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  1. 2 hours ago, Special Sauce said:

    It seems like, other than HLJ, it's hard to trust any of these retailers.  Maybe AmiAmi? 

    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.

  2. 19 minutes ago, Roy Focker said:

    Great we'll all cash in our 1 million combined store credit.

    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.  :D

  3. 2 hours ago, rocketblast said:

    Ohhh okay I see that's cool.  I didn't know that.  I'm assuming nobody has preorders for this up yet?  I'll take another look at the sites mentioned above.  Thanks

    edit: wow big in Japan sold out of the armor.  I don't see the bundled version on there however.

    Big In Japan still has the armor available for PO.  The bundled version, I believe, won't be available until the 28th.

  4. 13 hours ago, Roi_Fokka said:

    Anyone hear from Nin Nin for the TV Super Parts? Or do they usually have delays on releases.

    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...

  5. 4 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

    Plaza Japan just had stock of Roy but sold out in min. I didn’t catch it until 3 min too late

    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.

     

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  6. 17 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:

    Did someone mention needing ejection seat triangle and cockpit skull decals? :D I'm open to doing another run of my DX valk supplemental set.

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    They've been coming through for many of us. My order from them arrived today. At least one of the members in your position contacted Nin-Nin and asked for a status update. They were told that there was a shipment delay for some of the stock and orders would be going out next week (I think).

    Sign me up for one of these.  How do I get one?

  7. 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...

  8. 30 minutes ago, MacrossJunkie said:

    That's pretty crappy. A store credit, at most, should only be given when returning something, not when the store cancels an order which is no fault of your own. They didn't make good on the order, they should be refunding you.

    Edit:

    I would try getting someone on their live chat and see if they can make it right. A store credit in this situation just isn't acceptable.

    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...

  9. 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.

  10. 4 hours ago, Corrinald said:

    I have seen everyone's messages.... unfortunately my father passed away today so I am completely derailed. Please be patient and I will get back to you. Thank you for the interest 

    Oh man, so very sorry for your loss... :cray: 

  11. Was going to paint the kit before assembly but couldn't wait to see how it would look:

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    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!  :yahoo:

  12. 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.

  13. 3 minutes ago, Tking22 said:

    NY came through on my missile sets, 

    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...>

  14. 3 minutes ago, kkx said:

    Congrats.

    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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