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Kanedas Bike

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  1. That's a real bummer, I recall HLJ took a similar stance some years back and after (what I assume had to have been) significant customer backlash their shipping practices shifted back to better protection for the items being shipped. I suspect that LP will go through those same pains and improve, or see business shift to other vendors. And I still haven't opened my Gundam Factory Nigh Illuminated version...😬 -b.
  2. It was 5000 JPY, probably a little high considering no box, but it was via DHL and it arrived lightning fast so I'm not inclined to make a big deal about it. ^Pretty much the same, but packed a little better than that (didn't have that terrible brown tape around it). To be honest I'm probably more annoyed that the Gundam Factory bag was used as packing material. My original Gundam Factory came from OkiniLand and it was nicely folded and unused and the bag was something that I was not expecting when it arrived. All of that said, I got lucky, my item arrived in good shape, it arrived quickly so I don't have any legit complaints. Just sharing my experience since I saw the question asked. I'd order from them again, but I would make a point to ask for an actual box for shipping. -b.
  3. One or more of these is very much carried over into the movie. I never read any Eternals storylines back when I was a diehard comic book collector, but from what I gather their history is a bit muddled to say the least and that their comics backstory was recently retconned to make said history a little more accessible. IMO this wasn't the worst of the MCU, but I can see why the ratings are what they are. I went to a noon showing and the theatre was pretty full, but I'm really curious to see what the week 2 box office numbers look like and if there's significant drop-off. I really wanted to enjoy Eternals more than I did, and I loved some of the tonal changes over typical Marvel movies. The heavier subject matter about the nature of humanity and character development were a very interesting change of pace (even the more predictable aspects), the messiness of the story though... Of the current Phase, Shang-Chi is far and away the best, Shang-Chi>Eternals>Black Widow -b.
  4. That's where I ordered mine from, I've had it for about a week - still haven't opened it yet. I almost had a bad experience with LP as they essentially put one layer of bubble wrap, placed it inside of the Gundam Factory shopping bag and double-bagged it with the DHL shipping bags (so the box, wrapped in bubble wrap, inside of the Gundam Factor Bag inside of (2) DHL bags). It's truly a miracle that it arrived with a couple of dings on the corners of the box. I'll order from LP again but will make a point of asking them to place my item inside an actual shipping box. 😒 -b.
  5. No problem at all, shipping wasn't bad for just the parts, 2,990 JPY for DHL. I'd honestly consider ordering from them again. -b.
  6. 3 AM call time here too, a lot of us are 40+. I've ordered a handful of items from LunaPark and received everything and in a timely manner. Oddly enough my Macross items were packaged well, but my recent order (Gundam item) was shipped only in two DHL bags and a little bubble wrap (IIRC). It's a miracle that item arrived in good shape. I'd use them again, but I'd say packaging seems to be the only concern (consistency in how careful items are packed from my perspective). -b.
  7. Yes, it's been my first and only order with them so far and they were the first shop I ordered a set from that shipped mine out. -b.
  8. That's happened with A-E before, and I'm in the same boat this go around. I sent a message earlier today but don't expect a response until tomorrow as they've got a message about being closed for a National Holiday. ------------------------- For anyone on the fence about N-Y, I don't even go to their site anymore, and I mean this in the most disrespectful way possible, F those guys. They fully deserve every bit of negative feedback they get. I was able to get one at AmiAmi, cart jacked at Hobby Search and HLJ. But I'm not overly worried or bummed, I'll pick up another copy at or around release. -b.
  9. My recommendation is to absolutely watch this in theatres, the ending truly will give you Fellowship of the Ring vibes, at least it did for me. And when I saw it Dune Part 2 had not been officially greenlit yet. The ending is not painfully abrupt and it ends about a good a time as any. ^This ^Also this, but I didn't watch any of the made for TV stuff, just this and the different versions of the '84 movie, which I also enjoyed. -b.
  10. While I neither agree or disagree (because I am not versed in the source material), I really enjoyed reading your .02. Just wanted to state my appreciate for how you presented your thoughts on this iteration of Dune. You rang? Where do I buy my ticket??? 🤣 -b.
  11. As a species we're still screwed lol Ripley said it best; You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them f***ing each other over a goddamn percentage. -b.
  12. 😁 I'm totally going to waste my money to get this on-demand, and won't have a single complaint about it. -b.
  13. Amused at myself because the first thing I thought of when I saw the arrow in the background was a "downvote". 😅 I'm not that excited for this one, I'll watch it but my hype-meter is pretty low. -b.
  14. Saw this last night, looks like a good bit of stupid fun; -b.
  15. Or subtitles...which is how I'm going to watch at home 👴 Not my favorite Hans Zimmer score, but I agree that it really fit the movie. Makes me very happy I ordered this last week when it went on sale; https://mondoshop.com/products/the-dune-sketchbook-music-from-the-soundtrack-3xlp -b.
  16. Decided to see this first in theaters and then watch it a second time via HBO Max. I also thought it was fantastic but as you mention the music sometime drowned out the dialogue. I was pleasantly surprised that the Friday and noon showing was packed so hopefully that's a good sign. Week 2 box office numbers will be the real test. Also agreed about the intermission, while not as smooth as The Fellowship of the Ring that's immediately what I thought of and not abrupt like some of the online reviews/comments were making it out to be (even from folks that loved the movie). D.V. sure does now how to make gorgeous movies, like recent Ridley Scott, but infinitely better in the story department (*cough*Prometheus*vomit*Alien:Covenant*). -b.
  17. Nope not yet. HLJ billed right on release date. Surprised, but not worried in the slightest about the lack of an invoice from AmiAmi. They'll ask for money sooner or later, or if something crazy happens they'll cancel the order and I'll save $300-400 from the toy + shipping. I went overboard and ordered (3) of the stand-alone sets so I'm fine with having just one combo. -b.
  18. At this point I'd be happy if they just finished the "hero" lineups of either DYRL or SDFM. If they do that then delve into the other on-screen variants. -b.
  19. Ordered my Deadpool(s). Glad I didn't wait because the usual suspects sold out pretty quickly (AmiAmi, Hobby Search and HLJ). The typical, but a little less hectic than the average DX Chogokin or Metal Build pre-order experience at all three, but I love that HS waited until 3 AM eastern to even make the listing live, I think that was their way of combatting bots, or at least it worked out as I was able to get an order there. -b.
  20. The price on Luna is reasonable IMHO, 25,800 against retail (in Japan) of 22,000. I did place an order for the CHOGOKIN x GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA RX-78F00 GUNDAM -Night illuminated version and while in no way discounting the experience of others, I've been very happy with the handful of times I've ordered from Luna Park Toys. Forgot about those pics @no3Ljm! I absolutely love the first release to me it's definitely better than the GFFMC 40th Anniversary RX-78-02 and original versions. It just "feels" better and the articulation is about what I'd expect from GFFMC, which is to say it's not as articulated as a Metal Build but it's far from a statue. It's playable and it poses just fine. And I say all of this having severely over-payed for the original CHOGOKIN x GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA RX-78F00 GUNDAM at initial release. -b.
  21. Noel! Welcome to the party! That's right, Hikaru colors for the win. -b.
  22. Glad I'm not the only one lol We will however have to back away of this thread cautiously, the 30 is beloved by many. -b.
  23. Don't regret selling mine one bit, never really cared for the design and the toy wasn't executed that well to begin with. -b.
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