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  1. I know it's not personal. You're correct in that it is almost impossible to "really" tell if someone is being truthful, but there is also an implied truth in community consensus. I'd have to look way back in the 31a thread, but I was pretty sure the blemishes common to Weiser21 and my 31a were relatively common across the entire release.
  2. This doesn't make much sense. How would the pics from his second 31a be any better/worse than another user's pics of the same toy? In fact, if multiple users can show pics with issues in the same areas, it pretty much confirms that those issues are probably from the factory.
  3. True that! Is is early in day though. The seller may not even be aware of this post yet.
  4. Can't say, though it does suggest more than what was lead to believe. I just think everything needs to be vetted before adding someone to the blacklist. That's a big step.
  5. I too have a 31A Kairos, never transformed, bought new. I checked mine, and I have similar issues as you have shown in your pics, other than the last two (the ding on the front fin). It seems like these may just be factory issues, rather than proof it has been transformed.
  6. Props to @funkymonkeyjavajunky: great service, great packaging! Thanks!
  7. Yamato VF-1D v2. $199 shipped. https://www.ebay.com/itm/VF-1D-Version-2-Seater-Trainer-Valkyrie-Yamato-1-60-Macross-Robotech/163979994261?hash=item262df82495:g:I4cAAOSwvW9d7WH7
  8. As far as I can tell, that's only if you order off Mercari. Still a great deal if you can find what you're looking for there at a price comparable to YJA.
  9. Amiami has pre-orders still up for ~$226. After shipping it'll be right around BBTS price, but no tax.
  10. Yeah, there were a lot to choose from on Buyee, I went looking for one where the shipping cost was pretty much spelled out. A lot of the listing (with the lowest buyout prices) seemed kinda "off" to me. For instance, I found 3-4 different sellers that had the exact same sell numbers, and many other listings didn't specify shipping cost or shipping method (so I could determine cost range myself). Since I don't read Japanese and Google translate is iffy, I just assume these to be red flags, just to be safe. I know Buyee says I'm covered if they never get the package, but I'd rather not deal with
  11. I may be wrong on this, but I think now's the time to grab one off Buyee. If Mandarake is selling an opened version at 23,000JPY, and from Syro's report NY is still trying to source stock, I don't see the price dropping much, if at all. Even if it does, it probably won't be more than a few thousand Yen. Not a big enough swing in price to wait around for, especially since there's just as much chance that the price could go up from here. If I already had one, and this was my extra, then waiting may be the better option - but I gotta have my 1S! All that said, damn Play-Asia for cancelling m
  12. I noticed that also. Fingers crossed!
  13. Yeah, I've been keeping an eye on Manda to see how they're going to price it. I'm not betting on a re-release, so I'm expecting to pay some amount of markup. I just don't want to get bit on the rear like I did with Max where I paid 27500 from NY, now they're everywhere for ~22000.
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