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LOOT: April 2018!LOOT: April 2018!

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Sooo... this post came quite late because I just got the opportunity last Saturday to do a proper photoshoot with my loot, since I've been busy the weeks prior to my long weekend. And then I got buried in catching up with anime, and I almost forgot to put this up. XD;;; But without further ado, here's everything I got for the month of April!

FIGURES

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I don't know how it got this crazy, I swear. XD But then again, I don't know how any of my months got crazy. I just keep adding stuff to my cart and before I knew it I have a huge box in the mail. Oops.

I tried doing a different setup for my pictures this month, since I was getting too lazy of setting up the stand in front of my manga shelf. I use natural lighting, so I pretty much follow where the sun is, and I found out that my desk is just about as bright as the place in front of my manga bookshelf, so I tried it out. Let me know what you guys think!

Also, I took pictures of stuff as I received it, so some of my pictures (especially the merch) have different settings. It's pretty dark when I get home, so I can't really use natural lighting for them. Hopefully they aren't too dark.


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AmiAmi

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As usual, my beloved Touken Danshi. <3 I got both Ichigo and Izuminokami from the pre-owned section in A/B condition, so as usual everything is perfect. Juzumaru I pre-ordered, and I must say that I love the compact mini boxes of the new nendoroids. They are so convenient to store, and I anticipate my shipping fees in the future would decrease too. As for Juzumaru himself, he is absolutely stunning. I might do a separate review on him, but that all depends on how lazy I get. X'D His hair though. And the details on his beads. He is so beautiful ToT

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This wouldn't be me if there weren't any of my best Aqours girls included! I pre-ordered You's Happy Party Train prize figure blindly because there was no prototype picture, and of course FuRyu did not disappoint. I absolutely love her! Hanamaru, of course, is a precious beautiful darling.

You's birthday figure is also really pretty, I absolutely love it. I actually really love the minimalistic style of their outfits, but that might just be me being biased because this is my main girl LOL. I recently got her Valentine's UR on LLSIF ENG Server too, so I am confident best girl loves me back.

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Hifumi and Aoba are positively adorable! I wrestled a bit with putting in Aoba's sitting part because the front part of her suit is not flexible or bendable, but I figured out in the end that you gotta fit it in the groove of her legs. X'D Thank god I didn't destroy anything.

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Yune is one of my sorta grails. I've been stalking her on AmiAmi preowned for a year and 2 months before I finally managed to snag her. I always find her on pre-owned right when my monthly budget is stretched to the limit and I can't add her to my cart anymore, and then when I finally get my salary for the next month she's gone. She's been extra elusive, but I finally have her! I absolutely loved the anime and I am sad the author passed away, so I'm very happy to have her figure since she means a lot to me.


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GSC Direct

I got both the Syaoran figma and Roy nendoroid from GSC since I wanted the bonus parts that came with them, especially for Roy. I didn't particularly care for Syaoran's bonus part, but I ordered him there anyway since I already had 3 other items in my cart and I thought eh, why not.

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Syaoran is beautiful. He was surprisingly easy to set up- I expected his sword to keep falling off as I was setting him on the stand, but everything fit tightly and perfectly and it wasn't a pain to get him to this position at all. He looks so cool right next to my Koto Syaoran scale and nendoroid. XD

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Roy is so adorable. His fire effect parts are awesome, and the coat hanging off his shoulders makes him look cool~

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The transmutation circle on his hand is incredibly detailed, especially for something so small. If they could do something this elaborate for Roy's hand why couldn't they paint Kashuu's nails dammit.

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His lighter, on the other hand, just looks like a silver hunk of metal. Which I'm not too mad about, I don't really need any more details than this. XD


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Various

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To (almost) complete my collection of the Hetalia One Coin Grande figures of the characters I like are Germany and Romano! I am only missing Prussia and I can call my collection complete. I really wish they get proper nendoroids though! Keep the Hetalia nendos coming GSC!

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I absolutely love Hoozuki and while the nendoroid is my actual grail, I am just happy to finally have a figure of him. This is my first time owning a chara-forme and I am impressed! He was a demon haha lol to set up, but him being positively adorable was all worth it!

I bought him from MIRURIN for an amazing price, and I am just so happy with the figure and with her as a seller. She was an absolute dear to talk to, and she made sure to update me and was super friendly and accommodating with everything.


Where did I buy them?

  • Hoozuki @ MFC User: MIRURIN (Pre-owned)
  • Germany OCG @ Ebay (Opened but not displayed)
  • Romano OCG @ Suruga-ya (Proxy: From Japan) (Pre-owned)


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Goods (Merch, artbooks, doujins, etc.)

So I... finally discovered the wonders of proxies and suruga-ya. Wallet-kun was not very happy, but Gwennie-chan is. <3

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Some of you might recognize this picture from a previous blog post of mine. These are the artbooks my dad bought for me in Animate Bangkok! A 46 year old man in a suit buying BL artbooks. Bless.

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He got the Mirror artbook, the Hitorijime My Hero guidebook, and the Kyou Kara Maou! artbook I've been eyeing since MY OTOUTO and I visited there last year. I am in love with all of these; the Hitorijime one contained more words than pictures, but nevertheless I'm just happy to own it for the sake of the cover anyway. X'D

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Magazines and doujins from Suruga-ya! As soon as I learned (again, from my otouto) how to use proxies, I went crazy and bought some things as a trial run. I liked my experience with FJ, so I went ahead and made a bigger doujin order which I actually just received today! It will be going into the May loot post though. XD

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Some more random merch from AmiAmi from various fandoms I am in. I am a merch addict, but I've slowed down in the recent months since the number of figures I have on preorder is already stretching my budget to its limit. X'D

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Notable, though, are the Nagasone and Hachisuka puzzles I got. They make beautiful displays! Mom was the one who put them together though since I was too lazy.

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Another notable thing is the beautiful rifle bullet keychain of "Zetsubou to Nakayoku", which is Yuuri's catchphrase in the Girls' Last Tour anime. I absolutely loved that anime, it was so beautiful. Hoping Fine Clover won't ruin their nendos but I have low hopes since they already butchered Gabriel. Ugh.


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Gift!

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I feel so spoiled. ToT My wonderful otouto (Yes, still PRETENSE) sent me these goodies in the mail! They are absolutely awesome and I will treasure them forever. <3 I swear yours is coming but there are problems with the mail system here grrrr.

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We talked about sending only merch, but when YoI doujins came in the mail, it was a big and wonderful surprise! I loved the story (at least, what I could understand of it) and of course, the saucy art >u>

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What are you talking about, I totally haven't stuck this tape all over my room. Nope.

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Both she and I are still part of the remnants of the Hetalia fandom! X'D Still going strong after all these years! Though she recently got back into it, I've been a fan of Hetalia since ca. 2006/2007 (she was the one who introduced it to me!) and I never stopped. :'D She got me my faves! Many USUK stuff coming yo way, not to worry.

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She also sent me best girls and best boys. <3 So happy about the Akumura keychain, she is presh. <3


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And last but (certainly) not the least, a new figure cabinet!!!

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I know I said I wasn't going to buy a new cabinet, but it couldn't be avoided since it previously looked like this:

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Mom said the figures "could not breathe" and told me to go buy a new cabinet. X'D Of course I paid for it myself though, and I'm glad I made the purchase since now my displays look so much better! They're not cramped and crowded anymore and I can actually see each and every one of my babies.

Plus, it just wasn't conducive keeping only one cabinet. Even if I squeezed every last square meter, the remaining space in the old cabinet would still not be enough to accommodate the 28 figures (... currently) I have on pre-order plus the ones in my wishlist I'm planning to pick up in June.

This is the main display cabinet now:

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Together with the new cabinet, there's lots of space for more figures. :D


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GRAND TOTAL: 14 figures, lots of merch XD

All in all, I am very happy with my April loot (but still very perplexed as to how it got this big). May won't be so big in the merch department, but I've got another big haul of figures coming (I think about 10?), so look out for another figure-filled loot. :D

Thanks for reading~!


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Chris_Duvall (3 months ago) #34334588Oh I see, haven't thougt about a custom-made cabinet before... I'll look for someone who makes custom cabinets then, thank you! ^^

No problem, and good luck! I hope you find one and have them make good custom cabinets! :)
3 months ago
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gwendal738-2 (3 months ago) #34334526Unfortunately, since there is no ikea in my country, I have to get my cabinets made. So this is custom-made ^^; but maybe if you hire someone in your country who makes custom cabinets, they can make you displays like these, too?

Oh I see, haven't thougt about a custom-made cabinet before... I'll look for someone who makes custom cabinets then, thank you! ^^
3 months ago
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Chris_Duvall (3 months ago) #34334441I love it!!!
Where did you get the cabinet from?
I have 3 Ikea Detolfs cramped with figures and I really want to get new display cabinets like the ones you have...


Unfortunately, since there is no ikea in my country, I have to get my cabinets made. So this is custom-made ^^; but maybe if you hire someone in your country who makes custom cabinets, they can make you displays like these, too?
3 months ago
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I love it!!!
Where did you get the cabinet from?
I have 3 Ikea Detolfs cramped with figures and I really want to get new display cabinets like the ones you have...
3 months ago
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gwendal738-2 (3 months ago) #34319245Hahaha np! Let me know how you like it when you get around to watching it :D

Hahaa..for sure, will do!! ..and thanks for the recommendation! :D
3 months ago
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Stacycmc (3 months ago) #34315579LOL, sounds right up my alley....will def have to watch it then, thanks!! :D

Hahaha np! Let me know how you like it when you get around to watching it :D
3 months ago
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gwendal738-2 (3 months ago) #34315349
Thank you! And yes, you really should watch it if you're a fan of dark/black comedy! It's positively hilarious and Hoozuki is awesome. X'D


LOL, sounds right up my alley....will def have to watch it then, thanks!! :D
3 months ago
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pretense (3 months ago) #34314958i am SO SORRY to wallet-chan for introducing you to proxies... i see all those random merch and cry.. happy tears for ur happiness ofc~
damn it the framed tourabu puzzles look amazing TwTb but why dont they have my one and only sword boy nikki??? argghhh mou.. whatever I'll get his scale by the end of the month anyway~ so im excited for that~!!
so many doujins too~ im sure they'll help u alot to learn japanese properly~~ teach me too so my stash won't go to waste~ xD
and lastly~ ur gonna need a 3rd cabinet if u got 28 -- TWENTY FRICKENING EIGHT -- more figures incoming! I adore u and i am scared of ur purchasing power Aniwe~ eue


Don't be sorry your aniwe is at least happy that you introduced her to proxies ;D Although Wallet-kun is begging for mercy... YOU HEARD NOTHING

I don't understand why they don't have Nikkari either! T^T I want to get the puzzles for all my best boys, first and second tier... Maybe one day when my budget isn't so preoccupied by figures. XD And yes, I shall teach you Japanese! I have my motivation to learn now >:D

HAHAHAHA Let's hope I don't need a 3rd cabinet though! Tbf, I did sell one preorder off, so be proud of me :'D Purchasing power is high because I'm catching up with all the figures I drooled over when I was still a penniless middle/high schooler lol.
3 months ago
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Emeep (3 months ago) #34299150I am so tempted to get Juzumaru T_T He looks adorable.
You DEFINITELY should get Juzumaru. ;D I assure you, he's so worth it. He's one of the most beautiful nendos I own ;u;

starlightshine (3 months ago) #34301344Yesss, you got the Mirror artbook! I'm always so unreasonably excited whenever I see somebody with one. Takarai Rihito's artwork is gorgeous <3 love your figure cabinet too! I see so many figures I want in it o.o
Ahhh, thank you! I'm always glad to meet a fellow Rihito Takarai fan! I absolutely love her art since one of my favorite manga is Seven Days, which she did with Venio Tachibana. <3

Stacycmc (3 months ago) #34308092Love the Hoozuki, he's awesome!!! One day I'll get around to watching that show....
Congrats on all the awesome loots!!!

Thank you! And yes, you really should watch it if you're a fan of dark/black comedy! It's positively hilarious and Hoozuki is awesome. X'D

Jess-chan (3 months ago) #34309202Great loot as always!
Thank you!! <33333
3 months ago
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i am SO SORRY to wallet-chan for introducing you to proxies... i see all those random merch and cry.. happy tears for ur happiness ofc~

damn it the framed tourabu puzzles look amazing TwTb but why dont they have my one and only sword boy nikki??? argghhh mou.. whatever I'll get his scale by the end of the month anyway~ so im excited for that~!!

so many doujins too~ im sure they'll help u alot to learn japanese properly~~ teach me too so my stash won't go to waste~ xD

and lastly~ ur gonna need a 3rd cabinet if u got 28 -- TWENTY FRICKENING EIGHT -- more figures incoming! I adore u and i am scared of ur purchasing power Aniwe~ eue
3 months ago
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