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

  • 2pt
    gettogaara (1 month ago) #70842734Well, technically, I started collecting back when I was 4 or 5, and my parents would buy me toys from all my favorite anime like Digimon, Pokemon, DBZ, and etc. But at that age, I didn't even know the difference between anime and cartoons, and I played with them, so I guess that doesn't count. I started actually putting them up on shelves when I was 13 or 14, and buying them with my own money soon after. So, I've been collecting for about a decade.
    During those years, there have been points where I've considered quitting the hobby, too. There have been times when I've slowed down for months, not buying a single figure. But I inevitably watch/play something that comes out with figures making me feel like Spongebob needing water. I do hope you're getting out of the hobby because you genuinely want to, though, and not because of how you feel about this site or the mentality of other collectors.


    Right 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.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    Well, technically, I started collecting back when I was 4 or 5, and my parents would buy me toys from all my favorite anime like Digimon, Pokemon, DBZ, and etc. But at that age, I didn't even know the difference between anime and cartoons, and I played with them, so I guess that doesn't count. I started actually putting them up on shelves when I was 13 or 14, and buying them with my own money soon after. So, I've been collecting for about a decade.

    During those years, there have been points where I've considered quitting the hobby, too. There have been times when I've slowed down for months, not buying a single figure. But I inevitably watch/play something that comes out with figures making me feel like Spongebob needing water. I do hope you're getting out of the hobby because you genuinely want to, though, and not because of how you feel about this site or the mentality of other collectors.
    1 month ago
    3pt
    I got my first anime figure, ITEM #664015, in September 2018. But I officially started "collecting" them in May of this year when I got three items from AmiAmi (ITEM #675659, ITEM #675894, ITEM #676039). Then I knew I had to just straight up begin collecting them!
    1 month ago
    3pt
    6 years
    1 month ago
    3pt
    I wanna say I’ve been collecting since 2010 or so but was always on a slow incline like not buying too much here and there. I got real big into collecting sleeves when I was playing Weiss/schwarz but stopped shortly after that. I still collect some manga and light novels too but only ones I’m already invested in. I purchased three figures that have been on my list for awhile now just this past weekend. A lot of my figures are still in box though but I hope to change that by doing some unboxing videos in the future. It’s hard to not to collect when I look up stuff on eBay or MFC or amiami. I always wanna buy it all. But I think it’d be easy to stop if I could stop checking stuff out.
    1 month ago
    3pt
    victorviper (1 month ago) #70838249I started collecting anime in the late 1990's, but I didn't really start amassing an anime collection until about 1999 or so when DVD players started to become very affordable. Before that I had a handful of anime VHS tapes, but collecting anime didn't become a thing for me until the DVD revolution.
    I didn't start collecting anime figures until 2006 or 2007. I bought most of my figures from US shops initially, but it seems like around 2008-09, it became much easier to start buying things directly from Japan and that's when my figure collection really took off.


    That was about the time I got started with Anime, the first figures that were picked up back then were Gundam Deluxe Action Figures and those were available in stores and I think the first Anime I picked up on VHS was Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 it was pretty easy to switch over to getting DVDs found them second hand at places like Babbages and most of the times could find cheap Anime at a few other stores in the malls.



    I didn't start online shopping till around 2001 or 2002 been shopping online since.
    1 month ago
    4pt
    I started collecting anime in the late 1990's, but I didn't really start amassing an anime collection until about 1999 or so when DVD players started to become very affordable. Before that I had a handful of anime VHS tapes, but collecting anime didn't become a thing for me until the DVD revolution.

    I didn't start collecting anime figures until 2006 or 2007. I bought most of my figures from US shops initially, but it seems like around 2008-09, it became much easier to start buying things directly from Japan and that's when my figure collection really took off.
    1 month ago
    3pt
    yeah i feel like in order to stop collecting, it would have to just be a cold turkey thing. i don't think i will ever stop collecting one thing or another. for example, i love collecting books, but having a large library is kind of a prized thing in my family. i plan on one day no longer purchasing anime figures, probably when i decide to have children, but i will keep what i have and display them throughout my house rather than in one cabinet.
    1 month ago
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