Otakon Report Bonus Round: Bronycon Cosplay
In my last blog post, I mentioned that even though my Otakon coverage is done, I still have one more thing to talk about. Well, here it is: Otakon wasn't the only convention I went to Baltimore earlier this month. The weekend before Otakon, the Ba...
Otaku & Japan | 25 Aug 2013 23:26
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Otakon 2013 Report Part 2: The Cosplay
Sorry it took so long to post this, as I've been busy since the convention (i.e. work, a trip to Arundel Mills, and me being hooked on Tales of Xillia). However, at long last, I'm finally able to post my pictures of the cosplay and other neat things...
Otaku & Japan | 22 Aug 2013 04:59
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Otakon 2013 Report Part 1: The Dealer's Room Goods
It's August again. As such, it's time once again for my reports involving my annual summer vacation known as Otakon. As usual, I'm starting things off with the main thing that I usually discuss here: the purchases in the Dealers' Room. Sadly, this ye...
Otaku & Japan | 17 Aug 2013 05:01
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Comic-Con Exclusive Mega Man Statue
For many people in the United States, this coming weekend is Comic Con weekend. For them, that means two things. The first one (for pretty much everyone, be it those attending the con or those following it online) is news and sneaks at involving the...
Figures & Dolls | 17 Jul 2013 19:38
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Fishing for Limited Edition Busou Shinkis
While it's pretty obvious that the line of Busou Shinki figures have long been sold out, that doesn't mean I stop looking around the Internet for figures. Every once in a while, I actually do browse the usual figure dealer web sites (as well as eBay)...
Figures & Dolls | 13 Jun 2013 05:25
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Yuno What I Like
It's been a while since I last did a blog post on a figure. This is due to me not really been busy figure hunting these past few months (as I've been out of the loop in terms of recent anime titles and there hasn't been any real "must buy"...
Figures & Dolls | 06 Jun 2013 05:20
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Testing Out a New Camera
With me receiving a raise at where I work, I've ended up with some more money in my paycheck, and with this being a slow period ATM (the only known purchases for the coming week are DVD releases), that means I have a lot more money than usual. Henc...
Figures & Dolls | 13 May 2013 03:00
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Katsucon 19: The Cosplay
WARNING: Due to the amount of pictures that appear in this blog post, it may make take a while for all the pictures to load on slower machines My Katsucon report continues with the cosplay. Ever since I first started attending the con in 2002, Kat...
Otaku & Japan | 24 Feb 2013 05:54
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Katsucon 19: The Merchandise
On Valentine's Day weekend (or President's Day weekend, for you people living in the United States), I attended my first anime convention of the 2013 season (and the second convention in a period that will have me attending three different themed con...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Feb 2013 05:37
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Rounding Out 2012 with Sasara ans Maaryann
To start things off, I might as well explain why I haven't done an Anime USA report here after over a month passed since the con. The reason for it is like this: I actually did have plans to do one here. However, when I was going to take a photo of t...
Figures & Dolls | 23 Dec 2012 05:25
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Sasara Joins the Party
NOTE: If the following report doesn't feel as lengthy as my usual reports, it's due to the fact that this weekend is Anime USA, and I wanted to get this report done before I head to the con (as that will be a priority report-wise next week). On Mo...
Figures & Dolls | 07 Nov 2012 05:49
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Another Busou Shinki Figure in Time for the New Anime
I'd probably would have started on this sooner. However, with a busy period involving a Rifftrax event in theaters, my niece turning two, and concern about a hurricane hitting my area, I haven't really gotten a chance to start writing the blog post u...
Figures & Dolls | 31 Oct 2012 04:39
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The Misadventures of the 2012 Snow Miku Nendoroid
It's been a pretty messy three months due to both delays and defects, but at long last, the final figure of the summer has arrived at my house. In February, Good Smile Company took pre-orders for the 2012 Snow Miku design, which featured her in a...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Sep 2012 06:03
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Otakon 2012 Report - Busou Shinki Figures
Cripes, it's been almost two-three weeks since Otakon, and I've haven't posted my report on the Busou Shinki figures yet (and that's after I've completed my other Otakon reports and finished watching the latest MST3K DVD set). What can I say: with wo...
Figures & Dolls | 15 Aug 2012 05:48
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Otakon 2012 Report - Cosplay
The Otakon 2012 report continues. This time, the coverage focuses on the cosplay pics, which I took a lot of in my terms (keep in mind that I am somewhat selective and don't take as much cosplay pictures as most people). Starting thing out...
Otaku & Japan | 05 Aug 2012 03:44
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Otakon 2012 Report - Dealers Room Loot
Kicking off the Otakon 2012 reports, I'm starting off with the part of the report that most people here will be more interested in. As such, here's my coverage of the swag that I got at the convention. T-SHIRT As is my usual Otakon tradition (d...
Otaku & Japan | 03 Aug 2012 21:38
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Otakon 2012 Report Prologue
Hello, fellow My Anime Shelf users. This past weekend, I had my usual "summer vacation" by attending the biggest anime convention in the East Coast, Otakon. As usual, I've picked up a lot of goodies at the convention and taken plenty of...
Otaku & Japan | 31 Jul 2012 22:17
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Belated Purple Heart Blog Post, Heh
I apologize for being late here. My plan was to combine this blog with another figure. However, with the Snow Miku 2012 Nendoroid currently being delayed indefinitely (I haven't got refunded yet as I paid via Paypal, so I'm assuming that the figure w...
Figures & Dolls | 11 Jul 2012 06:11
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1st Half June Figure Arrivals
As I mentioned in my last blog post, the last few months have been slow for me here at My Anime Shelf. However, things are now starting to pick up for me now that June has arrived. This past week is a good example of this, with a couple of figures ar...
Figures & Dolls | 16 Jun 2012 05:40
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Croisée in an American Labyrinth
It's been a quiet period for me the past few months here at My Anime Shelf. While I do check out the site daily, I haven't really been very active in terms of blog posts and pictures. I personally blame this lack of activity on two things: 1. It's...
Figures & Dolls | 04 Jun 2012 05:55
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Katsucon 18: The Cosplay
This year, Katsucon had a lot of variety when it came to cosplay, and it was more than just anime and video games. The following are some of the cosplay that I saw the con. Ordinary cosplay: Dressing up as a character from Puella Magi Madoka M...
Otaku & Japan | 25 Feb 2012 06:03
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Katsucon 18: The Merchandise
Once again, I went to Katsucon this President's Day weekend. When it comes to the events of the con, you can read my opinions about it here. As for the Dealers' Room, I definitely got a good haul this convention after somewhat of a disappointment the...
Figures & Dolls | 25 Feb 2012 05:36
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Some Figure Lovin' Around Valentine's Day
Katsucon is not for for a few more days (and I'm definitely looking forward to it, although scheduling situations could affect my first go-round on Friday). However, I'm still getting figures before the con starts. As you've seen in my photos, I rece...
Figures & Dolls | 15 Feb 2012 05:15
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Goodies from Magfest
Once again, I apologize for not doing this sooner. A lot of this can be contributed to my mind being focused on other things (i.e. an Android tablet that I got for Xmas, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) and the fact that I was under the weather a...
Figures & Dolls | 25 Jan 2012 06:01
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Ending 2011 With Karin
Once again, real life kinda distracts me writing my blog posts. This time around, the distraction comes in the form of me receiving an Android tablet for Xmas, with me being busy trying out different apps and other things on it. Got to get my mind of...
Figures & Dolls | 30 Dec 2011 05:01
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A Busou Shinki Figure in Time for the Holidays
Merry Christmas, y'all. On Tuesday, my latest addition to my collection of Busou Shinki figures arrived in the mail. Unlike most Busou Shikni figures, which I buy after they've been out for a while (mostly due to me not being interested in th...
Figures & Dolls | 25 Dec 2011 05:40
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Hotness in a Red Leotard
Again, real life has distracted me (along with working on my Anime USA report), so I haven't really gotten a chance to remember to work on this until right now. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving (in America), another figure that I pre-ordered arr...
Figures & Dolls | 02 Dec 2011 05:50
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Anime USA 2011
Sorry if this is later than usual, but with my mind on other things (i.e. frustration over manga that I'm following, the recent episode of a certain show that I'll bring up later in this post), it took a while before I can start this. With my ass now...
Otaku & Japan | 26 Nov 2011 21:23
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More Space for My Figures
I want to get this up before I attend Anime USA this weekend, and with me not even starting the typing until the Monday before the con, it's best that I get my butt moving. One thing you got to say about parents who are aware of you and your relat...
Figures & Dolls | 16 Nov 2011 03:48
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A "Squirrely" Addition
With things about to pick up again (with a number of figures arriving at my doorstep the next few months and me attending Anime USA next month). it's time to get back to habit of writing blog posts showcasing my latest purchases, which brings me to...
Figures & Dolls | 27 Oct 2011 05:51
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Busou Shinki Shopping Spree
If you thought I was finished with figurine buying until October (when the first two of four 4th quarter pre-orders arrive), I have some news for you: my bank account is still taking a major beating. Following the events of Otakon, I was busy bro...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Aug 2011 05:41
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Otakon 2011 Figure Report - Kagami
It took me almost two weeks to get here, but I'm finally there. My series of blog posts about Otakon is finally coming to a close. Bringing this series to an end, here's the Saitama Shinbun 65th Anniversary version Nendoroid of Kagami from Lucky Star...
Figures & Dolls | 14 Aug 2011 06:38
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Otakon 2011 Figure Report - Maryceles
We're at the halfway point of my reports on the figures that I got at Otakon. For this report, I am winding things down when it comes to Busou Shinki. However, I have plenty of stuff this here (especially if you have a 3DS, which is now $170 at Wal-M...
Figures & Dolls | 12 Aug 2011 05:00
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Otakon 2011 Figure Report - Maochao
Continuing with my series of reports about the figures that I got at Otakon 2011, here's my take on the second Busou Shinki figure I got at the convention, Maochao. Sales Data Dealer Where the Figure Got Purchased: Bluefin Corp Purchase Price: $...
Figures & Dolls | 09 Aug 2011 21:34
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Otakon 2011 Figure Report - Arnval
With enough time to rest and take photos, it's time to get the most extensive portion of my Otakon reports: the photoshoots of the figures that I purchased To make this more challenging: I would like to get this done before another figure (one that's...
Figures & Dolls | 08 Aug 2011 05:26
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Otakon 2011 Report - Dealer's Room Loot
Sorry for being late with this report. Among the reasons for it taking long to be ready: 1. I have other reports to work on (which include photo shoots for some of them); 2. With me still being tired from the con, I do have the right to take some...
Otaku & Japan | 05 Aug 2011 05:31
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Otakon 2011 Report - Cosplay and Oddities
WARNING: The following blog post is filled with pictures and Youtube videos associated with some of these pictures. While I put the Youtube pictures in spoiler tabs, this blog post is not for people with slow Internet connections. Usually, I kick...
Otaku & Japan | 03 Aug 2011 03:49
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Otakon 2011 Report Prologue
I'm back from the annual trip to Otakon, the biggest anime convention in the East Coast. Just a quick heads up here: it will likely be a while before I get everything concerning the convention mentioned in this blog. There's a few reasons for this...
Otaku & Japan | 01 Aug 2011 06:39
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Real Anime "Witches" Don't Wear Pants
On Tuesday, another figure that I pre-ordered arrived at my house, this time being a Nendoroid figure. At Katsucon 2010, I checked out the dub premiere of Strike Witches. While the show's start was rather weak IMO (note to anime companies: STOP DO...
Figures & Dolls | 09 Jul 2011 06:23
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My Neighboring Figure, Totori
Two weeks ago, Impending_Sky posted a Nendo-corner piece on Totori, a character from one of the more recent Atelier games to come out in Japan (with it coming to America later this year). Seeing the images of Totori in action, I decided that I might...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Jun 2011 05:27
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