June 2020: What do you prefer? Big figures or small figures?June 2020: What do you prefer? Big figures or small figures?Ask MFC

TyjosAzariTyjosAzari1 maand(en) geleden
I was glancing around the collection and looking at a lot of what's been picked up recently and finding my collecting preferences have shifted from larger items to smaller items.

I used to love large figures and items [like huge Star Wars Vehicles or Gi Joe Vehicles] and some of the larger scaled figures when things started but over the years have found greater enjoyment from smaller figures and items.

Found that the smaller items are neat and some of the smaller figures are more appealing to me like Prize Figures and some of the figures that are in the sitting pose look a lot better to me than the figures that are in the standing pose.

After getting Micromachines and the Big O figure Minifigure set that came in the other day I'm enjoying having smaller figures since they are easier to manage to me.

One of the other things I've noticed is I like smaller models more than the larger models and the smaller something is the easier it is to display to me so that's part of what's driven this shift from larger to smaller items.

Plus the price point for smaller items is more appealing to me at times when looking at the prices for the larger figures.

What about you?

What do you prefer to have in your collection? Larger figures and larger items or smaller figures/items?
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I primarily collect nendoroids due to in part the price, but also the quality is really good and I enjoy the poses and the variety in production.
I really admire large figures but I can only imagine owning few compared to my nendos.
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I prefer medium to smaller figures, 1/12 to 1/8, maybe 1/7. Back in the day when I was enthusiastic about garage kits, I was always in awe of skill in the smaller figure than larger figures. Even with my aging eyes I still prefer the smaller scale.
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I tend to favor bigger figures, I mainly collect Dollfie Dream so 1/3 scale. For smaller figures I tend do buy alot of 1/7.
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i like 1/8th, bigger figures are great but i hate when figures have parts of them that stick out making it difficult to display, i like big but compact figures
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whatever you consider 1/12 scale. I guess it's medium? since smaller ones exist.
I buy the figures for the characters they represent.
rarely but I feel the urge to buy specific and unexistent vehicles for them.
I want a 1/144 eva, exactly because it would be HUGE.
I want a specific kawasaki ninja motor in blue for reasons you might know. in 1/12 scale.
and a renault alpine in 1/12 as well.
I agree that statues take up too much space. I only buy my absolute favorites.
price is also a factor but that one matters the least in my case. all my purchases are made out of love for the characters.
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I probably prefer smaller figures - I do wish there were more 1/12 or 1/10 sized figures - simply because I don't really have the space for a load of bigger figures. If I had the space, I might be more interested in bigger figures, although I still think something like 1/4 might be a bit too big, but I don't know.
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I actually really like small figures like minichus, despite only owning one set of them. But that's only for stylized small figures I think, I haven't gotten a 1/12 or 1/10 yet but I don't really find myself wanting one that bad. Other than that, I prefer 1/8-1/6.
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1/8 is my preferred scale, can do 1/7 to 1/10. I prefer scale to SD, although I do find Nendoroids to be pretty good quality and internally consistent.

This is definitely because of the series I collect having mostly 1/8s, but I also just don't like my figures being too big, both for display space reasons and my ability to appreciate everything going on at once. There's something that's kind of more awe-inspiring to me when the details are finely rendered in miniature, and I think at that happy balance of 1/7 to 1/8, there's motivation to do the detail as well as possible (or make up for it with pose, base, etc.) since big is perceived to be better. I think 1/7s have some really impressive premium figures, but 1/8s are cute and compact. I think the size of bigger figures also precludes some interesting things you can do with tall bases (think the Hobby Max Chii or some of the Cardcaptor Sakura figures we've been getting, just off the top of my head).

The price of larger figures is also a dealbreaker - shipping, packaging, etc. also pushes it up a lot. I really, really wanted the Madoka bunny, but I just would've felt bad spending that much money on a single figure. If that figure had been a 1/7 or lower, it might be my favourite in my collection. It also would've been way bigger than all my other Madokas and looked a bit odd. :/ I've seen some amazing single-series collections on here with mixed scales and the effect is actually really good if you have a lot of space to display a lot of the mixed scales together, but the way I display my figures (vertically and in separate cubbies in a shelf), it just would've looked strange.
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I like 1/7 and 1/8 scaled figures with small, economical bases. Like even though ITEM #604385 is 1/7, the base takes up a lot of space. if the base was smallerI think itd look betterhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/24/2460469.jpeg
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I collect various sizes... I have nendoroid, 1/8 scale, 1/7 scale, 1/6 scale, and 1/4 scale.
Out of everything, I think I like 1/7 scale the most as it seems like the most balanced size to me. They look especially great on display.
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