Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Collectible Cards with a Chocolate Wafer, YUM!

Shocktress as Astaroth
I have to give a SHOUT-OUT to Shocktress as she got me into this card series ~ Shinra Bansho Chocolate.

I am an avid lover of art as you can tell my my original artwork site - Green Dragons Den. I love the styles and variety of how people vision things. I used to collect Hildebrant Brothers (still have their Marvel Masterpieces series) and Queens Blade cards, but sold them I still however have my Masamune Shirow collections (hard to give up). It seems my tastes change over time and I sell and collect cards on a whim.

But this series is one that not only wets your appetite for cool cards, but also fills the tummy too. I could go into an explanation of this series, but honestly that has already been done. Check out Shinra Bansho World blog for all the fine details as they have done a spectacular job. I will say that this has been running since 2005 and they release about 4 volumes a year (give or take). It is interesting as they release them the same month and around the same dates.For such an obscure series not to be known in the United States, it is doing extremely well in Japan. Must be the fact that it is not franchised to death like other card series.

Here is a couple shots of the outside packaging and what you will find inside.:
Some cards may look identical, but are different in the way the holofoil was done or maybe it has some added information on the back. Here is a close up of the card above showing the front and back. I hid the special code and QR code which can be used to down load more data. MY DATA - NOT YOUR DATA :^P  Even if I can't use it, I still want its power - heehee.

Now the first pitfall of these is that it is ONLY in Japanese. You won't find these for sale in the United States very often. In fact, after Shocktress sent me my first cards, I have only been able to get them out of the country. Usually via eBay or Amazon from Japan. I finally order my first box which was cool. These boxes have 20 packs in each and I was lucky to not get any dups. I am looking at getting another box soon, but reviewing if I have too many of the cards already from that series. On well, even if I did, my son would want them. He has already taken one which had a gold dragon.

Here are some other shots of cards from the series:

 
 

If you have some time to kill, check out the anime short based on the series. It is only in Japanese, but the animation is awesome.




If anyone has some laying around they want to get rid of, let me know as I may be interested in them!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Please Read the Posted Signs

"Welcome to 2old4anime's INSPIRATIONAL SIGNS"

Each week here, I (D.C. Rushton), shall be presenting 5 Anime or Cosplay signs for your Enjoyment.

Make You Laugh, or Just Make You Think!
KONNICHIWA OTAKUS AND COSPLAYERS!

BROTHERS AND SISTERS! LET US STAND AS ONE. LET US BE PROUD OF WHAT WE ARE.

AS I SAID BACK IN THE 60'S, AND I SAY IT NOW, AS INSPIRED BY "JIMI HENDRIX: "I'M GONNA WAVE MY OTAKU FREAK FLAG HIGH!" LET US REVEL IN ALL THINGS COSPLAY AND OTAKU! FOLLOW OUR DREAMS INTO THE LIGHT OF MAIN STREAM ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL TO SEE, KNOW, AND RECOGNIZED AS AN ART FORM!
 
 

WE ARE COSPLAYER'S, OTAKU'S. AND! WE! ARE! PROUD!
DC

Until next week, "Please read the Posted Signs". Please Read the Posted Signs!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DC RUSHTON’S WEB-REPORT: “NEW DOCTOR WHO!”

INCOMING MY READERS!

I will ask for NO forgiveness. It’s the “BRIT”, in me, or Me Last Name Be Not Rushton! As I VOWED to YOU OUR READERS, I WILL REPORT NEW AND INTERESTING ITEMS I HIT AT THE CON! Found out this at the BBC area of the Con. (met a Lady Bird, with BRITISH VOICE, and a FINE… AGE!)

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND!

This weekend it’s INCOMING NEW DOCTOR WHO!



Let us all wait and see how Peter Capaldi will play our “12th Doctor”. And let us not forget a new “Companion”, Jenna Coleman, as “Clara”!

“HAVE A TEASER TRAILER EVERYONE!”

DC RUSHTON!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SDCC 2014 Day 2 & Stan Sakai

DC Rushton’s Web Report: “SD Comic Con: Day-2”

“THE DAY IT RAINED ON MY COMIC CON.”

Thunder echo in my dream state mind as reality’s hand took hold and called: “TIS CON”! Making my way to Ye Old Coffee Pot, then to my Lap Top for Con Theme Music, MORE THUNDER ECHO? The “Music of My Otaku Cosplayer Soul… “SLAYERS”, struck, and again, the thunder! With only a red bath towel around my waist I opened the door… Comic Con History Was Made! Rain? NEVER HAPPENS? Enjoy the pictures of it here below.

After a quick check of my weather site I could tell it was the last of a storm passing over my area as if it mattered. “I GO”! Coffee, Gruel, Shower, Uniform, Gear, Stone… MARCH! On landing at the Bradly trolley station the light rain was clearing with the sun fighting it’s way to shine on Day-2 of Comic Con 2014. Brothers and Sisters greeted me. Remarks of “The Day It Rained On Comic Con, were top subject. All to quickly the trolley car fill with People on their way to the Con. Got so crowded I called out the “JOKE OF THE DAY”! Standing, I did MY BEST IMPRESSION OF RODNEY DANGERFIELD!

“I TELL YOU, THE TROLLEY TO GET TO THE COMIC CON IS SO CROWDED… (HOW CROWDED IS IT?)  ALL THE SPIDER MAN COSPLAYER ARE RIDING OUTSIDE THE TROLLEY HANGING ON!!!”
Today’s Mission, was to visit an Old Friend of mine missing for around 2 year from the Con. I’ve been worrying about him not being at the Con. In my old age I’ve been losing track of old friends from Childhood, and Con, as well. Hardest hitting was the lose of my High School Friend, Mentor, Brother Actor, and “Well Spring”, of my “SICK HUMOR”! Jeff. Last contact was an e-mail cheering me on in my New Found Life of COSPLAY! He shall be painfully Missed. I owe that man so much. If it were not for Jeff teaching me the skill of “ACTING”, and all that goes with it. I would not be standing where I am today: “BESIDE OUR QUEEN OF ALL COSPLAYDOM, “LADY YAYA HAN”.


Bingo! There he is. “Stan Sakai”. The Man who has given us “30 YEARS OF: USAGI YOJIMBO” (the Samurai Rabbit)

“SPOILER ALERT”!

(Sat. Day-3 of Con is Panel with Stan Sakai! and the BAD NEWS of his wonderful Wife.)

With tears in my eyes I waited for my turn to speak with my old friend of many Cons. “I’ve worried so much Stan about you old friend.” I said with a crack in my voice. “Still have the “Jade Turtle I gave you?” He did, and showed it to me hanging around his neck. Asking about how his family was he, wisely change the subject to me and how I have been. He Knows Me Well! Signing a $10.00 scrapbook of his I bought, he saw a picture of Queen Yaya on my camera. “You know Yaya?” he asked. Well I pulled out my “Mini-Portfolio” showing my Cosplay and the Queens of Cosplay I know and shared their stage. Not wanting to “Hog”, his time I gave him a small turtle for his wife, and she he said she told him to say Hi! to me. “See you at your Panel Saturday Stan!” I said with a hug.


I found that the Con has grown so big, and it’s lines so… so… SO LONG, It’s better just to travel through the Universe, and visit each World within the Comic Con, and just….

“LET IT HAPPEN!”

DC Rushton, Aka; “The Priest of Tao”
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