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  1. Bump. Added MP-36 Megatron
  2. Forgot that Yamato had released an 02 and the C.L.A.T. repaint. But probably the 01. Secondary market prices are a bit insane, so it may be difficult to procure one unless Yamato reissues this.
  3. All my items are genuine/authentic items purchased from major retailers. All my items come from an adult collector's home and have been stored in a non-smoking, pet-free environment. Shipping will be exact postage based on weight and destination. Buyer will please add 4% PayPal fee (no fee if family/friends payment). Please feel free to message me with questions. I'm on the Straight Shooters list. 1) Bandai Figuarts Speeder Bike set, 100% complete w/ the plain brown mailer box. The boxes have minor creasing on the back from shipping, but otherwise are in great shape. Toy is in excellent condition, and has been stored in my closest almost the entire time I've had it. Asking $115 + shipping. I have a second Speeder Bike set, also opened, also complete and in displayed-only condition, with flawless boxes, asking $125 + shipping. I can offer local pick-ups. Thanks for looking!
  4. Psst...https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SH712ZH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  5. I'm just in awe of the people who managed to snag BOTH the 1S and Dairugger. Ballsy move. I only had time to go after one. If this were the Roy 1S, I would have no problems paying the Iron Price for it.
  6. Nah, I appreciate the discussion. To me, BOTH the behavior and results are similar. NY's actively interfering with its own sales to jack up the price, often cutting people off midway through their ordering process to hold back stock, just as scalpers interfere with collector's access to the items by simply snatching them up. Anyway, I'll stop on that topic. Looks like I'll be keeping an eye out for a 1S (and Strike Parts) when I head to Japan later this year. Hopefully, I'll find something in the 25,000 Yen range or less.
  7. How is scalping not part of capitalism or not intrinsically capitalistic in nature? It's not illegal. My point wasn't the semantics of it (so yes, it's not technically scalping), but just that they're essentially similar behavior. NY is intentionally holding back stock to inflate the price, frequently cutting people's orders midway to do so; they're actively interfering, just as scalpers do.
  8. I'd have to agree with beatsing. Sometimes, people justify NY's behavior, but NY's doing the exact same thing a scalper does, just with a lot more inventory and with wholesale purchasing costs (i.e., they're making more than a scalper does). When you're jacking up the price minutes after listing it, it's essentially just scalping with a storefront. Either that or you'd have to say scalpers are just 'doing business.' I'm fine with either terminology. It's just part of our capitalist world. But you can't really have it both ways, as far as how you think about NY.
  9. My wife actually told me again--after seeing how wrecked I was this morning--to just pay the mark-ups and get to bed at a reasonable time. As you get older, health becomes way more important than saving a few bucks. That and my toy collection is pretty small, especially with Macross. I'm definitely small fry compared to some of the more hardcore collectors. By the time I retire from collecting--and things like PO Madness are making retirement come sooner than later--I'll probably have no more than 3-4 DX valks, assuming Bandai makes the ones I really want. Given that, I really only need to pay a mark-up on a few items, and that'll be it for me. That's why to me, it's not such a big deal.
  10. I think we should put the brakes on the Amazon panic for now (as regards our preorders getting cancelled). Again, it's a stock explanation that's been given before for other toys and other toy lines.
  11. This is going to be an unpopular opinion, but if I were in your position, I'd just find the most reasonably inflated price--barring NY, which I hate--and just be done with it. Assuming I wanted it that badly. I'm already prepared to pay mark-ups for the remaining few valks I want, in case things go south. Scalpers/profiteers are just part of the landscape now, along with retailers who are more than happy to gouge us just as badly. To me, if I can't get it at retail, I'm not gonna waste more time out of my life debating whether or not to get something I really want. That extra $50-100 or whatever it is is trivial compared to my time and sleep. IMO.
  12. I've actually received that explanation for non-Macross items before (e.g., Action Toys's Tetsujin 28 and Mafex Venom, before they changed their minds on Mafex Venom). If it's the licensing issue, I wonder why we were able to order the VF-1J and VF-1A and YF-19DX in this past year alone. You'd figure that licensing disputes would have occurred before now. I just chalk it up to the standard we're-not-quite-sure-why explanation given to you by an overworked/underpaid Amazon employee.
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