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Previous thread >>10022179

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTION IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS FIRST
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XjbF7suzx1tE5pbK4HslTSpxjyD3YegkqfWIi8zekwc/edit?usp=sharing

Old thread archives
>https://warosu.org/cgl/?task=search2&search_subject=itabag&search_op=op&search_ord=new

Buyf/a/g Guide
>buyfag.moe

Discord Link
>https://pastebin.com/raw/uyMYVnPe

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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Before I buy it overpriced from WunderWelt, is there anywhere else selling the BerryQ gold heart bag?
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My guy's birthday was on the 11th and I'm both in awe and incredibly envious of this shrine.
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>>10032299
The little pink monster plushies in these are going for ¥28000 - ¥32000 in the secondhand markets.
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>>10032303
I looked and it's out of stock (listed as 9999yuan)
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Let's get some discussion going.

Christmas is coming up, do you have any plans to celebrate with your husbando or waifu? Any christmas themed shrines, or itatrees? Maybe a christmas itabag in the works?

If not that, will you treat yourself to an early Christmas present with more merch?
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>>10032311
I might just do what I did a few years ago and put my Kakyoin SAS at the top of our Christmas tree. (pic related, sorry for the horrid quality). I might do a Christmas shrine or an itatree, but idk if I'd actually want to take my bag apart for the latter.
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It's kinda a running gag to draw my husbando's hair with ornaments in it for the holidays since he's a tall green tree man, so I think I'm gonna make a festive commission or do a novelty layout.

I'm probably going to treat myself to a kumamate too or ideally commission a plush doll. I'm also making my own omanju which would look great on a tree.
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Hi folks. Making my first ita bag. Wondering if you have any sites to recommend that are similar to Etsy, Tictail, etc where I can find fanmade merchandise and independent creators. Would also love to find more Japanese equivalents of these sites such as Booth. Thanks.
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>>10032311
Christmas has been a rather subdued holiday around my place the past couple of years so I never really go too crazy with decorations anymore but I do go out to the tree in the middle of town late at night when it's lit to do a shrine for my husbando. If my travel plans work out then I'll be doing something extra special this year. I love the holidays though, so I'm excited either way.
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>>10032298
I thought this was Haise Sasaki for a while and tried to figure out why there's so much idol boy-ish merch of him
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>>10032311
>itatrees
everytime I think of that I just think of that guy on /a/ who did the waifu figure tree last year, anyway I'm just gonna get pillows of my otp nothing too exciting.
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I just got a tote bag that has my bias printed on each side. It's official merch and really nice so I don't want to put pin holes in it. So I'm thinking about putting a clear bag over it , attaching the merch to that and putting another clear bag over that to protect the merch. Is this dumb? Am I just over thinking?
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>>10033149
You could also get a paper sleeve protector/ file divider and pin your merch to that so you don’t need all those clear bags. Tho I’m not sure it would work for charms mostly buttons
You could also get some tulle fabric and pin stuff to that as well and sew your merch to the tulle
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>>10032521
For Japanese fanmerch, Booth really is the best that we filthy gaijin have.
Otherwise dig around Storenvy. I highly recommend trying to find an artist's Twitter or Tumblr because usually there's a shop link. It's hard to just surf general sites for shops now.
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>>10033149
>>10033156
This is a cool idea. I recommend a fabric called cotton gauze instead of tulle, I've used it before when I needed a fabric that looked like organza but would be easier to dye. It's incredibly sheer and not shiny. You can buy it on Dharma Trading
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>>10032521
Try looking around doujinshi-carrying sites that artists sell from as well. Toranoana, Melonbooks, CQ-Web/K-Books, and AliceBooks all come to mind. I know Tora and Melonbooks carry fan merchandise for sure. Search as normal or look for グッズ or アイテム categories.
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deltarune bags when
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>>10033419
They already got pins in the official shop so likely soon.
I won't make a Ralsei bag but I'm dying to see one.
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>>10033419
who ever made these bags should be extremely proud, the ghost plush is especially cute
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People who wear this at my uni get beaten up or have no friends or listen to kpop
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>>10033640
btw my uni is in japan
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>>10032059
>tfw no itabag group to go to cons with

Seriously tho, these matsu girls are goals
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Why the fuck did you make a new thread? You know it's gonna go to shit when one of the first comments is trollbait like this >>10032521 the good anons are gone its time to let it die
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OH MY GOD are you actually for real? Is this a troll? Is there really someone this fucking dumb who can't even read the faq.

Anons are right, it's time to let this thread die and stop making it if this is the kind of anons keeping it going. Fucking sage this shit.
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>>10033528
I wouldn't mind doing a Lancer bag, I'm probably gonna have to wait a couple weeks for all the fanmerch to be up online though.
>>10033545
I agree, bags with a nice big plush are always adorable.
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>>10033716
Comments like this ain't making it any better. You're basically just stirring shit.
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>>10033716
>>10033904
This thread is finally dying?
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Bye then.
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>>10032311
No plans to celebrate with my husbando until next year since I'm planning to do a big shrine when his Figma finally releases in (hopefully) February.

I decided to spoil myself a little bit this month with stuff because by the time Christmas rolls around all my items should be in and then it'll be time to ship them. I bought lots of merch and a base bag. It's been awhile since I've done anything bag wise so I'm excited!
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>>10032311
one of my girls birthday is on christmas day so it works either way

>>10033419
this was an anon here once upon a time when this place was decent
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>>10033722
The guide doesn't even cover doujin goods. Stop overreacting to stir shit.
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>>10033989
>this was an anon here once upon a time when this place was decent
If they ever come back tell them that their bag is adorable!
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>>10033989
A lot of them are still here, just lurk less because quality went down by a lot when facebook latched on to it as the next big trend.
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>>10032311
Waiting for my favorite artists to open up keychain commissions to have the otp bag of my dreams. I have the power to make oc/canon ships possible, with the power of money. I’m also going to make a bag for an old favorite that finally got an anime so he’s got lots of merch to choose from now.

>>10033916

The heart is my favorite.
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>>10034275
>the left and middle bags
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>>10034318
All the bags look bad to various degrees. The far right bag has fairy lights everywhere.
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>>10033912
Considering the comments and the bags posted already, yeah this shit is dead. It's pathetic that you guys are dragging this corpse
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>>10034605
I can't believe itabagging is completely dead...

Pack it up, ladies. Time to find a new hobby.
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Any anons know if it's possible to make your own acrylic stands? I just want to make one of my waifu, but it seems like you have to order in bulk to have them produced by chinese companies.

I also really wanted to make something like pic related for a shrine type deal.
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>>10033716
>>10034823
If you're using Alibaba, just refine search for min order 1.

>>10033722
>>10034605
>>10034795
Samefag. At least try a little.
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>>10034833
Fucked up. Oh well, dropped an image anyway.
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>>10034076
Sure Jan
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>>10034833
I was >>10034795 and I was joking. I thought it was a little obvious.
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>>10035114
"It's ok guys, I was only pretending to be retarded!"
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>>10035114
It was, it’s fine.
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>>10034833
Not samefag though, middle one is me but not the other two :( Nice try though. I guess it just hurts your autism.
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Hi guiiiiz! Just finished my new OTP ita bag! It's mostly fan art from ebay because I can't find any official merch that I liked at all! I checked your links in the FAQ but I prefer the fan stuff, I don't like the art of BNHA at all. I followed your DIY and made a few badges from fan art myself. I'm not selling them so the creators won't care!

I had some IG comments complain about my choice of bag but it's so nice! it suits them perfectly. I don't have a load of money to spend I wanted to make it as cheap as possible because the love is more important! That's the point of this hobby anyway.
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Are we being raided
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Raines recently sniped one of my DD from me and is now selling it at a stupid price. what a bitch. Oh well, I will never buy from her so I'll keep up the hunt
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>>10035441
Wrong thread?
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>>10035435
The worst part is that this is one of the better fanbags that I've seen out there.
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>>10035435
One day I’m going to make neon and bold colors THE thing.
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>>10035467
Ahh yes because getting your fan merch from eBay is good.

Boy I hate this thread
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>>10035435
Well good to know Komun made some good money off of this at least
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>>10035491
Are you really that dense?
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I think my boyfriend is giving me this bag that I was really interested in for quite sometime. I’m quite excited.
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>>10035491
Did you literally just ignore my entire post?
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>>10035554
Damn that's cute, link?
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>>10035565
You're baiting.
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>>10035565
Here you go, anon: https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/special/order/confirm/shugale:10084337/2_1/lgk-link_search
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>>10035577
Thanks! This might be fun for like a pouch for a Disney bag or something, I just really like the top part mainly.
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>>10035819
I really like the bright colors and the fact that it’s a splash of color instead of the whole thing. The top part is also cool.
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>>10034823
zap creatives does stands, if you dont want to go the china route.
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>>10035564
I think most people ignored your post, you're just another trash anon
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>>10035435
I know this is baiting, but all the merch is from individual artists with online shops, so it isn't buying/making bootleg art ripped from the internet. ..
Other than the fact it's completely fanart of a big franchise with lots of official merch and thus against the spirit of itabagging, I actually don't see anything horribly wrong with this bag. The symmetry and hiding pins took effort.
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>>10036626
>The symmetry and hiding pins took effort.
Yeah I can agree with that
the base bag, glitter window and insert fabric are shitty but the merch and arrangement is fine.


Speaking of this thread being quiet, the FB group has also seemed to calmed down and even really good bags aren't really getting passed 100 likes.
Maybe the band wagoners really have shifted out, or maybe after Christmas things will pick up again.
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>>10036626
Yeah I honestly really like the color scheme in that bag.

>>10036765
I think the bandwagoners have shifted out, most of the big itabagging series have died down.
Anyone see any new trends on the horizon? I don't keep up with airing anime.
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>>10036765
When do you think are the prime itabagging months? Now with Holiday season? Summer/con season? That could be a factor.
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>>10036765
Thank god, maybe only the quality bags will stay now.
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>>10036803
New anime seasons usually late winter early spring new releases come out and new seasons start. BnHA will be back next year so expect that shit to bring bandwaggoners back.

On the plus with Hero Academia, the popularity of Fatgum, Hawkes, and Suneater will probably create a demand for Orange, Yellow, and (non lavender) Purple base bags.
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>>10037010
>create a demand for Orange, Yellow, and (non lavender) Purple base bags.

I CANT FUCKING WAIT AAA
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>>10036803
Personally I think con season is the most popular, since (at least for me) it's more motivating when there's a big event you can present your bag at. Not to mention a lot of novice baggers go for fanmerch/whatever they can find at a con
>>10037010
I don't think Hawks will be animated quite yet, but I absolutely can't wait for the influx of new character merch (even though I know I'm still gonna be salty about how much merch is exclusively Deku/Baku/Todo). If both Mirio AND Gentle appear this coming season I will actually die.
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>>10037117
There won't be nearly enough Fatgum merch and I'm saving now to be scalped to hell as I fight other fans for his stuff.
>nitotan Fatgum plushes and straps
>hurt me (wallet) more

Hawks is definitely going to be a big seller though when he does show up, but once he shows up that means more Endeavor stuff and more likely I can find a nice navy base bag.
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Is this a fairly new bag?
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>>10037142
>liking endeavor

t r a s h
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>>10037636
You gonna post a sauce for us or not?
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>>10037636
It's the same type as
>>10033928
And as far as I know, not really "new".
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>>10037713
Oh shit my bad then.

>>10037710
Oh. Here. https://www.wunderwelt.jp/fleur/products/m-01719?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
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>>10037750
I've been wanting to get one for my son but black is always sold out when I check and I haven't managed to find a secondhand one at a respectable price. I should check again though, it's been several months.
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>>10037765
Good luck, anon!
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>>10037750
Is this a Chinese brand being resold on wunderwelt because i got a waifu who loves cats and this is perfect but that price tag
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>>10037886
I’m sorry anon but I have no idea, I just found it in the Japanese twitter tag.
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>>10037911
There’s also a furry like one that’s coming soon I suppose. https://www.wunderwelt.jp/fleur/products/m-02196
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Anyone know a decent way to secure a One Coin style figure in a bag like this? (Not the actual bag, but similar idea.) The bottom of the window panel has a "floor" about 1in deep, so the figure's stand fits, but it won't stay put. My lady has very few official merch items, so I'd really like to include it in mine. Would also prefer not permanently modifying the figure in the process too.
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>>10037932
I dont know if it helps, but here's this
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>>10037932
Can you sew some fishing line through your backing and around part of the figure to hold it in place? You'll probably have to do it in a few places but it should hold it and the fishing line wont be super visible.
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>>10037677
>implying
I'm here for Navy base bags. Endeavor and Hawks are meh tier.
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>>10037886
I'm pretty damn sure I've seen it on taobao before, but I don't have a link
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I'm so excited, I finally got my new base bag in for another bag for my waifu.

>mfw my favorite part is testing around layouts

How you guys go for how you put your merch in your bag?
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>>10037982
A five second Google search found it you dumb fuck. It was $40 and the preorder is over.
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>>10038684
that's a weird way of helping someone anon
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>>10033670
Anyone have a lead on that dark purple base bag at the bottom?

All the purple base bags I can find are pastel and it's killing me
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> No more! gets a ton of new merch this year
> but it's also less gay than previous merch
> it's also event exclusive

fine then.
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>>10038733
It's amazing how difficult googling "michiko cat taobao" is.

Has anyone ever made a bag from a series still airing? Did you regret it later? Recently fell in love with something this season and the merchandise is coming in fresh, but since we dunno how it's gonna end I'm not sure if I wanna throw preorders down. Last time I loved a series the ending was so bad
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>>10038745
You're not looking very hard anon. Both Zakka and Wego do dark purple bags :/ are we really gonna have to spoon feed you jfc

http://www.zakka-mart.com/?pid=109271521

https://gocart.jp/ap/item/i/A0GC0000E5PW

Rakuten has tons of cheaper ones too
https://item.rakuten.co.jp/w-import/bag-352/
https://item.rakuten.co.jp/w-import/bag-345/
https://item.rakuten.co.jp/hallelujah-japan/blow-1113/

Seriously how fucking hard it is to search 痛バッグ and look at the color options. God damn we got thick as hell anons this thread is dead.
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>>10038798
I started collecting merchandise aimlessly while the anime was airing but didn't know I wanted to make a bag until after it ended. It was an adaption so I couldn't care less that they fucked up the ending. My only regret is how cancerous the fandom is despite it being so small.

>>10038811
>complains about people asking to be spoonfed
>spoonfeeds
Though it's not like we were going to have relevant discussion without these anons anyway.
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>>10038811
>http://www.zakka-mart.com/?pid=109271521
NAYRT but I didn't know they had added a dark purple colorway for this bag, thanks so much for your post! I really hate how neon the WEGO purples can look.
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>>10038602
Me too anon! I find doing layouts quite relaxing. What I find helps with working out how to lay everything out, is matching merch that mirrors each other. I also put bulkier merch close to the bottom, like can badges, as it tends to ground layouts more.

Thankyou to the anons who answered my christmas questions and for keeping the thread cosy. Here are some more.
What do you prefer, buying multiple base bags, or making multiple inserts for one bag?
Do you have a grail item? Maybe you've found it already, did your wallet suffer or was it for a steal price?
What is the weirdest item you have in your itabag, or collection as a whole?
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>>10038811
Was looking for the heart window in dark purple like the one in the picture but I might have to settle for a tote

Thanks for the salt anyway
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>>10039036
Wego.
A google search but ok sure
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Which proxy should I use for Mecari? I read in the archive a bunch of them won't shop there? And I tried placing an order with Japonica and I just received a mail saying they won't accept more new orders because they are full.
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>>10038767
Graffart does the best merch currently imo
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For you lolita itabaggers, BTSSB revealed these base bags on their twitter. No release date or prices yet afaik, just a heads up for anyone who might be interested in these.
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>Graffart releases new Christmas set
>Delete the tweet shortly after
Why do they do this?
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>>10039036
Fucking hell anon they even linked wego. Take your retard back to facebook
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Both would be great for characters I bag but why do they have to overcharge so badly.
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>>10039681
oof where are these from? I'm in love with the coffin bag
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>>10039416
Wow this is precious. I love how big itabags are, this will be an actually useful bag
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>>10039782
Dual Wield Studio
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>>10039416
i need that bear so bad holy shit
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>>10039036
Anon, that’s basically the basic bitch bag of the hobby and other anon even linked it

>being this much of a cunty newfag
We hate your kind here please leave
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>>10039681
Oof, those prices. That's more than if you imported a WEGO or Zakkamart bag, complete with EMS shipping. Are they hand-made or something?
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>>10039681
The inserts aren't terrible but they're way too loud for any kind of decent itabagging.

But yeah I'm pretty sure the price is because they seem to be marketing it around the inserts. It's just a boring circle window otherwise.

Which makes me wonder why circle windows aren't more commonly used.
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>>10039917
>>10039926
you and I know those prices are because they are marketed to shitty pin collectors that so badly want to call their bags itabags.
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>>10032071
Are those Nendoroids
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>mfw amiami has opened pre orders again for some items I really want

So much for saving money, get fucked future me
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>>10040407
Nendo petits, much smaller and usually only very basic joints
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>>10039218
I use vvJapan. They're pretty quick with responding and purchasing items.
I've also heard that people use White Rabbit Express, but I've personally never tried them.
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>>10040490
White rabbit shouldn't be used unless it's a high cost order, their fees are a percentage and it's not beneficial otherwise.
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I was a fool to think I'd ever be free of this hobby. God dammit, GraffArt.
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>>10040909
>good mix of old and new series
>good mix of popular and unpopular series
>frequent releases
>adorable artstyle
None of us are safe from the holy graffart anon, we might as well just except it as our new lord and savior and post what series we'd like to see them do, I personally would love to see them do an RPG horror/spooky game especially Ib, corpse party or yume nikki since those ones are my favorites.
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>>10039366
>>10039457
>>10040909
>>10040985
I guess I'm a weirdo then, but I dislike graffart merch. Then again one of the things I love about my husbando's series is the art style so...
(If the background colours for the graffart merch weren't so messy/random I'd be more interested)
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>>10041041
That's fair, I really like the girly coloring book aesthetic it's got going on though.
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>>10041041
You're not alone. I'm not a fan of graffart merch either but it's more because it didn't suit my husbando's style in general. Most of the other series looked okay though.
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>>10041041
Honestly, I’m not too thrilled about the background choice they used for the GU characters because it’s not going to fit in easily with my bag, but I can’t be picky with merch since it’s been so scarce until recently.
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>>10040985
Man I'm LOVING their Shugo Chara stuff. I agree that it doesn't fit every single series but gosh when it does, it does. I'd love to see them tackle more magical girls/little girl shows like Precure or Pripara.
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>>10040021
Never gonna understand this. Pinbags are fucking gorgeous when they're done well and they cost a bomb, why are they so eager to lump them in with our trash bags?
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I got a bunch of majima & kiryu merch! and also the base that pretty much everyone uses for him.
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>>10040985
>shugo chara
HOLD THE FUCK UP ANON
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Made one original!Sakura bag, setting layout ClearCard!Sakura bag before I remove keychain bits.

What color fabric should be used for the bg?
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>>10041878
Pink or a pastel yellow.
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>>10032103
amazon.
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>>10041952
That's a bootleg, you fucking walnut.
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so im making a saber ita bag. anyone have good tote bag recommendations? And should I go with black, white, or blue? I might throw a couple gligamesh things in as-well, so colors will be gold, red, and blue
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>>10041878
Pastel yellow
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Finished my bag but I'm looking for some crit on it to improve, anyone got some suggestions?

Also I know I take really bad pictures sorry about that.
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>>10037142
>>10037033

I can't wait for the next season. I'm not sure if I'll do a Fatgum bag, but just having merch for him is exciting.


I'm thinking I'll probably do a Hawks bag. I have been looking for a decent base, but might have to just make one myself. I'm saving up now for when merch for him eventually drops. Likely won't be until season 5 though so it will be awhile.
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>>10042471
Take out the birthday charm and Graffart card case and replace them with items that match.
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Baby itabagger here, I hope it's alright to ask a question here since stupid questions is really for J-fash?

I'm going to start collecting items for my first ever itabag this winter, didn't realize that my lifelong husband had slowly over the years built up enough merch that an itabag is actually possible. I'm actually so excited for this! At first I was going to just buy every individual thing I can find as it pops up in auctions, but looking through the thread I notice that the best bags just look good and organized between the pieces, not necessarily cramming every item ever into the bag. Is there a level of prestiege to actually having each item you could get (especially for less popular characters)? Or should I be prioritizing aesthetics of the pieces? Or is worrying about that silly when I should just focus on getting the items for now then figuring out how to make it all mesh?

At least eveyrthing will all be straps/badges/coasters since my husband doesn't have a plush, rip. The styles on the items are very inconsistent between releases and promotions though.
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>>10042493
I think it's better to prioritize on an organized bag. You can still get everything you can find, but all of it doesn't necessarily need to go into your bag. I have my "leftovers" displayed on a cork board.
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>>10042493
Everyone does it differently, especially for characters with less merch. But in the end >>10042499 is right; you're going to feel better with a prettier bag. Try to buy merch that you personally like, and there will more than likely be some style cohesion there. And you can always adjust the layout of the bag to make things more cohesive along the way.

>>10042471
Yeah unfortunately that card case really breaks up the symmetry of the bag, which is sad because it really goes well with the aesthetic you're working with. Maybe there's a way to incorporate it somewhere else on the bag?
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>>10042490
Thanks for the advice! I definitely agree, now the only problem now is finding merch that'll fit that spot, haha. Anyone know how big these ones are?
>>10042507
>Maybe there's a way to incorporate it somewhere else on the bag?
I'm gonna put it on the outside of the bag, on the zipper part.


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Where’s the fanny itabag base at again?
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>>10042526
It's Berry.Q on Taobao.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5-c-s.w4002-16927098823.59.4a1c4762dmfZ5i&id=573689961296
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Anyone have suggestions for a tan or gold base bag? Backpack style preferred.

I know there's the Berry Q gold star shaped one, but that won't really fit my theme.
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>>10042533
Thank you so much.
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>>10042539
What kind of theme are you doing? Any specific designs or shapes you wouldn't want besides the star?
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>>10042499
>>10042507
Thanks so much for the advice, I really appreciate it! With some of the merch being rarer/pricier I'll probably buy whatever suits my fancy, avoid what's ugly, and see what looks cohesive and not cram it all in.

I feel bad for asking another baby level question but...how do you guys generally find out about new releases? My husband's series had an anniversary and a new flood of old character merch the past year that's still going a bit. I check places like Amiami daily to see if there's new stuff coming out but they miss things of course. Is it like find an FB group that caters to your fandom/posts releases in general, a website that announces stuff, another merch selling website like Amiami...? Sorry for newfagging this up. I'm normally on cgl for the lolita but am excited for this new hobby.
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>>10042605
You're fine anon, your questions aren't dumb. Do you have a twitter? If your fandom has an offical twitter account, I've found most new merch gets posted on those outlets.
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>>10042539
Berry Q has a preorder up for pretty standard shaped gold bags (aka squares).

>>10042471
Now I miss the good Saihara bag that used to get posted. Last update we had on that was she took it apart to move bags and then I guess she vanished. Fuuuuck I hate this ship too it's such trash.
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>>10042632
>Fuuuuck I hate this ship too it's such trash.
Your opinion anon, personally it's my otp and I just came for crit on the bag not the ship.
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Do you like or care about how the term windowbags is emerging as another name for itabags?
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>>10042797
It shouldn’t because an itabag doesn’t have to have a “window” to be an itabag.
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>Go to Japan to achieve dream vacation
>find all the neat stores that just sell husbandu goods
>Wow!!!
>ok, going for first husband love- Law from One Piece.
>buy so many things
>learn while buying he actually has some of the most expensive merch

Dammit. And here I thought loving the non-main cast would be easier on my wallet. Why the FUCK does his Halloween button cost $25 when everyone else is only $6. Dammit!!!

Also, major props who live outside of Japan and do big iTA bags. Here, all your gear costs just dollars. In the US the same thing is x 158 times the amount. How will I ever be able to shop again when I get back home?
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>>10042708
Let's see

> bootleg bag kek
> messy backing that doesn't suit the game, floral, seriously?
> actually neither bag or insert do you any favors or even match the characters.
> fanmerch in a series shitting merchandise, seriously mfc that shit, ouma is a cash cow
> not to mention the quality of that fan stuff is deviantart tier. There's some seriously nice stuff for ndrv3 but you've got bottom of the barrel.
> cheapest official merch available bar the two akiba cross
> empty spaces between the merch that make the bag look barren
> other anons already pointed out the problems with the symmetry
> asking how big a piece of merch is when every retailer for it has the dimensions on, I mean come on this isn't even research this is spoonfeeding
> shit taste in ships :)
> did you come from instagram because it looks just like half the shit that gets posted there

Happy now newfag?
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>>10042512
I think you could also put it in the center and adjust the buttons and charms around?
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>>10043060
The passcase? That's possible, I was also thinking of just getting another one of the same passcase to go on the other side of the bag to get the symmetry to fit better.
>>10043058
Thanks for the advice but
>shitting merchandise
What are you talking about dude, it's pretty barren on merch and a lot of it is reused sprites/official art which I'm not a fan of since for one, it doesn't fit my aesthetic and for 2 I think it looks ugly on a bag unless it's all reused sprites/official art. Once again though, no need to lose your shit over the ship of the bag since I want crit on the actual bag.
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>>10042797
If the conbaggers and like are going to start using it instead of bitching about how they are itabags, I'm all for it. Same for instagram base makers. Otherwise I agree with >>10042829

>>10042512
I had the same thought as >>10043060 about centering the pass case and crappily drew out how I'd do it. You could slide the one heart badge up or down depending on preference.
For other things, I kinda agree that the fabric seems unfitting, and your insert itself doesn't completely fit. I also think swapping the turquoise graffart badges into the corners might look nice, since that way all 4 corners are mirrored properly.
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>>10043058
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>>10043082
Thanks for the ideas anons! I definitely like your guy's ideas of having the passcase in the middle. would sewing it in and pinning it in work well? Because it kind of flops around a bit. As for the insert, I agree the main reason that I used that one is because I thought it was purely purple and white stripes, I think a checkerboard insert or a single color might also work well.
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>>10043086
Your cocktail charms feel a bit lost on the current insert, and I'm not sure if a busy pattern like a checkerboard would help matters.
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>>10043090
That's true, what singular color would you recommend then?
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>>10043091
Personally, I like the pinstripes, so maybe white and gray would work? Alternatively, you could throw caution to the wind and add an opaque backing to those charms. I assume they're fanmerch, so it wouldn't be too sacrilegious.
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>>10043096
>and add an opaque backing to those charms. I assume they're fanmerch, so it wouldn't be too sacrilegious.
Yeah that's possible, and since they're fanmerch I don't really care about what happens to them much. White and grey does sound pretty nice though, or I could just go pure grey.
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>Girl posts on the FB group telling people to show their “ita coords”
>multiple people post, all of them are underwhelming except a Bakura bagger

I don’t know what I expected
Also is “ita coord” what we’re calling it? Fandom fashion sounds better imo
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>>10042848
Law is one of the more popular OP characters, especially among females. Itabags are a female buyer driven economy: high demand + low stock = high prices
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>>10043058
Take your ship salt somewhere else
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>>10043278

I can't really tell if by "ita clothes"/ "fandom fashion" it's supposed to be like an outfit covered in official pin badges (like a wearable itabag but clothes), or it's supposed to be actual character-bounding. "Fandom fashion" ends up with a lot of something-bounding stuff in them.

Supergroupies character-bounding for conrtibution. They're using the #アニメファッション tag, if that helps anyone.
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>>10043315
Personally, I prefer when it's something like your pic and they're clothes with details inspired by the characters. Sukajans are always a nice choice.
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>>10043315
Super Groupies stuff is always so nice.
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>>10035435
Remove the buttons of yuri love.
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>>10043288
Oh?

does anyone have Law Bags to share? I’ve never seen actually seen one. And when you google it, because he has so much official merch, only his backpacks and sling bags come up.
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>>10032308
Damn, that’s some devotion right there.
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so i bought a load of connor (dbh) merch and i don't want to make the bag anymore. i wanna sell all my merch off, but the facebook group doesn't allow advertising. should i just use ebay and hope for the best?

also what's a reasonable price? a few of these things i bought at cons and a few ae preorder only so i was thinking £50, overall the haul is worth about 80£. there's some aliexpress merch in there but equal amount of con+preorder.
all are as new and have just been in my previously-planned base bag for a while.
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>>10043712
>i wanna sell all my merch off, but the facebook group doesn't allow advertising
Isn't there a partnered sales group?
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>>10043712
>there's some aliexpress merch in there
Aka stolen fanart. Just throw that shit in the trash. In future, don't buy merch from aliexpress.
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>>10043851
fair point, it was bought a while ago so i was less aware of the fact
isn't ali sometimes resells of taobao merch though? is that still stealing?
>>10043795
I'm not sure, I'll have a look though, thanks
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>>10043472
Here is mine! Sorry the layout isn't the best. I want to revamp it at some point, perhaps when I get more merch.

The other anon was right though when it comes to Law's popularity. A lot of my stuff was really expensive (like the bear plush was around $40 USD). His lottery badges from the Mugiwara store can sometimes go for over 10k yen on YJP, and that's for ONE badge.

>>10043712
The FB group has a sister group for sales, and it's linked in the rules section.
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>>10043861
It's already bad taste to buy stolen art. If you're still trying to resell them then you're that one asshole everyone is gonna hate.
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>>10043861
Trash or give away the Aliexpress stuff. Sell the rest.
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>>10043861
Taobao is just like Aliexpress. Sellers there aren't the original artists either.
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>>10043904
plenty of artists get together to open up stores anon, and scalped =/= stolen.
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>>10043904
There is plenty of Taobao original fanmerch. Of course they should try to figure out if it actually is original or not before reselling, but I've bought Danganronpa merch from Chinese artists that sell via Taobao.
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>>10043086
I actually like the fabric you picked!
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Can’t figure out what color fabric to use for my inserts for Prompto (Ffxv) and Ryuji (Persona 5). Should I go with yellow for a pop of color or stick with red/black? Should I stick to using cotton so the fabric doesn’t sag or are there other fabrics that I can use? Base bag for both is black.
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>>10043885
I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. Damn that’s a cute little bear.
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>>10043947
Does your Prompto merch have a specific consistent color? I don't know what merch you have but I feel that making an insert with plaid fabric to mimic the plaid fabric on his jacket, could be really cool. Maybe even take the time to add little studs on the outside of the bag for extra detail to, again, emulate his outfit; but that's just an idea.
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>>10044049
This is the merch I’ve collected so far. The only outlier is the button. I had considered studs and even using some of his patches on the insert to make up for the lack of official merch because the bag has a large window. Plaid sounds like a really good idea, but I’d have to scrap the patches idea to keep the bag from getting too busy right?
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>>10044095
Oh fuck, please excuse the sideways pic. I’m not near a computer right now.
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>>10044095
The patches could make it look cluttered if you place them inside the bag with the merch, but what you can do instead is place them outside, on the back of the bag to make it double sided - One side with the window and merch, the other with patches and studs. Again, just an idea, and I'd say it has potential to also be cluttered and clunky but it's really up to you.
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>buying pins for my bag
>seller has a condition where I need to order at least two things
>fine
>buys another item that I can resell for the highest price
>items arrive
>list the unwanted item
>no one's biting
COME THE FUCK ON.
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>>10045031
What series/character?
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>>10045031
Just accept your fate anon. Or make a friend with someone who likes the series' token rejects. I have a friend who likes an unpopular character and I sell her my extra merch at a discount. I make some money back and she doesn't have to pay out of her nose in fees.
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Can't wait for all the shitty Kaworu and Kawoshin bags that get made now since new kids are getting into EVA now.
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>>10045374
I'm actually planning on doing a Kawoshin bag because of the eva colon set, it doesn't seem like any kids are gonna get into eva until like 4.0 comes out 200 years later though.
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>>10045445
>it doesn't seem like any kids are gonna get into eva until like 4.0 comes out 200 years later though
netflix is distributing the show world wide....
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>>10045446
Oh yeah forgot about that, I still kinda doubt it honestly because most kids who make shitabags are generally more into crunchyroll only shit or at least I'm just hoping because eva is my favorite anime.
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>>10043712
anon I'd totally buy the top left two from you. I wanted to buy them in a preorder but they closed before I could!
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Finally got the bag, I’m really excited
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>>10045478
I got too excited that I forgot the picture, my bad.
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>>10045481
Those bags are so cute. I wish the orange one didn't have such mismatched straps/zippers, or else I would have gotten one in a heartbeat. The blue looks great though. Do let us know how you like it, Anon!
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Not gonna lie, never been so happy to see someone use a bootleg until I came across this bag.
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>>10045481
This is super cute, would you mind spoonfeeding since I can't read the tag? The size looks great.
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Sorry for the crappy photo, light is quite crap and reflects on the merch. I'm having some issue finding a decent layout for this and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how I can improve it? Also, what would you suggest for an insert? I'm finding that the merch is a bit drowned out with all the purple but I'm unsure what sort of color or pattern to use.
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>>10045701
I thought about replicating their futon's pattern on fabric and using that as a bg but I'm unsure.
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>>10045703
fuck that would be kawaii af
do it
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>>10045617
This image caused my depression
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>>10043086
> ignores the person who gave you crit after you asked for it

Fuck off back to facebook you piece of shit
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>>10045805
No point listening to the anons crit to begin with, the bag is dreadful to the core and an insult to Danganronpa baggers. You can't fix trash no matter how hard you try, leave them in the denial
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>Literally no official buttons, pins, lanyards, or keychains
>only ever seen one fan keychain made before
Time to comission a fuckton of art I guess.
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>>10045805
>>10045811
This is so embarrassing. Please find another site because no one over 18 would be this mad about a Danganronpa ship. And you could have at least tried to change the typing style from your other posts.
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Hi anons! I was wondering if anyone might have some pictures of their favorite couple-themed itabags? I'm working on a couple of OTP bags and kind of struggling so I was hoping to get some ideas from others.

Thank you in advance!
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>>10045549
>>10045673
I don’t know how to do reviews but really like the bright color and how consistent it is. The texture/white part I have a feeling that it’ll get dirty easily. I expected like a different material? I like that it’s basically the size of my hand. 7ish inches for the whole bag and the window is roughly 5ish inches. I haven’t actually used it yet but it seems like you can put your essentials in.
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>>10045854
Sorry, I was wondering what the brand was!
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>>10045858
Oh, my bad. Kawaguchi. They do a lot of stationery merchandise apparently. I can’t remember their home website. >>10035577
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>>10045861
Oh their website is right here. www.kwgc.co.jp
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>>10045805
>>10045811
Obvious samefag is obvious.
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>>10045863
>www.kwgc.co.jp
Thanks a ton! The review is much appreciated too!
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>ordered two new base bags, one to replace existing bag that broke and one for a new bag
>ordered some keychains for new bag
>preordered some merch for two bags
>know that one of my friends has me some can badges for another bag

everything is coming up anon :3
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>>10034276
>Signature
Whoa, they got Minoringo to sign that?
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>otamart and mercari both have amazing lots of my husbando being sold right now
>wallet was sucked dry because of the holidays

This is eternal suffering gulls. Just to get some discussions going:

Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
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>>10046515
>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
Plenty of times! Either because of budget or my bags are fine for the time being and I'm not waiting on preorders or anything.

>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
I don't really have any grail items, but there have been plenty of times I've been outbid or didn't get in on a preorder because of budgeting and that sucks, but there will always be more time to get items.

>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
I got a couple of deals with black Friday stuff so that was nice. I definitely haven't been stalking sites as much lately though with all of my Christmas spending.

>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
Not itabag related!

>Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
Yes and no.
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>>10046515
>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
For sure! On hiatus currently, spent way to much on pre-orders this year, by the time I got the last few items I completely lost interest and sold a lot of it.

>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
This hasn't happened to me quite yet with the animu characters I bag for. But it has with a mascot character. The item isn't baggable since it's a bag itself, but I've been looking for it for forever. When it does pop up it's either a knock-off or super scalped. I cannot win.

>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
Honestly it's made me stop spending money on things I don't need, I'm focusing more on actual fashion these days anyway.

>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
I want to say yes, but I just pre-orderd some nitotans of one of my faves. I thought they were never going to re-stock but they did!

Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
Thankfully not, but my heart goes out to our maple leaf neighbors!
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>>10046515
>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
Not for very long periods of time. I tend to spend in small spurts. I'm about to attempt a hiatus until February in order to recover from the holidays but we'll see how long that will last.
>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
For a while, my grail item only showed up in lots of 150+ items and it was a struggle to resist just forking over the 6000 yen and selling off whatever I could. Finally I found it for a reasonable price.
>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
I'm struggling trying to figure out gifts to get for friends, but otherwise I'm not too affected.
>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
Not specifically for the holidays, but I caved and nabbed a pretty rare plush for myself and called it a Christmas gift.
>Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
I am not but I'm hoping things work out for all parties involved. It sounds infuriating.
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>>10046515
>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
Not really, I'm always buying something.

>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
No. I don't think I'll ever get my grail items ;-;

>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
I'm broke af. And I don't want to have anything shipped to me bc I'm afraid packages might get lost.

>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
Not specifically for the holidays bc by the time it arrives here it'll probably be Easter...

>Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
No but I'm in my own country flipping off our post. Some charms I ordered have been stuck in customs for 3 months now. And I already paid all the fees a month ago.
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>>10046636
Holy shit I’m in love
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>>10046515
>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
When I was moving, but that's it.
>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
Eh not really. I'm sure there's a grail item that I'm not thinking of, though.
>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
All my packages that touched California haven't updated in days. What's happening over there
>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
I honestly completely forget Christmas shopping is a thing. I just buy gifts whenever, be it for me or someone else. So.. no?
>Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
Thank god no.
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>>10046761
>All my packages that touched California haven't updated in days. What's happening over there
A huge ass wildfire.
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>>10046636
Legendary !
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>>10046515
>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
Currently on one long one right now

>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
A few times. Mostly due to budget constraints but it's nbd

>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
I haven't been buying merch the past few months so holidays haven't changed anything for me

>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
Hah I wish. Like OP my wallet is being used for Christmas shopping for others

>Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
Thank god no but I feel bad for the ones who do live there
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>>10046859
I knew some dumbass would reply with this.
You think they're sending international mail to a burning post office?
Plus all the major warehouses are in the south where the fires are not.
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>>10046984
There was multiple fires anon. Both in the north and in the south. The biggest one was in the north but the ones in the south were no joke either. Stop being a dumbass.
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>>10047000
You're not wrong but those fires also didn't burn down the mail sorting centers, the airports, or the seaports.
Isn't the slowdown just because post-Thanksgiving = peak season? Especially with online shopping.
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What is the best way in displaying smaller nesoberis?
I been trying to figure out a way too and I can't decide
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>>10047199
Stack them
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>>10042848

>I don’t really like One Piece...
>go to japan
>well fuck

How did this happen!?
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>>10046515
>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
I'm on hiatus right now, mostly because I was focusing on the fact that I had student loan payments starting soon, but I'm slowly starting to get back into the groove of things.

>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn't get it due to circumstances?
Nothing of the sort yet. Most of the time I just come across listings that have already sold.

>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
Since I haven't been buying much at all recently there's not too much of a change, aside from being more gift focused.

>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
Not yet, but I've been playing with the idea of finally biting the bullet and getting one of my grail figures since I have some wiggle room monetarily right now.

>Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
I'm not, but I'm praying for all the Canadian gulls/baggers that have to deal with that bullshit.
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>>10047118
Massive peak shipping is a contributing factor, but of course the fire is the main reason. Just because the airports haven't burned down doesn't mean their service isn't heavily affected- people need to evacuate, take care of their families, follow emergency protocol. Their lives are more important than your package
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>>10047643
>Loves T. Law
You are the worst kind of one piece fan
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>>10047693
>Leaves comments like this
You are the worst kind of anon
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>>10047723
Yeah but it's the lesser of the two evils
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Why are people taking low quality bait?

>Have you ever gone on breaks from the hobby?
I had a two year long hiatus where I didn't really have a favorite. Other than that, I don't think so...? But I do have months where I'm just too busy to work on my bag.
>Ever had a moment where a great/grail item popped up but you couldn’t get it due to circumstances?
Never (because my grail never pops up).
>How are the holidays affecting your buying habits and mail?
I don't go crazy or hold myself back just because it's the holidays. Mail slow as hell though. I'm preparing for my November Amiami order to arrive in January.
>Did you get anything for yourself for the holidays?
Technically, yes, but amount of merch I got for myself isn't really special compared to any other month.
>Are you in Canada and wanting to flip off the Canadian post?
No.
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>>10047693
But... sorry, it’s his hat. And sexy face. And tight jeans. And bad boy attitude...ok it’s all of him. You can’t help love the ones you love...
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>>10047693
What’s not to love! I’m still bummed he won’t have a way to join the crew officially. Boo.
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>>10047684
Damn lol, I wasn't attacking the mail workers for a slowdown, I just disagree on the reasons.
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I feel like their technique for this was actually really genius and the lights and deco don't distract from what's being displayed.
Merry Christmas~
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>>10048040
>ornaments as decoration
genius! I'll definitely have to use that.
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Any Hypmic baggers here? I just took some interest in the series and a certain character but I haven't delved into the fandom so I'm curious, are any characters super popular/have a high character tax?
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Anyone feel like itabag is dying in the west simply because there's nothing new to bag for? Everything's either ending or dying down and there's nothing to fill the vacuum.
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>>10048629
I don't see it, but I guess that depends on the content you get exposed to on social media. Me, my friends and other people I follow make their own bags, not necessarily of new or trendy things but all the same.
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>>10048629
You can bag series that have ended or "died down" too, you know?

Shitty bandwagoners just got bored when they realized putting bootlegs in a bootleg bag is frowned upon and you actually need to put effort in things in this hobby.
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>>10048458
I don't bag for it personally, but right now the entire series is SUPER popular in Japan and is gaining popularity in the states. I think both Doppo and Hifumi are both the most popular, with Doppo having the highest chara tax. I see a ton of Ramuda collectors too.
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I'm starting to feel like I'll never be able to track down an UtaPri backpack. I'd kill for the dark green one.
How are your grail hunts going (if you have one)?
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>>10048689
Damn, that bag is goals. I'm glad to hear Jakurai isn't the most expensive at least, he's the one I want to collect for.
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>>10048720 #
There is one on Mercari, search 寿 嶺二.

>>10048689 #
Lilac bags are so aestheticly pleasing
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>>10048632
I mostly track tags and communities. I feel like there's been a slow down of new content compared to same period of time previous years. Granted, I refer to popular English fandoms, not idol franchises.

>>10048643
Except more people bag for something they actively care about in the moment. People have complained in these very threads that their BNHA splits aren't being claimed as fast. Guess what BNHA isn't doing? Airing.
Bandwagoning, as distasteful as everyone say it is, is still a way to introduce new blood to the hobby. Hell, I was one of these bandwagoners until my heart settled on a character.
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>get some extra money from work, decide to do christmas shopping for myself
>there's an influx of new merch, what a timing
>order some badges and keychains, satisfied with my haul
>couple of days later see a bunch of stuff starting at 1yen, start bidding just for shit and giggles
>end up going to a bid war anyway, pay ~800yen for multiple pieces each
>okay no more items
>see an item a friend has been looking for, decide to buy it as a present
>okay no more items
>see a rare badge for a cheap prize, buy that too
>okay no more items
>okay one more badge
>end up spending ~40$ more than I originally planned to

why am I like this
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>>10048888
this is a mood
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>>10048720
I just managed to grab a red one in my last haul and I’m so excited to get it!

I also managed to grab my holy grail of all items and still in it’s packaging as well. I’m torn about opening it once it comes.
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>>10048720
I just found a bromide on Mercari that I've been hunting for months. I have a massive order about to ship out, and Mercari is such a pain to order from, but I'm probably still going for it.
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>>10046484
It’s not Minoringo, it’s Kawamori btw
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>>10048739
From my personal searches, Doppo, Gentaro, and Ichiro seem to be taxed the most. I just started my collection for Jakurai a few months back. I'm glad to hear someone else loves him too!
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>get my grail finally from a new US seller
>tracking stays at “pre shipment” for a week
>message seller say they shipped it out a week ago
>tracking hasn’t budge

I wanna cry gulls, whats the chances I’ll see my grail?
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>>10049570
Tracking bugs out all the time, don't worry about it just yet.
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>>10049335
Oh nice, good luck collecting! The combination of doctor aesthetic + long flowy hair + nice deep old man voice made him an instafave for me.
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>>10048720
It’s going ok, managed to nab a bag of my fave that I’ve been wanting. Unfortunately it’s a knock off but I think it’s the closest I’m ever going to come to getting it. I hope to one day find a genuine one that isn’t scalped to hell and back or the company comes to its senses and re-releases the damn thing.
Last time, I tried getting it the seller I was trying to buy it from was a jackass and took the money and ran. Luckily I got a refund and their account was taken down but jeez.
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>>10049682
What bag, anon?
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>>10049688
This bag!
I know it's not baggable but I've been wanting it for forever. It's the one thing I can never find for sale.
Kinda hate myself for not buying more baggable merch of him but all the other stuff is so cute goddammit
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>>10049570
It's post black friday sales and current holiday mail season. Everything is gonna be backed up so just have some patience and it'll come eventually.

>>10048720
I already have an orange one, but I'm tempted to nab myself a lavender and light blue once since they're my favorite bags. No grail hunting for me though. I probably won't be able to buy anything for a while.
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>>10049767
You guys are right, I guess I'm just worried since all my other tracking has been fine but this one. I'm going to try to stay optimistic.
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http://cousin-bunny-cosplays.tumblr.com/post/180028097425/itabag-construction-on-a-budget-faux-pinscharms
>when it's so ghetto and lazy you almost begin to like it
Even the tracing of the insert looks like it was done by a 5 year old...seriously I don't know what it is but something about this kind of makes me smile...
>they're 26
Nevermind, I thought they were like 12 or 13.
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>>10050035
>we’re trying to give the illusion that we’re not poor.
>that fabric made out of the local dead grandma's coach
Not doin a very good job there mate.
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>>10050035
Is this what itabagging has become
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Just got in a small haul so I updated my shrine. I hope everyone else got what they wanted from the Hoshimeguri set!
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>>10050224
That looks great!
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>>10050224
Super cute anon! Makes me want to get a calendar like that oof
The bag is super pretty too~
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>>10050224
this is super cute anon it must make you so happy to look at everyday!
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>>10050488
Thank you! I'm actually going to trade out the calendar for the poster-sized one to get more shelf space, but I highly reccomend them! Fandom calendars are not the most useful things but there's something about them that's so satisfying to look at.
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Has anyone seen any cute heart backpacks recently, or are they exclusively shitabags these days?
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>>10050827
God I wish this didn't have the glitter window. But yeah I almost completely associate heart backpacks with shitabags now. I almost never see a cute one. I don't have even one saved into my folder.
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>>10050827
>Has anyone seen any cute heart backpacks recently, or are they exclusively shitabags these days?

Honestly I haven't seen any good ones lately either, I do have some saved from a while ago tho
I'll post them just so we don't have to think about the awful ones
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>>10050864
Samefag but to add I think most people are just switching to bigger bags these days, you can only fit so much into the heart ones and a lot of people want to put plushes into their bags .
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>>10050866
I remember people going nuts for this one
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>>10050948
Funny how most of the bags are official Wego. The quality improves from the fact that these bags didn't have those tacky glitter windows.
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I apologize if this feels like a spoonfeedy question, but do you guys think it'd be possible to do a Mirio bag with a black base? I was hoping to avoid having to get another base since I already have 7, but I'm willing to do it if there's no workaround. I was thinking maybe with the right insert it could work but I've got nothing. My other idea would be getting a new base for both Mirio and to use for one of my pre-existing inserts as well.
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>>10048458
I'm collecting for a Matenrou and a Jiro bag and I can tell you Doppo has the highest character tax of all. I'm personally taking advantage of preorders atm so I can grab all of Matenrou for the original price.
I think Jiro is the most expensive out of BB, Samatoki out of MTC and Dice out of Fling Posse (Ramuda sometimes) but I don't find them /that/ much different in price from the rest of their divisions, at least from whatever I have seen when getting secondhand items. Depends a lot on the merch you are looking for and shop/seller too, some collab items can cost a pretty penny regardless of character but in general, it's not that bad. There is so much merch atm that you will surely find stuff of any of the characters you like for okay prices. It's mostly everyone's fav salary man you gotta watch out for.
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>>10051137
Making a quick search now tho, Gentaro seems to be leveled with the rest of Posse atm so idk anymore, scratch what I said above. Same with Ichiro catching up with Jiro.
Man, just grab whoever you like because at this point, most regular merch isn't priced too differently, aside from Doppo. You're just lucky price-wise if you are a Jakurai, Saburo or Riou stan (I appreciate the cheaper Doc merch, will prolly make a small bag for him with the leftover merch from my Matenrou bag, since I got extra Jakurai items...)
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>>10051083
And since you can see that the bags themselves are just better quality in general.
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>>10051138
>Most Hypmic characters are so popular that their character taxes are about even, Doppo aside
That's terrifying.
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>>10051202
I mean, you can still find plenty nice merch secondhand for decent prices and there is SO much merch being released every month as well. I'd personally just suggest taking advantage of preorders.
But yeah, the majority of the characters evenly share popularity, the fandom is quite dedicated.
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>>10051138
I'm a Riou stan, but I doubt I'll be making a bag for him. I don't wanna jump the bandwagon too soon so I'm waiting for the hype to dye down before swooping up the cheap merch.
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>>10051600
Die down? Hasn't the hype been going for 6 months now? I feel like with a series like Hypmic that won't die after a 12 week season anime it's more likely to keep its fanbase.
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>>10051600
Riou already has some of the cheaper merch and like >>10051648 said, I don't think Hypmic's hype is dying anytime soon, it's been going strong for several months and with 3 mangas starting this month + mobile game next year, you can grab yourself a chair while you wait cause it'll be a good while before it happens...
"Older" merch that isn't limited/exclusive/collab/event is already pretty affordable imo. As new merch (constantly) emerges, the pricings for older items decrease too. I've seen the same badge drop from 1000y to 600y in a matter of weeks.

And it's not really jumping the bandwagon if you genuinely like it but you are obviously free to wait it out before deciding to collect from it. Just saying that you shouldn't count on the hype dying out soon, the fandom is pretty dedicated.
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I found out an artist I bought fan merch from got into this drama I don't agree with them on. I've already incorporated their merch in my bag but this whole thing really soured my opinion of them. I'm at a loss for what to do here. They're one of the few artists who made merch for this franchise so it'll be hard to find a replacement. But I don't want to look at my bag and get bitter if I end up remembering this artist.
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>>10052350
I have similar feelings towards an artist but I kept their merch in my bag. My situation is a little different though as they just had horrible customer service and ignored me until I went through Paypal and then proceeded to cuss me out lol. I figured since I have them might as well use them, but anyone who asks about their charms specifically I just tell them my experience incase they plan on purchasing from their store.

There’s a lot of videogames, shows, etc. that have a shitty staff and issues in the company that I don’t agree with but I like the content they put out. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Whatever makes you happiest, anon. You do you.
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>>10052436
Thank you for your opinion. This matter is more personal to me but I want to give it a few weeks and see how I feel about it. I'm going to keep collecting for replacements meanwhile.
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>>10052350
I'm going through something similar; someone who used to copy art has become super popular and is now organizing a zine. I told myself I wouldn't buy it but most artists I follow are participating and merch will be included too. I feel so torn...
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>finds out favorite fanartist opened a shop on taobao
>adds merch to cart
>decides to window shop because it was in my recommended list
>MFW my original order of $25 balloons to $300 on checkout

Why am I like this.
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Is there a specific search term for finding diorama bag suitable base bags or are they just labeled as the usual?
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