I've been quite busy the last month or so checking out upcoming figures to get my hands on. Above are what I've got on order right now (click the picture for details). I've got 2 Sabers and a Nagato (a second one, yes, to convert to Kyonko) already in shipping and the rest I just need to wait to come out. The Kyon is coming from play-asia as HobbySearch had run out.
The advantage to my ordering these things online (I know it seems like alot but its spread over a period of a few months), is that it's not only cheaper, but it saves me time and effort of going out to Burnaby or Richmond and paying 200-300% the original price. The only extra fees here are paying the shipping cost of about 10 bucks an item, still, much better than what I would have to pay in a specialty store here. The moderation of spending is really great too. I get 2 paychecks a month, and I'm getting 1-2 figures a month as well. It's really just taking a bit off of my first monthly paycheck to add to my collection.
Learning from Kengai, I've chosen my specific brand of figures to collect. For the next while I'm not going to be buying anything I see in the malls or cons on impulse (because they're big rip-offs), and I'm only going to be collecting Max Factory / Good Smile Company figmas and Nendoroids. Before as a growing weeaboo (look it up), it was hard enough for me to just find any sort of anime merchandise so of course I just bought what I saw if it was from a show I liked (which includes lots of random Eva stuff, for example). This impulse-buying seems to have lost its purpose because I don't feel as attached to the impulse-buys as I do the carefully chosen ones.
I've got two problems now. First problem is the steadily declining available space in my room. I've got a bunch of new shelves but they collect dust the easiest. I'm looking to convert my two white ones to have plexiglas doors to keep the dust out and rearrange them so all of the "special" ones keep the dust off them. Second problem is...how long am I going to be spending money on plastic toys? I'm 20 this year...and I'm still finding more creative ways to buy these things. At least my girlfriend thinks its awesome...and at least I have a job.
The word weeaboo may apply, but hikkikomori and NEET do not.
...on a *minor* note...school's done for me (at least the class I had to leave the house for). I just need to write a final exam and then keep up with my weekly assignments for CMPT 165.
Anime Evolution is coming up in August and I've already got a new costume almost complete. Details on that...when it's done.