“Lately, More Women are Collecting Figures”

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2ch seems impressed by this lady’s collection, although saying there are more such figure fans based on only her collection might be overstating things.

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By all accounts an enviable and highly tasteful collection, and one perhaps surprisingly devoid of bishonen.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:16 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hmh, nothing new here, there are probably more female collectors on tsukiboard, than male ones...

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    Comment by erochichi
    09:36 30/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Former Morning Musume Leader and One Piece seiyuu and singer in latest OP has a large figure collection. There can be more of those girl collectors we think.

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    Comment by Mikaru
    06:17 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think so too

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    Comment by Angel Mercury
    06:30 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's about acquiring Stuff. Guys do it too (As 2ch has shown us) but I think girls are very susceptible to hording. I know I've been through a number of phases of figure collecting.

    As to the lack of male figurines in this girl's collection, I'd like to note that there just aren't that many cute or good looking male figurines. Not to mention girls usually like buying cute things.

    Typically, girls will be open to buying figures, shirts, or other items with guys or girls on them, where are guys tend to buy mostly stuff with 'hot girls' on it. It's a marketing thing, a figurine of a cute girl will sell much better than one of a guy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon, if it wasn't for collectors, nearly all of what we know about the world's history would be gone. Private collectors hoarded knowledge that would have died in the dark ages, indeed most ancient authors (Greek and Roman authors especially) had to be "re-discovered" in private collections because the general knowledge of them had died, mainly due to the church and governments destroying public copies of them. Most countries' national museums are nearly entirely consisted of items that were once in the hands of collectors. The biggest library in the world (US Library of Congress) started out as Thomas Jefferson's book collection.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Opinions are insufferable.

    Such abstract, intangible, and vapid habit. That's what I figure anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 30/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    With that rationale, anime figures should be in the Louvre hundreds of years from now.

    Which would be awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    shoes

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Straight guy here. I'm annoyed at the disproportionate ratio of female figures in most collections so I try to get every good male figure I can find. Nothing to be ashamed of. My favorite is still my Kamina figure.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Collectors are insufferable.

    Such an autistic, useless and illogical habit. That's my opinion anyway.

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    Comment by rikarika
    06:20 18/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Women collect as much figures as guys. You just don't know because you've never been invited into their rooms and never will!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't understand why people are shocked by this.

    Women aren't a different species, they're humans like men are, but are influenced to like different things in general.

    I'm a Mass Effect-playing anime and manga fan that has a whole desk of figures in my room. I think I'm not afraid to persue what I love, namely gaming and manga, because my parents always encouraged whatever I liked, as did my friends.

    People make the mistake of thinking that all women are born loving the color pink and collect Barbie dolls and view video games as something that men should grow out of. There's tons of girls that love what guys love, but in general (there's exceptions) they tend to be more shy or feel shameful about their inner otaku or gamerfag, Or, if they're like me, usually disguise themselves under the guise of male characters on MMOs just to avoid the men messaging them with "HAY WANNA BE MY GF?" or stay under the anonymous tag on imageboards.

    Don't mistake us for GAMER GURLS though, since those are terrible.

    If a girl has a Mario or Pac-Man shirt, she's probably a fake...maybe you guys should stop going for the prettiest girl in the room (not saying you have to settle for ugly/fat, but just go for a normal girl instead of the airheaded bimbo) and then acting surprised when they don't share your interests.

    TL;DR Stop thinking women are from Mars and men are from Venus and that you'll never find the girl for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:37 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree and I love you.

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    Comment by GHS
    15:23 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahh, how refreshingly tasteful. Wish I found more figures like these instead of the sexualized garbage I find in stores.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My girlfriend's collection blows this away. She's been collecting since the late 90s, and the last time she counted, she had over 700 different figures. Plus a large number of plushies, posters, and wall scrolls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    score 1 for the otakus' side

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    give whole new meaning of expensive girlfriend.

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    Comment by Bulldog
    20:11 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A real life Konata. Awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pink ps2 for the win.

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    Comment by Ota
    18:15 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yay~ I recognise that Mahoro figure riding a bike. I have that too. Nice collection!

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    Comment by Rawshaw
    18:44 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its normal to have figures as a female otaku, and any type you wish but please do not be a streotype and put pink all over the place

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pink PS2... epic win!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this definitely makes me feel better about myself as a male otaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    there too many collections, she's now certified an anime fan....

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon says:

    At least she keeps her room clean...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1 for Luca Truelywaath figurine there.

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    Comment by jabman025
    12:03 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she has me beat........but not by much

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    12:04 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmph! Where are all the Marvel Legends, Transformers, GI Joes, and Pokeymans?! This collection is impressive and tasteful but she can do so much better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least she has Bridgette in there. Proof that 3D women love traps.

    Also, all female otaku are Haruhi or Macross F fans. Undeniable truth.

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    Comment by dootsy
    16:51 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not. I have good taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My mission in life is to find a woman that actually likes my figures.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd love to have a large figurine collection, but alas I don't have the disposable income for that. And mine would ALL be bishies.
    -Anonymiss

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a woman who collects figures. Though I've only started pretty recently but it's a worthy pursuit ;D There's a devoid of bishonen in their collection because there's not many bishonen figures out there =_=' Believe me whenever the rare male figure comes out the women buy them in droves. It's a little annoying because the male figures tend to sell out fast and if you haven't pre-ordered it's most likely there won't be a re-print of it.

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    Comment by Kelvin
    21:42 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll find this girl, and I'll marry her. Then, I'll take all those figures. HEHE XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:38 31/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well u gotta hope that figures cost less then designer handbags. Which i think comes to the same price anyway elite figures are expensive >.<

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:50 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She will nag you to go out and make more money -- to support her figurine-collecting habit (^_^).

    Then, when divorce comes, you'll be fighting over the collection -- "That is _MY_ Mahoro/motorcycle figurine, damn you!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 01/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FAIL!
    A Collection without Lelouch is not a girl's room.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 06/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh wat.

    Fyi, bishounen =/= muscular or 0% body fat. Personally, as a female I consider both Kyon and Koizumi attractive and Koizumi especially IS considered a bishounen by many female fans. Besides, attractiveness doesn't only come from the body, but the character itself. But personally I, and many other people I know, prefer completely normal male bodies over lots of (or the lack of) muscle. It's nothing out of the ordinary. Neither is girls colleting figurines (I do so too).

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 06/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh wat.

    Fyi, bishounen =/= muscular or 0% body fat. Personally, as a female I consider both Kyon and Koizumi attractive and Koizumi especially IS considered a bishounen by many female fans. Besides, attractiveness doesn't only come from the body, but the character itself. But personally I, and many other people I know, prefer completely normal male bodies over lots of (or the lack of) muscle. It's nothing out of the ordinary. Neither is girls colleting figurines (I do so too).

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    23:05 02/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anons are fuckin crazy lol!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 02/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    me myself collect figures too, and i'd prefer the girls figures,eventhough the original ones are extremely expensive and rare in my country (so i don't buy much), and i'm not a lesbian.

    ... nor a futa. =_=;

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 30/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's not that surprising to me that it is a girl's room. and it is not devoid of bishonen at all, if you study closely enough i'm pretty sure you'll see a few males in there. what with the kind of media in japan, and girls (most of them) liking pretty things, i think it's pretty normal to like stuff like this- as a girl. If anything I think it's funnier if a man has so much girliness in his room, i know they're women, but look at this room from a non otaku perspective, appart from that gundam how manly does it look? what with their colourful outfits and doll like aesthetics. if they're not half naked or tits out it almost looks as if it was made for women.

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    Comment by Tateha
    01:43 30/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    alot of girls collect figures, this is not that surprising. although for 2ch this is rightfully a big deal since figure collecting is seen as a male otaku thing.

    Nendoroid's are pretty small and cute so it's understandable that there is a lot of pull to begin collecting these. gotta start small and work your way up to bigger things you know. that's how most girls i know begin collecting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "and one perhaps surprisingly devoid of bishonen."

    But there's more than one actually: I can spot Kira and Bridget at first glance, and maybe more if I bother to zoom and check out the pics... You can deny Kira but you can't deny Bridget ;)

    And nice Flay figure BTW, girl got tastes, I thought Flay lovers are extinct or something...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    im jealous she has all these out of print figures that would cost and kidney these days

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It may be a trap.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fujoushi, is the befitting word.

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    Comment by yuno
    11:21 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    devoid of bishonen?

    Kyon and Itsuki arent bisyounen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 30/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, what can be considered sexy about them? Their body is meh, nothing attractive, not as muscular as Ryo Saeba, or not as fit as Dante, or not as 0% body fat like Gackt. As for the face, Kyon is like any random dude one can find on the streets, his haircut is fugly, the only good thing about him is his voice that is the same as a hottie named Sakata Gintoki and that's it. Itsuki, on the other hand, might be better looking than Kyon but there's this undeniable fact that he's gay for that fugly dude, and what kinda girl(unless she's into gay stuffs) would idiolize a guy just to see him getting it on with another guy instead of her?

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    22:23 30/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bishounen = Muscular? What?
    Also, doubting that Itsuki is Bishounen is heresy.
    Heresy I say.






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