Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

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[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

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[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

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Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

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AX ’08 Loot!

I didn’t get to spend as much as i wished i could have at Ax this year, i ended up being pretty broke. 🙁

But i still had a decent amount to spend and spent it wisely this year! Normally i do too many impulse buys but this year i went through an entire list of figures i wanted and figures i was going to look for plus their average retail price.

Majority for my figures purchases were Good Smile Company/ Max Factory Figures. Okay, Well they are all GSC/Mf figures.

Got the GSC 1/8 Arin since she was not only a figure i was looking for but also since she was super cheap. Found at this one booth selling figures for cheap since their boxes were damaged. i get her for $20 which is an absolute steal! Then found the GSC 1/8 Melissa Seraphy for $40 when everyone else wanted her for $80. I’ve been eyeing her for some time and found only one online store that had her for $80. So i was pretty lucky to find her for such a great price. I got the Max Factory Shana from the Kid Nemo Booth, my first purchase from AX. I’ve been looking for her for a while now and i was happy to find her! I’ve been wanting this Shana figure for so long now! Also got the GSC Shuraki #1 Akatsuki Mishiro for regular retail price of $40! Everyone else wanted her for $85-$90! I have a eye for good deals!

Got three model kits since the boyfriend has been bugging me to start making some. He’s an avid Gundam builder so he keeps telling me how fun it is to build them so i splurged and got the Bandai 1/35 Lancelot and two Kotobukiya Gurren Lagann Kits. I built them the moment i got home and i love them! Now i want to build more and paint them as well!

Found an Aria Sachou Bank and had to get that as well! Plus i got my first figma! I have to say I’m amazed at the quality and the poseablitly. I’m not an action figure kinda gal but i can see why so many people like them. I don’t know if I’ll be getting more, it all depends on if i like the character enough. Nay pose i put Lelouch in looks so natural and unlike my Revoltechs it’s much easier to move around and replace hands and faces.

Went to the kinokuniya booth and got the Nia art book and the Ground work fo Gurren Lagann book as well! My friend Bridget gave me Nana 11 since she went to a booth that had a buy 4 get one free and she didn’t know what else to get. I’ll go reviews of the GL books later.

Got a Shugo Chara Phone dangly of ran.

And another of Aria Sachou. They had more Aria stuff at that booth but at $16 a pop for each phone dangly i only got one. In the end this is the only item i felt that i overpaid but i love it too much to honestly care.

This was my boyfriend’s Birthday present since his birthday is in July 4th during AX. He’d been eyeing this gundam for who knows how long so he was pretty excited to finally get it.

At the end of the convention at the one staff party (that i snuck into ^_~) they were giving out free shirts from past Anime Expos to staff. I snuck in and got a grand total of 18 shirts! But i gave some to my family and friends and this pile here are my shirts.

I felt like i got a good haul, better than last year since last year i bought too many figures that i regretted getting later. I hope that next year i’ll have more money to spend, at least for next year i hope to be going as press so then i won’t have to pay for my AX ticket.

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25 Responses to “AX ’08 Loot!”

  1. Eric says:

    Nice haul!!!!!! I like your blog on all the days at AX I almost felt like I was there!!! Sigh maybe next year!!!

  2. Panther says:

    Arin looks good, but I prefer my Solid Theater ver. Still, nice steal prices, seriously. I could use your eye. 😉

  3. Tacho says:

    Damn i wanted one of the staff shirts this year.
    It had Saint Seiya on the back of it, I hate how always the Staff shirts are waaaaay better looking than the normal ones T_T.

  4. Dancing Queen says:

    @Eric:
    You should really try and come, it’s so much fun!

    @Panther:
    I haven’t seen the solid Theater version, i should check it out

    @Tacho:
    oh it wasn’t the Staff shirts but the regular shirts but all from the last year, i think the oldest shirt i got was ’04. My brother did get his Staff shirt with the saint seiya on it. but he got an extra large since he’s big and he won’t give it to me. 🙁 But i do have his astro boy shirt and his past AX staff shirts as well.

  5. meronpan says:

    ah, retail price mishiro!!! urayamashii!! i had no self control at bought her at the inflated price everyone has her at ;_;

    surprised kid nemo had max factory shana for sale… she wasn’t in their online store last i checked.

    grats on your loot! ^_^

  6. Great loot!! love the shana figure!

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  7. Panther says:

    Solid Theater’s Arin was out last year, have a look at the limited version’s review on Moe Moe Rabu. Adun has a review of the limited one up, but I have been unable to find a review of the normal one. Then again I was not trying lol.

  8. Awesome loot. You’re really lucky to be able to find those figures at such a good price!

  9. We only found Lagann at Fanime (and I couldn’t get any Shuraki figures less than $80, oh well…conventions are meant for wasting money lol)..I wish they had Enki :0 *wants so bad*

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  10. Blowfish says:

    Great Loot!Can i borrow you for the next time im going to buy figures?Maybe ill get then some good deals too^^

  11. Rin says:

    18 TSHIRTS!!!!!!!! Now that is something I would love to get for free!!!!!!! I WANT AX TSHIRT!!!!!!
    Extremely nice loot you got!!!!!!!
    I want some of those figures!!!!!!!! I went to AN and there wasn’t many to pick from…no new ones anyways.
    Next year you should save up for it. Since at conventions I know people tend to spend a lot of money on goods!!!!!! I spend a ton on goods at conventions…
    Sadly this year not that much due to my trip to Japan…
    Still, great haul!!!!!!!

    Rins last blog post..Anime Catch Up!!!!!

  12. Shuai says:

    I want your ARIA Shacho’s. On the side note, I wanna know how should I keep my Yuki and Manabi save from all the possible damages, ’cause i am new to figure collecting. I wonder how you do it.

  13. Dancing Queen says:

    @meronpan:
    yeah i was surprised at them having Shana at the booth and not online

    @Panther:
    oh i saw that one, didn’t realize it was the same arin since it had different hair.

    @Coco the Bean:
    I always look for the best deals at AX, if not i don’t buy it

    @Rin:
    well i had over $700 saved up for AX but a week before some bills came up and i ended up with only about $300 🙁

    @Shuai:
    well i just make sure to keep them out of the sun, the sun will lighten the paint and warp the PVC and make them bend. You really shouldn’t have a problem with Yuki and your manabi figures since the weight is displaced well on each.

  14. lostty says:

    Wow, you sure got a lot of good things! Money well spent…the phone chains are both so cute!

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  15. otaku dan says:

    i want unicorn gundam!!!

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  16. Belela-san says:

    Nice loot, my friend has almost everything you got on his store, going there next saturday to pick up my PG Strike and Kan’U from Alter, he told me that he has all of the Shurakis apart from Char, even got Nida without asking his supplier, I’m guessing that perhaps I’ll have a bad disease that day and bring back Nida as well.

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  17. Akarui-chan says:

    WAH!!! You found the Kid nemo booth before me and got the max factory Shana I really was looking for that whole weekend! T^T
    That’s alright, I’ll find it again…. eventually. How much did the Shana set you back?

  18. Dancing Queen says:

    @Akarui-chan:
    she cost me $50 and the kid nemo booth was the first booth i ran too once they opened the exibit hall!

  19. Akarui-chan says:

    I couldn’t find the Kid Nemo booth until it was too late. They were never listed in the program book and I definitely remember seeing on kid nemo’s site that they were going to be there, but the dummy I am, forgot to write down the booth number they were going to be at. I didn’t even make it to the con till 3pm on thursday so it was pretty much a lost cause XD ha ha..

  20. jezebel says:

    Whoah those are pretty cool. I’m bored because Jack is far away and not chatting with me tonight, so I started clicking that arrow at the top of my very new blog, and you’re my neighbor! Cool! I like anime stuff for its ultimate cuteness. I don’t own any figures though and i’ve never heard of AX. ComicCon, yes, but not AX. Must have been fun. Where does it take place?

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  21. DJ Tama says:

    @jezebel

    http://www.anime-expo.org

    Normally held on the 4th of July weekend. It’ll be at LACC again next year.

  22. Dancing Queen says:

    @jezebel:
    google is your friend….

  23. andra says:

    MF Shana is my first figure~ ^^

    me always wanted to build gunpla too but I still havent got my hands on it ^^;

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  24. Meimi132 says:

    Oh my wow…. I really need to save more towards expos and conventions….

    And OMG the prices you got one of your figures for…. CRAZY LOW!

  25. Meimi132 says:

    I meant some!! Now one! You got really good prices on pretty much all your figures! :sob:

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