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Figures that got you into their original franchisesFigures that got you into their original franchises

GabCMGabCM5 months agoAsk MFC
Since collecting figures, I've found out that sometimes, specific figures that I really like guided me into new universes I end up enjoying. I'm usually one who gets figures of characters I'm at least familiar with.

I have four to talk about.

Let's begin with this Yuigahama Yui. I was amazed by the figure itself, even if it's quite simple. It's like simple beauty to me. I ended up watching Oregairu to learn more about her. I wasn't much into romantic comedies before getting in, but I ended up enjoying it a lot, and not just for Yui. It even opened me up into more romantic comedy anime series after that, and I'm looking forward to Oregairu's third season. I'm even pretty close to get my hands on the Yukino one as of this article.

Then, this Asuka was the final push for me to get into Evangelion. I'm glad it's getting a release, because the figure itself looks quite badass! At this point, I just have Evangelion 2.22 and 3.33 to watch before waiting for the new movie in 2020, and I found the anime to be really enjoyable! I even loved both the series' ending and The End of Evangelion. There is also this Katsuragi figure rerelease I can look forward to.

After that, at some point, I've seen a picture of this Megumin figure on MFC, and I thought it looked adorable! I knew about Konosuba for a while, but I finally got around to watch it, and damn, if that wasn't hilarious! Glad I'm not looking forward to the upcoming movie, then! I would also like to have this Aqua.

Finally, I had Nisekoi in mind for a while after that MFC picture of the day and of the week of this Chitoge figure, but I've finally started watching it since a few days ago as of this article. It ended up being another good romcom so far, except, in my opinion, with more comedy than romance, which I like too!

Anyway, that's it for me. Did any figure made you into their source material (anime, game, VN, LN...)? Feel free to share!
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0pt
I think it's the opposite for me. Or rather the other version. Fate/Grand Order and Dramatical Murder are 2 of the games I most and dearly want to play, because I'm European I can't play FGO. And because I'm underage I can't play DMMD. What I can say is that, Fate got me into reading the original classic books the characters are based on (The Count of Monte Cristo, King Arthur etc.)
5 months ago
1pt
Usually when I get interested in a character design I go watch the series first then decide to buy or not to buy the figure (the character can end up being unlikable even if they're cute or badass from the outside)
This happened so far with Touhou Project - bought this: ITEM #13800
Brighter than Dawning Blue - played the VN and had to get Estel after her route ITEM #190 , still need a scale Feena
Galaxy Angel seemed anime x Star Wars so played the VN and got the two girls I've done routes for: ITEM #5205 (stop leaning pls), ITEM #5203 (after like a year of hunting)
The newest entry in this series is Date a Live which I discovered during a collaboration event in mobile gacha game. Currently it seems I will never get this: ITEM #769474 (fk that aftermarket price), so waiting and hoping for this ITEM #740447
5 months ago
1pt
the only reason i got into love live was to give myself an excuse to buy the figures lol turns out i wasn't as into it as i thought so my wallet is saved
5 months ago
2pt
Saekano. I kept seeing these gorgeous figures of adorable characters and tried to watch the first ep (ep 0 the ova) a while ago, and just couldn't get into it. Then after seeing some of the new Saekano figures announced, I gave it another try last weekend and once I pushed through that OVA I absolutely LOVED it. Currently watching season 2, and have already ordered/preordered three Eriri figures (as well as materials for a cosplay for her lol)
5 months ago
1pt
One day while browsing thru AmiAmi's front page I saw that the preorder for ITEM #675904 was up, and for some reason she just... caught me really, really well. Before then I just thought 'Oh Gochiusa just looks like moe trash, whatever', and honestly, although it actually is moe trash, it was way more enjoyable than I ever would have thought it to be as the figure brought me to watch the show itself, and Syaro has grown on me a lot since then along with the show in general, her design and personality is something I really adore and I can't quite put my finger on exactly what.. maybe it's the rabbit theme? ^_^

So yeah, a Nendoroid pushed me to watch and fall in love with my now favorite moe series of all time, and honestly? I'm pretty thankful it did, 'cause I love Gochiusa now ~ (And I'm finally getting the figure itself after I missed her preorder, woo!)
5 months ago
1pt
Heliodora Collector of the Boiis
I try not to buy figures from series I haven't watched, in the past I think I bought maybe 2 nendos I knew nothing about and then promptly sold them. The only series I watched just because I bought the figure was Darling in the Franxx, I just loved the smile on the nendoroid so much ITEM #675280
5 months ago
1pt
I've always been odd when choosing what anime/manga/game/etc to get into when I have free time, so now that I'm hoarding figs like a madman I'm taking the chance to get up to speed with things. If I see a figure (usually a nendo) that looks good and cute and affordable, I'll get it, and then watch the source material. So far that's led me a few recent-ish animes that I missed, and some older ones: KLK, Black Rock Shooter, HaruSuzu, Gabriel DropOut, Darling in the FranXX... and I have more on tap, so it's being a really interesting experience.
5 months ago
1pt
As for ones I specifically own and seen the figure for and got into the series in some way to justify buying it because of liking the character design:
ITEM #16682 watched the anime for her
ITEM #78407 watched the anime and read the manga for her
ITEM #740120 saw his prototype and watched cells at work as it aired/plan to read the manga for him
ITEM #675941 watched the anime for him
ITEM #178443 watched the anime for him/would play the game
ITEM #594299 this is the only one I have not played the game for that I own but I would play it for him

& For figures I dont have (but want amongst others of the characters) that got me into certain series in some way:
ITEM #396963 read the manga for her
ITEM #605381 watched the anime for her (tho it was already on my ptw list before seeing this figure) and plan to read the manga
ITEM #160992 watched the anime for her
ITEM #78606 watched the anime for her and plan to read the manga
5 months ago
1pt
This figure of Kallen (ITEM #4258) that I came across and bought a few years ago got me interested in watching Code Geass. I was aware of the show before that but, for whatever reason, had never seen it. I had added the blu-ray set to my Amazon wishlist a while ago to remind me to pick it up eventually, but I never pulled the trigger. I finally started watching it this week as it's been released on Netflix. Better late than never... I also recently pre-ordered ITEM #811629 so I'm glad I'm finally getting around to watching it.
5 months ago
2pt
I saw ITEM #638638 last year, and while I had heard of the series, I had never read it for myself. However, I really wanted a bunny figure in my collection, and I didn't just want to buy a figure without liking the original series, so I went out and found the ten count manga and finally read it! I really enjoyed it as I had hoped, and pre-ordered Shirotani shortly after finishing it.
5 months ago
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