A Must-Buy for Figure Fans?

Topic started by gia on May 20, 2009. Last post by AgentJ 5 years, 1 month ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Okay, THIS is actually really cool. It's called “di:stage” and it's basically a setup for you to pose your figures however you want-- specifically your Figma figures. See, Figmas generally come with a base where you attach your figure to it by a partially moveable arm.

This product, an official one from Figma, lets you attach those arms into a base unit with a bunch of little holes in it, so you can put it where you want to. The theory being, of course, that you buy a whole bunch of base units and put them together to create a larger “stage.”

Looking at the above pic, it seems like one of the figures they're showing is attached via an arm that's attached to the base as usual but has a “claw”-style attachment at the other end, meaning that you could tentatively use this for non-Figma figures as well, as long as they're the right size.

Suggestion, Figma: make arms that are as close to universal for figures as you possibly can. Because if it's not hideously expensive, and I feel comfortable that I could put most of my figures (many of which are not Figma) in the thing, I would definitely buy some of this stuff. It looks like it's not going to be hideously expensive, it looks like each set (which comes with a base and a handful of attachment stuff) is ¥580 (about $6.05).

If you want to see some of the stuff in action, click any item here and it'll take you to a video. It's pretty cool beans. What do you think? Would you use it?
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
That is really neat. I'm always for putting my figures in awesome poses with each other. Pretty cheap too.
Post by Sonata (35,091 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Oh yeah definitely cool for someone who has a lot of figures
Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
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I love little inventions like this.

It would be cool if you can use these like a green screen... and then photoshop cool backgrounds in.  You could then make some pretty cool stop action videos with your figures.
Post by Zeouterlimits (516 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Very neat idea, but only one or 2 of my figures are Figma, I'm not a huge fan of Figma.
Post by kratos1010 (78 posts) See mini bio Level 2
I would like to set up some of my figures, so I need to look into this.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
ethan: I bet it'll be almost no time before we see people who do cool stuff with backgrounds, whether that's drawing on paper and gluing it on or painting directly on the things or what.
Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
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@gia:  Im thinking you should take up a new hobby!!!
Post by JediAutobot (29 posts) See mini bio Level 6
This looks pretty cool.  If it's pretty universal, I could see myself buying some.  I use all sorts of odd things as platforms, having something that's made to be a platform, thumbs up!
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Awesome... I love figma and all the random cool stuff they put out for it, this just makes it better.
Post by MorpheusDreamweaver (93 posts) See mini bio Level 1
This looks like it would be pretty fun to play with, especially if you had a lot of Figmas.
Post by MoonStorm (360 posts) See mini bio Level 8
That is accurately kinda cool.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@ethan Hey, if I could expense all those nice, expensive figures to the company, I'd take up that hobby in a heartbeat. <3
Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I only have three worthwhile figures (Saber, Ichigo and Lacus) but this is pretty awesome
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