I'm in Japan again...

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  1. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    Ok we'll I'm in Japan again for 3 weeks to setup some computer and software and you all know that Japan is the place to be when you want to get those hard to find Transformers at a good price -- that is if you look and look around which I did.

    I was with a friend earlier and we strolled down Akihabara. It was raining so I needed those cool transparent and cheap umbrella from some convenience store.

    Our first stop was an Kotobukiya where I snag Exclusive Rescue G1 Ratchet (the green one) not bad. I got it for $60.00. Then we went to this big toy store Mandarake in Nakano where I got e-hobby Black Iron Hide for $ 30.00 the box is a damage but what the heck, I'm going to open those anyway.

    I saw several G1 Transformers that were preserved in their boxes and boy those were expensive. A lot of Takara collection G1 book style TFs were also at hand.

    The Kiss Convoy, I got loose at the shop in Akihabara with the Great Mazinger statue on the outside. Its in good condition complete except for the DVD. I got Kiss Convoy for $50.00 not bad considering its really good. Don't mind the reviews this one of the best Prime. I also saw a couple of BT-17 the exclusive Nemesis Convoy. I saw a loose one being sold at $230. Too high for me but it really looks sweet. e-hobby anime colors G1 Astrotrain is also in hand for $185 but still to expensive for me so I settle for an Henkei Astrotrain for $ 15 which I really like because its really closer to the actual G1 astrotrain figure.

    Akihabara is a very tempting place. If you don't get ahold of your self you'll end up in a buying spree and get broke easily.

    I also asked my friend to get me a couple of Henkei Thundercracker but I don't know when that will arrive though.

    I'm still contemplating on whether I should get the e-hobby THS02b Black Hybrid Convoy.

    Here's a picture of what I have right now.

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    Also saw some newly released MA-21 Premium Movie Leader Optimus Prime with the red sword and some chrome. Those were tempting but I already got two molds of that Prime so I have to pass

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    Premium Bumblebee with the Battle Masks were also released but upon closer inspection the paintjob was a total let down. I wonder why they didn't call it Premium rip-offs.

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    Here's some pictures I took. Pardon me because I only use a trusty SonyEricsson phone to take it. I couldn't take many pictures because its not allowed but I managed to snag a few.

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    Yodobashi Camera store near Akihabara

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    Akihabara District at night

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    I'll try to take more pictures and post 'em back whenever I can.

    Otsukaresamdesu!
    Onegaishimasu!
     
  2. Obvious Prime

    Obvious Prime Purple Repaint

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    GET ME HENKEI THUNDERCRACKER. DOOOO EEEET!!!!


    Also, is Henkei Roddy out there yet?
     
  3. VictoryLeo19

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    i dont suppose they'd have any garage sales full of overlords would they ?:) 
     
  4. Noisemaze2006

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    To hell with toys! If I could get to Japan I'd be chasing the girls.
     
  5. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Chasing girls at the clubs in Japan is a very dangerous thing. It can be a nightmare or a breeze depending on how funny-looking and European your face looks in terms of being a trophy.

    Sweet pictures! Yodobashi Camera is an awesome store, I love wandering the one in Umeda. :D 
     
  6. cannabisprime

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    Jeebus, a boxed Dairugger XV; how much was that?

    As for Kiss Convoy, that's a tough call; at $50 for it, I would've just waited for the upcoming BT Convoy.
     
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    Very nice haul. I can't wait to get Henkei Astrotrain. One day, I will get the e hobby one.
     
  8. Razerwire

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    I must find a way to go back to Japan. It's been only two months since my trip there and I'm already going through withdrawals.
     
  9. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Try to organize a week to go there in off-season, tickets can get REALLY low. When I went back in March it cost me $700 return. :D 
     
  10. Peaugh

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    It looks like the price tag says 84000 yen.
     
  11. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Thats only the Voltes V isn't it? But wow. Thats like $840!
     
  12. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Honestly, *I* think it looks like an 8, but it could well be a 3.
     
  13. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    BFT! Stupid premium BB...

    And, yes, get THS black convoy. I had it, sold it, and regret it. Very cool item.
     
  14. Razerwire

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    I went for a week in March. It was still expensive! :( 
     
  15. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

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    Awesome pics! I envy you... good luck in you hunting!
     
  16. lars573

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    No, no not the Go Daiken in the that 's main in the frame. The thing you can just see behind it and to the right. That's Dairugger XV. AKA Voltron 2 or vehicle Voltron.
     

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