Wow! It’s been quite some time since I’ve cleared my mind on here but I’m back. WITH A VENGEANCE! Not really, but I do have some figures to ‘review’. Recently had a day off and decided to open some figures instead of just storing them away after receiving them. While I do love buying and collecting figures, I noticed that I’ve haven’t open and held one in a long time. So today I went crazy and opened four recently received figures.
Posted by zerofigures on February 5, 2012
Posted by zerofigures on September 14, 2011
News just broke on joystiq about 45 mins ago and while I can’t scream, jump for joy, or roll around on the floor like a mad man, I can pump my fist and punch the shit out of the air like I’ve never done before!
For someone who has followed the series from the beginning , I am extremly excited as I’ve had to wait too long for this. PSP and 3DS versions aside,
Thank you Team Ninja, I have extremely high hopes for this game.
Posted by zerofigures on July 23, 2011
Man, what a day. Just got news that Amy Winehouse is gone. I haven’t blogged in a while and am sorry that a situation like this is what it takes for me to return. But I suppose that blogging is a way for people to release and express their feelings so here I go.
Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black album was so full of soul and awesomeness, as a fellow Brit, I feel in love with her. That voice, in that package was a thing of beauty. You felt it, it moved you. I first remember listening to her album driving south on I-95 to MD to see my then girlfriend and being completely blown away. It was like Jazz, Ska and Reggae and so much more all in one. It quickly became one of my favorite albums. Seeing her gone down the path she took was hard and I hoped and hoped that she would get better. While other watched her ruin herself I shook my head and wished she would get better. You can’t even google her name without being bombarded by awful paparazzi pictures of her destroying herself. Amy deserved better but I suppose she did this to herself.
I’m not sure why things had to play out this way but I can only hope that others use her as an example. All that talent and beauty gone to waste. I’m done.
RIP Amy and thank you for what you have left behind.
Posted by zerofigures on March 11, 2011
Woke up this morning to some bad news, an earthquake has hit Japan , report are that it was either 8.8 or 8.9 on the Richter scale, the largest in Japan’s recorded history.
There isn’t much to say that hasn’t been said, the videos on the next and news streaming out of Japan says enough, as of right now I’ve seen reports of 1,000 dead.
Gundam fallen? – I read that the 1/1 scale RX-78-2 gundam had fallen due to the quake, but Gizmodo has updates on that rumor. However Tokyo Tower has suffered damaged caused by the quake, again Gizmodo.
The amount of damage is of course going to be massive. House, boats and cars are being washed away by Tsunami waves. Lives are being lost. It’s a really sad day and I hope the death toll doesn’t continue to rise. I pray that everyone is able to locate their family members and able to come together.
Posted by zerofigures on February 28, 2011
So Tecmo, is this why I can’t play Dead or Alive 5 yet?
Sure it won’t be the same without Itagaki but I think I’ll be happy with what I get.
So please, after Ninja Gaiden 3 is complete and in my possession, please feel free to finish any new Dead or Alive game you might be working on (portable games don’t count, and please no photo games, just pure jiggly non-stop kick ass action).
I have enough faith in Tecmo to know Ninja Gaiden 3 will be awesome. The gave us NG Black on Xbox and Sigma one and two on the PS3 (notice those are the enhanced versions), and they did not disappoint. I have my fingers crossed for some old school and new school badassery so please hurry up.
Posted by zerofigures on February 18, 2011
Here we have Fusion Works Gundam Converge Vol 2. There are 6 pieces in the set not including the one variant. They are about 2.5″ tall each.
For their size they are pretty detailed and should make any Gundam fan happy. The colors are sharp and the most work you’ll have to do to display them is attach their weapon and/or shield and head (if it came loose while Shipping).
Although they are sold like gashapon in boxes, they are not random. Each box is individually numbered and pictured. Kinda like some previous Bleach and one Piece sets. Each volume has a variant. In the 2nd set, the variant is the Unicorn Gundam with Bazooka instead of the rifle. In the first set, the variant was an RX78-2 with bazooka instead of rifle.
Got this about a week or two ago and haven’t had much time to look at them, I did happen to take some pics I wanted to post though. Will post more pics once opened.
The last six pictures have been added for comparison. The RX 78 is from the first set.
Posted by zerofigures on February 18, 2011
I titled this posting with a question mark because I’d like to be proven wrong. I’d like to think that we anime fans and Otaku now have another ally in our quest as consumer for goods. Somewhere to find that one item we’ve been searching for that sold out months ago. But lack of information and actions lead me to think otherwise.
I was searching for a figure everywhere, every website (I trust) that I have purchased things in the past from were long sold out. This lead me to do a long web search to hunt this figure down. I searched and searched and came upon Otakunoanime.com who had 2 figures I was searching for well below the going prices. I placed the items in the cart but my buyers instinct kicked in, as well as an old saying, “If it seems to good to be true, it probably is”.
So the research began. The bottom of their website lists a blog, twitter and facebook. The blog doesn’t link to a functioning site and the facebook doesn’t either. The twitter does work but is full of links direct visitors to their main site. I also found this blog they’ve created which is definitely complete BS. I feel confident enough saying that due to the fact that a certain Mr. Peter Payne of Jlist.com who frequently updates his blog, wrote that story on Jan 21, 2011 (good eyes Cupcakez89). I ‘d recommend subscribing to his blog, it’s full of great information on Japan through American eyes. I did a BBB (Better Business Bureau) search and came up with nothing. Continued searching and couldn’t find anything except another buyer thinking the same as me (I hope they do another search and come up on this posting).
I then questioned the authenticity of OnA on MFC and someone said they thought their cds were fake (I’m inquiring with them now). So others agree that things don’t seem to be straight with OnA. I’m hoping that we are wrong and they’re legit and providing our community with some awesomely discounted anime goods, but until then I won’t be providing them with any details of mine. What’s your opinion on this?
UPDATE – I just got learned. I know understand why the cd’s are being identified as fake and I agree. Taking a product, slapping your own catalog number and logo on it , does not make it yours. The quality of the item is sure to be lower than that of any official product. Thanks MFC.
UPDATE #2 – Peter Payne, jlist.com owner and blogger, has commented and confirmed that Otakunoanime.com is not a trustworthy site. Do not buy from Otakunoanime.com.
Posted by zerofigures on January 13, 2011
Lots of rare pieces! More to Come!
Some of whats available, please let me know if you have any questions.
Update 1-19-2011 – Kotobukiya Yoko Sold
Update 1-20-2011 – Bome Karen and Rio Sold
Update 2-04-2011 – Toranoana Witchblade Sold / Max Factory Blanc Neige Sold / Maya Natsume Sold (Aya Natsume Still Available)
Update 2-10-2011 – Gift Saber Sold
Update 2-12-2011 – Mega House Queens Blade Siggy Sold / Karakuri Circus Saiga Sold
Update 2-16-2011 – Cutie Honey & Ryomou Shimei Sold
Update 3-02-2011 – Asuka Cosplay Yoko E2046
Posted by zerofigures on December 6, 2010
Got a couple of things for sale, see anything you’re interested in?
Sorry, No international Shipments, Shipping is included within the price.
Prices are negotiable on some items, $5 off for each additional item purchased in addition to the first. (some items) negativezero
Please contact me through my blog as I will reply to the email you use to contact me.
Thanks for looking.
One picture has things that are open:
Fighting Vipers Honey by Epoch – $120
Shining Wind Xecty by Kotobukiya – $100
Rocket Girls Morita Yukari by Happinet – $50
Dengeki G’s Festival -Sept 2010 Vol 8- – $20
2nd Picture Contains Brand New Items:
Onegai Sensei’s Mizuho Kazami by Good Smile Company – $65 (Still sealed in bag as it arrived from HLJ)
Sheryl Nome Prize Figure by Banpresto – $23
Chu x Chu Idol’s Chua Churam by Alter $225 (Brand New Factory Sealed, Box is Mint except for a slight dent (please see pictures) Still sealed in the bag as it arrived from HLJ , seems to have been cut open but not enough to remove the figure or open the box.
Gantz’s Kei Kishimoto Swimsuit by Yamato – $120
Mon Sieur BOME’s Honey Bunny Karen and Rio – $100 (package is mint, clean and undamaged)