I’d like to take a break from the usual posts that I do because I just want to share this Typhoon Yolanda-related blog entry for my readers. If you want to contribute in helping the victims, I hope this post will be helpful. J
Last November 8 (Friday), supertyphoon “Yolanda” (International name: Haiyan) made a landfall in Eastern Visayas. The aftermath of the typhoon was terrible as it devastated almost the whole Visayas Region---with Samar, Leyte, Tacloban and Cebu getting the most damage. Almost all structures (if not all) were destroyed, death toll continues to rise with Leyte alone having more than 10,000 estimated deaths, electricity is not back and food and water are very scarce. Due to this, President Benigno Aquino has declared a national state of calamity for faster government rescue and action in the provinces devastated by the world’s strongest typhoon of 2013.
I will just take a break from writing figure collecting blog entries to post about this game-related update.
I am only new to the games of Blizzard Entertainment, with Starcraft II as the first game I played. In Starcraft II, I already played Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm. I haven’t played Diablo and World of Warcraft yet, but maybe someday. But despite that, I have some knowledge about the games and have an idea what they are about.
For the second part of my Figure Collecting General Information, I will tell where I buy authentic and original figures for my collection and how to determine fakes and originals. I will be suggesting online and physical shops locally since I only tried buying internationally once or twice but not on figures.
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For my next FAQ/General Information series, I will cover some basic things about figure collecting and will be divided into 3 parts since it is sort of broad. Aside from cosplaying, my other hobby is figure collecting in which I gave a bit of an introduction about it here. But for those who still want to know more about this, uh, not-so-inexpensive hobby of mine, I have prepared a FAQ/General Information on Figure Collecting.
(Warning: This is going to be long and image heavy)
Wow, time flies fast and it’s the end of October already. It’s now November and pretty soon, we will be busy with Christmas, which is just more than a month away. With November here, I’d like to start it by showing some of the few hauls I got for the month of October (with Cosplay Mania 2013 as the main cosplay event). I know it is late, but I just want to write about it and show the things I really collect hehe.
Well, for the month of October, I only had two hauls---with the ones from Cosplay Mania as the biggest one.
|Cosplay Mania 2013 Hauls|
Top picture (L-R 1st row): Poring stuff toy, Rilakkuma stuff toy, Korilakkuma stufftoy
(L-R 2nd row): Bandai D-Arts - MegaMan X, Wave Beach Queens Fate/Stay Night Saber Lily, Nendroid Petit Saber Pajama, Shingeki no Kyojin Hanji Zoe Pin, Cosplay Snapshots Project Photobook 4, Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Volume 13
Second Picture (L-R 1st row): Ling Yao and Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) Keybies from Keybie Cafe
(L-R 2nd row): Evangelion Voice Dice Keychains, Reika Poster Cards
The picture above is a combination of both Marc and I’s hauls. Most of the ones here were bought from the various stores in Cosplay Mania, while some of them were ordered prior to the event---thanks to Onegai Oniichan. I already took a look at some of my hauls here, but I haven’t opened Saber Lily yet because I still don’t have time with the many things to do. In fact, I still have a lot of figures I haven’t opened yet! Hopefully, by this November I can do that and photoshoot them one by one. XD
For the second haul of October, I only got a few than Cosmania, but it was because I ordered them prior to getting last October 19 in Megamall. This time, all came from Onegai Oniichan.
|October 19, Sunday, Hauls|
(L-R 1st row): Fullmetal Alchemist Artbooks Volumes 1 and 2 (gifts for a friend)
(L-R 2nd row): Fate/Zero Illyasviel Rubber Strap Banpresto Ichiban Kuji, Ichiban Kuji Berserker Chibi, NARUTO Shippuden Petit Chara Land Jiraiya, Kotobukiya Fate/Zero Rubber Strap Collection Irisviel von Einzbern
Also, to be honest, I haven’t taken them off from their boxes or plastic because I don’t want them to get dirty. I plan to display them once we have a display cabinet in our room so they won’t attract dust and will be clean. After all, they are part of my Fate/Zero collection.
So yeah, these are my two hauls for the month of October. This will probably give you an idea what things we buy and collect in cosplay and anime events.
And this is also one of the reasons why we are looking forward to every major cosplay and anime events---because we see and buy new hauls that we can add to our collection. :D