Lumi’s Plastic Paradise (And Monetary Despair)

I finally made a post about my toy shelf! Behold the fruits of part-time work and Christmas presents! Get ready for some slightly blurry photos, because my phone sucks but it’s trying its best and I can’t hate it for that.

I started collecting figures and toys around 2008,when I was a wee little Lumi. What started as a cute hobby has pretty much grown into a plastic drug habit. I’m only half joking when I say that.

Ever since I got a job, my collection has cycled through so many toys. I constantly sell things I no longer have an interest in by trading them in with new ones. I buy a new figure or two about every two months,and it’s always more fun to me to hunt for them than ordering online. It’s become self-sustaining at this point.

I don’t really collect anything specific, I just buy stuff I think is cool. My most recent additions are what I HOPE to turn into my hero corner soon.

Pictured: Amazing Yamaguchi Spider-Gwen and Banpresto DX Midoriya and Bakugo.

Spider-Gwen in particular, I bought because of that new Spiderverse movie reinvigorating my interest for the awesomely designed character. The Banpresto MHA boys was my first time pre-ordering figures, and I am glad I did because they are selling for twice the price I bought them now.

No, I am not selling them.

In the middle of my shelf are a mix of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and World of Warcraft statues. I put all of them in the middle seeing as they are the biggest and most flashy designs on my shelf. A true clash of flamboyant and fantasy, and always an eyecatcher for fans.

Pictured: DC Unlimited Warcraft line and Banpresto Grandista and DX JJBA lines

Warcraft was actually my FIRST foray into figure collecting, before I became the weeaboo you see today. I was big on Warcraft III and WoW at the time, but now, even though my interests have changed, I still love my first Warcraft figures.

And finally, my personal favorite part of the shelf, the kawaii penthouse (under construction).

Here, I put in all of the animoo girls I’ve snagged throughout my collecting life, and other things I find adorable. Personal highlights are the dangos in the back I had custom-made (mimicking the dango family of Tomoya, Nagisa and Ushio), and my Play Arts Kai Ibuki and Chun Li. I have yet to get the Play Arts Kai Sakura, my personal favorite character in Street Fighter.

That’s my shelf of fun nerd stuff! Some people may call me childish for still buying the toys at the ripe old age of 19,but you know what? They are completely right. However, I also happen to be an adult who can make his own responsible decisions and can PAY for said hobby. I’ve reached a part in my life where I can do what I want, when I want, and I am happy about it.

Also, they’re cool, so you can’t change my mind about that.

If you guys are curious about any specific figure, leave a comment below and I’ll answer you!

Oh, and anime reviews will be back in a week or so. Busy with college and work, but I hope to get back to you guys soon!

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