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MaakieMaakie1 year ago
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I'm back with another loot of randomly acquired gifts and buys! This time from where I left off (January 2018, see BLOG #40999 ) until I hit the next character limit.

Game loot from local shop

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Finding a package where you were supposed to sign for, stuffed in your mailbox in a plastic bag because it got water damage...is not a nice thing to return home to after a long day of work.

Luckily the items inside were all in plastic, so they are safe!

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The three 3DS games pictured on the right were the ones inside the wet package from the previous picture. Luckily all unharmed!

The Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin game I bought second hand for my husband, he is a huge Dark Souls fan and owned the original Dark Souls II, but not this expansion yet. The 6th Baccano! book 'The Slash - Cloudy to Rainy Part 1' ITEM #358978 was my pre-order arriving and was shipped in a seperate small package.

Small con pick-up

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A teeny-tiny Alphone plush keychain ITEM #16689 that I could not ignore when I walked past by it at a convention.

Impulse buy, no regrets though!

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When I saw this amazing The Evil Within 2 t-shirt ITEM #666048 with a beautiful print on sale for 50% off, I could not help myself. I bought it on purpose in a size very large for me, so I can wear it with gurokawa style. Not sure yet how I will coord it yet, but I love it to pieces!

Not really a buy, but...

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My husband and I make as a gift to ourselves, every year for our wedding anniversary our wedding cake! It's a huge chocolate cake with KitKat and M&M's! It does not look like the prettiest cake, but the taste is for sure gooooooooood!

YaYcon 2018 loot

YaYcon is our local Yaoi and Yuri convention and I mostly just pick up small things from the artists in the vendor area.

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This time there were no booklets/prints/merchandise to my liking, so I just kept it to stickers! The 'fat birb' is from OpenMinded Alumni natasjavangeste... , the top and right one from Chlove hivemill.com/co... and the frogs from www.etsy.com/sh... .

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All of them got a nice spot on our refridgerator of stickers! :D

Archonia loot

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Archonia had some very good sales going on, so I picked up some stuff for me and a friend!

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Here was the full loot! A couple of items were for a friend of mine and we combined the stuff to save on shipping. Her items were:
- The Free! boys ITEM #314601 + ITEM #314603 + ITEM #314604
- The Chun Li button ITEM #675532
- The Hell Girl strap ITEM #281053 .

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My own items were:
- Z1's prize figure ITEM #470984 (really wanted her after getting Z3 ITEM #470986 for Secret Santa!)
- A small and cheap patch from Lucchini ITEM #76728 (had been eyeing this one for a while and decided to pick it up now considering I was paying for shipping already)
- A small strap from Scar ITEM #21038 (one of my favorite FMA characters, want to make an itabag from him one day)
- An artbook I've been wanting for a while: Moriyama Daisuke Illustration Collection - Chronicle ITEM #98704 . I'm a huge fan of Chrono Crusade, which was the main reason I picked up this book.

Hobby Search loot

Hobby Search was having a sale on a lot of small collectibles, so I picked up a big bunch of Yu-Gi-Oh! loot!

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- Millennium Puzzle Plate ITEM #510662 (doubting if I should use it or keep it as collectible, hrmm)
- Acrylic Keychain with adorable artwork from Yuugi ITEM #593563
- Acrylic Keychain with badass artwork from Atem ITEM #573310
- A bag tag with Black Magician and Yuugi ITEM #455939
- Same style bag tag, but with Seto and Blue Eyes ITEM #455941
- A chibi style acrylic keychain from Seto (need to make that itabag someday...) ITEM #457896
- And lastly, a very cool looking high quality pin with the Kaiba Corporation logo: ITEM #372457

For shits and giggles

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I had been wanting this doujin mousepad from an sexy Mannequin ENTRY #18631 from Silent Hill for a while. I actually needed a new mousepad to replace the one I was currently using, so there was my excuse to buy it.

I think it's hilarious how only 1 of the 2 pairs of butt is wearing panties. :D


Big packages from HLJ and Book Depository

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Inside the Book Depository package were my missing Yu-Gi-Oh! omnibus manga, now I have all the omnibus manga complete!

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Because of it being such a huge order, I even got two complimentary bookmarks instead of one, awww yeah!

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The HLJ package contained only one t-shirt I had pre-ordered ITEM #655778 and was crazily overpacked!

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I found the note HLJ put in the box very interesting, long story about our postal services if you're interested, in the spoiler. View spoilerHide spoiler So, starting late 2017, our postal services in the Netherlands decided to stop accepting packages shipped with SAL. This was an incredibly shitty timing for consumers, as it was just the time to buy and receive packages for the holidays.

Quite a lot of other European countries have gotten the same problem, so I guess it was only a matter of time before our country would also stop offering SAL. It's really annoying for us (and the earlier hit countries of course), as it means that small packages from Japan are absolutely not worth it anymore to ship. So if you were the type to pre-order a lot of loose items, you would have to prepare tons of extra budget because now (depending on the shop) everything would have to go AirMail or EMS.

This t-shirt I ordered somewhere in 2017, long before it was known that SAL would stop existing. So the shop was actually holding this package for a long time for me, hoping to be able to ship it as SAL, but in the end I needed to upgrade to AirMail. Making this shirt...very expensive. At this point I was glad I did not have a huge amount of pre-orders when the news about SAL stopping to exist became known and this ended up being the biggest hit, as a lot of my pre-orders at this point were already EMS only.


Small loot from Large/EMP

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Decided to pick up 2 items when they had a free shipping promotion: My first Funko POP ITEM #518248 , the Licker from Resident Evil 2. I know the POP hate, and I'm also not a huge fan of POP, but I like the more unique ones that don't heave the beady eyes and/or a different body type/face shape. I'm planning to write a short review about this Funko POP at a later point. My first impression is that it's of OK quality for the price, but it's nothing crazy special. As a Resident Evil fan I'm very happy with this figure, though. It will be fun to pose him with my Chris Nendoroid ITEM #464598 .

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The second item was this jacket (which is more like a cardigan): ITEM #687470 . The details are embroided, which is very nice.

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The packaging of mine seemed to have been opened before and unfortunately there was a stain near the neck. Considering Large/EMP is mainly a clothes store, I had stuff happening like this before, but it's still a bit meh. Didn't really feel like complaining to the store about it and luckily it was gone after one wash.

Pre-order Baccano! manga

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My pre-order of the 2nd Baccano! ITEM #632541 manga arrived! Although I have to say that the quality of this manga doesn't come close to the original novels or the anime, they are still fun if you're a fan of the franchise.

Sad news about my sticker refridgerator you may remember from my earlier blogs...

...it recently died! :( So we bought a new fridge and tried to salvage as much of the earlier stickers as possible. I do like that I have a new 'canvas' for my further sticker hoarding, so it's not that bad.

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The fridge itself is super nice though. We used to have one with like 10% freezer and 90% fridge, but this one is 25% freezer and 75% fridge, so we have way more stockpile space!

New2DSXL Pikachu edition!

This was a very unexpected one, as it was a surprise sponsoring my volunteer work got and could hand out to us.

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It's absolutely adorable! His nose sticks out! If this thing would have also had a tail, it would have been 100% perfection now to just buy a Pikachu tail strap.

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This thing is huge compared to my normal 3DS from the first generation. Also the loading times of the New2DS are crazy fast and I experience a lot less framedrop while playing games such as Pokémon Sun. I didn't know I 'needed' an New2DS until I got it and could compare to my 'old'3DS. I heavily recommend anyone that regularly plays 3DS games to upgrade to a 'new'. I'm not sure how big of a fan I am of the 'XL' though, as it is...very huge. It just enlarges the pixels and doesn't give better graphics.

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The colors on the big screen look beautiful, though!

Another Baccano! pre-order arrived!

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Just like all the manga, I also pre-order all the books because I hope it will make the publisher complete the series in English. Here is book 7 ITEM #358979 titled 'Baccano! 1933 (Second Part) The Slash - Bloody and Fairy'. The first part of this story ended with a huge cliffhanger, so I was really stoked to read further!

My husbands' birthday!

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My gift for my husband was this cake with a surprise...he wanted to have a tattoo of this character (Magni from Warcraft) for a really long time, so my gift for him was the tattoo budget! Most expensive gift I ever gave to someone! X_X

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IWOPcPOyHQXzc5JjkEEoi3Qi5xlc1AXuv7vBsoDAxSDubWFFMgERkKWtZHjrl2fFpasdmDT43XAomSbgOmuLZUPFphAl6VED_N7lsgybWP5AHWNP0TzIcGOsbO-tCK00W2oCQJk8U4losOVMWQKB3hfzYMCvkhJ2ku0YyX8GeaKecPXFSxy2Es0SbBu2pk2jc9CuGogmr-gjb5DLKkk0pXYzh2I56LsIfEOdZiinXi-jBGpZipAy0Tsuk2800lDBAL39GHufiuOMbPvRipVR1O0soIxnVWjQPlncYDnJir0KJPurm7uTs7fQYDi0xhuZRBjhC25bAaF2VLHMtrtMSrjO2O83F82rpCSpReGaRTO8WG4eehAeILbjmmTyHrmlMNFcKYHBGFMN8RRezev7n8DC4ofBQx1uGmXj9R3hr7BxffXqH-gyNLg_UcUw4452ZtI3B0-HufJZJCOelwpH8a_V1ruKM23DQS_IiseH_cIZyfL4y1y7veRtkjqz4-9keuoXwqdNMop3qaQ1nK7lx2HSQXpsixqtNUgbS3bvXxBHs77pLQdFyr6BneMDy36_rDFUgaD8wi2b8C48WU-03ftzdDIPN42kY7zYRZvOFeBfdDFkKi7yuw9WN6VtyaE=w281-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Wes19LgeCUeLrVJdA_vHvEad8W0Z4LLmDS9nLXQ_I5_fsaZIOLLwImuDcztDHnMcR4Hrkm3S2Z6PKzFxkNjQPSdmZTmz7LDM7YhHn38V77XoSZTkGx6NR-NsKCNZbYnes4QxGboENGlBvdYT_3-AKCtBzN4MjAAZOG_7AwCfcPG6JbXG53asMAb6JK7S1kYiSjnYogg3b12-za4YNmfXsy0GhKVkmpHIJUusAtNrm26kVfuYlUtmv3PxDUUCIhY8KPM4Gz2p_R5995za3lHCJypmYPtrch8sE3kuJogRNw72vjZbBrOOKN6BoXzZ6KBvC-ySrrHOqdSZTSJ_3RUPKrOJk3ON2T3e0TNyYUPGlldPyyL5Ntofhpx_3F-miS7gmWpi0eBvvhwDd80Wp_WiMtyn1Lzrv79Mcy12RfQ85VBedGst_p2Aq20XJ03kbaw-6d62rMGipzxfZ_8VfZsVkmp1-QvT9oFMbLUaQput8KBJDBQjKgEnhns_-QpSig1cO7X04BQlywtnw-vOV5l3WFfhTqTIRKohjxjIWoR3w45jgSdDa9Aex9_6UY2qCxBW1oDI8snw4drgvzb6qwr3lnYU0LG59oe0pbqzDX0Vsaqgn9IXi04arUPCQtVllHw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

From our family and friends he got some games and some booze. That Cointreau was sweet, dang! Don't recommend drinking it pure, unless you like pain in your teeth.

King's Day Loot

As a national holiday here in the Netherlands, we celebrate the birthday of the King, which is one day after my husbands' birthday. What is extra special about this day, is that it is the only day where everyone in our country is free to sell any goods they like on the street, making it a sort of 'huge open market' that is both free to visit and free to sell at. If you're curious to what it looks like, it pretty much means people throw their items for sale almost on the streets: View spoilerHide spoiler

https://www.hethuisvanoranje.nl/32%20Koningsdagen/Koningsdag%202015/Vrijmarkt%20Denhaag%202015-1.jpg?.jpg

https://barendrechtsdagblad-0tgo4uz5jsxp0zur883.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/kindervrijmarkt.jpg?.jpg

Some people open up their 'shops' on local hotspots or in big parks, hoping to gather extra visitors.


Anyhow, this national holiday is mostly spend by us buying board games from families and digital games the kids are bored with from their parents. :D

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BNtXvNqGxMroDprOnwk0Vn5QGZDi_x1XrN4-9e96FvUBSGYzIqH4K-RiYGQfAIb50MSHkm1OtWkfpI9veBKVYoiWKErbPF2R7sbFjv5SYkcwc9Gyb6vutSC3lbdupN58GMefvIaq5GAzzpBdmT398MwfRFZg31Ft8la2GKBrYElkoNkVS4WTNLahiWhRydxSfxofFfIJMUlqq8Tf4fk2CnmjR_o38hnCOaErRzfyQbloBZzH91lSrWZbtwp21I7TfpxHKGBtZ97r7fy1euV32oTXbo2FKjWxbzI0fPHdO3V04vBriRH0yw_ZBzqY09BNtdI4ENzn-XFTEYGnJ_nX5iib4eD-P1KyNhTOkN34ZilBmkprDkz5oKot-XFtOY3IYZbaTfMiaXgoYj3-SFe_NNzboiOiF5ZfNxzMZEnAXVFQIAqe1oRbmlarf1kQJuxVzariZCaQNdOE09qfR9ldJ-Vnm_ZDYjQOCposP9SZU3LA9y0r-OSXKE_dOx3R5yyOOqpz-ps-JkVbSJbf8bbxv36kUML6q1w-N5cirqt10Q5mBe4z-C0XZ_aAjOQ-wim6mZ3Pkb1u2dD4HFjOgMEqHIPgQoa1qlN1p-WDtC8AGJl34VkRvjw1WgvuJm9VThU=w725-h966-no?.jpg

I think the best part of this loot was buying a second copy of Myst Exile in amazing condition from this older lady that told us her grandson left it to her to sell. From the boardgames Machiavelli became a quick favorite of mine!

Primark

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Next up I went to the Primark and I'm always happily surprised at the amount of licensed goods they have! This is also one of the reasons why I end up telling myself to only go there once a year, because I came home with so much stuff. This is about 1/3 of it, the other stuff was formal clothes for work, a few things for my sister and a lot of stuff for my husband.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9o5JEPnzjvUDTATvd_CFlCjnZC8L1U0TTg_ppVS6oA9bgM4H6H0FvWq-ESv-SoI9BU3fjCymGBwmtHqJLbJ7Y46KtujX2YsakjBlrMbkNedUBHTjPNJ-S28r5HOyRbFcrlS4-lZwRKa-Fuoh9zkprnOjjdN5bgNBL633AFk3mbO8lN-DD58gq7juHQDa5AVMsuDPUoTNNNRhOnj2FrAZ__0lj4-AgGvpsgVVDCb7pCx4BiijRwqpBM4wYSwOITNYi9N-LglVkeKcY1CfPoCN5RKocKCuad3uSAB6zfReM-uVSoVCLO5XsiNgkIWZkBLk6_PCKJ-8QZErisYuaQ3YWk-lYhN02utsSe5KpOCiCBLSGF6pt2ucfji7tQMFTkjoMc-hRjlnO06cjXBEU7ZbFSnMOZ8UzbktrEV8AJRosyBkhcum1w74AJ7m2J32L8ktmh69WunLw780ZS-FU3p022zzjZhfEHPL-l3p_wutJA9dklaFPsiuV82paV3g5rAQCJQaIHg-7ljmPY1bJtenap8Qii4dwp3quhnicooEogYJKvEX6cppCmpSS3--btgv01-eZNS7VV5hsqaKVi9m4Oe9-gKu3R2hMKh3_iav7CaT_T9NyI6X_p-pftXyDLc=w725-h966-no?.jpg

This was the stuff I got for my sister, I thought some people over here might appreciate it too. She likes anything with mermaids if you have not noticed yet.

United Publications

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Picked up this Hideyoshi ITEM #78748 who was on sale at United Publications. Paid around $30 excluding shipping for him, a very good deal! Will unbox and review him later!

Huge package full of Witches!

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I bought 4 of the Strike Witches user MASTRACUSTOM had for sale! The package was so big!!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CSue9m7k5xG9CtOwrGDg28YflxREtaqmLzZhCI5K2XVFHpp3hgIJZ3NCp1sQGVFB4LRh1_yU__XJkqyxsgUjsZ8gqaFtBL3MWYdGd8tW9TNRirUSYFjhORFUHbGH2rWQBlR63so7o9uQBwqNUPZhoXF0pS68lCEdHJF2D0P9kpZQoHHGD_8BWOYoZFjEcNnaLYKm_kqGGKJJhoxQjfqVefXIkR9sLTccoqOyWzVWHvXN1ufIy2OJNcmlJdpHJ_YHy2LNndh2lVpHKgCWDBhtuS2iooL_NPjj-BlP9EWjJUhHXhZ2RobfUTcHyB10TGj8DBUmz0ityArz8OrKkDvQGoEkHY1eJHewe1Kw5CLdP3TTxvhTv3_6Pcu5BPz8zPoLHxpdDZMp9V4KZniBCHvI18P0729jnco60pTjPDI16fXQq2nW7ACVcrgSgnx2lMpP3MCZwR83fpkCd7fp48vk1nHrd32r7LQp7qb377g-z_uKPr9aDyVQzgwNKGguw96s-GdeY-ipw9-4Gy43TZ9-v_RVYfzqxIRpVY4yFLOkHhHJoUdMMbwpxBeO-Io9JlB9L63XkFAznUs9VPmNW1Tn5CYXWnptimvcEx0_q1vboEFOzfZ7KhxGEBZHlnFgrZw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The picture came out a bit blurry, but they are Barkhorn ITEM #78365 , Erica ITEM #78647 , Mio ITEM #54772 and Rocket Booster Sanya ITEM #99028 . I think I will review all or some of them later.

Another Archonia loot

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/02-WPaJvvVw1dbcVTuy2Ro4BF-piZv8mQ2B6_rWl-s8iVL87a3TqgRN4e4oLIuG3TMe7ckYQ84_QvNv270MafEJe-hLnO-4lqi2_IeqzJx9aYE0nlfEuu1N0nVdmSNYoRc12JZRFBeXHsYmkciV9-IWr3tNyO36V_MN-kw0slB9HAM1akt3_TaieQ8b07TDCTiAFzdsgjWgTY5xBV0D8Dt2gz_b269wVeO3y_ihxrGl6h27d-GYUBpM25EMlX9mTqoW1o-tKgn1977uugmcTAGy9u9_swzV_Tt7LrcdfjPBFiK9ea24QV6kdrtasqwzFQSKizCgHfh4b2gGVmhMuj3z3SpYGi6yD4d1nMiRQDmC1ePayh3GTzhVVdNDR78VdmbxbCgorb3Yz89YeAwUpe5iudsc_5l_KKacN8XqXkFbfuojDuBLFjBW37lSf90FZ7_-oHfDhZdlIEZrbgrPq_ENrkQez3H74ni_5Jo9L71MwLZUONE3WadY5bPz2XbB-8RXfBxufZnwBNezqbKb_2_K0Yh7-xB1hIjPPhVI6T4P58Vk35zA6LdgV9BsNywEmUTKLwQ-jzeO1q0ZmLls6cYuEFMN2XWCgzAUF5IFLimRnNSAlQml9K5WI3cVATdY=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

When they have sales, they are so good and on top of that it was free comic book day, so I got a bunch of free comics together with my order!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RkvGV5Fx_Mth9nS4x6cnmUq4ui00jCyIP-2DJdtDUXgNV0quEtmyCixlsA0O-hFnGS6JItfLM-h1RI7jeZWg7__-6kQps30VGM4RfhwerNdQDHjzpXvxwL6bPKI17lPeoY5zY62kZsCTlrmDSCEOLYyDcTo7hHi9wFuyoTZMD04Hkl_SQuwcaNrrRbDHWdIjF_2qeiAXlRZkbLYO_eusJ_NTiTht9_pUcHsBj5cR9AUGZBqY4wBESwXY0-CVTQJJHC7l_gFvEQ9ziXL3oDMDmDH17UCDjOWLo1h6oW5MSgm7jc_5YTJRyTiyzkBUL8tv4Hx5h_mQ4DTn9zEopInkH921PHQtv6qLjOU588DUWPNGLNU9wlwi9a_H4I7lHLDGODngGoC2N8vy8QALuN662xYsLjeLgyAeGgMWE8O9vCnPTGYDaBv-xeWfg7bcK6INh-8qQs9_u7AHseRja48woP5AbiyqC4XRoNEQVoDE06zWZ_Eeyzs_lW-1PYwRQL7vWhGBy7iCVj5ahGUikuSKZ08hFyPUsANvY5QljWkV35gvxU5XpsFkpZvOpIbHmNCk-W96IMJr9lKu89xKNGLq2l8h_jDE1sAvVxQ9Ja2826or-waDFES9sV55QR-mTnQ=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

I got Hikoujouki ITEM #289069 (she was smaller than I expected, but her quality is very good!) and Ro 500 ITEM #342767 (she was exactly what I expected).

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Mj1TJmKa2MBK_vpCr7C0Nn8lLoqqkXxYh1gLw6ds1L8iqJ_Az7kdEG1S7Qw5mlcDV3XZi-I88pJ2lELBd3cb6gJR7tUxXZdL14_E4BVrixp8vJC5klsQP2TfZIPGAxnwLxA-kD8HQMolhMGXFxPFXRaDzjfhGoSk2P_tl7LxUnZLNB1z9p8F17SnuO_y_oG2v9-qL3sRihfC3qEsNmas9Kj1x91lYzi5raEEV_ifLSbBjqGLLqoEQuBy4iACDB1p2I88F-gsGdDajYTXlcPfmGQ4gbzaaKrFDWIAX3uK1QA3kusDEaPVH8tiN19Gktb5pyyLsl14AMfEQ3KzG9mfQcmQrtFBo8qdNyc7eQSh25V1mC6zHFFBO89DodlKUlO1FDqERfQg51MgMT4Bdigec5gZ2Z7CN2NA4033asrjDUn1hA4uanBdM3gsy7KYKuV94Ud__pT9Rqj0UYycYuXdlsSXsKKMrOXQxNv4j9CCKnTX0LZBRq5xtZNTL8bZsB3kaG6eJTja4vMFGoS4DXQhKk1bRO-ReX54pNiUnU0-3Jv0lyRPmKl71L9rWH9ixEB3hwuExk6GpvErHouxE1-SJJy4ks6Q7gkktuObBKa0hdzUOi8zQq8ILVfreyOJWTE=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

And the bottom of the box had all these free comics piled up. *cough*

Gifts to others count in this blog too, right?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0RF12PM8OFN5KrKoTqfA3ATLulRvwZWdjG2paWHC-CAuHpFN69Ch4FGCPa6IQ2cWP_RKG1dj0YfBtZySE1EHFbrVnLdSt6epT_SvNo3v-9Jg4m9OEwJXCXys8L499lPq8vK8D0J_lkWTrTqpnsq4f-qABEP1N24YTpxlYwTfWNZb0CTB4fN6M5AXGvOK-FUrE1pxuEogoLCZwulWB_MInF1wFdhwgNwfadYtdlkeC-gFY-C7PCOp9PVeoy4p3B_e5nPUimw1jovbqEvMiV3qITDYKVTMhRfwY9yHunCdzslRuS17VbD2kmQ3G5O9bzDu0K_zmPy7n3uUgiczApsqgSY4T0K-aItWUxQDHnJG8NM8XJ-H_QV_GQl_XNMPNyqnoh-P7A-wvIU9Yteys8TXmt7KWXNOuLs9LdlzaQSMbY-fuHfMUFxuvuepXDi5CiSq-5ZBkmmeOALzF3EGWld-IGPrAavq9VRPMOTvT-si_hbgUrqV1V0nJnuRYXQ7RbGi4YtQC1JJbcsAk3ikdqMCXIoE0mJdQge10a8kpAH1-bHJvD2MojU24YszL4yvgNSz7IhwqgZfxPjeneocrCoC9KqS9r5sTCN2uZKX2GHcsDtnVlXhrNaIeOZs1zk4rW0=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Just wanted to show off this small gift I got for the convention staff when I visited an international event. Stroopwafels (translated 'syrup waffles') are pretty much Dutch pride and joy. They have an amazing taste and every person from another country I have met seems to enjoy them greatly. So it has become a thing between us volunteers of Fake is Sad www.fakeissad.c... that whenever a Dutch member from our team visits an international event, we take stroopwafels with us to gift to the staff there. I tried my best to package it cutely~!

Birthday loot

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This was the birthday loot I got from my family and husband this year! It maybe does not seem like much, but all three are pretty expensive games, so I was really happy to receive them all! For my birthday we went to this pretty amazing sand sculpture exhibition, some pictures for the people interested: View spoilerHide spoiler

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Woop woop, new shoes!

Ok, I won't bother you guys with random clothes I have acquired, but this one pair of shoes is an exception I really wanted to share!

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So, these are sneakers with 'hidden heels' in them. So when I wear these I look super tall, while having about 50% of the comfort of sneakers! The other 50% is the discomfort of wearing heels. I think their design is super neat and got a ton of compliments on them!

Again not really a buy/gift, but...

When I got the news in July 2018 that I unexpectedly was going to be without a job (an unexpected market crash hit the company I worked for and they had to downsize), I decided to bake the most sugary and buttery cake imaginably to cheer myself up. I'm introducing to you...the rainbow cake!

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It was a huge amount of prep work (and dishes!) to make this cake...

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...but I'm completely in love with the end result! It looked a lot better than I expected! And luckily for me I managed to find a new job fast, so without any unemployment inbetween I could start a new job in the same field at a competitor.

A day came where I got a huge and a smaller package!

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The small package was the first one of the two that consisted of this snack loot: BLOG #41060 . The second one me buying more Strike Witches figures from MASTRACUSTOM !

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This package had Yoshika's original version ITEM #9919 , Lucchini ITEM #78645 (her figure is huge), Charlotte ITEM #52704 and Minna ITEM #61483 . I plan on unboxing them soon and also probably reviewing a few of them.

Picked up Fire Emblem Warriors

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Because I had some coupons for a local shop, I picked up Fire Emblem Warriors with a big discount!

Vegetable garden

Very offtopic for this website: a small Vegetable Garden got gifted to me. For those interested, I talk about it in the spoiler. View spoilerHide spoiler

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My mom had gifted me this miniature vegetable garden a while back, but I never set it up until recently. It was a lot of work! Spend about a whole afternoon potting all these small things!

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I was ecstatic when the first plant (some endive) popped up!

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About 5 days into this thing, I already had to trash 5 plants because they got fungus and I didn't want it to spread to the other plants.

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A few got so big, they had to be repotted!

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And this is the current state of my vegetable garden. More vegetables have fallen, but especially my cucumber plant is going wild. I'll have to put it in an even bigger pot soon!


Got myself a new tripod!

Not that my previous tripod was bad, but it was a smaller one and could only work horizontal, so I wanted one that also let you flip your camera vertical without having to remove it from the stand!

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It even has a water level, neat!

And because I am close to reaching the character limit, I'll bring this huge loot blog to a stop here! We ended up reaching early September 2017 and I will return in the future with more of these assorted loots blogs!

Thanks for reading! My next blog will probably be either a figure unboxing or review from one of the items you've seen in this blog!
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Maakie1 year ago#42265308Thanks! :D Because the stuff is so rare and niche most Baccano! fans appreciate it when I put pictures online from inside the doujins/items etc. I actually don't know much about Dead Mount Death Play except for it's name, I also don't have any friends reading it. It's nice that he is still actively making so much series, but I would like him to continue/finish Baccano! pretty please? LOL. Give it a couple of releases and all Japanese books will be translated and then we'll have to play the waiting game if Baccano! itself will ever see an end. xD
I don’t care how long Baccano! is I will get every volume XD (and anything written by Ryohgo Narita haha)
1 year ago
kishitani1 year ago#41987287Oh! I love your Baccano loot posts! And that’s really recent too! I’m glad the fandom is still alive! I hope Yen Press picks up the series! They seem to like publishing Ryohgo Narita’s series. (They’re already publishing Durarara!! & Baccano! after all) Their most recent license was Dead Mount Death Play by Ryohgo Narita (which I need to read also)

Thanks! :D Because the stuff is so rare and niche most Baccano! fans appreciate it when I put pictures online from inside the doujins/items etc. I actually don't know much about Dead Mount Death Play except for it's name, I also don't have any friends reading it. It's nice that he is still actively making so much series, but I would like him to continue/finish Baccano! pretty please? LOL. Give it a couple of releases and all Japanese books will be translated and then we'll have to play the waiting game if Baccano! itself will ever see an end. xD
1 year ago
Maakie1 year ago#41780343Quite a bunch of my older blogs have me talking about/mini-reviewing some doujins, here are a few I can think of (and if you have time you can skim through profile/Maakie/... to see if I have missed some xD): BLOG #40486 + BLOG #40389 + BLOG #25997 . It's interesting how sometimes still new fanmaterial gets made, my newest doujinshi from Baccano! is from 2017. :)
Me too, but if there are still no actual translations in ~5 years time I'll probably give up and start reading the fan translations. I also really prefer official ones, but something is better than nothing... Let's hope that good sales of the Baccano! books can trigger them to start trying out translations for Vamp!. I guess it's hard because it doesn't have the fame of also being an animated series...


Oh! I love your Baccano loot posts! And that’s really recent too! I’m glad the fandom is still alive! I hope Yen Press picks up the series! They seem to like publishing Ryohgo Narita’s series. (They’re already publishing Durarara!! & Baccano! after all) Their most recent license was Dead Mount Death Play by Ryohgo Narita (which I need to read also)
1 year ago
kishitani1 year ago#41524422I’ll have to keep an eye out for Baccano doujins then~ I need more merch for this series! Yeah I heard of the Vamp! fan translations too but I prefer owning the official physical release, if that ever happens one day...

Quite a bunch of my older blogs have me talking about/mini-reviewing some doujins, here are a few I can think of (and if you have time you can skim through profile/Maakie/... to see if I have missed some xD): BLOG #40486 + BLOG #40389 + BLOG #25997 . It's interesting how sometimes still new fanmaterial gets made, my newest doujinshi from Baccano! is from 2017. :)

Me too, but if there are still no actual translations in ~5 years time I'll probably give up and start reading the fan translations. I also really prefer official ones, but something is better than nothing... Let's hope that good sales of the Baccano! books can trigger them to start trying out translations for Vamp!. I guess it's hard because it doesn't have the fame of also being an animated series...

lotus1 year ago#41664228Ohh I see, I've only read/watched Chrono Crusade, and none of his other works, but a large part of my interest was due to his art haha~
Ah, I've actually read all the current Baccano! light novels already, and I liked them a lot, so I definitely want to pick up the physical releases to support it! Not sure which would be my favorite arc so far, but I'm looking forward to rereading them hehe :D
Once every now and then I do check Archonia, to see what kind of sales they have, but most of the times they don't have a lot of things on sale that I'm interested in, but I'll have to keep a closer eye on their site more for the sales, I guess! I feel like the few small goods I was interested in were still quite pricey there though, I think if I remember correctly maybe 20-30 euros more than the JP price, so I don't see myself preordering things there. And yes, whenever I do place an order there, I try to make a large order to make shipping worth it, since like you said it's a bit on the expensive side for a small order.
Oh wow, that is a long time to wait! I haven't seen a lot of stores with ferry options, but usually the long shipping time puts me off already XD; I haven't had many (pre)orders since SAL was made unavailable since I was abroad for half a year, so I was a little out of touch with merch releases, but I think I'll likely go with Airmail rather than ferry for future purchases since two months is a little too long for me XD; Though I'll probably try to order on Hobby Search from now on since I can still use SAL shipping there (but for NL/FR they call it E-Package lite when shipped).
I rarely check the Aniway forum, but it definitely feels like they've stopped that option in general, but without letting everyone know :\



Well, if you're generally interested in his art, this is also a good buy! :D Only downside is that this book is quite expensive. Even when it was on sale at Archonia, I paid quite a bunch for it. I can't find the invoice right now, but I paid ~40 euros if I remember correcly. At conventions and other webshops I have always seen this book for sale for ~60 euros. So even though I found ~40 euros a bit high, it was already a chunk lower than all those years I've seen it for ~60, so I just bit the bullet this time. :')

Oh! You mean you read all the fantranslations? I find the official translations to be very good. :)

Hrm I see. It's been many years since I pre-ordered at Archonia too. If they do their big prize figures and/or summer/comic book day sales, they tend to make a ton of prize figures inbetween 10 and 20 euros, which is a super neat price, because even if you get them for retail price in JP, shipping those figures to here gets so high, so buying a couple from Archonia for 10-20 each + paying local shipping is a good price.

Yeah, it seems like not much stores do ferry shipping, nowadays I buy most of my goods through proxies and almost every proxy service has ferry shipping available. Thanks for that information on Hobby Search by the way! I wasn't aware they had E-package lite, so that means I can still pick up some goods from their sales if they have anything from series that I like. :D Strange how not much other stores even want try to E-Package Lite, the only other one I know is Nippon-Yasan.

Uhhuh. I wish there would be some definitive news, so that maybe international stores would take us complaining Dutchies more seriously and offer more options for shipping. ^^''
1 year ago
Maakie1 year ago#41360849Thanks! :D It's always nice to find people with similar tastes!
The Moriyama Daisuke artbook is about 50% Chrono Crusade and the other 50% is a mix of his lesser known series and original artwork. I think the artworks are neat, as I really like his style, but I mainly bought it as a Chrono Crusade fan and completionist.
Ohhh~ The light novels are so good! I have to admit the first one isn't really the 'strongest' in the series, as it was originally written as a one-shot with a semi-open end. It becomes good from the 2nd and onwards. Probably the 5th book is my favorite so far, although I also quite like the two-parter 6 and 7 are. I have not started reading 8 yet. :P I also think their release price is a bit steep, but the hardcover was a nice surprise to me too. If I'm going to pay big buck, I prefer to get good quality haha!
I personally only buy from Archonia whenever they have big sales. So the 2 packages from this topic are from their spring sales and the free comic book day sales. Especially their small goods and prize figures are nicely priced during those sales. Their regular prices for scaled figures and prize figures I find them way too high. Their small goods on pre-order/release are OK priced, but then you have the shipping that is not very cheap if you just want 1 or 2 small things. So on average I have about 2-3 packages from Archonia a year with similar purchases as what you saw in this blog. :)
And hrrm, what you notice with affordable shipping on Hobby Search, did they start accepting ferry shipping? Ferry shipping is a slightly bit cheaper, but a lot slower than SAL. I have been asking a lot of stores to please consider ferry shipping, but a lot of them have been answering with 'no'. :P Because ferry shipping is so slow, they are probably afraid of people filing complaints or paypal disputes when they need to wait 2-3 months for their package. I used ferry twice so far and it is indeed crazy slow, one took 2 months 1 week and the other 2 months 2,5 week to get to me. But hey, if I'm not in a hurry, I think it's fine. It's better than paying huge buck for EMS in my opinion.
I'm also really annoyed that it's been almost a year and we still don't have any official statement regarding this whole happening. I'm not sure if you also visit/post on Aniway, but there has been quite some discussion regarding this. A few users there are quite active in bothering PostNL, AirFrance and our customs services, haha! Personally, I think they just decided to quit offering this service (just like how they did in multiple Eastern European countries), but don't want to make an official statement.

Ohh I see, I've only read/watched Chrono Crusade, and none of his other works, but a large part of my interest was due to his art haha~

Ah, I've actually read all the current Baccano! light novels already, and I liked them a lot, so I definitely want to pick up the physical releases to support it! Not sure which would be my favorite arc so far, but I'm looking forward to rereading them hehe :D

Once every now and then I do check Archonia, to see what kind of sales they have, but most of the times they don't have a lot of things on sale that I'm interested in, but I'll have to keep a closer eye on their site more for the sales, I guess! I feel like the few small goods I was interested in were still quite pricey there though, I think if I remember correctly maybe 20-30 euros more than the JP price, so I don't see myself preordering things there. And yes, whenever I do place an order there, I try to make a large order to make shipping worth it, since like you said it's a bit on the expensive side for a small order.

Oh wow, that is a long time to wait! I haven't seen a lot of stores with ferry options, but usually the long shipping time puts me off already XD; I haven't had many (pre)orders since SAL was made unavailable since I was abroad for half a year, so I was a little out of touch with merch releases, but I think I'll likely go with Airmail rather than ferry for future purchases since two months is a little too long for me XD; Though I'll probably try to order on Hobby Search from now on since I can still use SAL shipping there (but for NL/FR they call it E-Package lite when shipped).

I rarely check the Aniway forum, but it definitely feels like they've stopped that option in general, but without letting everyone know :\
1 year ago
Maakie1 year ago#41454703More fans are always welcome! :D I would love to let the club become more active, but unfortunately not much people look into clubs to see what they are up to. So I feel like not much people read my announcements. ^^''
I'm not expecting anything ever again, but if for some reason there would be more Baccano! merch, I would buy everything! I guess the highest chance we have right now is every now and then still a doujin releasing.
There are fan translations and English summaries out there for Vamp!, but I really want a high quality official translation. And of course them binded as books, because even if I were to print the fan translations, it would cost me a fortune. :P

I’ll have to keep an eye out for Baccano doujins then~ I need more merch for this series! Yeah I heard of the Vamp! fan translations too but I prefer owning the official physical release, if that ever happens one day...
1 year ago
kishitani1 year ago#41366592Ooooh sure! I’d love to join~ I look forward to seeing more Baccano! merch <3 Ahhhh yesss, me too!! I’ve been wanting to read Vamp for so long!!!

More fans are always welcome! :D I would love to let the club become more active, but unfortunately not much people look into clubs to see what they are up to. So I feel like not much people read my announcements. ^^''

I'm not expecting anything ever again, but if for some reason there would be more Baccano! merch, I would buy everything! I guess the highest chance we have right now is every now and then still a doujin releasing.

There are fan translations and English summaries out there for Vamp!, but I really want a high quality official translation. And of course them binded as books, because even if I were to print the fan translations, it would cost me a fortune. :P
1 year ago
Maakie1 year ago#41360849Shameless promotion: If you're not with us yet, join our Baccano!-club: CLUB #1015 :D The group is a bit dead right now, but whenever something really special happens regarding this franchise, I try to post about it there. I also link to my blogs with more extensive unboxings/reviews of my Baccano! items there. :)
I'm personally hoping for an official translation of Vamp! next! :D


Ooooh sure! I’d love to join~ I look forward to seeing more Baccano! merch <3 Ahhhh yesss, me too!! I’ve been wanting to read Vamp for so long!!!
1 year ago
kishitani1 year ago#41219868Yes! I hope so too~ I’ll be sure to buy every single volume~ I’m so glad that they are selling well~ Hopefully that means more Ryohgo Narita series will be released in the future!

Shameless promotion: If you're not with us yet, join our Baccano!-club: CLUB #1015 :D The group is a bit dead right now, but whenever something really special happens regarding this franchise, I try to post about it there. I also link to my blogs with more extensive unboxings/reviews of my Baccano! items there. :)

I'm personally hoping for an official translation of Vamp! next! :D

Raze1 year ago#41232867I don't have a pic of my shirt but this is the one: cospa.co.jp/det.... Maybe the no side stitches are a new thing. Either way, it's still cool. No need to worry about threads breaking as the shirt gets old.
Good to hear the 2DSXL has improvements and isn't just the same 3DS without the 3D feature.


Ooooh, that one looks nice! I don't think I've seen a Cospa shirt related to an European developed franchise before.

Ah, I do have to note, because of the crazy confusing names Nintendo has been giving this handheld, the Pikachu one I have is an 'New2DSXL'. I think there are also 'normal' '2DSXL's, which don't have the improved hardware boost like the 'New' has. One of the reasons why i was not so motivated myself to upgrade my 'old' 3DS was because of this confusement and Nintendo seeming to throw out a new iteration of this device about yearly. >.>

lotus1 year ago#41264198Wow, there's a lot of nice stuff in this post! That Alphonse plush looks really cute and I've seen the Moriyama Daisuke artbook a couple of times while browsing around but never did pick it up -- how are the illustrations inside? I really need to catch up with the Baccano! light novels, I only have the first one so far (which, unfortunately, I haven't had the time yet to read...) but I really want to get the others as well. I was also very pleasantly surprised to see it was a hardcover (what probably partly explains their expensive prices?) and the color pages inside!
I tend to avoid Archonia nowadays since I'm not buying as many manga as before and their merchandise prices are generally very expensive, but I did pick up a set of small figures at the end of last year, which was nice. In regards to SAL shipping, the other day I was actually able to order some figures off Hobby Search with shipping similar to SAL, which was a nice surprise. They have a separate shipping option for the countries for which SAL was stopped (they automatically use that option if you pick SAL), they just shipped my order so I'll see how that goes! I'm hoping more shops will follow their example but it doesn't seem to be very likely, as it's been quite a while now. I wish we could get some clarification on the whole shipping ordeal though :\


Thanks! :D It's always nice to find people with similar tastes!

The Moriyama Daisuke artbook is about 50% Chrono Crusade and the other 50% is a mix of his lesser known series and original artwork. I think the artworks are neat, as I really like his style, but I mainly bought it as a Chrono Crusade fan and completionist.

Ohhh~ The light novels are so good! I have to admit the first one isn't really the 'strongest' in the series, as it was originally written as a one-shot with a semi-open end. It becomes good from the 2nd and onwards. Probably the 5th book is my favorite so far, although I also quite like the two-parter 6 and 7 are. I have not started reading 8 yet. :P I also think their release price is a bit steep, but the hardcover was a nice surprise to me too. If I'm going to pay big buck, I prefer to get good quality haha!

I personally only buy from Archonia whenever they have big sales. So the 2 packages from this topic are from their spring sales and the free comic book day sales. Especially their small goods and prize figures are nicely priced during those sales. Their regular prices for scaled figures and prize figures I find them way too high. Their small goods on pre-order/release are OK priced, but then you have the shipping that is not very cheap if you just want 1 or 2 small things. So on average I have about 2-3 packages from Archonia a year with similar purchases as what you saw in this blog. :)

And hrrm, what you notice with affordable shipping on Hobby Search, did they start accepting ferry shipping? Ferry shipping is a slightly bit cheaper, but a lot slower than SAL. I have been asking a lot of stores to please consider ferry shipping, but a lot of them have been answering with 'no'. :P Because ferry shipping is so slow, they are probably afraid of people filing complaints or paypal disputes when they need to wait 2-3 months for their package. I used ferry twice so far and it is indeed crazy slow, one took 2 months 1 week and the other 2 months 2,5 week to get to me. But hey, if I'm not in a hurry, I think it's fine. It's better than paying huge buck for EMS in my opinion.

I'm also really annoyed that it's been almost a year and we still don't have any official statement regarding this whole happening. I'm not sure if you also visit/post on Aniway, but there has been quite some discussion regarding this. A few users there are quite active in bothering PostNL, AirFrance and our customs services, haha! Personally, I think they just decided to quit offering this service (just like how they did in multiple Eastern European countries), but don't want to make an official statement.
1 year ago
Wow, there's a lot of nice stuff in this post! That Alphonse plush looks really cute and I've seen the Moriyama Daisuke artbook a couple of times while browsing around but never did pick it up -- how are the illustrations inside? I really need to catch up with the Baccano! light novels, I only have the first one so far (which, unfortunately, I haven't had the time yet to read...) but I really want to get the others as well. I was also very pleasantly surprised to see it was a hardcover (what probably partly explains their expensive prices?) and the color pages inside!

I tend to avoid Archonia nowadays since I'm not buying as many manga as before and their merchandise prices are generally very expensive, but I did pick up a set of small figures at the end of last year, which was nice. In regards to SAL shipping, the other day I was actually able to order some figures off Hobby Search with shipping similar to SAL, which was a nice surprise. They have a separate shipping option for the countries for which SAL was stopped (they automatically use that option if you pick SAL), they just shipped my order so I'll see how that goes! I'm hoping more shops will follow their example but it doesn't seem to be very likely, as it's been quite a while now. I wish we could get some clarification on the whole shipping ordeal though :\
1 year ago
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