Now for the opening! I was surprised at the lack of packing paper that was in it. I assume it might've been taken out by Tenso to see what was in the package. I actually thought Tenso would be using their own box, but I guess not. Fortunately everything arrived intact without any damage. Plus I have fewer paper to throw out
I decided to spend my 20,000 yen prize money at Amazon Japan, a month after Danny announced I was the winner for the "Your Room" Giveaway... It took me a while because I was still deciding what to get and also because my Japanese is quite lacking. I finally registered, but something won't let me go through with the address registration that was instructed from Tenso. I was confused too why the instruction for Tenso was to put the addresses in romaji/roman letters. It wasn't until later that I found out that Amazon can translate the registration page in English.......
So everything was ordered on Amazon, all that was left to email Danny and he introduced me to Jenny, one of the staffs at Tenso. She was very nice and tried to answer all my questions to the best of her ability. I gave her my PayPal ID and she told me I will get the prize when my shipment's been sent. It was lucky that I got my shipment this early because Golden Week in Japan (4 days of holiday in a row) was about to start. As Danny and Tenso promised, the shipment was included in the prize, even though I gave them my credit card number (I guess that will be for future usage ;). I haven't received the 20,000 yen yet, but I think it's just because I got it when the weekend is about to start. So I won't bug them about it until next week during a weekday.
The Tenso service itself is quite efficient. I received an email from Tenso notifying that my shipment from Amazon saying that my order has arrived, 2 days after Amazon told me that my order has been shipped. So I quickly confirmed my order at Tenso so my stuff can be shipped right away before Golden Week.
And now for the loot...
Oh but first, here is the bottom of the box. It's quite different than the box they use from Amazon Canada. I thought this looked like it could hold more stuff and uses less tape. Hmm ok, did I delay this enough to hold your excitement? LOL.
And here they are! What? Why so little? Well... this is Part 1, you see. So I will post more later on. For now I will show Saber's Photobook, that was released quite a while ago, and the Gift 1/5 Yoko figure. Both are to drool for... I have been wanting these two for a while now. I was very surprised how big Yoko is. I will post a review of her soon... if not a review then a photo gallery since many have already reviewed her.
For now I've flipped through (and tried not to drool on) the Saber photobook. Here's a few of them, but sorry for the folds because I don't wanna ruin the book. The above photo reminds me of Clannad and Kyoto Animation drawing style for some reason.
After looking at RadiantDreamer's Asuka on the motorcycle post, I'm wishing someone would make some kind of garage kit or figure based on the above picture.
I don't know why, but I really like this face even though it looks unfinished...
And finally another picture that I've never seen on the internet before. Saber is wearing some kind of uniform or dress that just looks gorgeous on her!
That's it for now. I will post once more when I get my second shipment in June/July.