Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Games and Anime

I got Mass Effect 2 Collectors Edition in today. I'm still playing Mass Effect 1, so it will be a bit before I get around to playing part 2. The collectors edition comes with an art book, behind the scenes DVD, and a unique armor and gun. I had wanted to get the pre-order bonus from Gamestop, but they no longer had the collectors edition for pre-order on their site by the time I got around to ordering the game so I ordered directly from EA.

Gamestop Preorder Bonus Video

These next items I got over a week ago, but forgot to post about them. The FYE in Shreveport was going out of business so I got these for 50-60% off. I picked up AIR the Movie, Genshiken 2 vol 2,....

Higurashi: When They Cry Complete Series, and Phantom Brave for the PS2.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Smallville: Absolute Justice Trailer - UPDATED

Smallville returns Feburary 5th with the subtitle Absolute Justice. Clark discovers the Justice Society of America and meets Hawkman, Dr. Fate, and I'm not sure who the lady in the picture is. I've really been enjoying Smallville lately now that they've been bringing in more characters from the comics, and not just the meteor freak of the week that the series started off on.


Here is the Canadian commercial which shows more of Dr Fate and Hawkman. It also teases at the Golden Age Green Lantern being in the show.

Image from Ain't It Cool News

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fuku-bukuro Bag #2

The second Fuku-bukuro bag I ordered from J-list finally arrived this week. Fuku-bukuro are basicly grab bags that stores in Japan put together at the start of the year with old or overstocked merchandise, and then sell at a price lower than the value of the items in the bag. Think of it as a clearance sale where you have no idea what your buying until after you've bought it.

See what all I got in mine after the jump....

I have to say they didn't skimp on the contents. This was their $80.00 anime bag, and total value of the contents is probably around $170-180. So was well worth the money, and I got some really nice stuff. I defiantly plan on getting one or two of these next year if they do the sale again.

This is Sonic Diver Rai-Jin from Sky Girls. It was the most expensive item in the package at $62.00. I'm not familiar with the series, but it's a nice looking mech, and extremely articulated. It's supposed to transform from the robot mode here into a aircraft mode, the problem is there seem kind of flimsy and some can pop loose when moving them. Another problem with mine is the pilots right arm was broken off in the package. Going to try getting the peg out of the arm and gluing it back together, because the point it broke at is a joint for moving the arm.

This a Sega Arcade Prize figure of Mari from Evangelion 2.0. I wish the UFO Catchers here had stuff like this for prizes. They usually only have stuffed animals. I haven't watched Evangelion 2.0 yet. If you've seen it feel free to let me know what you thought of it.

This Haruhi trading figure is nice, but was hoping it was the bunny girl or maid outfit Mikuru when I opened the box.

She comes with a removable megaphone.

I got 4 Lucky Star trading figures . There are 5 figures in this set, plus I think a secret figure. Of the 5 these were the ones I was hoping to get. If anyone's wondering the fifth figure was Yui, and I'm not sure who the secret figure is.

There were two boxes of the Ikki Tousen pastel version trading figures. I got Sonsaku Hakufu,.....

and the rare bronze painted version of Sonsaku Hakufu. The pastel version is actually a re-release of another set of trading figures with the characters clothing painted pink. The orginal set is much nicer with the final base when all 6 figures are put together forming a huge dragon.

These are two Evangelion trading figure clocks. There are 4 clocks in the set with the other two being Rei and Asuka's Evangelion's.

Now this is what you typically find in the UFO Catchers here. This a stuffed Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega.

These are Space Battleship Yamato trading figures. Never seen any of this series either, but have some of the US releases in my Netflix instant queue.

Got 4 gashapons, all of the keychains. Two Super Mario Bro's keychains, a Bleach Rukia soundrop, and another banana peeling.

I wonder who in Japan actually thought people would want to buy this. It's upside down in the picture because it won't stand up without double sided tape attached to legs.

The skirts on these Hip Parade trading figures is removable.

As you can see here.

Anyone actually buy any of the Hip Parade or Bust Emperor figures? I'm guessing not to many people did, which why they threw 5 of these into my box.

And last of all were this little video games. According to the box there are 6 different games you can collect, but it's basicly the same two games each with three different character graphics.

Did anyone else buy a Fuku-bukuro bag from J-list? If you did what all did you get in yours?
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Friday, January 15, 2010


Bought Bayonetta yesterday. Haven't played much, but really liked what I did play. Don't care for a lot of the cutscenes though because they are basically just still images with voice overs. Anyone else been playing Bayonetta? What are your thoughts?

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The A-Team Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming A-Team is out. From what the trailer shows it looks like it's going to be a pretty good movie. Quinton Jackson, who will be playing B. A. Baracus, even sports Mr. T's trademark mohawk.

The movie stars Liam Neeson as Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith, Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, Sharlto Copley as Capt. 'Howling Mad' Murdock, and Quinton Jackson as Sgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus

I'm personally looking forward to seeing this movie. Anyone else looking forward to it, or do you think it will be a flop?

Image from The Fifties Web

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Manga, Anime, and Games

Ordered some manga and anime from Rightstuf which came in the other day. They had all 3 volumes of the Comic Party anthology manga for $4.00 each. I enjoyed watching the anime, and am looking forward to reading these.

More after the jump....

I also ordered volume 8 of Genshiken, which was the only volume I was missing. This is an amazing series and I highly recommend reading it. Lucky Star volume 3 I picked up from Books-a-Million.

Love Hina, an awesome series by Ken Akamatsu, and He is My Master were both on sale for $20.00 at Rightstuf just before Christmas. I haven't watched He is My Master, but flipped through the first volume of the manga at Books-a-Million before and it looked like a good series.

Bought a couple new games from Best Buy last week as well. They had Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360) for 39.99, and Madworld (Wii) for 9.99. I've only played the first level of Madworld, and it's a pretty good game. It's also one of the few hardcore games for the Wii. It's regular price is down to 19.99, so if you have been looking for a good hardcore game check it out. It is a bloody game though as the plot centers on this group taking over a city and broadcasting people killing each other for points.

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