Unboxing: Aquaman Walmart exclusive Funko DVD set

Who would have thought that Aquaman would have an awesome movie good as Wonder Woman? Aquaman was a fun DC movie in 2018 in which tells the story about a man named Arthur Curry who is half-man, half-Atlantean who must step up in order to prevent an upcoming war between Atlantis and the people living in the surface land. Arthur will become not just a hero, but a king. As a Pop collector, I was eager to get this movie set; not only I got three copies of the movie (DVD, Blu-Ray and digital), but I also got the keychain Pop Funko figure. Just like my Alita post, this one is small enough to accessorize. Unfortunately, I wish they would have taken better care of the box set. It has some dents and bends, but at least the figures and discs were fine. This keychain counts as my 36th figure of my set.

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Excelsior! – Remembering Stan Lee

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It took imagination to create these colorful characters and make them heroes and villains. This one man created a comic book revolution and with many artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and many more, he made characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Loki, Magneto and much more. This man is Stan Lee. It has been one year since it was announced that Marvel comic book creator and CEO Stan Lee has passed away.

Throughout the years, Stan Lee has created so many heroes and villains and build a world where we grew attached to them. Thanks to him and his team, we can relate to many characters and look up to them. We can be the down to earth and awkward Spider-Man, the rampaging monster Hulk or even someone as patriotic like Captain America. He also made villains that was memorable and gave us lasting impressions on epic heroic battles such as the magnetic manipulator mutant Magneto, the trickster god Loki and the green creep Green Goblin. Not only Stan made so many comics, he was also well known for making cameo appearance in Marvel movies and TV shows. He may not have been in every single film, but he sure knows to attract attention to his fans. He was in Marvel movies (Disney, Fox and Sony), TV shows, video games and even in a DC animated movie called Teen Titans Go! to the movies.

His last cameo was in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. As a fan of Stan Lee, it still saddens me that he passed away. However, at least he is resting in peace and he is reunited with his wife, Joan Lee. What is your favorite cameo appearance? Did you meet Stan Lee? What was your favorite characters?

Thank you Stan Lee

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Revelations 1:1-3 – Introduction and Benediction (NKJV)

1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2. who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

Fans angry about Funimation’s translation towards anime YU-NO

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Funimation is one of North America’s greatest English Dub licensing companies. They are the ones who helped dubbed great anime like Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia and One Piece. They are pretty big for doing their best to get anime get anime popular all over the world. However, it seems like Funimation also knows hot to tick fans off. Besides the Vic Migogna controversy that is still going on and the whole inappropriate behavior in work field , it appears that they are in trouble once again for changing some dialogue in another anime. In recent news, it is announced that Funimation has gained the English Dub license to the anime YU-NO: A Girl Chants Love at the Bounding of this World. This anime stars protagonist Takuya Arima as strange and unexplained phenomena lead him to travel between parallel worlds in a search for his father, who had supposedly died years ago. It is based on 1996 visual novel and now in 2019, this anime is getting an English Dub thanks to Funimation.

You would think that this is good news for both visual novel and dub fans, but what happens when instead of translating the each dialogue to match up to the original, you instead add something based on your socialopinion or statement. According to news sites Bounding Into Comics and One Angry Gamer, Funimation decides to change the translation by adding a feminist dialogue. This occurs in the first episode where the protagonist Takuya Arima is having a conversation with his friend Mio Shimazu. Here is what is said in the original subtitled version:

Yuki: Wait, boss. You sure know a lot about Shimazu-san. Don’t tell me…

Arima: No way in hell do I want to date that ice queen.

Yuki: Yeah, that’s right! But you know, Shizamu-san’s nice to everybody else, but she’s really mean to you. Ah! Shimazu-san!

Arima: Hey. Milday.

Shimazu: Stop calling me that, please.

Arima: Then how about “Mio-chan, the school idol!”

Shimazu: Why do you make me so mad?

Arima: Not sure. That time of the month?

Shimazu: How crude!

Here is the English Dub version created by Funimation:

Yuki: Wait a minute…why do you know so much about Shimazu? Fess up!

Arima: Calm down. I’d never date that ice queen.

Yuki: That’s good to hear. It is kinda weird though, because she’s nice to everybody. It’s only you who really seems to set her off. Ah! Shimazu!

Arima: Hey. So, what’s up sweet cheeks?

Shimazu: Don’t call me that. You know I hate it.

Arima: Sorry, do you prefer “Queen of the World”?

Shimazu: I’ll never understand how you can get under my skin so easily.

Arima: Good question. Maybe it’s just that time of the month?

Shimazu: Ah! You’re such a misogynist!

It may not be a big issue to some people but some hardcore anime fans may find this offensive because it shows that Funimation would rather meddle with original dialogue and add their own contemporary politics. I like English Dub anime myself but I prefer anime companies focusing on trying to match the original Japanese Dub dialogue. I don’t like it when something original gets changed for the sake of fulfilling one’s goals or message. This isn’t the first time Funimation changed an original dialogue for their own political message. Besides this anime, they tampered in anime such as Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon, Prison School, Interview With Monster Girls and My First Girlfriend is a Gal.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon: dialogue referencing Lucoa’s appearance in a hoodie in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid was altered to chastise “pesky patriarchal societal demands
  • Prison School: the dub of Prison School was changed by voice actor Tyson Rinehart to directly accuse a character of being a “GamerGate creepshow.
  • Interview With Monster Girls: bullies negatively accusing a character of being a “social justice warrior” for standing up to them.
  • My First Girlfriend is a Gal: featured embarrassing references to speeches made by President Trump and ‘strawman’ rhetoric which equates those who enjoy anime fan service to “jailbait” loving “freaks who hate women.”

Besides this news, are you interesting in watching YU-NO?

One Angry Gamer

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Naruto 20th anniversary post – Top 10 Female Naruto characters

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If you want to know my favorite Naruto male characters, please check it out down below here:

Top 10 Naruto Male post

In my previous, I shared with you my top favorite male characters in Naruto. In this post, I want to share with you my top favorite female characters from the series. As part of the 20th anniversary of Naruto, let’s look back and remember the characters that we feel in love with. Naruto has a plethora of powerful and beautiful women that can kick butt and stand for us. Just a heads up, there might be spoilers! So let’s get started.

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10. Kushina

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Even though she wasn’t present in Naruto’s childhood, she still loved him and wishes she could be part of his life. I find her really interesting because before Naruto had the Nine Tails, she was the previous host and she was unique. Even after losing Nine Tails Fox, she used last of her strength to help her husband to seal the beast in their own son, even it means dying and not being able to see Naruto grow. A mother’s love is all Naruto needed to help maintain control over the tailed beast.

9. Konan

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Another tough woman in the series but led to darkness. Konan grow up in a time of war along with Nagato and Yahiko. She was trained by Jiraiya and together, she with her friends did their best to bring peace to the lad. But after tragedy, She and Pain (an alias made by Nagato) formed the Akatsuki and seeks to create peace in their own hands. Her paper justu is pretty impressive. I also like how Naruto convinced her to be good and she went on as a changed ninja. However, she later gets killed by Tobi after she tried to protect her fallen friends.

8. Shizune

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Even though she not strong as Lady Tsunade, she is very dependable. Shizune is a skilled ninja who knows about medication and taking on dangerous missions. Shizune is a great partner to not only supporting Tsunade, but also to other Hokages like former 6th Kakashi and now current Naruto.

7. Sarada

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Coming from Sasuke and Sakura, Sarada has the some impressive skills from her parents. She has the Sharingan like her father and she has the brute strength as Sakura. Sarada is the leader of Team 7 who is mentored by Konohamaru and he team is Boruto and Mizuki. Sarada does her best to keep the team maintain (mostly keep Boruto in control). Her intellectual skills is all thanks to her parents.

6. Tenten

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A ninja is already to fight and is always equipped with the best weapons. Tenten is one of Naruto’s friends and her skills involves with using ninja tools for combat. With her skills in combat, Tenten has access to many weapons that she can use to fight and carry on duties.

5. Temari

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Despite coming from the Hidden Sand Village, Temari makes a beautiful wife for Shikamaru in the Hidden Leaf Village. Before settling down for a family, Temari is the sister of Gaara and Kankuro from the Sand Village. Her skills involves with using a giant fan in which she can use to blow her enemies away and even cause wind blade jutus. Don’t her looks intimate you, she is a caring mother and wife.

4. Ino

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To be honest, I didn’t care about her much in the classic Naruto, but my opinion later changed in Shippuden. Ino is a rival and friend to Sakura and these two knew each other in childhood. Ino can use mind transfer jutsu in which she can leave her body behind and take over another person. Ino has help Naruto fight some of the Akatsuki such as the immortal Akatsuki’s like Hidan and Kakazu.

3. Tsunade

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She may look like a young hot babe, she is actually old enough to be a grandma. More or less, she is probably the same age as Jiraiya. Tsunade is a tough woman who can use incredible chakra to heal people with her skills and her summoning jutsu that allows her to summon slugs. What makes Tsunade incredible is that she comes from the same bloodline as the first Hokage and even though she doesn’t have his wood jutsu, she can fight with brute force and lead the village. She’s a woman you don’t want to mess with especially if you get in the way of her gambling.

2. Sakura

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Kind of like Ino, I didn’t care about her in the classic Naruto. In the classic Naruto, despite her being the smartest ninja, she didn’t do a lot of fighting compared to Naruto and Sasuke. In Shippuden, I like her a bit more when she got strong and was helping Naruto fight the Akatsuki. She got better when they needed help fighting Madara and then Kaguya. In Boruto. she is caring mother of Sarada and will fight anyone who hurts her family. I also like her too because she and I have the same birthday.

1. Hinata

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Naruto’s wife is number one! Hinata first starts off as a timid ninja who was scared to fight and too afraid to talk to Naruto, but after seeing Naruto conquer many challenges, she got inspired to follow him and get strong. I really love how she is willing to help Naruto even if it means risking her life. I actually wrote about her in a OWLS post. Hinata is grown so much when she met Naruto. She even stood up against the powerful enemy Pain in order to help Naruto. Despite the enemies she faces and her doubts, she will stand by Naruto.

That’s all for my top favorite characters. What is your favorite girl in Naruto? Comment down below.

Naruto 20th Anniversary post – Top 10 Male Naruto characters

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It’s been 20 years since the debut of Naruto has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump manga. Who would have thought that a story about a young ninja kid named Naruto Uzamaki would be a hit sensation not only in Japan but all over the world. Naruto has evolved from the manga, to anime to video games and even movies and he is loved by many fans. Through thick and thin, Naruto is a series popular as Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon and it’s highly praised not only for the story, but it is praised for the characters, their development and real life themes such as war and over coming obstacles. Recently, the main character Naruto had his birthday on October 10th. I missed out doing something special on his day but I want to do something for his 20th Anniversary on the manga. I am going to be doing a special top 10 post on my favorite characters on the series. It’s actually going to be more than one post. This one is going to focus on my favorite male character in the series. On my next planned post, I want to do one focusing on the women and hopefully do another about villains. More than likely, I want to do male and female first before I consider doing more about Naruto top 10 posts. I got this idea from a friendly blogger named Mel from the blog website Marvelously Mismatched. She is a great friend of mine and I remember reading her posts about her favorite Naruto male characters. If you want to check out her blog, I will leave her blog and posts down below. Be sure to say hi. While you are at it, please donate to my blog through Ko-fi.

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Anyway, here is my top 10 favorite male characters. (Spoilers coming up!)

10. Jugo

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Jugo is one of my favorite characters in the series. At first he appears like a gentle giant but when he gets angry, he becomes a monster. When Sasuke enlists him in his team, the rampaging Jugo agrees to serve Sasuke and the rest of Team Hebi. With his skills, Jugo can heal Sasuke wounds by using his curse mark and even use his mark to unleash monster strength.

9. Gaara

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Almost like Naruto, Gaara is a character I feel sympathetic towards him. Just like Naruto, Gaara was outcasted by his own village because he had the one-tailed beast Shukaku. To make matters worse, his own father tried to kill his own son multiple times by sending his own men but failed in the process.Without love and care, Gaara became a heartless ninja. But after facing Naruto, Gaara later learned about friendship and he dies whatever it takes to take of his village.

8. Yamato

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He’s not Kakashi, but he is a cool sensei. Yamato first appeared as a substitute sensei to watch over Naruto, Sakura and newly introduced, Sai. What makes Yamato interesting is that he has an unique chakra which allows him to use wood style jutsu that can help suppress Naruto’s nine tails chakra. When he’s not watching over Naruto, he’s making houses and boats with his jutsu. Don’t ever make him mad because he gives off a creepy face.

7. Might Guy

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He may look weird, but he is one of the strongest taijutsu shinobi in the Leaf Village. Might Guy is a ninja that ultizes taijutsu, jutsu that relies on physical combat and strength. Guy is a sensei who watches over his team which includes Rock Lee, Neji and Tenten. He may look weird with his haircut and green clothes, but he is actually strong ninja. I like how even though he only has taijutsu, he is still strong and he knows how fight and go beyond limits.

6. Kakashi Hatake

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This guy has some awesome skills. Kakashi is a real ninja who can toy with his opponents. When he had the Sharingan, Kakashi can imitate hand signs and perform jutsu and counter attack his opponent. Even with his mask on, Kakashi shows a lot of emotions. He cares about his students and he doesn’t hold back on his enemies. He went from being a student, anbu, sensei and even Hokage. Kakashi is a powerhouse ninja.

5. Obito Uchiha

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When life turns their back on you, you turn your back on the world. After dealing with tragedy, the innocent Obito Uchiha decides to seek vengeance in the world. After losing his childhood crush Rin, Obito wants to create a world where anything is possible and he do drastic measures. I like how he is powerful and manipulative in the series and tricking people that he was Madara Uchiha.

4. Shikamaru Nara

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Don’t be fooled by his appearance. First started off in the show as a lazy student, Shikamaru is actually pretty smart. He plans out his moves and outsmarts his opponents. He also appears calm minded which helps him concentrate and not make the situation stressful. I also like his jutsu in which he can possess people with his Shadow Posession Jutsu.

3. Itachi Uchiha

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We all hated this guy before but after learning about him, Itachi is one of the coolest characters in the series. Itachi first appears in the show as an antagonist but after learning about him and trying to prevent coup between his clan and the Leaf Village, he was willing to kill off his own clan and save his only little brother Sasuke. Itachi is an opponent you should never underestimate especially when facing someone who killed their entire clan.

2. Naruto Uzamaki

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He’s the star of his own story and he shows us that with enough determination, dreams can come true. Naruto may have had a bad beginning without having parents and failing in school, Naruto shows us that never giving up pays off. Naruto is one tough kid who refuses to give up and when the going gets tough, he gets stronger.

1. Jiraiya

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Jiraiya is my number one favorite character. He may look like an old funny pervert, but he’s surprisingly a cool shinobi. When he’s not doing “research”, he is writing and training Naruto. As a Sanin, it’s his job to protect the Leaf Village from evil. Jiraiya is the master of the Rasengan and he knows how to summon powerful toads and even hold secrets about chakra control. I wish he was alive in the series so he can see Naruto become Hokage. I admire that he is a writer and I like his dedication to finding out how to find peace in the ninja world.

This is my top 10 favorite male characters in Naruto. What are yours?

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My Fav Anime Characters Naruto Edition Part 1 and Part 2

Mark 15:42-47 – Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

42 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. 45 So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.

Day 14 (G)rant Slam – The Animanga Festival

This is day 14 of the Animanga Festival! This festival was collaborated and created by Auri and Naire from Manga Toritsukareru Koto. I hope I am doing this event correctly so excuse me if I mess up. In this prompt I am going to be doing some nitpicking as I discuss my personal rants in the animanga community. I am going to borrow the awesome blogger Takuto strategy and write down top 3 picks but each with a category. Here the categories:

  • Rants towards Anime
  • Rants towards Manga

Rants towards Anime

1. Where’s the next season?

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Imagine yourself watching your favorite anime. You just got done with the last episode and you are left with a void in your heart. As you eagerly look on social media on any news on your favorite anime, you see online of news of other anime getting a season 2, 3 or even 4, but you don’t see any announcement of your favorite title. Have you ever been so mad that your anime left you in hanging during an epic plot? What’s worse is that what if your series is going on during the manga and light novel? Even if the books reached a conclusion, the chances of it getting animated is slim. This is a nitpick that gets in my nerves. We are in 2019 and we’re getting a seasons 2 and 3 of The Rising of the Shield Hero and a season 4 of My Hero Academia, but when are getting a final arc of Bleach. Bleach may not have the One-Thousand Year Blood Arc yet, but at least you can use the characters and even the main antagonist in the game of Bleach Brave Souls. It’s so annoying when your favorite show is on a cliffhanger. No anime season, no movie, no OVA, nothing!

As far I know, we’re not going to be getting the final arc of Bleach:

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2. qualifications to be an anime fan 

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Regardless of how many titles you watched or hours you put into a show, if you like anime, you can be considered a fan if you enjoy it. Have you ever met someone who tried to convince you that you are not an anime fan unless you watch a certain title (Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon or whatever common title) or someone tells you that you have to watch a total o 10 anime in order to be called fan? I feel like this is pointless. If you want to be an anime fan, you just gotta enjoy anime! It’s simple and throughout my years of watching anime, I don’t remember hearing anything about following rules in order to be called a fan. Being a fan means you appreciate the work and story of anime and if it makes you happy, you can be called an anime fan. If someone told me that if watching Sailor Moon makes me a fan, I probably wouldn’t be considered a fan. I haven’t seen Sailor Moon yet, but if I have seen Dragon Ball, Devilman Crybaby, Clannad, Fullmetal Alchemist and 20+ titles except Sailor Moon, then I am still not a fan of anime. I think this whole anime requirements is a waste of time.

3. Sub? Dub? Why not both?

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When watching anime, I am mostly concerned about the story and characters. When given the option on which language I want to enjoy an anime, I usually pick English Dub because I don’t want to be reading and watching the same time. Some people can multitask and watch anime in subtitles because it makes the characters sound authentic in Japan’s culture. Regardless on what preference you choose, I am not picky on dub. I hate it when people criticize others based on preference. Rather than fighting about what sounds better, shouldn’t we just focus on the anime’s main premise which is usually the plot, characters. themes? We’re both watching the same anime. There is no perfect dub or sub. What’s important is that these voice actors are lending their voices to make our favorite characters alive.

Rants Towards Manga

1. Don’t be a pirate, don’t use scan sites to read manga

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I am guilty for doing this in the past. I used to read scanned manga chapters of titles like One Piece and Naruto online whenever the manga in America was slow and Japan was ahead. I later realized it that doing this means I am not supporting my favorite authors. When you are not buying manga, you are not giving money to the creators and company who are giving us the ability to give us manga. We are fortunate enough to have manga outside of Japan. These creators are doing their best to give us a good story for our cup of tea. I know it’s painful to wait for the next week chapter but shouldn’t have to rely on using a shady website for our reading pleasure. This is why Shonen Jump continues to grow and give fans an easier opportunity to read the recent chapters of your favorite series at the same time as Japan in a affordable price.

2. No Spoilers!

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Have you ever watched an anime and then when you write about it on your blog or social media, someone who read the manga decides to tell you what happens later in the story? Nobody asked for this! Some anime titles started off as manga such as My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball and Fullmetal Alchemist. As the manga is running, the anime tries to catch up to the manga’s plot. There two types of anime viewers in the community: one group of people watches the anime first and then the manga or some read the manga and then jump into the anime. If you are someone who reads first and then watch, don’t go spoil the plot assuming they did the same. Some people may not have read the manga or light novel. Let others get surprised and shocked.

3. Manga creators are people too

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Have you read a manga and then get hit by this last message on the bottom of the page saying “series will be back on this date”? Whenever this happens, a manga creator takes a break and doesn’t put up the next chapter in the next schedule. Sometimes they need a break or some people have a medical reason. Eiichiro Oda, One Piece creator, is a workaholic and he would work even if he was sick or hurt. There was a moment where he took a long break because he didn’t listen to his body and he was in pain. Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi takes constant breaks he has back issues. Personally, I am willing to wait until the creator is back and running and ready to do more chapters. What grinds my gears is that there are people out there who cares only about the manga rather the creator. They get impatient and then they demand more chapters even though the creator is still recuperating. Manga creators are people as well and they deserve breaks. I would rather have a series on a hiatus and have a healthy creator instead of one that is in pain and giving us weekly chapters.

That’s the end of that. I hope you enjoyed my rants XD

Unboxing: Funko Disney Treasure Aladdin Box

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It’s not about the outside, but it’s what inside that counts

Hello Pop lovers. It’s me Matthew and I am here to share you another find piece of collection. I been wanting to share this with you guys for a while but life been a distraction. At the same time I bought the Monster’s Inc. version of Donald and Goofy, I also bought a Hot Topic exclusive Disney Treasure Box with the Aladdin theme. In this treasure box, it has the following:

  • A Movie Moment Pop Funko figure of Jafar as a Serpent fighting Aladdin
  • a scarab pin
  • Genie’s lamp keychain
  • A mystery figure which is toy Abu

 

The Aladdin movie moment set would be my 35 figure in my collection.