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.

Seto Kaiba joins Jump Force as DLC

Whether you like the Jump Force or don’t, this is good news for gamers who are enjoying the game and paid more for DLC. I got this news from blogger Scorpzgca and from Bandai Namco that Seto Kaiba will be joining the anime crossover fighting game Jump Force. Seto Kaiba is a rival character for Yugi Muto from the series Yu-Gi-Oh! in the anime and manga. players who either bought the season pass or bought this character separately will be able to harness Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon and use the Eygptain God monster Obelisk the Tormentor.

Bandai Namco also revealed a diagram map showing people the upcoming updates and DLC for Jump Force in the following months. Seto Kaiba will be available for download in May.

Jump Force news: More Yugi pics and HxH characters join the fray!

Hello anime fans! I bring you good news in the world of anime and video games! Remember the old news when I mention Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! was going to be in the upcoming game Jump Force? I got an update revealing that Yugi will have the ability to summon his iconic monsters to assist him battle. Based on the pictures online, he will be using Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl and one of the Egyptian God Monsters Slifer the Sky Dragon. Bandai Namco hasn’t reveal any information on the gameplay, but I would use you could swap out monsters and each one has their own fight style and Slifer might be an ultimate attack.

Another important news is that we are getting more new characters in the game and they are from Hunter x Hunter. Revealed online, Gon’s friends Killua and Kurapika are joining the fight. Either you want to play as an assassin or a fighter seeking to avenge the Kurta Clan, these kids mean business.

Last but not least, it’s confirmed that Goku’s transformation SSGSS (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) or Super Saiyan Blue will be used. If you think Super Saiyan isn’t enough, use this form. Super Saiyan Blue made it’s first appearance in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and it made more appearances in the TV series Dragon Ball Super.

What do you think about the news?

[OWLS July Blog Tour] Yu-Gi-Oh!: Atem, the King of Mentors

Mentor

Throughout our lives, we might have encountered someone that we admired as a role model or has guided us in some life dilemma. This mentor could be a teacher at school, a coach, a boss or team leader at work, or a family friend. Whoever it is that person impacted your life in a positive manner. For this month’s OWLS topic, we will be writing about mentors or mentorships in anime and other pop culture media. Some topics we will be exploring include how a mentorship impacted a main character’s life, the types of mentor relationships a person could have, and/or personal stories about mentors or mentorships.

(Might contain spoilers to the classic version of Yu-Gi-Oh! and I am going to be using the English Dub translations instead of the Japanese)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie review (Part 2/2): Spoiler-free review!

Harkins description in portion:

Heroic Yugi squares off against archrival Kaiba in an adventure even more dangerous when the imaginary monsters in their playing cards become ferociously real… and when an old evil enters the fray. Who will win this ultimate smackdown? Whether you’re a novice Duelist or a professional, you’ll want to watch and find out!

*I will be reviewing this according to the English Dub. I didn’t watch it in Japanese.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie review (Part 1/2): The 2nd Experience of watching anime on the big screen!

This review will be two parts and once I get to the actual movie review, it will not contain any spoilers! This first part of the review will be my recent experience with watching an anime movie on theaters. Stay tuned and I will keep you updated on the review of the movie. For now, let’s start this experience post!

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Friday Funny 151: I am the knight of games and jester of memes!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday and thank me for the memes! Welcome back to another super deluxe of Friday Funny! I hope everyone is doing okay and I DO hope you guys are stuck on the release of Final Fantasy XV. Recently, FFXV got a re-release with all the updates from the season pass along with new content of Royal Editions which allows players experience more bosses, in-depth story and fun content. If you already owned FFXV in the beginning and want to access Royal Edition, just pay $15 and you can get more!

However, I am not here to talk about Final Fantasy; but rather, I want to tell you the news about Yu-Gi-Oh!. Announced weeks ago, 4K Media announced that they will screen the 2004 movie Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie – The Pyramid of Light. The movie will be a remaster and it will be enhanced from 2004 appearance to 2018. I am hoping to see this with my family and friend. If by any chance I see this, I will let you know my experience just like my time with the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. It’s funny because Sword Art Online and Yu-Gi-Oh! are one of my favorite anime, and my friend Allie and I love the series. This event play off like last year. However, unlike Sword Art Online, fans will have two days to see this movie. You can watch the movie on Mar 11th around the afternoon (12 pm) and Mar 12th at 7pm. Go reserve your tickets to see the movie. If you like the 4Kids dub of Yu-Gi-Oh!, rejoice! You might have correct me, but I hear that if you do go see the movie, fans might be able to get sneak peak of the English Dub Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains.

With this said, let’s duel! (I also have Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on my phone. Comment down below if you want to duel me or at least have me as your friend.)

Here is a old trailer of the Yu-Gi-Oh! movie from 2004!

Just like the Pokemon the 1st Movie, this movie had an amazing soundtrack. Listen:

We made it a long way from the beginning. From the classic, to GX, 5Ds, Zexal, Arc-V and now Vrains. I need to get back into Vrains. Here is the opening and ending themes of Vrains.

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Anime News: Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie returns in theaters and Vrains English Dub!

Yu-Gi-Oh!

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What’s up my Otaku friends! I got some interesting news to share with you. Coming in March, we got an anime movie and it’s not Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale last year. Instead, 4Kids and Warner Bros came together are bringing back the classic 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie, also known as the Pyramid of Light. According to ANN, the movie will be back in theaters for North America and the dates are March 11th and 12th. In March 11th, the time of the movie will be at 12:55 p.m. and March 12 will be at 7:00 p.m.

Synopsis:

In “Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie”, a heroic Yugi squares off against archrival Kaiba in an adventure even more dangerous when the imaginary monsters in their playing cards become ferociously real… and when an old evil enters the fray. Who will win this ultimate smackdown? Whether you’re a novice Duelist or a professional, you’ll want to watch and find out!

But wait, there’s more!

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According to the subtext of the headlines, fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! will be treated with an added bonus of seeing a preview of the English of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. VRAINS is the sixth generation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

In “Den City” where the latest network has developed, people were dueling day and night in the VR world called “LINK VRAINS” managed by SOL Technology Inc. The main character, Yusaku Fujiki is a quiet high school student with a great insight. He has been dueling, transforming himself into his avatar “Playmaker”, to battle the “The Knights of Hanoi” that plots to destroy “LINK VRAINS”.

Escape to the Great World of Anime!

You might be wondering the title and the purpose of this post, there’s a funny story behind this. I am good friends with my anime and colleague friend Allie from Visionaries and we whenever we text each other, we have a really long conversation on anything. Whether it is anime, cartoons and just life, we can go on for hours; however, one day, we had an interesting topic in which also inspired me to write this post. As usual we were talking about anime and how much it would be cool to leave reality and jump into our favorite anime. He texted me this comment but she called it a “rant”:

Go on some sort of adventure become our own heroes. Live in a world where we can be us and that’s good enough. Where words only positivity and people look on the bright side instead of dwelling on the negative. To face their problems instead of keeping them bottles up until they explode :). Oh the naive mind is back to reality now.

This got me thinking, if it’s possible to leave reality for a day and enter any world in the anime I seen is, I would do it. Some people might agree with me in this comment especially if you like anime. Most of us had this deep wish where we can have the ability to go our favorite anime. After hearing her say this, I added my own comment to hers and I told her why I want do it if I could jump into anime:

I would love to visit that world. Take me to Sword Art Online and let me go on quests or Yu-Gi-Oh! and let me duel with my monsters. Take me to a world where my average “me” can be greater. 😀

This may sound silly the way I said it but wouldn’t it be awesome? Imagine leaving your average or boring life for a day, months or whatever time you desire and escape to somewhere where you are the hero or at least feel important. Basically, what I am saying is this: if there was a way to enter a world where you leave your dull life and enter a new world where you can live your favorite anime world or worlds, would you do it?

Personally, I would. In my daily life, I usually live just an average routine where I watch anime or just do my daily chores. Whenever I see anime characters in action or doing something exciting, I get envious. Like a kid who wants to be their favorite superhero, I like to dream and wanting to be something great like my favorite characters. If I can jump into worlds of anime, I would be hero in Dragon Ball Z, travel  and enjoy solitude in Sword Art Online, or even obtain some powerful beings in Yu-Gi-Oh!.

The anime world is more bizarre than JoJo’s Bizarre Aventure but that’s okay, it just means the norm is the oddities itself like the anime Durarara!! Can it be dangerous? Yes! Will you survive? Of course if you have the right skills and ideal anime.

If somehow or someone came to you and asked if you could jump into any anime world you desire, where would you go?

If there was a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland where anime logic exist and all reality doesn’t, would you dig deeper?

Or better yet, if there was a door and it says “door way to anime”, would you open that door and not look back?

What would you do and where do you want to go?

Game news: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links heads to PC in Winter 2017

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Announced at the Tokyo Game Show recently, Konami’s app game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be heading to the PC version in Winter 2017. According to the English Facebook page, the game will be available to play in the PC via Steam. What’s even better is that players who wishes to play on PC instead of mobile phone, players can transfer their game data to PC with everything they owned.

It is also revealed that Konami are planning to release an update which will allow players to duel and meet characters from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.