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1266 No. 1266 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anyone else have that problem where you can't bring yourself to open a fig/remove it from it's packaging?

Pic related, I've had it for months now and its still not opened.
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>> No. 1275 [Edit]
I kind of know that feeling I guess, even though I never ever bought a fig - I'm a NEET so where should I get the money from? I would feel sick if I were to spend my parents' money like that.

I remember that back in the day when someone would remove wrapping from anything I bought (be it games or anything else) I was ready to gauge their eyeballs out. Goddamn normals, they didn't even know what they have done wrong! Oh well. The worst kind of offense was punching stuff out from punch sheets in boardgames. That's half the fun of buying the game you idiots!

Three or so years ago I bought two Guildwars collector's edition expansions (Nightfall and Factions) even though I don't own the main game (well, they are standalone expansions but still). They were like 10$ each at my local game store so I just kinda picked them up. They are still unopened. (Digression: For some retarded reason I often don't play the games I buy.)

So again, I know what you mean. And I guess I really would leave my figs unopened if I could buy any. There are lots of reasons for this but here's one that I only realized as valid lately: just owning something makes me satisfied. You don't really have to do anything with it once you bought it (like me and said games). It's kind of hard to explain why but overall it's the feeling that if you wanted you could play it/listen to it/put it on you shelf anytime. I don't know if that makes any sense but that's how I always feel (I even bought some consoles I barely use just so I could say 'well if I wanted I could download any of those games and play them'). It's just to eliminate this feelings of not possessing something you'd like to have.
>> No. 1340 [Edit]
I did broke my Figma BRS left arm; but it wasn't because of the box, but because I was still unfamiliar with the joints functioning (i.e. because I was stupid). But I glued it to a convenient pose and it was ok; I don't really change their poses that much or that often anyway.
>> No. 1368 [Edit]
When I first started collecting. But then I realized, "What good is a toy (albeit a collectible one) if you don't play with it?" But the especially rare ones I keep in their box to admire for a few days.
>> No. 1445 [Edit]
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Yeah I've got a few.

Part of it is due to value, I half worry about the day when my savings drys up and I'm left with money trubble, it might be a last resort scinario, but if things get really bad, I might end up having to sell some of my figs, so it kind of worrys be a bit in the back of my head.

dust/damage/condision is another thing, I'm not crazy about the idea of them collecting dust or possibly getting damaged somehow, I wish I had more room for another display case, but even then, I noticed dust is starting to build up in the case, so even there my figs aren't safe from dust.
but as someone here said, what's the point of buying them if you're never gonna open em? that's what got me to open a marisa fig I could have sold for like $200+ on ebay, but the fact of the matter was, I didn't buy it to sell it, I hunted down that pacific fig because I wanted it.

Then there's the fact that I don't have a ton of room left for figs, my fig case is crammed full, and my shelves are cluttered.
Many figs are hidden behind other figs becuase of this as is.

One last deciding factor is my laziness.
sometime back I started taking tons of pics of my figs as I unbox them, but setting up the lightbox for the photo shoots and all, like I said, I'm lazy sometimes.

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So /fig/ I was wondering if you could help me out with something. I am interested in getting a daki cover in a couple of days. I've seen a particular design on eBay I like, but it costs about 40 with shipping and is imported from Hong Kong. I was able to then see that same design, along with a couple more on milanoo (link:http://www.milanoo.com/EVA-Polyester-Microfiber-Anime-Body-Pillowcase-p40835.html)

Question is what your opinion is on buying it there, it's cheaper and it seems it won't have to go through customs or anything. I think it's most likely legitimate and good quality, but what does /fig/ think?

Also I think we can turn this thread into a general dakimakura thread when this is answered .

Picture somewhat unrelated but funny.
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>> No. 1423 [Edit]
>>1422
Actually, I linked to the REi so i wouldn't have a sudden influx of brohnos who might buy the Asuka daki I found before I bought it.

Wouldn't want it to run out of stock.
>> No. 1436 [Edit]
Now I want to know what picture OP posted...
>> No. 1437 [Edit]
>>1436
a yoko cosplayer
>> No. 1438 [Edit]
>>1437
>cosplayer
Ew, do not want.

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1205 No. 1205 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Thread for posters. Post some posters!

I ordered this print from snapfish. The art is of course by Huke, and it's 20"x30".
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>> No. 1227 [Edit]
>>1207
you don't have to put the pins through the poster, if you put enough pressure on it it will be enough to hold it up, then for the bottom pins, you rest the top of the poster on them, while still using lots of pressure ofcourse.
>> No. 1383 [Edit]
I've got a bunch of posters and I'm a bit concerned here.
It's stupidly hot in this room (even with fans running nonstop becuase it has no window), and I want to buy an ac unit, but what I'm worried about is weather or not it could damage or affect my posters in some way.
I'm not exactly loaded with cash, so I wanted to get something cheep, but all the cheep ones use some sort of water evaporating system.
I got a really cheep $10 one which I used for about a week, and I think it made my posters warp up a little, but not sure, might be my imagination. (it certainly did make me sick and feel like crap as least.)

tldr, would a swamp cooler ruin posters?
>> No. 1390 [Edit]
I got a bunch of issues of Megami magazine for the posters but I feel like theyre too lewd to hang
>> No. 1447 [Edit]
>>1383
oh never mind, I got a normal non-water based ac unit.

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812 No. 812 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Hey /fig/.

I think I just got screwed over. How can you tell a real figure from a knock off? My version if this girl seems legit enough, but I have this uneasy feeling.
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>> No. 1235 [Edit]
>>1234
Might want to be careful with that, I've heard people say the paint used on bootleg figures is toxic.

At least, try not to lick the thing okay?
>> No. 1244 [Edit]
>>1235
I have a feeling I may be referencing this on /so/...
>> No. 1245 [Edit]
>>1235
So um, do people do this? I licked a figure of my waifu once but it felt really wrong and I haven't done it since. Stupid, I know.
>> No. 1246 [Edit]
>>1244
It was a joke, relax.

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1179 No. 1179 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's the best kind of light for displaying figs?
I've heard some kinds of lights can really fade the color on figures and ruin them forever, daylight namely.
and some lights, mostly the yellowish ones, seem to be able to stain some white surfaces and turn them yellow in my experience (I've got a piss yellow Dreamcast which I think is becuase of my lights).
I was thinking of using a bunch of white LEDs to light up my fig case, would this be safe?
Mainly I was going to just have a group of them at the top, possibly cover it with something to defuse the light, and was also contemplating running wires down the edges of the display case and placing a single white LED in each corner.

is this a good or bad idea?
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>> No. 1199 [Edit]
>>1198
Goddamn AAA batteries
>> No. 1200 [Edit]
>>1199
yeah that part sucks, I would rather it used a plug, so I wouldn't have to keep replacing batteries.
Maybe I'll try and connect a power cord to the thing somehow.
>> No. 1201 [Edit]
I think what makes things fade is the UV spectrum inside the light. UV light packs more energy, enough to break the bonds in certain chemicals. Sunlight ahs some UV, most artificial forms of light don't I think.

Candles are even worse. They will release black soot which will eventually come to coat your figs, not to mention the fire danger.
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>>1198
Got the thing, and to no surprise, it was really cheaply made, But it works and the figs look awesome under it.

When I got it, It had no manual or anything, so I didn't know how to get the plate thing off the back that was keeping me from getting to the battery's, wasn't until I took a power drill to it and got it off I saw it just had to be slid to the side then up (which I even tried) would have been nice had they said so.
This was something I wanted to leave on all the time, and because opening the fig case over and over to turn it on/off or change the battery's would suck, I took it apart and wired it up to run off an old power adapter I had, which was surprisingly easy to do, then I ripped apart an old light I had, and used the on/off switch for that, and taped it to the side of my fig case, works pretty well I think.

Anyways, if anyone wants one of these lights, they go for like $7+ on ebay, just search for "led cabinet light"
Just know, the pads used to hold them to the surface really suck, mine fell down onto my figs the other day, so I went and bought some sticky pad things to hold it in place (rather not drill holes into my fig case to screw something this cheep into place.)

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994 No. 994 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
?
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>> No. 1004 [Edit]
Oh, it's you...
>> No. 1054 [Edit]
>>1004
I totally read that in GLaDOS' voice.
>> No. 1138 [Edit]
Wow. Didn't expect to see Turret over here.
>> No. 1139 [Edit]
>>1054
That's what I was going for
>>1138
Me neither

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249 No. 249 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I think I'm going to stop collecting all kinds of different figs and just focus my money on Nendoroids from now on.

They're cute, sturdy, are almost always nicely done and have the perfect size. They won't stick out like other figs if they're among other Nendos and my OCPD won't bother me again.

My next purchase will be a Yuki for sure, if I find one.

This thread can serve as a Nendo General if you like.
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>> No. 1110 [Edit]
>>362
I copied that to notepad.
>> No. 1111 [Edit]
>>1109
http://www.otacute.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Nendoroid

There's lots of sites that sell them, like Amiami, Hobbylink, 1999.co.jp etc.
>> No. 1116 [Edit]
>>1111
Thank you!
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Oh my god.

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1017 No. 1017 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Last weekend, I went to a big regional con. Full three days, drained my wallet and account to thirteen dollars. I hope you don't mind if I post what I bought in this thread.

Things I bought were at a reasonable price compared to others I have seen online. Also a lot of import goods I never saw anywhere else. The best part is that you can check everything and make sure you have a quality purchase.

First is an overview of all the merch I purchased. There are some really overpriced items I went nowhere near, and a few dealers were selling with overinflated prices. I'll find out the names of them so I can avoid them.
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Final purchase (of interest to TC) was this Konata plush for a decent price. I know I could find lower than $15 online but sneaking shipped packages into my house is harder than just packing it into my suitcase and bringing it home.
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My last pic is my new setup, after an hour of rearranging, dusting, setting up, relocating and trashing. If anyone wants other angles or info, please ask.

Has anyone else made purchases from conventions?
>> No. 1031 [Edit]
>>1025
Looks nice.

The only things I ever bought from the four conventions to which I've been were a Lucky Star trading figure, a TTGL shirt, and a Hoshii Miki Revoltech. Conventions rarely have things I can't find online, and online is usually for cheaper.
>> No. 1036 [Edit]
>>1025

Sexy set up. The colored lights are a nice touch.

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94 No. 94 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Magic, anything about Magic.

(And Magic-sized sleeve/deck box discussion is also fine.)

http://deckstats.net/ - Check out the stats of your deck.
http://magiccards.info/ - Pretty much the same as Gatherer, but superior.
http://findmagiccards.com/ - Price changes in cards
http://www.magicworkstation.com/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/apprentice2/

And do not play MTGO. (Because of its horrible shuffling system, unless if you are okay playing some form of monoblack with a Consume Spirit/Corrupt finisher)
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>> No. 926 [Edit]
http://mtgsalvation.com/new-phyrexia-spoiler.html

Now, buying a box of this set literally pays for itself.
>> No. 990 [Edit]
>>926
Wow, what the hell?
A potentially free spell with that kind of power, as the buy-a-box?
What the hell is Wizards doing?
>> No. 1006 [Edit]
The set is entirely spoiled.

It's as if they took one third of the Scars block and made it less shittier. The last two sets were trash, aside from some obvious money cards and EDH cards.

>>990
You haven't seen anything yet.
>> No. 1007 [Edit]
I bought one of the new decks they're selling, before realizing I have no one to play it with.

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896 No. 896 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I have 50 dollars that I want to get rid of in my paypal account.
What do you recommend me besides this precious nemuneko?
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>> No. 904 [Edit]
>>902
Ignore this, donate to the site.
>> No. 905 [Edit]
>>903
yes, you can.
>> No. 906 [Edit]
You should buy ten big macs.
>> No. 907 [Edit]
>>904
>>902

Relax, relax, I can do both!

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857 No. 857 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Character sleeves are hard to come by here. I'm quite lucky to get this Airi one in a toy shop.

I wonder which character should I get next. I was browsing for character sleeves online and the ones that I really like are sold out, like the Kuroneko one.

And yeah, character sleeves general. I wanna see yours.
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13/14

A set of sleeves that came with the Visual Art's set.
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14/14
Last one for now, I'll still get more.
>> No. 874 [Edit]
>>863
>>867
>>873

I jelly.
>> No. 875 [Edit]
pictures of mine in >>95

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