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Demigod_DanDemigod_Dan1個月前
Disclaimer: The image is a reference to the image on the Veblen Goods Wikipedia page and should not be interpreted otherwise. Get your minds out of the gutter! xD

Hello and welcome to my club. If you don't know what Veblen goods are, here is the link to said Wikipedia page about it: en.wikipedia.or...

The goal of this club is to identify & tag figures (and maybe other objects) which are affected by this increasingly problematic phenomenon within the figure collecting community, and to hopefully raise some awareness about it by doing so.

I will make an in-depth article that fully explains everything affected by this eventually and make the club public once I do so, but for now I'll start out slowly and only add a few entries which qualify to the list.
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tomura12天前#110914714okay, as you have one gk linked i feel like gks are acceptable to your VG problems; so i will have a few linked ^__^ a couple of these SHOT up in demand and the limited got more limited since people were buying them at the cheap market prices. animecore really kind of fucked the market on a lot of older figures. some for the better and some for the worse IMO. i know i picked up a whole set of the wonda and reset kaiyodo dress up figures (browse.v4.php?c...) for 20 USD off manda, sold them all for 20 USD but people are selling just ONE for 20+ (you can find sets of 5 or so on depop for well over 50 dollars)
Koukaku Shoujo Okadango GK from Kaguya Hime
ITEM #159152
View spoilerHide spoilerI'm unsure if this would apply, but you can see a jump in commenting from 6 years ago up to only 2 years ago here(items.v4.php?ta...); this is not a mean spirited post but cyclopsbully is responsible for a lot of lesser known/underground gks/circles/figures getting passed around with a big demand spike, which i will; with honorable means because i know i love digging up old series and kits; say they play a big part in many of the "animecore" gks and such.
NEO-FUKUOKA (all figures)
ENTRY #60030
View spoilerHide spoileras with the kaguya hime kits, these followed the same fate. you can see ITEM #197302 was uploaded EIGHT years ago, but the first comment was within a year as of posting; also take a look at this article (BLOG #48491) from cyclopsbully on the existance of NF dolls and, again, not mean spirited but they are also responsible for the demand of them.
Mo. G -monkey girl- from Essence.
ITEM #72980
View spoilerHide spoileranother cyclopsbully underground kit; monkey girl is another in demand kit that was uploaded 11 years ago but the most recent comment was from 2 years ago (the first was 11 saying how 'scary' she was); you can see more about her in another CB article; BLOG #46818.
POSSIBLY:
Mikumo #01 Hatsune Miku from Kaiyodo/Hobby Stock
ITEM #78851
View spoilerHide spoilerAnother "animecore" figure but this one is prepainted; she goes for fucking gold in the after market rn and hits a lot of "animecore" sweetspots; nurse/medical, pink, miku, old(er)/pre-2015 figure, vignette. i saw a comment of someone looking for her under 150(iirc) GBP which is like..180 USD. lord.
animecore affects a lot of trading figures and trading figure sets; i can sit here and rattle off tons of trading figures but the most you need to know of is mayura. 300 dollars. for a trading figure.
kidding; heres some more: less info because idk how much they could apply to your club but just look into these a little bit a make a judgement. i personally think they fit but idk you have more "super grails" than just people charging 100+ for a 2 dollar figure.
View spoilerHide spoilerWeekly Dearest figures are pretty sought now despite it being lolicon based (ENTRY #11811)
Anything higurashi goes for bank but i think these specifically ITEM #3693
ITEM #3692
another higurashi gk; speaks for itself
ITEM #115978
watamote:
ITEM #166617
ITEM #167155
this queens gate pastel ink goes for a pretty penny iirc:
ITEM #3011
this:
ITEM #1795

let me also make an honorable mention to the figures from ENTRY #212021 because im 99% sure they were never sold but someone made a thread on the series now people are tripping over themselves posting isos about how much they want these despite a listing having never, ever, made its way into any sort of sales market and somehow their media are "doujinshis" PUBLISHED by a big company like SANRIO? whatever (shrugs)
okay thanks dan if u need more info lmk. the article you linked is good too a very neutral view on animecore iirc.


Yooo...that was awesome man. Thanks a ton for sharing :D and yep GK's can apply depending on the situation! ITEM #159152 checked out as VG already, but due to ongoing collection sorting and being strapped for time cause of it I'll have to research the rest gradually over the coming days. The idea is to put more time into this club after the sorting is finished and then eventually write an article about VG + opening the club once that happens :P

And alright, will do!
12天前
tomura shigaraki ♡
Demigod_Dan12天前#110913335Haha oh shit! Alright man, I'm all ears ;) BLOG #53132 something like that would be sweet in regards to background/details (dw not in length, lol)

okay, as you have one gk linked i feel like gks are acceptable to your VG problems; so i will have a few linked ^__^ a couple of these SHOT up in demand and the limited got more limited since people were buying them at the cheap market prices. animecore really kind of fucked the market on a lot of older figures. some for the better and some for the worse IMO. i know i picked up a whole set of the wonda and reset kaiyodo dress up figures (browse.v4.php?c...) for 20 USD off manda, sold them all for 20 USD but people are selling just ONE for 20+ (you can find sets of 5 or so on depop for well over 50 dollars)

Koukaku Shoujo Okadango GK from Kaguya Hime
ITEM #159152
View spoilerHide spoilerI'm unsure if this would apply, but you can see a jump in commenting from 6 years ago up to only 2 years ago here(items.v4.php?ta...); this is not a mean spirited post but cyclopsbully is responsible for a lot of lesser known/underground gks/circles/figures getting passed around with a big demand spike, which i will; with honorable means because i know i love digging up old series and kits; say they play a big part in many of the "animecore" gks and such.

NEO-FUKUOKA (all figures)
ENTRY #60030
View spoilerHide spoileras with the kaguya hime kits, these followed the same fate. you can see ITEM #197302 was uploaded EIGHT years ago, but the first comment was within a year as of posting; also take a look at this article (BLOG #48491) from cyclopsbully on the existance of NF dolls and, again, not mean spirited but they are also responsible for the demand of them.

Mo. G -monkey girl- from Essence.
ITEM #72980
View spoilerHide spoileranother cyclopsbully underground kit; monkey girl is another in demand kit that was uploaded 11 years ago but the most recent comment was from 2 years ago (the first was 11 saying how 'scary' she was); you can see more about her in another CB article; BLOG #46818.

POSSIBLY:
Mikumo #01 Hatsune Miku from Kaiyodo/Hobby Stock
ITEM #78851
View spoilerHide spoilerAnother "animecore" figure but this one is prepainted; she goes for fucking gold in the after market rn and hits a lot of "animecore" sweetspots; nurse/medical, pink, miku, old(er)/pre-2015 figure, vignette. i saw a comment of someone looking for her under 150(iirc) GBP which is like..180 USD. lord.

animecore affects a lot of trading figures and trading figure sets; i can sit here and rattle off tons of trading figures but the most you need to know of is mayura. 300 dollars. for a trading figure.

kidding; heres some more: less info because idk how much they could apply to your club but just look into these a little bit a make a judgement. i personally think they fit but idk you have more "super grails" than just people charging 100+ for a 2 dollar figure.

View spoilerHide spoilerWeekly Dearest figures are pretty sought now despite it being lolicon based (ENTRY #11811)

Anything higurashi goes for bank but i think these specifically ITEM #3693
ITEM #3692

another higurashi gk; speaks for itself
ITEM #115978

watamote:
ITEM #166617
ITEM #167155

this queens gate pastel ink goes for a pretty penny iirc:
ITEM #3011

this:
ITEM #1795


let me also make an honorable mention to the figures from ENTRY #212021 because im 99% sure they were never sold but someone made a thread on the series now people are tripping over themselves posting isos about how much they want these despite a listing having never, ever, made its way into any sort of sales market and somehow their media are "doujinshis" PUBLISHED by a big company like SANRIO? whatever (shrugs)

okay thanks dan if u need more info lmk. the article you linked is good too a very neutral view on animecore iirc.
12天前
tomura12天前#110912624dan i know so much about animecore im about to knock your hentai socks right off
Haha oh shit! Alright man, I'm all ears ;) BLOG #53132 something like that would be sweet in regards to background/details (dw not in length, lol)
12天前
tomura shigaraki ♡
Demigod_Dan12天前#110911037Dang sorry guys, I didn't think comments would be open if the club itself isn't open to members at the moment. Also thought there would be notifications of club comments but nope...still new to this club thing :')
Aye, that one surely does count! Thanks a lot for that, I'm not very familiar with the 'infamous' animecore figures which have gone up massively due to TikTok / Insta trends, so if you've got more of these, it'd be great if you could link those too so I can look into it :P


dan i know so much about animecore im about to knock your hentai socks right off
12天前
Melian1個月前#109744571I call these kinds of figures "hypergrails"
ITEM #118075
ENTRY #240 (both)
ITEM #409374
ITEM #549476
ITEM #6210


Great! As I mentioned to Tomura, linking animecore (and/or older) figures specifically which apply to be added here would be extra appreciated since they're not my forte, so it'd save me some research time :P
12天前
Dang sorry guys, I didn't think comments would be open if the club itself isn't open to members at the moment. Also thought there would be notifications of club comments but nope...still new to this club thing :')

tomura1個月前#109755197Hi Dan does this count ITEM #77956
Aye, that one surely does count! Thanks a lot for that, I'm not very familiar with the 'infamous' animecore figures which have gone up massively due to TikTok / Insta trends, so if you've got more of these, it'd be great if you could link those too so I can look into it :P

Leoleoliii1個月前#109748105I want to one day influenza society and make foot goo one of these
You can do it Leo, I believe! I'll add it to the list asap once you do of course xD
12天前
tomura shigaraki ♡
Hi Dan does this count ITEM #77956
1個月前
I want to one day influenza society and make foot goo one of these
1個月前
I call these kinds of figures "hypergrails"

ITEM #118075
ENTRY #240 (both)
ITEM #409374
ITEM #549476
ITEM #6210
1個月前