Japan Tour 2017

Ohayou gozaimasu!

I didn’t have any posts last week because I was in a 1-week vacation trip in Japan with my family! 😀 The people in Japan were very polite, kind and respectful.

We stayed in Shinjuku, Tokyo. We also travelled to other places in Tokyo such as Akihabara, Shibuya, and Tama.

Of course, my first priority is to hunt for Funko Pops! ;D On our 2nd day, I went to the well-known toy shop that sells Funko Pops in Japan: Toy Sapiens!

 This place is simply a heaven! I saw a lot of hard-to-find and exclusive pops at a good price. If only transporting them to Philippines isn’t a struggle, I would haul a lot! I went to this place twice because one haul is never enough at Toy Sapiens! xD

I also saw some Funkos in other stores such as Don Quijote:

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and several stores in Akihabara:

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(There are a LOT of life size groot pops here! 😦 I wanted one ever since it came out huhuhu) Here are my overall hauls from Japan!

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11 Funko Pops, Arrow S1 DVD (for my Green Arrow collection), Dragon Ball stuff, Gudetama slippers, and a lot of Gacha items (not in the picture). Some of you might be wondering if the price sticker from Toy Sapiens is easy to remove (especially for OC in-box collectors like me):

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The answer is yes. It’s very easy to remove and it won’t damage the box. But in my case, I don’t want to remove the stickers on my pops. 🙂

Here are some other photos from our trip:

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Favorite Food: CURRY! I loved their version of curry!

Favorite Place: Akihabara. Very nice place! A heaven for anime lovers!

And, that is all. Have a nice day everyone!

Unleashing the inner potterhead!

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Harry Potter! One of my main Funko Pop collections.

Let me just, provide a little light here.

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Lumos!

Ah, there we go!

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I’m still missing 5 exclusives from the Harry Potter line. As for the Fantastic Beasts line, I’m missing the regular Demiguise and 4 exclusives. Basically, I need 10 more pops. 😦 I’m still thinking about buying the 3-pack and 2-packs.

Fellow potterhead, I hear you want to start collecting Harry Potter pops. Fear not! I have a few tips for you! 😀

1.) Harry Potter has a LOT of variants/exclusives

9 to be exact. 10 if you are counting Harry riding the Hogwarts train. Some characters have around 2-3 variants. If you are going to collect one pop for each character, then it won’t be much of a problem for you. There are 25 characters for the Harry Potter line and 8 characters for Fantastic Beasts line.

2.) Dementor army?

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For an oob (out of box) collector, a dementor army would look so good in your collection!

3.) SDCC HP Pops

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These SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) HP Pops were way cheaper when they were released last year. And they are starting to get more expensive. I regret not buying that SDCC Newt before! 😦

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I really could use a Time Turner right now! 😦

*It should be noted that the 3-pack Cornish Pixie, Mandrake and Grindylow is the smallest pop in the set! 🙂

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4.) 2-packs and 3-pack

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These 3-pack and 2-packs are EXACTLY the same as the regular ones. If you will be aiming for a complete Harry Potter Funko Pop collection, don’t forget getting these! 🙂

5.) The only 6-inch HP Pop

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Hagrid. One of our favorite characters!

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6.) Coming Soon HP Pops

There are currently a total of 58 Harry Pops (including the 3-pack and 2-packs).

But guess what, there are upcoming releases for the Harry Potter line!

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Oh Lord Voldemort (oops, shouldn’t have said that. I should not have said that!). And here I am, still not finished with the current set. I cri.

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7.) Hogwarts Express Ride

I absolutely love the Hogwarts Express set! These three parts can be assembled together:

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It would look so good if you display it oob!

That’s basically it. Harry Potter is not a “suicide” line such as Star Wars and Disney, for example. In my opinion, the SDCC ones are the only hard-to-get Harry Potter pops so far. Better to start this collection now before they get vaulted. 😉

That is all. See ya! (Slytherin ftw)

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Alohomora!                                                                    

*door opens*

*Other pictures taken from Google and Pop Price Guide

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Your muffins smell like sh*t and so do your ideas!

Same goes for my title idea. 😦

Lol. Hi guys!!!

I just want to share my favorite haul for this week:

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Silicon Valley!

I LOVE the details. Especially, the logos of the apps on their shirts (e.g. Pied Piper and Aviato). I absolutely love this series! Especially since I have a background in programming so I can relate in most of the terms.

It’s a must-watch series. Nice plot, hilarious punchlines, great actors. You should try watching it!

I just wish Bighead was part of the set. Hope he gets his Funko Pop version in the future!

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Lastly, here’s my hauls for this week:

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Thanks to Bully Boy Collectibles and Filbar’s Megamall! (Oh, and thanks SM Megamall Grocery for my Black Label! :)) Kampai!)

Good night everyone! 🙂

*Other pictures taken from Google

“Avengers, I’m going to show you the end of the world!”

Says Ultron. But failed.

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Can’t wait for Civil War 2!!! Thanos is gonna be badass!

Just kidding, team Avengers here!

Here are the Funko Pops of Avengers: Age of Ultron from my collection:

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Still missing one more. Unmasked Captain America! 😦

When collecting this set, there are a few things you must know.

1.) Don’t buy Iron Man Mark 43 (Age 15+)

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The paint job fades to pink. Unlike the Iron Man Mark 43 (Age 3+), the paint job is good and does not fade. 🙂 I heard that the Unmasked Iron Man pop has the same problem. I have the age 15+ version, although it’s not (yet?) fading.

2.) There is a small Black Widow and a big Black Widow

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Not sure if it’s also the same with other countries. But in our country, the age 3+ is smaller than the age 15+. From what I heard, the reason the age 3+ is smaller than the age 15+ is because they used Black Widow’s actual height in the movie compared with the other Avengers’ heights. I prefer the age 3+!

3.) Hulkbuster is from MCC (Marvel Collector Corps) box

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You can still order this box when you order a newly released box from them. Although, there are still a lot of people selling it for a cheap price (without the other contents from the box).

4.) There are 8 exclusives

Hulkbuster from MCC box, Black Widow with Captain America’s shield, Grinning Ultron, Glow-in-the-dark Hulk, Savage Hulk, Phasing Vision, Unmasked Iron Man, and Unmasked Captain America.

Awesome set!

My favorite pop from this set is the Hulkbuster pop. It’s so awesome, detailed and heavy!

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That’s all. Ciao!

*Other pictures taken from Google

Eggos anyone?

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Welcome! Here, have some Eggos. :))

Who is this famous TV series character who loves Eggos so much? Yep. That’s right. It’s El or Eleven.

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And, from what TV series did she came from? Stranger Things!

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An original Netflix series that was released last August 31, 2016. This popular science fiction-horror TV series got their Funko Pop version recently. I still haven’t finished the set and still needed some exclusives:

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These are the complete regular and chase pops for the Stranger Things line. My favorite Stranger Things pop is the beautiful Eleven with Eggos chase. *_*

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I’m still missing these exclusives:

And, the ECCC (Emerald City Comic Con) exclusive Upside Down Eleven and Barb 2-pack:

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Still waiting for season 2, excited af!!!

That’s all for today, have a great day everyone! 🙂 *smiles*

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*Other pictures taken from Google

Funatic Day Out 7

Good evening everyone! Been busy this weekend due to work AND… this AWESOME event I’ve been to: Funko Funatics Day Out 7!!!

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So what is this event all about? It’s a Funko Funatic event that is held every 2 years. It’s a gathering for all the Funko fans out there to meet and get to know each other. Its goal is for Funko collectors to meet new friends who shares the same passion and also have fun. FDO involves 12 cities around the world: DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Kentucky, Minneapolis, NYC, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Francisco, Singapore, and Manila. And, for the 2nd time, Philippines was chosen to host the 7th Funatics Day Out event. (Yay!) It was held at Fisher Mall, Quezon City.

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I arrived at 10AM (Registration starts at 10:30AM).

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(c) Mhellai Mateo

Upon entering, this machine caught my eye. Look at those prizes! The token was only worth 50 pesos. (2.63$) But, the game was so hard, I think nobody has won anything from it that day. (Lol sad.) You have to press the stop button while the “S” is moving. The “S” must fit in one of the numbers/letters to claim the prize.

There were also several games during the program such as: charades (Funko Pop characters), matching game (matching a Funko Pop with its corresponding sticker), trip to jerusalem, etc. For those who participated, they get to pick a prize. Prizes include stickered/exclusive pops and dorbz, regular pops and dorbz, protos, and a lot more! I was able to get a Vault Boy Specialty Series GITD Dorbz (gave it to my cousin), HT Savage Hulk and Green Lantern Dorbz.

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(c) Kristian Carlo Gianan

These are my seatmates (Table #6: Team Gamora). (Best team ever, by the way!) Shoutout to: (from the left) Kristian Carlo Gianan, Lyn Habon and April Dacanay of Bully Boy Collectibles, Monica Baroquillo, Carlo Baroquillo, Zen Krueger (Brian), and Ria Barrientos Gianan. Nice meeting you guys! 🙂

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(c) Ken Koo

And, these are all the attendees (a.k.a. members of the Funko Funatic Philippines group)

Before the party ended, there was a special surprise waiting for all of us from Funko.

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This cute pink T-Bone Funko Pop (LE: 500 pcs)! That was so generous of you Funko, thank you so much! Everyone in the party was given one pink T-Bone pop. Thank you so much also to Funko Funatic Philippines for making this happen. So worth it! And, it was so fun!

After the party, I went to Big Boys Toy Store Fisher Mall to buy a few pops.

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These are all my overall hauls for this week combined with pops bought from other shops and fellow collectors.

Lastly, May 6, 2017 was also Free Comic Day. I was able to get these for free:

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Thanks Filbar’s Megamall!

Awesome, fun and tiring day! Happy kid here. 😀

*FDO research from wheninmanila.com