I’m sure most of you have come up against the problem of owning too many anime figures, that you’re running out of room. My own personal solution is to rotate them, and keep some of them in storage. This keeps things fresh. You may recall a previous post on my collection, so let’s see how things have changed since then.
Things are looking a bit crowded already!
All of my top-shelf 1:6 scale figures are now nowhere to be seen. No more Yuna, Ayane, or any of the other Final Fantasy figures. The Lineage II Mage has been moved to the top shelf, while some figures previously elsewhere have also been moved there. Black Rock Shooter quickly took a spot on the shelf. Gwendolyn is also gone (she’s been gone for a better part of half a year now), and so is Ignis.
I can’t believe I have FOURTEEN of these little buggers now! And there’s still more to come!
Gothic Devil Girl still has her place on the same shelf. She fell off about 1 meter once and broke her finger. It was a bitch trying to get that glued back on. Surprisingly sturdy for a resin statue!
Now to the detolf shelf. This is one shelf below, the Asuka Motorcycle. She seems to have gotten a permanent place there… Miku World is Mine replaces the entire set of figures I had here (the wonky pose theme has been scattered).
Right below Miku is a new display theme – European weaponery. This used to be the Kosuke Fujishima themed shelf. While these three figures still remain from the previous collection, they won’t be for very long. Rize and Shall will be retired soon for other things. That little board thing is a postcard from a friend in Taiwan!
Shall is still as beautiful as ever.
While Saber Gift was moved from the desktop display, she looks wonderful behind glass. I still prefer this face more than the anime face. It has a uniqueness to it unlike any other figure, and matches the armor detail very well.
The bottom feeder shelf has changed a little bit. It’s no longer as crowded, as most of the Pia Carrot figures are now gone. One of them was sold, while the other two are put away in storage. They are for sale, if you’re interested. New to this is the Haruhi and Melon Pan Shana on the right. Melon Pan Shana was purchased from Riuva, but I’m having second thoughts of owning her. Anyone interested may also buy her from me.
I still love this Shana the most. She’s quite photogenic!
Lovely Sana was a birthday present from Shino. She’s still around, and will always be a part of my collection.
Now to the detolf on the right. This top shelf used to be the Oriental Weaponry theme. All the figures (except for Shall) have been disbanded and retired. I’ll bring them out of storage again someday. Now, it’s the Tony Taka themed shelf.
Her hat is magnetic! She’s the first figure I’ve gotten with a magnetic hat.
I actually like this Ryuna more than the Kotobukiya version. While that one has the signature Tony Taka style, this one has a sense of longing and elegance that makes her unique. Her eyes are also clear, adding much more depth.
This was acquired recently (as in 3 or 4 months ago) from someone on myfigurecollection.net. There were some hiccups in the transaction, but I’m glad that it arrived safely, and mint as described. This version is the definitive one, in my opinion.
You know me. I’m a sucker for light-elves. Especially cute ones like Elwing. Originally she wasn’t going to be a purchase for me, since I already owned an Elwing. But seeing her at Soul of Anime made me want to buy her.
I can’t say whether or not this would be the definitive Xecty. It looks really nice, but it looks too similar in armor style to the President Japan Elwing. Not that I mind. She looks damn hot. I might be open to selling her in the near future though.
The President Japan version of Elwing. She’s a bit larger than the other Kotobukiya counterparts. I like her clothing design and detail. It’s very nice. She was my first light-elf figure purchase. You may recall the photoshop piece I did a while back.
The Final Fantasy shelf below remains largely unchanged. The difference now is Yuffie has been added. Purchased half a year ago, from someone on NeoGaf, she costed me only $25+shipping. Hard to believe I got a cold-cast statue for the price of a cheap Play Arts figure. Yes, she’s authentic.
I never really thought about it until now, but Yuffie looks a lot like Kafuka Fuura from Zetsubou Sensei. Yes?
Military shelf below that remains largely unchanged. It’s just a bit more crowded now with the addition of Burst Angel Jo. She was originally in my “for shame!” shelf. More on that shelf in a bit.
The bottom feeder shelf on the right. Sad to see that Uesugi has been moved from desktop to here. Saber Lily showed her who’s boss!
Another one to join is this sexy Rei statue from Kotobukiya. I got her on impulse over a year ago because she’s just so sexy! Rack another point up for Rei vs Asuka! (pun intended). If anyone wants to buy her, she’s practically new (been in her sexy transparent box for over a year).
Unfortunately, this is my “for shame” shelf. This breaks many of the rules I have for figure displaying. It’s like this because well, this shelf is located in the storage room, where nobody can really see it. You could call this my “discards” but I prefer it to be the hidden shelf. These figures are the ones that I want to display and refuse to put them in their boxes, but not so much that they should take up space of other figures. I shift these around sometimes, (Jo was moved out of here) so it’s also a sorta “RAM box”. It really saddens me to see some of these great figures placed here.
You may not recognize this shelf, but it’s actually the right hand shelf in my Nendoroid Gamers photoshop. A close-up of that reveals figures moved to the bottom feeder shelf. Haruhi used to be in this shelf to complete the “Girls with Guitars” theme, but my wife didn’t appreciate Haruhi thrusting her vagina into full view. I tried to get a more decent angle, but it was impossible. Now this is a sorta “pink rocker” shelf, with the addition of Moka. Oh well. I’m sure something will come up.
Finally, the left hand side of the same shelf, this one also remains largely unchanged, just that I never featured it in a previous My Current Collection post. Positioning has though, and now Kureha is in the forefront. This would be considered my “Damn, tall and slender girls” theme. Honestly, Kureha’s proportions are completely off. Look at how long those legs are!!!
So completes another post on my collection. I decided to post this now because it’s been a good long time, and I’m about to rotate my collection again.
Wanna see more? Check out Asian Ed’s collection too!