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Comentários August 2019: Are you in control?

  • I have definitely scaled back on buying every figure that comes out. It all starts with standing up to the hype, and only buying figures that truly brings you joy. I found selling makes me feel better a bout my collection, so I can focus on buying the ones I really want.
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    I think I am in control of my collection. I know how to not think all the time about what I want to buy.I have my wish list and when I have enough money saved for let's say one figure,I start searching for it but I'm not thinking about buying all the time. It's pretty much like with groceries. You think sometimes about buying them while you mind your bussines the rest of your day.
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    Congrats on curbing what started to sound a little bit like an addiction lmao

    Personally, I don't think I've ever had issues with control. On the one hand, I don't have the money to be able to afford that, and on the other hand, I have high standards for characters and figures, which limits my figure pool quite a lot.

    There isn't anything I'm looking to buy at the moment, and aside from a Nendoroid preorder I got for myself as a treat for surviving through an art hell due to con preparations last month, I don't think I bought anything else in the past 2 months or so.

    My sights are currently not set on a figure, but on a massive art book instead, so I'm taking it easy and saving up because that tome ain't cheap.
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    MajesticOtaking Odayaka janai!
    I'm absolutely nowhere near satisfied with my collection and if anything, my collecting has ramped up quite a bit. There have been moments of thinking that I need to focus on other things and that I was running out of space, but the truth is that I'm doing well for myself financially, I recently moved into a larger space, and I have become more creative with how I display things to create more space without feeling cluttered (I'm going for a "full and cozy" feel).

    There have been moments when I thought I needed to guilt myself into slowing down so I could change gears and focus on "responsible" things, and ultimately I felt unhappy with NOT being able to collect. I was in a mindset of "all excess money must go to financial goals" and I was absolutely miserable to the point that I kept binging and overspending on figures out of pure frustration. Now, I have chosen to focus on finding the right balance of making progress toward my money goals (I have begun saving a down payment for a house and have set specific savings goals) with still being able to have fun (I pre-ordered the life-size Mareep plush, my favorite Pokemon, and have begun saving up for when it releases).

    I definitely think I've found a balance that works for me, and while it isn't perfect yet, I think I'm doing better than I was. Collecting makes me happy, after all!
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    *ahem* I might have gotten a little out of control this month, yes. >_>; Gonna have to put my foot down when the new goods arrive and clear out some things I really don't need.
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    I think I'm picky enough that I'm pretty in control of the figure stuff. On the flip side, I'm collecting a ton of the merch that's coming out for ENTRY #172424, and I do feel like there's a certain pressure about it. To be fair, I've missed a lot of the merch that's dropped for other series that I've come across later on and have found myself having to hunt down stuff that I want, so in some ways I think it's precautionary. But I really love the stuff and I want to support a more husbando-centric series, so maybe it's not so bad?

    Double flip side, even buying loads of merch is still cheaper than loads of scales.
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    Nope. I've been collecting figures for about a year now, and it's very intensely developed into a problem. I don't want any of my accounts get banned, so I'm paying off the insane amount of stuff I have ordered for this year, and then slowing waaaaayyyy down next year. I'm perfectly capable of recognizing and admitting when I have a problem, and this hobby has become a problem. Lol
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    I'm in control? no.
    My collection is in control? certainly not.
    I'll tell you who's in control. Japan.
    They refuse to make figures that I find interesting, so I'm not buying anything.
    I want to, but I'm out of options and I'm not desperate enough to buy random items.
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    Milady-Alluca1 ano atrás#65471937It's good to hear you're feeling in control of things for yourself right now. Must be nice to be content with things for a bit :)
    I feel like I'm reigning myself in slowly but surely. I haven't reached a 'problem' with my collecting but I've reached a personal realization that I just can't have this much stuff, at least not with the mindset of keeping it permanently. Some parts of my collection can be permanent as long as they make me happy, and then I'll gently cut my emotional ties and sell it off.
    Realizing I don't want more than maybe one display case and one shelf of figure stuff has kinda helped me at least realize that I want to limit myself. If I get a better job maybe I'll increase my limit, but I also want to have more tidiness in my life. No way am I a minimalist!!! But I don't want to see figures fill up all my space either. Plus, friends just seriously scouted me for a trip to Japan next year so I gotta start saving STAT! It's a good motivator, lol!


    It's great to feel this way of being content, finding that it feels wonderful not to want anything for the collection.

    Always good to realize you don't want a lot on display, I'm happy to have only 2 display cases and 1 shelf devoted to Anime in this collection feels like it is the best way to be to really appreciate what one has if things are kept to where it's tidy or you are content with what you've got.
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    Milady-Alluca Obnoxiously Wordy
    It's good to hear you're feeling in control of things for yourself right now. Must be nice to be content with things for a bit :)

    I feel like I'm reigning myself in slowly but surely. I haven't reached a 'problem' with my collecting but I've reached a personal realization that I just can't have this much stuff, at least not with the mindset of keeping it permanently. Some parts of my collection can be permanent as long as they make me happy, and then I'll gently cut my emotional ties and sell it off.

    Realizing I don't want more than maybe one display case and one shelf of figure stuff has kinda helped me at least realize that I want to limit myself. If I get a better job maybe I'll increase my limit, but I also want to have more tidiness in my life. No way am I a minimalist!!! But I don't want to see figures fill up all my space either. Plus, friends just seriously scouted me for a trip to Japan next year so I gotta start saving STAT! It's a good motivator, lol!
    1 ano atrás
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