Thursday, March 8, 2018

Samurai X Ova set Hunting season






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Why Hunt this figures?

One of my favorite anime movies is Samurai X : Trust and Betrayal. In this movie they show the history of Kenshin as Battusai and Yukishiro Tomoe his 1st love and also the rivary between Hajime Saito when he is still Shinsingumi together with the 1st captain commander Okita Soji. The figure and the OVA are very accurate. that's why i really really love to add this to my collection.




Hunting time

Because of how I really like the movie, I wanted to have their action figures. So I searched through the internet and found out that there is only 1 company that manufactures their original figures and they released them last 2002. I started looking for original sets last August 2017 using the internet because that’s the only way I can have them, like searching in the famous ecommerce sites (eBay, amazon, 1999, amiami and hlj but unfortunately they already discontinued manufacturing and releasing those figures. 😐

But that doesn’t stop me from wanting it, so I continued searching and found a website that features these figures, the hitokiri.net. I get the admins info, inquired and emailed then but got no reply.
I did not lose hope but instead I joined some community site like myfigurecollection and Facebook closed groups. And lucky enough, I found a collector who sells these kind of action figures (Okita, Saito, Kenshin, Tomoe) but 2 weeks have passed still no reply. That’s when I thought that those figures are really rare, that they are really hard to find and that it really depends on the collector if they let go of they figures.
After a couple of months, one of the toy collectors of a Facebook closed group which I am also a member of, opened a garage sale. At first, I did not notice the toy figure I like because there are a lot of toys that are for sale just in one picture. I zoomed in the picture and luckily spotted the Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal figure. I hurriedly checked on the internet the actual figure and confirmed that it’s Battusai that I spotted (a rare figure that I must get, ASAP!)
I contacted the seller and got it (without any hesitation) at P1,200 – P1,500 with shipping fee. That’s how I got my first Trust and Betrayal action figure.

My second figure is Okita Soji. Got it from eBay, loose and with broken sword, bought it for $15 with shipping from the US.


Finally, I completed the set (with extra). Got it online, thru Facebook. An admin of one Facebook group posted a loose set of Trust and Betrayal for sale (complete set 4 action figures). I grabbed the set and bought it for $102 (P5,000) with shipping.
So, all in all, I got:
  • 2 kenshin 
  • 2 okita soji
  • 1 hajime saito
  • 1 tomoe
That’s how my hunting session ended. I got them all in 6 months. 😊😉😁😀

Note: I’m selling my 2 extra action figures (Kenshin and Okita). If any one is interested, please let me know and I’ll give you a good deal. 😉😉



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2 comments:

  1. I know this post is kind of old, but do you still sale your spare Okita figure? Greetings Martina

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    1. hi martina,

      Yep still available :) i will PM you about the info

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