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The Beauty of Archery and Curated CollectingThe Beauty of Archery and Curated CollectingAsk MFC

ShiibuiiShiibuii12 days ago
It was inevitable that I would find my collection gravitating towards trends and characters that I find particularly interesting.

After all, you collect things that tend to fit your interests no?

Therefore it was also inevitable that I would become aware of my own habits (for better or worse).

On that note, I've come to the meat of this post so to speak. I've noticed that I have quite an infatuation with archery, more particularly, archers themselves.

I've found that the natural beauty and elegance of archery in its romantic form have transferred extremely easily to the medium of sculptures, particularly figures.

Aside from the romantic relationship that archery and art have built over their increasingly long history together, I myself constantly find them more and more interesting.

Not only do archery figures possess their own sort of elegance and prowess, they also seem to naturally lean towards the interesting side of things when it comes to figures in general.

By the very nature of the subject, archery figures, when given the chance, are often highly or naturally dynamic. Their very form demands this of them. Even their static poses often possess a sort of visual narrative that I find extremely satisfying and clever.

Anyways, I dont want to turn this post into any more of an essay and I would highly doubt many who started reading this post have made it this far anyways. As teachers and presenters are usually well aware, LONG LARGE BOXES of text normally are synonymous with the likes of melatonin and boredom.

On that note I will try to end with my two questions.

1) Do you have any recommendations for beautiful, cool, or otherwise interesting archery style figures?

2) Have you ever found yourself curating a specific collection? Or possibly a collection within a collection?
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dtindcarea11 days ago#94802775I don't know if it is worth the price but I like this one. ITEM #805897
I actually quite like this one as well. Thought my SAO favoritism tends to lean towards Gun Gale Online/season 2(?), I do particularly like the design.
Unfortunately I don't think I could get it unless I get the set that it stands in within the the displayed photos.
To me it seems to be a set, and it would be a form of blasphemy to not get the other two figures xD
10 days ago
Demigod_Dan11 days ago#94802637ITEM #550356 :^)
I love the semi "traditional" outfit she's wearing.

This one does a nice job of combining cool and sexy. Its actually really interesting.

I might have to pick it up.

I'm actually curious if there is a tag or listing of "traditional armor" figures. Obviously there are plenty of knights etc.
However I'm genuinely curious to see how many figures possess that sort of "Eastern" aesthetic.
I really like egyptian as well but aside from Japanese Shrine maidens (which i love) I don't think I see too many traditional Eastern designs.
If you know of any more of those it would be quite nice to see.
10 days ago
I don't know if it is worth the price but I like this one. ITEM #805897
11 days ago
11 days ago
The only one I could think of that hasn't been posted is ITEM #236266
11 days ago
I feel bad I don't have time to read the comments today, sorry if these have been listed already:

I used to have this beauty:
ITEM #338216

And I've always found this one striking but oddly enough never have tracked it down:
ITEM #61454
11 days ago
atimidtempest12 days ago#94753993I don't have recommendations of figures, but I do have a big wish for a figure showcasing archery... Asirpa from Golden Kamuy! I so badly want a scale of her and Sugimoto together. I wish her nendo had her bow.
As for curating my collection, absolutely. I find myself especially drawn to girls on motorcycles, in large part due to being a huge Kino's Journey fan. All the Rin Shima merch is killing me for how expensive it is... I just can't justify the price for ITEM #740212 since it's only 1/10 though (even though it would look great next to ITEM #675822). Her touring version nendoroid is also really tempting, even though I'm trying to buy fewer nendoroids. ITEM #945905
Ah.... and then there's all the Saber's on motorcycles, even though I've promised not to buy Saber merch. I just love girls on motorcycles. :')


I dont personally have a big draw to girls on motorcycles. But I do think that there are a few figures and garagekits with them are a quite cool and even sexy.
I can see the appeal but I guess even though it's not completely my cup of tea, archery may not be everyone's either, or ninja girls haha
11 days ago
teddyshire11 days ago#94754136There are these lovely archer figures by Myethos that I know of both from King of glory (not in the database sadly) View spoilerHide spoilerwww.myethos.hk/...
www.myethos.hk/...

As for my collection I prefer male figures with bases that are part of the design. I have a special preference for white-haired characters, wings and traditional clothes. These are my favorites from my collection View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/12/30/2594772.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/10/18/2543922.jpeg

I've been wanting that Yue figure for a while now!!
The picture makes him look even better than I thought he would.

In regards to male figures I fell fairly easily for the bishonen trope.
Studio CLAMP and series like 07 Ghost really grab me.
So for me, I like male figures that are quite handsome, slim, and rather refined.
Unfortunately alot of my favorite series haven't gotten any recent figures (or any at all). So I hope the bishonen field can keep expanding.
11 days ago
There are these lovely archer figures by Myethos that I know of both from King of glory (not in the database sadly) View spoilerHide spoilerwww.myethos.hk/...
www.myethos.hk/...

As for my collection I prefer male figures with bases that are part of the design. I have a special preference for white-haired characters, wings and traditional clothes. These are my favorites from my collection View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/12/30/2594772.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/10/18/2543922.jpeg
11 days ago
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