I got to know Shinkis way early, wave 2 was just released, but I really really wanted Arnval, but she was sold out everywhere I knew of, (not that I knew that many places and options, I was a kid using my mom's credit card
), and my second option, Maochao, was just as difficult, so I ended up accepting defeat and never getting a Shinki.
Time went on and I got word of the Battle Masters bundle, but I still only collected Saint Cloth Myth, so I resisted.
Then I started collecting other stuff that I had wanted for years, and line after line, I started discovering them, until one time I asked myself "Which is next to check out?", and I was looking for unique-looking figures, until I saw Sharatang's badass heels, violin arm, and demon-goth-loli-esque design. I went slow for some months because of rarity and prices, but after getting Battle Masters Mk2 and seeing all those armor parts and getting to know the characters (at least their personalities by their expressions and voice), it all went downhill. Last month was Busouctober for me, I've 44 Shinki kits (full sets, EX sets, and bodies) between owned and ordered XD