One of the greatest feature of a Nendoroid is its ability to swap parts with each other. Yes, most Nendoroid parts are interchangeable between Nendoroids, so you can simply mix-match the parts to either create a yet-to-be-released character or even create a new one!
That said, when you have Nendoroids that have been stored for a long time, you have to be very careful when you detach their parts because they could break easily – especially the joints on old Nendoroids.
So are there any way to minimize the risk?
Note: Try these steps by your own account – we are not responsible for any damages caused, so please proceed with caution. XD
If you have been collecting Nendoroids for a while, then you might have stumbled across a “problem” mostly suffered by old Nendoroids: stickiness. Yes, some old figuresThis is a common problem among Nendoroid collectors and there was no definite solution to resolve it – until now, that is.
Yep, Mikatan has just posted an article covering about this particular issue, and I have extracted the most important parts of the article, as follows.
There is one common issue plaguing the Nendoroid collectors around the world: space. Yep, with an average release rate of about 7 Nendoroids each month, it is obvious that the Nendoroid boxes are piling up fastly and sucking our precious room space.
So how can we solve this problem? Some folks suggested to fold the Nendoroid boxes, but a Japanese collector Kitsune-mimi pushed that idea even further: turn the boxes into an album! W-w-wha!? （ ﾟ Дﾟ）
For us (including me) who tend to break Nendoroid joints or stand bases, this news should be very exciting. I guess some of you must be wondering why it took GSC so long to make a move that seems to be a no-brainer. XD
The Shut-in strikes back! Here’s a simple guide how to modify your nendoroid stand~
Scuffed paint on Miku's hair
Well, if you look at the pic above, you know that it might happen to our Nendoroid if they fell off from a certain height and hit their head. No worries! Mikatan has just posted an in-depth guide about how to fix the scuffed paint on Nendoroid in her latest DIY Figure Repair article series. Apparently, some tools are neccessary to follow the guide, i.e: masking tape, enamel solvent, enamel paints, top coat, brush, and dishes. In any case, simply visit Mikatan’s blog for further details about the guide.
So … have you ever had this kind of “scars” on your Nendoroid? How did you repair them? ^^
Note: The guide might serve as a basic guide on Nendoroid re-painting as well – what do you think? ^^
Via Mikatan’s blog
Broken stand joint
After covering neck/head joint repair, the latest part of Mikatan’s DIY figure repair articles discusses an in-depth guide about repairing a loose stand joint (or reinforcing joint in Mikatan’s term). The stand joint in this case is the one used on some newer Nendoroid such as Nendoroid Saber: Super Movable Edition and Nendoroid Sherlock Shellingford. Looking at the required items and tools, the repair process does not seem to be hard to be done by ourselves. In any case, visit Mikatan’s blog for the full guide. ^^
Via Mikatan’s blog
Broken Nendoroid joint
Broken joints are one of the most problematic issues that plagues Nendoroid collectors. Following the recent earthquake in Japan that made a lot of figure collectors had their figures broke their Nendoroid’s joints, Mikatan has posted a rather in-depth guide to fix them. Basically, you will need several tools to be prepared before attempting the fix. Further instructions are available at Mikatan’s blog, so pay it a visit and don’t forget to bookmark it as well, as it should be useful for all of us, Nendoroid collectors. ^^
Via Mikatan’s blog
They deserve a better place - it's so cramped there
Note: This article is part of a series focusing on Nendoroid maintenance. This time, it’s about Nendoroid storage.
As your size of Nendoroid collection grow larger, a new problem arise: storage. How do you store them? Keeping them inside their respective boxes or putting them inside your drawer or lining them up in a display case? Well, in this article, I will discuss some of my fellow collectors’ method of storing their Nendoroids.