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Old 2013-02-13, 23:38   Link #4881
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Is combined shipping usually cheaper than shipping solo?
Definitely. Try to combine orders into one package per month, it will save you a lot of money especially if you use EMS or some other luxury shipping service (and tbh luxury shipping is kinda a must with non-posable figurines, there's a chance they'll break or get lost and with luxury shipping you'll have good insurance coverage).
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Old 2013-02-14, 05:32   Link #4882
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The big problem with EMS is that the customs WILL NOTICE it, then will take note of you if you are a regular. Be prepared to be f'ed in the ass if you go big. I am trying SAL since last Spring and it's mostly a 50/50 ratio for customs. And right now, I managed to do away with them three months in a row.
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Old 2013-02-15, 09:07   Link #4883
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New Asuna PVC but man, they REALLY botched the mouth on this one, and the fact that her nipples appear to be visible through her armor is pretty awkward. I'm still buying it because I collect all things Asuna but I really hope a better PVC comes along soon.

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Old 2013-02-15, 09:23   Link #4884
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Kotobikuya's Asuna was okay but...lacked anything special. Griffon's is a joke...

Goodsmile, Alter...any chance you have one...(as in normal size, Goodsmile's nendo I have pre-ordered)

Saber dress looks decent but I already own a fair few Sabers. Saber seems to be the new Tamaki in figures - there may be no end to her. Have to draw the line.
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Old 2013-02-15, 11:28   Link #4885
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Not just Saber but also Miku. It's like there are no characters in their respective franchise beyond those.
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Old 2013-02-15, 11:43   Link #4886
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Not just Saber but also Miku. It's like there are no characters in their respective franchise beyond those.
Quoted for truth. Miku is basically Good Smile's mascot now. I would actually love to see some less popular JPN Vocaloids as figures, or my dream of a SeeU figure (but no dice because she's Korean?) or Avanna (no chances there).
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Old 2013-02-15, 11:47   Link #4887
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Not just Saber but also Miku. It's like there are no characters in their respective franchise beyond those.
A lot of other TypeMoon characters get a figure or two. But that's about it. Saber gets a new one every time someone puts her in a new outfit. But not Nero. Poor, poor, Nero. She's stuck with only one that's any good, and even that felt off.
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Old 2013-02-15, 12:29   Link #4888
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Didn't Max Factory show off a prototype of an Archer Figma like, a forever ago? What ever happened to that?
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Old 2013-02-15, 13:14   Link #4889
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Don't forget the NGE girls from that never ending line of figures

That's why I still haven't bought a quality Asuka. Why bother, when the next one will be even better?



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Didn't Max Factory show off a prototype of an Archer Figma like, a forever ago? What ever happened to that?
There was a just that one prototype, they never meant it to go on mass production.
Same with the Steins Gate Okabe and Suzuha figmas
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Old 2013-02-15, 13:48   Link #4890
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Didn't Max Factory show off a prototype of an Archer Figma like, a forever ago? What ever happened to that?
Not sure about figmas (or which Archer you're talking about), but the Fate/Zero figures are slowly becoming available for pre-order. I know Rider and Lancer are available at the moment, and I think I saw some low end Assassin on playasia.
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Old 2013-02-15, 14:02   Link #4891
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There was a just that one prototype, they never meant it to go on mass production.
Same with the Steins Gate Okabe and Suzuha figmas
Dammit. Well, Bandai have started making super-posable figures of Fate/ characters (with die-cast metal parts!) so hopefully they'll do Archer. Although those are apparently too big to work with Figmas...

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Not sure about figmas (or which Archer you're talking about), but the Fate/Zero figures are slowly becoming available for pre-order. I know Rider and Lancer are available at the moment, and I think I saw some low end Assassin on playasia.
Fate/stay Night Archer. I don't really buy anything noticeably larger than 1/12 scale due to budget and space issues, so there isn't all that much that really strikes my fancy.

Eh, there's still other stuff I already want anyway.
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Old 2013-02-15, 16:45   Link #4892
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Ugh, another yearly figure I have to buy...
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Old 2013-02-15, 18:46   Link #4893
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New Asuna PVC but man, they REALLY botched the mouth on this one, and the fact that her nipples appear to be visible through her armor is pretty awkward. I'm still buying it because I collect all things Asuna but I really hope a better PVC comes along soon.
Isn't that a kinda wrong perspective?

I mean, I would go with lesser quality only if there was hardly anything available

I mean, I like the Saber character, but no way will I get 'Sader'

(and there are a few others that didn't come out of the mold in a flattering way)

I'm not gonna motivate manufacturers to make good/better figures if I buy everything they offer
In any case I would skip botched creations to save money, so when a really expensive item comes along which I like, I can get it
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Old 2013-02-15, 19:37   Link #4894
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Ugh, another yearly figure I have to buy...
lol? Didn't someone just reveal a figure of her in that exact same costume like a month ago?
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Old 2013-02-15, 20:11   Link #4895
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lol? Didn't someone just reveal a figure of her in that exact same costume like a month ago?
That was the Free-ing verison, this one is GSC.
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Old 2013-02-15, 21:19   Link #4896
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That was the Free-ing verison, this one is GSC.
That they're by companies under the same umbrella in such short time of each other disturbs me. They need to cut down on the miku crack over there lol
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Old 2013-02-16, 05:18   Link #4897
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Isn't that a kinda wrong perspective?
I mean, I would go with lesser quality only if there was hardly anything available
SEGA and Banpresto prize figures are getting better and better in terms of quality. It's perfect for to get a decent figure of a character for a fairly low prize.
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Old 2013-02-16, 09:30   Link #4898
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SEGA and Banpresto prize figures are getting better and better in terms of quality. It's perfect for to get a decent figure of a character for a fairly low prize.
Sure, but that's a discussion about 'when' something is good enough to buy
where availability, taste and financial considerations come into play

I can understand RWBladewing as a collector being a fan of Asuna to try and get all releases though
It has a few 'beauty-flaws', but (luckily) the figure is nowhere near the same category as Sader
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Old 2013-02-16, 17:40   Link #4899
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Griffon is just terrible at faces. It's a fact you have to accept with them. I own over 30 (largely Touhou) because they're the only company doing Touhou figures in any quantity. A few others have done a handful, and even then, some of those aren't great.

Anyway, there will be more/better Asuna figures. I'm waiting for something better to show up. Volks' is the best so far, but after waiting over a year for Nagisa, I won't buy another Volks figure.
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Old 2013-02-17, 09:49   Link #4900
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I'll just add that afaik only Griffon does Touhou figs of characters that are NOT Reimu, Marisa, the EoSD and PCB folks. If there were better figs of UFO girls (example), I'd gladly take them.
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