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From: Hewkii Mahri (BBCC #69)

Posted by Ektris , in BZPower Feb 19 2015 · 131 views
MOC, Hewkii, BBCC
It has been far, far too longs since I tried my hand at building something. It was still pretty fun to get at it. ^_^

Unfortunately, the deplorable state of my CCBS supplies made this particular build a bit of a task. It also took some getting used to just as a medium to craft with. Hewkii wasn't my first choice for the contest, but at least I was able to pull him off to my satisfaction. It's definitely Hewkii.

If there's one thing I don't like, it's the quality of my pictures, but I've complained about that plenty heh. Just couldn't afford to keep waiting and find a better place.

~|ET|~


After an immeasurably long hiatus from the MOCing world, I present to thee, Hewkii Mahri - Master of Stone!




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Source: Hewkii Mahri (BBCC #69)


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Photo Shoot 11a - Collection Update Part 1

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Feb 11 2015 · 180 views
Star Wars, Transformers, Anime and 1 more...
Alrighty, here it is! The first half of my collection update. They're not the best pictures, just really aiming to highlight differences and growth. Had a few disasters in the rearrangement of shelves thanks to some poor decisions I'll touch more on in the next part, but thankfully nothing is broken and I'm happy with the end result.

Star Wars
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The Star Wars shelves have actually grown the least, I believe. More books supplanted space that was occupied by movies, but figures... not so much. And I'm a little bummed by that. I almost entirely blame Hasbro's horrendous distribution of the Black Series for not helping (my stores, and most, are stuck on wave 3 clogging shelves still... we just hit wave 7... and the past few ones have only shown up in drug stores... so it's partly on stores too of course). A few of the releases I've missed out on I'm not too considered about, though, thanks to Bandai Tamashii Nations and their S.H. Figuarts line now tackling Star Wars in what should be a pretty appropriate scale to mesh well with Hasbro's efforts.

Transformers
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Oh goodness, Transformers. One of the two reasons I had to buy new bookshelves and they're taking up literally half of the new ones. Even then... I ran out of room on one already. I was aiming for a split of "Generations" Bots and Cons to one side and miscellaneous on the other, but that may have to be changed very shortly. Although I guess I do need to find a use for those short bottom shelves I didn't quite figure out what to do with. Because of the combiners, I needed a lot of space (and as that line just started and is continuing for two years... haha I'll be needing more.), yet didn't think much looked very good in the short bottom shelf that left. They'll probably expand in greater quantity there soon.

I did a lot of catching up last year that caused this growth. A lot. I have been pretty pleased with most things I picked up at least.

My four Masterpiece figures are a literally huge addition as well. In fact, they're currently on my mantle in the living room to themselves. Granted, not like in the picture as I moved stuff around to isolate them, but they're there. Oh how I wish I had been able to start collecting them sooner. They're just so fantastic.

Anime
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Lastly, we have the anime shelves. In general, this one hasn't expanded too much either, but I'm fine with that. Definitely still cherry picking what I pick up here.

A benefit of the expansion was allowing these guys to be spread out more across two shelves. So I also threw in the Digimon there - who were with game characters before given they were of the D-arts line. I decided that, as I see them as their anime counterparts, they belonged here more. There's not really any rhyme nor reason to who went where; I wish I had been able to come up with some better display for them.

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Photo Shoot 10 - Imperialdramon S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Feb 08 2015 · 165 views
Digimon, Figuarts
Hey, look! I finally did it!

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Oh My - January Haul

Posted by Ektris , in Reading, Video Games, Collecting Jan 31 2015 · 171 views
Bionicle, Transformers, Nintendo and 2 more...
Yeah... I spent a lot...

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  • S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Duke Lemon Energy Arms
  • Figma Kirito
  • BIONICLE Tahu - Master of Fire
  • Nintendo Amiibo Diddy Kong
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Alpha Bravo
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Firefly
  • Transformers Masterpiece Ultra Magnus
  • Transformers Generations Skrapnel & Reflector
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Silverbolt
  • Star Wars: The Lando Calrissian Adventures
  • Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures
  • BIONICLE Onua - Master of Earth
  • BIONICLE Protector of Earth
  • Transformers Generations Cosmos & Payload
  • Nintendo Amiibo Samus
  • Nintendo Amiibo Yoshi
  • Nintendo Amiibo Peach
  • Nintendo Amiibo Kirby
  • Transformers Generations Brainstorm
  • Figma Saber 2.0
  • BIONICLE Pohatu - Master of Stone
  • BIONICLE Gali - Master of Water
  • Transformers Generations Chromia
  • S.H. Figuarts Luigi
  • S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Diorama Playset C
  • Nintendo Amiibo Bowser
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Bombshell
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Dragstrip
  • Transformers Combiner Wars Skydive
  • Nintendo Amiibo Donkey Kong
So much came out this month that I had my eyes on. Wow. And circumstances had me able to get a lot of it right away that I probably would have waited for honestly.

Transformers: Combiner Wars, man. So freaking awesome. And except for Powerglide, I got all I want from the first wave already! Thank you, for once, HasbroToyShop. I also snagged Chromia and Brainstorm from there, since they were completely skipped over (as the last wave of 2014) by stores here. And cemented my interesting in Masterpiece, we also have Ultra Magnus. This guy is huge and incredible and I love him.

I finally got hardcore into Amiibo... Yeahhh... I really hate Nintendo for how they're handling these. Pretty much going to preorder from overseas starting with wave 4 just to make sure I actually get everything. But hey, some of these are pretty darn cool - like Bowser. That guy has some nice heft to him and the detail and paint work is incredible. By far my favorite so far.

Duke and Kirito actually arrived at the end of December, but, well, I wasn't here to pick them up, so here they are now. Kirito looks great, but man is getting his swords into his hands just an absolute pain in the butt. Duke is yet another addition to my growing cast of Gaim and... eh yeah, wasn't too excited for him, but I do love his yellow lemony self in hand. Saber 2.0 finally also saw release after a couple delays and while I haven't messed with her too much yet, she's also a fine addition and Archer won't look so odd on the shelf by himself anymore heh. Luigi is... eh. What I expected based on Mario and looks good, but definitely not the best that Figuarts has to offer. Oh, and I picked up some more Star Wars books to add to the backlog while looking for calendars. I hate seeing that Legends banner. Hate it so much. But dang, those are some nice new covers they made for them!

What's left... Hmm... I don't...

Oh yeah! BIONICLE, baby! I meant to go slow with them, since they should last until the summer wave, but just a few weeks after their release and I already have 5/13. Oops? Ah well, when LEGO offers you free shipping, why not take advantage of it haha. It feels so great to have new BIONICLE sets in hand and all of the ones I have really impress me. Can't wait to finish off the wave, but that'll probably take some time.

I also did buy a pair of bookshelves and finished putting them together yesterday. About half of the rearranging is done now. So some time in early February will be a new collection update.

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Name change?

Posted by Ektris , in BZPower Jan 26 2015 · 199 views

Oh yeah, I can change it back now!

Should I? :/

I did it half as an experiment, and the results were kind of what I expected - don't feel like I'm so readily recognized now. Whether that's good or bad...

~|ET|~







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