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suiton629 2013-11-25 07:54

Gundam Planet, $300.99
http://www.gundamplanet.com/pg-zgmf-...om-gundam.html

That's roughly 222.68€.

I think that would've been the cheapest route. They're based in New Jersey which is right by the coast of the east coast of the US. Very close to JFK Airport which I presume is where they'd send their overseas shipping. And orders over $85 is FREE ground shipping.

Currently they are sold out in the online store, but they might actually have 1 or 2 more in stock at their store location. I know some companies do that. They'll list things and have like 1 or 2 on the side to sell at their store (offline).

That's how I bought the MG 00 Raiser Trans Am a few years ago from GG Infinite. I paid a hefty price on that one, but it was worth it to complete my MG 00 series collection.

Give them an email at:
http://www.gundamplanet.com/contacts/

Or maybe you could've gotten lucky through eBay?

Appel 2013-11-25 11:43

That's 222.68€ without shipping though. And there is no way that they are gonna give me free shipping from the US to Germany :P So we would get a lot closer to 320€ again.

No matter how you look at it, here in Europe you are in a really shitty position to buy these models.

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-25 11:47

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4921525)
That's 222.68€ without shipping though. And there is no way that they are gonna give me free shipping from the US to Germany :P So we would get a lot closer to 320€ again.

No matter how you look at it, here in Europe you are in a really shitty position to buy these models.

Man that's rough... and I thought my country had it bad. :(

All the more satisfying when you complete it though, hope it went smoothly, and you can get a cheaper ways to get them.:D

EDIT: Finally, the last gunpla of this month is almost complete, just need to work with the backpack and basic coating. Akatsuki is BEAUTIFUL!

suiton629 2013-11-25 12:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4921525)
That's 222.68 without shipping though. And there is no way that they are gonna give me free shipping from the US to Germany :P So we would get a lot closer to 320 again.

No matter how you look at it, here in Europe you are in a really shitty position to buy these models.

:uhoh:
Well I guess I'm spoiled then with big guys like GG Infinite, Gundam Planet, Robots 4 Less, Amazon, eBay, ModelGrade, AnimeKing, Gundam Store & More, etc being all based in the US.

You know, if you had a relative living in the US, maybe you could ship it all to them, and if you visit them you can take it all back with you to prevent customs time/fees and then you could pay your relative some cash or something for the trouble?

Regardless, I guess for people living in Europe, your options are limited. But I know of some people that live in the UK and Italy that have no trouble at all buying kits, some from local hobby shops, and others from local eBay sellers.

Shinobi2013 2013-11-25 13:02

Mine also have three sources to get Gunpla faster, cheaper or rare ones.

One is not only accepts gunplas but also model kits from other brands from Rainbowten.jp, usually arrive five days and we will meet up in the usual place, my gripe is that he usually charge the same price as the SRP(depends on a certain kit) from the official distributor of Gunpla which is pricier.

Second is the same as the second one but the source is from Hongkong and much cheaper, only gripe is the estimation of arrival are usually 3 weeks or 1 month but still I order from him if I'm not really in a hurry:heh:

Third is from a specialty toy/figure store that sells not only gunpla but also TF toys, SHfiguarts, Robot Damashii, anime figures, etc. and their gunplas are still much cheaper than SRP, I only buy from them if they have a certain gunpla that I'm looking for in stock.

I still buy some gunplas from official distributor if I'm willing to buy in such price more especially HG, the price of their MGs are terribly high and almost double the price from the gray market 0_0 If I'm going to buy MG kits I'll rather buy either from the three sources above.

Appel 2013-11-25 13:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4921551)
:uhoh:
Well I guess I'm spoiled then with big guys like GG Infinite, Gundam Planet, Robots 4 Less, Amazon, eBay, ModelGrade, AnimeKing, Gundam Store & More, etc being all based in the US.

You know, if you had a relative living in the US, maybe you could ship it all to them, and if you visit them you can take it all back with you to prevent customs time/fees and then you could pay your relative some cash or something for the trouble?

Regardless, I guess for people living in Europe, your options are limited. But I know of some people that live in the UK and Italy that have no trouble at all buying kits, some from local hobby shops, and others from local eBay sellers.

I don't see how spending 600-1000 bucks for a ticket to the US and then getting all those packages back to Germany would make this less expensive or more convenient XD

suiton629 2013-11-25 13:59

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4921605)
I don't see how spending 600-1000 bucks for a ticket to the US and then getting all those packages back to Germany would make this less expensive or more convenient XD

Well I'm saying not to do this intentionally unless he owns a Gundam and can go Trans-Am to America whenever he wants.

I'm saying like if he has friends and or family that lives in the US, when he visits, he could just also take back the GunPla back home. I have family living outside of the US, and they'll often ask me or my family living in the US to buy stuff here so that when they're leaving after their visit, they can bring it back their home.

2 birds 1 stone kind of a thing. :D

firefox 2013-11-25 15:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4921525)
That's 222.68€ without shipping though. And there is no way that they are gonna give me free shipping from the US to Germany :P So we would get a lot closer to 320€ again.

No matter how you look at it, here in Europe you are in a really shitty position to buy these models.


Europe is not the best place to live when it comes to action figures or models, regardless if they are US or japanese in origin.


BTW if there is anybody in Europe interested i'm selling my (unbuild of course) MG Zeta 3 2.0 " white unicorn (limited edition)" for a very affordable price. Don't have the time to build it.

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-11-25 15:25

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Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4921658)
Europe is not the best place to live when it comes to action figures or models, regardless if they are US or japanese in origin.


BTW if there is anybody in Europe interested i'm selling my (unbuild of course) MG Zeta 3 2.0 " white unicorn (limited edition)" for a very affordable price. Don't have the time to build it.

How much would you want for it?

Appel 2013-11-25 15:28

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Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4921658)
Europe is not the best place to live when it comes to action figures or models, regardless if they are US or japanese in origin.

Very true.

I just finished spraypaining the inner frame pieces. One can was exactly enough, I was a little nervous about that...
The Tamiya gold looks nice, first time I used it. It's not too shiny and not too dull.
As for the quality (it is a knockoff afterall), everything feels nice and solid and looks like it was molded very well. It's a little shocking how good the quality is.

But as for the first impressions of the kit itself... It is obvious that Bandai wanted to cut some corners here and there. There are a few particular places where they used stickers that kind of disappoint me. But I will judge that properly after I have built it :P

firefox 2013-11-25 15:49

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4921671)
How much would you want for it?

50 (shipping excluded)

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-11-25 15:55

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Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4921691)
50 (shipping excluded)

No sorry, I have build the regular Zeta already, it isn't worth another 50 for me, IMHO^^

Knight-of-Gold 2013-11-25 15:57

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4921362)
Regardless. It was still an extra expense.
I would've checked local hobby shops and gotten it there or at least order online from a site that is based in your country.

They dont sell fake gunpla in stores in germany, never mind legit gunpla.
Its even a rarity to have gunpla in the country at all.

Sworra 2013-11-25 15:59

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4921671)
How much would you want for it?

I would go into a bidding war but you can have it..

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4921673)
Very true.

I just finished spraypaining the inner frame pieces. One can was exactly enough, I was a little nervous about that...
The Tamiya gold looks nice, first time I used it. It's not too shiny and not too dull.
As for the quality (it is a knockoff afterall), everything feels nice and solid and looks like it was molded very well. It's a little shocking how good the quality is.

But as for the first impressions of the kit itself... It is obvious that Bandai wanted to cut some corners here and there. There are a few particular places where they used stickers that kind of disappoint me. But I will judge that properly after I have built it :P

Pics, lots of Pics.. :) I hope you are having a blast with it.

suiton629 2013-11-25 16:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4921691)
50 (shipping excluded)

Try listing it on eBay.

suiton629 2013-11-25 17:53

http://youtu.be/d_96yVRe1oU

Look what I got. Yes. I made 1 exception to my MG + RG only rule. =P

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-26 02:45

http://s23.postimg.org/nuropr3fv/1385391206985.jpg
Ewwwww

Anyway, with that G-Savior appear there's a chance (albeit small one) that kits might appear, knowing bandai it's probably not a remold though. :p

Skye629 2013-11-26 03:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeroXSEED (Post 4922146)
http://s23.postimg.org/nuropr3fv/1385391206985.jpg
Ewwwww

Anyway, with that G-Savior appear there's a chance (albeit small one) that kits might appear, knowing bandai it's probably not a remold though. :p

I actually wont be surprised if it got a HGUC for the All Gundam Project, the design actually is not that bad if you view the correct/better linearts. Its appearance actually was no bad (especially with the modern animation and drawings with no CG bullshit) and quite unexpected actually.

If it does get a release, it definitely will be built from scratch, its one and only HG kit is about 15 years old by now

Skye629 2013-11-26 03:36

Srry ppl, but the wings are still gonna be blue, after all, thats the color of Plavsky Particles

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firefox 2013-11-26 03:41

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4921694)
No sorry, I have build the regular Zeta already, it isn't worth another 50 for me, IMHO^^

Well it's a fair price, it's exactly what i paid for it when it came out. If anybody is interested, they can just PM me.

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-26 04:22

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4922180)
Srry ppl, but the wings are still gonna be blue, after all, thats the color of Plavsky Particles

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BANDAAAAAIIIIII!!!:frustrated:


You son of a-

firefox 2013-11-26 04:45

Angel strike? NO thanks, there are limits. I preferred the first episodes when it was just skill and not again the stupid newtype/miracle brol.

Providenceangle 2013-11-26 08:22

This looks pretty good. The dog gimmick is kinda weird... Still pretty cool.
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suiton629 2013-11-26 08:23

So I guess the new Star Build Strike is like Build Strike + Strike Freedom + Wing Zero Custom? O_O

Shinobi2013 2013-11-26 08:27

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4922174)
I actually wont be surprised if it got a HGUC for the All Gundam Project, the design actually is not that bad if you view the correct/better linearts. Its appearance actually was no bad (especially with the modern animation and drawings with no CG bullshit) and quite unexpected actually.

If it does get a release, it definitely will be built from scratch, its one and only HG kit is about 15 years old by now

The G-Savior kit used in the show must be the old kit, the show itself was not only promoting newer releases or incoming gunpla kits but also old kits as well, that quite explain why some rare or out of production kits has been restock lately like the G-Unit series, Silhouette Formula kits(Still thinking to get the 1/100 RXF91 Gundam and Neo Gundam), Gundam Sentinel kits, etc. etc . Even Hobby no Toriko has recently got a 1/144 G-Saviour, meaning Bandai has just restock that obscure kit.

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-11-26 09:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4922183)
Well it's a fair price, it's exactly what i paid for it when it came out. If anybody is interested, they can just PM me.

Don't get me wrong, it IS a good price, but I actually have and build the Original 2.0 twice already. Paying 50 again for a kit I already purchased twice isn't worth it for me

suiton629 2013-11-26 11:47

Does the SD 00 Qan[t] comes with the Condenser pieces for SD 00 Raiser?

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-26 11:58

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4922472)
Does the SD 00 Qan[t] comes with the Condenser pieces for SD 00 Raiser?

Doesn't seems to be the case here

suiton629 2013-11-26 12:05

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Originally Posted by ZeroXSEED (Post 4922480)
Doesn't seems to be the case here

http://youtu.be/k4KjbfYA_gc?t=8m13s

From 8 min 13 second into the video, Prime92 shows the SD parts that I think was from the SD 00 Qan[t]?

Is this like a limited first time run or something?

Shinobi2013 2013-11-26 12:15

I checked on dalong and the condenser parts is on the same sprues as the head, arms, legs, v fin parts so it safe to say that it does included on the SD 00 Qan[T] kit not as limited.

suiton629 2013-11-26 13:15

Thanks.

So anyone actually planning to get the MGs or SDs from Build Fighter?

~Destiny~ 2013-11-26 14:49

Sooooo guys. I just received my MB Exia in the mail. This thing is AMAZING. Everything from paint job to proportions look so good! The price tag on metal builds are pretty steep, but personally, after having it in your hands, you just kinda forget about all that. It's just so beautiful :T_T:

Really looking forward to Exia R1 now

suiton629 2013-11-26 14:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Destiny~ (Post 4922579)
Sooooo guys. I just received my MB Exia in the mail. This thing is AMAZING. Everything from paint job to proportions look so good! The price tag on metal builds are pretty steep, but personally, after having it in your hands, you just kinda forget about all that. It's just so beautiful :T_T:

Really looking forward to Exia R1 now

I wouldn't buy Metal Builds. Too expensive, but will admit that the quality must be awesome. I prefer MGs mostly because:

a. I'm building it
b. the gimmicks & details

Knight-of-Gold 2013-11-26 15:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Destiny~ (Post 4922579)
Sooooo guys. I just received my MB Exia in the mail. This thing is AMAZING. Everything from paint job to proportions look so good! The price tag on metal builds are pretty steep, but personally, after having it in your hands, you just kinda forget about all that. It's just so beautiful :T_T:

Really looking forward to Exia R1 now

I got that feeling too when I bought the Robot Damashii Xi gundam.
Over $100 but its definitely one of my favourite gundam purchases, even if its only around 1/144 scale.

suiton629 2013-11-26 15:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knight-of-Gold (Post 4922611)
I got that feeling too when I bought the Robot Damashii Xi gundam.
Over $100 but its definitely one of my favourite gundam purchases, even if its only around 1/144 scale.

Damashii I still don't get why people collect those. They're overpriced, roughly 1/144 scale action figures.

And besides, the details you get with MGs completely blow Damashii out of the water.

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-11-26 15:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4922613)
Damashii I still don't get why people collect those. They're overpriced, roughly 1/144 scale action figures.

And besides, the details you get with MGs completely blow Damashii out of the water.

Says someone who buys overpriced online exclusives :eyebrow:

kakakka 2013-11-26 15:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knight-of-Gold (Post 4922611)
I got that feeling too when I bought the Robot Damashii Xi gundam.
Over $100 but its definitely one of my favourite gundam purchases, even if its only around 1/144 scale.

I have the Wing Zero TV. Looks fantastic on display.

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-11-26 15:35

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Originally Posted by kakakka (Post 4922619)
I have the Wing Zero TV. Looks fantastic on display.

The Wing figures are pretty great from what I've seen. I only have the Wing Gundam EW and the Tallgeese and I simply love them :D Would like to get Zero and Epyon someday^^

~Destiny~ 2013-11-26 15:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knight-of-Gold (Post 4922611)
I got that feeling too when I bought the Robot Damashii Xi gundam.
Over $100 but its definitely one of my favourite gundam purchases, even if its only around 1/144 scale.

It's definitely that honeymoon phase :heh:

I was actually on the fence about the RD Xi, but decided against it. I dont like the lack of panel lining on white RD figures:p

kakakka 2013-11-26 16:09

I always get that feeling when I buy something I like, but can't right away due to being stingy with money. On my mind, there's the RG Destiny and MG Epyon. I just could not stop looking at them once built and on display.

The RD Wing Zero TV is detailed for panel lining, even the inside of the wings. But not as detailed as the old HG of course.

Quote:

Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4922625)
The Wing figures are pretty great from what I've seen. I only have the Wing Gundam EW and the Tallgeese and I simply love them :D Would like to get Zero and Epyon someday^^

I also wanted to buy the RD Epyon, but I might get RD Deathscythe H TV instead. But not right now.


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