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I am sorry if I cart jacked your order. I did bought the last piece at PA I think before it was closed.:( 

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You need to relax @canklebreaker

Its not like these DX valkyries have been easy to order. If you read back pages you can see many people who have missed out on Preorders on this because they go so fast. People can barely order for themselves at this rate let alone even more spares. If these DX valks were web exclusives like the fast packs, sure it is cool. But, please understand what you are requesting. You have asked people to try and beat all the bots, scalpers, etc out there for this particular item

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It's also the middle of the night in the States, where many members hail from. 

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I’m relaxed. Meh, I simply asked and someone responded saying he was able to but didn’t. So yea it sucks. That’s all. Yet since I’ve joined all I hear how great this community is. It’s the same with all groups not just here, unless you’re a regular no one gives a crap.

Edit: I understand these valid points...

Edited by canklebreaker

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15 minutes ago, Tenbatsu said:

I am sorry if I cart jacked your order. I did bought the last piece at PA I think before it was closed.:( 

Congrats to you! No apologies needed if you were also looking for one. I wonder how many they had.

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Well @canklebreakerstick around for a while. Become a regular. But please understand for someone like me....I had an account back in 2002-2003ish...left until DEC last year. I lost my previous account. and from my personal experience, I was treated with open arms upon my return, and under a new name. It just takes a little consideration. ie...How would you want to be treated, is how you should proceed with treating others unless they show otherwise.

 

I do not in any way fault your frustration and I myself wanted to buy 2 copies of the VF-1S only to sell another to someone here. I didn't even get 1 myself. I only want 1 for a display piece. Not to keep in a locked dungeon away from all harmful elements. But some here do. And more power to them.  And what I have found out over the last 6 months of being back, many will eventually size down their collection and sell the second piece for less then what you would get it on the open market.

 

I just woke up and looks like this "Web Exclusive" is already going into overdrive with price increases (am I wrong?) I see NY at 97.00 but also see previous posts stating 78.00 or so. I could be wrong. Grrr...welp. If what I have read is correct.......it shouldn't be as hard to get these.

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Totally, I’m not asking for a hand out or anything. I spent time during my honeymoon trying to score during the PO window and struck out too.

I’ll pick up an armor set as well in the hopes of getting a 1S.

Regarding the eBay seller who sold it for $250 bumped his prices to $290.

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Ack, placed an order for strike parts at NY but PayPal payment wouldn’t go through. 

It showed up as cancelled so I placed another order. An hour later both went through lol wtf

Submitted a ticket for a refund. Hopefully they don’t try to give me store credit. 

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I don't blame @canklebreaker for being frustrated about not getting one, I have been trying since Monday to get one but with my dog, being so sick and passing away I have been devastated and hadn't been had any time to even try to get one. I was chasing it and hopefully a VF-1A or VF-1D as they are the only ones I am interested in, but I accept I have missed it and honestly not sad about it.

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So are we still not sure if it comes with all the skulls for fast packs?

bandai is eff’ing with us. 

Edited by ErikElvis

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I dont blame @canklebreakerin the slightest. The whole process is frustrating. I am quit amazed at those here who even managed to score any copy. I wonder if the distance of being in the center region of America played into the lag of seeing "Sold Out" when I got to PayPal...or even to some of the sites.

Also, who here has ordered from Anime Export before?  placed my first for 3 Fast Packs. I paid for the items but not the shipping, I think? Anyone that could provide insight I would be greatly appreciative.

 

NVM after taking a second to check, it appears that they don't charge for shipping until it is ready...Is that correct? THX MW

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1 hour ago, Ipsquitch said:

Haha Just finished fixing my toilet at 5am, then see this. Totally worth it. Thanks for the heads up!

Lol

I went to the bathroom and I saw the pre-order was up. Actually, I was on the toilet.

Glad I was able to help out.

I hope more people on this board got one.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Toonz said:

how many sets did you guys order?

3 here

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2 minutes ago, Toonz said:

how many sets did you guys order?

None yet. Trying to find of if packs are specific or not.  I’ve seen a little evidence that they aren’t. 

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The packs come with multiple badges so they are not valk specific.

Edited by Bahamutzyro

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5 minutes ago, ErikElvis said:

None yet. Trying to find of if packs are specific or not.  I’ve seen a little evidence that they aren’t. 

care to elaborate more? please share your view..

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10 minutes ago, Toonz said:

how many sets did you guys order?

I ordered 4 so I can have 1 of each emblem on display. 

...who am I kidding I don’t have room for any of this stuff. They will probably never even get opened :o 

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1 hour ago, Saviant said:

I don't blame @canklebreaker for being frustrated about not getting one, I have been trying since Monday to get one but with my dog, being so sick and passing away I have been devastated and hadn't been had any time to even try to get one. I was chasing it and hopefully a VF-1A or VF-1D as they are the only ones I am interested in, but I accept I have missed it and honestly not sad about it.

Man sorry to hear about your dog, can’t imagine the pain. Stay up.

And thanks for understanding fellas, I understand how the game works, I’m into sneakers too and it’s the same way. You win some you lose some, but so far I’ve only been losing with this line. Being that this is my first time collecting Macross, it sucks more I suppose. I transitioned from Transformers MPs and other collectibles.

 

Edited by canklebreaker

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Ok waiting for my summons of discount power at NY. Then I think I’ll do 4 now and maybe another 2 later. 

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2 hours ago, canklebreaker said:

Word, appreciate bro. Just sayin how I’ve seen several members (including myself) asking for help multiple times but don’t get any unless you’re an OG or soemthin.

I thought people posting links was pretty nice already IMO...

Edit: I also just jumped into the hobby and it’s pretty unwelcoming. The hobby, NOT the community.

Edited by gerwookie
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4 minutes ago, gerwookie said:

I thought people posting links was pretty nice already IMO...

Edit: I also just jumped into the hobby and it’s pretty unwelcoming. The hobby, NOT the community.

I agree it is. And as @canklebreakerstated , which I myself was unaware of, that this hobby is like sneaker purchases I guess. I do not collect those. But I myself am done with this for a bit, at least at the rate I was going. 4k spent in the last 3 months to "catch up" on MW. Now I want to dedicate my resources (outside of the normal releases incoming) to my display cases for these beautiful Valks. I have experience modeling and am thinking of pulling the trigger on an inexpensive 3D printer to try to learn it, and work on making 3D printed panels to fit the detolf shelves. Cityscapes to me are easy enough with all of the existing model (think N scale/G Scale) but I am interested in working towards making an interior of the SDF-1 Hangar. I am actually surprised (or maybe I don't know exactly where to look) that this type of thing hasn't been done already

 

I know this is outside of the topic, but if anyone has any insight PM me.

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21 minutes ago, gerwookie said:

I thought people posting links was pretty nice already IMO...

Edit: I also just jumped into the hobby and it’s pretty unwelcoming. The hobby, NOT the community.

Oh it definitely is.

 

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2 hours ago, Alphahorizon said:

I just woke up and looks like this "Web Exclusive" is already going into overdrive with price increases (am I wrong?) I see NY at 97.00 but also see previous posts stating 78.00 or so. I could be wrong. Grrr...welp. If what I have read is correct.......it shouldn't be as hard to get these.

This is pretty normal for web exclusives.  From my experience, they are usually higher than msrp.  You gotta pay extra for that stress free ordering process lol.

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6 minutes ago, sumyumgoy said:

This is pretty normal for web exclusives.  From my experience, they are usually higher than msrp.  You gotta pay extra for that stress free ordering process lol.

THX for the information @sumyumgoy. I ordered 3 from AE. First time order with them. I see that they didn't charge me for shipping yet. May or may not order more in the coming weeks.

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Got the strike packs ordered. Now to settle in for the long wait until the end of the year.

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5 minutes ago, Alphahorizon said:

THX for the information @sumyumgoy. I ordered 3 from AE. First time order with them. I see that they didn't charge me for shipping yet. May or may not order more in the coming weeks.

sure thing...I'm still deciding on how many to get myself lol but I think 3 is a good number.  I might try Big in Japan this time.

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Little did I realize Bandai would force me to do some soul searching… over preordering toys.

 

A few years back I had to sell my entire collection before moving to the west coast, only got back into collecting the last couple of years. What has been fantastic is that much of what I had sold has been reissued (Arcadia's SDF-1 as an example) and often with improvements or remade better than previously done (Masterpiece Optimus Prime).

 

I had begun to recollect Valkyries obviously as well. When Bandai announced they where doing the new 1/48th scale series I was overjoyed. A chance to rebuild the collection bigger and better than before. But with the way Bandai has been handling these preorders has been a nightmare. 

 

And now I have to decide how many I am getting from DYRL now to buys  strike parts... UGH. Can't help but wonder would I be better off buying used Yamato and Arcadia releases instead?

 

Bandai, why you make this so hard? :)

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What the.......didnt expect the super/strike parts to be so expensive!

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As far as as the strke parts go - are we all just ordering the DYRL versions that are up now for our TV VF-1J and Maxs with the thought that bandai is not going to do a real TV colored release?

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Ordered 2 Super/Strike Sets from NY. They were the cheapest and had the best shipping options. I really wish AE would just put the shipping amounts in an order so you can know how much shipping would be.

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4 hours ago, sh9000 said:

I had enough time to buy it but skipped it.  My focus is strong.  Only need TV Roy and TV Kakizaki to finish.

All I want is a 1/48 Roy as well.

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6 minutes ago, peter said:

All I want is a 1/48 Roy as well.

I think i'm going to skip DYRL and stick with TV super packs and TV Roy 1S as well.

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