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Old 2012-12-25, 19:30   Link #4821
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I'm hoping to buy my first figurine pretty soon which obviously means i'm a noob at this

Any advice for a newbie?
Buy what you think looks best to you

If you enjoy energetic poses but also able to change those poses and perhaps play with them, Figmas(/action figures) are the way to go

If you just want to have a beautiful figure as close as possible to the official artwork
then solid pose figures are your best bet

If you simply love the creative and often comic design of superdeformed, then go with Nendos and similar
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Old 2012-12-26, 00:46   Link #4822
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Insane Black Rock Shooter is open for preordering.

15800 Yen including shipping from GSC's online shop. My wallet hurts.
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Old 2012-12-26, 06:18   Link #4823
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Insane Black Rock Shooter is open for preordering.

15800 Yen including shipping from GSC's online shop. My wallet hurts.
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/det...-8136&page=top 10580 from Ami is fine. Shipping is likely to sting a bit though, if Madokami is any indication.
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Old 2012-12-26, 10:37   Link #4824
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Speaking of which, got my invoice, and the goddess sure got some weight... 3.1kg, totalling 7K for EMS shipping to Europe.
I really doubt it will go any lower than 5-6K even in parcel for IBRS 1/8. Except at least forking 6-7K, most likely 8-9K, and worse if you are unlucky enough to live in south america, due to a huge price spike AND customs (saw many people who had to dish out 10K for the shipping alone for Madokami... heh).

Realistically speaking, without customs taxes, you gotta save at least 18-20K yens even with usual online shop discount, unless you managed to get a discount on the shipping fee.
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Old 2012-12-26, 13:04   Link #4825
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Madokami ended up being $188 for me, including shipping and exchange rates.

5540 yen for the shipping, which given the box size;



is really not all that bad. I've paid more for shipping on numerous occasions, but generally for 5-10 figures combined. This is a first. But I'm fine with it.
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Old 2012-12-26, 13:51   Link #4826
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If you're paying 7-8K for shipping, just buy it directly from GSC shop. It's 2K flat shipping I think. Even cheaper if you split the order amongst other people as you can order up to 5 for 2K shipping total.

Anyways, that Kamidoka box is HUUUGE. It's good that I got 50% shipping discount on mine haha...

Seems bigger than the Love is War Deluxe Miku box...
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Old 2012-12-26, 13:55   Link #4827
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http://myfigurecollection.net/item/117989

daddy likey.
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Old 2012-12-26, 13:56   Link #4828
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If you're paying 7-8K for shipping, just buy it directly from GSC shop. It's 2K flat shipping I think. Even cheaper if you split the order amongst other people as you can order up to 5 for 2K shipping total.

Anyways, that Kamidoka box is HUUUGE. It's good that I got 50% shipping discount on mine haha...

Seems bigger than the Love is War Deluxe Miku box...
The problem is actually how it wasn't even possible to figure its weight beforehand, especially when the estimations were rather on the 2kg side, but 3...?
Also, GSC shop is only good if you actually order more than 1 unit (especially for nendos), that would at least justify EMS that guarantee you customs taxes right on your face.
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Old 2012-12-26, 14:20   Link #4829
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I'm surprised L2 is still popular enough to keep getting figures made.
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Old 2012-12-26, 14:42   Link #4830
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I'm surprised L2 is still popular enough to keep getting figures made.
NSFW Sankaku : The only reason why it should be popular.
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Old 2012-12-26, 19:15   Link #4831
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What's Madoka doing in The Hobbit?
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Old 2012-12-26, 19:50   Link #4832
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Old 2012-12-28, 18:03   Link #4833
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A common theory on why the dwarves hide their women. And yeah, it had me wanting to play L2 just briefly.
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Old 2012-12-28, 18:06   Link #4834
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Oh, she's cute... Now I want to have a loli waifu!
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Old 2012-12-31, 02:20   Link #4835
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My MadoKami just arrived today. And on 31/12/2012 too, GOD DOES EXIST.

And she is the biggest figurine I had since the Freedom I sold 5 years ago; it is 1/144 if I remember correctly.

And my mum is complaining about how it is taking up space in my room. When I told her that I was planning to build an altar to replace my Touhou poster above my computer for my goddesses (Madoka and Tsubasa,) she went berserk.
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Old 2012-12-31, 02:55   Link #4836
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Yea, I found a Hatsune Miku - Love is War DX and had problems placing it. Had to rearrange the shelves since it was so tall. It's difficult to place in my room since my room is so small...
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Old 2012-12-31, 03:00   Link #4837
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Somehow, unlike most of you, my Goddess Madoka figure was not split into its own shipment (even though I ordered at Amiami like most of you), but is combined with a bunch of other figures in one shipment (that cost 10,150 yen in shipping alone - I guess they invented a half-way rate). I am trying to imagine what the dimensions of the box must be...
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Old 2013-01-01, 04:27   Link #4838
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And my mum is complaining about how it is taking up space in my room. When I told her that I was planning to build an altar to replace my Touhou poster above my computer for my goddesses (Madoka and Tsubasa,) she went berserk.
Heh, I'd like to have my own altar for Madokam...we lack funds at the moment.
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Old 2013-01-02, 13:42   Link #4839
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My 'Godica' arrived today^^

...it's a bit strange though.
Each and every figure I've ordered by way of EMS has been stuck in Customs until the duty was paid till now ...except, not this.

I check the tracking page, and it states;
Arrival at inward office of exchange
time-stamp for 20 minutes later;
Departure from inward office of exchange

no Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner there in the middle

So I guess I got lucky

It's a nice figure for sure, but putting it together was a bit of an ordeal...
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