I went with BigBadToyStore since they seemed to be the most popular site among collectors on YouTube. Bluefin had them on their site a couple months later, but I don't know if they will do that this year. They might have it for cheap on Amazon, but they didn't do it last year, so I'd be too worried about missing out to wait for a cheaper price.
I pre-ordered Krillin and Goku last ~October from Anime Rider. Their prices are good and they are located in Los Angeles, California. Krillin came in his brown box a lot of you guys rave about and was super mint. That said, I didn't have Krillin until about 2 or 3 weeks after a lot of you guys did, but I didn't care too much. Something I don't like is that when you pre-order, they don't charge you immediately, but in order for them to not lose the payment, they go ahead and process it like 2 to 4 weeks after you submit your order. So I already paid for Goku like 6 months ago. But I did get him cheap with a coupon code. www.animerider.com/search/?query=dragon%20ball&ob=streetdate%20desc
Yeah, I was the same way, until I saw it sold out twice over, and decided to go for it. I don't have a Piccolo, and being a main character, I knew I would regret it. I'm worried about this year if it's SSJ Vegeta, I don't want to miss out by waiting for amazon.
Well piccolo lasted a while after we found out he wasn't going to be on amazon, plus bluefin now has their own page. Wasn't the reason of amazon not having the exclusive because the guy who would get them from SDCC leave?
Just because there's a goalie doesn't mean you can't score.
The guy that brought them to Amazon, betrayed us for Power Rangers, because they had that big anniversary going on. It's the 25th Anniversary of DBZ and 30th Anniversary of Dragon Ball this year, but I don't know if it's going to be acknowledged. I'm just kidding about the betrayal thing, because you can't blame the guy!
Yeah, that's what I said! Best of luck to you with maintaining that stalwart resolve Gil. I fear that before too long your resolve will eventually fracture and crack, as did mine. Honestly, I really don't see any past SDCC figures going for any less than 100USD. If you aren't able to attend SDCC in person, then the 2014 SDCC might also be out of reach. I remember paying 115 for SDCC Piccolo only a week thereafter on ebay. Being an Australian citizen, and not American, makes this a very expensive line to collect this line. But I must also say this, it is darn well worth it!
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Plus, you know they have the figure in hand and the postage is a hell of a lot faster. Even though they charge a premium because you're buying from a boutique seller who doesn't exactly buy in bulk, so the mark up is usually more, but it's still worth it.
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