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noctisitynoctisity4 l. temu
Originally, I was going to write about my favorite figures and items I’ve collected to “celebrate” my account being a year old, but I figured, “Hey, what’s an even better way to show this hobby has taken over my life? How about a blog about a collection I didn’t even mean to have?”

Why, yes. That is perfect.

To start, I follow quite a few rules when it comes to determining what sort of merch I buy, as I’m sure many of you do as well. Without them my collection would be a terrible, unwieldy mess and my wallet would be filled with air. What do you mean it’s not already filled with air.

My main ones are:
- Don’t buy merch from a source I’ve never seen/read/played
- Don’t buy stationery items (because I’d never use them)
- Don’t buy more than one piece of merch featuring the same artwork

Somehow… I have broken all these rules. Although I have yet to play Touken Ranbu (and most likely won’t ever get around to it in the near future), I’ve been pulled into sword boy hell as well.

Except there is only one sword boy in this hell.

This one. Right here.


http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/touken-ranbu/images/5/55/Akashi-1.png
Why did I ever set my eyes on you, Akashi.

Since he was still a fairly new addition to the game when my obsession collection started, he had very little merch to choose from. So I was comfortable with getting these acrylic keyholders and charm: ITEM #332125, ITEM #334593, ITEM #332128

And I was quite pleased with those. I thought I was done and could move on like the way I do with every new anime or game I come across.

Yet the months rolled by and he was slowly getting more and more merch...

Somewhere along the way the thing inside me managing rational thought and self-control severely snapped and now, here I am, trying to convince myself I don’t need his Animate Café coasters.

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/992019825.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/992021744.jpg
Because it’s just a piece of paper get a hold of yourself noctisity.

I’ve bought so many things that I’d normally consider “useless” just because it has his face on it from a fan ITEM #332129 to stickers and the aforementioned stationary (Ngl I would be tempted to even buy these scissor sticker decorations [???] if not for the fact he’s only on the packaging, not the stickers themselves.)

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The stickers are tiny and amazing and I’ll probably never use them

My only solace is that I haven’t gone so far off the edge that I’m scouring YAJ for his Toulove Store merch. The temptation is still there, of course. OTL

One of these days I will make a proper shrine for him. Or at least keep all his merch in one place. Because right now I have his tapestries hanging on opposite walls, his fan sitting above my bookshelf, and a corner of my bookshelf, well… slowly being consumed by him.

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Sorry, no photos of the tapestries and fan because of their scattered locations.

Despite all this, I’m still pretty determined to get most of his merch. There’s a lot of stress and complaining (sorry and thank you, friends, for listening to me rant), but it’s an incredibly satisfying feeling when I am able to add another piece of Akashi merch to my collection. (My most recent addition is his Animate Café keyholder ITEM #371505 and I am still over the moon about it because of how long it took to track down at a decent price. I managed to track down two badges as well.)

http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/871526353.jpg http://www.suruga-ya.jp/database/pics/game/871523390.jpg
Japan Post pls. It’s been weeks now.

Now to wait for the day he gets a figure and sob uncontrollably when he does.

Though maybe I will have moved on by that point.

Maybe.

Here's to another year hahaha...

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“Someone help me.”
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ipwnboyz4 l. temu#10479742I found this just recently animeonstage.co...
It's not official but I thought you might be interested. That yummy pose though. '-'
On a side note, I just got him in the game too. Hands down my fav sword, such a shame he isn't a 4 petal tachi, he would be perfect. Ah well, maybe he'll get a Kiwame upgrade in the future! *v*

Oh my. I wasn't quite expecting that LOL. Thanks for linking me and congrats on getting Akashi in the game. :D
4 l. temu
I found this just recently animeonstage.co...
It's not official but I thought you might be interested. That yummy pose though. '-'
On a side note, I just got him in the game too. Hands down my fav sword, such a shame he isn't a 4 petal tachi, he would be perfect. Ah well, maybe he'll get a Kiwame upgrade in the future! *v*
4 l. temu
sanzo_reload4 l. temu#9783960Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoileraI'm so sorry but I actually laughed so hard when I read your post.
DARN YOU, TOUKEN RANBU BOYS!
I have three nendoroids from this series when I never ever played the game, so I sort of understand your situation. They make us fangirls do crazy stuff.. srsly.

Oh no worries, I'm glad to hear that LOL. I tried to make it entertaining since I'm not sure who would actually be interested in reading about my unfortunate obsession.

They sure are doing something right if they're getting people who haven't even played the game to buy their merch, ahaha.
4 l. temu
Akira4 l. temu#9732775Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoileraDem sword bois are at it again. Breaking wallets, how dare they!
Honestly I'm starting to get tempted by charms and keychains dasdasdas I don't collect those. Heck I thought I would only focus on those who are "nice enough" but now Im starting to slowly give in. Specially to acrylic ones.

Anyways, Nice shrine. I hope Akashi gets at least a scale and nendo ;;

Thank you~! I totally get your reservations about the acrylic keyholders (they are so big and honestly impractical for any sort of use besides display). But the artwork on them is very clear and beautiful. * ^*

imacatlover4 l. temu#9769786Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoileraWell, if you're ever going to play the game, a fair warning: Akashi is such a b*tch to get in the game ><;; He's definitely a rare character to get...! Just come home already *sobsob* orz|||
I am the same with Hotarumaru TwT I started playing the game cause of the TR nendoroids and Mikazuki, but my interest pretty soon shifted to Hotaru, and now I have a life-sized tapestry, 2 nendoroids, 1 scale and some doujinshi with him on pre-order. I also bought clothes for the two Hotarumaru nendoroids, and that life-sized tapestry...! As if I have the wall-space for that! ><;; These sword boys and their awesome merch...!

Yes! My friend has warned me about that. If I recall correctly, there was an event back in December or January where it was easier to get him, and I wanted to start playing then, but that didn't quite happen. I'm sure if I start playing now I'd end up getting attached to other characters while I try to get Akashi, so it's better for me to avoid it all together. OTL
4 l. temu
I'm so sorry but I actually laughed so hard when I read your post.
DARN YOU, TOUKEN RANBU BOYS!
I have three nendoroids from this series when I never ever played the game, so I sort of understand your situation. They make us fangirls do crazy stuff.. srsly.
4 l. temu
Well, if you're ever going to play the game, a fair warning: Akashi is such a b*tch to get in the game ><;; He's definitely a rare character to get...! Just come home already *sobsob* orz|||

I am the same with Hotarumaru TwT I started playing the game cause of the TR nendoroids and Mikazuki, but my interest pretty soon shifted to Hotaru, and now I have a life-sized tapestry, 2 nendoroids, 1 scale and some doujinshi with him on pre-order. I also bought clothes for the two Hotarumaru nendoroids, and that life-sized tapestry...! As if I have the wall-space for that! ><;; These sword boys and their awesome merch...!
4 l. temu
I'm the same with Gokotai, saw his scale prototype and fell in love so I started playing the game and that was not a smart decision. :'D Now I love Gokotai even more as well as basically all the other characters in the game. My poor wallet...
4 l. temu
Dem sword bois are at it again. Breaking wallets, how dare they!

Honestly I'm starting to get tempted by charms and keychains dasdasdas I don't collect those. Heck I thought I would only focus on those who are "nice enough" but now Im starting to slowly give in. Specially to acrylic ones.

Anyways, Nice shrine. I hope Akashi gets at least a scale and nendo ;;
4 l. temu
ComboChrist4 l. temu#9730607Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoilera> "I have rules"
> "broke them all"
WHY HAVE RULES IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoilerahttp://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30583808/facepalm.jpg

Ahaha, we gotta find ways to curb our collections somehow.

VioMariner4 l. temu#9731091Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoileraHaha sorry to say but there were a few more limited ones of Akashi that Nitro sold for only a few weeks. Two of them are "life-size" AKA just larger versions of the two that you already own and the unique one is a large tapestry of Akashi in his attack pose nitroplus.ecq.s...
Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoilerahttp://nitroplus.ecq.sc/media/catalog/product/cache/12/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/3/1328.jpg

Ooh that! They're being sold at the TouLove store now. I didn't realize they had been sold outside of that store actually. The one of him in his attack post is gorgeous, but man, but that price kills me. T__T
4 l. temu
VioMariner PLATINUM Disco~
noctisity4 l. temu#9730253Thank you! And yes, I totally feel for anyone who wants to collect all the scales and nendos. But I'm sure having all of those next to each other would look amazinggg. I'm always amazed by how much details they are able to put on the figures.
I have these tapestries: ITEM #332132, ITEM #332131 They're the first tapestries I ever got and I was surprised by how lovely the material is. I also like that they're pretty small. And are you talking about these Nitroplus tapestries? nitroplus.ecq.s... (Others shown at the bottom.) If you're not talking about those then I'm not sure how I'm going to feel about the fact that I'm missing something else with Akashi on it LOL.

Haha sorry to say but there were a few more limited ones of Akashi that Nitro sold for only a few weeks. Two of them are "life-size" AKA just larger versions of the two that you already own and the unique one is a large tapestry of Akashi in his attack pose nitroplus.ecq.s...

Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoilerahttp://nitroplus.ecq.sc/media/catalog/product/cache/12/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/3/1328.jpg
4 l. temu