Saturday, June 07, 2008

World Book Fair 2008

Well, I did visit the World Book Fair with friends on wednesday night after first seeing it over on Kippei's blog.

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Its located right at the right end of the Book Fair. Unfortunately due to time constraits I wasnt able to browse through the other "normal" books, though I saw mainly Chinese bookstores and even a Sichuan quake fund raising organised by some people of unknown origin...

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The manga's arent any cheaper than those in Kinokuniya. In fact I would rather buy at Kinokuniya... (and Kino got Japanese ones somemore)

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Those large wall scrolls sell for $50 each. They are ripped off magazine scans - for example its obvious where that Shana comes from ^_^. The printing quality for the large wall scrolls are mediocre at best and the resizing seems to be done using PointResize(x,y) and GaussianBlur 3.0px.

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Materiel seems abit thin to me though cloth is ok I guess. Fireboy88 said their needlework is cmi.

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These Death Note plushies looks real enough to me though.

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Bags selling for $10 each

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And this medium sized wall scrolls sell for only $10 each; this Haruhi's printing is much better than the large wall scans ones.

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Alastors' dont come cheap. But if they used real crystals and sell it for $150 I think I will buy it, along with the anti-flame ring Yuuji wore.

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These magazines are HK/Taiwan based but dont feel like buying any of them.

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See those Dakimakuras? Cant remember how much they are selling but the colours are abit off unfortunately.

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These plushies are well made though.



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If the titile there read Nagato-ism I might have bought it.

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This plastic wall poster is authentic Taiwan maker though. I bought this Haruhi poster for $10 ^_^. Haven't paste it on wall nia.

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Poker cards going for $3

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and some trinkets... ...

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Overall not alot of stuff, since it's only 1 booth.

5 comments:

gordon said...

blasphemy! the danchou armband is on the wrong side of the uniform!

Mizunaga said...

The cosplay outfits don't look too great.. Maybe because they're all crumpled up, and there's no pretty girl inside. :P

But that (second) Alastor! It looks beautiful! So much better than mine. orz

$50?! I should print some wall scrolls and sell them myself. @_@

gordon said...

abao all the prices u listed out are in sing dollars right? cos i see the price tags are in NT.

i went down today. nothing interesting to see. this year's book fair is disappointing. :-(

Abao said...

@mizunaga: yalor. print and sell the scans myself aso better quality than theirs.

50SGD should be around 95RM

@gordon: yup all in SGD. unfortunately Bakaboi told me the plastic posters were fake also but their quality is at least good.

well i didnt really said the WBF08 was good ma... >_<

Mizunaga said...

@Gordon, Nothing interesting to see? How about the danchou armband? Did you not get the danchou armband?