Monday, November 30, 2009

AFA 09 (ii)

Didnt buy much stuff at AFA this time round. Already have most of what I want but well..
Hoots from AFA09
Starting with 1/5 Project Dynamite original colour Ikkitousen Kanu
was thinking whether to get it or not, its in a really kinky and suggestive pose but I think the face sculpt is really good and at the right price, its going home with me! ha.. wrapped up as not to scratch the box too..
Macross game prize SD robots
One Piece Styling figures
The Brooks and Carue with Chopper is pretty good

Disney Label Mickey Convoy Halloween version
its a Japan 7-11 exclusive version
My missing piece of Final Fantasy Master Creatures 2 -- Mateus
got it for a good price too

Lastly the Final Fantasy Weapon set 1
this is actually an online exclusive set but it was on sale at AFA, managed to get it for a good price after some bargaining which the owner refused at first ha.. Finally gotten it after a long time..

AFA 09 (i)

It is Anime Festival Asia again for 2009 on . Tickets have now increased to $15 for 1 day and $25 for 2 days. Luckily I was with my friend who had a booth over there. Tickets prices have increased quite abit from AFA08 which was $5 a day and $8 for 2 days. The price hike is probably to cover costs for some of the guests brought in especially for those for the concert. There is from AFA08 May'N known from Macross Frontier Sheryl Nome's singing voice, anime song singer Ichirou Mizuki known for singing Mazinger Z, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann singer Shoko Nakagawa and JAM Project member Yoshiki Fukuyama known for singing Macross. Also one of the most famous bloggers, at least in the otaku community, Danny Choo, is also coming.

There are also a few competitions, other than the Bandai World Gundam Competition, the more interesting event I find would be the Asia Regional Cosplay Champuionship where teams from Philipines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and our very own Singapore will compete. Think one of the most anticipated cosplayer will be Alodia from Philipines, known from her Danny Choo's Otacool book where it features her in a toy filled room. She is known, by most guys I believe, for her love for cosplaying, anime, manga, toys as well as her photography and most of all her looks. Well I think she is every otaku's dream girlfriend, pretty, hot and supports and shares almost similar hobbies of an otaku ha.. She was dressed as Amaha Masane from Witchblade with her sister. Well suprisingly the winner of the cosplay event went to Singapore team with the Gundam cosplay.
Her deviant art link ==> of AFA stuff
the usual Gohkins

SDX Gundam
Gundams from Bandai's booth
From Goodsmile booth, which this Morrigan was one piece I was really keen in at the start but didnt order it in the end as I found something lacking, do not know if i regretted my choice but least I get to see the actual item and take a photo of it..
without flash
vocaloids characters with the famous Hatsune Miku
Max Factory's "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi" Extravaganza version
its done by Max Factory and distributed by Goodsmile, which is a band formed by Haruhi and gang
Goodsmile's Saber Lily from Fate Stay Night
looks really good i must say..
Petite nendroid series
starting with The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
Death Note
vocaloid series
Lucky Star Nendroids
Death Note
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
Hatsune Miku's The World is Mine
this is a must get man..looks really good and can be hung on the wall, comes with this natural colour frame or dark brown frame..
another really hot piece of PVC, Black Rock Shooter!
Danny Choo is a famous blogger known for dancing in the streets of Tokyo in his stormtrooper costume. He blogs about anime, manga and figures stuff as well as Jap culture stuff. He is know to be son of Jimmy Choo, a famous shoe designer,after a CNN interview.
The one and only Mirai Figma prposed by Danny Choo
Figma Mirai and bike
Other Figma's on display
Billy Harrington Figma! lol he is actually a Figma of a real life gay person and it comes with pretty interesting accessories ha but its not easily found locally and not cheap
Some cosplay shots at AFA
a badly taken dark photo of Sheryl Nome
I was actually wanting to take the photo of the gal standing beside the gal in Haruhi Bunny costume lol
I must say the girl is really daring and sporting as the costume is pretty revealing, *salutes to the girl for being so sporty!
My friend's favourite cosplayer lol
Black Rock Shooter!

2 lovely cosplayers enjoying their yogurt..
Didnt really take many shots of cospalyers as was kinda busy but took a shot of this giant Domo-kun toy

Some posters by Odex
Shot of 5 ladies at CoFesta booth
picture of some WIP statues
Something cute which I don't really recognise
Overall I find this year's AFA was not too bad but the price was quite steep given it is just in the second year. The main attraction was probably the concert but there wasn't really much to buy. Think Bandai had the biggest booth but I didnt think the sales was fantastic as the crowd was really different. It was more an event for anime and manga lovers which will lead them to figures from the anime and manga as well, mainly Figmas, Revoltech and Nendroids and some PVCs. For non-anime lovers, it would probably not be an event which you would love and probably STCC would be more to your liking. Well hope next year would be a better year with more things to look forward to.