want vintage anime and videogame figures!
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    Plum's Rize is up for pre-order.

    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Agon1518535837.jpeg

    She is so cute :3
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