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#2941 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:27 AM

Also posted this to MFC's Bargains/Sales/Coupons clubs, but in case you miss it there...

Hobby Search: Bargain Sale. Starts May 13 at 12:00 PM Japan time[GMT+9]. Runs through May 26.

#2942 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:24 PM

Nendoroid Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland Rorona (October 2019):

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Figma Fire Emblem Fates Corrin (November 2019) (re-release):

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GSC shop exclusive bonus Omega Yato sword: https://goodsmilesho...FIG_WD_00334_02

 

Figma Overwatch McCree (February 2020):

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Figma Corrin was going for 3x in aftermarket.



#2943 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:54 AM

TOM Premium coupon incoming. Submit an entry, retweet their post, and you'll get a 20% coupon on May 28: https://otakumode.co...1-year-giveaway



#2944 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:26 PM

Now that we've settled in to our new place, I caught up on some figure/goods orders via HLJ and Ami. One of these pickups was Bring Arts Neku Sakuraba (from TWEWY); the reviews for him so far are generally positive, but we'll see. The only Bring Arts I currently own is the NieR:Automata Machine Lifeform set, and they turned out great, but Square Enix doesn't have the best history when it comes to action figures of humans. Also considered Bring Arts Alena (DQIV), but she seems to have a sub-par paint job plus problems with transfer. Will wait for a good sale.

One item I'm particularly looking forward to receiving is San-ei's Kracko plush. Kracko is one of my favorite Kirby enemies, and this plush captures their look perfectly! The quality of San-ei plushies tends to be excellent, too.
 

TOM Premium coupon incoming. Submit an entry, retweet their post, and you'll get a 20% coupon on May 28: https://otakumode.co...1-year-giveaway

The 20% coupon has been unlocked, so no need to retweet any further (the Twitter campaign doesn't require linking your account or anything like that, so I assume it isn't required) :D

#2945 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:18 AM

Also posted this to MFC's Bargains/Sales/Coupons clubs, but in case you miss it there...

Hobby Search: Bargain Sale. Starts May 13 at 12:00 PM Japan time[GMT+9]. Runs through May 26.

Round Two of the sale goes up a little less than an hour from now (once again, 12PM Japan time)!

#2946 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40099 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:01 AM

Round Two of the sale goes up a little less than an hour from now (once again, 12PM Japan time)!

Doesn't look like they added much.

 

Izetta is kind of tempting, but eh. 



#2947 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:00 PM

Doesn't look like they added much.
 
Izetta is kind of tempting, but eh.

I picked up Wander Arts Zenith (Desert Camo). I love Front Mission and couldn't resist at that price. Considered getting the Urban Camo version as well, but they were both sold out by this morning.

Also learned via Hobby Search that the Wander Arts figures of Frost were cancelled. Frost is my favorite Wanzer model, so that's a disappointment :cry:

To round out my sale pickups, I picked up a few small goods (an Ace Attorney clear file, FMA sticky notes, Kirby pens) this morning and combined that order with Zenith's. The Anime Goods section is always worth a look for Hobby Search sales if you like straps, stationery, etc., and most goods don't cost much more in shipping if you're also buying figures.

#2948 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:24 PM

TOM will be having a week long 30x points campaign starting May 24. Should stack nicely with the 20% off coupon they are sending out May 28. Make sure to sign up for that coupon by May 23.

 

I passed on the HS bargain bin this time around. There was a scale I liked, but I'm planning on ordering from the TOM sale.

 

One item I'm particularly looking forward to receiving is San-ei's Kracko plush.

Nice!



#2949 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:02 PM

Kotobukiya ARTFX J 1/8 Pokemon Serena with Fennekin (November 2019) (re-release):

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Kotobukiya ARTFX J 1/8 Pokemon Hilda with Tepig (November 2019) (re-release):

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Both were going for at least 2x in the aftermarket.

 

Also, the TOM 20% off coupons were sent out yesterday to those who signed up. They are valid May 30-31, with May 30 being the last day of the 30x points promo. I already planned out what I want to get ^^



#2950 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14135 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:45 PM

My Figma Splatoon figures shipped from Good Smile within the last day. Excited for those to arrive!

#2951 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:16 PM

Super grateful for the Serena rerelease (though a 2x markup is a bit of an exaggeration; you could get her for less than that if you knew where to look. Still wasn't cheap, though). Not all that fond of Gen 6, but I love her design, and have long been annoyed that I'd missed her. On the other hand, Gen 5 is my all-time fave, so I got Hilda during her first release.

If you're a Pokemon fan and don't have any of the scales from this series, I highly recommend them. The quality is great and their prices are very reasonable considering what many other scales go for these days.
 

I already planned out what I want to get ^^

Same here! Not going to list them right now because I don't want to jinx myself :razz:

#2952 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

(though a 2x markup is a bit of an exaggeration; you could get her for less than that if you knew where to look. Still wasn't cheap, though)

My aftermarket references are based on quick glances at MFC Partner ad posts on a figure's MFC page. Those prices are usually far from the best but are at least an indication of relative aftermarket inflation.

 

Not going to list them right now because I don't want to jinx myself :razz:

lol, doing the same. I'll post my order tomorrow ^^

 

There is also a NY limited time sale going on right now: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/time-sale

Some decent sales in there, but also a lot of prices based on aftermarket rather than msrp.



#2953 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:35 AM

Placed my TOM order:
Revolve/Kadokawa 1/7 Re:Zero Rem Yukata ver
Kotobukiya ARTFX J 1/8 BNHA Uraraka Ochaco

The math:
Rem: $207.09
Ochaco: $87.39
Total: $294.48
-20% off: $235.59
-$85.59 in points: $150
Shipping: free since order $150+
30% points back: $45

So I paid $150 out of pocket ($105.48 for Rem, $44.52 for Ochaco) and got $45 back in points. I would like to place another 20% off / 30% points order, but I have a few figures coming up in June that I need to save for. Very happy with the two scales I got (and at those prices) ^^

#2954 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

My TOM haul. I was already sitting on a lot of points, so I think I did pretty good :razz:

Order #1 (w/20% off coupon + $10.33 points spent):
- Nendoroid Beam Kirby
- Pop Up Parade Saitama (some on MFC don't like his expression, but I think it's perfect; it has the right balance of serious and goofy)
- NieR:Automata Bring Arts Trading Weapons
- Tenmagouka (RG Veda artbook)

Total: $150 ($47.83 back in points)

Order #2 (w/20% off coupon + $118.56 points spent):
- Dream Tech 1/8 Makoto Niijima

Total: $9 (just the shipping fee, in other words; $0 back in points)

Order #3 (w/free shipping coupon [got it as an apology for a cancelled item] + $34.19 points spent):
- Haruko Kumota Drawings (artbook)

Total: $0 ($0 back in points)

I totally could've spent fewer points to get more back, but I wanted to take advantage of the ones I already had. Still have a handful left over, even after all that :razz:

#2955 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2019 - 02:53 PM

Order #1 (w/20% off coupon + $10.33 points spent):
- Nendoroid Beam Kirby

I had happily forgotten about him. He looks so good, but I must resist (at least for now).

 

I just noticed that the first Nendo Kirby came with sword and fire, the second came with ice, fighter, and parasol, but this third one is only beam. Would have been nice to include at least one more ability accessory... there's plenty to choose from.

 

I totally could've spent fewer points to get more back, but I wanted to take advantage of the ones I already had. Still have a handful left over, even after all that :razz:

I agree. Better to use up virtual currency before hitting your wallet.



#2956 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:10 AM

SHFiguarts Dragon Ball Bulma Beginning ver (November 2019):

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Classic Bulma ftw! They should have just done this outfit the first time around.



#2957 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:20 PM

Nendoroid Persona 5 Anne (November 2019):

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Nendo P5 Morgana also up for re-release.



#2958 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:29 AM

Nendoroid Overwatch D.Va Academy Skin Edition (January 2020):

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HLJ Summer Sale begins June 5 at 10pm EST.



#2959 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:43 AM

TOM 30x points June 7-13.

 

HLJ Summer Sale: https://hlj.com/summer-sale-2019



#2960 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:09 PM

Been having good luck with Square Enix action figures lately. Both Bring Arts Neku and Wander Arts Zenith (Desert Camo) turned out quite well, with no major paint or other issues.

Granted, I looked up as many reviews/owner photos as possible before snagging either of them. At any rate, my opinion is starting to turn around on recent Square Enix action figures, and I'm now slightly more willing to consider buying others in the future (provided the reviews are favorable!).

#2961 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7393 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:07 PM

Devola and Popola Bring Arts are up on Amiami.

 

https://www.amiami.c...RE-049798&rank=

 

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#2962 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:58 AM

Nendoroid Boku no Hero Academia Ocaco Uraraka (December 2019):

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MegaHouse GEM Pokemon Ash/Pikachu/Charizard (released) (re-release):

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Bring Arts FFVII Sephiroth (October 2019):

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#2963 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7393 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:11 PM

So excited for Uraraka. I always knew she'd make for the cutest nendo.



#2964 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:54 PM

F4F Okami Amaterasu:

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These are made of pvc, so the price is lower than the usual F4F statue. There is a standard edition for $85 sold at regular figure stores like BBTS. The exclusive edition with led light up is $115 and sold exclusively at F4F's store. F4F also offers an alternate exclusive edition with Blade of Kasunagi, as well as a combo pack of the two exclusives for $200.



#2965 elessar123  

Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:33 PM

My only gripe is the black lines. They look more like Gundam markers than caligraphy brushes, i.e. they're too uniform and too dark.



#2966 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

TOM will have 40x points starting July 4.



#2967 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 12:59 PM

Figma My Hero Academia Bakugou (December 2019):

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Figma My Hero Academia Midoriya (December 2019) (re-release):

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The GSC Shop exclusive masked face does not ship to US ;_;

 

Nendoroid Monster Hunter 4 Female Hunter Kirin Edition (November 2019) (re-release):

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Kotobukiya ARTFX J 1/8 Pokemon Professor Oak with Bulbasaur (December 2019):

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I'm guessing Charmander and Squirtle always get picked and little Bulba gets left behind with the professor. He doesn't look happy about that :P

 

Figma Bakugou finally exists! Not sure I'm picking these up though. I'm annoyed Deku's exclusive face is not available to US. The prices on these are close to getting the Kotobukiya scales, which I rather have. Also, they have not announced if any other BnHA character is getting a Figma. Their Nendo line, on the other hand, recently announced Asui, All Might, and Tomura.



#2968 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4325 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2019 - 03:27 PM

TOM will have 40x points starting July 4.

Promo has started, plus there's a new coupon: AX2019

This is good for 10% off (one time use) until July 31.

#2969 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7393 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2019 - 03:07 PM

Their Nendo line, on the other hand, recently announced Asui, All Might, and Tomura.

Oh my god what. This is the first I'm hearing of Asui and All Might. Holy shit I'm so glad I stuck with nendos for this franchise.



#2970 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4343 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2019 - 01:40 PM

Nendoroid Boku no Hero Academia Tomura Shigaraki (January 2020):

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Nendoroid Persona 5 Ryuuji Sakamoto (December 2019):

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