Since my last post on the Speeder Bike I had eventually stocked up on a few toy hauls to my collection but I have lost track on the sequencing on what did I purchase first, but it really doesn't matter that much to me now and all I need to do is make up for lost time and come up with more new updates, and six-months is a very long time... but nonetheless let's cut the chit-chat and on to my first new post for 2013.
As you all know, as a random toy collector, I always had this soft spot for second-hand toys though you may not be getting them complete (accessory-wise or package-wise) nor are they in mighty good shape but what matters to me the most is that for as long you know what you're buying and if you do like that item, no matter what their condition is, then go for it.. and that happened to me sometime around last month when I was scouting the Toy Zone haven in Greenhills and happen to chance upon this nifty toy find tucked away at a cramped display rack at this toy shop that I frequent to. I was at the right place and at the right time and I can truly say that I hit the jackpot this time around. I've been a big fan of the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion and over a period of time I was able to get for myself some of the main characters from the anime like Shinji Ikari, Asuka Langley and of course Rei Ayanami (and for some weird reason I still, up to this very day, don't have any toy figure of Mari Makinami Illustrious in my collection) but my biggest frustration are the Eva Cyborgs or those huge mechas that our main characters pilot to fend off their nemesis called Angels.
|The Evangelion Type 00 -- one of my prized possessions|
|Back profile of the Type 00|
|Cyborg and pilot standing side-by-side|
I know it would take another rare opportunity for me to come across another Evangelion mecha hiding somewhere out there but if I do chance upon them I will undoubtedly never take that risk and get them right away, maybe for the right price depending on the state of the toy figure. Until next time folks, stay safe always and happy toy hunting!