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Ponderings: Is a bigger shrine a better shrine?Ponderings: Is a bigger shrine a better shrine?Diary

Ebi-nemuEbi-nemu7 jaar geleden
Hello fellow MFCers! I hope you don't mind my posting some ponderings about my figure collection...

I was dusting the shelf that I dedicated for my Tiger & Bunny figure/goods collection this evening and I started to think if it's a good idea to limit myself from getting more figures related to this anime series.

Would getting more figures to add to my shrine be a good idea? I only have a small apartment and I do not want to make it look like it is overrun by my figure collection. Moreover, my family members are not too keen on my new hobby of collecting the figures. You see, I'm a grown woman but since I'm the youngest child, I'm still treated like... well, THE YOUNGEST CHILD.

Here is a photo of how SMALL my Tiger & Bunny figure collection is:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2012/11/28/573553.jpeg

I feel somewhat like I'm not a real fan of the series because I don't buy every single figure that comes out for Tiger & Bunny.

But anyway, back to the main question I've been pondering about: Would a figure shrine have more "impact" if there were more figures from that series?

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:D I'm truly happy to read everyone's thoughts on the matter. I'm still new to the hobby of figure collecting that's why I over-think my collection.


Thanks everyone who left their lovely comments on my post!
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Raze7 jaar geleden#1252646Lucky you got to visit Namja Town! I totally wanted to visit it after seeing the Kuroshitsuji theme during the anime airing. I got a few cards from that event which I paid through the nose for, but I love the few I got. Those can be part of my tiny Kuroshitsuji shrine if I made one, haha. What else did Namja Town have in the T&B theme besides a cafe?
After seeing this blog, I thought about making some shrines of favorite series and taking photos. :) Haven't done that before. Sounds like fun to take goodies out and arrange them nicely to showcase and photograph for an hour or so.


Thanks for your reply.

Yes, Namja Town is an amusement park inside the Sunshine City shopping complex so there are also other things in there aside from the food court (gyoza stadium, ice cream city, etc.) It's really a lot of fun. I think they currently have another anime (probably Kuroko no Basket) in there aside from the T&B themed foods and prizes in there. Sometimes, they would hold live shows where you get to shake hands with Wild Tiger and Barnaby depending on the schedule. They did this many times before the Tiger & Bunny movie was released in September.

Admission to get into the food court and arcade is only 300 yen for adults. However, if you want to try and do ALL of the amusements (carnival style) in Namja Town, you should get the Passport (it was 3900 yen when I last visited there). Here is their website in Japanese: www.namja.jp/ I also highly recommend checking out the Aquarium at the top floor of the Sunshine City. Also check out Animate in Ikebukuro it is HUGE. ^_^ Oh, and don't forget to eat at the restaurants nearby. Delicious foods!!
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Ebi-nemu7 jaar geleden#1249419I have a B4 size poster and a bunch of little postcards of them that I received when I visited Namja Town when I was in Tokyo last September. I think I should include it as part of the background of the little shrine I have going here.
Definitely check out Tiger & Bunny anime if you have the chance! It is really an enjoyable series. :D
I appreciate you stopped and write a response! :D


Lucky you got to visit Namja Town! I totally wanted to visit it after seeing the Kuroshitsuji theme during the anime airing. I got a few cards from that event which I paid through the nose for, but I love the few I got. Those can be part of my tiny Kuroshitsuji shrine if I made one, haha. What else did Namja Town have in the T&B theme besides a cafe?

After seeing this blog, I thought about making some shrines of favorite series and taking photos. :) Haven't done that before. Sounds like fun to take goodies out and arrange them nicely to showcase and photograph for an hour or so.
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MobiusX7 jaar geleden#1249595My whole collection is composed entirely of Naruto figures, as you've seen. Unfortunately I've got the habit of "Well, that's gonna come out SOOO I HAVE to get it" (unless of course its a crappy variant or an inconsiderate price). I display things like a store would = categorically. Instead of creating a montage of things that fit together, I display them in terms of sets/bundles/releaseorder/series. I guess mine's more of a 'shop' than a 'shrine'. Ahah.
As for you though, I find your shrine quite appealing. Everything stands out. Personally I don't like having one figure block out the other (which ends up eating up all my space). But for a beginning collector, it's nice to see you've spaced things out quite nicely with whatever space you're allocated.
Keep it up, ya?
:D

All Naruto figures, but no pre-order for the one coming out from Plex? HOW DARE YOU SIR!? :P

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MobiusX7 jaar geleden#1249595My whole collection is composed entirely of Naruto figures, as you've seen. Unfortunately I've got the habit of "Well, that's gonna come out SOOO I HAVE to get it" (unless of course its a crappy variant or an inconsiderate price). I display things like a store would = categorically. Instead of creating a montage of things that fit together, I display them in terms of sets/bundles/releaseorder/series. I guess mine's more of a 'shop' than a 'shrine'. Ahah.
As for you though, I find your shrine quite appealing. Everything stands out. Personally I don't like having one figure block out the other (which ends up eating up all my space). But for a beginning collector, it's nice to see you've spaced things out quite nicely with whatever space you're allocated.
Keep it up, ya?
:D


Hey hey! :D

You're more organized than me and your style of displaying them makes it more neat and yes, shop like.

Thanks for the compliments on my small shrine, and I'll do my best keeping it neat. ^_^
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rowbutts7 jaar geleden#1249575It's not size that counts, but individually picking each product with your love in mind for whatever the shrine is! Thinking "oh, this will look nice next to my other stuff!" is always a nice feeling in my opinion.
Personally, I collect Saber figurines. To be frank, there's so many that are really bad looking. So I take my time and pick the ones I really love, and when I have the spare money I try to get some!
It doesn't make you any less of a fan if it's a small collection, as long as your love is there!


I also pick out the figures that I really love. And I agree, there are many Tiger & Bunny figures out there but only a few actually suit my taste in aesthetics! And just like you said, I noticed there are some that are quite bad-looking, too, so I hold back and get the ones that I find aesthetically pleasing.

Thank you for your lovely comments! :D
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MobiusX Chūnin Rank
My whole collection is composed entirely of Naruto figures, as you've seen. Unfortunately I've got the habit of "Well, that's gonna come out SOOO I HAVE to get it" (unless of course its a crappy variant or an inconsiderate price). I display things like a store would = categorically. Instead of creating a montage of things that fit together, I display them in terms of sets/bundles/releaseorder/series. I guess mine's more of a 'shop' than a 'shrine'. Ahah.

As for you though, I find your shrine quite appealing. Everything stands out. Personally I don't like having one figure block out the other (which ends up eating up all my space). But for a beginning collector, it's nice to see you've spaced things out quite nicely with whatever space you're allocated.

Keep it up, ya?
:D
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It's not size that counts, but individually picking each product with your love in mind for whatever the shrine is! Thinking "oh, this will look nice next to my other stuff!" is always a nice feeling in my opinion.

Personally, I collect Saber figurines. To be frank, there's so many that are really bad looking. So I take my time and pick the ones I really love, and when I have the spare money I try to get some!

It doesn't make you any less of a fan if it's a small collection, as long as your love is there!
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Seasonreaper7 jaar geleden#1249325Size isn't really that important in regards to creating a shrine, I'd say. If you have a dedicated shelf/display/table etc. related to one series then that can still act as a shrine in it's own way. Really, all you need is a number of items from the same series and some nice display work and even the smallest collection can look good.
And of course not having many items doesn't mean you aren't a true fan of a series. Frankly if you have any merchandise for a series outside of the DVD release you could be regarded as a true fan. Just grabbing a boxset and adding it to a collection could just seem like you're an anime fan in general, but going that extra step to buy a figurine or a plushie shows that you really enjoy the franchise and are willing to go out of your way for it.
Still, what you've got there looks nice. I really need to get around to watching T&B myself as I've only seen the first, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth episodes (yeah, I was at my Uni anime society for one meet after I graduated; they were watching it there). It looks great fun from what I've seen though, and a pretty unique idea.


I have a B4 size poster and a bunch of little postcards of them that I received when I visited Namja Town when I was in Tokyo last September. I think I should include it as part of the background of the little shrine I have going here.

Definitely check out Tiger & Bunny anime if you have the chance! It is really an enjoyable series. :D

I appreciate you stopped and write a response! :D
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RolanMcDolan7 jaar geleden#1249401It's not the size of a shrine, it's how it's arranged. If you want a nicer-looking shrine, my advice would be not to buy more figures just yet, but rather, try rearranging things in a more interesting manner. Maybe have the Kotetsu statue in the middle with the Wild Tiger bust in front of it, then put the Kotetsu and Barnaby items on either side. Also, as far as posable figures go, take advantage of all those joints - don't just have them stand limply! This blog has some ideas for poses:
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But overall, I think a well-planned shrine with a few figures expresses far more love than a boring one with lots of figures does.


Heeeheee!!! I love these advices! Perhaps I had this bored feeling when I was looking at my collection yesterday because of the arrangement. I play with the S.H. figuarts often and when I'm not playing with them, I leave them in those static poses.

I'm still waiting on the G.E.M. Barnaby ITEM #106632 to put next to G.E.M. Kotetsu in the middle, but for the time being, I'll play around with the arrangement like you had suggested.

So your advice (thanks for those links) is definitely appreciated! :D
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Strife212 Original Blue
Pretty much what RolanMcDolan, Woodlandbunny and Seasonreaper said :)
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