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RAH DX Athrun (2005) was off model and had a funny pose. G.E.M. series Athrun (2012) resembles Hirai's character design more, but it also has a slightly inaccurate hairstyle and is obviously meant to be looked at only from certain angles (meaning not from these ones). The head is adjustable because it's attached to the neck by a peg, but it's not about the head, it's that spine and, and.

/table toss

I might try the smiling face and the Haro sometime.
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Chanced upon these and chose two out of four:

These were cuter and larger than I expected. And expensive too!
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Very late, but happy new year!

2011 was, collecting-wise, very slow. There was the happy presence of Re-ment in local stores but the stocks were not updated as promised (where's the Rilakkuma?) After splurging on the European Grandma series and deciding the Tsukiji Sushi series was not cute enough to complete, I stopped buying completely. In the meantime, I bought a few Sylvanian Families accessories. The bf also helped by getting me a dinner set, and by surprising me with some other non-mini stuff, such as the Megahouse Okita, and this one, before the year ended--

Totally unexpected.

I expect 2012 to be just as slow, if not slower, because figure collecting has to give way to uhh intelligent spending, but the online window shopping will continue, and when the Rilakkuma sets come here I will definitely start running all over the place.

I will also cautiously write in the Cheerful ver. nendoroid Kaito and the Moritaka nendoroid into my plans for the year. And maybe plan better housing; the playsets don't work as well as they used to.
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One of the biggest surprises (in several ways) I've gotten in recent years.

As for minis, I've been hoarding European Grandma boxes. Would like to talk about my favorite pieces sometime.
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Maybe it's because I haven't checked out the shelves in a while, but I was really surprised to find these in stock.

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Apr. 23rd, 2011 09:48 pm
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A small gift from the bf.
I finally have someone who fits the girly bed!

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But a lot of things happened between then and now so this post is super late.
The only Re-ment items are the ones from the Mushroom series. The rest are by Megahouse.

This piece makes me hungry.

hello 2011

Feb. 27th, 2011 04:11 am
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The cat was a gift.
Review for the (predictably expensive) lot to follow.
I still have a package to claim.
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I was actively buying miniatures until the first half of 2010, after which I momentarily lost the interest and the drive for them. I only started looking at pieces again a few weeks ago. My last purchase for the year would probably be the Toymaker's Set from Sylvanian Families.

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P.S. I had to cancel my last few figure preorders, but I swear, I will have that Megahouse 1/8 Okita. Someday. I'm already dreading the color prototype for the Katsura one. And I preordered this today, even though I've never read the series. He's too adorable, and I love all the accessories, and I'll be blunt -- I want that lamp.


Nov. 7th, 2010 05:36 pm
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These are really, really small. Like 4mm x 4mm small. If L were standing it'd only be a little taller than him. Anyway, I got the Tokyo Tower set for my birthday.* Planning to get the Kinkakuji one soon.

* Last year was a bit epic, celebration-wise, but this year was very quiet. Sensei stayed in his box and I had too much work and zero sleep. Too bad since I already bought us matching cakes. No, really.
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mm so the tilt shift generator doesn't work with bad photos
Caved in and opened the box.
This series is really huge.
And now I have eight bears.
They're cute, but I don't know what to do with them.

in the mail

May. 9th, 2010 08:36 pm
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I didn't lose anything in the mail after all.
And the petits arrived a lot earlier than I expected.
I still haven't opened the box.
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The wallpaper I chose for the kitchen didn't turn out very kitchen-y, so I tried to make a bedroom instead. Next time I do this I think I'll paste over the partition on the top.

The faulty white balance is there to annoy those who like their white balance balanced.
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I didn't make the ganache; I just rolled bits of it in matcha. And I still have some powder left over. As is always the case with gorging on good things: I think I'll lay off matcha for a while.

P.S. On the figures side: I officially lost two packages in the mail, so that's exactly four sets of minis.
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Should've reduced the milk.
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I saw a cute photo of toast with egg in the middle and wanted to do something like that, but I didn't have a round cutter, and the jar lid I used just squished the muffin in the middle. Meh.

Also, I've started a short photo project inspired by the 365 Toys project at Flickr. There's someone who's been taking one photo a day of her nendoroid Sebastian Michaelis, which is so adorable. I thought I'd do a mini version of that project, thus: L 20 (at Tumblr). I haven't really used L that much since I got him, so maybe this'll be a good time to start.
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Actually it didn't taste like a disaster at all, even with all the improvisations I did.
The blender throwing up a hefty amount of it all over my arm was a disaster though.
Hot soup = ouch.
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I've always wondered what this looks like unwrapped,

so I opened it.
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