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  1. You dodged a bullet, my friend. The rest of us aren't so lucky 'cause we're all beyond of our dispute window. We'll just have to live vicariously through you...
  2. For me, even HLJ failed once when they took too many orders and sent out cancellation notices later (just like AE this time around). Having said that, I still trust HLJ, AmiAmi and AE. I've also discovered some smaller shops that haven't done me wrong (yet), like Okiniland and Plaza Japan. I guess when it comes to buying overseas, it's always going to be YMMV.
  3. Famous last words... That's what I said too until they STOLE over $300 from me for Super Parts that I paid for almost 2 years ago but still haven't shipped. Best of luck to you, sir...
  4. This got me thinking that, for fun, we should start a sub-thread somewhere and have folks post how much store credit they have at NY for unfulfilled/canceled orders. I'd be curious to know how much buying power we all have collectively from botched orders.
  5. Big In Japan still has the armor available for PO. The bundled version, I believe, won't be available until the 28th.
  6. Got my shipping notice from NNG last night, via DHL. It's already in the States as of this morning. Hope you get your shipping notice soon...
  7. I was able to grab one and went all the way through checkout, but then stopped myself at the final submittal button. I already have two so I'd figure I'd let someone else have a chance. Hopefully someone who really needed one got it and not a stupid scalper. I also noticed they increased shipping by almost double. My first order only cost about $25 for the same shipping method.
  8. Sign me up for one of these. How do I get one?
  9. Looks like Roy is available on Okiniland again... DX Chogokin VF-1S Valkyrie Roy Focker Special | Bandai Spirits (okini.land) EDIT: ...and gone.
  10. Looks like the rumors are true about AJ collecting tax to US customers. My card was just pre-authorized $218 for Roy, which is about $18 more than expected based on yen-to-usd exchange rates. Now let's hope the charge goes through and doesn't get canceled...
  11. Yippee! Just got shipment confirmation from PlazaJapan for Roy. Any day now...
  12. Thanks for the suggestion. I gave it a try and here's what I got from their "live" chat: I'm sorry but we only have access to basic information here in chat support. We can look up order statuses and help you with certain questions, for anything else you'd need to create a ticket. Nippon-Yasan... the gift that keeps on giving...
  13. I know this has been posted to death but it's my turn now and venting on here somehow makes me feel just a tad bit better. Misery loves company... -------------------- Dear Customer We regret to inform you but due to the cancellation of our stock for the Super Parts, we are not able to ship your order. Since you have made several orders of the Super Parts, on all your orders we will honor the shipment of one of your orders. All other orders will be canceled and a store credit will be sent to your account. We apologize for this inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding. Kind Regards Nippon-yasan.com Customer Service ---------------------- This was my first (and LAST!) time I ordered anything from NY so I don't know if it's "normal" for them to cancel your order and give you store credit instead of issuing a refund. I'm even skeptical that they'll send one (of the two) sets I ordered, as stated in their email above. Stupid me paid with my PP balance instead of using a credit card and I'm waaaay past the 6 month period with no recourse. It seems anyone that "upgraded" their shipping got their sets while anyone who chose the Ferry option are SOL. An expensive lesson, for sure. I sure hope some of you guys have better luck than I did.
  14. Woohoo! Okiniland just shipped my DX Kakizaki via DHL! Hopefully it will arrive soon.
  15. Was going to paint the kit before assembly but couldn't wait to see how it would look: Gonna take it apart to paint (due to blemishes and scratches on some of the pieces), fix some tolerances and add an LED -- but even in this raw state it displays very nicely. Thanks to @valhary for producing the resin kit, and special thanks to @Xigfrid for designing such an awesome bird. My Macross Plus display is finally complete!
  16. Received my kit today. Can't wait to put this sucker together!
  17. FromJapan (Proxy service).
  18. Hobby-Genki still has the TV Super parts set available, though I've never heard of them before so I can't say either way: https://hobby-genki.com/en/dx-chogokin/419-dx-chogokin-tv-version-vf-1-compatible-super-parts-set.html Heck, they still have DX Kakizaki available for PO, which I haven't seen available anywhere else this late in the game: https://hobby-genki.com/en/dx-chogokin/212-dx-chogokin-macross-vf-1a-valkyrie-hayao-kakizaki-use.html Has anyone here ordered from them before? Online reviews are no worse (or better) than Nin-Nin but that's not saying much.
  19. Congrats! Glad to see at least SOMEONE getting something from NY. Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for the two Strike sets I ordered over a year ago (which I switched to Ferry over a month ago and have yet to ship)... <crickets chirping...> <tumbleweeds rolling by...>
  20. Roy back up at NY, but still at the ludicrous price of 35,000¥: https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/31609-super-dimension-fortress-macross-dx-chogokin-vf-1s-valkyrie-roy-focker-special.html
  21. Thanks! So my next question: how reliable is Plaza Japan? I've never ordered from there before and I don't recall seeing that store pop-up a whole lot in this thread.
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