Anime Central Forums: Where to buy rare anime figures - Anime Central Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Where to buy rare anime figures

#1 User is offline   Midori-Chan 

  • Regular
  • PipPip
  • Group: Regular
  • Member No.: 29672
  • Posts: 151
  • Joined: 10-May 09
  • Location:Oak Lawn, IL

Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

Every year that I go to ACen, I can never seem to find various rare anime figures and plushies that interest me. Could anyone suggest a legit and safe site/place where I can find some, preferably at reasonable prices?
~ACen 2017: Peridot (Steven Universe), Morticia (Rick and Morty)
~ACen 2016: Princess Peach, OC Neko Girl (Kitty Courtz)
~ACen 2015: Princess Peach, Female Waluigi
~ACen 2014: Princess Peach

#2 User is offline   Yandere Emi 

  • Bigfoot
  • Pip
  • Group: Bigfoot
  • Member No.: 61049
  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: 13-October 11
  • Location:Wisconsin

Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

View PostMidori-Chan, on 16 September 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

Every year that I go to ACen, I can never seem to find various rare anime figures and plushies that interest me. Could anyone suggest a legit and safe site/place where I can find some, preferably at reasonable prices?


I HIGHLY recommend http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/ Mandarake. It's a Second-hand store based in Japan for Anime-Related Goods. :) Besides Yahoo Japan Auctions, Rakuten, Amazon.jp, and Jungle, it's the only really good place to find older releases. :)

For preorders/newer releases, I recommend AmiAmi, HobbySearch, HobbyLinkJapan, Otacute, Tokyo Hunter, and Big in Japan. :)
My Cosplay Blog (with Cellomanlove)


ACen 2015: Yurigasaki Lulu (Yurikuma Arashi), Furudo Erika (Umineko), Yazawa Nico (Love Live)
ACen 2014: Shindou Ai (Idol ver.), Irisviel von Einzbern (Fate/zero), Jakuzure Nonon (Kill la Kill)
ACen 2013: Hibari (Double H) & Caster/Extra
ACen 2012 : Kaname Madoka & Irisviel von Einzbern

#3 User is offline   magishine 

  • Tenkuu Yuusha
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Addict
  • Member No.: 21997
  • Posts: 924
  • Joined: 09-January 09
  • Location:Mulberry, IN

Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

Might I suggest Mandarake? They've got a lot of second hand stuff and some harder to find stuff too. Also AmiAmi if you're looking for newer things.
uchu kitaaaaaa!!!!

Cosplays for ACen 2017 and progress made

Greg Universe (5% complete)

#4 User is offline   The Fujoshi 

  • Sage
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Sage
  • Member No.: 59284
  • Posts: 1,978
  • Joined: 09-January 11
  • Location:где-то в Соединенных Штатах Америки

Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:35 AM

Try Play asia; they have a ton of stuff there. Also if you have a proxy try Japanese sites.

http://www.play-asia...71-d-49-en.html

You can also try J-list as well:

http://www.jbox.com/home
ACen 2013 Cosplay:
Hero from SMT: DS2, Emmet/Kudari from Pokemon Black and White, Roppi Izaya from Durarara, Hitoshura human form from SMT.

All the random avatars this time are from LJ and I don't own any of them. Some of the avatars are credit to aristocracy, Taku ♫ arthursandwich, noxjustxnoin, imperial-code, dojicons, narrante, dino-cookie, shiroyuki_kun, takerzmuse, and ushitora_icons at LJ. I DON'T OWN ANY OF THE ICONS.


Currently into and playing: All Megaten games, Blazblue series, and P4MU. Waiting for: Pokemon BW2 and BB3.

#5 User is offline   Midori-Chan 

  • Regular
  • PipPip
  • Group: Regular
  • Member No.: 29672
  • Posts: 151
  • Joined: 10-May 09
  • Location:Oak Lawn, IL

Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

I tried browsing through those sites for various items in my want list but I couldn't find any. =/ I have specific lists of wanted figures on MyAnimeShelf and MyFigureCollection that I've been looking for. I'd say they're pretty rare. Only one of them I think I saw at ACen but I was hoping for a cheaper price. Are there other cons that might sell such figures? I've also been searching for a super rare Rouge the Bat plush that's nowhere to be found on the internet.
~ACen 2017: Peridot (Steven Universe), Morticia (Rick and Morty)
~ACen 2016: Princess Peach, OC Neko Girl (Kitty Courtz)
~ACen 2015: Princess Peach, Female Waluigi
~ACen 2014: Princess Peach

#6 User is offline   magishine 

  • Tenkuu Yuusha
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Addict
  • Member No.: 21997
  • Posts: 924
  • Joined: 09-January 09
  • Location:Mulberry, IN

Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:25 PM

I'd keep an eye on Mandarake. They get "new" (to them) stock often. As for cons, ACen will be one of your best bets although Kollison Con is coming up so you may try there.
uchu kitaaaaaa!!!!

Cosplays for ACen 2017 and progress made

Greg Universe (5% complete)

#7 User is offline   Yandere Emi 

  • Bigfoot
  • Pip
  • Group: Bigfoot
  • Member No.: 61049
  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: 13-October 11
  • Location:Wisconsin

Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

View PostMidori-Chan, on 17 September 2012 - 07:08 PM, said:

I tried browsing through those sites for various items in my want list but I couldn't find any. =/ I have specific lists of wanted figures on MyAnimeShelf and MyFigureCollection that I've been looking for. I'd say they're pretty rare. Only one of them I think I saw at ACen but I was hoping for a cheaper price. Are there other cons that might sell such figures? I've also been searching for a super rare Rouge the Bat plush that's nowhere to be found on the internet.


Manda searches come out better if you search in Japanese :)
I searched a couple of the things on your wishlist and got these links:


http://ekizo.mandara...m_s-775934.html
http://ekizo.mandara...m_s-784222.html
http://ekizo.mandara...m_s-838660.html
http://ekizo.mandara...m_s-988193.html
http://ekizo.mandara...m_s-645071.html
http://ekizo.mandara...m_s-765061.html
http://ekizo.mandara...m_s-645074.html

Good luck!
My Cosplay Blog (with Cellomanlove)


ACen 2015: Yurigasaki Lulu (Yurikuma Arashi), Furudo Erika (Umineko), Yazawa Nico (Love Live)
ACen 2014: Shindou Ai (Idol ver.), Irisviel von Einzbern (Fate/zero), Jakuzure Nonon (Kill la Kill)
ACen 2013: Hibari (Double H) & Caster/Extra
ACen 2012 : Kaname Madoka & Irisviel von Einzbern

#8 User is offline   feuerwerke 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Ace
  • Member No.: 63062
  • Posts: 261
  • Joined: 24-January 13
  • Location:Fuyuki City

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

AmiAmi also has used sales. Note, if you want to find something older and rare, you can expect it to be hard to find. You'll have to check the resale sites A LOT. Chances are you won't just open Mandarake for the first time and see it sitting right there. And don't expect it to be cheap, either. They'll pretty much always be more than they were when they just came out.
ACen 2014 cosplays
  • Junko Enoshima




Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users