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winter came

Our favorite series is back! I watched Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere last night and I cannot wait for the next episode!!! excited much?! 

So, I will not spoil the show in case you haven’t seen it yet.  I am here to update my Game of Thrones Funko Pop collection.

My GOT pop wishlist! -only a few more.

Right before the season 7 premiere, Kei and I went on a pop haul in Greenhills. Getting 4 pops in one go. We have Night King, Grey Worm, Margaery Tyrell, and Stannis Baratheon. We took the chance to buy now before the price shoots up.

our haul!

Well technically we got 5, four GOT pops and a freebie. We got a Marvel pop as the freebie- a Yellow jacket to be with our Ant man.

The feeling when looking for new Pops -Looking to the east, looking to the west, looking to the south, looking to the north… We will find the Pops. *A parody on Cersei’s  “Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, Enemies to the south, enemies to the north. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.”*

We saw Tywin Lannister but it was priced at 750php so that could wait. Petyr Baelish was nowhere to be found.

I have 2 pops (Tormund Giantsbane- to pair with my Brienne of Tarth, and Cersei Lannister- the one with the crown) on pre-order from my cousin Jacky in the US. Pretty excited for these two. 

Still wishing that they create a new version of Sansa Stark in the new garb!

calling Funko! please create a (red head/badass) Sansa Stark pop!

Still looking for a decently priced Joffrey Baratheon and Ned Stark though. Any leads?

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a pasalubong pop

We have always dreamed about going to Japan, because we love the culture, the anime and their awesome food. But since we are not that lucky/or rich enough to go there we are contented to have pasalubongs from friends who visit Japan. *Japanese embassy please adopt us!* This time we got one from Kei’s brother. He works for a tech company in Japan (lucky him!) and is done with his Japanese work contract and will now be staying here in the Philippines for good (the same company of course). Its  a double win for us.

Here is the contents of the pasalubong bag.

pasalubong

not all of these are mine, I share this with Kei.

Not exactly extravagant in any way but hey it has our toys! I asked for the Daenerys Pop because I saw it on Amazon Japan. Pops are not that famous in Japan because they have their own version, the very detailed and posable Nendoroid. I like Nendoroids but I cannot collect them due to them being much pricey-er than pops. And because I have already started on pops and they do not have GOT pops… 

So here is my Daenerys that I have waited for!

finally after a long wait

finally after a long wait

The box is not in a good condition it has dents but it is still ok with me, after all it traveled a long way. The weird thing with this pop is that it came with a note and a receipt plus a business card with a map to the store that sold this pop.

If only I can understand the note...

I am loving the bunnies on the note! Now, if only I can understand the note… 

Japanese people really do things on a different level.

Time to unbox this pop! From the time I picked up the box I already saw the imperfections of this pop, but since this certain pop is real hard to find now, I cannot be picky. Adding to that is the fact that this is an old pop. Old pops = bad paint jobs and bad details. Oh well.

hair strand slightly detached, eye not

hair strand slightly detached, and is that an eyebag I see? oh the eye paint is not aligned. 

Let us view the turn around of this pop. Here we go!

doing the full turn

doing the full turn

Definitely not a perfect pop. I think this is the most imperfect pop I own right now. But its ok, I am still glad to have her.

Our Khal is definitely thrilled to be reunited with his Khaleesi!

reunited and it feels so good...

finally together!

Just for this time the sun rises in the west and sets in the east for the Khal and Khaleesi.

Sigh, Nothing like a good (pop) reunion. Enjoy the long weekend everyone! 

 


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The brothers of Asgard: pop Friday

As I was saying, I am going to feature pops sent to me by my cousin Jacky. Today, we reunite the Asgard brothers: Loki and Thor. We had Thor (it’s a gift we got long ago– we lost its box so I cannot do a review of it) for quite some time now, and finally we now have Loki!

We did not go wrong when we asked for Loki. He is quite a looker!

is this real? we meet again brother

is this real? we meet again brother

Still on the box, I could make out that Loki is pretty much a detailed pop. See for yourself.

still inside the box, but not for long

still inside the box, but not for long

Inside the box (the red background) they have an advertisement for Marvel Corps, while I was not planning on subscribing (here in the Philippines we have a pre-order thing going on that works for me since I just get what I like.), I still kept the card.

looking super!

looking super!

Out of the box, I can see that Loki is very much detailed and I like the metallic sheen of the paint they used on his clothes. The pleats and details on his clothes are also good, but the best feature is Loki’s helmet, really iconic with the curved horns.

Giving Loki the sword of chaos (of course I know the name of the sword! Who am I kidding, I googled it up.) is also a nice touch. Here is the full turn of the pop.

full turn

full turn

I am actually liking this pop more than the Thor pop. *but please do not tell Thor I said that.* I also noticed that Loki is also a wee bit shorter than Thor. So it looks accurate from the Marvel movies. Overall I am pretty happy with this pair.

the asgard brothers reunited

the Asgard brothers reunited

So that it for my pop Friday. Till the next!

Enjoy the (long) weekend!

 

 

 


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pop by half

Its another Friday and the weekend is so close! Rains have subsided and I wanted to go out and grab some sunshine and some plants – to replace the plants that are killed off by pigeons.

I am laying off pop hunting for a while. Since I realized that I have managed to get almost half of my (GOT) pop wishlist! One by one, I managed to get them.

Not bad.

My Game of Thrones pops wishlist – Not bad for some one who buys one at a time. 

Of course with the help from family, friends and Google. I am also happy to announce that I did not cave and go about buying overpriced pops. – This was huge self control on my end y’all. I go about my own pace. hahahaha! 

In my next hunt, I am probably going for a Petyr Baelish pop – the pop looks a lot like the actor who plays the character, or Melisandre – hopefully the translucent one. The others are pretty much: if there is that pop then ok, if not, it is still ok. Although I am really hoping that Funko will make a new version of Cersei Lannister and Sansa Stark. The Cersei pop they have lacks the extravagance (dress and hairdo) associated with the character. And I like the new “badass” Cersei better with the short cropped hair and armor-ish wardrobe. While the Sansa Stark… I actually have a lot of beef with this one. Because the pop portrays Sansa when she was “hiding” as Alayne Stone. I wanted a true Sansa Stark, meaning a redhead Tully/Stark.

Funko please remake these

Funko please remake these pops. 

Anyway that would be all for my pop Friday now. Enjoy the weekend everyone!


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old and new at the same time

Time flies! Its another Friday and what I have for today’s pop Friday is something that I have been looking for quite some time. Its a old pop (first edition) but I just got mine recently-I am his second owner. Presenting Khal Drogo of the Dothraki.

Khal Drogo of Game of Thrones

Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones and the pop – see the resemblance?

It is a nice addition to my growing GOT pop collection. This was from the first edition so I was quite happy to have this as I cannot find this in stores.

the mandatory box shots

the mandatory box shots

Of course, we have to pop it out of the box.

out of the box

out of the box

As soon as the pop was in my hand and I can see it clearly, I was put off by the bad paint job. But I still got it despite the flaw. Kei later told me that “old pops” really have bad paint jobs.

Despite the paint issue, I think it is a nice sculpt. There are details like the muscles on his chest, the chunky gold belt, tattoos ,beard, scar on the eye, the long hair and curved sword. I must admit it is a very distinct pop.

the details that made the pop distinct.

the details that made the pop distinct.

After all I can repaint the pop. Not bad for something old and new at the same time.

 


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how to train your (pop) drogon?

For my pop Friday, I finally got my Daenerys and Drogon pop ride!

*After patiently waiting for a month-it was a pre-order. This is my first ever pop ride and I am happy with it. 

finally home

finally home

While I was so excited for my new pop, the said pop (design) has quite a lot of issues.

popped out of the box!

popped out of the box! – you can see that my drogon’s head tends to slump. thankfully we can fix it.

Among the lot we have seen, there seems to be hairline bleed (for Daenerys) and unpainted (Drogon) teeth while others looked sloppy. Most of the boxes are also damaged. We just tried to pick the best box and paint job we can find.

not a 10/10 condition but this was the best box we could get.

not a 10/10 condition but this was the best we could get. -we did not have any of this edition. 

Once opened, my pop seems to be ok except for a slight problem, Drogon’s head tends to slump.

Drogon is supposed to be supported by its wings and tail, to lift its head properly. My Drogon’s wings seems to have flopped thus causing the snout to touch the floor. To be fair the head of the pop is heavy. So I think this is not a sculpt problem but due to the nature of the vinyl itself.

All tied up! Chin up Drogon!

All tied up! Chin up Drogon!

To fix it, I just tied Drogon’s wings together to “teach” the vinyl to hold.

the curls are lovely, the hairline bleed and discoloration is not.

the curls are lovely, the hairline bleed and discoloration is not.

Looking at Daenerys, the curls on her hair are absolutely pretty! Nice sculpt Funko Pop!

bye for now

not bad for my first pop ride

While this is not the best pop I have, I am still happy to add this in my GOT pop collection.

That is it for today. Till the next pop Friday!


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pop them out

I have to show you our little Ant Man! *Kei likes the Ant Man.*

Oh hello there!

Oh hello there!

That is our little Ant Man, scaling the apples. It is actually a pop keychain.

We took out the keyring...et viola! A tiny Ant Man!

We popped out the keyring…et viola! A tiny Ant Man!

There is a even smaller version of AntMan that was a exclusive pop but we did not get that because it is: one expensive-because its exclusive, and two it is sure hard to hunt it down, three- being that small, it would be hard to see its details clearly so we opted for the keychain.

we did not bother looking for this one. -photo from the internet

we did not bother looking for this one. -photo from the internet

On to regular pops… we have two new additions to our pop collection!

While on a leave Kei brought a GOT pop of Jaime Lannister with the golden hand. Plus one (regular sized) Ant Man pop!

Additions to the collection!

Additions to the collection!

We got them for a very low price of less than 500php! Due to the poor condition of the box, as well as the fact that the shop owner is selling the pops for clearance. Since we are out of the box collectors, why not?!

Both pops look good and with a lot of details too! The gold hand of Jaime Lannister has decorative sculpt, while the Ant Man has a detailed sculpt and meticulous paint work. 

So, we now have a small (keychain) Ant Man, a regular sized Ant Man pop, next to hunt is the giant Ant Man! And maybe we can add a Yellow Jacket – the details of that pop is awesome!

And finally after more than a month of waiting, we got a message that our Daenerys and Drogon is ready for pick up!

It’s off to Greenhills for the weekend! Woot!

Till the next Pop Friday!