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SengokuGensuiSengokuGensuiIl y a 2 ansLoot
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Hello again MFC,

It has been a while since I wrote something, but I'll try to do my best!
So, since the "Introduction and my collections" post that I'm planning to write is being pushed back again and again due to post office problems (more of that at the end), I thought I'd write this mini haul, because I want to write SOMETHING.
So my five latest arrivals includes four figures and three custom made risers. I'll be presenting them in the order of arrival.
First we have, from MegaHouse high priestess line, grail ITEM #113941, Chie Satonaka from Persona 4!

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Lately, it seems that for some reason Manda insist on taping two clear envelops to their boxes, and put one formal form in each. I really don't have a clue as to why they are not inserting them both in the same envelop like AmiAmi, and it does not matter. What is matter is that fSteak! is here... And she is soooooo cute... :3

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She is my most expensive figure thus far, with a record of 15K without shipping. I know some of you will point out and laugh "lol Who is this noob? I'm spending that amount just for the shipping fee of my monthly order!", but it is what it is. Actually I'm really sorry for not ordering her a year ago, when there were a bunch of them at different Manda branches for 11K...
Luckily though, customs didn't get a grip on me this time. One can reasonably ask how she escaped customs, being so high-priced, and giving that customs have stopped every tax-owed package of mine lately. Well, I believe that is due to the fact that I had her be sent to my father's address. It's not an exact experiment, but I now more confident that customs have marked me as a serial buyer. Well enough of that, let us release her from her plastic prison! Come on, what am I waiting for?!

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Chie is my favorite female character from Persona 4, and I'm really loving the fact that MegaHouse included the option to revert her to her summer uniform, as I think it really fits her. BTW, Persona 4 is such a great game, I recommend it to all of you! Some of the options to choose from while playing are plain hilarious! XD And the plot has more than one twist! O: I was introduced to the game by my Umaru-ish friend (She IS resembling Umaru! And is the reason why I ordered the Umaru Nendo). I had such a great time playing it with her... Ohhh, memories...

Well, carrying on! Next item which arrived at my doorstep (Well not technically at my doorstep, but to The Old Hag's doorstep, aka to the postal unit) is MegaHouse P.O.P Sailing again line, ITEM #269716, Koala from One Piece:

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Not much to write here, she's a quite simple and very cute figure. I saw some people mentioning imperfections upon their receiving of her, I didn't find any. Luck or my aged eyes? I guess I'll never know.
Next stuff to arrive is some custom made risers I ordered for my P.O.P Sengoku, ITEM #157021, and P.O.P Moria, ITEM #91363. I designed them myself, and found a perspex cutting shop which takes orders near my residence. The result is:

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For those of you who know the structure of the P.O.P bases, they are exactly in the shape of the base but smaller, such that they fit the inside of the base perfectly. I'm planning on ordering more for other figures. The were fairly expensive, about 2500 yen each, but it's a small price for an exact match for my needs. Here is how it looks:

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Next in line is the perfect, sexy, and beautiful, MegaHouse's P.O.P Limited Edition Nami Ver. BB, ITEM #307129 ~ <3
An interesting story I had with her - since it was my first PRE-order of an exclusive item, I didn't know what to expect. In the past, I bought a few released Limited Edition P.O.Ps from Nippon Yasan, but for some reason they took their time in adding BB Nami to their site. So, being the noob I am, I was panicking that I would miss pre-orders on her or something, don't know why I thought that, and since she was already listed in Big In Japan, I ordered her from them.
After some while I read a certain MFC comment that almost gave me heart attack. In the comment, someone claimed that Big In Japan sent his limited exclusive item in the original shipping box in which it arrived from the company, wrapped only in a wrapping paper, on which the address was written. Not Cool, Big In Japan. Not! Cool! So after an agonizing wait I received my item, and was so relieved! There was a Big In Japan shipping box, although pretty small, but at least it was there!

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So, let's inspect what's inside: (Drooling in the background :P)

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(Drooling increases...)

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And drooling is over 9000!!!

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And a stroke! My mind was simply unable to deal with this level of sexyness... OMG I love her so much! She's perfect in every single way! And those collar bones... :P The only "bug" I see is that MegaHouse could easily do this line as 1/6 or 1/7. But never mind, maybe it's for the best. Like that, she can be displayed with my other P.O.Ps in a rational way. BTW, I don't think I'll order from Big In Japan again. It simply that no one told me when I signed in about the terrible lag in response to mails. I mean, five weeks? Really???

Well, we're close to the end, with only one more item left and a rant. So my final piece for this loot post is MegaHouse P.O.P Neo Nami, grail ITEM #770. She also has a story - I ordered her from Jungle for 13.5K, only to spot an unused one at Manda with severely damaged box for 7.5K! >< It was annoying, but now that she's here... It all escaped my mind...

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Let's open the box (:

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Nami~weeeeee! <3

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Those shoulder blades and that thin waist... Drooling reappeared... P:

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And away she went, to join her friends... Also, you can see my UFO in the reflection of the glass... Just kidding it's my lamp (;

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I'm actually happy that I didn't saw the Manda item before I ordered. It was bound to become a very hard decision, and honestly, if that item was so under-priced, then I don't want to imagine the condition of the box... 0:
I'm also really pleased to own this classic Nami at last. It is such a refreshing change from the Ultra-Boobed Nami. I'm not complaining, don't get me wrong, what there WAS a time when Nami had (also in the Anime) regular sized breasts. And this is the only P.O.P of her in this physique.

So MFC, this concludes the loot section of the article. Now for the more Diary-type section: it is, again, a rant about the postal services here. I simply don't know what to do anymore. The postal system here is in a complete crisis. It got to such a level that my P.O.P DX God Enel, ITEM #72237, was sent back WITHOUT the post office even trying to deliver it.
It actually also has a story (yes, I'm aware that there are a lot of stories here, bare with me for a while :) - when I went in my crusade to find my first lost package, see blog/24275&amp;..., I actually spotted Enel's package on one of the selves at the rear sorting room (there is a window in the wall which can be looked through). However, I knew that no one will give me my package if I asked for it, since this was at the main postal office in my town, and items need to be delivered at the postal unit near my residence by the protocol.
So I waited. And waited more. About a month after, I began to search for my now second lost package, but in vain. I was announced that it was returned to the sender, with the excuse of an insufficient mailing address. I really doubt that this is the reason, as it was a package from Manda, from Whom I received numerous packages before! It's so frustrating! And above all, it's an item which is to big for small packet and had to be sent via SAL parcel... And now I must pay for shipping again! >< So this is yet another example of the incompetence of the postal service here.
With all of the packages that I'm waiting for and don't arrive, I now know that if I stop collecting somewhen, it will be not because of money or space constraints, but due to the damn post office holding my packages hostages. That's also the reason why I didn't do an "Introduction and my collections" post up until now - I'm constantly waiting to add some key items (that are on their way already) to my collection, so I'll be able to do it with a bang! XD

So, that's concludes my rant about the post office, and with it this blog entry. If you stayed with me up until now, thank you! (:
And if you want, you can answer the poll. And of course, I'd love to read your comments! :3
Bye Bye for now,
SG.
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Have you ever had a package returned not because of your fault?

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SengokuGensui (Il y a 2 ans) #4838103So the pictures at Sahra are the actual pictures? I don't understand why it is stated as "box severely damaged" then, as the box and its corners seems in perfect condition... O: Did you manage to see the damage they were talking about? And BTW, can I ask if you bought one of them eventually?

If you look more closely, the top right corner seems to have a dent. I think that is what they means by crushed. I also notice that the toei sticker seems to have peeled off. Sure to be buying but from which branch,still deciding....
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LoveChopper (Il y a 2 ans) #4835425I got the same reply from Sahra branch for that 7,500 yen Nami. However, they went on to state they uploaded the actual pictures of that Nami and the corners of the box are crushed.
The Umeda branch sent me some pictures though. It was stated there is stains but I could not find any in the picture itself.

So the pictures at Sahra are the actual pictures? I don't understand why it is stated as "box severely damaged" then, as the box and its corners seems in perfect condition... O: Did you manage to see the damage they were talking about? And BTW, can I ask if you bought one of them eventually?
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LoveChopper (Il y a 2 ans) #4790499hopefully I get a reply from them. I found the shops price ranging from 8-9k and email all of them in English >.<

I got the same reply from Sahra branch for that 7,500 yen Nami. However, they went on to state they uploaded the actual pictures of that Nami and the corners of the box are crushed.

The Umeda branch sent me some pictures though. It was stated there is stains but I could not find any in the picture itself.
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SengokuGensui (Il y a 2 ans) #4790267It's actually pretty easy, it's the same as ordering from Ami pre-owned, but there are different branches. Note that they have a 500 yen fee if your order at the branch is less that 5K. Most branches will happily send you pictures of the actual items/boxes (i.e. what you'll get), and I'm talking out of experience with at least two.
However, for this item it's specifically problematic as it is from the Sahra branch. I actually asked them myself for a picture of this item, to see what I missed. They replied saying that they can't do it since they are a huge warehouse, and they don't know where an item is located until the order is made. Indeed, Sahra holds half of the PVC figures found at Manda's site, so maybe it's true. But you can always ask them yourself, maybe you'll fall on a better employee than me.
If they will agree to send you pictures, I'll be happy to see them too, as I want to know why it is priced so low (an A-/C at Ami costs 13K, but maybe it's one of the cases that it's cheap for no special reason, like the 6K sealed Sadie-chan Manda have).
However, if you want the box in perfect condition, maybe it's best not to take the chance.


hopefully I get a reply from them. I found the shops price ranging from 8-9k and email all of them in English >.<
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LoveChopper (Il y a 2 ans) #4790222the phrase "box severely damaged" make me cringe o.O"" I have never ordered from Manda before. How does that works? Is it possible to ask them to take picture of the box as well?
It's actually pretty easy, it's the same as ordering from Ami pre-owned, but there are different branches. Note that they have a 500 yen fee if your order at the branch is less that 5K. Most branches will happily send you pictures of the actual items/boxes (i.e. what you'll get), and I'm talking out of experience with at least two.
However, for this item it's specifically problematic as it is from the Sahra branch. I actually asked them myself for a picture of this item, to see what I missed. They replied saying that they can't do it since they are a huge warehouse, and they don't know where an item is located until the order is made. Indeed, Sahra holds half of the PVC figures found at Manda's site, so maybe it's true. But you can always ask them yourself, maybe you'll fall on a better employee than me.
If they will agree to send you pictures, I'll be happy to see them too, as I want to know why it is priced so low (an A-/C at Ami costs 13K, but maybe it's one of the cases that it's cheap for no special reason, like the 6K sealed Sadie-chan Manda have).
However, if you want the box in perfect condition, maybe it's best not to take the chance.
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Trafalgar_DLaw (Il y a 2 ans) #4790172Damn lol that is such a terrible experience x.x i guess its because of your country, europe isnt it? Or somewhere else. Fortunately for some reason only the US that has never had problems with ems lol x.x
Indeed, US collectors enjoys both worlds - working post and no customs! (:
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SengokuGensui (Il y a 2 ans) #4790102She is stunning, isn't she? <3
If you want Manda still has the one I missed, opened, unused (I asked them and it means the outer box is opened but the blister is sealed, like Ami's A- condition), 7.5K order.mandarake...
However, seeing now that Ami has one for 13K with a C rated box makes me wonder, just how much in bad shape is this Manda one's box...


the phrase "box severely damaged" make me cringe o.O"" I have never ordered from Manda before. How does that works? Is it possible to ask them to take picture of the box as well?
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SengokuGensui (Il y a 2 ans) #4789885Thank you!
BTW, EMS won't change a thing here. It's actually worse. It does NOT arrive even remotely close to 3-4 days. For example, I ordered from BBTS (USA shop) the Koto Bishoujo Jason ITEM #182114 at 02/11. Since the only option to ship WITH tracking to my country was EMS, I had to choose it. At 08/11 it was already in my country. Only TODAY (!) I saw in the tracking that they started processing it.
Moreover, had I not looked at the tracking at the USPS site, I wouldn't have known that it has arrived at 08/11, since the tracking here showed that it was still at the US. I think that they do this on purpose so you would think that it's USPS that's slow, instead of them.
Add to that the fact that you pay 10 bucks just for receiving an EMS shipment, which could become a lot more if the package get stuck in customs (then, for EMS, you must pay not only regular tax but also some faked up fishy commissions), and get that anyone here who ordered once by EMS, resents it for all eternity! ><


Damn lol that is such a terrible experience x.x i guess its because of your country, europe isnt it? Or somewhere else. Fortunately for some reason only the US that has never had problems with ems lol x.x
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LoveChopper (Il y a 2 ans) #4790076MegaHouse P.O.P Neo Nami!!!!!!!! look so awesome. want her for quite some times. likely to be aiming the NEO Line after getting SW Usopp. the storage problem is pulling me back though.
She is stunning, isn't she? <3
If you want Manda still has the one I missed, opened, unused (I asked them and it means the outer box is opened but the blister is sealed, like Ami's A- condition), 7.5K order.mandarake...
However, seeing now that Ami has one for 13K with a C rated box makes me wonder, just how much in bad shape is this Manda one's box...
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MegaHouse P.O.P Neo Nami!!!!!!!! look so awesome. want her for quite some times. likely to be aiming the NEO Line after getting SW Usopp. the storage problem is pulling me back though.
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