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Delta Plus WIP 3

I mentioned about the Delta Plus in my previous post, but I don’t really think it constituted much of an update. This post will also be a quick one. I finally primed the kit over 4 days, and began to work on checking the surfaces. Of course, there are many parts that turned out to need some extra patching up after the primer revealed the mistakes. Good thing I didn’t have to re-scribe many parts as I already did most of that before the priming stage. Sanding and re-priming took almost a week as some of the parts had to be re-sanded and primed a few times. Not many pictures to show as this is one of the more boring stages. I would like to spend more time working on this but I’ve been spending my weekdays in school all day.

At this point after more than 2 cans of primer I was satisfied with the outcome so I proceeded to dig out all my paints. Then I found out that one of my parts had gone missing. So painting will be delayed while I solve this problem.

In the meantime I just received another giant cardboard box of loot, and I haven’t been posting loot pictures lately, so I decided to do a somewhat consolidated post. My last toy review was about 3 months ago and since then I have been buying other kinds of stuff instead…

The last time I mentioned that I went down the rabbit hole, I wasn’t kidding. Shortly after reviewing the Revoltech Seegooey and claiming that I couldn’t find the PVC version on the second hand market I spotted this one on Mandarake back in May and couldn’t resist. If I remember correctly it’s opened but I got it for a not-too-gut-wrenchingly-expensive price.

And then 2 months later in July I spotted this one and jumped on it. This one was even harder to come across than Seegooey and also cost a fair bit of dough.

With the 2 Queen’s Blade characters finally out of the way, it’s on to some slightly newer stuff.

Not sure whether I mentioned this already but I still got a uniform Meduka after missing out on buying her direct from Japan and later on the uniform Hameru came along. Not pictured is the figma version of uniform Hameru which is lost in one of the many cardboard boxes all over my room. Didn’t get the Meguca form of Meduka because I was crazy enough to actually order the Ultimate Meguca statue. Oh dear…

And on to the new stuff that arrived today.

I swore to get both the figma and Nendoroid version one year ago and I kept my promise like a boss. I know the Nendoroid is quite a let-down though. Even the plush keychain I got from Animate back then did better for having the mini Ika Musume face.

Also got my grubby mitts on Yamada! She’s on the right with dat expression alongside Popura which I got some time ago. I enjoyed watching Working and especially loved Yamada’s antics in the second season.

Haha… not sure what to say now. I guess helping my friend order a bunch of statues made me get some for myself too.

Okay now I gotta get to work on that missing part.

Nendoroid Miku Absolute HMO Edition Guest Review

Hello everynyan! This is spekkiochaos, guest blogger for this week. I recently bought this figure on pre-order but did not know what to do with it. So what better thing than to post this on my good friend Evolution’s site where it would be seen. It came not long ago (about a week?), and probably still isn’t in stores. Pardon my photography skills, as some pictures may appear really blur. I don’t have the benefit of a specially constructed stage, since this is my first review. Enjoy!

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Gets for Today

So AFA X (X for 2010 – similar to Masked Rider X, the letter X was used just the third time into a series. Using the letter X so early means there isn’t a chance to use it for a better time in the future.) is coming this weekend but I’m not going there this time.

For one, I have exams later this month as usual. Second, the ticket pricing is even more ridiculous than last year’s, and for me there isn’t much new stuff to expect. It’s not worth the even shittier grades than I already have now to see repeat stuff. Most of the events are repeats from last year, and I have no idea who the new stars that are coming are. I’m not a crazed animu fan so I have no idea who AKB848 and all the other singers are.

On the other hand there is the airing of the Gundam 00 movie and The Disappearance of Haruhi. I’ve read spoilers for both of them already so I don’t want to pay extra and go there on both days early in the morning just to see this. I’ll wait for their DVD releases and watch them in peace.

And if you convince yourself that the people going there are all hikikomori’s leaving their rooms once a year for this, then maybe you’ll want to skip this event too. Or if you make yourself believe all the horror stories about crazed hambeasts/neckbeards and stuff and you’re mingling with people like these (WARNING: adult content galore on the rest of the site).

So weigh these against my shitty exam grades and you’ll have a clear winner.

Anyway the postman came today with this box a few days later than I expected. Since it’s SAL, that couldn’t be helped, but imagine my reaction to this.

Oh crap. Wonder if anything inside is squashed.

Thank goodness everything is pristine. As for the Nendoroid Petit box, I’ll be hounding someone for payment again.

Mio joins the rest of the band after being late by almost a year. Oh god what have I done.

I guess Ichiro Mizuki deserves a mention here since he sang the theme to Kamen Rider X and he’s going to AFA again.

After School Tea Time Zwei

Decided to give a call to the shop asking if my preorder arrived, and I was glad I called because the shop was going to forfeit the orders. I got to hear first-hand about the “licensing issues” that gave toy shops problems importing these toys and why they were so impatient to forfeit the preorders.

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Over a year old! / Get…?

Just realised I’m several weeks late – this blog is over a year old already! I just looked at my first few entries and most of them were pretty much just news snippets of upcoming toys. So for the blog, I hope I can continue sharing reviews of toys and Gundam models, and possibly increase my skills if I ever have the time to build them. Right now I’m in the midst of mid-term tests, and having not gone through education and examinations for almost 3 years, has made this a very taxing period. I cleared 2 insanely tough tests already; one more looms this Saturday and another in mid-October.

Anyway, it’s too late for celebratory photos, but what is this box doing on my desk?

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I wonder what lies inside it…

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