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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby nascar246788 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:48 am

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I must've doubted a little, because I did get one more watermelon bat. But the other 4 were at least OTHER duplicates I already had, so I guess it was ultimately a win? \:D/


You are on the right path to getting the fruit bats you want.


Probably gonna have to wait a bit on my last fruit bat, the secondary market prices are ridiculous right now. It's okay though, I can be patient! Of course I'm telling myself that I won't buy any the next time I go to Hollywood, we'll see if I actually hold firm.


You never know. You might get lucky and get the one you need to finish off the set.
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby FunkOCD » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:32 am

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Guess we'll find out soon enough...


TBH I haven’t found anyone that’s interested in them yet. I find them creepy personally lol. But...I still want the Dragon!


I want to like this set (because pups!) but I find the Daisy Dukes aspect a bit disturbing. And you're right about the Dragon....that's the best part!


Yeah the shorts killed it, TBH!
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Postby Katers » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:27 am

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Guess we'll find out soon enough...


TBH I haven’t found anyone that’s interested in them yet. I find them creepy personally lol. But...I still want the Dragon!


I want to like this set (because pups!) but I find the Daisy Dukes aspect a bit disturbing. And you're right about the Dragon....that's the best part!


Yeah, I think I'll have to let others do the hard work for this particular dragon, just like I had to for the fruit bats. I haven't even looked, do we know the ratios yet for the next batches? Are the Soups and Puppies as harsh as the Bats? ](*,)
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:29 am

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You are on the right path to getting the fruit bats you want.


Probably gonna have to wait a bit on my last fruit bat, the secondary market prices are ridiculous right now. It's okay though, I can be patient! Of course I'm telling myself that I won't buy any the next time I go to Hollywood, we'll see if I actually hold firm.


You never know. You might get lucky and get the one you need to finish off the set.


That would be wonderful, but we'll see! Actually just potentially scheduled my next Hollywood trip tonight, we'll see how the willpower holds out!
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:30 am

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TBH I haven’t found anyone that’s interested in them yet. I find them creepy personally lol. But...I still want the Dragon!


I want to like this set (because pups!) but I find the Daisy Dukes aspect a bit disturbing. And you're right about the Dragon....that's the best part!


Yeah the shorts killed it, TBH!


Watch them come out, and we're all like "Oh, they're so much cuter than we thought...!" That's kinda what happened to me and the Bats! lol
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Postby nascar246788 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:17 am

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Probably gonna have to wait a bit on my last fruit bat, the secondary market prices are ridiculous right now. It's okay though, I can be patient! Of course I'm telling myself that I won't buy any the next time I go to Hollywood, we'll see if I actually hold firm.


You never know. You might get lucky and get the one you need to finish off the set.


That would be wonderful, but we'll see! Actually just potentially scheduled my next Hollywood trip tonight, we'll see how the willpower holds out!


I am interested to see how your willpower holds out.
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Greymom » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:24 am

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I want to like this set (because pups!) but I find the Daisy Dukes aspect a bit disturbing. And you're right about the Dragon....that's the best part!


Yeah the shorts killed it, TBH!


Watch them come out, and we're all like "Oh, they're so much cuter than we thought...!" That's kinda what happened to me and the Bats! lol


I don't know about that happening, but you're right. I should see these in person before I pass judgement.
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 am

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You never know. You might get lucky and get the one you need to finish off the set.


That would be wonderful, but we'll see! Actually just potentially scheduled my next Hollywood trip tonight, we'll see how the willpower holds out!


I am interested to see how your willpower holds out.


It's already not looking great! lol

But it might also get subverted over to the sodas, I'm still on the hunt for a Freddie Mercury chase, so we'll see if I try my luck there instead of the Bats!
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Postby Katers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:38 am

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Yeah the shorts killed it, TBH!


Watch them come out, and we're all like "Oh, they're so much cuter than we thought...!" That's kinda what happened to me and the Bats! lol


I don't know about that happening, but you're right. I should see these in person before I pass judgement.


Well, I took the chance on the bats, I think that means it's your turn to take the chance on the next one! Do it, do it...buy a puppy!
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Greymom » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:57 am

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Watch them come out, and we're all like "Oh, they're so much cuter than we thought...!" That's kinda what happened to me and the Bats! lol


I don't know about that happening, but you're right. I should see these in person before I pass judgement.


Well, I took the chance on the bats, I think that means it's your turn to take the chance on the next one! Do it, do it...buy a puppy!


Ok ok. I'll do a serious ponder on it, but no promises! Better yet, why don't you buy one 1st so I can see one? Haha!
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:47 am

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I don't know about that happening, but you're right. I should see these in person before I pass judgement.


Well, I took the chance on the bats, I think that means it's your turn to take the chance on the next one! Do it, do it...buy a puppy!


Ok ok. I'll do a serious ponder on it, but no promises! Better yet, why don't you buy one 1st so I can see one? Haha!


I already did all my purchasing with my 9000 extra fruit bats, it's definitely your turn!

I will also accept a Soup paka in sacrifice if need be! lol
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby NCDS » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:42 am

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Probably gonna have to wait a bit on my last fruit bat, the secondary market prices are ridiculous right now. It's okay though, I can be patient! Of course I'm telling myself that I won't buy any the next time I go to Hollywood, we'll see if I actually hold firm.


You never know. You might get lucky and get the one you need to finish off the set.


That would be wonderful, but we'll see! Actually just potentially scheduled my next Hollywood trip tonight, we'll see how the willpower holds out!



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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Greymom » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:46 am

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Greymom wrote:
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Well, I took the chance on the bats, I think that means it's your turn to take the chance on the next one! Do it, do it...buy a puppy!


Ok ok. I'll do a serious ponder on it, but no promises! Better yet, why don't you buy one 1st so I can see one? Haha!


I already did all my purchasing with my 9000 extra fruit bats, it's definitely your turn!

I will also accept a Soup paka in sacrifice if need be! lol


If only I can find any Soup pakas!
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

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Yeah the shorts killed it, TBH!


Watch them come out, and we're all like "Oh, they're so much cuter than we thought...!" That's kinda what happened to me and the Bats! lol


I don't know about that happening, but you're right. I should see these in person before I pass judgement.


But the glams!!!
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Postby FunkOCD » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:41 am

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Greymom wrote:
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TBH I haven’t found anyone that’s interested in them yet. I find them creepy personally lol. But...I still want the Dragon!


I want to like this set (because pups!) but I find the Daisy Dukes aspect a bit disturbing. And you're right about the Dragon....that's the best part!


Yeah, I think I'll have to let others do the hard work for this particular dragon, just like I had to for the fruit bats. I haven't even looked, do we know the ratios yet for the next batches? Are the Soups and Puppies as harsh as the Bats? ](*,)


Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Greymom » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:37 pm

FunkOCD wrote:
Katers wrote:
Greymom wrote:
I want to like this set (because pups!) but I find the Daisy Dukes aspect a bit disturbing. And you're right about the Dragon....that's the best part!


Yeah, I think I'll have to let others do the hard work for this particular dragon, just like I had to for the fruit bats. I haven't even looked, do we know the ratios yet for the next batches? Are the Soups and Puppies as harsh as the Bats? ](*,)


Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL


I love the term "rage buy". Very apt! LOL
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:54 am

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Katers wrote:
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You never know. You might get lucky and get the one you need to finish off the set.


That would be wonderful, but we'll see! Actually just potentially scheduled my next Hollywood trip tonight, we'll see how the willpower holds out!



No luck on my side. I need to dance more.


The willpower failed me on the Hollywood trip, I had my friend pick me out 1 fruit bat paka ball. Lo and behold.....right bat, wrong color scheme! ](*,)

Still fun though, and frankly, kinda funny.
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Postby Katers » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:55 am

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Ok ok. I'll do a serious ponder on it, but no promises! Better yet, why don't you buy one 1st so I can see one? Haha!


I already did all my purchasing with my 9000 extra fruit bats, it's definitely your turn!

I will also accept a Soup paka in sacrifice if need be! lol


If only I can find any Soup pakas!


Still none at Hollywood, just lots of the snapsies. They need to sort out their priorities! lol
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Postby Katers » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:04 am

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Watch them come out, and we're all like "Oh, they're so much cuter than we thought...!" That's kinda what happened to me and the Bats! lol


I don't know about that happening, but you're right. I should see these in person before I pass judgement.


But the glams!!!


The glams usually do a good job pulling me in, not so for this round. That's okay though, I think after the Funko Fair coming up that I'm going to need to save up a bit!
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Postby Katers » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:05 am

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Katers wrote:
Greymom wrote:
I want to like this set (because pups!) but I find the Daisy Dukes aspect a bit disturbing. And you're right about the Dragon....that's the best part!


Yeah, I think I'll have to let others do the hard work for this particular dragon, just like I had to for the fruit bats. I haven't even looked, do we know the ratios yet for the next batches? Are the Soups and Puppies as harsh as the Bats? ](*,)


Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL


Even my rage buying has a limit to how high I'll go, unfortunately! Still a little too high right now for me, so I'll wait a bit until the excitement has died down!
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Postby Katers » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:06 am

Greymom wrote:
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Yeah, I think I'll have to let others do the hard work for this particular dragon, just like I had to for the fruit bats. I haven't even looked, do we know the ratios yet for the next batches? Are the Soups and Puppies as harsh as the Bats? ](*,)


Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL


I love the term "rage buy". Very apt! LOL


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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby FunkOCD » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:54 am

Greymom wrote:
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Yeah, I think I'll have to let others do the hard work for this particular dragon, just like I had to for the fruit bats. I haven't even looked, do we know the ratios yet for the next batches? Are the Soups and Puppies as harsh as the Bats? ](*,)


Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL


I love the term "rage buy". Very apt! LOL


It's like Jesse Spanno, "I'm so excited, I'm SO EXCITED... I'M.. So.. Scared."
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Postby FunkOCD » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:56 am

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Yeah, I think I'll have to let others do the hard work for this particular dragon, just like I had to for the fruit bats. I haven't even looked, do we know the ratios yet for the next batches? Are the Soups and Puppies as harsh as the Bats? ](*,)


Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL


Even my rage buying has a limit to how high I'll go, unfortunately! Still a little too high right now for me, so I'll wait a bit until the excitement has died down!


Had my friend order my Zoup case... Can't wait! Not sure I care for the dragon in the set though! :X So more rage buying soon!
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Postby Trendkill24hr » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:31 pm

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nascar246788 wrote:So does anyone know the origins of paka paka? Why do they use Japanese characters with this line? Did this idea for paka paka come out of inspiration for something in Japan.

I believe it's more because of the "gacha" style (them being in plastic balls and coming from machines, popular in Japan). Obviously they've been releasing them now outside of the machines, but the original intent was they were dispensed like gacha capsules.


I miss the machines. Hopefully they can come back someday soon! They totally sucked in the god-kid, too, she got a real kick out of the graphics before the ball popped out!


I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:52 am

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Greymom wrote:
FunkOCD wrote:
Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL


I love the term "rage buy". Very apt! LOL


It's like Jesse Spanno, "I'm so excited, I'm SO EXCITED... I'M.. So.. Scared."


I only get scared when I look at the pile of duplicates! lol
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Postby Katers » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:53 am

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Rage buy your missing ones before you continue to regret buy all the extra dupes you don't need! LOL


Even my rage buying has a limit to how high I'll go, unfortunately! Still a little too high right now for me, so I'll wait a bit until the excitement has died down!


Had my friend order my Zoup case... Can't wait! Not sure I care for the dragon in the set though! :X So more rage buying soon!


If you need that terrible dragon out of your space, I would be willing to make the sacrifice and bring him over here! Glad to do it for a friend! lol
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Postby Katers » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:54 am

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Katers wrote:
kihou wrote:I believe it's more because of the "gacha" style (them being in plastic balls and coming from machines, popular in Japan). Obviously they've been releasing them now outside of the machines, but the original intent was they were dispensed like gacha capsules.


I miss the machines. Hopefully they can come back someday soon! They totally sucked in the god-kid, too, she got a real kick out of the graphics before the ball popped out!


I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.


Enjoy the memories though! All I have of Think Geek is tales from others who got to enjoy their greatness!
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Greymom » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:01 am

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I miss the machines. Hopefully they can come back someday soon! They totally sucked in the god-kid, too, she got a real kick out of the graphics before the ball popped out!


I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.


Enjoy the memories though! All I have of Think Geek is tales from others who got to enjoy their greatness!


Same. I've ordered off their website before but never had an opportunity to go to one of their stores. I could probably spend all day in there.
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Postby Trendkill24hr » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:26 pm

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I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.


Enjoy the memories though! All I have of Think Geek is tales from others who got to enjoy their greatness!


Same. I've ordered off their website before but never had an opportunity to go to one of their stores. I could probably spend all day in there.


They mostly have the same stuff you can get at GameStop (besides games) and the Thinkgeek website, however they did get WAY more stock of exclusives
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Postby Katers » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:23 am

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I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.


Enjoy the memories though! All I have of Think Geek is tales from others who got to enjoy their greatness!


Same. I've ordered off their website before but never had an opportunity to go to one of their stores. I could probably spend all day in there.


Maybe it's for the best that we were never able to go, then? :mir1:
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Enjoy the memories though! All I have of Think Geek is tales from others who got to enjoy their greatness!


Same. I've ordered off their website before but never had an opportunity to go to one of their stores. I could probably spend all day in there.


They mostly have the same stuff you can get at GameStop (besides games) and the Thinkgeek website, however they did get WAY more stock of exclusives


Definitely sounds like some place I would have been thrilled to visit! :cheers:
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Greymom » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:36 am

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Enjoy the memories though! All I have of Think Geek is tales from others who got to enjoy their greatness!


Same. I've ordered off their website before but never had an opportunity to go to one of their stores. I could probably spend all day in there.


Maybe it's for the best that we were never able to go, then? :mir1:


Sad but true. My bank account wouldn't have been able to handle the onslaught!
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Even my rage buying has a limit to how high I'll go, unfortunately! Still a little too high right now for me, so I'll wait a bit until the excitement has died down!


Had my friend order my Zoup case... Can't wait! Not sure I care for the dragon in the set though! :X So more rage buying soon!


If you need that terrible dragon out of your space, I would be willing to make the sacrifice and bring him over here! Glad to do it for a friend! lol


You don't say LOL
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kihou wrote:I believe it's more because of the "gacha" style (them being in plastic balls and coming from machines, popular in Japan). Obviously they've been releasing them now outside of the machines, but the original intent was they were dispensed like gacha capsules.


I miss the machines. Hopefully they can come back someday soon! They totally sucked in the god-kid, too, she got a real kick out of the graphics before the ball popped out!


I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.

The only machines I actually got to see were at the Funko Hollywood store.
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I miss the machines. Hopefully they can come back someday soon! They totally sucked in the god-kid, too, she got a real kick out of the graphics before the ball popped out!


I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.

The only machines I actually got to see were at the Funko Hollywood store.


Do they still have them there, do you know?
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I drove across town a few times to get Pakas from a machine inside Think Geek. So worth it, too bad they closed down.

The only machines I actually got to see were at the Funko Hollywood store.


Do they still have them there, do you know?

I am not sure! I don't live in the area and I only saw it when we went to the opening event.
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Trendkill24hr » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 pm

kihou wrote:
Trendkill24hr wrote:
kihou wrote:The only machines I actually got to see were at the Funko Hollywood store.


Do they still have them there, do you know?

I am not sure! I don't live in the area and I only saw it when we went to the opening event.


I noticed the animation was repetitive on them, but still an awesome novelty! I low key want to own 1 one day lol
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:36 pm

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Same. I've ordered off their website before but never had an opportunity to go to one of their stores. I could probably spend all day in there.


Maybe it's for the best that we were never able to go, then? :mir1:


Sad but true. My bank account wouldn't have been able to handle the onslaught!


I mean, I certainly was willing to give it a try! It would've been great to have another place to find paka pakas at!
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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Katers » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:37 pm

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Had my friend order my Zoup case... Can't wait! Not sure I care for the dragon in the set though! :X So more rage buying soon!


If you need that terrible dragon out of your space, I would be willing to make the sacrifice and bring him over here! Glad to do it for a friend! lol


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Re: Paka Paka - Fruit Bats

Postby Greymom » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:35 am

Katers wrote:
Greymom wrote:
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Maybe it's for the best that we were never able to go, then? :mir1:


Sad but true. My bank account wouldn't have been able to handle the onslaught!


I mean, I certainly was willing to give it a try! It would've been great to have another place to find paka pakas at!


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