I thought up of seven different titles I’d like to mention, so here we go!
1. Year’s Holy Grail (2012) (obtained)
I guess I wouldn’t consider any of my picks to be a grail because I didn’t actually have the need to earnestly sought after any figures I wanted this year–they were quite easily available, or at least to me. But either way, I shall present the Title of Year’s Holy Grail (2012) to… FREEing’s Kasugano Sora, Gym Suit version.
2. Year’s Favorite (2012)
It is really difficult to pick who to give this title to, I swear. Each and every figure has their own strengths and weaknesses and I enjoy them all to their fullest potential in many different ways that it’s hard to compare. To make everything easier, I factor in things like aesthetic (which is actually a big disadvantage to many prize figures I own), level of enjoyment, and many other things to consider about a figure, put them together, and rounded up a score. So, without further ado, I present the Title of Year’s Favorite (2012) to… Alter’s Kasugano Sora.
3. Year’s Regret (2012)
You know it, right? Impulse buying? It happens, and will turn either for the better or the worse. For this title, I’ll talk about the worse (regrets). I have two picks, both of which are referring to a group and not just one figure, mainly, Chara-Ani’s Durarara!! trading figures or the two Touhou nendoroids, Sakuya and Flandre. I like them, I really do. Durarara!!’s one of my favorite shows and both Sakuya and Flandre are my favorites from Touhou, but what make them regrettable for me is that they were an impulse buy and I didn’t intend for a collection of them in the first place. It’s because of that that I don’t display them because they’re too small in size (referring to figure size and/or collection size) that they don’t fit in with the rest of my collection, which is a shame. Although I mentioned two groups, I’ll give the Title of Year’s Regret (2012) to… Chara-Ani’s Durarara!! trading figures.
4. Year’s Most Valued (2012)
By ‘most valued’ I mean the figure(s) that holds the strongest sentimental value, and I can easily present the Title of Year’s Most Valued (2012) to… Mashiro and Takagi nendoroids.
5.Year’s Unexpected (2012)
This title is meant for figure(s) I thought of wanting, felt as almost impossible to obtain, but managed to get anyway out of luck and not hard work. I give the Title of Year’s Unexpected (2012) to… Popy’s HUNTERxHUNTER Anime Heroes Mini Big Head trading figures.
6. Year’s Most Expensive (2012)
The title itself is pretty self-explanatory so without ado, I present the Title of Year’s Most Expensive to… FREEing’s Kasugano Sora, Gym Suit version, which had already won the Title of Year’s Holy Grail (2012) before this. One’s holy grail doesn’t mean it’ll turn out to be the most expensive, but this year it happened to be it for me, with the price costing over S$300 (shipping fee included).
7. Year’s Cheapest (2012)
Again, self-explanatory title, but I won’t count gifts (they’re technically free) and will count figures that I bought/count as a set a set. I now present the Title of Year’s Cheapest (2012) to… Bandai’s HUNTERxHUNTER Killua Candy Toy trading figure.
I got them as a set for an estimate of S$31.18.
And that was all of the titles. I’m almost reaching the end of this post as well.