Forgive me for being Mr. Robot, but…
… I just don’t understand why people buy anime figurines. And that’s speaking as a person who probably has more manga on his shelf than he should. I mean— they don’t do anything, they just sit there and collect dust. I like having manga because it’s easy to read while sitting on the toilet, or on the train or bus.
But unlike collectible merchandise such as, say, Star Wars figures or something, there isn’t a substantial collector’s market for unique, first editions and so on, so they don’t make sense from a financial standpoint. Perhaps ostensibly as just a decoration, then? But who would decorate their house with anime figurines? It seems that they’re more of a private thing — the idea of putting an anime figure on your mantelpiece or the coffee table strikes one as absurd. Does this 6-inch figure of a maid flipping up her skirt perfectly offset the living room curtains?
So what’s the point? It’s one thing that I just can’t grok.