- I'm just going to be blunt and do a little psychoanalyzing, so don't take this in a mean way, that isn't the tone I'm using. Sometimes an honest objective outlook can be more helpful than tiptoeing to be overly "nice."
Seems like you're getting a bit too invested into it emotionally honestly. It's a fake story about fake characters. And don't me me wrong, I can sob like a baby just from hearing a show's theme song, but it seems like you're letting one thing, that you KNEW was coming, hit you like some cancer diagnosis. I could understand losing interest because the entire story turns to shit and they completely ruin it in a way like that, but to let one scene ruin your entire outlook on the franchise is just ridiculous. EX: My parents are cops, but I still enjoy shows and games where cops are killed. Do I like those specific scenes? Not really. I usually think, "damn it why did they have to kill the poor cop doing their job?" I might get pissed for about 5 seconds, then the scene changes and I'm over it. It's fake, and that one thing isn't going to ruin the whole franchise of whatever for me. I'm not saying you can't dislike it, but dislike it and then put it from your mind the second it's over.
I think you should just take a step back, do a little reality check, maybe put your stuff away in storage if it's really that difficult to get past, and come back to it with a fresh, clear, open mind. Selling or trashing your stuff is going to lead to major regrets if it's impulsive like this.
Or, maybe you're tired of the franchise in general and lost interest, and are using this once scene as your "gateway" to move on to something else you might find exhilarating.
Just some objective thoughts from the content I've read here.
- Heaven forbid a lot of people like the same things some of the time.
Also, I would not call LoK "obscure" blame the lack of merch on Viacom.
I do feel bad for OP and others who have "franchise fatigue" but companies don't care what they make only that it sells, it's not like there is some conspiracy
- I’m going to add that Japan and the West have very different ways with “obscure” series (the ones you listed aren’t). In Japan, from my understand and I could be wrong here, they’re only interested in what’s hot now and once it’s up it’s up and will be tossed aside for the next thing. So the reason Fate, Miku, and... um... is Pac-Man still a thing? We’ll go with it. So that’s why Fate, Miku, and he likes of Pac-Man can still sell as they can retain relevancy. That’s why the new Zoids Wild, for example, is selling itself on being new and not linked to the old franchise at all which has become rather obsecure.
Here in the West, nostalgia drives a hefty place in the market. Just look how many Kickstarters there are for “retro games”. Not to mention the likes of Bucky O’Hare getting a new action figure line thanks in part to the fans.
So basically different strokes for different folks. The reason why figure companies aren’t touching franchises like you listed are simply because they’re not really in right now, or will ever be in, with the Japanese market. Their main market. Really outside GSC a lot of figure companies don’t give much of a shit for us Westerns as we don’t have the buying power compared to the Japanese market.
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There are other places we can discuss sexism in the anime fandom and yes it is an issue but it was a stupid joke and this is not the place for this discussion, freaking hell I'd even be okay with it being turned into an article on the main page, just maybe stop filling up the comment section so that everyone waiting for updates on this figure gets a notification every few hours only for it to be another comment concerning this stupid fight.
- Judging by the way in which you approached this topic, it would definitely seem this is your first time in experiencing a fallout with a series in which you are a fan of.
It should go without saying (especially with all of the replies), but it's something that does happen to people as aficionados or connoisseurs of any given medium. This is a sensation that has happened to me on multiple occasions. Two notable examples include my phases with My Little Pony, and most recently, Danganronpa. For MLP at the time, I was absolutely obsessed with it. I collected everything and anything no exceptions. I joined communities, met people, did my own part-- all the mumbo jumbo basically. For Danganronpa, while there wasn't much merch per se, I did also go around my own share of places to preach just how much of a fan I was of it, and its characters. While I did eventually retire my prime excitement for those two series, I will say there is a key difference here that in turn, corresponds to your current situation.
MLP was all simply a phase. When I discarded that part of me several years back, I had no regrets whatsoever. All that money and time wasted? I just didn't care and moved on. You, on the other hand, seem to be facing a situation similar after I got tired of Danganronpa. You just need a break. You're burnt out. No matter how much of an avid fan you may be, it happens. Your tone of hesitation confirms this. Too much of anything can be a bad thing. In our case, we got burnt out. We still love the respective franchises in question, but we need time to catch our breath. Additionally, it may be that we just expect too much out of our favorite mediums. The latest Danganronpa also left a sour taste in my mouth, and I always feel so distant when others express their excitement about it. I simply never understood the hype. Just because I don't like the new game though, doesn't mean I can't appreciate the other games and join in on the fun, either. Fallacies like that are only natural.
Tl;dr Give yourself some time, and catch your breath. We get burnt out by many things this being no exception. You seem to really love Fate, so you'll bounce back eventually. Being worried just shows how much you genuinely care.
But... If you still feel the same negative feelings after a break, maybe you really are just done with Fate as a whole. Selling your merch should lead to favorable results considering how popular of a franchise it is.
- I skimmed this and the other comments and I don’t think I’ve had something as drastic happen but I’ve definitely had that stomach dropping feeling and distaste. My only suggestion is don’t act rashly. Put away the stuff you no longer like and wait a few months to see if your feelings change before getting rid of them. I’m a really emotional and sensitive person and I’ve purged stuff (not just collection related stuff) in a moment of emotion and I tend to regret at least some of it every time whether it’s a week or a year later.
- You can still love a franchise without liking all of it. If you knew it was in the VN, then you should've been prepared and known that worst case, they'd keep it in. I wouldn't have gotten myself invested into a franchise where one movie would completely kill your entire vision of it. It stayed true to the source.
That's not to say that I like it either, as a victim of that sort of thing. But I knew it was in there to begin with, and I still let myself get into the show and story.
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- Pretty sure none of the franchises you pointed out are actually obscure, though. I think everyone knows Winnie the Pooh and The Matrix, even if they're not into Japanese media. And as it's been pointed out multiple times recently, Fate and Miku are far from monopolizing the entire industry even though they get many figures. Hell, even companies that have big licenses like Marvel tend to make the same characters over and over so there's definitely room for more. There's five Iron Man nendos plus Iron Patriot and an accessory set, and I'm still personally waiting for Bucky even though their opportunity to make one's probably passed by now. And PUBG Guy is likely just a promo stunt. At least Fate has some character variety unlike some past trends, like Sonico and Hestia.
Sales from the popular figures definitely do help the industry though! That leaves companies a safety net to fall back on in case a few licenses they take a gamble on do poorly in sales. I'm personally excited to see what's announced at Wonfes after some of the unexpected releases recently, since imo there's a nice amount of variety right now. I'm still happy that we're finally getting some nice Banana Fish figures and I'm hoping to see some updates on the P5 figures that were announced awhile ago.