Today, my first POP UP PARADE figurine arrived. Bernadetta von Varley is one of my favorite characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which is not only my favorite Fire Emblem game, but my second favorite game of all-time (right after Persona 5).
POP UP PARADE is Good Smile Company’s brand of affordable figures. This one in particular has a list price of 49,90 €. Since I reserved it and redeemed it early on, I got a discount of 5 €. Despite the low price, POP UP PARADE figures still have very high quality and are a good option for low budget collections, in my opinion.
I got this figurine from Figuya instead of Good Smile directly. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I am going to buy from Figuya almost exclusively going forward. Receiving orders from a trusted reseller like them who is based in the same country as me is much easier and I won’t have to bother with international shipping and customs fees anymore.
This actually wouldn’t have been my first Fire Emblem figure. I recently had a problem receiving my Byleth figurine from Good Smile as there were problems with the shipping. The figurine actually ended up being sent back to Japan, which means I will have to contact Good Smile’s support to see what they can do about it. I was really looking forward to receiving that figurine and posting about it, because it looks really cool. If it gets here, I will of course post an update.
I actually picked these up in January but forgot to post about it, lol
I bought Fire Emblem Engage at the store a day after release. Originally, I wanted to pick it up on release day but that day didn’t quite work out for me. If I’m honest, I haven’t really played much of it yet…
The Corrin amiibo was a very lucky pick-up for me. This has notoriously been one of the hardest amiibo to pick up and may easily cost you upwards of 100€. Luckily, I found an online store that had stocked up on some of the older Fire Emblem amiibo for the release of Fire Emblem Engage and I ordered it immediately for a very good price.
The Sephiroth Amiibo was pre-ordered and got to me on release day, as well.
As I teased with my Ryuko Nendoroid recently, there was another shipment arriving very soon. It’s the Usada Pekora figma! It was announced in June of 2021 and I have been waiting for it patiently.
As a pre-order bonus, I got the alternate expression Nousagi (the little bunny guy with the “XD” face).
This is my first figma and it looks surprisingly good. This brand is more akin to something like an action figure. The figurines have movable joints to create all kinds of cool poses. There’s a big amount of flexibility when it comes to how you want to present your piece, which I really like.
Like Nendoroids, they also come with swappable face plates for different expressions. Pekora specifically, also has her infamous Rocket Launcher with her and a sunglasses accessory.
Today, my first Nendoroid arrived. It’s Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill, with her outfit from the final/special episode of the anime.
I ordered this Nendoroid last year and due to the pandemic, the delivery really got dragged out. I’m glad it finally made it here, because I really like Ryuko and Kill la Kill in general.
A while ago, I decided I would be trying out Figuya more, which is a reseller based here in Germany, instead of Good Smile Company directly. This is mostly because then I won’t have to deal with customs fees and confusing international shipping. Figuya is a reputable seller so I don’t think I have anything to worry about there.
Regardless, I still have some more figurines coming in from Good Smile Company directly, including one which was already shipped and will probably arrive later this month. I will of course give an update on it when it arrives.
I’ve had most of these lying around for a few weeks now. NieR: Automata was a birthday gift at the end of October and I got Xenoblade 3 a little bit before that.
Final Fantasy XIII was an eBay purchase, as this copy which looks like it’s new and contains the manual only cost me 6 euros. I know most people don’t like this game, but still, that really surprised me. I got Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster from Amazon on the same day.
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz was an impulse purchase today. I went to the store to get Persona 5 Royal on Nintendo Switch originally, but then I saw this on the shelf and it was the last copy. I haven’t finished watching 2wei Herz yet, which is the second cour of the second season, so this was a good reminder for me to do that.
Fire Emblem was an impulse buy this week, since I have wanted to get it since it was announced. So was Metroid, actually. I have been wanting to add it to my Wii collection for a while and found a good price on eBay.
Splatoon, however, was pre-ordered for a while. I’ve been looking forward to this game for a long time. Recently, I took part in the Splatfest World Premiere for Team Rock and had a blast. I’m glad to finally be able to hold this game in my hands.
I pre-ordered Splatoon 3 online, hoping to be lucky and get the game a day earlier, like a lot of other people. The package was dropped off today (release day) at around 2:30 PM. Actually the tracking suggested it may even be delayed by one day. Next time, I will just go to the store and pick the game up myself.
Today my copy of Nintendo Switch Sports came in, the sequel to Wii Sports. I was very excited about the announcement of this game in the previous Nintendo Direct and played the Online Test demos extensively when they were available. So I am glad to finally have this game in my hands.