Broken Figures :(

My figure wall shelves that I bought from IKEA fell down couple days ago. 2 of my figures become a victim and part of the figures broke -_-;;. Those two are Queen’s Gate Alice and Asa Shigure. Queen’s Gate Alice is one of my rare figure since it’s hard to get another one with reasonable price, on the other hand,  Asa Shigure is my favourite character from Shuffle!

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For Alice, her tail broke , since she fell from quite a height and fortunately, her tail is the only thing that’s broken.


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Does anyone have experiences in fixing broken figures ? I am thinking to glue them back together but highly doubt she will ever look the same as before.

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I had 2 shelves in my living room and put them above my tv. Luckily enough, my tv is not close to the wall so there’s some space between the wall and the tv, hence why, the two fallen shelves didn’t hit my TV. Otherwise, I am so gonna very cry if my tv breaks since I spend most of my time in my living room, in front of my tv.

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The top shelf fell down first and it hit the bottom shelf. Even though the two weren’t that far apart , but, the force was enough to cause the bottom shelf to fall down also :(

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My guess was that the bolts are not long enough to support the weight of the shelf and not to mention, the wall is not exactly made from bricks -_-;;. I only put 4 figures per shelf so all of them shouldn’t be that heavy.

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For Asa Shigure, her was detached from her hand -_-. I like this figure a lot since she is my favourite character in Shuffle! and I did a nice out door photoshoot last year with her.

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She may be easier to fix than Alice but you never know since I have no idea where to start other than buying a glue.

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Anyone knows what kind of glue/tools should I use ? what brand  and where to get it (in Toronto, Canada) ?

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If anyone has any tips and tricks on how to fix broken figures, please let me know >.<

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Buying another Asa figure is not really an option since she is most likely out of stock everywhere and even if she is in stock, she is probably overpriced.

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Does any of your figures break ? how did it happen ? did you buy a new one or did you attempt to fix it ?

  • Fernando B. Julio

    Sorry to hear about your figures. My figma Mikuru waitress broke one piece of the hair these days, I’m trying to sell her, since buying another is easy and cheap. But my Excellent model Sherly Nome have one of the pin in the base broked and I’m not confident about fixing it with glue. It doesn’t make much diference since she is still connected to the base by the second pin, so I leave that way.

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      I wish I can just buy another one :(. Queen’s Gate Alice is rare enough and most likely be over priced if I ever encounter one.

  • http://drcow.wordpress.com/ Drcow

    Looks like the bolts where to short and the shelves alone looks quite big and heavy on its own. ( Got the same shelves as you but one size smaller I think ) By any chance you know how thick your wall is? That can also be a factor in play if it’s not made of brick / concrete.

    As for repairing the figures, myself use superglue / 1 second glue to fix broken parts. Easy and not noticeable ( it will be noticeable if you use to much of it )
    .-= Drcow´s last blog ..Weekly Desk. =-.

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      Yah I think so too but then those bolts come with the shelves and expected them to be strong enough to hold those shelves.

      Can’t really say how thick the wall is but my guess is around 20 cm thickness and it’s not made of brick/concrete.

      Do you have any brand that you would recommend for superglue ?

  • http://hontouni.com/zan Zyl

    Off-the-shelf super glues can be risky as the solvents may react badly with the figures’ plastic.

    Both the Riot Zambers on my Volks Fate got broken but I asked the friendly staff at my local Gunpla shop for help and they fixed in a giffy using an incredibly small drill bit, wires and a custom Gunpla glue. The chapter in Genshiken that deals with this is pretty much spot-on.
    .-= Zyl´s last blog ..Aniblogging for Fun =-.

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      That’s the thing that I am most concerned with regarding superglue which is why I posted on my blog and hoping that fellow readers may have experience with a super glue and knows which brand is safe.

      Hmm a custom Gunpla glue. It may be hard to come by here in Canada and last resort is to import it. Do you know any online stores that sell one ?

      Thanks for tip ^^

  • http://www.fabricerequin.com Fabrice

    Well thats Ikea =/ Cheap crap
    Shame it happened to you D: Asa!!…
    Im lucky none of my figures broke…please hopefully it wont happen!!!

    did you try at least super glew?

    Thanks for the Blogroll ad! =)
    ill add you asap. btw can you change from my final haven to Fabrice Requin? thx ^^
    .-= Fabrice´s last blog ..On Order: Kotobukiya Hitagi Senjogahara =-.

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      The bolt is not long enough and the wall cannot hold the shelves’ weight since it’s not made concrete/bricks >.<. Learned my lesson so hopefully it won’t happen again.

      Changed to Fabrice Requin ^^b

  • http://trixoptics.com/ trixoptics

    No! Not Queen’s Gate Alice!
    .-= trixoptics´s last blog ..AZEN Magazine =-.

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      Yep, my precious alice :(. /sigh. It’s around $200 on ebay now :(

  • http://www.flyingpussyfoot.com Blowfish

    Ah this breaks my heart…
    And the saddest thing is that Alice got struck which is terrible regarding her market worth.
    I hope youll find a way to somehow fix them in a less than obvious way.

    You have my sympathy
    .-= Blowfish´s last blog ..Melo-Melo-Melon! =-.

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      Been trying to glue her tail together but no luck since it’s hard to stick.

  • Hakumen

    E2046? My cat just dropped my Bioshock CE figure I had intact since launch, I know your pain. :(

  • Hakumen

    E2046? My cat just dropped my Bioshock CE figure I had intact since launch, I know your pain. :(