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What’s the difference between anime figure types?

You’ve made the decision to collect anime-related figures isn’t it? Maybe you’re contemplating your journey down rabbit holes? If you’re just starting out or are still unsure regarding this hobby, allow us to assist you.

Have you ever watched an anime and left with a gap inside your chest? Sure, you’re an anime lover.

We all know the feeling. Your favorite show has ended and has left a void of a husbando/wifu inside your heart. So what do you do when it’s more than a few months (or years) to go until the next season or, even more importantly that the story has ended entirely? What can you do to show your love for those characters who you laughed with or cried with and then were captivated by?

We’re not recommending you plunge into getting a tattoo from anime however, if you’re committed to a particular series the collection of figures could be the perfect starting point.

What’s so great about collecting figurines?

We talked to Kirsty an 19-year old anime collector of figures to learn how she came to collecting, and why she believes that you should as well.

With her collection, which includes 13 Nendoroids (and lots more on pre-order! ), Kirsty has been creating her army of plastic girls and boys since the year 2014.

“I love filling my home with things that make me feel happy,” she says. “I think that’s somewhat absurd however, after all I’ve experienced and gone through, you begin to appreciate the small items in your life. The anime characters do that to me.”

Kirsty’s first figure from anime was Nendoroid Menma which was the first thing that sparked her interest in anime.

“I I blame Nendoroid Menma for the reason I became so excited about it. When I opened her box for the first time my excitement was unbelievable,” she continues.

What is the main difference between anime figures different types?

There are many varieties of anime characters. Prize figures as well as Funko Pop! Vinyls are priced at the lower side, while Nendoroids scale and Figmas figures begin to cost more.

A few collectors are happy display a variety of kinds of figures. However, others would rather concentrate their collections on a handful of figure types. For instance, Kirsty mostly collects Nendoroids.

“They’re simply adorable and definitely match my tastes. I love being able to create small displays on my bookcases,” she says. “They’re cute, they aren’t a burden on area, and I love that they’re uniform in terms of quality.”

If you’re unfamiliar with Nendoroids, then you might not be aware of the reasons why they’re so distinctive. They are usually created by the Good Smile Company, they’re miniature, chibi versions of the most popular characters from anime. Flexible, they usually have props and accessories that allow endless poses. This distinguishes them from other characters that are made to remain in the same exact posture.

Do I become more of a fan?

Absolutely there is no way to do that. However, if you are a fan of expressing your the passion you have for your activities with something tangible to display it on anime characters are a good choice.

If you wish to relax and enjoy the shows that you love watching them, then that’s fantastic. If you’re planning to fill your space by putting up posters till you don’t be able to see the walls it’s also fantastic (and somewhat concerning). The otaku rules don’t oblige you to purchase figures to be an anime enthusiast.

We all enjoy anime for its fun and hilarious, as well as devastating romantic and adorable… We know the message we’re trying to convey that anime is great. The collecting of a Genshin figurine is the perfect cherry on top.