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A Day of FirstsA Day of FirstsDiary

Moomoogirl1Moomoogirl11 month ago
So a couple of firsts happened for me yesterday evening.

One: I received my first figure from Amazon JP. I had always been too intimidated to order from there but decided to throw my worries to the wayside when I couldn't find ITEM #198350 being sold anywhere else for a decent price. I found her for ¥8,571 by a seller with a 95% satisfaction rating. 95% is pushing it for me but all the other sellers had even worse ratings. So I decided, hey, let's gamble. International shipping with Amazon Japan is a decent ¥1,614, so I figured I wasn't getting a bad deal here considering Rin's usual aftermarket prices. I bought her and thus the waiting began.

Fast forward a couple of days later and I was informed my shipment would be handled by DHL. Made sense seeing as I am in the states. Plus, that would mean faster delivery for me! I expected no problems.

Then came First number two. I get my package and not only is the packaging not to my liking, it's banged the hell up! There was even a small hole in it. Now I've received a banged up package before, a lesson I learned pretty early in my collecting career. For example, the first and last time I shipped an AmiAmi order through SAL:

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/12/02/2107871.jpeg

What I never received was a package labeled "Repackaged". So I'm guessing this wasn't the original packaging I was even seeing? Or maybe they just taped the parcel up more securely because Amazon did not? I honestly don't know.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/12/15/2582716.jpeg
(Note: the rip up top was my own doing to get Rin out of there. But as you can see, the package is still not in a desirable state nor is it the proper packaging you'd use to ship a figure).

My third First was having my figure box be completely ruined thanks to shipping. I'm pretty sure the box didn't look like this before since it was labeled as brand new, undamaged, and the nendo itself was mint in box. Excuse the paint and marks on my work desk:

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/12/10/2578979.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/12/10/2578980.jpeg

Luckily, I don't really care for figure boxes unless they really catch my eye. And if you've seen one nendo box, you've seen them all. Okay not all, but at least 90% of them. Rin Tohsaka, despite being best girl in Fate/Stay Night, comes in a pretty standard, old school nendoroid box. It's a shame it was ruined though, especially seeing as it was brand new. RIP resale value.

But thankfully the little lass herself came out just fine and she wasn't a bootleg! No damages on the figure whatsoever. I'm just happy she came out unscathed. I'm glad I got over my fear and ordered her through a leap of faith!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/12/10/2578982.jpeg

Thanks for taking the time to read this diary entry of mine. I will hopefully be posting a last year loot article soon. I also have another project in the works that I'll reveal soon~ Until then, take care!

☆=(ゝω・)/

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Im glad that at least Rin survived the damage to her Nendoroid box. I have had an order from Amazon Japan opened and "repackaged" by DHL once too and like your order the shipping box was severely damaged as well, my guess is that DHL saw that the shipping box was severely damaged and opened it up to see if the items inside were damaged during shipping but since they were deemed not damaged enough then they just taped it back up and delivered it as is. Part of the reason why the shipping box might have gotten crushed is because Amazon Japan usually ships items by shrink wrapping them to a piece of cardboard and putting the item inside of a shipping box with no void fillers or packing paper.

Regarding the picture that you posted of the time when you tried SAL with AmiAmi, I actually had a similar situation happen to me a while back, check out these pictures on my Google Photo Album: photos.app.goo....
1 month ago
Moomoogirl11 month ago#88285311Late response but WOW, that is bad! How upsetting that must have been.
Sorry to also read DHL mishandled your own things too. They need to handle these packages better. :/


Oh well, it is what it is.
And luckily for my friend, the figure was fine, but the box was mangled beyond repair.
1 month ago
heroizumi1 month ago#88172212Augh. I've gotten things that were SAL that arrived like that so I've only used it for grab boxes since then. My friend received an absolute nightmare from SAL a while ago. Horror under the spoiler.
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Late response but WOW, that is bad! How upsetting that must have been.

Sorry to also read DHL mishandled your own things too. They need to handle these packages better. :/
1 month ago
Augh. I've gotten things that were SAL that arrived like that so I've only used it for grab boxes since then. My friend received an absolute nightmare from SAL a while ago. Horror under the spoiler.

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DHL has roughed up a few of my parcels, but nothing quite that bad. I'm glad your figure was safe, but damn I'd be pissed if I got a parcel that messed up. The worst I had was a big hole in the bottom of a parcel that messed up a scale box, thankfully it didn't damage the figure and the box wasn't completely destroyed.
1 month ago
I'm glad the figure was okay after a rough journey like that! I would be terrified to see a box in that shape on my doorstep! Congratulations on your lucky find!
1 month ago
DHL is the worst courier
1 month ago
Yahallo1 month ago#88099955... View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://i.pinimg.com/736x/f4/b1/61/f4b16101f20d87203219e61dbbc4cd5f.jpg
*Sad Saber Noises*

Regardless, it's pretty awesome she came out of that whole situation undamaged!
I can't wait for your next article! You can never have enough Nendoroids xD
I love Saber too! She's like, a very close second for me.

And yeah, nendos are just so damn addicting. My future loot article is just featuring them.
1 month ago
HappyLaw1 month ago#88081868have you tried contacting Amazon customer service? they're really friendly and when the same thing happened to me they asked for pics and gave me a partial refund. just give it a try! ^_^ There's so much going on emotionally and personally, I don't think I will right now. But it's good to know Amazon is cooperative. Thank you for telling me!

Eri-channn1 month ago#88090649I started using AmazonJP back at the start of the pandemic to try and get my hands (and being successful) on a Hina and Hodaka from Weathering With you (I became a fan wayy late). My first package with Hina went super smooth, no damage no rough and tumble nothing, but Hodaka came a but more roughed up. Thankfully it didn't transfer to the inside box since those boxes are freakin stunning but it was still a bit disheartening. The ONLY time I got a messed up figure box was my BOTW Zelda nendoroid preorder from Tokyo Otaku Mode. The box AND her box came really messed up but she was fine inside. Still, glad Rin is okay! I'm sorry about your BOTW Zelda but I'm glad she came out fine as well. I'm glad Amazon JP at least has the figures we discover too late haha I definitely took my sweet time before watching Fate.
1 month ago
Yahallo Defrosting Ice King
Moomoogirl11 month ago#88081674Rin Tohsaka, despite being best girl in Fate/Stay Night, comes in a pretty standard, old school nendoroid box.... View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://i.pinimg.com/736x/f4/b1/61/f4b16101f20d87203219e61dbbc4cd5f.jpg
*Sad Saber Noises*

Regardless, it's pretty awesome she came out of that whole situation undamaged!
I can't wait for your next article! You can never have enough Nendoroids xD
1 month ago
I started using AmazonJP back at the start of the pandemic to try and get my hands (and being successful) on a Hina and Hodaka from Weathering With you (I became a fan wayy late). My first package with Hina went super smooth, no damage no rough and tumble nothing, but Hodaka came a but more roughed up. Thankfully it didn't transfer to the inside box since those boxes are freakin stunning but it was still a bit disheartening. The ONLY time I got a messed up figure box was my BOTW Zelda nendoroid preorder from Tokyo Otaku Mode. The box AND her box came really messed up but she was fine inside. Still, glad Rin is okay!
1 month ago
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