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viernes, 19 de junio de 2009


Hola everyone!
In light of sweet Nan's recent suikoden room post, I thought i'd share with you my suikoroom as well. This has been several years in the making, and involves lots of blood, sweat, and tears so I hope you are completely jealous ^^
Glorious, no? Okay so I lied, it looks like urine. It isn't so much a room as it is a couple of drawers and bins :(. I haven't had the time or wilpower to build something as nice as Nanamis yet, but I plan to move houses in the not too distant future. Once i'm nice and cozy in this new place, you can be sure i'll be getting out the ol' hammer and nails to build my suikoden collection a nice display area, as well as building lovely Nanami her very own Suikoden castle ^^.
Why did I chose to collect Suikoden you may be wondering? Let's travel back in time to when I was a young scrawny boy vs the body building hunk I am today. I would have been about 15 years old when I first saw Suikoden 2. At the time I considered rpg's to be the most boring types of games imaginable, I was more into games like Resident Evil, Goldeneye, and Mario Kart. I remember I was in my friends basement and he was playing some game that seemed highly outdated, as if it were a port from Super Nintendo. In fact I even remember making fun of the game, calling the graphics horrible and laughing at the sound effects. He told me the game was called Suikoden 2 and that I absolutely HAVE to try this game, even if I didn't like rpg's. Usually I would have told him to go straight to hell :D, but I had recently had my playstation 1 modded to play backup games, and I was copying every game I could get my hands on, so I copied this "suikoden 2" game he raved so much about. I have to admit I was very intrigued from him telling me I could recruit 108 members to build an army. Not more than a few days later I tested the game out based on his recommendation. I tell you, playing this game was one of those sweet moments in life that you'll never forget, like getting married or having a child :). Something about this game was so magical that no one can easily explain without actually playing it for themselves. I literally played this game 15-20 hours a day, I would wake up very early in the morning and play it until very late at night, repeating this schedule until I beat it. I remember even calling my friend at key moments in the game and discussing it with him as we both played. No game has ever touched me in the way Suikoden has. About a month later I was in a flee market when I found the original Suikoden for $20 used. I snatched it up right away and immediately fell in love with that game as well. One of the only games I actually spent money on instead of copying, that says a lot haha.
Now fast forward to not so many years ago in 2005. I was living in England for the better part of a year making tons of cash for school. I came back to Canada with loads of money to spend :). I had never owned an official copy of Suikoden 2, and it was always something I wanted to own. So I looked it up on ebay and saw how much a used copy was selling for (over $100). Then I saw one auction for a brand new sealed copy, at the time I had no idea about people collecting this stuff as a hobby so I figured a sealed copy must be SO rare, thinking this copy might be the only one in the world haha, I decided to buy that for an outrageous price (over $200). From there I researched everything about suikoden merchandise including all the stuff released in Japan. This led me to some wonderful sites which in turn led me to meeting the most beautiful girl in the world, and I think we all know who i'm talking about :).
It really is quite an amazing thing to reflect on after all these years, to think how it all began with a game that I once called a cheap super nintendo port. Suikoden holds a huge place in my heart, and so does the girl I met because of it.

lunes, 15 de junio de 2009

Suikoden room and why I love suiko&mercha

Desde los 14, (y desde entonces ya ha llovido...) he querido tener un "cuarto suikoden". Incluso antes de saber que existía merchandising, ese era mi suenyo. Cuando tenia 14, lo unico que tenia de suiko era una imagen de Riou y Nanami, sacada de una revista y pegada en un armario, y el Suikoden II grabado. Aún tengo esa imagen, descolorida por el paso de los anyos. ¿Por qué Suikoden? no es el único rpg al que he jugado, ni mucho menos, ni tampoco el primero (el primero fue Alundra). Pues no sé, fue mágico para mí desde el mismo día en que leí la preview en una revista y no paré de repetir "quiero este juego". Cuando lo probé fue el mismo día que cumplí los 14, mi tío lo grabó para mí y lo encontré esa manyana encima de la mesa, y fue la primera vez que jugué a la consola antes de ir al colegio. Sí, allí estaba yo, con mi uniforme, descubriendo un mundo nuevo XD
Y ya suikoden no es sólo un juego. Cuando tenía 15, tuve mi primer pc, y lo primero que hice fue buscar info, y descubrí suikosource, conocí a mucha gente en el chat, fueron los primeros fans de suiko que conoci, por eso aún los recuerdo... Luego vino el irc con el canal #suikoden, tantos días, tantas kdds... fue en donde conocí a la mayoría de mis amigos actuales, y algunos a los que acabé perdiendo la pista. Unos anyos más tarde, a diario buscaba colecciones de Suikoden y un día desccubrí una página muy especial: Post your suikoden collection, en el foro de rpgdreamers. No me lo podía creer XD que hubiese más coleccionistas de algo tan relativamente desconocido como suiko. Allí conoci a Winds, el mejor coleccionista del mundo mundial XD ¡y al que le agradezco que me ayude tanto con el blog! <3>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Since I was 14 (long time ago...) I wanted to have a "suikoden room". Even before of knowing there was merchandising, this was my dream. When I was 14 all I had was a Riou and Nanami pic, glued in my closet, and the copy of the game Suikoden II. I have this pic still, amost without colour due to the years... Why Suikoden? of course this isnt the only game I ever played, and it wasnt the first one neither (that was Alundra). I dont know, that was magic for me since I saw it in some preview in a spanish magazine, and I couldnt stop saying I want this game! I played it first time same day I turned 14, my uncle burned it for me and I found it in the table, that was first time I played before going to school. I, with my schoolgirl uniform, was finding a new world (into a world of illusions XD).
Now Suikoden isnt only "a game". When I was 15 I have my first pc, and the first thing I did was search info and I saw Suikosource, I met a lot of people in the chat, they were the first suikoden fans I met, thats what I can remember them even now...Later, #Suikoden channel on IRC, so many days, so many meetings... thats where I met most of my friends I have now still, and some of them which I dont know about them anymore. A few years later I used to search daily suikoden collections, until a day I saw some special forum: Post your Suikoden collection, on rpgdreamers.I couldnt believe there were more suikoden collectors, since it isnt very famous.. I met there Winds, the best collector in all all all the world xD and Im so glad hes helping me with the blog! <3
Well, what I was trying to say is suikoden isnt only a game, is something like... all things I won thanks to it, each game, each friend, each day searching for new merchandising... its ALL that.
And after 9 years finnally I have all my collection together, but some posters^^ I dont like to talk about personal things, but I wanted to explain here why im a suikoden fan and why im collecting, and I thought that was a good time for this.

domingo, 14 de junio de 2009

Shinso Vol 6: merchandise

He escaneado toda la sección de merchandising del volumen 6 de shinsho, pongo una imagen como ejemplo dónde se puede ver algo del merchandising.
El link de la descarga, aquí.

I scanned all merchandise part from Shinsho vol.6, theres a pic like sample where you can see some merchandise.
The link for downloading is here.

viernes, 5 de junio de 2009

Bemani Pocket - Konamix Video Review

Hola everyone! We're back again with a special review for you today, the promised Bemani Pocket Konamix review! This one's a little bit different as it's a a youtube video!! In 2 parts!! I'm very sorry to our Spanish guests since I speak in english in the review :( (I promise to get Nan to do a video review only in spanish, deal?? :D). I talk quite a bit about the merch so if you don't care about the nerdy tidbits and just want to hear the song on it, you can skip to about halfway through the second video. I hope you enjoy!

Review Part 1
Review Part 2

Until next time...