Saturday, May 02, 2009

First May Loot

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First loot of this month came in today. I ordered the April issue of Comptiq from J-List for the Konata figure it came with. J-list doesn't carry Compace, so I had to order it from Ebay to get Kagami figure. Hopefully it will be be in sometime this week. Can't read of lick of Japanese though, so the magazine is just decoration for now. But if I ever get around to learning any written Japanese it's something to practice with.

More after the jump...



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Konata came packed in quite a large box for the size of the figure. She's only about 2 inches tall.

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She's nicely detailed for such a small figure. I wasn't to keen on the tear drop on her head at first, because it looked more like a hair accessory than an emotive icon at first. But after putting the figure together with the desk it looks better.

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Konata comes with a removable book bag.

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This issue also had information on a Lucky Star CCG (Collectible Card Game), and even came with a promo card. Since, I don't have anywhere to put the card on display, I left it in the envelope in the magazine. The name of the game is WeiƟ Schwarz.

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This is what the card looks like.

There was also a pull out double sided poster. I forgot to take a picture of it though. I'll snap a pic tomorrow or Monday and post it then. They also had a article on the new Wii Haruhi game. The game looks like a visual novel style game, which means it'll probably never see the light of day in the US. It would be a shame though if it doesn't the screen shots look like it might be a pretty good game.

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In a last attempt to get Soul Calibur 4, and Devil May Cry 4 for only $10 I went by Best Buy again to see if just maybe they had gotten some more of the games in before the sale end. They hadn't so I used my $15.00 in Reward Zone certificates to buy Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core for the PSP. which was $19.99.

The game has an interesting control scheme, which takes some getting used to. Especially the timing for blocks and dodges. Combat is done in real time and you cycle through commands such as fight, spells, items using the left and right buttons on top of the PSP, and if you time it right you can dodge or block incoming spells or attacks with the triangle and square buttons. My biggest problem with dodge is it usually dodges your right toward the enemy getting you hit anyway, especially against large bosses like Ifirit.

Well that's all for now. Need to head for bed. Will post pictures of those posters later, and have two other orders that should be in sometime this week.

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5 comments:

Genshiken Otaku Blog said...

I do the same thing and order just for the swag the mags have. Even though you don't know Japanese it's still fun to look at.

ziroc said...

This is the first magazine I've bought for the loot, but I really wanted these Lucky Star figures.

phossil said...

This is what I like from Comtiq magz, the mini figures you can get...
Congratz for this loot. ^^

ziroc said...

Thanks

Genshiken Otaku Blog said...

If you like Suzumiya check out the January 2009 issue of Newtype Japan. It came with a cool Suzumiya Figure. Here is a link to the pic http://genshikenotakublog.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/anime-magazines-30409/ and Animenation is still showing they have them in stock but i got mine from Akidot Retail which always sells out of Comtig Mag before i can get one.

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