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Allinia Luna Japan 2017 Max Upgrade

If you’ve stumbled across this page one way or another, thank you for stopping by!

I’ve been blogging about Japanese collectibles & various hobbies — with an accompanying store — since 2011/2012-ish. I have made a handful of cosmetic changes during that time period, but I’ve never upgraded the underlying software… so both my blog & store were terribly, horribly outdated.

So today — welcome to the brand new blog (๑>◡< ๑)♡


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Large Banpresto Vulpix Plush

Banpresto has another Alolan Vulpix plush in store for us, this time a large 24cm arcade prize, along with regular Vulpix as well!

They will be in arcades across Japan beginning the last week in April. Like all Banpresto prizes, they can only be won in arcade crane games, and will not be available for direct sale.

I’ve gotten pretty decent at winning smaller arcade prize plush, but have yet to successfully win many larger ones — I’ll have to brush up my skills before April!!

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Pokemon Center Snow Festival Promotion — Sapporo Center Celebration


Quick storytime before I dive into talking about this merchandise: When I was in approximately 2nd or 3rd grade, I learned that Japan was the country where all my beloved Nintendo games came from. Around the same time, I was taught about the yearly Sapporo Snow Festival — and made it my dream to someday visit Japan and attend the Snow Festival.

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Trying Out a New Blogging Style

Hello friends, trying out an entirely new blog style today!

For five thousand and one different reasons, I’ve been neglecting my blog & personal website — mainly because during my anime goods shop into a full time business has left little time for anything else!

Twitter has become my go-to place to share updates with my life & hobby happenings. However, it’s extremely limited with the amount of characters I can use, and I still desperately desire a place to document all my collections.

So this is my test site for now! I’m hoping it will allow for both long, in-depth entries (when I have the time) as well as serve as a place to quickly share new happenings & merchandise news ☆︎

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Love Live

Anime USA 2016 Post-Convention Recap

Hello hello friends (・ω・)ノ☆ Today I’m going to write about a brand new experience for me — my first anime convention in the US! I made the last-minute decision to fly back to the states to attend Anime USA and meet many of my close anime community friends for the first time. It was intended as a surprise (that ultimately failed miserably as a secret >﹏< *) but in the end will always be remembered as one of the greatest weekends of my life.

We arrived mid-day Friday and getting our badges was a breeze! I mostly walked around the area with my itabags for a bit with friends as they began trickling in and saying their enthusiastic hellos.

Saturday was the main attraction however — participating in my first cosplay ever as *drumroll* Ruby Kurosawa from Love Live Sunshine!


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Tips & Guides

The Collector’s Guide to Itabags

Rubber straps, badges, pins, and other similar small items have always posed a problem to me as a collector. I really love this type of merchandise, but never could find a proper display technique, so they would often end up in boxes… and then the boxes would pile up and up….

Enter the itabag!!! Itabags are my current obsession and the absolute perfect solution to showing off my small ‘useable’ collectibles like straps and keychains and pins, while still keeping them in pristine condition. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ve most likely seen at least some pictures of my Love Live-themed bags.

Without further ado, let’s answer some common questions I get about itabags!

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