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I can explain.. - March Haul

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Mar 31 2015 · 108 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!



Mom-Amiibo! - February Haul

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Feb 28 2015 · 166 views
Nintendo, Bionicle, Amiibo and 2 more...
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  • Nintendo Amiibo Rosalina & Luma
  • Nintendo Amiibo Lucario
  • Nintendo Amiibo Ike
  • Nintendo Amiibo Link
  • Nintendo Amiibo Mario
  • Nintendo Amiibo Pikachu
  • Transformer Generations Arcee
  • Nintendo Amiibo Shulk
  • BIONICLE Lewa - Master of Jungle
  • BIONICLE Protector of Jungle
  • Transformers Generations Tankor
  • BIONICLE White Metal Krana-Kal
  • Nintendo Amiibo Wii Fit Trainer
  • Nintendo Amiibo Sheik
  • Nintendo Amiibo Toon Link
  • Nintendo Amiibo Meta Knight
  • Nintendo Amiibo Sonic
  • Nintendo Amiibo Mega Man
  • S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose
So... Amiibo. I got a lot of Amiibo this month. Mostly thanks to wave 3 being so large (and its last member was supposed to arrive today but he didn't), but I did a lot of catching up too. And the best part is I only overpaid on two of them. :P (And WFT wasn't one of them! She was MSRP from Amazon.de.) And even then it wasn't that much. So I'm down to just three missing from the Smash line and I sure hope Nintendo sees the benefit to them in doing additional runs, although I highly, highly doubt it.

Transformers were light this month, which is fine. Although wave 2 of Combiner Wars is starting to trickle in, wave 1 is only just hitting saturation here. So no big deal. Arcee finally arrived and I love her, and Tankor was an impulse buy after having to deal with seeing him and him alone on the shelves here for three months lol.

Lastly, the BIONICLE additions. Lewa and Protector of Jungle were happening eventually and I picked them up now for BBCC #69. (And oh yeah... one of the reasons I got disinterested in MOCing besides being away from my collection for 75% of the year for the past four years... No feedback... Ever. Good or bad, I'd like any at all. Silence is the worst.) Unfortunately they didn't help with my original plan, but I still ended up using quite a lot of their parts in the final product. So far my experience with the Protectors is pretty darn good, since I have no problems with Mr. Jungle. Lewa does have some neck issues, but he's not my least favorite Toa at the very least heh. And finally - a true grail piece, a White Metal Krana-Kal. Thank you, TLH. Despite any misgivings, I am truly happy to have such a piece in my collection at all. So thank you very much!



Photo Shoot 11b - Collection Update Part 2

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Feb 22 2015 · 101 views
BIONICLE, Figuarts, Figma and 2 more...
Uh, hey guys. Totally didn't forget to post this last week. Nope, not at all!

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So this... Grew a lot, in large part to McFarlane and Nintendo. Nintendo stuff is now solely occupying the bottom row, and with all those Amiibo, it's already full. Will probably be moving them up to the middle row in front of my books where nothing else is just to have a better view of all of them. Those things are so cool.

I hadn't even realized how many AC figures I got until taking these pictures. Talk about catch up. My PAK, NECA, and Jazzwares stuff are also there just because they don't really have anywhere else to go heh. Just random cool stuff. Oh and Figma Captain America because why not? You can really see here just how big Roxas is though. I totally would have gotten a Riku and Sora to go with him by now so he doesn't stand out so much if they weren't so expensive lol.

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The fruity Riders are the big addition here. And Godzilla, chilling out being all cool and not photogenic.

Splitting these to two shelves was absolutely disastrous. I wanted to maintain their position on the top, but didn't think of just how dumb that was given one of the shelves is angled into the corner with plenty of free space behind it. So of course I knocked them down after pulling some things out of the lower shelves. And had to take them all down and move it out and the fully, heavy BIONICLE shelf next to it away from the wall just to get a sword that I wasn't able to reach because it bounced underneath the shelf! >_< That wasn't fun. And now I'll have to be suuuuper careful.

But yeah, Riders man! Godzilla might find his way back out with Figma Cap and the other randoms to keep room for expansion here, which I did need. I'm glad to be able to have them spaced out more now.

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Finally, the second reason for the new bookshelves. Besides Transformers, I had absolutely run out of room to place any BIONICLE sets. I was literally just stacking thing haphazardly to get them off the floor.

I'm much more pleased with how things look now, even if they'll probably be full by the end of the year again. There's still more catching up with older years to be had too. Fortunately, there is room room to re-condense the shelves once needed. But for now, you can just see so much more of the big guys, and I like that.



Photo Shoot 11a - Collection Update Part 1

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Feb 11 2015 · 132 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.

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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.

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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.



Photo Shoot 10 - Imperialdramon S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Feb 08 2015 · 134 views
Digimon, Figuarts
Hey, look! I finally did it!

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