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Quitting Gunpla BuildingQuitting Gunpla Building

CicielyCiciely9 months agoDiary
By no means was I deep into this and have 100s made but it's bittersweet to give up a hobby that goes along with figure collecting and gives you the satisfaction of making something, especially if you're like me and don't have the talent to do Garage Kits.

Gunpla was really fun in the beginning, watching youtube videos on other's builds- and the subreddit dedicated to gunpla has some incredible custom builds. But it died off for me. I found myself building less and less, and each time I went to build a new one or do a continuation I just couldn't sit as long or made an excuse to come back later. I also wanted to focus my money on 1/8 scales or nendoroids.

Fast-forward to now, all 13 of them are getting ready to be shipped out to someone I found on Reddit to buy them. I was going to sell them to a toy store I frequent but they'd just sit there and remind me I gave them up every time I see them.
View spoilerHide spoilerAll of the Gundams I built
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Actual photos! imgur.com/a/oYo...

Have any of you given up a hobby this year?
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1pt
Ciciely (9 months ago) #30896410I just started buying a bunch of sneakers 2 months ago. A few Vans, my 1st pair of Jordans, Tims, and Puma. Do you also want the Chinese New Year Jordans releasing Feb 1st??I also really want the Dr.Doom Foamposites and some Air 97s. I wear a boys 4.5y though so it's harder to find some pairs.

Those Jordan 2018 CNY will be one of the last cops before I quit sneakers lol. Idk if I want the 6 or 32 CNY.

I also bought my first pair of Jordan's a couple of weeks ago copping the Gatorade 6 (green). I really like the AM 97's as well in the silver bullet. I want at least one Foamposite in the collection. And I really like any Adidas boost shoe and maybe one pair of Yezzy.

It's very difficult for me balance collection based hobbies in figurines and sneakers. And I'm running out of space for both figures and sneakers, ha!
9 months ago
1pt
amy616 Let's DANCE
I'm almost near losing figure/goods collecting hobby. I don't know if its because all the series I like aren't getting merch, or because I just lost interest; either way I only got a few pre-orders left and don't feel like buying anything more... I used to love collecting but I guess things change as time passes by.
9 months ago
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nyugvo6 (9 months ago) #30896045don't take this the wrong way, but I think the reason you quit is that the gunpla you've built aren't really involving.
I started with a master grade and while I prefer the 1/144 scale, it's not as challenging and the end result isn't as spectacular as with bigger scales.
still, I approve your choice. gunpla is a fun hobby but it's surprisingly costing on the long run.

No worries! I agree. My first Gundam I built was an Astray Red Frame MG. It was a terrible choice for me to start with actually but I did enjoy the challenge a bit. HGs were just so much cheaper and faster to built and there were a lot of them I liked the look of. But, I forgot to mention, I've never even watched Gundam. Yep, I know. I watched one episode of 00. So, I think because I never really had a strong connection to any of them because I knew nothing about them or their pilots, it was inevitable I'd be quitting. I see this change as a positive though, it makes way for different kinds of figures.
9 months ago
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mickeydeerho (9 months ago) #30896161I gave up sneaker collecting. It's way too expensive compared to figures and my social life doesn't justify my current, thirty plus, shoe collection.
... Just two more drops... Then I'm out...

I just started buying a bunch of sneakers 2 months ago. A few Vans, my 1st pair of Jordans, Tims, and Puma. Do you also want the Chinese New Year Jordans releasing Feb 1st??I also really want the Dr.Doom Foamposites and some Air 97s. I wear a boys 4.5y though so it's harder to find some pairs.mimicteixeira (9 months ago) #30895904
farewell fella, it's all about the fun after all, hope you still have fun collecting other kind of figures

Thank you! It was fun while it lasted.IntoOpenWaters (9 months ago) #30895901I also recently decided to give up Gundam building (with a special exception). I also never built hundreds, but I really enjoyed modeling in general, and Gundams were a great way to fill that hobby. The reason I chose to stop was that I move often, and Gundam's are ridiculously breakable. I always manage to break them or somehow lose a small piece. I also had a hard time displaying some of them since I didn't like having them in my detolfs but they weren't sturdy enough for free-standing (the slightest bump knocks them over, and possibly sends them several feet to the ground...and then they break). I don't think Gundams themselves suit my lifestyle.
The exception I've made is Beargguy-san. Not only is Beargguy not as delicate (few sharp edges and tiny parts), there is a whole family of Beargguy models that occasionally expands. They're display options are fun, they're really cute, and they satisfy my model-building needs. I will no longer be buying Gundams from the main Gundam series, but I do hope to have a complete Beargguy collection someday (which will be hard since many of them aren't even listed on MFC). Of course when/if I complete that collection, I'll have to think of something new to fill my modelling needs...

I completely agree. I have a cat and don't have space for Gundams to be in my detolfs. They break SO easily and I'm terrible at posing figures, so I always felt like they were wasted with me. The petitgguys were the only ones that never fell for me as well, they are super cute and inexpensive but I figure if I'm quitting, I might as well quit them too.
9 months ago
1pt
I gave up sneaker collecting. It's way too expensive compared to figures and my social life doesn't justify my current, thirty plus, shoe collection.

... Just two more drops... Then I'm out...
9 months ago
1pt
don't take this the wrong way, but I think the reason you quit is that the gunpla you've built aren't really involving.
I started with a master grade and while I prefer the 1/144 scale, it's not as challenging and the end result isn't as spectacular as with bigger scales.
still, I approve your choice. gunpla is a fun hobby but it's suprisingly costing on the long run.
9 months ago
6pt
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farewell fella, it's all about the fun after all, hope you still have fun collecting other kind of figures
9 months ago
1pt
I also recently decided to give up Gundam building (with a special exception). I also never built hundreds, but I really enjoyed modeling in general, and Gundams were a great way to fill that hobby. The reason I chose to stop was that I move often, and Gundam's are ridiculously breakable. I always manage to break them or somehow lose a small piece. I also had a hard time displaying some of them since I didn't like having them in my detolfs but they weren't sturdy enough for free-standing (the slightest bump knocks them over, and possibly sends them several feet to the ground...and then they break). I don't think Gundams themselves suit my lifestyle.

The exception I've made is Beargguy-san. Not only is Beargguy not as delicate (few sharp edges and tiny parts), there is a whole family of Beargguy models that occasionally expands. They're display options are fun, they're really cute, and they satisfy my model-building needs. I will no longer be buying Gundams from the main Gundam series, but I do hope to have a complete Beargguy collection someday (which will be hard since many of them aren't even listed on MFC). Of course when/if I complete that collection, I'll have to think of something new to fill my modelling needs...
9 months ago
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