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Just now, myk said:

Eh.  Worse case scenario you pay scalper prices on fleabay but hey...if you want it badly enough the price is meaningless...

Not exactly meaningless if it hits like mid to high 300s

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Just now, yami4ct said:

This literally might be the worst collecting experience I have ever had. Holy crap. SOCs, Limited Edition figuarts, hell even con exclusive transformers better than this 

welcome to Macross preorder hell. This literally happens almost every Bandai DX Chogokin drop.
There were a few exceptions but for the vast majority they were like this.

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2 minutes ago, myk said:

Eh.  Worse case scenario you pay scalper prices on fleabay but hey...if you want it badly enough the price is meaningless...

Or you accidentally/idiotically pay scalper prices for 6 of them on release night and just pray this sells for what the 1J does on the aftermarket.

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Well, if the worst happens and I have to go through paypal to get my money back, I'll just put my refund towards getting one on the second market, I only need one and after that I'm done unless they make a stealth/low-vis version. 

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Just now, RedComet said:

Or you accidentally/idiotically pay scalper prices for 6 of them on release night and just pray this sets for what the 1J does on the aftermarket.

I couldn't see that YJA page at all.  So what was the story there?

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Roughly 2k for 6 of them is still kind of what I would call in the "acceptable" range personally, around $333 a piece.  If you do wind up with that many, people here might be happy to buy a couple, especially if Nin-Nin cancels on anyone.

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1 minute ago, rdrunner said:

I couldn't see that YJA page at all.  So what was the story there?

I thought I was getting ONE for 19,000 yen, I got SIX for 190,000 yen! Ouch, my credit score!

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2 minutes ago, SaitouSad said:

welcome to Macross preorder hell. This literally happens almost every Bandai DX Chogokin drop.
There were a few exceptions but for the vast majority they were like this.

Yeah. Never again. Most valks that I would want I can be reasonably assured they won’t like triple on the aftermarket. If it was anything else I wouldn’t have gone through this 

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Just now, Lolicon said:

GODDAMMIT! I step away for a few minutes to take a shower and it goes up at Amiami! And after F5ing for two hours!! Argh!

we were here when the link just went live but it seems many of us got cart-jacked, if that's any consolation at all.  Sorry.

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1 minute ago, RedComet said:

I thought I was getting ONE for 19,000 yen, I got SIX for 190,000 yen! Ouch, my credit score!

OH.  GOSH.  Sorry to hear mate.  PO madness does this to people... not your fault...

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Just now, Chronocidal said:

Roughly 2k for 6 of them is still kind of what I would call in the "acceptable" range personally, around $333 a piece.  If you do wind up with that many, people here might be happy to buy a couple, especially if Nin-Nin cancels on anyone.

Well if they bring back SAL by December I can probably get the whole lot shipped for 100,000 yen so it would be about $330 plus domestic shipping, so $350 just to break even.

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Just now, yami4ct said:

Well I say never again but if they reissued Ozma‘s 25 and the armor parts...ugh

Yeah if the YF-29 FSP was a 9/10 in terms of difficulty, the Ozma and armor pack would be like 30/10 difficult...

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7 minutes ago, yami4ct said:

Not exactly meaningless if it hits like mid to high 300s

I would gladly pay 400 to 500 for a fokker 1S; it's the only variable fighter I care about.  Like I said, the price is meaningless if you have the desire and the means.   Dont get me wrong-I wouldn't spend like that for any other toy...

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1 minute ago, RedComet said:

Well if they bring back SAL by December I can probably get the whole lot shipped for 100,000 yen so it would be about $330 plus domestic shipping, so $350 just to break even.

Yeah, I didn't know if that total would have shipping in it.  That's still on the upper end I'd consider, honestly, but I worked myself up to it.

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Just now, rdrunner said:

Yeah if the YF-29 FSP was a 9/10 in terms of difficulty, the Ozma and armor pack would be like 30/10 difficult...

I would say that I would probably be willing to pay more than that aftermarket than I would Roy’s but that’s mainly because those damn armors are $300 on their own 

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2 minutes ago, RedComet said:

Well if they bring back SAL by December I can probably get the whole lot shipped for 100,000 yen so it would be about $330 plus domestic shipping, so $350 just to break even.

Actually I think with time, this would probably surpass the VF-1J first issue (with the bonus stand) in after market prices, so you could be fine in the slightly longer run.  It may break even for you sooner than you think.

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Just now, myk said:

I would gladly pay 400 to 500 for a fokker 1S; it's the only variable fighter I care about...

^ This. Hopefully I won't have to, but if I must, then I must...I'm just glad that it's the only one I care about, I don't even want to think about getting the others...yikes. 

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1 minute ago, yami4ct said:

I would say that I would probably be willing to pay more than that aftermarket than I would Roy’s but that’s mainly because those damn armors are $300 on their own 

I didn't get into Macross collection properly until 2015, so well past the time of the VF-25 renewals already.  IIRC the armors were never re-released.  I got a used set in fairly good condition from YJA for almost $400 (ouch).  I think I'm just about caught up with the VF-25 renewals, but it would be great if I can get another 25G for the Tornado armor.

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Just now, Lolicon said:

Available for 31k at Nin nin. Absolutely no way I'm letting them hold that much of my money interest-free.

I agree, I wouldn't go for it for that amount either with not being certain to get it. 

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12 minutes ago, RedComet said:

Still available for $302 at nin-nin

 Thanks for the heads up, I got one in.  WTF did I just do?  Lol.  The excitement reminds me of the debut of the '48 Yamato valkyrie oh so long ago...

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2 minutes ago, Kyp Durron said:

^ This. Hopefully I won't have to, but if I must, then I must...I'm just glad that it's the only one I care about, I don't even want to think about getting the others...yikes. 

Seconded.  If I had to name ONE single valkyrie from the entire Macross universe that meant the most to me, it would be the Focker *TV* version in this DX form.  

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31 minutes ago, rdrunner said:

31,490 now... haha

I think they will catch up with the AJ scalper prices in about 30 minutes.

Got one at nin as well. Never ordered from them before. Are they reliable?

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Just now, rdrunner said:

I didn't get into Macross collection properly until 2015, so well past the time of the VF-25 renewals already.  IIRC the armors were never re-released.  I got a used set in fairly good condition from YJA for almost $400 (ouch).  I think I'm just about caught up with the VF-25 renewals, but it would be great if I can get another 25G for the Tornado armor.

I’ve been in it for 2 years and most of that has been waiting for this roy so...it’s something. I managed to snag a hell of a deal last year on alto’s 25 and tornado parts from Mandy before those started really climbing. I’ll get an armored Ozma one day but it’s for sure on the stupid person expense bucket list. That is unless they do a new issue 

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Just now, myk said:

 Thanks for the heads up, I got one in.  WTF did I just do?  Lol.  The excitement reminds me of the debut of the '48 Yamato valkyrie oh so long ago...

I wasn't there for that, I only came around here in November of 2006. But I DO remember the Yamato 1/60 V2 excitement, good times...

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1 minute ago, rdrunner said:

Seconded.  If I had to name ONE single valkyrie from the entire Macross universe that meant the most to me, it would be the Focker *TV* version in this DX form.  

I think it's a fair guess to say that this may be a popular line of thinking, and had a fair impact on how bad this particular night was.

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