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Why did I buy this?Comments • Why did I buy this?

  • 1pt
    I have a few figures that I bought more on liking the art than the series (for example, Hyakka Ryouran ITEM #6424 ITEM #12045 ITEM #22551). I don't regret the purchases since they look great, but I also wouldn't mind selling them since I don't feel an affinity for the series.

    Some series I only kind of liked but didn't love, in which case I may have one or two figures and that's it. I'm ok holding onto these as I still have positive memories of the series; I just won't buy any additional ones. An example of this is Ryuuou no Oshigoto, for which I'm only getting a Nendo of Ai ITEM #675856

    A series I loved 10 years ago is one I will still love today. If I really liked a series, I probably bought more than a few figures from it (such as Evangelion LIST #20933).

    On a side note, I greatly enjoyed TWGOK (the manga... the anime is just ok). I have a few figs from that series and wish they had made at least one of Keima. I'm glad you still like the series today, even if not enough to want figures from it.
    4 months ago
    1pt
    Everyone has purchases they regret. For me, it's mostly because they made a superior version later, or the thing I got had massive qc issues.
    I watch the source material before making a purchase so I don't end up disappointing myself.
    I'd sell some for sure but I know I'd miss them.
    But I never rewatch shows. There are simply too many existing anime so it feels like a waste to rewatch something when I can watch something I havn't seen yet.
    4 months ago
    1pt
    I started collecting figures about 2 months ago. I buy mainly scales but I have a couple nendoroids. When I started out I purchased 2 cheap preowned figures from amiami that I ended up regretting. They were plain looking so I sold them and now I'm pretty happy with my current collection. I collect figures that have stunning designs or unique sculpts.
    4 months ago
    2pt
    I certainly have quite a lot of figures that I have sold, but there are very very few that I truly regret buying. There have been a few figures that I bought purely because they were cheap when I just started collecting. I do regret those purchases, but I've been able to sell them for an okayish price, so no harm done. But I've had a lot of figures that I sold that I didn't regret buying, I just didn't like them that much anymore. And since space is always a problem I sold them off. But I did enjoy them quite a lot when I had them, so I don't regret them, or thought it was a mistake. I've got a lot of figures that I know I will never sell, but I also have quite few that I might sell inthe future. But for now I enjoy them quite a lot.

    I've never bought stuff with the idea that I must always like it. My interests change over time, so naturally my collection will too. And new interesting series, and with it figures, will always keep coming. But the available space I have does definitely not grow as much as I'd like. So I simply make choices. If you don't enjoy the figures you have as much as you used to, then imo that does not necessarily mean it was a mistake to buy them.It just means that it might be time to change your collection again.
    4 months ago
    8pt
    Being an avid fan of Higurashi that has a ton of prize figures and is an old/forgotten series, I am glad people regret their purchases so I can buy them off to complete my collection.
    4 months ago
    1pt
    I started like 8 months ago when i discovered there were figures for final fantasy viii and i got those small trading figures which has no place for display, so I do feel regrets. because I now mainly buy scales.
    4 months ago
    2pt
    All my (5 pathetic, I know) scale figures are purchases I know I'll never regret.
    This is gonna sound cheesy, and probably so cliche, but I started watching/reading that series when I was around 10-11, and it had so much influence on me. I basically grew up with it. Even if I stop liking the series one day, I know I'm not gonna regret the years spent on it, because it/they brought me so much joy.

    When it comes to my nendoroids, which has become a majority of my collection, which... what a trip, was never supposed to happen. I don't think I'll regret those either.

    They're cute, and since many parts are interchangeable, even if I ever started looking at one figure thinking "Why?" I'd still be able to use it.
    (That, and Nendoroids really do look better if you got a few of them.)

    I think it's always about what you yourself make of a collection.
    Having some kind of bond to the characters, or at least really adoring their looks will probably help keep them exciting.

    I feel like, if you get a figure that may not be that pretty, or just downright boring, from a series/game you don't like, or aren't as excited about, is just gonna make you more annoyed with it at a later date.
    4 months ago
    1pt
    "For me the one purchase that I made that I do not regret was Belldandy from Ah my goddess."

    Your statement above, is what I always consider before purchasing any figure, will I regret it?
    Before buying a figure, you need to ask yourself, what exactly is the strong appeal of the figure to you, which will never fade. Then proceed with the purchase, only then you will not get into the situation you are in now. The bitterness and hassle of selling figures for cheap price, is not worth it?
    What to do with those figure that you already have now, that have no appeal to you?
    Sell them away to the highest bidder.

    I collect quality Scale figures ONLY, which have a high artistic appeal. I have thought about buying others collectibles, only to find myself disinterested later in few weeks and satisfied by just looking at pictures of them on the Internet.
    4 months ago
    5pt
    I think I'm gonna be the odd one here, as I don't really watch much anime or read many manga, so don't have much of a deep connection to any of my figures that way. However, I do love the general art style and aesthetics and now find myself mostly collecting "interesting" ecchi/hentai figures as a result. So far, I haven't really regretted any of these buys - but I've not been collecting for long, so who knows what my opinion will be in a few years time...

    Before collecting the original figures, I bought quite a few bootlegs - on purpose, not by accident, because at the time I could not justify the price and most bootlegs looked "good enough". I don't do that anymore and I do regret quite a few of those purchases. Even though many bootlegs look quite good from a distance, they do not not hold up well at all after taking a closer look and comparing them with an authentic figure.
    4 months ago
    1pt
    So far, none of the ones I currently own. Most are high quality scales of favorite characters and the few plainer ones do a good job of decorating my bottom shelves. Some of the pre-ordered figures could end up that way for me though if they are not as nice as I thought they would be, especially the Mikus. I don't have a strong attachment to Miku outside of appearance and occasional media, so if the figure is not great, I could end up wanting to sell.
    4 months ago
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