Posts posted by orbitalharvest
6 hours ago, wm cheng said:
I was really hoping for Anime Export as I have experience with them. I have not ever used a Proxy service so I would like to stay away from them. I'd pay a bit more for piece of mind knowing they would come through in the end. So who (what stores) are left that haven't posted that we might have a chance at tonight?
(my wife is going to kill me getting up at 2am on Christmas to do this - she definitely doesn't understand and constantly tells me to stop it as its a TOY that doesn't seem to bring me joy, only pain and anguish).
hope you don't get in trouble with your wife. we all have to thread that needle to some degree...
ya can still snag one here:
also, i contacted hobby denki, ae, okini, hobby search, and big in japan. they've all confirmed they'll have the D. a couple have already posted, and the others... will probably do so tonight or soon! good luck homie!
23 minutes ago, orindlt said:
It's up on the site that shall not be named for those of an adventurous bent.
wow... 296usd plus another 96 for ups, without dhl option... they're crazy
8 hours ago, CzarAlko said:
Just got a message from Nin Nin asking for another $20 for shipping, Im hoping that they will ship it soon, all in all im in $300 for my roy
5 hours ago, Alan Molina said:
sounds like nng are not prioritsing the people who paid the least. I seen people getting theirs when they paid higher price from nng.
I had a bad expereince with nng a dispute when they tried to sell my hikaru for roy in preorder and took full money and had to fight it with paypal for 2 months
yeah, this is truly un-ethical biz practices, but whatevs...
just got another from okini for 311.17 with dhl to california. seems decent at the moment
2 hours ago, Hobby Genki said:
We still have some in stock, if you're still want it
hi fine folks at genki! will you also be carrying the vf-1d being preordered on xmas eve? good to see you guys here!
46 minutes ago, spanner said:
That was me! I managed to snag one over the weekend. Just made payment today.
Totally random too, I loaded the Mandarake page, searched VF-1S and it was right there!
Shipping is with DHL so I should have it by the weekend. Woo!
looking ahead at the vf-1d up for preorder on xmas eve. when it's a web exclusive, how are we in the states going to be able to snag one? are any retailers like big in japan, mykombini, anime export, or any others going to somehow carry it? correct me if i'm wrong, but aren't the 2nd release of the super set also a web exclusive, which are currently available from the mentioned retailers right now? many thanks guys!
9 minutes ago, sqidd said:
You do realize you can buy them on release day too right? Actually, you can still buy that many right now.
much like the sneaker game, and many others... the bots are descending...
4 hours ago, Jade20X said:
Finally got mine from Nin-Nin yesterday. The packaging inside merely consisted of one layer of small bubble wrap around the entire Valkyrie, and the shipping box was less than 1 inch free around the item's packaging (sides and top). Not impressed as the box could/should have been better protected (couldn't they have at least done two layers of bubble wrap?!), and there are very minor creases and dents on the item's packaging (most likely from the shipping as the outside shipping box looked haggered). I'm at least grateful that Nin-Nin fulfilled my order (considering the bad reviews I read about them earlier in the year).
Now waiting for my second one from Okini which is arriving next week, and then the fast/strike pack from Anime-Export. Hopefully, these two places package their items better. I think AE does from past purchases I've had with them.
got one from nin nin and okini. same exact packaging
2 hours ago, Ash said:
Ya. Seriously dont know why the need to hold/delay it.....I just check tracking and mine still in Japan......
I hope we received our orders soon...
yeah good luck for sure!
6 hours ago, Ash said:
Wow congrats man. Thats fast.....I ordered on 29th and I'm in asia, yet they just shipped it yesterday.....
thanks, paid a bit more on okini than i would've liked. on the flipside... still waiting on the my mid batch nin nin. whereas the more expensive later batch one already shipped. man... ethics right?
8 hours ago, Actar said:
Does anyone know how long Okini Land takes to ship?
ordered mine on the 28th, and got here to california today. they quick!
1 hour ago, Draykov said:
That's what they told me on Saturday. However, I've seen several folks here who ordered from Nin-Nin Game that have either received shipping confirmation or have otherwise seen some movement on their orders, which leads me to believe they had some stock on hand. So, I'm hopeful they'll get a fair number of the ones ordered on 07/03 out the door this week, but time will tell. Personally, NNG has given me no reason to think they won't come through. The one previous order I had with them shipped without issue. That said, I'll feel better when mine ships.
again, in my case i have 2 ordered on po night. one earlier at a cheaper price. one later that night at higher price. they've already shipped the more expensive one, leaving my first (and cheaper) order stranded... i'm still waiting on that shipping confirm. ethical...
okiniland just confirmed my shipment! woot woot!!!
13 minutes ago, Grey728 said:
What is HK?
well, that's really promising news for everyone to land one
just completed an order on okini land to back up my 1 of 2 nin nin roys still pending shipping notice. 13 usd for shipping on okini was too good to be true. ended up being 43 usd via dhl shipping. 310 total. not great, not bad...
8 hours ago, rdrunner said:
I’m in the first batch with NNG’s Roy preorder as well, but would probably wait a bit more than a week before escalating things with them.
They have delivered my prior orders and I am cautiously optimistic that they will come through.
Here’s a suggestion: how about all of us NNG buyers keep track of when/how much our preorders were, and let others know once we have shipment updates so at least we all know if they had systematically fulfilled the pricier orders before the cheaper ones. That “evidence” would probably help our case more than spam emails asking “where’s my stuff”?
Rdrunner: 1x Roy DX @ 17,820 yen ordered on July 3
i put in 2 orders for roy on po night. the one place later on in the night at a higher price has been shipped by nin nin... the earlier one only has payment confirmed...
7 minutes ago, seti88 said:
Roy's release date is on the 28th so am doubtful how live it is... as in shipping tomorrow if you order it today...
Based on the price they maybe getting it 2nd hand off somewhere else...
yeah maybe, in any case. for those that missed out on the initial po madness, a good opportunity to snag one at a decent price. and at least based on my experience, mykombini has been reliable. also, i don't remember mykombini being in the in fray during po. chances are they're a retailer that prefers to have their merch in hand before promising it out. but who knows...
don't know if it was mentioned. but since mykombini pre-orders are seemingly being fulfilled, i checked out the roy listing. it's live and at a decent price:
11 hours ago, Kyp Durron said:
IF they make a two seater, then I'm going to want a VF-1D and possibly the Ostrich as I haven't owned a two seater since Yamato's original 1/60 version. I never did get their 1/60 V2...but if they don't, I can stop after Hikaru's TV VF-1S.
yeah, yamato never made a 1/48 d or ostrich. first ever? man, that would be so rad!
4 minutes ago, myk said:
I'm out after I get a Roy...1 hour ago, Milk Krispy said:
Anyone have any speculation on future releases?
pure speculation, but anyone think we'll see ostrich and elintseeker?
Bandai DX Chogokin 1/48 VF-1
Posted · Edited by orbitalharvest
i got one through ae (sorta in a panic last night), but my 3 buddies ordered one each from hobby digi. being an hk shop i guess makes me feel less nervous. only empirical instincts there.
i'm sure many of the other shops we're all used to will open up orders tonight