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04 hours agogwendal738-2gwendal738-2
Ciciely (22 hours ago) #24738234I compare waiting for a proto-limbo figure to waiting for KH3 LOL. But, no, never give up! Never surrender! I only collect male figures (even my non-human types are) so I'm over-the-moon about this male fig boom right now. Seeing beautiful figures of boys I don't know helps me find new shows too. I've got it baaaad for sword types too! Hahaha. I was surprised at myself when I loved Haikyuu and YOI so much. I'm trying to peek my head into idol hell but I've got my types like everybody else and a lot of idol characters come off as too girly for my tastes. Y'know that "I'm clueless at literally every turn and can't even hold chopsticks without them dramatically flying away and crying because of it" over the top type? It gets on my nerves. Sword types are so manly and can be cocky and *begins babbling* ლ(´ڡ`ლ)...
I wanna give Yahoo Japan Auctions a try but I don't really grasp the proxy idea too well and I think it'll be much more of a headache and partial scare for me, so I'll stick with Mandarake (just found Jungle last night!) for now.
Thank you! I made a discord for a MAL group and never used it. I'll re-download it and add you right now. I get discouraged from talking in large groups online so it's a bit hard for me to reach out and talk about this hobby. Commenting on blog articles here at first was a struggle. I have 1 friend in rl who collects but he's only into NSFW girls and my other buddy only collects manga, and the rest of my friends don't collect period. My boyfriend collects an array of things (yugioh cards is his biggest for now) but has no interest in anime. It's nice he listens to me rant and appreciates my collection, noticing new ones and asking who they are but, it's nice to see someone else get excited or know the struggle/rarity of one.

OMG. I was you two years ago! I planned to only collect male figures- but then Madoka Magica and Love Live happened. I don't even watch Love Live, but I'm an avid player of the game, and the aesthetics are just hnngh. X'D And I've gotten back into Vocaloid, so lately I've been into Miku and Kaito too, so she's another girl to add to the list. I actually never would have thought I'd buy female figures since I don't like anime girls in general (they tend to fall into certain stereotypes that are almost sexist to me tbh, sometimes they're there just for the benefit of the male MC too), but lately most anime have been making really cool, badass girls that need no man. X'D (Badass Loli Tanya kicking grown men's asses) So I've been into those.

But yes, I know what you mean with male idols! I watched Starmyu, and pretty much the MC falls into that category you just pointed out. X'D There's also the classic tsundere and the "I'm cold but actually I have a kind heart" guys and just. Deres. Deres everywhere. I feel like most of them are flat and just 'by the book' and 'tried and tested' in terms of personality. No one ever bothers to give these kinds of characters more depth.

But yes. The sword types, dem manly af. -u- <3 I like dem sword boys. Especially the legit manly men like Mutsunokami RIP figure

I haven't given proxy services a try, but I plan to next month- I need to pre-order some Victuuri/Otario keychains that are exclusive on Movic, so I plan to use FromJapan. I'll let you know how it goes!

Ahhh, I totally understand what you mean! I typically don't like talking in big groups too, but sometimes it can get really fun especially when people are talking or ranting about random stuff. X'D But I totally get what you mean about finding it hard to reach out to people. But out of every single fandom and fansite I've been on the internet, MFC really is something else. The community here is just so kind and accommodating and everyone is so open-minded! I haven't met anyone here who is downright mean or a troll. Sure, people get angry and have debates over certain figures, but their anger is usually justified most of the time. Plus, people give constructive criticisms rather than downright insulting others' tastes. I've never really been in a community that's so open like this.

But yes. Talking to someone who really has a similar hobby is so nice. :'D It's really nice talking to you like this too! When you have Discord, hit me up on there! I just found out my privacy settings was wonky and maybe you weren't able to send me a friend request, but it's all fixed now :'D
01 day agogwendal738-2gwendal738-2
Ciciely (1 day ago) #24731254I constantly worry about limbo prototypes or a figure never getting anything! Like, all the Bleach figures I pretty much hate. I wish a company would just do a few more of better quality.
"collecting maniac" YES!! LOL. I collected stuffed animals, those little creatures made out of fur, marbles, snow globes, etc as a kid.
I've got preorders till november I believe. Almost every other day I'm checking Mandarake, etc for preowned deals (Which is starting to become an issue). I just found out the existence of shikishi 2 days ago and how cute they'd look behind some figures on the wall/as case backgrounds. I bought a fuck ton of non-anime figures on my birthday from a local toy/comic shop.
I didn't know there was an MFC Discord :o I use snapchat the most out of anything but I understand if that's a bit personal, idk! ALSO, THANKS!!! It was my best birthday yet!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The one thing I am still waiting for right now that has been stuck in the forever draft limbo is Senbonzakura Kaito scale. I'll probably be 96 when they finally come out with that lol. X'D But I am not losing hope! Some figures have gotten prototypes even after 5 years after they've been announced, and male figures are slowly gaining more popularity. When I was collecting back in like. 2014-ish, there were hardly any male figures. Now it's Tourabu and male idol hell galore! thank god I'm not in male idol hell though I'd be in so much trouble since I'm already in sword hell

I know what you mean about checking pre-owned sections. o.o;; Thanks to PayPal's god-awful customer service, I cannot use Mandarake at all so I am thankful for that. AmiAmi's pre-owned section though, on the other hand, is an absolute trap for me omg. It's the primary reason my collection grew by like 300% in 3 months. X'D

I am so glad you had a great birthday! :'DDD But yes, I don't have snapchat anyhow since I tried it once and didn't like how it is, so I kind of just deleted it. X'D But yeah, if you ever decide to head on over to Discord, you can hit me up anytime!
02 days agoMelKeigoMelKeigo ~Honey Fairy~
Ciciely (2 days ago) #24694723ITS OK! I HAD A GREAT BIRTHDAY. THANK YOU LOVE!!

YAY! That1 great to hear!! <3 how did you celebrate!? <3
02 days ago (2 days ago)gwendal738-2gwendal738-2
Ciciely (2 days ago) #24697556Exactly, it's not like these companies are being asked to make a figure of a side-character from a manga that has no indication of getting an anime series. It's YURI from Yuri on Ice!!! for godsake! GSC is obviously on the ball with the nendoroids (already 3 Yuri's!).
I said the same thing! Hahahah, "Anything Yuri/Victor I've gotta have it!!! *Sees Victor's scales* "....scratch that.." Sometimes I forget that things huge in Japan differ from say, the US.
I've always collected different things but being an adult with money, seeing companies make statues/scales/posable figs/etc, I'm losing my mind and playing catch up as well. Just yesterday I was debating getting into 1/4 & 1/6 scale statues (The mugen up for preorder tomorrow and an old sly cooper statue still available!! (;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`)), which I know will be the end of my wallet (My 21st birthday was friday so I went a little overboard with self gifts.) but this is truly the stuff dreams are made of- for me at least. I'm living a childhood dream honestly. It's refreshing talking about it all on here with like-minded people. I hope the recent return to collecting has been good for you!

Yep, with the speed GSC is getting on with the Yuuris, I think we may very well expect them to come out with a Yuri scale before a Victor one. Hopefully. GSC pls

Yeah, I forget that Japan has different tastes. And they are the primary market so they are a large influence of the activity of figure companies. Aside maybe from Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Line, everything else is catered to the Japanese audience- which I 99% of the time have no problems with. However, this can also mean that the characters I like the most may or may not get attention at all. Take Free!'s Rei for example- took us like 3 years to even get a prototype of him, I almost thought Alter wasn't gonna bother with completing the whole line. T_T I was so devastated since he is my absolute favorite and no one is making him. But at least now I can have a sort of peace of mind. I just hope he doesn't get stuck in the forever prototype stage.

And oh my god I know what you mean!!! I've collected stickers and notebooks and plushies and cute little plush dog keychains when I was a kid. I've always been a collecting maniac. But I agree, being an adult with complete control over my own money and earning it for myself now, collecting has gotten a bit out of hand. X'D Just this month alone already 8 figures came in, and I have more on pre-order and more I'm planning to buy. I'm living the childhood dream just like you! X'D

We can always talk about random figure needs, so if you ever need someone to squeal with/vent on/rant to, you can always hit me up. :D If you're on the MFC Discord server, I get on there fairly frequently- and you can message me privately on there too. Otherwise I have a few other means of communication I can give you if you're interested. X'D

02 days agogwendal738-2gwendal738-2
Ciciely (2 days ago) #24694697I'm hoping Alter does a combo statue of them as well! I haven't been collecting these types of figures long but I understand items can tank, I get quite anxious thinking about the gamble though. I want Victor in his prince outfit but not with TW's busted face, I agree. (Their Makoto looks busted. Thankfully, I'm not a huge Free! fan.) I don't think they're gonna change a single thing considering they lowered the price. I'd love to see you do a review of your Koto Victor when you get him, maybe then I'll see a light or something, ahahah. I think he's great looking if I wanted him watching Yuri skate but like I mentioned, I think he'll look out of place in my cases. I've got mixed feelings about MegaHouse's Victor. If the outfit was different I think I would've gotten him. I feel he was rushed and not much thought went into him. Also, why have they only rushed Victor's scales? I feel like Yuri is just as popular and plenty of people want them together. You'd think they would at least have prototype photos out already.

Yeah, if I really like the figure or character I usually pre-order anyway, because I hate gambling on the fact that they will tank. Because if they're sold out on release their prices can usually go up instead of down, so I almost always pre-order. But since I also just got back into the collecting hobby recently (I took a break for 2 years), I'm trying to catch up- and yep, most of the things I want are so high up in price now o.o;;;

Honestly, even if TW's Victor does go up in price after release because of, idk, rabid fans or something, I still wouldn't buy him. Not with that face. Especially not with that face. I told myself I would collect every single figure of both Yuri and Victor that comes out, but I didn't anticipate there to be an ugly one -.-;;; I will definitely do a review on Koto's Victor, for sure. :D

I think the whole reason they rushed Victor's scales is apparently because he is more popular (even more so than Yuri) in Japan. So he's basically the money-making machine of the franchise. -.-; Like I've said countless times before, you'd think this show was called Victor!! on Ice because of the way companies are just churning out Victors X'D Except they're churning out subpar ones, tbh. I would have preferred waiting until next year and get really high quality scales of Yuri and Victor rather than them rushing to have them out. I don't know what they're worried about- losing its popularity? Please, there's a movie coming out, and a possible season 2. There's no way this show is going to lose its popularity anytime soon.

I am really disappointed with the lack of Yuri figures too. I hope GSC and Alter come through- and also for Koto to make a matching Yuri to the Victor I got.

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