Actar’s Reviews 189 – Durarara!! Trading Voice Mascot Figures Showcase and Translation

January 30, 2011

Some pretty awesome Durarara!! trading figures that each contain two signature phrases from the various characters of the show.

Seriously, why aren’t there more Sonohara Anri figures? Anri is awesome. Why? Well, I can’t really say without spoiling it for those who haven’t watched Durarara!!. Her awesomeness isn’t revealed till Episode 16…

Non-spoiler, non-ero pics of Anri-chan!

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End of January Acquisitions

January 30, 2011

Anime merchandise acquisition update once again as the beginning of February looms near.

– Spirit Evolving EmperorGreymon
– Yamato’s Valkyrie Display Stand
– Max Factory’s 1/8 Scale Asahina Mikuru MIKURU BEAMMMMMMMMMMMM Ver.

– Macross Plus Movie Edition Artbook
– Bamboo Blade Artbook

Let’s see… Regarding EmperorGreymon/KaiserGreymon currently, due to a sudden bout of serious nostalgia, I’m on a quest to complete my (Japanese) Digimon figure collection. Still have quite a number to go, and I’m financially DRAINED.

I finally bought that Mikuru figure by Max Factory that has been on my To Get list since 2008.

Got that stand to display my YF-19 alongside my YF-21:

Lastly, bought a couple of artbooks as well. For Anime that I love, I try to get the artbooks as well for the character designs/bios and episode guides. In particular, I think that the Macross Plus artbook is simply brilliant. For a huge fan of the OVAs and Movie like me, the artwork of all the mecha, characters and sets is simply phenomenal to look at.

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2011 Winter Season Recommendations

January 26, 2011

It’s the new year and the new season of Anime is moving along at full speed. After watching the first few episodes of most of the current series, here is how I would rank them according to my preference.

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Actar’s Reviews 188 – Spirit Digivolving EmperorGreymon Figure

January 26, 2011

The first of two Japan only figures from the Spirit Evolving Digimon Frontier line, EmperorGreymon/KaiserGreymon!

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Actar’s Reviews 187 – DNA Digivolving ExVeemon and Stingmon to Paildramon Figure

January 23, 2011

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the Digimon reviews make a comback!!!

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Actar’s Reviews 186 – Figma Suzumiya Haruhi Kouyou Academy Version

January 20, 2011

Being the sixth Haruhi Figure to be released in the Figma line, this time based on how she appears in the movie, The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi, is this really worth picking up?

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Actar’s Reviews 185 – The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set

January 20, 2011

The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi. One of the most anticipated Anime movies of 2010 from the mega-popular franchise, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi) is finally here on Blu-Ray and DVD!

In this video, I not only take a look at the Limited Edition Blu-Ray set of the movie, but also give my brief opinions of the movie.

With this, we round up the Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set reviews on Actar’s Reviews… for the time being anyways. (^.^)