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What are your experiences with items marked as Opened from Mandarake? 

Opened - The item has been opened and has signs that it has been handled in someway. It may have minor scratches, stains etc

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Unless it says "Opened, Used" you can expect like-new condition.

For transforming figures, there's the possibility of hidden damage, but personally I have not encountered such.

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34 minutes ago, burnout6 said:

What are your experiences with items marked as Opened from Mandarake? 

Opened - The item has been opened and has signs that it has been handled in someway. It may have minor scratches, stains etc

I haven't taken a magnifying glass to anything I've purchased that's been marked like that, but my experiences have been great. their labels are very honest in my experiences.

good example: VF-22 Gamlin marked "opened used, package damaged"

package had shelf-wear, and a torn corner, VF-22 had obviously been displayed, was a little dusty, most stickers [lovingly and skillfully] applied, is in 9/10 condition, and cost me 20,000yen.

I've had no complaints.

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The Beast has arrived! Managed to get a copy after passing in it originally. 

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1 hour ago, burnout6 said:

What are your experiences with items marked as Opened from Mandarake? 

Opened - The item has been opened and has signs that it has been handled in someway. It may have minor scratches, stains etc

Mandarake is usually fantastic and their standards are generally higher than one would expect or even have for themselves. I do usually try to take closer looks artt he pictures they provide if they specifically call something out. All the many items I've bought from them came in basically new condition even if they called it used.

1 hour ago, sh9000 said:

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Hot Wheels.

I haven't seen that 22B yet. Time to keep an eye out for it!

1 hour ago, borgified said:

The Beast has arrived! Managed to get a copy after passing in it originally. 

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Congrats again! A must have!

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16 minutes ago, sh9000 said:

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Hot Wheels.  @Slave IV I just found a red 22B today.

Nice! Is that Batmobile a TH too?

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13 hours ago, Slave IV said:

Nice! Is that Batmobile a TH too?

I think it’s just a gold Batmobile.  There was a BTAS Batmobile that was a TH.

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Flame Toys Prime

 

This was everything I expected. It's super high quality, beautiful, well engineered, etc. I love it.

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Just thought I would pop in for a moment to say...

My dissertation was just approved.... so all that is really standing in my way to getting my PhD is doing my dissertation defense in front of my adviser and the other committee members.... which will probably be done sometime in April... depending on when my mother's chemo and radiation therapy gets scheduled.

At any rate, it was nice to get some good news for once.,. especially given how the past few weeks has been regarding my mother's health.

Have a great weekend everyone!  And stay safe and healthy... particularly with that coronavirus going around.

-Shizuka the almost PhD Cat

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44 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

Just thought I would pop in for a moment to say...

My dissertation was just approved.... so all that is really standing in my way to getting my PhD is doing my dissertation defense in front of my adviser and the other committee members.... which will probably be done sometime in April... depending on when my mother's chemo and radiation therapy gets scheduled.

At any rate, it was nice to get some good news for once.,. especially given how the past few weeks has been regarding my mother's health.

Have a great weekend everyone!  And stay safe and healthy... particularly with that coronavirus going around.

-Shizuka the almost PhD Cat

Congrats! Home run stretch!! 

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14 hours ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

Just thought I would pop in for a moment to say...

My dissertation was just approved.... so all that is really standing in my way to getting my PhD is doing my dissertation defense in front of my adviser and the other committee members.... which will probably be done sometime in April... depending on when my mother's chemo and radiation therapy gets scheduled.

At any rate, it was nice to get some good news for once.,. especially given how the past few weeks has been regarding my mother's health.

Have a great weekend everyone!  And stay safe and healthy... particularly with that coronavirus going around.

-Shizuka the almost PhD Cat

Congrats to future.... Dr. Shizuka the cat.....:yahoo:

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On 3/5/2020 at 7:30 PM, sqidd said:

Flame Toys Prime

 

This was everything I expected. It's super high quality, beautiful, well engineered, etc. I love it.

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That's a badass looking Prime.

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2 hours ago, Lolicon said:

That's a badass looking Prime.

I can't stop looking at it! My crap pictures don't do it justice. It's absolutely beautiful. If it was 18" tall and metal it would be my favorite Prime. But, the Ultimetal holds that spot. Going to be tough to de-throne it.

It's a really close second.

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Hail Dr. Cat!

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The VF0S (pre owned from a certain online site)and the VF1S chogokin are my recent metal gods.( the only two I have). The Yammie VF1S is the exploding shoulder batch.

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26 minutes ago, Convectuoso said:

@fenrir72 what scale is that VF-0S?

Yammy 1/60

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1 hour ago, fenrir72 said:

The Yammie VF1S is the exploding shoulder batch.

 

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I rolled the dice on three of these that I got for HMR VF-1/Strike Pack prices. All three MISB. None of the shoulders broke.:yahoo:

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2 hours ago, fenrir72 said:

The VF0S (pre owned from a certain online site)and the VF1S chogokin are my recent metal gods.( the only two I have). The Yammie VF1S is the exploding shoulder batch.

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Strange.

I don't recall the Hikaru-1S ever being part of the original batch that had knurled-pins...

 

 

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On 3/5/2020 at 8:30 PM, sqidd said:

Flame Toys Prime

 

This was everything I expected. It's super high quality, beautiful, well engineered, etc. I love it.

IMG_5940.thumb.JPG.3451cb1e6cb9d7d7a1ba9b5398201aa3.JPG

Nice.  That does look incredible.

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Got some goodies in this week! Metal Build EVA-01 and EVA-02 was courtesy of @VF-Zer0S and GFFMC Wing Gundam Zero and HG Freedom vs Impulse Gundam Kit from @Kuma Style!

 

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15 minutes ago, nathans82 said:

Got some goodies in this week! Metal Build EVA-01 and EVA-02 was courtesy of @VF-Zer0S and GFFMC Wing Gundam Zero and HG Freedom vs Impulse Gundam Kit from @Kuma Style!

 

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Looking good!  I just recently got my EVA-02 and have an EVA-01 on its way courtesy of a board member here as well!

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On 3/4/2020 at 4:08 PM, burnout6 said:

What are your experiences with items marked as Opened from Mandarake? 

Opened - The item has been opened and has signs that it has been handled in someway. It may have minor scratches, stains etc

I ordered my Bandai DX YF-19 Full Set in that condition, sad to say I seem to be missing the intake covers... otherwise the toy was (is) fine. 

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Need to take pictures, but at the annual Tucson Toy Expo this weekend, I picked up the following:  (I was there doing a book signing)

Yamato V2 VF-1J Super Hikaru MISB: $80
Bandai VF-31F (movie version) MIB: $120
Bandai 3" Gasphon VF-1S Hikaru Strike Battroid: $10

Passed on the following:
Vendor 1:  (bought Gasphon Hikary from him)
    Yamato 1:48 VF-1A Low-Vis MIB: $350  (If I had sold more I likely would have bought it, so regret selling mine years ago).
    Bandai 1:55 VF-1A Hikaru: Didn't ask price
    Bandai 3" Gasphon Battroids (VF-1J Millia, VF-1S Focker Strike): $10 each 
Vendor 2:
    Yamato V1 VF-1J Max and Millia In Box: $100 each
    Yamato V1 VE-1 In Box: Didn't ask Price.
Vendor 3:  (bought VF-1J super Hikaru from him)
    Multiple Robotech MPCs:  Didn't ask price.
Vendor 4:
    MPC VF-1A "Ben Dixon": $200

Numerous Jetfires in and out of boxes and in various conditions.
I considered offering Vendor 2 $150 for the V1 M&Ms together, but based on the level of dust on them, he will have them again next year.

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6 minutes ago, Knight26 said:


Vendor 1:  (bought Gasphon Hikary from him)
    Yamato 1:48 VF-1A Low-Vis MIB: $350  (If I had sold more I likely would have bought it, so regret selling mine years ago).
 

By any chance have this vendors info? I'm looking for another Low Vis

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3 hours ago, treatment said:

Strange.

I don't recall the Hikaru-1S ever being part of the original batch that had knurled-pins...

The second v.2 1/60 valks with the white side covers and the black top had shoulder issues while the v.1 did not.

I have a 1/60 Yammie VF-1J with GPB v.2 with both cracked shoulders, however I haven't done the replacement since I got the parts from Shapeways.  

9 minutes ago, Knight26 said:

Need to take pictures, but at the annual Tucson Toy Expo this weekend, I picked up the following:  (I was there doing a book signing)

Yamato V2 VF-1J Super Hikaru MISB: $80

This one will for sure have the cracked shoulders.

Here's Jenuis' v.2 Yammie list from his blog.

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9 minutes ago, sqidd said:

By any chance have this vendors info? I'm looking for another Low Vis

I think I have his card, if not I'm friends with a big vendor there, he will know his name.  The guy specialized in 80s toys.
 

 

5 minutes ago, borgified said:

The second v.2 1/60 valks with the white side covers and the black top had shoulder issues while the v.1 did not.

I have a 1/60 Yammie VF-1J with GPB v.2 with both cracked shoulders, however I haven't done the replacement since I got the parts from Shapeways.  

This one will for sure have the cracked shoulders.

Here's Jenuis' v.2 Yammie list from his blog.

https://i0.wp.com/anymoon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Arcadia-PF-Elintseeker-2.jpg

  

I took it out of its box to inspect it, shoulder are intact, but I have not looked to check the knurled pin status.  I know they are likely to have them, but I did not have any 1:60 VF-1s and after checking the ebay prices figured it was worth the risk.

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