Monday, May 2, 2016

Obitsu Doll Stands

Last year, I got a pair of clear Obitsu doll stands.  They're light and minimally packaged, each comes in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard header.  They're easy to assemble, and come with an illustrated instructions sheet.  Each set has three lengths of rod, three sizes of claws, and a few more screws, nuts, and various other parts, so you can experiment with configuration.

You can configure it for any size from 1/12th to 1/6th.  The only tools you need are a screwdriver, wire cutters, and a hobby knife to scrape off the nibs.  Assembly is easy.  The finished product is a little wobbly if you bump into it, but the same is true for most stands.  Obitsu's suggested retail is 280 yen, under $3.  Each set weighs only 60 grams, so they're economical to ship as well.

I would like to get a few more, I prefer them over the other stands I've tried.  They can grasp from any angle, and also don't have any metal parts that could rust while in contact with the doll.

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