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Vaikyuko

Vaikyuko

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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
Hey no problem I totally get it!

If a figure doesn't need its base to be displayed (usually the sitting or lying figures that don't even attach to the provided base) then I NEVER use them - bases you don't need just take up way too much display space! Like these:

ITEM #169
ITEM #427
ITEM #47764
ITEM #64148
ITEM #396852
ITEM #396977
ITEM #549441
ITEM #604470
ITEM #654953

Space is at a premium, so no space hogging unnecessary bases allowed ;)
11 days ago
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
Somehow I don’t really have a ton of extra parts to store - I just have the bases I don’t use and some extra parts in a plastic shoebox and extra nendoroid parts in some plastic (makeup) storage drawers. I wouldn’t bother with anything too fancy - as far as I know, the plastic just needs to breathe somewhat and otherwise will last in good condition.

It seems like nerd stuff and anime is getting more and more accepted, tbh. I used to be way more secretive, but over time I’ve just said fuck it and am open. My current Facebook pic is me in a pink cosplay wig from a recent local comic convention and I don’t hide my figure collecting anymore. I’ve found once people get to know you through work or socializing they just say oh ok it’s your hobby! Luckily, since Comic-Con is a big deal and bc of shows like Big Bang theory (say of it what you will!) average folks have some familiarity with “weird” nerdy stuff!
14 days ago
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
Yeah I started pitching some boxes recently. A few years ago I flattened a bunch and pitched the plastic blisters - it didn’t really make a huge difference in selling and it gets rid of a lot of storage clutter. I’ve still kept a bunch, but it feels less crazy.

I am super crossing my fingers on Maid Tohru bun FOTS - hope they can get it together for that one (and all their future releases, really!)

As for family / kids and lewd figures - I have a blog that shows my “perv cabinet” where I keep anything that I consider truly pornographic just to keep it out of sight - I also have my doujins and Fakku books in there, I was thinking about eventually getting a type of lock to put on there, but I almost feel like that would draw more attention to it, lol.

I’ve actually sold several of the figures shown in the blog so I don’t have a lot - I felt bad just keeping them hidden away so I’m limiting myself to lewd figures I feel like I REALLY must own for some reason. I don’t consider suggestive figures to be a big deal, though - swimsuits and bunny girls are fine. I keep all my cast off Sonicos and Queens Blade figures dressed / covered up positions and out on display. I consider Daiki’s Maria figure to be more artistic than anything. Also, all the figures together on detolfs kinda blend together when non fans glance at them! I’m limiting myself to all ages dakimakura and tapestries. I’ll play it by ear as my kids get older - but they are 3 (almost 4!) and 9 months now, so it hasn’t been an issue yet. My oldest said “it’s anime stuff” the last time I got an HLJ box, so I think he’s just getting used to it being my “thing.”

My husband is a sports fan and has a major sports themed basement. The anime room is an office off the master. It will likely be awhile before our kids start thinking we’re weird, haha!
15 days ago
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
Yeah I am constantly culling the collection and making sure it’s what I really want - that’s the fun of collecting!

Somewhere (maybe on Reddit?) someone talked about the umbrella company over FOTS and Pulchra and some others. They’re kind of a mess, but I can’t help but like some of their figures anyway!
16 days ago
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
I forgot to answer about HLJ sbipping - I think they are more reasonable than most other Japanese shops, but their packaging is pretty bare bones and I know that bothers some people. I’m not really a box perfectionist so I don’t care (and I hardly ever have trouble with EMS shipping - except for FOTS Japan but that’s a whole other can of worms!)
16 days ago
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
Ah yes - I’ll be finished paying off my law school debt in the next year or less (woohoo!) I was pretty lucky not to have terrible school loans - combination of scholarships, financial aid (in undergrad), some help from my grandparents, and going to a relatively inexpensive in state school! I didn’t buy too many figures in law school, and I worked at a firm as a clerk nearly full time over summer and part time during school, so I used that income :) My husband went back to school part time to get a degree not too many years ago (finished up a couple years ago I think?) and he has more loans than I did :P Also thinking ahead for our kids (who are still super young) and investing in 529s for them (well we haven’t started on the baby yet, but soon - probably after I pay off mine completely!)

My figure collecting waxes and wanes - hiatuses and what I call “figure frenzies” - I’m kind of in a frenzy right now, lol

How was majoring in creative writing? Do your write now?
16 days ago
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
I’ve heard rumors that HLJ can get mad about cancellations, but since the whole system is automated (you just do it yourself on their website) I don’t know why. I’ve cancelled TONS with them (and cancelled then reordered then cancelled again etc) and never heard a peep. I’ve also been a customer for a long time and regularly make pretty big purchases, so I don’t know if they do pay attention on a case by case basis.

I AM a lawyer! I first got into anime just randomly catching Inuyasha on adult swim one night when I was 18 and still in high school. I liked it and so I kept watching it every night. I stayed into it and also watched some Miyazaki but didn’t really branch out more until I was 21 when I decided to try FMA, Ranma, and more shows. I liked Chobits and so I tried DearS and I was very scandalized and intrigued by how “risqué” anime could be ... but I also loved and cried over shows like Gunslinger Girl and Elfen Lied. I started buying some anime as they were released on DVD (Haruhi, Lucky Star, When They Cry) and then started reading manga and following the industry and watching new shows all the time and collecting DVDs. I was moderately interested in figures and decided to bite the bullet and buy some actually while I was still in law school. The rest is history - otaku for life haha
16 days ago
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
Heyyyy! I think AmiAmi is a good place! I ordered White Rabbit from HLJ since that's my favorite shop (I like the private warehouse, cheaper shipping, and ability to cancel). I got Lilith from Big in Japan since I didn't know if she would go up anywhere else (but I did have to pay in advance!)
17 days ago
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She's cute! But I'm still waiting on a Meka for my nendoroid...
1 month ago
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That is a LOT of figures! Lol.

I'm glad I didn't have much to be excited about. I'm focused on getting as many of the Overwatch Nendos I can. I'm just waiting on my girl, Pharah... and Zarya... and Moira... Bastion would be cute...

And I swear, THEY HAVE TO MAKE A PROPER MEKA FOR D.VA!!! RAGERAGERAGE
7 months ago
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