Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Final Fantasy Advent Children on Blu-Ray

My husband got me Final Fantasy Advent Children on Blu-Ray. I already have it on DVD, but the Blu-Ray edition has 26 extra minutes of footage (plus a sneak peek at Final Fantasy 13!). At first I thought "wow. 26 minutes."

Wow, those extra 26 minutes gave the movie so much more, and it actually makes sense now! So if you were disappointed in Advent Children, I recommend watching the "extended" version. It gives more background about what is motivating characters, and some other little gems. :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

EGAT Group Giveaway!

Welcome to Etsy Gamers Anime Team's first group giveaway! This is a winner take all giveaway, all of the items will go to one lucky winner. This giveaway will end on the 8th of June. WARNING! If you are the winner, your address will be shared with the five members that are in this.

  • Polymer Pancake Necklace from whimsywingandthings - made complete with realistic details such as melting butter and glistening syrup. It is attached via a silver toned jump ring to an adjustable length black corded necklace. 17"-18.5" adjustable length.

  • Origami Shuriken Earring from kankuropainter - Each earring is about 1.5" wide and is coated in a resin which makes them water resistant but not water proof. They should be taken off before taking a bath and/or shower, But should be ok if it rains depending on how hard the rain is. Each one is hand made and is made with washi paper, resin, and jewelry hardware. It is a fish hook earring. So no losing the backer. The washi paper I used has different designs and is mainly blue.

  • Puffy Star Earrings from 3dDoodles - capture the stars and wear them at your ears with this pair of puffy star charms dangling from silver-plated french hook findings.

  • Small Flower Hair Clip from PastryStitches - small five petal brocade fabric flower with alligator clip. Measures: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches. Can be the clip in the picture or custom order.

  • Purple and White Flowers Braclet from TheBeadedHeart - This is for a lampwork beaded bracelet. I used beadalon beading wire with beautiful purple with white lampwork glass beads. Purple and white czech glass beads, silver plated spacer beads, and a toggle clasp. This measures 6 1/4" including the clasp.

  • There might be a sixth entry... trying to figure out who the sixth entry came from and picture.

Some of our members have their items up on etsy, so we would like the winner to fake buy them (aka check in mail when buying) to give us feedback on the items. If you don't have an etsy account... don't worry. Just give us the feedback you want to give and one of us will fake buy it for you ^_^.

To Enter:
- Visit one shop of the member's shop in the giveaway and comment here listing your favorite item of the shop and why. You MUST include your e-mail to your entry.

Earn Extra Entries:
Be sure to leave a comment with a link on this post for each entry.

- Mention this giveaway on your blog.

- Tweet or Plurk about this giveaway.

- Follow this Blog.

- Each purchase from a member from this giveaway will earn you 5 more entries! A purchase from today to the 7th of June.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My First Article and Giveaway

I feel so proud of myself today! I just got my first article up on and I am getting a number of views today! My article is called Promoting Your Guilds and Teams, please go read it and vote, also a comment would be nice to ^__^.

There's other articles on the Guilds and Teams Department like: interviews, how to start a guild, choosing the perfect guild/team, and more. Have fun reading!

Also the giveaway is about 2 weeks away, please give me pictures of your item and the description at the latest the 29th. This is so in case I need to edit picture sizes or anything else... and try to figure out how to layout the blog entry for it. If you have any questions either e-mail me at or comment on this blog.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Button Blowout Sale in my Etsy Shop!

(hope this is allowed...)

I'm listing every button I have left in my inventory and taking 50% off of the price in order to clear them out! On May 21st they'll all be gone for good! We've got Star Wars, Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean, Firefly, and more! Get them while you can!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We are Growing!

I think we are at a total of 11 members now, yay! Hopefully we continue to grow ^___^

It looks like the only way we can officially have etsy in our name in the team listing is to have a team tag that everyone uses in their listings. If we were going to do this... you will only need to list it in your next new items. Just let me know if you guys want to do that, so we can officially be EGAT.

Also to note... right now I am having a sale that ends on mother's day... 25% off of all items in my shop. For members of EGAT, after the 25% off, members get an additional 10% off their item(s) ^_^. Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sailor Moon

I just bought the entire series of Sailor Moon on DVD for $100. :D I think it's bootleg....but it was worth it. I want my daughters to see this show one day, you know, when I have daughters!

Also, I'm having a giveaway in this blog so please go check it out! :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New to EGAT

Hello everyone!
I just joined EGAT. I'm not much of a gamer, but I'm a definite anime nerd. :) I missed the con last year, but I almost always attend OhayoCon. I love Paprika, Cat's Soup, that kind of weird make you think stuff.

On Etsy, I sell unique hand knitted items, not usually relating to anime but maybe this will inspire me.

I also have a love for Japanese culture, especially the food. I looove sushi. Oh, I guess one Japanese culture related thing is Noro yarn, which is made in Japan and really really pretty.
Look forward to this group!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Team Giveaway Coming Soon!

On June 6th we will be having our Group Giveaway and it will end on June 13th. If you are wanting to join this please e-mail me at and let me know even if you haven't picked an item yet. As soon as you have an item that you want, give me a picture or two of it, description (what it is), how much it would be sold for. If you want to use an item that's already in your shop, keep it in your shop and put it as Reserved for PastryStitches... we will be asking the winner to fake buy the items in the shop, meaning they will buy it using snail mail, so we can get feedback on the item.

Right now I have joining this:
  • PastryStitches
  • TheBeadedHeart
  • DayzeeLove
  • MonkeyThreads
  • Whimsywingsandthings
Everyone will be shipping their own items out to the winner... we will let the people know this before they join the thing. I think that's all I need to say... if you have questions, just e-mail me!

New here from Chicago

Hey all, My name is Amanda. I love all things Japanese. :) I went to Japan 5 years ago for 3 weeks, and it's one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I've been a video game addict since I was a kid, and I don't think it's something I'll ever completely grow out of. I enjoy Cosplay - I went as Sailor Moon last year to Acen, and if I can manage to get a costume together I'll do something again this year.

I sell buttons, magnets, mirrors and bottle openers in my shop on etsy. Some of them are made from mangas, and I have many more that I simply haven't listed. If there's a specific one that you're looking for just let me know.

I do 10% off for team members, just remind me in the notes to seller.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Group Giveaway Editing and Such

I am thinking of having a GROUP Giveaway in May 16th or sometime in June... might push it to June b/c of Mother's Day next month. I would think we would give like samples of our stuff... something smaller than a one person giveaway? Maybe put a cap price maybe... any ideas?

Either comment here if you want to join or e-mail me.

Oh! If you see something in your entry updated or changed... that would be me or whimsy. Either a link isn't working or something is typoed, we will fix it ^_^. We won't delete contents unless unappropriate (racist comments, NC-17, R, X type contents, and etc).

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hi! I'm new to the EGAT

Hi everyone I'm new to the team and am super excited, so I'm offering $2.00 off for all members of the team. I make amigurumi plushies and all sorts of other cute amigurumi things so if you don't see in on my site, just ask about it and I can probably crochet it up for you!

<3 Sammy of Geekporium

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Anyone going to Anime Central in May

Is anyone going to Anime Central which is being held in Rosemont on Mother's Day weekend? Both of my kids are going and I'd love a few details. Is it worth the $$$ to go?

Monday, March 16, 2009


PastryStitches here!

This is EGAT, Etsy Gamers Anime Team! This team is for fans of games, anime, and the Japanese culture... you don't have to make things related to those to join, just have to love at least one of them. Also don't have to go to conventions... just a place for people that like these things.

More of a team to help each other to learn of new stuff in those three topics and give ideas to members that make things based off of those topics. To meet new friends that have the same interest... maybe even find items from other members that you want to buy.

This team is more for fun.

People can find local artists in the group to go to conventions together... maybe get artists tables to share and the like.

There is no fee to enter this team. If I get a lot of people that want to join this team... I will work on making a ning site or something for use to talk through.

Again to join... you just have to be an anime lover, gamer (doesn't have to be japanese games), and Japanese culture fan.

If you would like to e-mail with the subject line saying Joining EGAT and explain why you would like to join as well as your etsy username and the e-mail you use for etsy. This is so I/we can contact you for Team Updates.