My gf would absolutely LOVE that Saber-Lion set...I'll have to see what I can save up since it seems pricey wherever I look. Of course I'm paying for dinner, movie, mini-golf and whatever else we do for her b-day.
Saber Lion is pure win. She was re-released at the end of last year so she's way cheaper than she used to be. You can order her new from AmiAmi for 2250 JPY (~$23, + another ~$10 for SAL Registered shipping): http://www.amiami.co...de=FIG-MOE-0120
Thanks for these links! I checked out Mandarake and found some inexpensive One Piece World Collection Figures. It says "box damage/case damage" on the cheaper ones, which means that only the box is ruined right? Does your order have to be approved for them to send you the items? I went through a mock order for four figures, shipping showed as free and handling was $5. Is that accurate for the site? It's all so foreign to me...
They always say "box damaged", but of the many I've bought, they've all come mint. Unless they state additional details like box window broken, you probably won't notice they are secondhand. Here's how Mandarake works (from op):
My favorite source for secondhand figures. Mandarake is a web front for a collection of B&M hobby stores in Japan. Their selection is huge, pricing is great, and new items are added daily. Many of their secondhand items have never been opened. The condition is commonly something like "not opened/box damaged" which translates to it will look brand new when you get it :3 Note that there is a 500 yen fee for orders under 5000 yen, so I only ever place an order when I have 5000 yen worth of items to buy. This fee, along with shipping, is calculated per store, so you want all your items in an order to come from the same store. Also note that because these are B&M stores, an item you ordered may sell out that same day in store (this has happened to me a few times). In that case, the item is removed from your order, or if your order is just one item, the order is cancelled. If you are worried about not breaking the 5000 yen barrier in the case an item is oos, make sure to check the boxes for "cancel order if this item is oos" on all items in your order. You'll receive an email the following day with the items they were able to secure (hopefully everything in your order), the total including shipping, and a link to payment.
Edited by lilman, 30 May 2013 - 05:52 PM.