Showcase #1: Starting a new collecting journey
It is the oddest feeling to write about something other than Kinnikuman & Kinkeshi! I decided to start collecting Battle Beasts this month and a big part of that decision lay in what I have read about the line on LRG and my last trip to Japan.
My Battle Beast journey began with Mandarake, while shopping for Kinkeshi at the Micro-kan store (the Nakano Tokyo branch).
I saw a giant lot of 54 Battle Beasts on display in a glass case at Mandarake.
When I decided to pull the trigger on starting to collect Battle Beasts I inquired at the Nakano Mandarake branch via email if they still had the set available and they did (I also inquired about Laser Beasts in general).
Since am a language trainer I have a ton of Japanese students and they help me out with writing key words or sentences in Japanese that I use when making my inquiries
So I ended up getting additional Laser Beasts as well. But the nicest part was that they included 3 extra figures to the Lot (doubles) because they had made the listing (according to them) with all the figures having rubs on them and when they double checked the inventory they realized 3 figures had no rubs.
So all in all, 57 figures (only including the Lot) for about 6.70 EUR each (the Lot cost 50,000 yen) I felt was a good deal.
The pot got sweetened when I received them and found out that that the Lot also included a Sunburst Pirate Lion!!!
Plus not to mention the extra weapons they came with (4 of them belong to Laser Beast figures).
On top of that I bought some figures from another LRG member and realized that I now have a lot of variants/Bestias de Combate as well.
I know part of the fun of collecting is the hunt and not just getting complete collections but what most attracted me about collecting BB are the Laser Beasts, The SD Keshigomu & the gumball figures.
Those will be fun to seek out because rarity has never stopped me from collecting (even with Kinkeshi); especially the SD Keshigomu Battle Beast sculpts
This thread will be dedicated to my recent acquisitions:
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Edited by kayfabe1985, 25 March 2018 - 10:00 AM.