My Picture-heavy Birthday Loot (*・ω・)ノ”┌iii┐♡My Picture-heavy Birthday Loot (*・ω・)ノ”┌iii┐♡Loot

Hi, folks and welcome to my birthday loot! :3
There's excessive picture-bombing ahead, it’s actually worse than ever this time,
but you’ll forgive me today, won't you? (。・ω・。)


Well, first of all "birthday loot" might be a bit misleading, since... well.. that's today, but I have all items for a bit longer already, but I still see most of it as a big gift from me to myself (ok, and how do I explain all the other months now?).
Anyway, what's been going on recently, as usual my best friend and me visited Gamescom and we finally perfected our journey there (after last year's finding a parking lot nightmare). Our annual hunt for merch was very successful too (much to my wallet's dismay) and we had a lot of fun (though actually getting into the grounds took seemingly forever). Afterwards, well I got sick (just a regular, but quite persistent cold) making me have to skip work, though that also helped me make good progress on my term paper (enough to find time for reviews and other stuff). The deadline is close (end of the month) and I'm not done yet, but I have it mostly planned out and finally got over my writer's block and general laziness. Ah well, before you get caught up in a soul striptease or anything,
I'll get to some loot... (^▽^)'

First up is an early birthday present I got from my darling best friend SERANIS, who went to the trouble of looking for a very old gem for me ITEM #141 (I swear I'll review her some time, it might not be interesting for most people, but this is a matter of the heart). (´,,•ω•,,)♡ Alicia is one of those figures I put on my wl numerous times only to delete her again and again. I loved Aria quite a bit back in the say, it's so very soothing and Alicia is one of my favorite characters from the series. Well, after preordering ITEM #464718 I decided to get her for real, since I had no excuses like "how will she fit into my collection?" anymore (with the hopefully soonish~ upcoming Nendos this point is moot anyway). Someone was faster though and this makes the figure all the more special to me. Yes, she is old (2007), the flaws are quite natural and obvious, but she looks way better than I expected even up close and is a real beauty (thank you!). :3
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The next figure is my very first bikini figure (I never intended to collect those) ITEM #604069. For losing interest in her halfway before finally getting her I do love her quite a bit now. She is really cute and gives off a soft and modest vibe with that hoodie that just kind of speaks to me (though what's wrong with her wearing that headpiece to the beach?). (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) Anyway, if you want to see more pictures, I've put a review of her up a few days ago (BLOG #41066).
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The next figure is actually one I'm not all that fond of ITEM #604470 (also put a review of her up: BLOG #41074). For one there is the large ugly and cheap-looking base, the green is just too bright to look anything like grass and just feels half-assed overall. The figure also (especially Mitty) has quite a few flaws that weren't necessary and make the whole thing feel rushed. I do love Made in Abyss and Nanachi & Mitty in particular and the scene this figure depicts tugs at my heartstrings, but quality-wise it just doesn't do the beautiful concept enough justice imo. :<
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To clarify things, no I'm not into One Piece (anymore) and these figures, strictly speaking, aren't mine but gifts I got for my boyfriend. However, we're nearing our 10th anniversary next month and are living together for 9 years now, so I think it's fair to say that we have a sort of joint collection. ^^"
I got Sanji ITEM #468231 for pretty cheap, since a local store had him on sale, so knowing that my bf wanted him (he's really peculiar about his OP figures being figuarts zero, so that they fit the Zoro I got for him at least year's Gamescom) I didn't hesitate and just ordered him. Contrary to my usual criticism I think these ones look pretty decent, especially for the small size.
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Nami was a preorder and I actually had to talk my bf into her, because he wasn’t fond of her dress at first. He liked this one’s face the best of all the Nami figures I showed him and now he's happy to have her. :3
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Another small thing I got for him at this year's GC is ITEM #581562. I'm glad he's so fond of her (actually displaying her on his desk), because he always tells me to get him something, since he knows Gamescom's merch hall is my main goal when visiting it, but he's so fussy and difficult about merch that it's a royal pain to find something. >_<
With that little excursion out of the way I'll continue with my stuff (the distinction might sound a bit pointless now, but it's not like my bf would want any of the stuff I buy x3).

I got another prize figure this time around, because of some user pics floating around. ITEM #677856 is just too adorable to pass up. I'm not really into the Monogatari franchise, but I love Shinobu's design (which is actually perfect for prize figure imo, since it's cute but not too complex). Naturally she has some flaws, but so what? Cuteness wins. x3
With that popsicle she gives off a summery vibe and looks fairly good next to Jeanne.^^
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Now for the first of the Summer Wonfes good I got ITEM #724610. Not gonna lie, I do love P5, and after getting ITEM #464590 I just had to pick this one up (luckily he got sold at Gamescom this year). Another figma (for my still small collection) that's pretty fun to pose and play around with (though I'm obviously not that good at it).^^
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And the other one from the Wonfes goods ITEM #724613. Mash is by no means one of my favorite characters from FGO (not even close), but I quite like her parts, so I picked her up anyway and to be fair, she is rather cute. (。・ω・。)
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https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/08/23/2044150.jpegHer fp does look a little awkward when stored in ITEM #591526 (though psychotic might also be an ample description). x3

ITEM #604431 is one I picked up on a whim at GC (I did plan to get her at some point though) and while I feel kinda indifferent towards her I got her to complete my Konosuba collection and because of her parts (especially those arms and the picnic basket). x3
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The Sakura Miku is one I actually intended to get (why do I keep falling for her cuteness when I don't even care about her? >_< ) ITEM #271131. Changing her fp for the first time was a real pain, since the front hair was such a tight fit. After using a cutter to force the parts apart I could create some really nice poses/scenes with her (the spoiler will include a little picnic with the 3 Nendos I got at GC). I especially love her closed eyes fp and that you can make her look like a little drunk. x3
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Sticking with Miku for one more, I finally caved and got ITEM #211405. I might've said this before, but I'd really wish some other Nendos would get the same attention that those gorgeous Snow Mikus do. I adore this one (just like the others I got), but I'd really appreciate characters I actually care for get the same treatment. Anyway, Snow Bell Miku (and they're taking the "Bell" part quite literally by putting little bells inside the flowers) is lovely and the base adds a really nice touch to the Nendo. 。^‿^。
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Another little cutie I was quite excited about is ITEM #629099. I love the Kino no Tabi animes (the old version and the remake) and I'm quite glad companies pay more attention to it now (I'm eagerly awaiting ITEM #675822 too, though I'm a bit worried about Koto's QC especially considering her size). Getting her to sit on Hermes properly was a bit of a pain though because of her being really top-heavy with the hat, but they look so perfect together. <3
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Due to some Nendos being pushed back the only other preordered one I got was ITEM #603998. Mordred is one of my favorites from the Fate franchise, so I'm really happy to have her (she turned out great imo). I do appreciate them including her helmet for some small badass-ness, but my favorite is probably her embarrassed expression (just too adorable). (♥ω♥*)
I accidentally forgot to take a box picture of her (just wanted to unpack her that badly!). x3
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I also got the second Nendoroid More set from Love Live Sunshine, again I don't care for LL in any particular way, but these are nice for other Nendos as well. My cute models Miku und Mordred are about to prove that to you. (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و
I really adore this particular combination. :3

By sheer luck I found another MFC member selling some of the Nendo More pajamas, ofc I had to get those (been looking for a while now).

...and the 2 yukatas from the split finally arrived and make me regret not ordering a whole set myself a bit (especially the light blue female one), but I'm happy with what I got anyway. ^^

Next, we have my much-anticipated trading figure set of Yuru Camp. By now it's no secret anymore that I feel in love with the series, so ordering this was kind of a given and I'm glad to report that they're just so friggin adorable. <3 Funnily I'm also left with a spare Chiaki since it was a 6-figure-box.

A lovely MFC-User also sold me this gorgeous tapestry from Odin Sphere (way to get me even more hyped for ITEM #464791, which will probably get delayed multiple times since it's Flare). (*^v^*)

Kind of on a whim I ordered these 2 artbooks from DMMD, they do include wonderful illustrations and I love them, but my main reason for getting was actually that I want to use them as a sort of background for my DMMD figures. x3 I won't include any inside pictures here, since this blog is really pic-heavy already and I wouldn't be able to stop myself if I did.^^

Next up is actually a plush I got at Gamescom. I'm usually not one to buy plushies, but this is a cute, fat hedgehog, it's my namesake, ok? Also, the blush just killed me, making me absolutely unable to resist (and it's so fluffy *-*). x3

This month also marks the first where I knowingly ordered acrylic stands (and not just some hybrid between keychain/strap & stand) and I really like them
(ofc, getting ones of some favorite characters did help x3).
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Now onto all the cute little keychains and straps I got.
First the ones I got at GC, little Mordred and Mew (though technically it's a clip).

Then there's this really cute set from Wotakoi, a series I recently fell in love with (I was actually quite bummed to see nothing announced at Wonfes for it, Nendos would've been so precious). They can also be used as acrylic stands, which I might just do since the base designs are really cute. (*‿*✿)

And ofc another lovely set of rubber straps from Yuru Camp.

As always there's also the usual fodder for my Fate obsession... x3

These non-deformed keychains are quite huge, so actually using them as such might be weird. You can cut up the background cardboard (best use a cutter for that, a scissors won't be precise enough) however, and use the as stands, which is certainly a nice feature.

There are also these beautiful sleepy hero charms from a shop on tictail (which is inactive atm unfortunately, else I'd love to link it). The cards are actually freebies and while I'm not that big of a Deku fan, the illustrations sure are pretty (and getting freebies shows a lot of appreciation). <3

And last but not least, the probably most sensible purchase I made this month...
Looks like your average old brush, right? Wrong! I had to invest a bit more, but this thing makes the makeup brush I used to dedust my figures basically useless. An antistatic one that reaches every nook and cranny w/o effort and doesn't just rearrange the dust (don't tell me this isn't at least partly true for makeup brushes). Dedusting now is way faster than it was before, with way better results (still not my favorite activity in the world, but I feel more motivated these days).^^

That's it for this loot! o((*^▽^*))o Seeing everything like this I sure got a ton of stuff and for the most part I'm more than happy with it. As expected I'm running into some space issues now, but getting rid of some old furniture and buying another Billy soonish~ will fix that for the time being (at least my living room won't look like a mess anymore). As much as I love my collection now, I'm eagerly awaiting the moment where I can rearrange everything. ヽ( ★ω★)ノ

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you found it at least somewhat interesting. ^^
Have a nice day/week and feel free to leave any thoughts you have in the comments. ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ
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broken-Toybox lump of laziness
enumagilgamesh2年前#40600567He really is a pain to collect sometimes haha. But then I guess I'm glad he has high prices and is popular enough to be included so frequently.
I hope so! It was a nice show and they'd look great as nendoroids. Especially since I can't think of many figures I'd actually buy from this season's anime.

Well that's true too, there are so many characters that'll never get any merch. :<
I think so too, with the videogame outfits there'd be alot of variety too (or at least the possibility). There aren't too many seasonal animes I'd actively search merch from (at a certain point you're bound to notice that not every peace of media is special), but that's better for my wallet anyway.^^
broken-Toybox2年前#40453842I just checked again and he is, hope you got him by now. :3
Well, that's the thing with Gil merch, order it right away or pay an arm and a leg later. -_- We sure love some expensive characters.
I was actually sure we'd get one too, maybe with Hirotaka being announced and her having an unpainted prototype.... Maybe there will be seomthing in the future (the announcements for the Sora yori mo Tooi Basho nendos came kinda late as well after all).

He really is a pain to collect sometimes haha. But then I guess I'm glad he has high prices and is popular enough to be included so frequently.
I hope so! It was a nice show and they'd look great as nendoroids. Especially since I can't think of many figures I'd actually buy from this season's anime.
broken-Toybox lump of laziness
OmegaWerrier2年前#40454189I just paid for the order and the shippment was 2,400 yen for EMS (Small packet wasn't available).Wow, that isn't as bad as I thought, thank you. :3
broken-Toybox2年前#40453772It's beautiful and if you like it what's there to regre? :3
Btw how much does shipping for tapestries cost? I never ordered any from a shop and want to have some sort of reference for the future.^^"

I just paid for the order and the shippment was 2,400 yen for EMS (Small packet wasn't available).
broken-Toybox lump of laziness
enumagilgamesh2年前#40448169I'll have to look on HS to see if Cu is still there! I definitely regret not getting Gil but not as bad as I regret not buying the second set of FGO mochis for him.
Those ones were really cute! I was surprised too - I thought we'd at least get a Narumi nendoroid to be honest.
I just checked again and he is, hope you got him by now. :3
Well, that's the thing with Gil merch, order it right away or pay an arm and a leg later. -_- We sure love some expensive characters.
I was actually sure we'd get one too, maybe with Hirotaka being announced and her having an unpainted prototype.... Maybe there will be seomthing in the future (the announcements for the Sora yori mo Tooi Basho nendos came kinda late as well after all).
broken-Toybox lump of laziness
Jess-chan2年前#40420881Look at all those goodies!! So much cool stuff :DThank you, though I do feel I went overboard this month. :X
OmegaWerrier2年前#40434968OMG! That Odin Sphere tapestry is so gorgeous *O* Looked it up right away on Mandarake and ordered one, zero regrets XDIt's beautiful and if you like it what's there to regre? :3
Btw how much does shipping for tapestries cost? I never ordered any from a shop and want to have some sort of reference for the future.^^"
broken-Toybox2年前#40420469Thank you! <3
I wonder if Gil (and we touched upon the topic of his aftermarket value quite frequently) is still available somewhere, but I found Cú on on HS.^^ I adore those Wotakoi stands too (pity I picked the anime up too late to get the first set ENTRY #157260). It was actually kinda surprising to see that there weren't any announcements I thought the manga was quite popular and that the anime did pretty well. O_o

I'll have to look on HS to see if Cu is still there! I definitely regret not getting Gil but not as bad as I regret not buying the second set of FGO mochis for him.
Those ones were really cute! I was surprised too - I thought we'd at least get a Narumi nendoroid to be honest.
OMG! That Odin Sphere tapestry is so gorgeous *O* Looked it up right away on Mandarake and ordered one, zero regrets XD
Look at all those goodies!! So much cool stuff :D
broken-Toybox lump of laziness
insanecha2年前#40417434Nice birthday haul!Thank you!! :3

LoveChopper2年前#40420066Every month is a birthday month hahahahaSelf-appreciation is important after all (^v^)
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