Sunday, October 25, 2009

Alter Yagyu Jubei Swimsuit PVC

Item: Yagyu Jubei Swimsuit PVC
Height: 18cm
Series: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls
Maker: Alter
Retail price: 6,980 yen
Order deadline: 24 November 2009
Release date: March 2010
Info: Hobby Japan magazine mail order exclusive. Limited to 1,500 pieces.

I will not be accepting preorders for this item because it is a lottery item. All order submissions for the item will be entered into a lottery and only 1,500 winners of the lottery will get to purchase the item. There's no guarantee that I will be able to get it. However, I can help track one down for you at the hobby shops in Japan upon release, but the shops here will most likely mark it up to at least triple the original price due to the limited quantity and difficulty in obtaining the item.


Belgarion said...


Yeah, I can't say I didn't expect for the circumstances to be like this.
For those of you who find the "triple the price tag" part difficult to believe:

I am pretty sure you are all familiar with the Volks "lotteries", correct? There, items from a price range of 500-1000 go on sale, to a "lucky few". Which is of course not true, as Volks serve the "first come first serve" principle, as its safer marketing that way. But here, 1,500 copies ar really distributed through a lottery. So if we take the aspect of simple chance, add the affordable price and the limited offfering - a 3xthe riginal pricetag is as cheap as you will be getting when hunting it off ebay/YJA.

Tasche said...


im pretty interested in Jubei, would you mind helping me track one down?


Tokyo Hunter said...

Absolutely I can help you track one down. Please send me an email reminder about searching for the item after it is released and I'll do my best to find one for you. Thanks!