Going down the slippery slope

Remember when I said that MaxFac’s Nagato would be my first and only character figure purchase?

Well, forget what I said. The moment I laid eyes on Kino I knew I had to set aside a place in my anime bookcase just for her.

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Pictures, stats and all the rest are available on Good Smile’s official website. She’s due out in December 2007; I’ve already sent in a pre-order via HLJ. My thanks to doubleblader for bringing her to my attention via this post.

I must say, my otakuhood is developing in ways that I find quite surprising. For one thing, I’ve never really thought of myself as a figure person; all this time I’ve been funneling my money into books, magazines and DVDs. MaxFac’s Nagato was simply a natural consequence of my infatuation with the character – or so I thought at the time. Now I’ve just committed myself to buying a figure that’s months away from being released (ergo, hasn’t even been reviewed yet so I don’t know what I’m getting into) and one that depicts a character who isn’t even among my all-time favourites (although I do have a very high opinion of Kino and the series she came from). Why?

Nothing, really – I just thought the figure looked nice.

Have I crossed into the Dark Side? Are the bells of bankruptcy already pealing for my poor defenceless soul?

May Nagato preserve us all.

7 Responses

  1. Don’t worry,I’m in this together with you. Just preordered her from a local shop just an hour ago ^^

  2. heh, I was never much of a figure person (cost too damn much 😛 ) but it’s every otaku’s dream… probably… to be surrounded by them :p hehe

    oh and just letting ya know, slice of Japan is finally moved to AB.net. so my new addy is http://rin.animeblogger.net 🙂

    p.s. It’s great that you decided to pick up lovely complex 😀 how do you like it so far? there’s only another 4 epi to go before the finale! sigh.

  3. @double: Looks like we might end up spending Christmas in the poorhouse this year. But at least we’ll have Kino for company.

    @rin: Blogroll updated. Have fun in your new home! As for Lovely Complex, it’s chugging along quite nicely: the humour is wonderful and I’m having a lot of fun initiating myself into Kansai-ben.

  4. Oh wow. I’m actually tempted to buy a figure now. 😛

  5. Diego, ahaha, let’s spend Christmas in the poorhouse together.
    Sooner or later, your spending for figures will begin to escalate into the ten thousand-Peso ranges. It’d be too late to stop by then.

  6. @TheBigN: It does look like an interesting hobby (figure collecting, that is). I’m still struggling not to get sucked in too deeply, though – I’m not exactly raking in big bucks right now.

    @Zeroblade: That’s what concerns me. First I’ll tell myself “Okay, maybe just once a year”, then it’ll be like “Once every three months is sustainable”. Before long I’ll be justifying monthly purchases to myself and start writing money-woes posts for my blog (like many other prominent figure collectors).

    Somebody stop me!

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