So I was updating my MFC collections lists today (since the Spring Tsukihime Bottle Caps just arrived in mail, bought from Yahoo Auctions Japan) and I realized that my TYPE-MOON Collection list had hit 300 items (with MFC entries, and almost 500 if you include those without)! It’s been less than two years since I got my first TYPE-MOON figure (and it was a bootleg too!) and I’ve been able to reduce my TYPE-MOON wishlist down to just 11 items (with MFC entries, and a small handful more items without).
Rant about me and TYPE-MOON:
For those who may be unfamiliar with my TYPE-MOON collection/obsession, you only need to take a quick look at my MFC profile. I’m a huge Arcueid Brunestud fan, collecting every single figure/collectable/plush/etc. of her, even going as far as to ordering a custom Arcueid couch cover and making a custom Arcueid Dollfie Dream doll. That lead to me trying to collecting everything Tsukihime/Melty Blood-related (I’m currently at ~95% completion). Of course, with the Nasuverse being so complex and all, I ended up branching into the other TYPE-MOON series.
Kara no Kyoukai was the most obvious. It was Nasu’s very first published work, and ufotable’s movie adaptions were absolutely gorgeous (with amazing songs from Kalafina). The characters of Kara no Kyoukai were also prototypes of sort for many of Tsukihime’s characters, and Aozaki Touko is the creator of the Mystic Eyes of Death-blocking glasses that Tohno Shiki wears (after Aozaki Aoko, her sister, steals them). Some of the other series not canonically part of the Nasuverse (like CANAAN and Tsuki no Sango) had little enough merchandise that collecting was manageable, so I said “why not”. Aoko from Mahouyo is directly related to both Tsukihime and Kara no Kyoukai as previously mentioned, so I had to start collecting that as well (manageable as well since it was recently released and so I can keep up with the merchandise). Unlike most TYPE-MOON fans, however, the Fate series (Fate/stay night, Fate/hollow ataraxia, Fate/zero) didn’t really interest me all that much, and the side Fate universes (Fate/EXTRA, Fate/tiger colloseum, Fate/Unlimited Codes) I saw more or less as money-grabs (though I am quite a big fan of Saber Lily and Saber Bride purely due to their character designs, not personality/background). That plus the fact that there’s over 100 Saber figures alone, so it wasn’t even worth trying (especially when most of them are really low quality as far as PVC figures go). Anyway, back on topic…
While I have yet to get a chance to take a complete photograph of my collection (mainly since there are many things still needing to be unboxed, I have been painstakingly keeping my MFC collection lists up to date. The last time I paused to step back and look at my collection was when I “completed” my TYPE-MOON PC Collection (it wasn’t fully completed because I went on and managed to hunt down Tsukihime ~Half Moon Edition~). I figured I’d take a screenshot snapshot of my collection that I could go back to and compare later down the road in a year or two.
Lists: Note: The “100%” refers to figures/collectables/plushies only – I only selectively collect artbook material/media items and occasionally stationary
Moving forward, still got plenty to do. Still trying to hunt down those last few missing items on my TYPE-MOON wishlist, still waiting on a few TYPE-MOON figures on my general watch/waiting list, still got to add MFC entries for all those collectables/doujinshi in the list description above, still got to unbox and re-photograph pretty much everything (since I got a proper camera now and proper photography corner in my new place), and still got to work on my new and upcoming personal website, Keripo’s Corner.