Remember the cute little Kaze No Ushiro O Ayumu Mono figure from ALTER? Just to refresh memories, here a picture I took 10 months ago when I received her.
Well, as the title suggests it, this poor girl had some trouble escaping from that jungle.
As you may have already heard about it, this figure is well know for her challenging-gravity pose, and for what guys from ALTER did to prevent the figure to lean. Detailed pictures of the implementation at Happy Soda, in the review chapter.
Back when I wrote about this figure, I said this :
ALTER did a very good job with the leg and the base binding, reinforcing them with a metal pipe.
I do not know what was the general feeling about this, but I was blindly convinced nothing bad could happen to her. Certainly because of the ALTER logo… I guess.
But not even one year later, gravitiy once again dictated her inevitable rules, and took it out on the poor Kaze.
Actually, the figure does not lean. So, basically, the extra metal-pipe did its job well. What did not resist is the plastic base. And I swear Kaze never fell and never received any impact ^^
With much attention, you can notice it is the plastic support which is leaning. I assume it was perfectly vertical when I took it off the box.
Now I am just too afraid of removing the little fragment stuck in the foot, because, in fact, the figure still stands well. Dangerously bending, but put against a wall or another figure, it looks ok. And if I remove it, I may screw up trying to fix it with glue, and I fear making the things even worse ^^;
I just hope now that other ALTER figures like Kuro no Franco, who also has an anti-gravitational pose, will be spared by mother earth attraction.
To tell the truth, it has been about three month since this happened. I just decided to write something about it and share my misfortune now, after having learnt something similar on the same figure occured to a comrade from figuremaniax.com, a French speaking forum about figures. And things seem to have been more violent for him, unfortunately.
So, this brings me to put the following question to those who have this figure as well : any alike damage? ^^