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AgentDrafireAgentDrafire1 mies. temu
"The face looks so off..."
"The seamline is obvious..."
"The base is too boring..."


Hello again MFC!
Do these complaints sound familiar? You've probably experienced this yourself quite often through this figure collecting journey. The hope and excitement of waiting for a figure's prototype or for it to be painted...before having all of that crushed because of one feature. One feature that completely ruined your interest in getting the figure. One feature that makes you wonder who the heck agreed to have it on the figure. One feature that you just cannot ignore, no matter how hard you try. Yeesh.

Now, for the question you've all been waiting for:

What is that one 'make or break' factor of a figure to you?
In other words, what do you care for the most when looking at a figure, appearance-wise?

Whether it's a horribly done face, an extremely out of character or super boring pose or even a boring excuse of a base that is definitely not worth that $200 price tag (which some certain companies like to do, you know who they are), share your experiences and some examples if you can too!

My thoughts:
Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoileraI think the face is the most important part for me. I am pretty particular about the faces of figures and sometimes they just look so...bad that it feels like either the entire character is ruined, or it doesn't feel like the character anymore, so I don't feel like getting that figure anymore, unless I see it for a low price (ITEM #651835 in particular I'll probably get it eventually because y'know, Joker, but still...). Then again, I can never really explain what exactly is wrong with the face, it's just a gut feel most of the time for me... :/

Then there's the characters whose figures' faces always seem off, I'm pretty sure a lot of people can relate to this! Haha...

Thank you for reading this far! Signing off for now, have a great day ahead!
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CasperBat1 mies. temu#81924278Translucent plastic effects is one pet peeve of mine. That is, trying to make fire or water effects with gigantic red or blue see-through plastic on the base. To my eyes it makes the effect look cheap, and it would have been better off absent. For example ITEM #180750 - I love Shinku, but those flying rose petals just look so bad I can't buy the figure even though I'd otherwise want to.
Visible support pegs is something else that'll make me avoid a figure. So many figures try to be "dynamic" by having characters jumping or falling, but that's irritating because it invariably means they have to be supported in some way with large visible pegs. Wouldn't need that if the character just put their feet on the durned ground. Someone else used ITEM #549493 as an example for something else, but she fits here too. Why this pose? Why those clear pegs? Please just stand on your base.
It's a given to say faces and such, but those were two things I hadn't seen others mention yet.
Interesting answer! Thank you for commenting! I somewhat agree with your first point, like with the figure you linked, clear effects don't look very nice if they're just generic fire/water effects or cover a lot of the base. I think they look better if either there's different colours used or if the effects are more interesting, not just random water effect on base but maybe water effect around the figure (like Myethos's Little Mermaid) or as some attack effects (like ITEM #906053).

Visible support pegs are also pretty annoying too!
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Translucent plastic effects is one pet peeve of mine. That is, trying to make fire or water effects with gigantic red or blue see-through plastic on the base. To my eyes it makes the effect look cheap, and it would have been better off absent. For example ITEM #180750 - I love Shinku, but those flying rose petals just look so bad I can't buy the figure even though I'd otherwise want to.

Visible support pegs is something else that'll make me avoid a figure. So many figures try to be "dynamic" by having characters jumping or falling, but that's irritating because it invariably means they have to be supported in some way with large visible pegs. Wouldn't need that if the character just put their feet on the durned ground. Someone else used ITEM #549493 as an example for something else, but she fits here too. Why this pose? Why those clear pegs? Please just stand on your base.

It's a given to say faces and such, but those were two things I hadn't seen others mention yet.
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RangerKellyn1 mies. temu#81646142Gotta say a lot of it is about that paint quality in general. If it's super messy or looks kind of bland, then it's really hard to fall in love with the figure. Scale's a problem for me too. Stuff that's bigger feels more fragile to me, and I'm worried about touching it and displaying it. Plus the huge scales I have just give me prize figure vibes.
I also do REALLY care about what outfit the character is in. I don't think I'll ever buy a swimsuit or bunny variety of figure, stuff from source material really is best.
Indeed! I agree and though I wouldn't say I will totally avoid non-canon outfits, but they're more like a secondary choice!lilshallot1 mies. temu#81646284The are many "Make or break" factors. I know them as "deal breakers"
For me, and action figure collector, the articulation, face, looks and painting are the most important, being articulation the most.
Definitely! Action figures are all about articulation so if that fails, then the whole figure basically failed.gpanthony1 mies. temu#81655375For me the it's gotta be the face, plain and simple. I boring pose is also an aversion.Yep! I definitely agree!FigyourEd1 mies. temu#81655413For me, it's usually the pose or mediocre paint job.Yes, this might be seen as small issues but they actually impact the overall look of the figure a lot!Medusa991 mies. temu#81655466For me, the face is also really important! Most of my figures are Nendoroids, so if I am interested in one, I evaluate three factors: the amount of accessories (if it justifies the price), how much I like the character and its exclusivity.That's pretty similar to my own criteria when buying nendoroids too, although I think that recently a lot of the newer nendoroids come with much lesser accessories but their price stayed pretty much the same...hope it doesn't become the norm!
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For me, the face is also really important! Most of my figures are Nendoroids, so if I am interested in one, I evaluate three factors: the amount of accessories (if it justifies the price), how much I like the character and its exclusivity.
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For me, it's usually the pose or mediocre paint job.
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For me the it's gotta be the face, plain and simple. I boring pose is also an aversion.
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The are many "Make or break" factors. I know them as "deal breakers"

For me, and action figure collector, the articulation, face, looks and painting are the most important, being articulation the most.
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Gotta say a lot of it is about that paint quality in general. If it's super messy or looks kind of bland, then it's really hard to fall in love with the figure. Scale's a problem for me too. Stuff that's bigger feels more fragile to me, and I'm worried about touching it and displaying it. Plus the huge scales I have just give me prize figure vibes.

I also do REALLY care about what outfit the character is in. I don't think I'll ever buy a swimsuit or bunny variety of figure, stuff from source material really is best.
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GrogoFloh1 mies. temu#81604310Your comment really made me think. Out of the 43 figures I currently own or have preordered, only 10 wear the standard outfit from their series. So I can't really say it's a deal-breaker for me. But it's still a shame, that there are so many figures wearing alternative outfits that only appear for a short time in the series or are completely non-canon, while the standard outfits are often only present in ugly price figures or scales with super boring poses.
It's not a deal-breaker for me per se, more somewhat of an artificial restriction akin to someone not wanting to collect say idol figures

I do think a lot of the alternative outfits (eg. the typical swimsuit, yukata, etc.) figures are very nice, just that I want to limit the amount that I collect. This goes hand-in-hand with my general rule of no character duplicates (I do have some, but those are generally ones that are dedicated for display at work, or duplicates from trading figure sets)
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fantasy_trance1 mies. temu#81603979The face is such a big part for me as well, but since I mainly collect Nendoroids, the faces are all basically the same. A big issue for me is scale though. It bothers me with Nendoroids how the Touken Ranbu Nendoroids are really short compared to my other guys, and the My Hero Academia Nendoroids are too big.
I wish there were a fixed scale system for Nendoroids so all the characters could accurately reflect their height when put together.
This is actually the first time I heard about nendoroids being of different scale, I've always thought they're the same! But yeah, differences in scale really make the figures not go well together. It's a small thing, but it can definitely be pretty irritating!miinqui1 mies. temu#81604307Unlike a lot of collectors I see here, the face doesn’t bother me just as much when collecting scales. I think I’m not good with distinguishing faces. Unless the face is really, really off (ITEM #117637, I just really couldn’t stand the face even though it has a nice pose) I don’t mind as much.
However, I do mind the quality of the sculpt, the pose, the paint job and the details. I love dynamic figures so if a character is just standing there it can be a bit of a let-down. A terrible paint job can also be a turnoff for me (ITEM #846005) or a figure that just doesn’t have much details in the sculpt. Hair is also a priority for me, one of the first things I look for in a fig, oddly.
Though of course, everyone has different preferences.
I actually did not realise that the first figure you linked was Homura until I looked at the character name...goes to show how off the face is haha. And yes, I agree that pose is pretty important too! A standing pose (meehhhh) versus a dynamic pose (which I'm also a sucker for)!
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