State of the Preordered Union
Posted by meronpan on April 27, 2009
Been a pretty quiet month for me, figure-ordering-wise. I track/limit my purchases based on the month I place the order, rather than release date, and because of that… I’m nearly out of April without placing an order!
…And it figures just as I’m writing this I get the GSC newsletter officially announcing the World is Mine Hatsune Miku release orz. Ok, well I *almost* got through the month without placing an order. Dark brown frame for me ^^
Yes, as implied above, I’m gonna order her. Can’t resist. After joining nico nico and seeing the countless miku videos, my casual fandom has leveled up… no way I can pass this up now. There’s just an amazing community of folks producing original stuff and talented singers to let you enjoy each (popular) song twice as much! Think I’ve… yes, I’ve posted previously on my current favorite, うさ-san’s rendition of world is mine… thanks to aaron for alerting me to romeo & cinderella… rin fans may like 炉心融解 (niconico, youtube)… I’m probably just scratching the surface, seeing as how I’m pretty new to all of it ^^;
Anyhow, miku aside… at the moment I have 16 orders open, though Lulu just shipped ^^
…sakura is in stock too… hopefully metatron will join her soon ^^
The complete gang, detailed on my tsukiboard is as follows… (pics from official sources… I think they’ve all been linked sometime… in the past… ^^;;;;)
Now that most of the StrikerS gang has been covered and my collection has engulfed most of the characters from series I was/am really into… think I’ll be able to make it through the year without going broke ^^;
I like graphs… let’s look at this year’s spending so far…
The blue line represents the % change in spending. i.e. 0% means I spent the same that month as the previous month. Or -50% means I spent half as much. The first column is labeled “Avg 2008” – that’s the average amount per month I spent in 2008. The faint red line are the actual dollar values, but without a corresponding axis to hide my shame :P (not that it would be hard to calculate). Basically you can see that except for march, I’ve been making some good progress towards cutting back. April would’ve been a zero if it weren’t for world is mine :P Though I must mention that while I didn’t place many orders, April had a great deal of arrivals which was outstanding ^^
How’s your spending been looking? Lately I’m seeing less and less at wcloudx‘s site that gets me all jazzed up… though multiple release annoucements have snuck up on me in the past.