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I really did it, guys.
Off to a good start.
Glad you think so!
Can't wait for her.
So I got the new card from Chase because of the whole Target hoopla but I ordered something of AmiAmi yesterday and won't get a payment request until they open. If I activate the card, cancelling the old one, will that cause any issues? I mean, the checking account number and all is still the same.
Last episode, when she meets Madoka's family.
Not him but I remember that now. The park scene, right?
The checking account has little to nothing to do with the CC it's linked to, that said, there shouldn't be a problem at amiami's end if you pay with a different card.
Point me to a balancing/evil god Sasuke I can purchase.
Alrighty then. Thanks James.
Thought that was Hotaru from the thumbnail. NNB figures when?
/v/ truly has terrible taste
Ew. Disgusting. Horrendous.
Budget daki wanted.
The $25 Artcow dakimakuras are only one sided, right? Is that necessarily a bad thing? Would probably save on art commission.
Can anyone recommend a 150x50cm body pillow that I can buy from a western store with the $20 bill I have in my pocket?
Does anyone have an estimated weight for her?
There's one on eBay. $45.
Judging from her swimsuit, she doesn't seem overweight to me.
Does anyone here buy Limited Edition BlueRei?
You know I meant the package weight.
Faggots, both of you.
I recognize that mirror. That was the resident Mikufag here for a while. But holy shit that white balance.
Yes, of course, thanks anon.
Is that shit in front of a fireplace?
Jay-mus-an, can you speak Japanese?
Probably late 2015, Alter is way behind schedule.
I know, shit monitor, those headphone, and in front of a fireplace?
That shitty setup doesn't do justice to the awesome character that is Miku.
Thank god. I don't know why those assholes made Hitagi 1/7 when the rest are 1/8.
Spoken? I can make my way around basic conversations, ask for directions and similar. Written/Read? Kana and a few hundred kanji.
Keep at it.
So which is harder to learn?
And he's only got one monitor. What a fucking fag.
You only have to read by yourself.
Dat shinobu and Hachikuji
Ah right, and Nadeko.
Is that figure being sold anywhere new, or will I have to scour mandarake for it? I tried googling it and didn't find much about it other than it's a prize figure of some coffee mascot released in November. Surprisingly, I couldn't find it on MFC, either.
It's a GK.
You didn't look hard enough.
Ok, that makes more sense now. Thanks.
It's not, I posted it on the previous thread, she was a really short production prize figure and she's being released as a 3D data model.
Which website offers a sale section with the best selection of figures?
I'm an enormous faggot who has no idea what I'm talking about. Please ignore.
Ah, I see my problem. I added too much to the search and came up with nothing.
Really? I might have to use my college's 3D printer, then, even if it means other people seeing me print a figure of a cute, little girl.
None, the selection on the sales bin section of each site depends on the stock. Most of the figures that fall in that section were not worth the money the manufacturer asked for.
Haha yeah, nobody on /a/ would buy mikushit, right guys?
Only crossboarding scum does
If you're not able to appreciate a good scale regardless of the source, I truly feel sorry for you.
Stop trying to force this shit.
The Miku is alright and I like the print on the left side. But furniture? Yeah shit taste.
Speaking of prints, does anyone know the pixel-to-inch ratio when printing shit out?
So do we have a list of characters that if you buy merch of you're automatically a shitposting faggot? So far I got:
>Any prize figure that isn't the only figure of the character
Anything of your favourite character.
I received my angel recently. I can't wait for the resurgence in AB merchandise again!
You are waifu?
Your new is showing, actually, You're new is showing
I guess it is. Is there something behind "You're waifu"?
Yes, lurk forever, faggot.
Is there anyone whose interest in buyfagging is fading?
gee this sure isn't shitposting
post your single favorite fig to save this shitty thread
Not really my interest, but my purchases have become fewer and fewer because I'm running out of space.
I was until pic related
Waiting is suffering
More shitty taste
That's a nice doll.
I want to get a figure of Mara-sama, but everywhere I've looked, even a small figure sells for $85.
What should I do? Any chance of future releases of him?
>not liking KnJ
>kodomo no jikan
Looks too warped to the sides for me
That penis is not censored, and that offends me.
That's not a penis you sick fuck, that's Mara-chan.
>walking along street
>find $800 that can only be used for buyfagging
Who did you kill?
$800 worth of small-scaled dragon dildos for my figures.
>pretend you're an artist
>wear a scarf and hipster glasses
>every single time
I always thought this shirt was a joke and you couldn't buy it anywhere.
I was wrong.
Bed Bath and Beyond has a $10 one. Not sure of quality. Also unsure if one-sided dakis are a bad thing. But then again I am samefagging.
Why would you think that?
>mutters in a super bored tone
>pointless shitty video opening sequences
>is rich enough to randomly buy $1000 worth of shit in one order
I'm filled with hatred and jealousy
Oh shit, another ash's unboxing.
>is rich enough to randomly buy $1000 worth of shit in one order
I mostly wonder if he resells some of it.
One sided dakis sound good because you can turn them over to the blank side when people might see them.
Indeed. But that would mean the one image will have to exemplify her busty chest and shapely rear. I can barely imagine that.
I just received a shipping notification from Manda, are they working overtime to reduce their backlog or are they opened on Sundays more often?
>I like to do one big shipment, i dunno, one big box i guess
Does he you can buy boxes?
>0:40, other people laughing in the background.
>Buying stuff of a show thats only just started
>all those anime cards
>More background laughing
>A million sleeves for the cards
>Breathing in my right ear
>"I don't remember ordering more than one", nah, you just want to find a way to justify that money wasted.
Though, in the end of the day least he doesn't go shoving his face in the video.
Also isn't tryhard like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh_oICzggds
>Also isn't tryhard like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh_oICzggds
Why did you have to link me to that.
>All that garbage
I wouldn't have bought this shit at a garage sale, let alone imported.
Is this the face of autism?
You want to be linked to something
>I posted THAT again
Honestly, that's not that bad compared to most YouTube shit. That video could have been half as long and less pretentious though.
You should wait and subscribe to their newsletter since they often do special offers where you can get 2 dakimakura covers for $25 including shipping.
I've tried to watch this video every time someone posts it but I just can't. I have to keep skipping and even then I get extreme secondhand embarrassment.
>make video of figs
>80% of the video doesn't even contain footages of the fig
>GOTTA SHOVE MY FACE IN THE VIDEO ALL THE TIME
>ALL DAT YUUTUB FAME
I clicked some other videos and it's not really bad enough to rage about. He's just textbook otacool is all.
>generic pseudo-intellectual Dannychoo cocksuckers
That's just as bad.
Purchased the Tamura Yukari nendo second-hand off of that shitsite all the otacools seem to like.
"Brand new and sealed," and I paid $70. Seemed like a decent price to me. Was I being a stupid goyim?
Is a SPEC Soul of Chogokin Evangelion unit worth the money, because it's a lot more expensive than the other ones I see.
/v/ is like that kid who will take anyone's word and buy it, even shitty stuff.
I'm afraid I do not understand the subtle nuances of that gesture, Alice.
Please explain in more detail.
Yeah. There are people on /v/ who literally bought Xbox Ones.
get your ass back to /v/
So I've got a fig that I can pose and whatnot, and it looks like it's got a hole in the back for a standard Figma base. Is there a way I can buy just the base from somewhere, ar will I have to pilfer one from somewhere else?
can someone tell me where i can find Akane Tsunemori dakimakura cause im a cheap shit who doens't want to get one custom made and i still haven't been able to find one
Who would win?
What was she originally... 6.5k yen shipped? Sounds about right if it's legit.
I'm putting my money on the one that can take out small to medium-sized countries.
But Rozen dolls can create their own dimension and play at their own rules. N Field and whatnot.
What's the best place to resell things?
The guide doesn't say anything about that subject.
Because not loving your figs enough to keep them is a vile thing.
I had to resell a Nendo that was gifted to me that I never wanted to some guy at my uni.
You're supposed to put those in a corner and pretend you like them, you callous ass.
I dumped the girl who gave it to me two years ago already.
Appreciating a scale is one thing, buying scales of a boring character with no emotional attachment is another thing.
Someone please convince me to NOT get it.
you'd have to be an ugly brown person in india to not get it
Not even once
what the anon before me said
The post office apparently sent my stuff out for delivery a couple of days ago. I didn't get any mail at all on Thursday and Friday, so I assumed they were just super busy and couldn't get to my place or something. Then the tracking on it said it went out for delivery again Saturday morning. I got my normal letter mail, but no box.
I don't know what's going on anymore.
Check with them in person. Also, worst-case scenario, someone stole it.
Thanks guys. Is it possible to request manda to devalue your shipment to lessen customs rape?
>Some shipments, such as Standard International shipments, are not trackable.
SHIT FUCKING GOD DAMN AMAZON
Why does it tell me this only now?
Fuck i thought it would be like SAL registred or something like that.
Why does offer only
>nor registred terribly slow
>fucking fast and registred for lots o money
I'd be good enugh with SAL registred
I'm still trying to get all the Miwa Shirow scales from 7th Dragon. Chelsea was a higher priority though and I got her for 10k off mandy so samurai will have to wait.
They do that by default. Got several packages marked as "value = 1500Y" and "gift" option checked out.
Registered SAL had been turned off as an option in most stores for most of european union countries starting dec. 17th 2013. You can ask them for registered airmail though, it's still cheaper then EMS and faster/secure then unreg SAL.
Honestly it's my first time dealig with Amazon and they only offered me Standard and Expeditioned. For some reason neither EMS nor Air mail weren't offered.
I'm mostly dealing with manda/rakuten/yahoo, and just rarely touching amazon, so I might be in the wrong. Formentioned shops usually offer airmal, even though it's not on their list, but amazon might be different.
Did she ever get a name?
Is that a funbun?
Damn that is getting high, I still have Samurai and Hacker still sealed.
I have pre-ordered them all on AmiAmi. I was a little late though so I had to buy Volume 1 from the dreaded eBay but it was from Japan and it seems all legit. £52 including postage but no doubt I'm going to get slapped with import fees.
All of my volumes are now listed as "Pre-Order" except for volume 2, I ordered it about 2 weeks ago and it still says "New Order". I thought that it might just be down to the fact that they'll be busy with the orders placed over Christmas but I've ordered a few other things after that and they have been processed and shipped off. Volume 2 is now listed as "Sold Out" when I search on the site. Should I message them and ask them what's going on? I don't mind buying Volume 2 on eBay like I did with the first one but I don't want to buy it and then get an email from AmiAmi telling me they've processed the order and want payment.
Look like a ripoff.
Buyfags, what do you think about Desuchan's /fi/?
Dead as fuck just like every other alternative chan.
I'd buy a funbun t-shirt.
Suzu figs when?
seems there are already a lot of people who got the invoice for this figure, i still haven´t got mine from amiami ;_;
Also I already paid for my Kasumi like 5 days ago but still got no shipping conformation from amiami, anyone know why?
We all would, anon.
What figure is this?
Wonfes, please deliver on the paint
Manda, p-please respond.
How many days?
They ignore you.
Or more likely, you've decided to combine shipments and they thus handle you later?
Almost 5 days.
It's bound to be sold out by now.
That may be the reason for no response.
Maybe they *have* run out and are looking whether they won't get more supplies...
All manda wares are second-hand, there is no resupply.
guys recomend me some wearable anime merchandise. prefer something subtle and outdoorsy/classy.
pic related, my newly bought pouches (both come from games though).
also just preordered Ed pocket watch. not too subtle i know, but i always want one since forever
Sounds like it'd go great with your trench coat
>guys recomend me some wearable anime merchandise. prefer something subtle and outdoorsy/classy
The only thing I'd recommend for someone like you is an exit bag.
nah too flashy. also probably just gonna store the watch because of not too subtle
How about a fedora then?
Do it. I'm a poorfag, so I'm going to live vicariously through you. She does occasionally pop up on AmiAmi and Manda for cheaper, though.
Where's that 'How to dress like BRS' image when I need it?
I'm waiting for my a response from Manda too...
nah it make my head hot and sweaty
Alter, please, give me a sign. For the other Vesperias, too. I really want Karol.
Also: I just moved to the NYC area. I haven't had time to hit up Kinokuniya yet, but are their any other places I should head to?
I fucking want that Reibutt
Please manda, please.
Fuck Karol. I want Duke or Judith.
Just because you don't have any emotional attachment doesn't mean that nobody else can.
Kinokuniya is probably the best place.
I'd stick to importing though, you get faster shipping in this area anyway.
>All manda wares are second-hand, there is no resupply.
If the photographs aren't too detailed and the order price is interesting, they can look for another piece to sell.
Pretty sure Saber releases on the 15th, so expect an invoice then.
Kinokuniya is probably the only place to find things decently priced. But since you moved to NYC, expect 3 day EMS and 3 week RSAL, Airmail took me 2 weeks, but it was during holiday season.
>$400 low end
Is Bookoff well-priced compared to Kinokuniya?
I guess I should mention that I'm only here for half a year (unless they actually hire me after this internship) so while short EMS times are great, I have nowhere to display figures here, so I'd probably just have that stuff mailed back to my actual house, anyway. I was interested in physical stores for browsing and book purposes.
why? because its not scale or figure? you should name this scale/figure buyfag thread then.
i don't ask for cosplay/shirt/jacket shit btw, just something cool that i can actually use like this>>100108235
already preordered this
and still in haggling proces of this
will post later if i managed to get them
Book-off sells used mangos/books, you should wait until sales happen. My friend picked up a set of 10 SAO LNs for like 10 bucks.
Stop posting, we're not in the mood for faggotry.
Because anime apparel is for tasteless weeaboos.
I've gotten compliments on my Pun Pun shirt before.
From weeaboos. That's a shitty shirt even though pun pun is good.
This is probably the worst thread you can use the word weaboo in, you weaboo.
Would wear it in public. Nice.
>wearing anything but a pair of jeans and a black t-shirt
Please don't start another /fa/ shitstorm.
From which board did you come from?
I'm sure you can defend your bad taste better.
yeah, and just what scream weaboos more than a room full of chinese scale and figure
then why are you circlejerking some faggot toys.
oh well im out, fag
Wow missing a letter means i'm crossboarder. Nice.
Surely I can, master of fashion.
Where do these cross-site faggots come from?
The next time you waltz into unfamiliar territory I advise you to lurk before making a fool of yourself.
I'd wear this. I'm sure people would praise me for the Chinese letters.
Do normals think it's a reference to your penis?
You need an iron, anon.
Probably. Most of the compliments were from people who actually read Pun Pun, which was rather surprising.
>Not wanting Judith
What's the dimensions on the poster? It's not listed anywhere on the page.
I don't not want Judith, I just want Karol more.
To be honest, Judith was probably my least favorite girl, when compared to Estelle or Rita. I know Judith's thing was that she was so level-headed, but the other two were just far more interesting characters to me. I love Judith, but I just love her less than the others.
I apologize for not being a regular, but I did read the old pastebin and the current buyfag guide and still couldn't come to a conclusion on Amazon.
If something is listed as a verified legitimate Touhou Project fumo fumo, you can get a refund if it's incorrect, right?
Again, I apologize for the stupidity of the question, I just was wondering if any of you have had success ordering plush on amazon.
I'd only buy Karol if he came in his warehouse master costume, mustache and pipe included.
Yers, that's in the TOS/Buyer's Protection program at Amazon.
So, I have some stuff on backorder on honto. Do they usually come through? I'm worrying I'm holding up a whole order for something small.
Also, I'll only get to know how much is shipping when everything is ready to ship, right?
Do they invoice me to confirm payment or do they automatically use the credit card I provided?
A local store of mine has that for $345, its the cheapest i've ever seen.
Just got my mandarake order for what I thought was long sold out, order was 2 weeks out, so loooks like they are finally catching up with backlog.
I will finally have both alter, and gsc senjou's. MUAHAHAHA
Anon why are you jealous? He spends tons of his or should I say his parents' money on card paper.
That's hair, right? And not a really thick cape?
How much did GSC's cost you?
what anime is that from?
Where's my Tsukihi, dammit GSC.
Been away? March.
I know it was delayed, I'm just frustrated because I have a feeling that she'll end up being like Guts and get delayed again.
THE FUTURE IS HERE
first off it's miku, so it is shit. Now being from a cheap 3d printer it looks even shittier.
Thats just step one, right?
You sand it down after to get it smooth?
Yes and no, it was printed within the boundaries of the original model, meaning sanding down will fuck it up, you would need to first dissect it in multiple parts, then add epoxy putty then sand it down. and at that stage you end up with something barely worse than your average resin GK.
And that's if you pick up the right materials to print and putty to fill, if not it will just crumble instead of getting smooth while you sand it.
The bootleg looks better
So downloading a figure is still a pipe dream, isn't it.
Can't expect much from a retard who can't even shorten Amiami's URLs
He could have shortened the link, but there is nothing wrong with penguin parade.
You are on an imageboard, anon. Post images.
>there is nothing wrong with penguin parade
>there is nothing wrong with penguin parade
You are kidding right? Just name ONE statue of them that is not completely fucked up with scuffs and bad paint at the least.
Even their most popular statues have flaws everywhere.
I'm on my phone. Doesn't work too well with uploads for some reason.
Your reaction image sure proved everyone wrong.
All of their petits, their Kanetsugu and that's not even checking the rest.
It could probably be vapor polished with acetone, depending on the material. It would also probably end up looking like the bootleg though.
You mean miss paint transfer and crusty paint? At higher prices than even alter's?
Even Alter's figures could look shitty if you go that far and every castoff figure has paint transfer problems at some point.
Stop making excuses for arguably the shittiest company under GSC's umbrella.
Actually you can't, not in that print. When you rapid prototype a model the shorter end of each layer should be exactly at the boundary of the original model so you can actually remove material, if you try to sand that, with any medium that is not additive the total volume of the body will be less than the original model's, meaning you will get a physically thinned down result.
dude that rin is giving me a boner. where the hell can I buy her!?!
>Even Alter's figures could look shitty if you go that far
>every castoff figure has paint transfer problems at some point.
Wrong, most manufacturers that deal with castoffable figures mold with colored resin, and leave the inner side unpainted, that way paint WILL NOT transfer to the body.
Native, and orchid seed do that, even Freeing.
Anyone know when this is scheduled for release?
Also does Rightstuf ship quickly, meaning when it releases?
>buying VN"s from Rightstuff
I should have know it was the butthurt faggot from last time, hope you enjoy your life being this mad all the time.
If you are lucky and have a good camera too.
Pic to illustrate further, the left is what you must do if you want to remove material.
The right is what they did (probably to quick assemble her), and that requires additive methods first.
I bought that off the Jast website. I don't know how fast it will arrive once it releases, but they give you a digital version on release day as well so you can play it like everyone else before the physical product arrives.
You can't even tell anons apart, please leave.
Potato pics, and even then I can tell, Yozora's hair looks like shit, there's paint bleeding on top of her head and around her handcuffs.
>If you are lucky and have a good camera too.
So you are saying that pic of Alter's Kanetsugu is not of good quality and yet you post something taken with a potato? The fuck, kid.
That fig looked pretty cute until I saw the face.
I'm saying even Alter and even more so GSC screw up a lot of copies too.
Penguin parade sucks big time, specially for statues. Even their petankos have worse quality than Freeing's nendos.
"a lot" you mean one case in a hundred? Penguin Parade fucks up a hundred out of a hundred, plenty of Alter, GSC and Max Factory figures look just fine in macro shoots and that applies to the majority of the copies, Penguin Parade doesn't look right even in normal shoots.
It's not comparable the quantity of fuckups in either GSC or Alter to what Penguin Parade releases. You know something is wrong when PP statues usually go for a 60%+ discount on Amiami's bargain bin and even then they are there for half a year, nobody wants them.
Penguin parade hasn't even released more than a very few scales.
And all of them were shit, which should make it worse.
Sure looks like shit, 2 of these are by alter and one is by them.
And it sticks like a sore thumb, the pleads of the skirt looks like shit and the eyes are under detailed, should be good to mention that shes fucking HOVERING OVER HER BASE instead of fitting properly
So you are blind, it's okay anon.
Left looks like the worst to me: her pose is stiff and her face looks lifeless.
Sure it does, even Amiami's looks better and that's saying a lot.
Excuse me what? Actually seeing the flaws at first glance instead of painfully ignoring them is being blind? That's some highly ironic tongue biting, anon.
Knowing them, they will google them and act like they were able to tell them apart.
If you are not retarded you can, you know, see that one has a completely different base than the rest.
Can't expect much from you by this time though.
You are going places, man.
>HOVERING OVER HER BASE
So were talking about the one on the right, right?
A 1/8 scale would brake the classical mechanics law of physic.
No, loot at the pegs under Kanetsugu's feet.
Are we talking about the one with the retard "one foot up" pose? Because her neck is terrifying.
That was a joke, but I think the full inch chunk of plastic supporting the one on the right is a little more jarring than the millimeter of plastic showing on the one in the middle.
That one is amiami's.
How tall is she?
Those are platform tennis shoes, look at her other leg.
Yeah, that's clearly the worst of the four. The boobs also don't seem to match the size of the other three.
My mistake. She's still got a wedge of plastic underneath her that's just as off-putting as the one in the middle, though. Really, if you're going to complain about base hovering, the one on the right is just as guilty of it.
Because her soles are not perfectly flat on the ground, plastic SHOULD be there, also the metal rod that goes in there should have enough area to lean without breaking the base.
I'm not sure but it seems like you haven't seen many off balance figures.
It' still as glaringly obvious as the one next to it. I noticed the hovering on the right before the one in the middle.
Leaving the shit quality aside, Penguin Parade fuckups are as glaring as forgetting Kanetsugu's left thigh high is supposed to have kanji on it, and Jubei a tambourine on her back.
There's a difference between non intended hovering and off balance.
Actually, what would YOU have done instead of that plastic? An ugly uncovered metal road?
>someone posts anything penguin parade
That aside, I checked just now out of curiosity and don't see anything wrong with a lot of their figures other than the prices of the petits and a few fuck ups from years ago (they seem to fuck up more often if it's anything railgun related), they also released only two scales last year and this one looks cute in my opinion.
You are basing your opinion on proto pics, check the final product ones.
It also comes with maid dress.
I can't find any.
Because nobody wants PP's shit
GSC said months ago that there was a huge defect on the production, wouldn't be surprised if most cancelled her.
Max Factory pls say something
If I liked Yukimura I would buy that one.
>Actually, what would YOU have done instead of that plastic? An ugly uncovered metal road?
I would have made a more interesting base that covers up the rod. Using the plain plastic wedge is lazy, even if they were trying to fit the style of the other figures in the line.
>Even Griffon's figures gets pics
>Penguin Parade does not
Anyone having trouble accessing Mandarake?
I found just one, but it's blurry as hell.
Congratulations, that's the laziest response ever. Pretty much a "I would have make a better base" response.
That said, she is supposed to be jumping, she is not supposed to be touching the ground, what kind of magical plastic would have looked as such, besides the same color as the base?
Doesn't look good, but maybe it's the angle
opinion on orchid seed?
The face looks a bit odd, but I can't tell from that pic alone.
Hit or miss, mostly hit.
God, that orange tone near her panties look as if she was covered in semen crust and not cleaned properly.
>Pretty much a "I would have make a better base" response.
That's literally why I would have done. I was looking for a good picture, but >>100121725 will do. Take a look at the bluenette in the foreground. That's how you hide rods and pegs. Not a lazy plastic wedge that's an eyesore. They should spend some time actually designing the figure's base instead of slapping her onto a wedge and calling it a day. It's not the type of plastic they use, it's how they chose to mold and display it.
Take Madoka here, who's suspended on a cute magical burst of wind. That's how you put a character into the air. That's how you thoughtfully design a dynamic figure. But if you want to defend lazy designs, then go right ahead.
Fig companies really hate Archers, huh.
They're good to my dick, so I throw my money at them pretty often.
HAHAHAHAHA. Shit's most likely dead. You might get lucky if they're waiting for the new F/SN anime.
Is that supposed to be the Rei from Eva? It looks nothing like her.
Into the can it goes.
Man. That's actually a really really nice figure. I don't like Madoka too much because Homura a best but I'm thinking of getting her.
I'm falling so deep into buyfagging that I think I might as well collect a figure of evey character even Sayaka a shithead
I don't like Madoka at all and I have 5 figures of her.
I'm having a hard time between the figure I replied to and
Is it just me or are there almost no nice figures of Sayaka?
well she's not a nice character.
The GSC movie version is nice.
I like the one you linked more.
I agree. It's true, yet she has a 1/3 made for her.
Pretty much this >>100118677
The petanko figures are a laughingstock if you compare them with Nendoroids. Exact same scale and pretty much the same price (think of Petanko as a non-poseable Nendoroid with absolutely no accessories) and yet Petankos pale far in comparison in quality. Worse faces, questionable paint job, the hands usually can't both touch the ground evenly, overall quality is comparable to that of a prize figure, not a Nendoroid.
Petankos are cuter than nendos though.
The eyes are smaller and uglier, how are they cuter?
I mean generally, but that one you posted does look bad.
All you need to do is compare them.
This person played around with swapping heads with a proper Nendoroid and you can see the mismatched quality right off.
Seriously, even a 200 yen prize figure head looks better than the Petanko head.
That's a prototype image, isn't it? I wouldn't trust it. The actual products almost always look worse.
Disregard the person who took this being disgusting enough to put their figures close to food.
If only they could fix her face. Would preorder as well.
When ordering one 1/8 scale figure, are they usually under 1kg shipping weight?
The biggest issue is her eyes and hair colors, they look washed out
If it's average.
And then you have curiosities like Ultimate Madoka or Insane Black Rock Shooter.
I got my first few scales in the mail the other day.
Unboxing, holding, and displaying them gave me a really satisfying feeling.
I spent the last 4 years only buying figmas and nendos, but I think it's time to take a real plunge down the slippery slope.
I was like this a few months ago. Now my Detolf is filling up and I wish I could go back and not buy certain Nendos to make space/money for scales.
When did they make a teddy petanko? I want to place him on Senpais body myself.
Can't find better than this of her.
Anybody have experience with buying preowned figs off of amiami? This fig is ranked in B condition, meaning there is some signs of minor wear or damage, but what exactly does that mean and has anybody ever ordered one to know?
>inb4 Oreimo/Kirino a shit
I got two B/B item from amiami that were unopened.
Nendoroids a shit.
Got ya there, didn't I?
It means nothing is broken, she could have a little scratch somewhere or not.
>can't even hide his search words
Good luck buddy.
Next time, there's the guide.
They didn't. That's a prize figure and it's fully swappable with the Petankos.
I bought a B ranked HMO Miku Nendo which lacked the peg to connect her to the stand, and the pain on her was a little chipped in certain places as well as her being ab it sticky. Otherwise, it was fine.
I don't know why people even look at this shit. Why do you care to look at someones search words?
I really want some decent doujinshi manga but the only decent site in the guide seems to be Mandarake and they require a fucking credit card to order. I'm actually tempted to go an apply for one tomorrow for the sole purpose of purchasing Mandarake shit
Well shit, now I want to buy one. I hope its not too hard to find.
I guess you did anon.
I checked the guide and it never mentioned it.
On one hand, you can find it for 200-400 yen in Japan since it's a prize figure released over a year ago.
Last time I sold him, it went for $15. I bought him for 300 yen back then.
How can you be an adult and not have a credit or debit card?
Prices always get jacked up in the states. I will look for him on manda, see my luck.
Got a debit card? Go make a paypal account, if you haven't already, and add your debit card to it. That's what I did.
>Rejoice, Anon, your wish will finally come true.
Not that guy but from what I remember don't Manda stop people using debit cards or paypal on over 18 shit?
I can barely understand your grammar. Are you saying that you heard that Manda doesn't let you pay using a debit card on Paypal for merchandise that's rated 18+?
Using a debit is fine on manda even with shit thats rated 18+
At the very least I've always used a debit and it worked.
Is anyone able to select the new shipping method at N-Y? It's supposed to available since January 7th, but it doesn't show up for me.
They were having issues with their system.
It should be implemented fully sometime next week.
They only said that to increase interest in their store from Europeans, they'll release a notice eventually saying that they have run into complications and are not able to do it. If they say anything at all.
I have a debit card but over 18 things require a credit card. I don't really feel like getting a plastic jew any time soon.
credit cards are free loans if you just pay off your balance the same month. They also help build your credit rating so you can take out a loan to buy more figures.
What if you're a NEET
Most likely you won't even get a CC approved.
>Using manda for cheap prize figures
Credit Cards are stupid anyway.
>spending money you don't have
What a great mindset to put yourself in.
That's what you think. Every time I go to the bank they offer me one, and I haven't been employed for a year and a half.
Getting one offered and getting it approved are complete different things.
Hey, if you've got a better place, i'm open to suggestion.
You must not be very bright if that's your mindset regarding CCs
I think of them as spending money I have somewhere else, when I use my CC I make sure I have the cash in my account to pay for it in that exact moment.
But you do have the money, you just settle into paying the bill at a later date, it can also get you more time to pay the bill, and you know, time is money.
Buyfagging helps a lot with credit rating if you ever go out to finance your car or whatever that relies on credit score
>"Hello, anon, did you know that you qualify or this credit card. No, seriously, just sign right here and we will give it to you."
Every fucking time I enter, it's ridiculous. Anyway, we shouldn't get into the topic of credit vs. debit. We always seem to get into a shitstorm when that happens. Let's go back to talk about the only important plastic: figures.
You sound like a communist son, are you a godless pinko?
You assume that nobody has savings nor can budget/plan properly.
I just use mine for online purchases or emergencies. I never have a balance (or pay it off within a month)so they never make money off me from interest.
treating credit like actual money is what fucks a lot of people.
If you can do all of that properly, why do you need a credit card?
Because not every site takes different payment methods like paypal, nor they accept debit cards.
Surugaya. They sell the full set of 6 for 1380 yen or just Teddie alone for 300 yen.
Prices rose in the last few weeks because of rising demand. The full set used to go for 1180 yen and Teddie was like 150 yen before then.
I've never run into one that hasn't.
identity theft is one reason, if someone steals your debit you're fucked for a while to get your money back, and it usually has a larger limit. If your CC gets stolen you report it as stolen and any purchases are not your responsibility, and CC usually have a smaller limit.
Credit cards also act as an additional wall protecting your money. If you notice fraudulent activity, you notify your CC company, they freeze the card and will work on getting the money back, because up to that point, it's their money, not yours.
Have the same thing happen with your debit card and you're in for a world of hurt.
Just food for thought.
As other anons have said, to build credit so that your bank can see that you're a responsible individual and be willing to open bigger/higher lines of credit to you. One day you will have to make a big and necessary purchase, like a car or a house, that will rely on it since most of us will never become doctors or billionaires who can pay off hefty purchases in cash.
Someone stole my debit and spent $300 on flowers, but my bank gave it back to me within a day.
CCs give you more safety locks, and often rewards for using your credit. I get back 10% of my purchases in a debit card, so it's like having an extra discount when buying.
Plus, credit build
>if someone steals your debit you're fucked for a while to get your money back
Nope. My card got stolen and within ten minutes the money was reported as stolen and it was return to me. Someone took six hundred dollars from my sister and it was the same, returned within the day.
It works for me, so I stick with it.
Thank you anon, I appreciate it.
Debit cards have a limited amount of insurance, most being 1kUSD, if they spend more than that you are fucked.
Anyone here watched Akib/a/ranger when it was airing?
The keys are out.
>spent $300 on flowers
They must have really pissed their 3dpd waifu off.
Moving away from this topic, when will Alter let us see Lloyd?
Does this thing have an MFC page? I know the circle is Jamming Off.
well there's plenty of it in the opposite direction, with people being fucked over by their banks and getting locked out of their money. CC have never had that problem. Besides, there's really no reason to NOT get a CC. there's no down side to owning one even if you never use it.
Actually, spending huge amounts in cash can lead to lenghty investigation processes to determine where you got that from. While paying with a credit is pretty much transparent and you can drive away after a few minutes of buying a car or house without worrying.
Rakuten works too. I think they're selling one for 210 yen.
Both surugaya and rakuten are prize figure heaven, and yet nobody seems to know that. It should be in the guide.
you pay in cash cash, you use a bank check or notarized check.
And as I've seen and experienced so far, there's no reason for me to get one.
If you pay in one large sum, it's going to be suspicious as fuck no matter what you use.
Do I need to use BiJ forwarding service for them? Or do they ship world wide?
you don't pay in cash cash*
My word choice wasn't clear, I apologize. I didn't mean literally opening a briefcase of cash; I meant more like paying off the car or house in a single or very few payments instead of taking out a mortgage or a loan and spending years or decades to pay back.
Some of my family friends are quite rich and they have done thus, like paying off nice cars or $750,000 houses in a single shot without incurring interest.
I need this.
Same applies with checks.
>If you pay in one large sum, it's going to be suspicious as fuck no matter what you use.
That's why you make the bank pay for you, and then ust pay back to them.
>referring to Rakuten as if it's a single store
I think you might have found Suruga-ya or Terraformer on Rakuten.
All of the information is in the Guide. I wrote them in.
>That's why you make the bank pay for you, and then ust pay back to them.
>jumping through all these hoops just to get what you want.
If you have the money,, pay for it yourself. If you're not a drug-runner then there's no problem.
What ever happened to the good ol' days when you could slap a man with a wad of $100 bills and call it a deal?
What should I expect SMJ's shipping costs to be? The international ones, I mean. Do they ship large as fuck packages even if it's only a CD for example?
>not liking miku
What happened to the days where you could just trade your daughter for a brand new car?
I miss those days.
So I really like this Guts canvas. Problem is, its tiny as fuck. Its exactly 22 cm x 27.5 cm. For that size, I don't think I can bring myself to shell out 5000 yen + auction fee's for it. I'd make an offer on it but the guy is fucking delusional and has 15,500 yen as a buy it now price. I would just print out the illustration myself but the only good scan of it has the image split into two and they don't match up when put together.
Doesn't work like that at all, even it all the money is completely legal you will be subject to that stupid process, paying it with a credit gets rid of that hassle and you can actually get an interest-free deal with your bank.
I'm not saying it can't be done, just said that credits are the least problematic and the fastest of all methods when paying huge sums.
I'm really sure cars hadn't been invented at that point in time.
Sageru for off-topic.
I want to buy a Space Dandy poster but they seem like they don't exsist
Their main site needs a forwarder.
Their Rakuten domestic site needs a forwarder.
Their Rakuten global site doesn't need a forwarder.
Shopping Mall Japan? For a 1000 yen doujin, I paid 1080 for internal shipping in Japan, a $5 commission, and a $4.50 wire fee. Then I paid another $10 for shipping. Can't remember if that was from Japan to the US, or if that was shipping from their warehouse in the US to my place. In any case, I don't think it's worth it and I think there are better services out there. Their search/bid system is excellent, but you'd probably be better off just using it to search, and then going somewhere else with your business.
>1080 for internal shipping in Japan
Holy shit how thick was it? Most doujins ship for about 160 yen in Japan.
>The dollar fell 0.7 percent to 104.18 yen this week in New York
>“The theme to start the year has been a stronger yen and lower U.S. yields.”
Makes sense, considering that you're browsing it.
most sellers don't get store-tier discounts like Tora does, usually YAJ doujins ship for 700-1kY
>show just premiered
>complaining about no posters
Maybe PASH will deliver.
I mean Rakuten JP and Suruga-ya's main site.
I'm saying it should specifically mention they're the best place to get prize figures, since people always seem to think Manda is the only place they can buy them from.
I never got below 500 with SMJ. Maybe that's an even better reason not to use them.
You could always make your own.
I would want it but
As long as it's going to be at least 100 yen per 1 dollar I'll be okay with it.
I want to order some BDs (single BDs in separate orders). If I remember correctly, Amazon uses pretty minimal packaging for BDs, so it seems like there would be a good chance of them being damaged in transit. Would I be better off paying the higher price from Amico to have the protection of a rainforest, or is Amazon's packaging actually okay usually?
I just ordered two prize figures though them. Internal shipping was 860yen and international shipping was $15. So paying that for one doujin sounds off.
You're not looking in the right shipping service... Most doujinshi (10-20 pages) fit in an envelope and easily qualify for envelope shipping rate, which is 60 yen starting and going up to about 240 yen. 700-1000yen shipping service is asking for Yamato, Hakoboon, flat rate Letter Packs, and other incredibly tracked and insured methods that are far too excessive for a doujin.
> Amazon uses pretty minimal packaging for BDs, so it seems like there would be a good chance of them being damaged in transit
Yep, that's why I stopped using them. Plus I think they got rid of that feature where you could preorder and get like 200yen shipping.
No they don't. Most doujinshi sellers on YAJ use Kuroneko mail, and that's around 80 yen for a 30 page doujinshi. You can fit around 3 standard size doujinshi in a kuroneko envelope/box, and that would cost around 180 yen.
Tora offers Kuroneko too.
I don't see any reason to use SMJ, ever. You can easily see how expensive they are compared to other proxies.
All the less competition for me.
Kidding aside, I actually don't understand why people use Suruga-ya for doujinshi. It's not a great site. That said, Mandarake is accessible for most folks while the Global Rakuten site is so atrocious in English that fewer people are willing to fight through that. Not to mention that some idiot got BiJ blacklisted from Suruga-ya.
Forwarding is a service that some people find as a hassle or extra hoop to jump through as well.
The one that was 1080 is pretty thick (about 150+ pages) so that might explain it. The other doujin I had shipped didn't say anything for internal shipping, so maybe I paid for both of them at the same time. It's weird, though: you think they'd still list the two prices in separate columns.
You should've gone to Otakon or whatever big con happened recently in the US and stole a poster off the wall there. There was a huge Space Dancy promo event.
Is that the attic?
Never used SMJ, but now I am suspicious that they ask for the most expensive and stupidly insured/tracked shipping method from the seller possible and just pass the cost onto the customer so that they can collect a bigger fee in the end.
The checkout process on Y!AJ isn't automated at all, so SMJ can easily ask for different shipping methods in the Transaction Navigation (Torihik Navi) and get it, and all those communications are private.
>I don't see any reason to use SMJ, ever.
I was young(er) and stupid(er), and it was recommended to me by someone I trusted since they'd been satisfied with them. Obviously I know that they're pretty expensive now. I haven't used a proxy in a long while, but if I did get back into buying doujins I wouldn't go with them.
>Internal shipping was 860yen
How big were the prize figures? My precure prize figures cost 250Y to ship each.
>international shipping was $15
I paid 780Y for two precure prize figures via Small packet.
Unless the ones you ordered are larger than average, they're ripping you off.
Type-moon is selling a limited edition release of F/SN+F/HA together for the 10 year anniversary.
Is there any other way I can buy it besides having to use a proxy with amazon jp?
Why is Suruga-ya not a good site for doujinshi? They have many hard to find doujinshi for a fairly low price. There are downsides to Suruga-ya, such as no item condition and how they put a fucking sticker on the cover, but you can easily peel it off without leaving behind a residue. I use Suruga-ya a lot for my old Touhou doujinshi, so it would be nice to hear some arguments about it.
I'm really hoping for a huge wave of new figures when the F/SN anime hits.
I really want an Assassin figure.
They were Strike Witches sega figures. I guess they're normal sized.
What proxy would you recommend then?
I've heard people say this figure was bad for some reason, anyone know why?
Horrible pose, and Phat being Phat
Oh right, the BiJ alternative for forwarding:
Starting at flat rate of 500 yen, great for Suruga-ya since you can easily pay with card or PayPal and domestic shipping is free from 1800 yen, insanely easy to break.
I don't use them very much because Meikido has the same stuff at lower prices. Like, a lot lower.
They're more of a last resource for me. YAJ could end up being cheaper too.
From what I've read over these threads.
>Pose is shit
>Paint job is bad
>Wait for a better fig
What's wrong with Phat?
>am a obviously new
FromJapan, for cheap stuff, and BiginJapan.
They are hit or miss, can deliver what they promise or fuck it up completely. Just wait till she's released. Also, don't support crunchyshit.
Their deals aren't that great. That's pretty much it.
And once you factor in shipping & etc., it seems that the money isn't worth it compared to just download the doujins for free.
Perhaps I don't find it an issue since I buy in bulk. The proxy service isn't too expensive at all, and shipping is just shipping. YAJ would be more expensive if I have to pay separate shipping for every single doujinshi.
Do you mean deals as in their sales, or deals as in their general prices? The prices for my doujinshi are pretty cheap. Shipping is not different when it comes to Suruga-ya or any other website.
>download the doujins for free
Some people prefer physical copies, and people are willing to pay an amount for them. That's a poor argument.
And to both of the responses, I am using Suruga-ya's main site. Not their Rakuten. Their Rakuten site is horrible since it's forced EMS, and that sucks for doujinshi. There is also a markup on every doujinshi there, so the extra amount ends up being ridiculous if you buy a bulk of doujinshi.
>Guys can you tell me where how and what to buy anything related to buyfagging?
Why yes, let me explain everything.
Bought these at a con.
Payed 10$ per figure.
How well did I do?
are alter going to release another Yoshika scale or should i just shell out for the current one?
I need to get some sheets for a full size bed. How often would you guys say character sheets are released, on average?
Did you get bootlegs?
They're releasing another one. I'd wait rather than paying the markup on the first Alter one. Unless you particularly like it or something.
>Some people prefer physical copies, and people are willing to pay an amount for them. That's a poor argument.
I know that. The point I'm making is that, depending from person to person, there is a price point and hoop-jumping at which blowing so much on a physical copy is no longer worth it.
>only figure of your waifu is made by Griffon
Would you buy it?
Awful. You can get this whole set for $50-$60.
You're a retard who probably bought bootlegs.
I own several Griffon figures already, no regrets.
Their sculptor is amazing even if the final product is less than perfect. It may shock you but this is why people keep buying their figures.
i don't but she and Marseilles are the only one that i need to complete the set provided perrine ever comes out
>have 1200 in pending cc charges
I'm probably gonna get an embarrassing call pretty soon.
"sir, did you recently make a purchase for 400 from.. ma-a.. mandrake?"
That's a fair point. I have a price point where I would just prefer the digital version too. I don't think Suruga-ya is bad because of that though. I think they are bad because of the other stuff I mentioned, but it's still a nice place to find cheap, old doujinshi.
I think that Griffon are okay, but the faces on their figures never look perfect (see image for example).
Don't worry, the person calling you will be doing that for a living, they honestly won't care about what you've been buying (assuming that it's legal, of course).
Maybe she'll go down once the new Yoshika comes out? Get Marseille though, she's one of the best.
Fuck, my bank put a hold on my credit card for foreign purchases yesterday after I tried ordering something from Getchu, it's not even pornographic for god's sake.
This is going to be the third time in as many years that I'll have to go to my bank and tell them to stop putting holds on my card every time I order from Japan.
My bank is JP Morgan Chase by the way. How do you guys handle shit like this?
Had that happen with my first purchase from HLJ. Wasn't that bad.
I had that happen to me once but they forced me to go into the bank and approve all of them in person. Atleast they couldn't see that I had ordered a bunch of loli doujins.
I have Chase too. I just called them and asked them to lift all restrictions on orders placed in Japan. Also confirm the purchases you recently made. It took a minute or two.
Oh i know, its just personal shame, can't really be helped.
The joy of the figures is worth it though.
im definitely getting Marseille i just need to find her i really regret not getting her when she was at ami ami
It's not a huge deal for me, the Saber figure I posted still looks great (I've pre-ordered it), it's just a little frustrating when you drop serious money on something and it's slightly off looking perfect.
Hey faggot that isn't blogging, he was clearly give background information concerning his question.
It would be a good idea to give them a heads up before you make such a purchases, also I'm guessing you are using a debit card right?
It's defintelly blogging though
I have Chase as well.
Every time it happens (several times already), I call Chase and tell them it's totally legit and they lift the holds immediately.
The stores that tend to trigger it are CDJapan and HLJ for me, because they use a third-party merchant account if that makes sense. (Though HLJ no longer does so because they've switched to complete PayPal)
>I'll have to go to my bank
Don't you have a phone, nerd?
Maybe he doesn't have reception in his cave?
>want to get Shimakaze figma
>wait until I get paid which was like three days after preorders opened
>preorders on most sites are over
>have to pay an extra $10 on cd Japan
Oh well, at least I'm getting it.
Damn you impulse decisions.
Not sure. They look exactly like the figures in this post >>100133019
The boxes were pretty authentic. Japanese text, "TO BE ONLY SOLD IN JAPAN (or something along those lines)", Good Smile Company, etc.
I guess you learn from your mistakes... Right?
Why would you wait? You don't pay until release anyway.
So long as you are happy, anon.
And why would you need to get paid to place an order for something that will be out 5 months from now?
you know you don't pay for preorders on amiami and hobby search right?
>27 days until wonfes
Oh well, it isn't like I have anything to do...
My bank (Wells Fargo) has never given a shit no matter where or what I buy, even if I'm sending it to an obscure location (like Argentina). I use it abroad and they give no fucks. I guess that's a bit worrying.
She was never up whenever I checked. Forever sold out. Not him, but my situation.
I'm kinda glad though. that FIGMA is just shy of 5k I might aswell invest into the Koto or Alter scale later.
>thinking that will come out
you poor deluded boy
Neither koto nor alter are picking up kancolle
Thats what people said to those archerfags, anyway Hope Never Dies until officially cancelled.
I am. I just sorta wish I knew that I could have spent half the money I bought the figures for...
Yet, no way they aren't jumping on the bandwagon.
you and bunny Laura guy are slowly dying on the inside aren't you?
Does Shimakaze count as loli? I ordered the figma and I live in Canada.
>ultimate madoka sold for 7k, opened, with box damage on manda
Damn, i would totally bought that instead of my new one, half the price would have been worth it, since i would unbox anyways. I'm never in time for these...
even if she did count as loli, you would not be in any trouble. learn the goddamn laws or don't import ever.
Canada doesn't give a shit about Figure Loli's as long as they are clothed in the visible box.
If it's loli doujins that might get you detained. NEVER use DHL for loli shit with DHL though, at all.
You won't go to jail, but they will detain you you, question you, and mark you as a pedophile on your criminal record.
Oh, and they'll destroy w/e you bought in front of you and throw it away.
Fucking DHL faggots.
You should be okay. Just say it's a doll for your niece.
Also, tfw you have a 0% APR for a year on your buyfagging CC
fuck, just translated, it was unopened...
jesus i fucked up.
All i needed was charlotte, the rest can fuck off.
(I really just don't wanna have to buy the full set...)
why not don't you want to be surrounded by glorious plastic ass?
Do I detect someone who experienced that?
I'm sorry for your loss.
So uh... would anyone detain a lady importing shota doujins?
As a general rule of thumb, if the flat/small chested girl in question has not reached puberty yet ;she's a loli. If she has; she isn't. Again, this is just a general rule of thumb as there are exceptions where artists draw 15 year olds as 10 year olds. Loli is more of an appearance thing (short + cute + child appearance = loli, if the character in question fails even one of these conditions she is not a loli).
>implying DHL has the authority to detain and question you
shimakaze is not a loli.
It's ironic because only newfriends like Miku.
>Implying they don't employ security detail, and don't lock your packaged behind bars just like a big prison cell. And phone the cops to do the rest of the work.
you seriously don't know SHIT about DHL
Googl'd her, she doesn't appear as one.
It's ironic because only /v/ermin shitpost just like how you're shitposting right now.
Yes, the gender that isn't a man or an it. Would anyone question them?
yes, stop being stupid.
Loli means prepubescent.
I want to buy perfume from Japan.
How fucked am I in terms of shipping? As in, does Japan allow perfume to be shipped internationally? I'm in the US, if that helps.
You SPECIFICALLY picked a perfume that's probably shitty with an animu girl on it.
Well it's a liquid so probably regular mail won't cut it, I see no problem if you use a private courier; I do recommend you check japan's and freedomland's mail policy first.
Maybe he was to make his boypussy smell feminine with a cheap perfume.