i used to post my stuff a long time ago here is what my cupboard uder the stairs looks like today
I've been getting priced out of this hobby over the past year and a half. I think I'm out
Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Masterpiece Diecast Action Figure 1/6 Iron Man Mark XLVII 32 cm
Far, far too much now. The average price of a non diecast seems to be north of £250. I haven't bought anything for 4 months now and probably won't.
I do like collecting my steellbooks
I'm a very casual gamer but steelbooks are definitely very addictive, I've lost count the amount I've gathered up nowApart from the odd statue here and there, I have a penchant for steelbooks myself and video games, although I try to keep my collecting in moderation.
I struggle on the space front myself, so you are not alone there. I’ve barely been able to accommodate the two PF statues I already have, never mind the smaller 1/6 pieces.
Having limited space isn’t all bad however as it leads me to make shrewd decisions about which purchases to make and stops me from hoovering up everything that I like.
Playing the waiting gamble, will it fall in price or will it sell out and rise on the secondary market, I've won and lost doing that a few times...... hope you find one for a price your willing to payI’ve got my eye on the Designer Series Joker statue to go alongside my DS Batman. Just waiting it out for now, hoping for a price drop.
I actually went for that line over the Bombshells when they both started, I picked them all up except for the exclusive colour variants.I also keep a close eye on eBay for the DC Collectibles Batman Arkham City line of statues. Ideally I’d like a good few of those, but prices can be eye watering for them at times.
I fell out of love completley with that format and only have a movie Deadpool sitting above my pc now. I do still look at pictures of the newer ones and most of them look great but as you say prices makes them less attractiveThere are a few Hot Toys I would have loved to have added to my collection too (Alien and Predator figures, the Arkham Knight Batman and Joker) but as I have said before I’ve been priced out of that market. All I can do now is look longingly at the pictures of them.
Thats the best thing if you're disiplined enough to stick with it and also to keep a bit of nostalgia with your gaming historyMy movie steels number less than 30 and I have about a half dozen video game steels.
I apply the same methodology to both my movie and video game steels, I only keep ones I thoroughly enjoy, which helps keep the numbers modest.
I occasionally sell on my games after I've completed them fully, but for the most part I like to hold on to them so I can preserve my gaming history.
Lol! I'd like to think I'd retain a modicum of self control.
They're always nicer in the long run when you get a bargain as opposed to feeling a touch aggrieved if overpaying for somethingExactly. Whenever I purchase anything I like to get it for the best possible price. I simply can't supress my inner bargain hunter.
Very true. Collectibles are always a tricky beast to gauge and I've lost out many a time playing the waiting game.
Whilst I won't be holding my breath for discounts on anything I am interested in come Black Friday, I will be keeing a close eye all the same.
Yes, I've noticed they can have random price drops for a day or two now and again so always worth keeping an eye onYou are right, I have been watching Amazon closely. However their prices have been pretty stagnant on the Joker statue so far. They only seem to reduce their pricing if a third party seller gives them some competition and that seems to be rarely.
Loved the pic mate.
A-ha, so like a Bond villain you admit your wicked scheme, eh? Do you expect me to buy Gamfinger?
No problem, your very welcomeThanks very much for that. It really helps to know what kind of ball park to aim for.
I agree, I easily prefer the display presence of statues although HT definitely have their benefits. The different poses and accessories can be great but with some I found it could be frustrating getting the pose I wanted to look natural on display.I love the fact that you can get different poses out of Hot Toys and can chop and change with accessories. However, I agree, more and more statues just seem to look better for display purposes. They just seem to have more presence to them than figures.
How much I never really look at them in shops anymore incase I had a weak moment but I'm glad I'm not buying them anymore Although not the same quality I prefer the days when they were upto £100-£120You are spot on. They have no reason to reduce prices if sales are continuing at the higher rates. Standard HT pricing seems to be hovering around the £220-£230 range now, which IMO is too much. I fear the days of sub £200 for new HT figures may well be gone for good.
Sorry, should say that everthing I own is on display. If something ends up in a box it's a sign to me that it can be sold on.Why not rotate them every now and then? That way they all get a chance to be displayed even if intermittently.
It's the first one I've seen in person and is definitely impressing me. Often I find pictures can sometimes look slightly better than the actual statue/figure but in this case even though pictures are still making her look nice she looks even better in personShe certainly is. Wish I could see one of those statues for myself, although your pics of yours are superb.
Of the three, Witchblade is easily the best IMO.
As I already liked her it drew me towards buying my first XM piece, see above detolf picI must confess I wasn't aware of her until now. I'll need to make some time to check in to her backstory and history because I am intrigued.
It was another fine looking statue, slightly smaller around 1/6 scale but it was one of the few that I have the original and variant versions offI had always wondered who your old avatar pic was. Witchblade is definitely a worthy replacement.
Thanks buddy.Very nice pick up
Yes, I think you are right.
They are such a nice touch. Understated but effective.I do like the simple bases they go for with the small but meaningful emblem on them.
Got any pics?I have Arrow, Flash and Supergirl TV based statues and the bases are similar
Nope never used them at all. The deposit situation always put me off so was waiting to make sure they became established over a bit of time but they didn't stay around long enough for me to even give them a try.The whole Mothers Basement episode remains a cautionary tale for all. Pleased you never got stung by them. Did you ever do business with them in the past?
Efx are notorious for delays. It's been due August, Sept, Oct, Nov and currently Dec/Jan via Sideshow so who knows when it will finally ship...... suppose it is a heap of junk that keeps breaking down so delays are inevitableThat is fortunate. Of course you should expect some delay with that one given it has to fly in from a galaxy far, far away.
I remembered how clean and tidy it looked, mines the opposite, nice (maybe a touch rustic) and cluttered in the atticYou are spot on mate. Well remembered.
After 15 or 16 years bits of mine is still in flux, some shelves are settled but don't think the whole display/collection will ever be finished. Changing things around always keeps it interesting.My display is always in a state of flux, as I am forever trying new things with it. It's the first I've ever had, so I just can't help myself.
At present, my PF statues now reside at the bottom of my glass cabinet. I just couldn't bare any dust getting to them. Unfortunately that limits the number of shelves I have to play with, but it's a trade off I've been willing to make thus far.
Playing catch up can be very expensive, especially trying to get the earlier onesI have shelves set aside for the Batman Designer series statues, also the Arkham line, although more and more I get the feeling I'm just too late for the latter.
Get them opened, 'toys' are meant to be played withI have two shelves specifically for my Hot Toys, still all boxed, lol!
I also have a shelf for my Amiibo too.
I've been hoping for nearer £200 but it seems to be getting more scarce so may not get her at all.I can understand why you are waiting that one out. A quick look on Amazon shows one of those Biker Harley's for £99, so there's plenty of room for a price drop on that Wonder Woman. In fact I see she is £260 at Forbidden Planet already, albeit on back order.
Right back at ya for The Joker
Not unless she goes to a price I can't say no to. I have Starfire, Jessica Cruz and very likely Wonder Woman Bombshells to come next year.Vixen incoming, I wonder?
You never know, if you end up with a slightly low shelf you might pick up some slightly smaller ones to fill itAs much as I like the Black and White line, 1/6 is definitely my preferred scale for statues.
DC are much better at comic based statues in my opinion. They're not great headsculpts which is the usual for DC when doing an actual human likeness with no makeup but then at this price point you can forgive the likeness to be off a bit as the rest of the statue is good.Got any pics?