Tuesday, September 9, 2014

すすめ!オクトノーツ: the Octonauts!

I've mentioned it before, either on Facebook or in a Pinterest note that I didn't ever intend to collect these toys. I knew of the show and thought it was cute, and was thinking about grabbing some for my nephew. A call to confirm it was okay was met with some hesitation by my brother, but I couldn't pass the clearance sale a grocery store was having and I liked them enough to buy them for myself. I'm the type of collector who is sometimes at odds with myself on whether I should collect what I like, or try and focus on a more practical but narrow field of items. Clearly, when it came to the Octonauts I was letting my enthusiasm for the toys make that choice.

I started small, only a few basic figure packs, and some DX figure packs. A trip to a 2nd grocery store would net me a few of the smaller vehicle & figure sets.

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Having the smaller vehicles I noticed figure variants with them, that always sparks a collector's interest. I checked out the larger vehicles and yes, there were more cool and unique figures included with those. I grabbed a couple of the cooler larger toys. So far at this point of collecting the toys I amassed a good chunk of the current items, not buying a single one at full retail. Having started just before Christmas season I was getting deals of up to 60%, something that made my wife extremely happy. She wasn't at all thrilled with the space these things were eating up.

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Now I was all in, next up was the larger OctoPod play set.I got one on clearance at -Mart for $16, maybe just a bit more than half off.  I had noticed the add-on On-the-Go-Pods at Toys R Us, and when a 20% off sale was in effect grabbed 2 of them. These pods are great little room attachments for creating an even larger Octo-Pod play environment.  I had picked up Peso and Kwazzi's Pods, and still need to buy Shellington and Barnacles their own Pods. And I should stress need, cause as a collector you can't just buy 1 or 2, you have to collect them all!

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the Octonauts オクトノーツ Shellington Barnacles OctoPod On the Go Pod Fisher-Price toys シェリントン

Naturally as you can see above, only a well stocked Octo-Pod will do! But again, at this point I have quite a few things in my modest collection, but there's so much more to buy...in part 2!

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