Ingenious photo prop for anime and manga character “selfies”
Acrylic stands are a very basic and popular product among manga and anime fans. Since they tend to be small, shoppers can display their favorite series or characters without taking up a lot of shelf space. In addition, some fans usually arrange them in front of their cameras so that the characters pose in photographs.
But no one wants to see the user’s thumb in the photograph while holding the acrylic stands in front of the camera. So what can you do? Village Vanguard company found a business opportunity there and launched the “Acrylic Standee Photoshoot Assistant Wire” at a price of only 869 yen (approximately $8.22 USD).
The large end attaches to the phone while the small end goes to the acrylic stand. The strong PVC-coated steel cable keeps the figure static at any angle it is placed. However, it is still malleable, so there are infinite positions in which it can be placed. It only takes a minute to position it, and once prepared, you are ready to snap a photo of the anime character as if it were in the real world.
Additionally, this product is compact, so it can be stored in any pocket for transport. Finally, the product will be launched in mid-September this year, and is available for reservation on its official site.