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I mostly collect mech, gundam and kamen rider esque figures or model kits. It's especially fun to talk about amongst friends.9
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I have none. I don't see the point in owning an anime figure.
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Posted 23 days ago
Question #2: current count is 1337 (1427 total count if the duplicates are included). I tried to resist for years but capitulated April, 2012 and have been broke and poor ever since.

Main themes: Bakemonogatari et al, Ghost in the Shell, Panty & Stocking, Evangelion (really have a lot of Asuka & Rei), Fate/Stay et al (stop it with overproducing Saber already), Attack on Titan RAHs, Attack on Titan prize figures, Kill la Kill, Natsume Yuujincho, Expelled from Paradise (Angela Balzac, wish someone would make a 1/8 scale Dingo), Gurren Lagann, Black Lagoon, and on and on.

Fastest sell out that I was able to get via proxy: RAH AOT Annie Leonhart: 600 units sold out in 6 minutes. I knew about her limited run release 6 months before reality thanks to website: myfigurecollection.net. <------excellent site, highly recommend.

Have 61 figurines on PO currently (end November, 2016 to July, 2017) via Amiami, Big in Japan, HobbySearch, BigBadToyStore (get RWBY here), Jungle, Yahoo Auctions Japan (for R-18+ and GK's) via Buyee proxy, Amazon.co.jp,, Nippon-Yasan.

My accumulation is tiny compared to a retired couple from Illinois (3500+) and a few others abroad. My mother collected dolls for a few decades. I thought she was a little dottie at the time but it was her money...LOL.

My poor wife cannot get a break picking men: 1st husband was a womanizer, 2nd one was an alcoholic God rest his Soul as he passed on 2 weeks ago (traffic accident) and finally moi.......a looney tune nerd heavy into anime instead of hunting and fishing or golf.

Can't read or write Japanese but Google translator goes pretty far. Most Japanese online vendors can comprehend English. Constantly familiar with USD--Yen parity scale re prices.

When does it become weird?

Probably when the basement gets full and the overflow winds up in the master bedroom........NOT going to happen as long as she's alive.
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Posted 23 days ago
I have five, plus a 1990s christmas tree ornament figure of Captain Picard someone was otherwise going to throw away
I guess you run the risk of making your living space look tacky if you have too many of this kind of thing, but, eh.

So far, everyone who has seen my anime figures has called me something unkind, not 100% sure if in jest...so that might happen if you start collecting and none of your friends like anime.

I guess I just buy them when something in my gut just tells me, "I want a figure of this character" and I find a pose I like for not too much money, like less than $100.

I mean, unless I hang up a poster how else am I gonna prove my love for my waifus?
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Posted 23 days ago
I don't collect figures. But if we made this about stuff I do collect (anime cels and original artwork drawn by the animators and mangaka themselves), then yes, I can respond to this topic.

I'm not sure how many total items I own, and even then, I usually count something as "1" even though, in the case of a background, that probably comes with its matching timesheet or additional sketches. I have binders and Itoya profolios full of artwork. I have scanned the majority of artwork, but even then, when I last estimated how much I had visible online, it amounted to rough 40%...and that was back when I last counted...in 2012.

I think it becomes weird when you're spending all of your money on art to the point where you have to change your diet because you spent too much money on artwork. I have a friend that does this occasionally. She'll buy too much and then tell me that she'll be dining in eggs and toast because she spent too much on artwork that week.
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Posted 23 days ago
If you like them, that's fine.

I'm not gonna waste my money on that.
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Posted 23 days ago
why would collecting figures be weird.
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Hey! A collection is a collection. It don't matter if you're collecting plastic model cars, or collecting classic cars; if you're collecting insects as an entomologist, or if you're collecting bugs as a bug collector. It don't matter if you collect rocks or if you collect dolls.

In the end a collection is a collection. Stamp collectors, baseball card collectors, coin collectors, or anime figure collectors, or nick-knack collectors. In the end these are people who collect things that they really like!
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The equation to determine how many figures (Z) is too many is as follows...

(38578.83937^92739.2233 ÷ 27472827.7382737^82746) * (0 * 384728.32294 ÷ 36382937.283738^283738) + (10 - 6) * (4 ÷ 2) - Y + X = Z.... where X represents the maximum number of figures you can house, and Y is the maximum number of figures you can afford. With Z of course being the value that represents having too a


As for whether I have any.... the answer is no.
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Posted 23 days ago
I have a bit over 500. There probably is a point of how many a person has before it becomes 'weird', but considering I've been in the figure community for years and work around others that also collect figures, it's not weird to any of us and it's weirder for me at this point to know people that don't collect them. Or at least collect something, anyways.
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Posted 23 days ago
Well I have two and I plan on getting many more. Anybody who enters my room and criticizes them will be whipped. : )
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Posted 23 days ago
It depends. There are some anime figurines that scream out that you are weird as hell.

Still others that are kind of sweet and maybe even a little mundane, you could have dozens of them and most people would never utter a word.

One of my aunts has several hundred "angel" figurines and she keeps them in a curio cabinet. She is not considered weird for that, just some other things. I would guess that anime figurines would illicit much the same response.
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Posted 23 days ago
I was thinking of buying this figure:
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