Since I covered a little bit of my collection in the last post in the form of some of my figures, I figured I would talk a bit about the rest of the items in my modest collection. Now at heart, I’m a bargain hunter, I will almost never buy anything unless I see a deal on it. This doesn’t always apply when there’s something in particular that’s either difficult to find or I need to have in my collection immediately, which is pretty rare. The majority of the time I’ll put off getting anything until there’s a big sale, or demand has calmed down to the point an item is easy to get a hold of. I’m generally not afraid to buy second hand, and I’ll eventually write about things to look out for when doing so and good sites that I’ve used to find deals. Actually I think right around half of the items in my collection are second hand, excluding things like prize figures since those are generally pretty cheap to begin with. I guess that’s enough rambling on about my purchasing habits, lets get on to my collection!
This shelf is where I have most of my Anime Blu-rays, along with some more figures. I tend to only buy series that I absolutely love and hold in mostly high regard. There’s definitely a lot missing from my collection that I’ll eventually add, but that calls back to what I said earlier about waiting to find deals. I’ve learned to be very patient with my purchases, especially after buying that K-On box set for around $200, only to have it go on sale shortly after for less then $100 “I cry to this day“. An additional note on my blu-rays, I usually wait for a complete box set to come out so I have all of it in one place and don’t have to wait on further volumes, or whatever the hell Funimation has been doing over the past couple years with their releases. On the right of the Blu-rays, I have some figures and a season 2 box set for Infinite Stratos, it wasn’t an amazing series by any stretch, but I did like a couple of the characters in the show enough to pick up some figures, including my first quarter scale figure. To the left of the Blu-rays, I have my Gokou Ruri figures with another older Nendo still in it’s box. “Say what you will about Oreimo, but she was best girl and she got the short end of the stick because the author is a weird ass with a siscon fetish.” Ahead of those is what is becoming my most valuable figure, my Rory Mercury scale that I somehow managed to get for right around $100 second hand. Looking at prices today, it’s now going for around $300 when it’s available. I would never think about selling her, but it’s nice to know that at least one of my hobbies has appreciated in value a bit. Let’s move on to the third shelf!
At the bottom of the last picture, you can actually see one of the items I’d like to start collecting, and that’s retro games as well as retro import games. The game in the picture is Lunar 2, a buddy of mine actually found it for me since I had been looking for a good quality limited edition release. It’s an old JRPG that I played a little bit when I was a kid. While nostalgia is a great motivator for buying stuff like this, for me it’s more of an attempt to play some of these older games that I either never got the chance to finish, or never got the chance to play at all and want to experience. Some other stuff I plan on adding to the collection in the future is obviously more Figures, Blu-rays and Manga, but also stuff like art books, custom artwork by artists I come across, and other goods from Japan like CDs from anime and artists I like. I know we live in an age where downloading content is the norm, but there’s just something about having the physical items that speaks to me, maybe it’s because I’m getting older, or maybe it’s because it’s still enjoyable to consume without an internet connection required. Either way, I’ll be collecting and expanding my collection for years to come. I hope you’ve enjoyed a look through what’s currently in my collection, and maybe I’ll turn this style of post into an annual thing where I give an update on all the things I’ve added since the last post.
Lastly here are some links to my myfigurecollection profile as well as my Anime-Planet profiles if you’d like to follow along with additions to my collection or what I’m currently watching through.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful day!