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3 hours ago, Crossbones72 said:

Just got a notification from Mykombini requesting payment for Roy.  Funny thing is I emailed a couple days ago to cancel.   I got an automatic reply that they were closed until the 25th,  so they probably didn't see that message yet.  I was luckily able to snag one from HLJ at the end of July and was only keeping the first order just in case.   Even though I lose the deposit from MK, it's still a lot cheaper from HLJ. 

I got the same notification today from MK as well. It was my “insurance” for my PO at nin-nin for 17,800 yen... 

i have a feeling that the stock level of Roy DX is not as tight as previous issues. A few toy stores in Hong Kong have recently opened rounds of pre order for around HKD 2,000 ($250 US) for local pickup. 

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47 minutes ago, 68whiskey said:

I would avoid Luna Park Store or Yagamitsuki (on ebay) . I pre ordered some Gundam Metal Structure Items from them last Dec and they still havent shipped them. Those shitbags probably realized they are worth more now as they were a limited production. They are hiding behind the fact that Japan post is not shipping to US. HOWEVER , with a metal build gundam I was able to pay the difference and have it shipped to me via DHL but not the Metal Structure parts. I am out $800 as of right now because of them. I have been trying to resolve this since Sept with them to no avail. Buy from them at your own risk 

The same store was willing to do DHL for one and not the other? That's not cool. For the stuff that they won't ship because of Japan Post restrictions, you could always try calling their bluff by setting up a Tenso address and requesting they ship domestically (with a refund of the difference in postage, if possible). Then let Tenso handle the DHL part--assuming they still have your order available to ship. You'll pay some shipping and handling fees at Tenso, but they aren't terrible when compared to not having your stuff. Since it sounds like the store knows what DHL is and how to use it, I'm not sure this will work, but might be worth a shot.

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2 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:

The same store was willing to do DHL for one and not the other? That's not cool. For the stuff that they won't ship because of Japan Post restrictions, you could always try calling their bluff by setting up a Tenso address and requesting they ship domestically (with a refund of the difference in postage, if possible). Then let Tenso handle the DHL part--assuming they still have your order available to ship. You'll pay some shipping and handling fees at Tenso, but they aren't terrible when compared to not having your stuff. Since it sounds like the store knows what DHL is and how to use it, I'm not sure this will work, but might be worth a shot.

In Short , Yes. The Metal Build they had no issue sending me a paypal invoice and that issue was solved in 24 hours. The Metal Structure parts have them acting like they are auditioning for next Bird Box movie. I didnt know that a Tenso address was a thing until you mentioned it. I will definitely use it moving forward. As of right now the only thing I can do is advise people not to shop there until Japan Post resumes shipping to US.

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don't know if it was mentioned.  but since mykombini pre-orders are seemingly being fulfilled, i checked out the roy listing.  it's live and at a decent price:

https://mykombini.com/en/november-2020/19204-dx-chogokin-first-press-limited-edition-vf-1s-valkyrie-roy-focker-special-the-super-dimension-fortress-macross-bandai-spirits-4573102605023.html?search_query=macross+dx&results=121

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7 minutes ago, seti88 said:

Roy's release date is on the 28th so am doubtful how live it is... as in shipping tomorrow if you order it today...

Based on the price they maybe getting it 2nd hand off somewhere else...

yeah maybe, in any case.  for those that missed out on the initial po madness, a good opportunity to snag one at a decent price.  and at least based on my experience, mykombini has been reliable.  also, i don't remember mykombini being in the in fray during po.  chances are they're a retailer that prefers to have their merch in hand before promising it out.  but who knows...

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5 minutes ago, seti88 said:

huh i didnt see this before the last post. Did you get a shipment tracking number already? how much was it?

yep i got the tracking

 

i paid  £30 back on first day of pre-order  and £200 yesterday and got my shipping this morning  so all in £230 including shipping 

 

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mykombini isnt on my go to list, when it comes to DX. Just because of issues folks complain abt in the past.

It might have changed, if so, thats another potential source to get DX's from.

But i will still stick to the side of caution and see how this roy PO goes for folks who have ordered from MK.

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Just now, seti88 said:

mykombini isnt on my go to list, when it comes to DX. Just because of issues folks complain abt in the past.

It might have changed, if so, thats another potential source to get DX's from.

But i will still stick to the side of caution and see how this roy PO goes for folks who have ordered from MK.

 

I got my kakasaki from them. no problem at all and i didnt event get hit with import tax which is amazing  in the UK. I get hit with amiami and  mandarake all the time

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3 minutes ago, Alan Molina said:

yep i got the tracking

 

i paid  £30 back on first day of pre-order  and £200 yesterday and got my shipping this morning  so all in £230 including shipping 

 

Was that MSRP price? What shipping did you use?

Sorry for the questions, i just want to evaluate if MK is good for future DX PO's. 

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1 minute ago, Alan Molina said:

 

I got my kakasaki from them. no problem at all and i didnt event get hit with import tax which is amazing  in the UK. I get hit with amiami and  mandarake all the time

Good to know there is an alternative for even p-bandai then. I have been running with AE and NY for p-bandai, and then 3rd party forwarders for p-bandai.
Will add MK as a p-bandai option. 

1 minute ago, Alan Molina said:

Carrier: Fedex

Total 

25 490 ¥

 

Ah cool. Not MSRP but not as high as 29890k yen.

Thanks for the info, will keep MK in my mind if all else fails..

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4 minutes ago, Alan Molina said:

no idea tbh

 

just got lucky to get a pre-order back then as everything was sold out in minutes

Gotcha :good: In the PO frenzy, its strike fast and hard!

2 minutes ago, eggy99 said:

¥25,490 shipped is a pretty good price

I gather thats the price before FEDEX shipping costs.

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1 hour ago, orbitalharvest said:

don't know if it was mentioned.  but since mykombini pre-orders are seemingly being fulfilled, i checked out the roy listing.  it's live and at a decent price:

https://mykombini.com/en/november-2020/19204-dx-chogokin-first-press-limited-edition-vf-1s-valkyrie-roy-focker-special-the-super-dimension-fortress-macross-bandai-spirits-4573102605023.html?search_query=macross+dx&results=121

When 10k yen more is considered decent.......

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5 minutes ago, Toonz said:

how reliable is mykombini? i have never ordered from them before.

this is my second purchase with them,  my first  was kakasaki and it was brilliant and their customer service is great. unlike my experience with nim nim that was a nightmare

took one month to get my money back after multiple calls with paypal 

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32 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

@Alan Molina and @no3Ljm got me like...

:lol: Same. I'll admit I did a double take.

54 minutes ago, Toonz said:

how reliable is mykombini? i have never ordered from them before.

I've had no issues with them, when I've been able to get an order in. I was unable to get an order in on pre-order day.

The prices on these early order opportunities are starting to give me pause, since they are all in the same ballpark. A-E at 28000JPY, MK at 29890JPY. I wonder why we're not seeing MSRP from these shops? Is it opportunistic as some members point out or is there some other explanation? Anyway, hopefully the other shops like HLJ, AmiAmi, and the like will get release day orders without the markup.

I'm also curious about Amazon JP. I shop at other international Amazon sites, and the pandemic restrictions have slowed things down considerably. The same for orders at the Goodsmile global store. I wonder if AJP will change the way it handles release day orders from international customers? 

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2 hours ago, Toonz said:

how reliable is mykombini? i have never ordered from them before.

Got a number of DX and Metal build items (and other figures) from them for 2 years and no issues. Kakizaki and MB Launcher Striker to name some recent ones and they ship on time (at least for me).

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1 hour ago, technoblue said:

I'm also curious about Amazon JP. I shop at other international Amazon sites, and the pandemic restrictions have slowed things down considerably. The same for orders at the Goodsmile global store. I wonder if AJP will change the way it handles release day orders from international customers? 

My recent orders that were released were shipped on time by AmazonJP (just a few days after release), at least those that are directly shipped by them. And DHL is still quick to deliver.

As for GSC itself, don't have any recent orders from that that were released, but from what I've read there seems to be some slow down especially for those with Japan Post restrictions. You can check this MFC GSC forum thread: https://myfigurecollection.net/threads.v4.php?mode=view&threadId=5425&page=12#c-87171631

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2 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

@Alan Molina and @no3Ljm got me like...

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:rofl: 

1 hour ago, technoblue said:

:lol: Same. I'll admit I did a double take.

:lol: 

1 hour ago, crackpot said:

Lol! Chow Yun Fat changed his avatar a while back but Alan used it first I believe. 

That’s the custom avatar I made based on Leon Sasaki. It’s what I’m using prior of the ‘downvoted’ Chow Yun Fat. Look closely on the helmet. ;) 

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13 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

:rofl: 

:lol: 

That’s the custom avatar I made based on Leon Sasaki. It’s what I’m using prior of the ‘downvoted’ Chow Yun Fat. Look closely on the helmet. ;) 

Ha! So does that mean Alan has to give it up? :D I mean it's just an avatar. 

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