10:40am – I received my shipment just over 30 min ago, just as I was to leave for classes. It was just another normal shipment, except that the CBSA decided that my box warranted a full strip-search. They opened it, took the June 2010 issue of Dengeki G’s out of its clear cover and God knows what else. I didn’t have enough time to check out if anything went bad or worse yet, missing from this “precious” shipment (Dengeki Festival Deluxe is sold out and out of production already, so it’s impossible to get another). To add insult to injury they decided that my $55 shipment needed a $2.51 GST and $5 handling fee. I’ll be at university for at least another 6-7 hours, but I really want to get home and verify everything instead.
11:45pm – UPDATE: UNPACKED!
It seems that the CBSA didn’t rip my G’s Festival Deluxe open. Phew!
Now, time for pictures!
Front of the box and the magazine.
Back of the box.
The main item, a hug pillowcase featuring Tenshi!
Unfurled in her full glory. Of course, not as suggestive as the pillowcase that came with the last Dengeki G’s Festival Deluxe (which I also have) but still very cute. This one is made of スク水素材 (school swimsuit material) which is an entirely different beast from the fleece-based Kudo pillowcase I have. Fleece is really soft and warm, whereas this material is stretchy and smooth. None of them will ever be used, of course.
Second item, a nendroid petite figure of Yuri.
Took a bit of effort to assemble because it’s pretty small actually. It’s about the size of the Kudo figure from 2 months ago, at ~6cm.
3rd page of the magazine itself. The first 28 pages tell the first episode of Angel Beats! in detail, with a LOT of photos. My scanner isn’t big, so I can’t scan these for you guys.
There’s also an interview with the voice actors Kitamura Eri (Yui), Hanazawa Kana (Tenshi), Sakurai Harumi (Yuri) and Kamiya Hiroshi (Otonashi).
But I think the biggest draw is the section right after the interviews: it’s a collection of every single official artwork of Angel Beats! spanning more than 15 pages. I’m sure people’s had a high dose of Tenshi/Yuri so here are some Yui, another loli character 😀
This one above is actually a never-before seen artwork of Angel Beats! because it was drawn specifically for this issue. Really good drawing, too.
Also. The August 2010 issue of Dengeki G’s Magazine will come with a nendroid figure of Tenshi to along with this issue’s Yuri, with other SSS members becoming commercially available this fall!
And that concludes the Festival Deluxe! side of this post.
Now for the May 2010 issue of Dengeki G’s!
The cover for this month. As with almost any other magazines, Angel Beats! is the talk of the town.
The Chaos TCG that came with this months’ issue:
And to top it off, a super-cute bath poster of Kudo!
An overview of what I received from this shipment:
Sadly I won’t have anything coming in for a month now, since I haven’t ordered anything aside from the June 2010 issue of G’s Magazine and a tapestry of Little Busters! EX characters, which are both being released in late April. Figuring in the 2~3 weeks for SAL shipping, that would mean mid-May before I get new items. So for now, I will enjoy these items and the magazines!