Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tokyo Otaku Mode Haul

I ordered a couple of items from the Tokyo Otaku Mode site, which was founded after the devastating Japan 2011 earthquake and resulting tsunami AND then the nuclear meltdown.

From the site:
Tokyo Otaku Mode™ (TOM) shares with the world the latest Japanese pop culture news through its Facebook page, which has over 16 million likes, and sells products related to Japanese anime, manga, games, music, and fashion through its website, the Tokyo Otaku Mode Premium Shop. 
TOM strives to be the fastest source for delivering world-famous Japanese pop culture content around the globe. (...)
TOM also strives to support top creators in expanding overseas. This is achieved through translation support of creators’ products and profiles, creating portfolios for creators geared toward overseas viewers, increasing their overseas exposure through interviews, exhibiting their works at overseas conventions, and more. TOM aims to be a platform on which creators can post and sell their works to a worldwide audience.

 One of the campaigns to encourage people to sign up and make purchases is the use of invite codes and friend referrals.

By using a friend's invite code, users can gain up to 10 USD in credit, which, if timed right during Free Shipping promotions, can lead to huge discounts and a chance to get anime merchandise, Japanese home goods or anything you fancy at really low costs.

I am a huge sucker for anything cute in general, so I signed up immediately and bought a few items during the sale.
(pictures incoming!)

I ended up getting fluffy alpacasso! earmuffs perfect for the cold winter months that are coming up, Danbo craft tape that is perfect for packing and sending parcels (I adore snail mail), an alpacasso! keychain for my phone and a Levi nendoroid from the popular series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) that I love.

Because of VAT charges, I ended up paying an extra 22 pounds, which I was not particularly happy about, but I'm glad the parcels reached me safely in the end.

If you would like to support this company, you can do so by clicking on this link, or check out their gallery page for wonderful artworks.

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