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Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby NamelessChibi » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:36 am

Since I had a thread for the Busou Shinki, I got bored and put together one for just general toys. So enjoy.

SHOPS
Good:
HLJ
Amazon
Angolz
Samurai Toys (ebay)
Anime King DOT Net (ebay)
Himeya Shop
Wonder Online (ebay)
Hobby Search
Toy-Wave
Otacute
AmiAmi (Paypal Only for oversea)
Big Bad Toy Store (Will Combine shipping over a Six Month Period.)

Mediocre:
Wasabitoys
Gundam Store and More

Bad:
E2046 (Expensive, Bootlegs, Missing Parts, Forever to Fix Mistakes)
Otaku Fuel (Kind of iffy, May be unable to acquire items)

Plague:
Walter Hobby (Chance of not receiving item after paying)

PROXY SERVICE
Good:
Tokyo Hunter (Limiteds Only, Expensive)
TokyoBuyers (More Varied)
Crescent Shop
EX_Japan (Fast Response)
Shopping Mall Japan
E-TOYJAPAN (Fast Response and good service, directly tied to Samurai Toys)
Yokatta Shipping (Vangelus Approved!)

Mediocre:

Bad:
Goody-Japan (Expensive)

Plague:
TENSO
Rinkya
Walter Hobby (Chance of not receiving item after paying)
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby Xehn » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:15 pm

"bootlegs" in reference to E2046: ALL the resin kits they carry are technically bootlegs, as they're recasts.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby Sonja » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:02 pm

I do almost all my proxy shopping with Shopping Mall Japan. They've got decent rates and can order from websites as well as Y!J. I've never really been in a hurry when ordering from them though, they're probably considered a bit slow.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby halconfenix » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

does anyone knows if www.plamoya.com is a good store?

since i have found there some stuff i can't find anywhere due to be "sold out" or "discontinued".
I have been looking for answers on some review sites and they said its good but i prefer some sort of known experience from here....
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby rantinan » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:41 pm

I am suggesting moving ED2046 into bad. 3 kits in a row missing parts, takes them effing forever to fix up their fuckups.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby NamelessChibi » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:11 am

rantinan wrote:I am suggesting moving ED2046 into bad. 3 kits in a row missing parts, takes them effing forever to fix up their fuckups.


That is pretty bad actually. List adjusted.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby NamelessChibi » Thu May 13, 2010 2:11 am

Updated the list, Finally.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby Hylian Pirate » Mon May 31, 2010 1:46 pm

Does anyone have any experience with Otaku Fuel? I have just become royally screwed regarding Figma Rider, but Google Shopping directed me there. They seem decently priced, and I doubt Google would steer me wrong, but it never hurts to double-check, right?

Edit: Placed my order, but it's apparently a pre-order (ships from California) and won't ship until at least July 30... If no one else gives any input I'll report back then.

Edit 2: I have been refunded... I wasn't swindled, but this still doesn't make me happy... I guess it's back to refreshing AmiAmi and HLJ for Figma Rider...
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby NamelessChibi » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:53 pm

Hylian Pirate wrote:Does anyone have any experience with Otaku Fuel? I have just become royally screwed regarding Figma Rider, but Google Shopping directed me there. They seem decently priced, and I doubt Google would steer me wrong, but it never hurts to double-check, right?

Edit: Placed my order, but it's apparently a pre-order (ships from California) and won't ship until at least July 30... If no one else gives any input I'll report back then.

Edit 2: I have been refunded... I wasn't swindled, but this still doesn't make me happy... I guess it's back to refreshing AmiAmi and HLJ for Figma Rider...

I listed Otaku Fuel as bad as they were unable to procure something you pre-ordered, though they did refund you. The fact they are unreliable in this one instance brings into question their ability to acquire pre-orderable items. Unless someone else can give anymore input, that is my ruling on their position.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Toys Online

Postby Vagabond Elf » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:57 pm

No entry for BBTS? Or am I just blind? They aren't always cheapest, but shipping (at least across the border) is pretty good, and their selection and pile of Loot feature makes them very convenient.
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