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R. Kasahara

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#13572389 Nintendo Switch Revealed

Posted by R. Kasahara on 20 December 2016 - 05:54 PM

Fine, graphics aren't everything, but it's hard to attract third party developers when they basically have to work backwards to make a game work on your console. And yes, I've seen the list of third parties who have committed to support the Switch so my point might be disregarded, but those same types of third party "commitments" lists existed for the Wii and Wii U and we all know how that turned out.

Don't forget that the Switch is the successor to the Wii U and the 3DS. That said, Nintendo handhelds have long had great third-party support, so I can see the same thing happening with the Switch. At the very least, it will probably be a solid JRPG machine, much like the DS and 3DS.

Anyone who's hoping for the Switch to have the exact same types of non-remaster AAA games that the PS4 and Xbox One have is kidding themselves. That sort of thing hasn't been Nintendo's focus for a while now.




#13558348 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 08 December 2016 - 05:55 AM

Now the Nendoroid Western Life playsets (MFC links: A and B) are being rereleased! :whee: :whee: :whee:


#13517136 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 11 November 2016 - 05:38 AM

The two "Japanese Life" Nendoroid Playsets are being rereleased! :whee:


#13499097 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 25 October 2016 - 05:48 AM

figma Phoenix Wright is starting to go up for preorder at the usual shops (AmiAmi/HLJ/Hobby Search). The GSC shop bonus is Nick's "embarrassed" face. Big Ace Attorney fan that I am, no way I'm passing that up, but I do have an "Objection!" to the price :cold:


#13494228 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 19 October 2016 - 05:02 PM

Nendo WW Link ($15): http://www.gamestop....d-figure/122138

Saw that on the CAG Twitter and boggled. I hope Nendo WW Zelda eventually gets deals like that :razz:

Also thought the "by ThinkGeek" on the Skyward Sword Link's page was amusing/cringe-inducing. ThinkGeek's quality is nowhere near Max Factory's.


#13428555 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 10 August 2016 - 04:41 PM

ICYMI, the Sephiroth (AC version) Play Arts Kai is now up for preorder at the usual shops.


That Sephy! :drool: That price! :cold:
 
(Incidentally, this is the first time I won't be buying a Sephy Play Arts...)




#13427860 The Video Game Soundtrack Deals Thread (OP Revamped 04/28/16)

Posted by R. Kasahara on 09 August 2016 - 07:48 PM

Do u know any other Music CD sites? Especially selling Chinese/Hong Kong albums?

YesAsia and Play-Asia, both mentioned in the OP, are based in Hong Kong and carry official Chinese/Hong Kong releases.

Many cheap Chinese/Hong Kong game music CDs are actually bootlegs of Japanese CDs. Even if it wasn't against CAG rules, I would never list sites that obviously sell such items here.




#13427568 The Video Game Soundtrack Deals Thread (OP Revamped 04/28/16)

Posted by R. Kasahara on 09 August 2016 - 03:59 PM

Ooh, look what's coming out in September: The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Music Collection

No tracklist yet, unfortunately. I originally spotted it at CDJapan, which is taking preorders (other shops probably are, too).


#13423010 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 04 August 2016 - 03:46 AM

Hobby Search bargain sales have started again! I'd been hoping for an HS sale with a sub-6000 yen price for the Greatest Idol ver. of Miku and was not disappointed :D Also grabbed issue 12 of Miku-PACK.


#13411783 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 24 July 2016 - 04:49 PM

Ulala is really unexpected.

Hopefully it means more figures of Dreamcast-era Sega characters in the near future. For starters, I'd really love a Vyse outside of that expensive and fragile First4Figures statue.


#13411772 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 24 July 2016 - 04:37 PM

So, I mostly stayed off MFC yesterday but still found myself sucked into WF news (thanks MFC friends on Twitter!). My favorite announcement:


figmas are getting waaay too expensive, but I need Ulala so badly, chu chu chu :hot:

I'll probably also get the Evangelion Parfoms. Also, the painted Phoenix Wright figma looks great, but they're still showing him pointing with the wrong finger (and I still want Edgeworth too)!

ETA: links


#13359048 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 08 June 2016 - 12:53 AM

My little brother has been looking for a bunch of Yo-Kai watch stuff. Mainly snagging full boxes of the medals and what not. He was looking at SamuraiBuyer but the shipping fees are a bit much especially seeing as you pay for shipping twice.
 
Any ideas where he could find boxes of the medals for reasonable prices online? I know you guys mainly collect figures here but thought of all the places on CAG this group would be the most knowledgeable on the topic!


By "medals", I presume you mean things like these? - http://hlj.com/scrip...&GenreCode2=fun

HLJ was the first shop I thought of (plus they're having a big sale right now), but AmiAmi and Hobby Search would likely have Yokai Watch medals as well.


#13336865 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 21 May 2016 - 02:58 AM

anyone know the highest rated figures at MFC?

http://myfigurecolle...ot=0&top=rating


#13329587 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 15 May 2016 - 11:10 PM

Viz is releasing a new Yoshitaka Amano artbook in August. It looks like an English-language version of this book.

And speaking of Japanese artbooks, a new one for the Dragon Quest series is due out later this month, though it seems like it can't be preordered anywhere right now for a not-insane price o_O;


#13311594 The Video Game Soundtrack Deals Thread (OP Revamped 04/28/16)

Posted by R. Kasahara on 01 May 2016 - 06:01 PM

Not a deal, but is anyone interested in a Kingdom Hearts orchestral concert tour? Two of the stops are LA and NYC - https://www.animenew...xt-year/.101566