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Areodus

Areodus

«Save me from myself»
Last visit 3 months ago • Joined 2 years ago5,262 hits (13,230)

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People tend to call me Awa-chan (or just Awa) on the internet thanks to an old Tumblr username, so feel free to call me that! I understand that my username can be hard to spell/pronounce, so feel free to call me by a nickname :)

I've been interested in figures for quite a while, but only more recently have I started collecting.

As with many people in this hobby, I'm broke, extremely limited on space, and can never make up my mind, so I don't have much as of yet, but I hope in the future to have an appealing collection that inspires me :)

Currently, even though I find scaled figures beautiful, I only seem to buy smaller things like nendos and Banpresto's Chibi-Kyun Charas (boy am I obsessed with those haha!) And not because of money, it's just...what I tend to subconsciously lean towards I suppose?

Other than taking on this expensive hobby of figure collecting, I am also already involved in another expensive hobby: cosplay. I also attend anime and comic conventions when I can, but I most frequently attend Otakuthon in Montreal (been attending for over five years now!)

You can find me on Tumblr and MyAnimeList

A little bit more about my world of anime/manga:
My first true "introduction" into anime/manga was when I discovered and read the Imadoki! manga series in the local public library as a young teen. From there I fell in love with Naruto and Vampire Knight and followed both all the way until the end. In high school my friends introduced me to many other series, then it just grew from there. I grew up on Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and Digimon and collected the cards and merch for all three.

Other than that, I am very unpredictable with my manga/anime preferences. However, the darker series such as Ajin, Death Note, Pandora Hearts, etc. never fail to interest me. You can see my lists of favourite anime/manga on my MyAnimeList account.

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Got to love these reminders.. I got one saying that it was your birthday so I wanted to drop in and celebrate with you. I hope that you have had a wonderful day and that this evening will be one to remember.

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Tia

Happy Birthday !!!!

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3 months ago
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Ah so a little birdie told me that it was your birthday so I wanted to drop in and celebrate with you. I hope that you have had a wonderful day and that this evening will be one to remember.

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Tia

Happy Birthday !!!!

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1 year ago
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Areodus (2 years ago) #6708620A chat section would indeed be nice! I suppose people on here normally have other ways of chatting such as Facebook groups or Tumblr. I know I am in an anime figure Facebook group where people often chat. I was surprised when I first joined this site that there was no instant message/chat system in place. At least we have a comment section :)

Yes communicating via comments is a nice way to go about chatting as well. Makes me think of the good old old old days of letter writing lmao.

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Tia
2 years ago
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Areodus (2 years ago) #6684999Thanks for sharing how you organize your figures though! I figured it's a very personal thing as to how to organize and collect figures, but I was curious how you did it :) Personally, I don't think I'd be able to organize by anime because I normally only like a figure or two from the same anime, so I'll probably just use themes. I guess the best way to get inspiration for themes is to look at others' collections...off I go to do research!
I'm not bothering you with this long conversation, am I? It's nice to have someone to talk to on here who has been collecting for a bit XD


No no no absolutely no bother to me. I love the chit chat on the site. I kinda wish they had a chat feature. But I mentioned this a few times and I do not think it will ever happen. Like I said in my comment it's all a matter of opinion. Everyone can choose how they are willing to display their collection. There is no right or wrong.

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Tia
2 years ago
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Areodus (2 years ago) #6661182Oh wow, thanks for the advice! I'm glad you told me that cause I actually never thought of having a certain theme in my collection. You're right that I was just going by what pulled at me, and looking at my wishlist now it's kinda all over haha. Good thing I haven't put a ton of money into the hobby yet.
To help clarify, what type of examples of themes/niches do people use? Like, is it sometimes by anime, scale, colour, or appearance (like, all black haired characters)? I imagine it can be anything as long as there's unity.


You have to understand that that question can be answered so manys by so many different people. Each person will thrust their views and opinions on it. Now me I am straight forward kinda guy. I place emphesis on collections by anime then by theme.

I have sereral animes I worrk with the biggest one is To Love Ru. Not sure why but its the one I have the most figurines of. Rosario + Vampire, Samurai Brides, Sekirei, Zero no Tsukaima are a few of the other series that I have dabbles in Some are complete others are just the ones( figurines )I like. What ever halls under the series umbrella stays with that series even if you could cross it into a theme like Maid's, umbrella or Yukata theme. To me this is a no no. The exception to the rule is if you had 2 of the same item then you could place it in both the anime and the theme showcase.

But like I said this is a matter of personal preference. Not everyone will agree with my way of separating by theme.

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Tia
2 years ago
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Areodus (2 years ago) #6567564Oooo, a nice figure! I like it when they paint the hair like that, like, how it has a gradient that fades into a different colour/tone at the ends. But, like you said, live and learn! Hearing all these stories from others helps teach me to be sure to ask/research about figures before buying. Sadly, I'm an impulse buyer (though who isn't when it comes to figures?) so I have to be careful. I can't wait to buy my first scaled figure though! The biggest issue would be deciding which one to get: so many beautiful figures to choose from... Thankfully I have plenty of time to decide since it'll be a while before I can afford it haha.

Being an impulse buyer can be a good thing but from my experience in which direction I wanted to take my collection it was not the best thing for me. I bought anything I liked but now 3 years later I find myself with items that I just do not really care about. Yeah when I bought them I was happy but the novelty of the anime that they came from is gone. So my love for the characters is also faded thus I have figurines that are in the show case but I could not care less about.

Just remember to really think about a figurine before buying it. The one Cardinal rule for me now is how will this embellish my collection? If I can see the figurine will easily fit on of the themes I have going on the I consider it as a great acquisition and buy it. I guess what I am trying to say is that finding you niche your preferred collecting genre is very important as that was you collection is not being pulled in 50 different ways. When this happens ( very diverse collection) your emotions tug at you for every genre that you are collecting and your purse will always be empty. Took me almost 6 months to figure that one out yet the damage was done. 15 figurines are now resting on the bottom of my Detolf.

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Tia
2 years ago
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Areodus (2 years ago) #6567501Ah, that's true, I suppose there'd be a lot of bootlegs at conventions too. I normally only buy from reputable sellers at cons (like Navito World). Though I'm sad to say this, but if a bootleg figure looks nice/good quality I would still pick it up sometimes, but that's normally for smaller cheap figures anyways. I imagine that would change once I graduate and have more money to afford the lovely scaled figures (I'm in my last year of college right now). I'm glad I found this site though cause it helps me learn what's the difference between bootlegs and the real deal :)
Curious question: what was your first scaled figure you ever bought? Like, not bootleg (I saw your Moka bootleg figure on your profile's description haha).


I hear you about counterfeit items. I have some money yet bootlegs are always tempting as the price is sometimes just insane. What bugs me the most about my Moka is that had I known about fake items at the time I would have just picked one up on Ami Ami. They were going between 110 - 150 $ at the time I bought my reproduction. Now $280 -320 is the going price for her 3 years later. Oh well live and learn.

This is the first legit figurine I purchased. ITEM #99063

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Kind of a nice piece as I love that anime. Watched it way to many times to count. But I prefer Akeno to Rias as my Favorite girl in the series. That is why Akeno was my first 1/4 scale figurine. I made so many buying mistakes when I first started its stupid. But I learned the hard way.

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Tia
2 years ago
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Areodus (2 years ago) #6543014Yup, Kingston area :) Hmmm I didn't know about the cat show, I'll have to look into that! It's kind of sad that so many stores sell bootlegs, I didn't really think of that. So far I have only bought from other sellers or conventions (like Navito World at conventions). I'll have to try buying from Ami Ami and Mandrake in the future! I'll for sure let you know if I'm ever in Ottawa, but sadly it doesn't happen as often as I'd like. Do you attend anime/comic conventions in Ottawa? That'd probably be the main reason why I would go there haha.

I've gone to the kingston cat show but I am not going this year. As for the comments on the bootlegs I am sure that even in con's there are tones of bootlegs so I have never bought from a convention before. Not saying that it all is fakes but the show's I have gone to I did not trust the dakimura's that I saw. If the price seems to good to be true then it most likely is.

So that being said I may pay more because of shipping but in the end I know I am getting an authentic piece.

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Tia
2 years ago
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Areodus (2 years ago) #6466524Well right now I move a lot, but I'd say in between the two? Like, two hours from Ottawa, three hours from Toronto. I wish I was closer/in Toronto cause it'd be so much easier to find figures XD
Oh, I just looked at your profile and I wanted to say I'm a sucker for vampires too (no pun intended haha)


I want to suck your blood. Or so the saying goes from the older vampire movies. This place is really nice to cat with fellow collectors. So you would be in the Kingston area then. There is a cat show coming up in that area very soon. Personally I tend not to buy local as I have seen to many bootlegs in anime stores. Most of what I buy is from Ami Ami and Mandrake. If you are ever in Ottawa and would like a tour let me know.

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Tia
2 years ago
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Are you in the greater TO area? or closer to Ottawa?

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Tia
2 years ago
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