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Places to pre-order prize figures?

I'm looking to get ITEM #504814 so I emailed Big in Japan asking when they would have it up for pre-order. This is what they replied:

"Unfortunately, due to the maker placing more and more pressure on wholesalers for them to only sell to amusement centers, we won't be able to offer Banpresto items for preorder anymore starting with December items. We thank you for your understanding."

Do you guys know any other places that accepts pre-orders for prize figures? I don't want to have to resort to eBay after the figure has been released :\
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    34pt
    ComboChrist (10 months ago) #15623358I hope Banpresto is the only company to pull this shit off. Greedy fucks.
    Titan_Scientist (10 months ago) #15623368Wow, that's a dick move on Banpresto's part.
    They are called "prize figures" for a reason.
    If you can buy everything in the nearest store, there's no point in having arcade game prizes anymore so I can kinda see why they've decided to do this.
    10 months ago
    13pt
    ComboChrist (10 months ago) #15623430Because they want to earn more money. Thanks for pointing that out, Sherlock.
    But not everyone has the time (or the option) to play arcade games.


    Are you brain damaged? Do you have reading comprehension problems?? That's not the point she was making at all.
    10 months ago
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    internecinewar (10 months ago) #15629996If you're okay with ordering from the Philippines: www.greattoyson...
    They have an ebay store for the international market w/ a lot of feedback, but I don't know if they list preorders there.
    Luckily for me, they pick up almost all of the banpresto prize figures so the local market is the easiest place for me to order them from.

    Ah, thanks for the suggestion!!
    10 months ago
    0pt
    If you're okay with ordering from the Philippines: www.greattoyson...

    They have an ebay store for the international market w/ a lot of feedback, but I don't know if they list preorders there.

    Luckily for me, they pick up almost all of the banpresto prize figures so the local market is the easiest place for me to order them from.
    10 months ago
    2pt
    Well that's a bummer, I was waiting for some Prize to pop on BIJ guess I could have wait a long time ^^.
    10 months ago
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    ComboChristRGBlv13 S-Rank-Spirit
    setsunyan (10 months ago) #15626472Are you brain damaged? Do you have reading comprehension problems?? That's not the point she was making at all.

    Nah, I'm fine. Thanks for your concern though.
    10 months ago
    2pt
    This may also have to do with the fact that Banpresto has widened their gaze for sales. I see them available in the USA but prices are INSANE... $35+. Makes me wonder if Banpresto is applying this pressure to force people to buy in their country, at these excessive markups.
    10 months ago
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    Coffee (10 months ago) #15623380They are called "prize figures" for a reason.
    If you can buy everything in the nearest store, there's no point in having arcade game prizes anymore so I can kinda see why they've decided to do this.


    Oh, yeah, I understand why they did it, but it's still a crappy thing for them to do to everyone from their wholesalers, to the companies that buy from them, and to the people who don't have the opportunity to play the games and win the prizes. Hell, I'd rather play for them myself if I could...
    10 months ago
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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I'll check those places out!
    10 months ago
    0pt
    Tokyo Otaku Mode has a lot of prize figues for pre-order, you might be able to find her there.
    10 months ago
    0pt
    Another place to search after release is Amazon.co.jp, though a proxy is required for most of the third-party sellers there that actually carry the prize figures.
    10 months ago
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