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Post by nukeu666 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:36 am

gaah
amazon jp is charging 3000yen for international shipping :@
seems ill have to wait for hlj to process my order

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Post by ^Ripper » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:44 am

Anyone had any luck with hlj.com re-processing the order?

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Post by nukeu666 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:06 am

mail from hlj
It's unfortunately that time of year again - we're about ready to shut down for the long New Year's holiday in Japan.
stuck till the holiday in japan is over...and it shows 'low stock' now :cry:

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Post by shifty » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:30 am

Hey, first time poster. Good day I say.

Look what came in the mail. Hazaah!

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Went with amazon.co.jp and had a number of items shipped international. Ordered the UltraJump Megamix vol. 2... little did I know that the Koyomi story was printed in both that and the Gunnm: Another Stories.

Order was made Oct. 26, got here day or two before Christmas.

Had a little trouble getting her hands exchanged: wrist fixture required excavation. Haven't tried to change her eyes yet. Waist is a little fragile.

Still, quite lovely.

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Post by Chrome » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:59 am

Lucky bastard. Mine's been sent yesterday i think... Got a couple of weeks to go :(

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Post by Quantz » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:36 pm

i got mine as well, looks damn awesome! that book was a surprise, didn't know it would be bundled in with the figurine. time to start practicing japanese i guess =P

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Post by Chrome » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:45 pm

Quantz wrote:i got mine as well, looks damn awesome! that book was a surprise, didn't know it would be bundled in with the figurine. time to start practicing japanese i guess =P
Actually, the figurine is bundled with the book ;)

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Post by vilma21 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:29 pm

that book <an onther stories >
do it contian other stories that cant be found on this site? if it dos'e scan it so we can translate unless <someone has it translated already and i dont ware it's at > please scan it!!!!
its perfect so stark so merciless so plain in its beauty the absolute purity...of the true panzer kunst.

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Post by jkays » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:47 pm

vilma21 wrote:that book <an onther stories >
do it contian other stories that cant be found on this site? if it dos'e scan it so we can translate unless <someone has it translated already and i dont ware it's at > please scan it!!!!
no it contains all the stories that are already on this site

the sonic finger

the one with the deckman

the story about ido before he finds alita

and the koyomi one were everyone thinks den has come back from the dead

so dont worry your not missing anything :D

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Post by vilma21 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:26 pm

ok good was just wondering
its perfect so stark so merciless so plain in its beauty the absolute purity...of the true panzer kunst.

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Post by Chrome » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:56 pm

I received mine today.

Very happy with it, but it seems to be a bit flimsy in spots. The replacement hands for example dont really fit, and i dont dare to put more force on them. Same with the feet. The blade is also a bit hard to unfold, and the model has been designed rather strangely at some joints.

Still, who cares, Alita is in my room! :)

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Post by denzacar » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:20 pm

Chrome wrote:Still, who cares, Alita is in my room! :)
Like that line. :D

Mine is finally on its way here. The second one, the one I ordered through http://www.hlj.com.

The first one I pre-ordered through a friend in Japan - well... buggers never contacted him after the initial "we got your order" e-mail.
Couldn't wait any more - ordered it through http://www.hlj.com.

Might end up buying two, if they ever contact him. Ah well... that would make one less birthday present to think up this year. :P
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Post by Vega2503 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:36 am

HLJ says discontinued...says the same thing for the Claymore Clare PVc statue...so what, is stuff only being made for like a month and then nothing? What kind of crap is that?

That damn PVC statue is now like over $100, when it was only $60 a week or so ago...

They can't make money off me if I can't buy their stuff...looks like it's back to Hawaii for more crap again...

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Post by Chrome » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:44 am

Vega2503 wrote:HLJ says discontinued...says the same thing for the Claymore Clare PVc statue...so what, is stuff only being made for like a month and then nothing? What kind of crap is that?

That damn PVC statue is now like over $100, when it was only $60 a week or so ago...

They can't make money off me if I can't buy their stuff...looks like it's back to Hawaii for more crap again...
Pre-orders started well over 6 months ago, with a clear indication that they were a limited run. If you didn't manage to get a hold of one then, it'll be hard to still find one.

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Post by Vega2503 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:45 am

I preorder nothing and I only found out about it a few weeks ago anyway...how was I supposed to know that some company was going to randomly make a Gunnm figure? It's not like anyone showed an interest in merchandise before, so I never bothered looking...

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Post by Chrome » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:21 am

I never knew either untill i read this thread - You should check the date when the first post in this topic was posted ;)

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Post by denzacar » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:42 am

YATTA!!!
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LOOK! Up there!
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:oops: HUG YOU!! :oops:
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Posing...
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Poised to strike Laptops and lousy cameras don't really work well together...
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KNEEL SCUM!
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Wild Beast Hunter
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Post by spacey » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:59 pm

Seems you have masses of fun with her :D

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Post by Vega2503 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:30 am

Well...at least it's not even a proper Gally, so if I don't get one, eh...

I mean, $50 or more for a Gally that doesn't even exist...they kinda threw the motorball, TUNED, and Imaginos body all into one...

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Post by Chrome » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:57 am

It actually is just the Imaginos, with a couple of other bits. I don't know if you realized, but the tuned body is technically R-rated... It'd be very hard to make a doll from that :>

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Post by dante187 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:01 am

Chrome wrote:It actually is just the Imaginos, with a couple of other bits. I don't know if you realized, but the tuned body is technically R-rated... It'd be very hard to make a doll from that :>

R-rated in what way?? :O

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Post by denzacar » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:31 pm

dante187 wrote:
Chrome wrote:It actually is just the Imaginos, with a couple of other bits. I don't know if you realized, but the tuned body is technically R-rated... It'd be very hard to make a doll from that :>

R-rated in what way?? :O
What I think that he thinks is that Alita is not wearing any clothes in the beginning of LO - it is kinda just painted on.
Or to be precise, she just changes color in certain places so it looks like she is wearing a really tight suit.

But I doubt that it could ever be R-rated. No nipples, no vaginal or rectal openings or even markings...
Nah... she comes off as just a regular girl-robot-toy to uninformed eyes.
All of her bodies are kinda asexual. Like a mannequin doll.


Now... her body at the end of the old manga... now that is something different. :P
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Post by vilma21 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:00 pm

honestly alita figure is kinda shabby you realy think it's worth so much in pricewise but everyone wants one just because it's alita,, but what can you do japan know's how to get us to spend cash lol i think that figure should be 29.99 alone ,with book 40 bucks tops.
its perfect so stark so merciless so plain in its beauty the absolute purity...of the true panzer kunst.

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Post by denzacar » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:54 pm

vilma21 wrote:honestly alita figure is kinda shabby you realy think it's worth so much in pricewise but everyone wants one just because it's alita,, but what can you do japan know's how to get us to spend cash lol i think that figure should be 29.99 alone ,with book 40 bucks tops.
Well... its the "Limited Edition Appeal".

Book + figure comes out to around $45.
Book alone was about $7 if I recall correctly.

So according to that, figure alone should be around $38.

My opinion is that for $38 it is a bargain.
Considering the current value of dollar compared to other currencies it is really cheap for a fully poseable, pre-painted figure, with accessories, replaceable limbs and even extra eyes (you get 2 additional eye-pieces and a bunch of little eye-stickers that you can use to create different "looks"). All that in really good packaging that probably added a buck or two to the price.

Now... your average Transformers toy costs about $30.
Not limited edition. Not rare. Not Alita. Walk into any mall with $30 and buy it.
Also, let us not forget that this is the first official Alita figure in years.
Was that white and yellow one even official or just some Chinese knock-off?


$38 is a bargain.


$20+ for shipping on the other hand is something else. :P
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Post by Chrome » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:33 pm

denzacar wrote:
dante187 wrote:
Chrome wrote:It actually is just the Imaginos, with a couple of other bits. I don't know if you realized, but the tuned body is technically R-rated... It'd be very hard to make a doll from that :>

R-rated in what way?? :O
What I think that he thinks is that Alita is not wearing any clothes in the beginning of LO - it is kinda just painted on.
Or to be precise, she just changes color in certain places so it looks like she is wearing a really tight suit.

But I doubt that it could ever be R-rated. No nipples, no vaginal or rectal openings or even markings...
Nah... she comes off as just a regular girl-robot-toy to uninformed eyes.
All of her bodies are kinda asexual. Like a mannequin doll.


Now... her body at the end of the old manga... now that is something different. :P
The tuned body is the one in the first series, volumes 6 through 9. It's referred to by Alita as "soft machine bodies", and is made very obvious when Kaos is fixing her. There's even scene in volume 7 that can be described at the very least by "making out".

What really made me wonder about that scene are 2 things: First, you can see the outlines of nipples. Why she would have those is beyond me, but i guess it's just 1 step beyond "why she needs breasts in the first place".
Secondly, her crotch is covered up in all panels where she's naked, something Kishiro never bothered to do before (or after). The placement of the viewpoint during the entire scene does raise the question as to whether it has a good reason or not.

In any case, i'm assuming that the Tuned body is functional in more ways than just one, judging from that scene, and a couple of others in volumes 6-8.

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