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Random buys, gifts and diary loot! May - August 2021Random buys, gifts and diary loot! May - August 2021Loot

MaakieMaakie6 days ago
Welcome to another combined loot of mine, where I put a lot of random smaller buys, gifts and happenings together to make one blog! For my previous one see: BLOG #49204 , this one will continue where the last hit character limit. I will talk about things I acquired and did from May 2021 to August 2021.

Light ring!

I brought it up in earlier blogs that I was researching, and thinking about buying, a light ring!

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I wasn't happy for a while with my photography setup, where I was of the opinion that a lot of my pictures were turning out too dark in a way that even with photo correction on the computer afterwards the results were not that great in my opinion. I blame moving to a country with less natural light partially for that as well.

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I bought a generic ring light from Amazon and was surprised at how sturdy it felt, and it had a charging light too!

The actual light works in 3 colors:

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White (seems to be the best for figure photography).

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Yellow (more natural/like sunlight).

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And a bit more of a muted white (not sure if I will use this setting).

In my most recent 2 blogs (BLOG #50074 & BLOG #50159 ) I used this light for photography and I think it definitely improved my pictures!

New set-up for my Resident Evil Tubbz!

I remember my Resident Evil Tubbz ITEM #945301 + ITEM #945303 + ITEM #945305 + ITEM #945306 getting quite some attention on here when I originally got them. Back then I displayed them on my sink, but after some thinking (and ordering) more, I decided on a more 'professional' looking set-up for them:

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Jep, I bought a shower stand (meant to put your shampoo on and such) and used it to have a more proper display for my duckies. Now they are always watching over me when I shower!

Danganronpa

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A bit random, but recently I played the first Danganronpa (I am late, I know, I know) and wouldn't it be cool if these Monokuma chess piece figures really existed?

I really enjoyed the game except for a couple of characters that were not really to my liking and make the game a bit hard to recommend to people not used to anime tropes. With the open ending the first game had, I am very intrigued on what will happen in the 2nd one, but with the amount of reading involved to complete this first one...I need a bit of a break before I get to the next one, haha!

Dorohedoro pins

With special thanks to my friend WARIO54 to do a partial trade with me to get these!

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I am not sure if it was Wario or the seller packing them so cutely!

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Ta-dah! Here is all of them! The seller also included bonus stickers and a thank you note.

Some close-ups:

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It's hard to pick a favorite! All of them are so cute!

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The bonus 2 Dorohedoro stickers are a Shin and the Ebisu + Fujita combo. This made me realize I probably should have bought the Kasukabe one shop.suu.gr/col... separately as I'm now missing that design as it was not a pin. Maybe another time!

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I am not sure who this sticker is from, maybe an OC from the artist?

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The thank you card is so cute! And I am assuming that at the bottom is a self portrait of their family.

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As the stickers were an unplanned bonus I was thinking about where to put them!

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Eventually I put them over here on my computer. They are a perfect fit!

And now I started working on the display idea I had for the pins:

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When I unpacked the pins I was impressed at the backside of all of them having the logo of the artist, I have not seen this before while buying fanitems.

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My plan was to display them on a small fabric board so I can use it as a backdrop in my display cabinet. I sacrificed an old shirt to have a nice, hot pink color for the backdrop.

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Now a hard choice was to be made: How to assort the pins on the backdrop:

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The last one is the set-up I ended up going with!

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So, it's going to look like this!

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The insert cardboards of the pins had a nice print, so I decided to use that as the backside of the display board.

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And here is the final item!

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The backside looks funny with those rubber stars hehe.

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And put on my (still quite empty) Dorohedoro shelf, which is waiting for some surface shipped items and new pre-orders LIST #148380 !

Baccano! pre-order book 16

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And here it is, the new Baccano #16 ITEM #358995 English release!

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My copy came with some odd defects where it seems like the cover was bent before the plasticizing layer was put on top during the manufacturing process.

I complained about it to the the store and they wanted me go through a big hassle to return it where I would have to pay quite a high amount of international return fees. I didn't feel like it was really worth that, so I ended up just taking my loss and have a slightly less valuable item.

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But now to the positive side, I was happily surprised at multiple full color artworks inside covering some of my favorite characters!

New Tubbz

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My first figure of the new Resident Evil Tubbz set arrived! It was Nemesis ITEM #1127587 ! So cute in a weird way, haha.

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I can't get over those duck butts!

Anyway, now I am waiting on my also ordered Hunk ITEM #1127586 and I am still looking for a good place within Europe to get Tofu ITEM #1127589 . I don't think I'll get any of the others of this new set. I do hope when a next set is announced they will be RE8! I would love to have all of the lords together.

Custom display for Dark Souls - Kuro Kishi figure ITEM #675962 weapons

You might remember from my earlier blog BLOG #49204 that I gifted the Gecco Kuro Kishi statue to my husband. It was the limited edition with the additional weapons. As the weapons were so big and cool looking, we also wanted to display them near the figure. So I started working on a display board where I wanted to 'hang' the items as if they were in a weapon display.

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I started with a cardboard base that I was going to wrap in white fabric.

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The white fabric was a lot more see through than I had expected/hoped, so I needed to do a second layer as well. We checked some other colors too, but the neutral white was the best look.

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Finally the last parts were almost done with drying (it had about 24hr dry time for each layer).

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I lined up the order in which I thought would be looking the best.

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And here it is on display! It actually...looks a bit simplistic, maybe I want to improve on it later. Also please don't mind the weird display box, it is the temporary one while I wait for an ordered Moducase. More details about it are in my previous random loot blog.

My birthday

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Now it was time to celebrate my birthday! My cake was a mudcake.

As for my gifts, from my family I received the following:

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- Final Fantasy XII The Complete Guide Limited Edition. The book is beautiful from the outside, from the inside I was a bit disappointed that it is mostly filled with charts and not much artwork. I didn't tell them that of course about a gift, that would be rude!
- PS4 game NieR: Automata - Game of the YoHRa Edition. I tried the original NieR and I'll be honest, I was not wow-ed, but after hearing so many good things of specifically Automata I want to give the franchise a try again.
- PC game Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition. I was trying to get the physical release of this one for quite some time and am very happy to now own it! I will probably install (and try to play as much as possible from it) the next time I can take some time off from work (looks right now that this might be October or November).
- PS4 game DMC Definitive Edition. I have not tried the reboot yet and heard good things about it.

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Also, Dino-kun (which you might remember from my previous random buys and gifts loot blog BLOG #49204 ) was still (kind of) going strong on my birthday!

From my husband I received a package with a mix of different kinds of Japanese drink and snacks:

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A breakdown of what all was inside and how the flavors were you can find further down in this blog.

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On my birthday itself we decided to play a board game we got recently called 'Arabian Nights'. It was very fun! It's a combination of boardgame and roleplaying. You get a quest and plan your movements for that. Then a combination of randomly pulled cards and made dice rolls decide which story from the storybook you will be read to, to which you either make a choice or use skills. Once the pandemic is over I would love to play this with a bigger group!

Papercraft

I decided to work more on papercrafts again in 2021, below you will find a random assortment of what I have been working on.

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A Bulbasaur papercraft that is extremely complicated and came without instructions...

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I actually had quite a headache of puzzling this one together, so I decided to work on two more simple ones while taking a break from Bulbasaur.

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The body was so complex, though! So uh, I took another break from this one, for...

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A papercraft I've made before in the past and I knew wasn't too hard! This papercraft was originally released by webshop Otacute for a photography competition, back then my entry for the competition was this one: PICTURE #386344 .

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I like how 'layered' this Papercraft is, where you also put multiple pieces of hair on top of eachother to get this '3D' effect.

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It's the same for the body, where you first make the nude body before putting the clothes on top.

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Slowly it's all starting to come together!

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Here she is displayed together with some earlier made papercrafts. I lost Korilakkuma's ears which is why I improvised.

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I also still had this papercrafts of a simpler model of the same character, so I started working on that.

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While I was waiting for parts to dry, I also started on this Ivysaur papercraft. The wig and materials you see in the background is my work on my Ymir cosplay (you can find some of the progress here cosplay.com/cos... and I am also working on a full walktrough blog for another time).

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What I really like about this one is that all the leaf and bulb parts are double sided.

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I noticed something felt off about my leaves and only then I realized I was supposed to cut away the darker parts to make these kind of leaves! The effect is very nice.

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Seeing the whole plant coming together was very cool!

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At this point of making the papercraft I got a bit stuck. It came with no instructions and although I had sorted everything on body part, this puzzle was...very puzzling! So I decided to take a break from this one as well and start on the next one. I am making these to relax and don't want to hurt my brain too much!

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Next up was this Venusaur! Many years ago I had the idea I wanted to make the original 151 Pokémon, but as my interest for customizing, garage kits and cosplay went up, I never got further than printing the first 3 Pokémon.

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Assembly for this one went surprsingly fast compared to the others.

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I like the included tiny toenails! But I was having some fitting issues with this papercraft unfortunately.

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And here is the final item! As this one came without instructions I also wasn't that sure where everything was supposed to go, so I ended up with sides that were not fully closed (the white borders). Oh well, at least I am improving with every one I make! Now I am taking a break from papercrafts for some other crafts (more mentioned down below in this blog), but will return to finish the others another time!

Birthday Japanese drinks and snacks loot

I'll start with the item I forgot to include in the group picture and drank separately:

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Yuzu Citrus Ramune! I never had anything with Yuzu flavor before. It was like a more sour lime, but not as sour a lemon. It made the drink taste like a more sour Sprite/7-Up.

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It has been a long time since I had any ramune and I forgot how fun and cute looking the marble in the drink is!

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This chocolate was very nice. A hard outer layer of chocolate and a crunchy wafer-like inside that is then filled with softer chocolate. Highly recommended!

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The Cream Collon was very nice too. A crunchy cookie with a filling that tasted like whipped cream.

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The Taiyaki with Chocolate filling was nice for a prepacked/long expiration date one. It had a lot of filling, which was a nice surprise.

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We earlier had some good results with Furikake spice mix from this brand, so we wanted to try this new '6 Kinds of Vegetables' flavor. We liked it! Not too strong on the seaweed and a lot of different flavors.

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Milk chocolate stars. The chocolate itself is not very heavy and a bit 'airy', if that makes any sense.

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It came in this very cute packaging that was horoscope themed. Every chocolate had a symbol of one of the 12 horoscopes.

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Fire Coffee, I was intrigued by the pretty packaging to try this one.

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The coffee was quite bitter, but good. It's a bit pricey so hard to say if I would buy it again.

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This coffee was very similar to UCC Coffee (although a bit less milky), I liked it!

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Lychee flavor ramune. It was very refreshing and not overly sweet! Would definitely buy again to drink on a warm summer day.

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On recommendation of a friend of mine that loves soju (Korean rice wine), I bought these two to try.

I first tried the apple one and it was very interesting. For about a second or so it tastes like apple juice and then the alcohol hits (which is a quite high percentage for a wine, 18% if I remember correctly).

The grape one is apparently rated very high online but...we really disliked it. The flavoring used is very similar to a lot of medicine in our home country, so this was really a nope nope nope for us.

Still we thought our first experience with soju was interesting and we would like to try out some other flavors next time!

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As the packaging says, this Lemon Tea was quite refreshing, especially during the warm summer weather! It is not too sweet or too bitter. I would also like to try different flavors from this brand now.

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Watermelon cider, I have to admit, it's the bottle that sold me to try this one. It's so cute!

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The drink was extremely fizzly, but nice! It was super sweet though, I maybe would have liked it a bit more refreshing. Not sure if I would buy it again mainly for this reason. I do have to say it is a super cute bottle to buy for others for gifting.

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I never tried it before, but here is the legendary Pocari Sweat! The flavor was quite similar to AA drink (I am not sure how well known this is outside of Europe eetengerei.com/... ). That said, it's a lemonade-like sports drink and specifically this one has a very strong grapefruit (and some other mixed fruits) flavor. It was very nice and I would buy it again.

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And that brings us to the end of this snack and drink loot!

Random things

Smaller buys or random events that don't really need their own header are mentioned here.

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I bought this very cute washi tape that I am now using to pack sales I have made.

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Although I was not a big fan of Fate/Apocrypha (except for Astolfo), I did like a lot of the Eastern European locations used. Makes me really want to travel again!

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I started playing P5R and is it just me or does Joker move F A S T , like super fast. And then there is also a dash option??? No thanks!

Otherwise, I am enjoying Persona 5 quite a lot, not necessarily the dungeons or battle system, but the social and skill increasing part of it. I also spent way too much time getting all the achievements from Tycoon...

Off-topic: View spoilerHide spoilerOn one of the hot summer days it suddenly got very dark in the middle of the day and we had a big summer storm! I have not experienced this since moving to Finland, so it was quite interesting!

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So much rain! It was pouring down for so long!

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And the sky was so extremely dark for such a long time! But it was very cool to have seen so up close. I've been now for 1.5 years in Finland and this has been the most extreme rain I've seen since then.

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Another random thing I am very proud of, is that I hit my 365 day streak with learning Finnish on Duolingo! I am still very far away from being able to have a proper conversation in Finnish, but at least I try to keep my vocabulary up in Duolingo.

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Something I have been enjoying a lot since the pandemic is almost always having an animal livestream on when I am using the computer. Here you can see my favorite puppy cam, you can watch for yourself here:







As our home has been devoid of visitors for a while, we made a new friend:

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I think he likes it here.

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The most horrible best buy from 2021 might be this pear of slippers with credit to Lidl.


Random drinks, food and snacks

I remember from earlier blogs that people liked seeing local (and non-local) special snacks and drinks I got and some of my own cooking, so here is a topic for that again! As it is quite off-topic for this website, I have put all of it in a spoiler: View spoilerHide spoiler

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When I ordered food from the local Georgian restaurant, I decided to try their 'Georgian tarragon lemonade' as I always like trying new drinks and this flavor sounded very wild! The taste was surprisingly similar to anise and the drink was slightly carbonated. It became more tasteful the more you drank.

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I talked about it in my previous random buys and gifts loot as well, but I wanted to improve my okonomiyaki and I do think that with every attempt it becomes better tasting!

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As a gift from his work, my husband got this very nice vodka. I was quite shocked when I looked up it's price online, but the taste is definitely better than most of the average vodka costing 25-50% of this bottle.

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Fresh lemonade from a local burger bar. Apple and lingonberry flavor. Very nice!

Corona ramble in spoiler: View spoilerHide spoilerAlthough unfortunately the owner of this franchise recently announced they don't believe in the pandemic and refuse to have any additional protection for their employees, so nowadays I boycot them until at least the pandemic is over.

Some more cooking:

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Pesto-cheese dish! <3 So good!

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Home made burgers! <3

And next up I did not cook myself:

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We tried out a new sushi place! Their special (bottom left) was so good! Avocado, tofu, sauteed onions and a couple of other ingredients I am now forgetting.

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Not really the prettiest, but I really liked my result on this cheesy egg snack made from leftovers!

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My husband and I love M&M's so when we saw a new flavor added, we had to try it! We thought the salt flavor could have been made a bit more stronger, but otherwise this is a really nice one and recommended snack!

https://i.ibb.co/gmtCS1R/20210806-182330.jpg

An eggy pasta dish I made by throwing leftovers together.

https://i.ibb.co/3R0zB8R/20210810-205600.jpg

I forgot to make a picture of the box, but I also bought from the famous Koala's March cookies for the first time their strawberry flavor. I personally liked it a lot, but for my husband he thought it was too much like yoghurt, so he didn't like them. Something to keep in mind if you would be interested in buying this yourself too!

https://i.ibb.co/7ypK6By/20210813-214129.jpg

I had a recipe for cinnamon cookies lying around for a while, so I tried it! I was very happy with the result, they were very crunchy!

https://i.ibb.co/Z6HKyw3/20210816-184915.jpg

While making eggs one day and trying to decide which herbs to put on them this time...my eyes wandered over to my package of furikake and I thought 'why not'? The result was pretty good and now I am putting those spices more regularly on egg!

https://i.ibb.co/wwD3xzc/20210818-184120.jpg

Pasta-veggie dish!

https://i.ibb.co/cD43W1X/20210827-121504.jpg

We treated ourselves to some new booze: Limoncello and Baileys. We have definitely been drinking a lot more at home than before since the pandemic...


3D cards

Another neglected older hobby of which I had many materials lying around was 3D cards. As I barely send physical cards anymore, I decided to make these as they could be 'thank you' cards for online sales that I do. As they are not figure hobby related in any way, I'll put them in spoiler. Also as a warning, there will be a big picture dump:

Holiday and premade 3D card sets: View spoilerHide spoiler

https://i.ibb.co/7SjP7yp/20210608-112037.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/b56PGqZ/20210608-150200.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/25691XV/20210608-163757.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/1Jywy2d/20210609-135450.jpg

A lot of the cards are very traditional (holiday related) art works. 3D cards are also mostly seen as 'an hobby for old people', which does not help a lot of the selected designs, haha!

https://i.ibb.co/b2zrK3X/20210609-145913.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/R4jQzpT/20210609-155356.jpg

These very small and precise Disney Princess card designs make them look awkward from quite a lot of angles except when looked at straight from the front.

https://i.ibb.co/xYqwc3Y/20210610-134423.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/VjJJKxH/20210610-155421.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wzVs5CJ/20210611-143018.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BTQhHvM/20210611-170536.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BfV48VS/20210614-142711.jpg

I would say that in general most of the ones with flowers are my better looking ones. I think that is mainly because their designs are made in such a way where they have a lot more layers than most others.

https://i.ibb.co/RhmWDr3/20210614-161725.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/KwRQ9L9/20210615-133313.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/3C5L77Y/20210615-160416.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/pdpHSSz/20210616-131022.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xjvtcpX/20210616-152512.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/q5wJk8P/20210617-111520.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/2MjN02B/20210617-133059.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/m4pRGTX/20210617-155005.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ZVqp7QN/20210617-164547.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Fz8D8Kr/20210618-140049.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/hmbzfGb/20210618-151543.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/tDRbtQB/20210621-105651.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/QMq2bXW/20210622-163615.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/9WzNK79/20210623-144709.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/mJpNWJL/20210623-161930.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wW6ytCK/20210624-151604.jpg


Cards made from bootleg Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: View spoilerHide spoiler

https://i.ibb.co/mvfZY8b/20210624-154032.jpg

The 3D effect does not look that much on the pictures, but it's very visible in person.

https://i.ibb.co/ssk5bYQ/20210624-161027.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/SstDzcP/20210624-163531.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5rtZ5F1/20210624-170254.jpg

Some of the card titles and descriptions are wild and barely usable in an actual game of YGO. Also spell cards having ATK and DEF, haha!

https://i.ibb.co/tQWzxNt/20210701-163451.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/kqp2NW5/20210701-165031.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/yNppNWr/20210701-170847.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/HYxGv7G/20210702-093742.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/9c1R8CH/20210702-095857.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/bb6GZ7Z/20210702-101526.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/P4HwwLY/20210702-103438.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xzcVHwZ/20210702-111849.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/XxV3dLD/20210702-123552.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/k5hMv38/20210702-124909.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/2YFvZF9/20210702-130642.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/cFdc4Dz/20210702-132635.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/RNP9zfm/20210702-134546.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ZTZnQD1/20210702-141102.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/9wB2X60/20210702-142627.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/c6C2LBt/20210721-161517.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/X2shpR7/20210721-162730.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/NKM4wvF/20210721-165112.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/hf4DSqp/20210721-170620.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/PQLH8qT/20210722-142834.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/09kpsWj/20210722-144806.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/F4nHhPK/20210722-150410.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/WGssyb2/20210722-152204.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Nj8wCL2/20210722-153655.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/1XN5xnx/20210722-160410.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/q0vCNKf/20210722-162113.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/JjF654C/20210722-163758.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/bvwbbrz/20210722-164941.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BqTqJ4n/20210722-170502.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0Z50Qqm/20210723-104644.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BfwQvj6/20210723-110540.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5srCny9/20210723-114438.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/k2fJjC4/20210723-115727.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/TcQjkkY/20210723-124911.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/PQg8VHk/20210723-130013.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5LPpW3M/20210723-130801.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/gStVY54/20210723-153451.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5jwVgfN/20210723-154834.jpg

I thought this was a good way to get rid of my fake cards and still do something useful with the artwork.


Cards made from animal trivia TCG: ! WARNING ! This will open a lot of pictures, and also a lot of them are creepy crawlers!View spoilerHide spoiler

https://i.ibb.co/GkpPfV6/20210702-163419.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/dmd4F2v/20210705-143912.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/hCHBkkH/20210705-145657.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/1RpZLk2/20210705-151859.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/yfCBhPB/20210705-163720.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/gJ0rr16/20210705-165151.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/6bmmrX7/20210705-172005.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/yfxzfCn/20210705-173631.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wpX9Zvr/20210706-143105.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/6RXH7rr/20210706-144913.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/8dhzvqr/20210706-150905.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/SBtZpDX/20210706-153456.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/F3j4Yqw/20210706-155919.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/zxWBTQ6/20210706-162550.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/XygtWrt/20210706-164740.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/4wkN4pC/20210707-104959.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/KNtY9c8/20210707-110545.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/yXRWv60/20210707-112619.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/3zgyDJk/20210707-114759.jpg

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https://i.ibb.co/FW32hhR/20210707-132808.jpg

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https://i.ibb.co/2hnTdtB/20210707-150345.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/mhgrpDL/20210707-153123.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/QjmF7XX/20210707-154739.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/WgPgnNV/20210707-160551.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/VxzQ5Tv/20210707-162228.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wpG7jmM/20210707-163651.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/fGgwRdV/20210708-144747.jpg

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https://i.ibb.co/25Vc9qm/20210708-153019.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/4F6CCs4/20210708-161704.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BVdc9dS/20210708-163329.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/SVnz0y6/20210708-165309.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/W3xmPTz/20210709-102050.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5LwxXtL/20210709-110234.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GWztBm6/20210709-112453.jpg

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https://i.ibb.co/JF4RfpT/20210709-140335.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/kSsTQXS/20210709-142744.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/rHN71kb/20210709-145854.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/XDJ9Hj7/20210709-151727.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GQ5Knbf/20210709-153835.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/SxJYBbp/20210709-160112.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/f9fscsB/20210709-162855.jpg

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https://i.ibb.co/3v0PZf8/20210712-151018.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/hF3D64R/20210712-153517.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/cD1DCXd/20210712-155354.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xqS0fb9/20210712-161155.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/FnRmZdV/20210712-163208.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/zxv8Wn8/20210712-164705.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/HCPfxx3/20210712-170739.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/74GbVRd/20210713-160541.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/8BLVLVM/20210713-165101.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/kxnkMHx/20210714-121123.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/nr8Fqtn/20210714-123129.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xXdj9Ws/20210714-133133.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/HPvTqHc/20210714-135424.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/PtvgjxH/20210714-152238.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/D8wMq1m/20210714-160617.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/LPYX9w7/20210714-162301.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/YLGyCXd/20210714-164658.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/NYJwd5q/20210715-142212.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xYh4C6X/20210715-144427.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/cgn5DB4/20210715-152700.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/zGPDB9N/20210715-154608.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/dfZhxZ2/20210715-160158.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Qv6BCWr/20210715-161723.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Y0CKt3h/20210715-164641.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ZzJ4ZJ4/20210715-170254.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/sgK39Yd/20210716-105345.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0YPmBRD/20210716-112241.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/qxKYT5Z/20210716-114153.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/9sk4qc7/20210716-115736.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/S3jCnQ3/20210716-131420.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BVZSyMx/20210716-141908.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/41kfqgj/20210716-143704.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/8Drpj7M/20210716-151203.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/HT6C7Q7/20210716-154643.jpg

At this point I was out of duplicates, so started making cards with different animals as the top image, trying to pick whatever I think would be most popular with the receivers.

https://i.ibb.co/1mnCwSc/20210716-160512.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/bHc92WN/20210716-162537.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/2nC44dR/20210716-164055.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Y0G1tTj/20210719-145829.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/b2Zy8vH/20210719-151347.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/dWFMCVq/20210719-152845.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GnzNJXH/20210719-154826.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/XSX49yz/20210719-161839.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Pzy5zrT/20210719-163419.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/kx1RKS7/20210719-165129.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/TWrGqH4/20210719-170344.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/L1thmX9/20210720-150659.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Z1RYgY5/20210720-153349.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/4m7jwTY/20210720-155004.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/2S89Ffw/20210720-163102.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0cQMzF7/20210720-164756.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/c1mcMdw/20210720-170305.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/r0p4PNZ/20210721-101057.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/MGXcdyQ/20210721-103424.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/1RH69g5/20210721-104836.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/MNjtWNw/20210721-110725.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GxZvT6t/20210721-113026.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/7VvH2bS/20210721-120238.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Xp266gr/20210721-121736.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/z8KWpNH/20210721-123113.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/qsWtMLs/20210721-130757.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5MZb3cc/20210721-132156.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/DRYHP14/20210721-133816.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/QNzShVS/20210721-135711.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Dw9W4Bn/20210721-142959.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GRDn4Xy/20210721-144231.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BCFr04b/20210721-150518.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/C5sK26B/20210721-152248.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/cgNfQgh/20210721-153813.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Hg5PM1L/20210709-100546.jpg

I thought this way too cute Chinchilla trivia card needed some special attention! And also one of it's fun facts translated:

Which animal that bothers a lot of other animals, does not bother a chinchilla? View spoilerHide spoilerFleas! The fur of chinchilla's is too thick for them to get through.


Cards made from assorted other TCG: View spoilerHide spoiler

https://i.ibb.co/ykJ6Jc9/20210702-144851.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5LRPbQP/20210702-150957.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/T1GTgY3/20210702-152319.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Th37RnL/20210702-161954.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/8cWMY6d/20210723-163921.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/z4J2Ptk/20210723-165346.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0ZMNr7w/20210723-170356.jpg


Cards made from old anime and game magazines: View spoilerHide spoiler

https://i.ibb.co/4t0QQx7/20210727-142722.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/2SzK6ht/20210727-153340.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/r4TgqzV/20210728-101915.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/8PF7cxS/20210728-103222.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/3MkDXmG/20210728-104653.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/CwgxnWv/20210728-110607.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/74bZNx1/20210728-122317.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/7z6f20p/20210728-124614.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/3NrzPSt/20210728-132345.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/znXGm36/20210728-134934.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/TqdNytb/20210728-140433.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xXSQBJ4/20210728-142241.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/sQvxqmt/20210728-145039.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Zcr7GtW/20210728-152733.jpg


Tubbz!

Finally I got my other ordered Tubb from the new RE set!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842500.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842501.jpeg

The whole idea of a duck in tactical gear (Resident Evil aside) was hilarious to me!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842502.jpeg

I did a small photoshoot also with my earlier received Nemesis ITEM #1127587 !

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842481.jpeg

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https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842483.jpeg

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https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842485.jpeg

Overall: Great sculpt, so-so quality control and the kind of paint application you can expect for the price. Recommended for RE/Nemesis fans!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842486.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842487.jpeg

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Especially the stitches look very cool!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842492.jpeg

And here we have Hunk!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842493.jpeg

The small gun is so cute/funny!

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Because of a much simpler color palette, the execution of this figure looks a lot better than Nemesis.

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The current display location of these duckies is on top of the storage cabinet in my bathroom!

Dai Dark Volume 1 Manga

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A very anticipated pre-order for me was the English translation of Dai Dark volume 1 ITEM #908761 as Q ENTRY #33647 is a genius and I wanted to support her new work.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842507.jpeg

Because I knew it was a 'must buy' I actively avoided synopsises and reviews to make sure I would get no spoilers.

Now for my own mini-review, I am really enjoying this wild setting which again has a high amount of magical (seeming) powers and defined universum rules only Q can come up with. The only thing that was a bit disappointing to me is that the series feels a bit childish at times, mainly because of the teenage protagonist his behaviour and more of a focus on comedy than Q's other works. Halfway through the manga I found out it was actually published in a shonen magazine, which explains this. Maybe that part was something I should have looked up before I started reading, but hey, the art and interesting world building is still very cool and I placed my pre-order for the second volume shortly after.

A smaller package!

Originally this package was supposed to be part of this loot BLOG #48716 , however because of a messy situation with my proxy (you can read my ranting here thread/15393 ) it was shipped separately with 2 items inside.

https://i.ibb.co/vq4WzVp/DSC04041.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wz6ySRQ/DSC04042.jpg

As I normally get multiple orders repackaged to be 1 big shipment, I don't see the general Suruga-Ya box much!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842527.jpeg

Luckily it is made with very sturdy cardboard, because my proxy did no effort in packaging it, even though I paid for extra protection.

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And here are the two items inside!

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First this Baccano! keychain ITEM #1064862 ! New Baccano! (fan)items are very rare, so whenever I spot something, I buy it.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842536.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842537.jpeg

The keychain is funny in a disturbing way!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842538.jpeg

No backside print.

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Added to one of my Baccano! shelves!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842541.jpeg

I think it's a nice adddition here!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/09/05/2842529.jpeg

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And now for the main item from this shipment: My pre-order of Bishoujo Pennywise ITEM #899332 !

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Overall a very nice figure, although my copy came with some defects. My full review of this figure you can find here BLOG #50074 .

I am really enjoying this figure, but the Bishoujo line is outpricing me quite fast. So I am hoping a bit they won't make anymore 'must buys' for me so I won't have to resist the temptation to buy figures for prices I see as too high.

Small photoshoot with Kuro Kishi ITEM #675962

This is a really impressive figure and I wanted to show off some more of his details.

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Unfortunately we don't have the right batteries at home to make his helmet light up. I recently ordered these from Amazon and can try it out in a while!

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When put in direct sunlight you can see a bit of the red effect that is in the helmet.

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The pattern on his armor and shield is great!

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I purchased the edition that came with the additional weapons and all of those need to be displayed with a small plastic base to prevent sagging. As the plastic looks very cheap, I quickly put a small piece of black fabric on it to make it look better. Later I made with a piece of white fabric a properly fitting cover.

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This is one of my husbands' favorite weapons in the game.

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And here is this figure his current display spot! Even though there is a proper display box on it's way, it was a very nice fit on the desk. So it depends on how much dust it will gather if it stays here or not.

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Days out...

Normally I would also include in these blogs days out or other interesting happenings...well, with the pandemic over here only getting worse, unfortunately we're still not doing much. We have been enjoying our balcony a lot though and I wanted to show off our set-up there:

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Luckily things are looking up for Autumn/Winter this year so maybe in my next 'Random buys, gifts and diary loot' I can show more interesting things!

Other crafts

At one point I ran out of materials for making 3D cards, so I started working on other types of crafts, mostly by repurposing older anime magazines and promotional material.

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And now for something I thought was interesting: This was a magazine from the late 90's/early 2000's, so if people wanted to try to sell their secondhand manga/anime...they had to use this posting wall to let people know what they got and how to contact them.

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I used to be hugely into making these kind of crafts as hand-me-outs or bonus when making a sale and this is just me using up the last materials I have for them.


Random smaller Amazon buys

Smaller buys that arrived in envelopes or tiny packages, so don't need their own header.

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New phone cover to replace the one on the left that I have been using for 1.5 years. They are from the same brand and the case on the left used to be the same color!!

I like how it is the same case, but an improved version, especially the 'picture frame' function has a way more sturdy material (the taped cardboard mess you see on the left I had to make in less than a year of using it's predecessor).

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After seeing these in a couple of other people their collections here I bought them for myself as well: "plate stands", which can be used to display bigger collectibles like art pieces or books. I like these a lot and also want to buy a smaller sized set to have these kind of frames for random goods display.

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On the left: Batteries to finally put into Kuro Kishi ITEM #675962 and see the light up effect of his head!

On the right: A Tamiya Weathering Master palette. I have been eyeing these for a while and I wonder how these are compared to other weathering techniques I tried before (I was never that succesfull with pastels as I see a lot of other people on the internet). This set has specifically skin color shading.

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Now for adding the batteries into the figure: The color is less bright than we had expected, but we still think it looks cool. We sometimes turn it on in the evening as a replacement of otherwise a small candle you would lit up.

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A weathering sponge brush I saw being praised a lot online. I am curious how much it will improve my weathering compared to the old brush I now use for it.

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I bought it from a small Polish store and I thought it was very cute a receipt from their register was included, hehe!

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I've been on a roll with buying Garage Kit tools I blame the recommendation section and e-mails from Amazon. This is a small hand saw with 2 blades, which should be very good for sawing off big parts of leftover resin tabs.

We have reached character limit, so I hope you enjoyed this blog and you could also check my other loot blogs when interested! Here are a few of my recent ones:

Mega Huge loot! Dorohedoro, Nurse Witch Komugi, Resident Evil, YGO, Baccano!, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: BLOG #50159
Random buys and gifts loot! October 2020 - May 2021: BLOG #49204
Big Loot! Dorohedoro, Tanya, Komugi, Strike Witches and more!: BLOG #48716
Random buys and gifts diary & loot! January 2020 - October 2020: BLOG #47716
Random buys and gifts loot! September 2019 - January 2020: BLOG #46119
Random buys and gifts loot! May 2019 - August 2019: BLOG #46071
Big Loot! Strike Witches, Resident Evil, Moetan, Chrono Crusade: BLOG #45970


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CeliathePikachu5 days ago#101227777Happy late birthday! I'm always a lurker on posts, but I always enjoy reading them. To many more!

Thank you very much! :D Also for enjoying my blogs. ^^
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(Looks like I double posted by accident. Sorry.)
5 days ago
Happy late birthday! I'm always a lurker on posts, but I always enjoy reading them. To many more!
5 days ago
Maakie6 days ago#101217443I take no blame, it was in a spoiler. :D
Aww, thank you! It's been a while since my birthday though hehe, it's like 50/50 chance that MFC actually sends out my birthday e-mails it seems. ^^''
I have already spent quite some hours listening to the soundtrack while working! So I know I already love that part of the game! For the game itself, I will go in there with an open mind and erase the original Nier memories. ;)
Regarding the ducks...just a couple of hours ago a Tofu Duck became available on a local shop here! Fingers crossed I got it on time!
Yeah I mean Dino-kun is nearing his end, so we had to have a new indoor friend, right? 0:)

Haha true enough(I did eat some oats and brown sugar after though haha)
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Rikoei6 days ago#101180029I shouldn’t of clicked on the food part, now I’m hungry haha

I take no blame, it was in a spoiler. :D

Wario546 days ago#101201228I didn't know it was your birthday! :o HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Better late than never, right? :') The cute stationary was from the seller! I wish I had anything that cute, I just toss all the small items I sell in a bubble mailer. XD You'll have to let me know your thoughts on Nier! I actually liked the original but Automata feels a lot more polished, and the music is of course fantastic. The new Resident Evil ducks look so good! I'm always blown away by all the details on these rubber ducks of all things... Also your new friend with the tiny face... Good to know the lockdown hasn't driven you guys crazy or anything lol.

Aww, thank you! It's been a while since my birthday though hehe, it's like 50/50 chance that MFC actually sends out my birthday e-mails it seems. ^^''

I have already spent quite some hours listening to the soundtrack while working! So I know I already love that part of the game! For the game itself, I will go in there with an open mind and erase the original Nier memories. ;)

Regarding the ducks...just a couple of hours ago a Tofu Duck became available on a local shop here! Fingers crossed I got it on time!

Yeah I mean Dino-kun is nearing his end, so we had to have a new indoor friend, right? 0:)
6 days ago
I didn't know it was your birthday! :o HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Better late than never, right? :') The cute stationary was from the seller! I wish I had anything that cute, I just toss all the small items I sell in a bubble mailer. XD You'll have to let me know your thoughts on Nier! I actually liked the original but Automata feels a lot more polished, and the music is of course fantastic. The new Resident Evil ducks look so good! I'm always blown away by all the details on these rubber ducks of all things... Also your new friend with the tiny face... Good to know the lockdown hasn't driven you guys crazy or anything lol.
6 days ago
I shouldn’t of clicked on the food part, now I’m hungry haha
6 days ago
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