FACTS2006 haul (picture heavy)

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  1. Ra88

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    FACTS, the annual Fantasy-Anime-Comics-Toys-Sciencefiction convention in Gent, Belgium, was as usual a blast. Had a lot of fun with the Dutch TF fans, and of course I scored some nice goodies, which I'll show of here.

    Energon Wingsaber w/ the mini Wing Convoy, 30 euros (thanks Cyclone X!)
    MP Starscream, 110 euros (a bit expensive, but damn, I freaking love that toy)
    1/48 VF-1J, 90 euros.:ev:  Really an once-in-a-lifetime-bargain, especially when you consider for how much the 1/48 Valks run here (EASILY 180 euros).
    McF Medieval Spawn 2, 5 euros. Not a bad price for a nice toy.
    LotR Defeat of Sauron 3-pack, 17 euros. VERY good deal on that one, and since I already wanted Sauron...Looks like the whole 'bent weapons' thing was real, though. It's so bad that they make C-Vector Prime's sword look like it's made of diecast...

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    And the definate gem of this haul: Berserker Garo! Paid 69 euros for it, and it was worth every single penny. This figure, ladies and gentlemen, is 1 kilo of pure awesomeness (NO diecast, but I don't even miss it). The only downsides to it are the semi fixed arms/leg movement at their Big Five positions (want to have him in a difference stance? Pop out the legs and arms), and that the included Kouga head doesn't come with a body, like the back of the box makes you believe. Still, he has a large range of articulation in the rest of his body (especially his arms), and he comes with a battle damaged Zaruba ring (which is made of the same materials as a real ring, save for the plastic that makes up the lightpiping parts). Very awesome figure indeed.

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  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    That thing is awesome! From Ougon Senshi Garo, right? I recognise the name and the design but can't place it right now.
     
  3. Ra88

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    Yup. :)  It's from one of the later episodes, where the main characters goes into a frenzy when someone important to him gets kidnapped. He goes over the 99.9 seconds timelimit, and as a result his armor starts to eat him while his demon powers turn him into that monster.
     
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    Dude, that Berserker looks totally eeeevil. I'm not familiar with that series, but it looks cool. Nice haul.
     
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    Nice haul there, a lot of high-class stuff there. Scoring MP Starscream, a Valk AND Berserker Garo in one day would be like a dream come true for me.

    Have you been collecting the Garo Equip and Prop series, or is Berserker your first?
     
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    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awsome, you got a 1/48 Yammy. :rock 
     
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    Amazing haul!
     
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    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't venture into the feedback forums so this is the first time I saw a comparison shot of MP Starscream with other bots. Holy Toledo is he small! Part of me is glad I cancelled my preorder, but I would still like to get my hands on it at some point. Nice haulage, congrats :) 
     
  9. Ra88

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    Berserker's my first. :)  That stand also had Burning Garo, Zero, Kiba and Garo with Gouten, but since he only had one Berserker, I bought that first. I originally wanted to buy Garo with Gouten later on, but then I saw that VF-1J for 100 euros (a Belgium fan bought one together with mine, and we managed to get a 10 euros discount :D  ). I really wish I could have bought Gouten, but you can't have everything, unfortunately. :( 
     
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    I absolutely love Garo! That Kouga ring looks sweet, too bad the pic is blurry.

    Congrats on the haul, Bezerker Garo is definitely the highlight of your acquisitions!
     

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