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My collecting reawakening (Loot + Display update)My collecting reawakening (Loot + Display update)

OmegaWerrierOmegaWerrier1 month agoLoot
Hi everyone! I hope everyone's going alright.

As I nodded in the title, I virtually stopped collecting about 10 months ago for various reasons. While I did miss that satisfaction of getting a new figure during that period, I believe it was good that I took a break. When I started collecting mid-2016, my wishlist was humongous, a completely ridiculous number that I knew was impossible to achieve ofc, but it just kept on rising. By late 2017 it was only at 30, which I thought was reasonable. But now, it's at 6 (plus I keep an eye on a few prototypes). I feel much more content collecting now with this downscaling, especially since, like I mentioned in my last loot blog, I am overall happy with my collection size. That doesn't mean I won't get more figures, but I'm going to get just a few a year unlike my first year and a half of collecting.

Anyway, this loot is basically focused on one package I got recently from HLJ + the few other things I got along those 10 months and also a display/room update at the end.

Anyway, let's jump into it guys.

Obvious heavy picture blog warning is obvious.

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Before going on the break I had pre-ordered these two clear files (ITEM #686075 & ITEM #682538). The Place Further Than the Universe was one of my favorite anime of last year, and I wanted to get some merch from it, but at the same time, I didn't want spend a lot by getting the Nendoroids (if I got one I would have to get all the four girls).

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After reading BLOG #41077 and first seeing ITEM #428176, I knew I had to get one, and I did. I was actually afraid I would have a hard time getting one, but I was able to get one on Mandarake the very same day for 2000yen. Now I'm crossing my fingers so that my pre-order of ITEM #464791 goes through.

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Since at this point I had already gotten a new job, I decided to treat myself with something I really like to do - Gunpla building. I took a look at my list of my wished Gunpla (LIST #78854) and decided on ITEM #500748. I built him in late November, and he's the build I've had the most fun so far, and he looks great on display.

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You already got a glimpse above of the next item - ITEM #166929. I was still saving up money back in December, so I couldn't spend a lot but had been meaning to get a figure of Shimakaze for quite a while and decided on the figma, so that way I would be able to play around with her if I feel like it. Therefore, she's the only figure I keep on my desk instead of the display cabinets.

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Also some goods from two of other favorite anime from last year. Sadly, I was a fool and used ITEM #764383 for like two days and damaged it. :/

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So apparently, ITEM #166929 wasn't enough and ended up getting ITEM #189153 in January. What can I say, I've never played KanColle yet Shimakaze's design is one of the most appealing character designs ever to me. I've also been eyeing ITEM #604787, so who knows :P

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Then the big one arrived (a few days ago). I've never shipped so much merch in one go as this time. I know it's nothing compared to some people on here, but it was huge for me, since I'm used to 1 figure per package. Needless to say, customs tax was also huge... Yoshino Nendo box for size comparison.

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Anyway, before the figures, the assorted merch.

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I got two of ITEM #495388, since it was on sale, one for me and one for my best friend.

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Was able to get the last one of these beautiful tapestries (ITEM #732316) of so-bin's art (ENTRY #87677), really big fan of his work so I was really happy.

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Now onto the figures in the package. While the ending was a huge mess, I overall enjoyed Darling in The FranXX, and like many, think Zero Two is one of, if not the, best things about the show. I personally also really enjoyed the mecha designs. Yeah, they're kinda ridiculous, but that's anime for you (and it's a Trigger show, what else but ridiculousness would you expect.
So I picked up ITEM #688919 & ITEM #675280. Zero Two's Nendo super adorable. Strelizia was my first Robot Damashii, and my opinion is kinda so & so. She looks good, but the face plates expressions seem, well, kinda expressionless. I also didn't realise it didn't bring the articulated arm for the base, so I'll have to wait till it gets here on my next HLJ shippment (April possibly?) for better posing options.

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Next figure, I debated for over a year if I should really get it, and ended up deciding yes. Said figure represents one of my favorite characters, in one of my favorite moments from her show, which was one of my favorite of 2017 (don't know why so much debate if it's obviously something I really like). Anyway, I'm talking about ITEM #655901. My thoughts on the figure simple: if I had to call one figure in my collection art, this would be it.

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Last figure, is yet another gunpla: ITEM #427067. I'm a sucker for these since they're so much fun to build. Still haven't started working on him, but I'll show him off next time.

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Lastly I'll mention my media additions. No anime, but I got Shin Godzilla and Avengers: Infinity War, both great movies. Gaming wise, I picked up Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man PS4 and Dark Souls Remastered on Black friday, Metro Exodus (limited edition) I picked up a few days ago, and I also got God of War, Persona 5 and Stella Glow digitally.

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To finish of this blog I'll do a display/room update like usual.

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I hope you enjoyed this even a bit, I sure did miss writing these. Comments are always welcome.

Thanks for reading, stay well.

OmegaWerrier out.

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Have you taken a break from collecting?

  • 34%Yes
  • 37%No
  • 28%Slowed down over time
  • 2%Stopped
  • 65 votesVotes are public

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Marshmallowpie (1 month ago) #52114643Nice Shimakazes. I didn't know about the 1/4 scale one; it's nice KanColle is finally getting another 1/4 figure.
Thanks ^^ Agreed, if I do end up getting her... oh it'll go great on my desk :3

damedanbo (1 month ago) #52121666Welcome back to collecting and nice loot! I've taken breaks before; most recently I closed my account on Amiami to slow myself down. It feels very weird when you don't have a package to open at some point in the month though! I don't have any POs until some plushes in March, and it feels odd to have nothing coming in February. :P
I love Antarcticite; I'm not that far in the anime and wasn't able to get far in the manga, but that figure is so gorgeous! Really is a piece of art.

Never read the manga, but finished the anime and it's really great, especially the winter episodes. It's totally true about feeling weird for not getting anything for a long time.

moonstarfc (1 month ago) #52128642Nice loot, and welcome back! Nice display too, the tapestries especially are beautiful!
Thanks. Yeah, as a amateur artist, it's great to be able to look at such beutiful pieces everyday.
1 month ago
1pt
Nice loot, and welcome back! Nice display too, the tapestries especially are beautiful!
1 month ago
1pt
Welcome back to collecting and nice loot! I've taken breaks before; most recently I closed my account on Amiami to slow myself down. It feels very weird when you don't have a package to open at some point in the month though! I don't have any POs until some plushes in March, and it feels odd to have nothing coming in February. :P

I love Antarcticite; I'm not that far in the anime and wasn't able to get far in the manga, but that figure is so gorgeous! Really is a piece of art.
1 month ago
1pt
Nice Shimakazes. I didn't know about the 1/4 scale one; it's nice KanColle is finally getting another 1/4 figure.
1 month ago
Import games and toys since 2002!

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