Play Arts Kai Deals?
Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:00 AM
Anyone have any tips for finding good deals on Play Arts Kai figures? I'm looking for sites that have better prices than Amazon or ebay, anyone have any suggestions on alternate sites to look at?
Also, does anyone know of any places to grab the Metal Gear Grey Fox figure for msrp, just wondering?
Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:58 PM
I checked all the Japanese figure sites I use, but none has that Gray Fox in stock anymore. Well, Nippon-Yasan does have him and in new condition, but they know how rare he is so the price is up to 13,800 yen (~$156): http://www.nippon-ya...borg-ninja.html
He was around 5000 yen (~$65, or ~$57 by today's exchange rates) when he came out Feb 2012. It may be very difficult to find him at that price now. In addition to stalking eBay (usually way overpriced, but I have found a few good deals on open boxes), you should also monitor the Japanese secondhand stores listed near the bottom of this post: http://www.cheapassg...995&postcount=1 Their prices are usually much better than you can find in US. I have bought a lot of oop figures from Mandarake at prices near original msrp.
Edited by lilman, 27 January 2013 - 04:28 PM.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:33 PM
I wish Play Arts Kai had their own online store, it seems like resellers are pretty much the only way to go ... same with Hot Toys.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:31 PM
Revengeance Raiden is coming out in February, or March if you buy from US retailer. If you want to buy from Japan, AmiAmi is my favorite store and usually has the best price: http://www.amiami.co...de=FIG-IPN-5331
If buying in US, either go with Amazon if you have prime shipping:www.amazon.com/Square-Enix-Metal-Gear-Rising/dp/B00A17O6BG/
or Anime-Island for the lowest price: http://www.anime-isl...ion-figure.html
I haven't used Anime-Island personally, but I hear nothing but good things about them. There's also kirinhobby.com for a US distributor (haven't tried them either, but should be good). They list Gray Fox as "backordered", so maybe you can contact them and ask if they can really get it: http://www.kirinhobb...roducts_id=4370
Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:52 PM