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I haven't purchased anything from here yet but I already like this place. Reasonable prices, nice range of illustration doujinshi (mega plus for me), rare items, good campaigns, pretty layout and customer service. I've received a few replies from them and they've all been very polite and detailed and overall the best I've received, frankly. I would post an example here but they're a bit lengthy.

The only con I can think of so far would be the lack of a keyword search bar so you have to search for things by clicking the categories and I suppose, the smaller range of things they have on offer.

Anyone care to share their experiences so far?

Also, they're having a campaign where new accounts made through invite get a $10 voucher so if you're interested just shoot me a PM or ask someone who has an account to send you an invite.
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I placed an order with them in December last year when you linked that 'spend $100 get free shipping' promotion in the Australian GO club. I ordered 7th Dragon 2020 Miku which was a pretty good deal considering she'd probably cost more at other places like Amiami once you factor in the shipping.

I also threw in 3 doujin books into my order. Those have been shipped already and I gotta say I'm really impressed with the packaging! It came in this really nice sturdy box and all the books were individually wrapped in plastic and they also bundled in a free clear file and badge. All the contents were then wrapped in a larger piece of clear cellophane which was taped to the bottom of the box. Very secure.

When you sign up with TOM for the first time you get a free $5 voucher via email so I also used that in this order. I'm pretty satisfied but I'd probably use them again if I can spend enough (normally $200) to qualify for free shipping. I think they use only EMS since the package arrived in roughly 4 days and as you can see the box that they used for the doujin while nice is actually really big compared to what's inside which may bump up the price. I'd put lack of cheaper shipping options as a con too. I'm currently using the box to store some of my doujin collection, it's exactly two B5 doujinshi wide which is great! XD

They've got a really nice selection even though it's smaller than other shops. Figures, retail artbooks and doujin my favourite things + random stuff like plushies. I also must give special mention to the very enticing product photos for doujin and art books. I really like how they're photos of the actual product rather than stock images. Makes resistance even harder! :P

Pictures of the boxxhttp://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/Conae1390725637.jpeg
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Pictures of the free goodsxI think the art is by John Hathway?
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The other side of the clearfile.
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If there are any Aussies that are planning to order from TOM but can't reach the free shipping threshold I'd love to join in a group order. There are some doujin that I really want from there haha. I can also participate in that $10 voucher thing too, here's my referral link *link removed* (mod edit, not allowed). :)
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I just signed up the other night (before I knew about the campaign, haha whoops) and so far I'm pleased. They have some nice, hard-to-get items and exclusive prints and doujinshi. Definitely worth a look if you like illustrated works! The site's layout is appealing, even though it's a bit of trouble to find specific items. I haven’t contacted them directly yet so I don’t have any experience with their customer service but they appear to be friendly.

Their shipping is a bit on the high side. It seems to start at $13 regardless of the item, just from messing with the cart a bit. I could be wrong, though. Two small Alpacasso plush cost $17 to ship total. With the $5 coupon I got for signing up it came out to just $12, and the plush were much cheaper than most places I've found to begin with, but still.

If anyone wants a referral for the campaign, here's a link: *linkremoved* I'm sure there will soon be more people in the thread to give them out too, though. :3 If you want to add your referral link, it's here *link removed*

Mod edit: No referral links. Thank you.
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Conae (3 years ago)
I'm happy since I thought no one cared about that haha ;_; I would've ordered too if you didn't have to pay upfront. Thanks for the pictures, I like the boxes they use and I heard from another user that they may include freebies too but wow, didn't think it'd be as good as a JH clear file.

Their default shipping method is EMS but they can use other methods if you ask them to. I might as well paste the email I mentioned in my first post here since it includes how to request for alternative shipping: View spoilerHide spoilerHello aeonblue!

I'm Adriana from Tokyo Otaku Mode.

Please accept my sincere apology for the delay of this email. Thank you very much for your interest in purchasing from the TOM Premium Shop.

The only Alpacasso Plushies - Prince that are still in stock are the White Princes. I greatly, greatly apologize if you were hoping to purchase a different Prince. If that is the case, I can ask for you when they will be restocked.

For future reference, to purchase a product and have it shipped via SAL Small Packet Registered please right "Ship Via SAL Small Packet Registered" in the Note section of the cart page before you checkout. We will read this note and ship your package accordingly. If you would like to purchase the White Prince, please place your order and include the note. If you would like to purchase a different Prince, please let me know!

Also, would you like me to keep you updated on all our Alpacasso Plushie news? I'd be happy to send you an email whenever we have just begun offering a new series because they sell out fast! In fact, we will soon be offering the Heartful series and Alpacasso Plushie smartphone stands. They are so adorable! I can't wait to order one (or more)! I am an Alpacasso fan also. Would you like me to keep you updated?

I will be awaiting to hear back from you!

- Adriana and the TOM Team
Let's Enjoy Otaku Life!
Nicest CS email ever *v*

The $5 sign up coupon is a plus I forgot about.

Superfluous (3 years ago)
Did you buy the Prince Kids? Do you know if they restock their Alpacasso plush often? I really want a couple of them that are sold out right now.
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aeonblue (3 years ago) #1953973Superfluous (3 years ago)
Did you buy the Prince Kids? Do you know if they restock their Alpacasso plush often? I really want a couple of them that are sold out right now.

Yep, I got two of the Prince ones, Sky and Peach. They were the only ones available other than White. The Sky color was sold out when I first looked, but I refreshed about ten minutes after looking at the page and one had restocked so I snagged it. I was surprised to see it restock so fast! I'm not sure if they found one sitting around after all or it was just a fluke. I have no idea how often they restock but if you check back frequently enough you might be in luck.

Wish I'd known you could change the shipping method, but it still wasn't a whole lot after the discount so I'm not upset about it.
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aeonblue (3 years ago) #1953973I'm happy since I thought no one cared about that haha ;_; I would've ordered too if you didn't have to pay upfront. Thanks for the pictures, I like the boxes they use and I heard from another user that they may include freebies too but wow, didn't think it'd be as good as a JH clear file.

Their default shipping method is EMS but they can use other methods if you ask them to. I might as well paste the email I mentioned in my first post here since it includes how to request for alternative shipping: View spoilerHide spoilerHello aeonblue!

I'm Adriana from Tokyo Otaku Mode.

Please accept my sincere apology for the delay of this email. Thank you very much for your interest in purchasing from the TOM Premium Shop.

The only Alpacasso Plushies - Prince that are still in stock are the White Princes. I greatly, greatly apologize if you were hoping to purchase a different Prince. If that is the case, I can ask for you when they will be restocked.

For future reference, to purchase a product and have it shipped via SAL Small Packet Registered please right "Ship Via SAL Small Packet Registered" in the Note section of the cart page before you checkout. We will read this note and ship your package accordingly. If you would like to purchase the White Prince, please place your order and include the note. If you would like to purchase a different Prince, please let me know!

Also, would you like me to keep you updated on all our Alpacasso Plushie news? I'd be happy to send you an email whenever we have just begun offering a new series because they sell out fast! In fact, we will soon be offering the Heartful series and Alpacasso Plushie smartphone stands. They are so adorable! I can't wait to order one (or more)! I am an Alpacasso fan also. Would you like me to keep you updated?

I will be awaiting to hear back from you!

- Adriana and the TOM Team
Let's Enjoy Otaku Life!
Nicest CS email ever *v*

The $5 sign up coupon is a plus I forgot about.

I was close to not ordering too but that free shipping and those product photos haha. I was preparing for our family's christmas party when you posted the promo I think. XD; I'm contemplating ordering some more doujin + possibly the Shinobu re-release figure. Those flat shipping boxes are really nice, they're perfect for storing doujinshi. I wonder what Miku's box will be like.

They can ship registered SAL? Yasssss! I'm so happy! \o/ That's such a nice email.

I really want a restock of [ext link ] and [ext link ]. /spams resale button
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Superfluous (3 years ago) #1953992
Glad to know that restocks happen! I really hope they restock Custard Prince.

Conae (3 years ago) #1953995
I really missed out on a good deal since they ship all of the items in your order for free in that campaign no matter the release month. I'm just going to assume that they pack everything in tip-top shape and super secure :P

I'm unsure if they're aware of the new postal regulations regarding registered SAL SP and Australia so in my reply I asked about that. I'll post about their reply here if you'd like.

/spams.
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aeonblue (3 years ago) #1953973View spoilerHide spoilerHello aeonblue!

I'm Adriana from Tokyo Otaku Mode.

Please accept my sincere apology for the delay of this email. Thank you very much for your interest in purchasing from the TOM Premium Shop.

The only Alpacasso Plushies - Prince that are still in stock are the White Princes. I greatly, greatly apologize if you were hoping to purchase a different Prince. If that is the case, I can ask for you when they will be restocked.

For future reference, to purchase a product and have it shipped via SAL Small Packet Registered please right "Ship Via SAL Small Packet Registered" in the Note section of the cart page before you checkout. We will read this note and ship your package accordingly. If you would like to purchase the White Prince, please place your order and include the note. If you would like to purchase a different Prince, please let me know!

Also, would you like me to keep you updated on all our Alpacasso Plushie news? I'd be happy to send you an email whenever we have just begun offering a new series because they sell out fast! In fact, we will soon be offering the Heartful series and Alpacasso Plushie smartphone stands. They are so adorable! I can't wait to order one (or more)! I am an Alpacasso fan also. Would you like me to keep you updated?

I will be awaiting to hear back from you!

- Adriana and the TOM Team
Let's Enjoy Otaku Life!
Nicest CS email ever *v*

Now that's what I call a pro-active customer service! Never had such nice emails from any customer service. ^^
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It turns out that they do offer unregistered SAL SP so yay! You'll just need to write "Ship via SAL Small Packet UNREGISTERED" in the Note section of the cart page when you order.
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I ended up getting Fuji Shiki from TOM and my goodness, even with a slightly higher markup, their ease of use definitely makes it worth it. It's really awesome that their CS is that nice and they offer Unreg SAL ;u;

I think I might buy more stuff from them in the future ehe.
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Got my package today. The plush were well packed, with a nice amount of bubble wrap and paper for padding. They also threw in a free clear folder. Definitely buying from them again!
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Superfluous (3 years ago) #1964717Got my package today. The plush were well packed, with a nice amount of bubble wrap and paper for padding. They also threw in a free clear folder. Definitely buying from them again!
What did the package look like? Was it similar to my box but taller? :D
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Conae (3 years ago) #1964718Superfluous (3 years ago) #1964717Got my package today. The plush were well packed, with a nice amount of bubble wrap and paper for padding. They also threw in a free clear folder. Definitely buying from them again!
What did the package look like? Was it similar to my box but taller? :D

It was just a regular box, albeit a pretty sturdy one. Maybe if you got a ton of doujinshi at once they'd have a bigger box like yours was though, haha. They do seem like they'd be really useful for storing doujin, though!
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Superfluous (3 years ago) #1964738It was just a regular box, albeit a pretty sturdy one. Maybe if you got a ton of doujinshi at once they'd have a bigger box like yours was though, haha. They do seem like they'd be really useful for storing doujin, though!
Right I was kinda crossing my fingers hoping the figure I ordered would come in a similar box hahaha. Maybe those boxes are just specifically for shipping doujin. I would by lying if I said that box had no effect on my decision to purchase doujinshi from there again. LOL They are really good for storage. The current ones I use don't have enough room to make 2 side by side piles and it gets really annoying taking everything out when the book I want is right at the bottom. :P
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I made an order of a bunch of doujinshi and artbooks from them a few weeks back. Unfortunately, my box came with two smashed corners. None of my books were damaged, but I contacted TOM about the issue and received the best customer service email I've ever gotten. First is my email with a picture, then their reply.

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To whom it may concern,

I recently made a purchase of some doujinshi and a couple t-shirts from your Shop. I first off wanted to say I just found out about Tokyo Otaku Mode and am thoroughly pleased with the selection of official products available. I'm a long time collector of artbooks and doujinshi, and to see them listed at near their original Japanese prices has made me a happy collector. I'm sure you're well aware at how prices of doujinshi can be inflated due to their limited nature. It's nice to not have to go through a proxy service to get these. It also pleases me to see artwork from these wonderful artists being printed on various household items with the artist's approval. I never thought this would happen outside officially licensed goods.

Anyway, onto my problem. I received my order late last week and while everything came unharmed, the condition of the shipping box left a lot to be desired. I've imported enough stuff I understand there's always a risk of the products being damaged during shipping(thankfully this is not the case), however, this is the first box out of probably about 100 from Japan that has been damaged. It seemed like a fairly flimsy cardboard, so maybe a stronger box that is less likely to crush during shipping is the answer. It's not really a big deal as the products were not damaged, but I am concerned for future orders I plan to make. Here is a link to a picture of one of the crushed corners(there were two).

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I sincerely hope this isn't a regular occurrence as I love what TOM has to offer.

Thanks,

Rick



Hello Gigan22!

I'm Adriana from Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Thank you for taking the time to email us with your feedback!

We feel very honored to be able to provide you with well-priced doujinshi by stellar creators from Japan and around the world.
Also, we are very glad to hear you are pleased with the selection. Please know there is much more to come!
Thank you very much for your kind words.

As for the box, please let us apologize for the condition it arrived in. It if a relief to know your products were not damaged!
I am going to immediately share the photo and your information with our Shipment Team.
Please know, we want to do whatever possible to make sure packages reach their recipient quickly and in great condition.
If that means stronger boxes or different packing methods, we will do our best to implement them!
Please know, we haven't had any such complaints before other than regarding poster tubes which we immediately resolved.

Please know for future orders, we will not only work hard to improve our packages,
but we always offer to refund or reship any products that arrive damaged.

Thank you again for taking the time to take and share the photo and your feedback.
We greatly appreciate your patronage and support of Tokyo Otaku Mode.
We do hope we have the honor of shipping you more art books and doujinshi for your collection soon!
Please feel free to contact me again if you have any more feedback or questions.

- Adriana and the TOM Team
Let's Enjoy Otaku Life!


I received the rest of my order(a custom printed shirt) a couple weeks later and it was in a much sturdier box with no damage. I don't think my one shipping mishap should be cause for concern with their site. Based on everything I know about the site and their CS email, I would say they put the customer first above all, and I'm all for that.
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Just noticed TOM is having the spend $100 get free shipping again! :D

Unsurprisingly Fuji Shiki is sold out...
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Conae (3 years ago) #2024287Just noticed TOM is having the spend $100 get free shipping again! :D

Unsurprisingly Fuji Shiki is sold out...


I jumped on that deal. Sorry, but I grabbed one of the Fuji Shiki books. >_> Hopefully you'll be able to find one somewhere if you don't already have it.
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hello, um i wanted to kno, the coupon expiration date is set on the west or in the japanese calendar?
excuse me for the stupid question,and bad english, just needed to ask
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My second purchase with TOM and it went perfectly again! I got three kaomoji cups during the free shipping campaign and not only was it shipped EMS, it was absolutely packed with bubble wrap (woo).
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I really love the fact this website has so many doujinshi works from many artists (Including some i watch on Pixiv) and some art books that I've been searching for ages online!
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