Even though I am known for loving anime, I also have a soft spot for cartoons. Currently running in Nickelodeon, the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants is the most popular cartoon on TV and other media. From TV episodes, toys, video games and even the memes, SpongeBob is popular all over the world. From time to time, if I am not watching anime, I usually have SpongeBob on TV and I let the talking yellow sponge keep me entertained. Despite the show being popular, I wanted to grab this SpongeBob DVD bundle. With streaming services rising such as Paramount Plus and even the notorious news that an episode or two got removed for sensitive content, it’s highly recommended to buy shows on physical copy just in case if DVDs becomes obsolete or other episodes becomes removed based on content.
Back in late March, I placed an order from Walmart online and I purchased SpongeBob SquarePants: The Best 200 Episodes Ever Bundle. I specifically chose this Walmart bundle because for $70, you get the first 200 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants from season 1 to season 9 and SpongeBob behind the scenes book called the SpongeBob SquarePants Experience Book. The DVD discs also includes the TV specials such as SpongeBob B.C. (Before Comedy), the Lost Episode (the Sponge Who Could Fly). As an added bonus, this also includes scenes that were briefly aired on TV on release, but later removed. For example, the episode “Shanghaied” had alternate scenes on the first airing, but as time passed, Nickelodeon removed them and gave us one scene. Scenes that were removed due to graphic imagery like the gasoline scene in “Just One Bite” are restored and can be viewed in the discs. Rest assure to you fans that the episode “Mid-Life Crustacean” is still intact. In case you didn’t know, Paramount Plus has removed this episode from the streaming services due to sensitive content for kids because there is a scene where SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs are trying to do a panty raid. This DVD bundle also includes a huge poster containing the main characters and side characters from the SpongeBob cartoon.
Like I mentioned earlier, I spent a lot for this bundle. Besides the episodes, I also got this interesting book called The SpongeBob SquarePants Experience Book. This book includes sketches and storyboard notes on each episode of SpongeBob from the people who helped made the show. We got information and comments even from the character’s voice actors. The book also has some funny gags in to such as replica picture of Squidward’s “Bold and Brash” art and Mr. Krab’s “Secret Formula”.
If you want to be the envy of your friends and obtain some awesome SpongeBob collector’s goods, I recommend buying this bundle from Walmart. For 70 bucks, you get the first 200 aired episodes of SpongeBob and you get a book detailing all the info on cartoon’s production team. I will leave a link to Walmart if you are interested.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Best 200 Episodes Ever Bundle (Walmart Exclusive) (DVD + Spongebob SquarePants Experience Book) – Walmart.com – Walmart.com
Anyone remember watching Samurai Jack on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim? After a long time waiting for the show’s grand finale, Adult Swim and Warner Bros finally released a complete Blu-Ray collection of Samurai Jack. In case you didn’t want to collect the individual DVDs, you can get all five seasons in Blu-Ray. I bought my copy this month from Walmart for about $50. In this post, I want to talk about what I got from this Blu-Ray collection.
First, the collection is not what it seems in pictures online. It is in a box set, but the DVD cases are in a slipcase in which you easily remove. In this picture above, it looks like a typical box set, but if you see it first hand, the entire box is just a slipcase. In front of the box, we have the show’s antagonist Aku and on the side, we have Samurai Jack with a shiny metallic material on the eyes. It’s actually pretty creative as his eyes shine and his entire body is dark in contrast. The back of the box has the collection’s features and the list of seasons. Seasons 1-4 has 13 episodes and season 5 has 10 episodes.
When you open the case, you have five the cases and a metal art print. The art print has the iconic battle between Jack and Aku in the first appearance. The cases on seasons 1-5 is also really cool as it highlights iconic moments and themes in show. We have moments like Jack facing Aku, or Jack fighting the shadow ninja robot. Despite Jack not wielding his sword with his beard appearance in this season 5 cover, the picture you see shows that season 5 got darker and violent and it highlights the content difference than the past seasons.
It’s also funny how the fourth season has a misspelling. Instead of saying fourth season, it says fourtt season.
That’s the end of the unboxing. If you have the money to spend for this action packed, cartoon, you should get it. If not, look for the individual DVDs to save money.
Greetings seeker of darkness and warriors of light! I am here for another unboxing post and this one is from Square Enix. Back in later March, the video game company Square Enix gave me a birthday coupon code for 10% off on anything at their official website I decided to use my coupon and buy a soundtrack collection of Kingdom Hearts. This soundtrack is called Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack. This soundtrack contains the music from the game collections of 1.5 and 2.5. This collection contains two soundtracks in one box. The soundtrack for 1.5 has three discs and 2.5 has 4 discs. Inside each of the soundtrack cases has a small booklet with has the composer’s comments and a collage of Kingdom Hearts game moments from cutscenes to gameplay. If you have the money and you love the music from the game like the Disney worlds and themes from the story, you should get this. In 1.5, it also has the Japanese version of Simple and Clean. I hope Square Enix releases a 2.8 soundtrack and a KH3 soundtrack soon.
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Back in February, there was a sci-fi movie called Alita Battle Angel that got a lot of attention for both sci-fi lovers and manga fans. Alita Battle Angel is based on the manga created by Yukito Kishiro. James Cameron brought this cyberpunk series into the big screen and it got so much love for both audiences. I saw this movie with my brother and we both loved the action of the movie. When I heard the movie was released in DVD, I was ready to place the order. Depending on where you buy your set, some places offer some exclusive goodies like a steelbook case. In Wal-Mart they had a gift set bundle for those who wanted more. Walmart was selling the movie with the DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital and a keychain Pop Funko figure. This set is called the Motorball Gift Set.
As Pop collector, I wanted that Alita figure. In this post, I am here to share you pictures.
I plan to watch this movie and review it in the future. With my Alita keychain pop figure, she is number 32.
32. Alita (keychain)
This is a random picture but after the movie, I wanted more Alita. Here is a picture dedicated to the series. I am hoping to read the manga and get ready for a possible sequel. The pin is from Rightstuf when they were giving away Alita Battle Angel pins on February in partnership with Kodansha, the manga company who license the English manga.
Hello everyone! Welcome back for another fun post from yours truly. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I mentioned a while back that I went to see Venom on October of 2018. It was a fun movie to watch and I like this Venom better than the one from Spider-Man 3. When I heard of news of this movie was ready to preorder for the Christmas season, I quickly placed an order from Walmart. For $30, Walmart was selling an exclusive copy which contains the movie Venom for DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital and even an action figure. The Twitter account for Venom even made a fun 90s video commercial promoting the action figure.
Now that I got this, let me show off some pictures!
The box set for the movie is pretty big, but the action figure itself is quite small. The box is usual cardboard and inside the Blu-Ray case which has the two discs for DVD and Blu-Ray and a redeem code for the digital. The Actio figure is small which is the average size of an action figure. Overall, I say it’s a good deal if you want to make use of your money. I will probably do a Venom movie review in the future. For $30, you get all the movie formats along with a nifty figure that is not Pop Funko figure. Walmart does an excellent job on exclusives.
Hello everyone! I am back with another exciting post and this time it’s an unbox review. Today I will unboxed one of my purchases from the Labor Day Sale at GameStop. I am going to be unboxing the toy figure Mickey Mouse from Vinimate in his Birth by Sleep version. Birth by Sleep is the prequel story of Kingdom Hearts and this Mickey is when he was still trainning to be a master of the Keyblade.
This figure is only exclusive at GameStop (it’s like one of those exclusive figures you buy from retails when shopping for Pop Funko). These figures are not associated with the Pop figures based on the box and the design of the characters doesn’t have the “bobble-head” or “doll-like” appearance. They are small like Pop but they have “marshmallow-shaped” head and “Lego” hands. It feel rough so I wouldn’t recommend throwing the toys at anyone. The box mentions a site called Diamond Select Toys and it takes you to a site where you can find more Vinimates. The back of the box shows other figures like Sora, Donald, Goofy and King Mickey (in red outfit from KH2).
What do you think about these toys? Comment down below on your thoughts. Do you have any as well?
Purchase at GameStop:
Diamond Select Toys (to check out other figures)
Hey everyone, welcome back to another fun post! So far I haven’t gotten my copy of Marvel Spider-Man yet, but I did snag some really awesome nerd goods. I got anime, merchandise and a comic book!
On Sept 4th, I got two anime series for a good price and a lanyard from Rightstuf. I bought Night Raid 1931 for about $8 because it was cheap and I highly recommend getting it since the license for the anime is expired because of Aniplex. You can also get this for Blu-Ray for the listing price of $10. Both sets have all the episodes and two OVA. I got myself another lanyard and this one is from Sword Art Online. I like to collect them because I like to support my favorite series and it feels as if you are wearing a new shirt for your keys. I also bought JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Blu-Ray set 1 during a one day sale. I was actually debating on getting this one or the classic Fist of the North Star, but I picked JoJo because I enjoyed the anime on TV and I wanted to take advantage of the sale. This set includes parts 1 and 2 all in English Dub.
Also on the same day, my Pop Funko figures came in the mail. I got these from Barnes and Nobles. As a way to celebrate 90 years with Mickey Mouse, Pop Funko! released a set of new figures in tribute of Mickey Mouse and his variations such as the classic Steamboat Willie and Sorcerer Apprentice. I got the classic Steamboat Willie figure because I am a nostalgic/retro enthusiast and I felt like getting this version was highly recommended. Mickey Mouse started out in this classic cartoon and became an important mascot for Walt Disney. This awesome golden diamon figure can only be bought at Barnes and Noble. They say diamonds is a girl’s bestfriend, but to me, gold is my best friend. I wanted to get this and a Mister Rodger’s figure because I heard they get sold out fast; unfortunately, they did run out of Mister Rodgers.
Last but not least, this came in the mail today. I got ordered these during the Labor Sale this past weekend. This GameStop exclusive Vinimate was on sale on the listing of $5. Since I do like Kingdom Hearts, I couldn’t resist this deal. The comic book Marvel: The Infinity Gauntlet was bought with a coupon code from Barnes and Noble. I love Marvel and the movie Infinity War and I wanted to see how was Thanos and the rest of the heroes portrayed in this classic comic book.
Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing okay in this hot season of the month. As we all know, July is coming to an end and this means that we are reaching the second half of the year of 2018. I hope you guys had a fun season this month. As most of you already know, July is the hottest month for not only having a summer season in climate, but this is also a good month to shop! Since I have a job and fortunately, I didn’t go broke on my bank account, I didn’t hesitate (sort of) on shopping for anime deals! Sites like Sentai Filmworks was having a mega deal on all anime including Premium Sets like High School of the Dead Complete Collection with DVD/Blu-Ray combo including OVA and Akame Ga Kill Premium Sets 1 and 2. Rightstuf had a sale on many things like Mega Deals on DVD sets and Premium sets that changed everyday; this includes adult content. They had weekly sales on certain manga and select titles in DVDs. I believe Amazon did their own thing as well, but to be honest, I didn’t shop with them. I am not much an Amazon fan because I had a bad experience working with them as an employee and I didn’t like how they gave me my final paycheck.
Besides that, I am here to show you my new DVDs in which I purchased from Sentai Filmworks and Rightstuf. Thank you guys for the amazing sales and I can’t wait to shop for more in the future!
For $75, I bought Rurouni Kenshin New Kyoto Arc (I needed a cart stuffer to help me free shpping), Outbreak Company DVD set, Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon DVD/Blu-Ray LE and the OVA DVD Is It Wrong to Expect A Hot Spring in A Dungeon?.
For $51 and being cheaper than the Sentai Filmworks site, I got the spinoff anime of DanMachi called Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side Premium Box Set. This title so long and I wished it stuck with a shorter title. I got this during a Mega Deal sale. Now I have all the anime series!
Last but not least, I bought myself some action anime. Ironically, these titles were not LE and were just DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital standard versions. I bought My Hero Academia season 2 sets 1 and 2. I plan to watch these sets and help me get ready for season 3. Thank you Funimation!
What did you buy during this month? Thank you for reading my post. Please support these anime sites Sentai Filmworks and Rightstuf. They made it possible and they want to be able to help you guys to buy anime and support the content.
Welcome everyone! Today is the first month of 2018. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. It has been busy for me and my family but I did get to relax and enjoy the gifts I got from Christmas. One of my gifts I was happy to get is the video game soundtrack to Final Fantasy XV. It’s called Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack and it has the all the songs from the video game in four discs. I will leave the pictures down below but I want to talk about this fine collection.
Having this soundtrack, it’s a big set because like mentioned, it has four discs and that is just for the standard version. The first set of pictures shows the front cover of the CD and the back has the main four heroes of the series.
Opening the CD collection will have the four discs but with Noctis and his friends pictures on each one.
There’s also booklet included in the collection which shows the game’s scenes from the video game, an illustration by Yoshitaka Amano (well character artist and designer who did Final Fantasy IV and anime Vampire Hunter D) list of songs, credits and exclusive chat with the video game director Hajime Tabata and music composer Yoko Shimomura.
Last but not least, we get a group picture of the four heroes: Noctis, Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus.
This is an excellent collection if you enjoy FFXV and music like me and want to relieve the moments by listening to the tracks. My favorites would be the main theme of Final Fantasy and Sominus. As much as I enjoyed the collection, I felt like this cover of the CD could have done better. The cover pretty much as the game title with a black background. I changed it to the video game cover where Noctis and his group are with the Regalia with the dark blue sky. Besides the cover, it’s not a bad collection and if you want the songs, you should get this set physical or digital. If you are rich or a hardcore fan more than me, go get the blu-ray collection or the Limited Edition in which both include a digital copy with the physical copy.
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Hello everyone, this is Matthew and I am here to write another special unbox post on one of my anime DVDs. In this post, I will be sharing the details on my copy of the limited edition of My Hero Academia Season 1. I got this DVD for a real good price during a sale from Rightstuf when they were having those Mega Deal days in the summer; I got it for about $35. This post will be short and I won’t spoil the anime.
The limited edition came in with a plastic wrap which contained the cardboard DVD/Blu-Ray boxset. Wrapped with the box is a replica of Izuku Midoriya’s notebook in which contains the superhero All Might’s signature. The notebook does not fit in the box since it is occupied with two DVD cases and an artbook. The case for the set is contained with hardcover case slip and it has inside, two DVD cases with both DVD and Blu-Ray discs. In one of the cases, it has a small keychain of the protagonist Izuku Midoriya. Along with set, it also has an artbook of the anime characters. It’s a book which shows the characters appearance and color and sketches.
Overall, the limited edition has both formats for viewing pleasures, a notebook with an autograph of All Might, an artbook and a keychain. If this set goes on sale again, I recommend getting this copy instead of the standard version.