First up, I was happy to see that the cheap nanoblock stall reappeared again this year! Initially I wasn’t going to buy much but then they had the “buy more and get a bigger discount” thing happening so I splitted the nanoblock stuffs with my friend. And because of the decent discount, I ended up getting farfetch’d thanks to Pokemon Go influences. And then the orca as well because why not continue my sea creatures nanoblock theme?
Lego store made a return this time with HK themed displays on the outside of the booth area. They had a promotion happening where if you spent x amount of money, you can redeem a free first order stormtrooper minifigure at the new Lego store at Mongkok. There weren’t any Lego sets I really wanted and there’s no point forcing self to buy something just for that minifigure.
I mean, I’ll just wait for Lego to release a Star Wars set that I like with a First Order trooper minifigure.
One item I had my eye on before attending ACGHK was the shiny chrome Captain Phasma Egg Attack Action figure by Beast Kingdom. Oh yes. I was stalking Kids Nation’s facebook page to see what figures they planned on selling and they had not only a shiny Captain Phasma, but also a shiny silver stormtrooper and shiny golden sandtrooper. Wow.
Initially I was worried that the shininess would make her appear too tacky and cheap but it’s a decent shine! And I felt she looked better than the normal/matte version. The golden sandtrooper, on the other hand… Definitely not my cup of tea…
Not surprisingly, she’s hard to photograph in the sense that she reflects everything. I also hoped her cape would have wire at the bottom like Darth Vader’s but there’s none. I guess her cape’s too short?
And here’s a photo of my current collection of Egg Attack Action figures. I look at that and recall the amount of money I’ve bled on these… ah… But they’re so adorable and very posable!
So that’s all the loot from official stalls. I did check out CP03 upstairs as well but I was so tired by the time I got there. There weren’t any doujin goods that attracted my attention but I guess the fact that I was low on cash after spending money on Captain Phasma and the nanoblocks meant that I held onto my money more. And being tired meant not in the mood to browse properly.
My best purchase from this con was definitely Captain Phasma! After her, I don’t know if there’s any other Egg Attack Action figures I want to get… perhaps a First Order trooper one if I see it? Hm…