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Stranger

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  1. Still available at Nin-Nin Games btw - which is weird as they are offering the cheapest price at 10% off MSRP https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/hi-metal-r/83982-hi-metal-r-the-super-dimension-fortress-macross-vf-1j-valkyrie-revival-ver-bandai-spirits-.html
  2. Oh wow! I messed up on calculating the conversation time from JST to CST and slept through it. Was still able to snag one off Anime Export when I woke up. Are they pretty good on shipping prices? The shipping calculator isnt working.
  3. Luna Park question - I've seen several people remark about how their shipping leaves much to be desired. If I don't want to go through PO Night Madness and don't care about the condition the box arrives in, is Luna Park a safe option to pre-order an item? Or do they have other reasons for their reputation such as taking people's money?
  4. So, I'm a total newb. Started collecting HM-R line during the pandemic. Caught up on stuff on second hand sites. For the reissue for the Armored VF1J, the front page says preorders start on Jan 12 - but I don't know what sites I go to on that date? Or is there a reliable proxy service that handles preorders? Any info is appreciated!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Apologies if this is off topic but I've never preordered anything before. Excited for the reissue of the Armored VF1J. How do people know when pre-orders go live? Are there some sites more reliable than others?
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    Hi-Metal R

    Dont forget, it's been awhile since those last figures and inflation is bad now. Wouldnt surprise me we get some sticker shock.
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    Hi-Metal R

    You really think they'll sell badly? It just seems that HM-R did decently overall and now we have all these pent up demand. Pl;us, original series stuff is the most popular stuff.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Both lines are really good. I think the question for you is - do u want to get into this scale?? If he won't fit anywhere else, u may regret the purchase. But if you feel 1/100 would be a great scale, do it. I feel 1/100 is a great display scale when you want to display more than a handful of pieces together
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    Hi-Metal R

    Ahh, it looks like I need to position the legs standing more up and angle him more for a detolf - thanks!
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    Hi-Metal R

    So, right now I have all my HM-R's on 1 shelf together in a Billy bookcase. Can someone help inspire me on where to put my Monster? he doesn't fit in a Billy or a detolf. I need some inspiration to hopefully display him with his little destroids!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Thank you! I just grabbed him. My HM-R set is almost done now! I started this summer with the Monster. $800 latter, I've got everything I want except for the GBP armor. Hopefully the line continues and I can get them as new releases now.
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    Hi-Metal R

    I never thought I would spend $70 on an accessory set, but I got the missile pack and am just in love with how they look. Wish they were cheaper so I could pick up another set!
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    Hi-Metal R

    It took me an extraordinary amount of time just now to figure out how to get the gun and stand adaptor on in fighter mode for the Super valks. I had the arm-armors switched.
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    Hi-Metal R

    My wife just picked me up the F-1S Strike Valkyrie ( Roy Fokker ・ Special) from Manadrake. It did NOT come with the display stand, which is unfortunate. I checked the listing and they didn't mention the display stand was missing. Anyways, is there a place to purchase the display stands separately? Thanks!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Yeah! 6000 yen was def a good deal. I doubted I'd have a chance at picking it up for cheaper. One of the few items that sold cheaper than MSRP (I guess the box dmg helped).
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    Hi-Metal R

    If anyone wants shipping costs reference, I picked up the Defender from Manadrake. DHL is only shipping option. Was $16. The Monster would.......be a lot more I bet.
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    Hi-Metal R

    Shipping for $40. Couldn't be happier. They originally wanted to send Fed Ex for $140. I don't know the exact size limit!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Hi, for those interested in an update or want to know how shipping is going: I had ordered a Monster from From Japan for a real good price - $160. Based on the box's dimensions and using their calculator, it seemed I could ship it Japan Post Surface for like $40. After I purchased it though, they said they planned on using a box about twice the size (for the cushioning) - but now shipping would be $140 since it would not qualify for surface anymore. Based on people's advice here, I asked them to use a smaller box and specifically said I honestly don't care if the Monster's box isnt super protected. It took a few emails back and forth, but they did so and were able to ship using Surface. Shipped out on 7/20 and arrived in Texas today, 9/18. Really happy with the outcome!! They put it in a box just barely bigger than the Monster's Box - enough room for about 2 layers of bubble wrap. I can't see any damage whatsover. I want to thank everyone here for the advice and also From Japan for working with me and having great customer service. I will def use them again. I might just wait for shipping to return to normal, ha!!! (The Monster was my first Hi-Metal R purchase but he arrives to be with his friends Max, Miriya, the Glaug and Regult).
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    Hi-Metal R

    How good of a seller has HM-R been for Bandai? Since it seems each release sells out - it seems pretty popular, right?
  20. What were some of the main problems with the VF-1s in case I ever decide to grab one?
  21. Hi, I just picke dup the Minmei figure. Is there a good way to get the plastic cellophane wrapping stuff off that is around her skirt? Just pull on it? I don't want to break the figure.
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    Hi-Metal R

    @jenius - thanks to y our blog, I discovered Hi-Metal R this past Spring and fell in love with them! Got the Glaug, Regault, Max and Miryia, and a Monster on the way so far. Looking forward to completing my set! Thank you!
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    Hi-Metal R

    What store is AJ?
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    Hi-Metal R

    I know the guy who runs the Scorched Earth blog/youtube that reviews macross toys - his wife super loves the Monster as well. https://youtu.be/UPuNAjNwh9c Lucky guy!
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    Hi-Metal R

    Thanks for the lead! For future reference, where on the page do they list item condition grade? I can't see it.
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