Skoshbox Review July 2017

Skoshbox Review July 2017

As you may or may not have noticed, I didn’t get around to doing a Skoshbox review last month. The box wasn’t anything special, though, so you weren’t missing out on much!

The way Skoshbox (or Tokyo Otaku Mode) has shipped out their boxes to its customers has changed starting this month, so the timing on these reviews won’t be nearly as consistent as it used to be. (Though it was never super consistent in the first place, heh.) The boxes are coming directly from Japan to the United States via SAL, which is very inconsistent but usually slow. I order SAL items fairly often and sometimes they come in two weeks, others a month.

So, I can’t guarantee when reviews will come out, but I hope that they are within the first half of the month. I’d hate to have multiple boxes to review at once!

Anyway, to the review for July 2017!

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Skoshbox Review May 2017

Skoshbox Review May 2017

Apologies for being a tad late on this, but I had gotten a little distracted with other things.

This box is special, too, since it’s all Glico brand goodies! The sunglasses were an extra bonus, and they say Pocky on the sides.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure DVDs, Blu Rays, Streaming

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure DVDs, Blu Rays, Streaming

This is a list of all of the DVD and Blu Rays you can purchase or preorder in North America, as well as the streaming options. I’m concentrating on just listing the ones available for this region, but know that if you have a region free Blu Ray player you can purchase the Japanese ones. Most do have English subtitles, but note that they are quite pricey!

Disclaimer: the Amazon and eBay links are affiliate links that provide me a very small commission of off every purchase. This comes to no extra cost to you, but I want to let you know that they do help me out some! Thank you!

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Skoshbox Review April 2017

Skoshbox Review April 2017

(Featuring my kitten, Legolas!)

I tossed the booklet from this box in the trash after eating the snacks this month, which I usually don’t do until I’ve written up the review. So, the names of the snacks might be the slightest bit off here, as I have to look over my notes now and hope that I wrote something coherent for everything. Oops!

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JoJo Figure Buying Guide Real Action Heroes

JoJo Figure Buying Guide Real Action Heroes

It’s been a while! Truth be told, I’ve been busy with other things, but I really wanted to keep going with these JoJo buying guides since they’re very fun to compile and (hopefully) helpful to other fans. 🙂

The Real Action Heroes line is by Medicom Toy. Don’t confuse this manufacturer with Medicos; while their names sound similar, they’re completely unrelated!

Medicom Toy has manufactured the Real Action Heroes (hereby referred to as RAHs) for many years, and have changed their body design several times along the way. The interesting thing about this figures is that they’re incredibly articulated! (Well, the humans are at least.) The downsides to this, though, are that they’re very expensive, and very, very fragile.

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure RAHs are older, meaning that they’re long out of print and are prone to breaking when posed. I own two of them — Kira and Josuke, and both have shoulder breakage of varying degrees. Now, despite that I do enjoy the line a lot, and I do wish that they’d earn a reprint, but I assume Medicom Toy has lost the license as they have not made a JoJo RAH in 5 years.

Anyway, since there aren’t many RAHs for this series, I’ll comment with my thoughts about a few of them as I list them. Keep in mind that these are old and will be harder to obtain for a decent price, especially if you’re interested in the Stands. The Stands are not articulated, and can suffer from paint problems as well.

Note! This line, as far as I am aware, DOES NOT have any bootlegs! This is great news since it makes it easier to safely buy a figure without worrying about poor quality. This may change in the future but this line has been out for quite some time, so you’d think it’d have been bootlegged by now if it was going to be.

While I’m at it with the bold text, let me also throw out a disclaimer that the Amazon and eBay links are affiliate links that provide me a very small commission of off every purchase. This comes to no extra cost to you, but I want to let you know that they do help me out some! Thank you!

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Skoshbox Review March 2017

Skoshbox Review March 2017

Skoshbox changed their booklet starting this month to be more descriptive of each treat, as well as more educational about Japanese terms and culture. It’s pretty cool, honestly. I like that it’s bigger now, so things are easier to read. (I’m old, alright?)

This month’s box only contained four items, but they were all of decent size, so it wasn’t a problem. Let’s review what they were and what I thought!

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