The Domos are staring at you…and drinking lemonade

I am different from most collectors. Most collectors tend to collect a certain type of item. Me, I collect everything. Well, not dead cats. I have to have to have boundaries, you know.

In my head, it is nice to imagine having a large collection of just one item, but that’s pretty much impossible with me. I like everything. I can’t possibly collect only one thing. My myriad of collections include stamps, coins, stationery, kawaii items, TV collectibles, pin back buttons, artwork, greeting cards, magnets, action figures, action figure accessories…I mean, I go on and on. It’s ridiculous.

I am particularly fond of figures of all kinds. They can be easily displayed on any flat surface and, let’s face it, it’s fun to use props. Yes, that’s a Pikachu cupcake.

The figures you see above are from the brand Qee and are two inch vinyl figurines of the popular Japanese character Domo, a monster-like creature with large white teeth. Vinyl figures like these are also called blind box figures because they are parts of sets where you don’t know which individual figure you will get. In most sets, there are higher chances to get certain figures and lower chances to get others. There are a total of five series released and comes in over 75 different designs. There re also other versions, including superhero Domos and glow-in-the-dark Domos.

Unlike most vinyl figures, these figures have movable arms and legs, which would make posing with props even more amusing. When it comes to most collectibles, people often ask “What’s the point?” The point is I am collecting something that I like and that it brings me enjoyment. That, and it’s quite sad to be taking photos of, let’s say, pens and tiny cups and pretending that they’re figures drinking lemonade.