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R. KasaharaMember Since 17 May 2006
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I previously went by "blueshinra". May add more later, but then again, maybe not. In the meantime, have some links:
Tradelist - a mix of games, anime DVDs, manga, figures, and one or two other things. Please take a look!
Brainscraps.net - my blog, mostly about games. It was dormant for awhile, but I've recently started updating it regularly again.
The Video Game Soundtrack Deals Thread - I've been compiling online game music deals all in this one thread since 2010, with some help from fellow CAGs. I invite all fellow VGM loving CAGs to check it out!
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- Member Title The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅
- Age 40 years old
video games, manga, game music, figures
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 23 October 2017 - 01:38 PM
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 18 October 2017 - 12:47 PM
Congrats! The quick sellout isn't all that surprising given the location; sounds like you really lucked out.
Finally got one at the San Francisco 'central' Target. I asked them how many they received and they said 6, and they sold out in 30 minutes in the middle of a Tuesday.
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 15 October 2017 - 08:02 PM
Unbelievable. Amazon is going to have a customer service sh*tstorm to deal with if all of their preorders are like this.
I notified a friend who had recently gotten his preorder from Amazon, and he replied that his order wasn't affected by this (though it was shipped in a bubble mailer, so it's not like it was completely free of Amazon Bullshit ). Still, that this is happening at all is pretty shitty of Amazon.
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 11 October 2017 - 04:43 AM
Yesterday, I submitted credit card disputes for the three unfulfilled Anime Island orders I had. It was a surprisingly painless process and I even got one of them taken care of right away (probably because it was under $50). The other two are currently pending and should hopefully be resolved by mid-December at the latest. Managed to re-order some stuff at other shops-- Nendo Playsets and S.H.Figuarts at HLJ and Crunchyroll, respectively-- and decided to hold off on the last two items, both figmas, I'd ordered from AI until they've released. May end up getting one or both of them at AmiAmi if the release dates line up in my favor; I already have a December preorder with them for Re-ment's amazing Kirby set.
But... yeah... that whole mess couldn't have happened at a better time. My husband and I'd practically just gotten to Hawaii for our tenth wedding anniversary trip (the actual date's in Nov., but we wanted to go earlier) when I'm browsing the MFC blogs in our hotel and see the news. On top of that, around the same time, IndieBox announced they were changing how they do things and that after Torchlight II's CE releases, they'd be shutting down their subscription service. I'd signed up for a three-month sub mainly for Torchlight II and To The Moon-- the latter of which might not be happening now, and definitely not as part of a subscription! At least they made things good by giving all subscribers who would've been left hanging a coupon redeemable for boxes in their store, depending on their sub status.
I really didn't need those headaches on my vacation. Also, a souvenir shirt I bought for myself during the trip shrunk a lot in the wash today. It's still wearable, but tighter than I'd like. It wasn't cheap, either. Yet another annoyance.
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 18 September 2017 - 04:22 AM
Next up RPG-wise will be... probably nothing until Etrian Odyssey V comes out.
Posted by R. Kasahara on 31 August 2017 - 05:23 PM
While I'm here, HLJ's Autumn Sale is starting soon, at 10AM JST (6PM PST). I'll amend this post with the link once it's up. (ETA: Sale's started!)
Also, there's a bunch of PAKs, plushies, and other figures/merch discounted as part of the Square Enix Store's Back to School Sale - https://store.na.squ...ale-merchandise
Posted by R. Kasahara on 22 August 2017 - 06:20 AM
Their email server is probably bogged down from a ton of sudden orders. Just check your order history page for the confirmation and status.
Took an hour to get mine.
Finally got my confirmation email as well. Yeah, it looks like it was indeed a backed-up email server. I can go to bed now without worries
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 08 July 2017 - 01:29 AM
Figure Haven has redesigned their site and discounted a lot of figures. All of their Nendos and figma are now only available through grab boxes, though scaled figures can still be bought individually. They're totally legit and a great little shop in general; I've bought from them in the past.
Posted by R. Kasahara on 29 June 2017 - 04:18 PM
Probably the biggest issues for me:
of course I've read the internet tho so I know ppl do have issues with the game,
and I can also be the one to point out minor things, or compare the game to 3 and 4 before it,
but none of that matters.
- Largely due to the interrogation framing device, it's predictable to a certain point.
- THERE'S SO MUCH STUFF TO DO AND BUY HOLY SHIT, though to be fair, real Tokyo is like that.
- How Ann was handled in certain scenes. Also, her Phantom Thief outfit isn't exactly tasteful considering what happens to her in the early part of the game.
- Speaking of comparisons to 3/4: Morgana < Teddie. The latter is a shrill perv, no doubt about it, but Mona is an asshole (just like a real cat!). Also, I felt that his story wasn't as well done. I still like him, but he's no Teddie.
- Atlus still loves its horrible gay stereotypes.
- Some of the jokier bits of Futaba's dialogue were cringe-worthy ("Make like a tree, and get outta here!").
I did really enjoy it though; for starters, the gameplay improvements are pretty great, the endgame might be the best out of the 3/4/5 trilogy, and that soundtrack is to die for. Currently working on a review for my blog, but don't know when I'll be done with it.
Same. At least it should be shorter than P5 ^^;
after that I'm gonna play Nier. Always wanted to play it, and with Automata out, feel like I really need to get to it so I can do Automata later as well.
Speaking of FFIX, I've been wanting to replay that one on and off for awhile now, but I don't think I could put up with PS1 graphics in this day and age. Does anyone here know how the PC version is?
I'm plodding my way through FFX and X-2. Haven't played them since they first game out though I put over 100 hours in each back in the day. Seeing the Shadow of the Colossus remake makes me wish they would do something similar to my favorite entry in the series, FFIX, but on the other hand why mess with perfection?
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 21 June 2017 - 09:35 PM
I love that people complain about figma prices despite scale figs costing more. Also, God damn do i want her. But that price.
To be fair, comparable action figure lines (S.H.Figuarts, Nendoroid) haven't had their prices go up as drastically. figma prices really are an anomaly, and it's not like they're being made in a bigger scale or something to make up for it.
tl;dr: I will continue to complain about unreasonable figma prices
Posted by R. Kasahara on 18 April 2017 - 07:44 PM
Plus, she comes with only a few accessories (alternate cannon and hands, Morph Ball... that's about it).
She doesn't seem to be up for preorder yet, but personally, I'll be waiting for her to hit the Bargain Bin at Hobby Search
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Posted by R. Kasahara on 06 April 2017 - 06:44 AM
Posted by R. Kasahara on 20 February 2017 - 04:02 AM
Stuff from The List of potential interest to this thread:
Gaming franchises left out mainly due to the sheer number of new figures announced for them: Fate (seriously, there's a ton this time around), Kantai Collection, Touken Ranbu, iDOLM@STER. All are scaled unless otherwise noted.
ETA: The Other List (updated figures) has now been posted. Everything below is still just the new stuff, though.
Good Smile Company - all Nendoroids
Max Factory - all figma