Holy crap this box is HUEG LIKE XBOX!!!
Once I made a statement that I’d cut back in my anime purchases. I accomplished that halfway so far. I gave up on a lot of figures and merchandise (especially Madoka Magica’s ;_;) but I also indulged in what I really, REALLY wanted. A few weeks ago I threw caution to the wind and decided to try the Yahoo JP Auctions. I don’t recommend it. IT’S THE MOST DANGEROUS THING TO DO. Why? Because IT’S. SO. ADDICTING. Depending on how much you are willing to bid, you can get pretty good deals, even with the extra fees.
Here’s my last order. I gotta say I’m very happy, especially because Yahoo JP auction doesn’t feel like a sham like Ebay is. It actually feels like people are bidding and nobody uses automated programs to immediately raise the bids, so there’s a lot of chance of getting the stuff you want. For my first time bidding, I got everything that I wanted!
This is a very diverse package! It has figures (two of the same, I admit), magical girl items, other merchandise and BL doujins! This is what a housewarming or care-package would be like for me 😀
First off, and following my new found desire to satisfy the appettite of the middle-aged lolicon inside me, is the Flower Tact used by Cures in Heartcatch Precure, my first magical girl wand ever! This is an incredibly beautiful item, perfect for collectors; while I got a new one (at a good price too) I couldn’t resist destroying the mint condition and trying it out for myself! Flower Tact’s virginity… TAKEN.
It’s very well made and doesn’t feel cheap at all, and uses two AAA batteries. There’s a review of it in youtube, which encouraged me to pursue the purchase of one (it’s so cure!)
Next is the Kokoro Perfume, the transformation items for both Cure Marine and Cure Blossom. This particular item I wasn’t so sure to get, because in the description it stated it had been used for kids, so I imagined it was all scratched up, without the box, missing Seeds… I am now convinced that Japanese children must be the most civilized of humanity because this item, besides being open, it was in perfect condition with all the Seeds. It was also sold together with the carrying case, so all in all a great price for them both 😀
Now it’s the Shiny Perfume used by Cure Sunshine. Don’t let the 3465 yen fool you, I paid half that, and it’s brand new 😀 For some reason Sunshine’s transformation item and weapon are different from the other Cures (Moonlight also uses a Flower Tact, and has one crappy transformation item). Her Perfume’s decorations are slightly different from the Kokoro Perfume. I was thinking of opening it but I’ll keep it new for now.
There’s nothing for Cure Moonlight, she got the short end of the stick when it comes to merchandise. Her transformation item is the Seed Pot, which is subpar with the rest of the other items, and her wand is the Flower Tact like Blossom and Marine, but they didn’t bother release a version with her attacks and sounds.
Next are the Ichiban Kuji Ranka and Sheryl pens + neck strap, and I gotta say these things are HUGE!!!.= I thought they were going to be thin and tiny (like something more appropriate for a keychain) but I was very surprised and pleased when I saw how big they were. Certainly great items for each idols’ fans! I got two Ranka ones to use them, but now I almost don’t wanna ^^U (But I will because then it’d be a waste)
Now it’s the Kimono Ranka figures!!!!! They’re the initial reason to try to get something from Yahoo JP Auction, aaaaahhh Ranka, the bane and light of my existence….
My Ranka-comrade Reki told me they’re called Geisha Ranka, but in all honesty she doesn’t look like a geisha, more like those fashionable harajuku girls with modern kimonos. I was bidding for both of them at the same time, since at that moment I couldn’t see her anywhere but in Ebay or Amazon for a more than $200-$400 tag, so I was pretty crazy. I shouldn’t have gotten that insane because I ended up with two ^^U One of them will be sold to cover its cost, although now I understand the high price tags in other places; I can only imagine it was a bidder like me.
MY BL DOUJINS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
This is a great bundle! It’s got my forever-OTP puzzleshipping, the ever small shipping of Akagi x Kousaka (from Oreimo lolololol, Akagi appears like for 1 minute in the anime XD)
I love it when they show both of them in tuxedos instead of doing the lame, stupid, cliched guy-in-white-dress, which doesn’t make fucking sense since that’s for the girls and if I wanted to see a person in a dress I’d watch a male x female wedding dammit (as you can tell I feel strongly about this)
And I recent interest for Ryoga x Ranma to end it. I thought about them like that on passing thought before, but since it was impossible to find anything that wasn’t girl!Ranma x Ryoga (and they made him very very girly, often he never went back to being a guy, WTF is that about) I lost interest. Now that I’m more adept to navigate the few Japanese doujin shops I know about, I found some Ranma x Ryoga great doujins.
Toranoana sent me a nice bonus this time around, a cleaning cloth/handkerchief with an unknown illustration 😀 (you can see it above, on top of the debauched Yuugi) I prefer this kind of gifts more than book markers which are little more than a piece of paper.
I’m certainly happy about this bundle, and I wish I could get more stuff instead of holding out ;_; I don’t regret passing on some figures though, since once the hype dies down, there are only a few I really really like.