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All That You Can't Leave BehindComments • All That You Can't Leave Behind

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    gundamuk Lewd, but never uncouth...
    AshuriiKareshi (4 days ago) #45048074I know this isnt exactly relevant but I love it when people from the US say they're going to Europe like It's one big country.
    "I'm going to Europe"
    Well if you're going to England you need an umbrella, going to Italy becareful of cars, going to France... well with everything going on becareful, going to Spain bring suncream. (I could go on but the only places I've been other then the UK is Italy XD)
    True, true. I'll be in Italy, Roma to be exact. It's the second time in my working life that I've had the opportunity to work in Italy.
    4 days ago
    1pt
    gundamuk Lewd, but never uncouth...
    ddarko (4 days ago) #45040831Um, why didn’t you just leave all of you collection behind in storage? You could have just gotten new ones while at your new place and shipped them back to your home when you finally move back. Surely, you can’t be that attached to any figure that you need it by your side all the time, right?
    Fortunately my firm offers a generous transfer package that includes up to 7500 kilos shipping for a relocation. And if I were to extend I could stay here for a while so having access to some of what I already have made sense.

    You're right about attachment to figures - None of us need figures in our lives, but since we're all members of this site I'd think most of us agree that we bought what we did as we like having them around. Now if I didn't have the shipping/storage options available to me personally I would have purged quite a bit so as to bring nearly nothing and leave only a token collection in storage.
    4 days ago
    0pt
    I know this isnt exactly relevant but I love it when people from the US say they're going to Europe like It's one big country.

    "I'm going to Europe"
    Well if you're going to England you need an umbrella, going to Italy becareful of cars, going to France... well with everything going on becareful, going to Spain bring suncream. (I could go on but the only places I've been other then the UK is Italy XD)
    4 days ago
    1pt
    When I was in college, I had to leave behind the majority of my collection. Granted at that time, my collection wasn't that big, but it was big enough to decide which ones I was going to take and leave behind. What you're taking oversees sounds like overkill to me. You can bring a few (maybe at most 5 or 6) of your favorites and leave the rest behind, like I did and I didn't travel nearly as far as you.

    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/KalasRaven1314243014.jpeg
    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/KalasRaven1317019844.jpeg
    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/KalasRaven1331251770.jpeg

    Those are a few examples of the only figures I had while in college, I swapped them out every once in a while when I traveled back home. If you don't want to leave your figures entirely, but you fear what you're bringing is too much (and it is imo) you can pick a few and bring them. As you said, you're going to continue to collect while there, so you should bring fewer.
    4 days ago
    5pt
    Um, why didn’t you just leave all of you collection behind in storage? You could have just gotten new ones while at your new place and shipped them back to your home when you finally move back. Surely, you can’t be that attached to any figure that you need it by your side all the time, right?
    4 days ago
    4pt
    4Arnd 4ア一ンド
    Hmm, I wouldn’t even bother taking cabinets if you don’t have to. I don’t think it’s prohibitively expensive buying a Detolf or two from an Ikea store nearby? Easily sold on when moving back to the US.
    4 days ago
    1pt
    gundamuk Lewd, but never uncouth...
    take123 (4 days ago) #45014114Snip.That is a lot of moves to contend with - in-city moves aren’t much easier than going abroad, especially if frequent. I won’t be moving again for a few years so that’s a relief.

    I think I may have more figures than you but not at the scale you have - About 35% of my figures are scales and dolls with the rest 1/12 or smaller.

    Good luck with the fortress of figure solitude - I too hope to have a good place down the road that includes a hobby room, wall space for art, and a cellar for maturing wine :)
    4 days ago
    1pt
    My collection is growing quite large but it's not as big as yours. I find myself often moving every year to get good prices on rent. Unfortunately storage and moving figures is not a fun experience and I'm getting to the point where I would rather buy a place and settle down than to go through this again.

    I have around 50 1/4 size figures. They are huge and in the next year it will probably grow to over 65. So they will take up 4 full size book shelves easily. When I am living somewhere temporarily I usually do not take any figures with me except 1-2. The other stay in storage. Only when I find a place I will stay for roughly a year will I move all my figures out of storage and install them on their displays.

    My plan in the next 2 years is to buy a place to live and dedicate a room for figures and not have to move ever again... That will be my fortress of figure solitude... It will also allow me to have more space to store figure boxes as those are now overfilling my closet. If I settled in a place I could put those in the garage.
    4 days ago
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