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Another Grail Get (and Various Other Loot)!Another Grail Get (and Various Other Loot)!Loot

RKasaRKasa4年前
I got a small pile of packages today, and in one of those packages is a Holy Grail I never thought I'd obtain, and especially not in the condition it arrived in! It's in the middle parcel here:

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First off, though, let's check out the others. In the small box is a One-Punch Man phone stand (ITEM #394951) I bought off of CDJapan. I needed such a stand and had a bunch of points to use up, so I figured, why not? Unfortunately, the stand featuring my favorite character, Mumen Rider, was sold out, so I went with my second-favorite, Genos.

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The big box is from Mandarake, and was a bit bigger than I expected. The mystery item to the left is the main part of a birthday present I'm putting together for a family member (if you really want to know what it is, ask me in a few weeks), and was the primary reason I placed this order. Next to it is what's to blame for the parcel's size: a 1000pc Black ★ Rock Shooter puzzle (ITEM #41217). I had ordered a different 1000pc Ensky/Artbox jigsaw puzzle earlier this year and the box wasn't nearly as large, so this was a surprise. Both items are new and sealed.

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Here's the puzzle with the Genos stand to give you some sense of scale.

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Now, the middle box! This one is a Suruga-ya order placed via From Japan, and consists of four items. They were all wrapped up together like this...

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Before I get to the grail, here's the other items. First is a doujinshi by Aire Verte which I've had my eye on for some time. It's a full-color left-to-right wordless manga about anthropomorphized bears, and came with a postcard and bilingual (English/Japanese) flyer with information on how to order original art from the doujinshika. For whatever reason, there were two copies of the flyer, but only one is shown here.

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The second item is also a doujinshi (ITEM #341221), and one which I'd first been made aware of via a loot post by THEYASMINSHOW. It took me awhile, but I finally managed to hunt down my own copy!

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Next is a Yotsuba Koiwai GraPhig (ITEM #189283), which was originally distributed as a promotional item. I have other GraPhigs and wasn't expecting this one to be so small!

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And now, here's the main event. My mystery grail is... Necoconeco!

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Toy's Works' Necoconeco (ITEM #40466) is the only real plush grail I've ever had, and one of the oldest items out of all of my grails. I happened to see it during a random search while browsing around for other items. The price was great, so I decided to take a chance and get it. I wasn't sure what condition it'd be in, especially given its age, but, going by the old price stickers attached to its outer bag, it seems like it's brand new. This has never before happened to me with a grail :O

The smaller cat attaches to the larger one with Velcro. Note that the two are also currently attached with a plastic tag holder; I don't know yet if I want to clip it off, but I probably will. Additionally, both cats have wire in their tails, making them posable.

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Right now, I couldn't be happier with this purchase, and the other stuff is great as well. Thanks as always for reading, and best of luck with your own hunts!

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Best Azumanga Daioh cat(s)?

8%Necoconeco
11%Kamineko
56%Chiyo's Dad
25%Maya
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Ah!! Azumanga was one of the first anime series that I watched that I totally loved. For a long time, my Japanese teacher in HS had my DVD set in the classroom because they have great depictions of cultural festivals, sports festivals, and graduation ceremonies. Such a nice surprise to see Nekoconeko :3
4年前
victorviper4年前#14273130Raspberry Heaven, I'm coming back to you...
***Goes to find my Azumanga Daioh soundtrack CD***


I went back to youtube just to listen to that song lol. Blast from the past.

OP, what a great find! They look so white and minty, too.
4年前
RKasa Deal Hunter ( =₃=)*
Thanks for the comments!

theyasminshow4年前#14274341LOL THIS IS NUTS
Literally yesterday I was cleaning my bookshelf and pulled out Depachika, started flicking through it thinking "Man I love this book, didn't R_Kasahara want a copy? I haven't seen it pop up since though"
So I'm happy you got your hands on it, and ~nice timing~
Congrats on the grail too! How cute!

Oh wow! Maybe it was your thinking of me that finally freed my Suru/FJ package from Los Angeles customs; it had been sitting down there for nearly a week before the tracking updated to say that it was available for pickup (much the same situation with the Mandarake package, too). If that's the case, then thanks ;D

maggie4年前#14277759Haha yay a plush Grail! I have the whole set of toy works plush and they're great. I love the yamamaya one and chiyo's dad one most. The dad you can move his arms and pose him in a ways, and I can almost hear him saying "hello!" Maya also has a tail that you can pose too. Though I'm selling most of my collection, I keep taking the Azumanga plush out and then putting it back LOL! Not sure I can part with them...
Nice ^^ It sounds like you really like your set, so I don't think you should sell them, but that's just me.

And now that I have Necoconeco, I'm considering wishlisting Chiyo's Dad... hmm...
4年前
Haha yay a plush Grail! I have the whole set of toy works plush and they're great. I love the yamamaya one and chiyo's dad one most. The dad you can move his arms and pose him in a ways, and I can almost hear him saying "hello!" Maya also has a tail that you can pose too. Though I'm selling most of my collection, I keep taking the Azumanga plush out and then putting it back LOL! Not sure I can part with them...
4年前
theyasminshow Militant Missionary
LOL THIS IS NUTS
Literally yesterday I was cleaning my bookshelf and pulled out Depachika, started flicking through it thinking "Man I love this book, didn't R_Kasahara want a copy? I haven't seen it pop up since though"
So I'm happy you got your hands on it, and ~nice timing~
Congrats on the grail too! How cute!
4年前
WanderingWastrel4年前#14272395Ooooh, that gave me an Azumanga Daioh flashback as soon as the picture came up! Now I have the end theme, 'Raspberry Heaven', stuck in my head. :D

Raspberry Heaven, I'm coming back to you...

***Goes to find my Azumanga Daioh soundtrack CD***
4年前
Ooooh, that gave me an Azumanga Daioh flashback as soon as the picture came up! Now I have the end theme, 'Raspberry Heaven', stuck in my head. :D
4年前
Necoconeco, nice. When I opened this article, I wasn't expecting to see anything Azumanga Daioh-elated, so that was a nice surprise!
4年前
Lovely loot!! I love the plush, Azumanga Daioh was one of my first anime that got me really hooked on anime at a young age in primary school and it has a special place in my heart.
4年前
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