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38 minutes ago, Paco Grande said:

Thanks for letting me know but I mostly collect for the engineering so a non-transforming figure would not work for me. 
I’ll most likely try to find a DX YF-19. NY has them brand new but of course marked up quite a bit. 

Check on the For Sale forum, or put up a request in the wanted section.

Or buy from Mandarake. NY is not a great option for already released figures, they tend to overcharge significantly.

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Mandarake link, available from ¥24,000 to ¥28,000 for various conditions.

If you prefer something more anime accurate, there's also the Arcadia version here, available between ¥27,000 to ¥28,000.

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On 2/26/2020 at 2:26 PM, Sanity is Optional said:

Check on the For Sale forum, or put up a request in the wanted section.

Or buy from Mandarake. NY is not a great option for already released figures, they tend to overcharge significantly.

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Mandarake link, available from ¥24,000 to ¥28,000 for various conditions.

If you prefer something more anime accurate, there's also the Arcadia version here, available between ¥27,000 to ¥28,000.

Thank you very much for the help! What’s the best way to find out the original MSRP?

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42 minutes ago, Paco Grande said:

Awesome, thank you. I’ll bookmark that site. The only downside is that now I can see how much the stores are marking up the prices. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. 

stores only apply their business mark up. They dont really mark it up cause they want to. After the release though, it is up to the market to decide on the price of the toy. most of it appreciate but depreciation also happens.

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  • 3 weeks later...

This one is 24k yen, however it has damage to the right side upper tail flap (open, used, package damaged)

See pic for details.

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1128540295&ref=doc&keyword=yf-19&lang=en

* I believe that this one has been up for a long time now.

Edit: There is another one for 26k yen at the Complex branch at a better condition. (opened, package damaged)

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1099058219&ref=doc&keyword=yf-19&lang=en

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1 hour ago, Stampeed Valkyrie said:

While, I admit cell shading looks neat,   on the flip side I'd pass TBH.

Not really my thing,   but it is impresive.

 

I'm in complete agreement.  Not my thing at all though I totally get why it would be for some.  (And glad it's not because it saves me a ton of money haha.)

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9 hours ago, seti88 said:

Was it anyone from this here forum that had lek do that custom yf-19?

LEK wins again! Beautiful!

2 hours ago, jenius said:

They really turned that display stand from a turd into something that looks pretty nice!

I can't imagine doing custom paint on the DX 19... I would definitely never transform it again.

Yeah, the display stand looks incredible now and something I want instead of something I don't even want to use. The ordinance looks great too. LEK is the man!

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12 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Getting the DX back into fighter mode was a Sisyphean ordeal. :wacko:

 

Yeah, I like how this one looks (I'm mostly fine with the "over-tampo-ing"), but transforming it is not really enjoyable.  It's not too horrible without the fast packs, but not something I'd call fun.

Trying to get everything to line up in fighter mode with fast packs might actually be impossible.  You can get it "adequate," but actually getting everything to tab in properly is... I've never done it successfully.

Nice job on the landing gear, btw.

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Just cracked this thing open (YF-19 Full Set).

 

Fighter to Battroid using the Anymoon/Scorched Earth youtube guide was pretty smooth.  The backpack going over the head/torso caught me, but as the video pointed out, the key is just making sure the backpack is fully extended.  Minor pulling was all it took.

 

The hips on mine were WAY too stiff.  Didn't want to chance it, immediately unscrewed the hips and loosened the joints.  Everyone should do this as a preventative measure, holy cow they did not want to rotate.

 

I can already tell going back to fighter is going to be an ordeal - those internal gun/trap door mechanisms seem ripe for getting stuck.

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4 minutes ago, Archer said:

Purchased this from NY recently, as it was listed in stock. However, haven't heard a peep from them concerning shipment. In fact, It's been about three weeks since I paid...

Does it always take this long for in stock items?

They are typically a little slow but that is egregious. 

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1 minute ago, Archer said:

Purchased this from NY recently, as it was listed in stock. However, haven't heard a peep from them concerning shipment. In fact, It's been about three weeks since I paid...

Does it always take this long for in stock items?

With NY, that's not unheard of, really.  They love taking their time getting around to fulfilling paid orders.

Right now though, the situation is anything but normal.  Basically, they're dealing with a backlog of stalled orders due to the virus situation.

It will also depend on which shipping method you chose, and if you picked one of the methods currently under restriction, you might just have to sit and wait.  They have been listening to requests to change shipping methods, but the only option there seems to be paying them highway robbery-level amounts to switch to UPS.

It is what it is.  I don't doubt you'll get your item, but you're going to have to be extremely patient, because it may be months.

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5 hours ago, Archer said:

Purchased this from NY recently, as it was listed in stock. However, haven't heard a peep from them concerning shipment. In fact, It's been about three weeks since I paid...

Does it always take this long for in stock items?

Is Mandarake not an option at the time of purchase? (granted that it is now sold out). I always use NY but for released items, NY rarely undercut Mandarake pricing (plus the cheap DHL option from Mandarake)

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40 minutes ago, chyll2 said:

Is Mandarake not an option at the time of purchase? (granted that it is now sold out). I always use NY but for released items, NY rarely undercut Mandarake pricing (plus the cheap DHL option from Mandarake)

There is one from Manda however it has a broken right lower wing stabilizer base for 24k yen.

I hope it wasn't @onnasake's refurbished copy from the Bandai Headquarters with new parts that was replaced and returned... 

 

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Saw that prior to comment, I wont even count that as a stock. For that time of damage (critical for the iconic fighter mode), it deserve more price cut.

 

3 weeks or earlier, there are plenty of bnew stock of 28000 yen (though I will personally like the opened at 26,000 yen or less since it guarantees no broken head laser). This, in comparison with the 31500 price in NY.

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Thanks for the info guys! Tbh, I didn't check Mandarake and just jumped the gun on NY. Good learning moment I suppose....

I chose the ferry option, as I'm not in a hurry. However, I would like to see it get shipped at least sooner than later.

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I just got my YF-19 from Mandarake last week (EMS shipped Apr 15 - 1.5 months argh!) and can't stop playing with it!  I love it (I originally didn't get it because I had the Bandai VF-19 already and the Arcadia YF-19 unfortunately).  LOVE this toy (got it thinking it might be hard once YF-21 comes out and makes a better pair than the Arcadia) - the extra tampo is great, love the extra twist in Gerwalk leg joint, love the fold booster, love the folding arm weapons - wished I only got this instead of the expensive POS Arcadia (keeping it only because I put so much work into decaling, panel line and clear coating it to make it presentable) and if this came out before the VF-19 - I would have never bought that, smart move Bandai!  All I've done is Flory Panel Line wash it in light grey and black for the moveable surfaces and vents.  I haven't painted the gears white yet since I only have white acrylic, I think these structs needs a white lacquer to stick better and stand up more as there's a bit more punishment in the forward gear folding mechanism.  Highly recommend it to anyone on the fence, and surprisingly they haven't gone up in price too much over the last 1.5yrs - but maybe not pay for EMS.

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33 minutes ago, wm cheng said:

I just got my YF-19 from Mandarake last week (EMS shipped Apr 15 - 1.5 months argh!) and can't stop playing with it!  I love it (I originally didn't get it because I had the Bandai VF-19 already and the Arcadia YF-19 unfortunately).  LOVE this toy (got it thinking it might be hard once YF-21 comes out and makes a better pair than the Arcadia) - the extra tampo is great, love the extra twist in Gerwalk leg joint, love the fold booster, love the folding arm weapons - wished I only got this instead of the expensive POS Arcadia (keeping it only because I put so much work into decaling, panel line and clear coating it to make it presentable) and if this came out before the VF-19 - I would have never bought that, smart move Bandai!  All I've done is Flory Panel Line wash it in light grey and black for the moveable surfaces and vents.  I haven't painted the gears white yet since I only have white acrylic, I think these structs needs a white lacquer to stick better and stand up more as there's a bit more punishment in the forward gear folding mechanism.  Highly recommend it to anyone on the fence, and surprisingly they haven't gone up in price too much over the last 1.5yrs - but maybe not pay for EMS.

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Sweet pics! Thanks for sharing and congrats on getting this lovely bird!

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49 minutes ago, wm cheng said:

I just got my YF-19 from Mandarake last week (EMS shipped Apr 15 - 1.5 months argh!) and can't stop playing with it!  I love it (I originally didn't get it because I had the Bandai VF-19 already and the Arcadia YF-19 unfortunately).  LOVE this toy (got it thinking it might be hard once YF-21 comes out and makes a better pair than the Arcadia) - the extra tampo is great, love the extra twist in Gerwalk leg joint, love the fold booster, love the folding arm weapons - wished I only got this instead of the expensive POS Arcadia (keeping it only because I put so much work into decaling, panel line and clear coating it to make it presentable) and if this came out before the VF-19 - I would have never bought that, smart move Bandai!  All I've done is Flory Panel Line wash it in light grey and black for the moveable surfaces and vents.  I haven't painted the gears white yet since I only have white acrylic, I think these structs needs a white lacquer to stick better and stand up more as there's a bit more punishment in the forward gear folding mechanism.  Highly recommend it to anyone on the fence, and surprisingly they haven't gone up in price too much over the last 1.5yrs - but maybe not pay for EMS.

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Looks great! Yeah gotta paint those landing gears. Bandai's unpainted landing gears are such an eyesore.

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Man those pics you guys are posting look amazing! I almost bought a YF-19 set on Mandarake yesterday but I heard in a different thread that the DHL shipping for that size box is 8000 Yen and also Mandarake apparently refuses to mark down the value for customs fees so I would get nailed with that too. I’ll have to wait and my wallet will be destroyed another day. 

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Well, EMS to Canada took over 1.5 months from Mandarake for my YF-19 but no Customs & Duties.  DHL however I was just dinged both a Processing Fee AND a Transaction Fee on top of the Government Duties and Taxes which ended up paying more to DHL than the government.  Never had Customs & Duties when I ordered EMS, only through couriers.

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