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Old 2007-05-12, 15:30   Link #601
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i notice people here order from hlj.com a lot, is there a particluar reason? like price/reliability?
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Old 2007-05-12, 16:17   Link #602
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i notice people here order from hlj.com a lot, is there a particluar reason? like price/reliability?
both ~ imo its one of the best places to get figures :3 hasnt failed me once (besides that time where every fate chan was out of stock )
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Old 2007-05-12, 16:23   Link #603
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i notice people here order from hlj.com a lot, is there a particluar reason? like price/reliability?

Yes to both question.

1. The price is obviously better since HLJ is base in Japan. You still have to pay shipping but if you do mulit-item orders then the shipping spreads around and it will cost less per Figure.

2. Reliable, It is located in japan so what they are selling are not Bootlegs but the real thing and not bootlegs. Which you can't be sure of if you buy form a story in the US or on Ebay.

3. Since they are closer to the source, your pre-orders are more likely to get fill then with a company in the US.

EX: http://www.hlj.com/product/ORC60008

The White Ignis has limited Run of 2000 figures. who do you think is more likely to fill you order. HLJ or your local hobby shop?

4. The site is in english and base in Japan.
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Old 2007-05-12, 18:01   Link #604
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hmmm Hitomi-chin .. ¤___¤

Yet she's still not as slubberish as Sonsaku Hakufu. ^^
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Old 2007-05-12, 18:55   Link #605
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De only thing I don't like about HLJ is that they're sometimes slow with pics

US based shops mostly carry the popular titles and I'm still paying VAT over the item
and shipping -which is more costly than SAL from Japan- ordering there
and being in Europe most shops that have a large catalog try to screw me over 100% profit
(example: Kanu HLJ -vs- Kanu Belgium)

So far HLJ hasn't let me down yet
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Old 2007-05-13, 01:07   Link #606
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oh wow! had a browse around on there, the shipping prices dont rape your wallet/credtcard so much as other places!
one thing though... why is it that almost everything i look at/interested in buying seem to be out of stock? especially all the good quality max factory stuff
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Old 2007-05-13, 04:53   Link #607
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PVCs aren't as bad as my artbooks (unless ur getting something large than those 1/7th scale). Those are terrible expensive if you're ordering from Jp Amazon. They don't offer standard shipping cause it has no tracking, so you have to get premium service now. My 2 artbooks added up to about 4300yen plus like 3100 yen shipping.
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Old 2007-05-13, 07:18   Link #608
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oh wow! had a browse around on there, the shipping prices dont rape your wallet/credtcard so much as other places!
one thing though... why is it that almost everything i look at/interested in buying seem to be out of stock? especially all the good quality max factory stuff
My guess is that most, if not all, of the figures are fairly limited in run count. Not so bad like "out of 1000" or something, but re-issues seem to be fairly rare. Once the stock is gone from the manufacturer and HLJ is out also, it'll be hard to get more unless someone does a return.

I had some great experiences with HLJ also - even when ordering from Japan also - and they have been very helpful. Prices... Well, they are essentially the MSRPs, so you don't normally get the discounts you might get from an actual store or Amazon.jp, but sometimes, it can't be helped, IMHO. Amazon's listings are almost always in Japanese, for one thing.

/me needs to take some photos of the B-Club "Lunamaria Hawke" polystone figure...
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Old 2007-05-13, 11:24   Link #609
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When I first started browsing HLJ (back in '97-something), most stuff I was interested was
also "Discontinued"
as time passes the chances to aquire items grow I guess
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Old 2007-05-14, 10:36   Link #610
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Took some yuukanaria pics last saturday, one of my favorite figurine! moe! moe!







you can see more and get the larger version (1600x1200) from my blog
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Old 2007-05-20, 09:50   Link #611
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I like the pose but i didn't like the hairline. The Hair is very important in decision to get a Figure or not.
Recieved the Alter Saber this weekend, the hairline (if it's the seams you mean)
aren't as bad as it looks in the pics from HLJ
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Old 2007-05-20, 19:16   Link #612
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Here are some of my more recent additions:

Komaki Manaka (http://www.hlj.com/product/GSC96251)

Azusagawa Tsukino (http://www.hlj.com/product/HAP80393)
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Old 2007-05-22, 01:11   Link #613
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Here are some of my more recent additions:

Komaki Manaka (http://www.hlj.com/product/GSC96251)

Azusagawa Tsukino (http://www.hlj.com/product/HAP80393)
Isn't that Tsukino, Yakitate Japan! PVC a like really recent released PVC? And it's already discontinued? Man, that's just like the Demonbane: Al Azif 1/8 PVC. It's already discontinued already too. It had a 6 month life span ^_^
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Old 2007-05-22, 15:58   Link #614
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Isn't that Tsukino, Yakitate Japan! PVC a like really recent released PVC? And it's already discontinued? Man, that's just like the Demonbane: Al Azif 1/8 PVC. It's already discontinued already too. It had a 6 month life span ^_^
Or Kotobukiya's Nayuki and Ayu figures... they were out for like two months before I saw the discontinued status next to them. What the crap? T_T

I'll find them somewhere. I swear it!
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Old 2007-05-22, 16:16   Link #615
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Recieved the Alter Saber this weekend, the hairline (if it's the seams you mean)
aren't as bad as it looks in the pics from HLJ
Got any pics?

New Orders:

http://www.hobbystock.jp/item/view/HBY-GCF-00001091

http://www.hobbystock.jp/item/view/HBY-GCF-00001075
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Old 2007-05-22, 19:08   Link #616
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Got any pics?
Sorry, camera crapped out on me

Somehow I figured when seeing this Character the first time that it would
definitely appeal to you
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Old 2007-05-28, 12:06   Link #617
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Ugh. I think I just saw a record in discontinued goods, though it doesn't surprise me now that I think about it. Yujin's Suigintou figure was released this month and is already gone. I wonder exactly how many were actually made - it does say "Limited Edition". Phooey. I wanted something darker-looking for my collection. Now I have to scour other sites and eBay.
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Old 2007-05-30, 04:53   Link #618
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Isn't that Tsukino, Yakitate Japan! PVC a like really recent released PVC? And it's already discontinued? Man, that's just like the Demonbane: Al Azif 1/8 PVC. It's already discontinued already too. It had a 6 month life span ^_^
Yes that's right! I ordered it about a month after pre-orders became available.

Wasn't anywhere near as bad as Maxfactory Haruhi and Shiranui Mai though!

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Nice to see a figure other than Haruhi/Mikuru/Yuki for a change.

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Old 2007-05-30, 23:40   Link #619
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Got this PVC, took me a while to find it. It's rather low in quantity ^_^.

Plus it has such a sexy pose too, lots of lingerie too ^_^ (well no garter and such, frills, etc) . You can never find a PVC like this, the pose is different from the usuals, and they don't really come with clothings as revealing as hers
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Old 2007-05-31, 04:14   Link #620
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