Taking a break from another session of modding on my astray red frame, I found myself in a sort of introspective mood tonight. Recent I chance upon this interesting set of questions while reading through Hobby Chaos Blog which kind of got me to reflect upon my obsession with collecting Gundam & figures.
Why do you collect?
I started watching robot cartoons ever since I was a child. The first show that got me hooked was actually voltron :D. Then came transformers, getter robo, grendizer and lots more. I always wanted to recreate these figures and put them into my room. I remember I tried making spaceships and robots out of my lego bricks. I was happy back then, and even more happier when I could get my hands on gundam kits. Back then I did not know what gundam was but that it looked cool ^^. The show that really started me into this current craze over collecting gundam kits was the UC series Gundam 0083. In fact I love the feeling of building my robots piece by piece and sticker by sticker ^^. Kinda of like a zen like state of being!
Do you collect to play or decorate?
I collect these kits mostly for playing and taking photos ^^. Having recently started sharing my works on my blog, I developed a love of taking pictures of my kits in action. Really enhances the whole collecting experience! I constantly have other kids coming over in the house so decorations are currently a big no for me! I am afraid they might take my precious ‘decorations’ away!
Do you get a new one just for something to review?
I won’t get something just for a sake of a review. Instead I’ll get something I really like such as design or just a mech with a plain huge bad ass sword! Generally I think other people already have excellent review sites as such Z’s gunpla inochi or Dalong.
Are you collecting to complete your collection or will you always add on to it?
With bandai’s ingenious strategy one can never collect the endless boxes of gunpla churning out from their factory!! I will still however still add on to it ^^ but selectively! I prefer getting stuff I really want versus having the whole collection and clogging up my really limited room! (this will change once I move to my own house next year hehe)
Do you collect something just since it is valuable and will sell for a lot of money one day?
I never have any intention to sell my kits away, besides the true value in them is how much you decide to do and paint em^^. Its the process of creating better models each time I do that is the truly valuable thing I get from my kits. No amount of money can ever get that!
Do you ever think you will stop collecting?
This is a big NO!!!!! This thought has never crossed my mind as of now ^^
What is your favorite figure in your collection?
My favourite figure currently is the MG Exia ^^. However since V gundam is coming out with its MG series looks like it might change in the future!
So what will your answers be?
That I’ll leave it to you ^^
Goodnight and till the next post!