Sunday, May 30, 2010

Anime North 2010

Well, another awesome convention has come and gone. I had a great time with Nyk (the only bad moments involved us getting seperated due to a misunderstanding and a ice cream truck slushie that really, really sucked); he slept over and we watched Darker Than Black and Lucky Star.
Here's what I bought at Anime North 2010!

: Lucky Star vol. 5 and 6, Keroro Gunsou dub vol. 4

Figures: 2 Puchi Eva blind box (turned out as Rei and Kaworu), 1 Vocaloid Puchi Nendoroid blind box (it was Meiko, darn it), 1 figure of Yuri (aka 'the main character') from Alien Nine, and, last, but certainly not least, a Yotsuba&! revoltech!

Plushies: ...of Lulun, Shiny Luminous, and Card Commune w/ Mipple, all from Futari Wa Pretty Cure (and the sequel Max Heart)! That awesome dude who sells Precure stuff did it again!

Other Stuff: A Keroro-head-shaped purse and a copy of volume 1 of Neko Ramen.

I also got to eat a taiyaki pastry (really good) and a red bean bun (really...stale) for the first time!

Will be uploading photos later. Raccoons with stun guns!!

~ Pirka
PS: Momiji drawing by Dr. Chrissy on DA.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lookin' For My Lotso

As you may know, Toy Story 3 is coming out on June 18th. One of the most exciting things about this for me is the introduction of Lotso, the first major character in the Toy Story series to be a stuffed animal...not to mention the fact he's apparently the villain, which only makes him more appealing to me.

However, there's a catch: it is near impossible to find any Lotso merch in stores right now - even the stuff that's actually been released already - and the stuff that you can find is outrageously expensive (a LEGO dump truck for 40 dollars!?).

Probably the best bit of Lotso-ness I have found at this time is a toy Matchbox truck with Lotso tied to the front (heh, so much for trying not to spoil it - I know that's the ending of the movie from the Art Of book) that speaks various phrases when you push him. I am debating whether or not to buy this or to just hold my horses till' the full-size, interactive Lotso toy (pictured above - yep, that's a real toy, not a movie screencap) comes out on June 1st.

~ Pirka