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  • yakushining your Highness
    nads11 days ago#86904621Nicely written article and very cute and humble of you to give away a figure you longed for so much!Thank you very much! Yes, he was very thankful for him! :) Every time I hear of people selling a bunch of prize figures, I’m amazed because I’ve been trying to sell one of mine for a couple years now XD PUP seems like a cool line, If they ever make a character that I’m interested in, I might be tempted haha.

    Oh, I feel you. Scales are gorgeous, nothing can ever top them in my eyes. Nendos are the real wallet killers though... Before you know it, you have 3 whose prices could’ve bought a detailed scale OTL Congrats on the figma too (joints and all XD)!
    11 days ago
    yakushining your Highness
    RPG_FAN12811 days ago#86890786Nicely written article. :) I had a younger friend who was attracted to figmas. Personally the seams and joints couldn't compete with fixed-pose scale figures (unless of course those had seams haha).Whilst reading your article I was reminded some of my earliest purchases were prize figures. They've all been sold since then. But this year I did buy a Furyu Catherine prize figure haha.Thanks a lot! I agree, even back then I thought scales were more appealing, I just loved that figmas were posable haha. I hope you’re enjoying your Catherine figure :)
    11 days ago
    yakushining your Highness
    Ginger12 days ago#86858983My collection now is more better quality then before. I buy less soft toys and more figures now. Still have soft toys, but I don't display them and some of them want to give away. Still like the porcelain figures, and actually want more of them, but their prices are even higher than the scale figures..))That’s cool! It’s funny, I went the opposite way going from a lot of high quality stuff to lower quality stuff because my favourites are always neglected in the merch department lol. Porcelain figures are interesting too! That’s a whole new route to venture haha.
    11 days ago
    yakushining your Highness
    ilasja12 days ago#86838180It's always interesting to see how peoples' collections have changed over the years, especially when they start relatively young. I started collecting in 2015 when I was 23 but I think my taste has changed drastically a couple of times.Yeah, it’s crazy how much has changed over the course of only 6 years.

    That Madoka prize is the exact figure I was thinking about when writing the blog! I saw the close up detail and was in absolute awe. But yeah, prize figures of characters who don’t really get love in the figure department are great!

    I’m probably not gonna get him, but I’m also excited to see how Raihan comes out. I hope you’re happy with him when he releases!
    11 days ago
    yakushining your Highness
    BlazeDazzleDusk12 days ago#86820188Really great to see one of your articles again and I liked reading about your journey! And that was really nice for you to give Gary to your friend. My collection started out many years with video game related merch especially Pokémon and Mario but then expanded into the Tales Of Series, Sayaka Miki, Astolfo and of course the one and only Rimuru. I've gotten a lot better about getting rid of any things that aren't from my absolute favourite series thanks to Rimuru because that is what holds the most weight. So now my collection is much more focused and I'm a lot less worried about it than before.Thank you! I’m glad that you’re at a good point with your collection! I definitely have experience with collecting for a lot of characters I like but deciding to focus on one (or two in my case!). I’ve never known how to say it, I love how you explained that a certain character holds more weight than a large selection with your collection- that’s absolutely how I think of it! I think it goes without saying that I love your character collections as well!
    11 days ago
    Nendoroids are like vampires - invite them into your house just once and you're powerless to fight them.

    Even though their proportions are nothing like Figmas, I'd say with all the accessories nendos come with, your younger self would be impressed at the collection you've amassed.
    11 days ago
    Nicely written article and very cute and humble of you to give away a figure you longed for so much! I hope your friend gives it a nice place.

    I've only collected actively (and intensely) for about a year now and I always thought I would be fine with prize figures since you know ... they're sufficiently big and most importantly: cheap. But boy, was I wrong. I'm in the process of selling some of my prize figures (already sold 9 of them) and only keeping the ones that are better-ish quality or are somewhat unique (or that were presents). I'm still collection Pop Up Parade figures though 'cause I actually think their quality is quite good.

    My main focus are scale figures now. Pretty and tall and ... expensive. But man does opening one and looking at its detail and paint job make me happy. I am a real sucker for well sculpted and expressive faces and scale figures just do that SO well. I Am In Hell.

    The biggest change for me was when I started to appreciate Nendoroids though. I'm not a big fan of chibis and of joints but a friend gifted me the Bakugo Nendo for my birthday and I have really grown to like them since then. I mostly get Nendos of characters that otherwise don't have figures (like Yusuke from Persona or the Death Stranding Nendos) but a year ago I wouldn't have even looked at them. And I even bought my first figma! Still not the biggest fan of those though ... dem joints ...
    11 days ago
    Nicely written article. :)

    I had a younger friend who was attracted to figmas. Personally the seams and joints couldn't compete with fixed-pose scale figures (unless of course those had seams haha).

    Whilst reading your article I was reminded some of my earliest purchases were prize figures. They've all been sold since then. But this year I did buy a Furyu Catherine prize figure haha.
    11 days ago
    My collection now is more better quality then before.
    I buy less soft toys and more figures now. Still have soft toys, but I don't display them and some of them want to give away.
    Still like the porcelain figures, and actually want more of them, but their prices are even higher than the scale figures..))
    12 days ago
    It's always interesting to see how peoples' collections have changed over the years, especially when they start relatively young. I started collecting in 2015 when I was 23 but I think my taste has changed drastically a couple of times.

    Originally I had planned to only collect nendoroids because they were cute and relatively cheap compared to scales, two years into collecting (in 2017) I had only purchased seven nendoroids and ended up buying ITEM #156684 on TOM for cheap, I thought she was soooo pretty and detailed that I basically switched to scales overnight and forgot about nendoroids for a bit.

    Like you I was hesitant to buy prize figures but I saw a blog about ITEM #664015 while she was up for pre-order that showed how detailed her dress was and I ended up pre-ordering her. From there my collection has completely shifted AGAIN to mostly prize figures, and more than tripled in size since 2018 when that Madoka sent me down a slippery slope. Until this year I also bought figures solely based on how it looked and didn't care if I knew the character or source material, which led me to buy a ton of figures over a short time. Now I'm sticking to characters and series I know to help curb my spending.

    I've also said I would never buy a figma but now I own two and plan to at least get the full set of the Lucky Star girls and also the Raihan figma.
    12 days ago
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