It's finally here...
CHIM CHIM GET!!!!!!!!!!!
I've wanted one of these since they first made them back in 2013(?) but back then I was unemployed and had no idea how to import things from Japan. I think if you go back far enough in this thread you'll be able to see the first time I ever experimented with mail forwarding, hahaha.
The pass case Chim (the smaller one) is actually something my girlfriend bought, we just shipped it together. We've been in the process of upgrading our subway system here in Toronto to use a single reloadable pass (so, basically, operating like how any other modern subway service has for over a decade now) and she just got hers and decided to give its home in the Chim.
Here's everything else from the same package:
The Atoli pin was a bonus for the Chim. As I was opening it I literally said out loud like 3 times "please do not be Atoli" and there she was. She's a curse, I tell you--my least favourite G.U. character and I can't seem to get enough of her. As for the green Kite figure, it's the only one I was missing from my gashapon collection, somehow. I found someone on YJA selling it for only 250 yen so you know I had to scoop it up. I had only ever seen it as part of the full set before, and I've never wanted to drop $50 on a set of gashapon I already have just for one little figure. As for the Epitaph of Twilight novel, I found the second one on Mandarake, decided to buy the first when I was in Japan, but much to my dismay I couldn't find it in ANY Book-Off I searched. The closest I got was a copy of ZERO. There's a ton of used ones on Amazon Japan for 1 yen so I said whatever and added it to my order too. Finally, the Fanbook. Here is a photo of all four of them together:
I DMed the English CC2 Twitter asking if there was a way for me to claim the 5th Fanbook overseas, but to no response. A shame, since he's always answered me before! I guess it's just a complicated situation.
Also, does anyone know what the hell Matsuyama's special message is for the 4th one? Usually it's a drawing and a little blurb but this last one was just the image. Here:
Who is this guy? The obscured dialogue bubble says トラスヘ with the middle blocked out. Does anyone have any idea what it could say? Nothing immediately came to mind, other than Tri-Edge, since his name is spelled トライエッジ, but I doubt there's any connection. The only existing character I think he looks like is Sogabe, but without glasses... (does he even smoke?)
I have one other kind of odd .hack item coming from China that I don't expect to see until at least mid-February. I have no idea how it will turn out, and I got it mostly as a joke. Look forward to it!