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dtindcareadtindcareaRegular Boarder

  • galablue3 måneder siden#77559327I'll have to take a listen to these! Sorry I have taken so long to respond to everything, I have been trying to get used to the website changes.

    No problem. The fact that you responded and are well is all that matters.
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    I'll have to take a listen to these! Sorry I have taken so long to respond to everything, I have been trying to get used to the website changes.
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    hehe, i freed up inbox!!
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    hey, i just freed up some space in my inbox. i'll send you a message.
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    Merry Christmas! :)
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    Figureditout7 måneder siden#71950195Yeah, that's true. However, I feel like for figures they really stepped up their game. When you compare a 2009 release to a 2014 release to a 2019 release they just keep looking better and better, and some typical things people always used to complain about seem to be addressed more frequently by figure makers, such as using metal pins instead of plastic, or putting accessories separately into the box to prevent them from breaking off. I also feel many manufacturers don't add those plastic supports for one legged poses anymore while they used to be mandatory to prevent leaning. They have also been really innovative in terms of paint. The whole idea of the soft touch paint, or wet eye effect has only arisen a few years ago. And then there are completely new technologies (with all their flaws lol) being used by the company B'Full in form of 3d printed figures.

    Great comments! I love to learn from more experienced collectors. Thanks.

    Figureditout7 måneder siden#71950195Anyway, the prices for new figures have exploded and keep rising. It is only natural the big names are trying to meet high expectations of the customer base. Many companies seem to have a really good quality control as well and weed out imperfect figures, others not so much.

    You are right. I can't believe the prices of some of these new figures. Many of them are out of my price range but I guess at some point I might be at the stage where I'll feel comfortable buying a $200+ figure. If I had an unlimited budget, I'd buy the pricey Purple Heart and Black Heart figures but that's not reality.
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    dtindcarea7 måneder siden#71947240The commenter indicated that he thought the production processes were better now than ever before. That's a contrast from most production processes these days where products are often produced more cheaply than years ago and products manufactured these days often don't last as long as years ago.

    Yeah, that's true. However, I feel like for figures they really stepped up their game. When you compare a 2009 release to a 2014 release to a 2019 release they just keep looking better and better, and some typical things people always used to complain about seem to be addressed more frequently by figure makers, such as using metal pins instead of plastic, or putting accessories separately into the box to prevent them from breaking off. I also feel many manufacturers don't add those plastic supports for one legged poses anymore while they used to be mandatory to prevent leaning. They have also been really innovative in terms of paint. The whole idea of the soft touch paint, or wet eye effect has only arisen a few years ago. And then there are completely new technologies (with all their flaws lol) being used by the company B'Full in form of 3d printed figures.

    Anyway, the prices for new figures have exploded and keep rising. It is only natural the big names are trying to meet high expectations of the customer base. Many companies seem to have a really good quality control as well and weed out imperfect figures, others not so much.
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    Thanks for the insights, Figureditout!

    As far as transfer of colors, I received a new Max Factory-made figure of Altria Pendragon earlier this week and they had a small instruction and warning manual enclosed. It did warn that color transfers can happen if you keep a figure touching something else for too long so I guess it isn't just the cast off figures that have this problem. The other things that they warned about were excessive heat and humidity potentially damaging the figure. They didn't warn about excessive cold but your comment about cold does make sense to me.

    Good answer on the question about the lifespan of figure. I'm sure if they are well cared for they can last a good amount of time, just like the old Lionel trains that my Dad has. Those old trains are in pretty good shape despite their age. One thing I wondered, however, that one of the comments addressed is how good the production process is for the figures. The commenter indicated that he thought the production processes were better now than ever before. That's a contrast from most production processes these days where products are often produced more cheaply than years ago and products manufactured these days often don't last as long as years ago. Things like refrigerators, for example.

    It is pretty easy to sign up for that club (just go to the club page and click on the join button at the upper right) and that allows you to post on the club forums. I'd certainly like your participation even if it is only occasional comments. You can also leave the club whenever you want by clicking again on the same button.
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    Hey about your Poll in that forum where one has to sign up separatly (laaazy):

    I don't know either how long figures can last. But, even the cheap plastic toys like hero turtles from the early 90s I used to play with as a kid did not easily lose their paint, even though I smacked them together really heavily. Their joints tended to break during seasonal temperature change in spring or autumn though when I played with them. When I receive new figures during winter, I don't unbox them right away but instead let them warm up during the day inside home first because PVC does get very hard and unflexible in cold weather, just as it gets bendy when warmed up. The horror pics of figures with bend knees are probably from people leaving them in the sun.

    I heard the same about sealed figures. I still bought a 2009 release sealed figure last year and there was no plasticiser oozing out or damage at all. I prefer second hand displayed ones though. I once (and only once) got one where the former owner obviously didn't care about their figure at all, it had spots (probably coffee) and paint transfer everywhere (part of the dress was removable). Even that, when cleaned off, had not damaged the paint underneath. However, I noticed on several occasions that cast off figures easily lose (and transfer) dye on their clothing, so I'm not undressing them more than once for the initial packaging removal.

    So my answer would be: Probably a very long time if they are maintained. Just like other items. Like theoretically our everyday items like furniture or tools could last forever in pristine condition if they aren't used. But if you stow them away in a dusty wet basement for two decades and forget about it, they will probably not look that fresh anymore.
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    Check out my new discussion thread and poll at

    [url=]thread/16797[/url]
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Pre-owned figures in top quality and good value