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Another Grail Obtained!!! HARLOCK!!!Another Grail Obtained!!! HARLOCK!!!Loot

StacycmcStacycmchace 2 años
**WARNING: Picture Heavy!!!**

Hello MFC!!!

So, after a while of searching and just being on the fence on whether or not to pull the trigger on the regular Captain Harlock from Hot Toys (ITEM #64160) or the one with the Throne of Acadia (ITEM #181083)...I finally, not only made my decision, but scored a pretty good deal (in my opinion)! :D

I really wanted the throne version, but they really love that throne as it was going for as much as $400 and up in some instances, but was pretty hard to find for even the $350 range. The normal version I'd seen go for around $150 but usually he was much closer to $200....so I'd pretty much decided I'd just go for the normal version, but would try to be patient as I figured if I just waited him out I could likely get him for $150 or less after shipping.

That's when I discovered Jungle Entertainment Hobby shop, a webshop that sells out of Japan (jungle-scs.co.j...). That's where I found a sealed version of him for $178 USD, WITH the Throne of Acadia. I was ecstatic, so immediately pulled the trigger (admittedly with little to no additional thought put into it...lol, so unlike me....NOT). Well long story short, yes that's a GREAT deal, however after I add the credit card fees the Jungle shop adds plus the EMS shipping fees for a rather large figure and box (I think the weight and dimensions BEFORE it's placed in it's actual shipping box were something like - 470mm x 290mm x 205mm / 3550g), which made for a hefty shipping charge. In the end my amazing deal of $178 actually ended somewhere in the $265 range....not quite the knock-you-out-of-your-panties-deal I initially thought I was getting (which let's admit I thought ZERO about shipping fees or anything else when I pulled that trigger, excitement completely overcame me)...BUT, it really is still a pretty damn good deal for a sealed Harlock with the throne, so in the end I'm still very ok with it.

The shipping was ridiculous fast. I paid for the figure on April 6th, they shipped it out on the 7th (from Osaka Japan) and I received it in Louisiana, USA today at noon (the 11th). That blows my mind....so thank you Jungle...you speed demons you!!!

So...to be clear this is not a review. I spent zero time testing him out or looking for flaws in this figure or trying to capture and detail all the accessories he comes with. These ultra crappy indoor photos, then semi decent outdoor photos were all just me oogling over my new loot....and so I decided to share my excitement with all of you! So, without further delay, here are the pics!!!

The box:

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The Contents:

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Now finally, some outdoor photos where the lighting was WAYYYYY better, so you can actually see some of his awesome detail (and you can just click on ANY one of these photos to see go to the larger view):

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In a nutshell....I LOVE this figure. It is so amazing, has so much detail and just such a great job on the sculpt. So glad I found this guy and now finally have him in my collection and gracing my shelves!!

....and that's all, sorry if I bored you, otherwise hope you saw something you enjoyed!!!

Goodnight MFC, and thanks for reading!!!

Stacy
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Tattsunshace 2 años#32668185Thanks for the info, i am living in European country France, i don't know the shipping could be, i never used the site you named before, i found the two version cool, the one with the throne is out of my league sadly, i always thought to set a limit in buying figures, i have a lot already, when i moved to new home in France, it was awful getting all the boxes, i have more space because i have a hobby room but this one is getting crowded too, i don't collect only anime figures but video games too and books, so i might not get this one but i will look at it from far with a tear in my eye :')

Ah no worries I can totally understand that!!! I am running out of space as well!!
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Stacycmchace 2 años#32644770Yeah, the one with the throne is pricey. I honestly didn't think I'd be grabbing this version, but glad I found it, as I love the throne so much! PopCultcha.com has both versions, and their pricing is some of the best I've seen for these figures brand new. I was planning to eventually get just the Harlock figure from there until I found this one on Jungle. I'm not sure where you are though or what their shipping would be for you, as I know sometimes that can make/break it.
When I was looking though, they had the regular figure for around $140 USD and the version with the throne for about $300 (both before shipping)...so depending on the shipping cost, it could be a pretty good deal. :D
Good luck getting him, he was worth every penny for me!!!


Thanks for the info, i am living in European country France, i don't know the shipping could be, i never used the site you named before, i found the two version cool, the one with the throne is out of my league sadly, i always thought to set a limit in buying figures, i have a lot already, when i moved to new home in France, it was awful getting all the boxes, i have more space because i have a hobby room but this one is getting crowded too, i don't collect only anime figures but video games too and books, so i might not get this one but i will look at it from far with a tear in my eye :')
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Tattsunshace 2 años#32638913Amazing, i love this one a lot, but it needs a lot of funds to save up and place, congrats getting it!

Yeah, the one with the throne is pricey. I honestly didn't think I'd be grabbing this version, but glad I found it, as I love the throne so much! PopCultcha.com has both versions, and their pricing is some of the best I've seen for these figures brand new. I was planning to eventually get just the Harlock figure from there until I found this one on Jungle. I'm not sure where you are though or what their shipping would be for you, as I know sometimes that can make/break it.

When I was looking though, they had the regular figure for around $140 USD and the version with the throne for about $300 (both before shipping)...so depending on the shipping cost, it could be a pretty good deal. :D

Good luck getting him, he was worth every penny for me!!!
hace 2 años
Amazing, i love this one a lot, but it needs a lot of funds to save up and place, congrats getting it!
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ptitange23hace 2 años#32583264
PS : Reassure me everyone at MFC knows that ?? x) looooooool ;)


If not, how do they call themselves collectors?!!!! Lol...love it!!!
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Stacycmchace 2 años#32556956Haha, I know right!!! LOL...I got the box home, cleared an area in my room, turned on my normal "chill out" lighting, got me something to drink, grabbed my camera....then it was TIME!!!! LOL....I was so hyped by the time I had got everything prepared and was ready to tear into the box...LOL. Is a bit silly, but damn I was so giddy! LOL!!!

It was not giddy !! :D "Giddy" I did not know that word, thanks Stacy! lol ^^
I clear the table of the dining room (there is a little mess at home too !! ah ah !! ^^ I live in a small apartment so it is inevitably the dining table that has the honor to support my beautiful gift (from me to me, or my best friend to me! Thank you to her, she is too adorable !! And received a lot of figurines also from me! ^^ Without necessarily knowing the anime because she can not follow as much, she often waits for me to talk about the pearl rare in my eyes !! ^^ Like ... Tokyo Ghoul !! Long live Kaneki !!! *_*)), I put the cardboard eyes amazed, I take the scissors to open taking care not to anything damage in the excitement lol then I open and nothing with the box (especially that sometimes they are really beautiful), I am already in joy as a child for his birthday or for Christmas precisely! ^^ And after happiness, the assembly is often the least fun part but we are adventurers ... We are afraid of nothing! xD
PS : Reassure me everyone at MFC knows that ?? x) looooooool ;)
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ptitange23hace 2 años#32556899Ah ah! I am like that with each figurine !! It's Christmas before time each time, my eyes light up !!! *o* ;)

Haha, I know right!!! LOL...I got the box home, cleared an area in my room, turned on my normal "chill out" lighting, got me something to drink, grabbed my camera....then it was TIME!!!! LOL....I was so hyped by the time I had got everything prepared and was ready to tear into the box...LOL. Is a bit silly, but damn I was so giddy! LOL!!!
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Stacycmchace 2 años#32546671Thank you so much!! You had such wonderful things to say about yours so that really lit the fire under me to make sure I get this guy one day (so thank you!!)...and you were right. He is amazing, so much detail...so glad I got him. I also agree, that throne is awesome...it just seems so epic seeing him perched up there on it! LOL!
Ah thanks so much!!! I was very excited to get him in and open up that box... I was like a kid at Christmas!! LOL!!


Ah ah! I am like that with each figurine !! It's Christmas before time each time, my eyes light up !!! *o* ;)
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maggiehace 2 años#32553366Just a warning, though, on the order sheet for my Meliodas I remember being surprised that the price of the body was like 8,000Y although I could be misremembering. I got him for cheap at Mandarake so his body alone being quite a bit more than half of what I paid was a bit shocking. It might be different for less specific, standard bodies. Medicom requires you ship it insured to them, and it is shipped back EMS, so the shipping alone may cost as much as just buying a body and having them send it to you 9_9;;
But, we love our toys and want to see them happy and healthy, so we foolishly just throw money at the problem sometimes, right? XD


Yeah, so I think I'd actually prefer to just grab another body....hell if it was similar, but newer so had less of the crumbly issues, then I could just move Light's head to the new body and be done. LOL...I'd just want to be sure the body was the right size so his clothes would fit. Even if the skin tone was "slightly" off, all you can see on light is his head and hands, and those would be the original, so i think it would be fine....

I will see if anyone else offers those bodies that were on AmiAmi. I'll also see if they have measurements, so I can see which one is most like my current Light figure.

Thanks for the info!!!
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Stacycmchace 2 años#32551440Haha...well that makes sense about your husband, and yes he sounds great for being so supportive of you pursuing something you enjoy as well! That's friggin awesome. :D
So....curious now, how long ago was it that you'd bought Roy versus when you reached out to Medicom? I mean, I would give it a shot if you thought there was a chance they may actually do a legit repair/parts replacement on my Light figure....
Also that's not a bad price at all on those RAH bodies....I added them to my AmiAmi wish list...maybe they'll get more in stock later. I think I could easily replace some parts and have him back to new if I could get one or two of those. I wonder if the skin color and sizing is the same as one of those two you linked....Which makes me wonder how I could figure out which body type Light has.... :D


Let's see... my post about Medicom on Roy's page was 2 years ago, and I think I had him at least 6 months to a year prior to that. Medicom did state that they didn't have the same body, and the similar one was black plastic (LOL I wonder what RAH that was for??), but the overall fit of the outfit seems the same, at least I don't notice it, and you can't see the black torso through his blue uniform anyhow. It seems like Light and Roy were made the same year, so there's a chance. I do think I remember someone contacting Medicom and they said Light was too old (Light? L?) for them to fix, so it might depend on who you get. If they won't fix it, I'd ask if they have a body you can buy to replace it outright. Light has a pretty thin, standard looking body so finding another shouldn't be hard for them. I had L but sold him as I didn't want to deal with the crumbling issue, but then my Roy just started falling apart haha! I think there is more variation in the bodies than there used to be, my husband said RAHs once upon a time were a kit that you had to buy and then buy clothes, though I haven't heard anyone say this but I don't know a lot of people that were collecting RAHs that long ago. Now that I think about it L was rather pale so matching him would be harder, I imagine Light is more of a standard color.

Just a warning, though, on the order sheet for my Meliodas I remember being surprised that the price of the body was like 8,000Y although I could be misremembering. I got him for cheap at Mandarake so his body alone being quite a bit more than half of what I paid was a bit shocking. It might be different for less specific, standard bodies. Medicom requires you ship it insured to them, and it is shipped back EMS, so the shipping alone may cost as much as just buying a body and having them send it to you 9_9;;

But, we love our toys and want to see them happy and healthy, so we foolishly just throw money at the problem sometimes, right? XD
hace 2 años