A figma Fanboy Worst Nightmare!
Posted July 25, 2008on:
Yesterday night I was bored so I decided to finally open up my WF 2008 figma Konata and play with her. Just so you all know, I got her around Feburary-March at Tamarket with a help from a friend. Ironically, she is my ever first figma acquired and the last one to be opened and played with. I’ve been keeping her inside her box because she looks to fragile to be played with but I reminded myself that figmas are meant to be played with, to pose and to have fun.
I took her out of the box, I took her right hand out without any problems but her left hand wouldn’t budge. I twirled the hand around to loosen the ball joint a bit and then I gave it another go. In a split second it came out but in between that second I was damn sure I heard a ‘crack’ and when I glanced back at her hand, the ball joint was missing so that’s when I knew instantly, the ball joint has been broken.
The scene of the crime. @_@
First thought that came into mind “OH F&%$!”. I started the panic. I couldn’t believe this has happen. In a sense, I knew one day this would happen but if you told me if I was prepared for it, I would have said “No”. If this happen to Haruhi or to any other normal figma, I wouldn’t mind because replacing them would have been cheap but in this case, she is too rare and too expensive to be replaced.
As you can see, the ball joint is completely broken off from her left hand. Looks like a clean cut if you tell me.
Here is the ball joint stuck inside. As you can see, its the broken end.
I tried many things to try pick it out which includes a toothpick, a needle, even a small sharp pointy knife. What’s worse, these tools were doing more damage than good as it looked like the hole was getting bigger and the ball joint was not budging at all. From the looks of things, I was jamming the ball joint more in and this was freaking me out even more. For a second, I had a vision of a handless Konata and that was a scarey vision but from the looks of things, it was likely gonna be true.
Soon I tried my mums small needle scissors and from the looks of things, it was working. The knife just fits into the hole without doing any further damage to the hole and from then on, I started twisting and picking the ball joint out bit by bit in tiny little crumbled pieces which almost looks like ashes. After what took like forever, it finally came out.
That’s the actual ball joint. Well, of what’s left of it.
The results of a broken left hand. T_T
As you can see from the aftermath, the hole looks in a pretty good shape.
I did a test to ensure her hands still fit in properly. It’s still a bit loose but it holds which is a great relief. An arm is pointless if it can’t hold her hands.
“Thanks Konata” ^^
And there you have it. She looks just as new out of the box.
I’ve decided not to peg her hands into her arm block. I just feel she is a lot more fragile than the rest of the figmas I own. After this incident, I guess I won’t be posing her as much as the others considering the fear of this event is still fresh in my mind. -_-