Yes, there are pros AND cons to buying
Of course no
They’d assume it doesn’t make sense to.
Or does it?
Every product and business has its pros and cons. No matter what anybody tries telling (or selling) you.
Anyone who suggests otherwise is taking advantage of you.
So with that in mind, here’s a list of pros and cons you need to consider. Especially if you’re in the early stages of buying and collecting
The Pros & Cons Of
1. They’re built to last for years to come
This is especially true for PVC Statues. Since they’re of the highest quality.
As long as you don’t carelessly take care of your
2. Mind-blowing aesthetics
Just look at the above figure of Zero Two. It’s gorgeous.
Every last detail of Zero Two from
So in general, no matter what
3. High quality materials
It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about PVC Statues,
This comes down to the great manufacturing produced by companies like Good Smile Company.
4. Movable parts with plenty of flexibility
Unlike PVC Statues that are more like ornaments,
This element by itself is what makes
anime figures puts money back into the industry
This might sound obvious but its worth mentioning.
With each purchase you make, it goes back into the industry.
The process looks like this:
- The manufacturer produces a product.
- A distributor (or retailer) buys it.
- The retailer sells it to the public.
- Retailer makes a profit.
- And that profit is put back into buying more
- The manufacturer (and distributors) sell more
animefigures based on demand.
- The cycle continues.
In between all of this some
So in the end, everybody wins. And nobody loses out.
anime figures are more fragile than others
As with similar
Let’s take the above figure as an example. It costs between £900 – £1000+. This isn’t an ordinary figure by any standards.
It’s supply is limited worldwide, but more importantly: dropping a figure like this from a certain height could be detrimental.
2. Not easy to fix once broken or damaged
Unlike a laptop or a smartphone, you can’t go running to the manufacturer (or retailer) and expect your
That’s not how it works.
If it’s damaged in transit then of course, you’ll get a replacement by default. But any damage that’s self-inflicted is difficult to fix.
In some cases you won’t be able to repair the damage, depending on how severe it is. Unless you know how to glue pieces back together.
In general though, it’s a difficult process that’s worth avoiding all together!
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3. The more
anime figures you buy, the less room you’ll have for storage
Assuming you don’t have as much storage as the image above (like most), this can become a problem.
Just like any form of collecting, you have to prepare for having too many to count. And finding the space to store all of your collectibles.
This issue comes down to how dedicated you are, and whether or not you’re a casual collector. So it’s only a problem depending on how many figures you end up buying.