Final Acquisition of 2010

December 31, 2010

As the year of 2010 comes to a close, I take a look back. 2010 was really an awesome year for me on many levels, in both my personal and hobby-related life. To end of the year, here we have my final loot, which consists of some things which I’m been eying for for quite sometime:

– Bandai’s Cardcaptor Sakura Clow Staff X 2
– Azone’s 1/6 scale Haruhi Doll
– Azone’s 1/6 scale Mikuru Combat Waitress Doll
– The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi Limited First Edition Blu-Ray Set Rakuten Books Ver (+ Replica Yuki Bookmark Set)
– The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi Ichiban Kuji Set E (Episode 00 Stationary Set + 2 Muffler Towels)

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Actar’s Reviews 180 – Fate Testarossa Voice Clock Showcase and Translation

December 27, 2010

Let me introduce to you the Talking Alarm Clock. Not really something that is commonly talked about or easily obtainable, Talking Alarm Clocks are precisely what they are. Alarm Clocks with alarms that are specially recorded lines of Anime characters by their respective voice actors. These phrases are usually along the lines of trying to wake someone up as we shall soon see.

I’ve been wanting to get one of these for quite awhile, partly out of curiosity and partly due to the novelty factor. However, as far as I know, such clocks aren’t usually readily available at regular online stores. I’ve never seen the Haruhi, Railgun or Bamboo Blade ones up for sale and yet they exist. I suppose they were event or online store exclusives or something to that effect.

However, the clock that I have infront of me can indeed be purchased from any online hobby store. They are tie ins with the Nanoha movie that feature the voices of both Nanoha and Fate, who are voiced by Tamura Yukara and Mizuki Nana respectively.

This one is the Fate Version that has 4 different alarms. The first three are all voiced by Fate, but the last one is by both Nanoha and Fate. While the Nanoha clock has 3 lines voiced by Nanoha and one voiced by both of them.

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This is my first attempt at translating, hopefully I’ve done the lines justice. (^.^;)


Actar’s Reviews 179 – Figma Makinami Mari Illustrious

December 25, 2010

It’s been awhile, but I’m back with another Figma figure review, this time covering Good Smile Company and Max Factory’s first foray into the Evangelion franchise with Figma Mari.

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Actar’s Reviews 178 – Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st Limited First Edition Blu-Ray Box

December 24, 2010

One of the Anime movies that I have been most excited for is finally in my possession in Blu-Ray form! How’s the movie? What extras are included with the Limited First Edition Blu-Ray Set? Is it worth the money?

All these questions and more shall be answered in this review!


Yamato’s 1/60 YF-19 and YF-21

December 17, 2010

Nearly a year after getting Yamato’s 1/60 YF-21, I finally have the YF-19 to compliment it. Here’s a number of pictures I took of the YF-19 and YF-21. Enjoy~

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Christmas Acquisitions (Parts 1, 2 and 3)

December 13, 2010

– D-Arts WarGreymon
– Fate Testarossa Talking Alarm Clock
– Hi-Metal VF-1S with Strike Parts
– Alter’s 1/8 Nodocchi
– Chara-Ani’s 1/8 Shimada Minami

– Figma Mari
– Durarara! Voice Mascot Trading Figures
– Icaros SD Figure
– Nanoha The MOVIE 1st Limited First Edition Blu-Ray Box + Clear File
– Nendoroid Plus Shamemaru Aya

– Yamato’s 1/60 YF-19 Package Renewal Ver
– Yamato’s 1/60 FAST Pack and Fold Booster Set
– GNU Dou YF-21
– GNU Dou YF-21 FAST Pack

It’s the holiday season and as you can see, I’ve been letting myself go… In more ways than one. What with discounts abound at every online store, I’ve received three orders from the three different hobby stores I frequent, Hobby Search, AmiAmi and Hobby Link Japan respectively. Finally got that YF-19 to accompany my YF-21 that I got 11 months ago.

Possibly more loot on the way~ It’s gonna be an awesome but lonely Christmas this year. (^.^)


Actar’s Reviews 177 – Robot Damashii Evangelion Unit 00 Rebuild Version

December 10, 2010

Rounding up the trio of Robot Damashii Evangelion figures is Rei’s Eva Unit 00. It would have been a perfect figure release if it were not for one small flaw that has nothing to do with the actual figure itself.

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