Since I broke Konata’s leg last night in preparation for a photo shoot, I decided to seek out a replacement. Thanks to my friends over at DannyChoo, I soon found a US seller that still had stock of the now hard to find figure. For not too much money (and a bit less than what I paid for the first one), I will be receiving a new Konata Figma from AnimePavilion. Though I couldn’t help myself and also ordered a Tohsaka Rin Figma… I keep telling myself it was only $1 more to ship two Figma instead of one, so it’s really worth it. Somehow, I don’t think it quite works that way.
With the new Konata on the way, I set my sights to fixing the one I already had. I felt bad at breaking it after just one attempt at posing her, so I broke out the glue and got to work. First, I worked the remaining leg from the socket and was left with the two pieces on the table. Since the break was fairly clean, it was easy lining up the pieces. A small dab of superglue did the trick with holding them together, and after setting for a few minutes, I reattached the entire leg. Fortunately, the break happened when it was still fairly straight, so the pose isn’t too unnatural for display.
Konata and her new best friend. No cast necessary!
Close up of the joint. Can you tell it was broken?
11 thoughts on “Fixing Konata”
So Konata will have a non handicap twin? lol
I really couldn’t tell…. I had to go back and look at the post before lol
(This is Meimi132 btw… using my stupid live account…. just used for email and msn normally….)
When your order from AnimePavilion arrives, will you make a review of the site’s services?
Actually, the order got canceled. They couldn’t locate stock of either Konata or Rin. 😦
Wow, really? I hope you weren’t charged beforehand.
I mean, the fact that many rare and long out of print manga were still being listed in full on AnimePavillion set-off some flags in my head as to whether or not their stocks were up to date.
Nope, wasn’t charged for it (which is good). Was worth a shot though…
Hi! I found your post by googling Figma repair — one of my figma’s arms got broken and the other end of the joint got stuck inside the arm — was that the same situation with your Konata’s leg?
Similar, though the knee joint literally snapped in half on mine. If you go back to my previous post (https://howdoyoufigure.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/new-arrival-and-review-of-tensocom/), you can see where the break happened. Funny how you should mention the arm as well, as I’d broken the shoulder joint on the same figure as well… It wasn’t completely seperated, so I just left it and put it back on the display shelf.
The shoulder joint of my Kagamiku snapped in half too… I tried using epoxy to get the bits back together… I hope it works ;A;
My Kyon’s right hand joint broke inside the arm due to a defect in which the hole where the joint goes has some overly tight parts. I used a very thin pointed end of a nail file to slowly pick away at the joint stuck inside until it was all out (in hundreds of pieces) for a little over an hour. Then I stuck the camera hand inside and have never tried changing that particular hand since.
His left arm joint is perfectly fine though…
Doing that sounds… quite painful. I guess I should be careful with replacing hands too… I’m also having difficulty when changing hands with some of my figmas ><;