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#3181 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2020 - 09:42 PM

KotoUS has 20% off in-stock figures through Sept 8 with coupon LD2020

TOM has 15x points (25x points on new pre-orders for premium members) through Sept 10.

 

Ridiculously beautiful Myethos Miku figure up for pre-order from China (must use proxy):

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#3182 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2020 - 01:54 AM

Only waiting on a package from CDJapan now (no figures; just VGM and stationery). That one went out on March 17, also via unreg. SAL. Wish me luck :pray:

Update: got it this weekend!
 


#3183 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2020 - 03:41 PM

Copy-pasta from MFC:

HLJ: 2020 Fall Sale starts Sept. 15, 11AM JST.

Some details:

We are doing things a bit different this year, so listen up! All deals will go live tomorrow, but they won’t be here for long. Deals will be disappearing each day, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

But don’t worry, we are going to give you a head start! We won’t announce the sale to anyone but you for the first hour, giving you the chance to grab what you want before it’s gone! So get ready to beat the clock! Happy shopping!


#3184 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:36 PM

Another one:

Good Smile US: Scale figure sale. Not sure if there's an end date; seems to be "while supplies last".

#3185 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2020 - 04:03 PM

Square Enix wants your money:

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Vagrant Story Bring Arts Ashley Riot and Sydney Losstarot two-pack (Feb. 2021)

Square Enix wants my money:

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NieR:Automata 2B, Pod 042, and Flight Unit model kit (March 2021)

2B is also getting a Play Arts Kai (DX variant with Pod 042) in April. Looks like that line isn't dead yet!



#3186 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9369 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 11:22 PM

Had a lucky find at Target today:

 

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#3187 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2020 - 10:25 AM

Nendoroid NieR:Automata 2B (February 2021):

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#3188 elessar123  

Posted 29 September 2020 - 07:04 PM

Takamaki Anne (October 2021)

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#3189 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2020 - 03:59 PM

Hobby Search: Bargain Sale starts from 12:00PM of 6th Oct [GMT+9]. Ends 11th Oct.

 

With the way shipping from Japan to the US is these days, the deals would have to be really good for me to consider them.



#3190 georox   The Captain CAGiversary!   7703 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2020 - 05:20 AM

Had a lucky find at Target today:

 

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Aaah I have never seen her at Target even... I'd love her on clearance ._. I still want Mercy...



#3191 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2020 - 04:43 PM

Japan Post update: Air Small Packet is available again for shipments to the US



#3192 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2020 - 05:02 PM

I haven't used Air Small Packet before. According to AmiAmi's shipping service comparison, ASP arrives faster than RSAL and provides the same tracking and 6000yen insurance.

 

I have an order of two Nendoroids waiting for payment on AmiAmi. Here's the shipping cost breakdown:

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In this case, ASP is 400yen more than RSAL (SAL is still unavailable to all countries btw), and DHL is 260yen more than ASP. Considering that I've been very happy with DHL service, I'll continue to use it unless the price difference with ASP becomes greater.



#3193 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2020 - 09:59 PM

I haven't used Air Small Packet before. According to AmiAmi's shipping service comparison, ASP arrives faster than RSAL and provides the same tracking and 6000yen insurance.
 
I have an order of two Nendoroids waiting for payment on AmiAmi. Here's the shipping cost breakdown:
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In this case, ASP is 400yen more than RSAL (SAL is still unavailable to all countries btw), and DHL is 260yen more than ASP. Considering that I've been very happy with DHL service, I'll continue to use it unless the price difference with ASP becomes greater.

IIRC, the times when I've used Air Small Packet has tended to be for media and/or similar small items. It is definitely faster than SAL.

I might email CDJapan and have a preorder there (for a Switch game) changed from DHL to unregistered Air, since it'd save me around 1000 yen (or maybe I'll combine it with a future order...).



#3194 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40128 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2020 - 02:16 AM

I haven't used Air Small Packet before. According to AmiAmi's shipping service comparison, ASP arrives faster than RSAL and provides the same tracking and 6000yen insurance.

 

I have an order of two Nendoroids waiting for payment on AmiAmi. Here's the shipping cost breakdown:

Amiami-ship.png

 

In this case, ASP is 400yen more than RSAL (SAL is still unavailable to all countries btw), and DHL is 260yen more than ASP. Considering that I've been very happy with DHL service, I'll continue to use it unless the price difference with ASP becomes greater.

Air has always been just slightly slower than EMS for me. I usually got stuff in a week with air.



#3195 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 12:05 PM

Nendoroid Bayonetta (June 2021) (limited+exclusive):

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Nendoroid Kingdom Hearts II Sora (May 2021) (limited+exclusive):

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Both of these are limited+exclusive releases, so you won't find them on normal shops like AmiAmi. Not sure if they will appear on GSC partner shops later.



#3196 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14203 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 09:42 PM

Damn! I’ll be getting Bayo!

#3197 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2020 - 01:59 AM

Good Smile Company WonHobby 2020 Autumn gallery

 

Some new and newish video game figures of note:

 

Splatoon 2 - figma Off the Hook

Doom Eternal - Nendoroid Doomguy Doom Slayer

Pokemon Sword/Shield - Nendoroid Marnie (and Morpeko)

Crash Bandicoot 4 - Nendoroid Crash Bandicoot

Cyberpunk 2077 - figma V

 

Also, new prototype images of Nendoroid Black Frost (Shin Megami Tensei series) and others.



#3198 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2020 - 10:00 PM

I'm liking what I'm seeing. There are more video game figures here than I expected.

 

I hope Nendo Doom Slayer comes with plenty of weapons. Double-barreled shotgun, bfg, and chainsaw are at the top of my list. Not sure if chainsaw is even in the latest Doom games though.

 

I'm surprised Cyberpunk 2077 is getting so much figure love before it even comes out. First the PUP of Keanu, now Figma V. Maybe it's a continuation of their CD Projekt Red partnership after The Witcher figures did so well.

 

Nendo Marrie is very cute! May bite on that one.

 

Ghost of Tsushima Figma reminds me that I hope the game goes on sale for BF. A friend played through it (a few times) and loved every second.

 

Not game related, but I'm most happy to see Nendo Sesshomaru announced. Such a classic shounen series.



#3199 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 09:35 PM

Nendos Bayonetta and KH2 Sora are now on TOM and BBTS. Cheapest price should be direct from GSC US (unless you have TOM points).

 

When ordering from GSC US, be sure to check the box for priority shipping since it's only $0.15 more than economy.



#3200 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2020 - 02:34 PM

News: Japan Post Shipping Rates Going Up Next Year



#3201 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2020 - 09:52 PM

Something to worry about if they ever start shipping to US again ^^;

 

I don't get why they still have SAL completely shut down and EMS only available to a few countries. It's not like the packages are transmitting the virus. Just have pilots stay in approved accommodations away from the locals. That should keep them safe from bringing the virus home with them.

 

I had an Amazon JP pre-order (Myethos Senko-san) ship via DHL yesterday and arrive today. I'm so spoiled for returning to SAL's 3-4 week wait :P



#3202 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2020 - 02:45 PM

Something to worry about if they ever start shipping to US again ^^;
 
I don't get why they still have SAL completely shut down and EMS only available to a few countries. It's not like the packages are transmitting the virus. Just have pilots stay in approved accommodations away from the locals. That should keep them safe from bringing the virus home with them.

Well, there's still Air Small Packet and Surface...

As for SAL and EMS, afaik, both are sent in the cargo holds of passenger planes, and there's a lot fewer of those leaving Japan these days (I'm not sure about Air). It's not like FedEx and DHL, which have dedicated cargo planes.



#3203 elessar123  

Posted 21 October 2020 - 06:01 PM

Yea, but surface is literally a boat that takes months to reach shores.



#3204 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2020 - 09:37 PM

Yea, but surface is literally a boat that takes months to reach shores.

Yeah, I've never wanted to use surface. I think that's what TOM is using now with their Japan shipments. I've had a package from them in transit since 9/9 that I'm still waiting to reach UPS in US. Until UPS gets their hands on it, I have no way to track :\



#3205 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4399 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2020 - 05:14 PM

Yea, but surface is literally a boat that takes months to reach shores.

I know, just wanted to point it out as an option that might be affected by the rate changes.

I actually had a proxy order sent Surface this summer, because the other shipping options were brutal, price-wise. Still waiting on it :lol: Surface isn't too awful as long as one is patient.



#3206 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 October 2020 - 11:26 AM

Nendoroid Crash Bandicoot (June 2021):

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Looks good but rather pricey considering he doesn't come with much.



#3207 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 November 2020 - 10:44 PM

Yay, my TOM order finally arrived after nearly two months. Shipped 9/9, no tracking update until 11/2, delivered 11/6. It's nice they were able to ship it out from Japan without charging an extra fee, but the wait was real.



#3208 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2020 - 04:49 PM

HS bargain bin starts tonight, 10pm EST.



#3209 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2020 - 09:13 PM

Play-Asia is offering free economy shipping this week. Pre-ordered a prize figure for $15 that would have cost $30 from BBTS. Going to check if there's anything else I'm interested in.

 

-Update- Ordered two more prize figures, FuRyu Shima Rin ($17) and Taito Miku 3rd Season Winter ver ($15). I've been avoiding ordering prize figures lately since shipping prices right now kill the savings of getting a prize, but this free shipping deal is great ^^



#3210 elessar123  

Posted 09 November 2020 - 10:01 PM

Ha, nice. I didn't realize it worked on figures. I already bought this prize figure from TOM.