Trunks Premium Color Edition Figuarts Review

Trunks Premium Color Edition Figuarts Review

Confession: I didn’t like Dragonball Z as a teenager. I gave it a few shots, since it aired before Sailor Moon on Toonami (I believe it did, anyway) but it never really grabbed me. Perhaps it was partly due to how I never watched the beginning, or even attempted to find and rent some of the early episodes from Blockbuster (RIP). Either way, I didn’t enjoy it and I kind of forgot about giving it an honest shot again until recently.

Dragonball Z Kai helped me get the original story of DBZ without the filler, and it made the overall experience much more enjoyable. Of course, since I love figures, I ended up poking around the internet to see what was available. To no surprise, the answer was a lot. 

As I had heard very nice things about most of the SH Figuarts Dragonball line, I figured I’d pick one out and see what I think. I was torn between Piccolo and Trunks; Vegeta was actually my favorite character but he had a few more versions than the other two and I didn’t want to have to pick between them, haha.

I ended up going for Trunks since an auction was ending within 5 minutes of me finding it and I figured it was fate. Or something.

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Sanji 20th Anniversary Figuarts ZERO Review

Sanji 20th Anniversary Figuarts ZERO Review

Hello! It sure has been a while, hasn’t it? Unfortunately, I wasn’t doing too well the past few months with stress and illness related stuff, so I passed on reviewing Skoshbox or writing about anything, really. I’m doing a bit better now, but the January 2018 Skoshbox has yet to arrive for me, so ….

Figure review time!

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Skoshbox Review: October 2017

Skoshbox Review: October 2017

Even though it arrived a bit later than usual, October’s Skoshbox was packed with full sized snacks! The info page was no longer the main one on the website, but luckily October’s was archived and still available to view. Honestly, I don’t really like how early Skoshbox posts the box’s contents — November’s hasn’t even shipped out yet and they’re already announcing what’s inside! Takes away from the surprise. Plus, some customers won’t receive their box in time for the page to still be on the current month. I’m on the east coast and packages from Japan like to take their time getting to me sometimes. 🙁

Anyway, that’s enough talk about delivery times and Skoshbox’s website. Let’s move on to the actual review for October 2017’s box!

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Anime Figure Review: Sabo Variable Action Heroes

Anime Figure Review: Sabo Variable Action Heroes

As stated previously, I’ve somewhat recently gotten into One Piece, and I’m trying to obtain figures of characters I liked while reading the manga. While I like the Straw Hat crew, I found myself intrigued by Luffy’s sworn brother, Sabo. If anything, Sabo’s outfit and aesthetic are very interesting, and translate to figure sculpts well!

After poking around the internet (mainly MyFigureCollection, Mandarake, and eBay) I decided to pass on the Portrait of Pirates Sailing Again Sabo due to his inflated cost, especially in comparison to the Robin and Zoro from that line. (Zoro is more expensive than Robin, but not as bad as Sabo.) My second choice for this character was the Variable Action Heroes variety, which I assumed was like the Figma or SH Figuarts lines.

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Skoshbox Review: September 2017

Skoshbox Review: September 2017

This month’s box arrived pretty much intact, and everything inside was safe and sound, thanks to the bag containing it all. (It’s a nice bag! Nicer than most grocery store’s bags around here, honestly.)

The bag was stuffed with six snacks and a bonus plush that I’ll talk about at the end of this post. Sadly, the little booklet containing information about what’s inside was gone and I was directed to their website, where the page had completely different snacks listed than what I received. My guess is that the list is of October’s box, which hasn’t shipped yet and was just pushed to be published too early. I don’t know for sure, though.

Since the website didn’t list the correct items, I had to research and find the snacks’ names and information on my own, which took some time. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to find many of the snacks on Tokyo Otaku Mode’s site to purchase directly, either. (I imagine it’s due to the shift over to snacks coming directly from Japan, as their site does say.)

On to the review…!

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Anime Figure Review: Zoro POP Sailing Again

Anime Figure Review: Zoro POP Sailing Again

About a year ago, I decided to undertake the daunting task of reading all of One Piece. With the help of my local library system, I was able to quickly read through up to the most recent story arc, of which I now need to wait to borrow any more. That being said, I ended up really enjoying the series!

The figure lines featuring characters from the series span far and wide. Collecting everything is near impossible, and finding older figures sometimes proves pretty daunting. I discovered the Sailing Again line by Megahouse while browsing the internet about 70% through my journey reading the manga, and I decided that was the best line for me to own some figures from.

At the end of the day, I chose Nico Robin and Roronoa Zoro to purchase.

Zoro arrived recently, so I wrote up a review for him.

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