Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's So Empty: Shelf Life

Today I was going to post up a photo shoot of my Ryoko Asakura Figma, but something else came up. I've been wanting a new place to put my figures other than on my very wobbly computer shelf. I've only been collecting figures since June I believe. The picture below is the now nearly empty and lonely shelf I had the figures on before.



All my Figma were on the middle shelf that Tabitha is sitting on. It seemed pretty cramped and crowded so it was time to figure out how to compensate for my growing collection, since I got pre-orders lined up all the way to April so far, I'm obviously going to need more space. Plus, as I said, that computer shelf is very wobbly. I have a son, and well, he likes to jump around and make the whole house shake when he's playing indoors (this is a trailer house we're talking about here), so must secure figures from falling to their death. Speaking of my son, he helped a little with the shelves.




The shelves aren't very pretty, nor are my walls. This is a project for another day. I planned to paint the living room walls either castle-like or perhaps just buy new paneling all together. The shelves will get touched up when I get around to it as well. You can see Yoko is hanging from the Christmas lights, waiting to snipe anyone who comes through the front door unwelcome. Also Chi is hanging out on the tree, since she has no base, and can't stand on her own. I really wish I had a better Chi figure, will be getting a PVC one in the future. I'd be extremely happy if by some crazy stroke of luck they made her into a Figma. Just looking at my shelves makes me realize how small my collection really is. I thought I was going overboard but I have tons of space for figures now. I'm willing to bet I'll be running out of space by this time next year though (if I continue the way I'm going).






The diamond shaped shelf here is the future home of my nendoroid collection, Miku from the Mixing Box is guarding it for now. Then you can see my old shelf above the Chobits wall scroll holding pictures random knick knacks and part of my manga collection. If you're wondering what that other little thing on the wall is next to the Chi wall scroll, it's cardboard cover to a fat pack from a Magic: The Gathering (collectible card game) set. I liked the artwork so it got a spot on the wall, this tends to happen, since this is a rent-to-own deal I don't need to worry about tape/nails etc in the walls.



And last of all, all my current figure boxes (minus Miku Mixing Box and a figure who shall remain nameless for now). Also, after getting annoyed by hunting for pieces of Figmas to swap in and out when they were in their original boxes.. a shoe box filled with Figma bags and spare crappy Revoltech stand parts.


19 comments:

Panther said...

Wahaha the hanging Yoko is cool.

Rin said...

Just wow!!!!!!
All those figma boxes!!!!!!
I hope your new shelf will hope all those pre orders you got!!!

suki said...

Yays~ for the new shelf! Reminds me that I also need to get one.. my sweeties are running out of space XD

gordon said...

my figures on the shelves get dusty really easily! >.< so i must prefer a glass cabinet. ^^;

lovelyduckie said...

I really like how you have Yoko posed too! Looks great! I prefer shelves to a glass cabinet because you can spread them all out easily.

Kazearashi said...

Chi for Christmas? DO WANT! =D

I think I also need another new shelf or maybe saving up for a Detolf Cabinet, mine is getting cramped as well now D:

meimi132 said...

Wow... so many Figma... I have 3.... lol. (+ 4 Shinki and 1 Fraulein...)

I have that duvet!! The pokemon one! I can see it under the boxes!

Persocom-san said...

gordon - yes I have a major dust problem but it's kind of nice to take them down and dust them, gives me incentive to change their poses, etc.

lovelyduckie - yeah, shelves are nice because I can spread them out, easier to grab one when needed without knocking others around, and I'd rather not spend money on fancy cabinets I guess. Feels a little better when doing a DIY project.

meimi - that is my son's ^^ he likes pokemon. I wondered if anyone would notice it lol

Otaku Dan said...

I have a shelf for my gundam model kits and my figures go on the top of my book case. When I run out of space for figures, I'm going to get a nice glass case from Ikea.

Blowfish said...

The hanging Yoko is awesome!
Ill do the same when my new Yoko arrives!

I must think of a shell solution aswell.My Detolf is pretty crowded and i think ill go with some cheap Ikea ones.

Silencer said...

You sure have a good collections of figmas, how i wish Figma will make a figure of Yoko, since i don't really like revoltech.

Matteas said...

There is so many figmas judging from the picture of figma boxes.

James said...

I love your new shelf , looks good :)

And i can see that you're collecting boxes too :D

Potatochobit said...

Wow that is a lot of figmas!
I have less than 10 total or so

blood on the mirror said...

Whoa nice decoration you got there!

And a LOT of figures

Kozta-Boom said...

urr..I think hanging Chii on the tree is some kinda... something.
(_ _")

Persocom-san said...

Kozta-Boom - yeah I know, so weird I am. Chi doesn't stand on her own and she doesn't have a base, cheap fail figure she is. So she's propped up on the tree temporarily since normally she's not even displayed.

Mattering said...

rofl im jelous XD you got so much posters and figures O_O i only got 2 figures and 3 posters T.T

vixion said...

nicedisplay, i like the way you hanging you yoko :p

and u got 2 miku :( i have none lol