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Black Panther should be here in about 4-6 weeks.

Thor is scheduled for around end of April

Dr Strange should be sometime before September

The wait is killing me, after these 3 I am most likely done :)
 

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Black Panther should be here in about 4-6 weeks.

Thor is scheduled for around end of April

Dr Strange should be sometime before September

The wait is killing me, after these 3 I am most likely done :)
Famous last words..."i am most likely done"

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Famous last words..."i am most likely done"
Yeah yeah I know. Collection is almost done so cant see myself wanting anything else...

Main reason is the price, they are getting very expensive these days and its sometimes frustrating to think that I can basically buy myself a new GTX2080 every 2-3 months for the amount I spend on figures, and I still have a 1070 lolololol....Scary stuff
 

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Yeah yeah I know. Collection is almost done so cant see myself wanting anything else...

Main reason is the price, they are getting very expensive these days and its sometimes frustrating to think that I can basically buy myself a new GTX2080 every 2-3 months for the amount I spend on figures, and I still have a 1070 lolololol....Scary stuff
Lol...agreed but at least the value of a figurine will go up in the long run whereas the gpu...not so much
You have a lekker collection though!

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Received the Wave 1 of the Super 7 - Masters of the Universe. I plan on getting the Trap Jaw and Man-At-Arms next and don't plan on getting the rest of the releases. Just wanted the "poppies" I had from my "younger days".

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Below is comparison of the vintage He-Man and Skeletor from the 80s with the new Super 7.
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These are amazing! Where did you get them from?


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at least the value of a figurine will go up in the long run whereas the gpu...not so much
Correct, I already have a few that is almost double in value although I don't plan to sell my DC or Marvel ones that I currently have...
 

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@Transformer09

I know figures aren't exactly high on the list of items being stolen, but I am curious. Do you have insurance ? If so how does it work.

Never know when a random tornado or fire hits. Some figures are just irreplaceable.
 

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@Transformer09

I know figures aren't exactly high on the list of items being stolen, but I am curious. Do you have insurance ? If so how does it work.

Never know when a random tornado or fire hits. Some figures are just irreplaceable.
Yes I have insurance. I am actually a insurance broker :ROFLMAO:

Collectibles will be covered under your contents section in the event of fire, water damage and or theft. There is actually policies specifically for collectibles and or other strange items which you can take up, I don't have any experience on these as mine is just covered under my contents section.

I always tell my clients if they have anything other than "normal stuff" in their home, that they should have values and proof of these items in the event of a claim. Insurers wont ask question if you claim for lets say a 2k statue, but if you claim for a 50k collection then this will become a problem as they will ask for proof ect. Rather safe than sorry so always keep proof of your payments, values, pics and send them to your broker or insurer so they have it on file.

It also doesn't help if your contents in insured for let say 200k, but you have a 60k figure collection. They wont pay out that amount in the case of total loss as they will say you were under insured, they will most likely pay out a percentage of that 60k then.

Its a sensitive topic but it also very simple, have proof and keep record of your collection. You can specify a collection under your all risks section but its not necessary as you will pay an extra premium for it...
 

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Hello peoples.

Anyone know where I can source some Gundam model kits from locally ? i have checked Raru and readers den but the range isn't that great. I placed an order on hobby link japan and am currently awaiting delivery should take about 7 months or so. Any other options that I can use that are decent ?
 

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Hello peoples.

Anyone know where I can source some Gundam model kits from locally ? i have checked Raru and readers den but the range isn't that great. I placed an order on hobby link japan and am currently awaiting delivery should take about 7 months or so. Any other options that I can use that are decent ?
Maybe check Cosmic Comics (Message them on Facebook) and Hobby Island.

Cosmic Comics & Hobby Island are local distributors for a bunch of figures in SA so maybe they will have.
 

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Hello peoples.

Anyone know where I can source some Gundam model kits from locally ? i have checked Raru and readers den but the range isn't that great. I placed an order on hobby link japan and am currently awaiting delivery should take about 7 months or so. Any other options that I can use that are decent ?
Well, if you find more locally I would also like to know. For now I am making / printing my own.


 
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Well, if you find more locally I would also like to know. For now I am making / printing my own.


So for now this most reliable option has been Raru, like I mentioned their range isn't that good, usually takes a month to get to me. I placed 2 orders with Hobby Link Japan, 1 in Feb and 1 in March. The March order arrived a week ago. Feb order got lost in the post. I cheaped out a bit on the shipping though because strangely the shipping worked out as about the same as the cost of the actual kits.
 

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So for now this most reliable option has been Raru, like I mentioned their range isn't that good, usually takes a month to get to me. I placed 2 orders with Hobby Link Japan, 1 in Feb and 1 in March. The March order arrived a week ago. Feb order got lost in the post. I cheaped out a bit on the shipping though because strangely the shipping worked out as about the same as the cost of the actual kits.
Same here............ordered from RARU but it is taking ages. Think the order is already 2 weeks past their ETA. At least they are carrying the risk of getting it here. But then again, it can get lost with the shitty SA couriers.
 

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Same here............ordered from RARU but it is taking ages. Think the order is already 2 weeks past their ETA. At least they are carrying the risk of getting it here. But then again, it can get lost with the shitty SA couriers.
Will upload pics later but these are the kits i ordered from Raru so far,



Waiting on this one to arrive: should be here sometime next week hopefully


Would really like to order this if they get stock:

 

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Just checked and RARU's status shows ready to pack. So might have it next week sometime.

I ordered these :


So seems you and I have two in common :)
 

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Just checked and RARU's status shows ready to pack. So might have it next week sometime.

I ordered these :


So seems you and I have two in common :)

Out of those 2 I really enjoyed building the zaku, the zeta feels a bit flimsy with all the transformable joints.

Here's the pics of what I have so far.





Out of all of them the Gundam 00 Seven Sword/G and the Moon Gundam are by far the best, both build and Quality wise.
 

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@Death the Kid , they are great. I haven't even started building any of the models I ordered. :(

Do you have more in your collection ? I only have the 3 I have ordered, but would like to have many more in the future.

Oh, yes. Decided to expand my Robotech collection, and got the 5 set figures. Actually its so over priced but I just closed my eyes and got them.

 

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