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Old 2014-06-14, 10:42   Link #5321
Tasuke Shichiri
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Such a coincidence considering your Mikuru's avatar and sign. But my anime fandom has also raised and decline since the beginning and last of Haruhi.

indeed,many would likely claim that Asahina-chan was a singularly annoying early trailblazer
for many of today's common Anime tropes that tend to get older fans' noses
rather severely out of joint, and, i'd probably have to agree with them on most points, on the basis of honest logic.

that in mind, Asahina-chan has long-since become my favorite female Anime character, against all rhyme and reason even, logic be quite damned.
i somehow instantly took an affection to her when i first came across the character back around '07 or so.
by now, however the general fondness has long since blossomed into a full scale love for her as my one and only.

her crybaby tendencies can get to be a little much at times,. -i'll grant you that-
but no one is perfect, and her general helplessness tends to appeal strongly
to my barbaric, old-fashioned, outdated chauvinistic cavalier side.

in any case, i hear that her seemingly defenseless, benign nature
is something of a put-on in order to appease Haruhi Suzumiya,
so i believe i can pretend, with at least some modest degree of canonical credibility,
that my Miku would be the sort of woman that is plenty self-sufficient and capable,
yet seems to greatly enjoy the largely outdated romance of being a gentle, mild-mannered woman
with a good man always beside her to be ever cherished, protected and supported by.

all in all, YMMV and all that important factoring firmly in mind, Mikuru-chan is just simply too blasted Huggable and Precious
for me to ever forsake, and i know for a fact there is a considerably agile mind gong on in there as well, despite all evidence to the contrary...
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Old 2014-06-14, 17:27   Link #5322
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Wow, it's nostagic...

I don't even remember what is that manga about, but i can recognise the suit immediately:

Btw, words are Kotobukiya already making an alternative version of Olivia:



Twin tail with red body armour suit... Aggghhhh....how can they get so precise on my fetish....
CCG EXPO 2014 limited exclusive. this shall be a trial for your wallet~
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Old 2014-06-14, 19:19   Link #5323
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CCG EXPO 2014 limited exclusive. this shall be a trial for your wallet~
Aghhh....

No chance for me then because:
  • exclusive means gonna be really overpriced
  • it's in a month time, means they haven't fixed the base issues
  • in China? Will be a battle to find a real one amongst the fake (and they already got a fake Olivia version which looks pretty OK actually (50$))
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Old 2014-06-14, 23:49   Link #5324
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A couple of questions

A) Anyone know a site for merchandise other than AMI-AMI ?

B)It's silly, but is there a way to search for eBay to see if ONE seller have two items I seek (example : Nendoroid Houki, Nendoroid Yoshino)

C)Speaking of eBay, legit or bootleg ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Good-Smile-N...item3ce28dceff
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Old 2014-06-15, 02:31   Link #5325
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A couple of questions

A) Anyone know a site for merchandise other than AMI-AMI ?

B)It's silly, but is there a way to search for eBay to see if ONE seller have two items I seek (example : Nendoroid Houki, Nendoroid Yoshino)

C)Speaking of eBay, legit or bootleg ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Good-Smile-N...item3ce28dceff
The list is (but not limited to):
  • Hobbysearch
  • Mandarake
  • Hobbylink Japan
  • Toylet
  • Kid Nemo Company
  • Figure Haven
  • Jlist

On ebay search, sorry don't use ebay =/

On that other seller, he seems to be genuine (based on the goods he sold, the buyers comments, feedback toward another, etc). BUT he had so few comment and feedback that it does pose a risk. Avoid it if you only want to save 5-10% or so. But if you really really want to buy it, i suggests exchange a few email first
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Old 2014-06-15, 08:57   Link #5326
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Generally speaking, AMI AMI and HobbySearch are rather good for covering, right ?
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Old 2014-06-15, 09:32   Link #5327
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When I used to buy from eBay, for the larger more expensive figurines, I always go for Japanese sellers with good feedback, and items that are not priced insanely cheap because if it's too good to be true, it probably is a fake.

But feedback isn't foolproof. I've seen many obvious bootleg items, but the sellers have tons of positive feedback, and the only negative feedback is for stuff like not receiving items or slow delivery.

And for small prize figurines, I've bought from a few Hong Kong sellers, and as fas as I can tell, the items were not bootlegs.

With so many other options available, I wouldn't bother with eBay anymore.
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Old 2014-06-15, 10:02   Link #5328
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Yes, but what to do if I want to purchase an out-of-stock figurine (such as the Snow Miku Strawberry)
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Old 2014-06-15, 10:39   Link #5329
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I heard the way to go is either risking on ebay, or camp on Amiami pre-owned

Heard they said just keep refreshing the site at 5 or 6pm Japan time daily or weekly, or something like that.



PS: is it a good idea to use unregistered SAL for cheap pre-owned figure? I means for those that worth $50 or so include shipping. Going by air will cost an extra $10, which is an extra 20%... Would it gonna be high risk of damaging?
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Old 2014-06-15, 11:11   Link #5330
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I'd suggest never using unregistered SAL for anything. Registered, perhaps, but I'll personally never use unregistered again.
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Old 2014-06-15, 13:44   Link #5331
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I'd suggest never using unregistered SAL for anything. Registered, perhaps, but I'll personally never use unregistered again.
I see....

Got something damaged?

The registered SAL won't ship here, so the only other option is air package =/
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Old 2014-06-15, 14:43   Link #5332
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Does that one sounds ''less fakey'' ?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Nendoroid-Sno...item1c33859f75
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Old 2014-06-16, 07:13   Link #5333
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I see....

Got something damaged?

The registered SAL won't ship here, so the only other option is air package =/
Had the side of the box cut open, the contents removed, and then resealed.
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Old 2014-06-16, 07:26   Link #5334
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Had the side of the box cut open, the contents removed, and then resealed.
Wow...
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Wow...

Correct decision. Thank, mate. I think i will just shell out the extra $10 or so from now on

How much did you lose that time?
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Old 2014-06-16, 08:44   Link #5335
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I think it was like $40 worth. Not as bad as it could have been, but still enough to make me never go unregistered SAL again.
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Old 2014-06-16, 11:08   Link #5336
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Afters tons of soulsearching, I found THE perfect option for Nendoroid display

(The resolution is atrocious, it was done with a webcam and I have obviously zero skill in photography)

Overall...

http://imgur.com/N7M3R1h


Small box...
http://imgur.com/N7M3R1h

Larger box...

http://imgur.com/YqzUSVK

The small box fits neatly a Nendoroid, but some with fancy haircuts may have trouble fitting in

Bought there...
http://www.containerstore.com/shop/c...uctId=10001593
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Old 2014-06-16, 13:29   Link #5337
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Good idea!

You might want to consider adding some backgrounds to them though

I have similar displays for some of my trading figs and the background image definitely creates a better scenery for them

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Old 2014-06-16, 14:24   Link #5338
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Shipping cost will be $35 to here.... To add on the insult, they used inch and feet on size measurement, which is basically moon language for me


And i can't find anything remotely similar around here, so tough luck

Either way you need an impressive book case to make it looks nice in the first place...
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Old 2014-06-16, 15:15   Link #5339
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The bookshelves themselves are 80$ stuff I bought at a reno store, so they are not very impressive indeed (but maybe you mean the books ?)
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Old 2014-06-16, 15:15   Link #5340
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Shipping cost will be $35 to here.... To add on the insult, they used inch and feet on size measurement, which is basically moon language for me
An inch is 2.54 cm, while a foot is 30.48 cm.

Imperial to metric converters are easy to come by online.
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