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Any type of guide/ info on materials used for figures?Any type of guide/ info on materials used for figures?Ask MFC

mogukaijumogukaiju9天前
I saw a collector I follow mention how they preferred to display only cold-cast figures with other cold-cast figures. Since I'm pretty new to this hobby, I have no idea why they would prefer that, and also am starting to realize I don't understand a lot about the materials used in general for figures and what type of upkeep they could need and stuff. Also I've been looking at resin statues, and am kinda amazed at how much cheaper some of them are for the amount of detail they have and stuff, and I've been wondering why that is.

So I wanted to ask if there's any sort of info-guides on the materials used, or what they could entail and stuff or what info people have on here!
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mogukaiju9天前#105631790This is perfect! Thanks for letting me know, and for explaining how resins and polystones work. I'm guessing even if you do get them at a good price the shipping would be a pain

No problem!! But yeah 100% shipping is BADDDDD there's a few gorgeous unlicensed resin figures I had a look at (for HunterxHunter gimme a break we are deprived haha) Hisoka figure with a really cool bungee gum base, playing cards the whole works. Came in 1/4 or 1/6th options. Emailed them asking about shipping to my country and the estimate was €150 for shipping 0-0


To some resin collectors this probably is nothing but I usually wouldn't spent that on a figure let alone JUST the shipping lmao. I think the 1/6th was just under 300?? Thought if the shipping was okay I could skip some months collecting and save for an indulgent figure but alas I cannot indulge THAT hard yikes
9天前
BLOG #3345 is an old article on this, but it checks out.

My words:
PVC is the material used in most scales, it's more detailed than ABS. It bends rather than snaps.

ABS is sturdier than PVC and often used in scales legs and bases. It snaps rather than bends.

PMMA and PVC-L are cheap materials used in 3D printed figures. They are more fragile than PVC. PMMA can't hold it's own weight a lot of the time. It also melts easily. They bend rather than snap.

Resin, polystone and coldcasts are more detailed than PVC, heavier and also much more fragile. Often used in statues. Garage kits are also often made of resin because it takes to paint better. They snap rather than bend.

PU is a very durable material sometimes used in statue bases.

Dats all I can remember off the top of my head.
9天前
Rushnn9天前#105624480Mmm coldcast is a type of material that's heavier but way more fragile, even more so than resin I'd say.
Resin figures are (usually) unlicensed but there's definitely licensed ones you'll find on the site like ITEM #729621 they're big and can be super detailed but in limited quantities. You'll see how many were made in that products page. You get a little plate / coin with the number your figure is
PVC is standard, plastic figure. Durable and far less delicate than the last 2
And there's also polystone which weighs a metric fuck ton but is still delicate af
These are the main ones I'm aware of..if I'm wrong on any of these ppl feel free to correct me but in general : if its not PVC it's breakage liklihood is way higher hahaaa
Edit: blog post with the types of materials used in figures explained in detial: BLOG #3345


This is perfect! Thanks for letting me know, and for explaining how resins and polystones work. I'm guessing even if you do get them at a good price the shipping would be a pain
9天前
RPG_FAN1289天前#105627285ABS is common too, it's stronger so typically dynamic figures have ABS in the legs so it doesn't lean over time (as much as the PVC would).

thanks for explaining that one! I've seen ABS alot, usually paired with pvc but wasn't sure what it was
9天前
ABS is common too, it's stronger so typically dynamic figures have ABS in the legs so it doesn't lean over time (as much as the PVC would).
9天前
Mmm coldcast is a type of material that's heavier but way more fragile, even more so than resin I'd say.

Resin figures are (usually) unlicensed but there's definitely licensed ones you'll find on the site like ITEM #729621 they're big and can be super detailed but in limited quantities. You'll see how many were made in that products page. You get a little plate / coin with the number your figure is

PVC is standard, plastic figure. Durable and far less delicate than the last 2

And there's also polystone which weighs a metric fuck ton but is still delicate af

These are the main ones I'm aware of..if I'm wrong on any of these ppl feel free to correct me but in general : if its not PVC it's breakage liklihood is way higher hahaaa


Edit: blog post with the types of materials used in figures explained in detial: BLOG #3345
9天前
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