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  1. 2 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    I checked mine and HLJ charged my card $261.28. I purchased it using Yen currency during the preorder.

    Also, I think HLJ is charging items with Japan tax included for a while now whether you’re a local or international customer. And they don’t give as much preorder discount anymore. I checked AmiAmi and their Japan site is also listed the Hi-Nu at Y35200. With 2% off during the initial preorder window.

    My guess I think is that most Japan stores probably updated their policies regarding tax for international customers. Unless we’re buying it off from Mandarake which is still offering no-tax to international customers. 

    I have not check my card yet (was using my wife's card, so can't check yet as she is away), was just looking at the price stated in the invoice.

    Edit: but I suspect it will be $309, as I set the payment currency as USD wrongly.

  2. 1 hour ago, lechuck said:

    Not sure it really is just a tax thing, AE, HLJ and even Mandarake all have a listing at around 41k - 42k Yen post release. Funny enough I had to secure my Hi-Nu with a European shop which is exactly around that same price point.

    Either the original MSRP was just for pre-order or all the JP shops are now somehow trying to overcompensate for currency inflation.

    I was checking yahoo japan listing prices, it is closing at 40K and above. So people are still paying that level.

  3. 36 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

    Yes, we’re actually talking about the preorder price and what it was listed initially with or without the Japan sales tax. Hence, the discussion of the conversion to US$ upon its release.

    Post release on the other hand, yes, I’m already seeing at Y40K and up.

    One of the review in Japan said that on release day, there are tons of the hi nu in the shop near where he live and there is no problem getting one at all. So I am not expected to see it still goes up beyond the retail price.

    Its seems to have plenty of supply.

  4. 7 hours ago, carlsylar said:

    Go setting payment method it should be there to change. Hlj has a period of time selling things after Japanese sale tax which will be 10% higher.  Usually it should be 32000 but hlj set it 35200.


    I tried the payment setting yesterday before posting, not working. But today when I login to HLJ again, all prices is now in Yen. Seems like it take some time to take effect.

    The more I think about this, the worst I feel about the price gauging of HLJ.

  5. 5 hours ago, carlsylar said:

    Go setting payment method it should be there to change. Hlj has a period of time selling things after Japanese sale tax which will be 10% higher.  Usually it should be 32000 but hlj set it 35200.


    I see. So they pocket the 10% extra.

    5 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    Thx. So the exchange rate they use is still a bit worse than what google uses. Even paypal rate of 127.1 yen to a dollar put 35200 at $276.95

    So HLJ is price gouging big time. Over 10% extra.


    Thx also for the pbandai link for the bazooka. Seems like ordering will start 16:00 1st Aug.

  6. HLJ charged me $309 for the hi nu.

    The retail price is 32000 yen, with the current exchange rate, I was hopping that it will be less.

    What was the original yen price for this in HLJ? I can't seems to change the price to Yen in HLJ anymore.

    Thinking of ordering the hyper bazooka to get the shield, but no PO page available.

    Anyone have the link for the p-bandai page that I can use for proxy service?

  7. 53 minutes ago, Bolt said:

    Someone's account was hacked. But I don't personally know if the email you received from MW was legit. I also received one. In fact i just now received another email saying my account here is closed because someone made 3 failed attempts to login to my account.. I did reset my password word earlier today..

    So they did try to go in to your account? That is worrying.

    I also have the locked message before I try to do "forget password", maybe Shawn disable everyones account and force us to change password as a security measure.

  8. I receive a link to change email earlier today and had just use the link given in the email to change my pw.

    Normally I wouldn't do that, but since I can't login to the site and was trying to do the password recovery and didn't get the recovery email, was frustrated. So I click the link and change the password.

    That was risky. I double check the link after the fact and it seems legit.

    Did someone get his/her account jacked by a phishing email? 

    I am worried that the email I receive is not legit.

  9. 8 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    Cool cool. Post some pics once you purchased it. :good: 

    I like the latest video they posted. However, I'm not sure if this is posable. But it really looks awesome. ;) 

    I'll probably just wait if Bandai will do a Metal Build Nu-Gundam down the line. :rolleyes:


    I do hope Bandai reissue the Nu, the KO version might be somewhat possible but at least the fin fennel seems to be fixed and not separable.


  10. 23 hours ago, last_raven said:


    I urge any of you with PO for your 31AX from Nin Nin to stay on top of them via their support site and keep screenshots and receipts should you need to contest the charges with paybox, paypal, your bank etc. I hate to stir the pot on the already pretty narrow market for getting these items in the west but based on what we are seeing lately I think it's safe to say Nin-Nin and Luna Park are hit or miss at best and outright scammers at worst. Luna Park fulfilled my 31AX PO quickly(ish) and it didn't have an Amazon.co.jp receipt in the box/sleeve but I was also within the first hour or two of the PO going live with them, also why I have kept my super pack PO with them because same story there.


    Thanks for the heads up.

    They did just send me a notice that my items is now shipped (at least I have a tracking number).

  11. 1 hour ago, Anasazi37 said:

    Had to dig up a picture of the Roy prototype that was shown at the Tamashii Nations event. Dark green with yellow sections on the chest and near the hands. Is that what you're looking to replicate?

    Yes. Looks to be a simple enough customization, if we have the replacement decals.

    Looking at the tampo, do you think it is a viable proposition?


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