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#14302226 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 30 June 2020 - 01:28 PM

The last few days have been interesting in the world of figures.

 

Nendoroid Connor from Detroit: Become Human :lol:

 

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Nendoroid Beef Boss from Fortnite :lol:

 

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Okay, let's see what other weird/hilarious new video game figu-- oh. Oh my...

 

1/8 SCALE FEENA FROM YS ORIGIN?! :hot: :hot: :hot:

 

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I, uh... may take advantage of TOM's current points promo and get her, Ys only being one of my favorite series of all time... (ETA: Yep, ordered. With spent points, earned points, and shipping factored in, she came to around $120)




#14301042 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by RKasa on 26 June 2020 - 01:46 PM

The hardcover edition of Arcade Game Typography is getting a reprint! This is a beautiful book, and there's fewer than a thousand copies available, so if you have any interest at all, jump on it!




#14297201 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 12 June 2020 - 04:57 PM

I think I'm going to go with standard Ammy was well. I like the extra glaive and rosary instruments in the DX ver, but probably not worth the extra $20. Reflector is the first instrument I think of anyway.

I actually don't like Okami all that much, but I really like Amaterasu and her design (and Issun). She's a little like KOS-MOS for me in that way :razz: Still not enough for me to spring for the DX, though.

Someone in the MFC comments on one of the Ammies said that they would've liked to have seen a flower trail effect part. Now that would've gotten me to preorder the DX ver.




#14296518 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 11 June 2020 - 12:49 PM

Nendo Ammy!
 
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Nendo Ammy DX!

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Both Ammies come with a Praise Orb if one preorders from either the Goodsmile Online Shop or Goodsmile US.
 
Nendoroid Sakura Amamiya from the latest Sakura Wars game also went up for preorder:

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#14295550 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 08 June 2020 - 01:37 PM

HLJ Summer Sale starts in less than 24 hours, at 11AM JST on June 9.
 

Not related to a figure, but what's the best Japan to US forwarding service? I can't believe I'm asking this, but I want to import a mug that I cannot find anywhere but Amazon Jp.

From Japan is my current go-to. Good service, and very transparent with how they calculate their fees.


#14292551 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by RKasa on 27 May 2020 - 09:35 PM

Read Only Memory is having a special: 15% off all their books and prints with the code ROMSPRING - good until May 31.

 

Their books are very high quality, and so is their shipping. Can't recommend them enough.




#14292427 signature for first time user

Posted by RKasa on 27 May 2020 - 01:51 PM

If I remember right, access to signature editing is gated behind member ranks. Can't recall what rank someone needs to get to in order to edit a sig, though.




#14288221 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 12 May 2020 - 12:53 PM

Cross-posting from MFC:

HLJ: 10% off FedEx and DHL. Ends May 31. Not clear if it works on preorders after that end date, but I assume it will?

 

Right Stuf is also having a three-day Last Chance figure sale.




#14287578 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 09 May 2020 - 01:40 PM

I think they look fine. Typically sellers in China will straight up say they're the Chinese version or something along those lines because they don't want to deal with charge backs, like how this one does for example https://www.ebay.com...RAAAOSwpBdd7wvw
 
 
Alternatively, there are a couple on Mandarake https://order.mandar...rd=nier&lang=en

"Chinese version" is generally a sneaky way of saying "bootleg", but yeah, I don't see that on either one of the other listings. In addition the photos look authentic to me, and the prices aren't too low (which would've been another strong sign of a bootleg).

 

Still, if Vinny is wary about whether or not they're genuine, then he should pass. Kaine goes on sale every so often at various shops, so if he doesn't want to go the Mandarake route, he could wait for one of those.




#14279249 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 08 April 2020 - 01:24 PM

I'm not an Odin Sphere (or Vanillaware) fan, but this is a nice figure:

 

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On the trading figure side of things, the latest Pokemon Terrarium and Kirby Terrarium sets have gone up for preorder. I have some of each, and they're great little desk figures.




#14275794 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by RKasa on 27 March 2020 - 01:26 AM

https://www.humblebu...s/award-winners
 
Oof, talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.

I dunno, as someone who doesn't have any of those games (and has heard good things about most of them), it looks decent enough to me. I might bite.


#14275781 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 27 March 2020 - 12:40 AM

It's official: the best FFVII figures of 1997 2020 are getting a Western release, including the secret Miss Cloud (not shown):

 

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So far, I've seen them at Square Enix's online store and BigBadToyStore (and preordered two sets from the latter).




#14275779 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by RKasa on 27 March 2020 - 12:33 AM

Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy VII Remake World Preview in English in September (MSRP: $24.99). There's also an FFVII Poster Book due out in November at the same price point.




#14272599 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 17 March 2020 - 02:31 PM

Tokyo Otaku Mode: Spring Sale 2020. Ends 11:59PM, March 26 (PDT).




#14265105 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 18 February 2020 - 05:33 PM

I'm gonna return Amaterasu after all. Took a more in-depth look at her today to help me decide whether or not to keep her and noticed a bunch of tiny little paint flaws for the first time. The visible seam marks I don't mind so much, but not this paint job. That combined with the reflector damage makes her an easy return.

 

It's disappointing, to say the least. I hope an Ammy figma gets made since I don't much like the chubbiness of the Nendo.