Saturday, May 29, 2010

Melancholy is in the Air

It feels like I've changed my hobby of toy collecting into DVD collecting the further we get into 2010.

Okay, fuck that shit, I've probably said it before (and this too no doubt)... I need to think of some new material to excuse my lack of toys this year!

So anyway, besides me boring you with that routine, all I've really done this week is make steady progress with Sekien no Inganock, finish the remainder of Cat Girl Alliance, and get excited about the news of MangaGamer releasing Minagoroshi-hen this upcoming Monday.

Monday,, I received the Complete Season One of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

I remember that when I watched the first episode (that being the Mikuru one) of this I was just staring at the screen in bewilderment until it ended.

Yeah, I went through the usual "what the fuck" motions afterwards, but I stuck with the series and well, where do you think I got the naming sense for this blog?

Says a lot about what I thought of it, huh?

Wednesday, derbycitymedia, I received Air The Complete Series.

Unlike Kanon, I haven't played the vision novel of Air, so all I have is the anime.

It's a fairly short series, but it also had one of the saddest endings I've seen. Although technically, you can't really call this a complete series because episode 13 is absent (I know it was a pointless recap, but they could have bunged it on the third disc with the OVAs).

Thursday, gameroomdealsinc, I received Air The Motion Picture.

This retelling of Air wasn't that bad, but after seeing the series it feels like it's lacking something, could just be me thinking that because they did it differently though.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Even a slow week has its plus sides

It has been a quiet week on the 'Nemmy getting new stuff' front, but Nemmy did get a couple of new DVDs.

I saved this post until now because I'd spent most of the last week completing all the routes in Muv-Luv Extra (man, if this is considered the worst part of Muv-Luv, I can't wait for Unlimited and Alternative), and doing some overhauling to The Nerdsphere blog as I'm its newly appointed webmaster (so be sure to check that out).

Anyway, on Wednesday from supermartusa I received G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Season 2.0 4-DVD Set.

Yeah, I got the newest G.I. Joe boxset (even though I'm still running behind in terms of actually watching the other sets I currently have).

Next on the list will be that upcoming release of the animated movie.

And yesterday from tqtoys I received GunBuster 2 (a.k.a. Top wo Nerae 2! or simply DieBuster).

Compared to the original GunBuster series (which is one of my all-time favourites) I didn't like DieBuster as much, but I obviously liked it enough to drop a tenner for it.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Doing this in bulk can be a drag

Prepare to be shocked (man, that felt incredibly lame), for Nemmy has finally got some new toys in addition to the increasing slew of DVDs he's been getting!

Like before, this'll be a review of the week's purchases in a single post (the main reason for this is cos I got distracted with VNs such as Wind, Muv-Luv and the just released KIRA☆KIRA Curtain Call).

Entry number one is the Outlaw Complete Collection I got from spun_cds_dvds on Monday.

Like I said when I got the Cowboy Bebop movie, this was one of the real highlights on CNX for me.

In actual fact I preferred Outlaw Star over Cowboy Bebop at that time, don't know if that still holds true now though (it has been a long time since I last watched them).

Entry number two arrived on Thursday from Kapow Toys, supermart_usa and all your music.
  • WST Robots Communication Liaison
  • KM-01 Knight Morpher Commander
  • WST Robots Military Operations Commander
  • Lucky Star Complete Collection
  • Lucky Star OVA
Lucky Star I got simply because its Lucky Star, and seeing as it was available for a rather decent price helped in my decision (although the lack of an English dub on the OVA is kinda strange when the series itself had one).

The WST Blaster and Shockwave (it's easier to call them that) are nice toys for their size, but I fear they're a tad too fragile for repeated transforming.

Hell, I almost broke one of Blaster's handle pieces because the damn black bit wouldn't slide over as it should (that piece now has a bloody stress mark on it!).

As for the Knight Morpher Commander (a.k.a. Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime), I'd say its a bloody impressive piece of work.

My only real concern with it however are the arms. Seriously, the sounds I heard from those joints really scared the shit out of me (no toy should ever make a sound like that!).

Entry number three came from on Friday.

If this looks familiar, then you'd be correct as this is simply the 2-Disc Collection's Edition of the Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone DVD I received last week.

I didn't even know there was bloody two disc version out there until AFTER I damn well bought the fucking single disc release (I'll be sure not to repeat this mistake again).

Entry number four which I received yesterday from supermartusa was the Kite and Mezzo Forte double-disc set.

This is the uncut release, so you probably know what that entails. If not, you might actually be better off not knowing...

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