As usual, the Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner posted by Mikatan always reveals some interesting tidbits (and awesome photo submissions from fans) of GSC’s products, including Nendoroid. However, note that whatever Mikatan writes in this section is not official – that’s what she mentioned in the beginning of the blog post anyway. XD
Here are the interesting stuff – after the break.
Regarding the defect on web pre-order version of Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat version:
Once again I’d like to apologize for all the problems that arose regarding the Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat Ver. Replacement parts are being sent out in order of the orders on the site, so you should have received, or be receiving a mail regarding the shipment shortly if you ordered her!
Many people sent in encouraging emails regarding the matter, and I’ve read through each and every one of them – thanks to everyone and sorry for the concern. There are many factors that come into the manufacturing of the figures, and with the constant attempts to improve quality, the increase of customers and the state of affairs in China, many problems can arise during production. That said, we will of course be doing everything in our power to make sure that everyone who ordered Miku is happy with their purchase.
Changing the subject a bit, I’ll be visiting China myself next year! I’ll be checking all the products with my own eyes and I’ll be reporting back to everyone about how the manufacturing line is looking in China!
Regarding the re-release of Nendoroid Itoshiki Nozomu from Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei:
Sorry for the delay!!!
The rerelease is still being prepared, but he should be announced for rerelease soon! Keep your eyes on the blog, I’ll let you know as soon as he is available again!
Regarding figure making business – does the figure companies need to ask for permission from the publisher to make figures from their series, or is it the other way around?
Both possibilities can occur!
In most cases, the planning team will go to the publishers with their plans and ask permission, however recently there have been a number of requests coming from the other direction as well! It’s most common with Nendoroids, which I think it shows just how many people love Nendoroids!
Regarding secret Petite in Nendoroid Petites Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%:
You probably know by now, but there is a secret character!
You’ll have to wait and see who it is though! It is a secret character after all! They release next month, so you’ll be able to have the princes by your side shortly!
Interesting insight about unopened figure box:
It depends on the product, but certain products will become kind of sticky on the surface if left in their boxes for a number of years. I asked the manufacturing team for a more detailed explanation, and they had this to say:
One of the raw materials for PVC plastic is oil, and when it remains in hot and humid conditions over a long period of time while still sealed, the oil-based plasticizing agent included in the products exudes onto the surface of the product causing it to become somewhat volatile. Removing the figures from the sealed state and into the open air prevents this from occurring, so it is a better idea to display your figures out of the boxes.
There you have it! It’s a good idea to either display the figures out of the box, or at least take them out for some air once in awhile. That said, it’s very unlikely that any other degradation will occur to figures kept in the boxes (except perhaps the loss of color from UV rays if they are stored in a sunny area). It all comes down to keeping good care of your figures so they can last as long as possible!
So that’s why my old Nendoroid that I have just unboxed has sticky parts and face plates. I guess it’s time to unbox them all. XD
Anyway, regarding the plugin stand arm on recent Nendoroid:
If you really can’t seem to get the arm to fit into the hole, try warming up the joint on the arm with a hair dryer or hot water and then trying again. I often warm up the stands underneath the kotatsu or heater at home before trying to connect them to the Nendoroid – it’s a quick and easy method!
If the hole has become too big and the Nendoroid is falling off due to that, you can read up on some methods to make the arm thicker in the blog posts below:
DIY Figure Repairs Part 1: Broken Joints
DIY Figure Repairs Part 2: Reinforcing Joints
DIY Figure Repairs Part 3: Scuffed Paint
The rest of the letter corner section contain photos, so you might want to check Mikatan’s blog directly for that.
Well, what do you think about those info and tidbits, Nendonesian? ^^
via Mikatan’s blog