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Photo Shoot 13 - Battle Droid & Clone Trooper S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Feb 06 2016 · 64 views
Star Wars, Figuarts
Felt like getting back into taking pictures of my stuff lately. Got a bit of a backlog of things to post even haha. From back in December, here is... One really awesome Figuart and a pretty okay one.

Battle Droid
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Still love this thing. By far one of the best 6" figures I have.

Clone Trooper
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Meh... And I'm still finding it hard to get this guy to look good in shooting poses.

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Funky - January Haul

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Jan 31 2016 · 108 views
BIONICLE, Doctor Who, Funko and 1 more...
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  • BIONICLE Villain Pack
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (Digital download)
  • S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode I)
  • Funko Legacy Dovahkiin
  • Funko Legacy Daedric Warrior
  • S.H. Figuarts Hatake Kakashi
  • LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who Cyberman Fun Pack
I sort of got back into getting BIONICLE this month. Thanks to a tip on the BZP Facebook page, found a pretty good deal on eBay so decided not to pass it up and got the villain pack. I kind of want... a lot now. Just for that base. It's cool displaying the masks on it, although yeah the stand itself is bad. Very pretty mask too. Still don't know when I'll get into my 2015 backlog and start 2016... March is looking to be a light month in regards to my pre-orders hmm..

Still haven't gotten any of the big games I've been wanting, but I realized there's nothing coming out for a good long while that I do want. So now I'm in no rush and just going to enjoy what I have first. Which is why I spent all month playing Majora's Mask. And now the next installment of Assassin's Creed Chronicles. I sure wish they had announced there would be a physical release when China was released, because I honestly would have waited until then. But since I already have China and don't want to just re-buy that (since it's literally the price of all three, no discount for waiting or getting them bundled, which is pretty lame), I figured I'd just get the rest downloaded to. Meh.

Finally got the Funko Legacy Skyrim figures I'd been putting off. Still can't believe it took this long to get action figures based off of Skyrim. Everything I've read about the Funko Legacy line of toys is... not great. At all. Particularly their Game of Thrones toys. The Skyrim ones are generally acknowledged as an improvement and so far I don't have issues with them falling apart or breaking. My Dovahkiin did come out of the package with a warped leg that really bugs me though I'm hesitant to fix, having not done that before and not wanting to screw it up. But they look great, have decent ranges of articulation, and I just think they're pretty cool.

Bandai's continuing to pump out prequel Figuarts and I love it. Obi-Wan's pretty good. Nothing exceptional I feel (though how they handled the robes is pretty cool... so many parts of it move) but nothing bad either. Just need a Gui-Gon now. Kakashi may be the best Naruto release yet if only for accessories. Still think the face options could be improved, but it's a lot better than the dismal amount we got with Sasuke. And they're using a new style of hips on him that is alright. Does allow a good range of movement.

Oh and I couldn't pass on the sale last week on the Dimensions Fun Packs. So of course I got the Doctor Who one. Love the Cyberman minifig and honestly think it's pretty cool to have a couple different builds of a Dalek now. Still no plans to get the game, but in terms of toys-to-life they're pretty great in the toy department. Which makes sense. Since they're LEGO.

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Photo Shoot 12c - (BIONICLE, Star Wars, Transformers) January 2016 Collection Tour

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Jan 22 2016 · 99 views
BIONICLE, Star Wars, Transformers and 2 more...
Last but absolutely not least, are the three collections I'm probably into most.

Star Wars
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Figuarts were the game changer here. My interest in Hasbro's Black Series line is fizzling, mostly because the figures just seem to keep getting worse from my subjective point of view. But they're still doing things I don't expect Bandai to get to (Rebels figures, Revan) so I probably won't stop. But man, these Figuarts are some of the best action figures I've got. They're great. And unlike Hasbro, Bandai's not afraid to tackle the prequels.

I didn't take any dedicate pictures of my books, because I totally do not want to move the loads of things covering them. But if you've followed along with these, you've seen them plenty in the background. I've still got a lot. But the notable thing is I've now started getting new canon books while still expanding my Legends collection. The latter of which I do still hope to finish one day.

Transformers
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The changes here were big. And by "big" I mean physical. Because it was pretty much all combiners and leader class figures. Plus I spread stuff out a bit and moved my Masterpieces from the mantle, so it still looks pretty packed in there. A lot is coming out this year I'm interested in (Oooh Masterpiece Optimus Primal you are looking beautiful), so not expecting to slow down much here.

BIONICLE
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Wide shots: Left | Middle | Right

With BIONICLE returning last year, you'd think I'd have a lot of changes here right? You'd be right! ...But not quite in the way predicted. I don't know what happened. The skull guys didn't interst me nearly enough to want to pick them all up (Poor Skull Basher heh). Maybe it was the lacking story that couldn't keep me as invested as when the return was announced. It should be well known how into the old lore I was. I just don't know... But I do still want to try and pick the rest up at some point. And start the 2016 line soon, since those creatures do look cool.

The bigger changes are still completely past years. The things I'm happiest to have gotten last year are some 2001 Rahi. Only missing the Manas now. Plus I have all of the Stars now. Oh and duh... Got a WMKK. That's really cool.

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Photo Shoot 12b - (LEGO, Tokusatsu, Games) January 2016 Collection Tour

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Jan 17 2016 · 72 views
Nintendo, Kamen Rider, LEGO and 2 more...
Video Games
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There were some pretty predictable additions in the past year here. New year means new Assassin's Creed means new statue and hidden blade. Biggest changes here are all Nintendo figures, with most coming from Good Smile Factory and their Figmas and Nendoroids. Always found Nendos a little too stylized for my tastes, but with two new Pokémon releases last year I caved again. There were a few things I repeatedly thought of getting to diversify the shelves here even more. Chief among that being Halo figures. Still held back from those rabbit holes for now though. Plus it would just be another thing making me need another bookshelf again heh.

Tokusatsu
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Might as well call this my "Kamen Rider" collection but there's two things hiding in there that aren't (or... not given how big Godzilla is). I got a lot more Riders in the past year than I had realized. Most are from Gaim; literally doubled the number of Gaim Riders I have. Plus the Drive and Shinkocchou Seihou releases increased the numbers a good deal. So despite the shelf split last year, things are looking quite full again already heh.

LEGO
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My system LEGO collection, also known as "An Ode to Ideas". So it's nothing too expansive or impressive, just a few sets, but it's still filling up quite a bit of my mantle. So I thought it'd be cool to show.

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There is one more entry planned for this, featuring my three biggest interests - Transformers, Star Wars, and, of course, BIONICLE.

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Photo Shoot 12a - January 2016 Collection Tour

Posted by Ektris , in Collecting Jan 15 2016 · 92 views
Amiibo, Marvel, Anime, Nintendo and 1 more...
These are going to be pretty photo-intensive entries. I took more close-up shots than wide ones this time around in order to see things better. (And I'm not quite done yet so there's going to be some delay between updates.)

Marvel
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Now here's one I didn't have much to speak of before. One year later, my Marvel collection has septupled. I truly love Figuarts. Bandai now doing so many franchises I love isn't helping that addiction haha. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before that I never had many Marvel toys as a kid even though I liked all of the cartoons and watched them a lot. So having these now just kind of makes me happy. Plus it's just going to keep growing; they're already teasing quite a lot of future releases.

Anime
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Not much has changed here at all. I think there's only three additions (would've been four but I didn't feel like delaying these blog entries any more). Meh, quantity's not everything though as those were very solid figures and I'm still content with what I've got. Don't need to being going overboard after all.

Amiibo
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...Because I may have gone overboard here. Oops... It's just so cool to have these characters alongside one another though. I keep saying this, but I mean it that I'll be done when Smash is done unless they do Pokémon (plus Wolf Link because I wanted the game anyway..). Also because wow do these take up so much space.

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That's it this time. Thinking of doing three parts this go-around. Next up: games/game figures, toku, and system LEGO.

~|ET|~







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