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Hey folks, Snacks here.

Yep, still alive. I’m doing fine, thanks.

Sorry for not having any updates since November last year.

Then again, the only reason this place still gets hits is because of a friend’s translation of a certain Vocaloid song some time ago.www

But I’m not complaining, heck, it’s not like this blog has any content anyway other than my attempts at figure photography, so I’m glad that it’s still getting views somewhat.

So uh, thanks to everyone who stayed with HobbySnacks all this time!

I’m currently managing an online community for figure collectors called OtaKai Figure Society!

We’re a Philippine-based collector group, but we’d be glad to have collectors from all over join us too.

So if you’re looking for a group to share your passion for figures and chat with like-minded people, check out our Facebook group at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/otakaifiguresociety/

Speaking of OtaKai, we had a figure display at the annual toys and collectibles convention, Toycon PH 2014, which was held a few weeks ago.

It went very well, thanks to some new and old members who shared their collections for the display.

I’ll be posting my shots from Toycon PH 2014 here in a bit, including pictures of our figure display.

I won’t be NEET for long, I’m going back to school in a few months!

Recently it felt like I’m stuck in a quagmire career-wise. I decided that I needed a degree to get a chance at getting a more fulfilling job.

I’m pretty excited and psyched about going back to school again. Hopefully it’ll give me better opportunities in the future.

That’s all for now, until next time!

Snacks/ Mikko

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OtaKai Gathering + Hauls

We had the OtaKai Figure Society gathering all weekend long and it was epic fun! The OtaKai Figure Society is a community for Japanese figure and otaku culture enthusiasts, and we got a bunch of new members from the recent conventions so we decided to have a gathering to meet up with them! It was great seeing the new members and some members who I haven’t met yet personally. As usual we hung out at Greenhills and raided the hobby stores which was epic lulz, there’s nothing funnier than seeing store people taken aback when a huge group of collectors come in!

OtaKai members on the first day of the gathering in front of Wasabi Toys. Thanks to japutra for the pic!

It was also great hanging out with the usual people, especially LC who we haven’t seen in a while due to his work overseas. I also won some prizes from our raffle: a volume of Comic Gum and uh… a magazine from Thailand (which I gave away to someone else ^^;).

So if you’re a figure collector or if you’re into otaku culture, come and join us at the OtaKai Figure Society forums! XD

And here’s my haul for the weekend:

From the left: figma Haruhi Suzumiya, Revoltech Dix Nuef, Souchaku Henshin Kamen Rider Den-O Gun, Rod and Axe form

When I opened up the figma Haruhi, I noticed that she had paint rub on her lower left leg which was kinda disappointing. Considering Max Factory’s QC track record, I guess I just got unlucky. ^_^; It’s still a great figure though, she’s really fun to pose around! I can’t wait to get the other members of the SOS-dan!