There was a toy fair today. It’s pretty horrible as far as buying stuff was concerned. Last year it was a lot of shops selling things at full price or higher and loads of designer trash. This year the front’s dominated by mmorpg booths, the designer trash is maybe 2/3rd of what it was last year? And there’s like, only one actual toy shop. All the other toy shop slots were apparently taken up by anime knick knack and knock off shops.
I almost bought me a designer trash called Mecharian, which are cute little mecha done up in Victorian steam punk style. I totally wanted the dapper Octopus/Cthulhu mecha with a top hat. But I told myself I’d only but “one” thing. And well, Ianeira won out.
So speaking of Ianeira, she’s the mermecha in the big blue box. For an additional 10 local bucks (a little over 3 USD), I got the yellow Grapprap accessory pack. I mean, for that price, why not?
The only thing that actually caught my eye is that gashapon Piccolo you see there. It’s an articulated figure in the 3.75″ scale. Well, actually, it looks to be a tad shorter. Perhaps 3.7″? That’s still acceptable. So he’s too short to be Piccolo, but it’s not like I’m a huge DBZ fan. I’ll just pretend he’s Violin or Vuvuzela, a somewhat short Namekian who looks like Piccolo (because I’m racist like that, all Namekians look the same to me). The figure’s got plenty points of articulation, but the sculpt does limit their range. It also comes with a stand and two alternate right hands, and the cape’s also removable. He’s quite easy to disassemble and reassemble as well, which means you can dismember him and pretend he grows his arms or legs back.
Storm Trooper is just there for scale. And I have no idea what that little shark man thing is. But it’s an incomplete freebie.