Read the guide before asking any questions:
That's a weird way of building a collection.
How long does it normally take for a figure to bin? I'm looking to get this one but I think its character is not too popular, so I'm holding out in case it bins. It released last September.
Are you sure?
Gonna try to be the first to hotglue kiss shot.
Hopefully she comes out this month.
Its up to ems. Though im pretty sure a jap will beat me to it.
I will fight you m8.
Yep, definitely the cutest out of the quad. Paladin's proportions look off, while images I've seen of Medic make me question the QC. Gunner is also cute, but I don't like her hair for some reason.
God damn, the Hoppou nendo has to be one of the most finicky ones ever to get in the pose you want. The damn support for the right side monster/gun is so damn annoying to get where you want it without everything else moving out of place.
Does anyone know where I could get the tamamo one? I can't find it anywhere
I got the Coffee Kizoku 2016 calendar and am wondering how it should be hanged? The artwork is detachable and there is no way to flip it over so you don't tear anything off.
Should I tear it off the month just used (i.e at start of feb just tear off jan one) or should I tear it off and hang it by itself as a poster for the month and then replace with next months after?
Comiket is hard. Tried to buy something I wanted off mandarake and I got an email today saying it was sold out. I'm pretty sad about it, especially since I was constantly checking mandarake and placed an order as soon as I saw it.
and this one is trash too.
what you said applies to this one too, however the result is different.
I kinda liked the A+ ver
That's what im guessing.
I also hope they showcase pic related. I already have ooyodo coming this month.
I have so many Hoppou now she needs her big sis.
Airfield Princess is not enough.
I'm debating whether I should get Imca now or wait for one of the love live training nendos to appear on amazon ca. Reason being is that I was given an amazon gift card.
You mean the red/gray? That's just how she was designed.
Whoah, someone else wants a non-Selvaria Valkyria Chronicles figurine.
Riela scale fucking where? (Besides the one from Alter ages ago)
I don't like the hair color on nendo Riela because it's supposed to be light blue, not gray.
Anyone know of any good anime stores in Hawaii? I'm vacationing and since my hometown doesn't have any fucking clue what anime is I'm trying to find a good place to waste my money on weeb shit. I'm currently on Kauai but I plan to go to O'ahu where there's apparently a lot of anime stores.
Nendoroid, but yea. I'm currently enjoying the 3rd game and I like imca and her weapon. I don't think the chances of getting a scale from a 4-5 year old game are that high. So probably never.
Things are cheaper online.
>Tfw shipping cost catches you off guard
It's like you people TRY to ask exactly the questions which are addressed in the guide.
Also, "best place to get stuff" is obviously going to depend fucking entirely on what you're looking for, which you didn't even include.
the source material has pretty bad and inconsistent art so the character looks a little different from person to person since everyone's perception is different(my theory anyways). I would be
satisfied if they just give her a generic bishoujo face,match the color scheme and call it a day. The bunny one looks pretty on point though
It's not complete without a shitty Goro fig to go with her.
You know, I think I might actually buy that if they made it. I'm going to put it next to a Buddy Jesus Figma on my list of funny things I will never have.
I really like doujins and I collect my favorite artist's works. 10 doujins a week is not a lot since most are $2-3 and shipping is $15-20. Figure collecting is way more expensive than doujin collecting.
Also, did anyone buy the Geartribe 2014 Racing Miku car? GSC fucked up and send an apology letter just now.
You got lucky. The main Mandarake stores are automated and shipping is calculated based on the item weight upon adding to cart. Just image a cute little robot pulling your doujins and wrapping it in under 2 hours.
Also Manda just hired Gaijin help so they must be trying to impress their eleven overlords.
~$50 a week is about $200 a month. Buying 10 doujins per order maximises the weight per price ratio.
Buying one new scale figure is about $130 a month shipped. But people don't just buy one item a month when Amico is a very strong Happy Merchant.
I buy about ~$600 worth of amiko a month though it varies between four and six hundred depending on what comes out, what month it is, and so forth. It's (usually) all figures with a plate or cup or something inexpensive and cute thrown in every so often. Combine that with the $200~$300 or so I spend on mandarake every month on random things I find that I want/old things I'm looking for $200 a month of doujin doesn't really look like a lot of money.
That cute little robot grill cannot judge you on your shit tastes because all she can see are barcodes. Only thing you have to do is pray to Cthulu that the nippon worker put the label in the right doujin.
Is pic related conceivably heavy or big enough to add 2k more shipping to my order? I think it has a battery case inside, but I didn't think it would push them into the next box size/next weight scale.
Now I want a manga about this, a cute robot girl working at an hobby/figure store who gets attention from gross otakus that she can't actually understand because she has no concept of their hobby at all.
Cancel the order before they ship the daki. I would recommend getting a dildo and begin to stretch your own asshole while you can if you are unable to cancel.
Watching some gay porn might be good too so you don't have such a hard time in prison.
Neither of those anons stated what they buy, just how much they spend a month. Learn to comprehend what you read before you make yourself look like a complete retard in front of other people.
In my case (not the doujin guy) the ami stuff is usually scales. Three or four scales can run up that price quickly, you probably thought I was talking about $600 worth of nendos or some shit.
Honestly, everytime i hear of someone getting busted on loli in canada(which ive only ever heard of a couple) its usually because they were already being investigated and they end up finding real stuff on their computers.
Are you talking about Dark Elf? Buy it from amiami.jp. She's up all over still.
I just got the cancellation too. But I ordered two and didn't pay for yellow sub because forced EMS.
This is why everyone should have a large magnet at the ready in case of raids. Frying your Hard Drive in less than a minute is crutial if you are a pedo who just got caught.
>implying variety = great taste
There's very few series worth buying things of, its probably a shit series. That being said if you like it go right ahead and buy whatever makes you happy. It's your money and your life.
>This is why "everyone" should have a large magnet
Or you could just not have CP.
Fucking real pedos on 4chan. CP and Van threads were over 10 years ago. Why do you nerds stick around here.
Alternatively you could put it onto a thumb drive and make posts on facebook about it. Faggots.
I wanted EMS, but I think it's a little bit too much, I've had a few bigger orders from AmiAmi and they've been 3200¥ at the most. I also checked the Racing Miku Sepang and she was 3200 by herself and it's just a 1/8, don't you think it's a little bit too much?
A big magnet won't help you hide the real little girl, anon.
>There's very few series worth buying things of,
Anon, that's your opinion. Everyone likes different things. Like you said, spend your money on whatever makes you happy but people making comments like this is why people are afraid to show their collections or show off what they bought because 9/10 anons will tell them it's not (one of the 6 buyf/a/g approved figures of the year) and that their taste is shit and that they have nothing of value even if the thing they bought could be their waifu or something they wanted for a long time.
Who /atthemercyofparcelforce/ here?
>I identify as a guy therefore I am a guy
Let's be realistic of those 90 grills 1/4 of them are actual grills. The rest are cross dressing anons, and anons who identify as little girls.
Just clean your computer of any "questionable content" to be safe. You can always say that they send you the wrong product if they summon you.
You are still too young to understand, but don't worry, you will learn later.
you do realize that your cache saves information about img you see on this site... And in some countries if that looks like a girl younger than 18, you Could be charged with having child pornography... (sure this doesn't happen 99.99999%, but it could)
This is why I always use EMS, shit stays in customs for a few minutes to a couple hours at most, even during the holidays. This is just a replacement part from GSC so they sent it whatever way is cheapest but knowing my package is literally 5 minutes away from me sitting in some bin for the last 2 weeks pisses me off.
>from 88.10 to 85.69 aboriginal dollars in only a few hours
I seriously want to consider to buy this superior Takao.
Guessing it's this image. But who knows.
I know what I'm getting anon for /ss/ next year
One thing that stops me from buying, is that it comes with the slutty anime clothing version, rather than the elegant manga version
>beating a dead horse
I still laughed
I wish Abira would go easy on the spinal deformations. It's been the only thing stopping me from buying his stuff.
The Sento Isuzu figure isn't online shop exclusive, only exclusive in Japan. So there's a chance she'll be available for less than retail, still pretty slim chance though.
I bought the DX Mikasa for $90 from an american retailer. but everyone hates that figure.
azone uses standard obitsu bodies. you could just buy a sundress and pantyhose for her.
it is not easy to buy 1/3 doll clothing. It is always out of stock on popular online stores. You can only buy them when you come to Akihabara directly.
Chitoge was available on amiami for months after release. Alter is not GSC.
Both terrible comparisons. Think about extremely popular preorder scales made by GSC, and nothing else if you want to make a comparison.
>Horofags always get assblasted when someone makes that joke
How does it feel to drop to the same level as raibu porkchop and James fags?
Nah, maybe a bit fannyflustered but that's it.
Anyone who unironically overreacts has a problem.
If I cared about the teasing of people about muh favourite anime I wouldn't post on /a/.
Can anyone give me a legit link for This.
Can't decide if I want her, but will probably get her as I only have one figure up for january.
Are you the german guy from yesterday? If yes:
"I want to clarify something for everyone, This version of Mikasa isn't an exclusive. She will also be sold around the world at various retailers. For fans in Japan they can only pre-order her at the GSC online shop, so Japan based shops will not get her. But our partner shops will have her for pre-order and for sale in the future. You can pre-order directly at the GSC online shop (ext link) or check any one of te various retailers we work with around the world (ext link) and pre-order from them!"
If that's true and I can buy Sento for less, I probably would. But I'd also feel bad because I preordered Alter's Sento when the GSC Exclusive news dropped.
Also $90 for Mikasa is nice. TOM?
are you really so stupid to not understand that in between release and jumping to 10k in price she could have possibly been in stock at amiami for months making what youre saying stupid and pointless.
She wasn't in stock after release. http://myfigurecollection.net/items.php?iid=197994&page=comments&p=7 Read through the comments after release.
>b-b-but I c-c-could've sworn I saw her!
its a slim chance anyway, but i think because the LN isnt doing tremendously well and theres an alter fig theres a chance.
honestly id rather have the pirate figure, but id rather have the alter figure and a nendo. the price is the dumb part.
>tfw re-release never ever
Not paying 30,000 yen
>being this ass blasted over being wrong.
I don't even have to click that link to know it's retarded. Chitoge came out over a year ago and mfc logs comments over a year old as (1 year ago) so there's no way its proof.
And in any case comparing nendo avail to scales is still stupid like I said before. Instead of focusing on your stupid wrong comment, try to find a better example if your autism won't let you admit you're wrong.
If you order from the 2 shops I mentioned, you shouldn't have any import fees because they are shipping from germany.
If you order her from amiami, the first version was ~180€ with import fees to germany, the second one should be the same.
It's okay to be wrong anon, just stop posting and people won't notice.
It's not great but it's the best that's available imo. I don't really like the pose for the Koto one.
I'm surprised she didn't get another scale when Hanamonogatari was airing. I recently got my Spoogy Ougi in the mail
She's still available on NY, albeit 1200 yen more than she was on release but if you're willing to pay.
>Request order cancelation from amiami 2 days before the figures release date
>they cancel it for me no problem
>would preorder everything that I was slightly interested in
>made a number of cancellations because I couldn't afford most of it when it came to payment time
>got a warning saying they would close my account if I made another cancellation
>one day I went mad and bought nearly £500 worth of goods from them, paid for it all immediately
>since then I have made a few cancellations and they haven't said anything
I think they're fine if you actually spend money on their site. They only really kick up a fuss if you just keep cancelling without actually buying anything.
I know guys that have had their accounts closed for cancelling 3-4 things whereas I've made about 15.
I'm more responsible now, I haven't requested a cancellation in about a year.
That was my first cancellation from amiami ever, ive always paid for my items immediately for years so thats probably why they had no problem.
I also apologized in my request and said i was going to pay for my following orders.
Maybe because these figures had delays they thought it was ok.
Does it say it's still in Japan?
I suppose you could blame the Christmas season, I haven't used SAL in about a year but I used EMS over christmas and that was much slower than usual.
I ordered a fig on Dec 12th and it didn't arrive until Jan 2nd. Part of that was due to customs being slow as shit but it normally only takes around 7 days from ordering to reach my house.
Like >>135662200 said, I'd wait another week or two before getting worried.
Japan Post says dispatch from outward office of exchange and USPS says that origin post is preparing shipment. So I guess its still in Japan. I told my parents to use EMS if they bought anything, but they didnt listen.
I'm thinking about cancelling my Yui as I need to save money atm, it would be the first cancellation.
I like the figure but I don't think I need her.
Kind of annoyed about this fig, the detail is excellent but I really don't think the scale is 1/8 like they claim.
She seems significantly smaller than my other 1/8 scales. I have other 1/8 scales from Alter too and they just seem to proportionally larger. Anybody else think this?
Anyway with that being said, I personally think 1/7 is the perfect size for a scale.
>She seems significantly smaller than my other 1/8 scales. I have other 1/8 scales from Alter too and they just seem to proportionally larger. Anybody else think this?
No, she matches my other 1/8s perfectly. You also have to consider the character height and how they're posted too. She'd be a little bit taller if she was standing up straight, but she's not.
I'm using only air mail, don't want to pay this much for faster shipping.
Just hoping the second one arrives before the end of january.
It's very average, I like the Tales games but Zestiria was kinda crappy. The combat system is too awkward, it absolutely doesn't need to be that fucked but it is.
Berseria is out this year, it looks pretty good.
Black socks are available and hardly distinguishable between them and pantyhoses.
Sun dress is the main problem. Many doll collectors are usually sewing their own doll clothings.
I wanted to get king crimson. but I couldnt get one for a reasonable price.
Eh, I guess it's my eyes then.
I have this Mio from Alter and she's 1/8 but she looks huge next to Alisha.
Maybe it's not Alisha, it could be Mio that is over 1/8. She looks like a 1/7
I received a Steam gift card and grabbed Zestiria on sale, but if the combat is fucked then I'm somewhat regretting it.
I looked up Berseria which apparently is coming to PC, and the /ss/ implications are glorious.
>tfw no TOSHINO KYOUKO! scale by Alter
I guess Akarin is ok too... I want all the Yuris to have good 1/8 scales.
there isn't really a standard when it comes to scales between manufacturers.
It's frustrating when you are setting up a display but two 1/7ths are different sizes while a 1/8th is almost the same size as the smaller 1/7
any idea when anyone is going to make a good figure of tusk?
I need KQ, KC, Diavolo, and Kira to complete my villains but it's really hard to find them reasonably that's why I'm hoping Kira at least rereleases or goes down in price due to P4 hype.
>no Natsumi figs at all
>no Koma-chan either
>Renge and Hotaru have one but they're only Beech Queens
Shame really. Wasn't Non Non Biyori a pretty popular show? I remember the first season actually had good sales, surely there must be a demand for them?
I like getting bundles of SAS on mandarake to cut down on shipping... I'll buy four or five of them at once instead of paying a little here and there. I don't have preorders in February so maybe I'll get them then.
it makes sense. killer queen was my first. but I'm very happy with it. so I'm gonna go balls to wall now. tfw no weather report(the stand)
10k and it includes her bonus teacup. I tried to prepare myself for Manda's EMS shipping cost. I was not ready.
My package has been retained here in the US for 4 days with no explanation of why and no slip telling me to pick it up. This is the first time this has happened to me. Does anyone know what to do?
Americans will be at around 114 -118 steasy conversation rate for the next month or so.
You can literally blame Obama. But also the Japanese government. They are testing the waters, seeing if people will still buy. Shouldn't be to long, but expect Jan and Feb to hurt.
It's a steep slope. I've been getting them since about March last year and I half almost one of each character barring a few very rare ones, and a couple alt palettes of my favorites.... A steep slope, my friend.
>azone uses standard obitsu bodies. you could just buy a sundress and pantyhose for her.
Actually some dolls utilize the AZO2 body which Takao there appears to have. While they have the standard Obitsu frame, the hips and thighs and bust are wider as opposed to the skinnier Obitsu. As a result I have some 48/50cm stuff that my AZO2 dolls can't wear.
>it is not easy to buy 1/3 doll clothing. It is always out of stock on popular online stores. You can only buy them when you come to Akihabara directly.
You'll be shocked at how scarce doll clothes in Aki can be. The Volks and Azone stores are just as out of stock as the web stores, and what's in stock is never the high quality non-cosplay stuff. If you search around Aki there's a couple more stores but in my experience it's more of the same: stuff that's perpetually in stock only by merit of being less desirable (Gee store) or stuff that appeals to different doll crowds like the high-bizarre fashion only the resin collectors are into (Dolk)
>Many doll collectors are usually sewing their own doll clothings
This really is the only way to go. Make or meet.
>thought her preorders ended weeks ago
>ok whatever, no big deal, less money to spend
>suddenly shes back on amiamis front page
Its not my fault, if in gods plan
He made the plastic so much stronger than a man
The future is now anon
>I assumed that something like pantyhose would be popular enough to be available by the bucket. Did I assume wrong?
Black tights are in abundance. there are subtle differences but only meaningful to the truly pedantic.
Looks cool, how much will it go for?
Hopefully Kiss-shot will also
go homethis month.
I don't know what the fuck is going on but bless the sanic SAL speed to EU
The infection has metastasized. Not even a goddess can stand before her.
>there are subtle differences
thighbands are not subtle differences.
I'm new to buyfaggotry. I really want this figure and missed the preorder. Mandarake has it for the cheapest I could find, but it says the box is damaged and parts could fall off in transit. Can I trust Mandarake's shipping?
"Box damage" literally means a crease or an indent or something totally superficial. That usually doesn't mean anything bc the nips are obsessive about keeping their boxes nice. Mandarake has never let me down anon.
Nips are autistic about box condition. There will either be a tiny mark or the corner will be a bit creased/dented so they have to say it's damaged.
Manda are fine. That figma isn't work 6.5k though, no figma is worth that.
Damn Germany charges ridiculous import fees on every EMS package and your customs takes that long? Canadian customs only dings maybe 1 in 10 EMS packages and never hold the package for more than a few minutes to a couple hours.
Well, you could make a hat; you could make a broach; you could make a pterodactyl!
Does anyone know where I can get this?
I got shizzled with my christmass present.
The fucking guy wanted to pick it up in a local book store couldnt find them Instead of that he send me freaking floppy's with the books on it in PDF format
Sadly its not. for the last 3 years i got nice presents and now this guy fucks it up.
I just realized I compressed these pictures too fucking much and they look shitty.
well i hope i get a proper present.
They comply with such requests, usually then just turn around the doujins so no nsfw stuff is visible, even then, they use a couple of cardboard sheets to cover your stuff and then a ouple of layers of bubblewrap.
Pic related, this is how they packaged my latest order, with a couple of cardboard sheets between the contents and the bubblewrap.
>Where do you get decals?
You draw them yourself digitally and print them on decal paper. You can just trace from a screenshot if you suck at drawing.
>Also painting eyes can look better than decals.
Yeah, no, not really. Maybe if done by some professional painter but the vast majority of GK painters are not.
excellent taste my good sir, but that's not the picture you were promising.
I'm not very used to taking pictures.
Would it be cheaper to get a figure for $30 on ebay or to use a proxy/forwarding service to get one that's listed for 1300 yen on Yahoo Auctions?
> when the figure you forgot you ordered comes in the mail
Depends on the pose they come in.
Picking a pose for kyoukorin is tough.
I was at sacanime this weekend and came across several figmas that caught my interest. I wanted to buy the Racing Miku 2014 EV MIRAI Ver. Figma (pic related) but not a single vendor had the bike to put her on. What a damn fucking shame.
I ended up getting a Pyramid Head figma. First figure ever purchased. I normally collect pins, badges, and misc. hentai from mystery bags at conventions.
I would have also been interested in buying some unpainted resin but the vendor selection was pretty shit. A few gems in the mess but the selection at fanime is a lot better.
I know. I would have paid the extra 5-10 dollars markup at the convention if a single one of the vendors also had the bike though.
Yeah, none of the other miku figures really interested me.
He just picks characters he thinks looks cool. And then after getting interested in them then he gets into the source material. Instead of the other way around. So that would inevitably lead to picking super popular stuff,
Do you think this is worth $15 used? I don't really care for the character, but I might get some use from the extras.
It's a pretty good figure, although she leans to the left quite a lot since she's supposed to be mid stride and it looks a bit weird.
I do agree on the joints and think the statues are a lot higher quality on looks. I just enjoy being able to adjust the figure.The only statue I saw which I was considering buying was an Asuka from the 'new' NGE movie. It was kind of boring though so I passed on it. I was kind of surprised on the super low amount of NGE merchandise.
Because of all the hate NGE recieves by a bunch of angry rebuild fans, the figs are cheap and spread thin. i love NGE, buy it if you want it, this shitty hobby of ours is for ourselves first and foremost.
to me it was a refreshing change from: Pic related