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#736 Kyp Durron

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

Hope they don't raise the price on those that got in at $195...

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They'd damn well better not, if they ever want my business again.



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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

Currently, there are still a few eBay store in Hong Kong taking ordered for around $210. $260 with free shipping. It is high compare to HLJ prices.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

We should get some t-shirt shirts printed with "I survived the great Bandai VF-171EX preorder fiasco of 2012"

LOL!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

Great idea Graham. I've got a couple of phrases to add:

"Tried to preorder a Bandai VF-171EX but all I got was this lousy T-Shirt!"

"If I had a Dollar for every "Order Stop" I ran up against I could afford to buy a VF-171EX off Ebay..."

:)

Edited by mechaninac, 09 March 2012 - 07:38 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:39 AM

We should get some t-shirt shirts printed with "I survived the great Bandai VF-171EX preorder fiasco of 2012"

LOL!

Graham


I support this idea graham!! lol..

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:17 AM

We should get some t-shirt shirts printed with "I survived the great Bandai VF-171EX preorder fiasco of 2012"

LOL!

Graham

And every SHFiguarts collectors will laugh at us because they must endure similar situation many times since long ago. Like, every release.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

We should get some t-shirt shirts printed with "I survived the great Bandai VF-171EX preorder fiasco of 2012"

LOL!

Graham

Great idea Graham. I've got a couple of phrases to add:

"Tried to preorder a Bandai VF-171EX but all I got was this lousy T-Shirt!"

"If I had a Dollar for every "Order Stop" I ran up against I could afford to buy a VF-171EX off Ebay..."

:)


Love it! I'm in! :D

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

me lleva el demonio en unos dias me llega el VF-17D de yamato.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

me lleva el demonio en unos dias me llega el VF-17D de yamato.


This is what google translate gave me:

the devil takes me a few days I get the yamato VF-17D

Regardless of translation, I think it's the wrong thread. :P

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

me lleva el demonio en unos dias me llega el VF-17D de yamato.


Me lleva el chanfle me parece que te equivocaste de modelo y de foro.

Regardless of translation, I think it's the wrong thread. :P


Not only that, I must've missed the preorders, I didn't know the 17D was already avilable! :wacko: :P

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

tienes razon es el VF-17S

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

  • Jajajaja lo que queria decir que justo cuando me animo a comprar el VF-17s y en unos dias me llega sale este modelo de VF-171 mas barato


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:54 PM

I'm impressed by how many Argentinian Macross fans there are.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:37 AM

I think the preorders are pretty filled up by now right?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:41 AM

Yeah, it looks like that.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:46 AM

I was rewatching the frontier frontier series,and i am kinda thinking to myself. Even though it's an EX valkyrie..
It's a must get cos throughout the whole tv series.. Its always there. The upgraded vf-171 valkyre.

Sorry guys i just got macross drunk.. :P

Edited by eyesonme78, 11 March 2012 - 05:49 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:34 AM

Preorders are back up at HLJ -

http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN975641

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

This time i'm not missing the pre-order!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

wow it's keep on coming .. i hope the same thing will happen to the yf 29

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:58 AM

It's off again. Given the short window, I do wonder if it's just people cancelling their pre-orders which triggers the re-opening rather than HLJ actually getting more stock allocation.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

It's off again. Given the short window, I do wonder if it's just people cancelling their pre-orders which triggers the re-opening rather than HLJ actually getting more stock allocation.


Can't imagine that's the case. That would indicate that those folks have either found another source at a cheaper price or that somehow demand has died down to the extent that enough of these became available for HLJ to re-open the preorder window.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

Damn, Just missed this again!!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:17 AM

Can't imagine that's the case. That would indicate that those folks have either found another source at a cheaper price or that somehow demand has died down to the extent that enough of these became available for HLJ to re-open the preorder window. -b.

I'm thinking more of people who ordered multiples and decided to reduce orders. Anyway, who knows really?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

Bandai and HLJ know! :P

But yeah in all seriousness this whole thing is a bit of a fiasco (especially if you're one of the folks still searching for a preorder at a reasonable price) and really, who knows.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:44 AM

It's off again. Given the short window, I do wonder if it's just people cancelling their pre-orders which triggers the re-opening rather than HLJ actually getting more stock allocation.


I'm pretty sure that's the case.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

Ah...it's nice to see that the tease continues...as it is, I refuse to "eBay-it" and I really would prefer to go with HLJ as I have had good dealings with them over the years...hopefully, I can catch one of these windows that seem to be popping up from time to time...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

It's rather funny to see this fiasco play out. Utterly ridiculous.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

I managed to get the pre-order in. As soon as I got the order, went back to the product page, and "order stop". It is quite possible that someone has either reduced or cancelled the order, as pointed out earlier

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Frak. Toy-Wave is wanting payment upfront on the pre order, screw that noise, looks like I will have to wait and see if BBTS screws me over a second time.



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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

heh.....pure luck that I missed the vf-171 PO 'choc-fudge' window...now the money goes to 3A for their MGS Rex! Thank you Bandai.... -_-

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

heh.....pure luck that I missed the vf-171 PO 'choc-fudge' window...now the money goes to 3A for their MGS Rex! Thank you Bandai.... -_-


LOL, I did the same thing you did as well. Any and all funds that might have gone for this VF-171EX were immediately redirected to the REX fund. A much better investment if I may say so myself -_-

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

LOL, I did the same thing you did as well. Any and all funds that might have gone for this VF-171EX were immediately redirected to the REX fund. A much better investment if I may say so myself -_-


What would put that REX over the top was if it could fit a GI Joe sized figure. I don't think it can.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

Off Topic: Rex is 1/48, GI Joe figs won't fit. Hey Archer, the MGS Rex is gonna fit fine beside my 1/48 Armored Roy Focker VF-1S!
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Anyways, just hope that by the end of the year, there are still reasonably priced VF-171 to be found... :ph34r:

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

Even though I had to pass on the MG REX, I think I'll be happy with my VF-171EX. ^_^ (Actually; direct from threeA, Rex would have cost me as much as all the preorders I have going from now until august, and those I don't have to pay up front. :P )

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:06 AM

I managed to get the pre-order in. As soon as I got the order, went back to the product page, and "order stop". It is quite possible that someone has either reduced or cancelled the order, as pointed out earlier


Well i think so myself, perhaps a couple of customer cancel their orders...
but contgrats for getting your preorders in Bluemax.
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