Vinimate unbox review – Mickey Mouse Birth by Sleep

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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?

Websites

Purchase at GameStop:

https://www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/kingdom-of-hearts-sleep-mickey-vinimate-figure-only-at-gamestop/158673

Diamond Select Toys (to check out other figures)

https://shop.diamondselecttoys.com/vinimates

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Haul of the week (9/2-9/8)

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.

July Unboxing: Mid-Year Sale on Anime Goods!

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!

Sentai Filmworks:

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?.

RightStuf

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.

Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack unboxing

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.

Unbreakable Bonds

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.

Here is the link if you want the CD I have:

https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/425662/final-fantasy-xv-original-soundtrack-standard-edition-cd

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Unboxing – My Hero Academia Season 1 Limited Edition

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.

 

 

Death Note All-in-One Manga Edition unboxing

Some of you may have seen my Twitter but I recently bought the entire manga collection Death Note all in one book, literally! As a way to promote the live-action Netflix film Death Note movie, Viz Media, English Company that license the manga and anime of titles like Death Note, Naruto and others, licenses and re-release the entire 12-volume of Death Note and compile it into a single book. With this book in my collection, I will talk about the interesting details of the book and I won’t spoil anything related to the story.

When you buy the book new, it has a promotional sticker attached to the plastic wrap promoting the Netflix movie. The book itself is actually encased in a protective case that helps clear away from dust and keep the pages white.

The white sleeve case displays Light with the characters in front and on the edges, it shows the Shinigami Ryuk staring at you. Once you take out the case, you get the book itself with all the pages compressed and the cross on the cover.

Here comes the meat! The book is very small compared to the other manga I own. According to the description, the manga edition has shrunk to pocket size for easy holding and make it easier than caring it like a VizBig or carrying a case of individual books. I was worried that the book was going to have transparent pages; from I heard, the 3-in-1 of the Dragon Ball manga had issues where the paper was too thin. However, the pages in the manga here wasn’t see through and it felt really fine. The binding of the book is pretty strong and durable! You can turn the page to all the way back to the book or start in the beginning and it doesn’t damage the book. I did look into the book and we do get an Epilogue chapter as promised but the took away the funny comic panels instead. One of the comic that I liked is when Ryuk asks Santa Light for a silver GameBoy Advance SP, but it didn’t show up and I think the only way to see it again is if you have the individual books or the black editions (2-in-1).

Overall, the One-in-All set is perfect for new and old fans. It helps collect the entire story and the price is reasonable. I got my book from Barnes and Noble for $28 online and that was with taxes in it. If you don’t mind having a large pocket as oppose to a manga volume, I would recommend it.

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition unboxing review

Better than never I always say. This is another unboxing posts and it will be super short. This post will be covering the limited edition version to the recent Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition. This game came out on January 24 but since I preordered online, I got this game on Saturday, January 28th. People ordered the Limited Edition receives the game in different cover box and an exclusive Disney Pin.

On the cover of the box, the cover is displayed with the game’s title along with simple patterns and symbols. The game also includes the actual hard case of the standard game with the characters on it. Unlike my Deluxe Edition to the Final Fantasy XV game, the box was cardboard or one of those plastic boxes; it has some bends and it was not a steelbook case. The pin was pretty to cool have. It was very small and it was my first pin I ever got.

Overall

The Limited Edition pretty cool to have especially if you are a Disney fanatic. If you are pin lover, this is a must have and if you want to own a second pin to the previous one if you preoredered Kingdom Hearts HD. 2.5 Remix. If you are not much pin fan, you are better off just buying the standard game. Getting this edition doesn’t come with any dlcs not even an artbook like 1.5. If you want this game, you better off with the standard.

Unboxing – Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition (late post!)

This is a special unboxing post of the video game I preordered Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition for the PS4. This was originally planned for the official release, November 29, 2016, but things got too busy at that time. So this may be late but I will be showing you what the Deluxe Editon has and what it looks like compared to the standard version. This game is also available for Xbox One.

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