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#1171 aerozero   The man from nowhere CAGiversary!   1011 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:07 AM

Anyone ever buy anything from Jungle before? There's some figures I have my eye on there, but I have't heard much about the site.

 

http://jungle-scs.co.jp/sale_en/



#1172 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40043 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:31 AM

Anyone ever buy anything from Jungle before? There's some figures I have my eye on there, but I have't heard much about the site.

 

http://jungle-scs.co.jp/sale_en/

I ordered something from that site about a week ago. They shipped it the day after I paid, but I haven't gotten it yet.



#1173 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7356 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:58 AM

Was Nendo Red exclusive to Amazon.jp when it first came out? Just wondering where I need to be looking when Cynthia is announced.



#1174 lakers714  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:57 AM

Anyone know a cheap proxy service I am trying to buy books from bookoffonline 



#1175 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5070 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:23 PM

Was Nendo Red exclusive to Amazon.jp when it first came out? Just wondering where I need to be looking when Cynthia is announced.

Amazon Japan and Pokemon Centers, yes.



#1176 yokofox33   House Stark CAGiversary!   1399 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:07 AM

Probably old or irrelevant news, but Mario Nendoroid is available on Amazon JP shipped from Amazon. I placed a pre-order. Hoorah.



#1177 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7356 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:59 AM

Amazon Japan and Pokemon Centers, yes.

Appreciate it. Time to find a proxy!



#1178 The Holy Pretzle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1926 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:07 AM

The Solid Snake nendoroid pisses me off so much, you look at him the wrong way and BAM there goes his hand.



#1179 kickalillas2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1662 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:18 PM

The Solid Snake nendoroid pisses me off so much, you look at him the wrong way and BAM there goes his hand.

Is your right arm falling off too? I thought i was doing something wrong.



#1180 Darthlain18   Zeldaholic CAGiversary!   1299 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 01:00 AM

They made it to mimic snake from phantom pain, they're releasing a separate nendo scale version of the MGSV LE statue.

#1181 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1508 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:55 PM

Nendo Darth Vader and Stormtrooper are available for pre-order now... the level of adorbs is way too high! I'm addicted to Nendo's :(

 

http://www.amiami.co...e=FIGURE-010644



#1182 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3883 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:40 PM

Nendoroid Darth Vader (August 2015):

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Nendo Darth Vader from AmiAmi (3690 JPY): http://www.amiami.co...e=FIGURE-010644

 

Nendoroid Storm Trooper (August 2015):

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Nendo Storm Trooper from AmiAmi (2990 JPY): http://www.amiami.co...e=FIGURE-010645

 

Cool to see they included a little Death Star with Vader:

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I hope they do something similar with Nendo MM Link's moon.



#1183 elessar123  

Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:11 PM

lol I think Vader looks really weird, but the mini Death Star is awesome.



#1184 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7356 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:15 PM

I hope they do something similar with Nendo MM Link's moon.

If they don't, I might consider just grabbing Vader to customize his Death Star into one.

 

Or...well, I guess it's just a ball of clay, really. Probably just do it myself.



#1185 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5070 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:34 PM

Just a heads-up for everyone, the Shirona/Cynthia Nendoroid is currently available for preorder on Amazon Japan.  Grab it while you can!



#1186 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3883 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

^ Ordered (5400 JPY). Here's the link: http://www.amazon.co...duct/B00U87WSVO

 

If you haven't ordered from Amazon Japan before, there is a change to English option above the add to cart button. Set the shipping address to that of your forwarder and the billing address to your credit card.

 

Here's what the shipping address should look like for Big in Japan forwarding:

 

John Doe <- make sure this is the same name you registered with BiJ

111-0043

Tokyo-to 台東区駒形2-5-6 カミナガビル5F

 

Don't worry about buying the forwarding ticket now from BiJ. You can wait until Amazon gives you a shipping notice.



#1187 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7356 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:11 PM

So Big in Japan is your go-to with this? I'll see about signing up now.

 

I'll be good just copy and pasting that address? I've got zero experience with Japanese address formatting.



#1188 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3883 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:24 PM

I've used them before for proxying and forwarding, and I also buy figures from them regularly (usually prizes). Never had trouble with BiJ. You can read about one of my forwarding experiences with them here: http://myfigurecolle....net/blog/16415

 

When I used them to forward Nendo Red from Amazon Japan, there was a bit of delay in BiJ shipping out since a lot of people were using them at the same time (likely for Nendo Red). A few days delay isn't a big deal to me. Their prices for forwarding are very reasonable (check the end of that blog post for details).



#1189 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7356 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:32 PM

That's a solid enough vote of confidence for me. Went ahead and placed the order on Amazon.jp. Thanks for all the information, you guys.



#1190 lakers714  

Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:54 PM

Does dv8Cag still have still have the shop running?? 



#1191 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7356 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:20 PM

Does dv8Cag still have still have the shop running?? 

Last I checked. Few months ago, anyway.



#1192 lakers714  

Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:44 PM

Last I checked. Few months ago, anyway.

Whats the cheapest forwarding service?? I wanted to buy books but it seems like  it will be expensive



#1193 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3883 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2015 - 12:19 AM

Whats the cheapest forwarding service?? I wanted to buy books but it seems like  it will be expensive


I think BiJ has good forwarding prices. 500yen forwarding ticket + 3.4% (applied to shipping cost and the ticket) + 40yen. The % and 40yen are used to cover their PayPal fees. When I did this on a 3600yen EMS shipment, the forwarding ended up being only 680yen. To forward a single Nendo via RSAL, the fee would be around 600yen.

#1194 georox   The Captain CAGiversary!   7581 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2015 - 05:13 PM

Does dv8Cag still have still have the shop running?? 

It is indeed still running!



#1195 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3883 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:19 PM

Updated op with Nendo Cynthia, proxy/forwarding info, and in stock product links (surprised Nendo Luigi is still available at AmiAmi). Please let me know which proxy and forwarding services I should list in op. For now I'll put Big in Japan and dv8cag.

 

On a side note, I was at Target yesterday and picked this up in the toy section:

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Made by World of Nintendo. Around 7" tall. His shield is sewn on the back, and though hard to see in this pic, he is sporting the green cap. While debating whether or not to get a plush, my nephew saw him and had to have him. I got to teach him his name is "Link". This is step #1 into getting my nephew interested in video games ^^

 

Pretty nice pickup for $7. They also had Mario and Luigi in SM3DW cat costumes, as well as a Boo. While I'm not into collecting plush, I saw online they also make Zelda, so will keep an eye out for the sake of pairing.



#1196 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1631 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:34 PM

I want a Cynthia since I missed Red but sounds like the whole proxy thing is a lot of work.

All together how much does it cost to get it shipped here?

 

I am glad I can pre order Chrom on eBay, as I really want him to.



#1197 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3883 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2015 - 04:36 PM

I want a Cynthia since I missed Red but sounds like the whole proxy thing is a lot of work.

All together how much does it cost to get it shipped here?

Registered SAL for a single Nendoroid shouldn't be more than 1390 JPY. If using BiJ, shipping + forwarding fees would be 1995 JPY. Add in the 5400 JPY for the figure from Amazon Japan, and you are looking at a total of 7395 JPY. At today's PayPal rate, that would be $63. Of course the rate varies over time and may be better or worse by July.

 

You could also hope that Cynthia gets a Amazon US release later like Nendo Red did. Considering how much her price will increase after pre-orders close, I would order her from Japan while you can.



#1198 11440   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2015 - 02:58 AM

What's the longest it's taken for you guys to receive a package by unregistered SAL? I'm still waiting for one that shipped six weeks ago.

#1199 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4226 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2015 - 04:56 AM

What's the longest it's taken for you guys to receive a package by unregistered SAL? I'm still waiting for one that shipped six weeks ago.

5 - 5 1/2 weeks is my personal record, though that was some years ago. There's been some speculation on MFC that the west coast port strikes have been affecting US postal/shipping customs in general lately.

#1200 elessar123  

Posted 11 March 2015 - 05:09 AM

3-4 weeks at most here, most around 2 weeks.