Ok .... I think its safe enough to pull this post out of draft as I believe the present has been sent and received.
I’ve always been curious about peops who collect figurines. Especially the ones that have no music, filmic or comic connection, or store/brand/TV tie-in. It seems like there must be factories out there in China just designing and spewing forth little plastic representations of anything from kitchen utensils, hardware through to display cases with miniature cakes.
And they’re not cheap!! With a tagline of “collect and trade” I know which side the bread is buttered on indeed. Who does and why would?
Anyhoo, is this what they refer to as Otaku?? I know that's like an all encompassing expression but is commonly associated with Anime and Manga. And obviously tangential links to Cosplay, animation conventions etc ...
But I was wracking the ole brain cells to try and find a present for a certain someone, and missing that certain someone terribly, and just having one of those weeks ... you know when nothing seems to go right and you can't see how it ever will ... I don't want to talk about the black dog nipping at my heels, as I'm not going to cheapen what is a real and severly debilitating condition with my frippery ... but feeling a little sensitive, the riot of colour and detail in the display window drew me in.
And seeing the displays of sushi (hello Sushi train) and cakes (hello Laurent!) it just made me think of the good times, and yes actually gave me a chuckle and a cheesy smile right there in the store ... so maybe I've answered my question about the why woulds ... and I guess the who does really is anyone! So if it makes you feel as good as I did in those first few moments of entering this particular aladdin's cave, then I say lets all get sucked in together!
dan cope wrote:
dan cope wrote: