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Hi folks!
I'm a 24-year-old Canadian currently living in New Brunswick. I currently work for Canada Post, a job I got partly/indirectly because of my figure collecting! (Turns out postal counter staff get to know you very well when you send and receive a lot of packages.) I dabble in a lot of creative stuff on the side, mostly drawing and writing. I've been playing around with figure photography a bit too, and photography in general, really. I... do a lot of very unrelated things, apparently.

Je parle français! N'hésitez pas à venir me parler, ça me fera plaisir! Les gens qui parlent français semblent bien rares ici...

About my figure collecting journey
I've only been into more "serious" figure collecting since mid-2014, thanks to a friend who convinced me to finally give the hobby a try. (Said friend isn't in my life anymore, but the figures remain.) For years I had watched in awe as such amazing figures came out of Japan, and wanted many of them so much, but I had no clue where to buy them, and no way to do so (didn't work until I was 18, didn't have a card that worked online, etc etc.). I found Amiami in late 2013 while looking for a trustworthy site from which to buy Japanese Pokémon cards, but it took a while before I jumped into figure collecting. (Ironically, I don't collect Pokémon cards much anymore, except for cards of my favourite Pokémon. I buy them selectively, like figures.)

Despite starting my "true" collection so late, I've always collected some sort of character goods. As a young kid, I had shelves lined with little Pokémon toys and Yoshi figures, and loved to arrange intricate displays for them. (In fact, I still own most of those little figures!) The same went for my plushie collection (mostly consisting of frog plushies and Yoshis), which grew so large that I wasn't able to fit them all in my room... But the larger detailed figures that I now collect were out of reach for a long time, for reasons I mentioned in the first paragraph.

The very first figure I ordered was a 1/6 poseable figure (a Hot Toys Loki Laufeyson, back when Amiami still sold the line) that I just wasn't able to resist, but the first figure I had in my hands, other than a small prize figure obtained at a con years before, was a Hatsune Miku 2.0 Figma. I found her in a cool little store in Québec that sold all sorts of hobby stuff, from figures to board games/tabletop RPGs to European comics. I eventually sold off that Figma too when I realised scales were more my thing, but everything has to start somewhere, right?

I collect a lot of Nintendo stuff, mostly either Yoshi, Pokémon, or Mother/Earthbound. When it comes to Pokémon, my all-time favourites are Sceptile, Vaporeon and Latias, so I focus on those three more. I also love figures of the trainers (game trainers rather than anime), so as you can guess, I'm a big collector of Koto's line of Pokémon scales.

Outside of that, I like musically inclined figures, to match my main collection: records, tapes, and CDs, as well as merch from my favourite bands! (I've probably spent as much, if not more, on PIG and KMFDM merch than on my entire figure collection.) And yes, I do love Vocaloid, though my favourite is Megpoid GUMI - I have a small collection of merch of her, and a few albums featuring her. I also like the work of CG artist Deino, creator of Calcium (Calne Ca), so I collect figures and such of his characters. I like gore/body horror stuff... if there were figures of any of Junji Ito's stuff I'd be all over that. I'd like my collection to reflect that as well.

I'm also fond of Shishiou from Touken Ranbu, who I jokingly refer to as my sword husband. He's the character I go all-out for; I have tons of his merch and I'm always on the lookout for more! Sadly he doesn't seem that popular, so he doesn't get as much merch compared to more popular swords... my wallet isn't complaining, though.

I used to be far more into poseable figures and Nendoroids, but I lean heavily towards scales now and almost exclusively collect those. Exceptions are rare. I tend to keep my collection (relatively) small, because I much prefer having a small collection I fully enjoy every part of, rather than having a huge collection I only enjoy a small part of. I made the mistake of buying everything that looked cool when I started collecting... never again!!

A bit more about myself
Before working in the postal system, I used to be a cook. I've worked in all sorts of places, ranging from small European-style cafés to world-renowned hotels! My favourite things to cook (and eat!) are steaks, pasta dishes, breads, and sweets like cakes and fancy pastries. I am quite skilled in adapting dishes and menus for people with allergies or special diets, partly thanks to life circumstances which heavily motivated me to learn those skills. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoy it, my body doesn't handle the stress of the work environment very well (partly thanks to a stress-triggered chronic autoimmune illness...), so I've had to move away from the field for a while, perhaps permanently. I don't let that get me down, though - I still enjoy cooking and I hope to find a different way to use my skills in it!

Right now, as I mentioned earlier, I work in a post office, which has been interesting since it's allowed me to see a side of the postal system not many people get to see! It's very different and I enjoy it quite a lot.

I enjoy drawing and writing, though I'm rarely satisfied with my work... I continue to practice and improve my work. I would like to start my own comic sometime! I have a tendency to start many things but not finish them - I just have so many ideas that I don't know which to focus on... A dream of mine is to see characters from my works get their own figures!

I enjoy reading manga and watching anime, of course, but not as much as you would expect me to. I also love to play video games, with RPGs and monster-collecting games like Pokémon being my favourites. Due to the lack of a gaming computer, I am mostly limited to console games for now.

I'm quite the audiophile... the type who has headphones more expensive than what a sane person would spend on a pair and who listens to vinyl records unironically. Industrial music is hands-down my favourite genre, but I am open to giving anything and everything a try. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, I am what you would call a "rivethead" - someone who heavily associates with industrial music and the culture surrounding it. Sometimes I wish I had lived in mid-80s Germany to be able to see this genre of music come to life. Music stuff is the main thing I collect, and I love musical-themed figures since they blend two things I enjoy together.
Pokémon, Legend of Zelda, Mother, RPGs and puzzle games in general
Industrial, metal, rock, some new wave, LOTS of vaporwave... but I give everything a try! Favourites: Indochine, PIG/KMFDM/any project associated with either band, Rammstein/Emigrate/Lindemann, Laibach.
Canon EOS 1200D/Samsung Galaxy A5
Sony VAIO VPCCB15FD (old but it still works!). I'm buying a Mac soon.



Great seller and communication. I've got a GSC pre-order figure from her. First time buying from mfc seller for a pre-order. Highly recommend!
2 år sedan
GodlikeSascha (2 år sedan) #12751207Heyo! I think you might be the first to actually have read my entire profile. xD
The headphones I'm talking about are these ones: www.head-fi.org... Not extremely expensive compared to a lot of other models out there, but they're my most expensive pair so far. Their sound is great, but the bass can be a little lacking - it doesn't bother me, but it sounds like that's something you'd probably dislike about them since you love having lots of bass in your music.
Sounds like you have some nice setups though! I'm hoping to get myself a proper sound system soon, but first of all I have to fix my record player... The needle is broken, so I need to find a new one, but that model is at least 30-something years old, so it might be hard to find. I'm really stubborn about fixing it and not wanting to just get a newer model instead :p Right now it's still at my parents' house, but I want to bring it to my apartment soon. I have my (small collection of) records, but nothing to play them on... :c
I'm hoping I can find a good set of speakers to go with it! For nostalgia's sake I'd love to have some huge, tall speakers like what my parents have. I swear the damn things are at least 100 cm tall... they sound great though!
I'm of the same opinion as you; function over form. What's the point of having something that looks nice if it sounds like crap?
And don't worry about your post getting long! I always love finding new people to talk to, especially about music stuff. :D
Also, unrelated but: your cosplays are awesome! I really look forward to seeing the final outcome of your Calne cosplay - I don't remember ever seeing anyone cosplay her at all so it's exciting seeing someone give it a try! If I was any good at making cosplays I'd have given it a shot, but that's out of my realm completely. xD

Nahh, I think you underestimate the amount of lurkers here. ;)

And oh, that is actually a lot less...uh "worse" than I expected, haha! As I've seen $1000+ headsets. xD My own was ~$150 if I remember correctly. I also thought that was an hard amount to drop on a headset and I was only willing to do it, because I could test it at a store and knew it was good. A lot of people recommended me $100-500 headphones that were only available online.

Hehe, thanks! For some reason I have this insane liking to the sound coming from old computer speakers. Which can easily be boosted with a simple subwoofer, but even without the subwoofer their sound seems to be so good. Even the simple, brandless ones.

I'm not a really big fan of records, but my dad and brother-in-law are huge fans of them, so I hear a lot of stories at family meetings, haha!

Are you aso convinced that your older record player makes a nicer sound that more modern ones? :) (Just like me hoarding and using old speakers? haha!)

I don't know the exact name for them in English, but I'm always impressed by these tall speakers that have such a good sound they don't need a seperate subwoofer (is that the type you mean?) Those are expensive, though! D:

Heh, my dad actually replaced his tall speaker-system a few years ago for a smaller set that has 2 speakers standing on a pillar. The design is super clean and matches the TV and furniture, but the sound is not so good. :( My weird hybrid sets make a lot better sound and cost like 10% of the money his set cost him. xD

I just felt like I needed to send you a message after reading about the headphone-part. xD I can find a lot of people online to talk to about music, but not much people to talk about speakers/headphones/set-up etc. :D I'm of course a huge amateur with random stuff put together, but I think it's funny how far along I can get on a low budget audio-wise. ;)

Oh wow, thank you! :) Don't be too excited for Calne though, because this project will take a crazy amount of time and will nowhere soon be finished. xD

I have seen multiple other Calne cosplayers online! Actually just yesterday another Calne cosplayer on MFC contacted me, haha! But I think I'm the first or only one cosplaying the Nurse Cos. version so far!

Cosplaying can also be done simply! I started out with altering existing clothing, everybody can learn how to make cosplays! ^^
2 år sedan
I randomly came across your profile and read your introduction. Which leaves me with one burning question: Which headphones are the expensive ones you're talking about? :)

I'm a person that loves to hear a lot of bass in music without losing any of the other sounds and I always have a really hard time to find the right headphones and speakers to satisfy my needs. :P

I currently have the following setups:

1) My personal favorite: Some really old super-bassy woofers from the 80's, combined with super bassy computer speakers from the 90's. I love the sound. My husband hates it. xD He says hears them everywhere in the house. Which is true, lol. But the sounds is so good if you're in the same room as the set. xD

2) The "this is a socially acceptable home cinema"-set. Modern, a bit more than average-sized subwoofer with another set of 90's computer speakers.

3) I used to have HUGE headphones from the 80's that came with a recordplayer and they had the most amazing sound. xD But yeah they broke down of old age and 3-4 years or so ago I bought these SONY MDR-XB700 headphones. It was a huge search with a lot of testing around, but these were the best I could find without having to spend a crazy amount of money on headphones that could be a gamble. I still think they are amazing for their price, but I now there are way better ones out there. :P

Idk what it is, but with more recent equipment I can barely find the nice sound of older woofers and speakers. Most of the stuff sounds so flat nowadays!

Long story short: All the stuff I own is either old and/or ugly, but sound is more important for me than looks. xD

Oh man, this became a big wall of text for something that was supposed to be a short question! Sorry! o.o Also English is not my first language, so I maybe used some wrong names for the types of speakers I was talking about. xD
2 år sedan
Hello :) je suis interessé a acheter Celty si elle est toujours dispo (je suis de Dieppe)
3 år sedan
Happy Birthday! ^^
3 år sedan
There's my Miku! Thanks a lot :D

3 år sedan
GodlikeSascha (3 år sedan) #4004803What an amazing collection you have! I have to admit I'm a bit jealous of all your Pokémon stuff, especially all those plushies. :p
Thank you for adding so many items to the Pokémon database!

Thanks for the compliment! You have a great collection yourself! :)
3 år sedan
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Welcome to Paradise.
3 år sedan
Oyamatsumi 大山積命
Ohayou !
Welcome to you on MFC :3
3 år sedan

Yokuso to MFC I hope that you will find that this site has many things to offer collectors like us. I have found with time an patients that you can find almost any figurine / Plushie or Goods that you may want. At what price that is a different story. As you peruse some of the profiles you will see some that have embellished them thanks to being a donor to the site. Some features like a back ground picture are activated that way. For me I used some Jpegs and made my profile that umph.

There are many ways you can customize your profile and as you get to know the site features you will be able to make this site your home. I look forward to seeing some blogs if you do like to write.

Enjoy your stay in the MFC community. Oh and no this is not an automated message

= )

3 år sedan
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