I'm trying to buy MUV-LUV artbooks from Madarake and I'm getting cockblocked by their stupid Verified by Visa crap.
Any of you guys with a Bank of America credit card ever run into this issue while shopping there? I was able to order Tharja from them a year ago with my credit card just fine.
Pre-ordered her for a "decent" price.
Though I'm probably the only one that ordered her
I was considering it but my October order is big enough, if it bins I'll get her.
she is from Sword & Wizards ~The Emperor of Sword & Seven Lady Knight~, as is pictured which has binned super hard (currently 50% off at Amiami) so I hope the one you have pictured there also does the same.
It's a light novel that doesn't have a manga or anime.
Was it not in their description for the book? I believe I saw that it was in the description for it so if that is the case, then why wouldn't they be selling it? Where I am from it's not legal to advertise something and then sell a different product so you could safely assume that they would be numbered...
Yep, only right stuff got the book. All 2000 copys.
The numbers will probably be handwritten in black ink with no authentication anyway. The reprint is identical in every other way.
Wonder why they went with the tights later on
>Yep, only right stuff got the book. All 2000 copys.
That's not what happened. They initially believed that they would be receiving 2000 copies, but it turns out that most of the 2000 were reserved by other retailers.
Its mostly speculation but from the sounds of it Yen Press wasn't clear on the limited nature of this book to retailers and allowed it to be over ordered. Yen Press in a news post said they didn't expect the book to sale so well.
My order from B&N just updated to processing and the store page updated to out of stock. I can only assume BN got the books. Now I'm ready for my cancelation email. Can't wait.
>tfw living where my entry-level retail job earns the equivalent of $35k USD/year
>even after (generous) living expenses I could still order a scale every 3 days if I really wanted to
PVC for days and no responsibilities. Nothing beats the freeter life.
Have you considered moving to somewhere that isn't a shithole, anon?
>Have you considered moving to somewhere that isn't a shithole, anon?
It's not a shithole as long as you don't have hobbies that require importing stuff. I'm leaving my country just because it's harder to buy PVC butts
A U S T R A L I A
working in "production" which includes invoicing, stock allocation & some manufacturing labour shit
was at 20k usd equivelent a couple weeks ago but just got a rise
thinking about finding a better job or going to uni desu
Australia also. It's not as good as it sounds because it's usually balanced out by the insane cost of living here.
But it's great when most of your purchases are imports.
That WAS money in hand. I think my "annual salary" is above 50k, thanks to all the overtime I've been pulling.
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What's with the new Sakura Wars merch recently? Did I miss some sort of announcement?
Ye i know that. I just really have no clue what to study. That's the big reason i didn't go straight in after svhool. Also i'll need to do the tertiary preparation thingo to get in now
Latest acquisition. Still not sure what I'm gonna do with that mousepad.
What's so gay about bros lending each other a little helping hand?
Amazon UK, this was the status yesterday. I ordered a second one from another amazon which is dated 14 Oct - 15 Oct so hopefully it's numbered.
Ordered from Amazon on August 30, just got this.
This is such a huge fuck up it's unbelievable.
Jesus christ. I ordered from de and I hope they dont drop that bomb on me
Get fucked faggots, my numbered edition has already been mailed and will be here in a few days.
If you give me a good offer I may consider selling it to you
Why are bratposters always so rude?
On a another note. When are UK and de anons receiving their books?
swordmerch always sells out immediately on ami ami
>Too lazy to go to y! auctions/don't want to go through the hassle of a proxy for keychains and small stuff
Fujos are fucking fast
>Anywhere other than the US receiving numbered copies
Maybe I'm just slow because by the time I even notice something up a few days later, it's gone. I'm still getting a hang of buying goods. They seem to go much faster and are more limited than figures. Then there's all of the event exclusive things.
Oh, you mean goods in general and not something specific?
Try suruga-ya, there's always tons of sword goods up there and it's way easier and cheaper buying from there than yahoo since you can just forward.
The Japs are really over the top about stuff. When they say box minor damage they literally mean a small scuff on a corner. Just buy whatever it is you want, I've yet to receive anything from Mandarake in a condition other than they stated.
I just think it's pretty weird when a figure released three years ago is said to be unopened. Even if it's true, the figure needs air and being inside a box for years isn't good for her.
2 years probably isn't enough to be an issue and stickiness is always a random thing. Not every fig will suffer from it, or suffer as quickly. But I'm not disparaging Japanese handling at all. They take good care of their stuff.
I'm starting to get concerned. I got an email this morning saying it was delayed, and then it gave me that new date in my image.
Am I still okay? The re-release non-numbered ones release on Nov 8th, right? And this says the latest would be the 6th...So I should still be good, right?
Oh, you were asking what country of website I got it from?
I got it off of American target's website. Forgot to put that in my original post. It stayed in stock on their store page for a good while after I placed my order, but now it shows they're out of stock when I go to the product page.
I mean, I'd assume target wouldn't be the fastest when it comes to anime books. Even if I don't get an numbered one, it's still a pretty good price for the normal version.
Anyone else buy theirs from target?
Ordered the 2013 Mamiya Marie over the weekend for lots of dosh; I just had to have her.
Still debating whether this is worth the money
Not sure if this is the wrong place to ask but fuck it:
I recently moved to a new apartment. It's a one room apartment with its own kitchen area. The only problem is that the hood fan is not so great. Can the smell of food somehow damage my figures? I try to have my windows and balcony door open to keep the air circulation going.
Finally got my Alter Maki in!
If this is how all Alter figs are like, then I might actually fall down the rabbit hole when it comes to statueshit.I love how her hat is magnetic, I never would've thought that would be a thing.
That's what I thought, just wanted to make sure. As I said I try to keep my windows open as much as possible so hopefully that's enough to keep them from smelling. I guess I could buy a cabinet with glass doors or sometjing to be safe.
Ordered August 30th on Amazon US.
Does this mean I won't get the numbered edition?
>Buy one Momohime figure
>EMS is $20 for an $80 figure
>Do EMS every time because I lost figure during shipping 3 times
Anyone else have any shipping horror stories? I hate how much EMS costs but the fucking shipping company with SAL and other stuff disappeared three times when delivering here.
I see this figure posted constantly and made me look for the sauce.
I think in a faggot now. Thanks buyfags
guys im talking about the acrylic charcter plate, not the goddamn spoon.
How are magazines shipped?
My western magazines are usually just delivered loosely, I'm just curious if stuff like Megami are packaged in any way.
What I mean is that righstuf is shipping and their order period opened 1 day later than Amazon. I placed my Amazon order 12 hours after release and I got the delay notification.
Shit i got into this wile browing a OPT. I havent feel like this after seeing the latest Takagi san chapter.
>tfw even boys are better girls
I gotten figures released WAY more than 3 years ago still unopened and they're genreally fine. One had sort of a smell to it and the other required a bit of force to actually get her onto her stand but they're both completely perfect after that.
Finally got my detolfs set up!
Don't have everything unpacked yet but here's some stuff
Interestingly the oldest one I have doesn't really smell that bad at all despite spending like a decade in a box. Also one of my more recent ones (2013) stinks the worst. The smell is never too bad though and you can't really smell it unless you put your nose right next to the thing.
Yes. Make sure you hot glue the slut once you get her too.
>falling for the detolf meme
Heh, I bet you're the type of buyfag who actually reads the guide too huh?
Maki is gorgeous and I love mine, but Alter has many figures that are even nicer. You can almost never go wrong with them as long as you like what you're seeing in the prototype.
Anyone with this Hasegawa table and chair set know how tall the table is? Making a diorama but I'd prefer not to have to wait to get the kit before continuing.
Mizuki's ass is all fat I thought s/he was dojo wo/man
It's not a good hotglue target unless someone manages to vast it off. That arm fabric is asking for ham hands and I don't want to think about getting anything down her pants. Otherwise yes, totally asking for it.
Not to mention the word "Detolf" is the 3th most repeated word after "Post" and "Preorders"
>Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment
By the way, in case the Spice and Wolf book comes wrapped up, the ISBN is different for the numbered edition than it is for the non-numbered. If yours arrives with either of these then it is not numbered:
These ones are numbered:
This might make it easier for anyone planning to return it if they don't get a numbered copy.
I lost two figures WITH EMS before. Post office somehow lost it once it reached my city. Went back and forth trying to find out what happened, put my claim in, and about two months later Amiami sends me a message saying they got the package back. Had to pay shipping again to get it back.
What does one do with a 2 kg mousepad of a best girl? I want it but dont know what I'd do with it.
So despite the mildly odd face, Morrigan actually turned out incredibly well. She is HUGE though, and her syringe is so tall it was a journey to find a place to put her.
She doesn't sink down all the way on her foot pegs though.
Excellent taste taste detected.
Does anyone go out of their way to buy as much Merch of a single character as possible and have a collection dedicated to them?
Here's the image for the regular LE box of the new senran game. Looks nice.
I just dont see the utility in a mousepad that big. Got to pass on that.
Yep, I hear that the older games have some story to them but I don't think i'll ever play them. I liked EV, it was stupid fun, and sure i'd like something more serious but whatever.
Does decorating your phone with a particular character count?
Closest for me is buying all of Ryuuko's commercially released figs including the limited RAH and Beach Queen. I don't try to buy ALL her merch though.
Would childhood best mate pairings count?
Currently trying with Robin Hood. I might try and get extra copies of stuff if it's available during Suru/Manda/Yahoo orders. I usually only pick up extras when it's something I intend to use.
I can appreciate the mindset of collecting all the different merchandise available for a beloved character, but not collecting duplicates. I don't understand the pleasure of having six of the same can badge, seven of the same trading fig, twelve of the same café coaster, etc.
Can't wait for more of this smug little cutie
Got a phone with a slightly less shit camera.
Yes, It curves into a flat bit.
So what do you guys use to display your figures besides a detolf? I ran out of space in my current one and I feel like having a second one would look shitty.
I'm thinking I might get one of those Billy bookcases but wanted to ask other anons what their experience was with those things. A narrow bookshelf in general is what I need.
I live in an apartment with no grease hood. Figures are okay in a detolf one room over, the grease stays in the kitchen, since it would have to go across the room, through a doorway.
The 2 games on the 3ds actually have a pretty decent story. I played the first one (Burst) not expecting anything. But the story does a good job at making the girls feel like actual people instead of just cheap fanservice material. So I was pleasantly surprised there.
This is what i've heard but the 3ds games are too expensive really to buy right now. I've read up on the story and it is interesting enough but nothing has happened now for what will be two games, so we have to wait for SK3 to advance the plot I suppose, whenever that will be.
It's expensive for a handheld game. I really do not like spending that much for a handheld game honestly, I dislike how much video games in general cost right now but games for the 3ds and vita are sometimes criminal in what they charge.
I don't know about the vita, but most 3ds games are like $30-40 US (and some are even cheaper) which isn't much different than it's always been. Then compare that to $60-80 for console games. I'd say console games are even more criminal in what they charge.
prices of the website may change over time depending of demand. the price you ordered for is binding to you and amiami.
it's the same as for basically every other business aswell.
If the price on the website is now lower than for what you've preordered you can ask them if they ive you the new price. But thats up to their goodwill.
If it's now more expenssive - be happy you preordered at the right time.
My pile of cheap trinkets from mandarake arrived today.
I need to not go on manda when I'm depressed and tired, but on the upside, stuff. Gotta figure out a good way to display the cards otherwise they'll probably end up stuffed in my MTG binder.
I use my TV stand, a Billy and a nightstand for my figures.
BILLY x MORLIDEN
Can't take a decent picture to save my life but she looks really really good. Sasuga GSC.
My mom texted me, "what did you order, another mail order bride?" when I was at work today. Little does she know...
>you´ll never meet a girl (boy) like this
I own a couple of figures made by them and I like them a lot.
Not my photos.
They fucking better be. If they mess this up I'm never buying another figure.
>Her face sculpt pushed me to preorder her
>See that pic
You're even more enlightened than I had previously thought.
>Don't blizzard do their own figures?
Yes, they do. I doubt even nendos or figmas are a possibility.
Of characters I like. But the reason I dont like them is because they would probably be better as scales.
I have aqua preordered. Will preorder megumin since they seem like characters I'd rather have nendos of than scales.
That yasuo figma looks so silly.
They should've just done a PVC scale of Elise in her base splash, it would sell like hotcakes.
I'd kill for that chair.
Also GSC Mikumo fucking when
Billy is the only way to go, buyfamilia
Sorry for the clusterfuck of colours..
I got this Shiro figure not too long ago. I love it.
She arrived today... She looks beautiful.
Now to make room for her in my detolf without over crowding things.
Good choice anon. I recently bought all three of her currently released scales but only have pics of the globe one currently.
Oh nice man!
I'd like to get her other figures, but I'm eyeing other figures at the same time. You should post pics of the other two.
My best buyfag friend got her, I'll ask him to post some pics. My most recent purchase was fem-law
>The only reason I watch Sunshine wins first place
i got this figure this weekend, im looking for ones of yayoi and azusa with the same kind clothes but i cant find them.
>Having acquaintances with similar interests and hobbies.
Does it feel good to have someone to discuss your interests with, or do your differences in taste make buyfaggotry, or anime and manga more broadly, difficult to discuss?
Polite sage for encouraging blogshit.
When the fuck is someone going to make some Hibike Euphonium figures?
Jesus fucking christ....
The only friends I have to discuss figures with are 2 girls
>tfw their collections are way way lewder than mine and my only lewd fig will end up being Mizuki
It feels really good, actually. I've got a few others who collect but I'm not sure if they browse the thread.
boyfriendthinks I'm a weeb for the all the plastic I buy
But WHY do women buy lewds? Wouldn't women consider plastic anime butts tasteless at best and offensive at worst?
They're black girls
Also women are just like us anyway different strokes for different folks.
Women know how to appreciate the female form. Besides, you could say the same of males that buy that kind of thing.
That just means you get to be the functional alpha.
Huh. Well, this is somewhat uplifting to consider.
Just bought the DX version of this. It's going to be a long few months ;-;
Whether they use an existing outfit or designing an original one, I hope it's simple.
I want more simple idol figures.
me too, the μ's figures are all either way too busy with loads of shit everywhere or kind of boring, they really didn't hit the middle ground, except for sailor Hanayo, she is so good, I can't wait for her