Haven’t posted in a while, huh? So, I finally moved into my new house… at the beginning of April. Geez, that took freaking forever. >< So nice to finally be living on my own.
My Little Busters collection is coming along nicely. I thought I’d show off what I’ve got so far. I really suck at taking photos with my iPod touch so some of them might be a bit blurry, whoops. x_x Maybe I should get a fancy anti-shaking camera… do anti-shaking cameras even exist? Probably not, huh. Damn these shaky hands of mine!
Okay then, what have we got?
My bookcase, which I have downstairs. Only two shelves are taken up by Little Busters stuff so far. There’s Little Busters Perfect Edition and the entire Little Busters Refrain series on Blu-ray. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting the first season limited edition BD/DVDs too, but I don’t know if I should bother. Eh, it’s just a ‘maybe, someday’, I guess. If I ever feel like it.
On the bottom shelf is a collection of books.
This is the Nyatsume Kyoudai book. It’s pretty rare, since it was sold only at some event. We know how much Key loves making cool stuff exclusive, right? Got it off Suruga-ya. It’s a book containing most of the Nyatsume Kyoudai comic strips from the Visual Arts product site… sadly, there are some on the site not in here. It’s still worth having though, it’s got a bunch of extra illustrations and is really cute. Also, it has straps with mini figures of Kyousuke and Rin. I took them out of the box though.
Here they are! Aren’t they cute? This is the closest thing we’ll ever have to a Kyousuke figure… that’s not a garage kit anyway. Sigh. I want a Kyousuke figure. ;_; Why do you hate male figures, Japan, why. ;_; … Sure, there are male figures, but none for Little Busters.
Anyway, they’re really nice. Rin’s a pain in the butt to stand up though, she keeps falling over.
Back to the books. I’ve also got two rough notes here – the Little Busters Rough Note and the Na-Ga Rough Note that came with the C87 Key Set. No, I didn’t buy the Key Set. I was able to get a copy of Rough Note off Yahoo Auctions. Wasn’t really interested in the other stuff. The only Little Busters stuff was the Rough Note. It also has some Angel Beats artwork. Best thing about it is the Natsume siblings tapestry illustration *_* There were also two alternative sketches of it as well. Nice. … Oh yeah, I’ll upload here too. Why not.
Natsume siblings. ❤ So cute~
Oh yeah, you can see my only Little Busters doujinshi in the bookcase. That’s one of ZEN’s doujinshi. Not sure if I’ll be getting any others, though I totally entertained the idea of getting some Kyouriki doujinshi.
The other books are the Little Busters Perfect Visual Books – original, EX and anime.
Upstairs, I’ve got tapestries on my bedroom walls.
The Little Busters Card Mission Kyousuke tapestry and that tapestry of the childhood friends I’ve been interested in for a while. Nice to actually get it at last. I managed to get it from Suruga-ya. The LBCM Kyousuke tapestry was pre-ordered from the Toypla site. Wise move indeed, since I have seen no sign of it anywhere else since (apart from Amazon and eBay)
The sad thing is, I only recently learned Japan runs on a pre-order system for this kind of thing. Apparently the manufacturer only makes a certain amount of items depending on the number of orders. They don’t just make bundles of them and stock them in online stores forever and ever. What a shitty system. ;_; I wish I’d known how this worked sooner, maybe I wouldn’t have been so laid back about buying stuff.
I’ve got a couple of other tapestries coming my way. I’ll show them off another time.
And here’s my figure collection so far. I’m keeping them in a cupboard in my bedroom. Yes, a cupboard. With the doors shut. … I have no shelves and no room for a display case, and frankly, I don’t think I want a display case. Not with glass anyway. Glass is scary, it breaks. What’s wrong with perspex or acrylic or whatever? Why does it have to be glass?
So far, I’ve got the Komari and Rin nendoroids, Beach Queens Rin and Nekobiyori Rin. Nendoroid Rin came from Amazon JP marketplace, Komari from a UK seller on eBay, Beach Queens Rin from Mandarake and Nekobiyori Rin from Rakuten Terraformer. I was really lucky with Nekobiyori Rin… she was shipped SAL, marked at full value (about 5980 yen) and still slipped past Customs. Whew!
I think I’ll make a blog post for my figures when the rest of my orders arrive. Got some of them coming by surface mail because I’m insane. That, and I just wanted to avoid them all coming in at once since I had so many orders. The remaining figures are Kotobukiya Rin (with cat ears and angry face), Gemaga Rin and Cospa Rin. I’m building up a Rin collection, yay~
I’ll only be getting Rin scale figures because, damn, they sure are expensive to ship. I didn’t realize they could be so heavy.
There’s also one other thing I’ve ordered… and I guess I’ve ended up becoming a buyfag after all. Oh dear. I’m sure this will be the most expensive thing I’ll ever buy!
… Ha. Hahahahahahaha. Yeah, right. Just wait until Altair announces a Kyousuke figure at 10k yen or something. No, stop it, self, don’t jinx it. ;_; … But I want a Kyousuke figure. Gimme a Kyousuke nendoroid at least. Sniffle.
So what’s the item I bought?
The Na-Ga Art Works ~Rindou~ luxury binding version, from Yahoo Auctions, at 9,250 yen. Yeah. Ahahahaha… even though I tried to resist, I got sucked in after all. It has the Natsume siblings tapestry illustration in there… and this beautiful new artwork of Rin, Mio and Kud… I couldn’t resist after all. Pfft, money is so overrated anyway. Who needs it.
It’s fine, honestly. I’m financially healthy so there’s nothing to worry about. I know the shipping’s going to be expensive too but it’s fine. I really want this artbook so much. It’s so going to be worth it.
I’ve even gone and bought a wand scanner. I shall master the art of wand scanning! O/ Let’s hope it goes well and I won’t have to wait for a cheaper retail version of Rindou, debind that and scan it all in.
I would absolutely not do that to the limited edition version, by the way. Nor do I intend to stick it in a flatbed scanner. I will be ever so careful with it. It will not get a single blemish. Hopefully.