As I have mentioned numerous times in previous posts, on my channel and on various online forums, this loot was going to be a whopper. Yes, I did actually purchase everything you see in the picture above last month, but everything only arrived a few days ago. Now that everything’s been sorted out, let’s see how this loot can blow your mind, shall we? (^o^)
Let’s start off with the basics before moving into the astoundingly awesome stuff.
– Alter’s 1/8 Scale Nanoha Takamachi Figure
– Griffon’s 1/8 Scale Youmu Konpaku Figure
– Movic’s 1/8 Scale Musubi Figure
Alter’s Nanoha is magnificent. There’s no question about it. She makes me so much more anxious for Alter’s treatment of Fate! As many of you might know, Youmu is my second favorite Touhou character after Aya, I missed out on the first shipment, so I ordered her. Lastly, I adore the Sekirei Anime as well, it’s pretty entertaining and has really great characters for an ecchi show, so I sprung for Movic’s rendition of Musubi.
Interestingly enough, I got Nanoha from HLJ, Musubi from Hobby Search and Youmu from AmiAmi.
For some reason though, I realise that I’ve been collecting less and less completed PVC figures… Maybe it’s because they don’t offer as much play value as dolls or action figures…
– Liquid Stone Reimu Hakurei Figure
– Bandai’s Robot Damashii Falke
– Good Smile Company’s Figma Fate Testarossa Uniform Version
Some more random figures that don’t fall into any larger category here. Especially delighted to have Figma Fate Testarossa School Uniform version. Can’t wait to open her up.
As for the Liquid Stone Reimu, it seems that she was originally a resin kit sold at Wonderfest, now mass-produced. Though like any other Touhou merchandise, she is sold only in Japan (you can get her from AmiAmi). Similar to the nendoroid in the sense that she is a chibi version of Reimu, I think this figure is miles better than the nendoroid. Not only does this version of Reimu come with a ton of accessories, she is also articulated! Waist, limbs, head are all poseable. I also like the proportions of this Reimu better than the nendoroid version.
– Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi
– Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Fate Testarossa
– Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Usa Mimi
Nendoroids galore! Well, not really… I don’t usually buy Nendoroids, but For Nanoha and Fate, I’ll make an exception. That Mimi will join Kagami and Kokonoe to re-create the Season 1 ending scene: Hanamaru Sensation!
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Jotaro Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Star Platinum (Blue Version) Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Dio Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure The World Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Avdol Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Magician’s Red Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Polnereff Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Silver Chariot Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Kakyoin Figure
– Medico’s JoJo Bizzare Adventure Heirophant Green Figure
As you can probably assume, I’ve gotten myself hooked on a little series known as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. I’m not sure how many people outside Japan know about the series, but the JoJo’s Manga is one of the longest running Shonen manga of all time. Many of you might have played the PSX/1 game that was ported over to the US. A 13 episode OVA was also made.
Having only seen the OVA and played the games, I’m only a fan of the third part (probably the most popular) of the JoJo’s series. It really is a MANLY MAN’S show that is superb. So superb that I bought all the Super Action Statue figures of all the major characters. (^.^;)
How are the figures themselves? Nothing short of amazing. I actually bought into the line on a whim and I did not know if the figures were of good quality or not. Thankfully, the figures surpassed all my expectations, being wonderfully detailed, having great accessories and phenomenal articulation. Considering that these figures cost around the same as a figma figure, they are starting to make me feel cheated when I buy a figma figure due to their quality and size.
– Bandai’s Official CardCaptor Sakura Clow Card Set
– Bandai’s Official CardCaptor Sakura Sakura Card Set
– Bandai’s Official CardCaptor Sakura Sakura Card Set (Movie Version)
Now these, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on for nearly 10 long years! (^o^) What you see here are the original and most Anime-accurate set of Clow/Sakura cards ever produced. I’m not familiar with the release information of the various sets, but the one I reviewed seemed to be a mass-release set while the sets you see here are supposedly event exclusives? Do feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!
As can be seen, the Clow Card set comes with Anime accurate Clow Cards (as opposed to the ‘realistic’ feel of the other set), a Clow Book with an actual clasp, a replica of Sakura’s key and extra card game cards. The Sakura Card Set comes with an electronic Sakura Book (though I’m not sure as to what it does yet) while the Movie Version of that set comes with the Star Key (sans paint apps…) and Sakura’s Card Pouch as seen in the movie. Overall, some stellar Sakura Merchandise that any die-hard fan should own.
– Bandai’s Sakura Doll
– Bandai’s Tomoyo Doll
– Bandai’s Li Shaoran Doll
More Card Captor Sakura merchandise incoming as I also managed to acquire the bendy dolls of the three main characters, Sakura, Tomoyo and Li! Surprisingly still in good shape, I’m surprised that these still exist. (^.^)
NOW FOR 1/6 SCALE DOLL MADNESS!
– Azone Exclusive Yui’s Guitar Case and Bag
– Azone Exclusive Yui’s Pajama Set
– Azone Exclusive Yui’s Festival Outfit
– Azone Exclusive Mio’s Festival Outfit
I’ve officially been bitten by the 1/6 scale doll bug ever since I bought that Yui doll. (^.^;) To enhance my enjoyment of the various K-On! Dolls, I snapped up some of the exclusive accessory sets that Azone had to offer.
– Azone 1/6 Scale Kannagi Doll (Hobby Japan Exclusive)
– Azone 1/6 Scale Zange Doll (Wonderfest Exclusive)
I really liked Kannagi. A great slice-of-life show with wonderfully quirky characters coupled with amazing comedy. Thus, it only seemed sensible to get their dolls! (^.^)
– Azone 1/6 Scale Yuki Doll
For quite some time, I was on the fence about picking up this Yuki doll… Unlike many of Azone’s quality releases, the Haruhi dolls had their eyes set way, way too far apart. But, I caved since I saw her for nearly half the price on Y!AJ… It’s Yuki, she’s worth it.
The pinnacle of the loot…
– Mama Chapp 1/6 Scale Konata Doll
– Mama Chapp 1/6 Scale Kagami Doll
– Mama Chapp 1/6 Scale Tsukasa Doll
– Mama Chapp 1/6 Scale Miyuki Doll
ALL 4 of Mama Chapp’s 1/6 Scale Lucky Star dolls! (^O^) Yatta!!! Man, these were expensive… Ever since I realized that they had 1/6 scale dolls of the 4 main Lucky Star characters, I just knew I had to get them one way or another. Seriously, you know how much of a LS fan I am from my Lucky Star pilgrimages… However, save Konata, the other 3 girls were mail-order exclusives, available for a limited time only…
I needed to save up. So save I did. and saved… and saved… and saved… and FINALLY. I got them. Sweet success.
These dolls are surely the crown jewel(s) of my Lucky Star collection. The definitive Lucky Star figures.
– Tamashii Online Store Exclusive Lancelot X Guren Hyper Set
– Tamashii Online Store Exclusive Tristan Divider (Not pictured)
– Tamashii Online Store Exclusive Pixie Squard Q-Rea (Not pictured)
Some Bandai exclusives arrived, you can bet that a quick review will follow shortly.
…and last but not least, with all the dolls and figures out of the way, let me share with you guys some of the really special Anime related merchandise I bought.
– Anime Cel from CardCaptor Sakura of Sakura
– Anime Cel from Macross 7 of Mylene
Cel Animation was an extremely popular form of Animation that was used for quite sometime before it recently became obsolete with the advent of digital animation. What cel Animation is, is that Animators would paint the frames of Animatinon on a cel that could be overlayed onto a background. Following that, the cel would be photographed, becoming a frame of the final animation. This way, time and money could be saved as the Animatiors need not re-draw the backgrounds of the same scene over and over again.
Since cels are part of the final product of the actual Anime, I really wanted to own a piece of the history for myself. As luck would have it, I came across these two gorgeous cels of Sakura and Mylene that were used to make these two frames of Animation:
From Episode 29 and 9 respectively.
– Anime Film Clipping from the Fate/Stay Night Movie of Archer and Rin
– Anime Film Clipping from the Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi Movie of Yuki
– Anime Film Clipping from the Nanoha Movie of Fate
I suppose in the age of digital animation, these would be the closest thing to owning a piece of the history. So here are a number of Anime film clippings. These film clippings were all given out at special events relating to the movies themselves. Since I obviously did not attend any of the events, I had no choice but to bid for these on Y!AJ.
I’m so glad that all the scenes featured in the film strips are splendid. Archer standing stoically with his UBW in the background, Yuki being all cute in a lovely close-up short.
Last but not least, I also got the special edition volume of the K-On! DVD Blu-Ray disc… and I don’t even have a HD TV or a Blu-Ray player. Got this mainly for the exclusive Yui Guitar pick that was included.
Well, that’s that. Another month, another EPIC loot, and my wallet has died. I can assure you that you nor I will ever see a loot of this magnitude again anytime soon. (^.^:)