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Figurines?
29 Sep 2010 15:14:13

This is really my first time showing any interest in figurines. I wonder how my boyfriend will take to it or will I have to keep it my dirty little secret? I don't know much about figurines and when I look at the ones in the database there are things I don't understand... such as "completed figurine"? I'm going to have to look up what these things mean. I don't really enjoy painting so I'd like to avoid those ones...
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aseewp
aseewp (Russia)
29 Sep 2010, 07:01:49
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As I understand - Complete Figurinee is the figurine that's already completed and painted. And parts of this figurine aren't moving.
Action figure and figma - means it's painted, already completed and you can play with it. For example, its head, hands or legs can move or something like that.
sorry for my bad English, ok.
and also I apologise if I'm wrong.
AkemiHatiko
AkemiHatiko (Ukraine)
29 Sep 2010, 07:53:42
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You haven`t worry thet your boyfriend will not understand you. If he loves you, he you will understand ^^
aseewp
aseewp (Russia)
29 Sep 2010, 08:16:12
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agree.
Frankly speaking: there's nothing bad in collecting figurines. It's just a hobby. It's not as bad as doing drugs, you know.
KururuSouchou
KururuSouchou (USA)
29 Sep 2010, 08:18:12
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Welcome, newcomer! As Akemi said, your boyfriend should be cool with it if he loves you. Besides, everyone has a hobby. As for showing interest in figures, why not just get one or two to test the waters?

Also, I wrote up a few guides for newcomers to the world of figures.
HONK HONK~
Kerensa
Kerensa
29 Sep 2010, 14:52:15
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Thanks! I'll definitely check it out!
Glory
Glory (Russia)
03 Oct 2010, 07:55:38
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I guess we'd better do something about your articles. Let me think a bit...
The rain beats hard at my window
While you so softly do sleep...
usagi_joou
usagi_joou (Russia)
29 Sep 2010, 09:45:03
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Hello there^^ If you don't like painting then you should avoid those called "resin kits" which basically means a parts of the figure not glued together nor painted (supposed that you'll do it yourself) Completed figures are completely "ready-to-use":)

I guess, figurines basically are same as marble or clay statues, or vases, I mean something to brighten up your room, make an interior more interesting. Many of them, on current level of technologies are really pieces of art.

So, even not being a hard-core collector (as for example yours truly:)) anyone may find a room for a couple of nice figures in his or her life - like a interior design element:) Especially when one is interested in anime.
I'm too old for this shit, ain't I?
Eld
Eld (Canada)
29 Sep 2010, 09:48:46
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Well first of all, welcome.

I think I can provide an interesting perspective because I happen to be the "boyfriend" who got sucked into the world of figurines by his previous girlfriend.

Simply put, I had no issues with it. In fact, I was pretty much pulled into the world of figurines by her. I was already interested in Japanese anime characters, and complete figurines are a natural extension from that. If your boyfriend has any interest in such things, there's a fair chance that he might've seen a figure in his past that he thought was very awesome looking. He might've even considered buying it, but probably backed off because it was expensive and/or he thought nobody else around him would want to buy or keep such a thing.

Keep in mind that collecting figures really comes down to whether you can keep yourself from buying tons and tons of them, and the amount you buy is something you can afford financially.

So with that in mind, why don't you poke your boyfriend and see if he's interested in figurines at all, and if he is, nudge him in the direction of buying or pre-ordering some figures with him?

If he's not, then that's that. He doesn't exactly have a right to question what you decide to collect. :)
Nessuno può emendarsi dal peccato che scorre nelle vene
No one can escape the sin that flows in their veins
Kerensa
Kerensa
29 Sep 2010, 14:59:36
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True. He's interested in anime and whatnot (especially Gurren Lagann) so I tested the waters by saying that I felt our TV needed a Kamina figurine protecting it. He just kind of laughed and shrugged it off and made a joke about how silly I was. However, I think if I get some money of my own I might buy me a Nia figurine and place it someplace in the living room. ;)
Kawaiiqiao
Kawaiiqiao (United Kingdom)
29 Sep 2010, 14:12:40
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No need to keep it secret! In fact I often seem to talk my boyfriend into buying me a lot of my figures! XD
He has actually now bought a few of his own, but he's not as attached to them as I am to mine.
Kerensa
Kerensa
29 Sep 2010, 15:00:18
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I don't know if he'd feed my fetish like that. He'd rather upgrade my computer, which I'm equally okay with. lol
Glory
Glory (Russia)
30 Sep 2010, 06:45:21
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Welcome to the world of figures collecting :) As to my husband, he likes figurines as much as I do :))) But knowing lots of his friends, I guess I'm lucky and things are not always like that. Just oder one and see how it goes.
The rain beats hard at my window
While you so softly do sleep...

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