Wednesday, 2 January 2013 13:08
eternal_rena: (Kratos "Hmph")
I need to rant cause I'm really pissed off right now.

So the USPS postage price increase is finalised and the change is going into effect on 27 Jan 2013. And there is a RIDICULOUS PRICE HIKE for first class international packages. It's going to be MORE THAN DOUBLE the price for up to a 2 oz package to mail from the US to me!!! (Of course it's also bad for other international people but this LJ is about me...)

Seriously, WTF USPS, are you trying to stop people from shipping internationally? Or are you trying to drive away customers???

Now I have to think twice about buying things from US sellers (especially at [ profile] pkmncollectors) on top of those in the UK, Canada and Australia, unless it's a high want that I've been looking for for quite a while or I'm getting multiple items to make the shipping actually worth it :T Of course, that's not the worse thing. The worse thing is that the majority of the members at [ profile] pkmncollectors are located in the US. It's bad for the US sellers too cause it means less sales for them. Jeez.

If anyone ever complains my international shipping prices from Singapore (or anyone else in the Asia region really, including Japan seriously) is too high, I will seriously flip tables at them.

Well, looks like it's less money going towards purchases (which means less purchases of older released figures of Pokemon I collect) from non Asian sellers at [ profile] pkmncollectors and more to new things being released in Japan that I want for both Tales of Series and Pokemon (the list contains quite a good number of items already...and some of them I need to get from Y!J) and also for lots at Y!J which contains items that I want and then reselling the other items...
eternal_rena: (Yuri "Ow...")
Tales of Series Ichiban Kuji Prizes

Release Date: December 2012

Prize A: Tales of Xillia 2 Pillow (1)
Prize B: Milla Maxwell Figure (2)
Prize C: Yuri Lowell Figure (2)
Prize D: Mabo Curry Plate (3)
Prize E: Muffler Towel (4 types) (16)
Prize F: Rubber Straps (ToX2 4 types) (16)
Prize G: Clear File & Sticker (4 types) (20)
Prize H: Chibi Kyun Character (4 types, no secret) (20)
Last One Prize: Milla Maxwell Kyun Character (Smile Ver.)

And I'm going to go after all the figures cause they're from Vesperia, Graces f and Xillia and these are the Tales of Series I collect for figures. Now the biggest problem is I dunno how popular these will be and how much they'll end up going for at Y!J...they may even be more expensive than the items from the Pokemon 7/11 movie Ichiban Kuji... X_x

I'm seriously considering weeding out all of my larger (I will not sell my larger Reshiram and Victini plush >_>) Pokemon plush that are not part of my main collections and I'm mainly a figure collector anyway (that is why I will not stop collecting the Waza Museum, Chibi Kyun Chara and Partners) and a bunch of my side collections and figures...not to mention that there are still Muskedeer Pokedolls and figures, White Kyurem oversized Pokedoll and hyper size Reshiram Tomy MC which I have yet to get and am planning on getting all together when Gin comes back from the US and seeing if there is anything I want from the Eevee promo...I think I also need to just stick to buying only Umbreon plush from all these Eeveelu promo things...

I should also stop procrastinating and update my sales faster (I keep on playing video games and Black/White 2 is going to be out soon XD). I still have a lot of unsorted Pokemon Amada Stickers, which I think I'm not even going to collect anymore and just sell every single one of them since Amada Stickers are flats that I never seriously collected, I only really collect TCG actively, and also start photographing all my extra Jap TCG cards and finally put them up for sale. The plus side is the Jap TCG are all already sorted out, and also finally update my Eng TCG section too since it's way too outdated and I have cards from the later sets that I want to attempt to sell too which are also all sorted out...>_o

I also have non Pokemon stuff I want to add to my non Pokemon sales too :S

And I'm only about halfway through iconing all those walky Pokemon pics and I really want to get that out of the way ASAP...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *dies*
eternal_rena: (Yuri "Great...")
I just pre-ordered this...

I really couldn't resist. This figure of Okumura Rin is simply too beautiful, it's a 1/8 scale figure, and most of all, it has Kuro on it together with Rin!!! <3 <3 <3

Note to self...I will only collect Ao no Exorcist merch EXTREMELY selectively, getting only things I REALLY REALLY REALLY like and IT HAS TO BE for my favourite characters as I cannot afford another full blown collection...

Okay. Now I'll have to check out again the two figures of Rin and Yukio that Banpresto is going to be releasing for their prize machines in Dec and see if I really like them enough to get them. Got to check out the local import store's Dec catalogue again the next time I go there...

eternal_rena: (Yuri "Great...")
Looks like it's going to be harder than I thought to collect an entire set of Pokemon Chibi Kyun Chara figures due to some of them being limited in number because they're ichiban kuji prizes, though I hope they're not too limited, the ones I'm going to be after at least >_>

Looks like I'll have to change my collecting plan for the Pokemon Kyun Chara figures... Since I'm not too much into collecting people merch for Pokemon, though I'm still collecting the Partners series because it's a person together with a Pokemon, I'll just get one of each Pokemon, normal versions only including all different poses aiming for the Pokemon which I actually collect first if they're ichiban kuji prizes, no pearly or whatever alternate colour versions. It would still be a bit difficult, but I do prefer to collect Pokemon compared to Pokemon people. Of course, if some of them are going to be normal Banpresto prizes and the local import store brings them in... I'll just get an entire set from them.

Oh wait, let's not forget the recently announced Banpresto ichiban kuji figures for Tales of Series :/ There is this Yuri figure and the Asbel, Richard, Yuri and Flynn Chibi Kyun Chara figures... And I mainly collect figures for the Tales of Series so those are some stuff I'll be looking at getting when they're released.

Of course, this means that I'll have to put some of the Pokemon items that are in my wants which were released years back into the back-burner for now..
eternal_rena: (Yuri Oh?)
Okay, so Banpresto is releasing some new figures called Chibi Kyun Chara Pokemon figures and they're all adorable <3

But Chibi Kyun Chara Pokemon actually implies that they're also making figures of this series for other fandom :O But that is not the point.

Just when I decided to collect all the Waza Museum and Partners series of figures by Banpresto, they have to make this into a series of releases too, and I simply cannot resist cute Pokemon figures, especially not when there's going to be an entire series of it???

My wallet will definitely not be too happy about this...but I simply cannot resist not collecting this series...


Sunday, 29 July 2012 20:59
eternal_rena: (Yuri Oh?)

Another 1/8 figure (two for me since I forgot there was a Jude already announced) for me to throw my money at...seriously, at this rate, I'm going to run of of space to store all my 1/8 figures together with my Pokemon collection and sales stock >_>

I wish I didn't love figures that much @_@ I swear one day I'll have my own collection room...somehow.


Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:27
eternal_rena: (Pokemon - Walky Cobalion)

How does a Cobalion Pokedoll manage to look grumpy and cute at the same time? :'D
eternal_rena: (Pokemon - Walky Blitzle)
This week's chapter of Code: Breaker is AWESOME. NO REALLY REALLY AWESOME.

My awesome package of Pokemon goodies of happiness from [ profile] denkimouse arrived today! \o/ Cute little Electric Zebra of happiness (of course there are other stuff in it). WHY ARE YOU SO CUTE. No photos yet cause I don't have the time today since it's raw week and I need to end a GA tonight and calculate how much was raised =__= I don't have a space for it yet either too, I need to do a collection weeding for my plush first XD;

And a Walking Umbreon Kid which I've managed to snag from a sales by chance. If I was any slower, I wouldn't have gotten it D:


Friday, 3 June 2011 22:20
eternal_rena: (Pokemon - Walky Blitzle)
I just won a lot of 260 normal Amada Stickers for...180 yen. This is even legal? O_o o_O


Also, Victini Pokedoll. Now my Victini PokeCen plush collection is complete. Unless they release more. Are the Victini Movie Lotto plush prizes considered PokeCen plush???

I am going to be so broke due to the movie merch you have no idea... I need a higher paying job... Currently hunting for a new yeah. I also foresee days of stalking Yahoo!Japan. Especially for the movie lotto prizes.

I also need more [ profile] pkmncollectors members in each other's flist.

P.S. You can find information on all the Pokemon Merch news at [ profile] pkmncollectors using the "info" tag.
eternal_rena: (Pokemon - Walky Zebstrika)

This settles it, I'm definitely collecting every single official plush of Blitzle and Zebstrika. I literally fell in love with the Electric Zebra so much that you have absolutely no idea <3 <3 <3 <3 <3



When is my Blitzle MPC going to arrive T__T
eternal_rena: (Yuri "Whatever")
I'm kind of tired of people just randomly using the word "grail" on [ profile] pkmncollectors. From what I understand, isn't the word "grail" supposed to be used only for an item that you, as a Pokemon Collector (I dunno if it's a general term for collectors of anything), really want a lot, but it's hard as heck to find due to it's rarity or it's something that's hard to find and expensive at the same time?

I've seen a lot of Pokemon Collectors at the community using the word so loosely that it's even being used for merchandise that were released not too long ago! And we're talking about merchandise that were released only a few weeks to a few months back which are not extremely rare or highly sought after or anything, not stuff that are at least a few years old :/

As for me, I do not have anything that I want that can really be called a "grail", as I'm mainly focused on building up my Pokemon Collection of mainly Gen 5 Pokemon. I have random things for the previous Gen, but they're mainly not too hard to find items and do not cost hundreds of dollars. I also hate to hunt them down, unless it's something that I really want. With my paycheck, it's much easier for me to go for new merchandise, as I can just get an entire box of newly released Kids, figures, whatever, keep those that I want, and sell those that I don't want to the community members.

At the moment, my Gen 5 collection is looking like this:
Main Collection - Reshiram
Side Collections - Zekrom, Oshawott/Dewott/Samurott, Zoroark (with a tiny bit if Zorua), Victini, Haxorus, Excadrill, Lilligant, Blitzle/Zebstrika

My Reshiram collection consists of all official plushes, any figures that I can get my hands on (I don't get electronic related figures), straps, anything else that catches my fancy.

My side collection mainly consists of anything related to that Pokemon that catches my fancy. There are also stuff of Pokemon of anything else random or catches my fancy.

Stickers are mainly quite random stuff for me.

Oh yes, I also collect the Pokemon TCG. That is the only thing where I don't have any bias on which Pokemon I'm collection since I keep any card that I don't have. I mainly collect US TCG cause I have easy access to them XD;

Now I just need to find a way to put them up with my extremely limited space...though I'm already planning an arrangement for my Gen 5 Pokemon and plushes at least.