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Just now, jvmacross said:

Yes, now is the time to start filling in those holes in collections before prices start going back up...again congrats on your new prize!

Thank you!!! Next on my list...VF-X1

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Well finished work and exams for the year and I can post some new arrivals:

T-800's face the Necron horde

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Colonials beat back HK's with classic Landrams. (Will the classic shuttle arrive before its too lare?)

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 Cody and Bly on Utapau.

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The DX Battroid co-op I always wanted.

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Work check. Exams check. Parcel collection check.

Now I'm finally able to go on holiday to family to celebrate the birth of our Saviour together. Stuff Corona.  : )

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38 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

Just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Merry Macross-mas!

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Love,

Dr. Shizuka the Cat, Ph.D.

Same to you, Doc Shizuka-chan! :drinks: 

Cute Santa Valkyrie. :good: 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! Stay safe this Holiday Season.

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Mafex Miles made it in just under the wire.  Absolutely none of the curses I gave Carnage are applicable here.  An incredible figure.  Really fun to pose.  Boy is it thin, though.  I touch it very lightly when manipulating it.

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First Transformer purchase for myself in over 30 years and man was it worth it.  If this thing had been available back then, I'd have lost my damn mind.  I wanted to take it with me to my in-laws for Christmas dinner like I was 12 again.

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Well, everyone here swears by Mandarake, and I've wanted the SV-262 and VF-31J toys for a while now, but they've been way too expensive... until I recently saw that Manda has an ebay store... where they had listed a used VF-31J that was STILL too expensive @ $265 shipped.  So I went to their site to see if they had more info on it to find that they not only had at least one at every store location, but they also had an SV-262 at several stores too.  One of the 31Js listed only that it had a discolored patch and showed the issue in pictures along with all the pieces still in bags.  The SV at that same store said only that it was "opened, package damaged".  From member reports, that usually means it's in perfect condition and simply has a dent in the box or something.  Well, here's hoping they're in good condition because I picked both up for $150ea, and even after the shipping estimate came in at almost $100, it's still $100 cheaper than I could possibly get them otherwise.

From member reports, they either show the damage or state the issue fairly clearly and end up being great upon arrival.  Is that accurate?  Anyone wanna report on a bad Manda experience?  Because I've only ever heard good ones. 

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1 hour ago, Pontus said:

Well, everyone here swears by Mandarake, and I've wanted the SV-262 and VF-31J toys for a while now, but they've been way too expensive... until I recently saw that Manda has an ebay store... where they had listed a used VF-31J that was STILL too expensive @ $265 shipped.  So I went to their site to see if they had more info on it to find that they not only had at least one at every store location, but they also had an SV-262 at several stores too.  One of the 31Js listed only that it had a discolored patch and showed the issue in pictures along with all the pieces still in bags.  The SV at that same store said only that it was "opened, package damaged".  From member reports, that usually means it's in perfect condition and simply has a dent in the box or something.  Well, here's hoping they're in good condition because I picked both up for $150ea, and even after the shipping estimate came in at almost $100, it's still $100 cheaper than I could possibly get them otherwise.

From member reports, they either show the damage or state the issue fairly clearly and end up being great upon arrival.  Is that accurate?  Anyone wanna report on a bad Manda experience?  Because I've only ever heard good ones. 

Mandarake is the most accurate used Japanese toy site around IMO.  They grade their toys really accurate and if something is wrong specifically with the toy or box they will mention it on there as you saw.  
 

In rare cases I’ve heard from others that if they found a problem with the item they are very responsive on the matter and will work with you on a resolution.  
 

FWIW, I bought a DX SV-262 and lill drakens set from manda a couple months ago (opened, package damaged) and it was near mint condition.  Trust me you won’t be disappointed. 

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The only store that you can have a 50/50 guess on their secondary items is Jungle @Pontus. Even though it says Grade B on listings, you can request further photo snaps of the product before you decide to, however just like @no3Ljm has mentioned, it can be also snagged by someone else.

Grade B according to Jungle is labeled:

“B grade item”: The item has been removed from packaging and displayed in a show case.

However, some damages will not be disclosed during listing so your better off asking first.

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4 hours ago, Pontus said:

Well, everyone here swears by Mandarake, and I've wanted the SV-262 and VF-31J toys for a while now, but they've been way too expensive... until I recently saw that Manda has an ebay store... where they had listed a used VF-31J that was STILL too expensive @ $265 shipped.  So I went to their site to see if they had more info on it to find that they not only had at least one at every store location, but they also had an SV-262 at several stores too.  One of the 31Js listed only that it had a discolored patch and showed the issue in pictures along with all the pieces still in bags.  The SV at that same store said only that it was "opened, package damaged".  From member reports, that usually means it's in perfect condition and simply has a dent in the box or something.  Well, here's hoping they're in good condition because I picked both up for $150ea, and even after the shipping estimate came in at almost $100, it's still $100 cheaper than I could possibly get them otherwise.

From member reports, they either show the damage or state the issue fairly clearly and end up being great upon arrival.  Is that accurate?  Anyone wanna report on a bad Manda experience?  Because I've only ever heard good ones. 

In the last 6 months, I've bought at least 10 items from Mandarake and I've been happy with the condition and price of every item I've received.  The only issue I've ever had from Manda was some of the shipping rates being inconsistent.  Even then, the DHL they use got here extremely fast and the items were packed very securely.  For the most part, the items I got were described as having damaged packaging/unopened, but I couldn't find a single blemish on the boxes.  Obviously, their standards are WAY higher than mine.  Definitely recommend using them.

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Boy, you guys should try the second hand record market if you REALLY want to see how grifts are done.  People will post records indicating VG+ (which means a few light pops or crackles at or near the beginning of a record) and you end up with something that sounds like it was buried on the beach for forty years.

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