Let’s look at what I like to call “sum ol’ bulllllshit…”
Every year Good Smile Company has been releasing a new Winter or “Snow” Nendoroid version of Miku Hatsune. (Here’s one year’s version, here’s another) Yes, they are cute and probably some of the nicest Nendoroid figures around.
This year is no different. This year’s is actually a very unique take that comes with some super-cool accessories:
So…if you as an American are moping around your Americanized bedroom with Ninja Turtles and Monster High posters, and you want one of these figures, the preorders started yesterday (GO HERE NOW GO GO GO). Right now they’re about 60 bucks total (40 for a figure plus 20 for shipping…yes ship costs are high, like they ship them from Japan or something rite?) But it might be worth it to you to get a limited edition figure you can rub against your enemies and hear the lamentations of the otakus that forgot to preorder.
ORRRRRR, you could go to eBay and do a search for “Snow Miku”. Remember 60 bucks sounding like a nice chunk o’ change? How about this?
Holy balls…100% markup, and then some! Also, notice that the shit is a preorder. It will ship within 30 days of purchase/after release. So these guys are buying the same preorders that you see at Good Smile, and then marking them up to heaven where Goku and Jesus are smoking a jay and losing their shit over how ripped off people are getting. But they won’t come down here and save you…they need you to be self-reliant, as them bitches be busy.
The worst part, they’ve sold FIVE of them already. I’m no mathemagician, but that’s around 150 cases of Ramune delivered by Segata Sanshiro
“YOU ORDER MIKU WITH SIDE OF SEGA SATURN?”
Moral of the story, or conclusion, or DENOUEMENT whatever that means--PREORDER FROM GOOD SMILE NOW IF YOU WANT ONE. Otherwise, you’ll be getting butt-touched by shady bands of gypsy anime dealers, hiding near the overpriced hot dog stand at your favorite con. Don’t be that guy. I don’t want to see you in the Dealer’s Room all stupid and happy over how you spent $150 on a $60 figure.
Remember what Benjamin Franklin said about procrastination…
“You may delay, but time will not…as I’ve seen them asshole eBayers be trying to overcharge me for that 1/5 scale Mizuho Kazami beach figure FUCK YOU GUYS I INVENTED KITE ELECTRICITY AND TALKING MICE AND MY FACE IS ON MONEY YOU SKRILLED OUT CUNTS.”