Oh wow. It has certainly been a while since I actually made a post. As I’ve stated before though, I’m still quite active in collecting, actually. Just lazy to make blog posts. OTL I’m not really sure if people missed me being here. ^^; seems like there are quite a few bloggers who suddenly disappeared lately too. As for me, I usually am just… really, really, lazy and I do quick, short posts in either tumblr or twitter. But here, I am trying to attempt getting back into writing entries! I just got a lot of packages from the post office and tried sorting them out yesterday, but I still haven’t really had time to take a look at them all! This one though, I was excited about *points above*. These Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann charms were out quite a while ago but I managed to get a couple of boxes when HLJ still had them. Lucky! So here’s a little preview of the charms ^^
There are actually 12 variants plus the secret variant which makes 13 variants all in all. If you get a whole box, it would have 25 charms inside, which means 2 of each variant plus one of the secret variant. Unfortunately though, that wasn’t exactly the case with my sets. One of them was a complete set, and one was sort of randomly packed. Instead of getting 2 Enki (white gunmen) charms, I got an extra Nia and Kamina charm, which isn’t too bad. I forgot to put in an Enki charm in the photo above… but you can see a clearer photo of the variants here.
I mainly bought the set because of the secret variant which is, of course, awesome Kamina with his sunglasses. Thankfully, if you buy a whole box, you’re sure to get him. He’s even taped to the flap of the box so you won’t have to go through each packet just to find him!
I’m actually amused at the packaging. It’s so small and yet there’s so much in it. Sad there’s no Nia in it though.
Aside from the characters themselves, the main reason why they’re dubbed “Fortune Club” charms is that there are fortunes attached to each charm. They pertain to either love, work, health or money. I guess this is sort of like how people draw random fortune in Japan, but instead of sticks, they’re cute charms!
This is the fortune written on the Bad Ass Kamina charm. I know next to nothing about Kanji so I couldn’t read it ;_; I checked the other charms while I was opening them though and the fortunes are all different, and they’re not exactly the same even though you have two of the same variant. Thinking of the number of possibilities of the combinations for each character and fortune attached to them is making me dizzy.
The fun thing about these charms is that you can attach other charms to them with the rings underneath each charm. Here is Kamina with Enki and… yes, Boota! Boota is actually bundled with the Enki charm (probably because Enki isn’t a really popular gunmen) and this is the reason why I got him. Although I may sell Enki super cheap or something. LOL. XD; Sad that there’s no variant of Gurren, would have been fun to pair it with Kamina.
You can attach the charms to your keys if the chains are thin enough for the hooks to be attached.
Of course, the charms are most likely to be paired with cellphones, mobile devices and bag zippers. I thought of using the charms for my cellphone, but as you can see, it’s too girly for Kamina’s manliness. Saber Lily and Prisma Illya charms are made from the very awesome Keybie Cafe. :3
I couldn’t really comment much since these are all just charms, and I think I’ve been spoiled too much by microblogging. Hopefully though I’ll be able to do more posts and not a once-every-few-months thing that I’ve been doing so far. Also, I’m selling most of these off! Just fixing up the details and the pricing and I’ll probably post them up everywhere soon, so if you’re interested, keep a look out!