Greetings all, this weeks round up is a bit more discreet then the last weekend. I am awaiting on 2 orders from sellers I am not too familiar with and as a result I am a little apprehensive. I will keep a open mind however as situations are variable across the board. This week 2 very nice figures arrived on my doorstep, from Queen’s Gate Rebellion Annelotte and Nanbu Kaguya by Volks.
Both figures are still in box and will get a full photo shoot towards the end of the month, I am aiming for the May Bank Holiday. Annelotte is the first I believe from Queen’s Blade Rebellion which is the follow up to Queen’s Blade. With the exposure and popularity of the Anime rising, I am sure people will be putting more focus into buying this series of figures (I know I have been these last 2 weeks). Nanbu Kaguya was was a random purchase which I had to win on bid. I ended up paying a fair amount but in comparison to the others on sale I saved money even with the Shipping added so I am quite happy, the figure is very nice with stylised hair and a very intricate weapon.
Order wise, I am still waiting on the elusive Alice from Queen’s Gate, my recent spending on Queen’s Blade flooded into other parts of the range especially after my purchase of the Hobby Japan Version of Gate Keeper Alice (such a awesome figure). To conclude this weeks orders and arrivals, yet another Queen’s Blade figure! Airi by Megahouse is the only order (picture below) I have placed this week as part of sustained hunt for Queen’s Blade figures. I did have the option to purchase the P-2 Colour version for a very good price with free EMS (blond hair and differing colour maid outfit) but right now my preference is to get the complete original set of Queen’s Blade releases by Mega House/Excellent Model. My dedication is being tested however by the amazing looking concept sculpt of Risty (my favourite red hair barbarian Queen) and Echidna which are both looking very nice but are part of the Griffon Enterprise range.
I actually found some time this week to watch a little Anime! A excellent bonus to a very hard week for me. I started to trim the backlog by watching the first 8 episodes of Shakugan No Shana (1st volume) I know its a fairly dated Anime but those who have not seen it I highly recommend.
The story revolves around Yuji Sakai, a regular high school kid who discovers a middle dimension where forces known as “Denizens of the Crimson Realm” feeding on people’s souls. A human’s soul that has been consumed it replaced by a “copy” represented by a flame that eventually dwindles and fades causing the human copy to vanish and be forever forgotten.Yuji Skai is attacked in such a way and discovers his fate through a Flame Haze who “saves” his life (Flame Hazes are soldiers who battle against the Crimson Denizens). Without giving away too much of the story, we see a progression of relations between Yuji and the Flame Haze, who he later names “Shana” (after the sword that she bares”. I still have a long way to go but already I am looking forward to the purchasing the next volume.
Well thank you if you managed to get to the bottom of this wall of text, this week is the final movement of my remaining belonging to my new place (Where the display cabinets are set up) and with that big move finally done I can again settle down and start producing photos for the galleries.
Much to do! Just not enough hours in the day!