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January Loot

So this will be text heavy - all be warned! Because I will tell a little about why I got those figures, where I display them and so on…

My first loot post in a while. But even though I did not buy a lot of figures the last months, does not mean that I was saving up. I bought a lot of other stuff, mostly clothes ;-). Anyway I had slowed buying figures and was quite pleased with myself, as that was the goal because my collection already felt a little crowded at some places. In december I only got one figure - the nendo Jiraiya - and then came january, where everything escalated :-)

But it did start slow.
First I ordered some movies. A seller on ebay had GetBackers, which I loved back in the day and always wanted to have in my collection. So I took the opportunity and additionally I got another Naruto Shippuden collection and the movie of sword art online at amazon.co.uk. Let me say one thing: I love SaO! I watched it recently on netflix and got totally hooked. I just love it so much! But sadly I found not one figure of the series that calls out to me…

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Then I decided that I had not gifted myself with a lot for christmas and ordered Akira, the damaged version. I always wanted him, since the first time I saw him. He is so unique! How many figures are out there that are truly busted up?
My only small complain about him would be that the blood on him does look faint, fresher, redder, would have been nicer to me. Hope you don't think me cruel now ;-) But maybe the paint is a little faint because of the age of the figure? I don't know...

And this is where Akira is placed in my collection at the moment:

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Little Side Story:
Funny thing happened, I browsed a little after I ordered Akira and then I found something else I wanted… (it was an art book). Well hell, but at Solaris Japan you cannot combine orders or add something (as far as I know). So really arg… that normaly does not happen to me. But okay I thought so I will need to pay shipping double - great. But I want this art book. Then I looked at shipping and almost fell from my chair - shipping was a lot more expensive than for akira, probably because it was a book. Then I thought, when shipping is already so expensive I can order two art books. And it got even more expensive *hitting my head against a wall*. I took the least expensive shipping option and still my heart bled - and my wallet. And with Solaris if you take that option, they will send you a mail: do you really want this? It will take to 4-6 weeks, with irregular updated tracking, bla bla bla… but yes I took that option and was mentally prepared to wait for this package for-ev-er.

Well my order of the art books arrived only one week later than akira, for whom I chose the express shipping method - wonder, oh wonder ;-) But the package was totally crushed. I stayed absolutely calm when I saw it - because I knew there was no figure inside - otherwise I would probably had a mental breakdown.
Additionally my amiami order arrived with the rement set for the oden stall. And I got the last two manga of Black Butler. I find it increasingly hard to wait for the next release… arg… because there always needs to be a cliff hanger...

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Here is a little more information on the art books for those who are interested under spoiler:
View spoilerHide spoilerThe right one ("My Hime - Destiny Princess") was my first choice because the cover is drawn very beautifully. It contains big pictures, an episode collection of my hime, character descriptions & designs, descriptions of the monsters, an interview with the producer and the history of the hime - very text heavy stuff which I cannot read. Here a few photos:

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this is my favorite pic, because it is a little unusual: normally the girls are mostly shown fighting and not having fun ;-)

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The second art book "My Hime & My-Z-Hime - My Collection" - that I threw in on a whim was a little disappointing. It is even more text heavy and there are no big pictures just small ones. But it does contain a "list" (including pictures) of every merchandise for my otme that was ever released - which is quite cool. It also contains a character guide, a scenic guide with all locations, a monster guide and and episode guide.
Here an example of what I mean when I say there are only small pictures. It kinda feels like one of those visual puzzles, where something hides in the obvious chaos.

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Btw in both books is a short feature of the the character design for the ps2 game - which is totally different, really terrible and quite ridiculous :-)


Mmm, then after a week I decided to get the statue of Naruto and Jiraiya from Ofubito. I had looked at this statue for months and finally had enough of wanting it… I needed to get it. It is such a wonderful scene - I loved it in the anime so much, because it showes the deep connection between the two.

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The last two packages that I got at the very end of january were Saber and Archer Ishutal. Saber I got from a kind seller at mfc and Archer Ishutal actually at a german figure store: anime-figuren.de.

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Saber is one of my grails, and actually I thought I would need to wait a long time before I can get my hands on her. But then I was lucky.
Archer Ishutal is a different sort of story. She was one of the very first figures I pre-ordered after I discovered figures in late 2017. I thought she would be my most anticipated figure of 2018, but she didn't even arrive in 2018 ;-)
Anyway these were my first thoughts of the figure when I first saw her:
"Is this Rin?"
"Yes, it is Rin!"
"Wow, but why is she a Rider?" (Looking at the bow and thinking it was a chariot!)
"No she is Archer!" (Looking at the title.)

Btw. I thought she was the most beautiful thing ever. So looking hard at the price I ordered her. Not regretting that a bit.
I don't know why Rin is suddenly Archer, as I only watched the Grand Order movie and that does not give you much information about Grand Order, and the games are not available in germany (which is so often the case). I do prefer the old Fate Series and mostly focus on buying figures from that, but here I made an exception. I mean it is Rin ;-)

So now a few words on saber. I wanted a saber in her traditional form, and was thinking hard about which one to get: these were the two I admired most: ITEM #549716 and ITEM #414719. The first one would have dwarfed my other fate figures so I decided to look for the second. And I was prepared to wait a long time to find it. But then suddenly someone sold her - and even from germany! Lucky me! And let me just say the glowing base is fantastic!

I have one place in my living room where I place figures - so I can always see them from the couch, and they make me happy. I frequently change those. All other figures are in my study. So I had planned to give both Saber and Ishutal the spotlight there when they arrived - never thinking that they could arrive together. I had to make a difficult decision but for now Ishutal will reside there, as she simply fills out the space so beautifully. But sabers time will come too…

So this is my old set up:

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This the new - with total focus on Ishutal:


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I wrote quite a lot, thank you for reading till the end ;-). I hope you enjoyed my little loot. Leave a comment if you want, I will surely answer.

Have a nice sunday.

This is Ruby. Over and Out.
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Solarstormflare (9 days ago) #50998087Ooo i'm not sure, i've been reading mine digitally at the moment so the chapter i was thinking of probably isn't in a tankobon yet. Also I wish View spoilerHide spoilerwe would get to know his original name but apparently yana hasn't thought of one so wee are stuck with ciel and pretend ciel i guess lol

oh, then you are probably a little farther in the story than I am. And yes you are right, I would like to have known View spoilerHide spoilerhis name too, but thought we would be told in the next chapter or so... but then we probably won't meh...
8 days ago
1pt
where did you find that naruto and jijraya one?
9 days ago
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RubyRed (9 days ago) #50980298yes, hell, I would like to get more artbooks... but the prices let you think twice about it. And your braind didn't explode at the end of volume 26? 25 was bad enough but at the end of 26 I was like: you can't do that to me! I need to know what the hell is going on with Ciel! Aaaaaaargh.... Ooo i'm not sure, i've been reading mine digitally at the moment so the chapter i was thinking of probably isn't in a tankobon yet. Also I wish View spoilerHide spoilerwe would get to know his original name but apparently yana hasn't thought of one so wee are stuck with ciel and pretend ciel i guess lol
9 days ago
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nikkoda HiME
RubyRed (9 days ago) #50980692 Aaah thank you so much! I’ll definitely pick this up soon. It’s always nice to have more stuff from the series!
9 days ago
1pt
deep feelings there for me too. :-)

Aloren (9 days ago) #50973224hnnnn that naruto and jiraya statue gives me the feels :') they look great!
9 days ago
2pt
nice to meet another Mai Hime / Otome Fan ;-). I am a very big fan of the series too and there is not enough merch-love around for it!
But there seem to be quite a few artbooks. I stumbled over them while I was browsing on solaris japan. You can find a lot of them there, if you don't mind buying them pre-owned as I did.
For example here is the destiny pricess artbook:
solarisjapan.co...

nikkoda (9 days ago) #50951444I was completely unaware Mai-HiME/Otome had artbooks! May I ask where you got both of them from? They’re my favorites series.
Nice loot!
9 days ago
1pt
yes, hell, I would like to get more artbooks... but the prices let you think twice about it. And your braind didn't explode at the end of volume 26? 25 was bad enough but at the end of 26 I was like: you can't do that to me! I need to know what the hell is going on with Ciel! Aaaaaaargh....

Solarstormflare (9 days ago) #50951344Nice loot! And i totally feel you with high shipping prices for artbooks ouch. They look good though! And i agree about the black butler cliffhangers as well, only now has it jusssst about got to the point where i don't have my brain explode at the end of every chapter haha.
9 days ago
1pt
hnnnn that naruto and jiraya statue gives me the feels :') they look great!
9 days ago
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nikkoda HiME
I was completely unaware Mai-HiME/Otome had artbooks! May I ask where you got both of them from? They’re my favorites series.

Nice loot!
9 days ago
1pt
Nice loot! And i totally feel you with high shipping prices for artbooks ouch. They look good though! And i agree about the black butler cliffhangers as well, only now has it jusssst about got to the point where i don't have my brain explode at the end of every chapter haha.
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