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Have a Holly Jolly… Munchlax?!
Okay, so I just could NOT resist myself (and apparently… neither could he!) and after two months of deliberation…
Guess who fought through the overseas holiday shipping rush and caught the first plane ride home to me and arrived via regular airmail in ONE WEEK flat?
THIS pointy-eared, pointy-toothed, teal-colored, food-loving Munchlax, that’s who! Continue reading
Posted in Losing My Wallet Tagged being a geek, eBay, fan merchandise, Gonbe, Munchlax, Pokemon, product review, UFO Catcher Doll 3 Comments
Knock It Off!
Previously in THIS POST HERE entitled Achieving a Perfect Grade where I reviewed the Perfect Grade Necklace Set featuring replicas of Squall Leonhart’s Griever necklace and his Revolver gunblade, I mentioned that I used to work with fine and bridge jewelry.
Once upon a time, I used to work with fine and bridge jewelry (including fine watches) where I was constantly exposed to high end sterling silver and other jewelry crafted from fine metals along with fine watches. In addition to selling jewelry I also inadvertently became something of a jewelry appraiser and jewelry consultant as customers would frequently bring in their (older) jewelry with questions on authenticity and repairability.
In the industry – just like in the collectibles field – there are guidelines to follow when determining a piece of jewelry’s authenticity and quality and after all those years… I think I can say that I know a thing or three about both authenticity and quality.
With that said…
I’m going to just be straight up about it.
It REALLY pisses me off to see all those knockoffs of the official Griever necklace replica passing off as the ‘official’ real deal. Continue reading
Posted in Losing My Wallet, Rants and Raves Tagged being a geek, fan merchandise, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VIII, Griever necklace, Perfect Grade Necklace Set, product review, Squall Leonhart, sterling silver 29 Comments
Achieving a Perfect Grade
So after reviewing my two most recent fan-related acquisitions to which I lost my wallet to, I found myself a bit nostalgic for my gaming past. Since my last two reviews involved the Final Fantasy franchise (FFVII to be exact), I figured it would suit to reminisce a bit on another Final Fantasy-themed item I lost my wallet to several several years ago… Continue reading
Posted in Losing My Wallet Tagged being a geek, fan merchandise, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VIII, frivolous spending, Griever necklace, Perfect Grade Necklace Set, product review, Squall Leonhart, sterling silver 10 Comments
Scents of Final Fantasy VII – in Pictures
I actually ended up taking a lot more product pictures of the Sephiroth and Cloud Strife Eau de Toilette sets and since I’m feeling indulgent tonight, I thought that I might share the rest of the pictures. Without further ado… … Continue reading
Posted in Losing My Wallet Tagged being a geek, Cloud Strife Eau de Toilette, fan merchandise, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VII, frivolous spending, product review, Sephiroth Eau de Toilette 1 Comment
Scent of Cloud Strife – in Review
In a previous post, I mentioned that I lost my wallet to a collector’s item called Sephiroth Eau de Toilette – an Eau de Toilette perfume scent themed after Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.
Well, after considering how much I enjoyed the product (you can catch the full review HERE), I ended up losing my wallet to the complementary Cloud Strife version appropriately labeled as Cloud Strife Eau de Toilette.
Given the history between Sephiroth and Cloud, it didn’t seem quite right to have Sephiroth’s version of the scent and not Cloud’s. Furthermore, given how pleased I was with the Sephiroth-themed scent, I didn’t suppose that the Cloud Strife-themed scent would disappoint… and lucky me, it didn’t!
However, my final vote for product preference is still cast for the Sephiroth-themed scent and here’s the review that tells why… Continue reading
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