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I want to say 4:30pm Japan time but not 100%

Also, this is going to be a blood bath.  I anticipate paying a markup on PO eve or just trying to pick one up on release day.

Good luck everyone!

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12 minutes ago, moose said:

What time is the preorder going up

Next week Friday and @chyll2 posted it:

"General release, next friday PO"

plus..

Tamashii Nations show on next weekend as @seti88 mentioned.

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Woohoo, 12 am on next Friday for PO madness again for me. If anyone has an extra PF VF-0D, please hit me up.

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9 minutes ago, nathans82 said:

Woohoo, 12 am on next Friday for PO madness again for me. If anyone has an extra PF VF-0D, please hit me up.

Depending on how far I can/can't stretch my shelves I may have one available. I'm not sure I can keep track of reminding you. I'm super scattered right now. I think I will have mine by July 5-6th. PM me a reminder around then.:good:

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I want it, So I'll give PO a shot, but if i fail I fail. And if it comes available later.. cool. I want a Focker VF-1S, but I don't have strong feelings about TV vs. DYRL... if you look at all the macross toys out there, there are so many inconsistencies.. both in the show and in the toys.. I have (diagnosed not appropriating the term) OCD, and this STILL doesn't bug me. Its just.. Hey cool an awesome Valk! 

Hope I can get one but if not.. Well the Hikaru VF-1S is pretty awesome.

 

 

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If you don't want to be "Cart Jacked, in the Spinning Wheel of Death or experience Website Crashes", then you can pick a unit up after release date at a slight mark up @pablumatic

Just hang around here and enjoy the craziness during the pre-order night. I'm going to be in the sidelines as I have pre-order for the re-release of the Arcadia VF-1J with the GBP this August.

 

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48 minutes ago, jvmacross said:

The place where your order actually goes through...

This.  LOL

15 minutes ago, borgified said:

If you don't want to be "Cart Jacked, in the Spinning Wheel of Death or experience Website Crashes",

Uh oh... did the drinking game start already? :drinks:

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If your doing the pre-round shots today for next week, then I see why not @DYRL VF-1S;)

Just don't over intoxicate yourself and cause another liver cirrhosis count to go up by "x" amount by the end of the day. 

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I'll tell you this. If NY ends up being the only store not sold out on preorder night I won't be getting one at all.

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49 minutes ago, borgified said:

If you don't want to be "Cart Jacked, in the Spinning Wheel of Death or experience Website Crashes", then you can pick a unit up after release date at a slight mark up @pablumatic

Just hang around here and enjoy the craziness during the pre-order night. I'm going to be in the sidelines as I have pre-order for the re-release of the Arcadia VF-1J with the GBP this August.

 

That's what I will be doing. 

Bandai and other companies limiting pre-orders to a specific number of units rather than giving a time period and fulfilling all orders has always been bizarre to me. They could make so much more money that way.

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18 minutes ago, borgified said:

If your doing the pre-round shots today for next week, then I see why not @DYRL VF-1S;)

Just don't over intoxicate yourself and cause another liver cirrhosis count to go up by "x" amount by the end of the day. 

Please everybody, have all the pre-round shots you want. That'll definitely make my PO night easier ;):diablo:

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13 minutes ago, Roy Focker said:

I'll tell you this. If NY ends up being the only store not sold out on preorder night I won't be getting one at all.

Looks like someone called out the NY gif! 

Anyone want to upload it and has ready? :lol:

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Just curious....is there any other company that has used the term "Roy Focker Special" for their VF-1S Roy VF-1S product?

I am wondering if this is a Bandai thing inherited from the old ARII/IMAI days, which I think they bought up a while back....I don't think Yamato or Arcadia uses it either

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The only one I can think of is the upcoming MasterFiles book for the VF-1S "Roy Focker Special"....

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36 minutes ago, Roy Focker said:

I'll tell you this. If NY ends up being the only store not sold out on preorder night I won't be getting one at all.

I don’t know why I keep ordering from them. I have six sets of DX SSP at NY and they haven’t responded to my ticket for 5 days.

Fingers crosses I hear something this year. I don’t have too much more on order with them but I imagine I’ll place a PO wherever I can for this bad boy. 

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27 minutes ago, pablumatic said:

That's what I will be doing. 

Bandai and other companies limiting pre-orders to a specific number of units rather than giving a time period and fulfilling all orders has always been bizarre to me. They could make so much more money that way.

I feel like they could REALLY make a lot more money by charging an extra 5000 for this one (because release stand? Who really acres about their rationale) they must have some idea what the Hikaru 1J sell for in the aftermarket? Hate to say it, but they seem to be putting it too far below what people are perceiving to be its market value, and THAT is what really opens it up for the scalpers.

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18 minutes ago, Chewie said:

Besides amiami and HLJ, any other suggestions for trying?

AE, your two suggestions (however HLJ will either cut your order off or the website will not load at all), Bandai on line, CDJ and others.. 

There will be other sites for link during next week to give more chances in getting it. 

 

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2 minutes ago, borgified said:

AE, your two suggestions (however HLJ will either cut your order off or the website will not load at all), Bandai on line, CDJ and others.. 

There will be other sites for link during next week to give more chances in getting it. 

 

Thank you. I really want to try this time. Excited and flush with cash. Let's do this. =)

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7 minutes ago, Chewie said:

Thank you. I really want to try this time. Excited and flush with cash. Let's do this. =)

However, be careful of where you order.  Many sites are not offering a viable means to ship since Japan Post suspended SAL and EMS to the States (and other locations).  So for example, if you order from AE it will have to sit in their warehouse until Japan Post restores SAL and/or EMS.  NY will let you do ferry but that's it - or it sits in their warehouse.

Edit:  For those particular about details, both of those sites offer alternatives but reports are that AE has a courier service that costs a ton and requires your Social Security number.  NY has UPS and costs about double of shipping EMS.

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3 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

However, be careful of where you order.  Many sites are not offering a viable means to ship since Japan Post suspended SAL and EMS to the States (and other locations).  So for example, if you order from AE it will have to sit in their warehouse until Japan Post restores SAL and/or EMS.  NY will let you do ferry but that's it - or it sits in their warehouse.

Edit:  For those particular about details, both of those sites offer alternatives but reports are that AE has a courier service that costs a ton and requires your Social Security number.  NY has UPS and costs about double of shipping EMS.

Very good to know, thank you. I was reading a little about that yesterday and then got sidetracked at work. 

Sitting in a warehouse isn't awful if I get one, but then how long until we're go back to any semblance of normal. 

Also, what's the reason behind the quip about NY up there? Are they bad?

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8 minutes ago, Chewie said:

Also, what's the reason behind the quip about NY up there? Are they bad?

That's debatable and has been hashed out on this thread quite a bit already.  :) Most of these companies have a different idea of customer service than how we are accustomed to in the States.  NY is not the most accommodating in ways that you might expect in the states.   But I don't want to rehash here.

Just dive in and watch this thread on PO night.  You'll see great chatter and info here. 

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59 minutes ago, Chewie said:

Very good to know, thank you. I was reading a little about that yesterday and then got sidetracked at work. 

Sitting in a warehouse isn't awful if I get one, but then how long until we're go back to any semblance of normal. 

Also, what's the reason behind the quip about NY up there? Are they bad?

YMMV

 

39 minutes ago, sqidd said:

I'm not sure 100 vs 1 is a debate.:p

LOL there are some folks that are reliably summoned anytime you complain about NY; and some folks who reliably join the dog pile *cough cough* :lol:

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I'm really liking this shade of yellow Bandai have chosen. In fact, so far the colors used for this 1/48 line, from Max's blue, Hikaru's VF-1S red, Kakizaki's green in pics and now Roy's yellow, have a certain richness or saturation that makes them pop.

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Thanks, guys. Really. I know there is a ton of info already in the thread, but lets face it, this thread is effin' yuge. 

I will certainly keep an eye out over the coming days and be here with ya'll night of. 

If I get one, it'll be my first that wasn't second hand. 

 

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Haha, this NY talk is a non-issue to me. As @DYRL VF-1S stated, there is a thread about it where people can read although I haven't read the thread myself lately or ever (don't remember). I think the simplest thing to look at is how many people who are so vocal about complaining about them still order from them regularly. That pretty much says it all to me and objectively, there are many pros and cons about all the Japanese retail sites so it depends on what is most important to you and in these preorder madness cases, who you can actually get an order with. But I'm happy to say NY sucks if it makes it easier for me to get my preorders there.:D

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Looks gorgeous, I'm so glad it's the TV Roy too, I would've passed on DYRL. I'm cynical about these DX though, I've accepted, a week ahead of pre-orders, I'm not getting one at retail and will have to pay some assperson on eBay for one at a markup. I need one though, so what can you do? 

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5 hours ago, borgified said:

AE, your two suggestions (however HLJ will either cut your order off or the website will not load at all), Bandai on line, CDJ and others.. 

There will be other sites for link during next week to give more chances in getting it. 

 

Quick question?

What is AE?

I usually get my model kit stuff from HLJ without any trouble, but I have not had much luck with Bandai Items (idk if they are even open for preorder one minute its not even there and the next it says order stop) 

Anyone had any luck pre-ordering from Hobby Search? (1999.co.jp)

How about Toydojo? They are from Texas, Ive seen they sold the previous releases at a markup,  they pre order some Bandai Items but I've never dealt with them before.

I really want to get this one, I'm hoping to be able to preorder it at a regular price from!

 

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