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RKasa

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#14394540 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 02 May 2021 - 03:31 PM

I've never played TWEWY but may check out the anime.

Fair warning: the anime is supposed to be mediocre. If you can swing it, the original DS version is apparently still considered the best (that's how I played).

TWEWY is one of my favorite JRPGs of all time; it's Chrono Trigger tier for me. I've been thinking about replaying it, but I have so much in my backlog...


#14384921 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 17 March 2021 - 06:24 PM

Via CAG Twitter:

 

Good Smile US: St. Patrick's Day Sale - 20% off select Partner Products. On the figure side, seems to be mostly prizes and Square Enix stuff.

 

ETA: Another one!

 

CDJapan: Spring Sale; runs through March 31.




#14384455 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 15 March 2021 - 05:16 PM

Right Stuf: Last Chance Sale. Everything here has limited stocks available. There's a decent amount of figures, in addition to other types of items.




#14384280 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by RKasa on 14 March 2021 - 03:59 PM

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Material Ultimania is coming in December from Square Enix Manga & Books. Seems to be another artbook-style Ultimania. The MSRP is $39.99; various shops' preorder listings are in the link.




#14357995 Shame on these Companies- PS5 and Xbox Series X fiasco

Posted by RKasa on 06 December 2020 - 03:58 PM

You think it's that easy? You think Covid-19 only affects retailers and not manufacturers and supply chains? I've seen several delays on preordered graphic novels this year due to printing and distribution issues related to the pandemic, and I imagine that consoles are a bit more complicated to produce and ship.
 
Your post comes off as petty and entitled, OP. Yeah, these console launches have been frustrating, but remember that everything is out of whack this year.




#14351935 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by RKasa on 24 November 2020 - 11:42 PM

Not an artbook, but should be of interest to people here: Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO

 

It's a hardcover from Viz Books due out in April 2021 (MSRP: $22.99). Here's a partial synopsis: In this motivational collection, Satoru Iwata addresses diverse subjects such as locating bottlenecks, how success breeds resistance to change, and why programmers should never say no. Drawn from the "Iwata Asks" series of interviews with key contributors to Nintendo games and hardware, and featuring conversations with renowned Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and creator of EarthBound Shigesato Itoi, Ask Iwata offers game fans and business leaders an insight into the leadership, development and design philosophies of one of the most beloved figures in gaming history.




#14349532 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 20 November 2020 - 08:54 PM

TOM's Super Sale has started and runs until Dec. 3. Includes bonus points across the shop (25x, 35x for figures for Premium members). There's also some Premium-exclusive deals that are either 90% off or include 90x bonus points; new deals added daily.




#14336425 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 21 October 2020 - 02:45 PM

Something to worry about if they ever start shipping to US again ^^;
 
I don't get why they still have SAL completely shut down and EMS only available to a few countries. It's not like the packages are transmitting the virus. Just have pilots stay in approved accommodations away from the locals. That should keep them safe from bringing the virus home with them.

Well, there's still Air Small Packet and Surface...

As for SAL and EMS, afaik, both are sent in the cargo holds of passenger planes, and there's a lot fewer of those leaving Japan these days (I'm not sure about Air). It's not like FedEx and DHL, which have dedicated cargo planes.




#14335392 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 17 October 2020 - 01:59 AM

Good Smile Company WonHobby 2020 Autumn gallery

 

Some new and newish video game figures of note:

 

Splatoon 2 - figma Off the Hook

Doom Eternal - Nendoroid Doomguy Doom Slayer

Pokemon Sword/Shield - Nendoroid Marnie (and Morpeko)

Crash Bandicoot 4 - Nendoroid Crash Bandicoot

Cyberpunk 2077 - figma V

 

Also, new prototype images of Nendoroid Black Frost (Shin Megami Tensei series) and others.




#14334020 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 12 October 2020 - 04:43 PM

Japan Post update: Air Small Packet is available again for shipments to the US




#14332362 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 05 October 2020 - 03:59 PM

Hobby Search: Bargain Sale starts from 12:00PM of 6th Oct [GMT+9]. Ends 11th Oct.

 

With the way shipping from Japan to the US is these days, the deals would have to be really good for me to consider them.




#14328505 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 23 September 2020 - 04:03 PM

Square Enix wants your money:

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Vagrant Story Bring Arts Ashley Riot and Sydney Losstarot two-pack (Feb. 2021)

Square Enix wants my money:

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NieR:Automata 2B, Pod 042, and Flight Unit model kit (March 2021)

2B is also getting a Play Arts Kai (DX variant with Pod 042) in April. Looks like that line isn't dead yet!




#14322431 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 14 September 2020 - 03:41 PM

Copy-pasta from MFC:

HLJ: 2020 Fall Sale starts Sept. 15, 11AM JST.

Some details:

We are doing things a bit different this year, so listen up! All deals will go live tomorrow, but they won’t be here for long. Deals will be disappearing each day, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

But don’t worry, we are going to give you a head start! We won’t announce the sale to anyone but you for the first hour, giving you the chance to grab what you want before it’s gone! So get ready to beat the clock! Happy shopping!



#14319924 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by RKasa on 07 September 2020 - 01:54 AM

Only waiting on a package from CDJapan now (no figures; just VGM and stationery). That one went out on March 17, also via unreg. SAL. Wish me luck :pray:

Update: got it this weekend!
 



#14317791 The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

Posted by RKasa on 31 August 2020 - 12:45 PM

it's weird, it seems like Square Enix and Dark Horse are doing guides now. Noticed that for Octopath Traveler as well. Would be cool to pick up for the art, but i probably shouldn't be buying more of these books.

Yeah, I'm considering skipping Vol. 2 since it's more of a guide. I'll wait for reviews.

Hopefully this means that some of the beefy Ultimania guides will be localized in the future. Those tend to be hundreds of pages longer than your average guide, though, so I'm not sure how realistic that would be. Still, there's one or two I'd love to have officially translated versions of.