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Scribbles #2: My humble loot has arrived!Scribbles #2: My humble loot has arrived!Loot

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Hi there, everyone. This is just a small blog on the merchandise I accumulated over the last two months. The post started arriving from last week - the cumulative effect of previously jammed-up courier services and my compensatory mechanism (ha!) of purchasing anime merchandise during the peak of the pandemic when figure releases were delayed. I received my EMS and DHL post from two Japan proxies respectively, and Air Small Packet from Mandarake.

Most of the merchandise are from Kimetsu no Yaiba, Bleach and One Piece.

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1. Yahoo Auctions Japan
(Proxy: Zenmarket)

My DHL parcel from Zenmarket, which also happened to contain the bulk of my humble loot, gave me a mini heart-attack when I saw the sorry state it arrived in. But I was not going to reject the parcel (nope, not that crazy) - and God knows how long it will take to get back to Japan if I did. I did not buy any figures so I was pretty confident that if there was damage, it was going to be bearable.

Thankfully, the proxy filled the box with an overly generous amount of paper - and my stuff turned out intact. All of the items were won from Yahoo Auctions Japan.

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First off from the box, are these lovely Kimetsu No Yaiba folding screens from Movic. These are the first such set I have purchased and I am loving them! I started out with Nezuko's and Inosuke's and loved them so much that I decided to hunt for the others to complete the set. (Shinobu's and Giyuu's were a nightmare to find and for a good price no less.)

Love that the colours are really clear and the board screen material is pretty hardy too.

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The next set is the Ufotable x Morinaga Kimetsu no Yaiba clear files - which I also really like. My favourite is the Nezuko one - she looks so adorable and I love the matching pink kimono motif background and also, she's not holding anything ridiculous (cue: Giyuu with the cup and his stoic face XD)

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There is also a Ufotable Dining postcard set in the mix - they came together in a goodie bundle that I bought because I wanted certain Bleach postcards in there. I love the Ufotable Dining merchandise in general, though they can be rather pricey. The postcards were a pleasant surprise - the quality is really good and the texture is matte and very nice to touch.

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I especially love the Giyuu postcard, it looks like a draft drawing of the classic "isolate-the-handsome-guy" scene XD

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One thing I didn't like about the postcards was the small little scribbles they had printed here and there over the cards (thankfully they were absent on the Giyuu one) - it makes it look like someone vandalized these postcards. (EDIT: These postcards are called Gengas and feature the original drawing alongside storyboard notes of the artist, which were what the scribbles were. Thank you for the information, everyone! :D)

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Other Ufotable Dining merchandise included a Rui coaster and two sets of stickers.

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More Kimetsu No Yaiba goodies in the bundle - illustratio bromides of the Hashira.

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And then comes the Bleach series loot <3 This Studio Pierrot poster set was one of the main components of the entire loot for me - the Kuchiki siblings are my all-time favourite male and female (and I have always had a soft spot for Bleach being the series that got me back into the manga/anime world - despite the crappy mess it turned out in the end) . I had been searching high and low for this set without a killer price and finally found one (I got the set for JPY 680). Now it's high time to get a frame so I can frame these up and put them on the wall - I love their Shinigami side of the posters but the modern sides are sexy!

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I don't really care much for the Renji poster (he came with the set too) - he was never my favourite character XD

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I also snagged two boxes of Bleach: Memories of Nobody posters, also mainly for the Rukia and Byakuya posters. Of the entire set, I personally think Aizen, Soi Fong and Unohana look particularly good.

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Moving on from the posters, here we have my very first Bleach (and very dreamy) Shikishi - and it is of my favourite Bleach man. I got this for JPY 270.

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I also purchased a postcard set (in a goodie bundle), again in honour of and only of the Kuchiki siblings XD It features the same art as their Studio Pierrot modern posters.

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There was also a couple of One Piece Shikishis, postcards, stickers, mini bromides, mini reels and cards.

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And small goodies from other series in the same bundle. I don't follow the other series but I do recognise Gintama and Katekyo Hitman - the rest are foreign to me.

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2. Mandarake
I have purchased clear files and cards from Mandarake in the past and it was always sent in a flat sturdy envelope... so it was a little comical getting the Mandarake post this time - I had not expected such a large box for only one mini screen and one Shikishi. For a moment, I thought for sure that they had sent me the wrong items. XD

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I was more than happy to see the Shinobu folding screen pop up on the Mandarake online store last month and immediately checked out the item. With her, my folding screen set is now complete! The Nezuko Shikishi was just a passing item, I thought it was rather pretty and it felt lame only buying one item for the shipping so I added that to the cart as well.

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Shinobu is so pretty, love her almost glowing eyes!

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The design of the Shikishi is very pretty and traditional, and Nezuko is equally beautiful.

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3. Mercari
(Proxy: Buyee)

The Mercari item is just a single poster set sent in a long protected tube. This Rukia Banpresto poster has also been on my wishlist for the longest time and I finally got her - she is so pretty (will be finding the perfect white frame to hang her up in).

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Ichigo came with her as a two-in-one set but like Renji, I don't really care about him XD

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And that is it for my humble loot post :D The next figures upcoming for my collection is ITEM #813035 and ITEM #813034 and frankly, with the conflicting buyer feedback I have been seeing on both figures - my anticipation has turned to apprehension but I am still remaining optimistic for the Kamado siblings! Will probably review them too when I have them in hand.

Till the next post :)
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Bah-Roo2 kuukautta sitten#79942637Those folding screens are really cool, they'd make a great backdrop for figures. Nice haul!
I actually bought those screens so they can eventually be my future Kimetsu figure backgrounds (I have yet to receive any of those figures though XD) And thank you!
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Those folding screens are really cool, they'd make a great backdrop for figures. Nice haul!
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ishidoro2 kuukautta sitten#79902207figure dealer? proxy? do you buy the exclusive one directly from kotobukiya?
I replied your PM ;)
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Cloudberry2 kuukautta sitten#79902298That's one epic haul of Demon Slayer! The folding screens looks awesome but the Nezuko shikishi is definitely amazing.
And good ol' Mandarake; they'll over package things but it'll definitely survive being crushed by a uncomplacent delivery worker

Thank you!! :D
I love hoarding Mandarake boxes actually - I often use them for when I sell off my figures, heh.
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That's one epic haul of Demon Slayer! The folding screens looks awesome but the Nezuko shikishi is definitely amazing.

And good ol' Mandarake; they'll over package things but it'll definitely survive being crushed by a uncomplacent delivery worker
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ishidoro2 kuukautta sitten#79902207figure dealer? proxy? do you buy the exclusive one directly from kotobukiya?
Local figure dealer, he gets the figures straight from China. And yes, mine is supposed to be the Koto-exclusive one.
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evenstar882 kuukautta sitten#79902177Thank you for reading and for the comment!
My shipping method is EMS, i just paid for Nezuko yesterday so I am waiting on the figure from the distributor - my Tanjiro is on hold with the figure dealer so they can be shipped together for a slightly cheaper shipping price.

figure dealer? proxy? do you buy the exclusive one directly from kotobukiya?
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ishidoro2 kuukautta sitten#79901921wow so many shounen goods! really nice kny haul you got there. those gengas are pretty cool. love that nezuko shikishi it's so beautiful! same i'm scared to receive my koto's nezuko too hopefully it comes without any defects. can i ask what shipping method you use for nezuko scale?
Thank you for reading and for the comment!
My shipping method is EMS, i just paid for Nezuko yesterday so I am waiting on the figure from the distributor - my Tanjiro is on hold with the figure dealer so they can be shipped together for a slightly cheaper shipping price.
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giyunosakedaikon2 kuukautta sitten#79901739Those kmt postcards are genga/原画(original drawing?) postcards and thats why they have marks since when the animators drew those scenes they used those marks to identify the sequence and characters and other stuff.
Ahh thank you very much for the information!! I definitely learned something new here.
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drowranger2 kuukautta sitten#79901595Wow, you got some very nice goodies there!
I remember when those first long Bleach posters (with the modern outfits on the back) were released. I managed to find the fullset myself then. I spent so many hours haunting Yahoo Japan looking for Byakuya goodies. It’s been years now since I’ve looked there... but maybe I should take a peek again and see what new items are available?
Great post!

Thanks very much, Leah! I am decades behind in collecting these Bleach goodies XD Yes you should, you have always been the #1 Byakuya fangirl from the time I known you (virtually XD)
They had a White Day merchandise set released in April with many Bleach men ITEM #963291 and the Elegant Collections in January ITEM #892784 (I thought Byakuya looks especially sexy in the Elegant Collections one so I snagged the Shikishi from that series. I think the most recent Bleach merchandise is a cafe series.
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