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Commenti How did your significant other react to your figure collecting?

  • My partner often teases me about my 'porny' (BL) collection, but it's all in good fun. He is incredibly supportive and has even expressed a wish to buy some collectibles as a gift for me. I'm really grateful that I have the freedom to both share my collection with him and store it in our common space.
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    Positively! I've gotten both of the people I've dated since I started collecting into collecting as well. With my ex, I started collecting maybe a year-ish into us dating and he slowly started collecting as well. Same thing has happened with my current boyfriend. He actually just bought his first nendoroid a few weeks ago. He's much more conservative with his money than I am (or my ex was), but he intends to slowly grow his collection c:

    In both cases, my partners and I have had similar interests that can lead into collecting (video games, anime, card games, etc), but please don't ever let anyone make you feel ashamed of your interests/hobbies/whatever. It makes me really sad when I see people saying that they feel like they have to either hide or completely get rid of their collections or change their interests because they want to start dating. A person who shames the things that make you happy isn't a person you want to be with. <3
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    My boyfriend of 7 years doesn't mind. So long as it doesn't get out of hand in terms of spending and running out space, Haha. He loves anime too, thank my stars. As long as it doesn't look cluttered, it's fine for the most part. I have an entire glass cabinet full of black cats (especially Jiji) figurines and he's bought me most of them! xD
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    Thankfully my husband likes anime and video games but is not into collecting figures (he does have a small collection of Gundams). He knows I'm a hoarder by nature so it was no surprise when he sees my collection. Although I think he's more shocked at the price of the figures than the collection itself.

    My husband tells me I need to stop because we are literally running out of room to display them and the boxes are piling up to the ceiling in many places inside our home. We plan to eventually move into a bigger house where I can dedicate a whole room to my collection (and he has a dedicated section to his Gundams), until then my figures will be sparsely sprawled across our home.
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    While my wife hates the value of some figures nowadays, she loves how dedicated I am to finding the figures I want, no matter how rare they are, and how I always manage to pay less than what they cost when they first came out to begin with. Even if the after market price has went up.
    She actually just pre-ordered and has been paying as our 1 year anni present the Hunter x Hunter Meruem x Netero Figurama Resin (My first resin)
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    If I ever meet my significant other, I'll let you know how she reacts.
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    i've been with my boyfriend as long as i've collected figures, and he's way more proud of them than i am. he shows off pics of them to his coworkers and is genuinely happy to have them around/help me with them/help me tetris all the boxes into our closets. i'm grateful he's supportive even though they take up a ton of our living room and we're running out of space. i definitely feel embarrassed by how many i have/how much room they take up sometimes, and he's like "no, it's what you like, who cares what other people think!"
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    My wife and I met through a video game. She saw my collection and loves it. I have a few dollfies and she loves dressing and admiring them. I don't buy as much anymore just here and there. It's a common interest we both share.
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    I hear in most cases with figure collectors, the significant other does not react and just holds the same pose/face as when you first saw them :)

    Jokes aside, I think/hope the expected aftermath of the reaction would be "I understand you liked collecting, but maybe its time to stop". At the end of the day, figure collecting is something of a very selfish hobby. The main satisfaction comes from hunting it down and owning the piece, or how you personally derive pleasure from its design and sculpt. That satisfaction is not something that is easy to share with another as well.

    Personally, for the above reasons, I have pre-emptively started moving more and more toward different hobbies. Plenty of hobbies that can be fun for the whole family. Don't want to give a negative impression to my spouse when I finally meet them lol.
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    My waifu is pretty disappointed in me.
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