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Thanks Cub, we just gotta stick with it! Tons of videogames to play, lots of figures to mess around with already, just try to avoid checking the AmiAmi sites daily and that's already half the battle...
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[sign in to see URL] ending battle for sure ^^
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Wow, everything is so true [sign in to see URL] post. I too have been thinking about slimming down the collection.
I noticed I go in cycles with stuff I really like. It used to be sneakers, comics and now 1/6 figures.

There are a lot of great things being put out now, but if I'm honest, once I buy it I'm less interested in it [sign in to see URL]'s a bad sign I think. I remember I was so happy with the T2 Arnie, but now even the DX Bruce Lee is just another piece of the collection.

Anyway, I am married and my wife thinks it's ok for now - No kids yet... But I think it is getting a bit out of hand. the last few weeks I've been looking at my collection to see what I can do without - which is a lot I realize. And also, companies will keep coming with ultra real cool figures. so there will always be something else later - that's what I used to tell myself when I was kicking the sneaker addiction emoticon

I just think it's a shame to have all these cool toys and not really be content yet - still wanting that next great piece.

Anyway, that's just me on a Friday rant - I hope it makes sense to you guys. A bit tired from work so I hope you get it.

On my way home to take a long hard look at those plastic guys, and see who will have to go.

By the way, I really like this forum!

Have a good weekend!

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I know exactly what you mean. The nerdy perfectionist in me always wins the better half of my decision making process. Start with one figure, then I'd be sitting there going like "what's next" without taking the time out to really appreciate what I've just purchased.

Case in point: the Hot Toys Avengers line. Got Iron Man Mk IV, then I was like "the War Machine will go great with this figure"...then after that it's "let's get Black Widow too." Then the rest is easy: "Thor? Why not. Captain America? May as well." Speaking of which I didn't even touch the Black Widow yet because I was afraid I might screw up the rooted hair.

But hey, on the bright side, when you have kids, you can just tell your wife that you are buying these toys for you AND your kids emoticon I learned that from a certain someone on this board emoticon
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We totally know how you feel Budo17, and tough to resist stuff, especially the new releases that we're even remotely interested in always seem so cool.

100% same as you with the nerdy completist! And yeah, 'what's next' before even appreciating what's coming... that's when I realize I have a big problem.

The kids excuse works for a bit, but then when you have spent thousands of dollars and boxes are everywhere, even I have to admit that there's way too much for even my kids.
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Yeah Xirality, you are so right - it is terrible, us nerds with the completist complex...emoticon I did the completist thing with the Bruce Lee Casual and in [sign in to see URL] have them both! It is quite ridiculous.

And you are right Kaido, the money you spend on it- and those [sign in to see URL] indeed. My study room has this ugly wall made out of [sign in to see URL] reminder of how much I spent already.

I just bought the Scarface blitzway - paid through paypal as a gift, and now my account is blocked - which normally would upset me a lot - I mean, it is annoying now for sure. But this is for me a sign to ease up with the spending.

And it's funny, my wife is the opposite of me, she doesn't really collect anything. The only places she shops are Jcrew and Wholefoods. And she doesn't want to have too much clutter in and around the house. And I get that and all, but you know, these plastic [sign in to see URL]'s why it's called an addiction emoticon
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@budo: Actually just today I had the same dilemma with the Bruce Lees. Alter Ego Comics is having this crazy clearance sale for selected Hot Toys and some other stuff. Both the casual wear and the suit BL was $[sign in to see URL] so I sat at the office all morning thinking about which one to get. It was a tough choice but I ended up getting the casual [sign in to see URL] gonna get the suit on eBay and go Barbie style when I feel like switching out his gears. Also, Blitzway Scarface is a good pick. Definitely one of the best 1/6 figures so far.


@Kaido: I know this isn't gonna help me with quitting the addiction, but may I ask if that character in that avatar of yours came from this anime movie called Jin-Roh The Wolf Brigade? It looks something like this,
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If so, may I ask if it's actually a 1/6 figure and how I might go about procuring one? This looks like something ThreeA might do but I don't follow Ashley Wood so I'm not sure. Thanks!!
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There are many different versions, but Medicom did make the exact, above version from the anime movie.

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@ McHaley Art, indeed, my avatar is exactly the figure from the animation.

My avatar is my photograph of my very first 1/6 figure, the Medicom Jin Roh figure (Constable Fuze is the name of the character in the anime). Created by Mamoru Oshii (director of acclaimed Ghost in the Shell anime).

ThreeA has imitated the super cool Panzer Cop figure with their Grunt & De Plume figures. The figure by Medicom is okay, but since it's an older figure, the body is pretty flimsy. The machine gun is also unpainted so you'd need to buy an aftermarket MG42. You can custom the heck out of it though. Here's a link to board member ]Golgo 013's uber awesome custom Jin Roh figure.

The superior Panzer Cop figure you should consider is the one made by Takara. ]Takara's Panzer Cop figures.

Whoohoo, walk down memory lane, here is a review I did way back. ]Takara Panzer figure review

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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.

Recently toysdaily had this explosion of collectors jumping in on the ThreeA toys so I "accidentally" got poisoned by their posts. They reminded me a lot of the Panzer Cop armors.

So back on topic (or anti-topic really), I think I'll consider quitting once I save up the extra cash to buy a ThreeA Fantome de Plume. Hopefully the price will be below $200 by early next year...
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