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  1. All, feel I have a similar story but looking for options confirmation. I pre-orders the hi-metal VF-4 back in October 2019. Release date was around when US and world went into COVID lockdown and Japan mail/shipping all got cancelled. At the time I selected Eco/SAL Registered. During COVID I opened two tickets which did get responses within 24-48 hours, just not the response I liked. I asked if the item, although would not ship, would be hold for me and was reserved in stock (like the HLJ warehouse) and would ship once things opened or if I could change shipping methods. I was trying to confirm that although item now shows sold out, mine is still available. My first ticket they just told me nothing is shipping, and second ticket they said I could change shipping methods. A year later as more shipping options became available, I replied to the original ticket for an update ad wanting to change shipping; no response, I then initiated 3 new tickets over past 5 months; no response. Wondering what to do. According to their website Japan SAL is still not available to US. Still, their contact us says I will hear back within 48 hours or so which is not happening, just crickets. I have tried their chat, but the agent just says they cannot do anything with shipping. Not sure what value the live chat offers as the agents seem to only read what I can already find and cannot even see or reference an order even though they ask. Do I need to call and talk to an english speaking agent or is it just the same people on live chat who are worthless? I did try contacting credit card company, but they have 18 month limit on issues like this. I did purchase through paypal, but not sure they can do anything. Thoughts?
  2. Sent you an IM. Trying to sell as a lot first for $750.
  3. I want to give the listing a few days to see if someone is interested in the lot first. Else I may break the lot out, but if I do so the free shipping will most likely be removed as it is priced as one lot at the moment.
  4. Update: I have decided to break up the sale as many have expressed interest in only certain parts. Therefore I have the following items remaining: 1x Yamato YF-19 = $200 1x Yamato FY-21 = $400 On Hold 2x Fold Boosters - SOLD I am on the straight shooter list and have sold here before. The items are used and were displayed in a smoke free collector home. Items are 100% complete and include 100% complete decal sticker sheets. I never transformed the valks and only displayed in fighter mode with fast packs/booster. I never used the light features in the boosters or put batteries in them so I assume they work. The Yf-21 left elevon glue came partially free but nothing is broken and a small amount of model glue will bring it to 100%; still works even if nothing is done. Also on the underside towards the rear where the the chest plates come together one of the hexagons fatigued (see photo), does not effect function or visual as it is hidden. There is some shelf ware on the boxes. If you have questions about the items please contact me. I am on the straight shooters list. Buyer pays Paypal fee 4% if not using gift option. US buyers only. Buyer pays calculated shipping.
  5. As mentioned in my other sale, I am parting with the Toynami Valks. These are MIB, never opened, and come from a smoke free home. Would like to sell as a complete set. Items will ship from Ohio and is included in price. US buyers only. I will accept PayPal gift, else add 4% fee. I am on the straight shooters list. If you have questions please contact me. Lot includes 0-13. Selling for $500.
  6. I am selling the last of my Toynami collection. Found myself liking the Arcadia/Bandai/Yamato valks more and looking to help fund a honeymoon. I have for sale MIB both Scott Bernard and Rand Cyclones. Never been opened, never displayed, kept in the original white box in a smoke free home. I would like to sell as a set and try here first before Ebay, but I know these are not cheap. I am on the straight shooters list. I will except PayPal gift, else add 4% paypal fee. Shipping will be via UPS coming from Ohio. Shipping is included in the price. If you have questions please ask. US buyers only. $1100 for both. NOTE: The Toynoami shipping box was for two Rands, but both will come in this box. I will place this package in another shipping box.
  7. So after five emails sent about every other month between the March release date. I actually received my VF-31A in the mail yesterday. Like most, I kept asking for more details and eventually told them I would pull my order and ask for a refund. Coincidentally after that it shipped the following week. I ordered mine 11/16 and it shipped 8/28. Took about one month to get to me. Came with no brown box but I am not worried and it appears to not be a second hand (I figured NY would be fishing the second hand market). According to my past chats with NY they did tell me that there were QC issues and Bandai had not discontinued production. Not sure if that was just lip service.
  8. I pre-ordered mine 11/16/2017. I emailed NY and noted that their page for the item still reflects the March release date even though we are half way through April. NY responded with, "We are sorry for the delay, we didn't receive all of our stocks for this item. Your order will be sent as soon as possible." I am interpreting this as either they really did not get all their stocks, or as many are suggesting, they are fishing to fill the orders with second hand. I have bought a few of these valks from NY. Some have the brown box and some do not, but all seem MIB. What messages are other receiving from NY when they inquire?
  9. Was curious if you were also looking for a Yamato VF-0S and Yamato Ghost (not the bundle). I have a Yamato VF-0S without a ghost. Are you in the US?
  10. I guess for me HLJ has always been the go to source for Macross compared to the other online stores. Yet for whatever reason, it seems like NY get a bulk of the stock compared to the other sites as upon the release date, they seem to be the only store with extra/new stock. NY is also the most expensive. I had expected better from HLJ especially after they acknowledged it was a system issue on their side. I feel like they they should issue some coupons or store credit to those that lost their orders due to their less than stellar preparation. I have done pre-order madness with HLJ before in the past with no issues, but this last one was bad.
  11. Just like most here, my HLJ order got cancelled. Sucks too because between amazon prime day and this, I am batting 0/2. I had it in my cart at 3 min past the release time, but I could not get past the last checkout step. I kept getting the page not found error on HLJ and gateway not found. Tried multiple times and like many the order was probably cached and proceed 3 hours later only to get the email. I wrote and email back to HLJ explaining my disappointment and asking if they would be creating a wait list should items come back into stock either during the pre-order window until official release, or after the release. HLJ said, "By cancelling orders as soon as we become aware of the problem, we hoped it would not be too late for our customers to look into other purchasing options." Well, that sucks because if that were the case, I would have gone with the other options to begin with. HLJ followed with, "keeping customers on a wait list longer would only result in their disappointment much later." I see this but honestly, HLJ had it for 18000 Yen, it is now up to 20000 Yen and NY for what ever reason seems to always have extras upon release but at some ridiculous mark up, even though their release was the cheapest at like 15600 Yen. I never have this problem with Yamato/Arcadia pre-orders. Not sure if it because their Macross line is not the current series and they do not hold the license so it is not as popular, or because Arcadia Valks seem to be in the high $200-300 range which makes it a little more prohibitively expensive. Either way, HLJ failed really bad this time.
  12. I got the exact same email. During the pre-order I was unable to proceed to the final step to process my order, I could add to cart, select private warehouse, select paypal method, then.....dead. Tired this 5 times. Every time I did it would give me the "sorry page not found" or gateway error. HLJ really failed on this pre-order. I have pre-ordered before with them, and never saw a system outage like this before. I had one sitting in my cart, and 3 hours later, I was able to process the order. Got the order confirmation for HLJ, then the next day I got the email you got. HLJ fail.
  13. First time in a long time I got up for pre-order only for HLJ to crap on me. Not cool. and just missed the NY post. I love how NY also seems to change the names or search criteria so it never shows up as what you think it is. Well not going to stay up and play the F5 game as I need to get to bed.
  14. HLJ lets me add to cart, but three times it has failed when I go to checkout with "sorry page not found error."
  15. The answer to this question really depends. I started with the Yamato valks. When Yamato and Arcadia started doing reissues I passed on a few unless I had a broken shoulders Yamato valk. I had no need to collect doubles as these are not cheap. So the ones I wish I had regardless of Yamato or Arcadia to complete my collection are: VF-11C, VF-22 M&M, and VF-1 M&M. I somehow passed on all the Macross 7 valks even though they were always available and at a discount. Now I wish I picked up the VF-11C; passed up so many of those. Also wish I had the YF-19 Macross Winterfest super parts that were made in limited quantities. Would take either color. I think Dave is working on becoming a US distributor for Macross merchandise, he is just waiting for Harmony Gold to get their act together before he can open his business.
  16. I know this was probably mentioned somewhere, but I just got my VF-0S and the rear wheel well doors are very tight. I can get a finger nail under the large one but I am trying to find a way to pull the door up and out without scratching. Any suggestions. Compared to the YF-19 and Yamato VF-4, these doors are tight.
  17. I have two VT-1. one has broken shoulders but I only display it in fighter mode. I would buy another in a heart beat if the price is right (meaning not Zero line prices).
  18. Does anyone know if the reactive armor for the VF-0S/0A is going to be bundled with the valk? I have heard talk but only ask as I can see Arcadia trying to get rid of old stock with the hope of re-re-issuing a new and fixed version of the VF-0A when the times comes. I have never seen a new valk from Yamato or Arcadia be this heavily discounted so soon after release. Even Arcadia's NASCAR VF-1 anniversary edition I think is still retail and that one has been sitting for a long time.
  19. Plasticgoose

    Hi-Metal R

    I posted this before, but BanDai made Ultraman XIG fighters in the same scale as the HMR line with retractable landing gear and wheel doors. I have one and am actually impressed with the quality of the design. I too was worried about small tabs breaking on the wheel doors but they are smooth and very nice. The landing gear are metal with a rolling plastic wheel (wish it was rubber), but for the scale and quality it is nice. I think this could easily be applied to the HMR VF-1. I am familiar with the line so unless the leg and nose cavities are open, it should be easy. I think the reason why BanDai does not invest in the landing gear is because it is a space plane that transforms into a mech. Rarely do we see the valk on the ground on wheels, so in their eyes of BanDai it would not be worth the investment to redesign seeing how fans would display it.
  20. I will still end up buying the zero line even with the hip issue. Arcadia is unlikely to do another release or do a bundle with reactive armor or ghost which would give them time to address the issue. Somewhat how Yamato bundled zero/ghost valks were not prone to the standalone issues. Plus I like my valks in fighter mode.
  21. Price lowered to $170 despite title. I have a MIB Yamato VF-0S for sale. I did remove the tray from the box with white gloves to inspect the bottom of the valk. Valk has never been removed from tray or transformed. Comes with all stickers and instructions. I accept pay-pal only and ship to US only. Item will be shipped from Ohio via USPS and price includes shipping, insurance, and tracking. If you have questions please contact me. Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016
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