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9:50 PM on 05.28.2014

Kinda running out of space sale

Running out of space, so I figured I'd see if anyone wants to buy some figures. I'm not in any hurry to sell, so prices are basically what I would be happy giving them up for. Will only ship if you're buying a bunch of them; I've got a few big boxes, but not really any small ones, and frankly it's more hassle than it's worth shipping individual figures. If anyone is located in/near Barrie, Ontario though, you can certainly feel free to come pick them up. Also, willing to give discounts on buying multiple (3+) figures, depending on the figures.
Pretty sure I have the boxes for most of them, but I have gotten rid of a lot due to space issues. All the figures are in perfect condition and complete though unless otherwise stated.
I can provide pics upon request; there are too many to just take pics of all of them. I do have general collection pics here though that show them:

Bounty Hunter Yoko (broken foot peg) - $130 -
GSC Kurisu - $110 -
Saber Triumphant - $80 -
Alter Milla Maxwell - $90 -
Racing Miku 2011 - $70 -
Saber Alter Maid - $100 -
Koto 4-Leaves Nymph - $80 -
POP Boa Hancock wedding ver. - $120 -
POP Whitebeard - $200 -
Chuchu Astram - $80 -
1/6 casual Saber - $70 -
Kotobukia Kirino - $60 -
Monster Hunter Sena - $80 -
POP Boa Hancock purple bikini ver. - $80 -
Peppermint Yuzuko - $100 -
Ques Q Erio - $80 -
StrikerS Vivio - $60 -
Beach Queens Saber Alter - $40 -
Beach Queens Saber Zero - $40 -
Unity May - $60 -
G.E.M. Tai/Agumon - $50 -
ARTFX Wolfwood - $100 -
Beach Queens Sena - $30 -
Bishoujo Dark Phoenix - $100 -
Beach Queens Saber Lily - $40 -
Beach Queens Kurisu - $40 -
Yamato Ignis red ver. (sword snapped at hilt) - $40 -
G.E.M. Matt/Gabumon - $50 -
Himekuri Image Girl black ver. - $40 -
Limit Gunz - $70 -
DPCF Sanji - $80 -
Bishoujo Scarlet Witch - $80 -
Yamato Emaretta-chan - $90 -
CM Cthugha - $80 -
Banpresto CC translucent hair black outfit (missing belt) - $30 -
Chibi Ikaros (Tomoki not included) - $30 -
Kaiyodo Lucia - $20 -
Megahouse Melona green ver. - $150 -
Beach Queens Akiha - $50 -
Koto movie Nanoha - $40 -
Chibi Nymph - $30 -
Chibi Astrea - $30 -
Bishoujo Ms. Marvel - $70 -
Banpresto CC translucent hair white outfit - $30 -
Beach Queens StrikerS Fate - $40 -
Beach Queens StrikerS Nanoha - $40 -
Beach Queens Yukiko - $40 -
Beach Queens StrikerS Subaru - $40 -
Yamato Evil Batman - $30 -
Nendoroid Saber Lion (sealed) - $30 -
Nendoroid Feyris Nyannyan - $40 -
Nendoroid Tomoko (sealed) - $50 -
Nendoroid Saber Zero - $50 -
Nendoroid Golden Darkness - $40 -
Nendoroid Tachibana Hibiki - $40 -
Nendoroid Neko-Arc - $40 -
Revoltech Alphonse - $40 -
Robot Museum GaoGaiGar - $50 -
Omegamon (assembled model kit) - $20 -   read

8:40 PM on 02.19.2013

January Loot & Church of Madoka Contest Prizes!

The January edition of my haul videos, also with video evidence of the Church of Madoka contest prizes!

Probably won't be a video next month since I only have one figure coming (unless Amiami's preowned section decides to jump me again).   read

7:15 PM on 01.22.2013

December Loot! + New collection pics

Like last month (and probably next month), giant box = video instead of pics. Again, please let me know what you thought, I'm always aiming to improve. :)

Update: Now that everything is unboxed and organized, I have actual photos!

Ultimate Madoka was part of the same order, but had to be shipped separately due to its enormous size.

Hi res pics in my MFC album:   read

7:02 PM on 12.28.2012

November Amiami Haul!

So this is my first time doing a haul video, simply because photographing and then cropping/editing all those photos for a haul this large is not something I feel like doing tonight.

Please let me know what you think so I can improve if I do this again.   read

12:01 AM on 11.07.2012

October Haul!

Had a pretty big haul this month, including my first Amiami Preowned items.

First up however is my Rightstuf order. On a related note, if you ever need a laugh, call Rightstuf's number after hours. They have some guy doing a rather hilarious Alucard impression as the recorded message.

ANYWAYS. They really do have great deals if what you want is on sale. As you can see here, I picked up the complete Gurren Lagann, Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, and C, the first half of Steins;Gate and Bobobo, all three volumes of Madoka Magica, and the full first season of Digimon. :D
Also, since Steins;Gate and C were preorders, they came with the Steins;Gate pin, and the Midas bank card.

Now on to my Amiami stuff. First up is the box of Queen's Blade Rebellion minis. I did get the full set of 6, but I don't like the Siggy, so I'll be selling it off sealed with my spare Annelotte. I got a spare Mirim too, but she's on my desk at work. :3

Next is the Beach Queens Rika. The glasses somewhat disappointed me as there was no set slot to put them in; you just need to kind of wedge them in there. That said, she does look great once you've gotten them properly aligned.

Now on to probably the one I was most disappointed with, Erio Touwa. I love the head sculpt and the translucent hair, but there are some very visible seams on the shirt that really shouldn't have been there, the waist joint for the cast-off skirt is more awkward than it is beneficial, and the way she sits on the UFO just looks somewhat odd. She's nice, but not as nice as I was anticipating.

And now we get into the preowned stuff. All three of the preowned items I got were B/B rank, and I was pleasantly surprised.
First up is... well I'm actually not really sure who she is. I think she's called Fii-tan or something, I don't think she's from a show or anything. But she was about 800 yen, and super cute, so I decided to get her. I could find nothing wrong with her at all, though the dog thing that comes with her seems a bit sun-faded. I think it's really cool how you can display the torso and head you aren't using as a bust, rather than it sitting in the box (yes, the heads are interchangeable as well as the torsos, giving essentially four different variants in one figure).

Next is one that I've had my eye out for for a while, and that's the nendoroid Melissa Seraphy. Apart from some scratches on a piece of the base, she was in perfect condition. I also found the limited nendo melissa (with the crown and cape) which will be coming in my November order, so I hope I'll have the same luck (it is B/B as well).

Finally, something I had given up on completely, Hiyori Pixie. The box has fairly significant creasing, and one of the pegs on the inside of her left pantaloon doesn't fit as snugly as I'd like, but other than that she's perfect. There are a few light scratches on the non-painted parts of the figure, but they're only visible if you look really close in strong light.

Overall, very happy with how the preowned items turned out. I would definitely buy other B/B rank items in future. I'm still hesitant to get anything with a C rank though.

And that's the lot. I do have a stand for my Portal gun on the way here, but I have no idea when it will actually show up. =_=   read

10:12 PM on 10.23.2012

October Micropixel: Creatures In The Dark

All sorts of things hide in the trees in the dark... Especially around Halloween.


I also got a pretty good shot with it lit up, but the shadowy one just turned out so well that it was the obvious choice between the two.

Here's the lit photo for comparison. The beastie is the American McGee's Alice series Jabberwocky.


10:59 PM on 10.05.2012

September's Box O' STUFF

My September Amiami order arrives! There's really no feeling quite like seeing the telltale FRAGILE-labeled box appear before you.

Now let's see... Lots of goodies this month... Though next month is going to be huge...

First up, smexy Mami Tomoe dakimakura! She'll be staying in the bag until I get a body pillow for her. The one I sleep on has an Ika Musume knockoff one on it (that said, the quality is excellent. I'm amazed it's held up so well, and is so comfortable too. Not bad for $35) since I tend to drool a lot in my sleep, and if it's really dry I get nosebleeds. =_= I don't mind risking an inexpensive knockoff for that, but for the price of an actual daki, I won't be using it on my main pillow.

Next we have BQ Sena. She's.... well, disappointing. I know she had big boobs in the show, but on the BQ it looks like she implanted watermelons or something. It just looks kinda bleh.
She comes with an alternate hair piece depending on if you want her hair straight down, or have her in mid hair flip.

This is... well, I actually don't know. She's from Symphogear, or at least that's what the box says. DON'T CARE.

I really just got her for the awesome rapeface. :3

Next is, at long last, GSC's Kyoko Sakura. She is gorgeous, hands down. The movement of the hair and her dress are just beautifully done. Also, if you'd rather not use the spear, she has an alternate arm holding a taiyaki. (the corresponding alternate arm is just a closed hand)

Now, at LONGER last, Alter's Kneesocks! She really is a beautiful piece, though I'm a bit disappointed that the hair isn't as translucent as the promo pics led me to believe. The other thing that disappointed me is the glasses; they're wire, and are about half the thickness as the ones in the promo pics. You know these things are fragile because they give you FOUR PAIRS. Two already folded, two unfolded. If you have hamhands, you may as well just do a table-flip now. My hands aren't exactly big, and I still spent a good ten minutes or so getting the damn things in. I really wish they had just made the glasses part of the figure itself than making them a separate part.

Now, I think it's well known that I was really running out of shelf space.... so I bought a new one! Now however I'm out of space for shelves... Anyways, adding a new shelf meant I was finally able to bring out the figures trapped in their plastic prisons. :3

Kyoko and Mami currently have a shelf to themselves. I really love how the two of them look together.

Kneesocks is joining the QB girls. Also a vampire. And a little squid thing.

Sena currently has a shelf to herself, mainly because... well, I couldn't find anywhere where she didn't look bad. Seriously, those boobs are disturbing from the majority of angles.

Finally, I'm just really proud of this shelf box. This is like, Master Tier figure organization.

Now, time to wait for my October order. :3   read

5:13 PM on 09.11.2012

My Collection: September 2012

I've added a fair few figures to my collection recently, so I figured it was time for... new collection photos! Unfortunately any recently acquired figmas and nendoroids are not present, as limited space requires that they remain in their plastic prisons. :( I'll probably be buying a new shelf soon to resolve this. I should probably also get a feather duster to clear those cobwebs off Zoro's head.... since I'm kinda too short to reach. >_<


11:13 PM on 09.06.2012

September Micropixel: In the Court of the Squid Queen

In the court of the Squid Queen, the Squids of the Blue Tentacle prepare for war!

...the peons don't quite grasp the concept.


4:13 PM on 08.07.2012

Happy birthday to me =_=

So I'm 22 today... I expect you all to send me lots of presents. Or I will be VERY disappointed in you all.   read

11:56 PM on 07.05.2012


GO GO GO GO!   read

9:54 PM on 06.26.2012

Tales From the Bargain Bin - Gold Metanoid

I think I'm going to try and do something consistent for a change. If I can pull it off, each week I plan to find a toy that has been bargain-binned for less than $5, and give a short review, because sometimes you can find some cool stuff.

This one in particular I've had my eye on for a while. At Walmart a few months ago, this guy was $20. Yesterday? $3. You can always use more giant robots, so I've been waiting for this guy to drop to $2-3. I knew it would because it's based on a card game that died so fast no one ever actually played it - Redakai. The game had nice art, but the lenticular cards game me a raging headache.

So here he is - the Gold Metanoid.

Honestly, I never played the game. I just thought this dude looked awesome. Because he does. He's a big. Gold. Robot.

With a whole 16 points of articulation!

And he can do this.

The big gimmick for the figure is that you can stick the bottom right corner of these cards into a thingee that pops out of his back, and 3 little lights will project them as a mini-animation into that chest bubble for a few seconds. It's pretty lame, and I don't really care for it. But that's not why we bought this guy.

It's also worth noting that he IS pretty flexible. I could get him to balance on one foot with only a little difficulty, no small feat give how bulky he is.

I was also surprised with how durable he seemed to be. At first I was worried I'd break him since some of his joints were kinda stiff at first, but he's actually pretty tough. I wouldn't recommend wrenching his joints around like a hyperactive toddler, but I'm sure he would easily survive getting tossed across a room.

Overall? I think it was definitely a worthwhile purchase. I think I'd have been happy if I got him for $7-8. I may pick up his gold vampire counterpart later if the price drops further.

tl;dr - if you want to add a cheap gold robot to your collection, you could do a hell of a lot worse than dropping $3 on this guy.   read

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