Archive for the Merch Category

I Fail as a Mio Fan

Posted in Merch with tags , , on January 22, 2010 by djwhack03

Some time around midnight Central Standard Time last night, the Good Smile Company officially announced the Figma version of Akiyama Mio from K-ON. I had known about it for several days because of its unofficial announcement on the Figma blog, but nonetheless, I was still excited to see it due to its fast approaching late February release date. Tired from a long day of class and work, I decided to go to bed and put a preorder in the morning.

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A Manly Man’s Guide to Buying Anime Figures

Posted in Merch with tags on October 16, 2009 by djwhack03


As I’ve gotten more and more into anime and otaku culture, I’ve started to build up a collection of figures. While they’re usually well sculpted, nicely painted, and accurately capture the spirit of the characters, one of the main problems I’ve had is getting them at a good price. However, after much searching, here are the sites I frequent most often for my anime goods.

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Saber Lily is Awesome

Posted in Merch with tags , on January 25, 2009 by djwhack03

Since I just posted a review, I’ll keep this one brief. This Fate/Stay Night figure is f-ing beautiful. I never finished the anime since the story really didn’t interest me, but I love the character designs for this series. I’ve been thinking of getting a figure of this series for a while, but none of them have ever really sparked my interest until now. So what’s stopping me from buying this? The cost. According to the product description, It’s going to retail for ¥9800. While I can afford it, I’ve never spent that much on a single figure in my life. I’ve usually limited my budget to ~$50, and have gotten a lot of nice stuff while sticking to that limit. However, this figure may convince me to raise that limit.

Possibility of a new Full Metal Panic?

Posted in Anime, Merch with tags , on January 19, 2009 by djwhack03

I was browsing Toys Logic today, and I was surprised by the amount of Full Metal Panic merchandise that is coming out this year. There’s a Tessa figure coming out in February, a ridiculously expensive Arbalest coming out in June, and Revoltech released an ARX-8 figure some time last year. I find this odd as there hasn’t been a new FMP series since The Second Raid ended in October 2005. Perhaps toys have a bigger market than they did when the show was airing. I don’t think this is the real reason though. While I have absolutely no hard evidence to back up this statement, I believe that a new Full Metal Panic series may be in the works. The only other suggestion I’ve seen besides the toys is the numerous FMP references in Lucky Star. There’s even one time where they talk about when the next season is coming out. As a fan of the series, I’m hoping that we get some new Full Metal Panic soon. It’s been way too long.

I love ebay

Posted in in America, Merch with tags , on December 30, 2008 by djwhack03

For those of you who use ebay, I found a great seller who sells anime stuff here.

There’s a pretty good selection, and the prices are better than a lot of other sites. The shipping discout is a bit misleading as it will only take off half the shipping cost of your cheapest items, not the total shipping. You only save a couple bucks, but its still nice. Check it out.