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  1. 1 hour ago, Anasazi37 said:

    My wife tried to discourage my collecting by starting to order stuff from overseas as well (mostly yarn for her knitting projects, which can be surprisingly expensive). I was like, "excellent, now UPS/FedEx/DHL has *two* reasons to come to our house!" She was not amused. End result is that she now has some really nice-looking sweaters and blankets and I have even more valks.

    LOL you're most certainly a glass half full kind of person.

  2. 13 hours ago, rocketblast said:

    True however I'm not certain why.  I would think it would command 500+ now

    I'm sure it'll get there at some point.  A Max VF-1S is on my wish list.  I feel like there's a good chance Bandai will make it.

  3. On 1/21/2022 at 11:59 PM, jenius said:

    Glad it's still helpful guys. Database issue is resolved!

    I go to your site right before I purchase any Valk.  You've been able to give me good info. to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on a purchase.

  4. 7 hours ago, Rein+ said:

    And with some failed quality control from bandai on top of it.

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    AND SOME MISSING/BROKEN PART TO ADD TO MY MISERY.

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    That's ridiculous.  I'm sorry that happened to you.  It almost looks like someone took it out, played with it, then put it back and re-sealed it.

  5. 22 hours ago, 505thAirborne said:

    While doing some dusting & cleaning I felt the urge to take some pics of all my two-seater Valks. If you're going to keep the old V.1 Yamato's, the VE-1 & VT-1 are still worth saving IMO. 

    I would have taken these picture outside for better lighting but it's like 4 degrees outside. 

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    Stop making me want a VF-1D :lol:

  6. 2 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

    You'll also get it a month earlier, possibly longer. Many of the things from Japan I've ordered in the past year or so from domestic retailers have often been delayed for months. So if the supply chain snarls continue into next spring, that May 2022 date may slip to June or July or even later.

    Cost-wise it's pretty much a wash, unless you live somewhere that really dings you with import taxes.

    I'm in the states so no import taxes and with BBTS offering $4 flat rate shipping $225 total isn't bad at all.  I'll take that.  I may start to look at other US stores in the future but I'm fine with that deal for now.

  7. 4 minutes ago, Sildani said:

    Yeah, I can say this was my last PO attempt. I’m just too old for this crap, and my collecting priorities have shifted anyway. I wanted this Valkyrie not just for the paint but to support this new era of universal Macross, but this far it feels like “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” Resounding meh. 

    Yeah, same here.  Got back into this from being out for a while.  Back when I originally collected Yamato was just starting out and things were pretty easy to get.  Stopped right before Bandai started doing Frontier.  I'm just going to wait until release time and see if I can score then.  I was able to the the VF-1J armor and Valk set pretty easily for only a slight markup using that strategy.  

  8. 18 minutes ago, sqidd said:

    $750 plus the figure. So still optimistic.........................by about $750.:p

    Yeah I'd consider paying about $650-$700 altogether figure included because I can respect the amount of time the artist spent painting it but that's where my limit would be and that's only if I was totally in love with it.  

  9. 5 hours ago, Eslim109 said:

    How does anime export work again? I got an email that my order was placed but I can’t see the item in my account or anything. 

    Not sure if this will happen to you but when I tried to pre-order from them I had the item in my cart, completed the checkout process and paid for the item only to have them tell me the next day they couldn't fulfill the purchase.  I had to tell them to refund me which they dragged their feet on.  I won't order from them again because of that.

  10. 21 hours ago, spacemanoeuvres said:

    Same here. I’d rather pay an extra $30 and call it a night; or just skip it all together to be honest. Once it becomes stressful I just ask myself why am I doing this lol

    Yup, I gotta work in the morning and I'd rather have a good nights sleep even if I was guaranteed that I would get one if I stayed up.

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