Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Hey folks. Just stepping in to wish my readers a very Merry Christmas (or a happy holiday regardless of how you celebrate) from my family and the entire Geektopian crew.

Asuna wishes you a Merry Christmas and also wishes she could figure out how to attach her elf ears!

Since the last few entries were all about the birth of my daughter, I'll mention that everything turned out fine and her birth went quite well. She's a healthy, normal, beautiful little girl and her Mom, Dad and big brother are all very taken with her (at least her brother seems OK with her). She's the best Christmas gift I could possibly have and both my kids are my greatest blessing.

Again, Merry Christmas to everyone!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's now stuck in your head....

The Final Countdown, that is!

Tomorrow, Mrs. G and I are to become parents for the second time. Babygirl Geektopian joins Mom, Dad and (not so) Big Bro Geektopian in our little family circle. So far, everything has gone great and here's hoping and praying for a trouble-free birth. Dad's a BIT nervous even though we just did this not so long ago. *WHEW*

Meanwhile, "enjoy" getting one the most epic-cheesy songs of the 80s stuck in your head!

Kazookeylele cover:

The "never practiced" flipping awful band version:

The rather mundane original:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Hoooo-Leeee CRAP!

So, the newly announce Azone Pure Neemo Yuzuha sold out in what must've been mere seconds. I even managed to catch her as soon as she was put up on AmiAmi and in the brief time it took me to complete my purchase, she sold out (EDIT- meaning she sold out before I could complete my order and I didn't get one). This was even faster than the short period of time "Rocker Girl" Yuzuha was available.

 I hope some of you PN fans got one because it now seems like a question of how fast you can type, or how many light-nanoseconds away you are from the retailer's server. I like Pure Neemo dolls but stuff like this is more than a little frustrating.

Yuzuha- Proving that physical objects CAN move faster than light!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

It's almost that time!

Only one more week to go, unless Baby Girl decides to show up early.

If I go in to silent mode in the next week or so, it's because "Dad Duty" is taking up what little spare time I have. I'm about as ready as I can be, Mom is definitely ready and Big Brother is still a bit uncertain as to what this whole "baby business" means.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dear Leader... from the archives.

Here's someone we haven't seen in quite a while; Chancellor Alrich Stahl, Dear Leader of the Caelian Democratic Republic. Digging through old photos again, I ran across this image that I'd never posted of the beloved Chancellor.

I don't remember owning this uniform but obviously I do, in fact, own it. I like how the hat is just a bit too big and gives him that Russian officer/ third world dictator look (a style of hat Russian soldiers derisively call a pinochetka).

I'm not really sure where Alrich fits in to things nowadays. Is he a harmless kook with delusions of grandeur or is he really the de facto dictator of some wretched totalitarian "People's Republic"? And if he's just a kook, then who is that similarly attired woman that's always by his side and who are those AK74-wielding, vaguely East German looking soldiers accompanying him on the shelf behind me?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I can quit anytime I wa... Uh, never mind!

So, while checking out Heather's Friday Azone update over at The Majokko Shop, I mention that I really like the just announced Maki from Love Live! but I'm going to give her a pass. Heather "kindly" mentions HobbyLink Japan's Black Friday Weekend sale (which includes pre-orders). I resist until this morning and then give in to temptation. Oh, and I also pre-ordered the upcoming Figma Miho Nishizumi from Girls und Panzer just to add insult to injury!

Thanks Heather! This is like holding an AA meeting in a bar!

BTW, a Pure Neemo version of Miho would be soooo freakin' cool! Heck, how about the whole Anglerfish team? And maybe Dragon Models could do a Panzer IV in 1/6 scale too, just for gits and shiggles! I guess the "H" version they used at the end of the series would be my choice.

Maki from "Love Live!"

Miho Nishizumi from "Girls und Panzer".

Team Anglerfish Panzer IV H