Buyfag Thread. Google the guide before asking questions.
Have you ordered your Limited Edition Bubble Wrap yet?
It's funny that you mention that. I don't really have any shelving so I just put all my scales on this shitty fake wood bookshelf. I have the Alter Nico on the same shelf as the GSC Nico, and it looks pretty goofy especially since they have nearly the same pose.
Anywhere I can still order this cutie (male)?
And thus the SAL adventure begins. I will pray for a safe journey.
Between my monthly figure orders, subscriptions, games and more, I limited myself to just 16.
Granted I previously spent like, 1k on doujins in and around C90, so...
yeah, she is fucking gorgeous and looks great next to the Momohime. Can't wait for the Yuzuruha version to get released.
I actually have two Kongikus because a certain seller fucked up
>1080 JPY book from Toranoana + BIJ proxy fee 500 + 162 JPY (0.15*1080) + shipping from BIJ
Did I get it right? The small size of the additional proxy fee seems worth it for avoiding the registration process.
Yeah, I will pass. The only thing I liked about it was her cute smiling face anyways.
Wow, the crazy Chinese bastards actually did manage to ship the last quarter of '16. They've got like two days left but it still counts.
Has anyone preordered theirs yet?
All these delays are kind of a god send. I can finally justify buying bunny Yoko. She's binning and cheaper than the hot glued one in the pre-owned section. My dick is pleased.
On the one hand, work. On the other, up close and personal time where I get to admire my figures. It's not all bad at all.
It's kind of a gamble. With my luck I jump on the hurr durr bellfine is trash bandwagon and the Saber ends up being 300 dollars because only a handful of them ended up being produced due to lack of initial demand. It wouldn't be the first time. Worst case scenario, it's still an appreciable upgrade over the actual prize fig of that Saber.
Wow please don't post that. Some of us actually have feelings here.
wow she would be perfect with my akame boat, but mutsu's face doesn't seems alright or somethings off.
Mail time. 2 fucking boxes. This one is fucking huge though.
The style is more similar to the original art, instead of the anime designs.
And the other one.
Although I really want to slap the idiot from SAHRA who put that god damn QR sticker in such a fucking ugly place.
Any ideas how I can remove these properly?
It's bad enough that these boxes are so easy to dent when opening.
I've heard Big in Japan is slow in responding to requests. The guide doesn't mention their speed on the proxy portion. Should I be looking at other stores for proxy purposes?
Opinions on White Rabbit Express?
Thanks. I'll try doing it later. Just really annoyed since the box for those two figs are so fragile. Doing anything to them might make me damage them. I opened the Azusa one and the flaps dented so easily.
I use them for forwarding and they're the best now because of increases in prices elsewhere, and the fact that they use small packaging.
They're fast as well.
But for proxy you need to communicate because you're probably going to fuck something up.
Ya, I just started reading it and I got to this page, and I was like "Oh fuck, wasn't there a figure like this a few months ago?"
It seems you can still find it a t a lot of local stores. In Toronto, Navito World still has it up for preorder.
Wow I can't believe it's so cheap
I bought it months after release and it binned then but to see it go even further down makes me wish I'd kept waiting.
oh well at least I didn't pay full price.
She seems really sexy and those knockers are out of control excellent
But something about it seems off,
Coming up on almost 1 year of waiting for this to arrive after a 4 month delay. I contact amiami every few months and they always say that it is in transit.
Should I expect a single dirty traveling samurai to arrive on my ranch unexpectedly one day to present me with this.
Yamato is worried and lonely.
What's the buyfag way of dealing with an order, and having lazy chinks take a week long holiday before shipping your goodies.
Yeah no, they often get their inventory from amazon and don't have it directly on them, meaning you place an order , the they place theirs, get the shit shipped to them and then the shit is shipped to you which means long delivery times.
There's a reason why they are far from the preferred stores.
160 cm x 50 cm to be exact
Holy shit, look at the literal balloon tits on this thing.
And what's wrong with buying them straight from the source?
Most of the "realistic portrayals" are still actually pretty deformed. Nendos are more extreme in that regard but they're cartoony and cute. Plus they're cheap and Nendos are jointshit so you also get to pose them for bonus fun points.
Found her sealed 3k, can't wait for her to arrive.
I'm going to Japan again at the end of February.
The last time I went, my normalfag friends held me back from buyfagging, so I'm going all out. Hoping I can track down some of my grails and some cool merch.
>others not so cheap at Gundam Front.
I was pretty mad I missed out on Amuro's Custom Zeta RG model kit at the Gundam Front last year because my friends didn't want to go upstairs to check it out, hoping there's some still available. The previous year I went, I only got a shirt there.
I went earlier this year with my fat as fuck friend. Dumb ass had no idea that you actually have to walk to get to places in Japan, he got dehydrated and got sick.
anyways, you at least get to see GFT and the 1:1 Gundam before it all gets taken down next year. Buy up GFT exclusives while you're there if you want to resell and make extra money.
I'm particularly excited for the Ami Ami Store and the Falcom Store, both opened after my vacation ended.
I understand anime is still way unrealistic. As for power level, if other people saw me collecting cheap fat faced cutesy nendoroids, that would be more embarrassing than well sculpted and esthetically pleasing full figures.
I'm sorry, it's just not my thing. It's like something I would buy for my 8 old niece or something.
>tfw kind of want to buy figures as decoration on my desk because it's so fucking clean and empty all the time
>tfw normie friends and family bought those pop Vinyl figures with dead black eyes
>tfw When they see my nendos think i am The Freak
I feel conflicted.
I have zero space in my dorm to put up scales.
>As for power level, if other people saw me collecting cheap fat faced cutesy nendoroids, that would be more embarrassing than well sculpted and esthetically pleasing full figures.
Kind of. With Nendos you get kind of a kitschy feel, it's more eclectic. Both are weird but they're different kinds of weird. Especially if said scales would be of the scantily clad variety.
>It's like something I would buy for my 8 old niece or something.
Not entirely wrong, but do remember you're on a site with a board dedicated to toys actually intended for eight year Olds. Not terribly surprising, then. Keep in mind also that adults do play with toys. In moderation it's not always even that weird.
At risk of getting roasted I need some help.
I have an order coming from Amiami but I really can't have who I'm living with find out I ordered it, especially when the box lists what's inside. I don't think I can have USPS hold it since it's foreign and I'm not home when my mailman comes. Can I tell Amiami not to out the contents of the box on it? Or is there anyway I can have foreign boxes scheduled for pickup?
Try to set shipping address as your company or try to contact usps to set your package as hold for pick up.
You got the tracking number right? Just stand in front of your house, catch the fucking mailman before your mommy find out.
But then they stick "(personal use)" at the end and it just ruins it.
USPS doesn't like to do hold for pickup or redirections for international packages. You're kind of fucked there with them.
Maybe the mailman will just get lazy and leave a pickup slip if he's lucky though.
It's not like it just popped up out of nowhere.
Anyone having credit payment issues with mandarake? I'm using a 3d secure credit card and keep getting an error
Anyone with any experience with this?
Visa CCs have been fucked up for me for months now, either I get an error or plain takes me back to the CC form to fill it again.
Used a mastercard instead and went thorugh without issues.
Why would any toy maker mass produce something created based off a niche doujin series?
Just because some crazy gaijin picked it up for publication, doesn't mean Japan will try and sell it too.
Can anyone help an idiot here?
Is it possible to buy from amiami's physical store in Akihabara and ask them to ship it by mail? I might have bought too many things they won't fit my luggage.
Not saying this is what happened but, usually molds are property of the production company, not the manufacturer. That applies to plenty of industries.
So the production committee can ask for all the molds back if they want to.
Its particle board with a texture ontop of it. Its managed for about for decades.
I do want to get a self for the figures. I want more of em. Maybe collect some Gundam models next.
Its not real wood, thin 1/4in particle board that comes in sheets. Used to cover an undone wall most the time. Painting it will make it look much better, or ripping it out and dealing with the wall behind it from scratch.
My Maki arrived today and I'm in a quandary whether to open her or not.
Pros for opening:
- She's my favourite Raibu
- I like the outfit
- I already spent 230 AUD on her
Cons for opening:
- I don't like her as much as I did when I ordered her
- I love the character, but Raibu is a forgettable show for me
- Keeping her sealed means I can sell her and recoup the money
I used to collect figures by the dozen, but over the years my collection has dwindled and I've sold off most of them. I'm being picky because I only have 2 figures on display and another on the way. They're all semi-lewd with a pastel colour scheme, and Maki just doesn't fit in.
Anons, how picky are you with your collections?
>- I love the character, but Raibu is a forgettable show for me
>- Keeping her sealed means I can sell her and recoup the money
>>Ordered a $100+ USD plastic butt anyways
I don't know if you're retarded or EXTRA retarded.
I admit I've done the same in terms of buyer's regret with other figures but they're a good learning experience. Don't do it again. There's no easy way to get rid of them, whether it be by hocking them or being heartless enough to throw them in the trash.
Raibu is worth it more for the music
and the mobagethan it is for the show.
Also with birb getting a rerelease announcement, good luck selling her for all that much even though she's unopened. You'll likely still lose some money through shipping etc.
Just get her out and enjoy her.
how can freeing keep making bunnies if bin?
She was when we were waiting for release. No one's talked about her much recently that I recall. Ignore the angry fag and look at MFC though, you should be able to form an opinion from the user photos I'm sure.
Because if we're being honest, plastic butts are pretty cheap. Especially if you hit a niche demographic to sponge off of (in this case, a bunny fetish).
Also, that's more likely a distributor problem. FREEING just makes them. It's up to the sellers who stock them to figure out which products to buy and how much.
If they buy too many and can't move them, that's technically not FREEING's fault.
There's a hint in the filename, nigga. Follow it from there. If your google-fu is passing enough, you'll find it.
And the goddamn answer is in the thread as well.
You can try putting all mail to your address on hold for a few days and pick it up at USPS. Check your tracking and put the request in a day or two before you think your package will arrive.
>you walk into your room and your sisters have your sonico daki hostage
what to do?
What's a good place to buy anime collectables (models, toys, figurines, etc.)? I've bought two Asuka figurines pictured above, but they were from Amazon.
Some of the other stuff is expensive like Gundam master grade model kits
What the hell are these, why are they on amiami, and why do they cost 4k for a 5cm figure?
This one actually isn't too lewd, but I don't think they did justice to her hair
>looking at collecting PreCure merch
>Cure Beat and Cure Muse from Suite never got shirt designs despite the fact that practically every other Cure in the franchise has one
What the fuck, Cospa.
Tempted to get her. Anyone else have her? Any opinions of her? I heard that her hair seams are awkward looking in person.
I really need to find a grail. my entire want list is just things I'll get later when I have a slow month. I guess the closest would be Raita's scales? Maybe the 1/2.5 Cattleya?
Also why is Mandrake so slow to ship stuff? paid for a figure 4 days ago and they barely shipped it.
I never really went for cute figs (my first collection was all the Megahouse Queen's Blade line). Being sexy has always made a figure more interesting to me, and conversely Maki seems kind of... boring? Pic related is my core collection. And no, I will not destroy her skirt.
>inb4 blog post
>inb4 filthy casual
Not too shabby
I remember the Good Smile Booth at Anime Expo selling these and people grabbing multiple ones. The clerk usually just grabbed a few from the top ang gave them to the customer. Those 3 and 4 packs they paid $20 each for them were virtually the same. Some people were mad they didnt get different scenes and the clerk should have staggered them.
Been a while since I've ordered from them but yeah.
I've gotten some odd packaging from YAJ. Store ads, multi size Uniqlo boxes, beer cases, and convenience store bags come to mind.
Thats how my orders from Noppin always come.
Also how I cushioned my loot back when I was shipping stuff home during my vacation. Hotel supplied papers daily, so it was quite convenient.
It's a shame the version that comes with her Cheese-kun is a gk and an expensive one at that, if you can find one.
I am not the same guy who posted the first 2 images. Since this is the only good one I dont want to sell it. I got mine from Good Smile Company, try asking the other where and how he got his.
In 2013, anon. She's made by Phat and she's 1/8. She has some quality control issues (the glue on mine's hat is loose, and the paint job isn't perfect on the hair) but the design and composition of the figure makes her perfect to me. You should get her.
trigger had them on their website for a few minutes a while back until the site crashed/they sold out, i personally grabbed a couple from comic con GSC booth and also anime expo
You're not a true weeb if you weren't at least envious of Melonpan at some point
Envious of the combination of wealth and confidence that enables him to do these things, yes.
But it's more than envy that makes me not want to have to bear witness to his... eccentricities.
Both approaches have their appeal. I unironically think that Nendos look good.
Note that "good" does not mean "impressive".
Nobody actually thinks that chibi figures are as beautiful or eye-catching as scales.
But they're cute and they represent the characters' personalities well, and for many characters that's actually more suitable than maximum realism.
For example, look at the very post you replied to.
Who the fuck would want a scale of Akari? Nobody. A Nendoroid is much more capable of capturing what makes her appealing.
yurus finally got here, and for all the shit I talked about SAL for taking so long this is the first time I didn't get a customs charge
She is finally being molded
how am I supposed ot make kyoko carry her wand? there's no gap in her fingers to put it in her hand
Have people stopped buying animu and mangoes here? Seems like it's only ever faggy figmas posted these days, y'all tiresome as fuck with your dust and hot glue collectors
Got my first ever prize figures today. They're rather new so the quality isn't terrible (clean paint, acceptable sculpt), but the difference between them and proper scales, and even Nendoroids, is enormous.
You don't mix scales and prize figs on the same shelf, right, anon?
Spoils of 2016, first year of collecting scaled figs. Used to do gundams and nendos only.
This idiot doesn't even care about his figs, I saw a video of him, licking and sucking dozens of figs breaking a lot of parts in the process, no real collector would do that just for a few views.
160K salary is a damn good paycheck man
as long as you aren't completely retarded with your money in other areas that's more than enough to buy all the weeb crap you can dream of
might be a bit late but this is the best christmas present I've bought myself. all I need now is yui to show up somehwere and I'll have the set
How the fuck do i even paint this?
When ordering Coldcast figures, should I always choose EMS?
I'm afraid they'll break, so I've never tried SAL.
Anyone has any experience regarding this matter?
(EMS is expensive as fuck to South America)
You have fine taste in Mikus; I love that CD and want that fig
>arrived missing her sword
Any ideas on what I can use in place of it? The sheath can only hold something a little bigger than a pencil.
That's actually what I've been using her for so far. I can probably get a neat look if I can find a stylized pencil since it looks like she's using it as a sword, but I haven't been able to find any good ones.
Just get a round pencil, then print and glue the combo attack image of whatever character you want.
Still waiting for Miku and Hanayo to arrive.
Got this a few days ago and it's even unopened. Never thought I'd actually find it after all these years.
The price means jackshit when she will be just occupying space that could be used for better figures. Thats thing you learn later on and gets even worse once you run out of display space.
No, I really like the figurine, and I'm not just buying because she's cheap but I'm still surprised about how cheap she was.
It's from jungle japan so I doubt it could be a bootleg, it's still a B item but according to the description it shouldn't have any problem.
And my 170$ phone has a worse camera than his.
Fact of the matter is we don't buy phones for their cams nor do we buyfag to buy cameras.
Be happy he was considerate enough to resize the shit.
Everything got delayed ;_;
Been lazy so I haven't ordered ALTER Purple Heart yet.
Don't even fucking start, nobody cares about endless streams of garbage pictures of this shit. Nobody ever reads this except for the anon that archives every picture and assigns them to MFC names.
I really wish lAter would stop doing this to us. I mean, quality takes time and all but they must know their timetables better than this, just give us a release date farther back that you might actually meet, guys.
I would rather they take their time. Japs under pressure suck at their job and never admit it, you just have to look at the amount of QUALITY in rushed anime to know that.
It's not like you already paid for the figure anyways, right? Right, anon?
>Don't even fucking start
It's already begun. There's no stopping it now.
>nobody cares about endless streams of garbage pictures of this shit.
I like looking through them occasionally though they are posted too often.
>Nobody ever reads this except for the anon that archives every picture and assigns them to MFC names.
Nah, we do still get small amounts of discussion from these and >>151611469 is right. If anything the template would lead to higher quality (if still slightly shit) discussion and more amusing shitposting. It'd probably be a lot less visually interesting than some of the more creative collages though.
>If anything the template would lead to higher quality (if still slightly shit) discussion and more amusing shitposting.
When someone posted that collage website a while back, it didn't do shit for better discussion and more shitposting isn't a good thing. The amount of discussion we get for them is nothing compared to the amount of blank posts we get of people posting their shit. Hell look at that fucking post we had a few threads back which asked a bunch of dumb questions and had a ton of responses which nobody cared about but took a lot of space. Don't encourage this shit.
Speaking of dumb questions, where's the survey at?
I'm not saying they should rush, I'm saying they should know it's going to take them 3+ months past whatever deadline they have now and actually make the deadline be that date. It'd just be nice if we actually got things on time more often than not is all.