Saturday, April 28, 2007

Haul pics - 28 April 2007

Mirei-san is here! Ordered for clients. No extras for sale.

Kotobukiya 1/7 scale Mirei-san Kantou Shop Limited Color Kotobukiya Shop exclusive - 3 pieces - 7,350 yen each.

Kotobukiya 1/7 scale Mirei-san Kansai Shop Limited Color Kotobukiya Shop exclusive - 1 piece - 7,350 yen.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007


As you all may have noticed by now, I've not been updating my blog with lists of upcoming exclusive preorders and sightings for more than a month now. I've also stopped taking new orders since mid-March and had not been down to Tokyo for the past several weeks.

The main reason for this is because I'm slowly running out of cash and currently trying to lift my Paypal withdrawal limit. Most of my clients' Paypal payments are stuck in my Paypal account because Paypal only allows me to withdraw a maximum of 60,000 yen per month to my bank account. Clients' orders had reached way over 60,000 yen per month and I had been paying for clients' orders with my own money, including the 60,000 yen per month withdrawal from my Paypal account, for more than 5 months now and my bank account is slowly running out of cash because of this. Had I continued taking new orders, I'll probably be broke by next month! In order to lift the Paypal withdrawal limit, they require that I enroll in their Expanded Use Program by submitting my credit card numbers to my Paypal account. Although I do have my own credit card, they only accept one that has a Japanese billing address since I set Japan as my country during registration for transferring money from my Paypal account to my Japanese bank account. Japanese credit card companies and banks don't simply let any foreigners in Japan to sign up for their credit cards and have a strict requirement that the foreign applicant must be working in Japan for a minimum of 2 years for the same company in order to apply for a credit card. I still have a year to go before I can apply for one. Thankfully, a good friend of mine allowed me to use his Japanese credit card to enroll in Paypal's Expanded Use Program. I'm currently waiting for the Expanded Use numbers to appear in my friend's credit card statement, which should be sometime next week. Once I've entered the numbers to complete the enrollment, I should then be able to withdraw all my cash out and resume taking new orders again.

Thanks for your patience and your understanding in this matter. I'll post an announcement on my blog as soon as my Paypal problem is resolved.

Client testimonial #40

Testimonial from client #77:

I have been an anime collector for nearly 15 years now, and up until this point I've actually never order an item directly from Japan. My first experience being with Tokyo Hunter has been outstanding. The packaging blew me away. When I recieved the package it had a large dent in the side, but thanks to his careful packing the item inside was untouched. I plan on using his services often and will tell all my friends to talk to him for their needs!!

Item purchased: Kotobukiya 1/7 scale SIF EX Ikki Tousen Kanu Unchou gray version PVC Kotobukiya Shop exclusive.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Client testimonial #39

Testimonial from client #63:

Thank you for the service you provide. Joseph is extremely professional and very quick to update you on any change in status of your item. The shipping is fast and packaged as well as anything you would receive from HLJ. I definitely recommend his service and will use the service again.

Item purchased: Kotobukiya 1/7 scale SIF EX Ikki Tousen Kanu Unchou gray version PVC Kotobukiya Shop exclusive.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Client testimonial #38

Testimonial from client #74:

I found out about Tokyo Hunter on September '06 after seeing one of his eBay auctions and while I didn't bid on the item I decided to bookmark his blog just in case. The WF Winter 2007 seemed like a good opportunity to give the service a test-drive, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results - Joseph put together a very professional service, maintains great communication with his customers and packs the items better than many full-fledged e-shops I know. If not for the crippling sluggishness of my country's post office the whole experience would've been nothing short of perfect, but that's hardly Joseph's fault. Tokyo Hunter has my highest recommendation and is definitely the first place I'll go to next time I'm looking for an exclusive or hard to find item from Japan.

Item purchased: Suikoden V Lyon Event Limited Edition Version PVC

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Haul pics - 03 April 2007

Just received these from the delivery man today for clients' orders:

4 pieces Kotobukiya 1/7 scale SIF EX Ikki Tousen Kanu Unchou gray version PVC Kotobukiya Shop exclusive - 4,410 yen each.

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Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007 coverage

My coverage of the Tokyo International Anime Fair is now up on HobbyLink Japan. The coverage was delayed due to the huge shipments of the Transformers Masterpiece Megatron that arrived last week. I took over 400 pics of the event but unfortunately, the boss wants only a handful of pics on the site so only 60 of the most interesting pics got chosen. I'll try to get future event coverages up as soon as possible next time and hopefully with more pics, too.