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3 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

 

For what it’s worth...

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So now we don't feel like we're alone.

2 hours ago, Tober said:

Hikaru's VF-1S is an iconic enough Valk for a reissue. Only questions are when and weather it will include Strike Packs. :unsure:

Bandai reissue more please!

1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

It's goddamn pathetic when even people living in Japan can't get their hands on a 1S because of Bandai's "produce the absolute minimum so that nothing stays on the shelves for more than 5 minutes" policy, nevermind people abroad and the hordes of Chinese tourists here.

Japanese fans should complain like the Evangelion release.  It's a scalper problem, but at the end of the day, if Bandai produced sufficient quantities, the scalpers wouldn't sell for much over msrp.

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6 minutes ago, DewPoint said:

Buy a suitcase and check in your "normal" unneeded "carry-on items" and the VF-1S becomes the "new carry-on?"

Holy crap! That idea sounds nutty, but if I can find a super cheap suitcase, it becomes a brilliant idea and cheaper than shipping all this stuff! Genius! 

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19 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Holy crap! That idea sounds nutty, but if I can find a super cheap suitcase, it becomes a brilliant idea and cheaper than shipping all this stuff! Genius! 

You can try Don Don Quixote. They sell luggages and even big ass duffel bags. 

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55 minutes ago, SaitouSad said:

Dude are there more? I decided to skip Akiba after reading the update above. Where did you get one? 

Got mine at the standalone Tamashii Nations shop outside on Akihabara chuo dori. There was only one left after I bought mine that I could see. They're behind the register. I only saw it as I was about to walk out of the store. The sight stopped me in my tracks. :o

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3 hours ago, beatsing said:

So now we don't feel like we're alone.

Bandai reissue more please!

Japanese fans should complain like the Evangelion release.  It's a scalper problem, but at the end of the day, if Bandai produced sufficient quantities, the scalpers wouldn't sell for much over msrp.

I don't feel so bad about leaving a few days before the release then.

 

 

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OK, so I know the Hikki 1S is all the rage right now, and nobody really cares about the Max 1A at the moment, but it was all I could get while I was in Japan and I snapped a few photos at the in-law's backyard.

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With some of the toys my kid got.

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Some of you mil guys will get this pose.

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I was trying to recreate that scene where Max finds himself in a Zentradi washroom but this was the wrong angle and there was no urinal.

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But the washlet didn't turn out in this photo :(

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@peter nice pics. I like the outside open cockpit ones. Wish there were pistols for some center axis relock posing action ala Splinter Cell/Solid-Snake. 

On other note, AJ’s sellers are not selling lower this time, like the one I bought Max from. Still hopeful for AJ direct though. 

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1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

Got mine at the standalone Tamashii Nations shop outside on Akihabara chuo dori. There was only one left after I bought mine that I could see. They're behind the register. I only saw it as I was about to walk out of the store. The sight stopped me in my tracks. :o

Thank you so much @Lolicon for the info. I lucked out everywhere including Akiba but decided to visit Tamashi Nations anyway 

 

I'm paying for 1 right now! Turns out Bic Camera is limiting 1 per customer and they're even asking if the name on the passport and cc are the same (though he didn't seem to check anyway) 

 

Also the cashier was a chinese dude (just something I just noticed when another Chinese customer spoke to him asking how many boxes were sold). 

 

If any of you are still around Akiba,do consider dropping by to try your luck (also Nagano Broadway is pretty empty and run down now) 

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40 minutes ago, peter said:

At Tamashi Nations the day I left......so close and yet so far :(PB185737.thumb.JPG.245cc61cdb3ee514c945ac17d35765c9.JPGPB185741.thumb.JPG.5ae6ec0fb365eeee45233c0afc123831.JPG

The staff have no idea how to pose these toys, lol!

It says don’t touch but you really should’ve, at least to adjust the right arm/shoulder that they didn’t even bother sliding up to match the left. The gerwalk pose/angle leaves much to be desired. 

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16 minutes ago, Roy Focker said:

No shipping notice from NY.  I pre-ordered it at their scalper prices you'd think they at least be quick in getting them out.

Haha Right?!  Did you get the prep notice yet? They sent that pretty quick. It’s the weekend and most don’t ship. We’ll see ‘em start rolling out next week.

4 minutes ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

How much was their scalper price?

Which one? :p I got mine for 27k Yen. But some were 25k all the way up to about 33k if memory serves right.

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1 hour ago, Roy Focker said:

No shipping notice from NY.  I pre-ordered it at their scalper prices you'd think they at least be quick in getting them out.

Same here... ordered it about a month after pre-orders closed for 332 plus shipping -______-

Kind of frustrating

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14 minutes ago, Ridden001 said:

Nippon Yasan doesn’t have them in stock yet, they are still listed as a pre-order.

1 hour ago, nathans82 said:

I got my Preparation notice. Mine was 25K + Shipping from NY for the VF-1S

:huh:

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The same thing happened with Max. My guess is that they have stock from Bandai - this is likely the below MSRP they offer on PO night. Then there is the stock that the N-Y mob finds by God knows what methods to fulfill the scalper price orders. They may get their scalper stock in waves and even before the actual Bandai allocated stock. Hence, some of us got prep notices already. And my guess is that none of you with normal POs have notices yet. This is what happened to me with Max. 
 

Of course, I’m speculating and no expert so who knows... HA. But makes sense to me.

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19 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

No shipping notice yet from either Amazon Japan or Hobby Search. Got charged for both though, so probably going out Monday.

Good heads up. I haven’t been charged by Hobby Search yet. Did you get one through AJ direct with Global Ship? Just wondering if that ever opened up.

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