Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby AngelicStarseed » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:39 am

It's unfortunate for me that everything listed on the first page is sold out : (
I found out about busou shinkis too late! I can't find them anywhere. Only places I can find them are selling them for over 200 USD! Ridiculous : (
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Caterwaul » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:54 am

Yeah, the secondary market for Shinkis is kinda silly ATM.
Your best bet is Mandarake and Amiami's used section, but certain Shinkis are so high priced they might as well not be listed.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Klinkin » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:59 am

If you look around, there are plenty of Shinki available for more reasonable prices (though do be sure to read about EX sets and such before buying). It's really only the more popular sets (Arnval and Strarf, the Valkyries, etc) and exclusive repaints that run that high. Many of the older sets are available (albeit usually used), especially the less-popular ones (though they tend to be more love-them-or-hate-them, such as Wave 4 or Light Armors). Also, Wave 5 saw a re-release about a year ago, so Eukrante and Ianeria should be more reasonably-priced, too. Unfortunately, you're likely going to have to risk eBay for any of these.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby NEETfreak » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:52 pm

For some reason Hobbylink Japan has some Busou Shinkis in stock, marked for a december release. If it wasn't such bad timing and so unexpected I would buy one for myself.

http://www.hlj.com/product/MDW16046

http://www.hlj.com/product/MDW16047
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Caterwaul » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:11 pm

NEETfreak wrote:For some reason Hobbylink Japan has some Busou Shinkis in stock, marked for a december release. If it wasn't such bad timing and so unexpected I would buy one for myself.

http://www.hlj.com/product/MDW16046

http://www.hlj.com/product/MDW16047

...Huh. Has anyone seen these up for prerelease anywhere else?
I dont think I've ever seen Dengeki specials up for sale anywhere but their own sites.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Shiaoran » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:41 pm

This is really a first. How weird.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby star » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:18 pm

I find it very strange but at the same time, these 2 girls have been popping up all over mandrake as well, I suppose it is rather nice to see them someplace new, I am so tempted to buy another Ianeira now, is 4 to many? LOL
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Shikaze » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:14 pm

Odd thing... they're released with Ascii Media Works as manufacturer, when it's usually Konami doing the release. Did Konami sell the entire franchise for the anime while we weren't looking ?
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby star » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:37 pm

Shikaze wrote:Odd thing... they're released with Ascii Media Works as manufacturer, when it's usually Konami doing the release. Did Konami sell the entire franchise for the anime while we weren't looking ?

what? why would they do that though?
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Rentan » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:58 pm

Recently got into shinki so been buying a ton recently. From Jungle, AmiAmi, Angolz, BBTS, and various amazon/ebay sellers. All seem fairly legit and credible so it seems a bit pointless to leave individual reviews on them. (I am in impressed with jungles' stock, it gets updated very fequantly). But all shinki I bought were in great condition (although Samurai Toys were pretty slow shipping).

There was one specific amazon seller I was very hesitant about. They are called Japan Dream. They literally had no reviews at the time and they were selling pretty rare shinki at pretty nice prices. I ended up getting a Brand New Arnval Tempesta (Full Arms ed.) for around $120 I believe. Where any place else was $300+.

My worries was for not, my tempesta came quickly, packaged well, and brand new as promised. So anyone who feel hesistant about Japan Dream; dont be. They are pretty legit.
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