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  1. 2 minutes ago, jvmacross said:

    No offense to you and nothing personal, but how would Weiser21 know without any doubt that you are not compromised via some kind of friendship with his seller....or that you are even being truthful about your item NEVER being transformed?......again, just thinking through this in a way that does not weaken Weiser21's current position...the only way he can be certain that the posted pics he is requesting are of a NEW and NOT TRANFORMED VF-31A are from his seller who has told him that he had 2...one NEVER TRANSFORMED and one that was and that he may have sent him the INCORRECT VF-31A....so if his seller can supply him with the pics of his second VF-31A and also show the same sort of "defects" then that should be enough to satisfy Weiser21 that these defects are "normal"......no other pics can be guaranteed to be of a Brand new, just taken out of the box VF-31A (short of someone doing a video of one being taken out of a sealed brand new VF-1A).....the seller says his second VF-31A is precisely this...so let him take pics of it and send them to Weiser21

    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. 5 minutes ago, jvmacross said:

    Weiser21....

    The only PICS that matter in this situation would be from the SECOND VF-31A that your seller claims to have...CURRENT pics of the same areas on that one in comparison to the one sent to you would prove the damage is NORMAL or not.....

    Any pics from anyone else's VF-31A do not prove anything as they may or may not be representative of a new VF-31A that has never been transformed....the seller, according to what he said to you, is stating his second one is NEW and Never transformed...so pics from that VF-31A compared to the one you received would be more conclusive, unless he will now change the story on the condition of it as being transformed.....

     

    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. 1 hour ago, sqidd said:

    I agree. But the other arty is not participating. Everyone is entitled to a defense. They have to actually mount one though.;)

    True that! Is is early in day though. The seller may not even be aware of this post yet.


  4. 1 minute ago, sqidd said:

    What about the Battroid hands that have been removed from their packaging?:unknw:

    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. 53 minutes ago, PsYcHoDyNaMiX said:

    Looks like buyee just announced no international shipping and service fees for 3 days. Im guess as some kind of black Friday promotion.

    Edit* its for cyber Monday, but effective 11/28. They stated "please acquire the coupon first before making the purchase".

    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.


  7. 1 hour ago, Tenbatsu said:

    There are about 100 unbid listing in Buyee, but of course am not certain if prices will go up or down. If the price of 25000yen is comfortable for you I would say go for it.

    So you too got your VF-1S order cancelled from Play-Asia? I just spoke to their upper management today (they called me from Hong Kong via international call) and they are going to compensate me for their mistake as I don't accept their refund. They will work it out and let me know. I am suggesting to them that they pay the difference by buying a mark up from 3rd party sellers. Overall I have to say it's certainly professional of them to even call me up.

    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 all that just to save a few hundred Yen.

    As for Play-Asia, I'm glad to hear things seem to be working out for you. From what I had read on some other sites, I had heard that they can sometimes be very difficult to get a refund from, so I was just happy to get my money back with no hassle. It was a late pre-order, so I wasn't too surprised when it bombed.


  8. 8 hours ago, Tenbatsu said:

    23000yen sounds about right. Buyout average in Buyee is 25000yen and average bidding price is not more than 25000yen currently. Seems that the price is dropping, it's worth a wait.

    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 my pre-order!


  9. 3 minutes ago, HardlyNever said:

    I've been considering whether or not I should open mine based on this question.  To answer your question directly: I think Mandarake will probably have something cheaper than that in the next few months, if you're ok with gently used, and maybe taking a minor hit on box condition.  So you might want to hold out for that, if you're ok waiting a while.  Remember, you're going to have to pay a proxy fee of some sort going through YJA (unless you have a friend or something in Japan).

    But then there is this whole situation with the messed up tampo on the rear stabilizer.  Personally, it barely bothers me, but it could maybe, possibly (but probably not) open the door for Bandai to do some kind of reissue, with the correct tampo printing.  If that does happen (again, unlikely), then another release could bring the price down further.  It could also make the "error" version more valuable.  But I think that scenario is unlikely.

     

    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.


  10. Soliciting educated guesses... Looks like the cheapest VF-1S purchase option is currently ~25000JPY off YJA. Do you think it will drop over the next week or so like Max's did,, or are we just going up from here? I'm not sure if Max dropped due to popularity of the pilot/paint scheme, or if there were enough to go around that the market couldn't sustain the higher price point.


  11. 6 hours ago, sqidd said:

    Has anyone that got in on this $215 Amazon deal seen more action than this?

     

     

     

    Max Amazon.jpg

    No, not yet. I'm just waiting it out though, as it's my understanding that to be listed as "fulfilled by Amazon", the stock had to be in had at a distribution center. At least, that's what Amazon's website says. 


  12. 10 minutes ago, Saburo said:

    @Lolicon or anyone who has or will be getting their VF-31E.  Have you been able to get all the Randome panels/parts to line up flat when collapse extendable parts in?  I have tried get everything to line up flat, looked at all the pics posted in the reviews and it doesn't look like everything line up flat. :huh:

     

    My radome was a big floppy mess. I got pretty close to a clean look, but only from the right angle. If I touch it, it pops out out place again. I kinda wish they would have made the radome not collapsible. Maybe just a solid open version and a collapsed version that you could switch out.


  13. 9 minutes ago, canklebreaker said:

    Thanks for that. I do prefer how the skull looks and how the 1S head's visor and dual antenna look. Kinda helps me decide on which figure to settle on moving forward with this line. Definitely not a line I can complete.

    I think I'll be happy with this line if I can get these first three... you get each head variant, you can put each in a different mode, and, with the strike parts, you can have the iconic DYRL pose of Hikaru's 1S before he unloads on Badolza (sp?) .

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