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SconesScones15 days ago
Browsing through the new listings on AmiAmi, looking over the adorable new Holo merchandise (ITEM #1063019) (ITEM #1063026), I then shifted my focus onto the general new listings after such a cute-fest.

And then I saw it.


Ok, ok, it's not that bad! Nevertheless, it's a bit horrific, a bit tacky, a bit off-kilter. Worse things are on Redbubble, where any old Joe can slap a 96 dpi anime image from Photoshop onto a skirt, but this is official merchandise. However, I'm not here to go on a Puritanical or dry and deadpan spiel about anyone who would buy and wear this. Don't get me wrong, I'm judging, but that's besides the point. Consumers aside, the product is corny and kind of ostentacious. It gave me a good laugh though, and it's not a matter of it's price or practicality. Figures, dakimakura and acrylic keychains fit the bill for being expensive and "useless," and if someone likes this, who cares, let them buy it, but I can't put my finger on the strangeness going on with this idea.

And so as to not leave the worst Shinobu Garage Kit lonely, here:


Screaming? Waiting for donuts? I'm not sure what's going on.

Recalling the Wailing 'Nobu and finding the Rem pantsu, I began to wonder...

What other anomalous, mind-boggling monstrosities are out there, with such campiness that they are the B-movies of the figure and merchandise world? Quality itself is irrelevant, all that there needs to be is a design that you just have to laugh at like a jolly fellow in a tavern would laugh at a jester with a bad act. It's the best trope I can reference, where you can only pity what you just say. And not just products, but anime and manga itself.

What are the bizarre anime, manga, figures and merchandise you've seen, that are unintentionally bad and awkward, but to the point they're funny?

Thanks for reading, and have a good one.

Oct. 15th edit: I just came upon this, added to the database not long ago...View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/pics/figure/large/1064069.jpg

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Those are so creepy ._____.
ITEM #1559 (her eyes are terrifying)
ITEM #954717 (how can u bend like that............)
10 days ago
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I actually really want the “wailing ’Nobu” figure. She’s super cute! (๑>◡<๑)
13 days ago
I worked at Hot Topic for a while, and my favorite benefit was using my employee discount to buy whatever tacky new merch we had in stock. I've got almost a full set of DBZ chibi gatcha keychains and for a while had my eye on a goku blanket and our store's assortment of official printed boxer shorts
13 days ago
Very surprised no one has shared ITEM #180746 yet. Those eyes... [shudders]
13 days ago
Yeesh, that Shinobu GK is trying WAY too hard to be "cute". Plus, some things just don't translate well to 3D.

Hm... ITEM #2213 isn't bad, per se (otherwise, I don't think there'd be any "looking for this figure" comments), but his face doesn't look right to me even from the angle it's meant to be viewed at.
14 days ago
my personal favourite: ITEM #4066
14 days ago
lunacyde14 days ago#84861242i don't know anything about the character or series, but i'd still be willing to pay a decent amount for ITEM #130491 so i could hide it in the darkest part of our freezer and ruin my mom's eyesight day.Good catch, Accelerator can be pretty scary. Check his crazy laugh on YT as it's a nightmare fuel quite remarkable.
14 days ago
MajesticOtaking15 days ago#84816155All I have to say is ITEM #937027
Yes!!! There she is!! That’s what I was going to share.

mental14 days ago#84826725the user Stalking has so graciously compiled a list of awkward looking figures/merch its so wonderful itemlists.v4.ph...
The list that keeps on giving. Thank you for sharing and thank the user who compiled it, god bless all these abominations.
14 days ago
i don't know anything about the character or series, but i'd still be willing to pay a decent amount for ITEM #130491 so i could hide it in the darkest part of our freezer and ruin my mom's eyesight day.
14 days ago
That Shinobu looks like it could be used as a bottle opener. Either that, or she's embracing her new animal motif, the lamprey.
14 days ago
Bringing the hobby to your door.

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