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Losing Interest in Collecting After Aquiring A GrailLosing Interest in Collecting After Aquiring A GrailMisc

himikochanhimikochan2 месяца назад
Anybody else kinda feel a little empty after getting a figure they've been wanting for YEARS and YEARS now.

got ITEM #112502 a couple months back for a stupidly cheap price and was quite happy for a couple days since i got one of my grails but after that i kind of felt empty

I got my grail what now? Sure there's more figures to collect but none of them are as exciting

Any others feel similar or have a similar experience before?
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I usually buy 1-2 figures every month but stopped once I purchased the 1/2.5 Kurumi Tokisaki. I felt burnt out collecting after that.

I looked back on my collection and felt like a few of them were impulse buys. Now whenever I felt the urge to buy I let it sit instead of buying.

I still have a few figures on preorder but seeing how the figure market slowed down and prices would go down once released I went from 15 preorders to just two.
2 месяца назад
At most, I felt like I could relax more while collecting. Didn't really get that empty, "now what?" feeling. But like others are stating, something new will probably replace that emptiness eventually.
2 месяца назад
M3n2c32 месяца назад#128575981I think this is somewhat related:
One of the more interesting phenomena I see occur on this site is that of the younger folk panicking when their interests begin to shift (i.e., the occasional "losing interest in the hobby" type post). I believe I'm considered "middle-aged" at this point in my life, and I've come to find that my interests operate through phases. That is, I have many interests, but the one or two on which I'm hyper-focused will not just change, but cycle over periods of time -- usually on a scale of approximately one to several years for overarching categories and several months for sub-categories. Of course, it took time to realize that this was the case.
For example, 5-6 years ago I was predominantly interested in retro console gaming, but last year I pivoted and am currently neck-deep in retro PC gaming and hardware. Meanwhile, the specific genre of game I'm focused on (e.g., graphic adventure, JRPG, etc.) within that frame can vary over a period of 3-6 months. I'm sure I'll return to the consoles at some point in the not-so-distant future. Anime and manga are also good examples, as I tend to go through similar phases. I'll have an intense focus on watching/reading and collecting figures for a few years, then burn out a bit (my current phase, I think), take a break for a few years, and return later with renewed interest.
At any rate, I suppose the tl;dr is that it can be considered normal to experience phases with one's interests. I think it's absolutely worth taking some time after hitting a big milestone to step back a little and evaluate. No real harm in taking some time off; the figures will still be here when we return!

i agree
2 месяца назад
Elfo2 месяца назад#128576228I see texts like this all over the internet, and it's not a good feeling to have, almost depressing.
If you feel empty, it's because the feeling of completion that you were chasing finally revealed itself for what it really is; an illusion that is very short lived, but it's more complicated than that. In this materialistic world we live in where we often give too much importance to things that we deem of value to us emotionally/financially, that brings us nostalgia of our past or where we were more present and in line with who/what we are, it's an endless pit for most people. Almost as if it's part of our identity and we need to pursue/acquire in order to feel/relive that sensation of wholeness.
No amount of anything in this world will fill that void. But finding your true self (or at least acknowledging your true self through the help of a spiritual master or a book) can help you enjoy things like this whilst still remaining in the reality/present moment, and not falling into that pit.
I know this probably all sounds like gibberish, but it's true. If you ever can, look at a book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, it will change your life.

i shall read that book elfo
2 месяца назад
I see texts like this all over the internet, and it's not a good feeling to have, almost depressing.

If you feel empty, it's because the feeling of completion that you were chasing finally revealed itself for what it really is; an illusion that is very short lived, but it's more complicated than that. In this materialistic world we live in where we often give too much importance to things that we deem of value to us emotionally/financially, that brings us nostalgia of our past or where we were more present and in line with who/what we are, it's an endless pit for most people. Almost as if it's part of our identity and we need to pursue/acquire in order to feel/relive that sensation of wholeness.

No amount of anything in this world will fill that void. But finding your true self (or at least acknowledging your true self through the help of a spiritual master or a book) can help you enjoy things like this whilst still remaining in the reality/present moment, and not falling into that pit.

I know this probably all sounds like gibberish, but it's true. If you ever can, look at a book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, it will change your life.
2 месяца назад
Maidragon Horns lover
Sure! I do get that feeling some time after getting a grail figure (which I have more than one) but then months later I just find a new one and then all of sudden I'm alive again.

androx2 месяца назад#128551406I never thought of it that way. I mean, when I watch/play something that I consider that good I do feel the same way and don't want to replace that experience... Never noticed is like the same feeling for figures. I don't like it but even thought, I'm not quite sure if I want to get ride of it either since I think that might make things less special to me.
2 месяца назад
I think this is somewhat related:

One of the more interesting phenomena I see occur on this site is that of the younger folk panicking when their interests begin to shift (i.e., the occasional "losing interest in the hobby" type post). I believe I'm considered "middle-aged" at this point in my life, and I've come to find that my interests operate through phases. That is, I have many interests, but the one or two on which I'm hyper-focused will not just change, but cycle over periods of time -- usually on a scale of approximately one to several years for overarching categories and several months for sub-categories. Of course, it took time to realize that this was the case.

For example, 5-6 years ago I was predominantly interested in retro console gaming, but last year I pivoted and am currently neck-deep in retro PC gaming and hardware. Meanwhile, the specific genre of game I'm focused on (e.g., graphic adventure, JRPG, etc.) within that frame can vary over a period of 3-6 months. I'm sure I'll return to the consoles at some point in the not-so-distant future. Anime and manga are also good examples, as I tend to go through similar phases. I'll have an intense focus on watching/reading and collecting figures for a few years, then burn out a bit (my current phase, I think), take a break for a few years, and return later with renewed interest.

At any rate, I suppose the tl;dr is that it can be considered normal to experience phases with one's interests. I think it's absolutely worth taking some time after hitting a big milestone to step back a little and evaluate. No real harm in taking some time off; the figures will still be here when we return!
2 месяца назад
Normally that "Empty feeling" gets better with age.

When I was between 10 to 22 I always got that feeling when I finished any good anime, game, TV show, or getting something I wished for a long time.

You feel like is a "good bye forever" but later on you learn that is not.
The more experiences you have, that empty feeling is reduced.
Now I cannot feel that empty spot in my stomach.
2 месяца назад
WindsorSeven SHSL Vegone
soja2 месяца назад#128549810
I have this "empty/sad" feeling after completing a very good game that I played for a long time/intensively.

Same! I tend to stretch games out as long as possible in an attempt to avoid this lol.
2 месяца назад
edamame96592 месяца назад#128549760“Holy Grail” doesn’t seems to fit my collection description these days because there will be more and more of figures coming out along the way. Unless there is just only one manufacturer and one artist that have the rights to that particular figure or character that makes it like super rare, then it could be considered as “Holy Grail” I guess. How about those re-release of figures? Used to be rare but not anymore due to the competition of the market. Figures coming out as fast as handphones! No offence, just my humble opinion. Don’t stress yourself too much on just “ ONE FLOWER” when there’s a whole bunch of different flowers around it. Cheers!
that is a good perspective on it, there will be more things to look foward to, cheers mate
2 месяца назад

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