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Commenti Figure Scale Study

  • I absolutely hate when scaled figures are not anywhere close to the given scale.
    The *likely* reason companies do it is because they know that a 1/9 or 1/10 figure will not sell. So they just straight up lie about it. And since we collectors are used to it by now, we just accept it as common practice.

    You never see a company claiming 1/8 when the figure is actually 1/7, because that costs more plastic. But you see them CONSTANTLY call 1/10 figures, like ITEM #78618 Inori, 1/8 because, again, listing the actual, true scale will dramatically hurt the sale of the figure. And they know that they won't get into trouble for it, so why not? They can't do it for every single figure, but for one or two every once in a while? Nothing will happen.

    Companies don't make ten thousand figures without knowing full well that the figure is missing an inch and a half off the top. The master prototype doesn't even get anywhere close to actual production with such a glaring problem like that. And I know that I might sound a bit too worked up over a hobby, but I don't like being straight up lied to for a company's bottom line, and them getting away with it every time.
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    Chloe-tsundere5 anno/i fa#2464668Well explain the question in my post thrn.. 1/10 and 1/8 and almost identical scale-wise in both height and measurements
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    I can only speculate since I don't have either figure to make particularly good measurements, and of course, I don't know WHY manufacturers would have incorrect scales necessarily.

    Looking it up, Taiga's canon height is 144.5 cm. Actually, if you already have the Wave one at least, if you could take measurements in cm (measure her torso and then both her upper and lower leg and add the measurements up) I can do a precise calculation on her, though wouldn't be able to on the one you don't have.
    Since the given measurements are already very close that allows some correction for error, but adding the amount for the legs is a little difficult.
    Doing a shaky visual estimate, I'd say Wave's would be about 13.5 cm.
    Max Factory would have to be close, perhaps 14 cm? This is just based on looking at the given measurement and also ballpark ratios from pictures.

    Based on these shaky measurements, then the one by Wave is 1/10.32, edging towards midrange of 1/10. The one by Max Factory would be 1/9.97, which is closer to 1/10. Wave's isn't far from stated scale but MF is WAY off. But there is only a .35 difference between the two so this would explain why they are so close visually.

    The inaccuracy of my estimates aside (I'm deriving from pictures and can't verify anything) I wouldn't expect to be off by a huge amount in any case.
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    Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
    Well explain the question in my post thrn.. 1/10 and 1/8 and almost identical scale-wise in both height and measurements

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    They fit well..

    My taigas got a lot of differences, 1/6 koto one especially. Compare it to 1/8 koto swimsuit..damn tiny!

    Same for wave.. Big differences as well.. I own a couple of 1/10 one 1/8..
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    This is an interesting topic and I'm intrigued but its quite late now so I'm gonna come back tomorrow to read it for sure.
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    Super-Alex785 anno/i fa#2464344A very interesting study. Thank you!
    I'm glad you enjoyed it. In the future I'd like to amass more data (maybe incorporating data taken by others if I can get some people to take it) and see if I can start finding patterns between manufacturers or across scales in general (such as if figures marked 1/7 are more often the correct scale vs. those marked 1/8 or something.)
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    A very interesting study. Thank you!
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    Hobbyist5 anno/i fa#2463824Thank you for this article! I care about scale, so I found this particularly interesting.Firefly5 anno/i fa#2464205Thank you for your hard work writing this up. I enjoyed reading it.
    Thanks to both of you for commenting! Doing the math on this didn't take long at all, but taking all the measurements and writing up everything took a while, so I'm glad it isn't going unnoticed.
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    Thank you for your hard work writing this up. I enjoyed reading it.
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    Thank you for this article! I care about scale, so I found this particularly interesting.
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