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Yearly Loot Blog 2017Yearly Loot Blog 2017

JosineJosine1 year agoLoot
Hi! 2017 is almost over, so it's time for my yearly loot blog post! I got a total of 12 scale figures this year. This blog is a bit picture-heavy, you can get a better view of them if you click on them. First, let me show you what the state of my collection was at the end of 2016:

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January & February
I didn't get any figures for January. Or rather, Native's Aoba ITEM #293234 released in January but it took almost 3 weeks for N-Y to ship him, so he arrived mid-February. I initially didn't preorder him, but I felt that as the very first male NSFW figure he was a must (collectors value) so I took someone's preorder. Some of my friends regularly ask when I will take him to my student room, but for now he resides in my room at my mother's house, in all his glory ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) also I totally do not have room for him in the two detolfs in my student room
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I especially like his deliciously sculpted abs and his shiny leather garments.

Alter's Saber Alter dress ver. ITEM #287683 also released in February and she took more than 3 weeks to arrive, which I wasn't used to since almost all my packages arrive in 2,5 weeks or so, so it made my sligthly worried O.o But at last, she arrived and she's beautiful. My mom likes her very much too. She also has this special feel on her skin, like velvet. I enjoy the display options she comes with and switch between them regularly.
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March
Since Kill La Kill is one of my favourite shows and I wanted figures of it, but the phat figures kinda disappoint me, I was eyeing GSC's Matoi Ryuuko - Senketsu Kisaragi ver. ITEM #198444 and I bought her from an MFC user. I really like her powerful and determined stance and I also have a thing for shiny clothes on figures. My brother found her so impressive (I mean look at that bright flaming hair and Senketsu's massive wings... You know?!) that he didn't even notice immediately how little clothing she's wearing, LOL!
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May
I didn't get anything during April except for two KLK rubber straps I bought at a con, and I was unpleasantly suprised by the three-month-delay for Saber Alter Vortigern ITEM #31755 :( I had thought out her spot for quite a while and couldn't wait for her to release, but alas... I had to wait three more months.

During May I gave in to N-Y sale and got GSC's Akemi Homura ITEM #236242 for a fair price. I bought her because maybe I wanted to make a Madoka display (if I could spare some money later on). While I since have passed on the idea of a Madoka display (unless the whole new GSC line is gonna bin), I do not regret getting her since I think she will complement GSC's Shiro ITEM #591632 very nicely, seeing as they both have a similar pose, purples in their colour scheme and flowing hair.
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I also preordered Stronger's Racing Rin ITEM #532059 that month, I really like her hair and outfit and can't wait to see her when she comes out :D

June
During June I grabbed Stronger's Saber Haregi ver. ITEM #394712 that I initially hold off preordering because BiJ listed her as a whopping 14,5k and I was like NOPE not worth. But me being a sucker for gradients and her tranquill appearance made me grab her from N-Y shortly after release. I was kinda scared because her hair looked really yellow in some chan pictures but she looks better in person. I especially like her eyes.
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I also grabbed ITEM #173034 when I visited a con for a far too high price and placed two preorders for ITEM #183305 and ITEM #549592.

July
July came and three preorders got released this month. First came Kotobukiya's Roy Mustang ITEM #463457 . I was very excited to receive him, since Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is my number 1 favourite show but there are so few scales of it, I was very happy when Koto announced Ed & Roy! I have never hit the preorder button faster than when Roy's prototype got revealed. They nailed his smug-looking face and I like the way he is casually leaning back. The flames are also a nice touch. The base is quite elaborate as well; next time I upgrade my glass cabinet I should consider a backwall mirror so I can also see the details at the back of the base.
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The next one to release was GSC's Saber Alter Vortigern ITEM #31755 (finally!).
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She's really impressive with her giant sword but unfortunately, the huge-ass swords doesn't fit with the way I wanted to display her. Nonetheless, my trio of GSC Sabers is now complete and looks awesome.
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Last but not least, Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Jason ITEM #555569 also released. I had been eyeing her when her price was still ridiculously high, but then, suddenly: rerelease! So of course I preordered her. She is damn fine. Look. At. Those. Abs.
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dat abs


September
I had figures arriving in August but all those got shipped the month before so that doesn't count. Also Racing Saber got delayed by a month so there's that. I did get some more risers though, to make better displays. They help a lot in making more figures stand out ^^

I regretted not preordering Kotobukiya's Serena ITEM #464678, so I started hunting for her after she came out. I found her for a good price at Suragaya, so there began my first proxy adventure. Using BiJ forwarding service, everything went well and she arrived somewhere during October.
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She now has a nice spot next to Red, who isn't alone anymore ^^
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where the fuck is my DAWN

October
Stronger's Racing Saber ITEM #498420 released just at the end of September so that counts as October. Though she actually arrived before Serena did which I was a bit worried about because Serena got shipped earlier. She was already one of my most anticipated figures for this year and boy is she amazing. The cool-looking and sexy outfit; the glossy paint finish; her perfectly sculpted body; this figure is perfection. I'm not sure what my favourite figure was before I got this one but I am sure which one it is now. Now I am really hyped for Racing Rin Tohsaka because I can only imagine she is as good or better.
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I also got Kotobukiya's Edward Elric ITEM #463456 since he is my favourite character of all anime and I preordered him from German webshop Yorokonde (importing him from a JP webshop was virtually impossible so I was really glad they had him for a good price!).
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Ed is quite ripped (ノ^ヮ^)ノ
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Edward more like ABward amirite

He's really cool (especially his base!) but I do feel he's lacking somewhat what his face concerns. I also pre-ordered the MegaHouse rerelease so I will see in the end which Ed I like best :p I do prefer his alternate naked torso to his clothed one, so that's how I currently display him. My FMA shrine is now starting to look a bit like one ^^
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November
I didn't get any figures this month but I did get a... Pokémon decorative pillow?! ITEM #572719
I found it when I was looking through N-Y's Pokémon section (they have a lot) and I really like the theme and design of this one. I've always been fascinated by the stars and I like blue/purples, so this pillow that combined these elements with one of my favourite gaming franchises was a no-brainer. It gives me joy that the depicted constellations are real and not randomly made up ^^
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I think I also redid my profile around this time, I tried to incorporate the site's lay-out a little bit and I think I did well.

December
I did have two packages underway for December but then my country was like "screw you and your packages!" and BiJ stated that Schiphol Airport wouldn't receive any SAL packages for the rest of the year :/ But to my surprise, both packages eventually made it to me before the end of the year :)Licorne's Saber Lily ITEM #549592 (who got shipped around the 13th) jumped from Japan to the Netherlands in just 1 day and arrived at my house the next!

Licorne is a new company, and with new companies it is always a gamble if their product will live up to the prototype or not. Luckily, Saber Lily is almost exactly like the prototype; I found no flaws in paint and sculpt! I also like what they did with the base, the marble pattern and the gold markings are very elegant and in style with the figure itself. The only 'flaw' I could find is that she feels a bit on the small side, especially compared to my other 1/7 Sabers, who are almost all bigger.
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FuRyu's Edward Elric prize ITEM #583287 had been in transit for quite a while, and eventually arrived just after Christmas. I don't usually buy prizes, but it's Ed and they are cheap so I figured 'why not?'. For a prize I think he's pretty okay, especially his body sculpt is pretty ripped good, paint is not bad either, he even has some shading on his boots. His face is a bit derpy from some angles but luckily he does also have some good angles ^^
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So to wrap it up, this is what my detolfs look like now:
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Bit of a shitty pic but appearently this is all my phone can manage lol
A few figures are no in the pic (Aoba, Homura, Jason and the two I got in this month), since they are at my mom's house. I will probably transfer Homura to my student room when Shiro releases, I think they'll be a good match.
I'm really enjoying my set-up with the risers; I'm also almost out of space :s I think I'll eventually box up Hunter and move Archer & Rin to the shelf next to it.

Bonus: side-by-side comparison with my collection from 2016:
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Looking Back to last-years loot blog, I did get almost all of the figures that I mentioned at the end that I hoped to preorder or grab in the aftermarket...except for Aquamarine's Archer ITEM #427563 who only has been painted just now :/ Seriously, get this thing up for preorder already.

So for next year, I am pretty hyped about Racing Rin ITEM #532059 (who was actually supposed to be released this month but got delayed) and GSC's Shiro ITEM #591632 (because holy shit those colours <3) Furthermore, I hope to preorder Nendoroid Riza Hawkeye ITEM #633912, Orange Rouge's Cú Chulainn ITEM #603997, grab either Max Factory's ITEM #464650 or GSC's Jeanne d'Arc ITEM #604001 and hope for a decent price for Alter's Jeanne d'Arc Alter ITEM #464669 so I can preorder her if her prototype turns out nice. I also hope GSC's Artoria Lancer ITEM #549417 will be affordable X.x And I guess I should also still mention Aquamarine's Archer ITEM #427563... Maybe this year.

Other figure announcements I am curious about include:
View spoilerHide spoilerSaber Prototype (Alter) ITEM #604483
Mikleo (Alter) ITEM #582274

Astolfo (Aniplex) ITEM #624644
Mordred (Aniplex) ITEM #624643
Seriously, if those promo pictures turn out to be the actual poses, that would be super rad.

Gilgamesh (Myethos) ITEM #603828
Shuvi (GSC) ITEM #604435 since Shiro turned out stunning


What are you excited for/hoping to get next year?
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Josine (1 year ago) #30743830hm I even think the set looks a bit cramped with their bases joined. Plus I already thought out how I want to display them, so it's not really a problem for me.
If Kuro/Chloe comes out nice, maybe I will grab her. I won't get Illya because I think she looks like a candy cane with that outfit lol and I also dislike that tattoo in her tigh


I see, Alright. Ditto for the second one.
1 year ago
1pt
KaiserDragon (1 year ago) #30738884I see, I completely understand your reasoning but wouldn't it be a shame leaving her position considering their base are made as a set?
I'm also not sure what's the reasoning behind her (Nero) character design considering their different personality and all that. At least Mordred similarity is more understandable with her being Saber's daughter.
That said, I personally like Nero's personality so I'm not really that bothered by their similarity in face.
Oh on that topic, are planning to get the other FATE's racing trio (Illyasviel / Miyu / Chloe)?

hm I even think the set looks a bit cramped with their bases joined. Plus I already thought out how I want to display them, so it's not really a problem for me.

If Kuro/Chloe comes out nice, maybe I will grab her. I won't get Illya because I think she looks like a candy cane with that outfit lol and I also dislike that tattoo in her tigh
1 year ago
1pt
Josine (1 year ago) #30699975Thank you for you compliment! I myself will not be picking up Racing Nero, I feel like she's not 'distinct' enough from the other two (basically a Saberface on Rin's colour scheme...) Happy new year to you too!

I see, I completely understand your reasoning but wouldn't it be a shame leaving her position considering their base are made as a set?

I'm also not sure what's the reasoning behind her (Nero) character design considering their different personality and all that. At least Mordred similarity is more understandable with her being Saber's daughter.

That said, I personally like Nero's personality so I'm not really that bothered by their similarity in face.

Oh on that topic, are planning to get the other FATE's racing trio (Illyasviel / Miyu / Chloe)?
1 year ago
1pt
KaiserDragon (1 year ago) #30681063View spoilerHide spoilerGreat job on the Blog Author. I had fun reading them.
Out of the 3 scale-figure I purchased this year, only Type-Moon Racing Saber (ITEM #498420) match up. Seems like the "FATE" series is the only one that share compatibility between our collection.
I still have my Saber in her box. She is already looks great but seeing your unbox picture make me looking forward displaying her even more (She's definitely a beauty, I personally also very happy with her).
The year 2018 wise, I'm looking forward in completing the FATE's Racing Girl with ITEM #532059 and ITEM #595821. I have also come to like Jeanne d'Arc ever since I watched the Fate/Apocrypha Anime so I'm definitely looking forward to some of her figures. I think ITEM #604001 and ITEM #464669 will look great next to each other so those two will be on my watch list for starters.
Adding to those will be Anastasia's Story of Revolving Stars by GSC (ITEM #550056). I'm planning to display my own "Ultimate Collaborations Stage" with all those Idols.
Phat Company's Jougasaki Mika (ITEM #609288) is a surprise addition. Depending on the final product I might get her because aside from the "obvious" reason, The base illustration used depict her sitting on my favourite part of a hotel room (especially the high rise one, if that makes any sense to you =.=).
I think these should suffice for now. Wouldn't want your Blog's comment to be filed with my blabbering lol :D.
Happy New Year!! Wish you a very happy, prosperous New Year with Lots lots and Lots of FIGURES!!

Thank you for you compliment! I myself will not be picking up Racing Nero, I feel like she's not 'distinct' enough from the other two (basically a Saberface on Rin's colour scheme...) Happy new year to you too!
1 year ago
2pt
Great job on the Blog Author. I had fun reading them.

Out of the 3 scale-figure I purchased this year, only Type-Moon Racing Saber (ITEM #498420) match up. Seems like the "FATE" series is the only one that share compatibility between our collection.

I still have my Saber in her box. She is already looks great but seeing your unbox picture make me looking forward displaying her even more (She's definitely a beauty, I personally also very happy with her).

The year 2018 wise, I'm looking forward in completing the FATE's Racing Girl with ITEM #532059 and ITEM #595821. I have also come to like Jeanne d'Arc ever since I watched the Fate/Apocrypha Anime so I'm definitely looking forward to some of her figures. I think ITEM #604001 and ITEM #464669 will look great next to each other so those two will be on my watch list for starters.

Adding to those will be Anastasia's Story of Revolving Stars by GSC (ITEM #550056). I'm planning to display my own "Ultimate Collaborations Stage" with all those Idols.

Phat Company's Jougasaki Mika (ITEM #609288) is a surprise addition. Depending on the final product I might get her because aside from the "obvious" reason, The base illustration used depict her sitting on my favourite part of a hotel room (especially the high rise one, if that makes any sense to you =.=).


I think these should suffice for now. Wouldn't want your Blog's comment to be filed with my blabbering lol :D.

Happy New Year!! Wish you a very happy, prosperous New Year with Lots lots and Lots of FIGURES!!
1 year ago
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Reianna_Trancy (1 year ago) #30610109that saber display is amazing! thanks for sharing!Tenma (1 year ago) #30601664I enjoyed reading your blog post, thank you for posting it
I love how organized your Detolfs are and i love your FMA collection especially your Roy figures.
Im looking forward to your post next year & Happy 2018!

Thank you for your compliments and happy 2018! :)
1 year ago
2pt
that saber display is amazing! thanks for sharing!
1 year ago
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Tenma The Idolm@ster
I enjoyed reading your blog post, thank you for posting it

I love how organized your Detolfs are and i love your FMA collection especially your Roy figures.

Im looking forward to your post next year & Happy 2018!
1 year ago
1pt
Fallency (1 year ago) #30578389I found your article really interesting and like it really much.
I'm starting collecting recently too looking how you are getting so much good figures make me jealous ^_^ haha.
I'm not really into Fate Saber things, nevertheless I enjoyed the show and like you I'm planning to get Artorias from GSC and Jeanne d'Arc from Alter, however we all know it will cost a lot lol.
And also from what I've seen in one year you used all the space of two deltofs this is huge, you may have take a third deltof next year lol. As for me, more than 3 deltofs for one room is really too much, otherwise I will be too emerged in this anime universe (but well if you like it it won't matter lol).
Overall keep it up, I want to see 2018 article :).

Thank you for your compliments! :) I've been thinking about a third detolf, technically I have some space next to them but currently that is where my pile of boxes are and I don't know another place to stack them :s So I will probably hold off buying another glass cabinet until I move to something bigger, probably after I finish my master's degree in a year or 2-3.
1 year ago
2pt
I found your article really interesting and like it really much.
I'm starting collecting recently too looking how you are getting so much good figures make me jealous ^_^ haha.
I'm not really into Fate Saber things, nevertheless I enjoyed the show and like you I'm planning to get Artorias from GSC and Jeanne d'Arc from Alter, however we all know it will cost a lot lol.
And also from what I've seen in one year you used all the space of two deltofs this is huge, you may have take a third deltof next year lol. As for me, more than 3 deltofs for one room is really too much, otherwise I will be too emerged in this anime universe (but well if you like it it won't matter lol).
Overall keep it up, I want to see 2018 article :).
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