Hi everyone! :)
I’ve been visiting and lurkin’ for a while, so I think it’s time to jump in and introduce myself! My name is Niall (sounds like the river Nile) and I’m from Ireland.
I’ve not been collecting for very long, less than a year at this stage. I actually didn’t even know this was a hobby until my girlfriend and I visited Japan last year, and wandered into Akihabara. Oh man. I really wasn’t prepared for the wonderland of colour and figures on display there! It’s pretty safe to say I was smitten and I started researching and learning and collecting after I got home. It’s like crockery collecting for nerds haha, it’s so much fun and I love having a collection of colourful well made toys sitting on a glass shelf. I think that’s the biggest appeal - the little child inside me finally getting to own all the cool toys I would’ve loved when I was younger.
My collection so far is focused mostly on Pokémon (and some Ghost in the Shell). So my Red nendoroid is kind of the nucleus, and the Pokémon revolve around him. For me, I like collecting well made figures especially if they’re roughly in scale with each other. Having moveable joints is a nice touch too, it adds to the toy element, but it isn’t a deal breaker :) (see: Gengar)
I was roughly ten when Pokémon was released, so I remember being swept up in the Poké-mania that swarmed the world back then. Because of that, I have a soft spot for the characters of Gen 1 and 2. They certainly had a big influence on me and are one of the reasons I work as a video game artist now.
So yeah, that's me! Hello everyone :D Looking forward to getting to know you all in the future and I love seeing people posting their collections on a daily basis!
So below is a couple of photos of mine so far!WANT:
Along with posting an intro, I wanted to put up a want as well. For a good while now I’ve been on the look out for a Jakks Pacific Haunter! Hopefully one that’s in good condition, with both his hands attached. Doesn't have to have the original packing either. I already have Gengar and Gastly, and completing the trio with Haunter would be class, like :) So if anyone has one for sale, give me a shout!