iWork Motivation - Nov '16–Jan'17n/a    Readers' selection (2017-02-10)

Salutations!

Last blog I said that my next blog would be a 2 year collecting milestone one, but I got lazy and decided to postpone that.

So over this Summer break, I got a Christmas Casual work position. My manager really liked me, and gave me as many shifts as legally possible (I was basically working full time). To those ends, I needed to dedicate some of my paychecks to the hobby, to fully enjoy the fruits of my employment. I ended up padding out many of my AmiAmi orders with preowned items, and impulse-buys that I don't regret.

November Mandarake Parcel

Having watched Kimi no Na wa, I really wanted to get the guide book. I ended up throwing some other 2Dish items into this order, and went with DHL to keep shipping costs low!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0124_zps6nxufi7k.jpg

Contents:
- Yamato OSFA T-shirt
item #539796 - Nene Shikishi
item #487565 - Kimi no Na wa Guide Book

The Yamato shirt is the first OSFA shirt I’ve purchased, and it was close to a Men’s Large. I’m a short guy so it’s long on me, but I’m rather brawny so I manage to fill it out without looking too dorky (says the person wearing an anime shirt).

November AmiAmi Parcel

Typical AmiAmi monthly order, which arrived in a huge box as always (resulting in expensive EMS T_T).

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Contents:
item #459171 - Scathach (Lancer) by Plum
item #287740 - Yamato Nendo
item #482128 - Maho Tsumamare
item #234285 - Yamato Tsumamare
item #521092 - Kimi no Na wa Tapestry
item #143700 - Yukiho by Kotobukiya
item #98895 - Miki by Kotobukiya
item #167025 - Tsukushi by Phat Company
item #2192 - Rin by Kotobukiya
item #118087 - Figma Archetype : She

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One of my favourites from Fate GO. Glad she didn’t come beheaded.

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Tapestry turned out great!

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Ponytail. Sporty. Big Bust. That’s an A+ from me!

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Seeing Rin in the pitching pose on the box reminds me of my Baseball catcher days…

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Falling ever deeper into Nendoroid hell D: Big ship with a big ponytail and big guns, in more ways than one.

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Does this count as my first figma? @_@

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I really liked how these figures turned out. They were heaps cheap as well, and definitely look better irl.

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Obligatory best girl straps!


December AmiAmi Parcel

Another large AmiAmi monthly order, mainly because of the presence of a dreaded (shipping-wise) 1/4 scale!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0155_zpsggcfzvpm.jpg

Contents:
item #380217 - Miku 1/8 by Stronger
item #331607 - Hakufu 1/4 by FREEing
item #363760 - Mami Prize
item #185458 - Senketsu strap for a friend
item #482088 - Miho Tsumamare
item #482128 - Another Maho Tsumamare
item #430920 - Akizuki Strap
item #507569 - Houki Book Cover
- Maho Strap

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She looks beautiful, and the detail is spectacular! The box has a really pretty pattern too.

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Sonsaku is in the house baby! I would’ve thought she would be cast-off since Ikkitousen is really ecchi, though I’d keep her cast-on anyway.

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More Idolm@ster! Mami is my favourite twin ^_^ Can you guess why?

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More straps, and a Houki book cover. I got another Maho Tsumamare to put on my Uni bag.

January AmiAmi Parcel

The box wasn’t as big as the last two, but this one had heaps of goods. The shipping cost was very similar regardless!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0172_zpspelm9zbz.jpg

Contents:
item #210647 - Yamato Carabiner
item #166852 - Miki Tsumamare
item #166854 - Chihaya Tsumamare
item #495451 - Shimohara Tsumamare
item #495454 - Rossman Tsumamare
item #325634 - Yui Tsumamare
item #297543 - Utaha Tsumamare
item #464572 - Miki Nendoroid Co-de
item #464571 - Haruka Nendoroid Co-de
item #440580 - Mash (Shielder) Prize figure
item #98896 - Haruka by Kotobukiya
item #413597 - Lala by Alter
item #527068 - Lala mousepad
item #527067 - Lala Dakimakura
- Houki Mug
- Houki Strap
- August Fan Book

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Even more straps!! Their cost added up really quickly :S A few of them will be decorating my Uni bag.

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Nendoroid Co-de figures. I hope they make ones of the other girls too!

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Similarly to Miki and Yukiho, Haruka looks great!

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Glad the mug arrived safely! More offerings for the Houki collection.

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Mash prize. The quality was … let’s just say I’ve seen much better prizes. Her eyes look great though, too bad the glasses kinda make them difficult to admire irl.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0191_zpstioya9uc.jpg
Lala merch – was waiting all of last year for her daki/mousepad combo to be released! As for her figure, I think I prefer the original colouring. The pastel version still looks cute though!


January Hobby Search Parcel

Always great when SAL parcels actually arrive! Wasn’t worth using EMS for this order. Decided to use some leftover HS points on a random item that I wanted.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0171_zpsxwr6noo5.jpg

Contents:
item #354837 - Utaha Pillow Case

I’ll probably pick up some suitable pillows from K-mart or Target to mount this case and a Houki case.

AmiAmi monthly order compilation shots

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0151_zpspbqlzixv.jpg

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I forgot to take a group shot of the Jan order >_< but here's a cute pokemon gif instead:
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/pokemon_zps7l9ia6jq.gif


So that wraps up another loot post filled with figures that will tragically stay boxed until I can afford better display solutions (damn dust).

Thanks for reading!

Comments (5)

14 months agoFinalCataclsymFinalCataclsym
Though it was early in the list, you had me at Shikishi. Nice hauls overall and I know the feeling of waiting for sweet figures, anime and merch to keep someone going. Add me to the proverbial list.
04 months agoAnAbleAngelAnAbleAngel
wall (4 months ago) #18120506Only reason i get up and go to work now is for the merch man (and the bills)
nice loot though! love the Lala stuff.

Haha I'm sure that's the case with most of us! But it's great because it works :P

LovelyIdiot (4 months ago) #18121406Ermahgawd its my cute pancake Raichu <3 *forgets about all the awesome loot you got*
That FGO Lancer looks great btw, and you should totally make stupid poses with that figma already Im just sayin'.

Yeah, thanks for the gif! Otherwise who knows what else I would've put instead D: I'll get to posing eventually... Just waiting for the creative juices to kick in xD

Stalgonoff (4 months ago) #18124205Awesome loot. I passed up Lala when she was first announced, but I decided to get the recolour and she's amazing. I haven't compared them in person, but I actually like the splash of colour in the pastel version over the plain white on the original.
I've been there too on the seasonal working spree. I work for a friend in the summer and for a few of the months I was doing more shifts than was legal, but I made a fair bit off it. Would've only had one day off in all of August if the weather hadn't been bad enough to close for a day.

That's cool! I've always had fairly plain tastes, but its different preferences that make the hobby community so diverse :) Its difficult working your ass off, but the money is proportional to work time - so I guess that's probably the biggest motivator to walk to work.
14 months agoStalgonoffStalgonoff
Awesome loot. I passed up Lala when she was first announced, but I decided to get the recolour and she's amazing. I haven't compared them in person, but I actually like the splash of colour in the pastel version over the plain white on the original.

I've been there too on the seasonal working spree. I work for a friend in the summer and for a few of the months I was doing more shifts than was legal, but I made a fair bit off it. Would've only had one day off in all of August if the weather hadn't been bad enough to close for a day.
14 months ago (4 months ago)LovelyIdiotLovelyIdiot
Ermahgawd its my cute pancake Raichu <3 *forgets about all the awesome loot you got*

That FGO Lancer looks great btw, and you should totally make stupid poses with that figma already Im just sayin'.
84 months agowallwall
Only reason i get up and go to work now is for the merch man (and the bills)
nice loot though! love the Lala stuff.

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