Year-End Report: Best of 2013

I’m rather embarrassed by my lack of activity this year, having pushed out a paltry two reviews, which means this post will have to stand in as a set of mini-reviews until I get around to something more formal. The list below represents my personal selection of my five favorite purchases of 2013. The usual year-end financial report will follow tomorrow.
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Exploring the Great Outdoors with GSC’s Canaan

I doubt anyone noticed, but I missed a couple weeks’ worth of posts while I moved from my apartment into a new house. I’m still very much in that “settling in” period and all of my figures are still packed, but I feel like I have enough time again to resume blogging regularly.

This week, I wanted to share the results of my first foray into outdoor figure photography. On a recent trip to see family, I decided to take Good Smile Company’s 1/8 scale Canaan and my camera along for the ride to see what kind of results I could get outside of my usual shooting environment. Overall, I was rather pleased with the results.
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Month-End Report, Apr. 2010 Edition

It’s hard to believe that the end of the month is already here. I’m surprised to look back over the past month and realize that I didn’t order anything figure-related this month. Unfortunately, I’ve realized in the past week or so that I have precious little money left in this year’s figure budget, so I won’t be picking up much more for the rest of the year. 😦
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Month-End Report, Feb. 2010 Edition

Bit of a quiet month on the orders front compared to January, but that’s to be expected with the way I structure my budget. I was swayed into ordering MegaHouse’s 1/8 Kasugano Sora figure after seeing the overwhelmingly positive reviews at HappySoda and foo-bar-baz. I already had my eye on the Sora figure and seeing two figure blogs I greatly respect give their approval helped convince me to go ahead and pick her up.
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New Year’s Resolutions 2010

It’s a new year and many people like to take this time as an opportunity to improve some aspect of their daily life. One idea I’ve been rolling around in my head is creating a schedule for this blog. Posts last year were sporadic for the most part and I feel like a good blog needs regular posts. To that end, I would like to start a one-post-per-week regimen, with those posts coming every Friday. In addition to the weekly posts, I intend to do monthly and yearly summary posts.

Here’s what I’m thinking in terms of possible content:

  • Previews of new figures available for preorder
  • Reviews of new figures I have received
  • “Figure Financials” column
  • High-resolution wallpapers

That’s the plan! We’ll see how it goes.