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  1. Hi-Metal R

    They had it, because I ordered it from there. Yet, now when I go into order history and try to pull up the item I get that the item cannot be found. A while back I've noticed that AmiAmi has started yanking down item pages after they close orders and sometimes relisting them in order closed status under a new item number later. My only guess as to why they're doing this is because people keep pinging the sold out pages hoping for the item to come back in stock (as sometimes happens).
  2. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Hmm. I was curious, so I decided to add up my expenditures on Macross figure stuff. I consider the start of my serious Macross collecting to be about 3 years ago when I ordered my VF-19. It was my first true Macross valkyrie. I had a couple of scales before that and some blu ray stuff, but the overwhelming bulk of my Macross collecting has been in the past 3 years. And in those three years, probably a hair over $7K usd.
  3. Macross figures

    I've liked how every one of those finished 1/20 character kits has looked so far. If they were pre-painted scales in the 1/8 to 1/6 range I'd definitely buy. But since they're model kits then they're pointless for me, because they certainly wouldn't look anything like the pictures if I assembled and tried to finish them.
  4. Hi-Metal R

    I broke down and ordered an HMR Defender. It arrived yesterday. At first I wasn't impressed at all by it. It was a pretty similar reaction to what I had when I received my first HMR, the VF-2SS. But I started playing with it and as I posed it and explored the toy, I warmed to it. Speaking of the VF-2SS, I decided to see how the Defender compared to it, so I put them next to each other and had them both in the play pattern for a bit. Then something horrible happened. I think suddenly HMR clicked for me. I ordered a Hikaru VF-1A last night. Macross gods have mercy on me! In the name of our blessed singer Minmay, please have mercy!
  5. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I've been ordering from AmiAmi for about 4 years now. They are my go-to store for any kind of stuff like this. So far everything I've ordered from them has been packed well and has arrived in excellent condition. My dealings with customer service have been limited to a question about an item and having to cancel a total of 3 items in all my time pre-ordering from them. To that extent, customer service has been acceptable. My worry is that two of those three cancellations were back in Sept/Oct last year. I was up front with them about my situation and felt it was only right for me to give them as much advance notice on the items as possible. I got the standard "we did this as a courtesy" message, my pre-orders were cancelled, and everything seemed normal. My outstanding pre-orders went fine. My pre-order for the YF-19 seems to have been accepted. Then I ordered a couple of in-stock figures a couple of days ago. I got a message that my order was too high of value to pay with a credit card, and I had to pay with Paypal. I haven't had to pay an AmiAmi order with Paypal since my very first order when it was explicitly "we don't trust you enough to let you pay with any other option". In addition, I've had plenty of orders with higher totals than this one. So, I feel I'm in the dog house. I think I'm on the Naughty List and have to prove myself again. It makes me worry that if they have a shortage of YF-19s, then I'm definitely not on the priority list.
  6. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Had the cancel/coupon email from HLJ this morning. My YF-19 order has been removed. Now my hopes ride with my AmiAmi order.
  7. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Has anyone who received the HLJ notice to expect cancellation had their order actually cancelled yet?
  8. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I had an email this morning too. I got an order in at AmiAmi, so I think I'm good if HLJ cancels my order. I only ordered it from HLJ because AmiAmi was unresponsive during the critical seconds. Anyone have any guesses on when HLJ will provide a final say on whether we have orders with them or not?
  9. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    An hour later and still no email or order showing with HLJ. I'm kind of hoping the order there doesn't go through, but it would be nice to know one way or the other. I'm going to try and get a couple more hours sleep. Today is going to be horrible for me. G'night. Edit: and just got my HLJ confirmation email and order shows in history.
  10. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I got an order in at HLJ, but the order doesn't show up on history and I haven't received an email. AmiAmi was very slow, but I got an order in there. I have an acknowledgement email.
  11. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Well, yes. But unlike Lisa, I'm not trying to dissuade others. I'm just explaining my inner debate on whether I'll PO this or not. Weighing it against other things I'd like to get. But here's Malibu Shin again, since he's kinda relevant.
  12. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    So, it does come with all the missiles? I'd like this, but I already have a VF-19 Advance and an Arcadia YF-19. The arm cannon alone isn't enough of a "new hat" to make me feel like I must have it. But the missiles would be compatible with my VF-31s, right? That multi-purpose might be enough to make me pre-order. Still, not sure, though. If I do, I'll probably have to crash as soon as I get off work, get a few hours sleep, then wake in the middle of the night. Not sure if I want to do that, because while the Advance mold is cool, the Arcadia version is more handleable and fun to play with.
  13. Bandai DX VF-31

    I was showing someone pictures of my Mirage VF-31. The pictures had been in jet mode and then I got to one in battloid mode. The person said, "OH! It's a Go-Bot!" I'm mortified.
  14. Bandai DX VF-31

    Yes, the 31A canopy is clearer. I have both the A and Mirage's C. The A is tinted. The C is frosted and almost opaque. As for the pod, they both have the same charger pod.
  15. Bandai DX VF-31

    I don't know about others, but I didn't pre-order. I placed an order after someone here said Loopaza had them in stock. Order was placed March 21. The VF-31A I received was in it's special shipping box.