I wouldn't have half the figures I have if not for MFC. If I hadn't joined I'd be stuck using eBay, Google and Amazon as sources. With MFC I can search for all figures with cat ears. You can't do that anywhere else!
My figure collecting isn't out of control, it's more Sailor Moon and magical girl toys. I'm trying to save for a convention, but it's hard when I see something I want! I've been spending a lot lately on that stuff! More than I should and more than really have! Now that's outta control!