Since the very first day I officially dove into the figure world this has been my grail list. Typically I like to focus on the future and not harp on figures from the past that I’ve missed, but the figures on this list were ones I simply could not forget. My grail list is probably not all that grand because all of the above items can be found on eBay at any point in time…the only issue is the price they go for. If I find Revy and finish off this list it’s unlikely I’ll develop another “Grail List”. I mean sure if I get filthy rich there are some figures from the past I’ll actively go after. For example I might go after (Max Factory) Shenhua, (New Line) Revy, (Megahouse) Sailor Venus and Jupiter.
Why am I bringing up my Grail List now? I recently found the 1/10 scale Max Factory Sakura for a price I could agree to, and from a location I felt safe buying from. I paid $60 (free shipping) for her, up until now all the places seemed to be selling her at $60 + $20 shipping from Hong Kong (blah). If she was a larger scale I might have been willing to drop a little more, but for 1/10th I waited a while watching eBay for a price I was ok with.
I could afford Revy if I buckled down and canceled other figures. The only thing is I really can’t face how much she goes for on eBay. The last few Alter Revy figures have been selling for well over $200 + shipping. I could not in good conscience spend that much on a single figure even if I cancelled hundreds of dollars of other figures. Why? As much as I love and admire this figure I worry that she really isn’t worth that much. So at this point my main hope is that Alter will re-release her, I’m going to hold onto that hope for a while longer and see if it pans out. I actually had no hope that Alter would re-release Revy for a long time. That was until I noticed them re-releasing their Version 4 of Kos-Mos and their Maid Saber. Plus I believe the 3rd season of the Black Lagoon anime was announced? All those points allowed me to hope just a little bit.
Do you have a grail list? How is it going? Is there hope of completing it?