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#2881 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40091 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:46 PM

Glad there's a new Dante statue. The DMC4 one seemed too expensive everytime I found it.

 

Pretty interested in this

 

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And excited to see what this Miku looks like once it's finished 

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This looks cool but I'm sure it'll be crazy expensive 

 

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#2882 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14095 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:28 PM

I forgot I preordered the Splatoon girl Figma two pack back in September. Now I have to get the boy! (Pricey.... :( )



#2883 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:27 PM

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#2884 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:21 PM

Nendoroid Deadpool re-release is up for pre-order. He was going for 3-4x+ in the aftermarket.



#2885 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:57 PM

Alter 1/8 Tales of Berseria Velvet Crowe (November 2019):

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Expensive for 1/8 ^^;

 

Almost forgot to post that GSC WonFes exclusives are up for pre-order until Feb 26: https://goodsmilesho...-(Winter)/c/468

Like previous times, shipping is half price to US. Not sure if I'm getting anything this time. The Miku Nendo is kinda tempting...



#2886 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40091 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:25 AM

Really tempted to get Velvet. I like that one more than the Koto one.



#2887 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:57 AM

PUBG Lone Survivor Nendoroid (September 2019):

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#2888 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:43 PM

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#2889 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:15 PM

I tried out Amazon JP's Amazon Global program. If you haven't heard of it before, it lets you ship things fulfilled by Amazon directly to US (and other countries) rather than having to go through a Japan forwarder/proxy. I ordered Nendoroid Chio-chan. Price on AmiAmi was 4300yen, but Amazon JP had a third-party seller (fulfilled by Amazon) for 3000yen. With the Global program, you don't pay the 8% Japan consumption tax, so the cost dropped to 2778yen. Shipping was 1200yen, around what RSAL would have been. But unlike RSAL that takes 3-4 weeks to reach me, Amazon Global shipping is 3-6 days. In this case, it shipped out yesterday and arrived today (shipped via DHL Express). Packaging was good. The Nendo box arrived in perfect condition.

 

I already have another figure pre-ordered from Amazon JP, Nendo Yotsuba Amazon JP exclusive ver. Price was 5000yen, but thanks to no Japan tax and Amazon pre-order price guarantee that caught a temporary drop, it will be 4181yen, about the same as the regular ver from AmiAmi. Amazon JP does accept order cancellations, but only until the cutoff date for them ordering from the manufacturer.

 

I will be looking to Amazon JP more often now when comparing prices.



#2890 elessar123  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:29 PM

Yea, I've had Amazon Global get here the day after I ordered it. It's so fast. They do have seemingly random lockouts for stuff though.



#2891 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:18 PM

Breath of the Wild Zelda is getting a Nendo:

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#2892 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:14 PM

I received an e-mail this afternoon from Otakumode with a $25 welcome gift coupon for signing up for the TOM Premium trial. That finally got me to bite.. was able to get Yuri Lowell nendoroid pre-ordered for $16 + shipping after the normal $5 welcome discount and the $25 coupon.

 

Not sure how many of you still haven't tried TOM Premium, but check your inboxes for the e-mail :)



#2893 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:01 PM

I updated the info in op, including ordering from Amazon JP with their Global program and Mandarake no longer charging 500yen fee for orders under 5k.

 

I received an e-mail this afternoon from Otakumode with a $25 welcome gift coupon for signing up for the TOM Premium trial. That finally got me to bite.. was able to get Yuri Lowell nendoroid pre-ordered for $16 + shipping after the normal $5 welcome discount and the $25 coupon.

 

Not sure how many of you still haven't tried TOM Premium, but check your inboxes for the e-mail :)

I got a similar deal when I first started TOM Premium. I don't know how often they offer that big of a welcome coupon, but it's definitely something to jump on if you get it.



#2894 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:12 PM

I won't be pre-ordering figures from Amazon US anymore. They've cancelled 5 of my orders this year for "lack of availability", including Banpresto Todoroki and Kotobukiya Vash. I tried asking about it in chat, but all the rep could say was regurgitating the cancellation email. Maybe they just don't want to sell anime figures anymore?

Amazon JP, on the other hand, is becoming my new friend. I just placed an order for another figure (GSC Kino) and was very happy with the figure price and shipping cost.

#2895 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4282 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:43 AM

Amazon JP, on the other hand, is becoming my new friend. I just placed an order for another figure (GSC Kino) and was very happy with the figure price and shipping cost.

I hope their packaging has been good for you. I've been cutting back on my media purchases from them ever since they sent me an artbook and some game music CDs in a bubble mailer. Three of those four items came damaged-- one rather badly-- but when Amazon JP sent replacements, even those came in a bubble mailer! Said replacements were in fine shape, but still...

#2896 elessar123  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:21 PM

Interesting. Any time they mail me -anything- from Amazon JP, it's shrinkwrapped to cardboard, then placed inside a box. Doesn't matter if it's fragile or not. I ordered something that wasn't remotely fragile and it came that way. I was actually really amused.



#2897 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:21 PM

Persona 5 Yusuke Nendoroid (August 2019):

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Any time they mail me -anything- from Amazon JP, it's shrinkwrapped to cardboard, then placed inside a box. Doesn't matter if it's fragile or not. I ordered something that wasn't remotely fragile and it came that way. I was actually really amused.

That's how my two recent figure orders, a Nendo and a 1/8 scale, were shipped. Figure boxes arrived in perfect condition.

 

I could see them doing it differently for media though. I know Amazon US loves to ship books in bubble mailers >_<



#2898 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4282 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:37 PM

That's how my two recent figure orders, a Nendo and a 1/8 scale, were shipped. Figure boxes arrived in perfect condition.
 
I could see them doing it differently for media though. I know Amazon US loves to ship books in bubble mailers >_<

Yeah, I still have pretty much no trouble ordering anything from them that comes in a box (last time was all jigsaw puzzles). I did have one instance where I ordered a large figure along with some books, and one of the books came damaged because it was just placed alongside said figure with no additional protection.

Amazon JP used to reliably ship all-media orders in boxes with the items shrinkwrapped to a piece of cardboard glued to the bottom, but it seems like I can't count on them for that anymore :cold:

#2899 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

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#2900 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:18 AM

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#2901 DarthPwner  

Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:52 PM

I really do like that Yusuke Nendo. Problem is, I am running out of display space... I would definitely display it, but I think that I would just keep that one boxed since I like it so much >.<



#2902 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 02:45 PM

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#2903 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:54 AM

Kotobukiya 1/8 ARTFX J Pokemon Leaf with Squirtle (September 2019):

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Persona 5 Ryuuji Figma (October 2019):

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#2904 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

The Witcher 3 Ciri Nendoroid (September 2019):

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#2905 mariopepper   newbuy CAG in Training   12 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:11 AM

wow, both of those look amazing

fully agree with you



#2906 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2019 - 12:14 PM

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#2907 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22713 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2019 - 02:35 AM

Question: how would you guys deal with customer service if you have an issue with Amazon Japan order? I bought the Bring Arts Elly and Weltall figures and the box for the Ellie got damaged and one of the pieces are missing (looks like the boxes are unsealed and the pressure on the resulted in it getting popped open the tray inside broke) but... I don't know what to do since I don't speak Japanese and definitely not enough to explain all that, and doubt any translation service would even work well here. 



#2908 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2019 - 11:03 AM

Question: how would you guys deal with customer service if you have an issue with Amazon Japan order?

Amazon JP has English speakers. You can contact them via online chat or email:

https://www.amazon.c...omer/contact-us

 

They recently helped me with a manufacturer defect. Their cs was just as good as Amazon US.



#2909 elessar123  

Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:37 PM

Like said, they have English support. I think there's small print somewhere that say English only, don't input Japanese.



#2910 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22713 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2019 - 06:38 PM

Ah cool, had no idea they had English speakers. But now I don't know if this issue is Amazon JP or customs. 

 

I noticed that the figures I received don't have small round stickers sealing the boxes at the top but I think they should? Both have them at the bottom but not the top. The Fei figure I have has stickers at both the top and bottom. I think my figure may have been inspected by DHL for some reason, because the Amazon box looks like it was resealed and there's a small piece of paper in the box with DHL headers with some writing (that I can't make out).