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Do you have a certain aesthetic you stick to when collecting?Do you have a certain aesthetic you stick to when collecting?

VoronararaVoronararaVor 3 MonatenAsk MFC
Also, are there any figures you have that don't really fit into your collection aesthetically?
Does it bother you or do you plan to get more figures similar to those to mix it up and change the overall aesthetic of your collection?



Okay so it was never my intention to fit a certain aesthetic with my collection but to just buy figures of whichever characters I liked. What got me thinking was ITEM #675903 . I really like this figure and I've been strongly considering buying it but somehow something in me just screams "Nooooo" whenever I'm about to preorder him. Now after removing and adding him back onto my wish list for what felt like a hundred times since he's been up for preorder I think I might have figured out my dilemma surrounding him: He doesn't fit into my collection aesthetically whatsoever.

Most of my figures are of female characters, every figure of a male character I have so far is a nendroid so my collection is mostly pretty and cute. I do have a few figures of female characters from action animes which have weapons but they still look georgous and pretty while also looking fierce and badass. Don't get me wrong, the Kaneki scale looks great but I wouldn't exactly call him pretty.

I think it would be easier for me to decide to preorder him if there were more figures I want that have a similar aesthetic but somehow there aren't really any.....guess I gotta go watch some battle shounen. I still might buy him though regardless.

So anyways this was me rambling on for way too long. Tell me about your figure collection aesthetic and if you've ever had a similar dilemma over a figure you liked.
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I like long legs and thigh gaps :)
Vor 3 Monaten
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I tend to love serene vibes from a figure. And I prefer when the base is something more than a plastic circle but I'm not complaining if it's work with the figure. One of the perfect example for me it's this figure : ITEM #198656. It's one of my fav' from my collection, maybe even my fav from all !
Oh those two work too : ITEM #236267 ITEM #236263.

But in the end I do not buy only figure like that ... My collection is the proof that I'm buying figure I really like and from characters I love (like all the characters from the Persona series) and don't care if they'll look good with each other. Since I'm trying to put everywhere my collection in my room and living room, my figures doesn't need to work perfectly with each other.
Vor 3 Monaten
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Originality. The pose, face, and cloth should 100% represent the character.

Personally, think things like fan-service pose or those bunny-suit, swim-suit, and things (I really hate when that's only figure out there for the character I want) in that line ruins everything I love about character. Since I am buying because I love the character as it is, buying figure with altered design just makes no sense in my stand of point as that is not the character I know and love XD. But that's just me and I get why people prefer that.

Oh, and it has to be scale figure with great detail in painting and sculpting to have the display looking consistent. (Actually because of money...)
Vor 3 Monaten
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I don't have a theme but my trading figures that are half the size of every thing around it tends to annoy me.
Vor 3 Monaten
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I don't follow a theme, because I just get characters that I really like, or figures that won't let me rest in peace until I have them. I think it's similar with my clothes, and how I dress myself. There are days I want to dress femininely, or look boyish, or edgy, or gothic. I wouldn't be able to dress however I wanted if I had chosen to stick with a certain style, so I get whatever I want no matter the style. So far with my figures, I have nothing I regret getting.
Vor 3 Monaten
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ASSthethiccc is what I seek. Jk.

I have a knack for twin-tailed characters/figures and it was just recently that I noticed it.
Vor 3 Monaten
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Libra-pon «Sleepyhead»
I never had a set theme in mind when I started collecting, but I've found that there were some figures of series I owned that while I loved them to death, they just... didn't fit in with the rest of my collection. Like I'm a huge sucker for Fire Emblem, but Tharja just didn't fit in with the rest, especially at the time. I doubt Cordelia would've helped her case much. And even though I really love Yu-Gi-Oh! to this day, I couldn't keep my Yami/Kaiba/Marik/Bakura collection, though I'm still unsure if I might not cave in and get another Marik someday in the future, however, as of right now I don't miss him that much. I don't even know what the big deal was, as I could've easily waved it off as part of my nostalgia collection (completed with Kojirou, Angemon, and the Digimon trading figures), but my mind was still telling me no. So they had to go. ._.

The majority of my scales is from the same overarching gaming series (Tales Of) and fit together quite nicely even if you mix and match them...and I noticed that almost all scales that I own fit in a JRPG-fantasy setting... and I think it would make it harder for me to introduce new scales that don't fit the same aesthetic vibe. And I have a hard time keeping scales of series that I fell out of love of, or ended up disappointing me. So as much as I loved my Zesty scales, I just couldn't make peace with Zestiria, so they all had to go. At the end of the day, "Having a connection" is my biggest aesthetic, but having them fit together is a close second, even though it took me a few purges to realize that.
Vor 3 Monaten
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I don't have an aesthetic theme, because I buy figures only of characters I know and love (save for 2 that I just thought were cute and beautiful). But when choosing figures for my collection I do pay attention to the aesthetics of the figure itself- does it appeal to me? Is it a chara I love? Ok, insta-buy. Therefore, I never had that kind of dilemma you're facing right now since I don't think about how my collection would look overall, since I (for the most part) separate their displays by anime anyway.

I think part of the reason I don't care about aesthetic theme is because my collection is more centered on personal connection with the characters. I am an anime fan before a figure collector, so my collection caters to my anime character tastes rather than aesthetics. :)

(Funny enough, though, my collection seems to work out fine aesthetically overall anyway since for some reason I seem to like characters with a dark color palette to them! So save for a few exceptions, my collection looks mostly black and white with a sprinkling of blond/e :p)
Vor 3 Monaten
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My collection is overwhelmingly cutesie. If it's cute, there's a strong chance I'm probably going to like it and my only saving grace is a "can't have it unless you watch/read/play it" rule. Otherwise I would be drowning in so many cute mystery characters.

I think the only figures I have that aren't technically a cute aesthetic are my Kill la Kill figmas and scale, lol.
Vor 3 Monaten
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My collection is a mess of just everything I like combined. From cute cat girls to the horrors of Silent Hill... I don’t really follow an aesthetic at all. I don’t even consistently collect anime figures— I have a mini Alice in Wonderland collection and I collect old, vintage children’s books, which is my pride and joy. I have a Hans Christian Andersen book published from the 1880s and an Andrew Lang fairy book from the early 1900s that is worth $1000 if in good condition.
Vor 3 Monaten
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