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A few lower quality figures or one nice higher quality figure?Comments • A few lower quality figures or one nice higher quality figure?

  • 2pt
    D_A_R (1 month ago) #73966031I kind of agree with your points, but since he's 15 and mentioned his birthday, I'm pretty sure it's more like a special piece to him than "the start of an addiction". :D I guess, he's still in school. Maybe has a small job, but probably has to save up to afford a scale statue. Of course I could be wrong, but I don't think the collection would grow that quickly.
    You're right, I was looking too far into the future and kinda went overboard there XD
    Paranoid me (^^;)
    1 month ago
    2pt
    leith (1 month ago) #73965206Generally, it's better to aim for quality but there is a catch. You have to ask yourself these questions:
    Have you been in this hobby for a long time? Yes/No
    Would you be in this hobby for a long time? Yes/No
    Do you view yourself as a dedicated collector? Yes/No
    If most of your answers are "Yes" then go for that scale figure. Otherwise, I'd say go with several prize figures. That way you would have many of your favorite characters and could gauge your interest with little risk. Also, it's easier and more manageable to fill a shelf with prize figures.
    Scales are addictive and expensive, you buy only one and your shelf would look empty. There would be a temptation to buy more and there is a high probability that your second and subsequent purchases are scales too because you set the bar high. I think that's a dangerous path to walk on if you haven't prepared mentally and financially.
    Sorry if my assumption is way off the mark, but it's just that I feel quality over quantity without context is really dangerous.


    This is very well said. Once you start a path of scale figures its hard to go back
    1 month ago
    2pt
    leith (1 month ago) #73965206
    Sorry if my assumption is way off the mark, but it's just that I feel quality over quantity without context is really dangerous.


    I kind of agree with your points, but since he's 15 and mentioned his birthday, I'm pretty sure it's more like a special piece to him than "the start of an addiction". :D I guess, he's still in school. Maybe has a small job, but probably has to save up to afford a scale statue. Of course I could be wrong, but I don't think the collection would grow that quickly.
    1 month ago
    1pt
    Taralen Elf Hoarder
    I almost entirely gave up on prize figures and trading figures. Overtime they just clutter your collection and typically don't hold much aftermarket value (except on rare occasions.) I would just set aside money for one nice HQ figure than spend that same amount on low quality figs that won't be worth much in the near future.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    Generally, it's better to aim for quality but there is a catch. You have to ask yourself these questions:

    Have you been in this hobby for a long time? Yes/No
    Would you be in this hobby for a long time? Yes/No
    Do you view yourself as a dedicated collector? Yes/No

    If most of your answers are "Yes" then go for that scale figure. Otherwise, I'd say go with several prize figures. That way you would have many of your favorite characters and could gauge your interest with little risk. Also, it's easier and more manageable to fill a shelf with prize figures.
    Scales are addictive and expensive, you buy only one and your shelf would look empty. There would be a temptation to buy more and there is a high probability that your second and subsequent purchases are scales too because you set the bar high. I think that's a dangerous path to walk on if you haven't prepared mentally and financially.
    Sorry if my assumption is way off the mark, but it's just that I feel quality over quantity without context is really dangerous.
    1 month ago
    1pt
    Banpresto does really good stuff. Kotobukiya while doing great and cheap work, aren't the best at scales.
    You're comparing the best prize figs I've seen with an average-good scale figure.
    Why Zero Two to be specific?
    1 month ago
    3pt
    Personally suggest you go for Scales.
    Quality over quantity, for me.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    I'm mainly a scale figure collector so I'd say scale. You should just go with which ones you like more though.
    1 month ago
    2pt
    Disclaimer: I mainly collect scales so I'm biased.

    I would say go for the more expensive option. It would feel more like you're treating yourself to something special. At least that's how I would feel.
    1 month ago
    4pt
    WindsorSeven SHSL Vegone
    I'm gonna be the odd one out and say that if you really like the prize figures then go ahead and get those instead of the scale. They've come a looong way in quality lately, but they've still kept their low prices.
    1 month ago
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