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May Loot!

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Heya MFC! Here's my loot post for the month of May. I've been trying to tone down my spending late and even though I did spend quite a bit this month, it wasn't as much as usual. My wallet, damaged as it is already, is thanking me.

I had only one preorder this month so most of the things I bought this month are older things I've been meaning to get for a while.

Also, I've been experimenting with photos, so please forgive any weird pictures!



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First of May brought two parcels! One from Mandarake, the other from Plamoya.

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First thing from Mandarake was this cute little Oikawa bookmark!

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He's so cute! I think he was supposed to come with a stand so I planned to display him, but he works perfectly fine as a bookmark so I don't really mind.



Totally forgot to take a separate picture of the towel in it's packaging, but here's where I've got it displayed.

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... I promise it looks better in person. It's super soft and nice, way too small to function as an actual bath towel though.




To the figures! First from the Mandarake package we have a Shizuo.


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He's cute! His base is absolutely massive (long!) and his hair is a little too yellow, but I really do like this one. The pose is dynamic and suits him perfectly.



Next figure is one I wasn't too sure about. I know nothing about Vocaloid(s?) or Hatsune Miku, but this figure was way too pretty to pass up.

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So glad I did end up getting her. This figure is really well painted and detailed for a prize figure! She's really quite big and heavy though, I was quite surprised when I unboxed her to find she's as big as my 1/8 scales.



That was it for the Mandarake box. Next two were from Plamoya, starting with this Kageyama Creator x Creator figure.

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He looks a lot different to his prototype which was pretty disappointing, but the end result is still really nice. The pose and paint job are pretty much perfect! A lot of people were unhappy with him, but I like him a lot!



Oh boy, this next one. Look, Oikawa is probably my favourite anime character to date, hence why I bought this figure, but there's something just... Not quite right about this figure.

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His hair is kinda blending in with the dark background here, but given the paintjob that's probably a good thing.

I tried to love this figure, truly. The pose is alright if you pose him at the ~perfect~ angle, so that didn't really bother me. What did bother me, however, was the lack of quality of this figure. I unboxed him to find bright pink paint transfer from God only knows where and he was kinda... Sticky. Had some weird material stuck on his arm too.

Anyways. The accessories.

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... Do I really have to say anything about these. The DXF line go for around 1500 ~ 2000 yen apiece and they're much better quality than this figure I paid 4300 yen for. Yeah.

Oikawa, you're lucky I love you.



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That was it for those two boxes. Next thing to arrive was another Mandarake box. Another Hinata, surprise surprise, as well as Yachi who I've been meaning to get for ages.

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Hinata is honestly... A little disappointing.

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I ordered this figure after being pretty impressed with Kageyama from the same line, but there's quite a big difference in quality between the two. Hinata's pose is nice, but he's really shiny in places were he probably shouldn't be and there's quite a few glaringly obvious paint flaws too. It's still an ok figure overall, I have a feeling I just had my hopes up a little too high.


Yachi however did not disappoint!

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She's super cute! I bought Kiyoko (we'll get to her in a minute) from TOM the day before and I just had to buy Yachi to go along with her. The Karasuno shelf in my Detolf just wasn't looking complete without them! Yachi is really nicely painted and her pose is adorable.



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The next package arrived a few days after. Finally managed to find Kiyoko on TOM for a decent price so I grabbed her!

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She's so pretty!

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This figure is simple but really quite nice. Suits Kiyoko very well!



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Another Mandarake parcel. Recolour of the Kageyama figure from my earlier Playmoya order!

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Didn't see any pictures of him before I bought him since there were none here on MFC, but it was definitely worth taking the chance.

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These recolours are so nice! Really love the fluorescent colours and the greyscale/manga effect. The sculpt is identical to the original colour version and the paintjob is of the same good quality too.



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Next one is weird. I discovered Mandarake auctions recently and won my first (nerve-wracking) auction!

The picture of the items in this particular auction had wasn't exactly clear, so I only knew about 70% of this stuff while bidding.

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So much Haikyuu!! stuff though, I was super happy to find a lot of the Animate Cafe limited bookmarks. Some Touken Ranbu stuff, some Free! stuff, and some stuff I don't recognise.

The one thing I was really after in this auction was the chibi Haru figure. I've been casually looking around for him for a while, but his price is usually waaaaay to high. I managed to nab him at a ridiculously low price, still in his original packaging and everything, yay!


Since I won the auction, I figured I'd add a few things to my order. The first being this super tiny (AND SUPER SOFT) towel/face washer thing with Oikawa and Iwaizumi on it.

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Forgot to take a picture of the packaging, oops. It's incredibly soft and nice though, I've been using it to dust figure bases since I wasn't sure what else to do with it.


Also bought an Iwaoi DJ because... Yeah.

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It's super cute, the art is really really nice! I'm always a sucker for Final HQ Quest AU (and Iwaoi) and this was only 100 yen. How could I resist?



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I'm just also gonna include some goods here real quick. A friend and I went on a shopping trip in Brisbane City mid-month, and as well as the many bags of clothes I also grabbed Durarara!! X2 on Blu-Ray and Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5.

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Still haven't had time to sit down and binge the entire DVD yet, but I'm halfway through the manga!



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One other tiny package from Mandarake. This tiny Oik.

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Ordered two chibi Oikers from Nakano but one was out of stock. The one time I forget to mark the 'Cancel order if item is out of stock' button, this happens. Ended up paying a pretty high price including shipping for just one tiny figure, and it turns out he came with the wrong stand. He just kinda... Floats, hence why I've only photographed his face. He's ridiculously cute and I really do love the figure, but the super high price and weird base sorta ruined the experience.



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Well. More Mandarake auctions. This pile of stuff here came to a grand total of 851 yen without shipping.

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First, some clear files.

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The 'Sexy? Cool?' thing on Oikawa's makes me giggle every time I see it.


One figure in this loot! Kageyama from the DXF line which I won for 600 yen. I took the risk of him being damaged, and unfortunately he arrived with a broken foot peg and heaps of scratches on his base. Also looks like someone tried gluing him to the base after he broke, and there's parts of the base where the paint is kinda stripped off? No idea what happened, but fortunately the figure itself is in pretty much perfect condition.

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Really love him!


Moving on to the small bag on stuff which I won for 40 yen.

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Mostly was after this auction for the Suga and Oikawa straps, but the other stuff is great too! I believe the Suga badge was a Jump Shop exclusive which is cool, but it was kinda disappointing getting two Levs, as much as I love him. The Hinata badge doesn't appear to be in the database so that one's a bit of a mystery. The Kunimi badge is nice too, but since I'm not too fond of badges I dunno what to do with him.


Here are the things from the boxes! This was kinda eerie actually. I thought to myself "In a perfect world I'd get Oikawa, Kageyama, Suga, Noya and Karamatsu".

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And, strangely enough, that's exactly what I got. Kinda spooky, but I'm definitely not complaining. Just need to find somewhere to display them now!



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Last package of the month and omg. Feel like I've been waiting for the Nishinoya Nendoroid forever, and finally he's here!

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He's beyond adorable, probably one of my favourite Nendoroids that I own!

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Noya's incredibly cute with his hair down too.

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His little blonde hair bit at the front is a tiny bit loose which worried me slightly, but aside from that he's pretty much perfect! There are heaps of ways to pose him and the paintjob is excellent. So pleased with him, can't wait for the rest of the Haikyuu!! Nendoroids!



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That was it for this month! I although I tried spending less, it didn't really work out that way. Didn't realise how much I'd bought until I took this picture, yikes.

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No preorders for next month so HOPEFULLY I'll actually spend less. Not looking likely now that I've discovered the wonders of keychains and rubber straps, but my wallet can hope.

Thanks for reading! :')
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harukaa (1 year ago) #10766787ahh really nice loot!! Tiny Oikawa looks adorable (^^) ~
Thanks! He's so cute aaaa :')

SkyBlue (1 year ago) #10767837Awesome haul! So many Haikyuu!! merch :D You really like Oikawa eh ^^ Nishinoya is really adorable (especially with his hair down!) Those clear files looks great. I thought they were magazines! 'Sexy? Cool?' attracted my attention and I giggled too idk why XD but my favourite of your loot is Shizu-chan! ^^
Thank you! :D Hehehe, I do like Oikawa a lot, what gave it away? :P
Noya is so cute with his hair down! So pleased that his nendo came with a separate hair piece, he's so adorable. The 'Sexy? Cool?' thing is so eye-catching omg why on earth did that put that on there? No complaints though, I'm still giggling at it.
The Shizuo figure is sooooo nice, I love him beyond words omg! He needs more figures. D:



sybey (1 year ago) #10768615i love your loot! you've got great taste in volleyball boys :3cMelonpan (1 year ago) #10768911Great loot! I really like all of the Oikawa stuff :>

Thank you both so much! You both have great taste as well if we like the same characters. ^-^

Bearcat (1 year ago) #10769753Ah good old Mandarake trash auctions. I love em too! you can find the most random stuff there for decent prices :D very nice loot!! Too bad the pegs were broken on him :( I noticed though this is like the most common issue with the full sized figures from the auctions. I've bought a lot there over the years and there's nearly always something wrong with it...
But in any case, very neat loot :)

Gotta love the trash auctions! Such good prices but so much rubbish sometimes omg. The broken peg thing does indeed seem to be a common problem, luckily it's an easy fix in most cases. Hopefully you have better luck in future, no more broken pegs! And thanks c:

Wario54 (1 year ago) #10771452What a great loot! You sold me on that Miku. It's not from one of my favorite songs but I played it a ton in Project Diva and just saw Miku in concert, where they also played that song. Plus the figure really does look gorgeous. I must have her now. *_*
You should definitely get her, especially if you're a Miku fan! She goes for a pretty decent price on Mandarake if you're looking for her, but it's a fairly heavy figure so watch out for shipping.

kuroorin (1 year ago) #10771590I love your loot! Seeing so much HQ merch in one post is such a treat. :3
Recently made a Mandarake account just to buy that chibi Oik...and he was sold out. xD
Okay I dittered around for 5 days because at that point he was the only thing I wanted and I was worried about shipping.
(May I ask how much his solo shipping cost? 780 yen?)

Hehe, thanks! I've seen that Oik on Manda a few times, hopefully he'll pop up again soon so you can grab him! ^-^ Totally understand about waiting because omg shipping is killer even for small stuff. Shipping ended up being 1500 yen for EMS, which is the cheapest shipping method that Manda offers to Australia. Super weird but EMS is always cheapest! Still so expensive. D;

otoyomi (1 year ago) #10771728Wonderful loot! As a Haikyuu fan myself I feel happy looking through all this photos~ ^w^
Everytime I see photos of the DXF figure I'm so tempted to buy the whole line~~ (Kageyama looks so good in your photos +w+)
And also interesting to see you've got the managers as well, I've got Yachi myself so I'm happy to see someone likes her too~
Looking at your Nishinoya makes me look forward to mine too~! XD (It'll probably take a week or two to reach me though)

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D
The DXF line is so nice but once you get one... You'll need them all. :P Thank you though, Kags does look super nice in those photos. ;-;
I hope your Noya arrives soon, you'll love him! Hopefully they more more HQ nendos, they're so cute omg
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Wonderful loot! As a Haikyuu fan myself I feel happy looking through all this photos~ ^w^
Everytime I see photos of the DXF figure I'm so tempted to buy the whole line~~ (Kageyama looks so good in your photos +w+)
And also interesting to see you've got the managers as well, I've got Yachi myself so I'm happy to see someone likes her too~

Looking at your Nishinoya makes me look forward to mine too~! XD (It'll probably take a week or two to reach me though)
1 year ago
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I love your loot! Seeing so much HQ merch in one post is such a treat. :3

Recently made a Mandarake account just to buy that chibi Oik...and he was sold out. xD
Okay I dittered around for 5 days because at that point he was the only thing I wanted and I was worried about shipping.
(May I ask how much his solo shipping cost? 780 yen?)
1 year ago
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What a great loot! You sold me on that Miku. It's not from one of my favorite songs but I played it a ton in Project Diva and just saw Miku in concert, where they also played that song. Plus the figure really does look gorgeous. I must have her now. *_*
1 year ago
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Ah good old Mandarake trash auctions. I love em too! you can find the most random stuff there for decent prices :D very nice loot!! Too bad the pegs were broken on him :( I noticed though this is like the most common issue with the full sized figures from the auctions. I've bought a lot there over the years and there's nearly always something wrong with it...
But in any case, very neat loot :)
1 year ago
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Great loot! I really like all of the Oikawa stuff :>
1 year ago
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sybey ryonafucker69
i love your loot! you've got great taste in volleyball boys :3c
1 year ago
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Awesome haul! So many Haikyuu!! merch :D You really like Oikawa eh ^^ Nishinoya is really adorable (especially with his hair down!) Those clear files looks great. I thought they were magazines! 'Sexy? Cool?' attracted my attention and I giggled too idk why XD but my favourite of your loot is Shizu-chan! ^^
1 year ago
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ahh really nice loot!! Tiny Oikawa looks adorable (^^) ~
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solluxcaptor (1 year ago) #10762894Really nice loot! :P I guess you like Haikyuu a lot right? I actually never knew Mandarake auctions offered bundles like that so I'll have to check it out!!
What kind of search terms do you use for the bundles?


Thanks! I do like Haikyuu!! quite a lot, there's just so much merch to collect it feels like there's no end to it. :P

They do indeed! It's a little frustrating though because they don't actually label any of the items except for like 'Auction - Toy' or something like that, because it's basically just all the broken or damaged stuff they either can't sell normally or can't be bothered dealing with, I assume. There's a lot of broken junk and it takes a bit of searching to find the good stuff, but there are sometimes diamonds in the rough!

NerdyBirdyx (1 year ago) #10763126Aaa you got so much nice loot! I love all of your Haikyuu stuff, especially the Nishinoya nendoroid. :)

Thank you! Always nice to see some other Haikyuu!! fans on here MFC. :)
The Noya nendo is so cute! Definitely my favourite HQ nendo so far.

AnAbleAngel (1 year ago) #10763400When I saw the Siren Visual BluRay, I knew this collector had to be Aussie.
Awesome loot!


We Aussie collectors seem to be few and far between on here! Thanks :D

lavalunar (1 year ago) #10764475Great loot! I actually love those clear files almost most of all, oddly enough! The magazine-like designs are so awesome and eye-catching.
May I ask, did you get these from the Urban Mine auctions? I've been trying to participate, myself, but I can't figure out how to pay the registration fee! ; u; Clicking on it just takes me to the general registration page, which I can't use because I already am registered regularly with Mandarake.


Thank you! I agree with you there, there's a couple of magazine looking clear files in my collection and they're definitely my favourites.

Yep, the Urban Mines is where I found the cheap stuff! That's odd, hmmm. If you log into your already registered Manda account and click on 'My Page' from the auctions part of the website, there should be an Authentication tab. If you register your payment method there it should hopefully work and you can start bidding! :D
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