These two came in the mail today: BTF Caletvwlch for MG Gundam Astray Red Frame, and BTF G-Defenser + Flying Armor for RG Gundam Mk-II!
The Caletvwlch set actually includes two swords, and a light-up display stand for the two swords or the two katanas in the MG. The G-Defenser + Flying Armor set actually came with a lot more plastic than I expected. Considering that Bandai’s set had around 7 plates, BTF’s packs 11!
There isn’t much I can do with these now, unfortunately, since all of my kits are back home, but I’ll unbox them properly soon enough. You can find these kits all over eBay, but I ordered mine from Samuel Decal. His shipping is pretty fast and he packed both kits really well.
I also started playing Yu-Gi-Oh! recently. This is my deck right now, and it plays really badly—very inconsistent—but I will fix it! If any of you play as well, drop me a message! I think I can probably use some tips…
Anyway, until next week!
aparanoidbarnowl asked: So would you say Hobby Zone has better pricing for shipping as well?
There’s not much of a difference. They’ll pack your things just as well as anyone else will, and they bill you the actual shipping fee, once you’ve already paid for your items. I guess that makes shopping around on Rakuten pretty easy! In my experience, their shipping fees compare pretty well with fees from AmiAmi and Mandarake, too.
While I was gone, my order from Rakuten’s free shipping campaign arrived! Unfortunately, being a bit of an idiot, I had these sent to my apartment, instead of back home, so it seems like I’ll have more stuff to haul back come winter break in a few weeks. :c
Aside from presents I bought for friends and family, I bought these five kits for myself! The eagle-eyed among you may notice that I already reviewed GN-X and Loto, but I got rid of those when I downsized my collection some time ago. I guess that was a mistake, but it’s nice having a fresh start on these fantastic kits!
I also bought this steel mug for myself. I really the ECOAS logo—it looks really crisp—but I really bought this for the other side.
Everything in this order came from Hobby Zone. Of all the retailers on Rakuten, they seem to have the best price and selection on gunpla. The shipping would’ve been quite pricey without the campaign discount, but be sure to keep your eye on them when another campaign rolls around!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States! This week’s entry is two days late, because these last couple of days have been really hectic. I’ll be moving out in a few months, so, in preparation for that, I hauled my gunpla back home.
Here’s all of my gunpla on my floor before I packed them up. There’s something like seventy kits in this pile.
The night before we drove up, I packed my trunk to the brim. I was a little bit worried at this point, because this was only about half of all the kits I have.
But that’s okay! The morning right before we left, I somehow managed to squeeze the rest into the back; the seat on the left side was still open to hold all of our luggage.
Once we got back, I rearranged the shelves in my old work room, and packed my gunpla back in. There’s still a pretty cosy little work area beneath the shelves you see here!
And that’s what I’ve been up to! I’ve also been catching up with some friends, showing my girlfriend around my hometown, and shopping for some Christmas presents. Please excuse my phone pics this time around… I’ll be back again next week!
kempffffffffffffffffffffffffffff asked: Aaaaaah! I messed up the internal frame piece of my RG GP01's leg! Is there some way I can get a replacement for this piece, or perhaps the whole sprue?
Gentei Kits shut down their parts service, and, to my knowledge, no one has stepped up to replace them. (These services never seem to last too long for some reason…) Your best bet is probably to ask a proxy (like MBT or something) to order the replacement piece for you. If they’ll take your request, give them your filled-out parts replacement form (bottom of page), and hope for good news.
function-over-form asked: Hey i was wondering if you could do something on the new valvrave figures?
I don’t like the designs too much, but I can take a look at them if I ever see them cheap.
I’ve been gone for a very long time. A lot of things happened since I last posted anything significant—and things are still happening—but I want to come back. The only problem is I don’t know what to say. For a long time, I’ve wanted to make this blog more personal, and that’s a bit hard, because this is the internet.
Interestingly, not too many of you ran off during my hiatus. Maybe you just forgot about, but maybe you had hope that I’d come back; in any case, thank you. I really appreciate you all still sticking around, and I hope that whatever I have coming next won’t disappoint you!
Here’s what I have planned. I’m still collecting and building gunpla and figures, so I will still make reviews and stuff, but I want to change up the format a bit: more photos, less text. The videos will change too, for those of you that watch them. I’m thinking about writing some haul posts too, but I’m not sure how welcomed those will we.
In the mean time, I’ll try my absolute best to post something at least once week (maybe on Tuesday?), even if it’s just me rambling like this. I really need to write, you know?
I finally received this on Thursday! Those of you that keep up with Tanto Cuore will know that Japanime Games promised an English release of the Romantic Vacation expansion way back in January. The set did come out in May, but I bought the Overnighter package on Indiegogo, and I opted to receive the new playmat instead, which, for one reason or another, took another four months. Eh… All the waiting aside, I’m really glad to finally receive this! My box got a little crushed during shipping though, and… And… I swear I’m not angry ASDASDFJSDLKFJLKSDJFALSKJDALSKDJALSKD
The short of it is a lot of things have happened to me in the last month or so, and I’ve been dealing with all of that. As soon as everything is sorted out properly, I’ll be back with more… Stuff about robots and toys and everything nice. :D