Since I’m feeling lazy, I’ve decided to cover all the figures I got during June in one post. Some of these were from my Japan trip while others were preorders that arrived while I was away. The ones from Japan are the Reimu, Marisa, Sakuya, Sanae, and Sumomo nendoroids. The Fate nendoroid, Bakemonogatari nendoroid petits, Seitokai no Ichizon figures, and Ruri were all waiting for me at home when I got back at the end of June. I could have picked up everything in Japan instead of preordering, but that wouldn’t have left very much room in my luggage. That’s why I decided to just get the Touhou nendoroids since they’re hard to find online. Sumomo was an impulse buy, so I had to find some room for her in my luggage, luckily everything just barely fit.
Over the past few years, I’ve read a lot of blogs about anime figures and figure collecting. One thing that I’ve noticed over this period is that a lot of the people who collect figures seem to enjoy collecting other stuff too (myself included). So today I thought I’d share with everyone all the stuff that I collect and maybe find some more people that collect the same things. First I’ll start with the obvious stuff:
Unless this is your first time here, you’ll know that I’ve been collecting figures for a while. I bought my first figure back in August of 2007 – a 1/8 scale PVC figure of Haruhi by Max Factory. I later found it it was a bootleg, but managed to get a hold of an authentic one a couple months later. The detail that was put into the sculpt and painting really impressed me and that was what got me started on buying more figures. I got my first nendoroid soon after that, Light Yagami from Death Note, and once again I was really impressed with the detail. Currently, over a third of my figures are nendoroids. Pictures of my figure collection are below. Some of my newer figures aren’t displayed because I haven’t opened them yet.
A few weeks ago I decided to buy some swimsuit figures because honestly, who doesn’t like swimsuit figures. The first of the three figures I got is Louise Valliere from Zero no Tsukaima. I decided to get the white swimsuit version instead of the black one because it’s a limited edition (I guess I’m a sucker for that kind of thing).
Recently I received my Kaito nendoroid in the mail. Kaito is one of the less popular vocaloids, but personally I think his voice is better and more realistic than Miku’s. If you don’t believe me, just look up some songs on youtube. (more…)
This Miku figure by GSC originally came out back in November, but it wasn’t released in North America until much later which is why it took so long for me to get it. I normally would have ordered it from Japan but all of the preorders were already full so I ended up ordering her from the States.
Rin and Len Kagamine are the two latest additions to my figure collection. Pretty soon I’m going to have more nendoroids than regular figures.
As many of you already know, Rin and Len are twins from the Vocaloid series, a program that you can use to create anime-like music. (more…)
A couple days ago I got my Sakura Nankyoku nendoroid in the mail. I had actually forgotten that I had ordered this figure since I placed the preorder for it last summer which was quite a while ago. Sakura Nankyoku a.k.a. Penguin or Pen-chan for short is from the anime Penguin Musume Heart (Penguin Girl Heart), a pretty good comedy to watch if you have time. (more…)
To my surprise, less than a week after it was shipped, my 1/7 scale Hayate Yagami figure by Alter has arrived! This is the fastest that I’ve ever received something shipped from Japan.
It came in a really huge box, which is probably why shipping cost so much. The weight and size of the box is probably why it got here so fast. It would make more sense to get rid of light parcels that take up lots of room first so that you can fit more things on the plane/truck for all the christmas presents being mailed everywhere this month. From the looks of it, someone took a peek at my invoice while it was being shipped here; is that even legal? (more…)
I just checked my email and it looks like my preorder of Alter’s Hayate Yagami figure has finally been shipped. I preordered this figure last summer, but it wasn’t released until yesterday, so I can expect it in the mail in the next few weeks ^.^
After seeing an Emuemu figure and Kemeko calendar on www.dannychoo.com I made some impulse buys and $100 and a couple weeks later, this is the result:
My first thought was that maybe I shuldn’t have gone and bought these things. The Emuemu figure comes with a Kemeko head, but you have to buy Kemeko’s body (which I couldn’t find in stock anywhere) separately, and the Dengeki Daioh “magazine” is a 4cm thick book that I can’t read since everything is in Japanese. But then I reminded myself of two things:
1. The Kemeko suit just gives me the creeps and Emuemu looks way cuter just by herself.
2. I only bought this issue of Dengeki Daioh for the calendar that came with it. (more…)