A while back I was looking at my e-mail addresses and I’m on the mailing list for Animaxis. They were listing their latest releases and one of them was for the second series of Naruto Shippuuden collectible/trading figurines. These are ones that come in boxes that you don’t know what you get until you open the box. Well what surprised me the most is that when this update occurred it was my payday, and the most surprising part was when I clicked the link to look on the site it was still in stock!! Most times when I receive the update from Animaxis their ‘new releases’ are always out of stock if they’re popular series or collectibles. So the fact that it was stil in stock was amazing to me. Anyway so obviously with having money on me I decided what the hell, I’m gonna buy them. It was actually a box with ten boxes inside it that they send you. You are guaranteed to have every figure plus two extras (copies). I actually already had some of the Naruto Shippuuden series 1 figures which I had been buying separately from Shin Tokyo, but this box set meant that I had all the figures from series 2 without having to constantly buy a box in the hopes of getting one of every figure.
Anyway, I’ve uploaded some pics you can check out. This one is of the four figures from the first series of Naruto Shippuuden. You can also see a figure in the background of Naruto which was just an odd collectible I got from another online site years ago. Next is the photo of the top of the box that contained all the trading figure boxes. I thought it was pretty cool. I then opened up the box and you can see all the boxes located within it. (Why did I take this photo? Because I’m obsessed that’s why!) This photo is with a couple of the trading figure boxes out and shows you the detail on the trading figure boxes themselves. And finally the trading figures themselves. I could have left them all in the box but chose not to. I mean why bother when you don’t know what you’ve got? The doubles I got where Shikamaru and Kakashi.
Renovations – my extension on my home loan was approved, as was the roll over into a new fixed rate term. I was lucky to lock in the percentage at the time as after it was locked in the interest rates went up twice! So I’m pleased about that. Last week I had a day off and headed down to Kitchen Depot at Mile End only to check out their deals. After three hours, I walked out with the plans to my new kitchen plus the contract. Tomorrow I need to ring through the deposit (as I didn’t have it on me at the time, mostly because I wasn’t expecting to buy one right then and there) and hopefully they’ll get someone out to do the final measure up before it gets done. My hopes is that it’ll get done before Christmas but that’s only if we can lock them in early enough. Otherwise it’ll be early January I guess. They did say that they would try and do the Christmas period for me. Next on the list of jobs after the kitchen is to do the floors. I’m ripping up the carpet in the hallway and the living/dining area and putting down laminex floors (that look like timber floors). These days the laminex stuff looks way better than it did when I was younger. I just remember how it would tear easily in the kitchen and looked pretty ordinary. Its far cheaper than getting the floating floors. They’ll have to come in after the kitchen is installed. I haven’t yet decided on whether I want to do the kitchen floors as well. The third job after that is a new front door and a screen door on the back. The front door is just solid timber, however there is no side windows or anything and there’s a bend in the hallway so its pretty dark in there. I am going to get a new front door with some glass panels, probably frosted, to let some light in there. The screendoor on the back of the house I’ve been meaning to do for sometime but just haven’t gotten around to it. With this renovation I’m doing its a good opportunity to get that job out of the way finally. There’s a few other jobs that are smaller that needs to get done, and also a few things I want to buy as well, like a new bedroom suite; possibly a laptop (still deciding); an external hard drive (to keep my PC clear as much as possible); some new furniture for my computer room (preferably matching) and a few other minor bits and pieces. I won’t be spending it all at once, but a large portion of it will disappear quickly on the bigger jobs.
Yes, I changed the look of the site again. Just felt like a change. I’ve also been slack with my websites again… well mostly ReBoot Mayhem. Its not that I’m not motivated, its just that I kind of like spending more time working on the Animay stuff. The forums are dead on both sites though, but at least there’s a post every few days on Edge of Beyond – the forums on Animay haven’t had any posts since mid October. I’m going to take those forums offline in the new year if no further activity occurs. Visitors will just have to post comments on the Animay blog instead.
And finally the last part of my blog. A couple of weeks ago I bought the game “Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria”. Its by Square Enix, so I figured it must be good. To be honest I hated it. I really just couldn’t get into the game at all. Not just because of the side-scrolling bit, though I find that you have less exploring because you’re limited to where you can go than you do in most other RPGs, but it just had no depth to the game at all. It didn’t capture me like some other games do (FF) so I was pretty disappointed. Its probably the first game I’ve bought that I hated from the start. Yesterday I bought another PS2 game that I was more interested in – “Rogue Galaxy”. Now this is more like an RPG! Unfortunately I’ve gotten to the frustrated part already (I have a tendancy to get frustrated at a point in the game where things won’t go my way) but that just means I get a break from the game for a bit lol. Its a pretty cool little game and the battle system is not too bad either.
Have I blogged enough tonight? Does this make up for the lack of blog posts??