Yay!

Aug. 21st, 2010 04:09 pm
zallia: (Anime Me)
I'm so happy right now. I've been trying to buy W.I.T.C.H. dolls lately, which I was dumb and didn't pay much attention until it's like 4 years too late. >_> And rather than being unwanted, the few released here are hard to find and there's apparently been a ton of different lines released in Italy that I can't even keep track of, but of course are still hella hard to find and/or get for decent prices.

So I was trolling around google for the tenth time trying to come across a store or community and saw some stuff still listed on amazon UK. 20GBP for some of them, but a 3rd party seller had listed some used for 1-4GPB! I messaged her and she agreed to ship to me and so I bought all 16 that she had. An odd assortment and a few are missing pieces, but even with the outrageous shipping (still not final but hoping it's what she quoted me), they'll be about $7.50 each shipped. Squee! For some reason Amazon won't let them ship a lot of things overseas, so I had to list the travel channel's London address as my own. *cough*

So I'll hold off on my Muscara order. They currently have free shipping if you spend over 90 euros which I can do easily with 5 or 6 dolls from there. They have different ones that what I'll be getting so I'm really hoping that that's a permanent deal and not fleeting.

I think I need to do like the Little Apple Dolls as well and make my own guide for these since I'm having a hard time keeping track of all the lines and can't find more than a handful of fan sites. *sigh*

I've also got a YahooJapan box in the mail too. Lots of plushies, a few dolls, keychains and some other fun stuff. I marked that as my last one and have bought a couple things through ShoppingMallJapan to try them out, but they make it way more difficult to bid and pay and since they charged me 500yen to batch ship over for just a few figures, I'm not really seeing how that method is going to save me much more money than the EMS from Japan since I'll still have to pay domestic shipping, as well. Luckily I haven't seen too many auctions that I'm keen on lately, at least.

Argh, and I'm trying not to, but I really want to buy more cels. The one I have is just so neat in person and I've got another one waiting for me at home. The neat ones are hella pricey of course, but I want at least one epic battle or Saturn/Hotaru/ChibiChibi one. Or like this one!

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k127056422

That only comes to about $1600US. Not too bad right? Heh. That would be really awesome to own, though.

I want to take pics of all my stuff, but I lost my camera. :( I very very much hope it's just lost in my house since I have the case and don't think I would have taken it out w/out it, but honestly I can barely remember anything that happened in late June/July so I'm a skosh worried that it's forever lost. *sigh* And it just won't cool down so that I can feel like cleaning after work instead of passing out on the couch from just going outside to feed the cats! Grrr!

Anyhow, one last thing. I'm accumulating quite a bit of extra Sailor Moon merchandise, so if anyone here is interested or looking for something particular, let me know. I've got a whole slew of cards coming in, a couple sets of gashapon and some loose ones, probably extra bottle cap figures and possibly some dolls. I think I'll only part with those if friends want them though since I get too attached. :) I know for sure I've got an extra Pluto Dream Pocket in the box since I have her loose now and she's not my favorite enough to keep two of.
zallia: (Default)
I think most of you know that I have a serious compulsion problem when it comes to "good deals". It seldom matters what it is, but if it's 75+% off, I'm compelled to buy it, no matter if I want it or need it.

So the night before last, I'm doing one of my hourly run-throughs of the DoA marketplace and see that someone has buy her puki, get her jaimedoll free(cause it had been modded). I had seen that ad before, but getting the jd free with some stroller thing, which eh. But now, it was $200 for both. No pics, though, so I emailed her and she said she'd get them tomorrow, so I figured they'd be gone by then. I got the pics last night though, and both dolls were in excellent condition. I can't even tell what's changed on the jaimedoll and I was expecting like a faceup with scars and the eyewells gouged out or something.

So, the Jaimedoll is about 220 new and the Puki would be 220 as well since she also had the sleeping faceplate. But BOTH for 200 flat. Unfortunately, the puki was like my least favorite one, though looking back, I could have turned her into my Princess Peach. So I start spazzing and call my mom who gets all pissed cause she was watching tv and I'm like "Tell me if I should buy these!!" looking for the ok-go! But she was like you probably shouldn't w/ her favorite "Only you know how much money you have" >_> So I waffled and decided to save for another Angell Studio doll instead. BUT, it horrified me that this good deal would go to someone unknown and luckily Miss [livejournal.com profile] missmollymayhem was around, so I told her. I thought about seeing if she wanted to split, but that was too complicated, and luckily enough she was first to get to them! So yay, someone got to take advantage of that! I knew she was good for it, since she was the seller I got ChuChu Nezzbi from brand new for $60 off of retail. ;)

So, I get to be proud of myself right? Because where is this story leading?

Project House Purging

Unfortunately, I've been less than steller in the past about exercising this shopping habit of mine and as a result, my house is FULL of stuff. I have a 3 bedroom house and 2 rooms are pretty much just crammed full of boxes. Not to mention the crap piled up in every other room. But this weekend Mom came over and we actually managed to send a trunkload of stuff to the Goodwill and the purple room has clear floor. I really need to train myself to not buy things just cause they're cheap. A marble cotton ball holder...5 kites...4 shower curtains...4 packs of shower curtain rings...a ton of hello kitty bathroom accessories(and I can't get rid of HK ever, sorry)...weird hats and shawls...and copious amounts of shoes and clothes.

I'm hoping that once I clear out some spaces, I can begin going through the 10 million boxes and start selling off some of the anime and other toys I've accumulated through the ages.

Look a pathway! )
zallia: (craziia_sky)
Yay, got all the dolls I was waiting for yesterday!

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My new little Bobobie (the new one's in red). She looks so sad, but the price was right! She's got a real pointy nose and overbite though so I may try to sand that down a bit next time I'm messing with that stuff. I'm looking for a wig for her too, probably something more normal. I still need to get green fur for the fairy niblet, but at this point she's been bald so long, she might look weird *with* hair. Funny how they've both ended up with purple eyes.

Oh and I did manage to enter two of the DoA contests. The costume and the photo one, so if any of you are inclined, mine are the last two in each of them with the green-eyed brunette...hehe. I know I won't win (not even honorable mention in the puki one >_>) but at least I don't think I'm in the bottom either. IMO, though.

I got my Cherished Friends package too, with my 2 new Kickits. I was fixing to email them, but decided to give it a couple more days and then it showed up at dinner! Never got a ship notice or anything, but oh well. No pics of them, yet, but one was the Fao exclusive 200pieces that seemed to be disappearing so I'm glad I got her cheap and the last one too since she then vanished from the website, so I was getting worried that I had missed out.

And Mom is going to buy a big bobobie doll, so I offered to place the order since my tinies and semi-bigger tinies are in desperate need of shoes. I might buy either Isabella http://www.denverdoll.com/bobobie27.php or one of the msds, too. http://www.denverdoll.com/bobobie45.php I like Mei and she seems to come in limited quantities. Blarg, of course both have a Normal skin in stock so that means I can't narrow it down that way. I kinda want some badass dolls now too that I can punk up and make look evil. Oh yeah, my big boy doll needs some new eyes too, but I can't decide which color. Same for vampire girl...oh crap I still need to pay for NeoNoir too. I preordered Kaela pullip too, which I kind of regret, so I'm not so much into the pullips these days. I'm glad I didn't just impulsively do that anime set, though I might end up buying the butler guy after seeing owner's pics.

I finally watched a couple movies this weekend. I haven't watched movies in foreeeever. Danny got Iron Man for xmas, but I wasn't real impressed with it, but then I also wasn't paying close attention either. I finally watched Golden Compass too, which I LOVED only to find out the next 2 movies have been shelved. HELLA LAME!! It didn't even have a pseudo-ending! Don't make me read the books, guys! The talking animals were actually done really well, too. >_<

Gaming, I've been playing Rhapsody and Safari adventure picture taking on the Wii. It's fun to piss of nature and then run away like a wuss. I went to gamestop to try and partake of the buy2get1free and they are cleaned. out. Ditto for target on that bogo free imagine games thing. Mom was even going to buy Iron Chef on the ds and those were all gone too!! She's suddenly back on the Schleich wagon too, so I'm working on updating my database to see what animals I need to blow some money on. Target's clearancing out some, so I picked up the last Ibex and hoping more drop lower. (Schleich makes these realistic animals and now faeries and soldiers and stuff too. http://www.schleich-s.com/cms_schleich/shop/index.php?lang=2&startnode=125&specialpage=new_products Some of the animals even have...parts*cough*)

I had forgotten that they had those Christmas peek-a-boo petites at Wal-mart so we didn't go on Friday night and they were long gone yesterday. Though they might've been before Christmas I'm still bummed I may have missed them on clearance. I did find...Taka from Tokyo though! Only one so I grabbed her, since I didn't know if I'd ever see her again. My grandma sent a giftcard so it was justified. I'm sure she'd be thrilled to know that I spent it on a tiny $6 doll. *^^

Oh and in case you need some cuteness to get you to New Year's, here's the catfam all piled up on my bed!


Catfam


From Left to Right around the back: Chiblet, Mr. Sad Eyes, Little Gray, Sita and Mama Sasha's in the middle. Aw!!
zallia: (Default)
Oh man, you guys, I feel so wrecked today. I don't know if it's the travel finally catching up with me or what, but I had nightmares all through the night and my throat feels just horrible. Oh and coughing now, too. Yay. So yeah, don't quite feel up to convention coverage just yet. I wanted to check out the pics last night, but I fell asleep watching tv and then ended up just trying to get a song downloaded. Actually I got it pretty easily, it was just a million updates the computer had to do from being off for a week. I think the theme from Paranoia agent was the best thing about it. Actually the best thing about all of Satoshi Kon's anime is the music by Susumu Hirasawa. Though I'd still like to make a Paprika pullip someday. Oh yeah, I think I was just going to name Asuka Paprika...

Anyhow, since I didn't find too much to buy up in the AZ, I've got the antsiness in me to buy something now. Unfortunately, there's a lot of expensive vying for that. Wilde Imagination has a $15 off coupon good for the next few days, but the outfit I want is ONE DOLLAR short of the minimum. There are a few more dolls I want, so I had planned on getting the outfit with either  http://www.wildeimagination.com/p-28-nevermore.aspx or http://www.wildeimagination.com/p-64-lingering-doubt.aspx but that would pretty much max out my budget until the credit cards roll over. 

But then, yesterday, someone put up a Hina Ichigo dal for sale on LJ that would be $87 shipped which is about 20 under retail. She's one of the two Rozen Maidens I need, and it's a pretty good deal. *sigh* 

And, the Heroes action figures just came out. Toynk's sent an email that they have them for $70 plus like 12 shipping which is a little over 15 a piece which is just about retail. I was hoping to find them in AZ, but no go, so I don't know if they'll filter down here eventually. The Castlevania figures never did and I don't know if they'll be like PotC and Lost and be on clearance everywhere, or get all bought up and become expensive. I can't even find the freaking trading cards anywhere either!!

And this morning Hot Topic sends out an email with more clearance stuff and there's about $40 of stuff that I want there. I still need to go through and pare stuff down, like maybe lose one of the hoodies and decide on which pair of crazy goth boots ($10 cheaper than a pair of Ellowyne Wilde shoes, how wrong is that?), but I'm pretty sure I'll be ordering from there. $6 ground shipping though. :D

So, yeah... :/
zallia: (Default)
Well, the last post I think was just me being cranky from one of my sleep headaches and just happened to fall on val's so I was just pissed at everything as a whole. I did end up buying stuff that night...and the next night...and today. Yipes. Not to make myself feel better! They were actually really good deals! Well not the VGs, but the other suff!

So even though I felt crappy, I still went with Mom to Target since I had a 10% card burning a hole in my pocket and bought Twisted Metal: Head On for the PS2 and Karaoke Revolution: AI Encore for PS2 as well, since I had planned on buying them anyways.

Video game blather )

I slept a little bit thurs early thurs night since I knew an auction was ending at 11. And yay I won! It's a lot of Pinky St parts. Looks like complete sakura taisen and a few other pieces, but since I mainly just want to see what the fuss is about, I wasn't too concerned about choice. And someone did try to snipe me at the end, but haha, I was there too! Worked out to about $5 a pinky so I was cheered up after that.

More doll talk... )

Uh..and then Saturday night, I won another pinky on ebay. Single figure, but she's holding one of those cats I wanted, so I don't need to buy anymore...I think.

And today, I bought Alte even though I didn't plan on buying any more pullips until Cinna and Asuka in March. $65 fully stock including shipping though! I wanna give her blue eyes, maybe? She looks too much like Holly stock, but I guess I should leave one girl a brunette. I really dislike(hate tantus)the May releases, so I think unless JP ups their game, I'll just get a few of the older ones I want. Namely Nero, Nomado and Prunella. Maybe Sage.

Sorry to the friends who don't know what the hell I'm talking about in the last few paragraphs! If you want links or pics I'll happily provide them, but my guess is ya'll just glazed over and don't give a rat's ass! ;P

PS-This new Knight Rider is weirding me out and lead bitch is old and ugly.
Oh yeah, I also figured out after a season and a half that Torchwoord sucks. If any one shows up they're either going to make out with Jack, make out with female lead and die sadly. Every 5 eps, they'll make out with a different TW member. Seriously, isn't this what everyone makes fun of the first Star Trek for? And female lead is seriously unsympathetic trying to horndog on everyone while having a perfectly nice fiance at home. Hag.

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