Wrapping up a very busy albeit productive month of work this past May and with my birthday coming up in at the end of June, I figured I’d treat myself to some eye candy delight.
Recently, if you have been following my exploits on Instagram, aside from the fancy BBQ cookout pics – I have started to really appreciate the beauty of 1/4 scale figures.
1/4 Scale Figures – The Bomb Shell of Anime Figures
The splendid exclusiveness, the stupid bomb shell prices, the amazing heft and size of these figures are just too good to pass up…
Yes, I can agree that the price point to detail factor doesn’t really add up to a more affordable and smaller and standard 1/8 and 1/7 scales but you got to know, if you haven’t managed to get your hands on one of these 1/4 scales – you are really missing the point here.
I’m a really abstract kind of person so you are going to have to hear me out…in writing I guess…the point I’m making is 1/4 scale aside from the obvious size difference is what I feel is the essence or I should say bane of some serious figure collectors is the exclusiveness factor. It’s pricey and unless you are dedicated to the craft or got the extra scratch to buy one, it will set you back at least $200USD without shipping. Now, what you need to know is that it is possible to snipe these figures at a huge discounted rate. Go and get a 2nd hand one from a reputable source. They can be had at usually under $150USD without shipping.
I’m going out on a limb here but, trust me, for the same price as a 1/7 scale nowadays you can get a 2nd hand 1/4 scale to put as that center piece on that fancy smancy display you have rocking and you WILL NOT REGRET that purchase. There aren’t that too many 1/4 scales out there so be sure to pick one that you really like! I was comparing the old 1/4 scales released by FREEing vs some of the new stuff they are chugging out from their production lines and they have come a long way in terms of attention to detail!
But enough chit-chat, you came here to see what kind of idiot spends this much money on figures in the shortest time frame he has ever done in his figure collecting career…
Latest Record Breaking Figure Haul List
Before I begin. Please send halp. Figure collecting has just officially consumed me.
- Yosuga no Sora – Kasugano Sora – 1/4 – Gym Suit Ver. (FREEing) – 25,000 JPY
- SoniComi (Super Sonico) – Sonico – 1/4 – Bunny ver. (FREEing) – 13,500 JPY
- IS: Infinite Stratos 2 – Sarashiki Tatenashi – 1/4 – Neko ver. (FREEing) – 12,980 JPY
- Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works – Saber – 1/7 – Haregi ver. (Aniplex, Stronger) – 17,550 JPY
And if I could call this luck, 2 days later this got released:
- To LOVEru Darkness – Momo Belia Deviluke – 1/4 – Bunny Ver. (FREEing) – 18,400 JPY
Total 87,430 JPY + 18,120 JPY for a grand total of: 105,550 JPY (Approx: 1,055.50 USD)
I mean this haul is too sick 4x 1/4 scale figures and a Aniplex Saber figure, come on -this haul is screaming HC Otaku God Tier Level 1
I anticipate these to land in my office sometime this week (praying I skip over customs) – I am not going to be happy if I get dinged for it… *tears*