Category Archives: General

FigWiz Podcast Episode 17 – ‘Can you dig it?’

Plugging away! Looks like I need to play a little catch up. Sorry guys! Here’s one with another coming right up! The Last of Us Bandai Tamashii Nations Normal Version Vegeta “Dragonball Z” S.H.Figuarts Action Figure Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Kinomoto Sakura “Cardcaptor Sakura” Action Figure Kotobukiya Marvel Now!: Cyclops ArtFX+ Statue Kotobukiya Cyclops – X-Men Danger Room Session Fine Art Statue X-Men: Children of the Atom – PlayStation Kotobukiya X-Force: Archangel Fine Art Statue LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons House Lego The Kwik-E-Mart 71016 21 Jump Street Morton Schmidt Pop! Vinyl Figure Funko POP! Black Butler – Vinyl Figure – GRELL Sebastian: Funko POP! x Black Butler Vinyl […]

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Becoming part of the family with Furry Feline Creatives

A few years, I had the pleasure of meeting Alvin and Cheri Ong, the couple behind Furry Feline Creatives. The designer toy team’s main focus has been handmade plushes of their own lovable line of characters, consisting of a pair of cats (Purridge and Ringo), an octopus, a turtle, and, well, there are too many to list in one sitting but each critter is bursting with personality. Before I dive into some exciting news surrounding Furry Feline Creatives, I want to talk about my experience with Alvin and Cheri. Now anyone who has met this couple at a con or event will attest that they are some of the warmest folks you […]

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Happy New Year AKA Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015 pre-order day!

As you probably know, today is the first day of 2015 and Good Smile Company is welcoming the new year with the opening of pre-orders for Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015. It seems fitting that their first figure announcement of the year be dated. Well played, GSC. Fans of the blue-haired Vocaloid can pre-order this figure as a sponsorship to the GSC racing team. There are several levels of sponsorship available, ¥50,000, ¥30,000, ¥12,000, and ¥8,000. Every level comes with the Nendoroid but extras differ depending on the tier. You can place your pre-orders here. Note that pre-orders close on February 28, 2015. In my opinion, 2015’s Racing Miku may have the most interesting design […]

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Daily Blog 2014.12.08 – Compound Interest(s)

While mindlessly swimming through the tidal wave of orders that spashed into my warehouse over the weekend, I was listening to a very interesting podcast that talked about compounding activities day by day. Basically, do a little today, and tomorrow you build on it, and the day after you build on the sum of the previous, and so on. It really puts many things into perspective. If you take a step back and look at any massive task at hand (in my case, a bijillion orders to fill in the next two days), it all starts from doing one small step and building on top of it. That’s what my […]

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Daily Blog 2014.12.07 – Kids 4-9: Cards are still a hot thing

Finished up our weekly Pokemon Trading Card event at Big Lou’s in Culver City. Its really good to see parents really excited to see their kids actually playing the game. I can’t tell you how many parents spend boat loads of cash on cards for their kids who don’t know how to play worth a lick. Both the kids and the parents get this sense of pride and relief after I finally explain the rules, and parents get just as involved with the game (sometimes more so) than the kids. Taking a look at the orders due from my online operation: currently pending – 84 orders. Big titles this year: […]

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Daily Blog 2014.12.06 – Christmas Crush

Call me The Keep. I’m coming off the busiest holiday shopping time of the year for my store. I’ve got business pouring in from all over the place as it seems online business is at full tilt compared to previous years. I’m a little scatter-brained as my warehouse is still going through an inventory count and I really only have about half the things I’ve got active online on my 3rd party venues. PowerAnime.com is relatively quite compared to the mega-shops like Amazon and Ebay. I find my personal store site more of a place for my locals to check stuff out before coming down to the shop. I’ll be […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 3 – How To Catch a Bootleg

Welcome back, friends! In this episode, Carlos and the Keep go into some detail about the plague of bootlegs from the perspectives of collectors and sellers. The history, the types, origins, and a starter guide to those that are legit: all this found on this episode! We also answer some inquiries from fans from PowerAnime’s FB page! Please leave a comment on what you think!

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 2 – In Amiibos We Trust

We follow up with the massive release of everything Nintendo this weekend and addressing some big news in the toy hobby industry as on big name swallows up a corner stone company in the urban collectibles world! Plus, hear what the Keep and Carlos have been up to with more shopping/hunting stories! Your links and resources for this cast! Wii Fit Trainer amiibo Amazon’s Lightning Deals Page (now known as Gold Box) Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter for Wii U Mayflash Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii/Wii U – Next Best Thing Power Rangers Dino Charge – Deluxe Dino Charge Morpher Power Rangers Dino Charge – […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 1.5 – Slinging Toys for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and that means there’s a whole lot of opportunity in them there figures! Today we talk a little on the fast-paced, high demand, and sometimes unethical sport of reselling popular toys. We discuss how to get a good read on ups and downs of fast price changes in various seller environments as well as some of the rules of engagement when handling the criticism of bashers. Here are few online resources to see what’s hot and poppin’ in the markets! Amazon’s Toys & Figures Best Sellers Amazon’s Best Toys of the Month – Figures Amazon’s Best Toys of the Month – Dolls Ebay’s How-To Guide […]

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