September 2020 Funko Pop Haul

Welcome back for another haul post on my collection of Funko Pops. If you been following me, anytime I collect Pops within a month, I do a special haul post about my recent collection and explain how and where I got them. In this post, I am going to share with you with my figures I collected in the month of September.

60. Fused Zamasu from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)

I got this version of Zamasu from shopping Hot Topic online. Honestly, I got him because I need something to add in my cart for free shipping.  I bought this along with a windbreaker jacket of Venom from Marvel. Zamasu is from the anime Dragon Ball Super. This version of Zamasu is when he and Goku Black (a version of Goku where a different Zamasu took over Goku) fused together. Together with the combined powers of a Kai and a mortal Saiyan, they become a dangerous enemy of the dark future of Trunks. However, after dealing with some brutal beatings from Vegito (a fused Potara form of Goku and Vegeta), Zamasu immortal body was unstable and it couldn’t match with Goku Black’s mortal body. The fused body of an immortal and mortal body has made Zamasu a hideous villain.

61-63. Joey Wheeler/Red-Eyes Black Dragon/Jack on angel statue

On a different day, I went shopping at Hot Topic in person and I did some shopping. In my visit, I bought Joey Wheeler and Red-Eyes Black Dragon from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. If I was going to buy Joey, I had to get his iconic dragon. In the Japanese version Joey’s real name was Jonouchi Katsuya. At the same store, I also got this really big figure of this movie moment Funko figure of a scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie moment features a sad Jack Skellington with his ripped Santa suit on a statue. This is from a scene where Jack’s plan to take over Christmas fails and he was almost killed by the humans wanting to celebrate Christmas. Jack laments on his failures on this statue that holds him in sadness. This figure is really big and pricy. It cost almost the same price of 2-3 figures.

64. Cara Dune from The Mandalorion

I guess you can’t win some. I order this figure from Walmart online along with another giant figure from the same series. It’s currently delayed, but I placed an order for a giant metallic version of the Mandalorian with the Child. While I wait for this, I got this character, Cara Dune. First introduced in the 4th episode of the series, Mando meets a mercenary named Cara who was once a Rebel Shock Trooper. Together, these two make a great team and they know how to kick butt when fighting the stormtroopers. The actress who plays her is Gina Carano and according to fans, she plays the character quite well and she is also a mixed martial artist. She’s a really awesome character in the show.

I have a total of 64 figures.

Mystery Blogger Award by Animated Observations

Better than never I always say. I was nominated by Jack Scheibelein of Animated Observations for this Mystery Blogger Award. Go ahead and check out his post and feel free to see his blog. The creator of the Mystery Blogger Award was a blogger named Okoto Enigma. I been quite behind on this and other projects, but hopefully I will be able to complete everything before these projects get lost in time.

The Rules:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominee.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best post.

Big 3 things about me

1. Ice-cream is my favorite treat. I love buying cookies and cream and serving a bowl for myself in a hot sunny day. I have a major sweet tooth for cold delicacy.

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2. Kingdom Hearts is my all time favorite video game series. I am sucker for crossover adventures and the themes of light vs darkness. I am the kind of gamer who wouldn’t mind buying the same game just to relieve some Kingdom Hearts moments.

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3. I am nostalgic fan when watching anime. I don’t mind watching brand new anime, but sometimes I like to go back and watch anime that I used to watch on TV as a kid. I like to enjoy a slow pace, but awesome fight in Dragon Ball Z or watch a journey between the lovers of Inuyasha and Kagome in Inuyasha.

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My best post

I think my best posts would be one of the OWLS blog tours. I choose [OWLS March Blog Tour] Sword Art Online: Kirito the One Man Squad. I pick this post, because I feel like this post describes how I relate to Kirito from Sword Art Online and I talk about what is like to be alone.

5 Questions, where are you? I must improvise!

Unless I missed something, it looks like Jack didn’t give me any questions to do. Instead, I will share with you art pictures that was used for the Final Fantasy XV launch day countdown from 2016. I also added the artist names in the captions. If you hang out with me long enough, you would know I am a huge fan of Final Fantasy XV.

Credit to the artists in the link at Siliconera.

10 Nominees

  1. Irina from I drink and watch anime
  2. Merlin from Merlin’s Musing
  3. Pinkie from Pinkie’s Paradise
  4. Marina from Anime B&B
  5. Shoujo from Shoujo’s Thoughts and Ramblings
  6. Pokeninja90 from Blerdy Otome
  7. Yon Nyan from BiblioNyan
  8. Remy Fool from The Lily Garden
  9. Tcrow from Crow’s World of Anime
  10. Raistlin0930 from Raistlin0930 Blog

My 5 Questions

  1. What was the last anime you watched?
  2. Do you play visual novels? If so, what was your favorite?
  3. What is one anime you think everyone should watch in their life time?
  4. What anime/manga character do you relate the most?
  5. What’s your favorite genre in anime/manga?

Sunshine Blogger Award by LofZ Odyssey Anime Reviews

Sorry for the delay, I want to thank LofZOdyssey for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Feel free to check out their blog and give them a follow. Also check out their answers. Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger or bloggers who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 other blogs for the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post and/or on your blog.

LofZOdyssey 11 questions

1) What’s the thing you want to do when the pandemic is over?

I probably want to go out and enjoy having dates with my girlfriend. I want to sit down go to the movies and dine without worrying about masks.

2) What was the biggest thing you took for granted before quarantines, social distancing, and mask-wearing?

I think I took advantage of not exploring my world. I always lived in a point A to point B world where I go to work and home everyday. With everything locked down, I sometimes feel trapped and I yearn for freedom.

3) What are you currently watching?

I am watching the Sonic X on my Blu-Ray disc. I recently finished watching The Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I also got started on watching Assassination Classroom.

4) What is an upcoming movie, series, game, or book that is getting you excited?

I am looking forward to the second season of The Mandolarion which will be coming out in October. I am also looking forward to the video game Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory. In movies, I am looking forward to watching Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984.

5) What has four fingers and a thumb, but is not alive?

It’s a glove.

6) What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

It’s the letter M (I had to look it up lol)

7) I have two coins that add up to 30 cents. One is not a nickel. What are the two coins?

This is tough question. I was going to say a quarter and nickel, but this question is asking no nickels.

8) If you have me, you will want to share me. If you share me, you will no longer have me. What am I?

I thought it was love, but the answer is a secret. (I had to cheat again lol)

9) It is greater than god. It is more evil than the devil. The poor have it. The rich need it. And if you eat it, you will die. What is it?

I think the answer is nothing. I honestly thought it was information

10) What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Short and you can add “er” to it.

11) What begins with T ends with T and has T in it?

Easy. Teapot!

I nominate these 11

  1. Seasons As Our Teacher
  2. Daiyamanga
  3. Looking for Regot
  4. Yahari Bento
  5. Wore her Sweater
  6. An Introverted World
  7. I Drink and Watch Anime
  8. Everything is bad for you
  9. Super Shock Gaming Zone
  10. Perditus
  11. Renxkyoto’s Space

My 11 questions to them:

  1. What are your plans for the rest of 2020?
  2. What was your favorite moment from 2020?
  3. What is your comfort food?
  4. What movie do you think is overrated?
  5. What’s your favorite season?
  6. I got a riddle: I begin and have no end. And I end all that begins.  Who am I?
  7. riddle 2: What question can you never answer “yes” to?
  8. riddle 3: What starts off with four legs, two legs and then three legs?
  9. Who is your favorite Spider-Man actor?
  10. What’s your guilty pleasure movie?
  11. All time favorite quote?

See you next time! Shout out to Mike Kelly for always donating at my Ko-fi:

Feel free to show your support if you like my site!

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July 2020 Funko Pop haul

Here we go again for another awesome haul where I share with you my collection! Before I begin. I want to thank Michael Kelly for donating at my Ko-fi page on August 20th. Feel free to check them on their blog.

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56-58. Marvel 80 Years Spider-Man (Hot Topic exclusive) and Vulture. Deadpool (Diamond/Hot Topic exclusive)

I bought three Marvel figures from Hot Topic. As a retro fan, I went and got some 80 years version of Spider-Man and the villain Vulture. I previously tried to get Spider-Man from one of my orders where I got Mortal Kombat’s Sub-Zero and Scorpion, but apparently there was issues on getting Spider-Man. Spider-Man is my favorite character in Marvel and no matter what year it is, Spider-Man still dons the classic red and blue clothes. I like Vulture’s deign here too. It’s not modern like the Homecoming movie, but I do like the simple design of his green feathered costume. The cool thing about these figures is that the boxes show the comic book in which they made their debut; Spider-Man appeared in Amazing Fatasy #15 and Vulture was in Amazing Spider-Man #2. Besides Spider-Man, I also love Deadpool. This version of Deadpool has a glittery appearance and position. Deadpool is lounging around with diamond glitter.

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59. Kingdom Hearts Sora (Lion Form) [E3 2019 Limited Edition]

For a limited edition figure, I got him for a good price at GameStop. This version of Sora originated in the game Kingdom Hearts II where Sora traveled to the Pride Lands and helped Simba fight the Heartless. As much as I really love this figure, I was also disappointed with GameStop. I bought this online and I had it delivered to the house and when I opened the package, this figure box was slightly damaged and bent. I wished GameStop would handle my stuff properly. At least my figure wasn’t damaged at all.

I have a total of 59 figures.

June Funko Pop Haul 2020

Welcome everyone for another awesome Funko Pop haul post. As you know, you know me as a hardcore collector. I love collecting these Funko Pop figures. Whenever there is a sale or I need help getting free shipping, I buy one of these figures and add them to my cart. Sorry for the late haul, July has been really busy in my life. With my new job and an addition to my family, I forgot to write about what I got in June. I also got more figures in July, but that’s going to be in a different post.

Before we begin, I want to thank Mike Kelly for donating at my Ko-fi page. I am so thankful to having a kind and thoughtful supporter of my site. Mike, I hope you are reading this because you are incredible person and I appreciate you supporting not only me, but other writers.

If you want a shout-out like Mike, feel free to donate via Ko-fi for a minimum of $3.

https://ko-fi.com/matthat

Here is what I got June:

54. Deadpool (Supper Hero)

As a late birthday gift, my best friend Ezra got me this festive Deadpool figure. This figure has Deadpool holding a turkey fest. I am not sure if he’s celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas, but Deadpool will happily treat his friends with this delicious turkey.

55. Mysterio from Spider-Man: Far From Home (Walmart exclusive Glow in the Dark)

Thank God Walmart brought back this figure when it was on stock. This figure is pretty rare because this figure is just like my Perfect Cell figure and it can glow in the dark. Just like in the movie of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio uses his illusion special effects and shows up as spooky and mysterious. Mysterio is a master of illusions and this guy trick thinking he is strong as an Avenger. If you want this figure, you’re going have to keep your eyes peeled in sites such as Walmart or even eBay.

This is my collection from June. I have a total of 55 figures.

 

90’s Tag – This generation is all that!

I was tagged by Fred from his blog called This is my place. I was born in the 90s and as a kid, I thought life was simple. I was a kid who spent hours on cartoons and games and going to elementary school. All I cared about was fun and nothing much going on in the world.

I want to thank Mike Kelly for donating thru my Ko-fi. If you want to show your support, click on the link below.

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Favorite TV Show

Kenan & Kel (TV Series 1996–2000) - IMDb

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Before we had shows like iCarly, Victorious and Henry Danger, we had some funny shows growing up. Before Drake and Josh, we had two teens named Kenan and Kel. These funny actors also appeared in the movie Good Burger. Another weird, but funny show was The Amanda Show. Hosted by Amanda Bynes, we had teens perform funny skits such as a parody of Judge Judy and fake infomercials about selling pants that cook popcorn and buying a homework in a pseudo pizza delivery service. Before we had Tom Kenny acting as Patchy the Pirate trying to meet his hero SpongeBob (also voiced by Ton Kenny), we had Amanda acting as an obsessed fan named Penelope and trying to meet Amanda Bynes (herself).

Favorite 90s song

Anytime I heard the Indigo League of Pokemon opening song, I just jump around in excitement. As a kid, I wanted to be a Pokemon trainer like Ash and have my own Pikachu and go on adventures. This song resonates within me and this series was a gateway to watching anime. At this time, I saw this and believed it was a cartoon.

Favorite commercial

As a kid in a tender age, I love playing with my N64 and playing hours of Mario Party and Super Mario 64. When I saw this commercial of Super Smash Bros 64, I thought it was funny idea to have all these characters come together and fight. I always like picking Mario or Pikachu and beating up the other characters. This was my favorite game growing up and this game made me enjoy the other Smash games from the series (excluding Smash 4 for Wii U/3DS since I never owned any of those platforms).

*NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?

I hardly paid attention to these two bands, but I vaguely remember the song Bye Bye Bye sung by *NSYNC.

Favorite Music Artist?

I didn’t have any favorites.

What did I collect?

I collected the old Pokemon cards. I didn’t know how to play them, but I did like having them.

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How many Tamagotchis did you go thru?

I don’t think I ever had my own friend. I think the only I got was a kids meal toy of them.

Favorite video game and console?

I like playing both the Nintendo 64 and the Playstation 1. On the N64, I would play Super Mario 64 and on the PS1, it was both the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon series.

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Favorite cereal toy, 90s crush growing up? Favorite Disney Channel movie?

I don’t remember my favorite cereal toy, but I do remember eating Trix, Cookie Crips and Fruit Loops. I didn’t have a crush on anyone, not I had a favorite Disney Channel movie.

Favorite cartoon show?

Likewise to Fred’s answer, this is a tough question. I used to watch Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; I used to watch Tiny Toons as well. The majority of the time, it was the 90s Nickelodeon cartoons like Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, Doug, and Hey Arndold.

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Weirdest fashion trend?

I never paid attention to fashion. I was just a kid at that time.

Favorite Toy?

I really enjoyed my Woody doll from Toy Story. I really loved the movie.

Disney, Nick, or Cartoon Network?

Disney came first because I always watched the movies like The Lion King, Aladdin and Snow White. My love of animation came from Disney. Nick came along much later and I used to watch cartoons on the old TV in the living room, Cartoon Network didn’t appear in my life until much later in elementary school. Once I got into CN, I watched Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd’n Eddy and Johnny Bravo.

Early morning/weekend shows would you watch?

Anyone remember the Kids WB? I probably watched shows like Batman Beyond, Tiny Toons and Animaniacs.

Favorite McDonald’s Happy Meal toy? What would you watch when you got home from school?

There is one toy I still have and it’s my treasure. I have a Pokemon keychain of Sandslash from Burger King. I used to carry it around when I was in elementary school, high school and college.

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I got the Sandslash Pokemon on the bottom left.

Favorite Book?

It would probably be Dr. Seuss books like Cat-in-the Hat and Are You My Mother.

Favorite thing from the 90s that is not around today?

The candy treat Wonder Ball.

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Tagging:

I tag these three people. Anyone not listed can join in the fun! Any other 90s peeps?

Krystallina

Shay Taree

Lynlynsays

OWLS MiniCon – Dragon Ball: Comparing the Big Three Series

It started with one man and his imagination. His ideas would later create an epic story that would spawn billions of fans across the globe. That man is Akira Toriyama and he created Dragon Ball. Whether you watched this anime as a kid on Toonami, read the manga or played the games, Dragon Ball is a pivotal anime that most anime fans has witnessed and know about its presence. Dragon Ball has become so mainstream that you can its name at stores and seen parodies on Western animated series and people can recognize its popularity. From the foundation of the classic Dragon Ball, to the turning point of Z, to the black sheep of GT and to tending Super, Dragon Ball has made its mark in the anime community. As a Dragon Ball fan, I have some research on these four different Dragon Ball series. In the manga, Akira Toriyama created Dragon Ball and it took 42 volumes of the tankōbon to complete it. In America, the manga was split into two due to the anime and we have Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball GT, however, was created by Toriyama and it a sequel to the anime of Z with an original story. In 2015, the original Dragon Ball got a sequel called Dragon Ball Super and it was worked by the series creator himself. There is also a manga version of Super, but it the art was done by Toyotarou while Toriyama helm the plot. Excluding the classic Dragon Ball, I find DBZ, DBGT and DBS really interesting since some of them share similar themes and characters despite looking different. Whether they are canon or noncanon, they both share a similarity. In this article, I want to talk about these similar differences. These three anime may have appeared on TV in different years and each one has their own plot, but they also hold some key concepts that make them feel not so different whether it is about characters or concepts. I won’t cover everything, but I will talk about topics like characters with similar names and concept idea, but also how are they used in different medias.

Warning: This will contain spoilers for Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super. I will only be covering the anime version of Dragon Ball Super. The manga version differs than the anime and it is currently still running.

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Isaiah 49:1 (NIV and NKJV)

NIV – The Servant of the Lord

Listen to me, you islands;
    hear this, you distant nations:
Before I was born the Lord called me;
    from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.

NKJV – The Servant, the Light to the Gentiles

“Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
And take heed, you peoples from afar!
The Lord has called Me from the womb;
From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.