Japandaman’s goodies, Otaku happenings and light bikes

Wow…it’s been a while since my last post, I’ve just been so into my new duties over at Otaku Fuel. First up, in case you don’t know, I’m now writing product reviews for them and am also their blog contributor, two things that are keeping me very busy and very happily so I must add! Otaku Fuel are a US based site that specialise in anime, manga, cosplay accessories, in fact anything and everything J-pop culture related…they’re a superior site with an excellent product range. Look up their site and Facebook page and while you’re there, check out their merch, links are above 🙂

I’ve also decided to take some pics of my small but growing Otaku collection for everyone to see, pics below with some descriptions 🙂

A peek at my manga, Bleach and Vampire Knight and the Death Note Collection Vol. 1, Ryu from a gatcha machine, Mario and Spider-Bear!


My 3DS and Psp Go living peacefully together, my CD collection (J-Pop and OST’s), my magazines are just showing.


My Japanese magazines collection. Dengeki Games on the left which unfortunately has been discontinued. The Playstation and Famitsu Weekly magazines were purchased in Japan when we were there. The Dengeki’s and other magazines were purchased from Kanga Kanga, a Japanese magazine/book importer based in downtown Melbourne. Taka-san runs the place and is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable so pay him a visit and have a look at what he has on offer, there’s heaps for everyone!! The Kanga Kanga site has address details, keep up to date with his blog, Twitter and Facebook page 🙂


Ryu, Mario and a Nintendog!


Spider-Man 2 bobble head which was a present from my stepsons quite a few birthdays ago.


And one of my most prized possessions, the Premium Package of Metal Gear Solid which I purchased when we were in Japan from Super Potato Akihabara. Great site here which has a walk through the store which is extremely rare and shows you what to expect. Having been there twice I can vouch for the store and say that as far as retro goes, it’s the best in the land. Great place to find rare items or gaming goodies that were never released in Australia.

That’s all for now but I will take some pics of my figures and post them up soon as well. Final Fantasy and Death Note figures only for now but am hoping to change that soon when I have my coins in my pocket!! 🙂

And lastly,the vid below is what awaited me when I left work this evening. Riders on light bikes performing tricks, how cool, right?

See you all soon and thanks for sticking around! 🙂

Tired…

Two days off from work and still tired…head is lightly pounding, calf muscles aren’t happy and shoulders weigh a ton!! Oh and my eyes aren’t too pleased to be open either 😦 But I must soldier on!!

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Flatout…

Have been absolutely flat out working my new job at the Melbourne Museum doing customer service for the King Tut exhibition which is very tiring but very cool at the same time, the other day we tended to an audience of over 6,000 just for the exhibition let alone the rest of the museum!! Crazy numbers 🙂 Hasn’t left a lot of time to do much else but have a couple of days off soon for Easter so will be posting new pics then 🙂

New job, new possibilities!!

So I start a new job back at the Melbourne Museum tomorrow. Well, I’m in training for a few days for a customer service role for the upcoming King Tut exhibition which I’m really looking forward to…should be great! Another thing to look forward to this week is the much awaited release of the Nintendo 3DS…should be awesome.