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Oct 27, 2017
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Anyone else feel at war with their own aesthetic tastes?

I should preface this by saying this isn't about shame or embarassment resulting from this hobby, it's about conflicting personal feelings regarding what I want my home to look like.

I enjoy figures and toys but no matter how hard I try they just look like shit on display, especially with multiple figures clustered together. Shelves look like cluttered messes and it's not aesthetically pleasing at all. But if i pack stuff up in boxes I feel like it's all pointless and a waste, and I still like collecting these things (for the record, i don't keep things in boxes nor do i keep the empty boxes).

I want a home that looks clean and somewhat minimalist. I like wood and classy stuff that makes me feel "like an adult." This hobby is completely at odds with that. (And if I'm being honest this is part of why i went all-digital with games and stopped buying videos.)

But, you know, i do love the aesthetic of a cool toy. It's when you start displaying the toys together that things become a problem.

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So don't order from China
 
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Oct 27, 2017
168
Belgium
So what's the best way to avoid getting a bootleg on eBay?
I know, in general, China is a red flag by default and I know "no box" is practically a guaranteed bootleg.
But what if, say, the price isn't "too good to be true" and it does have a box but still ships from China? And do bootlegs ship from Japan as well?
When the country of origin doesn't mean that much because a lot of the seller are using a (fake) store front in an other country. I ordered a few items from France, Germany, UK, but when I look at my PayPal recipient, the seller's name is always Chinese. But I haven't gotten a single bootleg till now (or the quality is high enough that I can't notice the difference :P)

edit: lol, minutes after posting this message I was going through my mail and received my very first knock off from ebay :P Just sent a request for a refund.
 
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Diggeh
Oct 25, 2017
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Lupin is an awesome figure! I got the whole gang and they look amazing together! (Mind the ancient 2016 picture)


...Except...the Goemon we're never going to get...



sigh
 

Simo

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,892
For those interested, SHMonsterart Godzilla and Kig Ghidorah from the new movie are up for pre-order. Nice early bird discount.

https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-045277

https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail?gcode=FIGURE-045276
I've never bought anything from the line before nor Godzilla so how scarce and rare would the likes of King Ghidorah be down the road?

Just curious as I apparently had a bunch of old points with CDJapan, after ordering something in 2008 and then receiving emails since then throwing points at me, so I ordered Godzilla through them for $60 including EMS shipping. So obviously I might wanna add King at some point...lol
 
Oct 30, 2017
881
Anyone else feel at war with their own aesthetic tastes?

I should preface this by saying this isn't about shame or embarassment resulting from this hobby, it's about conflicting personal feelings regarding what I want my home to look like.

I enjoy figures and toys but no matter how hard I try they just look like shit on display, especially with multiple figures clustered together. Shelves look like cluttered messes and it's not aesthetically pleasing at all. But if i pack stuff up in boxes I feel like it's all pointless and a waste, and I still like collecting these things (for the record, i don't keep things in boxes nor do i keep the empty boxes).

I want a home that looks clean and somewhat minimalist. I like wood and classy stuff that makes me feel "like an adult." This hobby is completely at odds with that. (And if I'm being honest this is part of why i went all-digital with games and stopped buying videos.)

But, you know, i do love the aesthetic of a cool toy. It's when you start displaying the toys together that things become a problem.

Bonus:



So don't order from China
Consider taking some detailed, artistic macro and narrow DOF photos of your favorites and just sell them on. You can refer to the pics on your hard drive or printed photo album when you want to appreciate them, without having them take up too much space and ruining your desired design aesthetic. Or store them all in an ottoman or something, lol.
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,360
Consider taking some detailed, artistic macro and narrow DOF photos of your favorites and just sell them on. You can refer to the pics on your hard drive or printed photo album when you want to appreciate them, without having them take up too much space and ruining your desired design aesthetic. Or store them all in an ottoman or something, lol.
Oh no no no, that does absolutely nothing for me. If i wanted to just look at pictures i could do that online. Save a lot of money.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,992
I've never bought anything from the line before nor Godzilla so how scarce and rare would the likes of King Ghidorah be down the road?

Just curious as I apparently had a bunch of old points with CDJapan, after ordering something in 2008 and then receiving emails since then throwing points at me, so I ordered Godzilla through them for $60 including EMS shipping. So obviously I might wanna add King at some point...lol
Seems it might become rare with time, based on current price of the previous King Ghidora toy. Even the Mecha King Ghidorah toy has become very expensive, and that had it's price slashed for a while. Guess only the Big G gets constant reissues.
 
Oct 25, 2017
853
I've never bought anything from the line before nor Godzilla so how scarce and rare would the likes of King Ghidorah be down the road?

Just curious as I apparently had a bunch of old points with CDJapan, after ordering something in 2008 and then receiving emails since then throwing points at me, so I ordered Godzilla through them for $60 including EMS shipping. So obviously I might wanna add King at some point...lol
If you want a MonsterArts figure, it's best to buy it within the first 6 months of release. The last re-issue of King Ghidorah commands stupid money on the secondary market. I'm sure this new version will be no different. It's better to get him quick, then wait and see the price double within a year.
 
Oct 25, 2017
328
Sup guys. Long time no see. Been busy raising a toddler and I don’t want him to see me on my phone all the time so I have sacrificed a lot of my forum posting.

But I’ve finally filled my Detolfs and installed some lighting and wanted to share with you all!

 
Oct 26, 2017
1,892
Seems it might become rare with time, based on current price of the previous King Ghidora toy. Even the Mecha King Ghidorah toy has become very expensive, and that had it's price slashed for a while. Guess only the Big G gets constant reissues.
If you want a MonsterArts figure, it's best to buy it within the first 6 months of release. The last re-issue of King Ghidorah commands stupid money on the secondary market. I'm sure this new version will be no different. It's better to get him quick, then wait and see the price double within a year.
Cool, thanks guys for the feedback! Guess I'll need to pre-order him sooner than later then...

On a different line, does anyone have the Storm Collectibles MK line and maybe wants to part with Scorpion and Sub Zero for a reasonable price that isn't $300 a piece? lol Shao Kahn turned out awesome along with Goro and with Baraka looking great I'm kicking myself I missed out on the 2 OG ninjas.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,575
Anyone else feel at war with their own aesthetic tastes?

I should preface this by saying this isn't about shame or embarassment resulting from this hobby, it's about conflicting personal feelings regarding what I want my home to look like.

I enjoy figures and toys but no matter how hard I try they just look like shit on display, especially with multiple figures clustered together. Shelves look like cluttered messes and it's not aesthetically pleasing at all. But if i pack stuff up in boxes I feel like it's all pointless and a waste, and I still like collecting these things (for the record, i don't keep things in boxes nor do i keep the empty boxes).

I want a home that looks clean and somewhat minimalist. I like wood and classy stuff that makes me feel "like an adult." This hobby is completely at odds with that. (And if I'm being honest this is part of why i went all-digital with games and stopped buying videos.)

But, you know, i do love the aesthetic of a cool toy. It's when you start displaying the toys together that things become a problem
Build a false wall out of panels of tinted glass. Have shelving and lights behind the glass. Install lighting back there. Flip the lighting on and you can see the stuff. Flip it off and your toys are invisible. Maybe have individual switches for each section of your display.
 
Oct 27, 2017
168
Belgium
So ... I received a second package from ebay this week, a bootleg again :/ The seller agreed to refund the total amount and I can keep the figure. The only proplem is, besides the crappy paintjob (which I can repaint myself), the NECA covenant alien is also missing its lower jaw :( So, does anybody know if I can order replacement pieces somewhere ?

Sup guys. Long time no see. Been busy raising a toddler and I don’t want him to see me on my phone all the time so I have sacrificed a lot of my forum posting.

But I’ve finally filled my Detolfs and installed some lighting and wanted to share with you all!
I'm not a Star Wars fan, but damn, this looks stunning !
 
Oct 27, 2017
732
Anyone else feel at war with their own aesthetic tastes?

I should preface this by saying this isn't about shame or embarassment resulting from this hobby, it's about conflicting personal feelings regarding what I want my home to look like.

I enjoy figures and toys but no matter how hard I try they just look like shit on display, especially with multiple figures clustered together. Shelves look like cluttered messes and it's not aesthetically pleasing at all. But if i pack stuff up in boxes I feel like it's all pointless and a waste, and I still like collecting these things (for the record, i don't keep things in boxes nor do i keep the empty boxes).

I want a home that looks clean and somewhat minimalist. I like wood and classy stuff that makes me feel "like an adult." This hobby is completely at odds with that. (And if I'm being honest this is part of why i went all-digital with games and stopped buying videos.)

But, you know, i do love the aesthetic of a cool toy. It's when you start displaying the toys together that things become a problem.
I had the same thoughts a few years ago. I ended up getting rid of most of my figures and turned my focus on fewer, nicer pieces. Instead of having a ton of Star Wars toys around, I picked just a few things to represent the series. Same for other franchises I enjoy. I still get a figure occasionally but there's no big display of them anymore. It's mostly statues and Hot Toys dolls now. I still have a couple of areas with a hodgepodge of things, such as a table with a few Nintendo plushes on it, but overall I much prefer having a more minimalist, cleaner house.

In fact, most of my collectibles are all on one shelving unit I had built three years ago when renovating my house. Each is roughly 25" x 25", so it takes up a decent amount of space but being build in the wall it's not bad. Have you given much more thought to what you're going to do?


But I’ve finally filled my Detolfs and installed some lighting and wanted to share with you all!
That's a damn nice display. And a fantastic selection of characters too. I dig the Han/Leia pose.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,892
New Super7 Supercast.

The pertinent MOTU stuff..
  • Club Grayskull Wave 3 and Intimates en route to the US to arrive for customers in Feb.
  • Collector's Classic Wave 3 to be revealed at Toy Fair in Feb and orders/availability in March
Everyone seems to assume CC Wave 3 is mostly figures from the '87 movie hence why its taken awhile?
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,892
Awesome! I saw Randy also confirmed the Ultimate Big Chap is coming but will be revealed later in the year and won't be at Toy Fair. I'd assume Alien Day at earliest?

Received my first figure purchase of 2019 yesterday. lol
 
Oct 28, 2017
65
Anyone else feel at war with their own aesthetic tastes?


I enjoy figures and toys but no matter how hard I try they just look like shit on display, especially with multiple figures clustered together. Shelves look like cluttered messes and it's not aesthetically pleasing at all. But if i pack stuff up in boxes I feel like it's all pointless and a waste, and I still like collecting these things (for the record, i don't keep things in boxes nor do i keep the empty boxes).

I want a home that looks clean and somewhat minimalist. I like wood and classy stuff that makes me feel "like an adult." This hobby is completely at odds with that. (And if I'm being honest this is part of why i went all-digital with games and stopped buying videos.)
I had the same thoughts a few years ago. I ended up getting rid of most of my figures and turned my focus on fewer, nicer pieces. Instead of having a ton of Star Wars toys around, I picked just a few things to represent the series. Same for other franchises I enjoy. I still get a figure occasionally but there's no big display of them anymore. It's mostly statues and Hot Toys dolls now. I still have a couple of areas with a hodgepodge of things, such as a table with a few Nintendo plushes on it, but overall I much prefer having a more minimalist, cleaner house.

Yea I agree. Probably 99% of my collection is boxed away. It's hard to have things on display and make it look clean and presentable. And I like having a relatively minimalist/clean look. Yet I feel the pull of having figures. Doing my best now to not really buy any more stuff and keep my collection lean. I have been trying to part with alot of my Marvel Legends and other figures lately as I have started feeling less is more might be the way to go.
 
Oct 25, 2017
853
Awesome! I saw Randy also confirmed the Ultimate Big Chap is coming but will be revealed later in the year and won't be at Toy Fair. I'd assume Alien Day at earliest?

Received my first figure purchase of 2019 yesterday. lol
I love this figure so much. I've got the Ultimate versions of He-Man, Teela and Faker as well. Awesome line. I really wish we would get more of them (especially a much needed Fisto), but Super 7 doesn't seem in a rush.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,892
I love this figure so much. I've got the Ultimate versions of He-Man, Teela and Faker as well. Awesome line. I really wish we would get more of them (especially a much needed Fisto), but Super 7 doesn't seem in a rush.
I'm currently trying to win the bid for Ultimate He-Man so hopefully I can add him to the collection soon! Really quality figure though, I'm just torn on opening it given how much I paid....lol
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,575
I came close to just buying the SP//dr wave as a set like I did with the Lizard wave, but I just found a very mildly scalped Scarlet Spider at a comic book shop. $25.

Also, that Alien 3 set is up on BBTS with full description and set of promo images.
It comes with those three figures and a Rottweiler.
 
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