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3 hours ago, Lolicon said:

 

I gave up a night's sleep and still managed to miss the late additions at NY and Bandaionline. Collecting Bandai DX is fun.

Also I can't figure out how to keep this from auto filling my last message I typed. (My last post quoted somebody)

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1 minute ago, Corrinald said:

I gave up a night's sleep and still managed to miss the late additions at NY and Bandaionline. Collecting Bandai DX is fun.

Also I can't figure out how to keep this from auto filling my last message I typed. (My last post quoted somebody)

I have had the same problems with posting sometimes. It seems when I initially want to quote someone but change my mind I cant.

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I guess if you were able to stay awake all night you managed to get one?  My official line is still frakk Bandai, personally.  I’m tired of standing in line in the middle of the night.

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Man, this is frustrating; just a few minutes AFTER I decided I'd had enough, Amazon.jp open their preorder and I totally miss it.  What a total bust... nothing from AE yet, though...

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15 minutes ago, Alphahorizon said:

And just like that...All is quiet on the home front. Sleep well travelers.

Can't really blame them. I have the advantage being 1 hr away from Japan timeline but the frustration on getting cart jacked at exactly 16:00 japan time on at least three sites is very tirinh

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8 minutes ago, Mommar said:

I guess if you were able to stay awake all night you managed to get one?  My official line is still frakk Bandai, personally.  I’m tired of standing in line in the middle of the night.

I ended up empty handed and am seriously reconsidering doing this any more.

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8 minutes ago, Mommar said:

I guess if you were able to stay awake all night you managed to get one?  My official line is still frakk Bandai, personally.  I’m tired of standing in line in the middle of the night.

@MommarI woke up at 0130 Central Time US. No luck on any site. I have them all up and am refreshing them. But i agree with you. I took 14 years away from collecting Macross and just recently got back into it. This is just silly and I am very happy for those here that managed to secure one, but I don't like the way it went down and seeing them on YJ for the scalping rates. Even Badai Online had a few. I could have secured one there...at 100.00 mark up.

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Dozed off and sleep through the amazon jp window. :(

Anyone that has extra want to help me get one? Please!!

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If I had managed to get one let alone 2 I would happily oblige @kkx . I am going to have to wait until release date and let everyone that had purchased multiple ones selling them   fight against one another until the price is reasonable tome before I secure one.

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5 minutes ago, Corrinald said:

I ended up empty handed and am seriously reconsidering doing this any more.

Same here. I came up empty handed on the 31E night and it felt like  miracle when I got an order in at Amazon. 

My heart’s too big for PO madness :wacko:

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now just waiting to see if my HLJ order was a fluke or not

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1 minute ago, Alphahorizon said:

If I had managed to get one let alone 2 I would happily oblige @kkx . I am going to have to wait until release date and let everyone that had purchased multiple ones selling them   fight against one another until the price is reasonable tome before I secure one.

Thanks for your thoughts.

I missed the VF-1J and pay a steep mark up on release day. Too bad I have to resort to the same again.

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23 minutes ago, Corrinald said:

I gave up a night's sleep and still managed to miss the late additions at NY and Bandaionline. Collecting Bandai DX is fun.

Also I can't figure out how to keep this from auto filling my last message I typed. (My last post quoted somebody)

 

21 minutes ago, Alphahorizon said:

I have had the same problems with posting sometimes. It seems when I initially want to quote someone but change my mind I cant.

what i do when this happens, is click through to any other page and click on the box to type your reply. at the bottom you should have a "clear editor" message.

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8 minutes ago, apptt4 said:

 

what i do when this happens, is click through to any other page and click on the box to type your reply. at the bottom you should have a "clear editor" message.

Thanks for the info @apptt4

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Bandai is dumb. When your pre orders sale out in seconds you are leaving money on the table. It's enough to put people off collecting these things. 

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Whole heartily agree @SpaceCowboy. I suspect that on release day or a couple days after there will be a window when the sellers are competing with one another to get one at price that doesn't leave me feeling violated when I get it.

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yeap, this left a bad taste in my mouth. I might pull out from collecting this line. 

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11 minutes ago, SpaceCowboy said:

Bandai is dumb. When your pre orders sale out in seconds you are leaving money on the table. It's enough to put people off collecting these things. 

Yup, I think I am out its madness . I have to try and compete against as scalpers because the company does not want to make more. 

 

The  make and remake their gundam models even when they finish but this stuff no. 

 

This reminds me of when Hot Toys used to under produce the exclusives and the scalpers would waiting in line to buy it. They stopped that practice but this guys continue to do it. They show of thr product at trade shows and then this. I mean kanzaki if they make him will be not be till next year what a joke and at this point who would want him with out max.

 

 

 

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Same here, if anyone has an extra pre order, i am open to talk.

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https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/japanese-import-hobbies-toys-game-character/31513-macross-vf-1a-valkyrie-maximillian-jenius-use-dx-chogokin--4573102567222.html

 

Nin nin with the killer markup as well.  Also interested if anyone has an extra pre-order.  

 

Well Bandai, I'm off the 1/48 train.  I got a Hikaru and that will be enough for me.

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4 minutes ago, Smiley424 said:

Bandai, I'm off the 1/48 train.  I got a Hikaru and that will be enough for me.

I'm on the same page 

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1 minute ago, Smiley424 said:

yeah nah. not willing to pay that, and really quite disappointed this is what it's come to.

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Well crap, sleep for 4 hours and missed the AJ window. Nin-Nin is at 320 shipped (jeez).

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I agree with most who are disheartened by this mornings PO madness and I think this settles the debate for me whether to collect the Bandai 1/48 or Arcadia 1/60 line.  Sure I'll pick it up if I find one close to MSRP, but this morning was total boocaca and don't think I want to give up a good night's sleep anymore for this.  

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Damn, the first time in years I have not been able to score a Macross preorder. Ever, actually, now that I think about it. :( Very disappointed. Here's hoping I can score one release day.

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6 minutes ago, nathans82 said:

Well crap, sleep for 4 hours and missed the AJ window. Nin-Nin is at 320 shipped (jeez).

Wowzers! Yep that's to steep for my blood. I have other things to invest in for entertainment.

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Amazon JPN had a limit of 2 I think

So it is possible for some to have pre-ordered 3 (2 at Amazon J and 1 elsewhere)

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Hopefully more pre-orders will come later. The VF-1J had a couple of times pre-orders were added. At least through HLJ, can't say for the other sites. 

Does anyone know if there is a good way to monitor Amazon Japan via Distill? I get errors or random notifications every time the page is refreshed. 

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This was definitely PO hell and the worst it has ever been.  People like to complain about HLJ, Amiami, etc. selling out quickly, but you have to realize that these are really niche websites that sell toys and we are lucky to have them, otherwise, it would be like it was back in the eighties where we knew there were cool toys but could never get them.  Is it ridiculous that we cannot get these items, yes.  Can these sites do better?  Of course.  Ultimately, Bandai has released a wonderful product at an absurdly low price and the scalpers have realized that people will pay Arcadia prices for these things.

I would love someone to figure out a way to make their shop scalper proof but that is not the reality of the world.  Greed always wins out.

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Stayed up all night, tried everything. The Amazon links provided either crashed or didn't ship to my location. The 33K links do ship overseas. But I won't pay that $$.

Guess this time I had no luck with the preorder.

Focker's 1S is the one I really want. Hope Bandai realizes there is a huge amount of demand.

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Agreed, I think scalpers were out in full force last night. If anyone got an extra, let me know, and we can talk. i prefer to give my money to a macross member, and not to an effin' scalper.

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