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Photo Shoot 6 - Collection Apartment Update!

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Reading, Video Games, Collecting Jul 26 2014 · 53 views
Bionicle, Transformers, Gaming and 2 more...
Well, let's get this one out of the way, shall we?!

A lot of is going to be familiar since I did bring the same shelves I had at home after all. But a good number of things did move around.

Let's start with the big picture:
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I'm turning my spare bedroom into a man cave/study, slowly but surely. Right now its main attraction is the toy shelves. I've got a bunch of posters I want to get up eventually too. I also plan on eventually purchasing a desk to put in there, but for now the small second TV and Xbox 360 are just on the floor, opposite the shelves.

Then there's the entryway, which I showed off before. This you see right as you enter the apartment and I decided I primarily wanted all of my games and books there. Everything else just followed suit. The game-based figures just made sense, and the top shelf is just... where everything else I have went. But as I buy more games, that stuff's going to get displaced to the right, so I'm not too certain where it'll end up once that happens.

Lastly, a closer shot of my mantle (because for whatever reason I have a fireplace... in Texas). For now it's where I'll put my Minecraft stuff, as well as larger statues (so my preorder Arno will end up there one day, as well as The End once I get around to ordering it).

A closer look at the shelves...

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Nothing's really changed with anime, except I broke Ace's left wrist. :( You can't see it here and I posed him to try and hide it... But man am I super disappointed by that. Anywho, this is going to be changing soon, though, once Naruto comes in. Figma Kirito is being rereleased too! He's preordered, as well as Figma Saber 2.0 and Archer. Sasuke was just revealed, so I'll be sure to get him once he's released as well... So it's going to definitely grow quite a bit throughout the rest of this year.

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I am really happy to show off my Star Wars collection in full now. :) I've been gathering these book for a great many years... And despite the death sentence to the EU ( :( ), will still be trying to fill the gaps as I can. I still want to go to the bookstore very soon actually. Oh, and I think it's really cool to have all of my Black Series figures in front of them. That's going to be a slow expansion since they keep getting delayed, but some really cool new ones were revealed at SDCC, and the S.H. Figuarts planned will definitely be on my radar for future purchases.

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There's a minor change here compared to the group shot above... But what's here is current as of this posting. I totally want to get more Dinobots though. And other Generations in the future for sure. These shelves and BIONICLE are why I really, really need to get another bookshelf still. I'd probably go for another of the 4 shelf ones like the middle one.

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Ah, toku... There's also a few changes here compared to the wide shot, but will totally be harder to catch. This shelf is my biggest disappointment with the move. I loved the shelf I had at home to display them on (but now actually have a bit too many for that to be possible). And you just can't really see everybody that well. I am considering investing in risers, but I don't know where to look.

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Next, there's the game section. The second shot is actually out-of-date as it's missing the brightly colored cases for the two WiiU games I picked up recently, but just imagine them being there after Brawl. :P

Anywho, I like how it worked out nicely that I had a place to put this all. The bottom shelf there is going to run out of room very quickly, though... Imperialdramon will be here soon and I only hope he fits in-between Omnimon and Gallantmon. But with Luigi and Mega Blaziken also out later this year, as well as who knows what else I decide to get... Things will have to move again. But I'll make it work. Regarldess, I do enjoy how it is now. They look so much better spread out like this than the big cluster I had at home on my dresser.

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Finally, the BIONICLE update. And I managed to condense the number of shelves used! Somehow. Because that top one with the playsets, Jetrax, and tall Titans... That's a mess and only barely worked out. And I still need a lot more space. But I like having all of the little sets spread out more and closer to their relative canister sets. Just looks cooler to me.

So that's all for now! Totally open for questions, criticisms (because oh, I know I could do some of this better), and even picture requests! Just let me know. :)

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Go Go Awesome Stuff! - July Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Reading, Collecting Jul 31 2013 · 362 views
Transformers, Star Wars and 3 more...
Wow! What a month. I hadn't realized until I started taking pictures just how much I bought/arrived this month.

First up - Bandai Tamashii products!

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The D-arts MetalGarurumon and Blastoise are amazing. Both are visually stunning, but Blastoise is predictably limited in the articulation department. But MetalGarurumon? That guy is just loads of fun to play with - although his abdomen was TERRIFYINGLY tight and I had to be really patient in loosening that up.

Kamen Rider Beast looks cool. And he came with a free stand for W, which is also cool. That's about it to him haha.

And then there's DragonRanger... Or as I'll always think of him, the Green Ranger. I had the US version (which will lack some accessories that aren't relevant outside of Japan and feature special packaging) preordered on Amazon, but then the release date was revealed to be not until the middle of next month, despite other places getting him sooner. So I added him onto my order with Blastoise and Beast since it would end up costing me less and I got him sooner. I believe it was last year's SDCC that he was first shown off and I've been waiting ever since. Man, does he look cool.

Transformers time!
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So my big thing didn't arrive yet. But it should soon, along with yet another massive item I'm not sure I should have bought haha. More on that later though... Anyways, I broke down and bought Blaster and the data disks at my comic book shop, because even at their inflated prices, it was better than online and I never found him anywhere else. And they're all loads of fun.

Also, Minion Dave I "stole" from work. He says banana. It's hilarious.

Star Wars books.
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Had to "settle" for some books I really haven't been crazy about picking up since Barnes & Noble didn't have a big selection lol. But Scourge was great and Shadow Games was alright. Jedi Twilight is on a long list that I've been purposefully avoiding, but the lack of novels I did want pushed me to finally start them, which I will probably tonight.

Finally, but most certainly not least...
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This item comes courtesy of DeeVee. And I love it. :D I so wish I were going to BrickFair this weekend to thank you in person, but alas I still just don't have a way of getting down there.

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So that's it for this month. I wish I had gotten out to go shopping on my own to look for more Transformers (I really am saying that a lot, huh? At least I did actually do that some this month lol.) and even the new Star Wars Black Series figures since those just came out, but I was either with family or feared retribution from my mother if I couldn't hide that I bought things... Even just coming home with Blaster, she drilled me over spending money. One second she's saying she understands I have a hobby and enjoy it, but the next she's yelling at me to not spend money. It's not like I don't know to watch my finances. I don't ever spend too much or outside my means. I am an adult now, after all. I'd hope she'd let me make my own decisions. (In fact, that's pretty much why I've never asked to go to BrickFair these past few years. I know my parents wouldn't let me go down by myself. Ever. Even in spite of the fact that I could crash with my uncle and go with him and my little cousin [who has gone before and they talked about maybe going again this year when they visited...], I know it would be a no. Oh well... Eventually I'll be on my own and can travel to all of these cons I've been wanting to for years.)

It's going to make the big boxes coming here soon very interesting, though. The first she knows about since I warned her weeks ago when I won the contest - Optibotimus just took a while to mail them out (but he did say it could take a while, so I'm not upset or anything). The second she doesn't know at all, and I just realized it's released tomorrow, so coupled with my Amazon Prime shipping, should be here Saturday or Monday haha. That's going to be loads of fun lol. But both will definitely get their own entries when I receive them.

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Merry Christmas! - The Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Personal, Reading, Video Games, Collecting Dec 25 2012 · 120 views

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So, I finally got the Desmond hoodie I've been wanting! :D  You can also see next to it the awesome Star Wars blanket my mom made for me.  It's soft and big and warm and yeah.
 
Since I was late getting into the whole 3DS thing, I chose Christmas to catch up haha.  I've only played MK7 so far, but I'm loving it so far.
 
Also got a new Xbox controller.  My first since getting a 360.  And it's the super cool Halo 4 one! Can't wait to break that thing in.  And of course there's my first Halo book.  Looking forward to reading that.
 
Finally, there's SHF Wild Tiger.  I passed on all the Tiger & Bunny guys before, but after watching the show I knew I needed at least Kotetsu.  And Amazon had some amaazing sales on them... My mom said she'd be willing to get me something like that for Christmas, so I took a chance and she pulled through.  :) Came as a pleasant surprise to me, even if I do find it a little weird for her to still support my collecting as an adult now.
 
EDIT:  And theeeen I'm putting everything away after taking the pictures and I think to myself... "What is in this gift bag here...?" as I glance at said bag at my feet.  Lo and behold, t'was a present to me.  I must assume my family assumed I left the one piece of tissue paper in their on purpose, masking its contents.  But I had indeed overlooked this precious bag.  And inside it laid 6 Star Wars novels for me to enjoy.  And oh I shall.  (I'll also feel like a fool for a little longer for not noticing it there... *sigh*)

Not pictured:
  • 5 shirts
  • Body Wash & Body Spray
  • New razor
  • Case of root beer :3
  • Bunch o' cash
Hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays to. :)
 
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Stuff: August Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Reading, Collecting, Video Games Aug 31 2012 · 123 views

Eh, didn't get much (in) this month. Which is fine given the amount of school-related expenditures I had...

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Walking The Path Of Heaven: June Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games, Collecting, Reading Jun 29 2012 · 198 views
Collecting, Kamen Rider and 2 more...

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Pretty solid flying theme in this month's purchases.

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Toa Transstarmon: April Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting, Reading May 04 2012 · 151 views
Digimon, Bionicle, Transformers and 2 more...
Few days late, but couldn't really help that. :P



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Not pictured for obvious reasons is also the XBox Arcade game Trials Evolution.

Probably not gonna get much this month of May, but I think April makes up for that.

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Corellia

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Reading Jan 06 2012 · 93 views
Star Wars
Just finished reading the last book of The Corellian Trilogy. I was not expecting the ending at all and was actually a little saddened by it.

This even after having read the entire New Jedi Order series some time ago, where some of the last books make references to this trilogy. Granted I hadn't even read Truce at Bakura then, so not a lot of them made sense and frankly I hardly remember those books. But that's what happens when one particular series is twenty books long. It's probably a good thing I'm trying to read a lot of the older books in chronological order now. :P In a universe as large as the Star Wars one, it really is fascinating how authors years down the line can tie in characters and plotlines left forgotten.

I mentioned in Valenti's blog that I'd like to see the Vuuzhan Vong some more. But now that I'm thinking about it, the Ssi-ruuk wouldn't be bad either.

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Harry Potter 7

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Reading Jul 21 2007 · 56 views

I, too, have just recently purchased Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And the first thing I did was read the last page. Not because I'm one of those nuts who wants to know the ending before all else - quite the contrary, actually - but because I wished to check on the accuracy of the leaked information which I was so unfortunate to see.

I'm greatly upset right now.





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