I was thinking of getting Okiba ga Nai but due to the Akabeisoft2's net activation, I'll be skipping it. If I can't connect to their website without a proxy then chances are the same for net activation and having to use a proxy for that is a pain. I kinda wanted that Shannon figure but we don't know who the maker is so the quality is up in the air.
On a similar note, I think I'll be skipping the RuiTomo games for the same reasons. They also have net activation and it seems both software teams are headed by the same company or something similar; at the very least I remember seeing Akabeisoft2's name somewhere in the 1st RuiTomo's OP credits. The Tomo Nendo looks disappointing. Seems only to support the poses they've shown so far so there's not much you can do with him compared to other Nendos. The fandisk isn't worth it just for that.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Thanks to Tenso, there's a few more Japanese online stores you can order from as well as order some things you may not have been able to before due to certain restrictions. However, 2 major stores seems to be adamant against selling to people outside of Japan: the doujinshi shops Tora no Ana and Melon Books. Tora no Ana emailed me saying they won't ship to Tenso and Melon has a specific clause in their TOC saying they're against the use of services like Tenso and proxies. It really annoys me to no end that they would restrict foreigners who have legitimate interest in their products; not only is it a potential source of revenue but totally blocking off that market promotes online piracy as it becomes the only other way of being able to read the doujinshi one would want to read outside of living or flying to Japan.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I've bought too many toys lately and floor downstairs is littered with shipping boxes as I sort through and decide on what boxes to empty first and what boxes to put away. Since I'm soon to be out of a job, I think it's a good time to decide on figures and toys that I should sell off. I also don't want to open up too many boxes at once since I won't be buying much imports after the summer and I don't want to spend the rest of the year without new toys to open up.