Figure buys, Wallet woes

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Just ordered this 1/8 Kotobukiya Taiga Dengeki exclusive from Tokyo Hunter today.  She’s such a cutie, I can’t wait until she arrives.  I was quite skeptical with this get because of her steep price, but her cute face and bikini more than justifies for it…I can do with more bikini figures.  ^^

Here are my current pre-orders for the rest of the year, and you might notice some changes have been made to the list since I posted an update back in March.  I’ve been trying to cut back on figure buys because I want to get something nice other than figures, and you all know I’ve been failing to do so…miserably.  “orz

My current goal is to keep figure purchases to under $300 per month after shipping (except August which is impossible to cut back), which usually translates to 2-3 figures at regular price.

October:

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Good Smile’s 1/4 Fate Swimsuit Ver. will look really nice on my desk, but I might cancel her in the end if something else comes out in October.

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Alter’s 1/7 Nanoha Takamachi Exceed Mode Ver.

September:

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Mega House will probably spam us with more Queen’s Blade figures for the rest of the year, Alice special edition maybe?  Allean is an easy buy for me, especially since there’s nothing else I want in September.

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I’ve always wanted this Airi figure, the special edition comes with three different weapon styles.

August:

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Alter’s 1/7 Fate True Sonic Form Ver.

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August is turning out to be an expensive month for me because GSC decided to delay their Saber Lily to an August release.  “orz

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Two more Idolm@ster girls to add to the set…MegaHouse should space out their releases…

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Alpha x Omega’s Sheryl Nome, I got two of them on pre-order because I plan on displaying her in both outfits.  I’ll try my best to keep both on pre-order.

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MegaHouse’s Taiga Aisaka might end up on the chopping board if needed.  I still want a Taiga in her Seifuku.

July:

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Alter’s Yoko Littner stays.

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Vita-chan also made it through.

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And the last to escape from the chopping board is MegaHouse’s Ymir…made it through because she’s a Loli. ^^;;

I usually keep all my pre-orders, but there’s just too many of them being released at the same time…can’t afford to buy them all.  Those who didn’t make the cut include:

  • GSC Black Rock Shooter – might regret on this one…
  • Alter’s Fatina
  • Alter’s Shihodo Narika
  • MegaHouse Echidna
  • MegaHouse Mirim
  • Revoltech Airi – gonna stop buying so many action figures now

I really hope my list stays like this, but I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more September and October releases soon.  Did anyone else have to cancel some pre-orders because there were too many figures being released?  See anything here on your buy list?

We’ll see how my spending plan goes.  ^^

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15 Responses to “Figure buys, Wallet woes”


  1. 1 BangBang! 06/25/2009 at 08:52

    How much did you get that Bikini Taiga for?

  2. 3 Blowfish 06/25/2009 at 14:54

    Errrrm….To be correct Ymir isnt a loli but a dwarf ^_^;

    Ive got quite a few QB figures on my list to mainly
    Airi,Mirim,Echidna and Ymir

    Shizuna is on her way to me soon

    And yes im hoping for that special re-release of Alice aswell. Lets pray!

    Ive got some high price figures on my list like morrigan that might not make the cut.depends on my finances

    • 4 T.I.P. 06/26/2009 at 03:55

      Arghhh…gosh darnit!! I’ll just pretend I didn’t see that, or even better I’ll edit that part out. I’ll just continue to think she’s a loli since I don’t like dwarfs. ^^;;;;;;;

      I wanted to get Mirim and Echidna as well, but decided to cancel them since August was getting too expensive, I’m already spending 50k yen. “orz I’m not that much of a fanatic for QB anyways, though they’re really nice girls.

      I think the top figure makers are trying to run the other companies out of business with all these releases.

  3. 5 optic 06/25/2009 at 19:18

    I asked the price he was taking on Taiga from Tokyo Hunter. I would’ve accepted the price if it “includes” shipping. I know I will regret in the long term but I will try and find her another way. If I don’t, then it’s back luck for me. -_-
    It’s good ur getting Vita. U won’t regret it.

    I jumped on the “pre-order Lily bandwagon” early when she was announced. A few weeks later, I had to think hard if I really want her or not like ask myself tough questions like “Am I a lily fanboy”, “Do I have space to display her?” etc.
    She’s not on my preorder list anymore. -_-

    • 6 T.I.P. 06/26/2009 at 04:10

      The price is steep, I just hope she’s one of the top-notch Koto figures…or Koto have improved their overall quality since my last Koto figure. I’ve been wanting this Vita-chan since watching StrikerS, so it was a no brainer for me when I saw her up for re-release pre-order, definitely won’t regret this one.

      I don’t have a Saber figure to speak of aside from two Revoltechs. ^^;; Yeah, I don’t think anyone noticed that yet. I just want a Saber figure in my collection, even if I’m not a huge fan of her’s. What other figures do you have on pre-order that topped Lily?

  4. 7 Wolfheinrich 06/27/2009 at 18:15

    I am really tempted to preorder bikini fate and alter saber, I noticed they are rerunning Airi, should have waited because I prefer the original color. I have had to chopped BRS, Bible Black set within the past month, to free up funds for Feito and Alter Saber.

    • 8 T.I.P. 06/29/2009 at 11:14

      I’m glad that MegaHouse is deciding to re-issue the QB figures as special edition, but at the same time, I wished they would’ve spaced out their releases.

  5. 9 Q 06/28/2009 at 08:52

    Just Alter Fate for me here. That’s it.

    Figures are really getting more and more expensive recently, and the fact that many are going ‘exclusive’ or ‘limited’ doesn’t help much either. I really would just stick with cheaper hobbies that I’ve been used like in the past soon or later.

    • 10 T.I.P. 06/29/2009 at 11:20

      It’s really painful to see the figure prices skyrocket recently, and I hate how the ‘exclusive/limited’ figure(s) are Japan only so it costs us an arm and a leg to buy. I guess we’ll have to make-do with the funds we have and buy more diligently, or switch hobby and sell the girls to recover some funds for the new hobby.

  6. 11 Guy Shalev 07/09/2009 at 18:53

    That Bikini Saber doesn’t look like Saber. The face is like a generic anime face, and the hair.

    It looks nice, but there’s better stuff to get, heh.

  7. 14 nekosasu 07/15/2009 at 01:52

    Yumil is an interesting lolilicious figure, to say the least… xD I have the alternate version one with the blond hair and black dress. http://natsuneko.animeblogger.net/2008/10/04/nekos-spending-spree/

    I would have preordered Saber Lily (the two Saber Lilies + the nendo because they’re just awesomely cute) but I’m broke. :( Plus they’d arrive when I am likely to leave for uni, so… I gotta hold it off for another couple of months.
    And darn, that Taiga fig is cute.

    • 15 T.I.P. 07/17/2009 at 02:28

      I wish that “lolilicious” thought was still in my mind…I can’t get “she’s a dwarf!” out of my mind now…in the end I canceled that pre-order since I bought a couple other figures instead. ^^;;


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