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Big Loot! Dorohedoro, Tanya, Komugi, Strike Witches and more!Big Loot! Dorohedoro, Tanya, Komugi, Strike Witches and more!Loot

MaakieMaakie10 days ago
Hello MFC! I am very happy that I can show off the first big loot package I received from Japan in a long time!

This package included:

- Gifts for others

x The Little Mermaid

- Items for myself:
x Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki)
x Nurse Witch Komugi
x Strike Witches
x Dorohedoro
x Baccano!

The Box

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The box was literally bursting! I was happy that it arrived with no damages to the outer box as there is one fragile item inside and this level of fullness got me a bit scared of how it was packed.

Let's open it and I'll give you a few sneak peeks of what is to come!

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And now for all the contents:

- Gifts for others
x The Little Mermaid


You might remember from earlier blogs that I regularly buy Japanese The Little Mermaid items. This is because my sister is a huge fan of Ariel and I know that anything I buy from the local market has a huge chance of her already owning it. So buying Japanese Ariel merchandise is mostly a safe bet!

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I got this shoulder bag (not allowed in the database) for her which turned out a lot bigger than I expected! But the quality is very nice and I like the straps!

- Items for myself:
x Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki)


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And here is a pile of Tanya merchandise ready to unpack!

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First up is this double sided strap ITEM #1066556 with Tanya on the front and Mary on the back.

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The strap is very big and nice quality!

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Next is the first of the plushies I will be unpacking! This little screaming Tanya ITEM #1066553 from Isekai Quartet.

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So cute!!

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All the details of the uniform are there, printed on the fabric.

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And now for the other Tanya plushie ITEM #609305 , a yelling one! I like how this one has her in full gear.

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The hair of this plushie has noticeable a higher amount of detail than the previous one.

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I like how the straps are separate pieces of fabric rather than printed on.

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The hair at the back of this plushie also has a lot of volume!

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And the final Tanya item I managed to get was this pillow ITEM #1066555 , it was a bonus item if you purchased all volumes of the BR or DVD at Animate. I didn't see it for sale before, so I had to get it!

I was hoping the item would be vacuum sealed to save on shipping costs, but it does feel kind of odd to unpack an item like this.

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The backside has a pattern print and the logo of the anime.

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After quite a while of tossing around outside of the packaging, it started to look a bit more like a pillow. Still, I don't think I actually reached full fluffiness of the item yet, it probably needs some more time to rest.

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The print quality is super nice! So although the item is smaller than I expected/hoped, the high quality makes up for it.

Also, I did not buy the following item, but came across it during my shopping and thought this might be one of the weirdest licensed items I have seen:

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That is...officially licensed Tanya themed vape liquid. It was priced at 4K yen and promised a coffee & chocolate flavor.

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All Tanya items together!

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And here is how I put the items up on my (work in progress) military girls shelf! I might put the plushies by their straps higher up, once I've gotten to unboxing more of my other military girls figures. The cushion is right now displayed on my couch, but maybe I will use it as a pillow on my bed eventually.

Nurse Witch Komugi

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And here are all the Nurse Witch Komugi items I got! The straps became a bit of a mess in the packaging.

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So let's get to fixing those straps ITEM #973266 first! This is merchandise from the Komugi-chan R reboot. Although I prefer the original series a lot more, some of the newer series their merchandise is pretty cute too!

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There, looking a lot better!

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I actually thought this was going to be one big chain, but it came with 3 smaller link cables. I'm pretty happy with the purchase! You get a lot of charms for your money!

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And now for an actual older Komugi item...

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...look who we have here!

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It's ITEM #136447 ! A very cute Komugi figure of a size in between a trading and prize figure.

I had originally planned on opening this figure, but the blister was very strong and well, you still get a good view of her this way, so I kept her like this. Not sure if I will ever unpack her.

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I like the shading on the bangs and her cute expression!

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And she comes with a mandatory Mugimaru!

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And here is how I added the items on my (kind of messy) Komugi shelf! One day I will have all those garage kits assembled...

Strike Witches

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I decided to get some more Eila items, as my Eila shelf is quite empty at the moment. I also saw a cheap blind box of the Standing Acrylic Keychain set, so I decided to get one and see which character it would be!

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Let's start with unboxing the blind package!

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I got Lucchini ITEM #1066543 , very cute!

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The print quality is very nice and it's a good shelf filler with it's small size.

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Next up was this 'carabiner and pin' set from Eila. It seems to be an old and limited + exclusive release, but I did not find out enough information yet to be able to add it to the database. If someone wants to help and find out the manufacturer and release, it would be appreciated! For now it seems like it was some event exclusive item, possibly self-manufactured by studio Gonzo.

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When I saw this item for the first time online, I doubted this might be a doujin item, but it has the Kadokawa Production sticker of authenticity.

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The pin is quite small, but of nice quality.

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The back of mine has a couple of scratches, this might have been caused by how hard it was for me to get it out of the packaging!

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The carabiner has cute chibi artwork and is very soft!

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And now for the prize figure ITEM #61560 by SEGA!

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Just like the other SW figures by SEGA, there is a bit of assembly required. And I'm not sure if it's just me, but this specific one was definitely the hardest of them all to put together. I didn't fully manage to fit the Striker Units correctly so she looks a bit odd actually. It's weird how this only happened to me for this SEGA one and not the others I own.

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She is about the quality I expected of a 10 year old prize figure. I like the movement in her hair.

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The Striker Units and the gun pack some details too!

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She's a nice addition to my Eila shelf, but I am not sure if I would recommend her a lot unless you are collecting Strike Witches character specific like I do.

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These are some nice additions to my Strike Witches collection if I say so myself!

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I added the small acrylic stand to my Lucchini shelf.

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And the figure and carabiner/pin set to my Eila shelf. I am currently contemplating if my next Eila purchase will be either ITEM #61366 or ITEM #315078 as I really want a scaled figure on this shelf too!

Dorohedoro

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I fell into a heavy Dorohedoro obsession in 2020, where I spent a lot of money on acquiring all the manga and now it was time for me to spend money on merchandise!

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First up is this Ebisu sweater ITEM #944475 !

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From the iconic moment in the manga and anime where she gets incorrectly put in the zipper dress i1.wp.com/wrong... by Fujita. The image crops off just before it becomes NSFW.

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This mug ITEM #1066552 was the item I was scared off for breaking during transport, luckily it got here in one piece!

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All the chibi versions of the characters are so so so so so sooooo cute! I love this item so much!

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Next up was another item with some different chibi art: this pen ITEM #1066551 .

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Although it does not beat the cuteness of the previous item, I am very happy to have this pen on my desk!

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It's hard to pick a favorite cutie!

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I also saw some cool acrylic standees in the anime style. First up is this one from Caiman ITEM #939911 .

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He is a bit of a derp, but I love my lizard man.

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And here is Shin ITEM #939913 !

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Going for his typical though guy look and pose.

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And here is all of the Dorohedoro stuff together!

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I cleared one of my display shelves as a lot more Dorohedoro items are coming soon LIST #148380 ...I have not been as obsessed with a franchise since I got into Baccano! about 15 years ago! I really did not think I would ever find again another franchise that would have sparked so much in me! And worse/good for me is that there is so much cool older merchandise from Dorohedoro and newer anime related merchandise to purchase! There goes my wallet!

Baccano!

No Maakie loot is complete without at least one Baccano! item, right?

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With it being harder and harder to get items I do not own yet, most of my Baccano! purchases nowadays are a either odd items or doujin items. This time I managed to find the Anime Advertisement Mook (not allowed in the database). A small booklet earlier handed out for free... that advertises the anime that was still in production back then.

Some snaps from the inside pages, except for a couple of pages in the front and back, everything is black and white:

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I like how these pages compare the anime and light novel looks of the characters.

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This artwork from Nice and Jacuzzi is not used much, I love to have it in a printed form now!

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This relationship chart also uses rarely used artwork from Miria and Isaac!

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What I found surprising is that the DS game is already announced here, I never realized until this moment it was released while the anime was still airing. The DS game uses a lot of the artwork and specific scenes from the anime, so the development between game and anime must have been a close collaboration.

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I put the booklet for now on one of my (work in progress) Baccano! shelves. I own a lot of Baccano! stuff, but always have a hard time deciding on how to display it as most of the collection is flat items taking up a lot of space. For now I think I will just have two Baccano! shelves and spread out the majority of my goods and CD collection there, and maybe mount a bookshelf another time for a display of all the books and media I own from Baccano!.

The complete loot

In every picture I talk about the items from left to right.

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All gifts for others:
- The Little Mermaid shoulder bag (not allowed in database)

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All Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki) items:
- Isekai Quartet - Tanya Degurechaff - Nesoberi Keychain Mascot - Plush Strap (SEGA) ITEM #1066553
- Youjo Senki - Tanya Degurechaff - Nesoberi - Plush Strap - Youjo Senki Nesoberi Nuigurumi (SEGA) ITEM #609305
- Youjo Senki - Tanya Degurechaff - Cushion (Animate, Media Factory) ITEM #1066555
- Youjo Senki - Mary Sue - Tanya Degurechaff - Double-sided Strap - Rubber Strap (Groove Garage) ITEM #1066556

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All Nurse Witch Komugi items:
- Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magikarte - Mugimaru - Nakahara Komugi (Pioneer) ITEM #136447
- Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R - Kisaragi Tsukasa - Neko-P - Saionji Kokona - Tanu-P - Usa-P - Yoshida Komugi - Charm - Tsuku-ru Charm (Groove Garage) ITEM #973266

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All Strike Witches items:
- Carabinder and pin set from Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen ENTRY #2038 (not enough information about the items to add them to the database)
- Dai 501 Tougou Sentou Koukuu Dan Strike Witches: Road to Berlin - Francesca Lucchini - Standing Acrylic Keychain (Caravan) ITEM #1066543
- Strike Witches - Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen - EX Figure (SEGA) ITEM #61560

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All Dorohedoro items:
- Dorohedoro - Caiman - Ebisu - En - Fujita - Gyoza Man - Jonson - Kasukabe - Kikurage - Nikaido - Noi - Shin - Mug (Azu Maker) ITEM #1066552
- Dorohedoro - Shin - Acrylic Stand (A3) ITEM #939913
- Dorohedoro - Ebisu - Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Village Vanguard) ITEM #944475
- Dorohedoro - Caiman - Ebisu - En - Fujita - Kikurage - Nikaido - Noi - Shin - Ball Pen (Azu Maker) ITEM #1066551
- Dorohedoro - Caiman - Acrylic Stand (A3) ITEM #939911

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All Baccano! items:
- Anime Advertisement Mook (not allowed in the database)

I hope you enjoyed this loot blog, and as promised, for every new blog, I will fix an earlier one. I randomly picked the following one:
Upotte!! - FNC - PM Figure SEGA Picture-showcase with commentary BLOG #43128

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Maakie9 days ago#96099346Hehe it seems like a lot of people into Dorohedoro also love Baccano! :D
And that poster is super cool!! Who's signatures are that? From the English voice actors?

Yes I got the poster signed by three of the english voice actors at a con in 2017. Signed by English voice actors for Jacuzzi (Joel McDonald), Ladd (Bryan Massey), and Dallas (Ian Sinclair). It was so cool getting to meet them!
8 days ago
victorviper8 days ago#96099547The "wandering warrior" genre was fairly popular in the early to mid 2000's, and Grenadier falls in that general genre, with a moderate amount of fanservice in the form of the Rushuna character. It's a fun, lightweight, somewhat forgettable anime.
Media Blasters was a huge player in the North American anime market for a while. They distributed some very well-known titles like Magic Knight Rayearth, Berserk, Rurouni Kenshin, Magic User's Club, the first season of the Queen's Blade anime, the Ah! MY Goddess TV anime, they had a very popular hentai line (Kitty Media), and also a live-action line which distributed a number of Japanese live action movies (mostly B-movies).
Then, the great anime crash of the late 2000's happened, and the company nearly went bankrupt, but somehow they are still around today, although they release many of their titles on cheap DVD-R's. I get the impression that the company these days might be one person working out of their garage...


Hehe, sounds like something very standard on the market during that era, but still enjoyable. :)

I don't think anything Media Blasters ever reached here, or maybe some were hidden in some import shops, but at least I've never seen them while browsing stores and conventions.

I got interested and looked into their company and I have to say that I still see a surprising amount of releases from them media-blasters.... and all of them seem to be on BR too. Their Facebook www.facebook.co... shows a lot of behind the scenes work and equipment they have, which is pretty cool too.

According to Wikipedia they have either 5 or 6 employees. That's actually quite a lot of work for that little amount of employees!
8 days ago
Maakie9 days ago#96099346
Oh wow, I never have seen that DVD release or figure before! I don't know anything about Media Blasters or Anime Works. The figure looks quite decent, reminds me of the look of my Rosette prize figures haha.
For only $4 a nice souvenir to get along with watching the series. :) I do know the name Grenadier, but I haven't watched the series.


The "wandering warrior" genre was fairly popular in the early to mid 2000's, and Grenadier falls in that general genre, with a moderate amount of fanservice in the form of the Rushuna character. It's a fun, lightweight, somewhat forgettable anime.

Media Blasters was a huge player in the North American anime market for a while. They distributed some very well-known titles like Magic Knight Rayearth, Berserk, Rurouni Kenshin, Magic User's Club, the first season of the Queen's Blade anime, the Ah! MY Goddess TV anime, they had a very popular hentai line (Kitty Media), and also a live-action line which distributed a number of Japanese live action movies (mostly B-movies).

Then, the great anime crash of the late 2000's happened, and the company nearly went bankrupt, but somehow they are still around today, although they release many of their titles on cheap DVD-R's. I get the impression that the company these days might be one person working out of their garage...
8 days ago
Amy279 days ago#96098353Really enjoyed looking at your loot! Especially the Dorohedoro and Baccano! stuff. Looking at that add for the Baccano DS game reminded me of the promotional poster I got for that game years ago. It's been rolled up in a poster tube for years in my closet. It's an odd size so I can't find a frame to fit it.
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Hehe it seems like a lot of people into Dorohedoro also love Baccano! :D

And that poster is super cool!! Who's signatures are that? From the English voice actors?

lumspaceinvader9 days ago#96098354Ahhh, I have Ebisu on preorder too! We are both going to be living it up lol. The biggest problem with Dorohedoro is that basically all of the characters are good! Noi or Nikaido seems like the next obvious choice for Threezero but who knows honestly! I'll take any of them. Anyway good luck with your future collecting! The set-ups look great!

The Threezero figures all seem very good quality for the price you pay (especially in nowadays market) so I think I'll keep on pre-ordering them as more come along. :) I actually have no clue about Nikaido's popularity. She is of course the main girl and people do seem in general to like her, but I rarely see her getting discussed when favorite characters from Dorohedoro come up.

And thanks! :D Expect a lot more updates on Dorohedhoro loot and my set-up in upcoming loot blogs! ^^

victorviper9 days ago#96098727There was this one:
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Volume 1 of the North American DVD release of Grenadier ENTRY #14924
was available as a limited edition packaged with this ITEM #31220 figure.
I had packed this one away and never thought to add it to my list of owned figures (I didn't even realize it was in the MFC database until today!), but your comment prompted me to root through my closet to drag this one out. The figure is about 1/12 scale, fairly tiny but larger than most trading figures. I also had the original receipt stashed in the box. This was bought at my local Best Buy in February 2006 for $26. I seem to recall they had the regular DVD as well as the DVD+figure, and the price difference was only about 4 dollars, so I went for the special edition because I had just started collecting figures at that time.
That's a forgotten anime for sure!


Oh wow, I never have seen that DVD release or figure before! I don't know anything about Media Blasters or Anime Works. The figure looks quite decent, reminds me of the look of my Rosette prize figures haha.

For only $4 a nice souvenir to get along with watching the series. :) I do know the name Grenadier, but I haven't watched the series.
9 days ago
Maakie9 days ago#96098017I remember being surprised that a regular released in Japan gashapon set was included with NA released DVD's. Makes me wonder if Pioneer struck some kind of deal with Yujin to make extra runs of these figures. Anyway, those kinds of things are definitely a cool bonus and unfortunately in my experience quite lacking to see combined with anime BR/DVD sets here in the west. Did we in the west ever get 'bigger' combination figures with anime DVD's? I personally can't think of an example at least.

There was this one:

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Volume 1 of the North American DVD release of Grenadier ENTRY #14924
was available as a limited edition packaged with this ITEM #31220 figure.

I had packed this one away and never thought to add it to my list of owned figures (I didn't even realize it was in the MFC database until today!), but your comment prompted me to root through my closet to drag this one out. The figure is about 1/12 scale, fairly tiny but larger than most trading figures. I also had the original receipt stashed in the box. This was bought at my local Best Buy in February 2006 for $26. I seem to recall they had the regular DVD as well as the DVD+figure, and the price difference was only about 4 dollars, so I went for the special edition because I had just started collecting figures at that time.

That's a forgotten anime for sure!
9 days ago
Maakie9 days ago#96097919
But even with that I am just happy to see there is a market with a lot of it on there, as my 'main' collection (Baccano!) is rather a situation of...barely seeing stuff for sale and grabbing it asap if it's something I don't own yet. At least with Dorohedoro there is a lot of window shopping possible, haha!
I got Ebisu on pre-order and can't wait! Also, I think En is pretty high in the popularity charts in Japan, right? So maybe he would be the next one up? :) Personally I am hoping for a Noi!


Ahhh, I have Ebisu on preorder too! We are both going to be living it up lol. The biggest problem with Dorohedoro is that basically all of the characters are good! Noi or Nikaido seems like the next obvious choice for Threezero but who knows honestly! I'll take any of them. Anyway good luck with your future collecting! The set-ups look great!
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Really enjoyed looking at your loot! Especially the Dorohedoro and Baccano! stuff. Looking at that add for the Baccano DS game reminded me of the promotional poster I got for that game years ago. It's been rolled up in a poster tube for years in my closet. It's an odd size so I can't find a frame to fit it.
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/10/30/2323774.jpeg
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ManofCulture9 days ago#96098281Dorohedoro... I don’t know why, but saying that slowly sounds oddly satisfying to me.
Anyway, I knew if I came here I was gonna see rocket legs again and I was not disappointed. What I was surprised by though was that vape liquid thing. It’s pretty unique, but unfortunately it’s not the weirdest anime-like product I’ve stumbled across. Saw a YouTube drink Anime girl bathwater one time... another time I ran into anime girl sweat scented perfume and anime girl drool scented perfume. Yeah, I guess it’s for the REAL degenerates. Couldn’t be me though...
Anyway Maakie have you been playing the timed demos for Resident Evil 8? I have and it’s just making my hype grow much much more. Next Friday can’t come soon enough. :(


It's also a very satisfying and very wholeseome franchise (although the art would not suggest it). :)

Hrmmmmmm, but your examples, are not officially licensed items, I think? :) Because everyone can make some kind of weird fan-item, but what boggles my mind is if it actually got approval from the license holders, hehe.

I have not been playing those timed demos so far, but I am planning on the one that is available this weekend! And then only one more week and we have the full game! :D
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Dorohedoro... I don’t know why, but saying that slowly sounds oddly satisfying to me.

Anyway, I knew if I came here I was gonna see rocket legs again and I was not disappointed. What I was surprised by though was that vape liquid thing. It’s pretty unique, but unfortunately it’s not the weirdest anime-like product I’ve stumbled across. Saw a YouTube drink Anime girl bathwater one time... another time I ran into anime girl sweat scented perfume and anime girl drool scented perfume. Yeah, I guess it’s for the REAL degenerates. Couldn’t be me though...

Anyway Maakie have you been playing the timed demos for Resident Evil 8? I have and it’s just making my hype grow much much more. Next Friday can’t come soon enough. :(
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victorviper9 days ago#96097966For a while, Pioneer did limited edition releases of some of their North American releases that included sets of trading figures - they did that with Ai Yori Aoshi ENTRY #119 and Girls Bravo ENTRY #9105, but ADV Films distributed Komugi on DVD in North America. I wonder that if Pioneer had done the distribution, if they would have done a limited edition with (a re-release) of that figure.
The Tanya vaping set is one of the more bizarre items I've seen.
The Sega Strike Witches figures seem to be generally decent, although I don't own any of them. Long ago, I thought about getting some of them, but once I started to cobble together my set of Alter/Koto witches, I decided not to go with any prize figure witches.


I remember being surprised that a regular released in Japan gashapon set was included with NA released DVD's. Makes me wonder if Pioneer struck some kind of deal with Yujin to make extra runs of these figures. Anyway, those kinds of things are definitely a cool bonus and unfortunately in my experience quite lacking to see combined with anime BR/DVD sets here in the west. Did we in the west ever get 'bigger' combination figures with anime DVD's? I personally can't think of an example at least. *edit* Wait, I just remember this one ITEM #1581 .

It might be a tie for me with the Tanya vaping set and the Moetan canned bread. :)

Yeah decent would be a good way to describe them. Definitely not 'wow', but pretty good for some older prize figures. I'm mainly getting some random ones here and there as I am thinking about aesthetically how each Strike Witches shelf would look good. At this point I am not sure how much more I will get, but I do have this one ITEM #42150 from Lynette on it's way to me. :)
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