The Goat went by, and the Monkey arrived to bring a prosperous new year ahead!
Once again, it’s the dawn of a new lunar year, the annual festive season bringing along lots of reds decorations, Mandarin oranges, God of Prosperity, lion dances, fireworks, Ang Pows (Red Packets), visiting relatives and friends that ask you the same question every year… Oh well you know the rest… :P
Even the Petit’gguys are in the mood to start their own celebrations of showering in golds and plum flowers… XDc
It’s been a full year since the announcement and the limited time pre-order period of the Macross Frontier x Volk collaboration, Dollfie Dream Sheryl Nome and Dollfie Dream Sister Ranka Lee… The long wait has finally ended when Volks deliver the shipments of these songstress to their owners all over the world.
Due to overwhelming response during the pre-order phase, Volks has opted to do three different delivery periods of the shipments, one at the end of each month starting from the 31st of October.
Luckily my DDS Ranka Lee belongs to one of the earlier shipments, reaching the mainland shores just opposite my island in about a week’s time after leaving the factory on the 4th of November.
Unfortunately, due to her excessive value and the size of the package, Ranka-chan has been detained by the Customs during the just passed mid-week. It wasn’t until the weekend of the same week that I was able to rescue her by paying a modest amount of ransom fees.
Thankfully the amount isn’t that overwhelming as I initially predicted the fees might consist of 6% + 10% tax on top of the total value + shipping. Even the officer in charge is kind enough for giving a slight discount. XDc
Dolls, especially those of the 1/3 variety, has fast becoming regulars during any local cons these past few years. Looks like a lot of closet parents finally coming outta their sheltered shell. w
While there is no officially dedicated display booth for dolls, many of our visiting musuko and musume managed to find refuge under a kind Comic Fiesta Mini booth owner’s willingness to lend a part of their display for such.
The owner is actually the same one I got to know during PAM15!
Very nice fellows, I’ve even placed a commission on them for something made for Tama-chan during our mingling at CFMini15. =w=
Departing a couple of hours before the official initiation of the Bon Odori Matsuri last weekend in order to secure a good parking spot for my ride, I’ve reached the site already full of early birds scattered all around the venue.
Various erected canopies await the visiting throng for the evening!
Also held within the same area is the Transformers Street Art event (Of which you may see some Autobot/Decepticon logos and/or Bumblebee/Optimus Prime statues cameo in the following photos), which I’ll cover in my next post…