Saturday, May 29, 2021

Log | Resetting My Blog List

After more than a year, I haven't been doing much blogwalking so I've decided to host a segment for this beginning next month so definitely stay tuned for that!

Stay safe and stay home!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Funko Pop! Friday | My Hero Academia #606 Eijiro Kirishima Metallic Box Lunch Exclusive

 



Funko Pop! Friday | My Hero Academia #606 Eijiro Kirishima

 




Eijiro Kirishima is actually the first character from My Hero Academia that I've gotten a figure for and at this point of having almost 50 figures just for the anime alone, I'd still have a soft spot for the character and I'm actually thinking of getting the metallic version of this Funko Pop!. Normally, I wouldn't get other variants for the same Pop! Vinyl but the metallic parts on the figure is just so nice and suits the hero costume of Kirishima so well!

















There isn't much difference when it comes to the points of the character being focused on if I were to compared this Pop! Vinyl to the that of Banpresto The Amazing Heroes figure. I do think this figure is cute and worth to add to my whole Funko Pop! collection and hoping they would release at least another along with the guy from another class that Kirishima went to intern with.


I guess that's all for this week's post so I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Stay safe!


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Figurine | Banpresto Demon Slayer FIGURE Guardians of the Night - Eighth Form






Onto this week's figurine, here's another Banpresto figure for Demon Slayer anime which for is Inosuke Hashibira (嘴平 伊之助 Hashibira Inosuke) character but this time without his wild boar headgear. The design is pretty much similar to the Fourth Form well except of course, the head part.






Of course, this figurine is part of Demon Slayer : Guardians of the Night (鬼滅の刃フィギュアー絆ノ装 Kimetsu no Yaiba Figua - Kizuna no Sou) designed by Banpresto Co. Ltd. (toy company that has merged with Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. since 2019) as well as the other figurines I've posted about previously and at this point, this is one of four Inosuke's figures; two from Banpresto Q Posket and another from the same line) in my whole collection. 


Now, let's talk about the packaging!






After extensive search through several online shopping platforms, I've finally managed to find this figurine on Shopee as I've decided that it's the best platform for buying figurines released prior last year and after making comparisons to the photos posted on myfigurecollection.net, I'm confident that this figure is indeed authentic so it was a huge relief as I've found a lot of fakes and counterfeits i.e bootlegs also sold on the very same platform at such low prices compared to these original ones.


I've noticed that the front elevation of the figurine being printed on both smaller sides of the box with the right side featuring the A version or the Sepia Colour version of the previous release of figurines; Kanao Tsuyuri - Seventh Form in Sepia Colour version was featured along side the Eight Form of this figurine line which is  B version in normal colour as shown above.






At the back of the box, there's the front elevation of the figurine being printed again along with the manufacturer address at the bottom part of the box. Also, there's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is May, 2020 and I haven't seen this figure being rereleased unlike other figures from the same product line.







At the top side of the box, there's the official anime logo with the figurine's name printed on it. There's also the indicator (white box) that this figurine is for Sales Outside Japan Only. According to a Shopee seller, an authentic figure always comes in a box and there's serial number stamped on the inner side of of the top (sometimes bottom) lid of the box so definitely check yours before cutting open the plastic cover.






Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging that supposedly hold the unassembled figurine inside so even when the outer box get smashed into half of its size, not to worry as the figurine should be safe for you to unbox. As you can see, the condition of the box is quite severe and it's even torn open so the Shopee seller sure got a long review (read : rant) with multiple photos and a video thanks to the courier.


Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts, sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design but for this Third Form, there's the black oval base, the body, the head then two of Inosuke's nichirin blades and these took me less than a minute to assemble and I've decided to just use instant glue to paste the blades permanently in the end. 






Indeed, the build is quite nice as it's looking very similar to the anime but I really wish he was holding onto his headgear or maybe putting it around his neck or something.








Side elevations of the figurine. While Inosuke green eyes don't match with anything he wears or carries on him, his black to blue hair does match his baggy dark blue hakama and furry knee-high socks.






Back elevation of the figurine. 






Inosuke was solely featured on the cover of the seventh volume of the original Japanese manga and Viz Media's official English comic and there you can see the hollowed-out boar's skin that he placed on his back. By the way, did you know that the headgear that he's been wearing is actually his late adoptive boar mother?






Which Inosuke figure you'd get between the two? Definitely let me know by leaving comments down below and I guess that's all of it! I'll see you guys on next week's post!


Disclaimer | This figurine was bought and shipped to my door with my own money. My opinions expressed here don't represent any party and I'm not responsible for any misinformation as I'm just sharing them as it is but feel free to let let me know if you want to add or correct anything here. Sharing is caring!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Tips Tuesday | Organising My Hijab

 




When I first moved into my current apartment, the first thing I want to get organised the soonest is my whole collection of Hijab. I've tried many methods while I was living in rental places and finally settled with these organisations. 





For my shawls, I've resorted to fold then hang each and every of it with a small plastic hanger. Believe me, I've been doing my best to keep my Hijab collection within the fixed number of hangers and will sell or give away any of these whenever I want to buy a new one; effective way to curb my shopaholic brain 🙈


 


I got these hangers from Mudah.my (5 years ago) but surely you girls can find them on Shopee these days.





For my ironless daily shawls, I'd prefer to fold and arrange them nicely like that in rectangular basket as shown above. I got like several of this from Daiso and simply stack them together.



Definitely share with me if your style of organisations by leaving comments down below. Enjoy the rest of your week ahead!
Monday, May 24, 2021

Music Monday | "Gurenge" (紅蓮華, Red Lotus)

 


Announced on JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) on May 19 that Japanese singer LiSA's 15th single song "Gurenge" (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime OP) won the Gold Award of the 39th JASRAC Awards which means the song was the most profitable Japanese song of 2020.


LiSA, who also wrote the lyrics of this song, says, "I am very honored that this song has been loved for so long. I received the passionate love of many people involved from the original manga to the TV anime, and I searched for the words for this song while facing the 'strength' in my own heart. I hope that our story and theirs will continue to bloom strongly and proudly, like a lotus flower blooming beautifully on the surface of the water, transcending any kind of days. "

Source: Crunchyroll

I personally have played this song like thousand times on Spotify so yes, definitely song of the year.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Favourite Friday | Llao Llao Frozen Yogurt

 


As I've been swamped with work for the past couple months, my cravings towards sweet things are almost uncontrollable therefore I've been frequenting llao llao for froyo treats a lot.


I would always go with nuts and cookie crumbles as toppings but for the sauce, I'm so loving coconut sauce these days! So yummy as it balances the sourness of the yogurt and the added crunchiness of the nuts that I've mixed in.


Do you like frozen yogurt? Or you'd prefer the regular ones? Tell me by leaving comments down below and have a lovely weekend ahead!

Funko Pop! Friday | My Hero Academia #605 Momo Yaoyorozu

 




Smart, pretty and sexy are the three things I've learned about Momo Yaoyorozu (Yaoyorozu Momo) back when I first watched the first season of My Hero Academia. Given that the demographic of this anime is shounen in general, of course there's this type of character exists but as I went into the second and now the third season, there's so much more than meets the eye with Momo. 

Now this Funko Pop! is the second figure I've got for the character with another from Age of Heroes line by Banpresto which has arrived to my door quite recently. I'm currently hunting the rest of the figures from the same line and I think I should be able to start reviewing them sometime next month. Be sure to subscribe to my Facebook page for latest updates on my figure collection, okay!

First off, let's talk about the packaging which Momo came in. I've gotten her from the official Malaysian distributor directly from their website. My orders came in sturdy plastic containers so I just love how perfect the condition of the boxes when they arrived to my door so I'd be sure to repurchase more from them. 






















If you saw this Pop! Vinyl right on the Funko app, surely you'd noticed that the current trending value is only at RM13 which is ridiculous because I honestly feel that this figure totally accentuates her  points of character. Just going to say that she's cute and totally worth to keep in my collection.


So I guess that's all for this week's Funko Pop! Friday segment and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post!


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Figurine | Banpresto Demon Slayer FIGURE Guardians of the Night - Seventh Form

 




I'm not going to lie, I love writing for this weekly segment featuring the figurines that I've been collecting for the past couple of months. While solely focusing on Demon Slayer characters, I've also been looking into getting other figurines from other shounen anime like My Hero Academia and One Piece but for today's post, I want to talk about the only member of Demon Slayer Corps that's known to be a tsuguko (継 lit. Successor) of a hashira (Pillar) throughout the first season of the anime; Kanao Tsuyuri (栗花落 カナヲ Tsuyuri Kanao).






This figurine is the seventh Demon Slayer Figure - Guardians of the Night (鬼滅の刃フィギュアー絆ノ装 Kimetsu no Yaiba Figua - Kizuna no Sou) figurine designed by Banpresto Co. Ltd. (toy company that has merged with Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. since 2019) that arrived several days ago as I've pre-ordered this re-released version sometime last month.


But first off, let's go the packaging!







This is the first figure that I've purchased directly from an online platform that sell authentic original figurines with no-fakes policy so I was really excited to receive the package as I've seen people around the Internet bragging their boxes of figurine arriving in perfect condition and indeed it was true. As my order arrived in sturdy box with multiple layer of bubble wrappers, I didn't notice any dents on the packaging which is so nice!

Of course, I've noticed that the front elevation of the figurine being printed on both smaller sides of the box with the right side featuring the A version or the Sepia Colour version of the previous release of figurines; Tanjiro Kamado Sixth Form in Sepia Colour version was featured along side the Seventh Form of this figurine line which is the B version in normal colour as shown above.






At the back of the box, there's the front elevation of the figurine being printed again along with the manufacturer address at the lower area. There's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is May, 2021 hence this is indeed a re-release version of the figure as the first version came out back in June, 2020.







At the top side of the box, there's the official anime logo with the figurine's name printed on it. There's also the indicator (white box) that this figurine is for Sales Outside Japan Only. According to a Shopee seller, an authentic figure always comes in a box and there's serial number stamped on the inner side of of the top (sometimes bottom) lid of the box so definitely check yours before cutting open the plastic cover.







Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging that supposedly hold the unassembled figurine inside so even when the outer box get smashed into half of its size, not to worry as the figurine should be safe for you to unbox. Well, I'd sure hope so as I've already gotten one figurine with torn outer box at this point and it's still in perfect condition although the Shopee seller sure got a long review with multiple photos and a video.


Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts as shown above sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design but for this Seventh Form, there's the black oval base, the body and then the head. This took me less than a minute to assemble. Also, did you guys noticed there's set of number printed on the plastic packaging? As I merely bought one for myself, I don't know whether it's a running number is it's the same as other figurines so do tell if you bought one as I'd like to compare them both.






The figurine has the most basic pose; standing up with slightly bended knees and it's as if the wind breezes gently her way.







Side elevations of the figurine. I don't know if you guys noticed this but only after purchasing these figurines I've managed to realise that the members of Demon Slayer Corps have several number of colours of their uniforms as exhibited when the Pillars were having their semi-annual meeting. There are dark turquoise, purple, brown, teal, violet, blue, grey and black uniforms but I haven't got the slightest clue whether these colours represent anything among the members.






Back elevation of the figurine. It's known that Kanao wears her white cloak throughout the first season so I was hoping the cloak to be elevated slightly to reveal the "Destroyer" logo printed at the back of the uniform as seen in Episode 21.






As seen here, Kanao is sporting the green butterfly ornament that used to belong to Kanae Kocho. 






Some details on Kanao's knee-high lace-up white boots with tan soles, heels and toes.






You can see Kanao wearing only the uniform on the cover of the original eighteenth volume official English translation comic by Viz Media but at this point of the story, she already ditched her cloak which gave me the idea that Banpresto probably will be releasing another Kanao figurine without her cloak too.


So I guess that's all from me! I've been busy with rearranging my figurines and making space for them on my apartment's divider especially another set of figurines are coming next week. What about you guys? What shows you are enjoying right now? Definitely tell me by leaving comments down below.


Disclaimer | Figurine is bought and shipped to my door with my own money. My opinions expressed here don't represent any party and I'm not responsible for any misinformation as I'm just sharing them as it is but feel free to let let me know if you want to add or correct anything here. Sharing is caring!