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First of all excuse my awful grammar. I will try to keep this short.

Anyway my collection has now reached the big 5-0-0 and I think I have completely run out of space and figures are still coming, I am at the point where figures are going into storage instead of being displayed, which in my opinion defeats the point of having them in the first place. So I have two questions:

1. How many is too many.

2. What do you do when you’ve reached that point?


I have tried hardening myself to sell some of my current collection to make room for new figures, but I just can’t decide on what goes and what should stay. Oh my god, I just realized I sound like a hoarder (and very well might be.)


Any comments are greatly appreciated.
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Just Many is Too Many

0%THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!
10%2 to 100
10%100 to 200
4%300 to 400
0%400 to 500
15%THERE ARE NEVER ENOUGH!!!
10%I'm already out of space but I can't stop
2%50+
6%Time to get a bigger home!
30%Everybody has their own limit
10%Slow down, prioritize, collapse and rotate
2%Keep favourites, sell less of interest to you to make room for preorders. for new.
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CactusCalin1 mese/i fa#78561689I really feel that too. That gives me motivation and energy aswell. Even the process of looking around, gathering informations, decide to pre-order or not. All this process keeps my mind busy and partially disconnect me from "reality" and problems. I think those are the same "symptoms" that many people can experience. Some people buy shoes, clothes, tech item,...
But I feel like, with figure you have a "deeper" connection with the item. The character remind you good memories of a show you liked, the pose is awesome or cute, it shows emotions,...
For the guilt part, I never bought an item that I regret later (yet). But I occasionally experience a guilt trip about the hobby in general. I'm 26 white guy, I have a good life, good health, some friends and a job. Even so, I often have those moment of sadness and concerns about life, future and everything. And I often ask myself: "does my action figure are trophy of sad moment that I expose in my room?"
Now I said it out loud, it feels pretty dark. I swear 95% the time I am very happy with my figures. :D


Oml I’m so sorry I missed your response in my notifications!

Fashionably late is better than never. :’)

Totally agree with everything you said. With figures, you have a relationship with the character in your mind already. So even after you buy it, there is still an emotional connection. I certainly feel that way with my 1/7 Astolfo. He’s just an all around cool guy! He dresses however he wants to, is nice just because he’s a good person and wants to be nice, and loves cute things!!! I wish I could hang out with him in real life! Super fun, strong, and a fashion lover too. :)))

Also, I appreciate your viewpoint on feeling satisfied with your life vs. still feeling a bit of loneliness sometimes. It’s such a true feeling and that’s exactly where I am too. I love my job and I enjoy where I’m at in my life, but sometimes things just feel bad anyway! #nuance

In any case your figures are definitely lucky to be in your collection. I bet you take great care of them. <33
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poemgranate1 mese/i fa#78596698Haha, I hope you enjoy it if you ever get around to it.
If you’re used to action-packed Fate, this series isn’t it. It’s really more of a detective cozy than anything else and makes homage to the Golden Age of detective fiction. This installment also examines Fate magus lore in unique and interesting ways.
Basically, if you enjoy Agatha Christie/Arthur Conan Doyle/BBC mysteries — this is a Fate skin of the genre. :P

Actually, I’ve never seen any of the Fate stuff other then Fate Stay Night. Something about it I didn’t like, but I’ve actually never been able to finish it, I always get to the point of the purple haired girl getting possessed, sacrificed, or whatever it was and never finish.

I think the characters are cute/cool, I just really disliked FSN so I haven’t given any of the other series a chance.
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I clean up mfc account to show less than 500 owned, problem solved, can buy more.
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Generally i go through my collection every few years, whatever I no longer love or have moved on from, I sell. What I still enjoy I keep and I also minimize and narrow down according to this mentality.
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Jc210951 mese/i fa#78596693Thanks for humoring me, I haven’t seen it, I started restricting my watching to only dubbed anime because watching both sub and dub started taking up too much of my time. I will watch it subbed if I really enjoyed the manga and don’t think it will get dubbed anytime in the near future.

Haha, I hope you enjoy it if you ever get around to it.

If you’re used to action-packed Fate, this series isn’t it. It’s really more of a detective cozy than anything else and makes homage to the Golden Age of detective fiction. This installment also examines Fate magus lore in unique and interesting ways.

Basically, if you enjoy Agatha Christie/Arthur Conan Doyle/BBC mysteries — this is a Fate skin of the genre. :P
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poemgranate1 mese/i fa#78596416That's actually the best pun. Definitely earned a chuckle from me. Well done, punmaster.
And she's Gray from Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note. Very cute, I stan.

Thanks for humoring me, I haven’t seen it, I started restricting my watching to only dubbed anime because watching both sub and dub started taking up too much of my time. I will watch it subbed if I really enjoyed the manga and don’t think it will get dubbed anytime in the near future.
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Jc210951 mese/i fa#78562456View spoilerHide spoilerI completely agree to everything you just said.
Unrelated question, what anime is that in ‘2020 Good Vibes’ I feel like I’ve seen the character before but I can’t put my finger on it.
(I originally put figure instead of finger, but that was a bad pun.)

That's actually the best pun. Definitely earned a chuckle from me. Well done, punmaster.

And she's Gray from Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note. Very cute, I stan.
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I have been also start to deal with the problem, in my case I usually try to box old figure and sometimes be honest with myself and realize that I don't longer feel excited abot a figure and decide to sell it.

at first I just bought everything I liked or everything that was part from an specific line I consumed, now I just tried to focus on very specific characters, series and lines and personally I feel my collection have been more organized and somehow more "complete" but yeah sooner or later I will deal with the space problem again
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CactusCalin1 mese/i fa#78561689For the guilt part, I never bought an item that I regret later (yet). But I occasionally experience a guilt trip about the hobby in general. I'm 26 white guy, I have a good life, good health, some friends and a job. Even so, I often have those moment of sadness and concerns about life, future and everything. And I often ask myself: "does my action figure are trophy of sad moment that I expose in my room?"
Now I said it out loud, it feels pretty dark. I swear 95% the time I am very happy with my figures. :D

I’ve regretted a ton of figures most of them from Griffon.

As far as the depressing part goes, this is all I gotta say:
View spoilerHide spoilerI tried super hard to attach this as an an image but it didn’t work so here’s the link:
imgur.com/YfCBm...
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poemgranate1 mese/i fa#78561566View spoilerHide spoilerI love this thread. The comments in this thread are wonderful, and I appreciate the thought process people have for deciding what "too much" looks like for them. To each their own!
Personally, I don't have a specific number in mind for what "too many" looks like for me. I own just a single Detolf and a few acrylic cases, so there's only so many figures that I allow myself to keep at a time.
I find that the feeling of "too many figures" starts accumulating only when the following start to happen, sometimes all at once:
1. Loss of interest: I'm no longer invested in the characters from the figures that I own. (RIP mid 2000's Gundam phase. Who was I back then? Don't know her.)
2. Buyer's guilt: The "impulse buys" from my collection have started to grow in number. (This is usually linked to retail therapy, signaling that something going horribly wrong in my life in general.)
3. Interior design problems: This is probably 100% just a me thing. Interior design is my hobby, and I spend a very long time considering each piece of furniture (including figures) when I buy them. I don't usually buy figures that clash with my furniture and overall aesthetic, unless, of course, I'm buying on impulse! My figures are also an extension of my self-expression.
But like, rule of thumb, if you have a sneaking suspicion that you have too many figures (by your own standards) you (1) probably do and (2) should likely slow down and meditate on what you want vs. need, like what everyone else in the thread mentioned.


I completely agree to everything you just said.

Unrelated question, what anime is that in ‘2020 Good Vibes’ I feel like I’ve seen the character before but I can’t put my finger on it.

(I originally put figure instead of finger, but that was a bad pun.)
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