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In Topic: Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

01 August 2020 - 09:35 PM

Anything bigger than a Nendo can be brutal to ship these days via DHL. I've had a few prize figure pre-orders come in stock and they hike up the shipping price so much it defeats the purpose of cheap prizes.

The general rule of thumb with DHL/FedEx shipping from Japan is that prices tend to vary according to volume, not weight, which is great for things like artbooks, but not so much for most figures (and they're really bad for bulky + lightweight items like large plushes and plastic model kits). CDJ's shipping quotes for the two PUPs were ridiculous, but not surprising.

In Topic: Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

30 July 2020 - 01:22 AM

Just cancelled one of my two unshipped orders with CDJapan. This one was for two Pop Up Parade figures, and the cheapest shipping available (DHL) would've been over 5,000 yen. Reordered both via BigBadToyStore; the wait'll be longer, but at least the shipping costs won't be ridiculous.


CDJ not only refunded the full amount of the order, but also the points I'd applied to it, which I wasn't expecting. Not complaining, though!


The other CDJ order is for a CD w/first press bonus. DHL shipping for that is ~1,900 yen, but my next best option for that album is only about 700 yen less including shipping (which is more than cancelled out by the points I'd used on that order) and might not have the bonus. Gonna have it shipped once I can get the address changed.

In Topic: Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

17 July 2020 - 03:06 PM

So how much can shipping cost these days? Well, I got lucky that back in December 2018, I pre-ordered Hobby Max 1/7 Chii from HLJ, because while they charged me 4720yen for DHL shipping, AmiAmi is 7.5k, BiJ 15.2k, and HS 16k! Be careful ordering large figures these days.

Wow! Guess I'm sticking with HLJ when it comes to non-postal shipping.

Their Private Warehouse makes it so easy, too. I've been building up a pile of orders/preorders there and am planning to make my next shipment request in August.

In Topic: Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

30 June 2020 - 01:28 PM

The last few days have been interesting in the world of figures.


Nendoroid Connor from Detroit: Become Human :lol:




Nendoroid Beef Boss from Fortnite :lol:




Okay, let's see what other weird/hilarious new video game figu-- oh. Oh my...


1/8 SCALE FEENA FROM YS ORIGIN?! :hot: :hot: :hot:




I, uh... may take advantage of TOM's current points promo and get her, Ys only being one of my favorite series of all time... (ETA: Yep, ordered. With spent points, earned points, and shipping factored in, she came to around $120)

In Topic: The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread

26 June 2020 - 01:46 PM

The hardcover edition of Arcade Game Typography is getting a reprint! This is a beautiful book, and there's fewer than a thousand copies available, so if you have any interest at all, jump on it!