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Arcadia VF-1J Full Armor - January 2015

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I must say I am glad since my estimate was closer to 30k yen :p

same!

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Exactly! I am looking over my pre-orders schedule spreadsheet. :D

LOL! you have a pre-order schedule spreadsheet! :lol: You're so extreme Saburo!!! B))

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although... now that I think about it, its not so crazy actually! I have 4 pre-orders open at the moment totaling 7 items! And.. im considering a few other items too! :o

Hey Saburo you reckon you could email me a copy of your spreadsheet template!? :wacko:

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LOL! you have a pre-order schedule spreadsheet! :lol: You're so extreme Saburo!!! B)):lol:

Yes, I do. :D Its quite helpful when it comes to tracking pre-ordered items, release dates and which months will be most painful. :lol:

although... now that I think about it, its not so crazy actually! I have 4 pre-orders open at the moment totally 7 items! And.. im considering a few other items too! :o

Hey Saburo you reckon you could email me a copy of your spreadsheet template!? :wacko:

I have it setup on Google Sheets, let me get it prepped and sent it over to you.

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I'm a little iffy on this, I've heard you can use the DYRL hands if you already have extras by not using the hand shields included with the armour, but I imagine that means you can't have it holding a gunpod. Maybe someone will do something on shapeways (I hope) to fix that.

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im just gonna use the standard issue articulated hands.. I don't like those optional big puffy hands at all.. looks like they were stung by something and they got all swollen.. ^_^

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Found this somewhere.

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I've never owned one of these, so I don't know what I'm looking at..but is that the grey side covers either side of the front cod piece?

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No it's not shown there. That's the part that goes over the intakes

Anyway the price seems pretty reasonable considering it's not at the discounted price yet. Amiami would be discounting 20% of that. which would be around 20500 yen.

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That's... not bad at all. Buy the set, sell the Valk?

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great price, great buy! Go Arcadia, make money and make. more. Macross toys!

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It's funny, I'm more excited about the lower price because it should mean less b!tching here on the boards vs. me being excited about having to pay less for the set.

-b.

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It's funny, I'm more excited about the lower price because it should mean less b!tching here on the boards vs. me being excited about having to pay less for the set.

-b.

I would always b!tch about arcadia's pricing :p

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Been wanting a V2 VF-1J Hikaru for awhile. Not sure what I'll do with the armor parts, but maybe put them on once in awhile. Hope the yen stays weak until it comes out.

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sorry if this has been asked before, but does amiami require payment when placing preorder or will they collect the payment later?

I plan to pay ASAP since yen is weak now.

No.

Only anime-export requires pre-pay, afaik.

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No.

Only anime-export requires pre-pay, afaik.

Oh, sorry let me reiterate my question : Although they dont require prepay, can I still pay right after I preorder? Or they wont allow it? Thanks!

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Oh, sorry let me reiterate my question : Although they dont require prepay, can I still pay right after I preorder? Or they wont allow it? Thanks!

AFAIK, only Nippon-Yasan gives you the option of paying at any time between preorder placement and official payment request, which they usually send out one to two weeks before an item's release. AmiAmi invoices upon the official release date, and I don't think they offer any prepay mechanism as they do not factor in the shipping charge, based on your method of choice but subject to change at their discretion, until the item is ready to ship... and they DO NOT allow cancellations except for very extraordinary circumstances.

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Well gee that opened up earlier than i had expected! Just put my pre-order in with AmiAmi for one only. :)

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Hmmm, AmiAmi will probably have the better price by a fair margin, but HLJ has better customer service in case of any problems and allows you to cancel open preorders at any time,

Lock it in at AmiAmi now, or wait for HLJ, lock it in at AmiAmi, or wait for HLJ... decisions, decisions!

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Hmmm, AmiAmi will probably have the better price by a fair margin,

it actually won't.

hlj will come about the same price after much cheaper ems shipping costs than amiami. with the added customers service, i'd go with hlj.

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I knew it wouldn't be that bad. My guess of $250 semi-close. $180 isnt really nice though.

Funny for the hysterics thinking it would be 350-400 :)

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speaking of which,

http://www.hlj.com/product/ACA82119/Sci

they charging 21420y

At only a $10 difference, I'll happily go HLJ! Thanks for the heads up, treatment!

it actually won't.

hlj will come about the same price after much cheaper ems shipping costs than amiami. with the added customers service, i'd go with hlj.

In my experience, AmiAmi's disadvantage with shipping costs in the past was mostly derived from a limited number of box sizes that they would use for shipments, which could result in them using boxes that were way too large for the order being shipped (particularly when the order was a single item). They've expanded their range of box sizes, however, and as such are much better at using appropriately sized packaging for their shipments. I don't order from them as often anymore, but my recent orders have all had fair shipping rates which were comparable to HLJ.

But as I said, for only a $10 difference HLJ's customer service and preorder flexibility is definitely the way to go!

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Since I never got the Yamato version of the VF-1J or the armored set, I'm in for one at HLJ. :)

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preordered @ amiami. never had problems with them before, but this is my 1st pre-order from them.

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Nice!!

I live in North China, so it's gonna be a hkcollectibles PO for me!

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