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Your opinion on Figmas?
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I love figma's, I first had 1 in 2010, i now have over 20 and two more on pre-order. They are very addictive so please make sure you are committed to buying them before purchase, also try to get only characters you REALLY like or series you really like if money is a problem.
If there are any old figma's you want use Mandarake it is GOD the prices can vary depending on rarity but usually cheap You can use places like AmiAmi and Hobbysearch too. Im guessing your from UK (like me) due to putting £ so if you order from Ami or Hobby watch out for customs!
Hope this information can help a little
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kolp216 wrote:

Well recently i'v been wanting to purchase figmas of an anime (i guess i'm getting to the stage xD) and i've been wondering for those that have bought them in the past, were you satisfied for buying them? for me, in particular i want to get Leonmichelle from Dog days Figma (probably one of my most favourite characters of all time), for £40 since i have some extra money, what are your guys thoughts?



Shugo-Boyfriend95 wrote:

I love figma's, I first had 1 in 2010, i now have over 20 and two more on pre-order. They are very addictive so please make sure you are committed to buying them before purchase, also try to get only characters you REALLY like or series you really like if money is a problem.
If there are any old figma's you want use Mandarake it is GOD the prices can vary depending on rarity but usually cheap You can use places like AmiAmi and Hobbysearch too. Im guessing your from UK (like me) due to putting £ so if you order from Ami or Hobby watch out for customs!
Hope this information can help a little :)



I love figures have been collecting transformers and such for 25 years for early retirement fun and display amusement. Most of those 600 transformers funded my anime Figma, Shinki habit. From my personal standpoint I have and still own Leonmitchelli Galette des Rois figma, the only thing that bugs me is her rear head sculpt with the hair with figma joints. She does look great from the front sculpt is great, paint apps are pretty flawless and weapons are really detailed. I'd suggest trying to get her from a legitimate reatiler that still has her. Bootlegs are the worse things about figma if you buy from the wrong person all you end up with is a really low quality chunk of plastic. I have yet to ever see a bootleg revoltech, shinki or damashii gundam related item. I got mine through AMIAMI when her preorder first went up...and it was a long wait but I think she was well worth it. Hell I waited about 12 months for Nyaruko after figure announcement lol and she sold out same day she released. I do wish they would do better quality on hiding the joints for the price, kind of like they did with their <now dead> Actsta line.

I'd say if you have the funds, and want her without a doubt...go for it!

And yes AMIAMI, Hobbysearch, TokyoHunter, HobbyLink Japan as well as Mandarake are your best friends for affordable authentic anime items.

Here is a video review from Cuteanimefigures show. He has some decent reviews and if you google her you can find some picture reviews as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upfOaz4ziBg

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tommythecat wrote:

I'm worried I might start doing the figure thing soon. Some look really amazing, it's been hard to not get things like wall scrolls and figures lately. I think I just would just feel too otaku if I start getting display items(personal feelings, not knocking the people that enjoy them). The good thing is most figures are so expensive that I can safely disregard them.


I went through that phase too. Now I own several figmas and figures and I like them. Yes it can get expensive but that serves to limit the size of my collection and forces me to ask myself if I'm really sure I want that figure that I'm considering. If you have no self-control whatsoever, stay far away. Other than that go for it.


Think figma prices are bad try living with the cost of Busou Shinki. Even with original pre-order costs some were ungodly in pairs. Especially the super limited run PSP Battle Master 1 and 2 set. Acsta was well worth the money even though the line died after a few Nanoha figures. Most of the Anime revoltech ones have bad sculpt issues due to the odd round joints.

With figma I wish we had more variety of non school girl related clothing!!! If it weren't for Fate/Stay night originals, Dog Days, Evangelion and Muv-Luv we would be nothing but school girls for the major production line lol. I like me some variety but that's my personal opinion.

Armor Girls Project so far with Gundam MS Girl, Strike witches and Infinite Stratos have been good but make figmas look cheap in price. Cecilia was so super priced I passed her up and ended up with Laura Bodewig at $80 >.>

Also what is with 2013 figma line? So far most have barely any accessories anymore. It's like 2008-2009 all over again
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Its nothing bad to have, its not a bad thing to collect something you like.
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Ehehe well in the end i bought one, it arrived in the post today im pleased that i got it thanks guys~
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kolp216 wrote:

Ehehe well in the end i bought one, it arrived in the post today im pleased that i got it thanks guys~


Thanks for what?
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I own 3 Figma figures, Mio, Yui and Azusa from K-On. Looking for Ritsu and Mugi to complete the band, but I like collectibles, especially of characters I really like. It can get pricy if you buy one for every character you liked ever, but a few is no big deal
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kolp216 wrote:

Ehehe well in the end i bought one, it arrived in the post today im pleased that i got it thanks guys~


Thanks for what?


For helping to decide on whether to buy one and giving me places to buy them?
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Posted 2/11/13 , edited 2/11/13

kolp216 wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:


kolp216 wrote:

Ehehe well in the end i bought one, it arrived in the post today im pleased that i got it thanks guys~


Thanks for what?


For helping to decide on whether to buy one and giving me places to buy them?


Oh... well then you're welcome.
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