This month was spring cleaning month. You wouldn’t know it by the mess that I call my home but in relation to my collection I managed to sell a few items that I no longer held an interest in. And of course, new items arrived as well.
None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I haven’t made a single pre-order this past month and I’m a little proud of that actually. I’m hoping that it represents a change in my habits and that I’ll be able to drop down to a more reasonable amount of figures on order and arriving. Though… I still have my eyes on a couple of figures I’d like and maybe just maybe I’ll throw down some quid towards their purchase. These include Banpreseto’s C.C. figures (one, two) as well as their blow-job Anya, Kotobukiya’s Railgun maid set (Misaka, Kuroko), Kotobukiya’s
Blanc Neige Hayane Fubuki, ques Q’s Taiga though still hoping she goes on sale and lastly Alter’s Kasugano Sora. I don’t think any of these stand out too much as being great, but blow-job Anya looks fun.
Five items arrived this month, all five of them arrived the same day despite ship dates differing. Was strange indeed to walk out my front door and see a pile of boxes waiting for me. In this months lot of items we had Alter’s Tainaka Ritsu with her lovely drum set, Good Smile Company’s badass looking Saber Alter which Tier @ Tentacle Armada’s already reviewed, and three Danbos (two standard, one “very well done“). One of these Danbo’s is destined for a friends fiancé the other two however shall remain mine. Had these items arrived a day later they would have been on June’s list and this post would have been pretty empty, at least in terms of pre-orders and arrivals. The biggest changes this month are sales.
This month represents the most of anything I’ve ever sold in my life of items I personally own. Sure I’d sold a figure or two before but this month I sold five items and would have sold seven had I the spare boxes lying around in which to ship. Also for the first time I sold items I’d never opened. First up is Phat Company’s Lily, while I liked some aspects of her overall she’s fallen out of favour and I felt it a good opportunity to sell and be rid of her without any monetary loss. At the same time I sold Wave’s Misaka Mikoto and she was a bit harder to part with. She’s an adorable little thing and I like how they sculpted her midriff but in the end I felt I had too many swimsuit figures as it was and off she went. That was it for the unopened box sales however, much of the ~32 unboxed items I wish to keep and will eventually get to… eventually.
The other items sold were open box but in good condition and being perhaps a little over the top keeping ALL the original packaging for most of them repackaged them up matching how they originally arrived as best I could, plastic wrap and all. In this bunch there was Kotobukiya’s Sill Plain which by no means was a bad figure but her original cost and lack of cast-off really set a poor taste in my mouth which never went away over the 1.75 years I owned her. I will however miss angles such as this, she did have a nice bottom. Max Factory’s Blanc Neige was next on the list and in fact all the figures from that set that I owned have been claimed which includes Elwing and Mao. Having now bought Xecty, Seena and Kureha I felt I didn’t need a second set of 1/7ths in skimpy bikinis. Though the three of them will be missed, they definitely had their charms. I do need to buy more girls with pointy ears though, I think I’m back down to just one with Xecty.
The last item sold in May might just break Tier’s heart. Alter’s Buddy went out the door on the 23rd to a nice girl in the Netherlands. While Buddy’s clothing will offer her little warmth in the Dutch winter I’m sure she’ll be inside where it’s warm and cosey with all the hot cocoa she desires.
June however looks to be a rather expensive month with six items expected to ship as such I brushed through my pre-orders with a fine toothed comb and managed to shrink it only by one. Alpha Max’s Maaryan figure was delayed and delayed… and delayed and pushed into June (Originally projected for January!) and while I could afford her I no longer wanted to. It’s a little bit disappointing, I was looking forward to her breasts and midriff but the Internet is full of breasts and midriff, as is summer and summer is almost here. Her left thighhigh however always looked really wrong to me and I think that would have annoyed me to no end anyway.