It’s always fun when people stare…

… as I take pictures of my figmas.

Taking figmas out and about and snapping pictures of them is fun for me once again.

Ever since I first got my hands on the original Yuki two years ago I would carry a figma and my camera and take pictures every now and then.

Starting late last year though, figmas started to lose their luster. While I would still carry them around I didn’t take as many pictures as before. New figmas would stay sealed in their boxes for months instead of me opening and wanting to play with them as soon as I could as if I was a little kid.

Was it the string of characters I did not particularly like? Was I afraid of breaking them due to the drop in quality? Was it because I now owned so many that getting a new figma was just one more?

Whatever it was, I stopped carrying a figmas and my camera all together.

Today I can say it was a combination of all those things.

Out of the line of figmas, I hadn’t liked a series of figmas such as Yui and company so much since the original batch of the SOS Birgade.

After all, as soon as got my hands on Yui and the rest of the K-On! girls I started to take them out again. I even started to carry around my DSLR to take pictures instead of my digital camera.

Not only are the K-On! girls and the rest of the figmas back up in quality where I’m not afraid to break them, I look forward to the new releases once more.

I can’t wait to complete the Afternoon Tea Time band or get my hands on Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master.

Once more do I remember why I fell in love with figmas in the first place.

Besides, I think it’s fun and amusing when people stare in curiosity to my antics and I get to show off my interest to other people.

Plus, I think figmas and food mix quite well in pictures.

Now then, self reflecting post out of the way, that last picture has set my stomach growling.

10 Comments

  1. Great choice, Yui is very nice, suits bringing her to any places lol =)

    and great pictures, its true that some figmas has lost its qualitiness <.< but i think its slowly coming back =)

  2. I have to agree with the quality issues, sometimes im scared of breaking figmas when trying to pose them – some joints seem so flimsy at times and ive had plenty of breakages in the past!
    Its great to see youre getting back into taking pictures of them though your very good at it c:

  3. I haven’t bought a figma since…well…last July (?) when I ordered two Miku Live Stage figmas which arrived in November. I got them for the piano and the stage to be honest.

    Some of the reasons I stopped buying figmas were:
    -lack of interesting characters
    -too many variation releases of the same characters
    -drop in quality
    -too many breakages
    -getting too expensive
    -it’s become a hassle to re-pose them after cleaning them every week.

    I did order Saber Alter, so I’ll see how much they’ve improved next month.

    • You did stop right around the time more or less the quality drop hit.

      I do agree about the lack of interesting characters, it wasn’t really until the K-On! and Tohou figmas appeared that I became interested in them again.

      Oddly enough though, I don’t mind about the character variations. I mean, by the end of the year I will own five different Haruhi figmas.

      I do hope you like her, so far people seem to enjoy Saber Alter.

  4. I see you’re studying XNA, that will be one of my subject next semester.

    I stopped buying figmas for a while, because I think their quality have become really poor. And also I want to switch to nendoroids, they’re just so cute. I just ordered Saber Alter to match up with my other Saber figma, hopefully the quality of it will be much better.

    Next time maybe I’ll bring my nendoroid outside for a shoot, the reasons I don’t bring them out is that I don’t like getting stares from others, and its quite dangerous to bring out your camera in public areas here.

    • I wouldn’t say studying, more along the lines of I’m using it.

      Yeah, there was a drop last year for sure in terms of quality. I can’t say for all figmas but at least the K-On! girls seem to be back up to par.

      At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter what other people do or say. Although do always keep your own safety in mind.