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Would you by one expensive, or multiple less expensive figures?Would you by one expensive, or multiple less expensive figures?

ddarkoddarko1 month agoAsk MFC
As the title states, I am curious what people think about this.

Suppose you had the option of buying something like a Prime1 statue (large, highly detailed) of a character you like. Of course, given that everyone has multiple characters they like, there is the option to spend that money on multiple less expensive (smaller, but decent quality) figures as well.

Which option would you choose (and why)?

To Clarify, I am speaking here about scale figures. So expensive Scale figures (~500 USD+) vs. not so expensive Scale figures (~100-200 USD).
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Would you by one expensive, or multiple less expensive figures?

  • 33%One expensive figure
  • 67%Multiple less expensive figures
  • 262 votes

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17pt
It depends on the figure and character. For me, the true value of the figure is based on my personal feelings about it, not as much on price point. So that's what has most of the say on what I choose.
1 month ago
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1pt
Since i am a student, my budget on figures is limited. So i am able to spend smth around 100€ per month for this hobby.
So in theory i could easily spend 1000€+ for 1 single statue, but that would be it for the whole year.
And since i am some kind of a collector i guess, it just wouldn't satisfy me to grab just 1 item per year.
Even though i think some statues are really worth the high prices of sometimes more than 1000€, for me personally it wouldn't balance out all the cool scales that i would miss throughout the year.
1 month ago
0pt
Interdict (1 month ago) #67768247I posted before I had an idea of what you mean by expensive. I would have considered ~150-200+ as expensive. I have never bought anything over $500 and it would have to be super magical gold plated for me to even consider so much money on a figure unless I was suddenly earning a huge amount of money.
I didn't even know those prime1 figures existed!


I know what you mean. I was pretty surprised the first time I saw Prime 1 stuff and their pricing. The other similar category ones are XM Studio. They make very impressive looking pieces, but they are almost always above the 500 USD mark (usually even well into the 1000 USD range with the Transformers line).

Of course, if I were to not buy any other figures and kept saving up for about a year or two, I could afford one of them haha. But that is why I was wondering what people thought about doing such a things.

On the 100-200 USD as inexpensive, I agree with you that its generally expensive. That being said, lately scale figures are around that range though. That is why I chose that as the comparison category since I wanted to keep the comparison somewhat level.
1 month ago
1pt
I posted before I had an idea of what you mean by expensive. I would have considered ~150-200+ as expensive. I have never bought anything over $500 and it would have to be super magical gold plated for me to even consider so much money on a figure unless I was suddenly earning a huge amount of money.

I didn't even know those prime1 figures existed!
1 month ago
1pt
Thank you everyone for taking part in the poll and the comments :)! Lots of insight into various ways of thinking about both options.

Personally, though I haven't taken part in the poll, I do lean toward the multiple less expensive option (again, I am limiting the scope to scale figures, and not scale vs. less prize figures) as well.

Feels like the better option since there is some diversification in the money that is spent. There is a high chance that one would find one character less appealing with time, so more chance of buyers remorse. The remorse can also be much severe when the cost was large. But if one had purchased multiple characters at the same cost, then its unlikely for one to get fed up with all of the figures (at least, not at once). So there is less chance of remorse, especially given the price spent on each wasn't too extravagant.

Nevertheless, it was very interesting to read all the thoughts.
1 month ago
8pt
In the past I used to like to collect multiple less expensive ones. But now I like the idea of just a few show-stoppers as my collection. Takes up less space, and makes me only get figures I intensely love and care for.
1 month ago
2pt
Less expensive. The figma army must grow.
Although there are some cases where I take the more expensive route that is the best girls who do not have a figma.

I don't have anything really expensive (as in 500$+) I want but if any of my top girls received a figure in that price range with no other option I'd prioritize them (no way that will ever happen though given the popularity of said characters)
1 month ago
1pt
Depends, if the figure/statue/things at my point of view is worth the money, i will consider it

The real problem is, we dont know exactly what figure or what brand will make one, maybe i buy one figure of 250USD and later on a better figure of 600USD appear

I will not buy the 600USD figure because i already purchase a 250USD figure
1 month ago
1pt
I think anything over $100 is pretty pricy; over $500, I better love it enough to buy it... Which all comes down to:

Mash_Kyrielight (1 month ago) #67675036It depends on the figure and character. For me, the true value of the figure is based on my personal feelings about it, not as much on price point. So that's what has most of the say on what I choose.
^1000000000% this. I'll only buy figures that I really reallllly love. I'd rather have a handful of figures I truly love over having multiple figures, expensive or not.


If you collect many expensive or inexpensive figures and as you love them and have a sentimental feeling associated with it, that's all it matters.


...Even if its a really lewd af 18+ figure, as long you love it, props to you
1 month ago
1pt
That depends. "Expensive" is quite relative, not everyone will have the same value for it. For example, any figure over USD $100 is what I would consider expensive for me. As for "cheap", they would probably have to be under the USD $40 mark. All things considered, if I like a figure, a character, or the series it is from, chances are I'm going to try getting that figure regardless of price.

Going back to the question, hmmm, I don't think I could choose a definitive answer as I would choose either buying route if the conditions are right. =)
1 month ago
2pt
More expensive, for the most part. I don't want clutter, I want to showcase my favorite characters. Might as well get the one that's bigger, has better paint, more details, and either more articulation or a better base.

...editing to add, none of my faves come in the range of 500+, so what I see as expensive, you'd consider cheap.
1 month ago
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