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Old 04-24-11, 09:16 PM   #1
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I started a figure collection, Does anyone have need to know info about buying figures? manufactures I should look for? other info? I don't want to buy a figure thats cheaply made or fakes.
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Old 04-25-11, 09:40 AM   #2
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Hey Chris! Welcome to the money pit that is figure collecting!

One of the best places you can shop is AmiAmi. I recommend them whole heartedly and they are the best importer from Japan I have used. Their prices are often the cheapest as well. Their products are 100% legit and direct from the figure manufacturer.

As far as manufacturers the better ones are Good Smile, Kotobukiya, MegaHouse, Max Factory, Orchid Seed (smut figures), and Alphamax.

I got a couple figures at Anime Boston, but one thing to watch out for is that figures in the $30 price range are often lower quality. If you want the good stuff be prepared to shell out $60+.
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Old 04-25-11, 12:27 PM   #3
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I will second AmiAmi, but be warned, they do not take kindly to canceled preorders. Also, the Yenollar ratio is absolutely awful right now, something I learned firsthand because I just paid for a shipment (I don't collect many anime figures, but I do collect tokusatsu figures and all kinds of robots, which means I mostly collect Bandai). HLJ.com is also really good and has a better ordering systems, but often can't match amiami's discounts... but they do have great sales, and they have several figure sales right now. Both ship from Japan, so make sure you factor in the higher shipping costs and time. Bigbadtoystore is a domestic store that gets a lot of imported stuff too.

It helps if you know which kinds of figures you want to collect: Do you want statues or action figures or dolls or cheaper gashopon or candy toys, and do you want realistic or Super Deformed proportions, etc.

Diamond Previews also solicits several imported figures, so you can take a look at what's offered and try to go down to your local comic book shop and preorder them (Previews shows you what's coming out approximately 2 months from now). They will frequently be cheaper than yen to dollar conversion of the Japanese retail price.
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I thought these were cute.
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Old 04-26-11, 08:55 PM   #5
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Hey Chris! Here are some close-ups of that Yuri figure you were eyeing. I also posted my figures from Anime Boston :-)
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Old 04-27-11, 04:13 PM   #6
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Hey Chris! Here are some close-ups of that Yuri figure you were eyeing. I also posted my figures from Anime Boston :-)
The more I look at it the more I want one. Another figure I might buy is the "Kotobukiya" Clannad Fujibayashi Kyo Gym Ver Figure. I can't buy many figures.
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Old 01-14-16, 06:04 PM   #8
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I started ordering figures from Crunchyroll last year and I just got my first Hyperdimension Neptunia figure today. Black Heart figure, 1/7 scale is much bigger then I thought it would be. I have three more on pre-order, Purple Heart, Noire, and Blanc.
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Old 01-14-16, 06:53 PM   #9
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I'd love to collect Nendoroids. But there's no way I'm paying $40+ a piece. If they were in the $15 range, I'd be all over them.
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Not anime, per se, but I recently got sucked into figures by ThreeA - anyone else have any of these?

I have three so far; Tomorrow King Cornelius, Tomorrow King KDA, and the Blind Cowboy/Dead Horse superset.

I had to stop at 3 because of the price. So pricey, but so well made and detailed.

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Cornelius & KDA



I haven't picked up any anime figures in a long time. I think the most recent were the Daft Punk Bandai Tamashii Nations SH Figuarts figures back in early 2014

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Old 02-25-16, 05:20 PM   #11
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I just got my Hyperdimension Neptunia Purple Heart figure today, They cost way to much to open right now.
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