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aleigh1004aleigh10042 months ago
Edit: Thank you everyone for your responses! The preorders go for a month, so for now I'm thinking I'll hold off. Rem is so cute and I do like that since she's a nendoroid, she'll have swappable parts and I can use those how ever I want. I'm so bad at restraint but this is something that requires thought.

Goodsmile is rereleasing the Rem and Ram nendoroids and I don't even friggin watch the show but I ADORE the character designs so much and now I kinda wanna get Rem's nendo but I don't KNOW!!!!! Like it's a lot of money to drop just for liking the aesthetic of a character (as if I don't kinda do that with Miku)...which if it's just aesthetics I like Ram equally because of her pink hair but I like Rem's face better as I find her expressions softer...so I don't even know which one I would get but I am leaning towards Rem...

SOMEONE TALK ME OUT OF IT!!!

OR TELL ME IF YOU REGRET/ARE GLAD YOU HAVE THEM!!!
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Should I????

44%Nah don't bother.
6%Yes get Rem!
3%Yes get Ram!
47%Yes get both!
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mikki-malu2 months ago#76313345If you're using caps asking people to talk you out of buying these figures, maybe it's a sign you rather don't want to buy them? :) There are lots of cute figures but sometimes wanting a figure is the best part.
I gotta hand it to you, you're probably right. I may end up not getting the nendos this time around, but it's been nice to read about how other people decide whether or not to buy a figure!
2 months ago
I don’t have time for much, so I no longer watch anime/read manga though I do have lots of untouched books/discs. So if I buy figures I just get them because I like the design so i’ll Vote for you to get both.
2 months ago
SkaylerOtakuCat2 months ago#76327246I'm actually the quite opposite.
Connection with the character or the show means nothing to me. I know that I will once get tired of that character and start liking a new one, so if I don't like the asthetic, I will get rid of it as soon as my excitement about the "seasonal" show passes.
It happend with my few first purchases and I ended up getting rid of all of them within few months. On the other hand, the ones I picked by the asthetic, are still standing on my schelf after few years.
Also, I'm not a big collector because I am extremly picky about the asthetic, and I got rid of a big part of my collection (first purchases)

I can definitely admire someone who collects primarily or even purely based on aesthetic. When I come across something I like the look of, my next step is always trying to find out about the source material, and my enjoyment of that will usually be the deciding factor. I'm a pretty cautious buyer so the bulk of my anime collection are from series that were a big part of my childhood, like Dragon Ball Z, Digimon, Naruto, and One Piece. Otherwise it's the stuff that's left a lasting impression on me long after I've finished watching it, such as Berserk, FMA, Madoka, and etc. I've only recently picked up some Hero Academia figures even though I've been watching since the series started airing. Through delaying like that, I haven't ended up selling any of my purchases for at least a few years after buying them.
2 months ago
gettogaara2 months ago#76261440Personally, buying characters based on their designs alone is something that I try really hard to avoid. If I don't have some sort of emotional connection to the character or series, then I either end up regretting my purchase, or that figure's one of the first things on the chopping block when I start looking around to clear up some display space. On the other hand, you could always watch the anime as an incentive to buy the figures, or just buy Rem and see if you like her enough to buy Ram.

I'm actually the quite opposite.
Connection with the character or the show means nothing to me. I know that I will once get tired of that character and start liking a new one, so if I don't like the asthetic, I will get rid of it as soon as my excitement about the "seasonal" show passes.
It happend with my few first purchases and I ended up getting rid of all of them within few months. On the other hand, the ones I picked by the asthetic, are still standing on my schelf after few years.

Also, I'm not a big collector because I am extremly picky about the asthetic, and I got rid of a big part of my collection (first purchases)
2 months ago
If you're using caps asking people to talk you out of buying these figures, maybe it's a sign you rather don't want to buy them? :) There are lots of cute figures but sometimes wanting a figure is the best part. I have quite a few figures I've been eyeing for very long but every time I had a chance to get them even at a very good price I passed. And I'm still OK and I keep them in my list just in case one day I decide I really need them on my shelf :)

Byuing figures for their looks only is totally fine, all my collection is like that. There are many things to consider, design, colors, pose, quality, manufacturer, accessories, for me with nendos there's always that 'do I like it enough to deal with its bad balance and small parts?' (figmas are so much easier to handle :D) I don't bother to check every game and anime before or after I buy a figure and usually I don't want figures from my favorite animes or games. However, once watching anime influenced me in a bad way - Oreimo. I managed to ignore all incest signs of the 1st season coz I liked the main idea (I think I watched it after I bought figures, got curious) but the 2nd made me feel so disappointed and even disgusted that I ended up selling all my cute Oreimo girls. So if you plan to watch that Ram/Rem anime at some point maybe now is the time.
2 months ago
While I think is more reasonable to collect based on how much you like characters or a show, I don't think collecting for aesthetic is bad thing. How many figures have been done that are just made up characters that have zero background or history? And people still buy them.

That being said. Considering both of them are characters with their own stories, I would do what others have already told you: Watch Re:Zero and get to know the characters.

But if you love them, absolutely need them because they are so freakin´perfect for you, then go for it. But since you have doubts, watch Re:Zero to make up your mind.
2 months ago
Technically collecting for aesthetic reasons isn't that uncommon. If you're into PVC figures a great deal of them are original characters, and thus have no source material to be attached to. Or hey, maybe someone is REALLY into something in particular and likes to collect that one thing (example: blonde twintailed loli-elves) above all else. So you buying Rem and Ram due to their looks is pretty normal.

Overall there's only one thing that matters- is this going to break the proverbial bank? If you've still got some expendable income left after this and enough to pay your bills then go ahead and have fun.

VERY important thing to keep in mind- these two WILL rise in price shortly after release. So if you don't get them now you'd just pay more later (assuming you truly want them, of course). If you're on the fence still then I'd recommend just bingeing Re:Zero over a weekend or something, and then seeing if your stance changes (Trust me, it will haha).
2 months ago
I also am mostly against collecting for the aesthetics alone, but with that being said, sometimes just knowing who the character is and where they're from (i.e Anime? Manga? Video game? OC?) is enough for me.

If I'm being honest, one of the main things that convinces me to buy figures of characters that I don't have some sort of emotional connection with is their price. If I'm getting a killer deal (like a really, really good deal) on a figure that I enjoy looking at, I'm not too concerned with potentially not developing a sentimental attachment to them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 months ago
SebastianLover2 months ago#76302781...If you're like me, you may be perfectly satisfied with getting Rem without ever watching Re Zero. The downside is you can be more prone to impulse buying since there's no reason to not buy any pretty figure, so if you're prone to over-order you may want to place some kind of limit on yourself (price limit, only prizes, only from certain series, etc). I've reached a point where I know what I want in a figure, so I can hit the order button with no regrets, but until you reach this point I would mull over each purchase even if you are only about aesthetics. You should really get to know your taste/wants/reasons to buy so you can avoid buyer's remorse...
I think that was what I did need to hear, the impulse to buy is so strong and I am certainly afraid of buyers remorse. I'll definitely think about it for a while! Thanks for the advice.
2 months ago
Going against the grain here, but I find nothing wrong with collecting only for aesthetics, but I know it isn't for everyone. Some people want to have a connection with the character and getting a beautiful figure they have no clue about feels empty. I'm perfectly satisfied with buying purely for beauty as that's what I really seek out, a visually stunning figure. Even if I really like a character, if the figure is plain looking, I'm not interested or end up not caring for the figure as much although I don't really regret buying it. If you're like me, you may be perfectly satisfied with getting Rem without ever watching Re Zero. The downside is you can be more prone to impulse buying since there's no reason to not buy any pretty figure, so if you're prone to over-order you may want to place some kind of limit on yourself (price limit, only prizes, only from certain series, etc). I've reached a point where I know what I want in a figure, so I can hit the order button with no regrets, but until you reach this point I would mull over each purchase even if you are only about aesthetics. You should really get to know your taste/wants/reasons to buy so you can avoid buyer's remorse.

Tldr; I buy only for aesthetics, and I don't regret purchases unless a manufacturer doesn't live up to the prototype. Not everyone collects this way, so unless you know you're a fellow beauty-seeker, think about your purchases for a bit until you get a sense for what you like collecting.
2 months ago
PVC anime figure store.

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