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#3331 Nocturnx99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   814 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 03:50 AM

It's My Hero Monday!
I love these little WFC mini figs
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#3332 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2021 - 01:43 PM

-Update-
Reading MFC forum, it seems EMS can be cheaper than DHL for larger shipments.

IIRC, DHL and FedEx charge by volume, not weight, so yeah. Those services tend to be best for heavier/denser items.

#3333 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:02 PM

For my single Nendo from AmiAmi, the cost with DHL shipping was about the same as if I had ordered directly from GSC US with their pre-order shipping discount ($62 from AmiAmi vs $60 from GSC US). This is thanks to good DHL pricing from AmiAmi and strong USD vs JPY.

 

I have a few more Japan pre-orders left (one Nendo, six scales), but the rest of my figure pre-orders are domestic for the foreseeable future.

 

I recently played through Helltaker (free on Steam) and pre-ordered Nendo Lucifer:

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The game is short but has a lot of charm :3



#3334 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2021 - 01:53 AM

HLJ: Summer Sale; ends June 18th, at 11AM JST.



#3335 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2021 - 07:10 PM

Flare Odin Sphere Oswald (April 2022):

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Flare Odin Sphere Gwendolyn Dress ver. (April 2022) (re-release):

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#3336 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2021 - 11:11 AM

UkiyoKumo has 15% off in stock figures July 3-5 with coupon FIGURE4TH

They've changed the free shipping threshold from $100 to $150 since the last time I shopped there. Shipping is a flat $8 otherwise.



#3337 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2021 - 01:42 PM

A couple sales I posted to MFC recently:
 
BigBadToyStore: Special Finds & Import Sale. Features a fair number of older figures; no end date listed.
 
USA Gundam Store: Summer Sale; not sure about the end date



#3338 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2021 - 03:48 PM

GSC US has some AX Lite items available: https://www.goodsmil...eatured/ax-lite

A few harder to find figures in there, though most of those already sold out. I was tempted on the blank Nendo faces but have no art skills. Picked up Nendos Dabi (oos) and Ch'en.

 

KotoUS 20% off in-stock figures (excludes new releases) until July 5 with coupon J42021



#3339 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2021 - 02:20 PM

Ace Attorney Nendos announced:

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#3340 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2021 - 01:17 PM

Debated what to get from Ukiyo Kumo's 4th of July sale and decided on Kotobukiya 1/8 Nicholas D. Wolfwood for $102 and Nendo Waddle Dee for $50. Free shipping since hit $150 (Wolfwood was going to be $110 with shipping, so decided to spend an extra $40 to get Waddles).



#3341 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2021 - 07:35 PM

Free shipping at Play-Asia on all orders July 1-31. No coupon required. Works on pre-orders.

https://www.play-asi.../summershipping

 

I ordered some prize figures for cheap. Did the same last free shipping campaign and got all my prizes without issue. So far, I've order Miku, Nino, Rem, and more Rem, each 50% cheaper than ordering from BBTS.



#3342 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2021 - 03:48 PM

Along with Play-Asia's free shipping campaign, you can also use coupon CENSORED to take 5% off on certain items. It doesn't work on prize figures but seems to work on Nendos. I ordered the Nendo More Face Swap set for $39.89, $20 cheaper than from GSC US.

 

Also ordered Nendos Maple and Sally (from Bofuri) for $57 ea vs $71 ea at GSC US. Kadokawa Nendos tend to cost more than those made by GSC, so nice to get them cheaper.



#3343 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2021 - 11:21 AM

TOM 30% off summer sale: https://otakumode.co...ummer-sale-2021



#3344 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 12:09 PM

Last few days of Play-Asia free shipping campaign. Remember to use coupon CENSORED or NDEAL to get 5% off orders $20+.

 

My haul so far:

Spoiler

 

Nendoroid World of Warcraft Sylvanas Windrunner (January 2022):

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Kotobukiya ARTFX J 1/8 The World Ends With You Neku (January 2022):

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#3345 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2021 - 09:55 PM

Nendoroid Nier:Automata A2 (December 2021):

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Nendo A2 is listed as a "limited production item", so pre-order early if you're interested.

 

Pop Up Parade Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Princess Sakuna (November 2021):

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#3346 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2021 - 11:33 AM

Nendoroid Okami Shiranui (June 2022):

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DX ver (pictured) includes the Glaive Thunder Edge, the Tundra Beads Rosary, and a howling face part.

GSC online shop exclusive bonus Sparrow and Food Dish.

 

I already have Nendo Ammy, but that howl face is tempting...



#3347 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2021 - 11:10 AM

Nendoroid NieR Replicant Emil (January 2022):

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Emil is a limited release and may sell out before the pre-order period ends. He already sold out at a few Japanese shops. Order early if interested.



#3348 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2021 - 01:32 PM

Emil's paint job leaves much to be desired (the scarf and cloak straps in particular), but still ordered him from Good Smile US. Hope the final product looks better.



#3349 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2021 - 01:47 PM

Emil's paint job leaves much to be desired (the scarf and cloak straps in particular), but still ordered him from Good Smile US. Hope the final product looks better.

Also the bones need gray shading instead of being plain white. Doubt it's going to look any better in the end with Square Enix making these. Similar to Nendo Nier's Grimoire Weiss being solid silver without any brown >_<



#3350 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2021 - 09:53 PM

Also the bones need gray shading instead of being plain white. Doubt it's going to look any better in the end with Square Enix making these. Similar to Nendo Nier's Grimoire Weiss being solid silver without any brown >_<

Wait, so Weiss was entirely silver?!

 

At any rate, it's a shame. I managed to get the Emil Bring Arts from some crazy person who only wanted Brother Nier from that set, and he turned out great.

 

Maybe Square Enix is stealthily trying to turn us off the idea of Square Enix Nendos (which some collectors have been begging for for years) by making bad ones :lol:



#3351 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2021 - 10:32 PM

Wait, so Weiss was entirely silver?!

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*sigh* So lazy. At least the quality of SE manufactured Nendos is higher than Toytec or Fine Clover (though still below GSC).

#3352 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2021 - 01:17 PM

Ukiyo Kumo labor day sale 15% off all in-stock items with coupon KUMOKUMO15 https://ukiyokumo.co...ctions/in-stock

 

HS bargain bin begins 9/6 12pm JST (9/5 11pm EST).



#3353 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2021 - 10:02 PM

Nendoroid Sakuna of Rice and Ruin Sakuna Hime (May 2022) (limited):
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Limited release, so order early if interested.

GSC US has started charging sales tax (at least in FL) :\

#3354 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2021 - 10:44 AM

TOM 25x bonus points campaign for Premium members on select in-stock items (ends Sept 30): https://otakumode.com/shop/pickup/bp

 

Nendoroid Nier Replicant Kaine (February 2022) (limited):

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#3355 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2021 - 04:55 PM

Kaine isn't my fave, but she turned out great. I may have to get her.

 

More importantly (for me, anyway), a plushie of Carrier from NieR Re[in]carnation is coming out the same month. I hope he goes up for preorder at the US shops soon.

 

ETA: Oh yeah, btw, HLJ Fall Sale