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Alexi - INFJ - Cancer/Scorpio/Libra - Faerie Princess
Note: Thank you for all the birthday messages :3 I will read them when I'm feeling better. I love you guys <3
In the forest of dreams, time forever stands still

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Art by Alexi (that's me!)
Buddy, the Right Arm of the Forest Faerie
why are figures so expensive now?
billowsandsmokeVor 4 Monaten#97987372A bunch of folks keep talking about supply and demand, but I'm surprised that we're not talking more about the elephant in the room: if prices are going up, then apparently supply is low and demand is high. And why is that? If you ask me, it's because of a massive influx of new collectors--especially since the beginning of the pandemic.
Not only does this mean that the market is overwhelmed with buyers for a limited number of already released figures, but a glance at the figure collecting subreddit would suggest that many new collectors have been a little slow to understand the pre-order system as well. Add to that the steady stream of folks getting into the game every day, and suddenly you've got runs that are quite a bit smaller than actual demand calls for. It's unlikely that companies would be too keen to just produce more, either--the mix of rising prices, increasing delays, and plummeting QC suggests that manufacturers are already struggling to fulfil this new surge of pre-orders. Handmade products like these just aren't meant to be produced on such a huge scale, and the system appears to be cracking under the pressure.
This isn't a "newbie bad" rant or anything like that. The amount of activity on both MFC and reddit from collectors who've been doing this for even a year or less is increasing exponentially. More people are competing to buy up a small aftermarket of figures, and more people are pre-ordering products that are expensive and labor-intensive to make. Price spikes in that kind of situation are inevitable.



https://i.ibb.co/jVjnNLV/TOP-FRAME-SMALL.png"Secret Garden" by AX

A place where I belong;
A place where I am always by your side;
for such a place my heart has searched for so long.

The yellow light of morning seeps between
the branches of the forest;
we walk together down the path we created
hand in hand.

A soft touch of the cheek;
A faint whisper and the lush grass beneath our feet;
I pull you through the woods
into the mystical land of Faeries;
into a place we will never be seen again.

𝕊𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕕𝕒𝕪, 𝕀 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕠 𝕨𝕠𝕟'𝕥 𝕒𝕡𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕘𝕚𝕫𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕞𝕪𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗.https://i.ibb.co/jVjnNLV/TOP-FRAME-SMALL.pnghttps://64.media.tumblr.com/bed6365383706428ba972d73c8aa5c1f/tumblr_pk9kcuPY2X1wix2xwo1_500.gif



thank you, schools been really bringing me down but im staying well and everythings all good. Be sure to take your time with things, glad to hear from you! Thank you for the fr as well :)
Vor 5 Tagen
hey, we havent spoken much but i hope youre doing well. Lifes crazy fr but i hope ur alright
Vor 11 Tagen
I feel yah! I just got 4 new SAS (rerelease+1 new) and I am now burnt out on how wonky the QC is.....I may have to even replace some of them with older releases.

I am going to have some more JoJo nendos (which has been better in terms of QC thankfully!) with some more SAS later (although at this point, I may have to rethink those P.O.s). I am also getting some little items here and there but I am halting a bit on the collecting. Just not enough room in my current place and money is a bit tight atm. How about you? And how have you been, havent seen you around lately
Vor 1 Monat
Stopping by to say hi. :) https://u.cubeupload.com/AMS2000/CYnOH12WAAABOkK.gif
Vor 1 Monat
Black giorno is up for re-release in Oct. Maybe the QC will be better this time?
Vor 1 Monat
Good afternoon! :)
Seeing your comment made my day yesterday. Everyday I feel depressed and it sucks. I am planning to exercise and I'm trying to diet to make myself feel better. It's hard to avoid sugary snacks and drinks because I have a huge craving for them. :( I also have a bad phone addiction.

I was actually going to shoot you a message a few days ago. Looks like I procrastinated and wasted my time on browsing. XD I'm happy to hear you're getting better. I did see your comments here and there, so it looks like you're doing ok. I hope we chat more often. ^_^
Vor 1 Monat
Tanjiro final selection and dio. Thanks you for accepting my friend request. I can’t wait to talk to you more as well.
Vor 2 Monaten
Working on Relaxing every day, July has been a mentally trying month with a lot of stress so gotta make sure I stay chilled out -I have High Blood Pressure so that's a essential thing to do every day- and with the Hobby getting to be mentally draining to deal with [Potentially Lost package, getting scammed by a seller waiting to get my money back, and the summer heat sucking away motivation to do a lot] just getting to where I need to relax and stay relaxed.

Plus doing less with the Hobby got Manga to read since filling up a shelf of Manga a month or so ago, just doing what I can to keep from screaming these days.
Vor 2 Monaten
I wish today was good, but life hasn't been kind at home. :( And work was a bit stressful today, but it wasn't as bad as home. I get more depressed whenever I browse the internet and read negative comments.

Rambling aside, thank you for the kind message. :) At least Friday is near.

Enough about me, how are you doing? ^_^ https://dreamch.net/mew/src/1588979750101.gif
Vor 2 Monaten
Nah your fine; like I said, I know you’re a real one so your good. You’re not the first person to make comments like that to me either, maybe I’m just weird about receiving words like that idk. :)

Magazines? That’s quite the interesting gift, what were they about if you don’t mind me asking?

Ah, yeah I kind of took a mini-hiatus from MFC lately cause I’ve been getting more wrapped up in some games and learning how to take over a position at work. Plus the articles have been semi-repetitive to me lately so I haven’t felt the need to comment. Most days now I’m usually on here to chat with people via PM’s and stuff.

You getting excited on my comments is such a nice gesture, you’re about to hype me up again if you don’t stop. XD

Lastly I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having it rough. I remember reading an article of yours a while back saying you had been roughing it out in June, but that things were starting to look up. I think I was too busy to leave an in-depth comment on your article offering support, but I also just took solace in the fact that things were looking up for you and left it at that. Sorry to hear that wasn’t the case.

Still it’s all about highs and lows and while I can’t pretend to know how you’re feeling or what your dealing with, it got better before, it’ll get better again. :)

Lastly, the first artwork you made that’s posted on your profile has such a cute simplistic art style. The second one is a classic style and really showcases your simp side for your best boi River. XD
Vor 2 Monaten
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