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Comentários Japan Trip Loot Review - September 2019

  • Rycat2203 meses atrás#77561094


    No worries. I like it when there's an opportunity to introduce others to these sort of stuff. He has a twitter account where he posts a lot of illustrations - twitter.com/kengo1212.

    I do take pics of my hauls during the trip itself. Thankfully with MFC, cataloging where/when I bought them is a breeze. I took a look at your IG and you seem to do a lot of figure photography. I'm trying to get better at that!

    I hope you had time to enjoy the sights in Tokyo and the surrounding areas. Each time I visit it's always a balance between checking out the nearest Book Off/Mandarake or doing more touristy stuff. My last visit was over the New Years' period, so I got to attend Comiket 97 and a few other events. I want to go again soon once things get back to normal..

    Yes, you take care too!

    - Joel
    3 meses atrás
    Rycat220 #1 BRS Fan
    joelwuj3 meses atrás#77561073Really cool to see another massive Gridman fan. Good job picking up those books, the one with Akane and the flowers is like a collection of staff illustrations done post-production. There is actually another one with the same concept (not listed on MFC), but it was released pre-airing of the anime, titled "Gridman Starter Book". You can hunt it down if you like it :)
    Saito Kengo is one of the animators for the Gridman anime and those were his fanbooks from Comiket 96. I hope they didn't set you back too much - aftermarket for these were crazy back then (sold for around 5k yen each when it cost 1k yen originally). If you want more of his comiket Gridman stuff, check out his C95 and C97 fanbooks - it's more of the same type of illustrations.
    Still, that's a pretty impressive haul! I almost never have the time to recount my hauls from Japan as I'm more preoccupied trying to detail the sightseeing or pilgrimages parts, and even those I tend to take my time.
    Nowadays I tend to buy less figures, and stick to limited time collaboration character goods, artbooks or CDs/Blu-Rays. It's just so much easier and cheaper to buy figures online, and this way they won't take up luggage space.
    Keep up the good work!


    Hello Joelwuj
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and informative reply!
    Thanks heaps for the information on the GRIDMAN books, ill see if i can hunt down more information so that i can add them to the database correctly. The illustrations from the Saito Kengo book are by far my favorites so its exciting to know there is more in the set! Ill be honest i cannot remember how much it cost me though.

    At the end of each day i gather everything that i found on that day and take a photo. So when i look back at my photos i can get a sense of when i purchased the item and what particular store i might of gotten it from ( such as if theres pictures of Shibuya Mandarake on the same day as the group photo, i can assume i got it from there ).

    And i absolutely agree, 90% of my figures i pre-order online. So unless its something super rare i cannot find online and i happen to find it in person, then ill grab it. Plus figures take up so much of your suitcase space! Merchandise is so much more fun to hunt for as most shops will have the same selection of figures.

    Again, thanks again so much for your reply fellow GRIDMAN fan!
    take care
    - Ry
    3 meses atrás
    Really cool to see another massive Gridman fan. Good job picking up those books, the one with Akane and the flowers is like a collection of staff illustrations done post-production. There is actually another one with the same concept (not listed on MFC), but it was released pre-airing of the anime, titled "Gridman Starter Book". You can hunt it down if you like it :)

    Saito Kengo is one of the animators for the Gridman anime and those were his fanbooks from Comiket 96. I hope they didn't set you back too much - aftermarket for these were crazy back then (sold for around 5k yen each when it cost 1k yen originally). If you want more of his comiket Gridman stuff, check out his C95 and C97 fanbooks - it's more of the same type of illustrations.

    Still, that's a pretty impressive haul! I almost never have the time to recount my hauls from Japan as I'm more preoccupied trying to detail the sightseeing or pilgrimages parts, and even those I tend to take my time.

    Nowadays I tend to buy less figures, and stick to limited time collaboration character goods, artbooks or CDs/Blu-Rays. It's just so much easier and cheaper to buy figures online, and this way they won't take up luggage space.

    Keep up the good work!
    3 meses atrás
    Rycat220 #1 BRS Fan
    ChocolateSpider3 meses atrás#77559525This is a super impressive loot. I especially like the Nier Automata stuff. I tried to go there during my trip to Japan, but there was a snafu in getting there.
    It was interesting reading this because I'm in the same boat as you relating to posting Japan loot article. I too went there in September 2019 and my posting of it has been super late because of assorted matters.
    This must be a sign from the gods that we are going to be super besties. :3


    Hey there ChocolateSpider!

    Thanks for checking out my article!
    Thats so awesome that you were there during the same time! I know its alot of work but i would love to see your article and what you managed to find while you were over there as well!! i tried to photograph everything as i was entering them into the MFC database but over time i forgot what i done and where things had gone so it took me so long to compile it all ( In the end i still missed a bunch of stuff haha ).

    Haha new MFC besties! I am all for it!!
    Thanks again!
    - Ry
    3 meses atrás
    Rycat220 #1 BRS Fan
    solluxcaptor4 meses atrás#77556778I love reading these type of blogs, amazing loot! I've always wanted to visit one of those anime themed cafes, sounds like you got really lucky. Unfortunately when I was there it seemed like they were all booked up.

    Hey there Solluxcaptor!
    I'm glad my article was a joy to read! Depending on the cafe it's always worth booking ahead. The pokemon cafe is an absolute must and the Promised neverland was defentally a lucky find haha. When i went to japan in 2017, i really wanted to go to the Monster hunter bar. But i couldn't figure out how to book a spot online because the website was awful. So i took a chance and just went to the bar when it opened and talked to staff directly and they were able to book me in 3 days from then. So it never hurts to ask either! They are a very fun experience and highly recommend! ( Especially all the sweet exclusive merch! )

    Thanks again!
    - Ry

    TVAngel3 meses atrás#77559390Fantastic loot! Especially the merchandise of OCTOPATH TRAVELLER. Such an amazing game. Also the evangelion and Evil Tanya is great ♡
    Weren't you scared to transport all these goods? I would continually worry.


    Hello TVAngel!
    Thanks so much for checking out my article! Makes me so happy to see other Ocotopath fans out there! Such an incredible game! The only item i couldn't find while i was there was the Novel, i looked through a few ANIMATE stores but couldn't seem to find it, pretty niche i suppose!

    Transporting it all can be really tricky, but i have a few different techniques to make sure everything is safe during transit. I always bring bubble wrap with me for more fragile items, and if i manage to buy empty DVD box sets i put alot of items inside the boxes to protect them! Or i just use clothes as padding and stuff. The hardest part is moving the suitcases around! 40KG+ worth of goods in 2 suitcases is very difficult to navigate with in the tiny bustling streets!

    Thanks again for checking out and your question!
    Take care
    - Ry
    3 meses atrás
    Rycat220 #1 BRS Fan
    Rubysp4 meses atrás#77557125That's an amazing amount of loot you got. Thanks for all the photos!

    Hey Rubysp!
    Thanks for checking it out! Hopefully there was enough photos for you!
    Take care
    - Ry


    OmegaWerrier4 meses atrás#77543581Nice to see the love for Gridman, it was a great show. Great loot, can't wait to eventually go to Japan too :3

    Hello Omegawerrier!
    So glad to see another GRIDMAN fan here! I absolutely loved the series, the art, the characters, the music it was all so fantastic! Would you believe when i was putting this all together i realized there was still stuff i was missing! There are some GRIDMAN items in the big haul picture that i forgot to photograph haha. So hard to keep track of it all!
    I hope you'll be able to live out your dream and make it to Japan one day, it is such a beautiful country.

    Take care
    - Ry
    3 meses atrás
    Rycat220 #1 BRS Fan
    yakushining4 meses atrás#77542941What an amazing loot! It's great that you were able to find the Nagisa nendoroid to complete your collection and find a little HnK item as well! I also really like the Promised Neverland acrylic stands, they're very cute. Thanks for sharing, it was a joy to read :)

    Hello Yakushining!
    Thanks for reading my article! The HnK item was such an exciting find! It was just laying on a table in the corner of the room right near the cabinet of box sets that i had looked at 100 times! there's no way it was sitting there the whole time without me noticing it haha.
    Arnt the Promised neverland stands cute!? Since they are all food themed i have them displayed in my kitchen!

    Thanks again! take care
    - Ry
    3 meses atrás
    This is a super impressive loot. I especially like the Nier Automata stuff. I tried to go there during my trip to Japan, but there was a snafu in getting there.

    It was interesting reading this because I'm in the same boat as you relating to posting Japan loot article. I too went there in September 2019 and my posting of it has been super late because of assorted matters.

    This must be a sign from the gods that we are going to be super besties. :3
    3 meses atrás
    Fantastic loot! Especially the merchandise of OCTOPATH TRAVELLER. Such an amazing game. Also the evangelion and Evil Tanya is great ♡
    Weren't you scared to transport all these goods? I would continually worry.
    3 meses atrás
    That's an amazing amount of loot you got. Thanks for all the photos!
    4 meses atrás
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