Once again it's another outing for Boxing Day shopping! Hoping to get some good deals and perhaps even win $500 gift card from Best Buy, an electronic & entertainment store. This has been the second time I'm going there really early. Once again I didn't sleep the night before. So I woke up at 10 AM on Christmas morning and did not sleep until the 26th... or should I say 27th at 12:30 AM.
But before I leave for the Boxing Day shopping madness I finally opened one of my Puchi Nendoroid Vocaloid box. Kyourin said, "the first Vocaloid you unbox is your lucky Vocaloid". And guess what I first drew from the box: MEIKO! Oh yeah, looks like it's starting to look like a good day!
Yeah... Maybe not... First of all, it's very cold, very foggy and very slippery! I planned on going to the Best Buy in Coquitlam, but I don't really know the way, so I thought I'd use the GPS. Unfortunately the fog cover is too thick to get through the satellite in the sky. So I had to go to where I know, Richmond. It's a bit farther than what I planned though.
So I arrived at 5:30 AM. 15 minutes to spare before they do the draw. They gave out a ticket with numbers on it. The last 4 digits on my ticket was 4410. The winning ticket was 4510... AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! I was hearing the number as the person went along the line and heard how similar it was to my number, but I guess luck just doesn't happen that easily. Anyway the line moved fast thankfully. Although I only found one of what I was looking for at this Best Buy. I asked for the other one, but the employee there doesn't know anything about it...
I also realized I forgot my phone... I planned on picking it up before moving to my next destination. No time for that! The next store opens at 7 AM! Next is Superstore, an all-around store that sells groceries, furnitures, drugs and electronics. My main goal was to see any cheap games... Nothing but crappy games though. So I went for the half price chocolates instead. ^^;
Next store, or mall I should say, opens at 8 AM. This is where I spent the most money. I also did find the other game I was looking for at Best Buy here. I saw the Rogue (Shunya Yamashita ver.) figure at Metropolis Comics & Toys... but I thought I should hold back on my purchases. It wasn't much of a discount anyway. The main target here was Sakura Media. They didn't disappoint. Got all the DVDs I wanted at a discounted price! I was already dazed and hungry in the last shop, so I had no choice but to go home before I collapse in the mall XD
So anyway... here's the whole Boxing Day purchases. Two manga, Honey & Clover Box Set 1 & 2, Spice and Wolf Season 1, Gundam 00 Part 3, House of the Dead: Overkill, Madworld & a memory stick.
Close up of the purchases from Best Buy(s). The memory stick is for the PSP, pretty good deal for $23. I'll be using that to watch anime on the PSP. The games were $15 each. Two of the games I've kinda wanted but thought they were too pricey before. Oh and MEIKO's just here to brighten up the mood.
These are the purchases from Sakura Media. There were a lot that I could've bought but this one store purchase was over $200 already... So no figures either even with the additional 10% off discount. That's that for Boxing Day. Sorry no pictures of the chocolates :P
The following purchases are bought before Christmas during my excursions to research the Anime Stores Around Vancouver 1 & 2.
These two are from Book-Off. I've been kinda wanting to get that Kamen Rider 555 book for a while. I know it's old, but Kamen Rider 555 has been my favourite Rider for a while now. I misplaced my North American copy of Rumble Roses... so this was quite a nice find to get the Japanese version since I didn't like the dubs anyway.
And lastly are purchases from Soul of Anime. I could not resist that MEIKO cushion! I know it's not official product, but it's nice to have MEIKO on there. Once in a while is ok, right? ^^; The other one is a Valkyrie from Macross Frontier with Tsukasa painted on it. My fave Lucky Star girl on a plane! How cool is that? On the left wing it says "balsamic" in Japanese. Very cute ^_^
Now MEIKO gets a deserved break sitting on my desk after working hard posing for the photos. Thanks MEIKO!