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A Nintendorific Start to 2018 (January 2018)A Nintendorific Start to 2018 (January 2018)

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Howdy doo, everyone! It is time for another haul of nerdy merchandise! The first month of 2018 has come end, and I would say I am off to a great start to the new year. This month's loot contains mostly Nintendo merchandise along with some other highly anticipated figures.

Before we start, I must inform you there is no bonus comic strip in this post. It is not a great excuse, but I have had a major case of writer's block this month. So I will compensate by making the regular pictures extra fun and silly. Without any further delay, let's check out my first loot of 2018!







Aoshima 1/12 Motorcycle
Zephyr X Kai

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Feeling a bit bummed about the Durarara Celty Sturluson Figma not coming with a motor bike, I've been looking for a 1/12 scale bike to go with her. After much thought, I decided to pick up this model kit by Aoshima. I haven't attempted putting it together yet as I have been busy with other matters including taking these pictures, but I'll be working on that later this month.






Figmas!
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Another month, another set of action figures by Max Factory! This month, I have added You Watanabe from Love Live Sunshine and Tracer from Overwatch to my collection. I must say that aside from the lack of effects and accessories, Tracer turned out pretty well.

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Nendoroids!
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My army of chibi minions grows ever larger with these 6 fine additions to the horde. Joining my forces this month is Darkness, Spider-Man, Aqua, Edward Elric, Ice Kirby and Jeanne Alter Santa Lily.

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I ordered Ice Kirby and Edward from the Good Smile Shop so I could have their exclusive bonus parts. I only order from them directly if the exclusive bonus part is something super important. That being said, I couldn't have these Nendoroids without Kirby's invincibility lollipop or Ed's spikey metal bat.

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I ordered Ice Kirby for all the parts to use with my Pink Kirby, but I didn't have much interest in Blue Kirby. I greatly enjoy the ice hat. It came out super pretty and crystalline. And of course the ice sliding effect is super cute. I am looking forward to staging some winter photos with this cold cutie.

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There are a lot of ideas I have for the Fighter Kirby headband. I want to try a stop-motion clip using "Let's Fighting Love" from South Park.

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There are all kinds of things that could be done with Parasol Kirby. You can have him float around with dandelions, he can keep himself dry in the rain, or he can reenact that umbrella bit from Darkwing Duck.

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Last but not least is the purest thing in the history of everything that ever existed: Sleepy Kirby. Being pink and adorable is so exhausting. Kirby needs fluffy cookie naps to recharge. ❤

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Now that we have taken a look at Kirby, let's go to the main event. Let's check out tons of sweet Nintendo stuff! (◕ヮ◕)






Moncolle Minatures
Rowlet & Mimikyu

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After seeing many cute Nendoroid photos featuring these miniatures, I decided to order some from Hobby Link Japan to try them out myself. I am quite glad I chose to buy these. They are the perfect size for Nendoroids and other action figures. Mimikyu is easily my favorite. No doubt I will be using him in many future photos just wandering around like he does in the games. And of course there is plenty of potential for cute pictures with the Rowlet Brothers.

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The Legend of Zelda Amiibos
Breath of the Wild Champions

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Another set of items ordered from Hobby Link Japan were these highly sought Amiibos of the champions from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild. The Legend of Zelda series Amiibos are my favorite because they seem to have some of the best game bonuses and functionality across multiple games. If you are looking for these Amiibos, they are still available on HLJ and AmiAmi for pretty good prices.

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Pokémon Center Plushies
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While placing my pre-order from the Giovanni & Mewtwo Nendoroid at the US Pokémon Center, I also ordered the Alolan Vulpix Cape Pikachu plush and another item to get free shipping.

I missed my opportunity to order the other three from the Pokémon Center directly because I was trying to wait a week or two when I got paid, but they were out of stock by the time I could buy them. Fortunately, I found some reasonably priced listings on Amazon Japan and had them forwarded through Big In Japan's forwarding service. Everything went smoothly and I have a feeling I will be using their services more in the future. I have already placed an order with their proxy service to order this super hot hugging pillow of Evelyn Celebrían from Youkoso! Sukebe Elf no Mori e.




Pokémon Gallery Figure
Light Screen Espeon

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This tiny figure is the other item I ordered from the US Pokémon Center. Espeon is another of my favorite mons and I've been looking at this figure for some time, so I figured this was a good opportunity to try it out. I am very impressed with it so far. While tiny, it is very detailed and well crafted.

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Pokémon Metal Charms
Christmas 2017 Set

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I threw these little trinkets in with my order for the plushies at Amazon Japan. I love these and they will surely make great Christmas ornaments.

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Pokémon Regional Championships!

I went to the Pokémon Regional Championships in Dallas Texas last weekend. I had an awesome time and had some great battles. Here are some pictures I took of the event.

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While there, I picked up some souvenirs. You can't go to an event like this and not impulsively spend money on awesome swag.




Pokémon Cards
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The various card shops there had some great prices. They happened to be the same shops I've been looking at on Amazon and Ebay for the lowest prices on trading cards, so I felt like this was a great opportunity to get some more pretty cards for my display. I picked up this lovely selection of holo-cards featuring Olivia, Tapu Koko, Gardevoir, Sylveon and Darkrai.





Tapu Fini Play Mat
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Along with the trading cards, I found this lovely play mat. This play mat was exclusively given out as a special freebie for competitors and staff at the Daytona Florida Regionals. The artwork is sublime, so that alone made this an instant buy. That is the last of my souveniers. Now let's check out some figure props I got from AmiAmi!




Re-Ment Kirby Café Set
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After being so pleased with the Pikachu Café set in November, I decided I would buy more Re-Ment sets when I see one of interest. There are so many cute Kirby-themed foods and other props in this Kirby Café set.

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Re-Ment Pokémon Bakery Set
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That's right! Two Nintendo franchise related food prop sets for action figures! This is Re-Ment's Pokémon Bakery in the Blue Sky set. There are so many cute Pokémon-themed pastries along with this adorable food stand and other bakery related props.

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I'll have to make sure I put these away somewhere safe, otherwise Honoka will eat everything before I get a chance to use them.

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Lillie Figures ❤
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I have a rapidly growing Lillie shrine which includes Alolan Vulpix and Cosmog. With the addition of these two figures by MegaHouse and Bandai, along with the one by Kotobukiya I am expecting next month, I think now it can be legitimately called a Lillie Shrine. Lillie is a precious smol bean and must be protected. ❤

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This figure by Bandai is actually a smartphone stand and not a standard figure. I would say it turned out very well. Not only that, but chalk board is the perfect size for propping up standard-size horizontal post cards. It works so perfectly with this one featuring Lillie hugging Solgaleo.

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That is the last of my Nintendo merchandise, but there are still two more items in this haul. Both of them were pre-ordered from BigInJapan.




Morrigan Aensland Noodle Stopper
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There were some scares among those who ordered this figure from BigInJap recently. People were getting messages saying they might be getting the Player 2 variant instead of the Player 1 color they ordered due to high demand for Player 1 and not enough stock. Fortunately, that was not the case for me. I got the color I wanted and am very pleased with how it turned out. Furyu did a great job with the paint and sculpt for this tiny figure. I especially like the detail in her muscular legs. ❤

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RWBY Weiss Schnee Scale Figure
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This is one of the major highlight items in this haul. I posted a review of this figure a couple of days after the season 5 finale of RWBY. I absolutely love this figure of Weiss. It really does the character justice. The translucent base also works wonderfully with having lights put underneath it.

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Epic Group Photo!
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This has been a great start to the new year. Not only did I get a bunch of awesome stuff, but I got to see an official competition of one of my favorite games. I have a good feeling about the rest of 2018. I hope everyone else is having a good start to the new year. What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Tell me in the comments below.
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1pt
That Light screen Espeon figure is very neat! Never saw one before. And all those adorable Re-Ments! Morrigan! <3 Great loot overall. :)

victorviper (9 months ago) #31042792I wonder if that means that FuRyu might do a noodle stopper Lilith? I'd probably have to get one of those!

Would order one right away!! Let's hope Morrigan sold good enough for them to consider making the better half as a figure too. >:3
8 months ago
1pt
The longest part is actually just waiting for the items to be delivered. I usually don't have all the expected items for the month until the 26-29.

Sometimes I have to wait on one Nendoroid for a couple of weeks to start the photo shoot showing all the Nendoroids. The actual picture-taking and writing can be done within a few days. :)

oic (9 months ago) #31043756Wow, these posts must take so long to put together! I bet it's really rewarding to look back on them later. *w* So awesome!
You bought your Ice Kirby for the exact same reason as me and probably 90% of other people, lol. Kirby needs his props, Maxim Tomato and all.
9 months ago
2pt
oic °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
Wow, these posts must take so long to put together! I bet it's really rewarding to look back on them later. *w* So awesome!

You bought your Ice Kirby for the exact same reason as me and probably 90% of other people, lol. Kirby needs his props, Maxim Tomato and all.
9 months ago
1pt
moonstarfc (9 months ago) #31042878Nice loot and nice pictures! You always take such creative shots :D

sophieB (9 months ago) #31043533I love your pictures! There really funny, the Pokémon Center Plushies picture was adorable! Great haul! ♥‿♥

Thank you so much. I am glad the shenanigans of my little plastic friends amuse you. :3
9 months ago
2pt
I love your pictures! There really funny, the Pokémon Center Plushies picture was adorable! Great haul! ♥‿♥
9 months ago
2pt
Nice loot and nice pictures! You always take such creative shots :D
9 months ago
1pt
I know those feels all too well. I already threw away cards that were bent or super scratched. So many other nice toys I had that could have been worth something today were destroyed by 7 year old me. We must be the generation that teaches our children to treat their toys with care. We must help our children spare themselves from the regret. T^T

solluxcaptor (9 months ago) #31042796To be fair, I think I still have them but to think about where and what condition is... painful. It's sad really, as a kid you just don't really know how to handle trading cards or at least I didn't so I'm pretty sure all my lovely cards are just in a plastic bag with my Pokemon toys stored somewhere >< I'm sorry old cards... if only I had you now I would be so careful ;-;
9 months ago
1pt
I used to have that problem too. That's why I subscribed to Furyu, Sega and Banpresto entries so I get a notification when a new one is made on MFC. :3

victorviper (9 months ago) #31042792Hmm, I didn't even realize that FuRyu had made a noodle stopper Morrigan. Some of these prize figures seem to fly under the radar lately.
I wonder if that means that FuRyu might do a noodle stopper Lilith? I'd probably have to get one of those!
9 months ago
2pt
ChocolateSpider (9 months ago) #31042779I still have a bunch of my old ones. I have them stored away in a drawer, but never got around to sorting through them. On that note, I should take a look through them and see if I have any that are worth any money. I think I have a first edition Machamp somewhere.

To be fair, I think I still have them but to think about where and what condition is... painful. It's sad really, as a kid you just don't really know how to handle trading cards or at least I didn't so I'm pretty sure all my lovely cards are just in a plastic bag with my Pokemon toys stored somewhere >< I'm sorry old cards... if only I had you now I would be so careful ;-;
9 months ago
3pt
Hmm, I didn't even realize that FuRyu had made a noodle stopper Morrigan. Some of these prize figures seem to fly under the radar lately.

I wonder if that means that FuRyu might do a noodle stopper Lilith? I'd probably have to get one of those!
9 months ago
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