Katsucon 16 Loot
Following in the footsteps of pluvia33, who wrote a journal entry on his trip to Ohayocon (and his trips to the Dealers' Room), I decided to share my experience at a convention's Dealers' Room. For me, the convention of choice this time around is Kat...
Figures & Dolls | 15 Feb 2010 20:22
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Otakon 2010 Loot
This past weekend was Otakon, the huge anime convention in Baltimore, Maryland that has always been my summer vacation destination ever since 2001. With such a huge convention, that means a huge Dealers' Room filled with various merchants selling var...
Figures & Dolls | 04 Aug 2010 19:40
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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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Rocking With Azunyan
As you've seen in a post earlier in the week, the Alter figurine of Azusa from K-On! was getting ready to ship out to store and various online dealers. Well, guess what arrived at my house this morning? With me currently having K-On!! on my &q...
Figures & Dolls | 25 Jun 2010 21:13
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The Lynx Strikes ToonAddict's House
One of my regular pastimes whenever I surf the Internet or fool around with my iPod is to check out a few fanart sites to see if there's any pictures that interest me. Two weeks ago, while browsing Pixiv on my iPod, I began to notice the various fana...
Figures & Dolls | 17 Jan 2011 21:13
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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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Pa Pa, Pa Pa, Panda Neko
The first of many pre-orders that I'm expecting from Japan this year has arrived in the mail on Monday afternoon. When it comes to anime companies in 2010, one company that had a good year was Gainax. While part of it definitely can be accredited...
Figures & Dolls | 27 Jan 2011 19:39
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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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The Dangerous Side of Anime Figure Collecting
Given how this web site is all about the world of anime figure collecting, I think this has to be mentioned somewhere. Sankaku Complex has reported a story about a fist fight that took place in an Akihabara store over the Alter figurine of Yui from K...
Figures & Dolls | 25 Apr 2010 05:14
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Starting Off Summer With Some Swimsuits
Summertime is almost upon. When it comes to me and my anime fandom, there's a couple of things to perk my interest. First and foremost is convention season (more specifically, the two big anime conventions of the summer when it comes to the United St...
Figures & Dolls | 08 Jun 2010 21:12
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Beach Queens Konata and Kagami
You know how Wave is releasing Beach Queens versions of Konata and Kagami from the anime Lucky Star? Well today, my order for those two figures via Hobby Link Japan arrived in the mail today. One thing that needs to be mentioned about these two: u...
Figures & Dolls | 28 Aug 2010 20:21
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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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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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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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A Trip to the House of Pop Culture
On Monday, I was checking my Facebook account when I saw a message from a member of the anime club I used to attend before it was disbanded in 2004 due to lack of members attending the meetings. The message was for a casting call for a publicity stun...
Figures & Dolls | 24 Sep 2010 18:47
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HLJ End of 2010 Grab Bag
'Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the house... Okay, that as far as I'm going to go with that, as there's no way I'm going to do a rhyme sequence in his report. Back to the post, earlier today (Christmas Eve), I was busy playing a...
Figures & Dolls | 26 Dec 2010 05:10
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Memorial Day Weekend Arrivals
When it comes to collecting figures, this week has been a busy period of me. For starters, this week, my second pre-ordered figure of 2011 finally shipped, with me receiving it in the mail on Thursday. As you'd probably guessed by the pictures tha...
Figures & Dolls | 29 May 2011 05:34
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A Howling Good Time
Remember in my last blog post that I had another Busou Shinki figure ordered, but I was saving that until it arrived at my home to talk about it since it was showing up later than the figures that I got last week? Well, the figure has arrived, so now...
Figures & Dolls | 03 Jun 2011 04:47
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beach Queens (aka Potomac Coast Party)
Today, another figure came in the mail today, and with that, not only do I have a new place to order online when it comes to anime figurines, but also I have a new plan when it comes to where to put my anime figurines. To begin, last week, I went...
Figures & Dolls | 21 Aug 2010 05:36
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Katsucon 17 Part 1: Dealers' Room Loot
This past weekend was President's Day weekend, and for an anime fan who lives in the Washington DC area, that also means Katsucon, the start of the anime convention season in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. As usual, I made a few trips to the Dealers'...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Feb 2011 05:58
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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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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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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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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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A Good Start to a Busy Week
The next week is going to be busy for me. There's two reasons for this. First, on Friday and Saturday, I'll be attending my final convention of the year, Anime USA, with me being very anxious about what will be in the Dealers' Room after having saved...
Figures & Dolls | 09 Nov 2010 05:32
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First Figure of 2011
For me, 2011 in the field of anime figure collecting began with a local trip to the House of Pop Culture, where I saw a Catwoman statue that was tempting, but cost around $65. After mentioning this to my mother, she suggested checking online to see w...
Figures & Dolls | 11 Jan 2011 06:11
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A Different Type of Video Game Statue
I'm doing things different when it comes to this blog post. Usually, when I do these types of blog posts, they are usually about PVC figures that I picked up from either online, a convention, or a store. This one is a different story. This past we...
Figures & Dolls | 19 Jan 2011 04:35
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Katsucon is only a couple of days away. However, when it comes to "anime stuff", I've been getting ready for the Dealers' Room (sans any "anti-bag" rule) these past two days. Yes, this does include getting some anime on Blu-Ray (S...
Figures & Dolls | 17 Feb 2011 03:43
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The Eagle Type Has Landed
As you've probably guessed by the photos that I posted on Saturday, I received another Busou Shinki figure in the mail. This time, the figure that I received is of Raptias, the Eagle type. When it came to Raptias, I became interested in picking he...
Figures & Dolls | 09 Mar 2011 05:25
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