iA year of figure collectingn/a

So a year has passed and since 2016 was the year I got into figure collecting, I wanted to make an overview of what this year has brought me in terms of figures.

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This is what I started with in the beginning of 2016. Three prize figures on a book case.

I'll skip the first two months since I already discussed that in my first loot post (mfc link) and I would just be repeating myself ^^ I've been wanting to write more loot posts but never got to doing that. Part of the reason might be because I don't have a decent camera. Also my apologies for the crappy photos in this post :x The light in my moms house is pretty decent but the light in my student room is shit so you'll notice a lot of photo noise there.

So on to March then. I was enjoying my first two scales (item #166955 and item #208817) and sold my old Levi item #246278 to a friend. I was thinking of getting a Mikasa figure, but Sentinel never made one so I had to look at a figure from a different company. My eye fell on item #166899 and I found her on AmiAmi preowned. She arrived early April and when I got her I couldn't stop taking her out of the box again and again to stare at her. Her face and pose and sculpting are so gorgeous! I couldn't assemble her immediately since I let my figures be delivered at my moms house and I take them to my student room later.
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In my first loot blog I also said that I was eyeing item #236204 and I did end up getting her from a HobbySearch sale at the end of april. Upon looking at her my brother exclaimed "That is hentai!" lol? I don't think my brother knows how skimpy figures can be, this Miku is pretty decent :P Several months later I got item #338216. He didn't say the same thing.

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Somewhere in June I snagged Archer item #236266 from a German webshop for a decent price. Fate/Stay Night (UBW) is one of my favourite anime and I really like Archers design and his bad-ass-ness. The optional parts are great; I thought I'd prefer his iconic dual swords but turned out I actually like the bow more. The Sakura Saber item #331471 I ended up pre-ordering finally released this month (after a two-month delay) and she arrived early July. she's really nice and bigger than I expected. I have her displayed next to item #236204 since they share the same colours.
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In August I bought item #13777 from an MFC user since I decided I needed a better Saber and I've always considered this scale to be 'legendary'; even before I started collecting I saw her displayed at a con and I thought 'Whoa that figure is so impressive; must've cost a ton'. When she arrived she was a bit dusty but cleaning her was quite satisfying. Now I'm waiting for item #31755 to release so I can display them together :)
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I also got item #338216; I had been eyeing her a little before but because she is a bit skimpy I hadn't really looked at her that much. But suddenly I found myself looking at the user pictures and I was so in awe with the sculpt and painting were so incredibly detailed and perfect. I simply HAD to get her and luckily she was on ebay for a decent price. Althought I have no connection to this character she is one if not my favourite figure I got this year.
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At the end of August I moved to a different student room. It was bigger than my old room and finally I had room for two detolfs! When I first put all my figures in, it looked like this:
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And right now it lookes like this:
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After the summer I didn't get anything until late November, when Red item #331724 arrived. I've been a Pokémon fan for a long time so I had to get him. He's really nice but since he looks a bit downwards, I had to place him on one of the upper shelves of my detolf or else I couldn't see his face :P He has his own shelf for now (until I run out of space :s)(I also got those three cute sleeping starter Pokémon this year :3)
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Last thing I got this year was Saber Lily item #5769, I kind of doubted for quite some time whether I should get her or not, but some days after her release she was still up on BiJ and eventually I caved in and ordered her. (I was lucky because I believe I ordered the last copy they had in stock :D) Only issue I have with her is that the hand which holds her sheath doesn't fit properly in her arm, but I don't really mind since I planned to display her without the sheath anyway.
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So what do I have in mind for 2017? At the moment I have two preorders I'm waiting for, Saber Alter dress ver. item #287683 which should be released this month and GSC Saber Alter item #31755, of which the release date can't come fast enough. I'm in dubio if I should and will be able to pick up Native Aoba item #293234 since I feel like he's a must-have but he is also very expensive. Also really considering preordering Racing Saber item #498420, if Rin's paint job item #532059 turns out nice I certainly need them both.
For the rest of the year I'll keep my eye out for item #198444, item #72238 and item #182114 and when I'll have those I maybe will start a Madoka shelf since five of those girls look so impressive together.
I also hope I'll be able to preorder or maybe even get this year Kotobukiya Edward & Roy (item #463456 & item #463457) and the Aquamarine Archer item #427563.

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05 months agocgcheokcgcheok
Nice collection,i almost cave in for the saber lily but i didnt watch the anime before and its too many saber figure out there so i end up not getting her.i started to get into figure collecting in 2016 too! Its been an insane year for me i dont even wanna count how much i had spend on these plastic. I got that race miku from hobbysearch sale too,she is pretty good quality.
05 months agopityperapitypera
Josine (5 months ago) #17865762Ok so here are all four sides of my box:
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Hope this helps!


Thank you very much for the pics! They very much look like mine, I'm relieved :) A few pics I found on MFC had stickers like "Good Smile Quality" or some-sort of CAPCOM logo, but I guess those boxes belonged to the earlier (1st or 2nd) releases. Don't know why the changed it, but it got me confused, haha.

Regardless, it is a very nice box, the only thing I would have appreciated if they had drawn the Fate/Stay Night logo on the silver layer inside the box (a different fig from GSC had it), but oh well... :)
15 months ago (5 months ago)JosineJosine
pitypera (5 months ago) #17841672very nice collection! did you get Saber Lily in the recent re-release? If so, could you please take a photo of the front of her box? I got mine in the re-release and was wondering why the box front didn't sport the same logos/stickers as the pictures I could find on MFC. I'm wondering whether it's due to the box being the box of the re-release, several years later of the original release.
Ok so here are all four sides of my box:
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Hope this helps!
05 months agoJosineJosine
pitypera (5 months ago) #17841672very nice collection! did you get Saber Lily in the recent re-release? If so, could you please take a photo of the front of her box? I got mine in the re-release and was wondering why the box front didn't sport the same logos/stickers as the pictures I could find on MFC. I'm wondering whether it's due to the box being the box of the re-release, several years later of the original release.
Thank you! Yes, she's from the recent rerelease. I will make a picture when I get back to my student room tomorrow or monday :)
05 months agopityperapitypera
very nice collection! did you get Saber Lily in the recent re-release? If so, could you please take a photo of the front of her box? I got mine in the re-release and was wondering why the box front didn't sport the same logos/stickers as the pictures I could find on MFC. I'm wondering whether it's due to the box being the box of the re-release, several years later of the original release.
06 months agoJosineJosine
DreadedSwordsman (6 months ago) #17313851Wow very nice collection so far.gemelli (6 months ago) #17334886You have a very nice collection so far! :D I like how you have your figures displayed, too; they come out nicely!
Saber's Triumphant Excalibur figure was my very first scale, and I still think it's a very impressive figure. <3

Thank you! :D
16 months agogemelligemelli
You have a very nice collection so far! :D I like how you have your figures displayed, too; they come out nicely!

Saber's Triumphant Excalibur figure was my very first scale, and I still think it's a very impressive figure. <3
06 months agoJosineJosine
Halcione (6 months ago) #17332664Nice collection. I'm a bit of on the fence about Saber's Triumphant Excalibur figure. The other 2 have gotten re-releases so I'm imagining that she'll get one soon too, but after getting the Saber Lily one last week, I've gotten really impatient for it :x
I'm doing a review of my first year too, just waiting for a grail I got with my new year's bonus from work, should be here early next week :D

I would've expected her rerelease to be announced already, considering Saber Alter's rerelease was announced 5 months ago. and Fate/Zero Saber's rerelease two months before that.
Looking forward to your loot post :)
16 months agoHalcioneHalcione
Nice collection. I'm a bit of on the fence about Saber's Triumphant Excalibur figure. The other 2 have gotten re-releases so I'm imagining that she'll get one soon too, but after getting the Saber Lily one last week, I've gotten really impatient for it :x

I'm doing a review of my first year too, just waiting for a grail I got with my new year's bonus from work, should be here early next week :D
16 months agoFakePsychotropicFakePsychotropic
Josine (6 months ago) #17329270It's on my plushie shelf above my desk :)
As long as he's safe. He needs a place to rest while he takes a break from the meta : ^)

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