Read the guide before asking anything buyfag related, contains all the basic info and much more:
Can't wait for march when fucking everything comes out
I think you meant June
>-Accessories x3 (deskt, chair, gramophone)
I want to see this.
I ordered that because it was cheap as fuck. I love how the release date is December.
No, it's still reserved. It's that they'll send you an auto-warning saying "We didn't get a payment from you in the past week. You have one more week before we consider your order CANCELED".
Is that medieval speech for porn mags?
I don't have anything for March, although I regret not ordering Koto's Olivia.
Where do you buy your anime posters ?
DO you make them yourself ?
Get custom prints and frame them. They're nicer that way.
Would anyone like to share their experience using Fedex (through FromJapan's proxy service) to ship to the United States? Their rates are much cheaper than EMS, according to the shipping estimate calculator.
An MFC user claims that Fedex charged them outrageous taxes, so I'm a little concerned.
For me my packages were always opened. One package came with coke instead. It was good shit though.
Now I'm worried about Fedex planting drugs into my package.
Have their rates always been comparable to SAL? There is a large discrepancy between Fedex's international estimates and FromJapan's.
If you're in the USA, you don't need to worry about taxes... The fucking guide!
>USA in charge of taxing goods under $2000
Does anyone know a website similar to Figinstock but for Yahoo Auctions?
>What is setting up auction alerts on your Y!AJ account
>mfw the last 2 first press BDs of Symphogear G vol6 sold out at cdjapan.
I'll never have the full collection.
Hug me, anon.
Make em myself because having a wall of megami poster looks extremely tacky and plebian
Is it based on specific keywords? I want to know when new auctions pop up instead of looking through pages everyday.
But isn't that a good thing?
Lewdest and best Saki.
Would make her my cock sleeve and make her cum all day and night.
Just read Yahoo! Auction Japan's FAQs on how to set it up. Basic accounts are limited to 3 alert setups, but you can easily get around it by creating a few dummy accounts with e-mail addresses that redirect to the same e-mail (e.g. by inserting a period) and set more up on those. You can set up alerts for when specific sellers lists items, by keywords, by excluding keywords, and boolean searches. You can also select time of day for mass alerts (up to twice a day) or immediate alerts on any item.
Third season is already confirmed though.
Nice, thank you. Now I need to find out how to create an account and configure this stuff. I hope it's not too complicated.
Oh god, that new Mikan figure. I don't wanna be a buyfag
>sold out on toranoana too
I waited too long and this is what I get. There goes my goddamn full set bonus too. Fucking wonderful.
It's super easy. The only difficulty is that everything is written in Japanese, of course.
Holy shit that Hajime is beautiful.
How do I tell if an item on Amazon JP is first press? Do they actually state if it is, or are they first press as long as they're for preorders?
t-tomorrow for sure
Read the product title and description.
Yes, tomorrow you'll get to pay your taxes!
Well it doesn't specify first press, but it is limited edition like the rest of the set, so I'm thinking it's what I want.
Paid in advanced
£110 for an Artbook + Saber Swimsuit
Its finally coming.
I can't wait to get it.
britbong ruling class hates their citizens
So does Brazil's, at least we don't get taxed on books, and I'm mostly an artbook-fag so I'm fine.
What the fuck was your order doing in France if you're britbong? Surely, you guys have (air)ports.
You mean taxes + mandatory tax handling fee, right?
£8 / £13 fee to sign a couple of tax forms is fucking robbery I swear.
You don't pay taxes on books in the UK.
They are Tax free in the UK
You don't pay import tax on books in the UK. That guy must have bought something else with it.
Customs links are a mess.
Anyway, you don't get taxed on books in the UK.
>£110 for an Artbook + Saber Swimsuit
Probably never, too much plastic and might bend extremely fast.
Oh shit this is good, it took me a few seconds to figure it out.
Is this figure from a decent manufacturer?
Is there a reason not to buy it?
Also, how to wash PVC?
I did state in my original post that I had bought Saber Swimsuit with it.
With your tongue.
I want to cancel an item from my Surugaya order. Their processing time slowed down due to snow in the past few days. Should I e-mail them?
britbong ruling class also hates their own king. well, nothing new i guess
Nippon-Yassan, you shithead.
>Also, how to wash PVC?
With paint thinner.
>Also, how to wash PVC?
Water with a tiny, teensy, bit of soap
how hot should the water be?
Anything not boiling should be fine; your hands will give in before the pvc does
Some people say Alphamax is a hit or miss, but they last two years they have been steadily releasing amazing figures, so if you ask me I say they are really good.
With water and maybe some soap?
PVC is crazy resistant, just don't go crazy.
>Nippon-Yassan, you shithead.
No need to be so mean my dear anon.
might need more soap depending on how old the cum is
37 degrees celcius
i know PVC is resistant...
it's the paint that worries me...
wouldn't want to pay a small fortune for something that won't last me even a month
He's just overly enthusiastic about his all time favorite purveyor of PVC and PVC ASSessories.
it's not like you need to wash it every month. brushing and air-blasting should be enough for dust removal
He's talking about hotglue, anon
organic stains need to be cleaned though...
>mfw when someday, a crazy ass "artist" will have cum stained pvc figures exhibiting as art
but it is art anon
Then he should be licking it.
That just looks like earwax.
What kind of soap is recommended?
Reminds me of when people were putting their figures in that clear gel substance and thought it was cool shit until they found out what would happen after a month or so.
I'm not expert, but the paint seems to be very well bounded to the plastic, so even soap should not do shit to it, unless you use something strong or you do it too often.
You should be happy enough that some jackass spoonfed you.
After I order something from Amiami can I change the address to send it during the payment process?
it's the often that worries me unfortunately... because she's a fine figure...
Go read their faq, they answered a similar question.
>dem horrifying boobs
You tell me.
beach queens tend to have bad paintjobs
but they're also cheap
up to you
I ended up ordering her. The head and face are just fucking adorable. I don't live alone though, so I kind of wish she wasn't in a small bikini.
She's highly priced for a BQ, but she seems to have a bit more detail than their usual fare.
the important point is to wash immediately
if you let it sit it will be a bitch to clean off matte finish later
Ah okay didn't see that when I glanced through it, thanks
Well what can I say, james never delivered the pvc experiment he promised, so I guess you will have to experiement for us.
If you are afraid, get two figures and blast away, do take pictures for research purposes.
Or get a bargain bin figure from a respectable manufacturer, put it a bucket with water and soap (the same one you are planning to use) and track the progress. You should see some results from now until the day the figure, you want to do it on, is released.
Come on now, I was only interested in the reason why his order had to transit through France.
Same as >>102270994, also curious.
What happened? Did paint degrade?
and you would know if you weren't knew, or had used the guide.
Except there are hundred of websites to buy nihon stuff from out there, I'm not going to learn every acronyms in the world to please you.
I need details anon
Just go be new somewhere else.
You would've known if you lurked more.
Question for you folks, how do McFarlane figs compare in quality to the other companies?
If you're wondering about the quality of the upcoming RWBY figs, then the answer is below prize-figure tier
ITS SUGOI, ですね
>buying any lewd figures that arent fully nude and modeled
Go all in or not at all
I can' stop looking at that perfect ass.
It was like two years ago give me a break
Best emperor review
I like how that it's in Japanese so I can continue to be ignorant of the stupid shit it says and just enjoy the pretty pictures.
Mines in proper english so...ok
Good, they remembered the most important detail.
Hair sculpt/painting seems a bit harsh and the veil isn't nearly sheer enough. It looks too much like a nun's habit instead of a bridal veil.
Does this Saber get stat boosts when her bodysuit is unzipped in the game?
Who's making those?
Somehow it makes me sad that other anons apparently didn't get this joke.
Alphamax are really good, but as said prior, hit or miss. I have their Reiko and it's great. EGG is a great sculptor, too. I will probably end up buying Nozomi since I have Native's version, but I won't preorder it.
It all makes sense now.
These cuties came in today. Got them off Mandarake for 5k before shipping (Yuno was 3k, Miya was 2k despite both being unopened and in perfect condition).
I'm slightly disappointed with Miya's haircolor (which doesn't really look like the photos, and has this very slightly greenish tinge - it's more wheat color than straight up blonde), but they're still pretty damn cute.
Crunchyroll fucked up, it's June.
That glorious perfect PVC ass is worth the wait though.
>buying from CR
Is it just my imagination or are their faces wider than the regular nendo?
Well this arrived today.
Does it actually come with a Poring?
First time ordering Gathering. What am I in for?
They are hit or miss. I hoped you waited for sample pictures.
Service is good, figure painting can be hit or miss, it really depends on the figure's complexity.
I hope you get what you deserve (Griffon-level paint)
Why do you not like Miku?
Fuck, my packages have been stuck there for a week now.
How much do airmail and EMS usually take to South America? Chile to be specific.
>shitting on best Miku
That is a sample picture. It's in stock.
It's professionally painted so it's obviously not going to be Griffon-level.
because if something is popular it means someone has to hate it in order to feel superior.
My shit has been stuck in UK customs for 5 days, I'm starting to panic.
Because liking corporate sluts who have zero redeeming features is just a sign of complete lack in taste
So you don't like her because of opinions. Grow up.
Then if you like what you see, you should be fine. I have this coming in from them myself.
Sonico figures generally have nice feet
>not going to be Griffon-level
>implying Griffon is painted by amateurs
enjoy your bootleg anon
Too bad the franchise is utter shit.
I've never brought from Aquamarine. What's the consensus?
I'm not defending Sonico, but if you're going to be this vitriolic about something that is just opinions, maybe you should grow up a little. Or go back to /v/.
I recognize that puffy vulva.
Griffon IS painted by amateurs. Most of their non-Touhou sculpts are perfectly fine, people only bitch because of their quality control.
Enjoy being an idiot.
Waiting on the inevitable bargain bin.
>caring about the franchise
>every single thread
Look them up on MFC and check out the user-submitted pictures to get an idea of their quality.
So my package was dispatched 1/11 and still no update on EMS or USPS. How fucked am I. I paid for SAL Small Packet (Registered).
Goddamnit, that's puffy.
>I paid for RSAL
>Still no update on EMS
I think he means Japan-Post
I found this image on eBay UK
What a pussy
yeah sorry I'm used to seeing Post/EMS on the top everyday when I check.
>thinking this long is abnormal
Where do I buy Jigoku Shoujo stuff, considering it's a 10yo show that everyone's forgotten about?
I guess I'm used to using EMS every damn shipment. Well Here's hoping this week is the magic week!
I really love this one, but I wish it wasn't resin.
I'm confused, whats being sold here?
Why are you dumping these? It's obvious he's using the pack as a size reference
Do you have to sign your package with USAL?
Take that, lung cancer
No, it's uninsured
Stop pushing the image limit for no reason.
Smoking killed this poor girl. Don't let it do the same to you
Pocky Seiba is one of my favorites
These are some long shins
Stop posting unnecessary images.
Who cares. What, is moot going to run out of bandwidth?
The image limit is going to be reached.
Calm down, Anonymous. Maybe you should go outside and take a smoke break.
Image limit, and a pointless dump that's gone on far too long.
Yeah, gotta make room for those hotglued figures, right?
>implying it ever gets close to being reached
I don't like those either.
I'm not the anon who told him to stop, I'm just saying he kind of has a point.
Buying a couple artbooks from Shibuya Manda but I need to spend around 1100 more to avoid the 500 yen fee. They have a ton of books but I can't decide which artists I should collect for (besides what I'm getting anyway).
Thinking about buying one more artbook or a couple cheap uniqlo shirts to wear and/or resell
I would assume because figures + smoking = fuck no. If you're going to buy used figures owned by a smoker, you have to be pretty retarded.
Based. Did he ever deliver the others he promised?
>worried about image limit when only 48 images have been posted
In the end it's just a waste of time to post these pictures.
I don't know, Anonymous. Kanu has a point too.
No I haven't yet, I only remember I needed to do Kuroneko. What was the other one?
IT"S MY IMAGEBOARD
Is there any particular place that does them cheap? I've looked all over and just printing a poster is like 15-20 bucks at least.
Sure, I don't really mind, I mostly just lurk here anyway.
Well, I mean, it'd be an issue if we somehow hit a timewarp and were sent back a few years when the limit was still 50.
Oh, Kuroneko was the one I was interested in, so I don't remember the other one.
yeah I didn't have enough light and the background wasn't what I wanted but the cum was dripping just right. I have a set up now just waiting for the right time.
I'll deliver anon don't worry.
Spot the bulge
Would Amiko be more angry at thee order cancellation at once or one every month for three months?
Has anyone hotglued Alter Milla yet?
So is someone on ebay selling these?
You'd be a dead man
Still available after restocking on Amiko.
What a slut.
In my pants?
You might get banned even after just one cancellation, it's a crapshoot that you can't play just by spacing cancellations.
Just get them all done at once, whatever happens must happen.
Why would you place 3 orders if you where going to cancel them?
It can't be helped
I might pay for them though.
>I might pay for them though.
Might isn't a concrete answer though. Either you pay for them or you don't.
Hey, man, shit can happen.
I recently told Amiko to cancel fucking everything (about 7 orders which came up to ~90K) and she did, warning me that next time they'd have to ban my ass. Before this I once cancelled an order and twice an individual item fro man order.
Still, proceed at your own risk, I've used AmiAmi for about 3 years now, apart from the cases above, never been late with payments, etc.
top hue. Mine's been in Brazilian customs for over a week now. Some of the packages will probably spend more time there than they took to get here.
Holy shit, what? So I could technically sell mine for that price, right? Technically?
No, because hands other than dai nipponese master race have touched it.
I technically have not even removed her from the delivery box, I merely removed the paper padding to see if she was inside.
I'll risk it, then. I've been a perfect customer for two years.
Just try scalping her on MFC
Your standing doesn't mean shit. At all. Why do people keep thinking it does?
MFC is one of the worst places to scalp, they want to sell at hideous prices and buy for a penny.
Just like everywhere else.
Oh look it's every place ever. Fuck off tripfag.
ebay is different, it has so many retards that know shit about figures and are willing to pay outrageous prices.
Keiji arrived today.
Define "scalp". You scalp to some knob in the crowd, not a merchant.
The only thing that sucks is trying to sell a rare figure that has bootlegs because they're so desperate to get the cheapest as possible.
They have the resources nearby to know how much a figure is worth though, unlike most market places like Amazon and ebay where most other points of comparison are even worst scalpers.
Except places where people are even more ignorant about figures
The problem with anything fucking shipped to Chile (hello living there kek) is that the customs don't give a fuck. They literally have packages sitting there for days since they are understaffed and underpaid.
For EMS packages, it takes more than the average time (+3-5 more days added on to the ems average of 3-5 days) and it can even take up ten days.
I hate living here too. Can't wait to get outta there in a few years.
If you're happy with the sample pictures, you should be happy with the final result. That has been my experience with the 3 purchases I've made thus far. I have another 2 on pre-order.
It can always be worse
After reading the buyfag page I'm still not too sure;
where's the best place to buy out of print (or in print) translated Light Novels? International shipping preferred.
Thanks in advance
>After reading the buyfag page I'm still not too sure
Maybe read the dudes post first?
As for LN's, you can get some out of print ones on eBay but I'm not too sure where else unless there are japanese websites that do it; but expect horrible shipping
>Maybe read the dudes post first?
>I don't understand jokes
No need to get mad
Yeah it's not like there's a section for books or anything in the guide, and no one would be lazy and just say they read the guide when they really didn't.
Thanks for the reply;
however I cannot find a site for those LN's that are out of print and ones that I find are in japanese and not translated in english.
More specifically I'm looking for a relatively cheap copy of Welcome to the NHK
Well good luck.
Didn't that get a reprint not that long ago? Try a local bookstore/chain or a local comic book store. All else fails, check amazon. I got mine first print from a local comic book store for $8.
That went OOP years ago. Last I heard it was going for like 80usd on ebay.
I heard rumors of a reprint a few years back, but things like Amazon and eBay only have very expensive options for it.
I've tried local bookstore online sites and none of them stock it; would it be worth checking instore?
It'll be risky with Aquamarine being a fairly new manufacturer, but this sculpt is by Grizzly Panda and I think it'd be worth the risk. They released a Gumi fig that turned out pretty well.
>They released a Gumi fig that turned out pretty well.
Yeah no, it sucked big time. They still use colored non shaded PVC for the skin which looks like griffonshit.
>yfw 15% of the Free! audience is male
Some of you faggots actually watch this.
Try them in person, ask if they can get it, probably can't but no harm in asking. Also, check mom and pop comic book stores that carry anime/manga. There's always a chance that there's something sitting in stock, and they're usually pretty ignorant about how much things go for online.
A few weeks ago I was at a Yugioh Regional and saw a group of dudes watching this on an ipad
I mean I live in the UK and in an area with literally no comic book stores around; only proper established stores like WHSmith and Waterstones; if it's not on their website I doubt it would be instore.
Will it be tonight?
Not even my gay friend watched it because of how fucking gay it was. And he's gayer than gay, man.
>15% is male
Yes and 10% is homosexual and the other 5% are in denial
So it either takes people of Johnny Weir-tier of gay or relatively straight but open-minded men to watch this?
I watched it for the friendship and the muscles.
What do you mean?
I'm sorry anon, just admit that you wish to be the little girl
>I doubt it would be instore.
Probably not, but I've placed orders for books through barnes and noble that they didn't have any stock of and when they eventually got a copy they called me and I went to pick it up. Check the yellow pages(or whatever the UK's variant is) for even a used book store, it could turn up there. In the end you'll probably have to bite the bullet and buy it from amazon though.
It means prepare your wallet or start setting up refreshers for Mandarake/Terraformer.
I mean 16kY and exclusive
Actually directories aren't a bad idea, I'll try the yellow pages now for some shops like that
>Check the yellow pages(or whatever the UK's variant is)
We have those here, or at least we did, haven't seen one in over 10 years.
Best of luck
I wasn't sure if they'd be called the same thing or not, but I figured so. The only reason I know we still have physical copies is you can always find them piled up outside of houses/apartments.
I'm just kidding I hope
I hope so, because I'm pretty sure I'm banned from Mandarake.
Not that mandarake is the first place to look for exclusives anyway.
Berserker Armor ver. is too fucking cool.
Just got payment request for Tomoko nendo. I can't wait to be disappointed in my first nendo.
>banned from Mandarake.
Vampire Hunter D fan? You're alright in my book. I've been collecting every novel since they first started coming out here. I'm a diehard fan.
Anyone know a cheaper place than ebay to get that limited edition Guts?
Why is Murata so based?
Yeah, I really need to catch up though, I've been lazy
>That absolutely abysmal taste in western literature.
Holy fucking shit anon, drown yourself.
Unfortunately I couldn't find it there.
shit from nagomi came in, they really package their stuff well.
But I watched it for the same reason I watch anything KyoAni
Their older girls are delicious
anon pls, I've owned those books since I was a teen
My taste has not improved much, though.
>not superior eastern literature
Does anyone know any good places/methods to sell anime pvc statues without boxes? Back when I first started collecting I kept all the boxes, but then I ran out of space so like an idiot I got rid of all of them and now I'm starting to want to sell some of my old shit, but have no way to transport it. For example I've got ten old One Piece POPs and I don't care about OP anymore. I've tried Craigs List but no one gives a fuck about this stuff there. I don't think my local convention has a shop that buys used figures either. I've got a bunch of shit I'd like to sell. Ebay isn't an option.
Anyone from Japan has yet to write a book as good as Ulysses.
While Japan has better games, TV, even plastic figures. They still cannot catch up in actual literature. Murakami is the best they've had in centuries and even then he writes like a pretentious version of James Patterson.
I've been looking for something to fap all day long, is this scanned? Oh, god, please let it be.
Japan wrote the art of war 5000 years ago and they still learn how to do battle using it in Iran and Isreal
>he hasn't read Genji Monogatari
>implying the east didn't write a better book than Ulysses a good thousand years ago, and by a woman no less
Or at the very least, does anyone know a good way to pack these older PVC statues so that they aren't damaged in transit?
I think the only question here is why don't you have the original packaging?
>Art of War
Troll or retard?
Also, the Art of War is still applicable today because it is very basic and vague. Statements such as "You have to know the terrain to gain a tactical advantage" is of course always right.
Set up a notification for it on Figinstock then.
Is that Lady on the bottom left
Great idea, cheers!
I hope for your own sake you are trolling/shitposting/baiting.
I answered that in the initial post...
I didn't read that part, carry on.
State very clearly in product description/condition that there is NO BOX.
You're out of luck in terms of netting a good profit unless you find that one idiot buyer who, like you in your younger days, doesn't care about the outer box.
Which brings us to
>how to pack
Pack like how the figurine came. Use plastic wrap and/or clean, small plastic bags/sheets for each part of the figure to prevent parts from accidentally rubbing on each other during transportation. Wedge plastic wrap between layers of the figure's clothes if possible. You want to prevent paint transfer. Next, bubble wrap all over the figure. You can't have too much. Tape firmly. If you're able to do so, construct a smaller box for the figure and put that inside of the outer, final shipping box. Give your item a few inches of space minimum in all 6 directions in the boxes. Pour in the packing peanuts or AmiAmi paper to fill the space. What you want to ensure is that the figure doesn't shift around the box during transportation. When you close the box, shake it. If it's rattling, that means something is shifting and you need to pack/tape things down better.
If you're afraid of throwing the box across the room or at least a few feet, that means you haven't packed it securely enough and need to put more protective material in there.
Bubble wrap doesn't do squat to protect against dents or blunt impact, it's only good for preventing most abrasions.
Thanks. Do people ever use these threads as an actual BST?
Only if you link your MFC, and put email.
Kind of sort of. Most people here don't fall for scalpers easily, so unless you're offering someone's Holy Grail (Holo, Kino, etc.) or plastic for dirt cheap (think Kryonec), you're probably not going to get takers. But you might as well try, show us a list or something, since the worst result is the same as never having tried in the first place.
Can you not pay amiami with just your paypal balance? I've got $150 on my paypal account yet it tries to charge my credit card.
Go to Payment Options or Change Payment on your PP checkout screen and then select Pay With Balance.
Used FedEx only once for To Love-Ru Venus artbook from HLJ, it was quite fast and arrived without problems.
Already tried that. Weird. Maybe I have to convert the currency first, but I don't want to risk that. Might have to just withdraw to my bank account and pay with CC.
What does a late 2014 mean? that it will be release near year's end?
It means never
Read the words "late 2014" over and over until you fucking understand it, you stupid fuck.
I refuse to believe you're over 18
It means that Amiami gave up on updating Alter's delayed stuff every month.
No fuck you, I only wanted to know a more accurate time frame.
His question is about whether that means "later half of 2014" or "December 2014".
It means late 2014 because that is the time frame that the manufacturer gave and no one outside of their company really knows exactly when other than it's sometime in the latter half of 2014, can be in September, can be on December 31. You're better off estimating an "earlier" release date than December or asking the manufacturer directly for clarification with your broken nipponese.
What the flying fuck
>Someone actually looked at this and said, "Yeah, this is good."
There are people that will for that.
The fact that Phat! has been the only one to put out a Katsu figure that doesn't blow dick is astounding to me.
Thank god I'm not getting that.
is this aimed at the sader market?
>10,800 yen retail
I miss the days when 1/8 scale figures averaged 4,000-5,000 yen retail. That was about 6-7 years ago, when I first bought scales from GSC/MF.
>The nendo is less deformed than the actual anime.
Is Amiko practicing to make figures of herself?
Holy shit, that sculptor is pure quarity.
This one has a lot of bells and whistles though. Plainer figures are 6k-7k.
I've haven't yet bought a figure of a character whose source I haven't seen/played but this one really tempts me for some reason.
She's voiced by Totori
>There will never be a Mimi figure or nendo to go along with their Totori counterparts
Fuck this world.
I have both the Totori and Meruru games in my Vita but I've yet to even start them.
After I'm done with Toukiden I was going to need something else until Conception II comes out, why would you recommend those games?
Frau and Mr. Pleiades are the best character and only ones you should watch for
Converting dollars to yen in paypal before trying to pay amiami worked. If anyone cares.
Likeable characters, hardcore time management and cute girls being cute dykes while being overpowered. Plus I have a soft spot for crafting/mixing games.
Nendos are getting pricey.... feels like they will be 4000 yen standard in a year or so
That's weird, I used to be able to just put money into my PayPal account and use it to pay. That was a couple of years ago, though, before I realized that I could just hit the pay button and it would be taken right from my bank account.
I have them on PS3 and the only thing I can say is, whatever you do, don't fucking touch Meruru before Totori.
As far as story goes, it is fine but Meruru is such a fucking huge improvement as a game that Totori is disgusting to play afterwards.
actually they will, she's 3.9kY at retail price, and remember Japan is getting consumption taxes pumped up.
He mentioned the Vita version, Totori+ uses Meruru's (And M+) system, there is little to no difference.
>yfw that's nendo #399
The bloodbath nears
It's too bad. I sound like a massive oldfag, but I still think "affordable 2,500 yen deformed toys" when I think of Nendoroids and figmas. The weeks and days leading up to the release of figma #1 (Nagato Yuki) were interesting and I seriously considered starting a complete figma collection then. Thank goodness I didn't.
double the first digit, then turn around the second and third. THIS IS FUCKING TANOSHII
Both have gotten radically better though, and you have to take into account inflation.
Mandarake but I wish you luck. A few months ago when I saw him up right when I went to hit the add to cart button it was delisted already.
Yeah, I know that the main reason why the prices have gone up are due to increases in labor/production fees in China. Inflation can be approximated to 5% a year and it's actually only accounts for a small part in the price increase.
Sounds like someone hasn't played Rorona. Trying to go back into Rorona for trophies is mind numbing. Got too used to the refined system of Totori and Meruru that playing Rorona is a headache with it's insane strict time management. Still, Rorona has the best character events out of the 3 trilogy.
To whatever mother fucker keeps reporting me for posting my goddamned pics of hotglue I hope, I get the chance to kill you one-day. Seems like I'm the only faggot who ever gets banned.
Source? I love the M suits. Which I knew the official name for it but I call them either bunny suits or M suits.
Rorona might be too strict, but I enjoyed that more than Ayesha where I'm bored with fuck all to do.
Yeah, sorry, but you're wrong.
Speaking of Toukiden, does anyone know if there are going to be any figures of the female characters?
The female Slayers are all gorgeous and the side characters are very good looking too. I would buy a figure of Hatsuho so fast that my wallet would collapse upon itself due to the probabilistic speeds it would achieve coming out of my pants.
Damn dat ass just wont quit!
I want Rorona, Meruru, and Ayesha Nendos first.
Not that anon, but I actually just finished Rorona earlier today, The only other Atelier I played was Ayesha, so it definitely took some getting used to. It wasn't as good a game overall but I still liked it despite the somewhate antiquated systems. I'm hoping Rorona Plus gets localized.
You didn't like Ayesha? I can see not liking the more laid-back deadlines as they were a little too lenient, but there was still plenty of things to do for at least a few playthroughs. Did you get all of the endings/do all of the character quests?
Not that I know of. Maybe in the future when the sequel comes out.
An order on AmiAmi is released but i haven't received any email regarding payment being ready for my preorder, is this standard?
Check your orders history, usually they send you an invoice the same day the item is set up as released.
Stop being so goddamned impatient
I think they send you the invoice once the item is packed. Just wait a little while.
paid for Okita and Kuroki Nendo.
Anyone here have Okita? How is he?
>send you the invoice once the item is packed.
Really? Ha, reminds of one time I asked them to split the order, then after they sent me new invoices, I didn't like the result and just combined it back to what it was originally.
No, i'm an impatient piece of shit.
it was such a nice figure too. too bad they fucked it up with that paint job
What is it? Nendoroid Hibiki?
Is it Nendoroid Tomoko?
>waiting on Tharja
it's also translated
Go kill yourself faggot
I hope it gets delayed
Finally got off my lazy ass and did this today. Finally have room for new purchases.
Looks like shit go die in a fire.
The designer for this shelf probably thought this was all artsy and shit, but in reality it's just endless amounts of wasted space.
>That guy in the upper right
>How would you like to play non-linear, 4-dimensional Go?
It's a shelf designed for books not little man child toys
Honestly I think that shelf looks stupid as fuck but at least your figs aren't confined to their cardboard and plastic prisons like mine are.
I like it.
Looks more like a shelf designed to make your home uglier to me
It looks like a clusterfuck. Put the nendos with the nendos, figma with figma and maybe it'll look a little less shit.
Everyone starts some where anon.
I like it the shelf but there is a great deal of wasted space(Design flaw).
It will look great once its full.
Well just missed out on a fig on manda I always wanted. Fucking PayPal was too slow
What does that have to do with anything? You don't even input Paypal information until they send you an invoice.
If only there was some kind of fag that bought those.
I somewhat recently asked them to cancel 7 pre-orders out of 13. Having had 2 previous cancellations a few months before that.
They told me they could do a one-time "complete order cancellation", but that it would be the last time I could cancel. Told them to go ahead. Will only be using my account for items in stock from now on. Most of my pre-orders are placed with BiJ since I can pre-pay.
Someone convince me not to buy both.
Did the "complete order cancellation" also cancel the 6 orders you didn't want to cancel?
They asked for PayPal I typed it in
>I somewhat recently asked them to cancel 7 pre-orders out of 13. Having had 2 previous cancellations a few months before that.
I'm at a loss trying to understand people who do this kind of shit. Seriously, can't you people budget or control your impulses?
Other stuff happens. If you get into an accident and have to pay insurance, or if you lose your job and can't find a new one, or someone sues you for something. Shit happens.
I'm buying saki, so you can just buy nodoka and we can shop our pics together.
Part of "budgeting" is also saving money for those emergencies instead of blowing it all on PVC.
Yes. It didn't bother me too much however, and better than having my account banned.
I can budget just fine. But things change, so I took a good hard look at my orders, and decided to trim down what I didn't absolutely want. Aside from the other 2 cancellations, I've had a spotless record since well before they switched to the new site.
Yes because as long as you budget everything, you are guaranteed 100% to have enough money for literally anything that can happen, even if you just start budgeting.
That doesn't even make sense. You save first, then you start commiting to PVC payments.
Unless you have a huge amount of money saved up in the first place, you're not going to be able to accomodate for every possible scenario. It's impossible.
Every day until Laura's " -Bunny Style- " figure is up for preorders.
Every possible? No, but every probably most certainly. And if you can't, then you're fucked, cancelled figures or not.
Then you're bad at saving.
You should have a large enough savings account to be able to afford your figures in case you use too much of your figure-budget money on other things.
Pre-paying all orders goes a long way to help prevent any budgeting issues.
I hope she sells out before you can secure on
Or you can just not be bad at budgeting, since not every site allows pre-paying.
I only buy in stock items or order from sites that do.
Indeed, tracking your spending is important, in order to not spend money you don't have. Money you'll have to spend in the future *is not* money you can spend now. If you pre-order a figure, estimate the final cost and consider that money gone.
You can also put the cost of the figure aside for when they're released while saving for emergencies.
That isn't even possible.
Mods! please ban this sick pervert.
Toradora prize fig. Was a two pack for twenty. Normally she's sixty just for her.
>tfw you snag some rare out of print doujins off mandarake
Now it just has to get past anybody that notices at the store.
You're just setting yourself up for disappointment.
What has your experience been with AmiAmi preowned?
I'm looking at this figure, but I'm hesitant as its preowned and it will be my first figure.
Or this one. I can't really decide.
Tell my why Hidari doesnt have her own artbook?
One is a BQ, one is a Koto scale. The difference in quality can be described as a "Gulf". Get the BQ if you enjoy disappointment.
A/B is fine, the figure will be perfect and the box will have a minor scuff at most. Can't comment on the Amazon one.
so what do you guys think about this, is anyone going to order it?
>what has your experience been with a question that has been asked every single day by people who are brand new to threads
Just get out.
Does it come with stank?
I think it looks great but I didn't like the show enough to buy it.
I ordered it right away. Can't ignore best girls.
Goddamn dat ass
How do they sculpt the pocky boxes?
Looks good imo, haven't seen the show though.
Never ordered off amiami before, but I really want that new Saki nendo. How much do you guys think this will be total, and when will I have to pay?
>What are shipping estimates
>What is the guide.
Have you been samefagging? Because I think that ass look flat and shit, to be perfectly honest.
Why do you have to be so mean
Everyone here are beta fags and only feel good when they can bully other betas. Take the price of tho fig and add twenty bucks. Could be more but it's a rough estimate
suck my dick faggot
because there's an endless stream of fagets just like you who will take advantage of our kindness and pull discussion away from the topic
I already have Nodoka, will get Saki and make them play Mahjong together.
Shit, were these supposed to be good?
Cause when I was a kid my parents bought me a whole bunch of these in Tijuana
Looks great, probably though I haven't yet.
Has anyone else had an issue with amiami changing your shipping address out of nowhere?
Like they recently did that for all of my preorders and none of my addresses make sense.
Also one is in payment request so I can't edit it back.
Seems the Ultra Tokyo Connection site is coming along, but not quite ready yet. Cart system is in place, but there doesn't seem to be any items associated with it yet.
Better then a week ago when it was just a splash page. Also have a few featured items on the front page it seems
I've never heard of that site, what's it for specifically? figs?
My Honto order ended up getting only 650 points instead of 1000 for the event campaign. Missed out on 350 points because they weren't able to get a hold of a set of manga, even though all of the individual manga are 1~3 days while the set is 7~21 days. How fucking stupid.
It's GSC US based distribution site they're setting up I believe.
Really? Well that's a dream come true
Email them ASAP.
Why of all whys.
Why is it surprising that a GSC company would be at a GSC distributor
Now that you mention it, it will be entertaining to witness a mass of landwhales and tards buying derpy products.
At least, that's what I think I remember reading.
I have no idea whether this will make things cheaper for me or not. I hope it gets popular enough to open a Canadian branch.
Logically you think it would make things a bit cheaper for you, but fuck it, the shipping industry is weird.
For a second, I thought she was holding epilators.
Really? They don't give you the full bonus if they cancel stuff? I could have sworn they did.
And yeah, I almost ran into the same problem. Singles were 24hrs or 1-3 days -- the set took like 16 days to get in stock.
For some reason the "sets" must be specially wrapped SKUs instead of just grabbing one each of the singles. As stupid as that is.
Even more stupid: They're the ones that decided to have a 10x point sale on sets to begin with. Why have a sale on things that they have a really hard time stocking? Pretty much any Set you order is 7-21 days AFAIK.
Speaking of which: I've got 900pts to spend on this months order before they expire, which is kinda nice. And of course there is another 5000yen gets 900pts sale right now, as well as 10x points on all comics until the 23rd.
I'm running out of full orders to place with doing this every month, though. Unless I decided to catch up on TWGOK (only up to Vol10)
Nisekoi also took over 2 weeks to stock, but that isn't surprising Vol10 would be sold out with the anime airing.
Might belong in /h/ but I'll ask anyways, what's the difference between the limited and regular edition of TiTiKEi by Ishikei?
I want to, but already have maka from soul eater in july
I think one just comes with a poster
I honestly have no idea what happened with the points they gave me. I had 24-27 before the order. I now have 523 holding points, but 442 limited. So instead of giving me 650 points like in the email, they only gave me ~500. My order was 5,515 yen.
This is what they wrote in their email :
At least I can make a new order and hopefully get the 900 points for reaching 5000 yen. When does that end? I hope Sakura Trick 4 and Forbidden Scrollery 2 gets in stock before the 23rd so I can make the order for the points.
Alter sure take their time with Sora pre-orders.
The one from toranoana has a poster, a wall scroll and a case for the artbook.
It varies by store.
Just set this up today, can't get deltolf's so i made do.
Not so bad,will bet some puck lights in the future.
Have more to move, and where they are now isn't gonna be how it looks in a few days.
Think I could have done better? Really couldn't find much out there decently priced.
To add on to that, here's the point history:
442 points : コミックセットポイント10倍キャンペーン(2014/1/14～1/31)
54 points : hontoネットストア(お買い上げ1月27日分)
Right. I only got the cheaper version so I didn't get that one.
So the guide says that amazon should be used as a last resort for figures, but can anyone tell me why that is?
Am I just more likely to get bootlegs or something?
Bootlegs and retard high prices for old figs, although they have decent sales sometimes
Wing say something please.
Its totally fine if you aren't retarded, I've bought about 4 figs on amazon and all have been genuine.
Use your head, same with ebay, deals can be had when you factor in shipping.
Because amazon/eBay are bootleg central, and it's not hard to get what you're looking for through other places. People don't use them as last resort and advocate the place, but don't listen to them.
Like this guy.
So the actual content of the limited and regular editions are identical? I think I heard that the regular editions doesn't have as many colour pages as the limited edition.
The content should be the same, but I wouldn't know about that.
The crossbars of the windows or whatever they're called get in the way. I'd probably just use that for books or something else and try to get a different display case for your figures.
>dat futa dick
Is FREEing all that bad?
i really want this
Looks like the limited edition might have more content. MFC says that the limited edition has around 60 more pages.
You should spread the figures out so that one or two faces each window, otherwise you won't be able to see much of them.
Damn, I guess I should have shelled out a bit more.
I just want to rub her belly
Do you think she'll sell out? I'm refreshing AmiAmi at random times through the day even if I know it won't have been updated, "just in case".
If you think the face is fine and have no problem with the price then FREEing is fine.
It looks cramped and sad. I don't get why people buy black shelving for their figures, especially if they have shit that blocks the view of what's inside. White would look much better.
Yeah, I'm gonna look into visibly fitting them into that space between, maybe use some risers.
Hopefully with lights it will make it tolerable, I just wanted a spot for them that was safe for the time being.
Heres what i have to move around.. gonna rotate more than likely.
Nah, Alter never sell out this fast. Besides they'll announce price and release date before the pre-orders open.
only choice was black and some fake wood looking type. They tried to do a laquer look, and while not 100%, it doesn't look awful in person.
It was a bitch to get the residue off the glass though.
She can't be far away from release now.
Anywhere I can order this from or am I fucked? I checked mandarake, amiami, BIJ and Nippon Yasan and only Nippon Yasan has it for super price.
>5000yen gets 900pts sale right now
Where is this? I don't see it anywhere.
Pretty much what i was thinking, with maybe a riser in the back for a smaller figure.
Like I said I just threw these in there after assembly.
She will sell out in ten minutes.
Anyone order anything from Orca?
or what do you guys thing of this
Don't have/won't buy, but would hotglue.
Half of the people buying her are going to be the exact same kind of hypocrites that shit on nendos in these threads and everywhere else.
Why would you put expensive glue that won't ever come off on a nice figure? That'd ruin it
this is what you want to hot glue
she going to be the first tone i ever do it to
I don't see what people are bitching about, her face looks fine to me.
1/4 will be big for me though. Even my 1/5 sonico is pushing it already.
Really? her face looks fine to me
She's no shimabutt, she will sell out before she releases like most do these days.
there are other places to check but you need to read the guide if this is still too much.
Thats what i thought, but people keep saying she looks derpy. Eyebrow color could be better, and face isn't perfect, but I still think she's one of the best sena's so far.
Only one I ever thought about was the alphamax bikini version, and I think this looks better.
Guilty, I dislike Nendoroids in general, but Sakura-chan is everyone's first waifu.
I'm with you on that, this is by far the best one ive seen of Sena so far
Anyone else getting this just to see her underwear?
does anyone know what colour they are or pics of them ?
Stop making me paranoid. I fear sleeping at night in case I miss her.
Anyone else getting this just to see her underwear?
Nope, but I wanted to get Junko just for her pantsu. I'm glad I didn't, because they're disappointing.
I want her, too, but I doubt I'll be able to get her unless people cancel/scalp. Some anon said to stalk Hobby search or Hobby fan (don't remember which) since it's not as popular and won't sell out quite as fast. Good luck.
They haven't given you the bonus points yet is all. If you read the fine print, they reserve the right to award them up to 45 days later. I usually get them around 30-35 days after the order date.
You should eventually see 3 things related to the order: The line for the base 1% points you earn on orders. A second line for the points earned on the 10x point sale. And eventually a third line detailing the bonus points rewarded for an order total over X amount.
Also: As long as you place the order before the 23rd, it counts even if they are on backorder. (Assuming they come in stock within 21days then, of course)
Oh. I thought the campaign points replace the 10x points. Well, that's quite a lot of points then.
Sakura Trick 4 is a preorder unfortunately, which doesn't apply to the campaign I believe. Actually, not too sure about that since it still shows up as 10x points. I know preorders didn't apply to the 1000 point campaign. Where is the 5000 yen for 900 point campaign you speak of, by the way? That's the main reason why I thought about the preorder thing. I can easily reach 5k yen without preorders though.
Yeah, I can't find it on the site either, but I got an email for it. Lasts until the 23rd, just like the comic sale.
It's gonna be that bad?
I know she's popular, but she isn't that popular right, it's not gonna be 10 minutes after she goes on sale... even so with her being #400 surely GSC have made more than enough of her to deal with demand.
Nope. As long as the deals aren't of the same type, they stack. Also, be aware that any discounts count against any bonuses you may earn.
So if you use a large stack of points and a coupon off the order total. The final subtotal is what is used to determine your bonus points on that order. As well as the points you earn off the comics. (So if it was a 5000yen order reduced to 3000yen of comics, the 10x sale would award you 300pts then, not 500 AFAIK.)
>she isn't that popular right
So I went back to the dealers room on Sunday to haggle for that Kuroki Rei Furyu prize fig. Didn't even have to haggle though, as when I inquired about the fig again, she already was asking $5 less than Saturday. So I got it for $30, which I consider a fair price since it lists for 1500yen + shipping on various sites I checked.
>she isn't that popular right
Try the most popular magical girl. Ever.
Sailor moon has nothing on her and her nostalgia powers.
I'm going to buy one one too
So I made an order that ended up being about 5.9k, but after the removal of tax and using my points, it's now 5k. It says I will get 500 points. Will that mean I end up getting 1400 total after the campaign points come in?
She is all Japanese otaku's first waifu.
I was chatting with Japanese friends and the subject of CCS came up, and out came their admission despite being very casual consumer of anime goods nowadays.
>paying $30 for a FuRyu prize fig
>a set of two goes for $9 in Japan, and that's on the high end
She's popular as fuck and this is one of the best looking items she's had.
Made an order when, and on what?
On comics during the current 10x point sale on comics?
If so: You should get 50pts for the regular 1% + 500pts for the 10x point sale on comics. And theoretically 900pts for the order 5000yen or more. Total of 1450pts then.
I'm not sure if you have to be part of the ad mailing list to qualify for the bonus points or not. If you aren't I recommend doing it unless its automatic. I honestly don't remember what I did.
Also: You can get insane deals on ebooks. They basically give them away for free. I constantly get 200yen coupons in email for buying ebooks. And you get 35x points on all ebooks. It works great for light novels, as you can cheat with KanjiTomo OCR to read faster.
Oh I know that, she's hardly ever got any decent items. Hopefully there'll be a scale on the way too. I honestly just didn't think that she was super super popular sell out in 10 minutes tier.
Anybody see that one guy, Yellow anymore?
If the folks snapping up Sailor Moon goods out of sheer nostalgia in both Japan and overseas are any indication, be prepared for sites crashing and checkouts freezing or timing out for an hour.
Well I didn't see the site you have listed there then. I saw a few around 1500yen for one, a few that were trying to gouge for like $50 which is stupid, etc.
She won't sell out in 10 minutes because we're going to melt everyone's shitty servers.
When does she go on sale, anyways?
>She will never get a proper fig
Ah. Just subscribed to the honto メール and ネットストアメール. I wonder if they will send me an email for the campaign now. Just canceled my order. Will remake it one day before the 10x point ends just incase.
Where can I buy posters?
It's FuRyu, you'd have to pay me money to take one of their atrocities.
Enjoy your speckled butt.
How do you know that?
If I end up staying all night waiting for her and nothing...
I'm sorry, I guess I don't take plastic chinese cartoon figures as seriously as you do.
>shipping confirmation from kirin hobby
>address doesn't have a street name or house number
I sent them a support request, should I be worried? Best case scenario is that they send it to my paypal shipping address.
Where do you think you are?
It's ok anon, getting ripped off happens relatively often when you don't know what you're doing.
About the e-books thing. That sounds very interesting to do. What e-book reader do you use that you can use with KanjiTomo? Or are you using it on the computer? For computers, I generally just look for scans. If there was an e-book reader that I could use with KanjiTomo, I might look into that to read while I'm out.
Nothing on the Japanese side, it's not tomorrow.
I pre ordered her prize figure which isnt painted yet
I feel like reading print books helps me learn faster, I don't learn shit when I use kanjitomo since it's effortless to mouse over a word, which isn't very conducive to me remembering what it means.
The fact that it's from Furyu doesn't bode well at all, considering what they did to Yaya...
When kizu comes out
Did. Then they proceeded to mess things up even more even if I had sent them an exact copy of the address from previous orders.
Took them like 3 tries. I'm not sure if they have a new guy managing orders or something but who gave them the bright idea that customers don't know what their own shipping addresses are and that it's okay to change them like this?
This is giving me a migraine.
Bad figures can still be enjoyed. I have a shitty FuRyu figure of my waifu, which I treasure nonetheless.
What do you do when you run into a word you don't know? I'd only use KanjiTomo for words I don't know. I don't have a laptop and my vocabulary sucks, so I can't really practice reading physical books. The OCR on my phone doesn't recognize shit.
why. just why
Look up the word by individual kanji. I know how to read a lot of words I don't know the meaning for, which makes it a lot easier I guess.
anyone has experiences with contacting NY?
How long did they take to reply to an e-mail?
I mainly want an e-book reader for the adult light novels. Reading light novels without a tool is just too hard for me. Reading manga is very time consuming already when searching up every single word by individual kanji.
You remind me of an ever-lasting pain. Thanks.
Yeah, LNs are a lot harder than manga. I started reading Kara no Kyokai a week ago and there's at least a few words I have to look up on every page. Using tools is a good way to go until you're good enough to ditch it, it's definitely not something you want to be using forever though.
>adult light novels
Like Bishoujo Bunko and 2jigen Dream?
I thought I was the only person on /a/ who read those things.
Yeah. Right now, I'm just going through Anki when I'm outside and not doing anything (lines, in between classes, breaks and lunch during work). I need to improve my vocabulary before I can even think about reading without the help of tools.
Best way is to contact them via FB or their website, never emailed them them manually. I usually get a reply during their working hours, in less then 24h.
Well mine doesn't have all that black fleck shit on the face at all. There is one very small fleck on the leg, that's about it.
Pinched straps when? Is she poplar enough to get straps? ;_;
I don't read them, but I really want to. I went to BookOff the other day and saw them. It interested me a lot, so now I'm looking at buying some. I plan on buying 恋騎士Ｐｕｒｅｌｙ☆Ｋｉｓｓ由宇の願い because I like the character and wanted to play the game. Also buying 魔王さまと妖精さんは勇者にはデレない！？ since the artist is the one that drew the picture on my tapestry. I have a ton of potential reading material, and now I found something else (adult light novels) that will motivate me even more.
Unfortunately, since I don't know much Japanese, I have no idea which ones I should buy. I'm really going by the cover or looking at what the pictures are if they are on exhentai. Most are girls with boobs too big for my tastes though, so I'm trying to look for ones with flat chested girls. I then have to hope it ends up being something I'd enjoy reading, but it will be a year or two before I even get to read it.
>flat chested girls
Here you go.
Are you not using OCR for raw manga scans?
Finally got this little girl
Some nendroids are awesome, like snow for example, and hakase soon...
Honto has their own reader application. They have versions for PC, tablet, and smartphone I believe.
Of course KanjiTomo is only for PC though.
I am. I can't do that when I'm outside though. No laptop. I mainly read when I'm outside, since I get sidetracked when I'm at home.
Will look that up.
Here are some pictures I took when I was at BookOff.
All of my WHY
I don't even like DAL, but I have to say that Yoshino Nendo is cute as fuck. I'm seriously tempted to get it.
Joymax is my favorite
Ah I bought one from that series before (pic related).
All the ハーレム～ ones are written by that same author, 竹内けん
any of you used vistaprint before for posters?
I found them on accident. I went down the wrong aisle full of regular Japanese books and picked one up to flip through. I looked down and saw these and checked them out. $5 each, if I remember correctly. Might go again this week and pick one up while continuing to browse online to find ones to buy.
Getting a physical copy of this probably wouldn't be a good idea
you what? there's nothing lewd about that at all.
Implying that matters here in the US of A