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kommenttia Should new figures be in perfect condition

  • I check new figures closely. I don't mind a little flaw here or there, but I am picky when it comes to face quality since that's the most important part of a figure to me. Stray paint or scratches on a face really bug me.
    28 päivää sitten
    I used to do this as well, and to some degree i still do. I have bought brand new sealed figures that have arrived with imperfections. Once I realized this it made the process of inspecting new figures less frustrating.
    28 päivää sitten
    Of course yes . Not even with figure . Do you like to buy brand new an expensive car With a scratch ? If you don’t take care of small things , you won’t take care of big things .
    28 päivää sitten
    As many fellow collectors have already put a great deal of wise words here, I'll not parrot too much.

    But to add on my side of the story: getting pieces without any imperfections at all after scrutinizing them have been the exception rather than a norm (my collection is pretty spread out over many companies too). However, they are mostly not too eye-catching, so I can live with it or repair them. Like others have said, research will do you best to set your expectations on the quality to expect.

    Wish everyone luck to getting no more defects!
    28 päivää sitten
    yes. what sort of question is this? if I paid for a genuine, brand new, flawless, unopened item I expect it to arrive just as described.
    28 päivää sitten
    BuyMyFigs29 päivää sitten#80369505In reply to your prize figure reference, the Banpresto EXQ line of figures are all utterly amazing quality for $20 each. I've come to expect those figures to be really good, so when I got one that was poor quality, I was upset, but didn't throw a stink about it because it was only $20. Or in the case of this Amatsukaze ITEM #626699, I ended up buying 2 of her, because the first one sucked, and the second one wasn't much better. I threw one out and tried fixing the second. Was I pissed? Hell yeah. But I also went into buying them knowing they are prize figures and I shouldn't expect too much on the quality.I agree with you whole heartedly on the Branpresto bit, I intialy avoided them because of how cheap they wete but do to positive word of mouth and personal experience I've come to trust that manufacturer a fair amount.

    And yes this hobby is very much a cost/risk endeavor. That doesn't mean I can't have a baseline for quality standards especially once we start getting towards the $150 mark. Which is why I don't trust certain brands that are known to have poor quality or those I haven't researched personally.

    That being said I'm no stickler, small mistakes don't bother me. I only tend to buy figures I really like so that makes me fairly lenient as well. It's all personal preference at the end of the day.
    29 päivää sitten
    Yes
    29 päivää sitten
    I expect the figure to appear high quality in the way it is meant to be viewed. The figure is not meant to be viewed up close with a flash light and simply WON'T be viewed like that ever again in its lifespan. So why would I care what it looks like under a flash light??
    29 päivää sitten
    Nope. As long as they hold together (giving a long, unhappy stare at the Doremi nendos) I can patch up any paint flaws myself. Lord knows they're going to pick up plenty of new ones as I play with them - be that hacking them to bits for customs or just moving them around for photos.
    29 päivää sitten
    Analyzing your figures with a flashlight and getting mad over some flaws is a bit on the obsessive compulsive spectrum, and might be an unhealthy way to go about this hobby. These are made by humans, and in mass quantities. We all know humans make mistakes, so you have to have a realistic expectation of non-perfection when buying figures, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for whatever you get if it's something really poorly made. When you purposely look for flaws, you'll find more, and sometimes find flaws that probably aren't flaws at all, than if you just casually look at and enjoy the figure. Everything about this hobby is being able to adapt and leverage expectations, not only in figure quality, but also in prices and release dates.



    DuskXIII29 päivää sitten#80357690If you think $1000 is the point when you should expect some degree of quality assurance for brand new items. A huge sum of dosh isn't and shouldn't be the benchmark for a decent figure.

    I think you're missing the point they're trying to make. Expecting the quality to be good and not getting overly upset about a few flaws can be coexisting feelings, irregardless of the price paid.

    Like for me, I expect my $2,000 1/2 scale Shinobu figure to be damn near perfect when she comes out, but at the same time I also expect my $400 Hachiroku 1/4th or my $150 Abigail Williams or my $40 Pop Up Parade Shiro to all be as close to perfect as well. It's just that with Abi and Shiro, the cost is low, so I don't feel like I'm getting fucked if there are some flaws. If there are flaws on Hachiroku, being she costs a bit more, I'd be more inclined to be upset about them and possibly take action if they're bad enough to warrant it.

    In reply to your prize figure reference, the Banpresto EXQ line of figures are all utterly amazing quality for $20 each. I've come to expect those figures to be really good, so when I got one that was poor quality, I was upset, but didn't throw a stink about it because it was only $20. Or in the case of this Amatsukaze ITEM #626699, I ended up buying 2 of her, because the first one sucked, and the second one wasn't much better. I threw one out and tried fixing the second. Was I pissed? Hell yeah. But I also went into buying them knowing they are prize figures and I shouldn't expect too much on the quality.
    29 päivää sitten
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