TokyoTreat Classic Review August 2018

TokyoTreat Classic Review August 2018

August 2018’s box has a Fruity Ninjas theme, meaning all of the items should contain fruit or be fruit flavored. Surprisingly enough, several of them aren’t, unless you count chocolate, mint, cheese, or corn fruit. Nevertheless, this is still a fun box!

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TokyoTreat Classic Review July 2018

TokyoTreat Classic Review July 2018

This month’s box is all about summer camping snacks and flavors that remind you of such. The snacks inside all are part of the theme, and should make you think about the fun days and nights of summer!

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Figure Review: Kazuma Kuwabara ARTFX J

Figure Review: Kazuma Kuwabara ARTFX J

I was actually introduced to Yu Yu Hakusho a few years ago, unaware of the series’ initial run on Toonami back in the 2000s. After watching about 1/3 of the series, I realized I was pretty hooked and by the time the series was over, I searched online for merchandise featuring the main cast. As it was 2015/2016 at the time, I was both interested and disappointed to discover that Kotobukiya had released scale figures of the four main characters and Youko Kurama in 2012. The interest was due to how nice they looked, but the disappointment was due to how rare they’d become.

My boyfriend surprised me with Kurama for Valentine’s day, and I knew then that I really wanted all of them.

Yusuke was still available, for about $10-20 more than the original price. Considering the time frame between original release and my interest in the figures, that was a great deal!

Hiei proved a bit more difficult to find, but eventually someone on MyFigureCollection sold one to me for around $80. Still not bad, since he retailed for about $50 originally.

Youko Kurama, however, was very pricey. Sellers were charging anywhere from $150-250+ for him, and I couldn’t justify that. When I was sure I’d never find a decently priced one, though, one on eBay popped up for $50. I didn’t know for sure if it was legitimate or a bootleg, but I really wanted him, so I took the gamble. (I’d advise never doing this unless you REALLY want a figure, and even then be prepared for disappointment.)

Surprisingly enough, he was a genuine Kotobukiya figure!

I was super, super happy to find him for a price even better than retail, but I knew the last of the group, Kuwabara, wouldn’t happen. Why?

He was selling for $350+ at the time, and that’s even on the low end.

Auctions on eBay were rare, and when they occurred, they ended at a similar price to the low end. He definitely, definitely was not worth that to me, so I passed, thinking it would never happen.

About two years ago I messaged Kotobukiya’s page and asked if they had any plans of a reprint for the line since the series was about to hit its 25th anniversary. Unfortunately, I was told no.

But then….

A surprise announcement was made! All five figures were getting a reprint, and for their original prices! Unbelievable! Kuwabara was preordered instantly, and he arrived yesterday.

(Please note that the images look much better if you click on them!)

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TokyoTreat Classic Review June 2018

TokyoTreat Classic Review June 2018

TokyoTreat actually arrived about ten days earlier than usual this month, which was a pleasant surprise.

This month’s box is all about carnival snacks or snacks that make you think of summertime. It’s definitely hot enough outside where I am to enjoy some summertime treats!

Before I start, I should tell you that I did continue my subscription, so I will be reviewing more boxes to come.

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TokyoTreat Classic Review May 2018

TokyoTreat Classic Review May 2018

 

I’m back with another TokyoTreat review! May’s theme is anime, as a play on the somewhat recent Ani-May trend a lot of websites and stores like to participate in.

Since I’m a fan of a decent amount of anime series, I was very excited to try this box out!

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Figure Review: Sabo -Extra Battle- Figuarts ZERO – Hiken

Figure Review: Sabo -Extra Battle- Figuarts ZERO – Hiken

I know, another Sabo figure review. I wasn’t originally intending on even getting this figure, but I was surprised with it as a very early birthday present so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to write about it. 🙂

This figure is from the Figuarts ZERO Extra Battle line. The Extra Battle line is as it sounds, a series of One Piece characters performing flashy battle moves. Technically, the line is called Chou Gekisen -Extra Battle-,’ but I’m calling it Extra Battle for simplicity’s sake.

The latest entry in the line (as of this writing) is Sabo using his Hiken, or Fire Fist, powers.

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