Monday, August 29, 2011

MEGAMAN -dot.Strap Collection- Vol.2 ロックマン -ドット・ストラップ-コレクション Vol.2

Another Rockman 8-bitified strap collection. I love this set because it features the robot bosses from the first game. Too many Rockman toys/collectibles focus on him, Protoman/Blues, Roll, Rush, etc etc. The colors on these straps, as with the last set are super vivid, so they definitely "pop". The two secret straps this time are Dr. Wily prostrating himself on the ground (i.e. - after he's defeated in the games) and the other (one I didn't get, there are 9 in each set, but a box only contains 8 straps) is apparently Sniper Joe, the one-eyed robot ubiquitous throughout all of the early Megaman games.

Rubber Strap Collection Hetalia 2 ラバーストラップ コレクション ヘタリア2

The second set of Hetalia rubber straps were a long time coming, but here they are! This time around we have mainly Asian and Nordic countries.

Monster Hunter Trading Mascot Friends of Airou Village Vol.2 モンスターハンター トレーディングマスコット アイルー村の仲間たち Vol.2

More Airou, more cuteness. The one with the Poogie hat going to hug the Poogie is my fave. Also the one with the sword and armor, lol.

Monster Hunter Poogie Magnetic Plush モンハンプーギーマグネットぬいぐるみ

A tiny magnetic Poogie plush!

Game Characters Collection Mini Rockman ゲームキャラコレクションミニロックマン

Time for more collectibles from my favorite series: Rockman! It's hard to believe that Megaman is almost a quarter of a century old (next year!). I was really anticipating these, as I fell in love with them the second I laid eyes on them. Whoever designed these did such a good job making them all miniature and SD. They also picked some of the best bosses to include, Snakeman, Skullman, Elecman, Airman... Right down the box design, you can tell a lot of care goes into the GCC (Game Characters Collection) line, though I have to admit bias to loving the series they've done so far, Megaman, Persona 3, 4, soon 2. Although, I can never understand the inclusion of Roll in these sets, can someone explain it to me? Oh, and the secret is regular blue bomber Megaman with his helmet off.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Phoenix Wright Gyakuten Saiban/Kenji Rubber Strap Collection 逆転裁判逆転検事ラバーストラップコレクション

In what I'm sure is a concerted effort to nuke my wallet all the more quickly, these things are now coming out in the same month, instead of staggering them (they're doing it with Naruto ones in October or November). Gyakuten Saiban and Gyakuten Kenji definitely have a large cast, so I guess it warranted 2 collections, and they certainly do look cute in their SD forms, but give my poor wallet a rest! ^^; The two secrets are the police dept mascot chara and Tonosaman (Steel Samurai in the English version).

Nendoroid Panty and Stocking ねんどろいどパンティ&ストッキング

Now here's something different, even if it's just their facial expressions and hand shapes. I like Stocking a lot, not that I don't like Panty, but her gothloli style is really, really cute. And I'm a sucker for striped socks. Stocking's hair is made of vinyl, which I was kind of taken aback by, I don't know what I expected it to be made of, but its tactile qualities are really neat.

Queen's Blade Nendoroid Airi クイーンズブレイドねんどろいど アイリ

Seemingly one of the last Queen's Blade Nendoroids (if preorders are any indication), Airi is easily the coolest, in my opinion anyway. She comes with a scythe and 2 purple pyres, and the way her maid outfit is done is super cute!

Little Busters! Ecstasy Nendoroid Kudryavka Noumi: Winter Clothes ver. リトルバスターズ! エクスタシーねんどろいど 能美クドリャフカ 冬服ver.

Super cute, especially with her hat with the giant button and doggu!