The Anime Figure Collector's Guide for Beginners - Basics of Anime Figures

Welcome, new anime figure collector! (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)ﻭ

In this article, we will discuss the basics and foundations of anime figures and share easy tips on how to get started in this fascinating hobby!

Some people start collecting to decorate their living/working space with the characters from some of their favorite anime shows and manga. Others take it a bit more seriously and try to build a bigger collection from their competitors. 


Whatever the reason is to why YOU started to decide collecting figures, we want to welcome you to this amazing community and we're so excited that you'll be starting on this new journey that could blossom into something more than just a hobby!

Lil Thingamajigs has been in this space since 2007 and now we have 4 off-line store locations and an online store so you could say we know a thing or two about anime figures. One thing we can confidently say that you're in a loving, judgement-free community. And you're starting in a good place because we have so many suggestions and tips!


First of all, let's start with the basics.

What are Anime Figurines?


Anime figures are 3D replica of characters from TV shows, movies, anime, manga, and other fictional or real stories. 

And they come in all shapes and sizes, from small keychains to life-sized statues.


What makes anime figures unique and different from other actions figures and toys include:

1. Detailed Artwork


2. Movement


3. They could outlive you 

So what are you waiting for? Start reading and learn everything you need to know about anime figure collecting! Anime figures are highly detailed, collectible figurines of anime characters. They are usually made of PVC plastic and range in size from a few inches to several feet tall. They can be bought pre-painted or unpainted. Pre-painted anime figures are ready to display out of the box, while unpainted anime figures require some assembly and painting.

The most popular anime figures are usually from anime such as Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and One Piece. However, there are also many great anime figures from other genres such as romance, comedy, and drama. Whether you want to display your favorite anime character on your keychain, on your office desk, or build an epic anime scene in your home, there is an anime figure for you!

Now that you know the basics of anime figures, it’s time to start your collection! Here are a few tips to get you started:


  1. Start with a character or series that you love. This will help you narrow down your search and find the perfect anime figure for you.
  2. Set a budget for your anime figure collection. anime figures can range in price from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Decide how much you are willing to spend on each figure before you start shopping.
  3. Check out online auctions and second-hand shops for great deals on anime figures. You may be able to find some rare or hard-to-find figures at a fraction of the retail price.
  4. Join an anime figure club or community. This is a great way to meet other anime figure collectors and learn about new releases, tips, and tricks.

Now that you know the basics of anime figure collecting, it’s time to start your collection! These tips will help you get started on your journey to becoming an anime figure collector! Do you have any tips for new anime figure collectors? Share them in the comments below!

Happy collecting! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ✧゚


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Thank you for this guide!


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