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Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby NamelessChibi » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:38 am

I remember seeing this before the reset, but I don't remember all the good/bad locations to get Shinkis, only one I really got, save for the usuals like HLJ and Amazon, was Angolz. So basically wondering if this could get restarted again... as well as help people find places where Shinkis aren't being sold at Arm/Leg prices.

---Edit: 10072010
All Links now link directly to Busou Shinki only items, unless they're proxy.

SHOPS
Best:
AmiAmi (Paypal Only)
HLJ
Samurai Toys (ebay)
Anime King DOT Net (ebay)
Hobby Search

Good:
Amazon
Angolz
Himeya Shop (Special Order)
Wonder Online (ebay)
Toy-Wave
Otacute (Selection is completely limited.)
Big Bad Toy Store (All save for Pre-Orders of it's Shinki Selection is gone.)

Mediocre:
Wasabitoys
Plamoya (Expensive, REALLY Expensive)

Bad:

Plague:

PROXY SERVICE
Best:
E-TOYJAPAN (Fast Response and good service, directly tied to Samurai Toys)

Good:
TokyoBuyers (More Varied)
Crescent Shop
EX_Japan (Fast Response)
Shopping Mall Japan
Yokatta Shipping (Expensive, Reliable, Will store and combine multiple orders, Vangelus Approved!)
Celga (Reliable, Poor Internal Communication, Poor Website Care, Slow, Greatest for Auctions)

Mediocre:
Tokyo Hunter (Limiteds Only, Expensive)

Bad:
Goody-Japan (Expensive)

Plague:
TENSO
Rinkya
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Xehn » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:14 pm

HLJ? Good.
Angolz? Good.
Hobby Search? Good.

eBay sellers:
Samurai Toys? Good.
leong_collector? NOT GOOD STAY AWAY FROM AT ALL COSTS RAWR D<
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby waerd » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:18 pm

Angolz: I have had good results from them both times so far

ebay seller: Anime King DOT Net: decent prices and the plus of domestic shipping charges if you are in the US.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Xenosnake » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:40 am

Wasabitoys: Good ^_^ Its the only place I get Shinkis in the Philippines... but you'll have to ask them to get what Shinki you want cause they don't keep a large stock...-_-

I think they do international delivery too I think one member here did.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Caterwaul » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:33 pm

Can anyone tell me anything good/Bad about Tokyohunter? Received a quote for something and...well, I was expecting some markup but not quite that much. How much are people generally getting marked up for Proxy services?
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby SunriZe01 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:15 am

@Xenosnake, Wasabi toys sucks. Their Shinkis doesn't have codes.. Not only that but they charge the shinki full price even without the code! Great Toys Online is the way to go if you want to buy shinkis in the Philippines. The staff is easy to talk to and the manager takes requests on whatever figure you want. Uber friendly and great deals. I bought my Lancamento there and boy do I have no complaints. I also bought my Arnval Tranche there too. Both have codes, same price, mint condition plus a great service! What else do you want?

I recommend Great Toys Online for Shinki purchases for Philippine residents. Oh and they also have many branches. Unlike Wasabi, only located at Green Hills.. But Wasabi toys CAN match up with their figurines too. BUT! Beware of buying Shinkis there. If you guys want to buy Shinkis from there, better ask if they have the code. Cause, buying it full price without the code is just.. Wrong..

Well, that's all. I'll leave the deciding up to you people!

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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Xenosnake » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:10 am

Aw...

Yeah I heard someone bought from wasabi without the code.... But I haven't yet experience any trouble with their Shinkis... except with the YDA I ordered had a missing piece for her stand... I only found a weird twisted black plastic at the package. =3 But I guess its from the manufacturer...

And hey good to see another Filipino here. ^_^
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Blank Page Opera » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:33 am

Caterwaul wrote:Can anyone tell me anything good/Bad about Tokyohunter? Received a quote for something and...well, I was expecting some markup but not quite that much. How much are people generally getting marked up for Proxy services?

I order through a different place, but the markups I've gotten have been around $30 including shipping.

http://www.himeyashop.com is the place I've used to order stuff from Konamistyle.jp. They don't stock Shinkis, but you place a custom order and provide a link of where to buy. I had to pay double shipping though - shipping from Konamistyle to them, then to me. Once they have your custom order link ready, I recommend purchasing right away. The order is available to everyone, and once the link is clicked/ordered, it expires. I think I've had several of my custom orders ordered by other people.

http://stores.ebay.com/wonderonlinestore
Here is another ebay store with good feedback. They have Fubuki and Mizuki...for a bit of $$. I thought I ordered from here before, but no, so its not like I can give a personal recommendation.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby HarukaYuki » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:37 pm

I've ordered a couple of Shinkis, including Mizuki through wonderonline. They're rather reliable, fast shipping, and your standard HKpost markup for shipping. though their prices are sometimes a touch high. >.>

I'd recommend them to anyone that asked, but it doesn't hurt to look around for lower prices.
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Re: Best/Worst Locations to Buy Busou Shinki

Postby Chaos Incarnate » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:30 pm

Hobby Search has good prices, but are EMS only. They are, however, ridiculously fast.
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