More Adorable Angeru~!September 19, 2008 at 5:09 am | Posted in Merchandise | 15 Comments
I am such a happy little fangirl today. I got the cutest little surprise in the mail today (even though I knew she was coming), my very own cute little Angeru figure~!
Yes. I got my Eru figure. ^_^ *is happeh*
First I must say that I am disappointed by the lack of Eru images available! When I even did a little google image short of Eru and Shugo Chara, do you know what I found? Most of the images linked back to me somehow! My livejournal and Simplicty. It’s not fair~! There needs to be more Eru available. I had to quickly edit a screencap to get a cute image for this post.
…It looks crappy. I need to get back to learning vectoring. Stupid school taking all my free time.
*sigh* Now then. There’s a small little story that goes along with Eru. Not an interesting one, but I’ll tell it to you anyway.
Though right now, you should take a look at the mighty Eru figure.
Powerful, isn’t it?
Eru is about two inches tall and she’s just pure 100% adorableness. That’s all you need to really know about her for now.
Some of you who stalk ebay for Shugo Chara! merchandise (despite possibly being broke like me) probably saw all those cute little chara figures up for auction a while ago. You may or may not have also noticed that the bidding on those cute little figures was a little suspicious.
The seller was someone that members of the Shugo Chara community on LiveJournal should already be familiar with. The same person who sold me my Eru keychain (so cute…). However, I’ll keep things vague because she isn’t selling these figures anymore so I don’t want people pestering her for them.
Now like I said, the bidding was suspicious and even after she corrected that, more bad things happened. The person who won the auction didn’t get her mother’s permission to use the credit card (though that tidbit came out later). So she decided not to auction the figures again. In fact, she decided not to sell anything again.
I was intending on participating in the auction, but I thought I was completely broke. I’ve borrowed money from my parents a few times and was hesitant to borrow anymore. I wasn’t in too much of a rush because she was going to keep selling the figures on ebay. But alas. Once I heard of the problems I lost hope.
But lucky for me! She’d already picked up the figures the girl wanted and those two just so happened to be Ran and…Eru! So after finding this out and getting the offer to buy her, I did (because as it turned out, there’s a bit of money left in my bank account). For $21.50, which some may think is a lot, but to me was the perfect price (it includes shipping after all).
Of course, the story doesn’t just have a happy ending for me, but Shugo Chara shoppers everywhere. Since she’s still selling stuff on livejournal.
Though really. Let’s move along now. This is what I paid $21.50 for and I think it’s worth it. Of course, that’s only because I’m an Eru fangirl (she has been properly added to my favorite characters on MAL) and a cute little Eru figure is like a dream come true.
Almost as good as an Eru plushie (Why!? You idiots make every other possible merchandise? Where’s my official Eru plushie!?). But to make up for the lack of the figure’s plushiness she comes with an egg and three flow cards (Oooo).
Also the packaging is nice too. Worth a small mention.
I have to say now that I’m eighteen and still collecting these cute little things along with girls much younger than me, I’m starting to feel geekier than ever. But who cares? People older than me collect this stuff too.
And anyway! You’re never too old to love cute little angel charas, are you? No. No you’re not. You can have a Shugo Chara until you’re at least seventeen after all. So there’s no problem with me still crazily adoring this little chara.
Well, maybe the crazy part’s a little excessive, but meh.
So, Eru fits nicely into her cute little egg. I feel so tempted to do a little animation of her popping out of her egg. But, I am incredibly lacking in patience (and plain old time) these days. So it will have to wait.
If anyone has the Humpty Lock set at home, Eru basically fits in her egg the same as Ran, Miki, and Su. Really…it’s all pretty much the same.
And right now I have four of these little charas (though Ran, Miki, and Su’s eggs are still missing their plaid…). I feel very tempted to do some little chara theatre in just cute little comic. But once again, due to lack of time, I will resist.
But seeing them all placed together, I’m sure all the charas seem similar. Their eggs are shaped the same and they fit in their bases the same.
But if you put them together, you can tell that they aren’t the same. There’s a different Ran, Miki, and Su that you can buy with just their eggs, same as Eru. And they’re more like the quality of Eru.
You can’t really tell in the image, but Eru is definitely a better quality little figurine than Ran is. All three of the charas that came with my Humpty Lock had little defects in them. Not big ones. Just normal things. They had little problems in the paint and there were just some laziness issues. Not much of that from Eru though and I’m sure it the same for the other charas. (I think the poses for Ran, Miki, and Su are different too, but I don’t have an image of them saved anywhere)
Eru also came with three flow cards. Which I both love and curse at the same time. I was trying so hard not to collect Flow Cards, but now so many things are making it hard to resist.
First those wonderful scans from mitsuki_chi on livejournal (I used “Small Talk” for my new icon btw) and now three cards delivered right to my door. Thankfully, these three are just normal anime images and not those fun, completely original images from the usual cards. These are basically like screencaps.
Well, except Eru’s little card which has Eru in her signature pose. Though instead of looking preachy or just angelic, she looks all worried and…freakin’ adorable. God I love Eru.
It also shows off Eru’s official spelling, “El” so now people can stop telling me that El isn’t the right spelling or that it is (and acting like I don’t already know that). El, there is is, spelt officially on Shugo Chara merhcandise. I just use “Eru” because El reminds me of one of two Spanish words which are both masculine somehow, and I don’t like that. Eru is cuter.
Now, I have no idea how the Flow Card game works, but Eru’s card is a “Popularity & Future” one which feature’s Dia’s egg. What does that mean? I dunno. I think there’s even people who can speak and read Japanese that have no idea how this game works.
I also have a card of one of my favorite images of Utau from the first ending. It was a good choice to make a card from. And tehe~! “Charm” how incredibly fitting for Utau.
This one’s a “Psychology & Negativity” one with that cross egg that people are constantly making crap up about. To which I can say, BAM! Here’s the proof now. It’s just on the back of a card. That’s the only place you can see it. Stop making stuff up.
There’s this Utau one too, Moonlight. Personally, I like this card the least. They used a kind of poor quality image from the anime, so it came out kind of blurry. And I don’t think it’s the right image for Moonlight either. For Moonlight you need a huge full moon that gives some awesome backlighting to either Utau or Ikuto. Because that is what moonlight is for. Dramatic background and backlighting for the Tsukiyomi.
Here’s the packaging too. I think it’s worth a quick little mention because there’s a cute image of Amu and all the charas on the front. Also, the back gives some sort of information about the eggs I’m sure.
It has them putting an egg against the Humpty Lock, but I’m not sure if that’s just telling you about the Humpty Lock also or whatever. I tried it quickly with Eru’s egg just in case, but it didn’t work. Not that it really means anything concrete in my case. I got a defective lock. It won’t work properly with Ran’s egg and only half the time with Su’s and Miki’s. I just picked it up for some possible future cosplaying.
Though now I totally want that other Humpty Lock instead. There were like five versions on ebay for a really quick time (and the Dumpty Key too), but agh. Even though I have a little bit of money in the bank now, I’m hesitant to use it for anything. I have it set aside for a couple of specific purposes.
But now everyone should take a closer look at back packaging and tell me if you notice anything.
…No? Well, to be fair it is really small.
There we go. That’s much better.
So yeah, Yoru comes with an Amuto picture so of course Kiseki had to come with a Tadamu one. Though it amuses me which image they scenes they chose out of all of their options.
And these images are right next to each other too. Priceless. I couldn’t even make this stuff up.
I would have bought Yoru to get Ikuto’s card and the Amuto one (also Yoru is adorable), but with the way things seemed for a while, I’m glad just to get Eru.
Getting back on topic at the end here though. For $21.50, I feel very satisfied with what I got. If anyone else manages to find the figures for the same price, I’d advise them to jump at the deal, especially since you can’t really find them anywhere easily online right now.
Of course, it’s really only worth it if you love the chara you’re buying. If they came out with a Dia one, I’d probably try to find that cute little figure too. Pure Dia anyway. For some reason imagining her in figure mode gets me especially excited.
Wrapping things up now. Quite simply, I love my Eru figure even more than my Eru keychain. Adorable expression, adorable pose, adorable little wings, and adorable little egg. She’s adorable. I love her. End of story.
Heh…and now I have the most complete Eru collection it is possible to have (as far as I know anyway). Now if they’d just come out with a plushie I’d be able to actually feel like my Eru collection is complete.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.