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Our Beginner's Guide to Collecting Anime Figures!

We, at Waifuworld, are proud to say that collecting anime figures is one of the most fulfilling (and expensive) hobbies. Why settle for ordinary furniture when you can decorate your room with amazing figurines of your favorite characters? These figures can be arranged in your own style, allowing you to mix and match characters from different series. If you're looking to design your own personalized collection on a budget and don't want to end up with dull Funko POP figures, then you've come to the right place.

What is Your Price Range?

"What's your budget?" If you're looking to keep your spending in check, there are still plenty of valid options available depending on the size of the figure. It's important to note that low end does NOT always mean low quality. You can still find affordable figures with a similar amount of detail as higher-end figures of the same size.

Price Guide: (+10-30% for waifus)

Why are scale figures so expensive?

  • Scale figures are made based on how many people wanted them in the first place.
  • Their sizes are spot-on and perfectly match the character's proportions (that's why they're called "scale" figures).

Which Brand Should You Pick?

When it comes to choosing the perfect figure brand to suit your preferences, there are several factors to consider. Each brand offers its unique style, size options, and quality levels, catering to different tastes and budgets. Whether you're drawn to the adorable chibi-style figures of Nendoroid, the dynamic action figures of Figma, or the traditional-style collectibles of ARTFX, there's a brand out there that's perfect for you. Take a closer look at the summaries below to find the brand that best fits your collecting goals and aesthetic preferences.

Pop Up Parade: Offering a diverse range of figures, POP UP PARADE provides medium-sized traditional-style figures at a price range of $30 to $75, with a commendable quality rating of 8/10.

Nendoroid: Known for their adorable chibi-style figures, Nendoroid offers small-sized collectibles priced between $40 and $65. Despite their small size, they boast a high quality rating of 8.5/10.

Kotobukiya (ARTFX): With a focus on medium-sized traditional-style figures, ARTFX offers products priced from $65 to $125, showcasing exceptional quality rated at 9/10.

SEGA: Providing medium-sized figures in the form of prize figures, Sega offers affordability with a price range of $20 to $40. However, their quality is slightly lower, rated at 7.5/10.

Figuarts: Specializing in small to medium-sized action figures, Figuarts offers a diverse range of collectibles priced between $35 and $80, boasting a solid quality rating of 8/10.

FIGMA: Figma produces small-sized action figures priced from $60 to $125, characterized by their dynamic poses and high quality, rated at 8/10.

Banpresto (King of Artist): Offering large-sized traditional-style figures at an affordable price range of $20 to $50, King of Artist figures boast a quality rating of 9/10, making them a popular choice among collectors seeking both size and value.

Figuarts Zero: Known for their small-sized traditional-style figures, Figuarts ZERO offers products priced from $45 to $95, with a quality rating of 9/10.

Megahouse: Renowned for their exceptional quality, Megahouse produces figures in various sizes, ranging from small to large and priced between $65 and $335. Their quality rating stands at an impressive 9.5/10.

Our selection at Waifuworld includes options across different sizes and price ranges, ensuring that you can find the perfect addition to your collection, whether you're on a budget or seeking a premium piece, we have you covered. Explore our wide variety of anime figures through here.

Resin Statues (The Big Boy Figures)

Welcome to the realm of premium figures: Resin statues, also known as the big boy figures of the figurine world. Maybe you've got a surplus of disposable income or you're saving up for that one grand centerpiece to your collection – either way, resin figures are the epitome of top-tier craftsmanship.

So, what sets resin apart from the standard PVC figures? For starters, while most figures from major companies are crafted from PVC, which is a decent but lower quality material, resin offers a significant upgrade. Resin is renowned for its durability, rarity, and overall higher quality, allowing for unparalleled levels of detail in each sculpt.

Unlike mass-produced PVC figures, resin statues are typically crafted in limited quantities by smaller studios. This exclusivity adds to their allure and makes them highly sought after by collectors.

Moreover, resin figures boast superior resilience – they're much less prone to breakage and are resistant to sun damage, ensuring that your investment stands the test of time. So, if you're ready to elevate your collection to the next level and indulge in the finest craftsmanship the hobby has to offer, look no further than resin statues.

Discover the pinnacle of figure collecting with our exclusive selection of premium figures. Dive into our collection of resin statues, the "big boy figures" that represent the highest quality craftsmanship and detail.

Avoiding Scams

In your figure collecting journey, avoiding scams is crucial, especially when it comes to dodging bootleg figures. These cheap knockoffs can tarnish your collection with poor quality and unauthorized designs, often originating from China or even local Chinatowns. In order to avoid these mistakes, watch out for these signs:

  • - Confirm the seller's location. Be careful of figures coming from China or Chinatowns, as these are common sources of bootlegs.
  • - Keep an eye out for unbelievably low prices – if a high-end figure is being sold for a fraction of its retail value, it's likely too good to be true.
  • - Another red flag is if a single seller is selling multiple copies of the same high-end figure simultaneously.
  • - When considering used or discounted figures, always request or verify actual images of the product. This helps ensure that you're not falling victim to misleading stock photos or deceptive descriptions.

So, when you're shopping for figures and ensuring authenticity is a top priority, look no further than waifuworld.shop, our store is dedicated to providing collectors with genuine, high-quality figures. By choosing to shop with us, collectors can safeguard themselves from the risks of purchasing bootleg or counterfeit products. At Waifuworld, authenticity is guaranteed, and each figure is sourced directly from reputable manufacturers, ensuring that customers receive legitimate products with the highest level of quality. With our transparent and secure purchasing process, collectors can shop confidently, knowing that they are investing in authentic figures that they can cherish for years to come.

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Find the Perfect Item for You

As an anime fan, you may know that finding the perfect merchandise can be a challenge. This store offers a wide range of anime and manga merchandise, including figures, trading card game (TCG) products, hoodies, wall scrolls, snacks and much more.
Whether you’re looking for budget-friendly or high-end items, our huge selection of figures from top manufacturers like Kotobukiya and Good Smile Company has you covered!

For trading card game enthusiasts, we offer an extensive collection of TCG products from popular card games like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, and Pokémon. This includes booster packs, sleeves, playmats, and special products that are only available here. We even have our own custom crossover decks such as Yu-Gi-Oh! x Dragon Ball and Yu-Gi-Oh! x Bleach for a unique game experience. As a waifu shop, we also sell Waifu Collectible Cards like Goddess Story and many other custom Waifu sets exclusively made by us. We are also planning to introduce the One Piece & Dragonball TCG soon.

Waifuworld is not just a store for collectors. We also offer cozy Hoodies based on your favorite anime series. Additionally, our Wall Scrolls feature the most popular anime characters and waifus, in a very high-quality print to ensure your love for anime is beautifully displayed.

We even sell snacks 😊 Try our Japanese import snacks like Mochi, a sweet treat that has been a popular dessert in Japan for centuries and will be a delicious and unique addition to any snack collection.
For those looking for something more mature, our store has a section dedicated to spicy products directly imported from Japan, as well as exclusive items that are only available here.

Have Fun Shopping

You can combine any products you like and only pay shipping once for the whole order. All of our products are stored in a german warehouse and we generally do not dropship. Orders within the EU are exempt from customs tax and customs control.
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