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Alexi - INFJ - Cancer/Scorpio/Libra - Faerie Princess
Note: I'm still very sick. My birthday is coming (July 3!!) and it would make me so happy if you left a picture of River Phoenix on my profile on that day. Thank you for visiting, I will reply to messages as soon as I can; I love you!
In the forest of dreams, time forever stands still

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Art by Alexi (that's me!)https://i.ibb.co/sw4q1YV/TOP-FRAME.png
Buddy, the Right Arm of the Forest Faerie
why are figures so expensive now?
billowsandsmoke18 godz. temu#97987372A bunch of folks keep talking about supply and demand, but I'm surprised that we're not talking more about the elephant in the room: if prices are going up, then apparently supply is low and demand is high. And why is that? If you ask me, it's because of a massive influx of new collectors--especially since the beginning of the pandemic.
Not only does this mean that the market is overwhelmed with buyers for a limited number of already released figures, but a glance at the figure collecting subreddit would suggest that many new collectors have been a little slow to understand the pre-order system as well. Add to that the steady stream of folks getting into the game every day, and suddenly you've got runs that are quite a bit smaller than actual demand calls for. It's unlikely that companies would be too keen to just produce more, either--the mix of rising prices, increasing delays, and plummeting QC suggests that manufacturers are already struggling to fulfil this new surge of pre-orders. Handmade products like these just aren't meant to be produced on such a huge scale, and the system appears to be cracking under the pressure.
This isn't a "newbie bad" rant or anything like that. The amount of activity on both MFC and reddit from collectors who've been doing this for even a year or less is increasing exponentially. More people are competing to buy up a small aftermarket of figures, and more people are pre-ordering products that are expensive and labor-intensive to make. Price spikes in that kind of situation are inevitable.



https://i.ibb.co/jVjnNLV/TOP-FRAME-SMALL.png"Secret Garden" by AX

A place where I belong;
A place where I am always by your side;
for such a place my heart has searched for so long.

The yellow light of morning seeps between
the branches of the forest;
we walk together down the path we created
hand in hand.

A soft touch of the cheek;
A faint whisper and the lush grass beneath our feet;
I pull you through the woods
into the mystical land of Faeries;
into a place we will never be seen again.

𝕊𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕕𝕒𝕪, 𝕀 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕠 𝕨𝕠𝕟'𝕥 𝕒𝕡𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕘𝕚𝕫𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕞𝕪𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗.https://i.ibb.co/jVjnNLV/TOP-FRAME-SMALL.pnghttps://64.media.tumblr.com/bed6365383706428ba972d73c8aa5c1f/tumblr_pk9kcuPY2X1wix2xwo1_500.gif



Heya Fantasy! ^^ I don't mind it if you need some extra time to reply to my last message. We do seem to send paragraphs to each other so it's alright. ^^'

I don't exactly know what had been going on irl for you, but I do understand what it's like to be rather busy. ;v;

In regards to my summer, it's going alright. I've been spending most of my time working on my last senior project for college so that I can finally graduate! My sleep hasn't been the best as I've been plagued with frequent bathroom trips. I have find myself to be somewhat tired each day so my progress with my projects have been a bit slow. I might I have to see a doctor about that.

As for my summer anime watching my internet has been making it hard to run videos on the usual websites that I go on to watch anime for free. :/ (My internet provider is Skyroam and their service is barely decent at time, lol. I tried to talk to my momabout getting a new internet provider, but she said that we can get one next summer. :') ) Just barely, I have been watching Fairy Ranmaru. Season 1 is going to end next week so I really want to follow it! I really hope that there will be a season 2 despite it being only slightly above average. The series has been getting a lot of merch since season 1 seems to be doing rather well in Japan at least. Unfortunately, there are still no figures of any of the characters in the show, but there are mousepads, daki covers, plushies, and some can badges. I want to get a few of those items at least. ;v;

Due to my slow internet and needing to prioritize my senior project, I might have to postpone the bulk of my anime watching still. If I can get most or all of my senior done when I more back into my dorm.

Also, you are still on my heart and mind as well and I wish you the best as well. If things aren't going so great for you atm, I hope things get better for you soon. ^^

I can't wait to read and reply to your next message when you are able to get around to it! :D

5 godz. temu
omg that's really wholesome I really like that ^__^ Charmander is def one of my favourite starters, the design is just too cute :') Would you say that you're more of a first-gen fan when it comes to pokemon games or are you more drawn towards other generations? You can also call me Tiffany, it's nice to meet you Alexi :)
2 d. temu
Hey! This might be an odd question, but I noticed you always sign off your comments with a Charmander figure. What's the meaning behind it? :)
9 d. temu
Hey Alexi! I finally finished my DM and explained what happened in the near end. It's ok if you don't finish replying to my comments. What counts is you reading it. :) Good news, the OP finally deleted the article!

This might sound cheesy, but thank you for being an amazing friend. We really do mirror and relate. I appreciate it whenever you speak up if I say something upsetting or something is off. It shows you really do care. Even if I'm doing ok, you still post something kind on my profile page.

It's hard to take care of myself and focus when I live in a toxic environment. I really do want to spoil myself! But sadly, I have many responsibilities in my way. Work is in the way too. I at least spend 2 hours doing my art project. I wish I had more free time like everyone else. :(

I would hate to leave my friends behind. I probably won't leave just because of some drama. In this case, maybe I just need a small break and find other stuff to do other than browsing on MFC. I even read MFC during my breaks! It really shows how much I am addicted to this website.

Overall, I will stay and I hope you stay too. ~
19 d. temu
Hank you so much for the birthday wishes and the cute gif!
20 d. temu
25 d. temu
Hehe yeah it's me! I feel I've outgrown "moomoogirl" so I've been slowly changing all social media usernames. I'm glad keeping the avatar still makes me recognizable!

(Also yaaay princess tutu gif, I love Ahiru ;^;)
28 d. temu
I'm still here girl! :) I hope I didn't worry you too much. To tell the truth, I am glad you caught that vent comment. It was out of the blue and questioning. No one brought it up, surprisingly. So, thank you for bringing it up.

Oh yeah, I think I remember adding you! Sorry if I haven't sent you a message. I was thinking on how I would start my conversation lol. I appreciate the groups you've mentioned. I'm afraid I might have to sign in for those Facebook groups. I haven't used Facebook in a while. I've heard users buying figures from there. Thank you for the ideas!

Oh wow, I just read the comments on the entry and saw the crazy prices. Congrats on getting him for a better deal! Reminds me of the insane prices on the Elfen Lied scales (ITEM #114 and ITEM #115) because of the lack of merch and high demand.

I couldn't find the Sora figure in the database so far. Have you thought of making an entry? ^_^ Reminds me of this rare Bijou plush I got for around 700 yen! She's just missing her battery to make her talk and blush, unfortunately. But still an amazing find! I now just need Hamtaro. :') (ITEM #129383)

You should definitely get one of the jackets! When you said you want to wear it like you're hugging River, it reminded me of this comic. ♡ I've always thought of owning movie/show memorabilia like animation cels.

Someday I will have freedom. I'm planning to work one more year. I was struggling the first year because me and my dad kept getting laid off. My bank account went empty because I kept buying food to feed my family. It was a sad experience. We had to eat cheap after that, such as eating ramen.

Thank you for your kind words Alexi. You deserve happiness as well! Happy to hear my message didn't sound dumb haha. Love you too! :D https://cdn119.picsart.com/211327274000202.gif
28 d. temu
Hey! Thank you for checking up on me. :) Your words are sweet. I wish my life was simple and less overwhelming. I'm sure everyone wishes for the same thing though. I felt like I got bullied at work, but at least I got a Friday day-off. I was upset over a dumb and offensive comment on YouTube. I'm calm now, but it still bugs me. :/ But anyways, I am up for a chat! I will work on my PM as well.

Since we love to talk about Pokemon, I was trying to buy my Pokemon plush grail last week. It was listed on the HK version of Carousell. I went through hoops to try buying it. I contacted Superbuy if they can buy from Hong Kong shops. Since China is many hours ahead of the US, me and the customer support people would message back to back each night.

After placing my order, I got refunded the next day. I wished the middleman would've explained why they gave my money back. (they eventually did many hours later) I quickly downloaded the Carousell app during work and asked the seller if the item was for sale. Turns out it wasn't. https://u.cubeupload.com/AMS2000/tumblrinlinenrtxscnF.gif

I wished I did the latter in the first place. Also, I should've questioned myself why the listing cost nothing compared to the other items in the seller's shop. Why didn't I think things through? I'm still hunting for my grail. I even have a list of bookmarks that I would go to religiously everyday. Every single site, including foreign ones. Do you have any grails that you keep on hunting for Alexi? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d7/c2/50/d7c250296c3c3b44c9aeb01623dd1023.gif
1 mies. temu
thank you so much!! <3 >o<
1 mies. temu
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