Loading
HomeArticlesArticle #44303Comments

November 2019: How long have you been collecting Anime figures?Comments • November 2019: How long have you been collecting Anime figures?

  • 1pt
    I start collecting around late 2008.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    I've been collecting for 9 years. However, some years have been lighter than others. It depends entirely on what is being released. I'm very selective with my figures.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    I've been collecting on and off for the past 8 years or so, but I've only been seriously collecting for the past year. This is also the first year I've actually pre-ordered regularly, and I went a little overboard. I'm feeling a little stretched thin financially, so I'm going to stick to my budget and impulse buy less. I'm trying to resist the urge to pre-order and go back to my old method of aftermarket deal hunting. I love everything I've pre-ordered, but I'm looking forward to being done with my orders next year. I'm a lot happier when I can buy figures when I feel like it rather than have a monthly figure bill.
    1 month ago
    1pt
    Kureiji (1 month ago) #70874363Still fairly new to the hobby. I have just recently passed the 3 years mark. What got me into the hobby was when God Eaters 2 was announced to be released onto Steam. I somehow remember searching up information about the game and stumble upon ITEM #331543 for pre-order on Tokyo Otaku Mode. I was like man I enjoyed the games why not have something to represent it. And here we are. I have slowed down on pre-ordering and constantly searching figures to buy as my impulses are not that strong anymore. In 2020 I have less than 10 pre-orders and from series, I watched and enjoy. It helps that I need emotional attached to pre-order figurines hahaha.

    Feels like that's part of the reason why I'd preorder any figure now If I felt like it since I have to be attached to that character to a certain extent to justify a preorder of the character.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    Just a little over a year
    1 month ago
    2pt
    Still fairly new to the hobby. I have just recently passed the 3 years mark. What got me into the hobby was when God Eaters 2 was announced to be released onto Steam. I somehow remember searching up information about the game and stumble upon ITEM #331543 for pre-order on Tokyo Otaku Mode. I was like man I enjoyed the games why not have something to represent it. And here we are. I have slowed down on pre-ordering and constantly searching figures to buy as my impulses are not that strong anymore. In 2020 I have less than 10 pre-orders and from series, I watched and enjoy. It helps that I need emotional attached to pre-order figurines hahaha.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    I started buying figures around 2005 when the first Myth Cloths were released. And I've been buying scales since 2007, with 2011 being the year I really started to get into figure collecting.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    I've been getting a few small figures from time to time since 2010, but I think I actually started getting into it as a hobby about 2015. I'd say it's been a good 5 years as a collector so far. Although I'm gonna be majorly scaling back simply due to rising prices. But that will likely be a good thing. The less backlog there will be for figure reviews and the more frequently I can take pictures.
    1 month ago
    1pt
    gettogaara (1 month ago) #70844399Ah, okay, that's completely understandable. Just wanted to make sure that a negative atmosphere wasn't the driving force for making you lose your enthusiasm. I've gotten to the point where I'm a bit passive about collecting. I enjoy it, but I have 10+ figures still unopened in their boxes, and I'm content with waiting for deals on most of the things that I want. I balance it with other hobbies like reading, writing, and gaming so that I'm never really overwhelmed by it.
    I also collect action figures(Mainly Marvel Legends/Select, DCC, and NECA) alongside the anime ones, and they actually make up the more significant portion of my collection. So, if you do get back to collecting, they'll definitely keep you busy. And, hey, despite how things seem now, if you do get the urge to buy more anime figures, you could always try downsizing to free up some space.


    I no longer have the patience or the energy for doing sales, for years I did that online and was burned out fairly quickly plus the platform I used for that went to crap [ebay] and I do not have the energy to keep managing a constant inflow of new additions every month.

    In order for things to resume at a future date and be healthy instead of descending into unhealthy fixation and repetitive behavior I need to take a lengthy rest and right now shutting down is the most logical and rational choice it's a perfect way to end a very busy year and after adding almost 35 figures to the collection this month I can no longer collect to where it's a constant stream of figures being added in even with all the proper management routines followed.

    Guess you can say I'm long overdue for a vacation from the collecting hobby.
    1 month ago
    3pt
    TyjosAzari (1 month ago) #70842839Right now the need to get out of this hobby is due to the fact I think about it way too much and the healthiest thing to do is to get away from it and with things as they are this is the best time to shut down.
    I will not have another opportunity to change the current course I'm on until the first of the year and right now I follow a course to it's end once it's set and at the moment the need to get out of the hobby takes priority because I have had a very busy year for collecting and right now this is the best time to get out of it since I'm still happy with how things have gone on the collecting side just ran out of space and patience for the hobby so the only way things may get back to normal is shut down.
    I started way back in the 90's is when I first started with Action figures with the old Plamates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line and managed to catch the end of the Gi Joe Toyline before getting sucked into collecting Star Wars Power of the Force in 1995 since then I've been locked into collecting Action figures and I can say that if I do continue to collect anything next year it's Action Figures.
    So that's about 30 of my 35 years of life that's been spent collecting figures.
    Just time to get the mind calmed down to where there is no stress or strain from the hobby and no obsession and fixation on anything since that's starting to happen again and I don't like to be fixated on things.

    Ah, okay, that's completely understandable. Just wanted to make sure that a negative atmosphere wasn't the driving force for making you lose your enthusiasm. I've gotten to the point where I'm a bit passive about collecting. I enjoy it, but I have 10+ figures still unopened in their boxes, and I'm content with waiting for deals on most of the things that I want. I balance it with other hobbies like reading, writing, and gaming so that I'm never really overwhelmed by it.

    I also collect action figures(Mainly Marvel Legends/Select, DCC, and NECA) alongside the anime ones, and they actually make up the more significant portion of my collection. So, if you do get back to collecting, they'll definitely keep you busy. And, hey, despite how things seem now, if you do get the urge to buy more anime figures, you could always try downsizing to free up some space.
    1 month ago
  • 18 comments
    FirstPrev12NextLast
Bringing the hobby to your door.