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warriorofdreamwarriorofdreamhace 2 años
Finally today got one of my the most wanted figures
ITEM #396151
I was so excited to get her, I regretted not getting her way back when she got release but her price and shipping cost totally scared me off,
plus lots of negative comments I read about her being very fragile.
At the end me and my bf got her together and
sadly the worst nightmare happen ---- she came snap in half
her legs were detached from her torso inside the box ;___;

https://image.ibb.co/dxKu2c/IMG_5336.jpg
Base with legs


https://preview.ibb.co/ifQ1hc/IMG_5338.jpg
Upper torso under her dress


https://preview.ibb.co/fFjGFx/IMG_5340.jpg
Poor Charlotta legless ;__;


With mental support from my boyfriend and glue
(decided to use super strong ethyl cyanoacrylate glue, I'm guessing it is slightly stronger than your average super glue one)
I managed to glue her back,
by applying glue on broken parts inside her dress,
I was thinking if by accident the glue will leak it will stay under the dress instead of destroying the base and boots, also it was so easier to match both broken pieces while keeping her dress upside down, since my glue was "super dry" it took me a bit to get used to broken pieces which
I needed to fit perfectly almost on first try.
When she potentially glued together I let her rest a bit on pile of pillow
at the end everything turned perfecto .....

https://preview.ibb.co/jUSghc/IMG_5345.jpg

and she looks gorgeous!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/02/20/1927551.jpeg

So don't be afraid to fix your broken figures to restore them to their former glory!!!
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FigureDuchesshace 2 años#31226710So basically, the more niche it gets, the better the quality?
And because male characters are almost always niche by default, they turn out better than the rushed mass-produced hype-stuff D: Makes sense to me but it's also quite sad, because that means Koto would have the potential to be an overall amazing manufacturer if they just took a little more time to get their quality on point.

That's the idea, and yeah it's sad because I also see a lot of potential in Koto, they already proved it in the past, but unfortunately, they value money and cost saving more than delivering high end product. That's just a business thing. The best we can do is to lower our expectations, but with their price increase, it's getting harder and harder to do when you see other company pull off better end result for the same price tag. If Koto knows they can't deliver the same quality then they should just adjust their price accordingly.

FigureDuchesshace 2 años#31226710On the other hand, I still can't let go of the male vs. female figure theory because their male SnK figures ITEM #166977 and ITEM #166978 are stunning AND of a hyped, popular series.
As for simple design or not, I also can't quite agree there. Yes, most male figures have an overall simpler design than the females, but there's also ITEM #331626 who's quite rich in detail.
Koto is confusing.

I remember reading a lot of peg problems with ITEM #166978. And as for ITEM #331626, there are many case where the paint ended up being sloppy, especially the white lines, traces of glue and paint splotch there and there. Some came out great but a lot had QC issues as seen in the user pictures.

From my experience with the many Koto figures I bought, if it's a female + hype + detailed the higher the risk of having flaws. And as for detailing, I know Koto isn't good with painting small lines, like at all, so I tend to avoid any figures with that sort of details when I buy from them. Of course it doesn't mean there aren't exceptions, but it's just the guideline I try to follow now after facing many disappointments in the past.
hace 2 años
ipwnboyzhace 2 años#31226684snip

So basically, the more niche it gets, the better the quality?
And because male characters are almost always niche by default, they turn out better than the rushed mass-produced hype-stuff D: Makes sense to me but it's also quite sad, because that means Koto would have the potential to be an overall amazing manufacturer if they just took a little more time to get their quality on point.

On the other hand, I still can't let go of the male vs. female figure theory because their male SnK figures ITEM #166977 and ITEM #166978 are stunning AND of a hyped, popular series.
As for simple design or not, I also can't quite agree there. Yes, most male figures have an overall simpler design than the females, but there's also ITEM #331626 who's quite rich in detail.
Koto is confusing.
hace 2 años
Kotobukiya always get a bashing from me for a reason

If you browse through my collection i don't have much koto stuff. I'd buy if it bargain binned but i won't get it at full price. For every amount of money i put into a koto figure i could get a good smile or Alter figure at a similar price point with better quality.

I have not forgotten what kotobukiya did to Dark Angel Olivia. Beneath the base u see a screw, which convinces you there's a metal support for the very top and back heavy figure. But nope. They actually just glued the figure into the base without any reinforcement. Mine broke off too.

ipwnboyzhace 2 años#31226684

... I had to throw away because of unacceptable QC issues (I'm looking at you Olivia)...


HA

That piece of shyt

I had bad experience too
hace 2 años
FigureDuchesshace 2 años#31200710What I started to realize is that the complaints about poor quality are limited to their female figures.
For some inexplicable reason it seems like Koto turns into a completely different company when it comes to male figures.

I'll add another factor to that statement: popularity.
The more popular a figure, the bigger the production and that's when Koto, especially, starts cutting out on quality to meet their deadlines as they rarely, ever, delay any figures.

Take out their top #10 most popular figures.

All of them have either severe quality issues or are rushed. In the case of Kaneki Ken which is male, I used to own that figure but sold him because his hair sculpt was a rushed seam line mess. So, even if it's a male figure, if it's popular enough, it will suffer from QC issue.

I've owned many Koto figures over the years and sold many as well, and those I still have nowadays are either the ones I'm happy with the end result or bootlegs of the original I had to throw away because of unacceptable QC issues (I'm looking at you Olivia). Male figures that aren't super popular wearing clothes with few details seems to be pretty safe to buy, which is why I'm rather confident their hakouki scales will turn out just fine.
hace 2 años
warriorofdreamhace 2 años#31200667Don't worry about it xD I'm actually glad we can talk about other figures issues, that's what this site is about: complaining together, loving figure together and having deep conversations or just trolling, everything for purpose of entertainment and sharing informations between collectors XD
Thank you <3
I'm relief I fixed her and managed to actually get her.

The best part was: it broke in a place where u can't see it, so technically if I would mess it up - it would be almost invisible anyway xD
Yep her sculpt and details are really amazing and so far I haven't noticed any paint issues compared to my other Koto figure I have so I'm really happy with the purchase and gluing experience xD


Haha...true! :D

Well she is a very beautiful figure, so glad it worked out either way!
hace 2 años
FigureDuchesshace 2 años#31200710I don't think you have to worry.
What I started to realize is that the complaints about poor quality are limited to their female figures.
For some inexplicable reason it seems like Koto turns into a completely different company when it comes to male figures. I personally own 11 male figures of them - old and new - and I couldn't be more in love with the overall quality. They are all sturdy as hell, even with the more delicate details and I've never had anything to complain about. It always confused the heck outta me when someone was complaining about Koto until I realized this very, very strange quality gap between male and female figures O_o

Perhaps they have someone else producing their "male" figure line?? LOL....either way I'm ok with that....LOL!!! ...and very good to know!


FigureDuchesshace 2 años#31200727Seeing how male characters have been neglected in the figure world for decades that's just retributive justice :p
LOL....so true!
hace 2 años
FigureDuchesshace 2 años#31200727Seeing how male characters have been neglected in the figure world for decades that's just retributive justice :p

Honestly that is the only good point xD <3
hace 2 años
warriorofdreamhace 2 años#31200722In short total discrimination for figures by Koto!!!
Someone please judge them harshly XDD
Glad to hear your male figures are great quality :D


Seeing how male characters have been neglected in the figure world for decades that's just retributive justice :p
hace 2 años
FigureDuchesshace 2 años#31200710I don't think you have to worry.
What I started to realize is that the complaints about poor quality are limited to their female figures.
For some inexplicable reason it seems like Koto turns into a completely different company when it comes to male figures. I personally own 11 male figures of them - old and new - and I couldn't be more in love with the overall quality. They are all sturdy as hell, even with the more delicate details and I've never had anything to complain about. It always confused the heck outta me when someone was complaining about Koto until I realized this very, very strange quality gap between male and female figures O_o


In short total discrimination for figures by Koto!!!
Someone please judge them harshly XDD
Glad to hear your male figures are great quality :D
hace 2 años
Stacycmchace 2 años#31200480snip

I don't think you have to worry.
What I started to realize is that the complaints about poor quality are limited to their female figures.
For some inexplicable reason it seems like Koto turns into a completely different company when it comes to male figures. I personally own 11 male figures of them - old and new - and I couldn't be more in love with the overall quality. They are all sturdy as hell, even with the more delicate details and I've never had anything to complain about. It always confused the heck outta me when someone was complaining about Koto until I realized this very, very strange quality gap between male and female figures O_o
hace 2 años
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