Urgh! I still buy too much...

Alright, this time I wont neglect to talk about my loot for three months like last time.

First up is this trio of figures.

Just like with Yui, when Mio was originally out up for reservations she was sold out before I even loaded Hobby Search's page. With that I ended up getting Mio in her second shipment.

First, I got to mention something I find extremely odd. Ever since I started to buy figures not once did I get a scaled figured without having to wait after a delay.

Momohime from the game you all should probably buy, Muramasa the Demon Blade, and Misaka Mikoto from A Certain Scientific Railgun were both released as originally scheduled.

Are you doing your part in the war against pants?

I sure am!

This Strike Witches American release is great, whoever did the PR for it deserves a price. Not only does it spoof WWII era propaganda but also the well-known fact that the girls don't wear pants.

I really like to support my hobby's industries, when Amazon had a DVD sale I took the opportunity to buy Strike Witches.

Three things to mention about it, it is indeed uncensored for those that care, it comes with a reversible cover that shows the girls info such as name, weapon, rank, panties, etc. and that it comes with a 501st patch.

July also coincided with the usual every three months release of  Negima. I really like this manga, I seriously put Ken Akamatsu as my favorite manga author.

Next is Bakuman, from the creators of Death Note. Ever wondered how manga gets made? What goes into going from an idea on your head to getting published? How manga authors and editors work together?

Bakuman is the story about a couple of friends, an illustrator and a writer, and their journey and tribulations to achieve their dreams of being a famous manga author.

Every week I look forward to Shonen Jump not because of the trio of shonen mangas that is Bleach, Naruto and One Piece. I look forward to Bakuman and Bukuman alone.

The final book is by Kotaku correspondent Brian Ashcraft. This book is all about the cultural phenomenon that are Japanese schoolgirls. It covers everything from the origin of the sailor uniform to the various incarnations of school girls in various types of media. Really good read if you like modern Japanese culture.

Trio of DS games.

Lunar Knights, you know Hideo Kojima? That man used to do other games that didn't have Metal Gear in the title such as Zone of the Enders. This game in true Kojima fashion is quite good and quirky.

Knights in Nightmare, a Sting developed RPG published by Atlus part of the same series of games such as Yggdra Union and Riviera.

Megaman Zero Collection, this is my favorite Megaman series and my favorite set of games from GBA in one single package. This collection contains all four MMZ games which you can choose to play individually or play through an arranged mode that combines all four games into one.

Persona 3 Portable, I talked a bit about it on my Shin Megami Tensei Persona post, a portable tuned port of Persona 3 from the PS2.

Persona 3 was the best game I played in 2007 and one of the best RPG experiences I ever had. Persona 3 Portable is a port of the PS2 original tuned for the PSP and portable gaming, adds several game play enhancements from Persona 4, and adds a new female protagonist that changes various aspects of the story if you play as her.

While I recommend Persona 3 FES as an entry point for the series, P3P is also another good way to try the series out.

Most probably haven't heard about this game at all. I picked it up for one reason alone, Treasure. I'm really biased towards Treasure games in general. For those that don't know who Treasure is they have developed games such as Gunstar Heroes, Ikaruga and Sin and Punishment.

I want to buy as many of their games as I can, when I saw this for $4 I was not gonna pass it up.

Another interesting thing to mention is that it's one of the last few games Working Designs localized before going down under.

I'm slowly trying to build up my Dreamcast collection.

I picked up one of the best RPGS for the system, Grandia 2. While I do own the PS2 port I wanted the original as well plus I was lucky this seller included the extra music disc that came with the game.

I really fail at not ranting about my loots, oh well.

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It's been a while since I made a list...

Just as the title says I haven't done one of these since a couple months back.

Last time I did so was back in March, you can take a look at it if you wish.

This time it will be a little different, first stuff I pre-ordered already and stuff I would like to get.


For this month I only got one sole figure pre-ordered. The fan favorite K-On! member everyone likes to tease, Mio.

Much like Yui I missed pretty much all the initial shipment reservations for the K-On! girls. Got her pre-ordered at Hobby Search and looking forward for her to join Yui and Mugi who are already in my possession.

Total for June 2,266.


July is when things get more fun...and expensive.

I got Ritsu reserved at Hobby Search for the usual price of price of 3,077 yen, er higher price. Although I might cancel this and take advantage of Hobby Search's free shipping deal and get her right now.

Even though both Index and Railgun ended their run I'm still madly in love with Biri Biri, mostly thanks to the Railgun manga.

While this came mostly as a surprised to me when she went up for reservation I never though twice about. I mean Biri Biri by Good Smile Company?

She is reserved with AmiAmi for a cool some 4,410 yen.

First, my self obligatory Wii disclaimer, contrary to popular belief the Wii does indeed have excellent first and third party offerings.

Muramasa the Demon Blade is one of them,  from it comes Momohime one of the two playable characters from the game.

Never would have expected to see a figure from Muramasa. Although Alter has done renditions for several of the Odin Sphere characters it shouldn't come too much as a surprise.

Together with Biri Biri she is reserved at AmiAmi for 6,250 yen.

Total for July 13,737 yen.


This should not come as a surprise, Azunyan will complete the After School Tea Time band when she is released in August for 2,266 yen at Hobby Search.

Total for August 2,266 yen.

The next figures are some that have recently been announced or released that I would like to get my hands on. There is a dozen or figmas I also want so I wont list those.

First up it's this lovely lady from the Qwaser of Stigmata. I don't have the slightest idea who she or what the show is about.

I do however like maids quite a bit and I like her embarrassed looking pose and glare. She is also completely cast off, this is the first ecchi figure I have been interested enough to get.

She is currently in stock at AmiAmi  for 6,820 yen.


Alter is going to release the cool beauty from the PS3 game and anime show Valkyria Chronicles.

First things first, if you got a PS3 and like tactical RPGs pick up this game. Valkyria Chronicles is without a doubt to me one of the best games on the platform, plus you can pick it up for $20 or less at more places nowadays.

I really liked Selvaria as she was depicted in the game and became one of my favorite characters, there is no way I will pass her up. Will per-order as soon as I secure some funds.

Total for September 7,850 yen.


For some reason I'm really attracted to Alter's Mugi, perhaps is because her pose is different  from Yui, Mio and Azunyan who share a similar pose.

I have no intention to collect the whole set besides Yui, if I bought Mugi I would feel compelled to get the other three girls. Which my wallet certainly disagrees with.

She is up in AmiAmi for the price of 5,300 yen.

This choice is quite odd, I like Sheryl the best from the Macross Frontier girls. Yet I haven't gotten any of the figure releases of her. Same thing for Ranka, I down't own any of her releases either.

Still, here comes this rendition Klan Klang that I really like. I suppose it must be the mecha musume vibe she gives with the Valkyrie's FAST pack she is wearing.

If I decide to get her she will be for the considerably high price of 9,580 yen at AmiAmi.

Total for October 14,880 yen.

With no game releases that I want until July's P3P I can dedicated my purchasing power to figures which is quite nice. Although, now that I finished school becoming employed  full time would be heaven send for this hobby.

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"This List is Way Too Long" says my bank account...

With that said, Reimu is accepting donations....

Since this month I ended up pre-ordering a bunch of stuff is time to list them all out so I don't forget what I pre-ordered or want to get.

Just like before you can find my previous list right here.


Sadly, as I come to expect from figure releases lately Yui was delayed. First from December to March and now it has slipped to early April.

It matters not, after all I just spent a few hundred dollars in games, it's ok if stuff gets delayed.

Got Yui pre-ordered at Hobby Search for 5,780 yen.

Sigh... I was not thrilled by the sudden sale of the K-On! figmas. Nor was I thrilled with the almost instantaneous unavailability.

This is where the second shipment comes in, I like figmas, most of my figures are figmas. I also like Yui as my favorite K-On! girl. That's all I needed.

Yui is pre-ordered along with her PVC counter part at Hobby Search for 2,266 yen.

I will say it again, Ga-Rei Zero has the best first episode ever and every one should go watch this show.

I didn't expect Kagura to be so popular that she would sell out.

If she is available when she releases next month I might pick her up.

She will retail for 2,266 yen.

Total for April 10 319.


Oh the awesome tragic heroine and villain from Ga-Rei Zero that is Yomi.

She is for sure my favorite character from the show, how can I pass her up?

She is up for 2,266 yen.

Total for May 2.266 yen.


The lone release for June I want is Mio.

Can't say much other than I will get her to complete the Afternoon Tea Time gang.

Pre-ordered for 2,266 yen.

Total for June 2,266.


The lovely Mugi from K-On! Although she is not my favorite she has a special place in my heart after all we both play the piano.

I got her pre-ordered with Yui and Mio for 2,266 yen.

Is this any surprise? Got the other 3 and will get Azu-nyan when she goes up for pre-order as well.

Ritsu and her drum set is pre-ordered at a higher price of 3,077 yen.

Now this came as a surprise today. It's Biri Biri from GSC, there is not much to think about. Misaka is my favorite Index girl even more so after the current Sisters arc in the Railgun manga.

I was gonna get Kotobukiya's re-release for July of their Biri Biri but dropped that in favour of this release.

Got her pre-ordered at Ami Ami for 4,410 yen.

Now this, is what has me the most excited in terms of figure releases.

Contrary to popular belief the Wii does indeed have excellent 3rd party offerings. Muramasa the Demon Blade is a perfect example, it surely is one of my favorite games I played last year.

If I ever made a top ten Wii games this will surely be up in the top 5. I implore to you if you read this and own a Wii, buy this beautiful 2D scrolling action a game.

Here we have Alter giving us one of the two main character's the master swordsman possessed Momohime.

Pre-ordered her along with Biri Biri for 6,250 yen at Ami Ami.

Total for July 16 003 yen.


Ah! Azu-nyan just went up for pre-order, now the set will be complete.

Just pre-ordered here a few minutes ago at Hobby Search for 2,266 yen.

Total for August 2,266 yen.

This time around it seems July will be the deepest wound to my bank account but I'm assuming both Momohime and Biri Biri will be delayed so it shouldn't be too bad.

Game releases are luckily spread out after the madness that is March. Come to think of it, you lovely readers wouldn't be interested in me making a list like this for games right?

One last thing I'm giving the Twitter thing a go so you can follow me @Miettechan.