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1upsuper
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(04-20-2017, 05:19 AM)

Originally Posted by NEO0MJ

The two times I tried SAL my packages got lost and had to pay EMS afterwards so never again.



Quick warning, if they sell out they'll be a bitch to find later. Falconzord might enter that territory soon. What are you after in particular?

I was just looking for one or two nice Power Rangers pieces to add to my collection for nostalgia purposes. That Chogokin is exactly what I'm looking for, but just too far out of my price range.
Freezasaurus
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(04-20-2017, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by AlexFlame116

The thing with preorders in amiami is they don't show you the final total until the item is about to be released. It just lets you choose it.

Well, I mean, they really can't estimate anything in terms of package size and weight until they have the item physically there.
davidwhangchoi
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(04-20-2017, 05:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by 1upsuper

I was just looking for one or two nice Power Rangers pieces to add to my collection for nostalgia purposes. That Chogokin is exactly what I'm looking for, but just too far out of my price range.

if you can afford it, that thing is looking Boss! how about for 266 shipped? that's the best deal i could find. (i don't want to pay 300)
AlexFlame116
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(04-20-2017, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Freezasaurus

Well, I mean, they really can't estimate anything in terms of package size and weight until they have the item physically there.

Yeah that totally makes sense and I didn't mean to sound like I was complaining. It was more of a response to some of the posters who were saying to just compare the shipping charges and choose the cheapest one. I guess I never mentioned earlier that it was more for preorders.
1upsuper
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(04-20-2017, 06:02 AM)

Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

if you can afford it, that thing is looking Boss! how about for 266 shipped? that's the best deal i could find. (i don't want to pay 300)

$266 is a lot better, but it's still too much for my college student budget. Thank you very much though!
NEO0MJ
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(04-20-2017, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by 1upsuper

I was just looking for one or two nice Power Rangers pieces to add to my collection for nostalgia purposes. That Chogokin is exactly what I'm looking for, but just too far out of my price range.

Why not get the legacy version?

Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

if you can afford it, that thing is looking Boss! how about for 266 shipped? that's the best deal i could find. (i don't want to pay 300)

Where did you find it for that price?
davidwhangchoi
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(04-20-2017, 06:17 AM)
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try Hobby Galaxy
NEO0MJ
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(04-20-2017, 06:29 AM)
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They're sold out, unfortunately. Already have my pre-order at AmiAmi, but this would have been $10 cheaper, and come in the US box. I'm paying for international shipping either way.
GAMEPROFF
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(04-20-2017, 06:56 AM)
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Are there lifesize Facehuggers for a decent prize?
NEO0MJ
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(04-20-2017, 06:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Are there lifesize Facehuggers for a decent prize?

Will this do?
GAMEPROFF
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(04-20-2017, 07:00 AM)
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Wow, thats really big :D Eh, I think when the body part of the Fugger would be the size of an hand it would be fine, too :D In this size, I have no place for it to put it, but thanks anyway :D
NEO0MJ
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(04-20-2017, 07:01 AM)
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You did ask for life sized, though 🤔
GAMEPROFF
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(04-20-2017, 07:06 AM)
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They look smaller in the movies :D
davidwhangchoi
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(04-20-2017, 07:13 AM)
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EDIT: SOLD OUT

DX Chogokin - VF-31F Siegfried (Messer Ihlefeld Custom) "Macross Delta"(Pre-order) opened!

@ amiami go now! if you want one;
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/det...=FIGURE-027032


1upsuper
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(04-20-2017, 07:26 AM)
Out of curiosity, are Macross transformations like Transformers transformations? Are they on par with like Masterpiece grade transformations? Or are you not really intended to transform them much if you want to keep them nice?
davidwhangchoi
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(04-20-2017, 07:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by 1upsuper

Out of curiosity, are Macross transformations like Transformers transformations? Are they on par with like Masterpiece grade transformations? Or are you not really intended to transform them much if you want to keep them nice?

Macross are better imo. especially this Vf-31 that has so many refined features building on the experience from their previous release VF-25 line up, which were a home run.
1upsuper
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(04-20-2017, 08:04 AM)

Originally Posted by NEO0MJ

Why not get the legacy version?

That looks pretty good, actually. I'll try to hunt one down. Thanks!

Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

Macross are better imo. especially this Vf-31 that has so many refined features building on the experience from their previous release VF-25 line up, which were a home run.

Very cool. Like I said a while ago, I don't know much about Macross but I like all these designs.
HazySaiyan
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(04-20-2017, 08:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Diggeh

DHL has always been way more expensive than EMS whenever I check the prices for shipping my stuff, so I didn't even bother trying it. EMS for life!



JoJo SAS figures are a way of life. I need to take more pictures of mine.

I fear for my wallet
davidwhangchoi
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(04-20-2017, 08:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by 1upsuper

Very cool. Like I said a while ago, I don't know much about Macross but I like all these designs.

Since you're familiar with Transformers, some fun facts:
-the original G1 Jetfire is an actual Macross VF-1 that was rebranded by Hasbro for Transformers. the Vf-1/Jetfire was created by Macross Mechanical designer/director: Shoji Kawamori
-Shoji Kawamori also created the original G1 Optimus Prime and many of the original transformers. (he's like a god in japan)
-For MP Transformers line, Takara asked Shoji Kawamori to design MP-03 Starscream. the interview was translated on Seibertron.com if you're interested in quick read =)

these VF-31 were his latest design and probably the best one since the VF-1.
if you ever want to dip into a Macross, i would start with the iconic VF-1 toy that you initially commented on. not sure your budget range, but it's going to be priced around 160ish plus shipping if you get in the early pre-orders coming out in a few weeks.





EDIT:
VF-31F Messer Super Parts just announced:
as usual it's a P-Bandai web shop exclusive:
pre-orders open: April 21, most likely i'll get it from Nippon Yasan or biginjapan:
EDIT2: up on Nippon Yasan

1upsuper
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(04-20-2017, 08:44 AM)

Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

Since you're familiar with Transformers, some fun facts:
-the original G1 Jetfire is an actual Macross VF-1 that was rebranded by Hasbro for Transformers. the Vf-1/Jetfire was created by Macross Mechanical designer/director: Shoji Kawamori
-Shoji Kawamori also created the original G1 Optimus Prime and many of the original transformers. (he's like a god in japan)
-For MP Transformers line, Takara asked Shoji Kawamori to design MP-03 Starscream. the interview was translated on Seibertron.com if you're interested in quick read =)

these VF-31 were his latest design and probably the best one since the VF-1.
if you ever want to dip into a Macross, i would start with the iconic VF-1 toy that you initially commented on. not sure your budget range, but it's going to be priced around 160ish plus shipping if you get in the early pre-orders coming out in a few weeks.

Thank you for the info, that's very interesting! $160 is closer to my budget. I'll see what I can do...
Yarbskoo
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(04-20-2017, 01:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReBirFh

Go with SAL registered. It won't show up damaged because they use oversized boxes and depending on the product they put it in the middle with 4 walls of cardboard.

I wouldn't be so sure. My Link Nendo shipped via SAL Small Packet Registered and got a bit crunched.


The figure was undamaged, but the box looked like it had been dropped from an airplane. It was the only time I've received something from amiami in this condition, but I switched to DHL shortly after, mostly because I hate waiting.
NEO0MJ
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(04-20-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

They look smaller in the movies :D

Just occurred to me that the Queen Facehugger might be what you want?

Originally Posted by 1upsuper

Thank you for the info, that's very interesting! $160 is closer to my budget. I'll see what I can do...

Don't buy just for the sake of buying!
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(04-20-2017, 11:31 PM)
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New arrivals.

1upsuper
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(04-21-2017, 12:12 AM)

Originally Posted by NEO0MJ

Just occurred to me that the Queen Facehugger might be what you want?



Don't buy just for the sake of buying!

But transforming robots. *_*
Yarbskoo
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(04-21-2017, 12:48 AM)
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Picked up the Jakks 6-inch Ganondorf. It scales well with the Wind Waker Nendoroids, and even with the limited articulation and not entirely clean paint application, it's really nice for a ten dollar figure.



I do wish it came with swords though.
KDash31987
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(04-21-2017, 01:13 AM)
I still need to get that Ganondorf. I see him sometimes at Toys "R" Us, but haven't bought him yet. Heh. I have the Wind Waker Link from the line, and he needs a Ganondorf to fight!

What I really want to get from the line is the 6-inch Bowser, though, but I can only find him online, and for $60+. Heh. I wish they'd re-release him like they've done with Ganondorf and the big Metroid.
Yarbskoo
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(04-21-2017, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by KDash31987

What I really want to get from the line is the 6-inch Bowser, though, but I can only find him online, and for $60+. Heh. I wish they'd re-release him like they've done with Ganondorf and the big Metroid.

Yeah, $60 is way to much for these things.

I am glad the Metroid is a bit cheaper now, I've got one of those on the way as well.
Diggeh
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(04-21-2017, 01:50 AM)
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KDash pls you should own all the WoN releases
KDash31987
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(04-21-2017, 02:27 AM)

Originally Posted by Diggeh

KDash pls you should own all the WoN releases

I wish I could! They're not very easy to find. :(

Still got a decent number of them, though.
KoruptData
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(04-21-2017, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Roders5

New arrivals.

Very nice. I really like the design of the Shoretrooper. In a perfect world, I would own one.
KDash31987
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(04-21-2017, 05:34 AM)
Diamond Select Toys Kingdom Hearts figures.

Freezasaurus
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(04-21-2017, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by KDash31987

Diamond Select Toys Kingdom Hearts figures.

Good god, those face sculpts. Are you sure this isn't a late April Fools joke?
TAJ
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(04-21-2017, 06:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by KoruptData

Very nice. I really like the design of the Shoretrooper. In a perfect world, I would own one.

Here's what someone on GAF got out of the Bandai model kit..
Artanisix
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(04-21-2017, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by KDash31987

Diamond Select Toys Kingdom Hearts figures.

lmao what the hell is that face sculpt
Vooduu
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(04-21-2017, 01:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Artanisix

lmao what the hell is that face sculpt

I was about to say...am I the only one who noticed that? Lmao
NEO0MJ
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(04-21-2017, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by 1upsuper

But transforming robots. *_*

You don't want to enter the "I'll store them for later" phase, especially as a student. Trust me, I've been there and regret some past purchases.
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(04-21-2017, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDash31987

Diamond Select Toys Kingdom Hearts figures.

Originally Posted by Freezasaurus

Good god, those face sculpts. Are you sure this isn't a late April Fools joke?

LMAO, same thought. No one will buy them with faces like that.
Messi
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(04-21-2017, 02:36 PM)
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Baby Groot. Bets on price? Id say $180. Apparently he is $140-$150



OMG YES STANLEY LAU




davidwhangchoi
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(04-21-2017, 03:18 PM)
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Arcadia Miria VF-1J up on Nippon Yasan for 18,280yen (lowest price) with pay later option.
https://www.nippon-yasan.com/20774-m...us-custom.html
LiK
(04-21-2017, 03:21 PM)
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Poor Messi has more Harley and Poison Ivy statues to buy
Messi
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(04-21-2017, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Poor Messi has more Harley and Poison Ivy statues to buy

It's almost like they know.
DeathByBacklog
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(04-21-2017, 03:38 PM)
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(04-21-2017, 03:42 PM)

Originally Posted by Messi

Baby Groot. Bets on price? Id say $180. Apparently he is $140-$150

So is that a 1:1 Baby Groot? If so I think I've found my first Hot Toys I'll be getting. Any place to order him yet?
NEO0MJ
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(04-21-2017, 03:43 PM)
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That baby Groot freaks me out :(

Originally Posted by Messi

It's almost like they know.

Hate to break this to you but most companies and sculptors don't even know you exist.
Zombine
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(04-21-2017, 03:44 PM)
Oh god guys...I don't do Hot Toys but that Baby Groot...
GAMEPROFF
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(04-21-2017, 03:45 PM)
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At this point, I am sure that Messi won a lot of money

But that Groot *-*
Zombine
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(04-21-2017, 04:08 PM)

Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

At this point, I am sure that Messi won a lot of money

But that Groot *-*

He's Irish royalty.
GAMEPROFF
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(04-21-2017, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zombine

He's Irish royalty.

He found the bowl full of gold
dankir
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(04-21-2017, 04:23 PM)
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I hope he's less than 150 bucks he's only 26 CM tall.






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