It is always best to start a collection by purchasing some of the smaller figures that are relatively inexpensive. This way you can get a nice collection going and learn more about the figures as you go along. You can find new anime bleach figures at toy and department stores locally, as well as online. You should take the time to locate a buyer's guide online that will tell you what certain characters recently sold for. When you feel you would like to take your collection up a notch by adding a few hard-to-find figures to it, you will need to know where to look. In order to find the rarest and most valuable figures, you have several options. However, first be sure that you have located a buying/price guide that tells you what price various figures have been selling for so that you do not end up paying too much for any of the figures you buy. There are many people these days who are taking advantage of inexperienced buyers by advertising some very common figures as 'rare' when they are in fact far from it.
You can begin your search for the figures by visiting some anime websites that sell bleach figures. Often times these websites are used as both a place to show off collections but also as a place for the site owners to sell some figures as a way to make some money. Often times serious collectors get tired of one particular character or series and simply decide to sell. Many new collectors have been lucky enough to find hard-to-find bleach figurines on privately owned sites like these, so keep your eyes open. Do not hesitate to ask the site owners questions about the figures such as their age, where they purchased them and so forth. Half of the fun of collecting figures is to know a bit of history about each piece you own.
If you are a fan of the Bleach series, maybe you are considering collecting Bleach figures as a hobby. There are numerous figures for sale today, so you should have no problem building up a pretty good sized collection in a short amount of time, depending upon your budget of course.
Online auction sites are also outstanding places to use if you want to find some rare bleach figurines. Use your buying/price guide before placing any bids on a figure so that you can set your budget limit. You certainly do not want to make the mistake of bidding more than what a figure is actually worth. Do not bid on anyone's auction unless they have some really good feedback on the auction site you choose to use. Like mentioned earlier, there are some unscrupulous sellers online these days who will post auctions for figures when they actually do not even own any. These people generally have 0 feedback and are slow to respond to any questions you may have. Collecting should be fun and not a gamble. A little common sense will take you far when making purchases online.