No my hair’s not silver, it’s just the flash. But that’s an ahoge.
Onto the new "anime goodozu" as Satou of the NHK so bluntly puts it, I went to the figurine wholesaler at China Square Central today with the intention of getting the Megahouse Karakuri Circus Set. But the store hadn’t gotten the stock yet. Noticing a Alter Rei 1/5 scale figurine that was as beautiful as … Rei herself, I was tempted to part with 85 dollars to get her. It helps that the retail price + shipping costs about 100 dollars, while the store was selling it at 85.
So I did a "the name of the Gundam Shin Asuka uses in Gundam Seed Destiny’s first episode" buy. The feeling is rather sickening because it’s a bit like getting a girlfriend – you know you like her but you also know your wallet’s going to be empty and suffering ensues.
And Revoltech Eva-03, the black version that was devoured by Eva-01, is out. It comes with an impressively cool ballistics shield and I need the full set. So I bought it for 28.
Heading over to Sunshine Plaza, Tsubaki bought his Utawarerumono figures while I browsed around and saw the Megahouse set I intended to buy. Latendo is selling it at 60 each, so it’s 120 in total. Aniplay is selling them at 57.90 each. I get 5% discount and 3% points at Latendo while Aniplay gives a 10% discount. I was going to burn more money when Tsubaki suggested to wait for the first wholesaler shop to bring in these. Considering Megahouse Saya is selling for 75 in Latendo and 58 at the wholesaler, I concurred that waiting was perhaps a better option.
But not buying it straightaway is rather uncomfortable. What if it runs out of stock like the SR DX Suiseiseki? I’ll have regrets my whole life. The Shirogane figurine is rather popular, HLJ has it listed as low stock while the guy at Latendo mentioned that he had one left. It’s at these times that I wish I could press the enter button and type "greedisgood 100000" for 100000 gold and lumber. But what do I need lumber for? To build shelves to display my figgies of course.
And finally, I bought a ZEGAPAIN pencil board for six dollars. ZEGAPAIN!!!!
The Rei figurine breaks the record for largest figurine ever to step foot in the Han House.