Fat Mami edition.
Please read the guide:
Making a custom nendo seems difficult. Would it be better to buy some cheap figure and practice painting and putty molding?
Pls no bully nendos
What was your most recent order?
Noel from Amakuni.
I want MB nendos
I'm gonna be eating baked beans for the next few weeks but this is my next purchase.
You posted her.
Goddamn, fucking mongols making redundant statements
>tfw no help for ausfags
I have these coming up. Already received Mayoi and picked up Elizabeth this morning.
Anon, I don't even
good taste! too bad you didn't get the taiwan version.
What with the taiwan ver? More illustrations?
Speaking of which, she is a hell of a lot better than I anticipated. The colours on her are very vibrant and the detail is amazing. Some user photos the Death card she throws looked a bit crappy but mine is very sharp and well painted. Looks great.
Winter this year and hopefully 1 year for translated ver.
If i remember,it is simu release on japan and taiwan,and taiwan first print got transparent PVC cover while japan version don't.
Pic related,the signature i get when he came.
Gotta have the whole set dudebro.
Homura is next after Sayaka is paid for, then Kyouko when she is released. Then I'll find a body with no head and commission Mami's outfit.
Then I'll need to redesign my entire living room to fit the cabinets needed to store ~3k of plastic.
Just sell them off and make some Volks customs.
I know hes taiwanese, but nice catch on the info anyway. I still prefer the Jap one.
And I also have a nice Taiwanese buddy.
I have a feeling that I was charged SAL shipping prices in the past, but got surface mail shipping (unless boxes are marked 'surface' all the time).
Beware of sneaky japs.
We don't need help.
This and shimacup
A pair of Onitsuka Tiger sneakers
I can't wait for my summer job to start up so I have extra money to spend on figures again. But I need to sell some old manga and figures I don't really need too, when I first started buyfagging I was a bit of an impulse buyer.
More like amputated.
What happened to her feet?
>misplace an AVI and can't find it anywhere
Shit, now I have to wait a week for the cunt-postoffice to send a new one.
You cant just go to the post office and say you lost it?
No, that's why they're cunts. No AVI, no ID, no service.
Wow that sucks the usps couldn't give a shit who picks it up
Cons and pros of my countrys customs and postal service:
>23% tax on EVERYTHING
>Even when I use EMS they never deliver it to my footstep and instead lie to the tracking service on their site
>No SAL small packets accepted anymore
>Post offices are ALWAYS crowded when I have to go pick my packet up
>I can use customs offices website to pay the customs fee immediately it arrives to them and it ships forward the same day
>Never had my packages opened
>>Even when I use EMS they never deliver it to my footstep and instead lie to the tracking service on their site
Is that allowed?
>60% tax on everything
>Even when I use EMS they never deliver it to my footstep and instead lie to the tracking service on their site
>EMS takes as long as SAL
>Post offices are ALWAYS crowded when I have to go pick my packet up
>Loli not allowed
>Sometimes they don't know what the fuck ¥ is and just put the value as 50$
>Never had a package opened
>1 week SAL deliveries
>No fees on anything under $400 in total
>No loli for the lolicons out there, doesn't trouble me
>loli is illegal
>RSAL takes a long time
>delivered straight to my door
>post man usually leaves the package at the door if nobody answers (can be considered a con I guess)
>I haven't been taxed so far but I have no clue how they gauge whether or not they want to tax you
Some Rozen Maiden merchandise (LTD Game and OST)
AmiAmi just asked for payment the other day, my anus is ready. I might stop ordering from them though, everything I ordered from them (including small non-expensive things like CD's) get's slapped with a custom charge here in the UK. I wish they'd just undervalue some of their orders. I buy all of my BluRays from a Japanese guy on eBay because he values them all at 2500¥
>60% tax on everything
Holy fuck, are you in Brazil? I thought the UK was bad with their 20% charge but that's just ridiculous. It would probably be cheaper to just save your money and fly to Japan with an empty suitcase for a big haul.
Payment for Sumika? Is it advance payment or something? I thought she was late-Feb.
Yeah they want advanced payment which is a bit strange because they normally ask for payment a week before the release.
Then again, wasn't Sumika slated for an early Feb release a few weeks ago? I think she has been pushed back a couple of weeks.
Yeah i'm in Brazil, i forgot to put some things on Pros, books don't get taxed and objects under 50$ sometimes don't get taxed as well.
Most of my orders is from Mandarake so the package is undervalued.
I'm going to try order some books together next time with a figure, Crab's nedo got trough because it was marked as a book, they didn't even bother to look for the incredible book with 4 pages.
>the black bar goes away when it's warm
M-my dick demands me to buy it.
>Post workers are sometimes done
>All forms of shipping allowed
THE FUTURE IS NOW
>future is now
But those types of mouse pads are pretty old.
>EMS and Airmail are useless because customs keep it for at least 2 weeks in their basement anyway
>No RSAL anymore
>Open my fucking packages at random, even books, and would probably confiscate my porn too
>Play deliberately dumb or blind and call me into their offices even though the fucking bill is right on the package
>No handling fees
That's it. I guess our post workers are generally okay and the shipping between countries is alright too. Though I have one fucking retard who just sticks the pick up letter to my front door where everyone can take it while I'm not home.
All in all customs are still the most retarded faggots in existence.
>anything that's not SAL Small Packet gets taxed an amout around 40-50% (I've noticed it's pretty fucking arbitrary)
>3rd world country even SAL is relatively of expensive
>3rd world country so everything takes forever to arrive
>Loli is not technically illegal (only actual CP is), but many local ISPs have banned sites like J-list and Danbooru citing the same law that prohibits CP, so basically it's a kind of gray zone, but I doubt if taken to court the distinction between CP and loli would be made because everyone hates 'pedos' (hell, I even contacted the biggest anti-child abuse NGO in the country asking about loli and they just answered with insults and saying they were going to track me down)
>SAL Small packet never gets taxed
>SAL Small packet never gets opened
>if you want to import loli, just make sure it's SAL Small packet
I hate the wait
The future is the past?
August can't come soon enough.
Belphegor if I cut the non figure stuff.
More Horizon figures confirmed
>Loli not allowed
I've never had any of my packages opened so I think it's still "safe". Also no tax on books means that dem loli doujins are overlooked, they won't bother with it if there's no money to be gained.
I remember some anon posting a wikipedia page with some countries takes on loli. Thanks for the information anon.
do you live in moon land?
I'm thinking of ordering it but i don't know if that will ship to the states
>RSAL/SAL never gets taxed
>EMS doesn't get taxed 99% of the times
>The remaining 1% gets taxed 16% of the cost past 300 dollars. Plus 30 cents as fees. (So 16.3 USD for a 400 USD package)
>The guys at the post office are total bros and save my packages at the office since I pick them up personally (they are a few blocks away of my work place).
>Packages go through customs in a couple of hours.
>Nobody cares about loli, they are busy looking for drugs.
>Since a couple of years ago EMS averages 5 days instead of 3.
this nigga serious
>I even contacted the biggest anti-child abuse NGO in the country asking about loli
Why did you think this would go down well?
Mix of order and actually being able to buy right up.
Containers and Takao were ordered. BD, game and poster I got in store.
>R/USAL is slow as shit, takes around 2-4weeks
>EMS takes 4 days at most, usually gets here in 2
Because I tried to sound as polite and aloof as possible. I basically asked "What is your stance on drawn (not real) depictions of child abuse?"
>slow as shit
Man, fuck you, I wish my SAL packages got here in under a month.
Arpeggio kits are all sold out, except for Shazaam and Carnival.
Looks like shit.
Yeah, better get the Griffon one, huh.
Come on, her boots are kinda cute. In an unfitting way.
Why is she so cute?
Just chose surface mail as my shipping method.
To those blessed with unwavering patience, how long did you wait for your package? Did it arrive drenched in sea water and burned by the desert sun?
They really ruined her like that.
Objects under 50$ are never supposed to be taxed. If you were taxed, you should try to get a refund.
>Crab's nedo got trough because it was marked as a book, they didn't even bother to look for the incredible book with 4 pages.
Seriously? That's good.
Shinobu's nendo is coming on a similar pack, right?
Best order so far
I'm late to the party
Her tits are not as bad as Cryska's, those tits are seriously bad.
I ordered it, I loved Yaya but she really suffered after Griffon treatment and the other shitty scales she got.
Only downside is her plain white pantsu.
That's her canon pantsu
It should be here very soon.
Anyone else bought the Jinrui novels? I remember seeing one anon ordering them.
Just payed off my preorder. Big hit to my wallet but no doubt worth it.
I'm a bit concerned about how much she'll weigh. Ideally I'd like her at the top of my Detolf but if she's heavy I'd be worried about the shelf shattering. Maybe she'll have to go at the bottom.
she is a miracle of the universe
Negative, this beauty is meant to be displayed at the very top, not hidden in a dungeon.
>Look up that KOS-MOS kit on E2046
>Also available in custom nude "Adult" version
>Also in the same custom line: Kyon's sister bunny girl adult ver
You've gone too far, China.
Ive been looking recently for some bedsheets with anime prints on them but i cant really find good ones.
Any suggestions besides hobbyheart for custom bedsheets for both sides?
And if possible with pillowsheets as well
Just won a set of these in auction.
Just picked her up from the post office today. There's a little blemish on her chin but I'm not too concerned about that, I got her for a steal.
Oh and I also got the Non Non Biyori soundtrack and Kill La Kill vol 1 BluRay
Uhh, do you not own many scales or something? There's no way she's going to be heavy enough to shatter fucking glass.
I had a payment request, bundled with the payment request was two things that have been released and the Mio Sakamoto that was delayed. After I combined them Amiko would't let me pay for the whole thing.
There is no way they will let me split it will they, and send my two items that aren't Sakamoto?
Do I just have to wait for Sakamoto?
I have a few, probably the heaviest is the 1/10 Madokami. I guess maybe my perception of her is fucked because she looks HUGE in my mind + that base.
You can send them an e-mail and ask them to split the order and generally they will.
Be forewarned that when you do it too much or they have to open up already-packed boxes to accommodate your request, Amiko seems to love to re-pack with even more trees than before and jack up your shipping price as revenge.
Just send them an Email asking for a split/invoice and ship. THey are quite fast when you tell them you want to pay for something.
IF Koto keeps the quality high.
I think this will be their first "very detailed" figure that they have to mass produce & paint.And that makes me nervous.
Are there any other Koto figures that were released in the past that had as much detail as Olivia?
They have done plenty of detailed figures before, particularly some of their Shining * characters and pic related.
I already got Shinobus Illustrations book, is amazing and one of my favorites, having it physical is really worth it.
Wow the gradient on her wings are beautiful.
Gives me hope Olivia's wings will turn out good.
Speaking about Olivia
Seems like Hobby Fan mass canceled her, and given the recent CrunchyShit mass cancellations now fags are panicking.
We warned them.
We warned them all.
I did and they didnt get back to me. Its bee 12 hours
I haven't been in the loop lately. What's the deal with HobbyFan? Another site that started out good but went to shit? Or took more than they could fulfill?
You are a retard, usually amiami answers emails around the time the site is updated, if you don't shoot them an email before that you will have to wait.
Thanks again guys just put my order in
Give them 24 hours at minimum, 48 hours is recommended. You're not their only customer.
Hobby Fan was never good. Overpriced figures, overbooked preorders and they trick retards into thinking the kits they sell are originals and not recasts that are miles worse than e2046's.
>expecting them to reply at 3am
I know I was being silly. f-faggots
February is going to do a number to my wallet.
There's the Madoka Bebe plush coming out on 19th to stalk for and the 2nd Danganronpa kuji game goods to snag from auction and Terraformer. Attack on Titan keychains from Bandai and Takara Tomy Arts are also due out this month.
Daki cover and F/SN+HA anniversary which arrived today. Pic related, EMS shipping speed is ridiculous sometimes.
I've been looking for her for the last month and a half, but I've had no luck.
Did I piss off the shipping gods or something? Last package got buried under a roof collapse for about a week, and now this. Thankfully it's from AmiAmi, so there's a decent chance things came out unscathed.
>A further analysis shows scaled human parts made out of PVC dropping from the sides.
>Ordered peach skin dakimakura.
>Few days later it arrived.
>What do i get , two way tricot.
Im not complaining
Perhaps a Chinaman handled your package
Someone post that picture of Chinese worker haphazardly throwing boxes onto a plane conveyor belt.
Wondering how can you tell the difference?
>even further Processing.
I wonder how much paperwork your package has made, I bet they have loads of charts with different eye shapes and mouth shapes and character sizes and translators just to make sure they catch you if has any similarities to loli.
£47 including postage
I know two frostbacks who have US p.o.boxes for their special stuff.
They'll get me back for making me pay 10 bucks for the privilege of being taxed 5% on a 4,000 yen 360 game - which is likely the reason it went there in the first place and the only non-figure item.
>knows items are worth 6k yen
>claims there are absolutely no details at all
>not even an invoice
>seems to know which store it is anyway
This. I couldn't have asked for a better postal service. Thank Calderon for overhauling the old system.
So is EMS getting passed on to Purolator instead of Canada Post still a thing that can happen?
Got my amiami grab bag. It really is just a bag of crap, but most of this stuff is from anime I like so I'm satisfied and feel I've got my money's worth. As a jojofag I was pleasantly surprised to see an item of JJBA merch in with all these bishoujo products, but of course it's an iphone case and I don't have an iphone.
The thing at the bottom left of the picture is a Love Live! wall scroll.
I-Is this the real hobbystock?
Seems awfully suspicious, but it's based in Japan.
Pic related and the Hachikuji nendo.
Fuck. I didn't mean to put a spoiler on the pic.
Not even surprised.
Just got my package in the mail from Mangaoh for Kasane Vol2-- and I was right! Got the signed edition! So I don't have to be mad about paying $12 to ship one volume now.
And the cover, underside, and art card
This and Madoka nendo.
Yeah I think the other two people who I've seen post their grab bags had Mirai-related things too.
>Love Live wall scroll
Jelly as fuck. My grab bag still hasn't arrived and tracking is horrible, now I remember why I usually go for EMS or DHL.
>Arrival at inward office of exchange: 26/01/14
WHERE'S MY KEYRING ROYAL MAIL GOD DAMMIT
i though i was the only one
>no tax, ever
>RSAL is almost as fast as EMS
Do buyfags get their news on the latest releases anywhere but /a/?
News has to get to /a/ somehow doesn't it
This little Nagato.
She's really adorbable, I like her shoulders, small tits, her belly, her bum, everything is cute.
An I ha no idea about this part of myself but I can't stop looking at her feet.
Don't buy a Sonico fig otherwise you'll eternally be disappointed with other feet
That horrible feel when working a lot, being a buyfag has lost it's magic (unless it's of my waifu) and it just feels like I'm wasting my time away. At least before I was enjoying myself and my time. No urge to buy anymore really.
What have you done /a/ to reignite the flame that had been blown out?
I know what you mean. I have 2
For the incoming Senran Kagura I ordered two, yes two Hibari figures.
Usually it's new releases.
Were you buying alot of figs in small spaces of time
I buy porn and regular manga alongside the figs.
Do you actually take care and value your collectibles?
>Jojo phone case
Almost jelly, if it wasn't for that Mirai stuff.
She's clearly the best girl, that's why.
Of course in terms of giving me the biggest boners
not really, actually.... I haven't bought more than 2 figures in a year and I only realized recently I have lost the pleasure from buying anything. No motivation at all. Even when I had little to no money I at least had the joy of pretending I was gonna buy stuff, looking around at stores and thinking how nice it would be to buy things. Now not even that...
Belphegor. I can't wait until all the sins are finally released, although finding a place to put then is going to be a bitch. I'm trying not to buy anymore shelves for as long as I possibly can.
Nope. Maybe occasionally check MFC, but that's it.
Wait it out. Everybody in every hobby goes through it.
Get a camera, I guess.
For the first time when you start it playing with light, tripod position, long shutter time, is a lot of fun.
Disregarding how shit her actual character is, she has one of the most boring designs in the series, what's wrong with you
Fucking good taste in artists.
Compress that shit though.
The Atago thing is a flimsy tin case.
Honoka a cute.
In my case I haven't really felt obliged to buy stuff at any sort of frequency. I do very often lurk/post in the threads and look at the blogs/stores but unless something catches my attention enough to make me feel like I NEED the figure I don't get it.
Kinda makes it easier not to fall out of it I guess
Plus I'd rather my collection remain small and subtle than turn into something like melonpan's house
No, what's wrong with you.
Hibari is olev.
wow that looks like plastic not tin
It's too bad that true best girl will never get PVC
jewbei finally here
>Canada loli laws
Think thats it have not had another problem
>only get dinged from shit from china or if I use, i think ups, because they are pricks
>fast shipping for the most part
The loli shit bugs me only because technically it extends to even titty monsters under 18, and the fact some of my favorite artists occasionally have a loli in the cast
Don't save up on EMS.
I had a lot of fuckdamn stress while waited for this, these were my last 100$ and if something happened what If I would be all sold out once i get mney again?
Shit, it was just a bit more than a week but it almost killed me.
And she wasn't tracked at all until she arrived. I mean there were no updates on tracking at all since it left Japan and go to my nearest mail office.
And another shipment was going 22 days to me unregistred (thank you Amazon) I already gave up once it arrived.
Now I'm glad I didn't order that grab bag.
>I had a lot of fuckdamn stress while waited for this, these were my last 100$ and if something happened what If I would be all sold out once i get mney again?
>Shit, it was just a bit more than a week but it almost killed me.
Could you be any more autistic
>canadian customs are a load of bollocks and lazy bastards (for better or for worse)
While I no longer have the scan of it, I once was taxed 10x the amount I was supposed to be because they moved a decimal place over in the jpy -> cad conversion, ended up paying more in taxes than for the fig but I did get the money back after a few months after challenging it or whatever.
I'm really anxious that my every chance to buy something may be the last assuming I'm hunting for old figures insted of going for the flavor of the season.
There's barely any decent figures of her and the one that was only had EMS for shipping, would had gotten her too if not for that.
>There's barely any decent figures of her
>Hibari has one
So that "for sale in japan only" thing on amiami, is it honestly irrelevant or do I need a proxy service?
You need to read the guide
No, you can buy it normally
You would know that if you had read the guide.
Top is japanpost.jp, bottom is canadapost.ca. Just to make it more baffling my mail dude was already here at like 10am and stuff always gets to the most local location at like 8 before that.
What are happen even.
Honestly if it's not obvious loli they are not going to notice. They'll only look if they have reason for suspicion, there's a lot of stuff sold in Canadian retail stores that could theoretically receive consideration under the law.
It means you can't buy it, check the guide for details.
Agreeing with the others, aside from Mirai it's a bundle of giggle-inducing likeable crap one would never buy otherwise.
At least she's better than KnK Mirai, gotta be optimistic
You're doing this on purpose aren't you
I read the guide, I just wanted some reassurance
Does anybody here have those nendoroid more cat ears and stuff? I put mine on yesterday, and they're pretty kawaii. Now I just need a donut for Nano and it'll be perfect.
It's not relevant. Read the guide.
There are 3 good figures of Ikaruga.
>I read the guide
Not well enough apparently.
I understand if you dislike the other things, but disliking Nichijou? Really, anon?
In my defense I only bought Kirino so I would have her and Kuroneko together.
>trying to justify buying Kirino
>not liking nichijou
>not liking kirino
When you read/watch some good comedy you'll come to realize how bad it is
Good taste. My own copy of Bishoujo Club arrived today.
It's okay, I have plenty of best girl to make up for it.
>not liking kirino
You could have gotten away with the bait until this line
Being least shit in a completely garbage show where all the girls are shit isn't really impressive nor is it redeeming your buying of a Kirino fig
Not that guy but Kirino is muh waifu
I can't take anyone who says that seriously
I have pic related and you're making me want an addition. The only one on mandarake isn't available in the english store, though.
nice b8 m8
Okay. Unlike a lot of Kirinofags, I can understand why people don't like her.
I don't get the obsessive hate she gets doe.
Get some taste
It's only understandable if you think Oreimo in general is shit. But he amount of people buying Ruri figs tells me otherwise.
It was forced EMS
Please put me out of my misery.
The amount of people who buy Naruto/One Piece manga should lead you to believe that they're good to right?
Or that Sonico/Miku are good because they sell like hotcakes?
Do you live with your Grandma or are you a Grandma?
Your own fault for buying nendos
>Or that Sonico/Miku are good because they sell like hotcakes?
Are you implying they aren't good?
Okay, sorry, I was wrong.
I placed an preorder for the one >>101470011 had posted.
Also I think you could use that as an pen holder too.
I'll be your grandma, anon.
She shows up on Mandarake fairly often, I also saw one on AmiAmi preowned the other day.
Miku is shit.
I'll give you the fact that Sonico figs generally have nice feet
Aside from VN02, Miku is completely and utter shit though
Don't worry anon, everything is okay now
Screw Griffon. Good Mirai figure fucking never.
>Big in Japan forwarding service
>Paypal fees (3.2% of total amount + 40 yen)
This 3.2% comes from the forwarding ticket + shipping price total, right?
Haters gonna hate.
>White swimsuit version
Damn this one is rare as fuck.
>Aside from VN02
My nigga. Only Miku figure I've ever owned.
Why can't February be over already?
That's a shame but at least we got best girl
Something seems horribly wrong about the tits but I can't figure out what.
Worst waifu. Would not marry.
I wish I could go into a vegetative state and wake up only when my package are shipped.
I'm not actually a fan of OreImo at all, and I'm not a fan of Kirino either. I do like Kuroneko, though.
I'll be damned if I was going to pass up these, though.
My only complain is the face
They don't look soft at all.
Get more shelves.
I got my month order today which included: Figma Mikasa, Nendo Mikasa, Figma Amy, a box of Free! mascot keychains, Figuarts Zero of Aomine and Midorima, and the little one coin Kuroko no Basket magnet figures. Aomine is adorable.
I need to find a better display setup for nendos. Detolfs have two much vertical space on each level.
February manga will start showing up tomorrow, damn this month is going to be busy.
Yes, everything. PayPal charges fees on everything.
Get those wide shelves that IKEA has. The floating ones. You'll have to dust them manually, but it would probably look better. I'm almost out of nendo room too, since now I've started to mix them into my normal collection. Right now I have Gahara like this, and there was no room for Ouji, so he's just sitting in the middle of another shelf, looking terribly out of place. It bothers me so much, but there's nothing I can do about it. ;_;
>You'll have to dust them manually
I know what you're saying, but for a split second I felt cheated because my detolfs dont automatically dust my stuff.
Anyone buying this?
It looks great but I'm kind of anxious it won't look anywhere near as good as in the picture when it gets shipped. How is Megahouse's track record on product quality?
Everything I have by Megahouse is pretty good.
post your manga, mangafag. I want to see.
Megahouse is great. I've gotten several figures from them and they're all above average quality.
Since you're in possession of Kuroko Figuart Zero figures, can you please pinpoint why they are utterly bargain binned?
Don't have my camera on me right now, but here's the last pic I took of it. Vast majority of my collection is in boxes in a storage unit, ever since I moved from my old apartment in 2012.
(old room/collect, circa 2012)
Only have enough room right now to store new/on-going series. Any one-shot/complete omnibus I read and then pack away. Can't wait to move somewhere with more room again.
Not who you quoted, but they are of such poor quality not even the fujoshits wanted them. Let that sink in for a while.
I want it all.
my brother of african american descent
So SOON I can practically taste it.
That is actually frightening, considering that some were crazy enough to bawl when their favorite VA patted another girl on the head at an event.
Was it on a Goddess Madoka figure by any chance? I remember someone getting taxed stupid amounts because the customs derped and thought the yen price was in dollars.
>They'll only look if they have reason for suspicion, there's a lot of stuff sold in Canadian retail stores that could theoretically receive consideration under the law.
There's a few things in Rightstuf's catalog that they won't ship to Canada as it got seized at the border and there was a pretty significant shitfit over it. Amusingly, you can buy it off Amazon.ca no problem.
Also I find it pretty damn funny that you can buy Legend of the Overfiend pretty easy here, but Boku no Pico could get you arrested.
More like inb4 CR oversells it's preorders
>There's a few things in Rightstuf's catalog that they won't ship to Canada as it got seized at the border and there was a pretty significant shitfit over it. Amusingly, you can buy it off Amazon.ca no problem.
Funfact: It's not illegal to produce what's illegal to import in the country. Of course, loli is illegal in the frosty moe no matter what you try, but there's that.
What the fuck is going on in that picture
My brother from a different mother
Only the purest of hearts and most devoted worshippers of the Red Basugay celebrating their lord and savior's birthday.
I really want to plaster a corner of my room like that just for kicks, though that apparently crosses a line for the rest of my housemates.
Funfact: It's not illegal to produce what's illegal to import in the country.
It's a Viz title, so unless they do their printing in Canada then it kinda doesn't make sense.
I wonder if she is a qt
very nice. I think I've harassed you before. I recognize those shelves. I only have a (blurry) photo to show mine.
I've been waiting 3.5 months for my SnK hoodie
You'd have to admit her collection is pretty amazing for a series that hasn't been around for more than a year.
>room is tiny as heck
>never have enough space for manga collection and have to rotate it by selling old titles at least once a year
I will always be in admiration of people with large collections. If I ever get my own place it will have an entire study room for manga and figures.
I wish there was more moe 4koma I could buy.
Best sleeping aid ever.
I also like this girl's collection.
Each of those keychains cost around 200 yen to 600 yen and the biggest figure in the middle has a market price of maybe around 5000 yen if not more. Such devotion.
Who is getting this bad girl?
Even that figure is still pretty well available. I don't know what you're afraid of.
I ordered her and Amazon at HLJ so I can ship them together.
Pretty impressive, shame she fell for worst Free though.
Good luck getting it. Seriously. I don't even want to think of the logistics of transporting my manga collection next time I move. I think I'm close to 900 volumes or so now...
Was reading Dance with Dragons at the time, too. At least season 4 is almost here.
I really don't use them as much as I should. But damn are they nice to wear.
Probably, I've been around for some time. So you organize alphabetically and go horizontally across the shelves, huh? I used to do that when I had multiple shelves, but it started being kind of a pain in the ass considering how frequently I got new manga.
Nice collection, though. Those Dark Horse Cardcaptor Sakura omnibus releases were out of the world. Really great production values.
...it's kind of weird when you realize these fujoshi are near exactly like the crazy weeb hambeasts that have tons of anime pictures taped to their bedroom walls
Except better looking and more artistically inclined
I suppose the MC is kind of feminine-looking.
It bugs me if I have it any other way. I fill in once every few months. I probably get anywhere between 20-50 volumes/month so It'll be pretty easy to fill the bottoms shelves. Though! I am spreading into importing manga, which I have on a different shelf altogether.
Except when you realize good looking fujoshits are just as rare as good looking weebs and 99.9% of the shit you find out there are fat landwhales who will glomp you on sight.
Yeah that is them going full retard thinking Rightstuf is promoting the gay agenda probably.
>RightStuf Warns of BL Book Seizing at Canada Customs
They are homophobic to a degree that would be hilarious were it not so terrible.
I feel for you, man. It really sucks. I mean, thinking that I pay $90/month on storage (fuck you California) is outrageous in itself, but I have nowhere else to put my excess manga, and hell if I sell it. Lost about 600 volumes of manga from my first manga collection back in 2009 when I moved back home (couldn't afford cross-country shipping/moving van), so I had to get rid of it.
Now I've rebuilt my collection, and it's even bigger than before.
Also been slowly working through my 2013 backlog. Doing alright so far...
Not nip fujos.
The odds are better in Nipponland, which >>101474345 is implying.
But they're still batshit insane in the head.
Japanese people are not regularly as fat as North Americans.
There's some other elements of their social standards that are relatively in your favour as well.
Ah, that makes sense. Damn...I'm finally getting to about 20 volumes/month now too. Used to be about 10-15 vols/month in the last two years, but publishers are really starting to crank out more and more. I'm happy to see the US manga market doing quite well, but shit...my wallet.
Haha, I started an import shelf last year too. I've already run out of space.
>thinking that I pay $90/month on storage (fuck you California) is outrageous in itself
.... what's outrageous about that?
No, it's more "hurrdurr underaged characters" and "anime = porn" thing. Taking anything anime across the boarder is like playing Russian Roulette. Get the wrong agent and you're basically fucked.
My penis says yes
My brain says >kaitendoh
Is this from twitter? What is her twitter?
I hope so, going to order it. If they keep true to the preview and excellent painting quality then it's a steal for such a detailed 22cm figurine.
First figurine in two years time so I hope I'm not going to get too addicted to this again.
That I'm paying $90/month on a hole-in-the-wall storage closet simply to keep boxes of manga? That storage units most places aren't any more expensive than $60/month?
Your penis is generally right, since it's decoration.
Quick reverse image search says
Looks about right.
Actually, let me scratch that a bit. It's Orca toys.
Kaitendoh is this one.
She doesn't actually look too bad.
Man, $90/month is a "pair of shoes"-sized storage over here, with nearly no options where to go.
You probably should have looked in the neighbourhood if someone has a garden shack or something they don't use. Lots of people in CA have more space than they need. Not everywhere of course, but ground prices are so cheap in comparison...
>buy my first Sonico
>seems high quality, already own a few Orchid Seed figs
>open this thing
>multiple seam lines around breasts
>hair ends painted like shit
>figure appears mildly reflective, lacks nice finish
>fucking chink fingerprints visible on torso under white light
never again, orchid seed. i'd cancel all my preorders with them if it wouldn't affect my amiami account
But holy fuck that twitter page
At least it's not Griffon.
Too bad that she's still fucking insane though.
No wonder Japan's birth rate is plummeting.
What the hell, where do you freakin' live, anon? NYC? San Francisco?
Possibly...but I wanted somewhere temperature controlled so that my manga doesn't deteriorate. Sure, I wrapped them in packing-paper/packaging peanuts/cloth and the like and taped the boxes...but still.
looks fine from that pic
Since your being a faggot about it sell it to me
Welcome to mass produced figures.
>homosexual media gets stopped for no reason by Canada Customs all the time
>anniemay homosexual media gets stopped by Canada Customs for no reason
>NO IT'S ONLY BECAUSE IT'S ANIME
>not knowing about OrchidShit
you deserve it
It's the worst figure I've ever bought. I own Orchid Seed figs from 2007 and 2009 that are much higher quality.
I'll take some of my own photos later
I own many mass produced figs that are not shit. This is the worst one I own.
Why are those condoms so big
I'd still fuck her
>captcha: nimore cockspur
Like you even know what you condom should look like
>figure appears mildly reflective, lacks nice finish
... why should it not be mildly reflective? Real skin is, too.
By the nature of hand produced and verified goods you are going to get the occasional bad one.
Japanese girls are small.
Or conversely, she bought the appropriate size for her husbando.
Maybe, or perhaps I should wait for the inevitable recolor.
Tama-nee wearing black is best tama-nee
I love spending on manga. I love my books. They make me happy.
My shelf is tiny, as I literally started it only last month. I'm trying to get the Hoozuki no Reitetsu set off amiami and I'll probably think of something else to get sometime later this month. Gotta see how my funds pan out and what figs get delayed. I think I can honestly say I hype books more than figures.
Can you take pictures of the seam lines and other defects?
If you nitpick every little detail as you did every figure you own will have those problems. You can't possibly have a perfect figure with your standards.
I've had sex education classes.
Latest haul that I've gotten in.
finally got the kurokok
resize your pictures, shit taste, figma, >>>/v/, etc
It's dangerous to go beyond one Tama-nee.
I didn't have to "nitpick"
I looked at it under my white LED display lights in my cabinet like I do with every other figure I own and saw this disgusting defects.
I could get over the other shit, but there are nasty chink fingerprints all over my Sonico. It's sickening.
Report back after you hotglue it.
Can't wait for it to go smooth criminal
Man up shut the fuck up and nut on her to mark your territory or jus sell the fig
I think it's shit but still love Kuroneko.
They need to fit over some figure, presumably?
How is he?
>play arts kai
no thanks i dont want figs made by rodin
Post pics then hotglue
Hey, at least he used non AA comic sans as a font.
Do fujoshits actually buy figures just to ship them together?
What do you think?
hes really well-sculpted and pretty much matches the prototype
the only thing is i thought the ends of his hair would be more "solid" feeling but they're kind of soft at the tips so his head seems pretty fragile
It's not too far off from the game, her top is just too low s'all
>Also owns the Kyoukai no Kanata LNs
Haha, oh wow.
I hear ya. I can't help but continue buying manga, as it has just become such a large part of my life. I usually only import when Kinokuniya has a free-shipping sale, or I actually go to a Kinokuniya/Book-Off...which isn't too often.
Haven't done an import lately, though Watamote v6 is out in March, and I pre-ordered that special edition on Amazon Japan way back in early 2013 (the one that comes with the Tomoko petit-nendo).
I dunno -- there isn't a lot of actual merch there. Mostly screenshots from the series.
Pic was taken from phone and forgot to resize so that's my bad. Everything else, eh whatevs.
That one goes to facebook
i laughed more than i should have
resize next time.
figma Spider-Man is a pretty good figure and nowhere near any of the shit that PAK puts out.
But where is the healthy milk supposed to come out?
If you want to see shit, google Marvel Legends.
Wow that slut kurokok had babby with two different seme.
I noticed this too. His hair feels like it could break off, I wouldn't mess with it too much.
Actually dyed her hair the same colour as her waifu
SS + GOMAD
Probably doing it to get attention. Women can't love.
So has anybody gotten those amiami $20 loot-bag-things yet?
I'd buy it in a heartbeat to hotglue
Yes, they were confirmed to be shit.
It's been done.
Several already. Read the thread.
The past few threads had unboxings about them, even in this thread there's one.
i like how nice kuroko's collarbones and armpits are defined
Yeah ML have put out some pretty shitty figures as well, but they've had some pretty decent to good ones and the ratio of good to bad ML is higher than PAK. I think the PAK Grey Fox is the only one I can say is any good.
That looks nasty as hell.
I'm also proud to say I'm buying the KnK BDs as well.
I am very jealous of your Chuu2 novels. I've been thinking about getting them, but they're not on Kinokuniya, CDJapan, or amazon.jp so I would have to use YJA.
Kinokuniya has their offer where you spent 100+USD, you get free shipping. Which isn't hard to blast through at all, so I generally do that.
But is that male or female hotglue?
>All this superb taste
Jesus christ, am I really in a buyfag thread?
I have always wondered this, aren't there any pictures or video of figurine insertion? With girl ejeculate dropping down the figurine and all.
Must've been done right?
Semen does not look like that. It's probably vaginal drippings.
>shitty figure of my waifu
>nice figure of some slut
They're both approximately the same price, which do I buy?
How could you ever buy a shitty figure of your waifu? If I doesn't look like her, what's the point? Get the slut.
My shitty Sonico. Seam in bottom left is found in a few other locations near her bust. Fingerprint in bottom right was hard to photograph but is visible and there are a few more of them. Wobbly base is a widespread issue for some people. Hard to photograph the overall low quality appearance of the body paint.
>dat little bit of belly
Dem Momo thighs.
Besides the hair, I think you are overreacting.
It looks like there's cum dripping from her mouth.
My camera isn't very good, these things are more visible with the naked eye. I've never come here to bitch about a figure before and I own close to 100
Sell it faggot or quit your bitching it looks fine
You are bitching in this thread instead of shooting an email to OS or whatever store you got her from, you ARE overreacting.
Were those tanks hard to assemble?
>it looks fine
Why are you apologizing for OS fucking up? It looks like crap.
I got her from Mandarake so my bitching to them would be meaningless
The imperfections is what make her real, can you still love her even though her little quirks? Can you still shoot semen on her chubby belly despite her birth seams?
This my friend is the ultimate test of love.
A Maki poster that comes with Dengeki G.
I don't use my props since I have just a phone camera for now. Having over 50 Nendos is suffering. They just keep making them.
Is that Chihayafuru's manga? Nice.
Randomly got this from the guy who was doing Stella C3-Bu patches. Thanks a million patchbro, you're the man.
Someone sell their bad copy and you got it, you done goof'd
First time it has ever happened and I buy from Mandarake a lot. Some of these defects would not be visible in the packaging though, and she was sealed.
I've only imported a few JP BDs. I'd import more, but my job doesn't pay nearly enough for me to import, buy manga and occasionally buy anime here too (plus rent and bills).
Maybe if I get a promotion in the near future...
True, though I try not to do that too often, since I always go overboard. Try to wait for series I'm actually collecting to get new volumes, rather than just start buying tons of random series that "I want".
Welcome to the manga section of the buyfag threads.
So sick of sitting poses.
First time buying from TheBookDepository, once the volume arrives I'd consider buying the rest. Should take around two week, because lolSouth America.
maybe you should make a stand
How about some kneeling?
>Want a Sakuya figure
>Every single one that exists is made by Griffon
Depends on ass.
I just figure out not long ago that posterior is my priority.
only if it's a puffy vulva
Time to buy Griffon Sakuya then
Is that camel toe I see? That is ridiculous huge.
And I like it.
So I just got my first figures which are figmas, and what the fuck do I do with them. Plus the Danbo I got which is great
Other than Nichijou, nice taste.
I'm not taking that chance. If I'm paying $60-$80 it better look good.
KnK is the first ongoing TV series I've ever imported. And my first non-Aniplex JP BD.
I'm fortunate to be able to use the majority of my paychecks on my hobbies, being in Uni and all.
I used to have that problem, 20+ series with 1 or 2 volumes of each. I stopped that a bit and started focusing more on my backlog of already published series I need to buy. My most recent box had some Bakuman, LoveCom and Bokura ga ita - All series that had finished. This month is a heavy release month so I get to focus more on new things. Its always fun to switch things up. It also helps that I don't read much online so whenever I get more books in I have lots to read.
it's the stitching of her hotpants
>and what the fuck do I do with them
You look at them while regretting wasting money on figma.
>Flowers of Evil
Nice job, shit-bug. The current arc is pretty fucking intense, so hope you enjoy it.
Even bought the 1/2 Sonico
Holy shit that chie pose
God, I've had to fap so many times to keep from buying that.
Hand over your collection, nerd.
Does anyone know where I can get this? Or custom Hawaiian shirts?
Holy filters, Batman
Don't say that. I don't want to hear it.
Not mine though
You have some good taste. Not too sure about the giant head ones however.
Pose them more dynamically.
>I don't like it so it's a waste of money!
So I took a picture of my niece sleeping on my daki.
Kinda like that one picture of the baby sleeping on the Sena daki.
Oh wow, now that is awful.
>Other than Nichijou
You got something against Nichijou, anon?
I mostly stick to importing movies, since I can afford them, and they've been releasing plenty with English subs as of late. I've imported Gunbuster and Diebuster are the only series I've actually imported, though that's kind of cheating, since they're BD-sets.
Hah, funny you mention not reading much online. I used to read tons of scans, and there are a few I still follow, but I've just run out of time to keep up with them mostly. Too much time spent actually reading the manga in print these days.
>LE TTGL boxset
Fuck, anon. I'm jelly. Been meaning to get that. Maybe I'll get that for myself for my birthday later this year.
Ya blew it.
Coming from Alter, the face sucks and the pose is eh.
bend at the knees and arms, they aren't statues, if it helps, make the pose yourself and notice how your joints are positions and try to mimic it.
Its an extra puffy vulva.
Right now I'm only buying KnK and GiTS: Arise as it releases. and I'm patiently awaiting the Animate USA Madoka Magica Rebellion BD to go up.
I stopped reading online more because I get more from reading physically than I do digitally. The books smell so good. I do have the time to read online, I just prefer not to.
My TTGL set was more or less a birthday gift to myself. I got it on CDJapan for a whopping 550 USD. I don't regret it one bit though. Its lovely.
Use the stands to your advantage. Pose them in more of an action battle pose if that's what you're going for. Like Chie doing a downward kick from above while Aigis is dashing backwards shooting, or something of that nature.
usagi drop being called bunny drop really annoys my autism
I tried some of that on Chie
I wanna do that idea but I don't want to fuck with them anymore. Also I feel like the stands are a hindered
>Missed buying figs during Haruhi's airing
>Asakura bunny girl is $150+
>The decent Yuki figs aren't much cheaper
Maybe when I go to Japan later this year I can hit the Mandarake physical stores and pray for a miracle.
>buying the us release of madoka when the jap one has english subs
My dog wanted out. Really really badly. He was home alone.
That's what you get for buying sonico garbage.
Chie is a bit better, but Aigis should be doing a backwards jump, maybe?
I usually base my poses off of art that's close on hand.
i'm sure there are some somewhere on 2chan
Looks better already. Thinking of getting any other figmas? Also, good comic collection you have there.
Finished getting the Haganai NEXT BDs.
Season 3 when?
>and I'm patiently awaiting the Animate USA Madoka Magica Rebellion BD to go up.
Hah, same! Kind of surprised Aniplex hasn't announced any plans to "import" it for the US since it already has English subs. But hey, as long as it gets the super-limited-edition release on the Animate store, I'll be happy. Give me my extras and I'm good.
Damn, I really do admire your collection and taste anon. Solid stuff. See you have the singles, but you planning on double-dipping for the Monster omnibus collections later this year?
Never really bothered me since it's pretty much a literal translation. Maybe it's just because I work in the manga industry. Some changes bother me, but this one never really irked me at all.
Also, man...these fucking mega-omnibus' as of late are killing my shelf space.
Considering there was only one more light-novel to adapt at the time, I'm expecting s3 in 2015, as the LN series should be wrapping up later this year.
>not waiting for glorious animate bonuses
Fuck those guys, that Sonico is not very good. Welded breasts are disgusting.
i usually don't mind the translated titles but this one just bothers me
It's actually shitgri's collection.
All of these including the giant one are all bought for her by a couple her fans.
yes including the 1/2 scale
no it wasn't me
>tfw collecting anime figures is a hobby I share with my 9/10 very depressed and pretty close to physically-disabled girlfriend
D-Did I do well guys? She likes cool looking figures (mostly vocaloids, and madoka figures), but is disturbed by the ecchi ones
Out. Get out.
Get that whore out of here right now. And take >>101479804 with you.
Yeah that's a stupid fucking shirt.
Where are you browsing? Haruhi figures are generally pretty cheap
Why is only the first cover drawn by Buriki? That set hurts my autism.
Please, fuck off.
I'm thinking about the Zelda one but I want to get some other characters not in figmas.
also I think I did my best with that idea
Good Hagimura figure when?
Wait for Link's Nendoroid. It will fit his Toon Link variation very well, I'm sure, though I'm not sure how the head will look, as Nendos have odd proportioned heads.
Exactly the same reason for me. I got the first BD at animate and I love the extras~ All the extras at every other shop are pretty crap.
Thank you sir. And I'm not. I prefer singles to omnibus by a long shot. The large editions bother me. By a long shot. The spines bend easier, I lose covers and just my personal taste. Its probably mushishi that got me, though. I have the whole series from Del-Rey, but before they sank, they published the last three volumes as an omnibus and it just bothers me so damn much I can't stand it.
I was tempted to get the Uzumaki hardcover after I saw it for myself, but I don't think I will since I already have the singles.
Something happened with Buriki and Haganai.
Besides the BD covers, all the store bonus items got changed to non-Buriki illustrations, and Buriki's Haganai art book has been postponed indefinitely.
i fucking hate nigri because she only buyfags things that have big titties because hee hee :3 they're just like me!! men like this kinda stuff huh??
like in her one video she picks up a mami figure she owned and couldn't even name who it was
Figma Link is a pretty good figure as well. And as >>101480239 mentioned Nendo Link is coming soonish for pre-order, hopefully wonfes will reveal when. What other lines are you looking at getting? Nendoroids are pretty damn cute and usually come with some good accessories but have limited poseability. Revoltechs are also pretty decent and are usually a good price for what you get.
Oh shit you are right. I have that art book preordered since last spring. Wonder what happened.
I do enjoy Nichibros though.
>chugga chugga choo choo
Non-potato photos after work.
Then don't fucking pay attention to her you dumb piece of shit.
Have you been getting the other ones? I wanted to get them but I cut back on some of my Nendo spending. I think I've passed up on 10 or so.
I am more interested in characters over companies. Like a good Gurren Lagann, a EVA 02, a JOJO, I would love a good daredevil.
Sadly I don't have a huge income so I think I'm going to only plan on buying one for myself on my Birthdays (June) and maybe around Christmas. Am going to buy this Lucina Figma through thats coming out.
>2 non-scanned 3-years-old doujin I want for 7k each
Fuck, it's just too much.
Do it anon.
I'm the same, it's just usually easy to list by the maker when give recommendations. If you are looking for JoJo stuff, for poseable figures Super Action Statue (SAS) are the only ones but they are pretty damn good. There are some really nice statues as well.
how about waiting before posting fuck huge images.
buy one, try again in a year
Everyone that freaks out over pictures not being resized is ten times worse than the fags not resizing them.
Everyone that freaks out over people freaking out over images not being resized is ignorant and didn't read the guide.
Shut up, potato poster
>Yamada's first time
I don't even need to look at the rest of the collection to know you have shit taste.
First of the Railway Daughter series I've got. I'll unbox her and see what she's like. Post deleted because of photo size.
Retardation and ignorance of etiquette
At least B-Cup H-gata had a conclusive ending.
I'm...mixed about omnibus collection. Some I love, some I hate. I guess as long as the effort is put into them, then I don't mind (or it is the only way to collect the series).
The Uzumaki hardcover is beautiful, and soooo worth it. Really impressed with how good of a job VIZ did with it (the color pages are a great touch).
Alright then, I can respect that.
I really ought to unbind this and get the page framed, but I kind of like having it in the book itself (Noizi Ito autograph).
Waiting for the mail is absolute suffering.
>tfw trekking through snow only to find out my order still hasn't come yet
God I want a Alter or OS DxD figure shown at wonfes.
>letting someone write in your book
OKJFLKSJDLFKJLS:DR I couldn't handle it.
I read a post by sevenseas on tumblr about pros and cons of omnibus. Honestly, if they were to pump out better products, like Fantagraphics with the Hardcover Hourou Musuko, Yen Press with their hardcovers as well, but I am quite font of their paper. Viz's plain releases are great on their own. They don't really have anything fancy on their own, and the price reflects that. Their SigEdition books have a higher quality cover which is also very nice. It also got a larger page size which is pretty cool too. Vertical and Seven seas... The best about those two are that they're trying to spread out of the shounen/shoujo range of titles and into the more "unpopular" stuff. I recently picked up Pink and started reading it. Fucking alligators.
I just don't know anymore.
What's wrong with having Ito Noizi's autograph in there? She drew the picture after all.
I have her autograph as well from 2011 or 2010.
>Hating someone for being attractive
fucking feminist git out
so... why haven't you done this for you're waifu?
I can't handle any writing in any books. It ruins it for me. If I were to get a signature I'd bring a print or something, but not a book.
Wondering if the top is removable?
I've heard that Griffon's 1/8 scale figures are now getting smaller and smaller (like 1/10 scale) despite still being marked and sold as 1/8 scales.
Someone should put that next to the WAVE BQ to compare.
fucking normal git out
$85.00 for new BLK artbook included shipping. I mind take this deal.
I don't want to see my waifu naked.
Make sure you're getting the LE not the regular edition
>FINAL: Alter’s Tales of Vesperia Estelle figure will be shipped out in Japan on February 6, 2014!
IT'S BEEN 84 YEARS
That's pretty good. Shipping alone was $50 on mine.
B-but it's Noizi Ito! It's her illustration! Was so happy a friend of mine helped me find the perfect Yuki illustration to have autographed.
Ahaha, you read that, eh? Honestly felt like I was rambling there towards the end. I'd really love to do some hardcover releases, but the hard part is trying to find the "right" series to do as a hardcover.
Yeah, I hear ya. I love Vertical to bits. And I'm super happy that we too are being able to branch-off a bit more and go with some really great titles. Hell, in 2014 alone we've got some crazy releases coming up (it's our busiest/most-full year ever, in fact).
PINK was a good read, despite not being a huge fan of Ozaki. I liked it better than her other words I've read, at least.
How are you gonna have sex with her then?
>implying everyone isn't
The one with figure? Im not really into fig, and this deal is Standard Edition.
Where can I get this generic pink tube onaholes that you see in doujins all the time?
I searched kanojo toys, night lovestory, and toy demon and I found some extremely similar things, but they still have some kind of texture on the outside. I'm probably going to go with one of those if I can't get a better recommendation through you guys.
how the fuck does that make me a feminist
she's not attractive. her hair always looks greasy as fuck and limp and she has implants and a face full of makeup
>having sex with you're waifu
What kind of monster are you?
I think BRSB looks dumb so I don't really mind. The art book itself is really nice though.
Thank you for talking me out of it.
Now that I think about it, I still haven't got my grab bag yet.
I shall take this deal then. Been looking for this fow awhile.
That's why you'd need a print! You could frame it! Instead of ruining a book and having the autograph hidden away!
What would go into choosing the "right" series to make a hardcover. It really seems like Kodansha picked Vinland Saga on a whim. I mean, I'm ecstatic that they licensed it, and the hardcovers DO look great. But it was kind of random. I also dislike how they mess with how the title looks. I don't like it on vinland saga or on Shingeki. But I may just be picky Speaking of Kodansha, too, They're cautious as fuck. They have so many good titles available to them but seem to ignore the majority of them.
I really liked Helter Skelter by her, and to be completely honest, I bought it more of a support for the josei industry that pure interest.
Nice hair seam on Nagato.
Don't play with my emotions like that Alter. That
date had me worried.
Is three weeks with it still being at "Dispatch from outward office of exchange" normal? This is the first time I've used RSAL...
>ruining a book
Most people wouldn't count that as defacement.
Having an autograph turns it into a collector's version by Amazon definitions and generally boosts up the value of the said item if there are still fans around.
I'd think the original artist would prefer to sign one's own official work instead of "here's this printout".
Yes, that's perfectly normal.
Then an Artbook instead of a novel. Still officially released. Also fuck amazon standards. Its ruined in my eyes.
You're in the minority with that opinion, unfortunately.
I've watched a few Japanese autograph events as a volunteer and books were generally the most popular item, because of portability and the ink is automatically protected by the shut book once it's dry. Posters are tough to get in and out of places without accidentally denting something and you won't believe how many people kept bringing fan art posters or otherwise non-official items for signing despite multiple notifications and signs alerting that such items would be immediately turned away.
A lot of people brought tapestries, which I think is the better alternative to a print or poster since it can take more folding and punishment and come out fine.
>Having an autograph turns it into a collector's version by Amazon definitions
Really? So that's what that means. I always wondered why some things were marked as collector's.