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Sakura Stars Bless You Figure 1/7 in custom glass caseSakura Stars Bless You Figure 1/7 in custom glass case

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Goodsmile showed off the "Sakura Stars Bless You" figure last year at Anime Expo but I initially didn't want to buy it because I thought I didn't have space. After moving to a new apartment earlier this year and after I saw a bunch of people starting to post it online I sort of wanted it. Now I didn't get on the amazing deal people got from preordering off of Goodsmile with free shipping but I found a relatively good deal in the end.

I got it 2 weeks ago and started to think of where to put it. It wouldn't fit into a standard detolf or the glass case I have without modification. Looking at the figure in real life of how amazing it looked, I decided to have it displayed on its own.

Looking online for cases there was another mfc member posted a Chinese site of acrylic cases with lights and decals here: item.taobao.com.... It looked amazing but it wasn't glass and I would have to figure out how to import etc. I'm sure it wouldn't be hard but I rather get glass. At the size of this figure, there wasn't anything you can find without going custom. Looking at a few sites you can tell that this wasn't getting any cheaper. Looking through mfc and reddit animefigures, I could not find a recommendation for a glass case.

I then began searching online, compared a few sites and found a site by Perfect Cases. I didn't really find any reviews around the internet so for science I picked one up of the size of 14x14x20 (inches). The site allows various sizes with mirror bottom/back and custom engraving on the glass. I ordered one with felt bottom, no mirrors and "Sakura Konomoto, Stars Bless You 1/7" (I don't care if the name is "backwards") as the engraving and waited two weeks.

Finally it came!

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Package arrived and unboxing the glass and base from the large (light) box. (Sorry for the messy kitchen table in the photos.)

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You can see that the bottom is made from wood and has a felt material over (which is a little extra). The glass itself was good although it had a few scratches on it only visible by direct light. The glass I think is held up by glue on all 5 sides.

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You would lift up the glass from the base and put the figure in (Sakura is off to the back).
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Here it is next to Sakura :)

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And then inside with the side views first

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Now I place it where I plan to put it, in the living room next to my speaker setup on the (gigantic) sub.

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And finally the front photo (again).

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This isn't really a review but more of my experience with Perfect Cases. I think they did a great job for the case (except the small scratches). The only issue is that communication was pretty poor but the glass is great and you can customize pretty much a lot of the case itself such as the engraving, base wood color, glass size, mirror options and the felt color. It took a week to get the shipping notification and it wasn't even emailed to me, I had to check my account on their site for it. I am not sure if I will order another case only because of the lack of space (most large figures site on my desk anyways). The downside is the price and at this price you could get 2 or maybe 3 detolfs. ~$180 for the case (with coupon after tax) and $50 for the shipping (ouch). Unfortunately this was probably the cheapest case I can find in USA (I am sure there are probably cheaper places out there...).

From here I still deciding how to light up the figure, maybe an LED strip along the bottom, or sides or even top. I plan to add some decals on it and maybe a background similar to the acrylic case from Taobao. If anyone has ideas about lighting I would be interested in it.

I hope this post can help decide if people would go for a glass case (and how ever expensive they are). I have no regrets and I absolutely love the glass around her and I can't wait to add lighting soon. Thank you for reading this, till next time.
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matthewn4444 (8 mese/i fa) #27793712You display looks cool too. I will be experimenting for the next few weeks to decorate the case.
I might try importing one for ITEM #236103 1/4 miku.
magda (8 mese/i fa) #27933927thank you SO MUCH for this photo (and OP for this post). my figure finally arrived today and she is so much bigger than I expected, which spells doom to me in my parent's two bedroom house. I only have one detolf and seeing her size inside of one to visualise how she would look out of the box has saved me from the hassle of finding that she won't fit inside through the hard way. Displaying her in my faraway future own place is a driving force for me to move out now though so I guess thats something!

Haha, you're super welcome! I measured prior to ordering her so I knew this would be my fate. ^^' I tried fitting her anyway but that sure didn't work out, clearly. LOL. It's a big sacrifice to give up the whole top shelf (the figures I could risk falling are currently on top of the detolf itself) but I have no where else to place her so I'll be ordering another detolf soon. Good luck on your moving out-goal!! She's worth it! Haha
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matthewn4444 (8 mese/i fa) #27793712You display looks cool too. I will be experimenting for the next few weeks to decorate the case.
I might try importing one for ITEM #236103 1/4 miku.


I hadn't realized that Miku was nearly just as big! Holy heck! Haha, she'll look great too though. I'll look forward to seeing her in her own case if you post that up too!
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LadyLavellan (8 mese/i fa) #27792223This looks SUPERB. Beautiful customization. She truly looks like a prime piece in this case. I wish I had somewhere to put a case like this. I'm not quite sure what you could do for lighting as I'm having trouble figuring that out for myself, haha. I hope you find some good resources for that!
Personally, I ended up having to remove the top-most shelf on my detolf as you can see.

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thank you SO MUCH for this photo (and OP for this post). my figure finally arrived today and she is so much bigger than I expected, which spells doom to me in my parent's two bedroom house. I only have one detolf and seeing her size inside of one to visualise how she would look out of the box has saved me from the hassle of finding that she won't fit inside through the hard way. Displaying her in my faraway future own place is a driving force for me to move out now though so I guess thats something!
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Nice custom case! I like the text on the front!! I went this route with mine:

www.collectingw...

You can opt for a baseless version for $30 cheaper.
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bomhat (8 mese/i fa) #27820244damn. very fancy. good stuff. thanks for sharing. you should post a picture when you figure out how ur gonna add lights :DD

Will do. :)
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bomhat because I'm batman
damn. very fancy. good stuff. thanks for sharing. you should post a picture when you figure out how ur gonna add lights :DD
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It looks amazing, thanks for sharing!
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Sweet, that's definitely something I've been thinking about getting for my own Sakura scale. Thank you so much for the review of this place. owo/
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Rajke Ca fanatic
Looks very nice. This is a real nice idea for displaying a gorgeous figure like this. The text on the glass is well fitting. I am surprised about the price. In the past i was searching for something like this but i didn't came any further than the glass cases that are used for big scale model boats and the glass cases for traditional japanese dolls. Regarding the lights: For something like this i would go for 2 simple small LED lights that are placed under an angle of 45 degrees. I would choose for LED lights with a battery pack inside (no damage to the display case) with a wooden case that looks similair in color to the base of your display case. Those 2 LED lights are best placed both in the front corners or one in the front with the other diagonal in the back. This keeps your display case elegant. With this display case less is more. A LED strip would break the elegancie of the display case by mixing classic with modern.
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LadyLavellan (8 mese/i fa) #27792223This looks SUPERB. Beautiful customization. She truly looks like a prime piece in this case. I wish I had somewhere to put a case like this. I'm not quite sure what you could do for lighting as I'm having trouble figuring that out for myself, haha. I hope you find some good resources for that!
Personally, I ended up having to remove the top-most shelf on my detolf as you can see.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/LadyLavellan1509215751.jpeg


You display looks cool too. I will be experimenting for the next few weeks to decorate the case.


Veroxion (8 mese/i fa) #27777539I love this. It looks stunning!
The display case you linked to on Taobao looks good as well, I kinda want one myself.


I might try importing one for ITEM #236103 1/4 miku.
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