New year, new loot

Not a bad loot to start off this year with. To start off on the figure side I got straight front the front lines in the war against pants Miyafuji Yoshika from Strike Witches.

From the epilogue of chapter of Persona 3: FES comes Metis, Aigis' little sister. I talked about the Persona franchise a bit last year.

Finally there is the well known Asuka in her lovely test type plug suit. While not a big fan of Evangelion I still liked both Asuka and Rei, specially Asuka after her display in the movies with the finale.

Also picked up the figma version of Biri Biri that just so happens comes with a game as an extra. From what I seen the game is a decent fighting game.

On the gaming side I picked up Killer 7 from the eccentric Suda 51, the man responsible of the recent No More Heroes games on the Wii.

I picked up Nier an action RPG that was released last year that has become a cult hit. I been hearing good feedback about the game from various sources so I thought to pick it up when I saw it on sale for a mere $15.

Ghost Trick is a game I had been looking forward for a while, after all it comes from the people responsible for the popular Ace Attorney series. Interesting game play mechanics, full of style and clever dialogue just as the afformentioned Ace Attorney games and I was sold on it.

I talked about the Valkyria Chronicle pins I got as a prize from Radiant already.

The last item is a mouse pad featuring Biri Biri and Kuroko, I must say though, I'm a bit disappointed. This mouse pad is way smaller than I thought it would be and also way thinner than I thought it would be. 1mm, that's how thick it is. Doesn't feel like a mouse pad at all.

There you have it, the first loot to start off 2011's loots.

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This time it is short and sweet...

... and not just by one figure like before, but actually shorter.

The last list.

None of the figures I had pre-ordered for November got released in Novemeber with the exception of the scaled Dead Master. Instead they got pushed December, because of that though I ended reconsidering my pre-orders.

December

Metis is still my list, I like her design and having finished P3P earlier this year left me in a good Persona mood. Metis will be a nice complement to that, although P3P doesn't actually include the epilogue where she is featured.

Miyafuji also got delayed to December, still plan on getting her for sure. I do hope this means a new line of figmas with the 501st girls.

January

The lovely Asuka got delayed as well, at least now she will come together with Rei. By the way I saw the Mari figma, the cockpit really is an awesome accessory.

I should get both Eva girls together assuming Rei doesn't get delayed. Although seeing as the figmas coming out before Rei got a delay I wouldn't be surprised if she did too.

I complained about it before but do I wish the Index/Railgun figmas were not limited editions. Biri Biri here is secured and will have the honor of being the second most expensive figma I bought.

Sigh... I wonder how MISAKA and Kuroko will rank in that.

While I still haven't pre-ordered Aya I should hurry up, January is around the corner. I been thinking about getting her for a while, I probably should just pre-order her before it ends being more troublesome to buy her.

By the way, the main reason I haven't done so yet is because I plan to get her from Otacute but I still haven't forgotten their debacle with Sakuya.

February

Come hell or high water there is nothing that will make me drop Kos-Mos from this list. After all a Kos-Mos figma is a dream come true for me.

By the way...

I still haven't gotten Marisa. I gave up and cancelled my Play-Asia order of her. I did not take kindly to waiting seven months for them to get her in stock.

I seen her a few times on Mandrake but the prices are just a bit higher than what I want to pay for her. It seems though as I wont have much say in the matter as the prices have been constant. I will probably just buy the next unopened Marisa I come across Mandrake.

That's that, nothing more say other than Merry Chirstmas or happy whatever it is you celebrate or don't.

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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HA! This time it is shorter!

Even if it's by only one figure.

Last month's list as usual.

Someday...

I think Play-Asia is never gonna ship Marisa to me. I been waiting since May, and the release date has been moving up and up ending with a TBA.

So, gonna keep an eye on Mandrake, if anyone spots one let me know.

October

I was happily looking forward to getting Selvaria on September but alas a delay occurred. Now slated for a late October release, such a shame.

I can't wait to get this figma in my hands. The Dead Master design is so appealing to me plus I'm sure BRS figma is feeling lonely without her lovely friend.

November

I really like this figure, I really am looking forward to it. However, I been feeling tempted to drop her and use that money instead to buy a few articulated figures instead.

Still got the rest of October to think it over.

I still like Persona 3 as much as before, so not much to say about that.

Plus something I like about both Aigis and Metis is that being robots the joints really are negligible aesthetically speaking.

Not that figma joints have ever bothered me in the first place.

So, loli Haruhi was shipped to me earlier this week making her fourth Haruhi figma. Even though I have four already I still happily look forward to my fifth.

Quite saddened that Strike Witches ended. What better way to cheer myself up than with a figma of one of the 501st girls right?

December

Thinking about it, I'm not quite sure why I am attracted to Alter's rendition of Saten Ruiko. It seems though many people are since there is a waiting list for her at Hobby Search.

I kinda regret a little not getting Koto's or Alter's Asuka since the pictures I been seeing of the former look quite good.

Luckily for me I will get the figma version to make forget all that regret.

I kinda don't want the BRS blu-ray anymore now that I own the DVD that came with the BRS figma. Not that I can do much about it since I can't cancel AmiAmi orders.

If anyone cancelled with AmiAmi before let me know how.

January

This annoys me, why are all the Railgun figmas exclusives or bundles?

I will still happily get Biri Biri with the bundle since it's a game I can actually play.

As far Kuroko I will wait for the figma to show up on Mandrake without the game. Same thing for MISAKA, kinda clever though that there will be only 20,000 of them. Yeah, I want at least 3 Sisters.

Since I'm getting Asuka it's pretty obvious to get Rei as well right?

I'm pretty sure I mentioned before that I tend to think of certain characters as a pair or group. Asuka and Rei are one such occurrence.

February

THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL!

I'm pretty sure everyone at once point wished one character or another got the figma treatment. This is mine.

If I could only buy only one figma, or if for reason I had to sell all my figmas, or if could only save one from destruction, it would be Kos-Mos. That's how much I want this figma, that's how much I like Kos-Mos.

I arrived late to the party so I didn't get to buy many Kos-Mos figures when they where released and the after market prices for some of them make it unlikely I will buy them anytime soon. So when I get the opportunity to buy one as it releases I don't think twice about it.

February seems so far away.

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I was pretty sure it was gonna be a shorter list...

... er... I wonder if I will be able to pay all this... -_-

This list just keeps growing and growing.

Last time's list.

September

Eh...Sakuya got delayed until late September not fun, not fun at all.

I manged to find her available at Otacute, I never bought anything from them before. I will count this as a trial to see if I will get the future Touhou figmas from Otacute.

Stupid Play-Asia, everyone has been happily enjoying their Marisa but not me. Marisa originally had a May release but kept slipping to the next month over and over again.

Finally, it was a given a September release date, I sure hope that is the case at least I will get her together with Sakuya.

The other day I played the demo for Valkyria Chronicles 2 on the PSP, I was reminded why I liked the gameplay of the first title so much.

With Valkyria Chronicles 2's release this figure will make the perfect accompaniment to me as a fan of the series and of Selvaria. Yes, I already got my copy of Valkyria Chronicles 2.

Almost forgot, go buy Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3 and the sequel on the PSP.

Loli Haruhi still scheduled for me to get, plus it will be nice to have her when I pick up the second season of the anime when the it gets restocked in September.

October

Suddenly October feels a little lonely.

The more I look at her the more I like Dead Master. I do wonder, BRS figma came with the DVD of the OVA will Dead Master as well?

November

This Dead Master though, no matter what happens I will make sure to get her.

A really nice release to commemorate my birthday month.

I'm pretty sure I mentioned how much I liked Persona 3 and it's later incarnations P3: FES and P3P.

As a fan of Persona 3 when I learned Metis was getting the figma treatment she became a must get for me.

I was surprised when Miyafuji went up for reservation. For some reason I had this idea that she was a pack in exclusive for some game or something along those lines.

Although this is no good, I wouldn't be surprised if I bought the whole 501st crew if they get the figma treatment.

I wonder why I keep buying Haruhi figmas, this will be my fifth.  Whatever, long haired Haruhi pleases me plus the included Yuki face is pretty cool too.

December

I think I might end up with too many Nanoha figures. Five figures and one Dollfie and still counting.

One more couldn't hurt I suppose, specially when it has so many goodies and looks so good.

Man, I'm still surprised Alter went with Saten first for a an Index/Railgun figure. I still plan to get her and I look forward to see what comes next in this line from Alter.

To be honest Eva didn't leave a good impression on me after I watched the show and the movies. I had some issues regarding Shinji, the last episode and his role in the movies.

However, recently I read a blog article that allowed to come to terms with my issues with Eva. Now I will give Eva a second chance with the current line of movies.

Not that any of that matters, Asuka is awesome. After her recovery in the final movie and her amazing feat against the mass porduced Evas she became ingrained as the character who made the most impact on me from the show.

When I learned the BRS blu-ray had a special edition with goodies I kinda thought about getting it. When I learned it came with English subtitles it really tickled my fancy.

With the BRS figma having shipped with the DVD I do wonder with how many copies of the OVA I will end up with at the end.

January

Max Factory has been really nice lately, making figmas from my wishlist actual figma releases.

Although kind of a shame Biri Biri can only be bought bundled with a game, I'm still quite happy about this.

At the very least the game being an appropriate fighting game is something I can play without any knowledge of the Japanese language.

This hobby is just too much...

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