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R. Kasahara

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#13948665 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 18 February 2018 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the reminder! Just a single figma Snow Miku for me this year.

As for WonFes itself, not much new for me on that front. Video game-wise, there's a handful of new Persona 5 and Pokemon figures, as well as some others. A bunch of previously-announced figures have gotten updates as well (colored prototypes, etc.). As usual, MFC's WonFes master lists should be going up later.

ETA: The List (new announcements) is live and in progress. Covers WonFes, Toy Fair, and announcements made just prior to those two events. The Other List (updates) hasn't gone up yet.

#13944949 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 13 February 2018 - 06:09 AM

Anyone buys banpresto here?

I just bought this on amiami


Havent gotten my invoice yet but it was priced at ¥1300 yen and chose SAL unregistered. Was that a good decision?

Yup. I have a handful of Banpresto prize figures and they're generally quite good for the price. Obviously, don't expect 10k yen figure quality, and be prepared for potential flaws.

Coincidentally, my most recent Banpresto arrival is also a Dragon Ball figure, albeit of Bulma; she turned out really well. I also have the rerelease of Midoriya from My Hero Academia on order.

#13924498 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 10 January 2018 - 05:01 PM

So random question, I searched and thought this was as good a place as any to ask...
I don't normally collect these figures, but I happened to buy one on a whim at Goodwill recently. The figure is fixed, no movable limbs. There's a pin in the right foot though, that's really long. Almost as tall as the whole figure and slides into the foot. I can't tell if it's supposed to be that way, maybe it connects to a stand that wasn't included? It's this Sega figure from 1998 - YURIKA MISUMARU Nadesico

I found your figure in the MyFigureCollection database; the info does match the eBay listing - https://myfigurecoll....net/item/12308

As for the pin, the only thing I could think of is that the figure is hollow. This is a common indicator of a soft vinyl figure, but those often don't need stands. The MFC listing doesn't include any information that indicates either soft vinyl or a stand, but when checking on a couple of more popular figures from the same product line (Utena, Anthy, photo of both), that info came up.

So yeah, it seems like your Nadesico figure originally included a stand (as well as a trading card and CD), and the reason why the peg is so long is because of the material used and the manufacturing process.

#13920463 RPG Thread XX has over 100 hours of gameplay

Posted by R. Kasahara on 03 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

Well, just posted my annual "best games I played in the past year" list. Spoiler alert: my top pick is Nier, and like JEKKI, I'll be playing Automata sometime this year, hopefully sooner rather than later. Maybe we'll end up playing it around the same time, just like with Nier :razz:

I also still haven't started EOV, but at least now the holidays are over, and I don't have any pressing extra obligations, so I should be able to find the time... once I've recovered from my jetlag, anyway.

#13898960 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 04 December 2017 - 06:37 PM

15 more artbooks added to the Right Stuf Holiday Sale.


All artbooks on sale. Most of them are 50% off.

#13896275 Black Friday 2017 - what are you hoping to buy

Posted by R. Kasahara on 01 December 2017 - 06:53 AM

Now that the Black Friday weekend has come and gone, did you all get what you were hoping to?

From my own wish list: I managed to pick up Disgaea 5 Complete from Target for $35 (missed that amazing Best Buy deal :cold: ). Decided to hold off on the 2DS XL, not that there were many deals for them to begin with, though I did get a Switch Pro Controller on Cyber Monday when Amazon had them for about $10 off :razz:

Prior to Black Friday, I got Metroid: Samus Returns via the B2G1 deal at Target. The other two games I got were SMT4: Apocalypse and Kirby: Planet Robobot; throw in a $5 gift card I had lying around, and each one came to roughly $25 before sales tax.

#13869871 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 06 November 2017 - 11:34 PM

I'll just repost what I said in MFC's figure sales thread:

Hobby Search!

Their next Bargain Sale starts Nov. 7 at 12PM JST, or about 3 1/2 hours from now. The sale will run until Nov. 23.

#13858498 RPG Thread XX has over 100 hours of gameplay

Posted by R. Kasahara on 23 October 2017 - 01:38 PM

Shin Megami Tensei V is the mystery SMT game for Switch. Dammit, I still haven't gotten around to SMTIV!

#13855382 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 18 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

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.

Congrats! The quick sellout isn't all that surprising given the location; sounds like you really lucked out.

#13853606 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

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 :roll:). Still, that this is happening at all is pretty shitty of Amazon.

#13850783 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

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.

*end rant*  :razz: :razz: :razz:

#13833952 RPG Thread XX has over 100 hours of gameplay

Posted by R. Kasahara on 18 September 2017 - 04:22 AM

My own Nier update: played through the final ending on Friday (and ended up buying and playing the Recycled Vessel DLC after all, haha whoops); ordered the OST, Piano Collections, and artbook; got that first item today and ripped it; and somewhere in all that, finished rereading The Dark Id's Drakengard LP and am ready to tear into the Nier one. Nier is easily (and inexplicably) my favorite game played this year.

Next up RPG-wise will be... probably nothing until Etrian Odyssey V comes out.

#13821608 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 31 August 2017 - 05:23 PM

Link to the B&N sale mentioned above =P - https://www.barnesan...e-only/_/N-2o0w

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

#13812440 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

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 :razz:

#13772302 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

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.