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  1. With a plane, it can still function with a single engine or if all failed still have a chance to glide to safety. With a helicopter, you're basically on a cage that's free falling and I also think much harder to control (when sh*t happens).
  2. FYI to those who ordered from Otakusquare, just got a shipping notification for Eva02.
  3. buy it now for the combo is usually around 36k yen, so I would assume final bid would be around that price. But in any case, never hurts to try if you want the combo, who knows, the other bidders might be sleeping or something.
  4. YAJ still have some VF-1S below 25k yen. Just got another VF-1S for 23380 yen. Currently, the lowest buy it now is 24800 yen with free shipping: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c783546204
  5. You might be confusing with the Metal Structure Fin Funnel accessory pre-order (PO was opened recently though not sure if it's still open, and that's scheduled to be release on June) or maybe you're talking about the release of a shop outside Japan. The actual RX-93 unit is released already in Japan and the preorder for that was 6 months ago. Stores outside Japan (at least in the US) will be released on those shops later (maybe January or Feb), but again pre-order for those were done months ago and as with usual hot Bandai items, there's a good chance that there won't be extra units sold at retail price. Right now, it seems Amazon.co.jp has the best price (including shipping) for those that missed the preorder (which just lasted in a minute or two) and don't have local shops that offer it.
  6. Please note that the price posted in the item page is the price + the 10% Japanese VAT. So for international buyers that 10% is removed during checkout. Unfortunately, I think there's no way to see if a seller will ship internationally other than trying them and see if it will allow you to checkout. Though usually, those fulfilled by Amazon have a high chance that it ships internationally, so filter sellers fulfilled by Amazon. I've ordered and below is the price I got (shipped to Canada,):
  7. Those looking for Metal Structure RX-93, it's available on Amazon.co.jp for international shipping. Some stores have an additional 5% rebate so it can go low to around 137000 yen. Surprisingly, the shipping is just 1600 yen (Amazon shipping). Just make sure to select stores fulfilled by Amazon and those that have the 5% rebate. It's cheaper than current market price on YAJ (and you still need to account the shipping and other proxy fees)
  8. I think the price of the Metal Structure is fine for its scale and the level of details (assuming that this is true with the actual released item). Just think of how much it will cost you both in material and labor if you will detail up/customize a Perfect grade scale model at that level, not to mention, the figure have diecast parts in it.
  9. Ya, unless you're fine with inflated price of at least 130000 yen (~$1300). IIRC the PO for the Metal Structure Nu just lasted a minute or so on the usual online shops.
  10. Been using N-Y for about 4 years and had around 140 items shipped from them (4 items shipped this past month), and didn't have any major issues so far. Had a few slow shipment issue in the past (I usually submit a follow-up ticket when it's 4 week late) but those were resolved relatively quickly. I'm used to N-Y's slow shipping (there's a limit of course) so unless you're that type of person, then I think you should avoid N-Y as it will just give you headaches. Personally, I know the risk of ordering with them that there's high chance that they might screw the order, so I always have plans on how to recover in case the 'nuke' option is unavoidable. Always do Pay later if possible for maximum PP protection, and if Pay Later is not available, make sure that my CC, or bank will cover me for that period. Just a story from another forum this week, the poster's friend apparently ordered $7000 worth of items from N-Y January this year and seems to have been paid upfront. Some of the items from that order seems to have been released a month or two already, and those were not shipped yet so the friend seems to jump the gun (contacted the bank) so obviously, N-Y ban the account. Now that friend now has a problem recovering the amount since it seems a debit card was used so have to go through with the bank process (which is usually slow). There's not much info provide with regards to the said order, but as some members has posted, if that person indeed have one big order ($7000), then it's possible that the reason why they are not shipped yet is because as per N-Y's terms they'll ship the order once all of the items in that order is released/available. Or it's also possible that N-Y is figuring out how to ship that big order. In any case, there are still missing details with that story, but the thing is, when dealing with N-Y (or any other shop), make sure to have some backup exit plan in case things go awry.
  11. it was 20000 yen in Amazon.co.jp at the start of the pre-order. What you see now is most probably third party sellers in amazon with their scalper price.
  12. Zaku II now available on Amazon.co.jp for international customers. Snagged 2
  13. Zaku II now available on Amazon.co.jp for international customers. Snagged 2
  14. PO'ed MB Eva-02 from Otakusquare, but due to reports of them not able to fulfill all orders for the recent Eva-01 reissue, bit the bullet and got Eva-02 from YAJ while the price are still sane.
  15. MB Crossbone X-2 available @ 28000 yen at mandarake (seems to be available in 2 stores): https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1124837310&ref=list&keyword=metalbuild&lang=en
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