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HUGE LOOT: August-December 2018!!!HUGE LOOT: August-December 2018!!!

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This loot post is going to be my last huge loot post. Since I mentioned before in my blogs that I will be going on hiatus with collecting, I have slowed down with amassing figures and focused instead on merch, specifically stuff for my Hypnosis Mic (Mad Trigger Crew exclusive) itabags. You'll see a lot of that in the post later.

I'll be posting a separate January-February 2019 loot blog once I get the last of my orders in, and then that's it for me and collecting unless they fit the categories I set for myself~

Also, no pics of the boxes as they are precariously balanced on top of one another in my closet and I would rather not take them out and destroy the tetris-like arrangement I've made in there.

All figures were bought from AmiAmi, the merch were bought from various sites (Otamart/Surugaya via FJ, AmiAmi and probably other stores I don't remember.) as well as my local Kinokuniya; a few of the Hypmic merch were gifted to me by my otouto.

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FIGURES
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Would this be me without some Touken Danshi? Ever since I posted a blog half a year ago about me slowing down/going on hiatus with collecting, I really focused on certain franchises/series that are near and dear to my heart rather than preordering anything and everything that caught my eye. Touken Ranbu, of course, is one of those franchises. While it is not in my list of priorities for this year, I do plan on picking up the remaining swordbois I don't have either in the aftermarket or after their release, since I don't want to deal with any more preorders.

I actually think Kane-san's scale is absolutely stunning. From the very first instance I saw his prototype, I fell in love with him; he is as every bit gorgeous in person as I expected him to be. Of course, without needing to be said, the nendoroids are adorbs af.

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Kino no Tabi (the 2003 anime series, at least; the remake is trash except for the updated art) is a series that is near and dear to my heart. I watched it first when I was a kid (I was probably in like 6th grade at the time) and it's just one of my all-time undying favorites. I'm not going to go into detail as to why it's important to me as it is a very personal thing, but of course, with a series that has such huge impact on me, I had to get figures for it - especially since figure companies actually paid attention to it for the briefest time, which is all that I needed to finally have best girl.

Kotobukiya's take on her took my breath away. She is easily one of the most beautiful figures I own. There's just so much amazingly sculpted detail on Hermes; both his wheels spin, which I thought was a little fun added touch. I just wish his stand thing was actually foldable so that he can actually move, but I guess since it's a scale figure and not an action figure, it's forgivable. Not that I'd play with Hermes anyway, his proportions don't match my figmas so he can't really be used as a prop.

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Ha ha ha ha ha. You'd think I was done with Aqours or that I'd be tired of the game or the girls by now but nope. My love for You and Maru is still as strong as ever. They will be best girls for all eternity. Even if they are not in my priority list for this year, I do plan on getting any figures of them that I miss in the future.

I haven't opened their Mirai no Bokura wa Shitteru yo figures yet because my Aqours shelf is currently full. I'm waiting for the rest of my figures to come in before I do a major revamp of my displays so that I can efficiently space them out.

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Unpopular opinion: I prefer the updated character design of LoGH. Mostly because I did not grow up with it nor did I ever read/watch the original adaptations (nor do I have any desire to; too long), and my introduction to this franchise was the 2018 anime and I loved it. I think Reinhard is adorable sitting on his little throne-like chair like that. I'm still holding out hopes for GSC to announce a Kircheis nendo because I ship those two so much. Yang, of course, is my favorite of the two of them, so I had to pick him up as well.

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I keep Maika and Syaro posed like this because they look adorable together! If I ever get around to making a café diorama, I'll definitely put them together. I originally intended to purchase Rize to go with Syaro, but I ended up canceling her because I just wasn't satisfied with the accessories Rize's nendo came with, and not to mention I'd only be getting her for Syaro's sake anyway; she wasn't really a favorite character of mine in the series. Maika though, is definitely a favorite. I hope one day GSC/OR would make a Dino to go with her. <3

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I was too lazy to switch out Riza's uniform because I actually have her displayed in my cabinet like this, because:

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she is tired of Roy's shit. X'D Roy isn't part of this loot (I got him a month or so before I got Riza), but I had to include this picture to show you guys how I have them set up in my display. I will likely switch them back to their uniforms soon, though, since I am revamping my displays.

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Klaus is one of my all-time most favorite characters (along with Steven), so much so that I am including him in my priority list for this year. I just love him so much. I hope that someone makes a scale of him, but that's highly unlikely ;v;' This figma is so fun, he came with a lot of accessories and yaoi hands, seriously, look at the size of those mitts, but I have him posed in my cabinet like this for now since I was too lazy to set him up in a proper pose at the time I unboxed him. X'D

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And last but certainly not the least, we have the remaining Free! boys to complete my collection (I don't like Nagisa, so I didn't end up buying him). Rei is my ultimate favorite from the series because he is an UTSUKUSHII boi. Sousuke, on the other hand, I got because I wanted him to go with Rin (SouRin is my second OTP, MakoHaru being the first). Sousuke is actually a gift from my dad for my birthday last November! He gave me money so that I can order him from AmiAmi. It was so sweet of him since I was planning on (begrudgingly and sadly) skipping Sousuke because of other priorities. And yes, he is the hero dad who bought me BL artbooks in Animate Bangkok. Bless.

Dat bulge tho, Sousuke. Mmmm baby boi work it.

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MERCH

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First up, I got the whole Yokikana Wa no Kurashi set. This is my first re-ment set and I just gotta say that I absolutely love it! Since I'm planning on making dioramas for my displays this year, re-ment would be extremely useful. I don't know if I'm going to buy more because they aren't a priority (for now), but they're certainly very fun.

Also in that picture are the Pose Skeleton - Tatami Set and Hokkori Kotatsu. The Pose Skeleton set was a bit too small for both my nendos and figmas, so I'm just using it as a side table; the food was an okay size. My fault for not checking dimensions. X'D

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The shogi set is still in the box. Likely forever. I don't have the patience or time to put those stickers onto those tiny pieces one by one. @@;;; Well, I guess I'll do it when I get proper hobby tweezers, but man, not right now.

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I also got this food set when I saw it in stock on AmiAmi and bought it since it was only like less than 2000 yen. I don't know if it's allowed in the database though; someone please do let me know so I can put it in if it is!

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WBC stuff because who would have thought I'd fall in love with a single cell that exists in my body. Anime has come so far.

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Also some Rin stuff, because she is my most favorite character in Yuru Camp and one of my all-time favorites. She is not a priority for this year though, so this is likely the last of her merch I'll be getting. That pink blob in the upper left corner is a Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou keychain that's not included in the loot post so I just blobbed (is that a word? XD) it out.

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More random keychains from various fandoms I'm in, I love all of them. <3

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Touken Ranbu Kenran Zuroku 2 artbook. The art inside is absolutely gorgeous. Also a random Akumura pass case I ended up not using because I bought an MTC one (pictured in the Hypmic section below), but I keep it displayed together with my Homura (and Mami) figures on my MSMM shelf.

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The nendo faceplates and nitotans of Erwin, Levi, and Mutsu. I haven't opened up the boxes of faceplates yet because I haven't had time to play around with my nendos, but I'll probably do a separate review blog on them when I get around to it.

Nitotans are my new obsession because they are adorable, especially when they're all sitting together in a basket. I plan on getting the Klaus/Steven and Karasuno third year ones, but man oh man are they expensive and rare. TuT;;; Probably in the future.

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Various acrylic stands from different fandoms, because acrylic stands are another kind of merch I got obsessed with. I just gotta figure out a way to display them beautifully (and also dust them because boy oh boy is that second picture dustville or what).

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My impulse buys at my local Kinokuniya! The CLAMP Memories artbook, and a box set with 4 badges, a postcard of Sakura, and an acrylic stand of Touya/Yukito, one of my all-time favorite OTPs! Both of these I didn't even know existed until I saw them in the manga shelf while browsing. I mainly snagged the box set because I saw the Touya/Yukito acrylic stand and was like "Yep. This stand alone is well worth the $19 I'm going to pay for it." The badges are a nice bonus. Of course, the artbook I couldn't leave there when I saw it since I am such a fan of CLAMP and will forever want all of their merch and artbooks.

And saving the best for last:

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I... uhm. Pretty much threw my wallet at Surugaya and Otamart (and Amiami for a few of them) via FJ and was like "just get me all the MTC shit you have." Yeah. And this isn't even the end of it - I still have more coming in the Jan-Feb loot. I am just so obsessed with their music and with Komada Wataru and Jyuuto and just. MTC is the embodiment of perfection for me. I love them and will probably love them for all eternity.

The keychains in the first picture where the crew are sitting on macarons are doujin goods from my otouto which she bought from a convention she attended in the Philippines. They are wonderful and I will treasure them forever. They're definitely going in my itabag. <3

The magazines I bought literally only for the posters that came with them, which are now chilling on my walls. Yes, I paid 8k in shipping alone just to make sure those posters came to me. So much for going on collecting hiatus.

But for real though, this time. Discipline, Gwennie. DISCIPLINE.

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GRAND TOTAL: 18 figures, merch galore!

All in all, this haul over a span of five months is actually pretty small for me, compared to my collecting frenzy phase before where I'd have like 5-7 figures a month, maybe even more if there were delays. I found that I controlled myself better when it came to figures, but I went crazy with merch - I plan on also curbing that this year by having set goals for myself. Hopefully I can shop a little bit more wisely this year.

Thanks for reading~!


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OtoriKohaku (1 maand(en) geleden) #51221644Nice haul! I especially love all that White Blood Cell merch!

Thank you! <3 I love him so much ;v;
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pretense (1 maand(en) geleden) #51159098s-so much MTC
u even changed ur icon to jyuto x)))
im happy? to contribute to ur collection?
8k shipping for magazines tho. at least the big ass posters were worth it?
18 figures is a whole damn lot. pls give my kudos to ur best dad for getting u the sousuke :)) i have to buy my own damn figures around here~
i wish i could make a loot post too but alas everything is in boxes still
im praying that ur merch hiatus goes well haha
we have 12 hypmic nendos to watch out for x)


Yis otouto, thank ye for contributing indeed~ Your box is coming, btw. I'll be able to send it out by the end of the month :D

The bigass posters were indeed very worth it, upupupu~ >:3c Actually, I just ordered the March 2019 Animage as well. 2K shipping from FJ for a single freaking magazine, I'm done lmfao. But I just had to get that wonderful TDD poster because I'm obsessed with their younger aesthetic, okay. -v-

And honestly, considering my last collective loot (though that was 8 months, tbf) was 36 figures, and that at one point I had 12 figures in a month, 18 across five months is a record low for me X'DDDD It's gonna be lower this year though, because I just had the last 4 figures I wanted in the mail, then I'm just waiting on the Ash/Eiji one in April, and I likely won't be ordering more unless I find Sawapapa and Sugarmama somewhere and/or Mutsu and the MTC Hypmic nendos get released within the year. Thank god I only want MTC, or else I'd be in big trouble. X'DDDD
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Nice haul! I especially love all that White Blood Cell merch!
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s-so much MTC
u even changed ur icon to jyuto x)))
im happy? to contribute to ur collection?
8k shipping for magazines tho. at least the big ass posters were worth it?

18 figures is a whole damn lot. pls give my kudos to ur best dad for getting u the sousuke :)) i have to buy my own damn figures around here~

i wish i could make a loot post too but alas everything is in boxes still

im praying that ur merch hiatus goes well haha
we have 12 hypmic nendos to watch out for x)
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indian_summer22 (1 maand(en) geleden) #50913145Really...then maybe it is allowed? I am not an expert really. Havent added much to the database yet.
Yeah, me neither. Fish is...sth I stay clear of xD
Have fun with your loot x3


Hahaha I'll do more research on it. Thanks! :D
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gwendal738-2 (1 maand(en) geleden) #50913038True, although re-ment with no characters on it are allowed on the database (like the one I bought) so I thought this might be, too. X'D
But you're very welcome! I dont like the fish either (since im not a big fan of fish irl) but otherwise the set is very worth it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do :D


Really...then maybe it is allowed? I am not an expert really. Havent added much to the database yet.

Yeah, me neither. Fish is...sth I stay clear of xD

Have fun with your loot x3
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indian_summer22 (1 maand(en) geleden) #50894293Oh wow thanks for the detailed response. I dont think you can add it though. Copy and paste from the guidelines:
Any object with the head of a character/vehicle/object coming from one or more Japanese anime/manga/movies/books/shows/video-games/history/pop-icons.
But thank you for alle the photos and explanation. I'll probably get it then. Not too fond of the fish *shudders* but the rest looks good. Again, thanks.


True, although re-ment with no characters on it are allowed on the database (like the one I bought) so I thought this might be, too. X'D

But you're very welcome! I dont like the fish either (since im not a big fan of fish irl) but otherwise the set is very worth it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do :D
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gwendal738-2 (1 maand(en) geleden) #50894090It indeed is! Do you know if I'm allowed to add it to the database?
Also, I took very quick pictures for you - sorry for the crappy quality as it's currently nighttime where I am so I can't setup my camera and use natural lighting as usual. It's just my phone and desk lamp doing the job here. X'D
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The thing you have to keep in mind with this set is that it requires a bit of minimal assembly. If you saw in the packaging in the post, they come attached to those plastic things, so you have to cut them out. Then you can see in this pic, the bowls are cut in half which you then have to put together, then the food themselves have protrusions underneath that you insert into the slots in the bowls.
There are only 4 kinds of food, but 6 bowls. I'm guessing they might release more in an upcoming Vol. 2? I can only speculate.
The fish also fits into the plate perfectly, while the yakiniku are attached directly to the plate.
Here's some size references:
With a figma:
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With a nendoroid:
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All in all I really like it, the food is well-detailed and almost realistic and it's very easy to cut out and assemble, no fancy tools needed other than a utility/x-acto knife. Plus I think it's a good proportion against either nendos or figmas.
And the best thing is that it's very cheap, so you really can't go wrong with it. :)

Hopefully this helped! :)


Oh wow thanks for the detailed response. I dont think you can add it though. Copy and paste from the guidelines:

Any object with the head of a character/vehicle/object coming from one or more Japanese anime/manga/movies/books/shows/video-games/history/pop-icons.

But thank you for alle the photos and explanation. I'll probably get it then. Not too fond of the fish *shudders* but the rest looks good. Again, thanks.
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Llenn (1 maand(en) geleden) #50893542Thanks! :)

You're welcome! :D I linked the figures to the post now, so you should be able to find it easily in case you haven't yet!
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indian_summer22 (1 maand(en) geleden) #50893472Is that the Food for Figure set? I was eyeing it on AmiAmi cos it was cheap, but I wasnt sure. What do you think of it?
Do you happen to have a photo of it all set up?


It indeed is! Do you know if I'm allowed to add it to the database?

Also, I took very quick pictures for you - sorry for the crappy quality as it's currently nighttime where I am so I can't setup my camera and use natural lighting as usual. It's just my phone and desk lamp doing the job here. X'D

Under spoiler!

View spoilerHide spoiler
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/40071445633_377e2dcd6d_c.jpg

The thing you have to keep in mind with this set is that it requires a bit of minimal assembly. If you saw in the packaging in the post, they come attached to those plastic things, so you have to cut them out. Then you can see in this pic, the bowls are cut in half which you then have to put together, then the food themselves have protrusions underneath that you insert into the slots in the bowls.

There are only 4 kinds of food, but 6 bowls. I'm guessing they might release more in an upcoming Vol. 2? I can only speculate.

The fish also fits into the plate perfectly, while the yakiniku are attached directly to the plate.

Here's some size references:

With a figma:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/33161153728_e9d1e90f5c_c.jpg

With a nendoroid:
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All in all I really like it, the food is well-detailed and almost realistic and it's very easy to cut out and assemble, no fancy tools needed other than a utility/x-acto knife. Plus I think it's a good proportion against either nendos or figmas.

And the best thing is that it's very cheap, so you really can't go wrong with it. :)


Hopefully this helped! :)
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