[On The Shelf] Nendoroid Light Yagami

23 08 2011

Here’s a nice little find. Light Yagami is the crazed genius antihero of the manga Death Note. Here he is in cutie nendoroid form. Amazon is selling these for $49.99. That’s 2500 pesos. In a Filbar’s I found this guy selling for 550 pesos – which is a little over $12. A bargain for a cute little psychopath.





On The Shelf: The Official xxxHolic Guide

15 08 2011

One of the joys of living in the Philippines is we are the black hole of English-language books. Or rather, this is where books go to die. Being one of the biggest consumers of English books in the world, we get our share of the brand-new stuff – but the real prize, especially for people with tight budgets – is the remaindered stuff. You know, the extra stock that never get sold by publishers, either through overprinting or whatever.

So our second-hand bookstores take it all in and sell them at bargain basement prices. Booksale Philippines is arguably the largest chain of second-hand bookstores in the country and they carry a very wide selection of books – of course, the fact that they circulate their books through branches means that what you saw in one branch last month may end up somewhere in the Visayas next week.

Anyway, with the manga mania abroad, it’s understandable that quite a few manga books end up on their shelves. This one though is a find. Costing $13 before shipping on Amazon, the Official xxxHolic Guide costs a cheap 180 Philippine pesos – that $4 – without shipping. There’s several copies in several Booksales in Metro Manila, all of them still shrink wrapped or at least in good condition. Check them out for several more bargains.





[On The Shelf] Astigirl

3 07 2011

And now for something completely different! I’ve been featuring games exclusively on On The Shelf for awhile now, but it’s time to spread my wings a little to my other interests. One of these interests is in books and I just stumbled on a book that definitely fits the bill: Astigirl

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On The Shelf: Small World

30 06 2011

The rise and fall of civilizations may sound like a deep topic, but with only a couple of rules, that’s exactly what Small World simulates on its aptly-named board.

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On The Shelf: Android

26 06 2011


Been slacking off with the blogging for awhile – mostly because work is a pain in the ass right now, but hopefully I’ll get things normalized back here with this post.

Anyway, here’s another one for those who played Clue when they were young, but want to take it to another level. Android is the future of murder.

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On The Shelf: Shadow Hunters

14 06 2011

Having a lot players can occasionally be a problem. There aren’t many games that reach the eight-player mark that are still enjoyable. However, if you want a fun evening of party paranoia, Shadow Hunters should do the trick.

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On The Shelf: Rush n’ Crush

6 06 2011

What’s better than winning a race? Well, wining it by blowing everyone else to smithereens! Which is exactly what Rush n’ Crush delivers.

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