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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shining Wind: Seena Swimsuit ver. 1/7th Scale Figure

Spring and summer are almost here but it seems Seena has already made a head start.  This beautiful new pre-order figure by Good Smile Company and Max Factory features Shining Wind's Seena in a cute and elegant orange/brown swimsuit. Her pareo around her hips can be removed, too.  For a 1/7th scale figure, she's priced pretty well at around $80; granted not as good as before the dollar became so worthless to the Yen (-_-;) but that beats out even some of the 1/8th scale figures coming out. 
She should be around for the Summer time around July or August.

You can pre-order here 
or simply email us your reservation here

check out some more images of her ^^

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posted by princetrunks @ 11:03 AM

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Anime Figures and... Swarovski Crystals?

Did you guys know I'm also a Swarovski Crystal retailer? Actually, back at the end of 2006, before I thought about selling anime figures and tagging that function to this site, I joined forces with a local wedding products wholesaler who worked with the old eBay consignment place I was employed with back then. It was from this foundation that I actually started my figure selling business, originally calling it "Chuck's E-Store" This was the final chapter in my 2004-2007 hiatus from this site, of which started with me being an Amway dealer (more very interesting news on that connection in a future post). For those who've been with my site since the beginning remember the days of AMV creations and my brief fame on way back in 2003.  This got halted by me being in college, working for Friendly's Icecream and trying to break free from the job world via Quixtar/Amway ^^;;

With the anime figure business doing well, things are going full circle and I'm planning on bringing ALL aspects of life's little journeys into view. Yes, in due time you will probably see me doing Flash animations again, AMVs, video games and bringing back the long overdue anime sections to the site.

In the meantime, I added a Swarovski Crystal section to the store for all to see. It's only two figures to start off; definitely far less than what I use to stock but the site's been gaining some popularity and I've had customers who love Both anime and Swarovski figures. More are bound to be added in due time. They aren't too different since like anime figures...they are rare to come by and if you don't order them in their small window of availability...expect to be spending a large amount of $ from dealers on eBay and other sites trying to rip people off -_- On a negative note, Swarovski has a tight MAP policy (Minimum Advertising Price) for the legit sellers like me. In other words, if I sell figures at a final price lower than that, I lose the ability to sell them -_-; so I have to practically keep them at their full retail price. I won't however inflate their prices if the figures become super, super rare and I make sure they have free shipping for all US customers :-)

Also, hey, my site is called Chuck's Anime Shrine and a shrine can have some crystals in it, too.

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posted by princetrunks @ 5:37 PM

Saturday, February 27, 2010

K-On! Figma Figures

Yes, here's yet another K-On! figure post by me. (deal with it -_-)  For those of you that have been tracking my little rants, a recent pet-peeve of mine has been the fact that licensees in Japan have become a bit scared of making money and try to keep some anime and figures in Japan only for themselves.  Well, looks as if some of the complaining (and the good old power of $) has paid off and with the second release of 2 K-On! figures, comes the rights for us here in the states to actually buy a legit K-On! figma locally. 

Yes, that's correct, you won't have to pay $20-$30+ in shipping from a store in Japan if you want a Mio figma figure of a Ritsu figma figure (if you live in the US...and international customers are still welcome ^^).  I have gotten the rights through my business and my trusty (legit) suppliers to acquire these cuties for the store.

Rather shoot us an email to get yourself onto a waiting list?  You can do so here.

Once the number of figures coming to my store get filled, that's it since I want to make sure ALL who order or get on the list get one when they come out in June or don't wait too long.

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posted by princetrunks @ 11:00 AM

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mio Akiyama (Moe Moe Kyun) Figure

You thought I'd leave for the weekend without mentioning this oh so Moe figure? For those who might have not heard the news from a few days ago, FREEing and Good Smile Company joined together to come up with the "Moe Moe Kyun" version of K-On!'s Mio Akiyama.

Of course, she's up in the store for pre-order for those who just have to have a moe figure for themselves.

Thanks for spilling the beans on this one, Danny Choo.

Here's the a fan-made clip from youtube from that seen. I know, us anime fans can be weird (and oh so funny) at times...but let us enjoy some moe cuteness.

...oh and more pictures of her too:

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posted by princetrunks @ 8:06 PM

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fate/Stay Night: Rider Figma Action Figure

Here's a figure I know you all have been waiting for.  That's right, you are looking at the highly anticipated Fate/Stay Night: Figma Rider Figure.  She's definitely a beauty and I'm more than likely going to keep one for myself for my work desk.  This figure is full of win; more images below.

Naturally I'm stocking her in my store for pre-order.  The thing is though, Max Factory is limiting the number of these that are coming to the states -_-  Yes, just like the K-On! Nendoroid + Figmas, anime sites and stores like me are allowed to only keep a limited number (or in the case of the K-On! Figmas...none at all -_-).  In this case, only the first 12 who reserve her will be guaranteed* one.  So check her out in the store and if you'd rather get on the waiting list via can do that too with this link.

*I would love to say "100% guaranteed" but Max/Factory and GSC have been a bit slow to catch up from the demand so sometimes delays may happen and you never want to leave everything to chance.  It's about a 99% chance and if any issues..I'll make it known.

(now on to the pictures)...

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posted by princetrunks @ 6:48 PM

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Didn't want to overload you all with too many figure posts yesterday but if you keep tabs of my store's inventory, you might see that I snuck in a brand new Bishoujo figure release.  Yes, the great artist Shunya Yamashita is at it again with TWO new figures of an American comic book beauty, once again proving that the Japanese do it best. 

Announced yesterday was both the Phoenix and Dark Phoenix X-men Bishoujo figures. They are scheduled to come out some time in June or July and Jean Grey never looked so good.

Click here to the Pre-order page of the Phoenix figure

Click here to the Pre-order page of the Dark Phoenix Figure

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posted by princetrunks @ 9:00 AM

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hyakka Ryouran: Senhime 1/8 Scale Figure

Wanted to throw another figure your way today.  I simply had to blog about this beauty of a figure.  Fans of Hyakka Ryouran are familiar with Senhime and Alter announced this today.  I'll be saving this beauty for myself too ^^.  She looks so much like my significant other.

She's about 8200 yen or about $100+ (darn $ being too weak -_-)

Pre-order her here

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posted by princetrunks @ 12:31 PM

Strike Witches Anime Figures

Got news from Alter about some new pre-order reservations up today for the Strike Witches figures as well as the resale of the very popular Miyafuji Yoshika figure that recently got released.  I have one Yoshika from the first release and Alter did a great job.

  Naturally I added them to my store for you all to pre-order ^_^ Check out the details below:

Strike Witches: Miyafuji Yoshika 1/8th Scale figure

Strike Witches: Erica Hartmann 1/8th Scale figure

Strike Witches: Sanya V.Litvyak 1/8th Scale figure

Click here to email me for what you'd like if you feel more comfortable with emailing your pre-order reservations.

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posted by princetrunks @ 11:46 AM

Thursday, February 11, 2010

K-on! - Nakano Azusa Alter Ver.

Just when you thought there was too much cuteness with the Nakano Azusa Nendoroid figure, Alter goes and announces a wonderfully cute 1/8th scale model her too.

Expected to come out some time in June or so, Nakano isn't as expensive as some of the other 1/8th scale figures but a price tag of $85-$90 still makes you wish the Yen was weak again and the US gets it's financial game back in gear (along with many other issues).

Still though, if you are like me, you will probably get one for yourself ^^ and yes, she's found in my store here for pre-order or you can reserve one by email with this link.

(btw, good to be back. Darn cold, the web work I do over at, a crazy blizzard here in NY, as well as a boost in anime biz sales kept me from blogging. Obviously the latter I'm all for but the other stuff sure would be love if erased from my schedule for good. Anyways, more posts to come)

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posted by princetrunks @ 10:28 PM

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wonfes 2010: Nendoroid Mickey & Figma MJ?!

The event is going on right now and thanks to Danny Choo, we are getting live feeds and images straight from the event. For those who maybe don't know, Wonfes is the largest figure and custom figure kit convention in Japan. Most if not all of the major anime figure manufacturers are there showing off the newly announced pre-orders as well as some surprises.

If you've been keeping track of the numbers on your Good Smile Company Nendoroid, you'd know they are close to their 100th figure. That figure has been announced and it's actually a non-anime character...Mickey Mouse. You heard me right, the 100th Nendoroid is Disney's Mickey Mouse. I'm fan of him...don't get me wrong but I would have so wanted a Nendo Tifa Lockhart and expected one to come before a Mickey one. Oh well, "a man can dream...a man can dream"- Futurama

It gets weirder than that. Of course for every new Nendoroid figure announce, a new Figma isn't far away. Yesterday Good Smile announced the figma K-On! Yui...but sdly, like ALL the other K-On! figmas...some sort of ass-backwards licencing embargo prevents even ME from snagging them for my store -_-
Anyways..this newley announced figma figure will surely be available in the US. That's right, you saw that link correctly from Danny Choo, it's a Michael Jackson figma.

Probably more figures to come, more anime news and more on that K-On! licensing mess in a few...for now let this news populate your mind and try not to hurt yourself with any blunt objects.

-pictures are all from Danny Choo, please visit his site for more images and info (gt to give the credit where its needed ^^)

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posted by princetrunks @ 9:10 PM

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nendoroid Nakano Azusa

What a week. Been sick most of it (today included) and yesterday Danny Choo announced the new Nendoroid Nakano Azusa. Sadly, Good Smile Company decided to tell only HobbySearch and Amiami of this figure and they simply bought them all -_- and pre-orders were sold out...before even I could get dibs on them (another even madder face -_-).

Well, thankfully Good Smile Company just announced a second production release and I wasted no time in making sure MY STORE gets the rights to sell her too -_-.
...Yeah, there ARE other anime stores out there that are legit, guys.

Anyways, this is of course the Nendoroid figure of Nakano Azusa with her having the nekomimi ears as well. A very, very cute figure that even I will be keeping for me and my fiancee Danielle (she just melted from the cuteness when she saw it).

I reserved quite a few so you can go to her page in my store here. Be sure to chose "Cash/Money order" choice at the end so you don't have to pay via paypal until she arrives.

To get on an email list instead of using the store to later be billed when she arrives, instead of using the store...
Click here to email your pre-order reservation

Unless stated otherwise, unless something terrible happens, you are pretty much guaranteed to get one; but only if you act quickly. Once all the quantities that I ordered for the store are used up, the only chance you have of getting her is to hope for a cancellation from those before you.

This batch of Nakanos will be in some time in late June or so. For those lucky enough to pre-order from Amiami and HobbySearch, those will be in some time in May.

For those worried about bootlegs, be assure I DON'T EVER stock bootlegs...only the real deal. Still worried? Check the list of legit stores on Danny Choo's blog. My store won't be on that list till I pay for advertisement on his site, so it's why I'm not on that list yet -_-

After seeing the craziness behind anything K-ON!...why the hell the series isn't officially here in the states is beyond me.

Here's a great vid with clips of Azusa ^^

Here's some more pics of her:

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posted by princetrunks @ 9:51 AM

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tohou Project: Nenodroid Izayoi Sakuya & Figma Kirisame Marisa

Thanks to my good friends over at,(who by the way are also manufacturers of some nice anime figures), my store got the rights to sell these two new Tohou project figures that originally were only meant for stores in Japan.

Good Smile Company has announced these extra rare figures.
The first being the Tohou Project Nendoroid Izayoi Sakuya figure.

The second of course being the Figma Kirisame Marisa figure.

Both are super rare and will probably be on display at the upcoming Wonfest convention in Japan. Sadly, due to their rarity and exclusivity, their price is a bit higher than your typical Nendoroid and Figma at a $69.99 price tag. These though will in time go for $200+ on eBay and if you are in the US, their final price turns out the same anyways since store in Japan might be able to sell them at a cheaper price, but you'll pay for it in the shipping -_-

To reserve Nendoroid Izayoi Sakuya, just check the product page and order her or email me and I'll reserve yours.

To reserve Figma Kirisame Marisa, just check the product page and order or of course, email me to get your name on the list of those getting her.

Be sure to use the "Money Order/Cash" option if you wish to not pay now.  Once they arrive all who reserve them (confirmed and in time) will be guaranteed one.

Their release date is to be some time in April so expect them to arrive around that time or possibly sometime in May id Good Smile is running late on production.

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posted by princetrunks @ 3:07 PM

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vocaloid: Kagamine Rin Nuclear Fusion "Meltdown" Figure

Just when you thought Good Smile Company went insane with the Miku Hatsune VN02 figure, they do it again with this very cool and very crazy Rin Kagamine figure.  This figure will retail for 9800 yen (~$115-~$120) and will hit the Japanese market by August (so probably September here in the states -_-). Naturally she's up for pre-order in my store ^_^
Check out the images and (long) video below.  Info thanks of course to Danny Choo.


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posted by princetrunks @ 11:30 AM

Monday, January 25, 2010

Nendoroid Petit: Fate/Stay Night Action Figures

Saber and Fate fans are going to be once again happy to hear of some more great news from Good Smile Company.  On top of the amazing Excalibur Saber figure announcement, there is also this wonderful Petit Nendoroid set that was announced back before the weekend...

As the picture shows, there's a couple versions of the figures included in the set and supposedly a secret figure as well.  I'm so keeping a set myself ^^.

Of course, you can find them for pre-order in my store (or you can email your reservation).  There's 12 in the set and they go for $90 altogether so not bad at all.  Expected to come stateside in August; could always be sooner or later ^^;;

More images below:

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posted by princetrunks @ 12:20 PM

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