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    I figured the other thread could use a sister~.

    I haven't imported many JP releases, so I'm missing out on a whole world of luxurious excess. But for me so far, my favorite is the storyboard book that came with the Black Rock Shooter LE BD. It's fascinating to look through, especially since that OVA has such great animation.

    So what stands out in your mind as particularly awesome, from any region?
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    Re: Most awesome of bonus items!

    Originally posted by einhorn303 View Post
    So what stands out in your mind as particularly awesome, from any region?
    Pillow cases and dakimakura are always awesome bonuses for me. So are artbooks, character CDS, drama CDs, OSTS, and short stories. Oh, and boxes. Figures, of course. Especially nendoroids. I even like those screen savers. Rare cards for card games I collect (Hayate!/WS). And uh...
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    • #3
      Re: Most awesome of bonus items!

      Originally posted by einhorn303 View Post
      So what stands out in your mind as particularly awesome, from any region?
      Even though it's not one of my favorite portions of the franchise, the script collection from the Haruhi movie is something I greatly enjoyed receiving. Having the majority of the script for the feature film of my favorite franchise was a great addition to the set.

      Really all of the Haruhi special bonuses are really great. The film bookmarks, sticker collections, postcards, and pamphlets are all great touches to great products (except Gekisou, that can burn).
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      • #4
        Re: Most awesome of bonus items!

        Some of my favorite R1 bonuses, in no particular order:
        • Strawberry Marshmallow desk calendar
        • Gunslinger Girl "cloth poster"; currently framed and hanging on my wall
        • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time soundtrack in the deluxe DVD set
        • Moonphase postcards & album
        • Chobits stationery set; I don't use it, but it's still pretty nifty
        • most of my pencil boards; anything with pretty pictures on it is good in my book
        • Marimite cell phone charms; not that I use them, but just on principle
        • Witch Hunter Robin pin set in coffin case
        • Azumanga Daioh pins
        • KamiChu! mini-wallscroll
        • Kannagi t-shirt; I don't wear it, but I like the picture they chose
        • Haruhi pillowcases

        I also got a Ponyo water squirter with my HK Ponyo bluray. It wasn't noted anywhere on Play-Asia that there was a free gift packaged with the movie, but when it arrived, there it was!
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        • #5
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          I'm just focusing on U.S. releases. Any releases that has pencil boards (mostly from the Geneon releases), soundtracks are typically liked me. Here are a few examples...edit: missing some of the the bonuses from the Nozomi releases: Aria/Maria Watches Over us franchises...
          • .hack//Sign (artbox, LEs): pins, t-shirt, plushie, soundtrack CD,...
          • Appleseed Movie LE steelbook set w/figure
          • Basilisk: vol. 1 LE wooden artbox w/wallscroll, vols. 2-6 LE w/booklet & cards
          • Fushigi Yugi Eikoden LE: w/10 pencil boards
          • Galaxy Angel, Vol.1 LE box w/ pencil board set, figure set, 16 page booklet
          • Haibane-Renmei, Vol. 1 w/artbox, mini artbook and 2 pencil boards; vols. 1+ w/ LE pencil boards
          • Hellsing, Vols. 3 & 4 w/figures
          • Hellsing Ultimate, Vol.1 LE Arucard Relief Figurine
          • Hellsing Ultimate, Vol.3 LE Anderson Relief Figurine
          • Ikki-Tousen: vol. 1 w/ LE box, pencil board, sports towel,...
          • Kamichu!, Vol.1 artbox (wooden slipcover) w/3 pencil boards & wallscroll
          • Kannazuki No Miko, Vol.1 artbox w/pencil board & pink shell necklace; vol.3 LE w/ booklet & pencil board
          • Kiddy Grade: Complete Collection with cards
          • Last Exile, Vol.1 LE w/artbox (mousepad, & action figure), Vol.2 w/set of 3 postcards, Vol. 3 & 5 w/paper airship, Vol.4 w/postcards, vol.6 w/set of 3 postcards, and Vol.7 w/13 postcards
          • Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya LEs
          • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam LE Boxset - poster, booklet, 9 pencil sharpener figures
          • Moon Phase, Vol. 1 artbox w/ postcard binder, Vols. 1-6 w/4 postcards
          • R.O.D. the TV, Vol. 7 w/SRDX Anita figure
          • Scrapped Princess, Vols. 1-6 w/LE figure
          • Speed Grapher, Vol.1 artbox w/LE packaging & cards, Vol 2-6 LE packaging w/ cards
          • Tenjho Tenge, Vol.1 LE artbox w/ translucent pencilboard, comic & puzzle set
          • Texhnolyze, Vol.1 w/artbox, lenticular cover, Vols. 1-6 w/ lenticular covers
          • Trinity Blood, Vol.1 artbox w/LE packaging, booklet & cards, Vols. 2-6 LE package w/ booklet & cards
          • Witch Hunter Robin, Vol.1 w/LE box, shot glass, soundtrack CD, T-shirt and 2 cels
          • Wolf's Rain: Vol.1 w/LE box, Kiba plushie, CD
          Last edited by WTK; 05-14-2011, 10:36 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Most awesome of bonus items!

            Originally posted by Serial Experiments Nobue View Post
            • Gunslinger Girl "cloth poster"; currently framed and hanging on my wall
            • Chobits stationery set; I don't use it, but it's still pretty nifty
            I have never seen these in person. At this point in time, I probably won't go back to get it. Another one that I don't own and have not seen in person will be Lain collection with the lunchbox.

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            • #7
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              Back when Geneon was around, they always released the best LE items. The best of them being the Hellsing Ultimate art books and picture frame figures (though I must say that they should have had the glasses for Anderson molded on the face rather than giving a flimsy wire that I broke). The Anita figure with the ROD LE and the squeeze toy that came with the Aria LE are also great.
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              • #8
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                I completely forgot this one from the Cat Shit One Blu-ray release...Packy and Botasky collectable figure set. I apparently got it in a random lottery when I bought this. There were 10 of them that were given away.

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                • #9
                  Re: Most awesome of bonus items!

                  Hmm....there's a lot when it comes to the Japanese releases I've bought but the few favs of mine would be the following:

                  The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya LE BD (Animate's bonus body pillow cover)
                  Clannad & Clannad After Story LE DVD Bonus Items

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                  • #10
                    Re: Most awesome of bonus items!

                    Do want!
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                    • #11
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                      I'd echo the Clannad/Clannad After Story LE DVD bonuses and add the body pillow covers which have come with the special edition releases of the last four ToHeart2 OVAs.
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                      • #12
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                        LE's for the original Hellsing series by Gonzo had figures. I have a figure of Alucard and Seras Victoria

                        Escaflowne Complete series boxset LE came with a figure of Van's mecha. Pretty sure there were both white and black versions of this, I recieved the black version.

                        those are my favorites I guess.

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                        • #13
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                          I really like pencilboards; haven't seen many (any!) of those lately...

                          My favorite is probably from the R2 deluxe edition of Nausicaa: had a framed print (on my wall!), a ceramic figure (don't see that too often, nice), and other stuff (e.g., a resin statue of an ohmu, which is good quality, but a little too grotesque for my taste for display).

                          I enjoyed the jigsaw puzzles that came with R2 Spice & Wolf S1, as well...

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                            In general, I'm a fan of OSTs, figures, and anything with additional artwork. I really liked Geneon's postcards (Last Exile) & pencil boards (Ikkitousen, ROD). Bandai did a good job with all the .hack OSTs and a box to hold them. Kiddy Grade cards were nice, as were the Mushishi cards. Oh yeah, I also liked Geneon's foil covers (Black Heaven, Trigun). For imports, the figures that came with the Nurse Witch Komugi LE DVDs are pretty nice.

                            Most awesome though, would be a tough call between the special statue (huge & free!) that you got if you ordered the Escaflowne movie SE from Suncoast (in the upper left of this pic) or the stunning Mahoro crystal that came with the LE of the Japanese manga volume 8 (I don't have any good pics of it, but I found this site, which has some decent ones).
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