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Vortech

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  1. Just paid for the regular Millia at amiami, and noticed that their shipping rates have jumped up $10-$15 across the board. SAL is now 3500 yen, and EMS 4200. Makes NY's shipping rates look moderate. Glad I only have one more open order with amiami. Will be utilizing them as a last resort now.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Checked once I saw this, and yup got a double whammy. They canceled my VF-31J Kai and my MB F91 Harrison. But already got a refund notification from Paypal, so it's A OK, they just saved me $500. Will probably pick up another VF-31A to help with the pain of cancellation. Was looking forward to the 31J Kai too, it was starting to grow on me. Also the orders were completely deleted from my history too.
  3. If trying to do a Kaneda's bike custom there is this as well.
  4. I really did like the Gundam 00 Series, but the pricing on the Metal Build Exia 10th is just too high. Along with knowing we will probably never get MB versions of the Dynames, Virtue, and Kyrios I just can't get myself to pick up the Exia, as it was the least memorable design for me among the 4 CB Gundams. Just saw the F91 price on TWE, and don't feel too bad now, guess I paid a $30-$40 premium which isn't too bad.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Can't be sure if they asked for upfront payment, as my Bandai Pre Order Madness training kicked in. On CDJ I noticed if you pay upfront there are less steps in processing your order, hence I always prepay on CDJ to make sure I secure my pre order, as every second counts. G/L on finding your copy.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Thanks for the offer, but I was never able to get complete squadrons, or doubles for other Macross shows as I was a broke student or starting out in my career back in the day. Going for broke with Delta lol.
  7. Jesus, Thanks F360. Instinctively preordered the F91 HMC edition. I think I need to buy a lotto ticket. Scored the F91 and the VF-31J Kai all on one night. Only thing I am curious about is if I waited for the F91 would it have been less when it goes up at P Bandai?
  8. I just contacted NY regarding if they were going to be listing Ray for preorder and they were very cryptic. Might bite the bullet and just preorder from AE.
  9. Man holding out for NY to list the Ray, but still nothing. Might cave and just order from AE. It's like AM/PM lately, too much good stuff. Just checked NY, Stick version no longer available for pre-order, and AE cutoff date is 10/20. Is it just me or are these preorder windows pretty short?
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Yeah it looks like me and Graham jumped on Las Vegas Dad's post. Was not expecting it, and fought a 10 second urge not to buy, but I am weak and caved lol.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Q4-2017 and Q1-2018 seem to be killing collector's wallets. Too many announcements out of nowhere, I feel your pain my wallet is running on Empty with more to buy. It's a good/bad time to be a collector.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Sigh, didn't even want the 31J kai, but at the cd Japan price couldn't pass it up. Turning out to be a really unexpected pricey month. Ordered 3 VF-31A's when they went up, and was contemplating 2 more. This site is turning out to be dangerous.
  13. US P bandai site is open for orders. Go get that EW Wing 0. Just ordered 2, was almost tempted to order 3-4.
  14. Dam it looks like there will still be a lil bit of preorder madness even with US P Bandai. The listed times were not right, I was able to snag a Red Frame Kai, but the Avalanche Exia and it's option parts are already sold out. That was fast.
  15. Jesus P Bandai US, Already looking at dropping a $500 Preorder SMDH. Bandai has raped my wallet with Messer this month, and now this. May be a stupid question, but are those preorder dates US or JP time?
  16. I'm glad that you were right and I was wrong. Just got word from White Rabbit that there will be another preorder window. Bad news is that they failed to preorder my initial copy, and we are working on a refund. Glad that I preordered the option parts though, and hopefully I can snag a 2nd window preorder from NY. G/L hunting people.
  17. Yeah it was a pretty bad preorder window. I had stayed up thinking it was at 1600 but ended up being a 1900 preorder, I said F that and KO'd lol. Woke up early and preordered the dam thing quickly through proxy, and was late for work because of it lol. I would recommend that you at least order the option part, don't want to sound too pessimistic here, but I wouldn't count on the preorder opening up again. I only say that because it seems Bandai is willing to sell more option parts then complete sets. Seeing as how you can order up to 12 option sets vs. 1 complete set on P Bandai, it seems that Bandai is banking on higher sales numbers for the option parts then Red Frame Kai's. Plus the Destiny is a different story since it was a hero/main machine in GSD, Astray is from a side story albiet it is one of the most popular Gundam MSV's. Will be rooting for the preorder window to open up again so that you can snag one, sorry to hear you missed out on it. Hopefully its not like this for the Blue Frame 2nd Revise, as I have feeling that will be the next P Bandai Metal Build after the Red Frame Kai. I really do hate Bandai's production numbers, as it leaves those of us not residing in Japan feeling bummed out on preorder madness nights.
  18. Yup, pricing is not as good as NY, and it is more of a last resort, but it locks in the item. Also international shipping is not included, add another $15-25 depending on how you decide to ship it.
  19. The set is still available on P-Bandai though. I went the proxy route via White Rabbit this morning. Will probably still buy one option set from NY as well.
  20. Yup that TB is a beauty. If the price is right, then those QC issues are minor, and hopefully they fix them before release. Just noticed that the TB is up for order on GMC, and that the 00 Raiser's price was increased. Anyone ordered the TB yet?
  21. https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/19869-mg-1-100-gm-sniper-ii-white-dingo-custom-limited-edition.html GM Sniper II White Dingo Finally available. Been waiting an eternity for this kit, just pre-ordered 3. Does anyone know a site that sells P-Bandai for cheaper, not the happiest with the price, as most MG's are steeply discounted on other import sites, but I get it being a P bandai that it will carry a higher price.
  22. Where did you find it at that price? Only looked on eBay and can't find it for less then $130 shipped.
  23. Not worried about grabbing a preorder when it opens up, I just have some CDJapan points I need to use up before they expire.
  24. Anybody know when the VF-1S Hikaru Strike goes up for preorder? I need/want this in my collection. Was but a poor student during the Yamato days, and skipped the first standard Arcadia 1S releases expecting a bundle release to happen.
  25. For those of you that missed the Metal Robot Spirits EX-S, it's instock at BBTS. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN17079&mode=retail
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