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I Climbed out of Sailor Moon Hell (for 5 minutes)

EmilliaEmillia7 months agoDiary
So since I started seriously becoming consumed by my collecting obsession about 18 months ago, I've mostly been trapped in trying to catch up on all the Sailor Moon merch and Utena merch I wanted. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm certainly a lot closer now than I was when I started so I decided to finally buy something different and get one of the Black Rock Shooter scales I've been wanting for ages. This franchise has some truly awesome figures, and in a pleasant change (for me) a lot of them are still pretty readily available for okay prices. I picked up ITEM #13746 used recently for 3700 yen and she just arrived today, and I'm really happy with her! She does have a couple of tiny paint chips, one on her belt and the other on the glove holding her jacket, but they're really not noticeable when she's displayed and if I learned how to they'd probably be quite easy to fix with the right paint and finish. Here she is posed incongruously next to one of my GE Sailor Moon plushes:

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/600/Emillia1493964158.jpeg

I'm definitely inspired to start adding some more BRS items to my collection, as well as a whole bunch of old figmas from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (specifically the StrikerS ones), which apparently no one wants given how many of them are currently littering the internet.
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Emillia (7 months ago) #20790302You should totally have a browse through the BRS section here on MFC. There are some amazing figures. And the original OVA is pretty cool. I don't remember the TV version as much - I've been thinking of rewatching it actually.
Edit: Oh, and Mandarake has a huge selection of BRS shooter merch to browse too. There's a whole lot besides the figures (though they're admittedly excellent).

ooh maybe I should start with the OVA then! I had a look at the manga version once and dropped it right away. :|a And haha yes, I have indeed browsed MFC's BRS figure list before, so I'm excited to see what else might end up in your collection... <O><O>
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Lilie (7 months ago) #20767612BRS has some really awesome designs. I wanna warn you about this figure though:
ITEM #25218 She breaks really easily so be careful when assembling her.
GSC also forgot to paint her star on the jacket and it comes as sticker that you put yourself (if you buy her as new)

Reading through the comments, she sounds like a bit of a nightmare :/. She's so dynamic though I'd still probably risk it and just try to be really careful.
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SageGuy (7 months ago) #20763886GSC has a good guide on how to fix scuffed/chipped paint. mikatan.goodsmi... They used a nendoroid there, but I think the same should work for scale figures.
Thank you! Definitely bookmarking that page. My flatmate is a bit of a lapsed artist and she keeps telling me to buy garage kits so we can paint them together - I used to really enjoy painting models when I was a lot younger so I'm willing to be persuaded. It'll give me the chance to get in some practice before tackling my BRS touch-ups.
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feuilgarde (7 months ago) #20763818"Wow a post with Sailor Moon mention, wonder whether Emilia will like it! /clicks" -> "Oh!!"
Happy to hear you're satisfied with how your Sailor Moon and Utena collections have been shaping up - they ARE magnificent, and I always enjoy browsing them. <3
I love Huke's designs and art, so I've been interested in BRS forever, but have never really looked into it haha. All I know is that there are a bunch of really gorgeous figures around, many of which have neat bases! I hope you continue to get good deals for them. <3

Thank you for the lovely compliment! I think the main problem is really that I have terrible completionist OCD so whenever I start collecting a new Sailor Moon line it becomes really hard for me not to get everything in the line. So I end up getting all these things I originally told myself I wasn't going to get, lol. I'm a hopeless case. You should totally have a browse through the BRS section here on MFC. There are some amazing figures. And the original OVA is pretty cool. I don't remember the TV version as much - I've been thinking of rewatching it actually.

Edit: Oh, and Mandarake has a huge selection of BRS shooter merch to browse too. There's a whole lot besides the figures (though they're admittedly excellent).
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kyoshinhei (7 months ago) #20763721+1 on the Nanoha StrikerS Figmas. I got them dirt cheap from AmiAmi a few years ago.
They come with a truckload of alternate parts. I wish more recent Figmas had even half the accessories of those.

They look really awesome. I'd have so much fun posing this little crew. And yeah, they're really cheap everywhere. Haha, I know what you mean about recent figmas. I preordered ITEM #396865 because I never got the Other M version and she's really expensive now, but what a price tag on the new one for so few parts and accessories! I hope some more stuff gets added to her before release.
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BRS has some really awesome designs. I wanna warn you about this figure though:

ITEM #25218 She breaks really easily so be careful when assembling her.

GSC also forgot to paint her star on the jacket and it comes as sticker that you put yourself (if you buy her as new)
7 months ago
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GSC has a good guide on how to fix scuffed/chipped paint. mikatan.goodsmi... They used a nendoroid there, but I think the same should work for scale figures.
7 months ago
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"Wow a post with Sailor Moon mention, wonder whether Emilia will like it! /clicks" -> "Oh!!"

Happy to hear you're satisfied with how your Sailor Moon and Utena collections have been shaping up - they ARE magnificent, and I always enjoy browsing them. <3

I love Huke's designs and art, so I've been interested in BRS forever, but have never really looked into it haha. All I know is that there are a bunch of really gorgeous figures around, many of which have neat bases! I hope you continue to get good deals for them. <3
7 months ago
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+1 on the Nanoha StrikerS Figmas. I got them dirt cheap from AmiAmi a few years ago.
They come with a truckload of alternate parts. I wish more recent Figmas had even half the accessories of those.
7 months ago
Second hand waifus deserve a second chance at laifu!

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