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Many Firsts - Jul–October 2016Many Firsts - Jul–October 2016

AnAbleAngelAnAbleAngel2 years agoLoot
Hey!

So it’s been a while since I wrote a loot post. Mostly because of maybe 20% laziness and 80% University is too busy. This’ll also manifest in my post because I barely took any photos of the majority of the loot over the months. Most of the time I received parcels, unboxed the items and then sent them to storage because I didn’t have the time to really explore it all to the full extent. Moreover, most of the figures I get are staying boxed because I’m out of detolf space ;-; (and dusty figures are my worst enemy). Anyway enough of my excuses, I’ll continue on.

This post will basically cover a whole bunch of sources of loot; the normal shenanigans (AmiAmi, HobbySearch and Manda) but also a gift and first time proxy use, actually, a lot of random first times.


July Arrivals

Mandarake Parcels

I received two Mandarake parcels this month, firstly, this awesome Houki wallscroll, which I instabought (explaining why I ordered nothing else with it)

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0194_zpsk4yhqe1v.jpg

The second parcel is a result of me using DHL for the first time. Since it was mainly flat (and heavy) goods, DHL was cheaper – since they calculate parcel costs based on volume.

Contents:
A bunch of Shiranui Figures (the coolest mechs in MuvLuv)
MuvLuv Alternative Art/Fan Book ITEM #146049
Age Art Book ITEM #176483
A doujin with Maho and Mika on the front (best girls in Girls und Panzer)
Another MuvLuv Fan Book
Kyou Fujibayashi keychain
A gigantic Lala pin badge. Yes, the item on the top left is a pin badge, approximately the size of an A4 Artbook.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0192_zpsjxn3phkp.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0190_zpszj7u0rhf.jpg


AmiAmi

Really small AmiAmi loot this month, as a result of everything else getting delayed.

I got this Bear Nendoroid parts case. And I don’t even own a nendoroid. Wo-hoo!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/photo%202_zpsfqti4ruh.jpg


August Arrivals
Since it was the month of my birthday I decided I’d splurge.

Jungle

It was the first time I used Jungle, and their service is impeccable – along with their packing ethic (woo for bubble wrap). Their webstore is getting a makeover, and I’m hoping they’ll list more items!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0197_zpslr7sjggh.jpg

Contents:
Houki Microfiber Towel
Houki Strap - ITEM #65935
Seraphim 1/4 Bunny by Freeing - ITEM #166180 (which I got unopened for awesomely cheap)

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0198_zps3f6og0b0.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0203_zpsmu7g4xk0.jpg


AmiAmi

Again, with more delays, I was left with two items in my AmiAmi order for this month, Eleonora’s 1/4 Bunny by Freeing ITEM #287885 and an Illya Tsumamare ITEM #341614 strap.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0221_zps04ela2ro.jpg


HobbySearch

Two figures from HobbySearch, Revy ITEM #412353 and Takao ITEM #287911. I kinda feel unimpressed by the revy figure, especially since she was so expensive. The paint detail/quality just isn’t there. Takao on the other hand looks really nice. And her box design is really funky as well! I prefer boxes with large clear windows so I can display the figures boxed as they are.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0229_zpsqzdfqmw0.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0234_zpsgzqypuf8.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0231_zps0bexmlvs.jpg


September Arrivals

HobbySearch

I was eyeing this Guts figure ITEM #285901 for a while, and I was kinda on the fence – it would be my most expensive figure (and my first ‘doll’ style figure). Eventually he sold out on HobbySearch and I kinda felt guilty a few days after. Then all of a sudden orders opened again and I grabbed one, after which orders completely closed. I’m assuming someone cancelled their HS order and I took it up again.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0055_zpsskwlnder.jpg

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/AnAbleAngel1474342472.jpeg

I have no regrets whatsoever with buying this figure, as expensive as he was. The quality is amazing in all aspects – and there were no defects that I spotted. This is exactly what I wanted from a Guts figure, especially since I was gonna display him as a scale anyway (too scared to mess around with crazy poses). Now he can uncharacteristically camp in my detolfs filled with cute anime girls!


AmiAmi
A smaller AmiAmi order in comparison to my usual ones:

Contents:
My first Nendoroid: Houki ITEM #136451 It had to be her didn’t it.
Lala Noodle stopper set ITEM #406183 ITEM #406177
Hikigaya Hachiman tsumamare strap ITEM #325632
Another Illya tsumamare strap ITEM #361728

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


Some other sources

I purchased this Yui nendo ITEM #117935 from someone in an Australian Figure Collector group on facebook. She was really cheap so I couldn’t resist. Two first nendos in the same month!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/jytghdfgh_zpsvfuad9nk.jpg


Some Houki gifts ITEM #79971 ITEM #65935 from my fellow Aussie collector LOVELYIDIOT - Was really awesome of her to contribute to my quest in search of Houki loot! Thankyou! :D Now I have two of ITEM #65935, so I can keep one for display and use the other one on my Uni bag.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/photo%201_zpswhquolfs.jpg


October Arrivals
So this month, I re-entered the work-force in retail since my gold store was beginning to go dry (and I had an expensive order this month, and have an expensive one next month). The new money income allowed me to make an order with a proxy, since I had plenty of spare $$ that I could use.

AmiAmi
This AmiAmi’s parcel was the collection of everything that was delayed. It always happens like that doesn’t it. The box was huge!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0090_zpstvanbqll.jpg

Contents:

Girls und Panzer Nendoroid Petit Set ENCYCLOPEDIA #60414

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0108_zpsxrqi5umh.jpg
I got duplicate Mihos, which I'm pretty happy with since Miho is cute.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0109_zpsk2hl4ixn.jpg
I derped on the focus there.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0112_zps7hvbcrbq.jpg
Team Ankou!

Akane Tapestry ITEM #480517

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0123_zpsgunxsprn.jpg

Shiiba Tsumugi 1/7 by Broccoli ITEM #249885

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0121_zpsunkv2dzk.jpg

Black Odile 1/6 by SkytubexTonyTaka ITEM #391934

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0120_zps4ohlaaui.jpg

And most importantly:
Houki 1/4 Bunny by FREEing ITEM #331721

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0113_zpsgv3mhxua.jpg


Proxy Order
So the last ‘first time’ of this post – my use of a proxy. I was really unsure when it came to using proxies, so I ultimately avoided them, but then LOVELYIDIOT notified me of Surugaya, and I saw the light. So much Houki loot I have yet to own! So special thanks to LOVELYIDIOT once again for basically holding my hand through the whole purchase process (and encouraging me to buy more).

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0093_zpsq5wufak6.jpg
"Milky blue bubble wrap"
-LOVELYIDIOT

In an attempt to keep things low key, I tried to stick to flat items...

Contents:

I ended up with 30+ Houki trading cards (I literally just bought every one they had for sale)

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0102_zps9bolitgc.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0101_zpsb14ijlpa.jpg

Trading cards of other girls I like:
I pictured the card sleeves I used on the left (Houki's one for the Houki cards and Kasumi's for the other girls)

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0100_zpsjweepqv8.jpg

Yamato/Musashi straps

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0094_zpslkqhlwau.jpg

Houki Pin badge

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0104_zpstav4sauo.jpg

Houki clear files and a Houki card

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/DSC_0105_zpsayfu7ojw.jpg



So that concludes this loot post, covering what arrived since July to now. My next blog will be about my 2 years of collecting milestone/room update, but don’t hold your breath, since procrastination will probably get the best of me (now that University is done for the year).

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/12FootSword/MFC/asdfsadfasdfsd_zpsqp0dd1wd.jpg
I put the nendoroid parts case to use.

Thanks for reading!
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Alchemeister (2 years ago) #15852616Another fantastic post from the Houkimeister.
Never meisting as much as you are, my man.

take123 (2 years ago) #15852744Houki best girl
All day every day ;)
2 years ago
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Houki best girl
2 years ago
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Alchemeister Iced Over
Another fantastic post from the Houkimeister.
2 years ago
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TyjosAzari (2 years ago) #15831043View spoilerHide spoilerNice Houki merch!
Thanks bro ^_^

LovelyIdiot (2 years ago) #15824327View spoilerHide spoilerYou still didn't buy enough Houki Das weak bro
And welcome, to nendoroid hell.
http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Evil-Spongebob-Squarepants-Laugh-Reaction-Gif.gif
Also you're very welcome for the gifts and gentle persuasion into Suruga-ya shopping.

Yeah ;-; there were still a bunch of minifigures that I wanted. You can probably guess which Nendoroid I'm getting next psst, she's a big boat
2 years ago
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Nice Houki merch!
2 years ago
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You still didn't buy enough Houki Das weak bro

And welcome, to nendoroid hell.

http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Evil-Spongebob-Squarepants-Laugh-Reaction-Gif.gif

Also you're very welcome for the gifts and gentle persuasion into Suruga-ya shopping.
2 years ago
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miopin (2 years ago) #15822569enjoy about your blog :) ,your collection is very good ,and you receive chiiba very fast !

Thankyou! Yeah Chiiba arrived quickly indeed ^_^ She was the last one I was waiting for!
2 years ago
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enjoy about your blog :) ,your collection is very good ,and you receive chiiba very fast !
2 years ago
PVC anime figure store.

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