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Kommentare The Case for Kotobukiya

  • My experience with kotobukiya has been quite disappointing . I wished to have their asuna for a long time then my friends bought her for me as a birthday present. When she arrived in the mail i was so happy and then i have unboxed her and the poetry ended : she had a huge scratch on the base. I sent an email to kotobukiya asking for a replacement and they never answered me back. You pay more for gsc, that' s true but you pay for quality and if the quality doesn't reach the promised standard you'll have a replacement for sure
    Vor 4 Jahren
    BatFruitsVor 5 Jahren#2709741Unfortunately I'm only lucky enough to have one Kotobukiya so far (ITEM #48844) and I have to say she is really outstanding. Paint and sculpt are amazing, even her eye decals have a lot of life to them, and there's an interesting mix of techniques (such as slightly transparent materials) used in sculpting this figure. She is a real gem and I honestly can't fault her. I have my eye on a few other Kotobukiyas (Very much like yourself its the evangelion ones I'm after mostly) and have ordered her Rei counterpart (ITEM #47764) which I can't wait to receive :)
    Yeah, Koto's Eva figures are really top notch. It's a high priority franchise for them, I think. And they've always been innovative in their techniques while keeping their figures really affordable compared to some other companies.
    Ah, Asuka and Rei will look nice together :D
    Vor 5 Jahren
    Unfortunately I'm only lucky enough to have one Kotobukiya so far (ITEM #48844) and I have to say she is really outstanding. Paint and sculpt are amazing, even her eye decals have a lot of life to them, and there's an interesting mix of techniques (such as slightly transparent materials) used in sculpting this figure. She is a real gem and I honestly can't fault her. I have my eye on a few other Kotobukiyas (Very much like yourself its the evangelion ones I'm after mostly) and have ordered her Rei counterpart (ITEM #47764) which I can't wait to receive :)
    Vor 5 Jahren
    Koto are my favourite aside Alter. I don't own many by GSC, their paintjobs are stellar, but I've never had an issue with Koto (like you, my primary figure base, besides Jojo's, is Evangelion, so Koto are my go-to).

    Only issue that I have is: ITEM #141607

    Trying to get her helmet to stay on her hand is a nightmare to the point that I dread going to clean her.
    Vor 6 Jahren
    I've honestly never had any issues with Kotobukiya, from small stuff like the Yu-Gi-Oh One Coin figures up to larger figures like the Bishoujo series, I've always found their quality and detail work to be top-notch. They honestly set the quality bar for me, and I hold most other figures I buy up to their standard. Actually, one of my favorite figures in my entire collection is by them! This Kirino: de.myfigurecoll... is an absolute GEM.

    Since you mentioned Revoltechs... I used to like them more than Figmas in the earlier days, honestly. My Yoko and Haruhi Revoltechs look way better than my original Haruhi & Lucky Star figmas, IMO. My more recent purchases of the Kenshin Revoltech and the Kyouko (PMMM) Figma have swapped my mindset, though... Kyouko is just lovely, and Kenshin is kind of awful (but I got him on sale and love his face, so..)

    Back on topic: I'm so bummed to hear other people have had such bad experiences with Kotobukiya though!! I guess I've been fortunate to not have any issues with anything so far. I love Max Factory and GSC too~ Though I have had some issues with Nendoroids and Petit Nendoroids and their stands being unsupportive (Sebastian Nendo anyone?) or, in the cases of Petits, having to reaaaally force the pegs into their backs, I couldn't complain about the paint and sculpt quality.
    Vor 7 Jahren
    I have some bad experience with some Kotobukiya figures ... found out that sometimes they feel like a lottery.

    One of them was ITEM #12 ... had some problems placing her on stand, couldn't do it without moding it a bit (removing one of the holders) ... also some noticeable details :( wizzard.undergr... on her dress.

    Next would be ITEM #75564 ... made in china stand, had to do heavy moding of it with my dremel tool to place her on it :/

    And last is ITEM #42143 ... came up with cracks in her coloring of the chest part ...
    Vor 7 Jahren
    The best "quality meter" you can find about Koto is their Bishoujo line.
    They have released some awesome ones (Catwoman, Wonderwoman), some acceptable ones (Elektra, Storm) and some shitty ones (Asuka, Mystique).

    It's usually a good prototype and their production line decides the final result.
    Sometimes, the paintjob is horrible, sometimes it's great and most times it's average.
    Unlike Megahouse or Orchid seed, their productions are unequal in term of quality.

    To conclude, they can't be compared to GSC, Alter and MaxFactory.
    Mainly because those three are in a world of their own, above everyone else. That's not an opinion, that's a fact.
    But, Koto isn't playing on the same level because they're simply cheaper.
    And for the price they ask, the result is quite good.

    By the way, the quality check of GSC is one of the worst since 2012.
    Just look at Miku snow, Inori and Miku Racing. Three fucked up releases...
    Vor 7 Jahren
    I love what Koto makes and i can't wait for my Takamura Yui and Cryska figures to arrive <3
    ITEM #127080 ITEM #117547

    I'd also want to point out that the FRIGISHLY BEAUTIFUL figure that made me and other collectors drool all over the place ITEM #42095 and if u have anything to say on her looks then u need an eye check btw the figure looks twice as good in front of you :3
    Vor 7 Jahren
    Eagleam I do what I can!
    My earliest figure purchases were all Kotobukiya and frankly I've been happy with their releases from the start. I don't judge a figure by the company anyway, if I like what I see I'll pick it up. If various companies are releasing a character I like/want then I'll choose whichever I like on what I see, not who is producing it.
    Vor 7 Jahren
    RolanMcDolanVor 7 Jahren#1318906I have no experience with their scale figures, but Kotobukiya's model kits tend to be somewhat lower-quality than that of the competition. The plastic tends to have occasional mottled bits where the color is slightly lighter, so it looks worse unpainted than, say, Bandai plamo do. Of course, once you have 'em built and painted, there's no difference, but Koto does have a weak point.

    Model kits from them are an area I don't have any experience in. I've only built Gunpla before. I don't usually expect much from the lower level model kits from any manufacturer, though.
    Vor 7 Jahren
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