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Yay thanks to everyone for the responses! So that IS a 1/6 Jin Roh figure. And Medicom is behind it [sign in to see URL] why didn't I think of that. They all look very good in the pics but I doubt I can even pick one up since they've been out in 2008.



Pass on the Medi's, pick up some of the Takara ones. Even though I am done buying for now, a new Takara panzer would get my money.

Actually on that note, I have decided to sell a majority of my figures. What do you guys suggest as the fastest and best way to do that? that doesnt make me end up losing all my money?

make an ebay store?

ugg. dont want to do it. But have to.

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i wish medicom would reproduce wolf brigade panzers

and yup... takara's are definitely keepers emoticon

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MM, what about selling them on the toy sites you frequent? Like here, SS Freaks board, ThreeA Legion, etc.
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Revisiting this thread... how have you guys been doing? Cutting back? Not really? lol

It's easy to cut back for a week or even a month, but then a few months later go on a spending spree and then realize you spent even more. emoticon

The past three months have been tough. Mrs. Kaido lost her job and I stuck with only a few 'must haves.' I severely cut back on Blu-rays and limited myself on buying graphic novels and mangas.

Instead of buying new (original) videogames every week (I buy a lot of games when they've been reduced), I held off and immersed myself in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for the PSP and Dragon's Dogma for Xbox 360. Instead of buying an entire line of GI Joes, I would pick up just two of the best figures.

Instead of buying new 1/6 figures, I obsessed over and ordered/bought a few Monster Hunter statues and figures which were significantly cheaper and cool in their own way. Things seemed okay. I was still buying stuff, but it was coming at a pace that I could afford and not feel too guilty.

So now it's today. Mrs. Kaido has a new job, her second week, but working full time, meaning more money then goes to children's daycare. I unexpectedly got a promotion I did not ask for nor want (completely new department, lofty targets, expectations, etc.) and got a slight raise.

It's easy to slide back into old habits. I went ahead and ordered Medicom Manji for $300, then went crazy and ordered a shitload of Monster Hunter figures from HLJ, and I'm currently watching several Monster Hunter auctions on eBay. I'm about to order a shipment of comics from Amazon soon.

I preordered the new videogame Sleeping Dogs and will likely buy downloadable games from XBox Live Arcade in the following weeks, even though I'm still not anywhere near done with Monster Hunter or Dragon's Dogma.

Maybe spending this money on this material things is a way to relieve stress? I don't know that I can simply stop being a consumer. I need to step back again and assess the situation.
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I've been doing ok actually. I stopped all my SHF/Robot Soul/Transformers and has been concentrating mostly on 1/6 figures.

Of course, every 2 months or so I get distracted and get something like SIC or kotobukiya's Bishoujo figures.

Financially wise, I gotta cut down more cos my Sister is asking me to move. Currently, looking for a place to rent as well as a warehouse to actually store all my toys until my own apartment is ready.

I dont know bout you guys, but I believe in retail therapy. So every once in awhile, I still buy stuff just to make myself happy. emoticon

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I just did a spread sheet of all my 'fun' spendings, including blu-rays and video games and already I'm $1K in the hole from now until May. emoticon emoticon

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Hey guys... Haven't visited the forum in a long time...

I found this post and thought I should contribute...

I also have the toy guilt. I have way too much stuff... I am "proud"(?????) to say that I have over a hundred hot toys figures... And that is without counting Medicom (RAH, VCDs), soul of chogokins, Macross, etc... It is really.... Sad. I had to move a couple of times, and the amount of toy boxes was simply ridiculous.

The way I calculate my toy spenditure is about a 100$ Week... I used to be married am now single, so I don't have that extra person making me feel bad every time I drop 220+ for a figure.

Other than that I have a huge collection of blurays and lately I have the anime bug... Just discovered the Japanese bluray boxed sets... Ohh so expensive... But so worth it just for the amount of goodies....

I started cutting on my toy buying... But after cutting some of my pre orders... It is still a lot of stuff. I blame toy companies... So many cool releases, and prices going up higher and higher... It's insanity.

I like that by reading all your posts I can see I'm not the only one, but actually this is something going around... And seems to be a lot more common than what I thought.
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It's tough Rarra92, you're right, there's so much cool stuff out there. I have tons of Blu rays and DVDs, video games. I've googled collecting and ways to kick it and it's REALLY HARD. You pretty much seem to have to destroy who you are and throw everything out to fully start over.

To stop buying shows is REALLY important. These Blurays are more than likely going to depreciate in value. Sell them if you can now. At least you have a chance to come close to breaking even with your figures, some will sell high, some will sell low.

Instead, watch the shows you want to watch some other way (Crunchyroll, Netflix, download, etc.) where you don't have to drop so much money on useless discs and don't worry about the goodies. Of course I say this while I'm eyeing the PROPLICA Dominator from Psycho-Pass. emoticon

Don't want to get too preachy, but there's a lot of info out there. If you really want to change, you can do it! emoticon
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Lol... True

I think I'll probably start selling slowly some of my inventory... The movies I just can't get rid off... At least they're cheaper than toys.... But then you hit it on the nail... The toys at least hold their value... You can probably get >80% of its value.

I was reading an old review of DX01 Joker in Captain Toys web page... And it shocked me that the price at the time was ~175$... When now it's going for close to 500$.

I never went into the hobby to make a profit... I just liked cool pretty things... 3d representations of characters we have seen on the screen.

I think I will never stop, but I certainly can focus on things that I really want instead of just buying everything just to complete a set.

On the bluray front... I bit the bullet and bought Gurren Lagann the complete set... That should arrive by end of week and to be honest can't wait
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Can you understand Japanese? emoticon

Gurren Lagan is on Netflix, my friend.

I should snap a shot of all my stuff, stacks of it, all around me even as I type this. It's no fun and has gotten out of control emoticon

I've been selling my toys. It was just a few pieces here and there at first, but now full blown selling, posting several items a day. Mrs. Kaido doesn't work anymore so she posts stuff all the time for me.

I've lost a lot of money on some items and made quite a bit on some other items - I hope I will be able to come close to breaking even when all is finished, but I'll never know. What's also nice is that the money I've made selling, I can use to buy new stuff if I want, I don't need to dip into the bank account, my sales are now funding new purchases!

Finally, I find that posting news on new figures kind of satisfies me and I don't feel like buying a new figure as much after posting it. Maybe posting/cataloging it here is fulfilling some subconscious need to collect? emoticon
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