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15 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Is there any point to having PayPal as an extra layer?

Never had any real issue doing chargebacks through my credit cards directly.

I use it for overseas transactions when I'm not sure if I can trust a site to safeguard my credit card information. Especially if it's the first time I'm using a site. Sure, my credit card company is hyper-vigilant about fraud protection, but I'd rather pay a little money up front to avoid spending a lot of time dealing with identity theft later.

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2 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:

I do have the set in hand. It's printed in fine detail plastic, which is clear, so it's hard to see the level of detail in a photo unless you paint everything or, as I just discovered, you hold it in front of a diffuse light source. The actual Roy figure is sitting lower in the second picture because the four pilots in the set are on a sprue that runs along their lower backs, which keeps them higher up.

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Ohhh those look pretty good. Whenever you get around to painting them up, I'd like to see how they look in the cockpit. :)

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1 hour ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Is there any point to having PayPal as an extra layer?

Never had any real issue doing chargebacks through my credit cards directly.

Not really but it doesn’t hurt. Main thing is it’s easier for me to check out/pay using PayPal at most sites. It’s all about whatever is easier/faster for me as long as I’m using my no foreign transaction fee credit card to pay in some way in the end.

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2 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

Is there any point to having PayPal as an extra layer?

Never had any real issue doing chargebacks through my credit cards directly.

for me its' mostly the same as @Anasazi37,,   

I do not trust some stores.<_<

 

Also using PayPal for payment on preorders will avoid your discounted preorder getting Cancel due to supposedly "Declined".

Some stores that starts with a "N" will not honor your preorder price when your creditcard gets Declined... and will just cancel you preorder.. .:angry:

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1 hour ago, jvmacross said:

Mine came yesterday from amazon japan along with my tv super parts, ordered this past sunday 5861C214-A713-424F-9291-9730282A4C0E.thumb.jpeg.731bd75370997a7ecd82fd190777e7d6.jpeg

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@RedComet - Ooohh.. As the adage goes: "Hell as no fury than a women scorned". :vava:

@jvmacross - That price is a steal however they don't send it to Canada.. After one month of the actual release, you think that Amazon.jp will offer shipping to Canada via DHL (not even the 3rd parties are offering it either)?? 

Nope.. They give us the slap in the face instead.    

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13 hours ago, borgified said:

That price is a steal however they don't send it to Canada.. After one month of the actual release, you think that Amazon.jp will offer shipping to Canada via DHL (not even the 3rd parties are offering it either)?? 

Nope.. They give us the slap in the face instead.    

It was available to Canada just after release. Got mine for 25,273 yen (after sales tax, total of 29,428 yen including DHL shipping/customs tax). Though it seems that the price right now is less since then so it's a bummer that it's not available for outside (or at least to Canada) shipping.

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Just finished giving Max's 1A a wash.  Thanks to Lolicon for the Flory wash suggestion.  Very happy with the results.  Cue the BeeGees.....

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...or Cardi-B....

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You can look but don't touch.  

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Max's milkshake bring the Meltran to the yard, and they're like "It's better than yours".

*edit* You're welcome for that little ear worm, Macrossworld.  Don't say I never contributed anything. :P

I'm sorry, but this is what the DXs are supposed to look like.  I really wish Bandai had done this themselves (much like Kitzconcept does) or, at the very least, offered a Premium Finish version.  I don't have the best lighting, so the pics don't do it justice....nor did I do a fantastic job....but, the panel lines just make the DX look fantastic, in my opinion.

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Even sitting in his clamshell, Max absolutely pops

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I was honestly more than a little underwhelmed with the DX line.  While I was getting at least one of every release (so far), I was really only doing it because I didn't want to have to sell my wife and daughter's cars if I decided to get them later and I figured if I decided to just stick with the Yamies (which are still great), I could simply sell them off and be none the worse off.  But, the DX, with the tampo printing AND the wash?  Man...it makes my heart flutter every time I glance at it (maybe my wife is right to hate these things).  I still prefer Yamato's more flat finish to Bandai's gloss, but other than that.....wow.  What a difference.  I can't imagine what Lolicon's, RedComet's and the other resident customizers' work looks like in person.

 

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2 hours ago, mantisfists said:

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You can look but don't touch. 

I can't unsee this, or get that song out of my head. :blink: It definitely speaks to the poseability of the DX line!

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4 hours ago, pafy6285 said:

It was available to Canada just after release. Got mine for 25,273 yen (after sales tax, total of 29,428 yen including DHL shipping/customs tax). Though it seems that the price right now is less since then so it's a bummer that it's not available for outside (or at least to Canada) shipping.

I did see it then however I didn't bite on it as it was still too much for me then. Now its freaking impossible... :bigshok:

@mantisfists - Love to see one done with the Hammer pants on Max! "Can't touch this. Stop... Hammer time!" :lol:

 

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4 hours ago, mantisfists said:

 I can't imagine what Lolicon's, RedComet's and the other resident customizers' work looks like in person.

 

I can bring along one to show you in person if you like when I hand you your 1D :D

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3 minutes ago, Saburo said:

Happy New Year!  Super Parts for everyone!

Yes, I know this not anime accurate. ;)

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Such a well-lit hangar! Love the posing of the two valks in the background with the engaged head hatch!

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