Pre-order list: the OMG so much $$$ edition!

It's been a while since I done one of these.

Last time it was back on late June.

October

Ergh, so annoying I was so looking forward to have Yukari waiting for me at home after I came back from my business trip. Alas, she was delayed until the end of October, I hope there is no more delays for her.

Everybody watched Working!! right? Such a fun show, out of all the girls I must say Yamada is my favorite of the bunch. Such a fun character, Alter's rendition sure displays that.

Man, I was so hyped for this figma. I mean, it's Robocop, Robocop!

Much like with Phat's Yukari Robocop was delayed until the end of October.

This is odd, I been collecting figmas ever since their introduction a few years back. All of them have been exclusively girls, now though I want quite a few guys.

I look forward to getting Touma, been wanting to continue that CNN9 report I did back in February.

So, I know how people feel about Kirino and Kuroneko but what about Ayase?

I don't really like her but just look at those faces and cuffs, she is bound to be fun for pictures. Even more so with that unluky Touma figma I'm getting.

November

November can't come soon enough, I can't wait to get Homura my favorite Puella Magi.

Although, I must say, Homura needs more guns, no assault rifles? no light machine guns? Makes me a bit sad.

For a while Kuroko was my favorite Index girl. She is such a perv, I love it.

Sadly I gotta pay extra for her much like with Biri Biri and Misaka-imouto because of bundled in game. Still I look forward to use her on that CNN9 report continuation.

December

Earlier this year my lack of employment led me to miss out on this awesome Dizzy figure.

As a fan on Guilty Gear and Dizzy, I'm happy to have the chance to rectify that.

So I hear NISA might bring the BRS game to the west, including may be that special edition from Japan.

From that game comes this version of BRS. I think she looks quite cool with the wings and the more manageable cannon.

I'm getting all the other Index figmas so no surprised I'm getting Index herself right?

I'm curious to see how the use of cloth will turn out with her and the other figmas that make use of it.

January

Joining Madoka and Homura is Mami.

Was she always this busty? I really don't remember her being this busty on the show. Anyways, I'm quite happy with the selection of expressions for Mami.

We all have figures we wished we had bought, or had the chance to buy.

The original Alter Aigis was one such figure for me, so I quickly jumped at the chance of owning this figure. After all Aigis is my favorite girl from Persona 3.

People go about how this and that character is GAR or manly but none can compare to Guts.

Just look at him, Guts kills the type of things that are final bosses on a daily basis. You want manliness go for the guy that kills Eldrich abominations as if it was a walk in the park.

February

Sigh... this girl... out of all the Puella Magi she was the one with the design I liked the most. Too bad the rest was a lost cause. Still I look forward to owning her, too bad there is no expression to go for when she snapped before she died.

March

I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait for Ika Musume next year. Everything that makes her so awesome is well represented in this figma. Plus just look at the crying face of her, so darn cute.

So there you have it, biggest pre-order list I had up until now. It's only missing one figure, the Queen's Blade version of Noel Vermillion but her exclusiveness and high price is making me hesitate to commit to buy her.

So, anyone getting any these?

I like Touhou cross overs

Man, that one picture was more trouble than I expected. I like Touhou for many, many reasons, among them are the cross overs.

Recently I saw a Touhou x BRS drawing that inspired me to take the above picture.

However, this wasn't without trouble. Have you ever had this image in your head that no matter how hard you try you just can't put into words, draw, etc.

I had this image for a picture that I wanted to take but no matter how many pictures I took, how I moved the figures around or changed the angles and lighting I couldn't get it exactly right.

This is highly annoying but that's that. The above picture was one of the many I took.

Yes! It's a shorter list this time too!!!

I need a job that pays in Yen and not American dollars for this hobby. Stupid exchange rate.

That shorter list from last time.

Still someday...

Sigh... Marisa has been on these lists for the longest time and that might actually change this weekend.

I think I will just cancel my order with Play-Asia since there is a nice unopened Marisa sitting on Mandrake right now.

November

This figure looks so pretty, I really want to get her already. Paying for it, that's another story.

I really like the Metis and Aigis figma versions, they seem almost elegant.

Speaking of Persona, a port of P2: Innocent Sin was announced for the PSP, makes me quite happy.

December is almost upon us, that's when the movie gets released on DVD and blu ray right? I wonder if it will follow the trend of having English subs like the Nanoha movie or the BRS OVA.

Anyways, I look forward to Haruhi figma number 5 in my collection.

I finished re-watching the first season of Strike Witches and was once again reminded that there will no more pantless flying action anymore.

Once again, good thing Max Factory will cheer up fans with a figma of Miyafuji.

December

Did you guys watch the Railgun OVA? I did and it made me want more Railgun stuff. Now that Uiharu has also up for reservation the chances of me cancelling Saten are pretty low.

Is there a western release of Eva 2.22 out yet? While I still haven't watched the first part I kinda want to watch the second more to see some Asuka action.

I seriously don't want this anymore, this is why I still tend to get stuff at Hobby Search, the convenience of being able to cancel orders. I wish you could cancel as easily with AmiAmi as it is possible with Hobby Search.

January

I'm too much of a fan of Index and Railgun, enough that I would choose to get the bundle of the game just for the Biri Biri figma.

Then there is Kuroko, which I will track down without the game and the Dengeki exclusive MISAKA figma. Getting these three figmas wont be cheap.

Rei and Asuka, I really can't think of them separately. That's why I plan to get both of the figmas.

No, Shinji does not enter into the picture at all if you are wondering.

February

February cant get here soon enough. Once I get this Kos-Mos figma I could happily retire from figma collecting with no regrets.

Not that I have any plans to do so.

I will probably get these too

Never before would I have thought that I would want an Uiharu figure. Then Alter comes and proves me wrong.

Of all the poses I think that choosing the snap in time after Saten flips Uiharu's skirt is perfect.

I haven't pre-ordered her yet for one reason, late March is really far away. I seriously have no idea what my funds will be by then.

I'm a really big Touhou fan and as such I would like to get all the Touhou figmas.

However, the only place I found where I can reliable get them for a decent price is Otacute. The fact that you can't cancel pre-orders and the bad after taste I ended after Otacute's mistake with Sakuya make me want to shy away from them.

With that said, if anyone knows of a good place to get Touhou figmas let me know.

This is good, this time I did not add anything at all to my pre-orders.

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I wont even bother complaining anymore!!!

Instead I will just happily talk about my latest loot.

First up the figures, pretty light this time around with only two figmas.

I'm happy to say my After School Teatime band is complete with the arrival of Azusa. Even if Mio and Yui kinda made me angry at their sudden sale at the beginning of the year.

I don't particularly like BRS but I did enjoy the OVA and was pleased to see it included with the figma. Now why did I buy BRS? Simple, you can't have Black Rock Shooter without Dead Master and vice versa.

Technically I only got one book this time the third volume of Otacool since I had Spicy Wolf volume 1 for a while. Just kept forgetting to include it in the pictures.

As far as Otacool 3 I liked this theme, workspaces around the world is pretty cool. Plus I got featured this time since unlike Otacool 1 and 2 I was able to participate.

I didn't wanna buy Spicy Wolf at first because of that cover fiasco and what not. I ended picking up the second volume on a whim so I decided to buy the first too. Rightsuf had the dust jacket with the original artwork so I bought it in the end.

I kinda wish it had been like the Haruhi novels, one version with the original cover and one with whatever the publisher wanted. I suppose the dust jacket approach is fine too.

I do however, wish there had been consistency. First volume has the original artwork on the jacket and not the novel itself. For the second volume it was reversed, dust jacket with western cover and original artwork on the novel itself.

I recently played through the story mode on BlazeBlue: Calamity Trigger and after becoming invested on all the characters and the cliffhanger ending I needed to play more. So, I went and bought Continuum Shift to continue the story.

The sequel added gameplay tweaks, stages, modes, characters and a continuation of the story. I played it through and look forward to the next game as well as the new DLC characters.

As far as Resonance of Fate I wanted to buy it since it was released but that month saw me buy Final Fantasy 13 and Yakuza 3 among other things making it not feasible at the time.

When Amazon had it for half price I jumped the gun and bought myself a copy.

On the Xbox side I picked up three games.

I been hearing many good things about Lost Odyssey lately so I got it used for a nice $10. Game is pretty much new so not bad when I see it for $30.

Battle Fantasia is a fighting game by Arc System Works, the developers behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. Although available on PSN I wanted a physical copy plus it was originally made for the Xbox 360 in the first place.

Ah, updates are nice, Jet Set Radio Future and Sega GT play just fine in my 360 unlike the one I tried them on before.

Should pick up an original Xbox one of these days.

For the PS2 I picked up Nightshade a spin off the well regarded Shinobi series from the Mega Drive/Genesis days.

Disaster Report is this interesting game where you make your way through a city wide disaster as several characters. Interestingly enough the actions of one character affects the ones that come after them. This game has a sequel in the form of Raw Danger on the PS2 and an announced third game on the PSP.

For the PSP I bought Valkyria Chronicles 2, sequel to the Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3. Just buy both games.

The PSP version has all the well designed gameplay of the original plus several new additions.

Yggdra Union originally released on the GBA and was ported to the PSP. Tactical RPG goodness on the go. If you buy Knights in the Nightmare for PSP you can get Yggdra Union as a free PSN download.

Finally, Sega Tennis 2k2. I see this pop up on worthwhile Dremacast games to play lists so I got it. For a buck, sealed.

It's tennis on the Dreamcast, nothing else I can say.

That's it for now anyways.

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