So you may or may not know that I’m a huge fan of Nippon Ichi and their video games. The game that I am most obsessed with to this very day is Disgaea. Sure, the anime might be a little on the dumb side, but it’s freakin’ Nippon Ichi!
I just got my NIS America E-Newsletter today, and in it they remind me to buy the new Disgaea figures that go on sale today. Diabolical bastards that they are, they included this in the newsletter:
When we sold our first set of figures, there were 500 boxes available. Those sold out within 3 days! To respond to such amazing demand from our loyal Disgaea fans, we’ve managed to increase that number 650 complete sets this time around. But remember, quantities are limited, so make sure to place your order ASAP!
Evil! I’m really not what you would call a figure collector, but I am very tempted to pick up at least one of the two sets of figures. I present to you the figures:
Set A has Fighter (female), Rune Knight, Flonne, Samurai, Laharl, Plenair, and Healer. Set B has Mage (prism?), Ninja, Flonne (the devil one), Thief, Etna, Archer, and Warrior (female). Each set also has its own “secret” figure. I’m thinking Set A is stronger, since it has Laharl, Flonne and Plenair. Set B does have Etna, though! Decisions! Maybe I’ll just get both.
The main question I have is this: is it really worth $39.99 for 8 figures that would probably cost 200 yen each in a gashapon machine? True, these might become rare (and worth more than their initial cost). Will I regret not buying them if these figures sell out in a day!? Will my buying these figures enhance the quality of the anime (this one’s a longshot…)? Am I playing into the whole otaku game that the mean otaku-hating lady was talking about? Am I making too big of a deal over some stupid figures?
Help me out here, resident figure collectors! And hurry, I think these figures are going fast!
Edit: I gave in and ordered Set A, plus a Prinny Plushie: