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#806 Renato

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

If any of you guys need one I just bought 10 cases.


There goes the allotment for the whole island of Hokkaido.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

Well, I just placed a preorder at Nippon-Yasan. I'm supposed to pay for my Toy-Wave preorder this week, but N-Y comes out $30 cheaper in toto. Plus I don't have to pay til later. I was hoping for a few more reviews on the site before committing to one or the other.

Seems like they've had some issues shipping, but mostly for the Sony Vita, and that appears to be b/c of the battery & shipping regulations. Probably wouldn't be a concern for the 171.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

Haha, I like how Nippon-Yasan screams out 'Price Lowered!!" When they slashed just 1 yen off the MSRP.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

wow, nice, so we already have to deal with a short supply as it is and then we have to deal with people who do get the pre orders ordering multiples only to offer to resell them to us? how is this cool?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

nippon-yassan sucks!!!!

I'm curious as well.
Used them only twice so far. My experience with them was both good and bad. partially my fault to choose unregistered SAL option and lost one package. The other one came in fine. I did get full refund from PayPal thou.

If any of you guys need one I just bought 10 cases.

So you are the reason it became extinct!? :D

Edited by kyekye, 15 March 2012 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:32 PM

wow, nice, so we already have to deal with a short supply as it is and then we have to deal with people who do get the pre orders ordering multiples only to offer to resell them to us? how is this cool?


Yeah man, +1. It's not fair - we all want one, some of even in the position to buy one - but as a bonafide buyer, you miss out due to other parties getting glutinous amounts. But i guess it then depends if they're going to resell to his 'bros' - i.e., Macross Freaks like us just so we all then get a craxk at landing one - or they intend to do that at ridiculous prices just to squeeze our robo-lust, and not in a good way.

On the other hand; the early birds get the worm, I guess.

In breaking news; I have one (paid for @ A.E...) ordered and another at HLJ. But personally, if I do get both - I will more than likely sell the 2nd (you'd cover original purchase price + postage) to someone here unless of course I fall madly in-love with it. Also if the EX Armour comes... well... u know... maybe me keeps the precioussSSsss,,,

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

Yep, I potentially have two YF-29s and three VF-171s coming because of this preorder madness.

If I end up with extras, they're going on the auction block, unless the toy is just too many kinds of awesome to part with.

I've always been content with ordering only ONE of any valkyrie, but thanks to these preorder shenanigans that Bandai is responsible for, I feel the need to order from more than one place just to secure ONE for myself.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

I completely agree with you - the other option for me is to do a possible CF paint scheme or low-viz or Skull squadron. With the spare...

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:16 PM

I've got one ordered through HLJ and I'm confident that's all I'll need. If I couldn't get a preorder in through HLJ, or Amiami, I would have just lived with not getting one.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:28 PM

wow, nice, so we already have to deal with a short supply as it is and then we have to deal with people who do get the pre orders ordering multiples only to offer to resell them to us? how is this cool?

Don't worry, mine are from the wholesale channel. They are not from any online retailer stores.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:32 AM

For those who's still looking, I've stumble upon this site inxspro dot com, as of this writing they still have 8 left, each for $153.96 + S&H.

They have an e-vil bay site too.

I just ordered two from them.

Edited by Valkyrie2008, 17 March 2012 - 12:36 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:12 AM

Edit: Never mind...

PS.: Not related to above post. 8 still available

Edited by mechaninac, 17 March 2012 - 02:32 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

For those who's still looking, I've stumble upon this site inxspro dot com, as of this writing they still have 8 left, each for $153.96 + S&H.

They have an e-vil bay site too.

I just ordered two from them.


Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. I might actually be able to get one at a decent price.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for who ever just got the last x3 from inxspro........................... Greed is certainly here

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for who ever just got the last x3 from inxspro........................... Greed is certainly here


How do you know it was one person? Serious question.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:39 PM

There was x3 one minute, then I put one in the basket, went to check out and all were sold out.............. it easily happened in x1 transactions, not from separate buyers.

I just hope they mass produce these so those that bought x3+ get stuck with them, especially since the E-Bay selling of $230+ has already started.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:21 AM

Ouch. Just slipped through your fingers. I hate when that happens.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:38 AM

There was x3 one minute, then I put one in the basket, went to check out and all were sold out.............. it easily happened in x1 transactions, not from separate buyers.

I just hope they mass produce these so those that bought x3+ get stuck with them, especially since the E-Bay selling of $230+ has already started.


That sucks that you missed it but hang in there. In any case, what you described could have easily been done in three, two or one transaction(s). I've worked in ecommerce for a long time...

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:22 AM

Thanks for who ever just got the last x3 from inxspro........................... Greed is certainly here


I really don't think you should worry. And definitely not panic, because that's what the greedy ******** pray for, to make you hand over the premium. Just compare the stock that has been made available through the various shops you can see in this forum to that of the two VF-25 renewals. No comparison.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:02 AM

So many people put in multiple orders at different shops out of fear they won't get filled. Ebay will be chalk full of these things soon after release. You might be able to find a deal. Just don't expect Amiami prices... and unfortunately in that case, early bird gets the worm... or worms as the case may be. There are people on here that ordered 2 or 3 from HLJ since HLJ didn't limit to 1. It is a part of collecting, unfortunately. You gotta be quick and vigilant. Also, I'm sure some of those people will be kind to other MW members and offer any extras up here...

Edited by pud333, 18 March 2012 - 08:04 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

I'll keep an eye out for any more available preorders. Just for heads up, do keep you eyes open for BIGINJAP.COM, they said due to limited production made by Bandai, they decided not put up the preorder until near the release date.

I was mad at myself for missing out on the VF-25S renewal. I'm still looking for one, but I do not want to pay the e-vil-bay inflated price. I'm hopping Bandai will release it again with the Armed pack or something.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

Don't forget a number of poor souls got burned by BBTS on the 25S. I didn't, but damned if I'm going to let anything like that happen to me.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Ya i was one of the few who got burned by BBTS on the Ozma Renewal, i don't dare to place any orders with them anymore, :(

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

It is disgusting to see some people stocking up boxes and boxes 171, while many of us can't find any places to order even one.
It is so selfish and greedy.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

Guys, don't be so disappointed! As a last resort, you can always go to Yahoo Auctions Japan and order it via a proxy buyer.

Go check this link, there are plenty of them for reasonable prices... (just add 30% more to YAJ prices while buying from a proxy buyer)

http://auctions.sear...1=bidorbuy&o1=d

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:36 AM

It is disgusting to see some people stocking up boxes and boxes 171, while many of us can't find any places to order even one.
It is so selfish and greedy.


Although i love our fellow fans who live in the US, i do think it's mainly them who order the 3 and 4 valkyries at a time, due to TAX FREE importing. If you live in Europe (as i do) you need to pay what comes out at 25% on top of a total price. Therefore should i have to order from Yahoo auctions, as i have, i need to pay retail price, proxy service fee, shipping cost, and another 25% on all of this. You simply cannot afford to order 3 at a time! Of course the people who did order the 3 and 4 valkyries so as to secure one are so mentally unstable - as i see it, i mean it's a model of a mecha, it's not cans of food during war- that they cannot see anything wrong with any of it.

If only Bandai made every MF DX release a Tamashii exclusive... :-) Problem solved!

Edited by Dimis, 19 March 2012 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

Saw the inxspro preorder before it ended but they wanted payment out-front so I passed. In this particular piece I won't pay until I have 100% guarantee they have it in stock ready to ship. Too much 171 flying around and Paypal and Ebay won’t cover a release that is months away.

Right now I have it preordered on TFH and nippon-yasan. TFH asks for a deposit on orders but on this one I got an email saying that they weren't going to do it with the 171 since they didn't know if they were going to be able to fulfil my preorder. Found that to be very honest from their part (and a sign that there is truly a shortage of these things).
TFH is from Singapore, so I guess that stores outside Japan have it harder to get many units. Nippon-yasan says it’s from Japan but I’ve read that the communication is very silent/nonexistent with them.

To see so many available on Yahoo Auctions makes me even pickier. Yahoo has been filled with 171 since the pre-order came out almost a month ago. How many of those orders are actually going to get filled?

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

Remember, BIGINJAP DOT COM still hasn’t put up their order page yet. Those still looking, keep your eyes peal for that site.

In my opinion, I think a lot of e-commences are taking advantage of this VF-171EX fiasco by selling limited number on their site and selling the rest on Yahoo auction or e-vil-bay. This way, they could make a lot more money.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

I was able to place an order with Toy-Wave. Not my preferred online vendor (HLJ), but I was able to secure one. To those that haven't been able to get one, I bet there will be a number cancellations once we get closer to the release date. I also believe that Bandai will have a second release of this toy, it makes too much sense not to. Bandai should also release a CF version of this toy since it prominently featured throughout the show.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

I'm sure they'll eventually have a rerelease. But it'll take about a year.

That's about how long it took em to reissue the YF-29.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

I missed out on all the preorder with HLJ, AmiAmi, etc., but luckily after searching and searching I came across Inxspro dot com and place an order of two pieces. I’m hoping someone would exchange one for a VF-25S renewal. I like the VF-25 more than the VF-171.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I see we've gone from raging at Bandai to raging at other collectors by calling them greedy and "mentally unstable" for wanting more then one.

Very nice <_<

Not to burst anyone's misplaced anger-bubble, but someone wanted 3 is just as entitled as someone wanting one.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

Thank you!

Someone with a sense of perspective finally puts forward a rational post. The amount of misplaced fanboy rage has reached ludicours proportions lately. I can understand the frustration of missing one preorder opportunity after another, and even some of the annoyance at Bandai for creating the scarcity, perceived or real. But the all consuming envy and hatred expressed lately is disturbing to say the least. It's a toy, just a toy, and nothing but a toy. If some others were in a position to place multiple orders to secure at least one sample, or because they want more than one copy, or have the entrepreneurial spirit to get many to sell later for a profit, good for them. This unseemly coveting of what others have purchased, and vilification of them for making said purchases, says far more about the person raging on about the unfairness of it all than it does about those who are the target of said rage.

Just my 2 cents.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

Of course the people who did order the 3 and 4 valkyries so as to secure one are so mentally unstable


What about those people who ordered 3 because we want 3, are we also mentally unstable? :angry:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Says the man with 4 copies of a one-of-a-kind VF-17? :P





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