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R. Kasahara

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#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.

#13759744 RPG Thread XX has over 100 hours of gameplay

Posted by R. Kasahara on 29 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

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.

Probably the biggest issues for me:
- 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.

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.

Same. At least it should be shorter than P5 ^^;

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?

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?

#13749944 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

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 :razz:

#13706851 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 03 May 2017 - 03:13 AM

Really love how Ann turned out.

Ehhh. With that back, that figure's gonna wind up on Escher Girls before long :razz:

I like the Koto exclusive Protag., but I'm allergic to current scaled prices.

#13693761 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 18 April 2017 - 07:44 PM

The price for figma Samus (Metroid Prime 3 ver.) has been announced: ¥7,222

Plus, she comes with only a few accessories (alternate cannon and hands, Morph Ball... that's about it).

:cold: :cold: :cold:

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 :razz:

#13683298 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by R. Kasahara on 06 April 2017 - 06:44 AM

figma Atlas (from Portal 2) is up for preorder: AmiAmi (7120 yen) | HLJ (7740 yen) | Hobby Search (7334 yen)


Also, there's no release date set for P-body yet, but guessing he won't be far behind. Think I might wait for a sale for both of them...

#13636235 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

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.


Muramasa - Torahime
Blade Arcus from Shining EX - Altina Mel Sylphis and Won Pairon

Bell Fine
Touhou Project - Tokiko



BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma - Hazama

Granblue Fantasy - Narmaya



Choujigen Game Neptune - Noire



NieR: Automata - YoRHa No. 2 Type B



BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Mai Natsume

Dark Souls III - Kuro Kishi - figma

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 - Honoka and Mary Rose

Muv Luv Alternative - Ilfriede von Feulner (The Euro Front) and Takamara Yui (Total Eclipse)

Shin Megami Tensei - Mara (NSFW) and Pixie - figma


Good Smile Company - all Nendoroids

Fire Emblem if - Sakura

Granblue Fantasy - Lyria, Vee

Kirby - Ice Kirby and Kirby, Robobo Armor (Good Smile Arms)

Persona 5 - Morgana

Pokemon - Lillie, Cosmog; Pikachu (Face Parts Case); and Satoshi (Ash Ketchum), Pikachu

Touhou Project - Hakurei Reimu


Hobby Max

Touhou Project - Hakurei Reimu



Yonmegami Online Cyber Dimension Neptune - Purple Heart


Max Factory - all figma

Overwatch - Genji and Tracer

Persona 5 - Takamaki Anne

Pokemon - Red

The King of Fighters - Kusanagi Kyo and Yagami Iori



Pokemon - Lillie, Vulpix



NekoPara vol. 1 Soleil Kaiten Shimashita! - Chocola (NSFW) and Vanilla (NSFW)


Orange Rouge

DRAMAtical Murder - Seragaki Aoba, Ren



Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus - Yumi



7th Dragon 2020-II - Samurai

Touhou Project - Izayoi Sakuya, Izayoi Sakuya (Koumajou Densetsu ver.), and Remilia Scarlet



Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone - Hatsune Miku (Nyanko ver.) - prize figure



Rockman DASH - Rock Volnutt

Ryuusei no Rockman - Rockman



Pokemon - Charizard