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Комментарии Why we collect figures, answered

  • Heido-kun7 лет назад#1330441...i always say "If you don't collect anything, then u're collecting money" ...

    I wish I could collect money... but I CAN'T! Not even pennies! Money must leave my wallet as soon as possible! Ok, I'm overacting :)
    7 лет назад
    I'd say something like
    Since i don't spend much on clothes and everyday products why not buy something i'd enjoy having more than those?

    And i always say "If you don't collect anything, then u're collecting money" because lots of ppl i know have other things they collect like DvDs for example. those who tell you "why spend money on figures" are probably spending their's on something else ya know? : 3
    7 лет назад
    In my case, I've been a big anime fan since I was a child, and now that I have increased in size and age (no, I've not grown up so far) and since I'm making some money, I truly believe I'm making an investment AND I'm enjoying my favorite thing while doing so. I mean, if you take really good care of your collection, it could worth good money in the future. I mean, just look at those TV shows on NatGeo and History; we're talking about paying hundreds of dollars for broken and rusty toys. Who knows! Well, that's my excuse :).
    7 лет назад
    I actually had a bit of a discussion about this yesterday. I'd received a small figure and was opening her up and was met with concern on how I was spending my money and just that I've spent "a lot of money on that stuff." But this very same person has a good sized video game collection, so what's the difference, really? That his collection is more "practical" and that he can get "use out of it?" It's all just perspective!

    I will admit though that the only rush I've ever felt (so far!) with any of my purchases is when I bought 7th Dragon 2020's Samurai. I found her for a really good price and I just couldn't believe she was mine!
    7 лет назад
    mintbunny7 лет назад#1323370Well, my dad loved to collect farm toys. I thought, he collects so he'll understand why I like to collect. But somehow his toys were better than mine. So even though you'd think they'd understand if they did it too, it isn't always the case.
    But sometimes the rush of waiting for a package ends up being better than the package itself!

    True on both counts -- it's very hard to be able to sure-shot say that if someone likes X, they will like Y. And the package wait: hell, yeah. Watching it make its way across the world gives a kick all by itself!
    7 лет назад
    For me, it's been from an artistic point of view. I love illustrating and seeing my favorite character come to life in 3D pose had astounded me the first I laid eyes on one. I can't remember which was my first figure but since then I've developed my hobby of collecting beautiful sculptures.
    7 лет назад
    mintbunny7 лет назад#1324106Well his toys were mature and mine childish I suppose. I just thought if someone knows the joy of collecting, then you can bond over it. But I suppose Japanese anime isn't an easy thing to explain to a big redneck like my dad.

    I don't see how farm toys are mature and figures are childish! I've seen plenty of geeks trying to claim their hobbies are more valid than others: like re-enactors who look down on larpers because their hobby has historical accuracy. Maybe its just some people are afraid to admit their hobbies are a bit geeky :)
    7 лет назад
    mintbunny7 лет назад#1324106Well his toys were mature and mine childish I suppose. I just thought if someone knows the joy of collecting, then you can bond over it. But I suppose Japanese anime isn't an easy thing to explain to a big redneck like my dad.

    I sympathize, mintbunny. My dad worked in animation many many years when I was growing up. So naturally, I developed this obsession with animation (that's actually what I wanted to do for a living, but circumstances didn't let me) and I still watch all sorts of animated things for my pleasure. Anywho, the point is, you'd expect a man who worked in this domain for close to 20 years to appreciate animation in all its forms, including anime, right? Wrong. He HATES anime. Says that the animation stinks and that he doesn't like the drawing style. And well... he's right that SOME animation is subpar, but he just completely ignores the plot/characters side of the problem (and besides, that problem with the animation is not as persistent nowadays... from what I've seen lately, TV serialized Japanese animation is a lot better than Western TV serialized animation - sure it's not Disney-quality but come on! The only Western series that still looks today, and moves properly is Avatar / Korra). Not to mention that, as someone who's been into the arts for all his life, he ought to be able to understand what stylization means and that the graphic style is a question of taste. So yeah, just because someone has a passion that's very very close to yours doesn't mean you'll get along about it.

    He's grown more accepting over the years though. Still thinks it's stupid and still refuses to watch ANYTHING I recommend that looks even slightly anime; but at least he makes less jokes about it.
    7 лет назад
    mintbunny The Geeky Bunny
    Carmina7 лет назад#1323378It's the geek hierarchy, everyone thinks their own brand of geekery is superior.

    Well his toys were mature and mine childish I suppose. I just thought if someone knows the joy of collecting, then you can bond over it. But I suppose Japanese anime isn't an easy thing to explain to a big redneck like my dad.
    7 лет назад
    The thing is i just don know when i started collecting it , and it just happen naturally through searching the webs and seeing some awesome figures , i just felt that it would be great when my room are surrounded by those great sculpted figures with fantastic details on it. and important is that it maximize my daily satisfaction =)
    7 лет назад
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