This is a late post which was supposed to come up on Christmas day but with visitors, World of Warcraft and more visits I couldn’t take the pictures earlier 😛 . This year I got three unexpected Christmas presents, I was completely caught out in surprise by the gifts ^_^ . Hope you had a wonderful Christmas day. What did I got… Chua Churam was waiting for me since November and my father offered to pay for another one of my choice and I chose Reinforce Zwei (yeah she was still available at Jikai), the next three completely blew me away… my good friend offered me a poster of my favourite anime girl Kan’U Unchou, my parents got me the limited edition of Rayleonard 03-AALIYAH KPACHAR from Armored Core and my sister got me the beautiful Blanc Neige 🙂 , everything supplied with the courtesy of Jikai
Simply beautiful poster of Kan’U this is
Never built an Armored Core kit but I’ve built a small Super Robot Wars kit by Kotobukiya so I won’t be caught by complete surprise
Chua Churam and Reinforce Zwei (only missing Hayate, which is schedule to arrive at Jikai next month), what a good pair of figures ^_^, one good thing (and bad in a certain way) about Jikai is that you can most likely find figures that are sold out everywhere, why does this happen you may ask. Well one of the reasons is that the Portuguese consumer in this kind of areas doesn’t have enough money to spend on figures or kits, so they spend most of it on trading figs and manga, which making the correct math would put the amount spent on manga the same price as a figure. The other reason is that most these so called “anime fans” don’t have a wide range view of anime series, limiting themselves to the series of masses or the so called hype series of the moment or they simply can’t appreciate a figure besides if it is beautiful or not, they only care if they know the series, I like to buy figures even if I don’t know where they’re from (series) because I enjoy a good piece of art even if it is mass produced.
And here’s the figure my sister got me, I never thought someone would get me a figure and especially one of the few I really like launched this year and never thought I would get her. Normally people give me money on my birthday or Christmas so that I can buy the things I like, it’s an ok thought but sometimes we like to be surprised by these “small” gestures of someone offering you something you really like.
Going away from the Christmas gifts now… I had a scheduled trip to Lisbon on the 20th of this month not only to go pick Chua Churam and Reinforce but on the night of that day I had tickets to go see the Gotan Project at the Campo Pequeno arena (bull fighting arena), it was an awesome show indeed, here’s a video of my favorite music.
A couple days before the trip I was talking with the Jikai owner over the Internet and he told me that he wasn’t going to be on the store on the day I was going because he had to attend a convention, both me and him started to panic especially me because I tend to avoid these so called conventions and I had no frickin idea where it was, but after finding out where it was I decided to meet him there.
Why do I avoid these so called conventions?! Because there’s nothing of interest happening in there, just a bunch of guys doing cosplay, screaming like little kids, tight place which you can barely breath, and so on and so on… The only good part of this was that I was able to stay with my friend for quite a while since we only see each other when I go to the store and we talk most of the time on the Internet. I have no intentions of attenting another one of these things because they’re boring, the trip is expensive and tiresome, so I’ll probably only go again if my friends go there the next one.
Here’s a shot of my friend’s booth, sry you can’t see his face because I don’t want him to kill me 😄
Can you imagine that he has THAT on the shop for some months now, yes he has the Figma of Fate and no one buys it, don’t look at me because I’m not a Figma collector, and I say this again people here only buy Konata, Haruhi and C.C (not figma) they don’t give a crap about the rest.
Well this was interesting, I had heard about some girls making doujinshi but never expected to see it. I was amazed by the details and quality of it and the girls drawings.
There were some funny cosplay but I decided not to take many pictures because that place was so tight I couldn’t use my camera freely
Some girls were dancing to the sound of some weird songs which I had no idea from what series they were. If I remember correctly the girl in the middle was cosplaying Sakura from the Card Captor Sakura series.
And so this is it, if the weather gets any better before the end of the year I hope to make a photoshoot of one of the recentely acquired figures, until then BYE-BEE 😄