December 25th strikes again, though this won’t be a traditional Christmas post. This holiday season, I haven’t really received or given any gifts proper, but that’s hardly necessary when it’s pretty much been Christmas for me since September.
Recently, I’ve been totally rehashing my living quarters, appearance, wardrobe – you name it. For reasons unspoken, I wanted to refurbish my life a little. Naturally though, this would cost quite a bit to do, though I managed to make ends meet somehow and still pull off almost everything I aimed for. In this sense, I’ve pretty much blown my holiday spending budget in the past few months, meaning no splurging on a Perfect Grade Unicorn Gundam for Christmas.
I’m proud to say that I’ve gotten a lot done though, and it all came together just in time at the end of the year. Everything will be documented here…
Yet another experience at the usual invincible robot toy show this winter, right before Christmas rolls around. This would be my fourth time stopping by, having come non-stop for the past two years now. I’ll admit it loses its luster a bit with each visit, but there’s no doubt that we snagged the best deals this time around.
I believe this is the first of its kind ever attempted – Figma Samus Aran, of which I’ve already reviewed once before – painted in her Light Suit palette swap from Super Smash Bros. 4.
I’ll say right now that this project started out as a bit of a fit of insanity – I preordered Smash months before its release, and played it for at least a week and a half straight from release day. My main has been Samus since Melee days, and one night I looked over at my Figma collection and decided that it really needed to be spiced up. I’ve been contemplating selling my entire Figma collection for a while now since they’ve lost their luster a bit, but I think I’ve reconsidered that option enough to keep everything for the moment.
Finally starting with my Armada line-up, figured it would be appropriate to kick off with the series’ most loved and iconic character. Remember that giant bin of Transformers goodness from over a year ago? (You probably don’t, it’s okay the link is there to refresh your memory.)
I’ve sold pretty much everything from that bin sans the Armada stuff. I made a small mention of it in the post proper, but I essentially grew up watching and breathing that series, therefore making the toyline a more precious and nostalgic one for me than most. Given that, I still have my entire childhood Armada collection (featured in proper here), which has since been supplemented by the giant super haul.
I really should’ve included this bit in the last Interlude post, but I had only just finalized the concept. I plan to get the MG Tallgeese soon and work on this as my main project over winter break, which is coming up in roughly two weeks.
It’s going to be the greatest thing ever. If you don’t get the significance, don’t worry about it. Just know that I’m oozing school spirit like a true ASB member. Can this please be our new mascot…