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    OriginalRen (5 days ago) #29513908While there are figurines that I want to sell for space, the amount of work it takes to manage all those sales can get exhausting and I hate having to ship things over and over again. In Japan, I can take my figurines to Sofmap and sell them for points on my card to be used for future sales, but without the ability to do that when I'm in the US, it can be a hassle.
    Sure, sales in the US are easier because I usually can cover the shipping costs for larger figurines (a huge plus for the buyer), the sale aspect is tiresome.


    The selling part is definitely tiresome, it's why I've been putting it off for so long :(
    5 days ago
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    ChocolateSpider (5 days ago) #29513741I am in a similar situation right now. There are essentially too many figures being release each month which really interest me. That has made it a bit difficult for me to set enough money aside for other purchases like getting a Nintendo Switch, getting a 4K monitor or other stuff like that. So I am selling any figures I feel like I wouldn't miss too terribly. Fortunately, it looks like 2018's monthly figure expenses are looking much lower than 2017.

    Good luck with it! I wish I could say the same about 2018, it's looking to be my heaviest pre-order year yet already.
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    While there are figurines that I want to sell for space, the amount of work it takes to manage all those sales can get exhausting and I hate having to ship things over and over again. In Japan, I can take my figurines to Sofmap and sell them for points on my card to be used for future sales, but without the ability to do that when I'm in the US, it can be a hassle.

    Sure, sales in the US are easier because I usually can cover the shipping costs for larger figurines (a huge plus for the buyer), but the sale aspect is tiresome.
    5 days ago
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    I am in a similar situation right now. There are essentially too many figures being release each month which really interest me. That has made it a bit difficult for me to set enough money aside for other purchases like getting a Nintendo Switch, getting a 4K monitor or other stuff like that. So I am selling any figures I feel like I wouldn't miss too terribly. Fortunately, it looks like 2018's monthly figure expenses are looking much lower than 2017.
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    CaptainZ (5 days ago) #29512249I completely lost interest in Marvel for reasons. This lead me to basically dump my entire marvel legends collection on eBay. This also happened to me with Figma and SHF.
    Now I started selling off my lego and transformers (since the property to me has no clear future)
    So yeah, I have made some major consolations in the past year and a half.
    It was natural after 10 years collecting action figures and pretty much going 1/12 crazy (buying everything from MOTUC to Marvel legends) I came to the conclusion that I don't like posing figures.
    Now I am only doing Scales of Anime (my true love) and Nintendo (my other true love) but that may get extended in the future to scales of western stuff when I get more space (and money).
    IMO if you are not curating you are hoarding so it is natural to let the collection change over time. Otherwise, you will go into burnout and do things you may regret.

    Yes I agree with you 100%, it has kind of just become feeling like I am hoarding some of the stuff I am less interested in and I would like to make sure my collection is only full of the things I'm really interested in! I suppose it is a natural process, I have some things I bought 10+ years ago (like my Tokyo Mew Mew figures) that I still love but also things will change.

    Jellygem (5 days ago) #29512537Not on the same scale, but I definitely have some figures i'm not super enthusiastic about anymore. When I moved I had to box everything up and now I just haven't unboxed the things I don't feel like displaying, especially due to limited space. Selling them just seems like a lot of trouble so they're just kinda sitting in my closet :I I think if you choose to narrow down your collection it would definitely be a benefit though. It might be annoying, but you'll end up with more space and money, plus each time you look at your collection you'll only see things that make you really happy.
    Thanks for the advice, that's definitely why I'm wanting to do it.
    And I have a similar thing where I just have put some of the figures I'm less interested in now back in their boxes or away somewhere and it feels like a waste ><;;
    I would like to sell them so someone who appreciates them can have them too.

    KalasRaven (5 days ago) #29512679I've sold a lot of my figures over the years. I use ebay to list them and make a big list of things I'm selling on MFC. Mostly everything sells eventually, so just put things that you definitely want to sell in boxes or just away in general and when it sells ship it out. It's better than keeping things you don't want out and on display. Plus if they're away in storage and you don't miss them at all, then it's a good thing you're finding new homes for things. :)
    Here's a list of things I've sold over the years. list/16589 It can be a little intimidating at first, but once the figures start to sell and you get more of them out of your home it does start to feel better. Good luck with everything! ^_^


    Thank you for the tips and the kind wishes!! At first I was thinking of giving my friends first choice of my figures if they want to buy any, then I'll definitely move stuff to eBay if it doesn't sell there and just advertise it in UK figure sales groups.
    I do think it would be a hard but rewarding process, and it's good to hear that it's true!
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    warriorofdream (5 days ago) #29512915Maybe slightly less figures related but I had a point when I sold entire collection of kpop albums and stuffs, first I was narrowed it down to left only few band I like, at the end I end with only 3-5 albums of two bands I liked the most; first time it was do it or not do it?! But I already was one step into figure collecting, so for me the motivation was thought how much money I'll get back from sth that sit on shelf and doesn't even look good (I didn't use my albums except for collection purpose and looking at photos) so slowly, while selling and see money increase and thinking which figures I finally can get for this, I let go off cd's. Simple I realized if I don't enjoy it anymore there is no point in keeping it.
    You can try put all unwanted/ to sell figures in one display and try to look at them for a while and notice if u still enjoy them maybe sth will click if not you will be more sure to get rid of them.
    For me few big factors in the past when I sold some figures were overall look at my collection, space, what I like and sometime getting one more expensive item that bunch of smaller which I knew I won't enjoy that much.
    For prize fig without box I know collectors on MFC are often strict about it, honestly I would buy prize without a box (I did it twice from ebay and I don't regret it), if seller know how to pack item safely and they put slightly lower price. So far I sold 2-3 prize figures but mostly in my country on auctions so "no box" wasn't an issue for most ppl, they simple didn't care about it.
    In my experience box issue is big if it is nendo or scale, prize is less important, especially that often box don't even protect figure itself, unless it some kuji line or sth.

    Thanks for the helpful advice and tips from your experience!! It really helps a lot, thank you :D
    As for the boxes thing I don't personally mind it unless the figure needs the box and prize figures generally don't need the box (most prize figures boxes are terrible) but I was going to include a discount for the figure being without box anyway since I know it's a negative for some people.
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    Maybe slightly less figures related but I had a point when I sold entire collection of kpop albums and stuffs, first I was narrowed it down to left only few band I like, at the end I end with only 3-5 albums of two bands I liked the most; first time it was do it or not do it?! But I already was one step into figure collecting, so for me the motivation was thought how much money I'll get back from sth that sit on shelf and doesn't even look good (I didn't use my albums except for collection purpose and looking at photos) so slowly, while selling and see money increase and thinking which figures I finally can get for this, I let go off cd's. Simple I realized if I don't enjoy it anymore there is no point in keeping it.

    You can try put all unwanted/ to sell figures in one display and try to look at them for a while and notice if u still enjoy them maybe sth will click if not you will be more sure to get rid of them.
    For me few big factors in the past when I sold some figures were overall look at my collection, space, what I like and sometime getting one more expensive item that bunch of smaller which I knew I won't enjoy that much.


    For prize fig without box I know collectors on MFC are often strict about it, honestly I would buy prize without a box (I did it twice from ebay and I don't regret it), if seller know how to pack item safely and they put slightly lower price. So far I sold 2-3 prize figures but mostly in my country on auctions so "no box" wasn't an issue for most ppl, they simple didn't care about it.
    In my experience box issue is big if it is nendo or scale, prize is less important, especially that often box don't even protect figure itself, unless it some kuji line or sth.
    5 days ago
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    I've sold a lot of my figures over the years. I use ebay to list them and make a big list of things I'm selling on MFC. Mostly everything sells eventually, so just put things that you definitely want to sell in boxes or just away in general and when it sells ship it out. It's better than keeping things you don't want out and on display. Plus if they're away in storage and you don't miss them at all, then it's a good thing you're finding new homes for things. :)

    Here's a list of things I've sold over the years. list/16589 It can be a little intimidating at first, but once the figures start to sell and you get more of them out of your home it does start to feel better. Good luck with everything! ^_^
    5 days ago
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    Not on the same scale, but I definitely have some figures i'm not super enthusiastic about anymore. When I moved I had to box everything up and now I just haven't unboxed the things I don't feel like displaying, especially due to limited space. Selling them just seems like a lot of trouble so they're just kinda sitting in my closet :I I think if you choose to narrow down your collection it would definitely be a benefit though. It might be annoying, but you'll end up with more space and money, plus each time you look at your collection you'll only see things that make you really happy.
    5 days ago
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    I completely lost interest in Marvel for reasons. This lead me to basically dump my entire marvel legends collection on eBay. This also happened to me with Figma and SHF.
    Now I started selling off my lego and transformers (since the property to me has no clear future)
    So yeah, I have made some major consolations in the past year and a half.
    It was natural after 10 years collecting action figures and pretty much going 1/12 crazy (buying everything from MOTUC to Marvel legends) I came to the conclusion that I don't like posing figures.
    Now I am only doing Scales of Anime (my true love) and Nintendo (my other true love) but that may get extended in the future to scales of western stuff when I get more space (and money).
    IMO if you are not curating you are hoarding so it is natural to let the collection change over time. Otherwise, you will go into burnout and do things you may regret.
    5 days ago
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