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A Guide to my Collection of Anime figures and Gundams
Gooday Everyone,

My name is Sazako. Today I will tell you about the guide I wrote to explain my collection of Japanese Merchandise (figures and Gundams) to all those who have wandered into my (parent's) house.

Having been a figure/ Gundam collector for two years I decided it was time to invest in some Deltof Cabinets to stop work with the dusting and for better display options. They said it would be good if the Deltof's could be set up around our dinner table for some reason in particular. Probably to look at all the painted Gundams. So I agreed and from that moment forth my Anime Figure and Gundam collection have been there ever since for all who come through my house to see.

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Sazako's family dinner Table with cabinets.


Since anime and its characters is a complicated thing these days they didn't have much of a clue on the context of the characters. The straw which broke the camel's back was when work required me to spend large amounts of time away from the house so I couldn't give any explanations on what was what. I was then asked to write a guide which I agreed.

My goal was to write it so that the layman who has no understanding of anime who happened to look at my collection would be able to look it up to gain some information of the character. The guide gives an explanation from type of genre the character is from, who they are, what they did in their story (being spoiler free as possible) and why I liked them enough to buy a figure of them. My goal which I fell far short of was creating an expatiation equivalent to having watched the anime series.

Each figure has a page dedicated towards them with a picture of the figure, concept art and fan art which I have pillaged from the internet. At the top is a table detailing vital information including the date I acquired them, their origin and company which supplicated them. By the end of the guide I had gotten a bit tired of it all so tried to make it funny where I could (See Roger Smith from Big O for example).

A Sample of this is featured below detailing what Touhou Project is and my Figures of Youmu and Kaguya.


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Now I leave the guide in front of the cabinets so that anyone is curious wondering WTF an item is can look it up and receive an explanation.

***The following may contain a mild spoiler or two.***

Introduction and Touhou ProjectIntroduction and Touhou Project
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Figures from Action Based AnimeFigures from Action Based Animehttp://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5062/displaycase1e006.jpg
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Figures from Slice of Life AnimeFigures from Slice of Life Animehttp://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8982/displaycase1e010.jpg
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Assorted Anime Figures and FigmaAssorted Anime Figures and Figmahttp://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1374/displaycase1e017.jpg
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Gundams and Other ModelsGundams and Other Modelshttp://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6509/displaycase1e023.jpg
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http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6111/displaycase1e025.jpg
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6726/displaycase1e026.jpg
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http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5748/displaycase1e028.jpg
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This version is only current for the figures I had on display at the start of 2012. I guess when 2013 rocks around I will update the guide so it has the new additions to my collection which I have acquired in 2012. I am very welcoming on opinions and Ideas on how I could do this better so please leave a comment.

What do you think?

  • 51.28%
    Great Success, By Reading this the ignorance will be dispelled in people.
  • 23.08%
    Bad Idea. You wasted your time people aren't curious and won't read this.
  • 15.38%
    Good Idea, Bad execution. Idea is good, It won't make sense to those who aren't interested in anime.
  • 10.26%
    very detailed but dont force your friends to read.

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Comments (9)

02 years agoKuugaKuuga
nice article.

but its doesn't work well on me.

because I buy the figures what I like.
02 years agoSazakoSazako
belarus (2 years ago) #1024418Hey! Cool thing, but you put Panty and Stocking down as Fooly Cooly (FLCL) lol.

Hehe I had to BS there, I wasn't prepared to divulge their full names.
02 years ago (2 years ago)belarusbelarus
Hey! Cool thing, but you put Panty and Stocking down as Fooly Cooly (FLCL) lol.
02 years agoSazakoSazako
Kino (2 years ago) #1023815This is a nice and well-written article! I never thought of this before, mainly because I'm a lazy and sloppy writer :D
So I've been answering questions about the origin of my figures and especially why they are dressed that way everytime my friends come over. Should think of writing one maybe? ^^

Again, I like this article. Waking up early morning and having a good read sure makes a good start of the day.


Hey Kino glad you enjoyed the article, I found it really easy to write about my anime figures cause I was passionate about them go for it.

itsame00 (2 years ago) #1023653I was learning new information until I reached the Gundam parts. :D

Thats cool, that means you know about Gundams right?

MomoNoguiko (2 years ago) #1023529Great Idea! I think that exposing the information of your figures for other people who don't know about this hobby is very nice, maybe they will get curious and start to like too!

About the guides, I don't know much about Touhou Project, thanks to your guide now I know a little more, so I think that you did a great job.

I thought to do something like this for my figures too, just to keep recorded their information (My memory is not so good) but I didn't started yet but your guide inspired me to start now XD


Glad I could help you, I can only hope people will be inspired by being able to understand. I showed it to my grandparent yesterday and he said that it helped a lot and I didn't look like so much of a weirdo because of it.

If you get some spare time I would say go for it, it is surprisingly interesting.
02 years agoKinoKino
This is a nice and well-written article! I never thought of this before, mainly because I'm a lazy and sloppy writer :D
So I've been answering questions about the origin of my figures and especially why they are dressed that way everytime my friends come over. Should think of writing one maybe? ^^

Again, I like this article. Waking up early morning and having a good read sure makes a good start of the day.
02 years agoitsame00itsame00
I was learning new information until I reached the Gundam parts. :D
02 years agoMomoNoguikoMomoNoguiko
Great Idea! I think that exposing the information of your figures for other people who don't know about this hobby is very nice, maybe they will get curious and start to like too!

About the guides, I don't know much about Touhou Project, thanks to your guide now I know a little more, so I think that you did a great job.

I thought to do something like this for my figures too, just to keep recorded their information (My memory is not so good) but I didn't started yet but your guide inspired me to start now XD
02 years agoRaiskiRaiski
dslicer (2 years ago) #1023367I have the exact display case o.o

I bet many of MFC's users have Detolfs, there's even a club for them! :D
02 years agodslicerdslicer
I have the exact display case o.o

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