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If you’ll look to the left here, you can witness me forcing myself to use different medium. (I dessspise colored pencils ahdifjfgn). Practice makes perfect tho!

I reached the last page of this sketchbook, and went through to color some of my fave linearts that never got colored.

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Chrono Stone DVD Box Set
All DVD’s

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Majocco Shimai no Yoyo to Nene (2013), directed by Takayuki Hirao

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Unboxing The Last Guardian, Collector’s Edition.

My Christmas gift to myself, probably the only one. I think I’m limited to ten pics here, so I’m skipping the one that’s the plain black slipcase over the box.

Hardstock paper in a woodprint style. Very classy looking.

Opening up like a crate, we get the first look at the contents.

That’s the cover of the hardcover artbook, behind it you can see the steelbook case for the game. The artbook is a little over a centimeter thick, good quality. Creaked when I opened it, shiny paper. Here’s some shots from inside:

I love those watercolor concepts.

“JESUS CHRIST TRICO, DO THIS. DO THIS.”

“Can I have treats?” stares off blankly

Yeah, I think it’s a cat.

Behind the book was hiding a sticker sheet:

That bottom illustration got me the Ghibli feelings.

Here’s the steelbook.

Inside is kind of neat - the internal sheet is wallpapered with Trico’s feathers.

Underneath the case is a black plastic cover. Moment of truth, here comes the statue -

holy shit, it is the size of a medium pan pizza. I’m not joking.

Because of that size and attempts to balance its heft, I must report that the base of the figure is a little weak in terms of quality. It looks fine and doesn’t bend or look too cheap, but feeling and lifting it reveals that it is a lighter plastic. The statue itself holds EXCELLENT detail quality, however. The individual feathers are beautifully done. The boy is also plastic, but looks very good and that choice gives me a great deal less fear that he’s going to snap off and break once attached.

If I had a steel spine, I would take a fuckload of polymer clay and bash up a new base. At a glance, however, it’s a solid-looking piece in general, despite the quality of the base. I can see a number of reasons why they chose to go with a slightly lower grade there - I mean, the box was already remarkably heavy as it was. An actual Pizza Hut-sized piece of even firmer plastic or art polymer would have been a high jack to cost.

If you have a Kotobukiya statue or other high-quality import, it will seem like a step back. But for the overall price point of the package, it’s definitely a nice piece and a good jump past other US collector’s offerings, such as what Bethesda offered with its Pip-Boy package. Plastic ass and thank God I didn’t buy that thing.

I’m very happy with the set in general, and will probably look closer at the artbook once I’ve beaten the game.