Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tax Time Loot

Got my tax refund in this week and decided to pick up some items I've been wanting with some of it. Bought a Nintendo DSi XL. I did think about waiting until March and getting the 3DS, but it's going to be 250 bucks. Also the games I'm most interesting in don't come out until 2-3 months later. So I'll just wait until a price drop. I got Kingdom Hearts Re:coded the DSi remake of a cell phone game that was released only in Japan. I wanted to get Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, but couldn't find it at any of the stores around here, so I got Scribblenauts instead. Also picked up Fallout: New Vegas and Halo: Reach Legendary Edition. I'll post some picks of the Legendary Edition's goodies in a separate post.

I've been getting behind on my manga reading lately, so bought quite a few from Books-a-Million, much to SasaharaX's chagrin. The list of titles included BAMM's last copy of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vol 7, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan volume 1, K-on! volume 1, Lucky Star volumes 6-7, Negima! volume 28, and Rosaria+Vampire Season 2 volume 3. Those should last me a couple of weeks.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thundercats 2011 Character Designs

Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats, Ho!

Ain't It Cool News posted this image of the character designs for Cartoon Network's upcoming Thundercats remake yesterday. I used to watch Thundercats all the time as a kid along with other Cartoon Network remake He-man. Hopefully they do as well with this series as they did with their He-man series. has also snuck some pictures of the upcoming toy line at the London Toy Fair

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Little Big Planet 2

Got the Collectors Edition of Little Big Planet 2. The Collector's Edition came with a Sackboy plushie, bookends, and ingame costumes of Clu from TRON, Gonzo from the Muppets, Ratchet and Clank from well Ratchet and Clank, an Alien from Toy Story, Jak and Daxter from Jak and Daxter, and 4 animal costumes. I pre-ordered the game from Gamestop which means I have a code for an extra Clu and the 4 animal costumes. I have the code listed on Ebay, if anyone is interested in the costumes who didn't get the Collectors Edition or order from Gamestop.

If anyone wants to group up to get the multiplayer items in story mode, my PSN ID is Ziroc.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

December/January Loot

Haven't gotten many new figures since I went to Animefest back in Sept. Here is my first new figure since then. Mickey Mouse from the Epic Mickey Collectors Edition. If you own a Wii, and especially if your a Disney fan, I recommend you pick this game up. Besides some camera issues it's a very good game, and the story is great.

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I got several DVD's and games for Christmas. Epic Mickey was one. I also got Disney's Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This game takes place before Kingdom Hearts 1, and from what I've played might tell the origin of Organization XIII from Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 2. First up on my DVD loot is Toy Story 3 Bluray combo pack. I like how Disney gives you both a Bluray and DVD copy, and I've noticed some other studios are starting to do this as well. Prince of Persia was a Christmas gift from a friend along with a 25.00 FYE gift card.

Smallville seasons 4, 6, and 7. It's a real shame the series is ending with the current season. Since they started delving more into the comic book, and less the Meteor Freak of the Week from the first few seasons, it's been getting really good. But I guess they can't go to much longer without having him fly and done the suit, which I believe is something they always said from the begining wouldn't happen until the end.

Some oldies but goodies. Pete's Dragon to add to my Disney collection. The Last Starfighter 25th Anniversary Edition Bluray, a great movie and one of my favorites from when I was a kid. I already had the movie on DVD, but 15.00 is a reasonable price for an upgrade. They just don't make movies like this anymore.

Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-dan armada.

Rightstuf had a sale just before Christmas. They had a combo pack that came with all 3 volumes of the Dojin Work anime, as well as the first 4 volumes of the manga, which is all Media Blasters has released. The rest of the manga series is on indefinite hiatus. I like the series, and really hope they decide to finish translating it.

Also picked up volume 2 and 3 of Kujibiki "Heart" Unbalance during the sale. These were the only 2 volumes I was missing from my Genshiken collection. I say that since each volume comes with an episode of the Genshiken anime. Even without the Genshiken episodes included the anime is a good watch. Didn't want you thinking I bought them just for that.

The 25.00 FYE gift card I got was used toward the purchase of Maria-holic the Complete series. I've been reading the manga, and enjoying it so far. That's why I decided to pick this up. Haven't had a chance to watch it yet though.

Picked up the latest Dengeki G's Festival dedicated to Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai or Oreimo. This was an awesome series, and I hope someone picks up both the anime and manga for US distribution. Can't read a lick of Japanese, so the magazine's only good for the pictures. But the reasons I bought it are pictured below.

Kuroneko Caramelldansen. The episode that introduces Kuroneko she is asked whats the most embarrassing thing that's happened to her because she is an otaku. She answers that it was when her siblings caught her Caramelldansen in front on the mirror. The figure is just super cute.

This issue also came with a towel featuring main character Kirino.

Once again this year I ordered a Fukubukuro bag from J-list. I didn't quit get as many good items as I did last year as you can see above. Lets start with a roll of Hello Kitty toilet paper, some kind of Naruto wristbands and kunai, a solar powered Lucky Cat, some kind of robotic dog toy, and a hamburger strap.

A Japanese children's book, a Star Trek trading figure (I got a shuttle craft), a fashion magazine called Kera, a keychain (in the capsule), and a Daruma Otoshi. The Daruma Otoshi is a game where you knock each of the colored blocks, starting at the bottom, out from under the block with the face without the whole thing toppling over.

Large scale Daruma game featured on Unbeatable Banzuke

A pair of snake skin pattern Japanese style sandals. Not sure the exact size, but they don't fit me. The lid of the box has No 8 - Kanji character - L printed on. I'm guessing the L might stand for large. Anyone know how they show the size on these?

Here is the best of the bunch. A Tsumugi figma, and Tea Society of a Witch Animeplay DVD. Oh I also got a orange strap, and toy turtle. I'll get some pictures of Mugi out of the box later.

So that's the loot for the last couple of months. Question. Are the Youtube videos to much?

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