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#4861 DNukem170   I plan 3 times faster than other birbs! CAGiversary!   6978 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

You've both obviously only watched the dubbed version of the show. And I'm pretty sure you've never read the manga, as that would require more effort into something you didn't like...

Oh well. I generally dislike any Funimation dubs. Naruto has an intolerable English dub, and the fillers are absolutely shit and ruin anything good about the show, so to each his own.


I actually enjoy both Naruto and One Piece's current dubs.

I enjoy One Piece well enough, but not enough to actually spend money on it. Oda tends to pack in too much wackiness for my tastes. Impel Down and the Rescue Ace arcs were just a mess to get through in the manga. That, and Luffy just plain gets on my nerves at times.

#4862 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20042 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:10 PM

It's hit or miss depending on the types of figures you have purchased, and it is also dependent on what type of characters or series you are purchasing from. It just kind of depends on a lot of factors, so it's not really a yes or no kind of answer.


So, basically like games then, huh?

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#4863 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   14933 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

So, basically like games then, huh?


Sorta, but on a much wider scale of which details will affect value.

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#4864 Neuropod   Fine work, skeleton! CAGiversary!   2161 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

All collecting is like that to varying degrees. Some things become rare and valuable, others stay the same price forever or depreciate immensely. There are factors you can use to try and predict what will happen (for example the Samus and Link Figma reissues were fairly obvious) but overall it can be a crapshoot. I am not a huge collector, most of the stuff I buy is under $30, but I follow the figure "scene" decently closely and I've seen it all.

Just one example, last year I bought a MGS Solid Snake Play Arts Kai for 4000 yen and passed on a Gray Fox for the same price. Now they're each worth well over 20,000 yen and I will probably never get my hands on that cyborg ninja. But as we've seen with Figma Samus it can go both ways.
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#4865 wasabi5858   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1502 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

They are also starting to rerelease figures now (tho just the super popular ones like Saber and a few others like Momohime from Muramasa).

Generally I think they hold their value better.

DD prices also became more stabilized recently... They easily hold their value +, but there were time that things were going crazy, 4k+ for what was originallly a $800 release.

Just checked prices on the Metal Build gundam seven swords... originaly $200ish shipped

http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B004A15JG0/

ebay listed prices is even higher.

This is their "special". was LE. I got it for $400 locally, listed for crazy amount.

http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B006DRPCJI/

There are just too many products out, weird little thing can become valuable. a DD (Yuki) was actually not very popular before, people thought her face look too generic. A post by Danny Choo pretty much sent her prices skyward, 3-4 X easy. She is actually one of my wants... just can't bring myself to it.

her original listing
http://www.volksusa.com/ddim019.html

ebay listing: selling price obvious different, but that varies a lot based on too many condition.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a72ffe928

#4866 kermit036   ready P1 CAGiversary!   256 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:01 AM

Hey wasabi can we get pictures of some of your figures without the foam wrappings? I mainly just want to see the Valkyria Chronicle figures. Thanks. Great collection.

#4867 wasabi5858   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1502 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:17 AM

They are these 2 figures from Volks.

http://volkshobby.bl...-entry-713.html

#4868 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:45 AM

I am horrendous at cutting an even line. How do you guys effectively cut even lines for cover-projecting? Even when I use the thing you put the paper on and slide the blade to cut, I have never ever gotten it even. It's always diagonal, cutting off some of the graphic and leaving some white. I'm even worse free-handing.
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#4869 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:36 AM

Have you tried a ruler and Xacto/box cutter?

#4870 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:39 AM

I just have one of those cheap portable paper cutters. Works great just gotta do your best to line it up and eyeball it correctly.
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#4871 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20042 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:40 AM

I don't understand how you can not cut something straight with those trimmers... unless you're using it wrong? And even then, I don't how you'd manage that.

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#4872 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8543 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:40 AM

I'm just waiting for chuplayer to come out with photos of his dolls.

#4873 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20042 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:01 AM

I'm just waiting for chuplayer to come out with photos of his dolls.


I'm completely cool with sexy anime figures (even the nude ones) but those dolls... man... they're just creepy. I'd feel dirty if I owned any of those.

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#4874 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   1921 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:23 AM

I'm completely cool with sexy anime figures (even the nude ones) but those dolls... man... they're just creepy. I'd feel dirty if I owned any of those.


i know what your getting for xmas....

#4875 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10628 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

I'm completely cool with sexy anime figures (even the nude ones) but those dolls... man... they're just creepy. I'd feel dirty if I owned any of those.


Same, though I don't even think I have a nude doll. I don't remember if I have one where you can remove the clothing on.

Edit: Actually, I don't like joints for the most part. I don't own a single Figma. I do have Nendoroids, but the joints on those aren't really the same.

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#4876 Vandalia   CAG in Training CAG in Training   15 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

ff13 wasnt all that great

why did you buy so many guides?

#4877 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20042 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

Same, though I don't even think I have a nude doll. I don't remember if I have one where you can remove the clothing on.

Edit: Actually, I don't like joints for the most part. I don't own a single Figma. I do have Nendoroids, but the joints on those aren't really the same.


I think it's because they sorta blur the line between reality and fantasy. They're fictional characters but the dolls themselves are like real child-sized versions.

But joints bother the hell out of me too, which is why I don't care much for pose-able figures, even stuff like Play-Arts or some of the Marvel/DC Direct figures. I love Figmas though... they do a great job of hiding joints and staying true to the character.

I understand it's a hobby though so if you enjoy, go for it. There are worse things you can do as a hobby... like the Left Hand Killer.

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#4878 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1621 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

I am horrendous at cutting an even line. How do you guys effectively cut even lines for cover-projecting? Even when I use the thing you put the paper on and slide the blade to cut, I have never ever gotten it even. It's always diagonal, cutting off some of the graphic and leaving some white. I'm even worse free-handing.

My best recipe for cutting straight and clean covers is to use a box cutter (I prefer the larger handle than Xacto knifes), a transparent 12-inch ruler (transparent is important to help see if you are cutting straight or at a slight angle, and to make sure you don't under or over cut border wise), and a cutting mat (like this one on Amazon, or junk cardboard works fine).

The only reason I have one of those cutting mats is because my wife went through a craft / sewing stint, but those work great for cutting covers.

#4879 wasabi5858   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1502 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

I think it's because they sorta blur the line between reality and fantasy. They're fictional characters but the dolls themselves are like real child-sized versions.


I certainly understand that. I feel the same way with some of the current 3D modeling in games... I will not get Beyond Two Souls no matter how good it is... it is just freaking me out :)

Even with the DD/BJD dolls, some just totally freaks me out too. For me, Dollfie Dream with characters based on anime etc is pretty much the most I will go for. Everyone draws that line differently and some owners I am certain that I do not want to meet in any way.

I certainly don't push this on people... There are places where it is more appropriate.

I also don't like suggestive poses/figures etc... those are just too much for me. For figures, cute outfit and preferably a weapon is my choice :)

One of the goal for me is to take good photos of my figures/statues and that sort of expanded into wanting to take pictures of DD. There are many good photographers using them as model of sorts and I want to share a few link, these are just pics taken by others that I browsed through just now and think is pretty good. Nothing unsafe etc and I do wish you and others to take a quick look just so you guys have a better reference than just the basement pics of Chu's dolls...



#4880 Ferrari Racer   Amiibo Wars: Wave 5 CAGiversary!   3557 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:27 PM

Random question about my set up. I have a LED strip behind my HDTV for some cool lighting, and I'm using Scotch tape to tape the strip against the back of the TV. Is Scotch tape a bad idea? I'm wondering if the lights will burn it...

#4881 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:13 AM

Random question about my set up. I have a LED strip behind my HDTV for some cool lighting, and I'm using Scotch tape to tape the strip against the back of the TV. Is Scotch tape a bad idea? I'm wondering if the lights will burn it...


could just go ahead and use electrical tape to be safe, doesn't cost much more at all and is more durable (I've found at least).

Hey, you look like you have a lot of money; how about donating some of it to my Extra Life drive?


#4882 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:49 AM

Neither of those two tapes are ideal for the job at hand. This will hold it for as long as you'll need and is surprisingly easy to remove if you need to.

http://www.autogeek....-auto-tape.html

Edit: I should mention that you can get that stuff at any auto parts store or Home Depot/Lowes.



All done collecting N64 and all cased up! WOOT!

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#4883 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20042 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

All done collecting N64 and all cased up! WOOT!

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Ah... gotta love uniformity!;) Makes me wish I had some N64 games but even they're starting going up like crazy.

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#4884 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:34 PM

That's why I figured Fuck it, and decided to grab all that I want now while they're still affordable. Thank gawd I've had titles like Conker since launch so I didn't have to pay insane amounts of money for em. I managed to grab the last 15 or so titles for under 20-a-pop.

Back to the increasingly unaffordable SNES collection...

#4885 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:03 PM

Man wiggy, all your boxes look so freaking nice! I've really got to get some more shelves (and money:lol:), and box up the few I've got. N64 games have definitely gone up in price like crazy, so mad at myself for selling my copies of DK64, Mario Kart 64, and OoT. Side question: what boxes are you using for the big box games like Stadium and Mario Party?

Hey, you look like you have a lot of money; how about donating some of it to my Extra Life drive?


#4886 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   991 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

No mario tennis wiggy?
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#4887 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

Man wiggy, all your boxes look so freaking nice! I've really got to get some more shelves (and money:lol:), and box up the few I've got. N64 games have definitely gone up in price like crazy, so mad at myself for selling my copies of DK64, Mario Kart 64, and OoT. Side question: what boxes are you using for the big box games like Stadium and Mario Party?


Thanks! I'm so happy to have at least one console "complete"!

I make doubles (game shark, memory cards) and triples (games you mentioned) by stacking/combining UGCs basically. I did a writeup on TCP. It's actually pretty simple.

http://www.thecoverp...p?topic=10451.0

No mario tennis wiggy?


No, I can't get into tennis, even when Mario-afied. I would grab it if I found it for like 5 bucks, but it's not worth it to me at the current going prices. Also, before I get called out on not having it, SSB is not a franchise that I enjoy at all. Zero love for that game from me.

#4888 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2151 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

Glad I got my N64 collection from the used market. I probably averaged under $5 dollars per game even on 1st party titles. I still do have a couple titles left to get but I won't pay FMV for them.

I can't see paying $20 per 1st party title and then playing the game once or twice a year and it sits the rest of the time. In the last year I probably had like 20 N64 cart only titles added to my collection yet I played N64 for maybe an hour or two in the past year. It would be stupid for me to pay FMV.

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#4889 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   991 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:43 PM

Thanks! I'm so happy to have at least one console "complete"!

I make doubles (game shark, memory cards) and triples (games you mentioned) by stacking/combining UGCs basically. I did a writeup on TCP. It's actually pretty simple.

http://www.thecoverp...p?topic=10451.0



No, I can't get into tennis, even when Mario-afied. I would grab it if I found it for like 5 bucks, but it's not worth it to me at the current going prices. Also, before I get called out on not having it, SSB is not a franchise that I enjoy at all. Zero love for that game from me.



Fair enough. How about Pokemon Puzzle League? Best puzzle game on the system.
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#4890 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

It's one of those games that I'll keep an eye out for, along with that Disney/Mickey Magical Tetris Challenge game, but they weren't on my must have list is all. I'll still be buying N64 games, don't get me wrong. What I have now is just my complete "must-have" list, versus stuff that I would like to pick up at some point, or looks good enough for a few bucks investment (Penny Racers, Lego Racers, Power Rangers and some others were all a buck or less), but would be OK with not having.