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TyjosAzariTyjosAzari27 days ago
Since unplugging from this site in March and avoiding full scale mental meltdown and working on relaxing and focusing on a collection clean out I have achieved my main goals and after seeing what's gone on with site since the latest update which is not that good to me I'm happy to say that between talking myself out of collecting and working on cleaning out figures I don't see the rational reason for getting more stuff when I'm getting rid of things.

Over the past 2 weeks have made about $1,000 in sales from cleaning out Transformers Action Figures and been working on packing things away to clear clutter and lately my heart's not in collecting anymore so looking forward to finishing with the current clean out and packing more away and restoring the bookshelves to their original use for books/DVDs.

Time away is what I've needed and since the Covid-19 outbreak started I've been at home and using the time to reorganize how things are done and saving money is the priority these days because I can no longer justify spending hundreds on more items for the collection after cleaning out so much from one part of the collection and I have made a dent in this collection getting rid of a lot of figures but I don't see the need to keep doing this and with the way this site has been I am glad to get away from things.


Primary Goal for 2020 is about 90% Achieved
My Main Goal for cleaning out has been Achieved
Current To Get List is 99% Acquired so there is a minimum of about 2 months left or less for my time as an active collector.

Doing selling locally and no online sales has helped to keep this latest collection clean out easy and not dealing with the stress of shipping and online payment services has helped to make sure I'm getting what I get and not have to deal with fees taking a chunk out of what's been made.


My Goals are Financial Solvency and after paying this month's bills and making sales don't have the desire to spend much of anything on figures anymore.

This may be one of the last blogs I do here, blogging about figures is loosing it's appeal to me just like the hobby is so I have moved on and maintaining frugality and working to keep the budget maintained has become my priorities.

What are your Priorities?

What are your current Goals?
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I guess I have many goals when it comes to figure collecting: Get the 1/7th Elias and Chise scale figure (my true holy grail), get 100 nendoroids by August. Have at least 2 scale figures by new years which I successfully did! I think the biggest goal/thing to maintain for myself is get figures I want/like and keep doing this as long as I am happy <3
26 days ago
My goal is to buy most of the figures in my wishlist and have a specific shelf. I started 2017 but I wasn't that serious during those time so I ended up selling most of my collection. Now I'm focusing on scales and following an aesthetic for my collection.
26 days ago
I'm on the other end of the spectrum, I'm a newer collector (started around August or so of last year) and I only have about 20 or so figures from a few different brands, and that's counting duplicates. I'm not particularly attached to every figure in my collection. While I mainly buy figures of characters I like, I sometimes buy a few for making custom figures and those are usually more disposable to me. I'd say there's at least 3 figures in my collection I could get throw out right now and a few more I'd consider reselling if I didn't think it'd be too much of a hassle. I don't intend to collect or keep my current collection forever, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts and get rid of it, when I'm ready to move on.

As for my current goals this year:
-Pay off Student Loans (really close on this, I'll probably be done at the end of the year or start of next year at the current rate [zero percent interest on student loans is sooooo good right now])
-Get better insurance plan (I've already got this one done since I got new hours at my job making me full-time)
-Stay safe and healthy, since I've been out working during all this as an essential worker.

P.S. What happened to the site, because it seem the same to me for the most part? I'm still new and check the site infrequently, since it only covers import figures.
26 days ago
TyjosAzari27 days ago#77857702Hi there, I see. I hope that you can continue to reduce and feel more comfortable with the things you have. Good luck staying focused with your health, and I hope you have fun watching and socializing about star trek!
If you have Twitter you can follow me there twitter.com/Tyj... since I focus on Trek about 95% of the time there and no politics and enjoy Scifi and I watch Anime on Saturdays as of late and I work on doing some Trek live tweeting with a few of my fellow Trekkies in the evenings Sunday Through Friday watching All Star Trek on H&I and that's been fun to do.
Thanks for staying connected, but I dont use twitter much myself and I am actually not familiar with western series like Star Trek. Sorry but I hope you still have fun!
26 days ago
LemonMIntCat27 days ago#77857683TyjosAzari27 days ago#77857617 Hi there, I see. I hope that you can continue to reduce and feel more comfortable with the things you have. Good luck staying focused with your health, and I hope you have fun watching and socializing about star trek!

If you have Twitter you can follow me there twitter.com/Tyj... since I focus on Trek about 95% of the time there and no politics and enjoy Scifi and I watch Anime on Saturdays as of late and I work on doing some Trek live tweeting with a few of my fellow Trekkies in the evenings Sunday Through Friday watching All Star Trek on H&I and that's been fun to do.
27 days ago
TyjosAzari27 days ago#77857617 Hi there, I see. I hope that you can continue to reduce and feel more comfortable with the things you have. Good luck staying focused with your health, and I hope you have fun watching and socializing about star trek!
27 days ago
LemonMIntCat27 days ago#77837904Hi Tyjos, good to hear from you again. Glad that you have taken the steps you needed to declutter and change your collection to your liking. And that selling has gone well. I understand that you are moving on from the hobby now, I hope you still enjoy your collection passively and take some time to relax!
As for me, goal one is budgeting. I have been going at a healthy spending pace for almost a year and I plan to stick with that. Another goal is to keep a realistic wishlist/plan to buy, I think so far I have done a good job with it. My biggest unaccomplished goal for now is to only buy figures that really stand out to me and I love 99.9% ( not buying just because character or that others bought). Basically to refine what I buy down to figures I want to keep long term. This is always my biggest struggle as a collector.
But I think I have made decent progress with my goals. And overall I’m pretty content with my collection and my orders. Hoping to just keep enjoying the hobby at my own pace. Again it was glad to hear from you, best of luck with your future hobbies and goals and stay safe!


With reality as it is now I can't justify the amount of money this hobby requires and after going through getting rid of so much I don't see the sense or logic in adding more to a collection when I already have issues with what I have so the longer this mindset sticks around the shorter time my time I have left as a active collector is.

This hobby causes a lot of unnecessary stress and it's one source of Stress I can get rid of and with things changing my health is my primary concern since I have high blood pressure and daily aggravations and annoyances make some days shitty and the more I look at collecting as a whole it's not that fun as it used to be when it comes to the social aspect of it and I am working on reducing the amount of Trash I deal with and surprisingly collecting contributes to more Trash here [Empty Boxes, Packing Material,etc] so some environmental concerns there and it's one thing I am happy to reduce how much Trash I'm putting out.


Thank Goodness for Star Trek I have shifted over to being almost 90% focused on Trek these days and it's FUN on the social side of things and great to talk about on Social Media [Hell the Official Star Trek Account on Twitter recently followed me and has retweeted a few of my Tweets and I spend the evening times watching Trek and the more Scifi I watch the less I'm interested in Anime but still watching some of the classic series I love since that's where my interests in Anime now lie]

Odo: "I'll never understand this obsession with accumulating material wealth. You spend your entire life plotting and scheming to acquire more and more possessions until your living areas are bursting with useless junk. Then you die, your relatives sell everything, and start the cycle all over again."

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Things aren't to the bursting point but with so much in storage I don't see the point in continuing to be an active collector so I'm happy these days not to be plugged into collecting like I used too and it's great to look at a spreadsheet and add more funds to the bank and not have to minus any funds from spending.
27 days ago
My goals are to sell some figures that i got in boxes and are not being displayed atm, i have already sold a few and ima use that money to buy some evangelion characters, right now i have asuka and rei, already ordered kaworu and looking for a nice shinji, but seems that shinji isnt that popular and a nice figure of him is rare.
27 days ago
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Yeah I'm on a similar path.
I've been looking at my collection and started to wonder which cause me to go crazy from love and enjoyment.
And which one are simply just nice to look at... But no attachment. Made a top 50 and my goal will be 100 prepainted figures :) (as my waifu has 40 already so adding that on the top 50...)
And only get useful merch that I actually use.. Except for ZnT stuff. Is my other goal :)
Trying to downsize a lot
27 days ago
I don't really have any goals set aside from getting the figures I have preordered at all cost.
I have a ton of them waiting by now in warehouses. one of them got sent back after 2 months sitting here in customs so I'm more angry about that than the rest.
I do plan to clean my figures but I need a good brush, get new boxes for accessories as well.
a new shelf wouldn't hurt but I can't do any of these while the virus is rampant.
27 days ago
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