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vgadictvgadict7ヶ月前
I'm over 18
Note: I tagged this NSFW since it contains links to figures and club threads that have a lot of 18+ content.

I started the year with this set of goals: BLOG #41854
I'm happy to say I completed 4 of my 5 goals. Also note that this is rather long.

1 ) New shelves
In March, I replaced a few free-standing shelves with some adjustable rail-mounted shelves in my utility room. It ended up increasing the my storage capacity for boxes by about 50%, which has allowed me to both increase the size of the storage totes I use to hold figure boxes, and also hold more of them.

2 ) Obtained figures
During the year, I managed to obtain 13 figures. All were older figures that I bought in the second hand market, and I managed to get really good deals on most of them. All of them are 18+ cast off figures:

Original Character - Daydream Collection vol.11 - ER Nurse Miyuu - 1/6 - White ver., Ver.1.5 (Lechery)
ITEM #247974
I got this one for a really good price. The figure had been opened, but never displayed. I hope to do a review of this one eventually since it is a nicely detailed figure, but it doesn't have many images uploaded yet at MFC.

SoniComi (Super Sonico) - Sonico - 1/7 - Bondage ver. (Orchid Seed)
ITEM #13833
I was fortunate to to get an unopened version for a reasonable price. There are so many Sonico figures, and it would be easy to fall down the rabbit hole and end up trying to pursue many of them, but for now I'm content to have this one and ITEM #118008 I'd love to get a full castoff fully detailed Sonico figure if they ever make one, but the licensing probably prevents that.

Oyakorankan - Kamishiro Kotone - Skytube - 1/7 (Alphamax)
ITEM #183921
This figure wasn't really on my radar, but after I spotted a listing for it, I decided it was worthy of a purchase. The figure had been previously displayed, but it was in great shape, and the prior owner took great care in packing this one to ensure it arrived safely. They even included the cloth bonus item (ITEM #596247) which I wasn't expecting. The hair on this figure is amazing, and it's another figure that would be fun to review, but there are already quite a few good photos of her available.

Original Character - Fine Scenery - Morte - 1/7 (Toranoana)
ITEM #339
I'd come across this figure while writing up one of my previous articles about Nopan figures (BLOG #41939), and started checking if I could find one for a decent price. I soon found a listing for one that had never been opened, and bought it. Her pose and mischievous grin are adorable, and I hope to create a review for her someday.

Lala Poplip Pipiruno Pipiru Paparemmo - 1/7 - Fresh Peach ver. (Orchid Seed)
ITEM #8646
This is another older figure that had been on my radar for a while. I'd seen many listings for the lilac-haired version with the green outfit ITEM #3042, but I preferred this version or the other alternate ITEM #8878. When I finally saw a listing for this version at an affordable price, I didn't hesitate to get it. This is yet another figure that I'd love to review eventually since there aren't a lot of photos of her in the database.

Collect1 - T2 Art☆Girls - Gin no Sharin no Kishihime Arianrhod - 1/6 (Dragon Toy)
ITEM #236412
Shortly after I first saw this figure, I put her near the top of my wishlist into the grail territory. I tried to buy her in multiple auctions, but the price always went higher than I had expected. I finally managed to get an unopened version for a decent price.

Ima Ria - Aihara Honami - Skytube - 1/6 (Alphamax)
ITEM #396811
Shortly after getting the figure above, I spotted a deal on yet another grail-level figure. However this one had been displayed and the owner had discarded the box. Initially I was worried it might be a bootleg, but after some discussion with the prior owner, it appeared to be legit. Sure enough, once I got the figure, it was the real deal. She's gorgeous. It's the best figure I got all year, and one of the top figures in my collection.

Dendrobium - Azalée - Creators' Labo #030 - 1/6 (Yamato)
ITEM #42294
Dendrobium - Violet - Creators' Labo #031 - 1/6 (Cerberus Project, Yamato)
ITEM #61446
The Dendrobium sisters had been on my radar for a while, and when I spotted someone selling the pair, I couldn't resist picking them up. They had been displayed, but the figures were in great condition. These might be two of the best figures Yamato ever produced.

Original Character - Skytube - T2 Art☆Girls - "Rakuen no Otome" Sugie Sun - 1/6 (Alphamax)
ITEM #183971
When I spotted an affordable listing for a sealed version of this Skytube figure, I didn't hesitate to buy it. The prior owner was downsizing their collection. It's a lovely figure! My only regret is not buying a couple other Skytube figures that the person was selling.

Original Character - Fine Scenery - Diana - 1/7 (Toranoana)
ITEM #338
I liked the Morte figure so much that I started looking for the Diana figure from the same set. Eventually I found a new version at an affordable price. I'm not as impressed with Diana, but she's ok. This is another figure that I hope to eventually review since the gallery is a bit lacking. BTW, if anyone knows how to castoff her panties, please let me know - they can be shifted and she's detailed underneath, but I can't figure out how to get them off without risking damage to them.

Gensou Senki RuLiLuRa - Izuruha - Excellent Model - 1/8 - Another Color ver. (MegaHouse)
ITEM #18917
I really knew nothing about this figure until I started doing some of the research for various articles I posted during the year. The figure had been displayed, but it was in great shape. She's basically naked underneath a blowing cape. It's a very cool looking figure. There are many good photos of her in the database, so adding a review for her isn't a priority.

Original Character - Shiawase no Katachi Aneyakouji Maya - 1/6 (Dragon Toy)
ITEM #550356
This is the last figure I acquired in 2019. I really like her pose, and the detail on her armor and weapons is very impressive. Unfortunately, this one had been displayed and there was a bit of damage, but I got her for a good price. This is yet another figure worthy of a review since there aren't many photos of her in the database.

There was one other figure I bought, but it it turned out be a bootleg. I previously wrote about that misadventure here: BLOG #42563

3 ) Obtained 2 of my top wished figures
As mentioned above, ITEM #236412 and ITEM #396811 were two figures that had been high on my wishlist. Next year, I'm hoping to get a few more of my grails.

4 ) Posted articles
I had planned to post a review of at least one figure, but I never got around to building a lightbox for taking better photos. I'm still planning to do that, and hopefully I'll start posting some reviews of older figures in 2020.

Instead, I did post multiple articles that included some research from the database:
BLOG #41939
BLOG #42072
BLOG #42227
BLOG #42433
BLOG #44130
BLOG #44189
BLOG #44346

I hope to post part 4 of the final series sometime in January. December was too busy for me for put enough time into finishing it.

5 ) Linked Figures and Photos in Nopan Nirvana club (NSFW warning - CLUB #1724)
We blew past 1000 figures and photos early in 2019, and those currently stand at 1224 and 1732 respectively. The club has also continued to grow in membership at a nice rate, and we're approaching 300 members. One new feature that was started during 2019 is the Outstanding Nopan Pictures of the month (major NSFW warning - thread/16444) which had quite a bit of positive feedback.

It was also nice to see that a couple of detailed 18+ castoff figures made it to the final voting for best figure of the year. That really shows how mainstream and popular 18+ figures have become.

Before signing off, I want to wish everyone a fantastic 2020!

-vgadict
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LittlePisces7ヶ月前#73106219Already mentioned by other users, (i'm so original) but I enjoy reading your trend articles. So I am looking forward to some new content made by you in 2020! ( ゚▽゚)/
Thanks! It's reassuring to know that you enjoy reading them, and it inspires me to write more of them. I'll try to get the next article finished soon.
7ヶ月前
Already mentioned by other users, (i'm so original) but I enjoy reading your trend articles. So I am looking forward to some new content made by you in 2020! ( ゚▽゚)/
7ヶ月前
ChocolateSpider7ヶ月前#73104784You put out some good content in 2019. Looking forward to your work in 2020. :)
Thanks! I'll try to get out that last article on scale trends in the next few weeks. After that I hope to transition into doing more review-style articles.

galablue7ヶ月前#73104755I absolutely love your blog posts, they informed me so much over this year. I can't wait for your reviews!! The figures you picked up are so interesting and I haven't seen them around much, so yes ... please review! Also I'm glad you got those two grail sisters, I think they are absolutely beautiful figures. Do you have any figure related goals for 2020?
Happy 2020!

Thanks! I'm glad that you've found the articles helpful. The research for some of my articles helped me to uncover several older figures that I've decided to pursue. I've also discovered that some of the figures that I own are lacking many photos in the database, which seems like a good excuse to add photos and reviews for them. I'm also planning to create a separate article about my figure goals for 2020 similar to the one I made for 2019 since doing that made it easy to find and reference them later.
7ヶ月前
vgadict7ヶ月前#73104708Thanks! Maybe 2020 can be the year when you get your first 18+ figure?

I'd like that actually lol. I was planning to own a figure from Misaki Kurehito eventually... Maybe this version of Kanna would be great ITEM #731745

I'd also like to own her too if the stars align <3 ITEM #144471

If not, I already have ITEM #914129 ordered and we'll see if she's truly castoff-able (✧≖ ͜ʖ≖)but still like to own a real 18+ figure even if Hestia was castoff-able
7ヶ月前
You put out some good content in 2019. Looking forward to your work in 2020. :)
7ヶ月前
I absolutely love your blog posts, they informed me so much over this year. I can't wait for your reviews!! The figures you picked up are so interesting and I haven't seen them around much, so yes ... please review! Also I'm glad you got those two grail sisters, I think they are absolutely beautiful figures. Do you have any figure related goals for 2020?

Happy 2020!
7ヶ月前
Cloudberry7ヶ月前#73104467Those research articles were great reads!
Also, I didn't realize you were in charge of the Nopan Nirvana group! It's a pretty neat group and while I'm a member, I don't own an 18+ figure... yet ( ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)

Thanks! Maybe 2020 can be the year when you get your first 18+ figure?
7ヶ月前
Those research articles were great reads!

Also, I didn't realize you were in charge of the Nopan Nirvana group! It's a pretty neat group and while I'm a member, I don't own an 18+ figure... yet ( ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)
7ヶ月前
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