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"You and the end of summer and the dreams of the future..."
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Alexi - INFJ - Cancer/Scorpio/Libra - Faerie Princess
Note: Thank you for all the birthday messages :3 I will read them when I'm feeling better. I love you guys <3
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In the forest of dreams, time forever stands still
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Art by Alexi (that's me!)
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Buddy, the Right Arm of the Forest Faerie
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why are figures so expensive now?
billowsandsmoke5 months ago#97987372A bunch of folks keep talking about supply and demand, but I'm surprised that we're not talking more about the elephant in the room: if prices are going up, then apparently supply is low and demand is high. And why is that? If you ask me, it's because of a massive influx of new collectors--especially since the beginning of the pandemic.
Not only does this mean that the market is overwhelmed with buyers for a limited number of already released figures, but a glance at the figure collecting subreddit would suggest that many new collectors have been a little slow to understand the pre-order system as well. Add to that the steady stream of folks getting into the game every day, and suddenly you've got runs that are quite a bit smaller than actual demand calls for. It's unlikely that companies would be too keen to just produce more, either--the mix of rising prices, increasing delays, and plummeting QC suggests that manufacturers are already struggling to fulfil this new surge of pre-orders. Handmade products like these just aren't meant to be produced on such a huge scale, and the system appears to be cracking under the pressure.
This isn't a "newbie bad" rant or anything like that. The amount of activity on both MFC and reddit from collectors who've been doing this for even a year or less is increasing exponentially. More people are competing to buy up a small aftermarket of figures, and more people are pre-ordering products that are expensive and labor-intensive to make. Price spikes in that kind of situation are inevitable.

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A place where I belong;
A place where I am always by your side;
for such a place my heart has searched for so long.

The yellow light of morning seeps between
the branches of the forest;
we walk together down the path we created
hand in hand.

A soft touch of the cheek;
A faint whisper and the lush grass beneath our feet;
I pull you through the woods
into the mystical land of Faeries;
into a place we will never be seen again.

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Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes!
1 month ago
Hi there,

I wanted to let you know I have custom figure commissions open if you're interested! Here's a 30 second video about what I do and a link to my Ebay seller profile:


Link to my seller's profile

I can make just about anything from the polymer clay I use. I know there are lots of obscure characters that just never get figures made and I'm really good at chibi sculpts and animals in particular. I also make original characters too.

What character do you want to have a figure that has never gotten one yet or doesn't have a very nice looking sculpt?


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- Alexi
1 month ago
thank you, schools been really bringing me down but im staying well and everythings all good. Be sure to take your time with things, glad to hear from you! Thank you for the fr as well :)
1 month ago
hey, we havent spoken much but i hope youre doing well. Lifes crazy fr but i hope ur alright
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1 month ago
I feel yah! I just got 4 new SAS (rerelease+1 new) and I am now burnt out on how wonky the QC is.....I may have to even replace some of them with older releases.

I am going to have some more JoJo nendos (which has been better in terms of QC thankfully!) with some more SAS later (although at this point, I may have to rethink those P.O.s). I am also getting some little items here and there but I am halting a bit on the collecting. Just not enough room in my current place and money is a bit tight atm. How about you? And how have you been, havent seen you around lately
2 months ago
Stopping by to say hi. :) https://u.cubeupload.com/AMS2000/CYnOH12WAAABOkK.gif
2 months ago
Black giorno is up for re-release in Oct. Maybe the QC will be better this time?
3 months ago
Good afternoon! :)
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Seeing your comment made my day yesterday. Everyday I feel depressed and it sucks. I am planning to exercise and I'm trying to diet to make myself feel better. It's hard to avoid sugary snacks and drinks because I have a huge craving for them. :( I also have a bad phone addiction.

I was actually going to shoot you a message a few days ago. Looks like I procrastinated and wasted my time on browsing. XD I'm happy to hear you're getting better. I did see your comments here and there, so it looks like you're doing ok. I hope we chat more often. ^_^
3 months ago
Tanjiro final selection and dio. Thanks you for accepting my friend request. I can’t wait to talk to you more as well.
3 months ago
Working on Relaxing every day, July has been a mentally trying month with a lot of stress so gotta make sure I stay chilled out -I have High Blood Pressure so that's a essential thing to do every day- and with the Hobby getting to be mentally draining to deal with [Potentially Lost package, getting scammed by a seller waiting to get my money back, and the summer heat sucking away motivation to do a lot] just getting to where I need to relax and stay relaxed.

Plus doing less with the Hobby got Manga to read since filling up a shelf of Manga a month or so ago, just doing what I can to keep from screaming these days.
4 months ago
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River Jude, the Forest Guardian

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Singer-Songwriter
Show(s)
My Own Private Idaho, The Wolverine, House MD, Tuca and Bertie, The Terminator
Book(s)
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
Game(s)
Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Fates, Pokemon
MOE Point(s)
the goofy, petty fella with a cocky attitude who's shy and sweet and very gentle when they love ya
Music
Maroon 5, Jamie Woon, Aleka's Attic, REM, Fleetwood Mac, Turnover, Kenichiro Nishihara, The Gorillaz, XTC, BTS, Sister's Barbershop, David Bowie