I thought I might show off two pieces of anime merchandise that I have received from friends today. I’m writing this on the 18th of January but my friend only just gave me my secret Santa gift today. What had happened was the gift was set to arrive at his house the day after we did the secret Santa exchange but we couldn’t postpone the day because he had to go to Vietnam the next day. So basically he arrives back roughly two weeks ago and completely forgets that the package is with his neighbour and gets it to me a little after one month late. It was obvious before it that he had me but now it was made completely clear. But the jokes on him because he got a dildo and a blow up sex doll!
So here is what it was!
Nice wrapping there!
Oh yeah and the delivery form came with the present!
Tokyo Ghoul mug! He told me it would be a mug beforehand so he wasn’t very secret at all; he’s the kind of guy to speak before he thinks. It’s a very nice gesture, so I was happy and thanked him! If you want to know my opinion of Tokyo ghoul I thought it was good but not good enough for me to watch the second season, in terms of mainstream anime it’s one of the better ones in my opinion, death note or HxH obviously being the best. But on the order form something really concerned me; this mug is very clearly fake/unofficial. I’m not mad about it but I think it’s actually quite funny.
If you want to create fake anime merchandise then you probably shouldn’t call yourself “The busy bees” and put your company address as in Kent or say that you only trade in Europe (“Europa Trading Estate” and you especially shouldn’t misspell Ghoul on your trading form!
Also I realised I was owed £4 because he failed to meet the minimum cost of secret santa but I’m not going to push it. Also if you want to make a mug official you simply cannot make printing mistakes like the brown outline on the mugs image!
Regardless, thank you friend, I will drink from it!
For last year’s secret Santa a different friend got me an SAO flask because he knew I didn’t like it and thought it would be funny (this is the same guy who got the other guy that blow up sex doll and dildo) and it actually was! The problem was that the flask started to leak and I had to stop using it, as well as that it has a clear place where the paper inside the flask folds over which I don’t like. Still it was good when it lasted.
When I think of anime merchandise I actually want to buy I think of Berserk 1997, Ippo, Kaiji, HxH or Shiki but obviously nearly all of them are way too obscure for anybody to sell anything relating to them so we’re just left with main stream stuff to choose from. SAO was a good comedy gift and Tokyo Ghoul is one of the better ones so I’m pretty happy!