So I’ve been collecting figures seriously for a while now and I finally got some (shall we say) intervention 😛 . I don’t know how many people keep an eye on my pre-order list but I’ve taken out A LOT of stuff. Although I still clung to a few pricey items, because BY JOVE I will have a complete Haruhi FREEing bunny collection! I more-so went through and cancelled all the smaller items that end up adding up to a lot of money (figmas, nendoroids, etc…). I also grabbed figures/items I started to feel unsure of as more information was released about them.
For example I hate the look of the nendoroid stands that clasp around the entire waist of the character, and I just found out that the Vocaloid Twin Nendoroids have that style stand. To be honest I should have realized that’s the stand style they would have since they both have shorts on. Another example was that I started watching To Aru Majutsu no Index and started feeling like I wasn’t that fond of Index as a character…that effects how I view the figure as well. What I need to do is stop being a collectionist and only buy one figure for every series I love…I won’t achieve that 100% but I’ll try to stick to that a bit better. I think all of the figures above are great figures that any collector would be proud to own…but keep in mind I had to choose between many magnificent figures when I made my cuts.
Please Note: The above has nothing to do with One Piece, Lucky Star, Fate: Stay/Night, Haruhi, or Shining Tears/Wind figures. One can never have too many of figures from those series!
Have any of you out there have had someone in your life come to you and ask you to stop collecting figures for financial reasons? Or maybe they just thought it was a childish hobby and asked you to stop?
My boyfriend asked me to cut back on figures since I wasn’t saving as much money as I should and I was cutting corners in my budget in pretty ridiculous places. I mean I even gave up getting my haircut for a few more months to buy a certain figure. Because I’m a girl it’s easy to put off haircuts but if I wait too long I start to look like a hippie, haircuts for ladies with curly hair is always damn pricey. I’m jealous that men can get $7 haircuts, even if they have to go every 3 weeks or so. LOL I definitely needed someone to pull me back. When I look at stuff to buy I started thinking to myself…”wow that’s about the cost of an Alter figure…do I really need a comforter that bad?”