toys

Sailor Moon haul

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I adore anime and magical girls are my favourite. Whenever I find merchandise I have to get it. The Sailor Moon pops are so cute and I’ve been wanting to collect all of them. So far I have Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus. When I spotted Jupiter in Dublin I had to get her. She’s adorable! I also picked up a cute tablet case and the Q Posket version of Jupiter, I’m only missing Mars and Mercury from this line.

I never thought I would own Sailor Moon merch so getting any makes me happy. I’m hoping to finish collecting the ones I own soon!

Is there any series that you enjoy collection from?

Here are my Sailor Moon purchases so far! (Since I’ve moved to Belfast)

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Sailor Venus is my favourite character. I hope to get more merch from this series one day. I really want to get one of the wands, a full size proplica. Dreams!

fashion

Irregular Choice shoes

I can’t believe it but I finally bought a pair of shoes from one of my favourite brands! I’ve loved Irregular Choice for a very long time but their shoes have always been so expensive!

Schuh were having a 20 per cent off sale for students and not only that but the shoes I wanted were already reduced! In the end I paid 37 pounds! I couldn’t believe that I could actually own a pair. I’m hoping to wear these soon when I go to Dublin for Melanie Martinez!

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They are so beautiful though photos of these shoes don’t do it justice! In real life they are covered with glitter and sparkle!

The one thing that I learned when I went to buy these is that this brand do half sizing! So I’d highly recommend trying them on. I’m a UK 6 normally but found them a bit too small. I ended up getting a 6 and a half. They fit perfectly but aren’t the easiest at first to get on.

They feel great once they are on though and I highly recommend this brand. I can’t wait to wear them out!

toys

Batgirl of Burnside Funko Pop

I was so excited to finally get my hands on this pop. Batgirl is my all time favourite super hero and the Burnside Batgirl is my favourite. It was definitely number 1 on my wishlist.

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I managed to get her cheaper through Forbidden Planet online. It arrived quite quickly and in great condition. Her paint job is much better than the ones I eventually found in store. I’m so happy to have her in my collection. My goal is to have a lot of Batgirl figures!

Sorry for the random short post but I had to share! There are still so many Batgirl items I have to get. DC Superhero girls have a doll that I love and of course the Babs Tarr statue is a must! I hope to get it one day!

What are your most wished for items? Funko Pops or figures?

Also I’d love to know if you have a character you love as much as I love Batgirl!

comics · toys

NCBD! Catch up and Pull List update

So I’ve made a couple of changes to my pull list since my last NCBD post. I’ve decided to remove a few titles either due to cost or loss of interest. They also take up a lot of space so I have to be more picky about the titles that I buy! That doesn’t mean that I won’t try and get some of the trade backs later on for some of them!

I’ve taken the following off my pull list recently:

  • Ms Marvel
  • Spider Gwen
  • Thor
  • Harley Quinn
  • Suicide Squad
  • Sherlock
  • Black Canary

Those are a few off the top of my head. For some it was definetly the interest went down for me. Marvel’s Civil War 2 just didn’t peak my interest and Ms Marvel was taken off for that reason. I think a few people felt the same as me. I also wasn’t as excited for some new issues like I used to be so I haven’t even read some of the newer issues I bought. Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad didn’t excite me enough to keep buying the issues. They were good though so I hope to get the trades eventually. Sherlock was the same as the tv show and I didn’t even realise it was on my pull list till I was charged for issue 3. I had asked for the first two issues and didn’t plan on getting more.

So here are some of the recent issues that I’ve got! I’ve changed my pull list to monthly so I’m hoping to keep on top of this post in the future at the end of every month!

I’d love to know what you’re currently reading below. Whether it’s a new issue or something older.

 

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Okay! So first up are some of the most recent issues that I got in the mail. Jem and the holograms was a comic that I was always really excited about. It was so good! Now here’s the but. For me one of the things that drew me to this series was the artwork. And it’s changed on this issue. Not for good at least in my opinion. It’s way too different and it’s not a style I like. I’m hoping it’ll read just as well and I might try one more issue but sadly I think I may have to pull Jem off my pull list. Which is something I never thought that I would do. Does anyone else feel the same?

Snotgirl! Oh my god. I adore this comic so much. The art is super cute and the story is really well written so far. It’s a keeper for me! I might do a review on it soon.

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New Batgirl! I don’t seem to have recieved the new Batgirl and the Birds of Prey yet but I hope it’ll arrive soon. I am really enjoying the new Batgirl and I’m really interested in seeing where this series takes her.

I got the new Gotham Academy mostly to see what it was like. I collected the orginal issues and while I loved it I did get a bit bored with it. I didn’t include it in the issues that I wanted to get for Rebirth but I’m interested to seeing what this new issue is like. I will definitely still get the trade.

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And my Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad issues! I did really enjoy these but twice a month is too much for me right now. While DC made their comics cheaper they were overall more expensive with the bi monthly shipping. It definitely made me really picky with what I was going to get from Rebirth.

 

Now time for some older issues that I didn’t write a post for! If you ever want to keep more up to date with what I buy check out my instagram as I post there a lot!

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I love Goldie Vance so much. As a fan of detective/mystery books and shows this comic for me hits that genre on the nail! It’s very Nancy Drew! I’m so happy that they decided to give this comic a full run as it was originally only 4 issues. The artwork was one of the other reasons that I decided to get it and it’s perfect issue after issue!

Fables is one of my favourite comics (that I definitely plan on finishing!) so hearing there was more of it coming out I had to get this issue. I’m hoping to read it when I go home for my reading week as I didn’t get a chance to before I came up to Belfast.

 

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These two comics are 100 per cent recommended by me. The stories are different and so interesting. The Beauty is about a STD that can make you beautiful while Paper Girls is set in the 1980s and centres around a group of girls working as paper girls when aliens attack. They both have great art and every issue has me wanting more.

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And last but certainly not least Harley Quinn! I adore the art in this and while it’s no longer on my pull list it’s definitely a trade back that I will be getting.

I also ordered a funko pop that I’ve been so eager to add to my collection!

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Sailor Venus!!!

She’s so cute! Minako is my favourite sailor scout and I’m so happy to have her! The Sailor Moon pops are the cutest! I’m hoping to get Jupiter next!

I’m also really happy to report that I have a Batgirl on the way too.

Her and Batgirl were definitely the highest on my wishlist so I’m super excited to be able to finally own them both!

 

Travel

Belfast Castle

So while I’m in Belfast for the next couple of months I couldn’t resist going to a few tourist destinations! One of them was Belfast Castle.

We took a bus out to the castle though it took quite a walk up to it from the bus stop.

It was very beautiful and the view was wonderful. After being in the city centre for most of my stay so far it was nice to get a bit outside it. In Clonmel I’m defiantly more used to seeing mountains as we’re surrounded by them!

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Inside the castle there is a lovely restaurant and bar. They had a gift shop at some point but upon our visit it seemed to have closed. The garden was very beautiful.

I’m hoping to go back as they have a Christmas fair there in December.

I’d love to hear about the places that you like going to when you go abroad or if you live in an area that has interesting tourist destinations!