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#2791 ProfessorMicro   Dark Lord of the Sith CAGiversary!   730 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 03:49 PM

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Dude you work for NASA?

#2792 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:09 PM

Dude you work for NASA?

lol, I can't talk about it...



#2793 elessar123  

Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:01 PM

I thought TOM bonus points only apply to the portion you don't use points on?
 

And (c / .5) + c = 3c ?

 

 

Applying $73.78 to 2B Deluxe, it's $157.56 out of pocket, with -0.01 in TOM points.

 

Applying $0 points to 2B Deluxe, it's $221.34 out of pocket, with +110.66 TOM points.

 

You end up forfeiting $37 in TOM points.



#2794 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:34 PM

You earn TOM points on what you pay out of pocket. Any part of your purchase paid with TOM points does not earn points. The equation I posted accounts for that.

 

And correct, (x / .5) + x = 3x. I wrote it the longer way to make it easier to substitute .4 for .5.



#2795 elessar123  

Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:06 PM

And correct, (x / .5) + x = 3x. I wrote it the longer way to make it easier to substitute .4 for .5.

Yea, I realized that after I wrote the example.

 

Also, in my example, it's only 29.2% off using your post, not 33%? Am I calculating something wrong?



#2796 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:28 PM

Your example included $10 shipping charge. Shipping 2B DX ver was no longer free because your total after applying the ideal TOM points dropped below the $150 mark ($147.56).

 

TOM points cannot be used on shipping, and you do not earn points on shipping cost. Shipping is not included in discount calculation, but you should consider it if your total gets close to the free shipping mark. In this case, it would be smarter to use a little less points ($71.34), pay $150 out of pocket, and get free shipping.

 

In regards to 2B, remember that TOM won't get her until Dec 2019 at the earliest. To me, that's too much money to put down over a year in advance. I ordered her regular ver from HLJ. If another deal becomes available closer to release, I may switch my order.



#2797 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2018 - 06:56 PM

Last day of TOM 40x point sale.

 

Placed my order (not video game related):

Phat 1/7 Takagi-san ($144, 40x)
Banpresto G&G Bulma ver2 regular color ($20, 50x)
Banpresto EXQ Rimuru Tempest ($20, 40x)

Used around $34 in points to bring the total down to exactly $150 with free shipping. Got back $61 in points. Since I got back more points than I used, the immediately discount was less than ideal at 19%. As long as I use these points later though, it can be considered a 30% discount.

 

TOM says they are having their biggest sale of the year in November, so I'll save these points for then.



#2798 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2018 - 09:21 PM

BBTS Fall sale: https://www.bigbadto...sa&PageSize=100

 

Gave it a quick glance but nothing stood out to me.



#2799 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:28 PM

BBTS Fall sale: https://www.bigbadto...sa&PageSize=100
 
Gave it a quick glance but nothing stood out to me.

That Shenron, tho :drool:

I can't quite pull the trigger on that figure, but $85 is a pretty good price for it!

#2800 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:32 PM

That Shenron, tho :drool:

I can't quite pull the trigger on that figure, but $85 is a pretty good price for it!

Also $83 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B071J84LVS/

#2801 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:51 AM

Overwatch Torbjorn Nendoroid (March 2019):

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Harry Potter Ron Weasley Nendoroid (May 2019):

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#2802 ProfessorMicro   Dark Lord of the Sith CAGiversary!   730 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:36 AM

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#2803 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:33 PM

Last day of TOM 30% off.

 

I ended up pre-ordering Alter 1/7 Saber Alter dress ver re-release. She was $130 after 30% off, not too much better than the $147 I had her pre-ordered for at HLJ. But because of her size/weight, shipping from Japan would cost at least $40, whereas TOM will ship her domestically for $10. After coupon and shipping, I saved about 25% vs ordering from Japan; with spending my $62 in TOM points, I saved about 58%.

 

Side note, Target has Nendo Overwatch D.Va for $30 (online price): https://www.target.c...re/-/A-53223950



#2804 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:13 PM

Nendoroid Mega Man X (June 2019):

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GSC Shop exclusive bonus hand.

 

Nendoroid More Mega Man X Rabbit Ride Armor (June 2019):

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(Mega Man X sold separately)

 

Figma Persona 5 Makoto / Queen (July 2019):

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GSC Shop exclusive bonus face.

 

Corocoroid Kirby Figure Series 02 Set of 6 (March 2019):

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The Kirby set is interesting. Fairly inexpensive, each is the same size as Nendo Kirby, and they show how his appearance has changed over the years. The tiny games they hold representing their respective origin (Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby Super Star, and Kirby Star Allies) is a nice touch. I'm not sure why it says set of 6 when there seems to be 4.



#2805 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:57 PM

I'm not sure why it says set of 6 when there seems to be 4.

Some trading figure sets come with doubles (and sometimes an entire extra set), though this seems to be less common these days. I've sold off quite a few doubles from various sets over the years.

#2806 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14051 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 October 2018 - 01:54 PM

I've been buying the Splatoon Kiskae Collection sets.  There's typically eight to collect.  Originally, the box was including ten (so I got two duplicates).  

 

The more recent sets have only been 8 boxes though.



#2807 elessar123  

Posted 31 October 2018 - 05:31 PM

It always depends. I've had ones that have no duplicates (Love Live Nendo petites), 1 duplicate due to mystery bonus making the normal ones have an odd count (Tales of Nendo petites), 2 sets (a lot of the Sailor Moon charms), etc. It really just depends on the set.



#2808 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:07 AM

Chara-ani 1/8 My Hero Academia Midoriya (March 2019):

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AmiAmi offers a version with exclusive bonus arcylic stand.

 

Imo, he looks alright but not great. Face could be better, and pose looks awkward at angles. I may wait for Kotobukiya's Deku.



#2809 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:50 PM

Yeah, agreed that that Deku doesn't look great.

TOM now has an annual (as opposed to 90 day) Premium membership option, with even more bonus points and a special shipping coupon until Nov. 30 - https://otakumode.co...remium-annual-c

I decided to go for it; it'll take effect for me later this month. Was going to stick with TOM Premium anyway, so why not?

#2810 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2018 - 06:13 PM

My Nendo Geralt came in and is as awesome as expected. Only two faces, but the flame effect looks great, the swords are removable from the scabbard, and the tub is perfect. The tub works with other Nendos. I tested immediately with Hinata since she came in the same shipment:

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You have to be careful not to push down too far with some heads (like this one) since their front hair pieces may dig into the arms.

 

TOM now has an annual (as opposed to 90 day) Premium membership option, with even more bonus points and a special shipping coupon until Nov. 30 - https://otakumode.co...remium-annual-c

It's only $9 more in bonus points compared to doing 4x 90 day, but that free shipping coupon is nice. I'll probably stay with the 90 day subscriptions for now. I do plan to keep subscribing as I've enjoyed TOM Premium this year. I like thier excellent customer service, frequent coupons and sales, and free shipping over $150.

 

I also enjoy the daily Akiba Catcher play. I recently won this Miku Christmas plush:

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and 2x Sega Miku Christmas figure just with free plays ^^



#2811 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7359 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:48 PM

I love my Nendo Geralt too. I'm working on customizing a BotW horse to be his Roach at the moment. Can't wait for Ciri.

 

Also yeah, that Deku pose is whack. 



#2812 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 November 2018 - 02:06 AM

The next Hobby Search Bargain Sale will start from 12:00PM of 6th Nov., Japan time[GMT+9].

#2813 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:07 AM

AmiAmi is having a foreign figures clearance sale - https://www.amiami.c...ble=1&pagecnt=1

It's mostly Funko and Hot Toys stuff. Don't know how the prices compare to those at US stores, but it may be worth a look if you're into this sort of thing.

#2814 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:42 PM

Sorry to triple-post, but I just had to share...
 

Also $83 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B071J84LVS/

He came back in stock at TOM, so I got him there, since he'd be free for me after points :D Also picked up the Nendo More yukata set and festival After Parts to piggyback on Shenron's shipping fee (since they wouldn't have raised it). That they're on sale right now also didn't hurt.

#2815 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:28 AM

^ Nice. I just got SHF Bulma from TOM today.

Nothing for me in the latest HS bargain bin. I'm looking forward to seeing what TOM has planned for BF.

#2816 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2018 - 04:12 AM

Quick bit of news: Nendoroid Mercy, Cobalt Edition is now available at Blizzard Gear (price: $49.99). She was also available at this year's BlizzCon, and is a Blizzard exclusive.
 

Nothing for me in the latest HS bargain bin. I'm looking forward to seeing what TOM has planned for BF.

I just picked up a few things from the Goods section of the HS Bargain Bin, but there was nothing for me in terms of figures or model kits.

Dunno if I'll do much non-gift shopping come Black Friday. Picked up a couple of NIS America-published Switch games at good prices via Amazon and Best Buy, and there isn't much else that I'm looking to get at the moment. We'll see, though!

#2817 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

HS Bargain Bin got a round 2 for figures (better than round 1 imo): https://www.1999.co....ng/list/360/0/1

Nendoroid Guardian for 3759 yen: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10522797

 

Nendoroid Monster Hunter: World Female Hunter Xeno'jiiva Beta Edition (June 2019):

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DX version comes with a replacement head part for displaying the hunter with a semi-short haircut, the Light Bowgun Xeno Neqiina, a firing effect part, explosion effect part and an explosive barrel:

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#2818 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

Overwatch McCree Nendoroid (July 2019):

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#2819 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2018 - 07:25 PM

TOM "super sale" Nov 20-26. Different deals every day. https://otakumode.co...ickup/supersale



#2820 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4064 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:04 PM

From the Target Clearance Thread, more Overwatch Nendos are on clearance:

Nendo Hanzo: https://brickseek.co...sku=207-04-0486

Nendo Genji: https://brickseek.co...sku=207-04-0487

 

Despite their upc and dpci matching up, I think the tracking above is actually reversed. The first link may be Genji and the second one Hanzo.

 

My sister was able to get me a Genji from her Target today for $25 (my store is still $50).