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  • I don't even have a safe space in my room lmao (Because my brother is going to destroy everything)

    Well your collection has been growned a lot, I would cut the base if they're too big and plain.
    It's just that you either need to sell stuff you don't want or stop preordering until you get a better space.
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    Awesome article

    Maybe ordering a 1:1 scale house will solve your problem lol
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    maybe for the time being, whilst you work things out in terms of the direction you’re going with your hobby, you could shift your focus away from larger figures ? i’m unemployed with not enough money to spend on scales, so i wouldn’t know what that sort of issue is like, finding space for 1/4 bunnies and all, but i do collect nendoroids and (mainly) trading figures, so even if the confines of my bedroom are a bit cramped, figuring out places for new additions isn’t too much trouble ^_^

    this might sound silly,,, but it’s an alright option you can take up while you sort out what you want to do with your space and collecting future, it could even be fun! i hope this helps, even if it’s not the right path for you. good luck !
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    This has helped me. I've vet each purchase with week's or even a few months of consideration. I own almost a dozen figures yet I only displayed three at a time. All other figures are bubble wrapped and placed into a plastic bin. That's another thing, I do not keep the cardboard boxes they come in--there's no need, even for resale purposes, they are ways to space.

    I only buy the best looking figure of any given character and refrain from owning multiple versions of one.
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    What a wonderful read, I do agree with you that it's easy to take a moment and realize just how much your collection has grown, especially if you have surpassed your initial limits it can feel a bit out of control. In my case, I have about 60 figures total owned and pre-ordered and I have such a fear of them just absolutely taking over my space! I have managed to sell a lot of figures that were more like impulsive buys than meaningful additions. It's hard to differentiate at the time of order how much you want something, especially when there are so many great options.

    Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading!
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    Snughie11 maand(en) geleden#102769567When it comes to very large collections filled with a plethora of different series I can see how it might be difficult to appreciate many of them. Hundreds of characters from hundreds of different IPs. It's an overwhelming amount of information to process.
    But what if for example, you had 300 figures but only from a handful of different IPs?
    I've seen incredible Berserk, JJBA, and Resident Evil set ups with dozens of figures from those IPs, wherein all of those figures enhance the overall diorama.
    In this scenarios I can absolutely see somebody appreciating their hundreds of figures if they belonged only to a dozen IPs or so that they really love.


    Sure, but even then we are talking about hundreds. I feel like it would be hard to really appreciate each and every single one. As a whole collection you can probably still can but dunno to me it just sounds like you would start losing it after a while
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    Enferlain11 maand(en) geleden#102768371"I found myself struggling to adapt the space to fit these newcomers"
    I see people with shit like 300 figures and I just think, there is no fucking way they can appreciate all of them. At one point you're spreading yourself thin.
    I'm nowhere near that much, but I have way more now than I imagined when I bought my first one. The problem is the random impulsive purchases don't go away, but the space is getting less and less. I'm at a point where my desk and some more are filled with figures that I actually give a shit about, and I have 1 display tower that everything else goes to but it's already full and most new purchases that are in the "looks nice" category I feel not so good about after buying them.
    I will reach a point where there won't be any space for anything just "nice looking" which to me is a positive thing as it will save me from making impulsive purchases.
    And this is without taking the boxes into account. They take up like 1/4 of my room cuz I have no other storage place. I have been thinking about folding the boxes down and putting the inner part somewhere else so I can use them when I have to move. That's the only reason I'm keeping most of the boxes, the rest is so I can sell the ones I'm not planning to keep.


    When it comes to very large collections filled with a plethora of different series I can see how it might be difficult to appreciate many of them. Hundreds of characters from hundreds of different IPs. It's an overwhelming amount of information to process.

    But what if for example, you had 300 figures but only from a handful of different IPs?

    I've seen incredible Berserk, JJBA, and Resident Evil set ups with dozens of figures from those IPs, wherein all of those figures enhance the overall diorama.

    In these scenarios I can absolutely see somebody appreciating their hundreds of figures if they belonged only to a dozen IPs or so that they really love.
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    Yeah I hit that point of too much a while ago. I've been slowly downsizing my collection for years now. :)
    11 maand(en) geleden
    "I found myself struggling to adapt the space to fit these newcomers"

    I see people with shit like 300 figures and I just think, there is no fucking way they can appreciate all of them. At one point you're spreading yourself thin.

    I'm nowhere near that much, but I have way more now than I imagined when I bought my first one. The problem is the random impulsive purchases don't go away, but the space is getting less and less. I'm at a point where my desk and some more are filled with figures that I actually give a shit about, and I have 1 display tower that everything else goes to but it's already full and most new purchases that are in the "looks nice" category I feel not so good about after buying them.

    I will reach a point where there won't be any space for anything just "nice looking" which to me is a positive thing as it will save me from making impulsive purchases.

    And this is without taking the boxes into account. They take up like 1/4 of my room cuz I have no other storage place. I have been thinking about folding the boxes down and putting the inner part somewhere else so I can use them when I have to move. That's the only reason I'm keeping most of the boxes, the rest is so I can sell the ones I'm not planning to keep.
    11 maand(en) geleden
    it all depends on you on when your time to settle down on figures is. its okay to take breaks or sell off things you do not want, or to just keep going because it makes you happy. space is always gonna make you feel guilty (i mean, not everybody collects cute plastic figures), but i do not think its good to hold negativity over your head. i think its better to smile at your figures than to frown thinking about them. as long as you're happy, that shouldn't get in your way of continuing to collect. however, if you ever have doubts, just take a break and let your mind rest if you have second thoughts about anything. sorry if my words aren't great, i hope we all continue to enjoy our hobby though.
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