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19 hours ago, theraiden said:

Question.

Regarding the upcoming PRE-Order madness when Roy's 1S will be up. Does anybody know if there is a customizable bot-shopping system out there akin to these: 
https://www.aiobot.com/
https://forcecop.com/

And a thought.... If all of us who are going to buy a Roy would pool together funds, say like 5$ each, to actually hire a Bot programmer to make a Bot for us to beat the scalpers at they're own game. Just a thought :ph34r:

Count me in on that!

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I'd throw in $5 for a anti-scalping bot. Lords know I paid more than that in mark-up when I didn't get in a PO for Max.

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1 hour ago, oshanmacross said:

I'm in,
Had no luck with the free ones like https://distill.io/ as they just create more Spam in my inbox.

Distill isn't a shopping bot, it's just a plugin that lets you know when a page updates.

Not very useful for pre-order madness, but helps when you're watching for things to show up on Mandarake or the like.

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The folks you have to deal with to get this done seem shady to me.. I wonder if it wouldn't be possible to do some kind of negotiation with a vendor months before a release to hold some stock. I have no idea, just throwing out a random thought.

 

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5 hours ago, lavinrac said:

The folks you have to deal with to get this done seem shady to me.. I wonder if it wouldn't be possible to do some kind of negotiation with a vendor months before a release to hold some stock. I have no idea, just throwing out a random thought.

 

These online sites dont really take that as an option since if they offer it, everyone would simply jump on the list. It might be good though if you are in Japan and if you have an established rapport with the Brick and Mortar toys there.

 

I dont really agree on using bots but the recent experience on securing PO for Macross Toys is really bad that I will also jump on bot tech if it need be.

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A new 14 minute Kawamori video just went up on the Bandai Spirits channel, and it confirms the missile set will ship June 2020.

Also it's a really interesting video with the background choices for the designs for the strike pack.

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Edited by That one dude
missing a word

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2 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

AE has them up already for anyone interested:  http://www.anime-export.com/product/45848

I just did a PO though them,. First time with them. Do they contact you when it's ready to ship, you get your options, then pay at that time for shipping?

Thanks!

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I have an order in at N-Y placed at 2019-06-07 09:37:32 (their time) for two strike packs. I'll be at a different address near the end of the year but back at my regular address next year. What are the chances my order will be delivered as part of the December batch as opposed to the April batch, let alone be delivered before the end of the year? 

5 hours ago, That one dude said:

Also it's a really interesting video with the background choices for the designs for the strike pack.

The design for the DX strike pack, or the design for the original one they drew in the 80s? If the former, did they say why it was hollow with no engine detail?

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44 minutes ago, sqidd said:

I just did a PO though them,. First time with them. Do they contact you when it's ready to ship, you get your options, then pay at that time for shipping?

Thanks!

Yup! You got it. And they seem to control inventory a bit better than N-Y’s model (though I did get two of my missile sets from them on the previous release).

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47 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

I might grab another pair of missile sets to future-proof the eventual releases Bandai unveils. :lol: 

Pretty much this lol. Bought two more.

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3 hours ago, sqidd said:

I just did a PO though them,. First time with them. Do they contact you when it's ready to ship, you get your options, then pay at that time for shipping?

Thanks!

Beyond the answer you already got, AE also has an “indefinite” private warehouse feature. You can leave your order with them until you decide to ship and collect and combine as many orders as makes sense to you. I’ve had things there for over a year before I shipped and they came just like new. I get some people worry about leaving things too long so whatever you are comfortable with, they seem to accommodate. 

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3 hours ago, MikeRoz said:

The design for the DX strike pack, or the design for the original one they drew in the 80s?

The original design philosophy for the animation was discussed -- the function of the FAST packs, their mounting points, direction of thrust, etc.

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I'm not ordering from AE until they ship (or reply) regarding the SV-51 leg

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9 minutes ago, Arkham said:

I'm not ordering from AE until they ship (or reply) regarding the SV-51 leg

Yeah, they've gone from a favorite of mine to "if all else fails" in quick order. For something like the missile set, it's unlikely you'd need customer support though.

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8 minutes ago, davidwhangchoi said:

Hurry up Taobao and make some fake missiles, i don't want to be tempted to order these and get ripped off.

How are you getting ripped off if the preorder price is half that of the scalper price on the old ones?

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Anyone else have them up for PO yet? I haven't run across anything.

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14 minutes ago, sqidd said:

Anyone else have them up for PO yet? I haven't run across anything.

looks at 3 post above yours. ^    . people will post if they see more store listing them

https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/japanese-import-hobbies-toys-game-character/34697-macross-vf-1-compatible-missile-set-limited-edition-dx-chogokin-.html

 

Also ,officially preorder starts 11-15-19 (1600 jst) on the p-bandai site, and that is where everyone will be preordering from including the stores like a-e, n-y. etc and anywhere else you see it posted for sale.

 

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18 minutes ago, F360 said:

looks at 3 post above yours. ^    . people will post if they see more store listing them

https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/japanese-import-hobbies-toys-game-character/34697-macross-vf-1-compatible-missile-set-limited-edition-dx-chogokin-.html

 

Also ,officially preorder starts 11-15-19 (1600 jst) on the p-bandai site, and that is where everyone will be preordering from including the stores like a-e, n-y. etc and anywhere else you see it posted for sale.

 

Thank you. Apparently I can't read.:crazy:

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13 hours ago, F360 said:

officially preorder starts 11-15-19 (1600 jst) on the p-bandai site

You sure about that?  :unsure:

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Pre-orders have begun, at least according to the confirmation email I got from FromJapan.

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4 minutes ago, tekering said:

You sure about that?  :unsure:

yup.. pic of p-bandai link:ph34r:

yup.jpg.5574eb8c5e999b259ad61d37347a77c6.jpg

 

 

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9 minutes ago, tekering said:

Ah, found it.

https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000140758/

Man, that site's a nightmare to navigate.  :angry:

yeah. it's not a good site for searching sometimes on p-bandai..

I didn't know you were looking for the p-bandai link. my bad,    I posted it earlier too

 

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