Hi everyone! I’m so sorry for those who have been checking back for new posts (if there were any) as I’ve been a bit busy watching Meitantei Conan and sometimes just plain lazy to try and update TanTango! I’m so behind with what I’ve wanted to post! Also… I’m also in the middle of paving the road out of NEET-dom. ><;; which is why I’m less active on the internet — hopefully, that will change once I’ve set my daily schedule straight… and if I get my hands on a netbook… hopefully soon.
Time has definitely flown so fast! TanTango has already been 6 months old and well… let’s see the stats:
- Views: 21,628 (as of this post)
- Overall posts: 98 entries
- Overall comments: 642 comments
- Figure Reviews: 4 reviews
I didn’t have an accurate count of the non-figure news related entries… but ^^; considering that most of my unique entries are probably only 20-30% of the overall… I’m a little bit disappointed with myself.
I originally created TanTango in the hopes of seeing others who are also into figures as I’m pretty much a newbie and forging discussions in large communities like tsuki-board and figure.fm when you’re pretty new is a bit difficult. I have to say that I’ve somehow attained my original goal, finding some people (and connecting with them) whom I can talk with about this fairly new hobby of mine (and of animu/mango! YAY!). Some of the more notable people are: LEon of Open The Toy, Ederuferuto/Papershot, Iced (Aisu-chan), Guy of Geekorner, Tommy of The Inferno Project, Mark/Winterheimhdd (dude, you need a less common but easy to call nickname ><;), anonymous_object of Cool and Spicy, Snark of Taikutsu Remedy and lightningsabre. Although I usually communicate with them thru comments and twitter alone. ^^;
During the earlier days of TanTango most of my posts are usually figure releases, with my corresponding comments about the figures. Although in my opinion, talking about a figure that is to be released on one’s blog is not really a crime, as others also point out, it is a bit too repetitive since a lot of bloggers are doing that already, and have done it way earlier than I did. So, I shifted from posting about each and every hyped up release, to releases that grab my attention. After a while though, I also began to decline with posting these since I rarely see figures that do grab my attention — or figures wherein I have a different kind of opinion… I usually squee about figures I want over my twitter nowadays.
Figure reviews — well, I don’t really have much figures compared to most collectors in the blogosphere, really. My tsuki-board profile can give proof that my collection is indeed small, but honestly, I don’t know where people get the money to buy more than 30 figures in a year — let alone that half of those figures are scaled ones. /rant. I’m planning to discuss more on that in the future… but moving on.
As for my figure collection… I only started really collecting early this year. Last year, my figure collection consisted of:
- figma Lelouch Lamperouge
- Kotobukiya 1/7 scale FFX Yuna
- Edward Elric (version B) figure by Bandai (it’s not on Tsuki board for some reason)
- Some Sailormoon gashapon figures
Considering that Lelouch and my gashapon figures were only given to me, Yuna was second hand, and Edo was on sale, this isn’t really what you would call a collection.
This year though, I’ve pretty much started a mini-Nendo and figma army:
- Nendoroids: Yoko, Nagi, Louise, Shana (Enpatsu ver.), Kagamiku, Reimu, Nao (Stacatto ver.), Saber Lily
- figma: Suzumiya Haruhi (summer uni. ver), Asahina Mikuru (fighting Waitress ver. and winter uni ver.), Kagamiku, Shana (Enpatsu ver.), Saber Lily
- Scaled figure: Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~
- Others: Fraulein Revoltech Yoko (movie ver.)
- Pre-ordered: Izumi Konata (summer uni ver.), 1/8 Saber Lily by Alter, WonFes figma Hatsune Miku
If I still compare this to others, this is quite small, but for me… my wallet is already bleeding and dropped dead on the floor. LOL. I could’ve bought myself a netbook and a PSP with the money I’ve used for all of them… but I love my figures… especially my nendo daughters… I just need to have a secure job. >>; LOL
I still have quite some figures that I can still review, although seeing the size of my collection, TanTango wouldn’t really live on these alone… Photoshoots would be great too, but again, with the sheer number of bloggers doing photoshoots, I’m not sure mine is going to be that much unique. Which is why I’ve put on a resolve to add something a bit more to give TanTango some unique flavor. Seeing that some readers have positive responses to my latest post pre-mini-hiatus, I’ve decided to think up of more topics for these mini-essays. I do hope that they’ll be at least entertaining to read, or you would be encouraged to strike up a discussion about them.
I do hope that everyone will have a joyful and blessed 2010 ahead of them!