Past the point of no return? (+updates!)Past the point of no return? (+updates!)Polls

AtsunomeAtsunomeHace 2 meses
Hi MFC, it’s certainly been a while since I’ve posted here.

(You can skip to the other set of brackets if you don’t want to read my updates, I won’t be offended, lol)

First of all, I’d like to apologise for my sudden disappearance after promising to post more. That was rather inconsiderate of me-

While I won’t make any more promises like that, I would certainly like to start posting more regularly once I’m free, the sheer amount of exams and assignments I’ve had this semester is insane-

Quite frankly, I’ve been forced to sideline this hobby almost entirely, only doing the bare minimum on this website such as updating my latest purchases.

(Alright, it’s time to get into the main post!)

What do you consider the point of no return in this hobby?

Is it the moment you see a figure you love?

Perhaps it’s the moment you buy your first one?

Maybe it involves getting to a certain overall cost or obtaining a set quantity of items.

Perhaps you think that anyone is able to stop collecting whenever they like, and assigning a “point of no return” is arbitrary and pointless.

I’ve just recently hit 100 total items in my owned + ordered categories, and I’ve started to wonder if I will ever give this hobby up. It’s not as though I want to, but it’s just a curiosity, I suppose.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you have a “point of no return” in this hobby, are you past it? Let me know in the comments!

Finally, this is just meant to be a fun discussion post, please don’t start any arguments-

Thank you for reading!
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What defines your “point of no return” in this hobby?

10%A certain total value.
16%A certain number of items / figures.
10%Ownership of a certain type of item / figure.
64%I don’t have one. You can always return.
166 votosLos votos son públicos


Me its running out of room and the loathing feeling of all the stuff you have to pack.... Its gotten to the point. I need to pump my brakes and chill. Or getting into the habit if I wanna open X gadda sell something....
Hace 2 meses
I'll be contrary here - point of no return is when you start trying to keep all boxes instead, clearing space in the house to make room for them. I only threw out boxes earlier on, as I didn't have room for them, but now I make room for them.
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Lucky_ExiHace 2 meses#116680734It's when you throw your boxes away.

Definitely the right answer. I haven’t thrown out boxes yet, but one day I probably will have to for space.
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RPG_FAN128Hace 2 meses#116688110Fun fact: The ancient Babylonians used a base 60 number system.https://i.ibb.co/LQjLpRx/71t6jg.jpg
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denpagirl otaku keyboard warrior
Lucky_ExiHace 2 meses#116680734It's when you throw your boxes away.
REAL. lol
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Lucky_ExiHace 2 meses#116680734It's when you throw your boxes away.

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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
For me, once I decided to give up on any "rules" limiting how many or what type of figures I would collect, I felt "past the point of no return" lol
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I'm new to the hobby but I've already decided I want a small collection.

I don't think there is a point of no return per say, It's more that depending on my current situation I might stop or slow down for awhile, even a few years, before coming back. It's an expensive hobby after all and since my main hobby is reading I have done this before with books, stop for a few years or turn to audiobooks before crawling back to me first love XD


Lucky_ExiHace 2 meses#116680734It's when you throw your boxes away.

I take it back, that is the correct answer lol!
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I definitely think you can always back out of a hobby. That said, a hypothetical "point of no return" for me was when I still in the hobby two years later. I had never seriously collected things, so consistently, for that long. I'm probably gonna collect figures (and dolls) for a good while more. Can't see myself stopping unless my finances or health turns dire.

Lucky_ExiHace 2 meses#116680734It's when you throw your boxes away. omg, never mind. This is the correct answer.
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Congrats on 100! That happened to me back in 2015, specifically I only count scale figures and statues.

As important as we consider milestone numbers such as 100, or multiples of hundreds that in itself is very arbitrary. I could launch into a lengthy mathematical explanation, but multiples of 100 are only special to us because we use a base 10 number system. If we used a base 16 number system we would be excited when we reached 256, as an example. Fun fact: The ancient Babylonians used a base 60 number system.

My personal point of no return was buying my first figure. My second point of no return was when I ran out of space. So this requires me to part with something I already have if I want something new.
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