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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I don't think you need to worry about this. I think for TWE the items must be paid for when ordered, I would think that NY would probably have to follow the same rules. If anything and NY has to cancel our orders, they would probably have to wait for Bandai to refund them, then NY refund us. NY doesn't have the best CS, and they have some scalper prices sometimes, but they haven't done anyone majorly dirty just yet.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Yeah moving forward I will probably move my TWE purchases to AE or proxy it, unless NY delivers and has a reasonable explanation for this delay. Unfortunately I have to keep quiet with NY due to having 2 Mospeada sticks on preorder, and having paid and preordered for the 31C super parts.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Well to add to the list, I ordered 1 copy from NY on 10/6 @22:58 with payment processed on 10/6 @23:05:13 with Registered SAL shipping to the US. I am also an EXP 5 with NY, so this whole order/ pay first and EXP theory doesn't sound to be holding up. It sounds like they may be going on who paid more for the faster shipping regardless of order date or EXP. On a more positive note, I received my 3 copies from AE today. 2 are mine, and 1 is for a friend, but I do feel a bit of everyone's pain, as I really really want my third copy, or at the very least my money back from NY. I particularly didn't want to wait for NY during the preorder window, as the demand for low vis scheme valks have always been high, and just had a feeling this and if they ever release an Arad 31A, they would probably be the grail valks, like how Michael is for Frontier. But I really do hope NY pulls through, as NY sure is pulling some bologna here.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    This was by far the easiest DX to preorder. The preorder madness was not that bad this time around. Wondering if its more supply or less demand. I kinda feel/think it may be less demand. Was able to cart at hobbysearch, Ordered 1 at amiami, 1 at hlj, 1 at CDJ, and could have ordered at NY, but decided not to well because I already ordered 3. Keeping the 3 as well, for naked, super, and armor, along with not wanting my hlj account being banned. Does anyone have any concrete proof on hlj's new cancellation policy?
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Their prices for the VF-31J was about $50 more, and shipping was reasonable as you got what you paid for. I don't remember what I paid exactly, but shipping was $40 but I think I got it in 3 business days. After the 31J their prices went sky high, and shipping costs were no longer reasonable. I think they are reputable, as they will get you what you ordered, its just that they have a high cost of entry.
  6. They have to spruce it up to keep new fans enticed. By your current logic, then even the discovery technically looks too advanced for the timeline as well.
  7. Everyone has their own methods of collecting, and I'm not knocking how anyone collects. I personally need a connection with things I collect. Just gave my 2 cents on the movie. I was always on the fence with the Mazinger MB, as it doesn't really fit my collection, and the common problem of every collector being space. Kinda wanted it for MB completionist sakes, but again the movie killed Mazinger for me. Delta wasn't that bad, and had its memorable moments. I'd rate Delta as a 4 out of 10, the Mazinger movie would drop into the negatives. Literally one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life, and I consider myself to be a movie buff. Yeah that was a tough movie to stay awake in. I had to fight the Z monster in the 3rd qtr of the movie. The movie felt like it was 4 episodes that played back to back with the intros and ending themes cut. The sound was off a bit too, the characters voices were all too loud, it sounded like they were yelling at the top of their lungs the whole movie, but that could have been attributed to the theater. I thought the Mazinger body missile scenes would be more dramatic a la the Metal build promo pics, but nope.
  8. By god, this was a horrible movie, I watched it for free in theaters, but even watching it for free I felt like it was a rip off, as it stole 2 hours from my life. Glad I didn't buy the MB either, as the movie killed Mazinger for me.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Disregard the wings, and look at the head, I can't be certain, but the face looks like it has a mono eye and not a visor, hence why I think it may be a 31A? Hoping someone has, or can post a better picture of that left page. I wouldn't doubt Bandai pulling a fast one, as it would allow them to sell another Hayate Valk.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Kind of interested to see what is on the left page, I think I spy a VF-31A in Hayate colors?
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    Hi-Metal R

    I ordered 3, and yeah they are sending it sal Parcel. Can't remember the exact amount, but I think it was 4253 yen or something in that area.
  12. Yeah YesAsia is legit, but their prices are high. Shoot at $400 I would sell you one of mine.
  13. Guess they got me haha. I find Bandai to be unpredictable. Hopefully it goes up on NY for a cheaper price then, and then I will try to cancel my order with CDJapan.
  14. Yeah the JP site doesn't ship to NA. You have to use a proxy service to order off the JP site. They have a US site that is based and ships out of HK. http://us.p-bandai.asia/ The site is being sluggish right now though.
  15. Didn't order from anime-export because I thought they were charging an arm and a leg. the biginjapan price isn't bad compared to what I just paid. 35000 Yen. For those that have missed the various windows CDJapan has 4 left as of this post. Cost me $325 after shipping. Still $54 cheaper then bbts. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-256789?s_ssid=e33b705a0c5b5b63fb I wouldn't hold your breath. Wing Zero was a different beast. One of the most popular Gundam's in the U.S. that appeared in an OVA/movie and was listed on the U.S. P Bandai site as well. They posted it on the U.S. P Bandai site early on. The Astraea Type F is obscure having only been featured in a manga, and with the lack of a U.S. P Bandai posting I don't think odds are hight that this item will reopen. I just have this feeling that this one will be rare, as anime-export posted it early on, btts has a crazy upcharge on it, cdjapan had a higher then normal upcharge as well, and NY is nowhere to be found. I feel that this thing may be limited release, as Bandai probably figured demand wasn't to high; thereby, limiting supply which in turn is driving up demand. Bandai be messing with us, telling us that pre order madness can strike anywhere haha.
  16. Hopefully this shows up on the US P bandai site, so that we don't have to pay NY and their recent snail shipping speeds.
  17. Yup Bandai's assaults on our wallets seem to be relentless lately. After the surprise VF-31A preorder, their is no more logic to Bandai releases. Our wallets are no longer safe lol. The Astray red frame I can't blame them for the route they went. For some reason it's a popular design, and it seems they can't pump out enough red frames. The Astraea not so much, so I don't think they will go as wild. I figure the Astraea Type F is a web exclusive to figure out demand for the white version which will probably get a retail release.
  18. Was gonna skip this, but then looked up the white Astraea, now I want both smdh. You already know what Bandai will do with the F2 parts, cash grab=option parts. But here's hoping they include. Bandai is killing my wallet Q4 2017 - Q1 2018. I'm actually hoping for a break next year.
  19. CDjapan was actually cheaper then hlj by like $2, probably due to the difference in their conversion system. Scored 1 via hlj, and one at cdjapan. March is looking like it's gonna be an expensive month. Mospeada Stick, VF-31A's, and now MB Arbalest.
  20. Man how did you find it on cdjapan, I can't get it to come up on the search results.
  21. Thanks for the link, scored on HLJ. 1 sec window at amiami. Was able to cart at hobbysearch but couldn't checkout due to sell out.
  22. Sigh, you got me buddy, I'll see ya at Bandai Pre-Order Madness.
  23. Dammit, why is Bandai releasing so much good stuff all at once. Wonder how quickly this will sell out, the Leviathan took a while.
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