S.H.Figuarts Thread: G4!

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da0utlaw

You Got The TOUCH!
They're expensive? Honestly they're only about ¥1000 more than most retail price Figuarts. It's more for us since we have to pay shipping plus middleman fees.

Creating a budget and prioritizing (I don't do either by the way.) helps too. It's not that hard.

sometimes 10-15 dollars can make or break your bank account easily, especially in this economically harsh era. Buying exclusive is doable, yes. But you have cut tons of corners just to do so. I've only gotten 3 exclusive figures so far, and boy I had to do some hell of a planning for that.

Also, admitting not budgetting and prioritizing and saying it's not that hard seems... weird. Just sayin.
 

Ryuutaros

"Training."
Opened New Den-o Trilogy Ver.


Best. Sculpting. Ever.



Well, for now. :)

I would buy all of the Den-o forms just because the base mould is so good. In fact, its just a torso, helmet and colour swap and you get another form. Bandai will easily make all the Den-o forms in a short time. I really hope Wing Form and Super/Climax Form won't be exclusives.
 

Zanki707

aka Steel A. Jeeg
sometimes 10-15 dollars can make or break your bank account easily, especially in this economically harsh era. Buying exclusive is doable, yes. But you have cut tons of corners just to do so. I've only gotten 3 exclusive figures so far, and boy I had to do some hell of a planning for that.

Also, admitting not budgetting and prioritizing and saying it's not that hard seems... weird. Just sayin.

Yeah, that's what I was saying. Now I'm by no means a light spender myself, but I've had to cut some corners recently. There have been A LOT of exclusives, and I really need to decide which are more appealing to me. But even with that, I'm looking at a pretty hefty AmiAmi bill. But I know my budget for the month, and I knew that if I cut out any other out-of-budget expenses for April, I could squeeze by with a big order (plus a week grace period to pay that bill, another pay check never hurt anybody!)

And like I said, i have a pretty good job all things considered. I'm not knocking anyone, I'm just saying... the best advice isn't "Spend a lot, and worry about it later! Except don't worry about it!"
Instead, just think of it like this:
Exclusives are fun, along with the hobby as a whole. But they're just toys. They'll be there tomorrow, next month, even a year from now. If you have to stress yourself over something that's meant to be fun, it might not be worth it in the long run.

Yeah, I missed out on some neat exclusives because I had to budget for other things, but that doesn't mean I'll never have them. And the ones I do have a pretty nice!
 

Skiks

Member
Â¥1000 is a lot, for most people, though. You're talking $45 as opposed to $33 for ONE figure. Granted, it's not a necessity, but given the economic climate we're in right now, that can make or break the decision for some people. I have a pretty good job, but between bills, gas, living expenses for me and my daughter, etc... sometimes I really have to decide how important a figure is to me. So prioritizing is DEFINITELY important to collecting.

Case in point: I passed on both OOO combo sets. Last year, I would have jumped on these without hesitation. But the HUGE increase in price over the W two-packs, and the absolute swarm of exclusives released lately, made me think twice about them. And, in the end, Clay Doll and Crystal Skull seemed way more appealing.
In the end it's not too bad when you can combine shippings of multiple exclusive figures as opposed to buying them monthly from shops and having them shipped off each month. This is just how I deal with the price raise.
 

Mr. Yellow

Twitter - @MisturYellow
Well they're released in sets of two, plus Okinawam will let you pay in installments so it shouldn't be too bad. You can store stuff up and ship it all together.
 

ShukuenShinobi

is The Underground Toy Reviewer
does the youtube partnership cover most of your spendings? just curious :laugh:

Outside of the random crazy Mandarake haul I go through every now and then, yes, my YouTube revenue nearly equals my spending each month. Once this semester is over and I go back to working and start clearing off my debts I'll be pretty much even. I'd be breaking even if I wasn't such an impulsive douchenozzle.

All I can say is, Shuki is a absolute moron.

Fixed. I am not nor have I ever been rich. Spoiled yes (only child, with an extremely close aunt with no children), but certainly not rich, I'm just really fucking stupid.

Well they're released in sets of two, plus Okinawam will let you pay in installments so it shouldn't be too bad. You can store stuff up and ship it all together.

It honestly helps so much. The prices of exclusives seem null when you only pay $14 one month, $14 the next, etc. It makes purchasing a small number of them really manageable to people on a budget.

Only have $15 left in the budget every month? Prepare in advanced and you got yourself an exclusive. Have $30 left and not sure what to buy? Put money down on two. It helps and opens a lot of doors to people that might not otherwise be able to plop down $50 or so for one guy.

Lastly, I do apologize if I came across as pompous in that last post, as it wasn't my intent at all.
 

Bogard

Irregular Hunter
I've had Crystal Skull pre-ordered, only thanks to Okinawam's split payment option.

I've never pre-ordered an exclusive before this, but it's going well so far.
 

Vox Age

Member
Â¥1000 is a lot, for most people, though. You're talking $45 as opposed to $33 for ONE figure. Granted, it's not a necessity, but given the economic climate we're in right now, that can make or break the decision for some people. I have a pretty good job, but between bills, gas, living expenses for me and my daughter, etc... sometimes I really have to decide how important a figure is to me. So prioritizing is DEFINITELY important to collecting.

Case in point: I passed on both OOO combo sets. Last year, I would have jumped on these without hesitation. But the HUGE increase in price over the W two-packs, and the absolute swarm of exclusives released lately, made me think twice about them. And, in the end, Clay Doll and Crystal Skull seemed way more appealing.

You can also make the Combo sets out of the normal-releases, if you don't mind the belt not matching. :thumbs:
 

Zanki707

aka Steel A. Jeeg
You can also make the Combo sets out of the normal-releases, if you don't mind the belt not matching. :thumbs:

But I DO! ;3;

I have some of the OOO Candy Toys, and I love the swapping gimmick. I might hunt down some of the OCC figures, someday.
 

Dark Kabuto

In Justice, We Trust!
Fixed. I am not nor have I ever been rich. Spoiled yes (only child, with an extremely close aunt with no children), but certainly not rich, I'm just really fucking stupid.

I'd love to see what'll happen if you ever get a million dollars...it'll probably be all gone in a day. :laugh:
 

shadowx18

Member
where did the release date info on the may figuarts come from. and how soon before we get the same info on june, got a large order planned and dates would make it easier.
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
Check the Tamashii web page. The link is listed on the first post by GekiDan.
 

shadowx18

Member
ok, see that info for the new items, but just the first release date on the re-issues. checked out the stars/dots on the OOO's, how many stars/dots do earch of the kuuga forms have on them for re-issue?
 

Glaive315

Member
My priorities had always had been figures..... mostly...... which means figma, figuarts, souchakus, and robot damashiis. But lately I've been pulled into the whirlpool of three O's, and has been splurging on medals when I had a plan set out for my figuarts =/

Good news is, I can have more $$ for food, bad thing is the more I wait the more chances of stuff going out of stock to discontined will occur :redface2:
 
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