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(updated February 2017)
Hello hello! My name is Alex and welcome to my About Me section! I'm just your friendly collector! I started back in 2001 and my first ever figure was Princess Mononoke (ITEM #389). Imagine my surprise when I sold her 10 years later for quadruple the price. I started off with great instincts in regards to purchasing valuable figures!

Anyways, I used to buy absolutely every single thing that I wanted. I was a spoiled child! One day, everything changed. I sat down to try and enjoy my collection but simply couldn't. I had hundreds of things in my collection! I could barely even find a character when I wanted to! So, I started choosing quality over quantity and today I have A collection I'm proud of. It may be small but as they say, size doesn't matter LOL. I'm much more happy with my small collection than I ever was with hundreds of figures.

Nowadays I have very important criteria when buying!

First, I no longer purchase figures that I can "play" with: no more nendoroids, figmas etc. I find this gives my collection a mature flavor. As to this maturity, I think of it similar to someone purchasing fine art; you don't touch it after you get it but rather sit back and enjoy it.

Second, no more bikinis! This is just my opinion but bikini figures are way too similar. I mean there are only a few differences among them which are the face and the color of the bikini. The body type may have a few differences but when you look at a sea of bikini figures, you just can't tell them apart because the pose is practically the same too! They are all just standing there with boring bases!

Third, no more moe! I know I know this is practically the whole point of figure collecting but I found that moe simply cannot stand the test of time. They become popular but slowly fade out with age. I do have my own preferences but generally as long as the main focus of the figure is simply being cute then I won't buy it. I will make exceptions for characters that I will never fall out of love with like C.C. (ITEM #63273)

Fourth, the pose needs to stand out! As long as the figure can qualify as a centerpiece, i'm pretty much OK with it! This is because I try to keep at least three or four inches of space between each figure I display. This spacing allows each figure to be enjoyed! I know longer find them blending in with each other and can clearly notice each one even from a distance.

I can't think of any more criteria to add at the moment but I'm sure some exist because I scrutinize every single purchase far too much. I mean there are some exceptions in my collection like Clare (ITEM #267) whose pose can be considered boring but I picture her glaring at me and just waiting to slit my throat rather than thinking of her as just standing there.

Since I set such high standards for my collection, you can imagine how frequently I sell figures that don't live up to my scrutiny. That's why you should pay attention to my sales LIST #43511. Many have commented telling me that I'm selling their Holy Grail so definitely keep your eyes peeled open because you never know what I might sell.
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