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Tamashiibo - May Haul

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting May 31 2015 · 11 views
Star Wars, Transformers, Nintendo and 2 more...
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  • S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Drive Type Speed w/first run bonus Max Flare tire
  • S.H. Figuarts Iron Man Mark 43
  • S.H. Figuarts Stormtrooper
  • S.H. Figuarts Darth Vader w/first run bonus Episode VI display stand
  • Star Wars Black Series Bossk
  • Nintendo Amiibo Captain Falcon
  • Nintendo Amiibo Villager
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Brake-neck
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger
  • Nintendo Amiibo Pit
  • Nintendo Amiibo Charizard
  • Nintendo Amiibo Wario
  • Nintendo Amiibo Pac-Man
  • Nintendo Amiibo Robin
  • Nintendo Amiibo Lucina
  • S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Gridon Donguri Arms
Tamashii items that were late last month arrived literally the first day of this month haha. And they were all I got until literally the last day, when a Gridon from Mandarake showed up this afternoon. Which I'm glad to finally have. Just need to get lucky with a Kurokage at a decent price and I'll be caught up with what I want from Gaim, with still plenty more releasing in the future though. But Drive's already started showing up too, and he's... okay. Incredibly barebones package because literally anything he could have as an accessory is being thrown in with other stuff, but we'll save that rant for next month when it becomes relevant to who'll be showing up then. Also, finally have an Iron Man armor SHF. I really should've gotten in on these sooner because it looks so great. Just wish stands came standard with all of them, because there's so much I'd like to do that requires one.

Bossk is one of few recent Black Series releases I've actually wanted and he's a pretty fun addition. Just had too much fun playing with him talking thanks to his moveable jaw lol. The SHF Stormtrooper is precisely what I expected and in my opinion is better than the Black Series offering, which I have some comparison pics of I should have posted here too. Oops. He presents something interesting for SHFs, alongside Drive, with redesigned boxes. They're making smaller ones for figures that have few accessories and I really, really appreciate that space-wise. Finally, the big man himself - Darth Vader. This figure is phenomenal. There isn't a single thing I don't like about him. So glad I held out for him instead of springing for the BS one. He's just perfect.

The real big guy is that stand he's on, though. Dear lord that stand. Pictures did not convey how big it would be, nor how simply ginormous the box would be for it. Too bad I don't have anywhere to display it..

Congratulations, Hasbro! You found a way to make me buy repaints! >_< Combiners, ugh... I still like Alpha Bravo and Offroad, but it just felt so good completing the "proper" teams I couldn't resist.

Made a huge dent in Amiibo this month. So huge, in fact, that I've completed waves 1 through 4 of Smash Amiibo! :D Only 5/8 of wave 4 made it in before today, but the three exclusives are on their way (Greninja from overseas though so he'll be taking a while). All of them are pretty darn good looking. I'm especially glad to finally have a Villager because I do enjoy playing him in Smash; shame there's noticeable missing paint on his bangs.



Beautiful Nostalgia - April Haul

Posted by Ektris , Apr 30 2015 · 125 views
Bionicle, Digimon, Transformers and 1 more...
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  • Transformers Combiner Wars Air Raid
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Breakdown
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Dead End
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Offroad
  • Star Wars Black Series Chewbacca
  • 8549 Tarakava
  • 8584 Hewkii
  • 8548 Nui-Jaga
  • Black Akaku
  • Black Hau
  • Blue Akaku
  • Brown Miru
  • Brown Pakari
  • Green Kakama
  • Green Pakari
  • Red Akaku
  • White Hau
  • Blue Krana Vu
  • Orange Krana Vu
  • Orange Krana Yo
  • S.H. Figuarts Alphamon
The last of my HTS preorders came in, so I'm done with Transformers for a little bit. Is what I would say if wave 3 weren't already popping up somehow. I don't expect them to hit the US for at least another month though, so no big deal there. But hey, I have completed Superion and Menasor! Those two are awesome. Hasbro has seriously hit it out of the park strong with Combiner Wars. Maybe I'll take some pictures of them separately.

RAHI! MASKS! What is this, 2001?! Oh man, building the Rahi was an absolute blast! This wasn't my first experience with the Nui-Jaga; I had a friend with them as a kid. But it was with the Tarakava. I also took the time to build the Kahu and Tarakava-Nui just for fun. The strangeness of the latter truly cannot be appreciated until you make it yourself. The Tarakava themselves are just weird lol. It was just fun. To top it off, Hewkii completes 2003, and I added a load of masks to the collection. One day...

In our random bits category, Alphamon has arrived finally, plus I got my hands on a Chewbacca from HTS at long, long last. Chewbacca's a solid release for the Black Series. So much of the latest waves have just not interested me, so I've come to realize I'm not actually too upset that stores have legitimately just stopped putting out new stock of them. But Chewie I needed, for sure. And Alphamon is a real beauty. I'd probably still rate Imperialdramon above him, but in terms of the Digimon releases he is easily one of the best.

Missing is this month's AmiAmi order (complete with awesome SHF Star Wars!) due to shenanigans. While the order was originally meant to include two Figmas, those got delayed until June. And I'm actually quite thankful for that because the order was incredibly expensive with them. As it is, it still was, because the first run bonus with Vader is huge and brought shipping up to around $35-$40... You'll see. But that's still in transit because AmiAmi didn't update anyone's orders like usual and I had to reach out to them to ask for it to be done, because the delayed items held up the rest from shipping even though they were in stock. Still took them more time to ship out then it should have even after they fixed my orders.. So they're in transit now, but should have arrived already if not for the aforementioned shenanigans and unintentional delays in shipping.



Hey guys

Posted by Ektris , in BZPower Apr 22 2015 · 182 views

Sorry I've not been around lately. Not even really sure why...

Hope to fix that soon.



I can explain.. - March Haul

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Mar 31 2015 · 130 views
Transformers, Bionicle, Figuarts and 2 more...
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  • Nintendo Amiibo King Dedede
  • S.H. Figuarts Shadow Moon (renewal version)
  • Transformers Generations Tailgate & Groundbuster
  • Transformers Generations Sky-Byte
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Megatron
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Motormaster
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Powerglide
  • BIONICLE Kopaka - Master of Ice
  • BIONICLE Hero Pack
  • S.H. Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Blackjack
  • Transformers Generations Scoop w/Holepunch & Caliburst
  • Figma Sinon
No, really, I can!

So HasbroToyShop had a discount code for most of March that gave 20% off and free shipping. ...And they put up wave 2 of Combiner Wars all on the same day for preorder! (Which means I also have all of the limbs coming and they should be here later this week actually.) So jumping on them now was totally the smarter thing to do than space them out and hope I find them at retail. And I may have used the chance to get things I passed on before just because of the discount... Oh well. Wanna know the funny part? They listed all of the wave 2 stuff in intervals during that day. Like a half hour apart. So I placed 4 orders that day. 3 of them shipped at the same time. All 3 of those orders were shipped in separate boxes. :lol: Anywho, they're all awesome.

Shadow Moon was kind of an impulse since I've not even watched Black, but he looks cool so no complaints here. Sasuke was another trial of patience due to port shenanigans (and is also why Alphamon isn't here... because they're all lost in limbo somewhere still...). Besides my utter hatred of his face options, he's a good figure. Sinon I just picked up an hour ago so I have no thoughts on her yet lol, but I'm glad to finally have her.

Kopaka completes my 2015 Toa! He's a lot cooler than I was thinking, although his shield is still a real pain to work with. And I got him for the Hero Pack... Which I'm afraid to open. :| Convince me otherwise!



RTX Bound

Posted by Ektris , in Misc Mar 18 2015 · 135 views
Rooster Teeth, Conventions, RTX
Bought a weekend pass (with a 20% discount as a perk for going to Let's Play Live) this afternoon! I can't wait for August! ^_^

Plus some friends from school will be coming down for it. I'm almost looking forward to seeing them more, honestly.



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