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The Big Part Of My Collection!

The Big Part Of My Collection!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Collecting no more...

Ahhh fooled ya!

Still collecting! But the lines I am collecting are being drastically cut down.

It seemed like last year, being the first year on my own...I went a tad overboard and if I didn't find something I wanted, I merely started a new line.
This has now led to many different lines across my house, which looks a little here and there (AKA All over the place)

I only really noticed it when I purchased a nice set of balls.

Dragonballs that is.

They still sit on the sofa with me, simply because they don't fit anywhere, there is nothing for them to go with. Yeah they look nice, and I enjoy looking at my balls.
My mum has seen my balls
My friends have seen my balls
I even uploaded two picture of my balls onto facebook.
But it just doesn't help me and the placement of them.

So, I have decided that this year I shall only focus on the following
Star wars 6" line (I do honestly feel I may have come to an end with the 3 3/4 inch line and I find myself just collecting them here and there with no actual excitement behind them)
Transformers Generations (Though the plastic is weak, they look sweetttt)
Iron man - Who doesn't love iron man?
Power rangers - Been addicted to those since August 2013 and I don't think it's gonna calm down any time soon.

Unfortunately, the following lines are now being stopped:
Star Trek
Doctor who
And random other bits

It's been really fun to collect all sorts, but it feels like the collection isn't getting the organisation and space for what I am really excited for.
Some figures I play around with all week - whereas some of the lines I am cancelling...I find I just take out of packaging and it's straight into the nearest open space to place them, never to be moved again.

I'm real excited for the lines I still have planned. In condensing, I will have more money to place towards the lines I am super excited for.
It also allows me to sell some of the stuff, to ensure it goes somewhere where it gets the attention.

Finally, if you ever see me in the street...Feel free to ask me about my balls- they are so perfect I think everyone will enjoy them.
Perhaps if you hold them, you'll make my dragon rise.
ok, I am done ruining your childhood

Till all are fun!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Are reviews becoming too short?

So, I know a few months ago I began the S.A.S (Short attention span) reviews - which took off very well.
It allowed the viewers to have a quick breakdown of a figure and enjoy just looking at it (Normally viewers are treat to a 20 second snippet of just looking)...as well as a little comedy in the middle.

Viewers want everything in very little time, and so I felt this was the right way to go...

However, recently I have been watching videos 1-3 minutes long and getting a sense of....well lack of appreciation for the figure. The youtuber points to the figure, explains articulation and accessories and BOOM! Suddenly you've had everything thrust at you and you're looking at suggestions for other videos. You just sit there going..."huh, well...next."
You feel indifferent to the figure and not overly hyped on that video.

As reviews are shrunk, very few people can cram in all they need to say - which essentially chops out what we have come to love on their channel as they bring it right down to basics.
I once heard someone say a comment towards vine and youtube
"On youtube, you can take forever with unlimited time...on Vine, it's more challenging to get your personality and the point across in 6 seconds using only raw footage"

This is something I agreed with. My videos take around 8 minutes to record and take around 30-45 minutes to edit that into something that is....me, TheDarthPrime. I have to make it fun, make it informative and ensure that at the end you are left wanting more. At that same time, I want you to have enjoyed what you saw and can see how great (or crap) the figure is.

So the question I want you guys to talk about - is do you feel the same? Have you seen your favourite youtubers trim down their videos durations, to something they have recorded in 3 minutes and just splashed it onto youtube without any real care or personality to the video?

Let me know your thoughts through facebook.