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Have you ever regretted buying a figure?Have you ever regretted buying a figure?Ask MFC

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Hi MFC! Its been literal YEARS since my last article! XD

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I've noticed lately how responsive members on this site are rather responsive to articles that ask opinion related questions regarding figures. You guys come up with rather interesting responses too!

Anyways, onto the topic of this article, lol. ^^'

It has been 4 years since I initially got into figure collecting. I didn't really know which types of figures I wanted exactly and I sort of impulse bought a few figures when I first started my collection. That's how I ended up with figures such as ITEM #219466 and ITEM #381685. I initially bought that Asuna prize figure since I saw that she was cheap and I do like elves and other fantasy creatures. Asuna was also my first figure too! As for the Edward Scissorhands figure, I got her because I liked her outfit and the the Edward Scissorhands movie. She was also in MUCH better quality than the Asuna figure, but she was more expensive. :v

I kept both of these gals for a few months, but then I regretted buying them because they were lowkey impulse buys. I ended up selling them on eBay and accepting my financial losses. I also realized overtime time that I was much more in love with male anime figures than female figures. (I also realized that I wasn't much of a prize figure person either.)

I genuinely thought that I would love female anime figures since I liked getting female Barbies, My Scene, and Monster High Dolls. and the male dolls of those lines never appealed to me. I guess male anime figures have something that those male dolls don't have lol?

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Members of MFC: Do you also have/had a figure or figures that you regretted buying? If so, why did you regret buying them?

These reasons can range from stuff such as:

- severe manufacturing/design flaws that make a figure prone to severely leaning and/or breaking.
- the figure hardly looked liked the prototype in the promotion pics.
- it was an impulse buy
- you ended up not liking the character anymore after getting to know the source material that they're from
- etc.
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Have you ever regretted buying a figure?

82%Yes, I have. ;v;
18%No, I regret nothing. T_T
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okami341 time siden#96332090That 3 nendo strike out from Toytec would make me feel utterly disappointed and want to avoid them like the plague too. Tbh, Toytec's quality country almost sounds as bad the quality control that bootleg companies have. They have no excuse for messing up those 3 nendos they way that they did since they're supposed to be a "trusted" figure company and because they pushed back the release dates for these figures. :/
As for doubting whether or not the Kaguya-sama main cast can look good in nendo form without looking "off", I think that they can. That is, if the nendos are being made by someone who knows what they're doing.
As for the fate of these three nendos, are you going to sell them, or keep them? I'm asking this because it sounds like you don't like your nendos very much despite knowing that you got the "lucky" with them.

I'm actively working on selling them as we speak. I've already sold Miyuki and am trying with Kaguya and Chika but without success yet. I'll probably try to sell them on here fairly soon if my attempts elsewhere don't progress.
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okami3450 minutter siden#96332148Oof, it is sad to hear that Homura ruined garage kits for you. :( Are you going to resell her, or are you going to trash her?
Thing is, I don't think she's resellable. Missing such an integral part, I just get the feeling someone would buy her without reading the description and then I'd have an unhappy buyer on my hands. So I'm just gonna trash her.
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aarfran981 time siden#96332115I used to share the 1 figure per character rule but once I broke it the flood gates opened haha. I pretty much wishlist anything I'm interested in and if I really want one I'll start looking for deals online. Hit or miss most of the time with older figures but I have had my fair share of good finds.
I think the Saber garb version was the right call between the two. It definitely looks really good. Thanks for having a little chat with me! I enjoy talking figures and I'm starting to use this site for more conversations. I might take your advice and make a post of my own sometime. I wish you luck in collecting as well and it was a pleasure talking with you :)
Oh boy....Idk know how much longer I can maintain my one figure rule as I feel as though male Saber won't be the only character who I'm be torn on figure-wise. :') But if I want to have enough space and money for other figures of other characters I must stay strong! (Even if it hurts.... ;w;) Ty for saying that I picked the right male saber figure, it means a lot. I will try not reget getting the other two scales. :')

Also, I enjoyed chatting with you as well! Tysm for reading and responding to my article! Tbh, I was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of comments people left on it, but my crazy self replied and chatted with every darn person in the comments since I like chatting with people! ^^

Btw, ty for wishing me luck on my collection! I wish you well on yours as well and I would love to read and respond to an article post from you, should you make one! :D

(Also I'm also using MFC mostly for chatting too. Its fun customizing my profile page, keeping up with the newest figure prototype images, organizing your collection and wish list, etc. However, those are realistically things you can only do in short bursts and not for very long and it can get a bit boring on MFC if you doing have many people to talk to on here. :/ )
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kyoukos1 time siden#96332131Eh, I've looked it over a few times and I don't really see a way aside from gluing her into position and preventing her from being articulated. At this point it's been nearly 6 months and I'd rather wash my hands of it and refrain from dabbling in garage kits, especially ones as tiny and complicated as this Homura, unless I have an abundance of free time, patience, and money. Oof, it is sad to hear that Homura ruined garage kits for you. :( Are you going to resell her, or are you going to trash her?
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okami341 time siden#96332092Rip. :( I am not too familiar with garage kits but, do you think that you can make or find something good enough to replace the missing piece that prevents you from connecting your figure's arms to her torso?
Eh, I've looked it over a few times and I don't really see a way aside from gluing her into position and preventing her from being articulated. At this point it's been nearly 6 months and I'd rather wash my hands of it and refrain from dabbling in garage kits, especially ones as tiny and complicated as this Homura, unless I have an abundance of free time, patience, and money.
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okami349 timer siden#96331518Aye, the Yukana figure is bad, but she isn't the worst figure in the world. There other figures her that outdo her ^^' terribleness out there! I remember how I came across a "broken back" Miku figure on MFC. She was official and was "supposed to look that way". I think she was a garage kit.
Also, I do agree that Yukana's base was rather unique for a simple base. Most simple bases are simple disks or are in the shape of a hexagon. Whenever I discover an anime or game that I like, part of me does have the urge to go out and get a figure of the characters that I like. However, I tend to be a bit picky with figures. There have been times where I loved a character to bits, but I didn't buy any of their figures because they (the figures themselves) were just kind of bad. For ENTRY #2517, I have yet to find a figure that does his face justice. One of my regret buys was ITEM #157863, my lord.....his face was terribly derpy! XD I bought him rather early on when I started collecting. :') I still have him sitting around my house atm, but I think that I might just throw him away this summer. He isn't worth selling as his aftermarket price is down to roughly $10 or $12, lol.
And aye, I do remain conscious of my available space as I collect. I constantly keep a watchful eye for future releases, but from time to time I go back and buy figures that have already been released and get them. It takes me a while to figure out if I want a figure or not and sometimes I miss the pre-order dates while I'm thinking things over, lmfao. Sometimes, the aftermarket fricks me over, but I would say that the aftermarket somewhat works in my favor about half of the time.
When organizing my figures, I place figures that I MIGHT want to buy into my favorites tab to filter through later and delete entries in the tab that no longer interest me. As for figures in my "wished" tab, they are figures I feel like I probably will buy soon. However, sometimes I move some of my wished figures back to "favorites" to think them over some more, lol. ^^'
Some of my favorite characters get more than one figure and that's great! However, I have a rule: "One figure per character." I almost broke that rule for ENTRY #75541 because he got 3 scales that announced and released almost at the the same time! It was great to have more than one scale to choose from, but it was also hard as well. I was mostly torn between ITEM #604483 and ITEM #739690. I ended up go with the scale of Arthur in his saber garb. :') Part of me regrets not getting the other two scales, but I can only hope that other characters that I like get figures with outfits that are close to the two scales that I ended up not getting to make myself feel a bit better. ;v;
In a way, I understand the overwhelming temptation to college as many figures that you can of a figure that you like. For better or for worst, my favorite characters have yet to get more than about 10 figures total so the temptation to "catch them all" isn't that great. XD
At any rate, I wish you luck with your collection! I hope that you find a way to balance your space with your buying. You could probably make an article yourself and ask older collectors how they deal with the sheer size of their collection. ^^


I used to share the 1 figure per character rule but once I broke it the flood gates opened haha. I pretty much wishlist anything I'm interested in and if I really want one I'll start looking for deals online. Hit or miss most of the time with older figures but I have had my fair share of good finds.

I think the Saber garb version was the right call between the two. It definitely looks really good. Thanks for having a little chat with me! I enjoy talking figures and I'm starting to use this site for more conversations. I might take your advice and make a post of my own sometime. I wish you luck in collecting as well and it was a pleasure talking with you :)
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kyoukos1 dag siden#96292763It was a part that connected her arms to her chest/torso... Spent several hours cutting everything away from the frames, went through the part list and was like wait..... I don't have that piece.... Were it her weapons, it wouldn't be too big a deal since at least I could still display her as-is, but such an integral piece renders her un-displayable. Rip. :( I am not too familiar with garage kits but, do you think that you can make or find something good enough to replace the missing piece that prevents you from connecting your figure's arms to her torso?
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Atavistic12 timer siden#96331392There are a lot of issues I have with the Kaguya-sama nendoroids in the end. One of the most fundamental in hindsight is that the characters really didn't translate well into the nendoroid style at all. Not really sure why that's the case, but even if they were high-quality I'd feel like they just don't look right in person compared to the original character designs.
Then there's the noted issues of quality control, like poor moulds for the characters' hair, a loose head joint for Chika and the fact that Chika's paint job made her look like a bootleg (it looked too pale and glossy compared to my other nendoroids). I got lucky in terms of the paint jobs being fine and not getting anything like multiple left hands and no right hands (as I saw a few people on here report), but the peg on my Chika's stand arm was completely deformed to the point of being useless. Had I not had a spare one lying around (thanks to Echidna being able to stand entirely unsupported), I'd not have been able to (briefly) display Chika at all.
I think the thing that really enhanced the regret was that they ended up coming out so poorly even after being delayed for months: Kaguya and Miyuki were delayed for roughly 6 months and Chika for 3 months, yet they still came out so poorly. To wait so long just to get something well below par was utterly disappointing and enough to completely erode any trust I may have had in Toytec (if it was just one of three that they messed up, I could have maybe given them another chance, but messing up all three shows that it was no coincidence and just their norm).
That 3 nendo strike out from Toytec would make me feel utterly disappointed and want to avoid them like the plague too. Tbh, Toytec's quality country almost sounds as bad the quality control that bootleg companies have. They have no excuse for messing up those 3 nendos they way that they did since they're supposed to be a "trusted" figure company and because they pushed back the release dates for these figures. :/

As for doubting whether or not the Kaguya-sama main cast can look good in nendo form without looking "off", I think that they can. That is, if the nendos are being made by someone who knows what they're doing.

As for the fate of these three nendos, are you going to sell them, or keep them? I'm asking this because it sounds like you don't like your nendos very much despite knowing that you got the "lucky" with them.
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ArianeEva3 timer siden#96332034Older figmas has good details and more accessories with affordable price.(I bought mine on $35?) But newer figmas have less accessories and has even more expensive price. (I bought mine on $75)
I only have half price of the nendoroid for the money I saved for now. It's a shame how I couldn't get a present for my birthday (Even though he gonna release on June, which is my birthday ) (because my parents want to save money for new house) and can't get on Christmas too (because I don't celebrate Christmas).
I wish I didn't simp for Norman at start .. I know this is gonna happen.
Ah, so those are the differences between new and old figmas. The less accessories, higher asking price trend than figmas are following also seems to be a trend with nendos too to a degree. I have seen some Nendos, like ITEM #872607, almost rival the minimum asking price for a scale! It's hecka crazy!

It is a shame that your parents can't buy you Norman's nendo for your birthday since they're saving up for a new house. It's also a bummer that you can't even hope for a Christmas gif since you don't celebrate the holiday where you live. I wish you the best of luck on saving up enough money for Norman! Don't feel a bit disappointed on your upcoming birthday, I'm sure that your parents will make it up to you next year! :D

Also,...You cannot escape your simp nature as it is inevitable that most of us will inevitably simp for something or someone! >:)
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andresm64513 timer siden#96331237As a lot of people, I started my collection buying prize figures because at the time the money for a scale seemed like too much (and now I'm preordering SSF Emilia...). Among my prize figures the top offenders are probably:
ITEM #22244
ITEM #246221
ITEM #546498
ITEM #160 (this one especially, super impulse buy in Japan and didn't even come with the base, was very cheap tho)
As for scales I don't really REGRET any, but the closest one is probably ITEM #604495, I own ITEM #287683 too and she's a MUCH better Saber Alter, and the money I spent on the first one could've gone to covering some of the cost of ITEM #675890 (which I still don't have).
I'd like to sell some of those along with a couple more prize figures, but shipping from my country would probably be more expensive than the figure itself, and the collecting scene here is almost non existent :(
Oof, I have noticed that more than a handful of my responders to my article have bought a bunch of prize figures since they were cheap, only to regret getting them. ^^'

Btw, I do agree that the prices for scale figures are intimidating! Especially so when your not familiar with cost range of scale figures and with what is considered to be "unreasonable" and "reasonable". :/

And yes, ITEM #287683 is a much better-looking Saber than ITEM #604495 because Alter's Saber has a better looking face and jaw, a better pose, and an arguably better outfit imo.

Also, that GSC Saber that you're saving up for is pretty nice too! I like her dynamic pose and bike! (I wish that there was a male scale figure out there that was like that. ;v;) Btw, I have noticed that you have been going after more and more expensive Alter Saber scales, are you gonna eventually go for one in the $300 or $400 range like you are already doing for Emilia? :v Speaking of Emilia, her Shibuya Scramble Figure price is steep af! I cannot deny that she's pretty well done, given her value. Personally, I feel like she worth about $120-ish less than what the retailers are asking for her though. :/

Lowkey, I too am interested in a Shibuya Scramble Figure as well. It's ITEM #1088994. I like how he and the rest and the other two boys are cheaper than they ladies are from this line, but I hate how they're more simplistic than female figures are in terms of pose and bases. :/ Still, I want Eugeo but I feel he's not worth the nearly $200 price tag that I'm almost sure will skyrocket in the aftermarket. :/ What to do, what to do.....I'm gonna continue to think him over before I hit the pre-order button.

As for the figures that you wish to sell, you could still try selling them on MFC and state that the buyer will be responsible for the sipping costs. You could offer to do bundle deals for the figures that you want sell to help cut down on shipping costs. You might get some bites on that. Also, don't worry about being unable to find buyers in your own country as MFC has members from all over the world on it! :D Maybe you can nab a buyer or two from a neighboring country?
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