I am excited about this line and happy to be here on the ground floor for their releases. I plan on picking up most of the figures from this line and so far, find each one of them to be worth the money I've paid.
Does this make me obsessed with the line? And even if I were, what exactly is wrong with being passionate about something that you like?
I know, I know, double posts and spam posts are annoying to me too, but what real harm does any of it do? You can always, y'know, not read it or ignore the posts. Put him on an ignore list or report him to the mods; that's all you can do and all that needs be done.
As far as all of this back-and-forth goes, has anyone pointed out that we're all using 1 person examples on both sides of this issue?
If all I went by was what Ebirahsmeg said then yeah, I'd think all of these people are hating on the figures for no reason at all.
If all I went by was what AnonymousCTPoster said then yeah, I'd think all of these people are obsessed with the figures for no reason at all.
There's a lot of black and white and in-betweens here as well. I don't think it's a smart or productive thing to say, "All of these people are _____" when we all know that's not the truth. The truth is more complex and I think we all owe each other a bit more respect than saying shit like that allows.
If there's anything that really, REALLY gets to me about some of the Anti-Monsterarts talkback is how there seems to be a recurring sentiment that if you are into MA's then you have no respect for any of the figures that came before. I'm not pointing fingers or implying, simply relaying an observation that DOES NOT apply to everyone in that group but a few individuals within. If so, then I must be some mutant 'cause I like these as much as I like any of my M-1's or Marmit's. So let's just clear that up; you can like both. You can, in fact, appreciate both at the same level for different reasons. What's the old...Oh yeah; Apples and Oranges. That's taste.
There's no chance that an even headed person could say that the MA's are of poor quality or even inferior in quality than, say, Marmits. Certainly their sculpts and paint-jobs, if nothing else, are superior to any of the Bandai vinyls I've seen (if you remove personal taste from the equation).
However, that's not even a fair statement to make since I'm sure there's somebody out there, somewhere, who finds the Bandai Mogu-Goji sculpt to be more appealing than the MA...I mean, I can't understand why anyone would think that and it doesn't stand to reason, so it must be personal taste, right...?
Maybe. Who knows? Does it matter? If the guy jumped in a thread and started up about it, do I really NEED to go and correct him, y'know, 'cause it isn't the popular or even (majority and taste say) the best opinion? Who cares? If he's happy with it, fine. Let 'im be happy, I say. Why do I need to burst his bubble? Just to be right about it?
I've seen all kinds of bashing on these figures from all over the spectrum and the range of it is pretty crazy. There's been people refusing to buy one because they're too poseable??? I still don't get that one, but whatever. I'll just move on. I've seen complaints about the "seams" on the joints being too much to bear; another complaint I don't really get. Putting aside the fact that they're incredible feats of engineering, what if I were to say that the seams on MA Godzilla are just as garish and appalling to me as, say, the Bandai GMK Goji?
See. Opinions cut both ways. So let's just set them aside; they don't get us anywhere except into dick-waving matches that, frankly, happen ad-nauseum in this fandom. I'm just wondering which figures it IS okay to get obsessed about? Is there a chart or pie-graph somewhere I don't know about? How many Y-MSF rocks do I need to burn to get a look at it? I'm dead serious with that question; which are okay to obsess over, 'cause I'm pretty sure all us collectors have done the ole' obsession tango?
I'm not trying to be mean or start shit, so please, no flames; that's not what this is about.
I've been too busy to write anything about this subject since it came up, so if we've moved on, let's move on; you can consider this a necro-post.
*sigh* Can't wait for Rodan and KG, m'iright?