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Collections & Acquisitions / Re: New High Prices for Viper Artwork
« Last post by Moge on December 04, 2023, 08:27:22 pm »
That price :o

Just goes to show how much love there still is for the series.
Non-Hentai Video Games / Re: It's a thread! (Games discussion, etc.)
« Last post by JG on November 27, 2023, 01:35:12 pm »
SquareEnix games are usually discounted heavily at Black Friday - but not so much this year, with recent games like FF7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 not discounted at all after seeing deep discounts last year.

But they're discounting some games today, and the deals are available several places (Amazon, Best Buy, etc.) Maybe some more than these.
  • Final Fantasy XVI [PS5] - $35
  • Dragon Quest Treasures [Switch] - $29
  • Dragon Quest XI S [Switch Digital] - $35
  • Dragon Quest Builders [Switch Digital] - $35
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 [Switch Digital] - $35
Collections & Acquisitions / Re: New High Prices for Viper Artwork
« Last post by JG on November 26, 2023, 09:14:52 am »
Depending how you look at it, we have a new top price, folks. An Akira sex scene non-colored cel from Gokuraku VIPER Lanjerie Red went for a whopping 300,099 yen this morning, topping the previous record holder by about 16%.
However, because the yen is down, at today's exchange rate that price equates to $2,007.82 USD, which is about 16% the other way off the record. (Though still a stunning price to pay for a single piece of an animation sequence.)

Non-Hentai Video Games / Re: It's a thread! (Games discussion, etc.)
« Last post by JG on November 17, 2023, 01:49:21 pm »
Most of the big ads are out now. We're still waiting on GameStop's normal Black Friday ad though. Amazon is opting not to tip their hand on gaming deals but being entirely digital they can throw something up next week and will likely match many of these.

Best Buy
  • Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope Cosmic Edition [Switch] - $15
  • God of War Ragnarok [PS5] - $35
  • God of War Ragnarok [PS4] - $30
  • Star Wars Jedi Survivor [PS5 or Xbox X] - $35
  • Final Fantasy XVI [PS5] - $40
  • Diablo IV [PS5] - $50

Wal-Mart is clearly hedging their gaming bets for early in the week, and delaying their big sales to start Wednesday. It's unclear from their ad if the discounts are only good Wednesday, or only start then and are available through the weekend. (Probably continues through the weekend or until out of stock.) In any case, surrendering Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to competitors is not such a great idea unless you've got a better price.
  • Backbone One (all models, including USB-C) - $69, November 22
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom [Switch] - $52, all week
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 [Switch] - $40, all week
  • Star Wars Jedi Survivor [PS5] - $35, all week
  • Kirby's Return to Dreamland [Switch] - $30, November 22
  • Hogwart's Legacy [PS5] - $40, November 22
  • God of War Ragnarok [PS4] - $30, November 22
  • Mortal Kombat 1 [PS5] - $40, November 22
  • Super Mario Odyssey [Switch] - $30, November 22
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Switch] - $30, November 22
  • Street Fighter 6 [PS5] - $30, November 22

Target is pushing the Xbox consoles hard. But the ad is confusing about what is the better deal.
  • Xbox Series X - $450, plus $75 Target gift card
  • Xbox Series X with Diablo IV - $450, plus $75 Target gift card (which seems like the better deal, but why priced the same? Maybe this is the lesser hard drive model?)
  • Kirby's Return to Dreamland [Switch] - $30
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 [Switch] - $40
  • Sonic Superstars [Switch] - $35
  • Star Wars Jedi Survivor [PS5] - $35
  • Mortal Kombat 1 [PS5] - $40
  • Final Fantasy XVI [PS5] - $40
  • Hogwart's Legacy [PS5] - $40

Target just got egg on face for using page area to specifically highlight prices for Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey at $40, when Walmart has them beat by $10 on each. They do beat Wal-Mart on Sonic Superstars price by $5, and being a newer game is a slight win for Target's ad. Both of them fall flat on Sparks of Hope though, offering the basic game at $20 when Best Buy's Cosmic Edition with extra weapon skins is cheaper by $5. Best Buy also beats them by $5 on PS5 God of War Ragnarok as well. Wal-Mart's lone win is Street Fighter 6 PS5 at $10 cheaper than Best Buy.
Collections & Acquisitions / Re: Official Viper t-shirts
« Last post by G-1 on November 15, 2023, 03:26:03 am »
I really love the Raika and Miki shirts . Someday I hope we see more Viper shirts even if they are just custom ones .
Collections & Acquisitions / Re: Official Viper t-shirts
« Last post by Moge on November 14, 2023, 04:51:08 pm »
So many cool Viper shirts :o

Been contemplating for the longest while about designing my own shirts since i'm adept at using Adobe illustrator.
Non-Hentai Video Games / Re: It's a thread! (Games discussion, etc.)
« Last post by JG on November 14, 2023, 11:26:02 am »
GameStop is now or will soon be offering some pre-Black Friday game discounts, in addition to the PS5 and DualSense discounts that seem to be ubiquitious. Some games seem to be on sale now, while others are in the ad but not discounted (yet.)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD [Switch] - $29.99
  • Pokemon Shining Pearl [Switch] - $29.99
  • Octopath Traveler II [Switch] - $29.99
  • Forspoken [PS5] - $17.50
  • Elden Ring [PS4] - $19.99
  • Saints Row: Criminal Custom Edition [Xbox] - $5
  • Tales of Arise [PS4] - $5
Shipping from GameStop is always obscene ($79 minimum order), but ordering online and picking up in store is currently carrying an additional $5 discount. I'm going to be picking up Forspoken for only $12.50 plus tax today.
Non-Hentai Video Games / Re: It's a thread! (Games discussion, etc.)
« Last post by JG on November 13, 2023, 11:04:20 am »
Costco will be selling Backbone One Playstation Edition for iPhones for $75 (that's 25% off) with an additional $25 Playstation Store emailed redemption code. That basically makes it half price to stream PS4 and PS5 games to your phone with accurate button labels.

No idea if they'll sell Android models as well, but I suspect not. Most likely these are iPhone 14 and older Lightning connector models, since Apple was finally forced to adapt to supranational standards (ie, USB-C) with the new iPhone 15 (and no one wanted to spend extra money for an Apple-proprietary connector that doesn't charge anything else anyway.) Since USB-C models have a future and Lightning models don't, this could be Costco's way to unload the Lightning models.

Deal good November 20-27 but you have to be a Costco member. Potentially Walmart/Sams or Amazon will match.
Collections & Acquisitions / Re: Official Viper t-shirts
« Last post by JG on November 12, 2023, 08:10:25 am »
I own several, including the same COSPA shirt but still sealed in packaging. They are quite rare to come across these days but I manage to acquire a new one about once a year.

Non-Hentai Video Games / Re: It's a thread! (Games discussion, etc.)
« Last post by JG on November 12, 2023, 08:03:27 am »
Target is now running the same PS5 with Spider-Man 2 or Madern Warfare III deal for $500 and DualSense controllers for $50, so as expected, its likely the same deal everywhere.

Also offering a $15 Playstation card if you buy $100, but that's not such a great deal unless you need a PS Plus refresh and a digital game.
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