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The LEGO Movie

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Movies Feb 08 2014 · 118 views

(No, really, it was. Typing this during the credits and omg I enjoyed this so much.)



Coooooon! - January Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Jan 31 2014 · 135 views
Conventions, Transformers and 2 more...
Let's seeeee... Bought some stuff this month all right. None of it stuff I expected to haha.
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I got the Figma Asuna first from a guy over on TFW2005. He was really awesome about it and I'm so happy to have her. ^_^ Now if only I could hunt down a Kirito at a reasonable price...
Up next came the Thundertron and Blade vinyl. Thundertron's a Transformer I've been after for a while and he's pretty darn cool. But as always I had no luck with the most recent releases lol. And the vinyl is a prize I won on Tokunation, which actually delayed getting Thundertron, as he pulled prizes the day he was going to ship my stuff and had to go back and repackage heh... I've never really cared much for vinyls, but this Blade is preeeetty. I did open him up but can't decide if I'll leave him out of packaging.
And finally... Setsucon was last week - Penn State Anime Organization's convention. It was a big mess of disappointment... For starters, they cancelled the tokusatsu panel at the last minute and I still haven't gotten an explanation out of my friend high up in operations. I was looking forward to that a whole lot. And then... Richard Epcar, voice of Ansem and Xehanort in the Kingdom Hearts series and the only guest I was really interested in, couldn't make it. So that was more panels I didn't attend. In fact, I didn't attend any in the end. Just shopped and hung out in the gaming room. But what I did buy... well, I never expected to and did set me back a bit heh. First was Figuarts Zeronos, which I got at a decent and not convention-hiked price after talking to the guy for a while. Probably also because I bought the Complete Selection W Driver off of him... I have entered another new, dangerous rabbit hole that is role play toys. I really don't think I'll get more (but the OOO Driver... tempting). But this thing has always looked cool to me and when I saw it in person I just couldn't wait.
So yeah, that's everything. No Haytham or D-Arts Megaman like I set myself out to get at the beginning of the month... mostly because their prices went back up, of course. But they're still on my radar, as are a great many things.


Hippest Action Figure of the Day

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Jan 29 2014 · 120 views
Mario, Nintendo, Figuarts
(Hi, I'm still alive.)

Also I'm speechless.

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New Year

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Misc Jan 01 2014 · 106 views
2014, New Year, 2013
Happy new year everybody! :D

I don't really feel like doing a year-in-review deal right now (but I did do a small write up on Tokunation about my best and worst toys of the year, so maybe I'll post that here tomorrow as something haha).

This year had a lot of downs. I've lost connections to family, I've had financial issues, and zero luck finding anything to do with my life after college... But the time spent with the family that still cares, spending yet another year with the love of my life, and all of the fun I've had during late nights out with my friends at school (and I mean late) have all really helped make it a much better year. So things have changed, as they are always wont to do, yet it's not all bad I guess.

But I'm looking forward to 2014 cautiously. I truly have no idea where it will take me. I just hope you'll all still be along for the ride with me. :)



Merry Christmas! - The Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games, Collecting Dec 25 2013 · 179 views
Christmas, Holidays, Xbox One and 2 more...
Merry Christmas, all! I hope those of you who celebrate had plenty of fun today. :)

So here's some of the pic-worthy stuff:

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Aaaand a full list:
  • Xbox One. :3
  • Charge & Play Kit
  • $40 in cards for Microsoft (no longer Points now so not sure what to refer to them haha)
    • Bought Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Star Wars books:
    • Mercy Kill
    • The Crystal Star
    • Scoundrels
    • The New Rebellion
  • Darth Vader shirt
  • Turtle Beach X12
  • $195
I'm liking the Xbox One so far, though haven't gotten to use it too much. And the voice commands are way more useful than I expected them to be and am actually enjoying it. Probably going to buy Lego Marvel Super Heroes as my first hard copy game, but for now Halo: Spartan Assault will do. Speaking of! My first Xbox One Achievement! :D (I wish there was a Facebook app already so I could share it there. :/) It is... Skull Combo, in Halo: Spartan Assault! (Complete any mission with the maximum number of Skulls active.) Not totally cool but had to start somewhere heh.

Really glad to finally have Star Wars book to read again too. :)

But most of all I was just really glad to be spending time with my closest family. It's been rough for us and to see those that still care right now... It's really helping. I've also been having a hard time and this relaxation is much appreciated.



Robits - Early December Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Dec 21 2013 · 84 views
Transformers, Star Wars, R2-D2 and 2 more...
And here's the stuff I got pre-Christmas!

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I'm very, very happy to finally have both Blitzwing and Shockwave. Even if both were impulse buys and nothing's really been holding me back in the past from getting them. The former I actually do rather like but I desperately need to open him up and get in there with an emery board (as well as find an emery board) to fix that dang shoulder issue... Shockwave, while I enjoy as a big Shockwave fan, does actually disappoint me. That vehicle mode is just plain bad and posing in robot mode seems too limited. Still, he's an imposing mono-eyed maniacal genius and I appreciate that.

R2 kinda steals the show though. I got him half off and he's definitely worth it at that price, but so not the original $20 price. Just too dang small, but it's the right size. The only problem I have, and this was probably just with mine, is that the front-most compartment on his dome is nearly impossible to pop off and led to some minor damage of the figure as I tried to do so... So I'll never be doing that again.

There's some other cool stuff I really thought about getting but just held off on for now... Generations Waspinator and Rhinox are hitting shelves now too so I'm looking forward to getting them. At least I hope I"ll be able to.

So... I'll see you guys in a few days!



Bounty Hunting: November Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Nov 30 2013 · 115 views
Star Wars, Metroid, Samus and 2 more...
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So... Yeah. Star Wars Black Series. Wave 2 came out and I got the two I wanted most. ^_^ I was a bit worried for a while about Boba, though - I had preordered both he and Han on Amazon within the first few hours after they went up, and although I actually got Han a week earlier than his expected release date, I was told I wouldn't get Boba until December 30th. Now that didn't sit very well with me... So when he randomly shipped just a week after being told that, I was pretty darn happy.

Unfortunately he does illustrate my biggest gripe with this line rather well: the overuse of ratchet joints. The shoulders in particular just bug me because of where they lock in does not feel natural. Sure they're really soft ratchets and you can stop in-between, but they'll easily pop back into "proper" position.

And his overly gummy rifle is annoying (gummy weapons in general are). I can't for the life of me get him to hold it in a way where it doesn't just bend in half except for pointed straight down.

But he still looks good and Han is perfect in my opinion. He's exactly what I wanted.

I also got R2-D2 (and Transformers Generations Blitzwing) in this week... to my dorm room. But I'm at home for Thanksgiving soooo those'll have to wait until next month. I even picked standard shipping instead of Prime 2-day so they'd get there when I got back and they still arrived in 2 days haha.

Oh, and Samus! She's perfect, but man did I underestimate how tall she was. She towers over the other Nintendo figures (D-Arts & Figma) that I have. (Speaking of, when packing up Venusaur to take home, the ball joint on one of his vine whips just twisted clean off. :( ) I only wish she came with charge shot effect parts. Still, for my purposes, I'm done with Nintendo Figmas for now, so I'm happy. Now if only some of the older anime ones (*coughSAObecauseIwasstupidanddidn'tpreorderthemwhenIhadthechancecough*) weren't so darn expensive on the aftermarket...



Call for Friend Codes

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games Nov 24 2013 · 206 views
3DS, Pokemon
Now that I'm home for the week and can get online on my 3DS (which I'm working on rectifying at school as I plan on getting a router for my dorm while home), let's get to adding friend codes! For Pokémon mostly of course.

Mine's 3566-2711-5348. Let me know yours and I'll add you back. ^_^


P.S. If you see this, Blade, I do need yours again as I appear to have lost it...


The Day of the Doctor

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Television Nov 24 2013 · 83 views
Doctor Who
Now that I was finally able to watch it...

That was incredible. :')



Elder Scrolls Online

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games Nov 20 2013 · 139 views
Elder Scrolls, Zenimax, Bethesda and 1 more...
So... hey guys. I know I haven't exactly kept the promises I made regarding the blog, but I have been incredibly busy lately... And all free time has been spent playing AC4 heh (which I beat last night). With Thanksgiving break next week, I might get around to reposting all of them and giving new updates though. I'll definitely be adding 3DS friend codes once I'm home, so hit me up with those!

Anyways, just wanted to somewhat brag that I got into the Elder Scrolls Online beta! :D I actually have two friends who did as well, so that's going to be fun if we all manage to play together. Only weird thing about it is that the beta only lasts for 3 days this weekend. So I'll probably be up very late Friday night playing it, but hope it's worth it.



Hip Action Figure of the Day

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Nov 03 2013 · 254 views
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D-Arts Lucario!

I'm glad the Pokémon line of D-Arts isn't dead and Lucario is a great addition. He'll definitely be joining my collection, since he'll complement two displays just like Mewtwo. ^_^ He also looks like he'll work as an action figure the best out of the Pokémon used so far.



LEGO Minecraft in Minifig Scale!

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Nov 02 2013 · 268 views
LEGO, Minecraft


I hope this doesn't discontinue the micro world line, because I really, really want that world to continue to expand. But I'm really excited about this all the same and will probably go as all-in as I can.



Assassin's Nation: October Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting, Video Games Oct 31 2013 · 135 views
Assassins Creed, Tiger & Bunny and 2 more...
So everything I got this month... Very eerily similar to what I got in October of last year.

First up, the obvious one:

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Pokémon Y. Still playing it and finding new things to (still haven't caught Zapdos and Mewtwo, for example). Just now I'm going to be more focused on AC4 heh. Expect the blog reuploads and a new PokeLog entry soon.

Next, Tamashii time!

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Lot more than I expected. In fact, as of the beginning of the month I only saw myself getting Wizard Infinity Style. Who is gorgeous, by the way, and I'm so glad my problems with the original Flame Style had been fixed by now. But Blade ended up being obnoxiously popular and thus fetching a high price on the aftermarket, so couple that with the US release still having open preorders and it being the series I'm currently watching and enjoying, albeit slowly, and I felt I couldn't pass him up. And it helps he's basically a perfect figure. The only problem was the playing cards on his weapon all stickers... on both sides... That was a chore to do.

Finally, I finally got a Barnaby to go with my Wild Tiger. I only wish I had Tiger here to pose them together. Oh and Lunatic, because he rounds out the core three SHFs I wanted from Tiger & Bunny. ShukuenShinobi had/is having a massive sale of his collection and I couldn't pass these two up at the prices they were at. I'm really happy I didn't either. Although there's a lot more characters to truly complete the cast, I'm pretty much happy with who I have now (although a Blue Rose wouldn't hurt...).


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Hello Assassin's Creed. I didn't realize how much I missed you in my life.

The new hidden blade is... alright. The entire blade this time is rubber instead of just the tip, but don't let that fool you - I've drawn blood twice with this thing. It sits much closer to the wrist than the original NECA one, almost too close, and it's very easy to accidentally catch yourself on it.

The flag on the very left is a high quality actual flag I got from Penn State's Ubisoft rep. ^_^ I have the nylon one that came with the Collector's Edition already up on display, but that's only because the cloth one is so much bigger. I haven't figure out where to put it yet. The statue that came with the Collector's Edition... Oi vey. That was a pain to put together. The connection points on the mast were just too tight. But then of course there's the rope that you have to tie yourself. That was a little annoying, but at least I'm happy with how I got it to look in the end.

I've barely played the game, though. I've just been so busy! In fact, right after I finish writing this, I'm getting back to some homework first. What I have played I loved, especially the beginning with Edward. The modern-day content... wow that got meta and weird very fast. I wish it was more of a focal point than the intentionally-made brief content it's said to be, because exploring Abstergo as an employee sounds fun. Oh well, we'll see what happens there.



Assassin's Creed 4 & Other Updates

Posted by Electric Turahk , in BZPower, Video Games Oct 30 2013 · 132 views
Assassins Creed
So yeah...

A lot of stuff happened here, huh? A lot of not so great stuff... Stuff that shouldn't have happened...

I currently plan on reposting my lost set reviews and PokeLogs, as far as blog content is concerned.

Not sure when I'll get to that, though, because for now I'll be a little busy:

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(That's the statue that comes with the Collector's Edition of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, for those not recognizing it.)



LEGO Minecraft Take 2 AND 3?!

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Aug 21 2013 · 144 views


Well that came out of nowhere. (Edit: And I just learned it was an SDCC announcement... How'd I never notice before?!)

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But why won't you let me preorder them LEGO? :( (While the pages are up, there's no preorder button there that I can find...)



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