|Oh, you know I know
||[Feb. 22nd, 2017|09:41 pm]
computer update: Got it back today, but it's not working properly (too long to explain - it's a load of confusing shit and I don't really understand all of it and I'm having a hard time getting answers to my questions, that's the tl;dr version). HOPEFULLY it'll be fixed soon. I'm sick of this...
I bought a Jasper (Steven Universe) blind bag figure - one of the Pint Size Heroes figures - off eBay, and she arrived today. She's really cute. It's kinda weird that she doesn't have her gem, but I guess it'd look weird since it's where her nose would be, and these don't really have noses. So I can see why they left it out. I really like her, anyway.
Anyway, we went out today. (It was basically either "go out" or "stay home and work out wtf to do with the computer", we didn't have time for both, and I was ready to go out by that point, and also at the point where I wasn't really able to deal with the computer stuff anyway, so yeah) I got the last Animaniacs POP figure I needed, Dot. I was really worried, I thought they'd sold out of her.. Wakko and Yakko had been moved off to one of the shelves in the bottom corner, by the staff door (next to a bunch of Pearls, some glow-in-the-dark, some not, and some Marcelines), which I guess is where they put the "not new" ones. So I was hunting through them and thinking "aaaa why didn't I just get her the last time.." and I went to look at the other display of POPs and it wasn't there! D: But then as we walked back to look at the main display again, my mum noticed they'd moved the display that's usually in front of the desk, to a space opposite, and they had three Dots left after all. Woo! I got a good one. The others were pretty scuffed up (one had a pretty bad paint flaw on her face marking - I could've lived with it if she'd been the only one, but I'm glad I didn't have to - and the other one literally had flaws galore, she had a chunk of paint missing on her flower, her gloves, her nose, I think one of her feet had some chipped paint on it as well.. yeah) but mine is nice. ^^ So now I have a complete set, woo.
(They didn't have Pinky and/or The Brain; I haven't seen them there since December, when I bought Wakko. So they must have sold out very quickly, heh.)
So then I went upstairs and I was looking through the comics and such, flipping through the AT comics like "ohh I think I've already seen this one.. yeah.. yeah, already seen it.." - I don't really keep up with them, but I do usually flip through them if I see them, in case there's anything interesting in them. (I'm only really interested if the AT comics if they're canon, like the Islands graphic novel was, or if they involve my favourites, like President Bubblegum did :B) So then I moved on and I noticed AT volume 11 was out (it looked sorta interesting, but not enough for me to want to buy it, if that makes sense), flipped through it a bit, then I noticed they also had the new graphic novel.. I think it's called Brain Robbers? Something like that. I don't feel like looking it up. So I thought "ehhhh might as well flip through it while I'm here", did so, noticed it involved Sweet P and that made me keep flipping through it, since it looked kind of Gold Stars-ish. (Gotta say - I was only skimming, so maybe it made more sense in context, but Sweet P looked REALLY OOC in this. Like, he was all demon-y and pissed off in a lot of the panels I saw, instead of being a cute, sweet kid who just happens to have the Lich inside him. I mean, I could be wrong, I know we don't know a lot about how Sweet P and The Lich's connection or w/e works, but "Gold Stars" seemed to imply that the Lich taking over wasn't a regular thing, like how it seemed to be presented as in this book. :/ But again, I was just skimming so maybe I just got the wrong end of the stick or something, who knows) So I was like "haha well maaaaaybe they'll actually reference Gold Stars, and/or King of Ooo and Toronto..". Because hope springs eternal. :P
Anyway, it paid off since Toronto DOES show up!! Only in one panel, though, and he doesn't *do* anything (I think it was in a fantasy sequence, it was hard to get the context from just one or two pages and I didn't want to be That Guy and read the whole book without paying for it, y'know?), but still! :D A cameo is a cameo! Didn't see King of Ooo anywhere, though :( but TV and Charlie appeared at the end, too!!! Hehe. They just sass at Jake for a bit and then leave, I love it. Again, idk the whole context, but it's great to see my favourites showing up, anyway :) I didn't get the book since I didn't like the look of the story (again, it looked very OOC, which like, you expect a bit of OOC-ness in the comics, but this looked distractingly so. Also I just.. didn't like the look of it, it didn't grab me. Also brains. :x It looked sort of squicky, if I'm honest) and it didn't seem worth it just for, like, two pages, heh. So I just snapped some photos of them with my phone instead. ^^ TV was wearing a cute little jacket, hehe.
Something that kinda bothered me, Charlie had her markings, even though she's not supposed to have them as an adult. I can kinda understand that, though, since they've never pointed it out in the show and she's always worn clothes as an adult (IIRC she was just wearing a jacket + boots or something like that in this book, I can't check atm), so you can't see them to begin with, so I can see why the artist assumed that she still had them, it's an easy mistake to make. They left off her freckles, too :( which is less understandable.. but w/e, I'm just glad she showed up at all, lmao. I wonder why they specifically picked those two to show up :o The other pups weren't there.
Anyway. Found two of the older Zelfs on clearance at the toy shop nearby, Howlette and Dandy Lion. I wasn't interested in them much before, but Dandy was £3.99 and Howlette was £5.99 (we thought she was £3.99 as well, actually, but we checked the receipt on the way home and it turns out she wasn't. Oh well), so what the hell. They're cute, so. They had this REALLY cute 101 Dalmatians plushie too, one of the girl puppies! I was tempted but I didn't get her in the end, maybe next time. It was nice to see, though, you don't normally see a lot of merch of the girls. Looking it up, I think it was Penny? So cute.
The best find of the day, though, had to be what I found at The Entertainer. I was looking at the LPS and they had the big playset with Kitery Banter, and I was like "ohhh I want her.. it's too bad she comes in such a big set, it's not worth paying that much just for one figure.." and then my mum said "it's reduced to £8.99". AND IT WAS!! I thought at first maybe it was referring to a smaller set, but we checked all the others and nope, it was definitely that one. Reduced from £39.99 to just £8.99!!!! I just can't believe it. :D Not sure what I'll do with the rest of the set, since I really only want Kitery, but it was too good a deal to pass up. WOO
speaking of reductions, they *still* have two of that wonky Regular Show mini-figure set (they've had them for years now, lol), and the price sticker says it's "£20.00, reduced from £20.00". Ooookay then.. XD
aaaaand that's about it! :B I dunno what else to write about, heh.
(Also posted on Dreamwidth over here.)