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  • I do a figure sweep every January, August, and December. I take a day out of that month and go through my entire collection and take a mental note about how I am feeling towards the figure. Whether I part with one, two, or more pieces, I find it perfect for me to maintain what I am enjoying and what I am not. It’s a great way for me to make room for new stuff while also taking time to enjoy my stuff.
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    To people in the comments talking about how 200+ collections are unreasonable and there's no way to appreciate every single figure, just know it isn't hard at all to reach that number when you have a ton of mini figures! Like one coin or gacha figures
    8 kuukautta sitten
    I feel like I've reached the point of too much, but I feel apprehensive when it comes down to actually cancelling any of my orders... ;-; I was actually just on amiami to see what I would want to cancel potentially and... nothing. there are a few I currently own that I've thought about selling, so I boxed them all up to have them off display to see how I feel about not having them out.
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    TheClive8 kuukautta sitten#102780555
    I'm sorry, but I completely disagree with your thesis: by the end of the year I'll have 200 myself and I can tell you shelf by shelf what figures are there, why I got them, when I got them, where I ordered them from, what that figure means to me, and what that character means to me. While your opinion is completely valid for you and I'm not trying to tell you that you are wrong or to change how you think, I would like to voice my own opposing opinion that I believe the idea that people with larger collections cannot appreciate them as a blanket statement is untrue, and also dismissive of those collectors and the way they choose to hobby.
    Also (for me), since I do figure photography, they are not relegated to sitting on a shelf for all eternity, as figures are constantly being moved/used for photoshoots.
    ... and I dust them monthly.


    Sounds like your hobby has less to do with owning figures and more about taking pictures. I'm not going to bother saying no offense, because people will take offense either way, but saying shit like "I have 200 figures and I appreciate all of them!!" is just some cope level rhetoric.

    Being able to tell where you buy shit from and what made you buy them is basic levels of awareness, it has nothing to do with appreciation. Although when you have the privilege of buying shit until you reach numbers where you cannot possibly keep giving a fuck even the base level awareness starts becoming too much of an expectation.

    It's like having 5 cars, after a point you just have them for the sake of having them. Most normal people will probably think it's dumb and at that point it doesn't matter that you disagree with them, because you're doing so from a position so fucking different to theirs that they will never be able to relate to you.
    8 kuukautta sitten
    marriafn ଘ(੭ˊ꒳ˋ)੭✧
    I think it's very subjective. Collecting is how you make it and also being able to control your impulses, there's never too much, it's how you make it, how you appreciate it, and if you don't know when to stop and get rid of things, if you buy for the sole satisfaction of having more, you'll drive myself crazy like I was, buy things that make you happy and you're able to display and enjoy, not things solely to have a higher number in your collection. Be smart in what you want and appreciate the figures you buy for yourself, but if you're getting to a point in which you feel incredibly anxious over every purchase you buy, It would be best to rethink what you truly enjoy in your collection and what not, I swear getting rid of old stuff you don't even pay attention to feels very nice, specially replacing it with a brand new beautiful figure you love! Take care of yourself and I hope you can find peace within the way you collect soon!
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    Katastrophies8 kuukautta sitten#102783123

    Thank you, I appreciate that, and I also do appreciate your perspective and take on the hobby and the fact you took the time to read my article.

    I also do agree that at a point, a collection can easily transform from just being a "large collection" that is loved to a "hoard" situation where it is being bought just to be bought, and that would definitely be hobbying in an unhealthy way (for many folks). I truly believe that each figure should be appreciated, admired, and have meaning for the collector, and if/when someone reaches the point that they can't, then they have too many.
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    TheClive8 kuukautta sitten#102780555I said at the beginning that I meant no disrespect, so I'm not sure how I'm being dismissive. I also tried to keep it brief, but to explain my perspective further; 200 is where it starts usually, and it just progresses worse and worse until it reaches around 600-1000 and then it truly is just a waste, unless they do nothing else but focus on figures all day. People can buy all the figures they want, that's just my personal perspective from what I've seen and that shouldn't bother anyone else. I also respect your perspective, you're a very well spoken person.
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    Katastrophies8 kuukautta sitten#102779666Yeah I agree and I was just thinking this the other day. No disrespect to people with collections past 200 but there is no reasonable way you could genuinely appreciate every figure you own, it's impossible even if it were only a few IPs. Once you reach 200 really there is no point in collecting, you're just wasting money, time, and space. Spending your income on plastic you can no longer remember is pointless. And we all know they rarely dust them, so their figures are just sitting there being totally neglected instead of actually being appreciated by smaller collectors.

    I'm sorry, but I completely disagree with your thesis: by the end of the year I'll have 200 myself and I can tell you shelf by shelf what figures are there, why I got them, when I got them, where I ordered them from, what that figure means to me, and what that character means to me. While your opinion is completely valid for you and I'm not trying to tell you that you are wrong or to change how you think, I would like to voice my own opposing opinion that I believe the idea that people with larger collections cannot appreciate them as a blanket statement is untrue, and also dismissive of those collectors and the way they choose to hobby.

    Also (for me), since I do figure photography, they are not relegated to sitting on a shelf for all eternity, as figures are constantly being moved/used for photoshoots.

    ... and I dust them monthly.
    8 kuukautta sitten
    Enferlain8 kuukautta sitten#102768371"I found myself struggling to adapt the space to fit these newcomers"
    I see people with shit like 300 figures and I just think, there is no fucking way they can appreciate all of them. At one point you're spreading yourself thin.
    I'm nowhere near that much, but I have way more now than I imagined when I bought my first one. The problem is the random impulsive purchases don't go away, but the space is getting less and less. I'm at a point where my desk and some more are filled with figures that I actually give a shit about, and I have 1 display tower that everything else goes to but it's already full and most new purchases that are in the "looks nice" category I feel not so good about after buying them.
    I will reach a point where there won't be any space for anything just "nice looking" which to me is a positive thing as it will save me from making impulsive purchases.
    And this is without taking the boxes into account. They take up like 1/4 of my room cuz I have no other storage place. I have been thinking about folding the boxes down and putting the inner part somewhere else so I can use them when I have to move. That's the only reason I'm keeping most of the boxes, the rest is so I can sell the ones I'm not planning to keep.
    Yeah I agree and I was just thinking this the other day. No disrespect to people with collections past 200 but there is no reasonable way you could genuinely appreciate every figure you own, it's impossible even if it were only a few IPs. Once you reach 200 really there is no point in collecting, you're just wasting money, time, and space. Spending your income on plastic you can no longer remember is pointless. And we all know they rarely dust them, so their figures are just sitting there being totally neglected instead of actually being appreciated by smaller collectors.
    8 kuukautta sitten
    If you havnt tried it yet, ive found that getting some acrylic risers (or really anything that can raise the figs up an inch or so) can really help with making use of detolf space. Just getting some of the figure bases off of the same surface really opens up possibilities when you start getting those bigger footprints.

    Heres an example of my main offenders:
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