Read the guide before asking any questions
Is everyone dead? Or just bored?
Isn't something coming out tommorow?
Counting days until I have that job and money to cover my home with figmas.
So ummm, has anyone preordered yet?
why is this happening? will we ever get our accessories back?
Because now when there are accessories a $25 nendo becomes a $45 nendo.
My Kill la Kill Limited BD just arrived. I didn't have to pay import tax on it for some reason which was nice, it must have slipped through.
Still waiting on my fucking Non Non Biyori soundtrack which has been in customs for about a week now according to the Japan Post's tracking.
Does anybody know anything about AmiAmi's Madoka "exclusive paperweight" thing? What is it supposed to be, an engraved block or something? I can't find pictures of it.
Waiting for painted version photos first.
Where can you get stuff like this outside of Japan (specifically Australia?). Not necessarily loli lewd pads.
Anyone else order this slut?
Needs more thighs.
Is eveything getting more expensive with time or is it just me?
My country's customs certainly don't help too, if this keeps up I might have to quit buyfagging.
Surface mail is suffering
What are the proxies you guys had the best experience with?
I looked around a bit and cant figure which one to use.
I'm considering the idea of never buying anything from AmiAmi again (plus canceling my pre-orders).
They are great, but ALWAYS gets taxed in my country. Guess I'll have to stick with Jungle/Manda and Big in Japan.
FromJapan, best and purest SS.
Yeah I'm stopping in July, it's ridiculos.
I mean i'm paying atleast 40% everytime.
Brazil. The tax equals 60% of the total value (labeled price + shipping). But if the value is under US$ 50 and sent by a... a "house" kind of adress then I don't have to pay anything (also GIFT doesn't mean shit around here).
I did a couple of orders at Jungle recently and had no problems at all (since they underpriced it), and that made me and my wallet truly glad.
>Tfw pay day is next week
It's almost time to binge on figures.
Not enough people buying Manga/Anime on this topic.
There are plenty of people who do.
and they read the guide
Mind posting some pictures of the bd box and the stuff included?
I just got a new bookcase for my room so I'm planning to dive head first into the printed buyfag world.
I also plan to read the guide
I have three figmas and I'm thinking of buying a proper figure this time around.
This looks great and it's only around 3000 Yen,what do you guys think?
>The tax equals 60%
And I thought it's bad over here.
Just move away anon, you have nothing to lose.
I would get him for 3k, he looks really good. But if I recall correctly he was very small.
Jungle is pretty awesome. I didn't even ask for undervaluing and they still did it along with using a personal address to make it look like a gift
You're eating it too slow you dumb broad, it's melting.
Wow that is pretty small.
Oh well I'm using the free money I got from the government.
Might as well buy it
Sure there are. Just no reason to actively post everything over and over in every thread.
I have picrelated en route. Just received a box of English manga the other day.
So, honestly, how many people hotglue their figures.
I buy manga and light novels on months where I don't have much.
Waiting for NY or at least a painted version
I do buy manga it's localized though and it'll derail the thread even more if i posted it when i bought it
Being a filthy
I was surprised by how thin Hyouka itself is. The 4 subsequent volumes are all twice as thick
Buy it, Its great.
>Finally find an item that was missing in my collection on YAJ
>Rush on Fromjapan to buy it
>This seller doesn't deal with proxy shopping companies, we are not able to help you bid on the item.
>37min left on the auction
>No time to register on a new proxy
You should clean your background from time to time. It ruins the picture.
Hyouka was the first japanese LN I bought and I was surprised how small it is compared to english manga. They're all damn tiny. That's probably why they're so cheap though.
so where do I preorder this from?
>doesn't deal with proxy shopping companies
>register a new proxy
Why would a new proxy help?
>not befriending a japanese person and using them as a proxy
Also why the fuck do you support Kaze?
http://www.toranoana.jp/mailorder/article/04/0030/18/14/040030181415.html back in stock
GSC Holo starting at 30k jpy
DVD cases released for the 15th anniversary of Dybex, not RahXephon obviously.
(And thoses boxes are quite good, I like the design)
Kazé is still better than Bakanim. And that collector of Garden of Words wasn't that expensive.
That kind of question would have been ok with Bakanim (considering how much they are ruining the french market) but not Kazé, /a/non.
Should I buy a bunch of CDs and books from Amazon JP or CDJapan?
damn. french get so much cool stuff
Do you fap to figures?
cdjapan as I believe you can EMS instead of DHL (might even SAL?)
No, figures fap to me while I'm sleeping.
I mostly get manga, LNs and anime, I am too picky about getting figurines.
I bought Arakawa a week or so ago, anon.
I've been trying to buy more media, but the more I add things to my wishlist, the more it seems impossible to get them all. ;_;
Just do it anon. Manga used to be posted in these threads all the time.
Its probably sometimes like bleach, naruto or bleach and that is way he doesn't want to post it because it will lead to children shitposting
can i fap to you too james
Naw i've never bought bleach and sold all the naruto stuff i bought awhile ago i just don't want the thread to turn into >buying localized anything
You're trying too hard, please get out.
My African American brethren
I mostly buy manga too.
Caring that i forgot to hit enter you trying far to hard friend
Ah, well if that's your reasons, I guess I can't really blame you. But still, don't feel afraid to post your purchases in the threads, that's what they're here for after all.
I'm assembling pic related and just want some opinions: should I dsplay her with or without the long hair bits? I actually kind of like how she looks with short hair, but I don't know, would she look incomplete without them?
Post pics, then we'll talk.
I've been trying, anon, but my only camera is on my phone and it's a piece of shit, can't get any good shots. I'll just display with it all on and take it off if it bugs me later.
Just use MFC
So I bought some stuff on a convention near me and, hell I love it and really want more stuff, there is just one question to you guys before I get my hopes up.
If I want to collect figurines and live in eu (austria) am I fucked? I saw in the link they show us shops, but no eu shops, will the import cost kill my hopes? I can't spend 100€ per figurine, what would be the average price for me?
Those gaping holes ruin it.
Read the fucking guide
First off, don't buy at conventions. Most stuff you'll probably have to import, so that might be bad news for you. Looking at the current rates, I would say that your average cost per fig, plus shipping, would be maybe 70-80€? Not too sure how your import fees would be though. That's just a rough guess on my part though, so do some research before you make any actual purchases. The guide would be a great place to start.
Didn't think of that, cheers, but yeah, I really like the short hair look on her, but the holes where the hair should be detract from it a good bit. Oh well, maybe one day we'll get a short-haired BRS.
Because the average price of a nendo, trading figure, figma and statues are totally the same right? at least try to be more specific about the kind of figures you want.
If money is a problem, Buy Figmas instead.
It's an expensive as fuck hobby.
I think the total opposite, that hair is a wonder of PVC sculpting and adds quite a bit of detail to the figure as a whole.
Don't buy figmas, that always ends up in you looking back in regret since you know that you could have bought a fewer, better scales rather than cheaping out for shit that nobody really wants.
Oh yeah, the hair's really well done, no arguments there, I guess I just like 'em short. Now that I've fully assembled it, I see that it would look out of place to have the hair missing (what with the giant lance and all),
80 Euro with shipping for a quality scale. You live in a wealthy country, so you should afford it if you have a job.
I think you are forgetting a few things, for one quality scales have gone past the 10kY mark as of late (71 Euro), RSAL is dead, and last add a 30% tax on top of that.
how accurate are e2046s remarks on the gk pages? i found a figure i like that i know is sold painted, but the item page says painting is required
You are aware e2046 sells recasts right?
>Is eveything getting more expensive with time
Yep. The cost of Chinese manufacturing is rising faster than inflation.
>tfw you want a daki but there are no dakis that you want
I really hope one day they step it up and make her vulva physically puffy.
Actually in this case is not because of the increasing costs in China, it's because the Yen is losing value. Couple that with Inflation itself and there will be problems.
>tfw no daki of your waifu
I'm end up commissioning one someday.
I wonder how much a commission would cost. Maybe 100k yen?
They often do both.
Recast and painted recast. But they're not the same price, and not produced in the same volume.
Mostly you can get the unpainted GKs far longer than the painted (mostly made in preorder quantities) variants.
In my experience conventions aren't much more expensive than importing yourself, since it costs a shitload to send stuff to Europe anyways and you have the horror of import tax looming over you.
>cheaping out for shit that nobody really wants.
Tell me how fast shimakaze and snk sold out.
I don't know. I honestly don't even know where you could commission one.
Entirely accurate. You saw the unpainted recast. It definitely is NOT painted when they say "painting is required".
When a figure was painted by e2046, they also state so.
Good point, the nendoroids sold out much quicker than the figmas so they can go the route of those as well, but they'll still be going the shit route.
The thing with conventions is mainly keeping an eye out for bootlegs and haggling on Sundays (after price comparing on Friday/Saturday). I'm sure dealers must hate me for low-balling them and walking away when/if they don't agree.
Are you implying they are popular among people with refined taste?
Are you retarded? I'm literally saying that buying figmas and nendoroids is the shit route to buying this stuff.
I think my teacher like tenryu. He'd probably get a tie of her, if they make one.
So one has to be shit to buy them right? ie casual, pleb.
thanks, what about the model gks? should i expect a near bandai/koto quality?
2004 was their 15th anniversary? I thought they were younger.
About Kaze: they have no respect for their customers, never admit their mistakes and never communicate about them. I already hated them a lot in the past because of how shitty their translations were and some cancelled series before the end but since the HNK Deluxe case, I want them dead. They're definitely utter shit tier just like Soleil.
Anyone else having problems with Nippon-Yassan? They're showing up like this with me when I try to check out.
Its like gluing a puzzle together, imagine one of those white puzzles, with nubs all over that need to be cleaned off.
No, RahXephon was broadcasted/licenced to Dybex in 2004.
Change the site language.
Should I, /a/?
so it won't be snap tight? or will it depend?
Meant for >>100541971
do you do lewd things to your lewd figurines?
Its why I said glue, they fit together but won't hold and need adhesive.
It's sold out anyway.
It worked. Thanks, anon.
Go for it, but you'll have to find it on a different site.
That Snow Miku is really cute.
What is that clown Miku to the side?
That RahXephon DVD set was released in 2011 (since Dybex started activities in 1996)
Project Diva F2 module I guess.
I actually like that song
Oh okay. At first I thought it was going to be a figure or something.
What is this?
Its a magazine for otaku.
I entered the lottery for pic related the other day. What are the odds of winning?
It depends. How many people entered?
How am I supposed to know? Volks keeps everything secret down to how the winners are picked. I was wondering if anyone here has entered before or knows if it's easy/hard to win. I don't even know how many are made.
Would I be arrested for trying to buy this in the US?
Arrested, raped and then feed to a bunch of soccer moms in a pit.
Then how am I supposed to know the odds?
Even if someone entered before, the only thing they'd know is if they won or lost, not if it's easy or hard.
Calm down, anon.
Its a lottery you dumb fuck
The resin they use by itself has very good properties for assembly and painting.
You'll still work with glue, sandpaper, and so on. There are sections left over from production that you cut and file away first, then you paint.
It's however very reasonable if you wanted to assemble and paint a figure yourself. A bit of extra work with dremel/proxxon tool and sandpaper won't change anything fundamental about that hobby.
How long until she conquers the figure industry?
It's hyped as fuck, so she is bound to atleast get some figures even if the anime flops.
>no commercially-made dakis of your waifu
>find a custom on mandarake
>can't find the full version so you don't know if it's shit or not
>post it here
>no one is able to help
cdjapan offers EMS, SAL, RSAL, SAL Parcel, Fedex, Air Mail and Registered Air Mail
>LN artist horo daki
>only one side shown
Yep. To non-lewds too, if they are articulated, and sexy enough, like shinkis or something.
My dick demands a pvc scale, but who am I kidding, she doesn't even have good fan art.
I want the life sized cardboard cut out of Horo but I can't find it anywhere.
But they might not allow SAL for a mix of printed material and CDs
Too bad the face looks nothing like Yaya.
Eh, it was a couple of months ago... I'll try to find it again. It was Mei/Rosa from Pokemon B2/W2.
>widespread 3d printed technology
>faster, stronger, cheaper 3d printers
>Licensed 3d model store (cuz i rather support the industry)
the future is bright ...
Why did I had to go through financial trouble now...
>can't afford 294円
It was this:
I remember someone looked into it for me back then but couldn't find anything. At least I don't know what I missed.
in the thumbnail I thought she ha a boner
I think I've finally suffered the loss of a USAL package.
It only two doujinshi, but they're already sold out on Tora and are extremely hard to find in secondhand shops.
Maybe they already spent it elsewhere.
Nevermind. Anyways, Am I going to use proxy for this one? Never bought from Toranoana before.
5 weeks. I know SAL can take up to 3 months, but another order I made in late December already arrived and customs tends to hold up all my orders so that they can send them together, so if it's not here yet it's unlikely that it'll show up. Not to mention my country's postal service is famous for loosing packages.
Maybe it'll show up with my February packages.
Yes. Is that all you're buying from Tora?
even if they improve the technology, how do we paint our figurine ?
Are you comparing it to a mechanism that has been around for 200 years ? Are you retarded?
The printer of tomorrow will 3d paint it for you.
it'll just be a surprise
Which is stupidly expensive compared to Chinese sweatshops. And will hardly change over time considering the more detailed something is the more pure the materials need to be to be properly processed by a 3D printing.
Not to mention plastics are getting more expensive due to petroleum reserves dieing.
>that layer resolution
Wow, that printer is terrible. I used 3d printers back in 2004 for school that turned out infinitely better.
Pretty much. I can't waste too much money now due to financial issues from a hoapital bill but that low price I can use.
And it only took them 200 years! Now, I only have to wait 150 more
PVC is going to get more expensive too.
I think it will take a while, and we'll probably not even buy any, but it may happen.
Most likely those were rapid prototyping machines, yes, they have a way better resolution. That shit was printed with a 2kUSD printer, the same printers everybody seems to hype instead of focusing on the industrial segment which have been around for 30 years and is way more refined.
>customs tends to hold up all my orders so that they can send them together
That must just be a coincidence. I've never heard of customs doing that anywhere.
In any case, I hope you get your package eventually.
>Not to mention plastics are getting more expensive due to petroleum reserves dieing.
once we don't need oil for cars and energy anymore we can substitute that what we still need for plastics with oil from bio waste
Except PVC can be obtained by recycling other plastics, the materials used in printing can;t since you need them to be highly pure to avoid clogging the noozles.
Oh, i didn't know that. Good, I didn't want my chinese plastic toys to disappear.
Then use Big in Japan's proxy service, and if you want to save some money tell them to use Kuroneko mail for domestic shipping. If they actually select it you'll spend 80 Yen on domestic shipping instead of 400. The only downside is that it'll be sent in an envelope so it's less safe.
And this is assuming it doesn't sell out before they can buy it for you.
I don't know if this counts, but have you guys had any success in getting prostitutes or escorts to dress up as anime characters? I bought a sukumizu + wig a while back and I want to try it
You're on the wrong board for that.
I make my roommate dress up as a maid, but she's used to it. I wear them sometimes as well
Contrary to the popular belief 3D printers haven't gotten drastically better for the past 15ish years. The current hype is just for cheaper 3D printers, which basically step back 30 years when you take into account the quality.
You'd get infinitely better results with a homemade milling machine, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE THREE DEEE IN IT'S NAME, so the marketing guys hate it.
Can't you guys use the plastic molding machine, I had one at my college when I did wood work.
They aren't too big.
I don't know how expensive they are though
Yeah, I've got enough experience to usually tell whether something is a bootleg. Saw some of those Joyful GSC limited edition cheerleader miku once, however the guy was clearly not European, the price was way lower than the RRP and the quality was a bit iffy so I figured it was a bootleg.
Sometimes you find good stuff though, found an Alter Louise once.
Don't think it's a coincidence, that's how they've been handling all my orders for half a year.
My customs are special. They're unsafe and will steal your packages if they feel like it.
PVC cannot be made by recycling other plastics (ABS, HIPS etc) since those plastics have a different chemical composite.
If you tried to use other types of plastic mixed with PVC you wouldn't have PVC and you'd lose the properties of PVC.
That's why there are recycle codes on plastic materials, so they don't get mixed with or contaminate other plastics.
>I wear them sometimes as well
I hope you dust your figures while you do.
How did you know?
How reliable are sellers from MAL?
>Pink Company Sakuyas leaning
Such is the fate of all who buy their shit.
And that's just the poor man version.
This A4 box is better + has more content in it.
Look at their profile. Pay with PayPal. You should be fine.
I got my Samurai without any problems.
A little meido-san told me.
I've never had any issues, but check out their profile just in case. I wouldn't buy from anybody too new.
The seller seems fine Except from being a fujo
Has some positive feedback too
I'll just ask for some pics of the figure first, I guess.
>Dybex encoding skills
Not worth it.
I meant MFC, you got me.
They're almost the same thing anyway
FREEing does it again, those fucking lips
I don't really mind 400 worth of shipping. The issue was spending more than 40 bucks this month since I'm already thigher than a loli's virgin pussy on money spending.
>that awful hair
I guess the curse included never getting a good figure.
What lips are you talking about ?
You're referring to Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion?
It's just that the release used on the Gold Edition is taken from the early 2000s master.
If you have the CB or Eva collector from 2007-2010, the video quality is just amazing.
(and you're obviously an hater that never bought any of their release, Dybex BD release have the best quality).
Now return watching your streamed version of Wizard Barrister on Wakanim with the worst translation on earth.
And the uneven thighs
See >>100549297 octopus lips
who is this?
At least mei has figures
>still no koto yaya
>no fino scales yet
>can't pick up noel till friday
Wow calm down you sound like you work for them.
I saw some comparison screenshots and a lot of people were complaining about the quality of their Evangelion releases.
Is this still FREEing, or maybe Griffon? I can't see a difference now.
You forgot about her shirt that looks like made of rubber.
>no Non Non scale
What do you guys feel about wall scrolls?
No, i'm just tired of reading the same misinformation.
Yeah Evangelion quality is not good. It was upscalled (to fit PAL format) and the Gold Edition from IDP/Déclic is really meh. But I wouldn't call it bad.
BUT the DVD from 2004 has REALLY low video quality because they used VHS masters.
Not interested in them.
I like them.
How about wallscrolls with butt in them?
When it's Noizi Ito art, I feel very happy. If those are yours, good taste.
I like them. I have a few myself
Thanks. Just hoping they last long.
Read that UVRays tend to wash them out over time.
I'd probably buy them but my garage is too humid for them probably
UV rays wash out everything over time
Would look infinitely better if they were framed.
As long as it lasts long enough before I die; then my plastic figures were not bought wastefully.
That is up to you and how you take care of/display them.
Are you sure? Should I?
I like them, but I wish I had more space to display the larger ones.
Worth the investment if you like the art
(Oh yeah and I believe I was the one that posted those screenshot, it was on a topic with a "perfect" DVDrip of NGE)
I saw them on Twitter so probably not.
Not sure that's viable for the ones that are some 1800mm long.
I'm saving the ones I don't have room to hang for my future display room, which I've decided is an excellent idea
You can frame things even larger than that.
I mean it's not a reasonable solution. Cost aside, I don't think framing a wallscroll that large would look very good.
Would look better than having a string and those horrible rods. And you can always use a back wooden frame.
Maybe, I guess I'd have to try it with one and see. When I have the space maybe
Also, please don't remind me how much I want that.
I wish her alternate face had her mouth closed, like MH's Kousaka Umi.
Ah, too late, I really want it again now. I'd gladly pay 5-6k USD for something like this if it were for sale.
I've looked into getting custom canvas prints made, but I'm not sure any of those shops would allow this kind of art. Seems they typically do family photos and the like
Wait, does Celga proxy doujins? I have better shopping history with them so I trust them better but I'm not sure if they do.
Dude, just wear these huge ass hipster glasses, and tell the guy it's all for the sake of your art.
Don't forget to use a hipster shirt and show your apple merchandise
They are a miracle of the oyariverse
I'm still going to get that swimsuit one.
Apparently they do but they require age verification for adult goods. It'll end up being more expensive with them though, specially if their minimum shipping fee really starts at $12.
No they're shit. Nice swimsuit though.
Framed posters look better.
It's funny how it looks damn good and not sexualized at all.
Until you notice their little assfangs peeking.
Good taste in art mang.
Yeah. I see your point on having no strings and bars. I'll try to modify mine as soon as I can.
God i love that image
They're little girls doing ballet. Unless the bar were a giant dick, there's nothing sexual about it.
Only perverts notice that.
Fuck, oh well, BiJ it is.
Is there some special procedur in framing cloth(wall scrolls)?
I mean, do we need to iron them out?
BiJ is completely safe anyway. But you should hurry up and order it. That doujinshi has been selling out pretty quickly.
Mojarin had them on his pixiv a while ago.
Dunno if you can still get them, or if they were even on sale in the first place.
I can only imagine if /a/nons did a /a/ mansion instead of /jp/ it would be the most stylish mansion with everything clean and organised.
I would love to have a private library filled with manga, LNs, VNs and doujinshi
I've never ordered off of nippon yasan before, but I've had Lucifer and Levaithan preordered for a few months now. Anything to worry about or are experiences with them just fine?
Should be fine, they just don't use much padding with their packages.
Proxy request sent.
That will be my third doujin to ever order so now I will have this one to follow Harvest and Harvest II.
You won't be able to stop once you start anon, Please beware anon.
Alright, thanks for alleviating any worries
>aren't girls with dicks just boys.jpeg
Why is good futa hard to find? Lately, I have been reading through different artist in order to find good one, but I mostly find a good chapter and the rest plain suck.
Is there anyway I can pay in advancement on amiami?
Due to a family emergency I gotta go to another country and I don't know when's the next time I'll have internet access. I don't want to be blacklisted and miss my order just because of the fact I didn't have any internet.
I'll never under stand futa, I swear. Those dicks just look awful.
I don't think there is the option. You should e-mail AmiAmi and see what they can do. Worst comes to worst, cancel and order later. If the emergency is really that important to you, you should be able to take the hit, right?
I'm aware. However I can't buy many things after my current preorders get ready due to a damned hospital bill.
Should finish paying it this year then I will be able to buy as much shit as I want as long as nothing Big hits me this year while I pay.
How can you not like dicks?
Not him, but 10 years I go I used to believe futa was for fags, now I fuck love them, the internet true fucks you over. It relates to >>100554800
, not that many artist can make futa which attract me, but the few that do...
>trying to understand fetishes
>I'll never understand why people like what I don't like
I'll never understand why idiots insist on using tripcodes for absolutely no reason, but here we are.
first time buyer my package has been "Dispatch from outward office of exchange" for 8 days now is this normal
Takes time for shit to update.
only fret about it if it takes over 2 weeks to be delivered to you.
It's normal if you're stupid. Are you using Japan Post to track it?
Actually, you can understand fetishes, I used to hate/not understand many of the fetishes I like today, in fact I took the time to think why people liked them and came to understand why they did.
Currently, I don't have anything again a fetish no matter how weird it might seen, even if I might not like it, except NTR that shit is way beyond me.
yea is there somthing better to use
Roaming charges are pretty expensive
Will do, hopefully they'll respond to my email soon since I have to leave on Thursday
It's not that I don't, it's just that futa dicks tend to be long and skinny, which looks weird to me. No offense if you like futa, however. I'm not really judging anybody with a fetish for them, just saying that I don't like it.
Please don't ever import anything again if you can't read.
But your gay aren't you conditioned to love dicks?
Well even if they charge you a shit ton per mb, if you are only making a payment, it should be too big of a deal to navigate 5 pages at max. Also, you might be able to get wifi access, most countries offer it at coffee places, airports or decent looking restaurants, unless you are going to a total shithole.
So you like short and fat dicks?
Find a McDonalds. Free WiFi.
Long fat bosshi dicks are best
I didn't mean it like that and you know it.
I'll be nice since someone helped me out today.
Check the tracking code via your local post office.
My best purchase.
On my futa I prefer shorter, proportionate dicks. 5-7 inches is cute.
Aren't you going to put them on now?
Remember to clip your toenails before you do, or the pantyhose will snag on your toes and rip.
Put it on.
I'm not sure how to feel.
Fuck I'm going blind.
Thigh highs, fucking delicious
>still throwing your money away on cheap pieces of plastic molds of girls from cartoons made for little chinese girls
You guys truly are a sad, pathetic bunch.
Now show them worn, you slut.
>Laughing at that and not the guy above you buying jojo stockings
Momiji is delicious.
Framed posters look a million times better
>oldfag as fuck
Are you going spout about how that pasta about cheap plastic is something only truOldfags know about.
What's the appeal of owning physical copies of doujins instead of just reading on Sadpanda? I'm not trying to be critical, I'm just curious.
No, but I will tell you to leave since you're being a shit.
Just ignore it you annoying fuck
Why read real books when there is ebooks?
Cumming on the pages.
Because sometimes it's just nice to own a physical copy. I still try to import some manga even though I just get all my shit on the internet.
I too like to own physical copies where possible, but I've never extended that policy to smut. Is a collecting thing?
I buy them because they're not available online. I buy to scan and pray someone wants to translate them.
Doing god's work anon. Wish I knew nip so I could be a translator.
I really miss poorfag-kun and his cheap plastic jokes.
Hoarders troll was way better.
Please put them on
If you ever have spare change & a doujin, I can take a translation job.
Physical pride, supporting artists, scanning what hasn't been scanned.
I liked Bootleg-kun while he lasted.
-Supporting your favorite artists (whether the work is scanned or not)
-Having a backup copy
-Not having to wait for scans. (Especially around comiket time)
-Being able to share scans.
Also, due to doujinshji, (and even h-manga) not being scanned, owning a physical copy is sometimes the only way get a particular work.
Not him but I'll have one or two doujins on the way that may or may not be uploaded, if you want something to do.
I'll start taking classes in February. Scanning has made me realize I can't always rely on scanlation groups, and I'm tired of having to wait years for a new chapter.
Are you that guy from desudesu? It would be really nice if I could do that, but it's just not possible. My government controls how much money I can spend online per year, so paying for translations would mean I'd have to skip on buying a few doujins.
When I was in Japan, I only bought non-scanned doujinshi. It was worth every penny.
Still have a couple left to upload.
Sure, I drop by the Buyfag threads frequently.
Not desudesu. Just a freelance translator/editor.
Speaking of SOON.
>Sure, I drop by the Buyfag threads frequently.
Only just now saw the spare change bit, how much would you charge?
Quite a few very good doujins are never scanned.
I imagine it's mostly really just a collecting thing like manga or anime BDs, but there's at least some justification for buying porn other than the pure desire to own stuff.
I'm open to anything reasonable and how much work you want (e.g. just a .txt script, actual scanlating). I'm not going to translate 20 pages for $1 or "e-reputation" at the very least.
Is there a site where I can make my own?
I bought an Etopen plush and now I want more cute stuffed anime-related things. What else should I get?
I looked for Penguindrum penguins but it looks like there aren't any official ones ;_;
Her face is OK, but the rest of her is pretty good
Why is this figure so perfect?
Because dem puppies
I've looked the guide through, but couldn't seem to find an answer to this question.
I'm looking through Mandarake, but I've noticed that some of the items are labeled "Storefront", what exactly does this mean?
It may just mean that I'm completely retarded for not recognizing what might be a common word, but English is not my first language and I've never seen that phrase before.
>store: a place where you buy things
>front: first and foremost
I kinda want to buy that Samus Aran figma, it looks pretty nice
Wish she didn't have the dogs as hands. Still pretty damn nice though.
I think it's cute.
Dear god, The face is spot on compared to the original illustration. How rude of them.
No, but she is udderly amazing.
It basically means every waking hour is misery if you've bought an item with "Storefront" on it.
Especially if it's suddenly gone and haven't been restocked since.
Who needs a tail when you have a derriere this fine?
I know that feel.
Is there a big difference between Revoltechs and Figmas or is it just in name?
They are the same, just like a Wii is the same as a PS3
So figmas are black and edgy and revoltechs are red and glorious, like communism?
There are official ones from Movic and Banpresto. They're just kind of hard to come by outside of Japan.
Try going for:
> 1/1 scale Kyubey plush
> Steins;Gate Upa plush
> Any of the Gift plushes (depending on your taste)
> 1/1 scale plush of your favorite smaller Pokemon
> Cospa plushes
figmas generally look better (better sculpt for faces, overall body line and natural appearance). Different companies. General consensus is to get figma if both options exist. Revolteches are fine for non-organic sculpts, like robots.
>Revolteches are fine for non-organic sculpts, like robots
Good, because that's all I plan on getting.
I just want a small collection of robot/ robot-looking characters for my shelf (so, say, some Kamen Rider stuff would work)
>Checking through doujin collection
>Realise I have a duplicate
I guess I should either sell this or try debinding for a decent scan.
Send it to some canadianfag.
Jesus christ, What are the odds for a reprint of a figure?
It feels like popular ones never get restocked, but the most obscure figures suddenly get to see the light of day once again.
It's sorcery, like who the fuck knows.
Finally Monday. Hope Mikasa Nendo and Figma STR get delayed.
think I'm going to start saving up.
I bought a small Nia figure once and I assumed it was bootleg, but now I'm not sure
How can I tell?
it might have bootleg pics up on MFC
holy fat tenryuu
So, what is the common consensus (For lack of a better word) around here regarding how many dollaridoos to throw at a single item?
I've been buyfagging for quite some time, but never actually cared much for these threads.
But after paying $300 at a single scaled figure I feel like I've gone completely mad.
Anybody else experienced something alike?
Examples of A3s from Muv Luv
Go to MFC, find the figure, and compare it with the bootleg.
I can't find it on there, it's really small, like, maybe one that you'd find in a one of those prize capsules?
Oh, it gets worse.
Personally I wouldn't pay anything over $250, not even for my grail. Pic related, can't find her under that price.
I'm guessing it's a trading figure? If it is it won't really matter quality wise. Post a pic of it.
Where do you get the money for all that?
What did you have on that 81k order?
My total so far this first half of the year lol, man what was your December order. I don't remember too much that came out then.
Some of us have jobs you know. My December order cost about 96k here.
Your resistance to high price orders drops over time, especially if your income goes up dramatically.
I collect dakimakura covers, so I find myself spending 150-200+ a pop fairly often.
Whenever I can't decide if I really want to make a purchase, I fap. If I'm still interested in it immediately after, it's a buy. Haven't been let down with this method yet.
>Single items 50k yen
What was it?
I'm not interested in anything after I masturbate.
Depends on the item and how much money you have to burn, I wouldn't say there's a hard limit or rule to follow.
I think beyond $500 is where I'd stop and consider how much I really wanted whatever I was looking at. I usually stay under $150/item for normal purchases, and anything under $75 I have no issue pulling the trigger on if it's something I like.
$300 for a scale is probably about as high as I'd reasonably go, unless it was something I absolutely had to have.
It's the one right below Noodles post.
I dropped 180 for my grail in ITEM:B condition, I don't regret that one bit, even more so when I found out the scratch that made it B quality was a scratch on Hanekawa's head that Shinobu covers up. The thing's I feel like I'm really going to regret are shit like BD sets. They seem like great ideas when I order them but once I receive them, it dawns on me that I have a $200 box on display.
A Personal favourite.
What are the chances of Nonon scales by Alter?
Alright. It feels weighty and not cheap, but I'm still not sure
What job though
anon stop lying. if we could make friends we wouldnt be posting on 4chan
Get the Renge nendo and destroy any hopes for a scale.
I think if my mother was dying in front of me but it was after a fap I wouldn't be able to do anything.
>What job though
Doesn't matter what job you have. You can be a burger flipper and still afford hundreds to spend on chinese plastic. Just save and budget accordingly.
I work in IT. Job pays well and I live alone, so it's pretty easy to save money. December was admittedly a larger order than usual, with the holiday season and all.
Impulse buys from the pre-owned section and wall scrolls mostly. Some 14k of that was shipping.
You guys know of anywhere that will put together and paint a GK if I throw enough money at them?
Care to elaborate?
Well, it certainly is nice to know that I'm not quite insane yet, only just working my way to it.
Cheers for the replies, mates. I'll anxiously await my new grail.
So what is your biggest regret purchase you've made so far in your buyfag career. Only thing I could find of my waifu figure related.
Yeah, I can't tell
Why would you regret your waifu?
Ha Noel is already pre-owned on Amiami. 6.9k
can you even get this fig anymore or wasnt it like a garage kit or something?
>regretting a purchase
I don't regret anything I've bought. They're all items that I adore and plan to keep until I die.
Elaborating a bit, I bought this when I was visiting California and took a trip to Chinatown. I don't remember the name of the store, but I'd shopped there before no problem.
Now, the reason i think it may be bootleg is, well, where I bought it, but looking through pictures, I'm finding it hard to find a difference. Maybe my eye isn't keen enough
As much as I'd like a Non Non scale, I was referring to KLK's Nonon. I need merchandise of her and Japan isn't pandering to my needs.
It's a Gk
Well don't regret her but well it's a McFarlane fig and I figured there would have been bound to be better. At least I have all the OVAs...
Just how different are Japanese sizing metrics versus American? I'm going to buy this shirt from AmiAmi, but the measurements for size small are equal or larger than the size medium shirts I wear, and this confuses me, since the buyfag guide advises to buy up a size.
>Just how different are Japanese sizing metrics versus American?
>since the buyfag guide advises to buy up a size.
>have a guide
>I don't know if I should follow this guide
>buyfag says buy up a size
>measurements posted by website says their small size is bigger than my medium
This is what's confusing me.
Your'e a special kinda stupid.
Anyone from Mexico have used FedEx from cdjapan? I don't know if my books will get taxed.
No regrets so far. The Mardock Scramble purchases were on a whim, but I liked it enough.
I think I'm pretty clear about the problem here. There are conflicting numbers, which one is the correct one?
His eyes freak me out.
not even once.
>I think I'm pretty clear about the problem here.
I think the problem now is that google still exists, yet you ignore it.
Katanagatari is good
Come on no one should support their shit no matter how much you like a series.
Just buy the large and grow into it. Problem solved
Does anyone else have a strong urge to go to Comiket someday?
im considering getting a madoka tie, but i think i might settle for the sayaka one as the color scheme seems more professional, what do you guys think?
I thought about buying those wall scrolls, but my display room is low on wall space so I ended up buying a bunch of KanKore daki covers instead.
Now I can gently caress all my favorite ships all night, every night.
Before 2020 is my goal
Make it there before the purge of doujins and everything great begins as they prepare for the Olympics.
Hey Yellow. Fuck off. Thanks.
you are committing career suicide
I really wish I could go. I would be able to meet my favorite author and have her sign my copies of her doujins. ;_;
Do any of you get custom frames made? I have some art boards (about 4.75"x5.5") and some odd sized posters (about 20.25"x14.25"), but I can't find anywhere that sells frames that would fit them nicely. I've looked at custom framing from art/craft stores (AC Moore/Michaels/etc.) but they usually charge a lot and tend to have oversized frames.
the anime girls are hidden, it just looks like a plain tie from the other side.
Not like his boss is going to say he likes his tie and grabs it to feel the material and who makes it.
Yes, yes I did.
Just get a square, clear acrylic frame so that size isn't an issue
Sayaka one looks a lot better, if a remember right, the Homura one would also look pretty professional.
Did you read the part in the guide about how for best results, measure a shirt flat on the ground, no carpet, and then buy the closest fitting JP shirt?
Yes, I'm probably just going to get large. Looking at the measurements the three sizes are pretty damn close together anyway so it won't make much of a difference.
Both of those ties are pretty conservative, I don't think you should worry about it too much. I don't think there is anything wrong with them and I work in a pretty conservative industry (Oil and Gas).
Did it ever occur to you that the shirt you're measuring might have been worn too many times and loosened/lost its structural integrity?
I need a regular sized pillow case, what search terms should I use?
Post the full daki faggot.
>grab a loose worn out shirt
>it's x cm wide
>the loose worn out shirt fits
>get a nip shirt with similar dimensions
How do I maths
>Go to your local bed & bath store
It's about the sizing label conflict (small/medium/large).
If you get a small shirt that has been stretched to the size of a large shirt and fits you comfortably, then you can measure that and grab a nip shirt that has similar numbered sizes. If you have a small shirt that was stretched to the same size as a large shirt, and just buy a small nip shirt, you are functionally stupid.
No, it's about how the original guy was confused about the seeming sizing label mismatch.
I dropped that goddamn show when they killed off best girl.
I haven't felt that indignant since.
Holding Pillowcase maybe?
Is that a standard pillow size or is that like one of the couch pillow sizes?
But the ending was the greatest part about that show.
Hmmm, probably not as this is also called a 'holding pillowcase' and it is very obviously a dakimakura
I just couldn't give a shit.
I will teach you the secret to Japanese. Pay attention closely, because this is advanced level stuff
First, take the japanese word for hugging pillow cover, which is 抱き枕カバー (dakimakura kabaa)
Next, look up what each part means. I took a day off from work, so I could scour the internet, trying to get translations for each part of the word for you, and here is what I've found:
>抱き (daki) = to embrace; to hold in the arms; to hug
>枕 (makura) = pillow
>カバー (kabaa) = cover
Now, I figured out that if you were to somehow delete the "hugging" portion of the word, it would become just a "pillow cover"
Here is the result: 枕カバー
Here is the tough part: since you cannot use the - sign to indicate terms you want to exclude from searches on Mandarake, you will just have to search until you find what you want that doesn't have 抱き written before 枕カバー
Wow, I can't believe they sent out the package.
3000 yen for EMS to the US for a package that is 3kg + outer box + packing material, I don't think EMS is supposed to be this cheap.
And you STILL get dakimakura covers. WOW! You're a moron
What makes you say that?
Haha, everyone get a load of this nerd.
Bitch at MANDARAKE or at the Japanese language if you are so unhappy, you shitstain.
Looky at what I bought a while ago: it's a normal sized pillow cover. Guess what it was called? It's a fucking 枕カバー.
To whoever asked the original question, have you tried including the search term ハーフ before 抱き枕 or 抱き枕カバー or カバー? It means "half" and they are generally the size of 1/2 of a dakimakura cover, so pretty much normal-sized.
More pics of the huge pink blob are up at amiko's
Ok, very cool. I will give it a shot.
awww yis. Free shipping.
Mei Shoujo or Bishoujo?
Either way, good job!
This only satiates so little of my bitterness over Ami updating her BD while I was away at work instead of the usual time.
Meishoujo. When I first saw it, I didn't notice it only said Makura cover, and not Dakimakura cover. That's how I learned that normal sized animu girl pillow covers existed.
I just took down my Mebae bed sheet to make room for my Bishoujo bed sheet on the wall, though.
>the middle tail
Is...Is it coming out of her vagina? That is new.
Classy as fuck.
Nah, I'm pretty sure it's in her... behind! but the plug is being pulled out and forward so that the tail conveniently censors whatever it is that girls have down there.
Bought 1 figure of my waifu like 6-7 months ago and said that's all I wanted. I think I'm fucked.
I think what's fucked is your camera, not you. Turn a goddamn light on, jesus.
Good taste, pal.
Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate it.
That looks like a nice setup, take a better photo dude.
I'll probably buy a real camera sometime. I haven't yet because I don't really take pictures of things. Wish my cellphone camera wasn't so bad.
Get a tripod and a camera that can actually focus.
A basic camera shouldn't be more than $100. If you've dropped that much on figures, you can do it on a camera that will last you a few years until the next technological upgrade/cheap model is ready.
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Is 1470 worth it for a pair of novelty earmuffs?
>take a better photo
>just takes a photo of everything
>still grainy as fuck
>not even resized
What part of "better" did you not understand.
You've got to test the sound quality still.
2000 yen earmuffs usually have good enough sound quality.
Was her face smashed against a wall during sculpting?
What is good sound quality for ear muffs? Are we measuring their ability to block sound out with the cold or to allow you hear conversation without taking them off?
What part of I said I'll probably buy a real camera sometime do you not understand? I'm not trying to please you, I was responding to the person I quoted. Never claimed it was a different camera.
Oh shit. I thought you were ralking about headphones.
None of that excuses you for not at least resizing the image.
Rsizing it to what? They are 3072x2304 to begin with and then I resized them to 1024x768.
>(781 KB, 2048x1536, roomstuffthingpeople.jpg)
Are you stupid? The guy put four images together, of course it's going to be that size. Better than four 4000x4000 images.
I hope you realize it is 4 images put together that are all 1024x768.
Thanks man, that's a really nice setup, now imagine how much nicer it will look with figures.
You have horrible taste in cases, but otherwise that's a nice setup.
and the image is still a combined resolution of 2048x1536. your point?
It's okay, I said the same thing.
I wish my waifu had some figures. Still waiting for this one. Misaka is fantastic though. Nice stuff.
Thanks. I love the cube case so it is staying. Its name is Borg.
it always makes me happy when I see another Mikoto bro in these threads.
you have a fucking scroll bar and mouse wheel right? goddamn
This anon still has the award for cleanest setup, this and James' are the best.
I should probably take a new photo. Added this and a Tsukiko nendo. Hachikuji is arriving monday as well.
Biribiri is life!
Once I get a legit camera and setup, I'll show my collection off.
>Biribiri is life!
She truly is.
So I just had a package shipped from Japan with perfume packed somewhere in there.
I just realized that it counts as a flammable material. How fucked am I in terms of ever receiving the package?
Just did a new roompic now that I got my remaining figures back from the person who had them. Might as well put it here.
Sounds like it
Looks pretty cluttered
You need a new case
That's more for what you can mail out of the US, not the other way around, right? What happens if USPS catches inbound mail? How can they tell if a package contains banned liquids?
If you're in the US, probably not very. You can ship hazardous materials in small quantities without special shipping methods. For example, shipping a quart of nitro fuel is okay, but a gallon is not. So if it gets into the country, you're all set. Just hope it gets through customs, that's the hard part. I doubt a perfume bottle will get caught though.
The bottle is about 50ml in volume and my forwarder packed it into a box with a giant plush Decarabia starfish without thinking. He thought the box contained water or something.
Yeah, I wish I had the space for it. I think I can squeeze another shallow bookshelf between the TV and the door and still have the door open OK. Really I just need to get my own place again, had to move into my parents' guest suite because circumstances and I really want back out. (Hence the weird art stuff on the walls and horrible curtains.)
I wished I bought the Dengeki Issue that came with that buttons.
I have no qualms about dropping $380 on a Gathering figure, so not quite sure where my limit is. Haven't found it yet. $500 maybe?
KOS-MOS is such a fucking slut.
A delicious slut?
I thought I had a limit but then I bought a DD. Now I'm not sure.
I really just lucked into it, walked into Kinokuniya and they had a few copies.
I really haven't bought enough in general lately, mostly just magazines/manga that come with stuff like that and the occasional prize figure when it's cheap at Jungle. There haven't been many PVC releases in the last year or so that I care about, I'm tapped out on Fate, Oreimo, etc, and everything else I'm really into lately is too new or it's an obscure manga.
James strikes again
I commonly stick to $20 per order and no more than $30 unless it's something very special. I get more enjoyment out of making several small orders a month vs. one order of one or two big and spendy items.
I went to Kinokuniya the day they usually get their Dengeki shipments and it was sold out. I just bought a male fashion magazine instead since they display it right next to it anyways.
What's funny about DDs for me is that after getting a few I kinda stopped buying PVCs for the most part. They make figures seem a lot more exciting in comparison.
My dolls are all packed up at the moment, here's an old pic from when they were out though. (I'm the same guy with the green room from a few posts up.)
Look like Japan really wants me to go to travelling there now, fucking bastards
>They make figures seem a lot more exciting in comparison.
how do I even get this Gk? Im about to spend all my money to get this just so that muh dick can calm the fuck down.
Oh weird. Which Kinokuniya? I go to the LA Little Tokyo one which usually has decent stock, the SF Japantown one is better though. (I miss NorCal...) I've never once found the Type-Moon manga monthly at the one I go to now, among other things. I miss the days when Kinokuniya carried Megami and the other moe/ecchi mags too.
Currently saving up for one. The DD of my waifu is fairly old, and goes for ~$4,000 now.
It's not even out yet.
I recognize those dolls.
Is it wrong if this arouses me?
Shit, I'm tired. A lot LESS exciting.
Saw that the other day. Too bad it's at Haneda and not Narita though, it's tough to get international flights that come in there.
No I don't think it's wrong as it also arouses me in a way
42nd street, NYC. They carry Megami here, even though they're not supposed to.
>I recognize those dolls.
From here or do I know you IRL?
Speaking of the dolls, I'm kind of considering selling my Beato, only if I get full market value though. Don't really WANT to but that's like ten months of car payments...
Lila fig when?
when will it be out then? Im sorry im acting like a complete new friend but still, got any more details abou tit?
Thanks based anon, I lived in NY for the longest time thinking they didn't carry it because of that restriction bullshit they pulled some time ago.
From here, at least I'm fairly certain you're the same person.
I think I remember something about you being unable to display them because of a woman. If I'm wrong, my apologies.
Yeah, that was probably me.
My ex (who I got into dolls with) was super anal and overprotective of them and wouldn't let me keep them out in the room because she was ridiculously terrified of something happening to them.
3D, not even once.
I never learn my fucking lesson either.
Doll pic so I don't keep posting non thread relevant text replies.
Why not Megami? It's not a lewd magazine.
The sculptor hasn't announced it's release to start with. And while WF seems the most likely option there hasn't been any kind of confirmation.
I just added the entry at MFC since it wasn't even there.
Most Kinokuniyas stopped carrying all of the moe mags. Megami, Nyantype, etc. All they have is manga weeklies/monthlies, Newtype, and the model kit mags, and OCCASIONALLY Comptiq or Animage. Oh, and a bunch of shoujo shit I never pay attention to.
Yep, surprised I remember that.
Different anon, but I'd get Saber Alter if I wasn't so poor.
It's because sometimes Nyantype and Megami have posters of almost naked lolis and I guess that didn't fly.
They carry a lot of stuff, I'm sure they"ll special order it for you if you ask for it.
We don't make new threads until this one is off the board.
Alter is really freaking cute. I got Extra instead though, my ex got Alter so we had both in the house for a while. (Sorry about the watermark for my defunct-ass blog...)
Do they keep up to date with Megami?
Read the guide and add filters to the catalog.
Oh, here's one of her Alter.
Usually, but they only order a few copies like three or four.