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Old 2013-12-14, 12:09   Link #5181
Extremesonic101
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Miku-chan showed up like a week ago, and i'm finally getting around to showing her off some;

That Miku is adorable! I want one too! same with the magical snow Miku XP
I also fully approve of that Sonic 3D Blast in the background XD
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Old 2013-12-14, 14:02   Link #5182
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I have pre-ordered MegaHouse Morgiana and Melda Dietz for the Spring





MH better not ruin their faces like they did with Akira though :/
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Old 2013-12-15, 04:24   Link #5183
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I'm loving all the Yamato 2199 figures.

Even ordered Captain Okita!
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Old 2013-12-24, 23:29   Link #5184
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Just pre-ordered this beauty.




I'm so stoked for it.
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Old 2013-12-26, 16:00   Link #5185
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^The proto looks amazing, but considering it's Phat! Company, I'm gonna wait to see the final product.
They're notorious for botching up paint jobs :/
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Old 2014-01-03, 20:53   Link #5186
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Really stupid question, but there is a very serious cold wave in Canada atm (-40 Celsius) and one of my shelves is propped next to a window-there are thus 2-3 Nendoroids who are a bit cold at the touch. Not icy, just cold, like, say, something out of the freezer.

The question is, can cold damage them ?
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Old 2014-01-03, 20:59   Link #5187
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Really stupid question, but there is a very serious cold wave in Canada atm (-40 Celsius) and one of my shelves is propped next to a window-there are thus 2-3 Nendoroids who are a bit cold at the touch. Not icy, just cold, like, say, something out of the freezer.

The question is, can cold damage them ?
Cold should be fine. In fact, freezing figurines is one of the methods you're supposed to use to get rid of pvc chemical residue buildup that occurs in more humid/hot weather conditions. Just make sure you don't have huge temperature shifts (ie, don't put a heater next to them when it's really cold).
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Old 2014-01-05, 00:35   Link #5188
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Well, since it's 2014, is there any "figure of the year" contest somewhere?
(I remember one site a few years ago)
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Old 2014-01-09, 21:18   Link #5189
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Does anyone have any suggestions of what kind of LED light strips to get for a cabinet?

I'm not really liking the circle lights that I got at Ikea. They give off the ugly yellow-ish light and don't illuminate my figures like I'd like them to. Light strips go all around them so you can see all the features easily. Plus they give off the more attractive white light.

I went to walmart and tried some, but they're in a thick tube that's too bulky for my cabinet.
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Old 2014-01-10, 02:45   Link #5190
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Does anyone have any suggestions of what kind of LED light strips to get for a cabinet?

I'm not really liking the circle lights that I got at Ikea. They give off the ugly yellow-ish light and don't illuminate my figures like I'd like them to. Light strips go all around them so you can see all the features easily. Plus they give off the more attractive white light.

I went to walmart and tried some, but they're in a thick tube that's too bulky for my cabinet.
IKEA's Dioder light strips USED to be cool white, but since two years ago IKEA replaced all of them with yellow warm-white, making it less ideal for anime figurines.
(There are exceptions, realistically painted statues or natural colors do look quite good under the warm white)

I've been using these guys LED strip kits, which work very similar to Dioders
http://www.barlighting.com/led-strip-kits-s/1818.htm

They give you a choice of warm or cool, and the LEDs are brighter and longer in length than Dioder. The only con is that it's not compatible with Dioder connections, and the cords to the switch is much shorter.

Make sure and use "cool white" for most anime figurines.

I've taken these pictures and posted them a while back, here's the comparison between the above strip kit and IKEA Dioder (with new warm white)
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Old 2014-01-10, 16:30   Link #5191
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Anyone know if IKEA has an alternative to the detolf around the same price, now that they've discontinued the detolf? I picked up something similar last week from them, but it doesn't have a glass casing, so the figures will end up getting dusty.
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Old 2014-01-13, 00:27   Link #5192
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IKEA's Dioder light strips USED to be cool white, but since two years ago IKEA replaced all of them with yellow warm-white, making it less ideal for anime figurines.
(There are exceptions, realistically painted statues or natural colors do look quite good under the warm white)

I've been using these guys LED strip kits, which work very similar to Dioders
http://www.barlighting.com/led-strip-kits-s/1818.htm

They give you a choice of warm or cool, and the LEDs are brighter and longer in length than Dioder. The only con is that it's not compatible with Dioder connections, and the cords to the switch is much shorter.

Make sure and use "cool white" for most anime figurines.

I've taken these pictures and posted them a while back, here's the comparison between the above strip kit and IKEA Dioder (with new warm white)
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Oh wow, very nice. I like how thin they are too. I think I'm going to get these. Thanks a lot!

I'll post a picture of the result when I get them.
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Old 2014-01-13, 00:30   Link #5193
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Anyone know if IKEA has an alternative to the detolf around the same price, now that they've discontinued the detolf? I picked up something similar last week from them, but it doesn't have a glass casing, so the figures will end up getting dusty.
I didn't know they were discontinuing them. That's screwed.

I've looked everywhere for something similar in both build and price, and I haven't come up with anything. I had to settle with the Detolf beach colored cabinet, instead the "super rare, hard to find, not in stock anywhere ever" black version.

With as many figures I have coming in this year, I'm definitely going to have to grab another cabinet from them.
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Old 2014-01-15, 16:06   Link #5194
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Yeah, I thought it was just a stock issue, so I waited to see if they'd restock the black one near me when they had 2 beach ones left. Couple months later, nothing, and the beach were out of stock in store, and would've charged about $119 for shipping (plus the cost of the item). Now, it's not even available online.

IKEA does this shit a lot, and it makes it really annoying to buy anything from them that you might need more of.
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Old 2014-01-16, 00:51   Link #5195
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Yeah, I thought it was just a stock issue, so I waited to see if they'd restock the black one near me when they had 2 beach ones left. Couple months later, nothing, and the beach were out of stock in store, and would've charged about $119 for shipping (plus the cost of the item). Now, it's not even available online.

IKEA does this shit a lot, and it makes it really annoying to buy anything from them that you might need more of.
Well, it may seem like a far-fetched idea, but if someone started a petition or something to show there is still a moderately large interest in that product, they may bring it back. I would definitely sign it. Because I'm going to need at least another one before the year is over with all the figures I'm getting, and it seems I'm not the only one. So maybe a petition would actually be a decent idea?
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Old 2014-01-16, 01:58   Link #5196
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The Detolf has been discontinued several times before, so it might make a comeback. Who knows...
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Old 2014-01-16, 18:27   Link #5197
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Thing that really gets me about IKEA is how they don't have a ship to store option like Best Buy does. Avoid the shipping costs by waiting for it to ship with other shipments they'd get, and then go pick it up yourself. But no, they have to be "weird".
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Old 2014-01-16, 18:39   Link #5198
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Well I found out what the award was "BEFA Award"

unfortunately, it seems to have gone the way of the digital Dodo
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Old 2014-01-16, 18:58   Link #5199
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Thing that really gets me about IKEA is how they don't have a ship to store option like Best Buy does. Avoid the shipping costs by waiting for it to ship with other shipments they'd get, and then go pick it up yourself. But no, they have to be "weird".
Not to mention how they pick their locations. They only go to "big market" states. Unfortunately for many, they have to trek to IKEA every time they need something.

It's a 5 hour drive for me.
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Old 2014-01-17, 22:56   Link #5200
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I bought my first figure in 2010. Now I have several shelves filled with them.
I am kinda picky whenever I go figurine hunting. The figure has to be attracting, (i.e, something worth putting up for show).

I always prefer rare and limited edition figurines before anything else.
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