So a new year, a new change-up. I’ve been wanting to do an overhaul for a while now, but hadn’t. Now was as good a time as any. If you haven’t seen my collection last year, click here. These pics are taken with my Canon 18-55 kit lens.
Actually, this is the second collection shift since the last time I posted back in . As you can see here, this was my Halloween Theme. It stuck around through the new year.
Outside of that, there were other significant changes, which I documented before this change-up, but figured just one post would be enough.
Definitely Halloween themed. I don’t know why Professor Layton was there drinking tea, but it seemed to add to the humor.
Help us! Help us!
One of the biggest changes however, was that I moved my den from one room to another. The storage room became my new den, and the old den turned into a guest bedroom.
As such, I turned my “Shelf of Shame” into a useable, significant shelf for my figures. My nendoroids moved there, on the middle shelf.
You can see in the back that I have a display set too, given to my by my friend, Thomas Arashikage.
Since it was time for a change, I opened up my closet and dug up a whole slew of boxes of figures. There are tonnes everywhere! Some of them have been in storage for several years, while others, only for a short while.
You can kinda tell which figures got “the box”.
Things were so crazy, even the good Professor had to retire into hiding.
Apologies, my good sir, but that is the last tea you’ll be sipping for a long time.
The result of the move was very satisfying. These pics are taken with my 18-200 Sigma lens.
I had done away with the crowds of figures everywhere, and adopted the “less is more”. The problem of course is that now, most of my figures are in storage now, and they’re DAMN hard to get out.
This is the top right shelf, where the Tony/Shining figures used to be. It got extra crowded when I put in Xecty Military version too. Gone! They were so easy to pack too.
I feel really happy about this dual-BRS setup.
Directly beneath is my newly acquired Kureha from Kotobukiya, and my long-time favorite Kureha Max Factory version. She was originally in my living room shelf. The dual-character theme continues…
This used to be the FF shelf, turned Tony/Shining shelf.
My Saber Maid was also moved from the living room to the next shelf down, and took the two Range figures from the Shelf of Shame to here.
The triangle balance is nice, and the low profile doesn’t disrupt Saber.
Originally, this was the Military Weapons shelf.
I’ve stopped calling this the “bottom feeder” shelf now because I do love these figures.
Alvis Hamilton got moved down here. I originally wanted to have her with the other two Range Murata figures, but they took up too little space. :\ Now, this is the remnants of the left bottom shelf moved to the right.
Sephiroth disappeared, and so did a few other figures.
Now, to the top left shelf, Asuka on Motorcycle has finally been dethroned, and replaced with a beautiful pair from Odin Sphere – Gwendolyn and Mercedes. The giant ring and chain were added. If I recall correctly, the Odin Sphere was actually a ring…? Anyway, that’s why I put it there.
Originally where Supercell Miku resided. I had put GSC Miku with her once, and then switched to Nendoroid Miku, and now they’re all gone!
It seems that these two make an excellent pair (since they’re from the same series).
Originally the European Weapons theme, now only Saber Gift stands. Looks like she owns the place now.
The beauty of this figure is now brought out even more with her being on her own. There’s so much to look at for this incredible figure!
I’m so glad I held out on buying my first Saber figure until this was announced.
The bottom shelf. Now that I think about it, I never took a picture of the bottom shelf the last time! I can’t even remember what was there. Bunny Haruhi takes center. Because of the angle she’s at, she’s nicely viewable from higher up.
An overall “map” of my two Detolfs. You can truly see how clean it looks now compared to the original state it was in.
This shelf used to be the frilly dress themed shelf in my living room. I removed those and put a bunch of Miku figures here. And I keep telling people that I’m not a Miku fan!!
Since Kureha and Saber Maid were moved, this freed up the left shelf for my frillies. Now it’s more guitar themed again, with Rin added to the pack.
To the den, this is my new lower shelf. The nendoroids are gone, Gothic Devil Girl is gone, and now my new figures are in.
The new top shelf. The Lineage II mage managed to survive the move yet again, and now my favorite golfer is on display again. Also Claire and KOS MOS Version 4.
The exceptionally detailed KOS MOS was boxed since she arrived years ago, and only got to see light recently. Claire STILL looks incredible even after all these years of figure advancement.
You didn’t think I’d pack all my Nendoroids did you? Welcome to what used to be the Shelf of Shame. I had since gotten a new dedicated three-tier display case for my nendoroids, and oh look! Some petites!
You may recognize CDS’s BRS shot glass. 🙂
The shelf above the Nendoroids. This was the perfect height/viewing angle for this Fabulous Five, and introduces my new Buddy figure. Senhime takes center stage, and color coordinates with everyone else on the shelf. The variety of weapons is also nice.
Placing them in a V formation also adds depth and interest. In intend to replace the Shiraki figures with a couple of other preoders later, for even more color coordination. You’ll see who it is in future! 🙂
Top shelf. The two Sakura Shinguji figures are here to stay. I am never going to pack those up. Haruhi joins the fray, purchased from my good friend Shinohai.
From here, any figure that you don’t see from my previous My Collection post, you can assume has been put in storage, or had already been sold.
Here are some fun close-up shots using my new Canon 50mm prime.
I think I should have used auto focus though…
I like how different the two Kureha figures are – one is kinda moe-cute, the other one is more serious and elegant.
Mercedes peeks from the side.
It’s unfortunate that I had to put this pair at a lower shelf. That’s one thing I don’t really like about Detolfs. They’re not high enough. The top shelf is at eye level, which is slightly too low for my tastes. Plus the shelves aren’t adjustable. There’s just too much empty space for a 1:8 scale.
I like this shot. 🙂
If you recall, this is a gift from Shinohai for a birthday long ago.
The one thing I do like about a prime lens is the awesome bokeh you can get.
Newly acquired Alicia Melchiotte. I’m a huge Valkyria Chronicles fan if you didn’t already know. Originally, I was on the fence about her because of her lack of detail. But my zombie consumeristic tendencies gave in.
When she arrived, I was surprised at how well crafted the figure is. The lines are clean, and there is actually good detail in it. She actually looks better than the prototype. So I’m glad I got her.
All in all, the move was a hell of a lot of work, but quite satisfying when done. Throughout the whole ordeal, I was thinking to myself “I have way too many figures.” I really don’t want to do this again, but with the way things are going right now, it doesn’t seem like that can be avoided.
I was making mental notes throughout on which figures I really really liked, and which figures were just ‘ho-hum’ to me at this point. The stupid thing was there weren’t a whole lot of ‘ho-hum’ figures, and those that were, I don’t know how much interest there would be for sales.