A year in figures: 2018A year in figures: 2018Loot

JosineJosine1 year ago
Ok so I know I'm very very late with this but I still wanted to make a blog about all the figures I got during 2018, if only for myself.

Here is a recap from the previous two years:
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Also let me cite what I was looking forward to for 2018 at the end of my previous yearly loot blog:
View spoilerHide spoilerSo for next year, I am pretty hyped about Racing Rin ITEM #532059 (who was actually supposed to be released this month but got delayed) and GSC's Shiro ITEM #591632 (because holy shit those colours <3) Furthermore, I hope to preorder Nendoroid Riza Hawkeye ITEM #633912, Orange Rouge's Cú Chulainn ITEM #603997, grab either Max Factory's ITEM #464650 or GSC's Jeanne d'Arc ITEM #604001 and hope for a decent price for Alter's Jeanne d'Arc Alter ITEM #464669 so I can preorder her if her prototype turns out nice. I also hope GSC's Artoria Lancer ITEM #549417 will be affordable X.x And I guess I should also still mention Aquamarine's Archer ITEM #427563... Maybe this year.

Other figure announcements I am curious about include:
Saber Prototype (Alter) ITEM #604483
Mikleo (Alter) ITEM #582274

Astolfo (Aniplex) ITEM #624644
Mordred (Aniplex) ITEM #624643
Seriously, if those promo pictures turn out to be the actual poses, that would be super rad.

Gilgamesh (Myethos) ITEM #603828
Shuvi (GSC) ITEM #604435 since Shiro turned out stunning

For some reason the majority of those still need to come out yet (even when 2019 is already half over) but there's a few mentioned here that I managed to get in 2018, so let's get to it!

There were no new additions to my collection in January so let's start with...

I got my first Nendoroids! Nendoroid Ed ITEM #464726 & Al ITEM #549381. I wanted to get Ed's bonus too but ordering from GSC would make it far too expensive and I couldn't justify that. (Would still want to buy it if anyone sells it seperately!)
I have to say Nendoroids aren't really my thing; all those small parts and trying to pose them drive me crazy. I'll still collect all the other FMA nendoroids but I don't think I'll ever buy any others.

I also got Alter's Artoria Pendragon (Santa Alter) ITEM #464671. I didn't initially preorder her but I grabbed a preorder just before she was supposed to release in December, and then she got delayed. It's a nice figure but she's not very good at holding her sword. Alter should take lessons because this isn't my first figure of them that has trouble holding swords firmly. When Christmas came around I just gave her a small bauble to hold.

After February I didn't get anything until May.

Nendoroid Roy Mustang ITEM #594458 arrived at the beginning of May so he could join Ed & Al. He'll need to wait some time for his queen because Riza Hawkeye didn't arrive until december.

I also bought GSC's Nero Bride ITEM #287852 from Solaris I choose boat shipping because that was the cheapest option, so she didn't arrive until 2 months later (which was May). It's a nice figure with lots of details, I like how this Nero Bride figure looks determined and ready to fight, in contrast to the other Nero Bride figures out there.

The end of May and beginning of June was also my trip to Japan, you can find the loot blog of that one here: BLOG #40710
In the spoiler you can see the loot I got there:
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Stronger's Racing Rin ITEM #532059 released in the middle of May but because I wasn't sure she would arrive before I would go to Japan in two weeks, I asked BiJ to delay her shipping until the beginning of June, since the post office here only holds packages for two weeks. So when I got back she was sitting at the post office and I picked her up. She's absolutely gorgeous and the best Rin Tohsaka Figure out there in my opinion.

The biggest anime convention in my country also took place in this month, I visit it every year not expecting to buy much and come back having spent more than I expected :D This year I fell for the Fullmetal Alchemist Ultimate Edition blu-ray, which comes with the complete series on blu-ray, fourteen art cards, a 260-page artbook but above all, a resin replica of the Gate of Truth as seen in Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)! As the big FMA fan I am I simply had to have this. I'm still looking for a way to frame the art cards since their size isn't really what fits in a standard photo phrame.

This month was also when Oniri Crèations revealed their 1/6 statue of Edward Elric ITEM #645109. The massive piece looks really impressive and I couldn't pass up my best boy so I went for it and preordered my first statue! (Note: my order list for 2019 was near-empty back then. It's not anymore.)

MegaHouse's Edward Elric ITEM #72238 released at the end of June and arrived in July. I really like that he comes with a blade arm, but I'm not sure how to display him with his cape since it doesn't seem like a secure fit when I try to insert his hand so I'm currently displaying him without the cape. I'm very impressed with the sculpt of his automail arm by the way, the right details are all there. In comparison to Kotobukiya's Ed I got last year, the face and quality of this one is better in my opinion, so for now this is my favourite scale of him. Kotobukiya wins in terms of base and display options though!

Kotobukiya's Selene ITEM #600961 arrived! I really like her pastel colors and cheerful pose! My Pokémon display is slowly growing with her and Gary/Green next month.

Aquamarine's Archer ITEM #427563 released at the end of August and arrived during September. I cannot say this enough but the guy is HUGE! I also wrote a review about him here: BLOG #41138
I still don't know what scales I can pair with him because he dwarfs everyone.

Also during August/September I had my first proxy adventure! Via Zenmarket I ordered this wallscroll of Saber in a kimono ITEM #379610. Last year I had already gotten the figure that's based on this art so now I got the art itself too :)

Later I also did some forwarding from Suruga-ya, I think I was just browsing F/GO merch for fun when I came across acrylic keychains of the 4 versions of Cu Chulainn as depicted on The Musketeers CE View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXqTfXAWkAAXvdV.jpg There was also some discount offer going on so I managed to grab 3, unfortunately I was too late with grabbing OG Cu Chulainn, but then when I checked back the following day he was in stock again >,< So I ordered him as well (tried to ask them to combine the orders but they couldn't so it cost me a little extra) and eventually got all four :)
I also ordered two more Princess Cafe x Fullmetal Alchemist Acrylic stands, of Olivier Mira Armstrong and Lan Fan.

Lastly, at the end of September Kotobukiya's Green/Gary Oak ITEM #675943 arrived. I like his confident look and Eevee looks cute.

He got a good spot next to Red and I'm really happy with my Pokémon display now!
Where is my DAWN, Kotobukiya??

The two orders I had only arrived at the very end of October: Alter's Mikleo ITEM #582274 and FurYu Roy Mustang prize ITEM #718099.

I only watched the Zestiria anime by Ufotable but I really liked Mikleo's character design and he's just a cutie :p I like how the base works with magnets so you can opt to not use the plastic disc. Unfortunately Mikleo came with a paint chip on his staff, I'm still not sure if I should contact Alter for this or if that's a waste of time, rest of the figure was flawless luckily.

When FurYu announced their Roy Mustang figure, I was very happy to see the silhouette resembles his pose from one of my favourite scenes of Fullmetal Alchemist! Despite being a prize, the figure is really awesome and I'm glad to have him in my collection.
He's properly ripped ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

The rerelease of GSC's Souji Okita ITEM #183305 arrived and she's very pretty. This was a figure I also had my eye on when I started collecting, but I had already ordered Aquamarine's Souji Okita and felt like getting two scales was too much. And look at me now! lol

I put her on my pretty dress Sabers shelf and she's an eye-catcher there.

Max Factory's Jeanne d'Arc ITEM #464650 also arrived, two months after I ordered her because I choose boat shipping to save money. Later N-Y had her on sale of course so it seems I was too impatient. She's a nice and detailed figure but I wish she was bigger and I also dislike the huge black disc that serves as a base. As of now GSC's Jeanne d'Arc is also released and that one looks amazing too, so I can't help but wondering if I made the wrong choice here. I will wait until Alter's Jeanne d'Arc Alter arrives to see if they make a good pair.

First thing I got in December was the AForce DLT set from Boku No Hero Academia!
Ordering them was a bit of a challenge because I had to try 3 different shops on TaoBao before I found one that accepted my order. I think they're cute and I ordered the other set too, which should release around now.

Second is Nendoroid Riza Hawkweye ITEM #633912. I didn't unbox her for a long time because posing Nendoroids is a bother but eventually I got to it and now she has a nice spot next to Roy.

Finally the last thing I got this year: GSC's Shiro ITEM #591632 ! I was looking forward to this one since she went up for preorder, and unfortunately she got delayed for quite a while but she was worth it. She's absolutely beautiful and I really love the colors and gradients. Like I predicted she makes a nice pair with GSC Homura :)

So this is what my display looked like at the end of 2018!
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Most of the figures I got this year are still at my mom's house unfortunately :( I really need more cabinets in my student room but I don't have a car and shipping furtniture is expensive.

Looking forward to 2019, I got loads of preorders I'm excited about and it's also going to cost me a lot of money. It's great that companies are giving more love to other (male) servants as well, not to mention BNHA finally getting proper scales, but my wallet is wheeping lol (I probably wouldn't have preordered that Oniri Crèations statue if I knew I would have this many expensive preorders.) My second Fate male (one that isn't Archer) and Deku already arrived as I'm writing this. At the end of this year I'll probably have a nice BNHA display and a growing Fate male display! See you next year!
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kaitylee Kawaii Mistress
Awesome! I love seeing how people's collections change over time. You've got a pretty nice mix of figures!
I just started collecting as of September so it will be cool to reminisce all the figures I've gotten by then:D
1 year ago
very nice loot!
1 year ago
ajfunny aka Bwab
Great post! Awesome collection. I'm in love with that DLT set... never seen them before :')
1 year ago
hamsterfactor1 year ago#62356879Such an awesome collection, love your FMA shelf! :D I'm so jealous of your Kotobukiya Roy, haha.
Thank you!

I realize I forgot to mention another piece of FMA merch I got last year, which is not exactly a figure but it's a replica of the Gate of Truth that came with the blu-ray Ultimate Edition ^^ Edited my article quickly
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I hope you'll get Roy eventually, he's really nice. Your FMA collection is also quite impressive by the way! Would love to see how your display looks like now :)
1 year ago
Such an awesome collection, love your FMA shelf! :D I'm so jealous of your Kotobukiya Roy, haha.
1 year ago
Awesome loot post! I love that racing rin figure, really cemented the fact that I need to pick her up and complete my set (have the other two). Also that wall scroll of saber is amazingly cute!
It’s really nice to see how much your collection has grown and changed over the years, can’t wait to see what this year brings for you <3
1 year ago
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