Sunday, August 17, 2014
Neclos Fortress collection shelf!
One of the greatest things about collecting is the feeling that you get when you finally complete a certain toy line or set you've been going after for a while. Some of you might know that I've been trying for a full set of Neclos / Necros Fortress keshi for around two-and-a-half years now, and I was finally able to experience that sweet feeling of completion when I recently scored the last couple of figures I needed!
When I first started collecting Neclos I didn't think I'd ever be able to put together a full set. For one, there's 320 different sculpts, making it one of the largest mini figure lines I can think of. Then there's the fact that the line was only available in Japan, making it generally tougher to track down than other popular mono mini lines like Monster in My Pocket and MUSCLE. But early on in collecting I was lucky to score some large lots, so I decided to go for it.
Once I got the final few figures, I really wanted to see what the full set would look like displayed together, so I cleared a shelf and spent a couple hours setting up all the figures (not a simple task as some of them don't want to stand). It was totally worth it, though--I think they look awesome together.
Sadly I'm not able to leave this display up long-term, but it was fun to do and photograph. It reminds me of why Neclos Fortress is one of my absolute favorite toy lines of all time. So much character variety, fun, unique sculpts, and most importantly, tons of weirdo monsters!
What about you? Have you completed any collections you were especially excited about? I'd love to hear about it and see photos!