Some good and bad news in this post. The bad, a delayed order that shouldn’t be delayed. The good, another figure on order!
I must say I’m quite disappointed right now. Back in December I pre-ordered the Good Smile Company’s rendition of Horo from Toys Logic located in Northern California. This meant that because they’re located in the United States I would be receiving her fairly late compared to Japan, but this was acceptable as it was only a month. Some time afterwards and a few more orders, I decided it would be best if I combined orders to save on shipping, instead of shipping each one individually. This confused things but eventually things seemed to get worked out.
Combining the orders meant that things would be pushed back until the final item arrived, but again, this was acceptable and known, so I was happy to do so. However, now that the time has come to ship the items, we have run into more difficulties. Horo as mentioned above was no longer in stock. Despite pre-ordering her 26 weeks ago, they don’t have one in stock to ship me. I’m not sure why this would be, perhaps the confusion mentioned above or perhaps a mistake, perhaps worse, I’m not sure and probably shouldn’t speculate.
They’ve informed me that they will be receiving a re-stock on July 15th. That’s all well and good, but I can’t help but feel bothered by it. What’s the point of a pre-order, especially when you get in early on it, when the item you purchased arrives 4 months after it’s released? I say 4 months because by the time Horo ships to me it’ll be nearly August, and she was released in April!
It seems like the lesson I should learn here is, order from the source. Now I can’t order from Good Smile Company themselves I don’t think, but Japan is a hell of a lot closer to the source than California. In addition to that, Japan ships very quickly too. The few orders I’ve made in Japan have shipped very fast indeed, one example, ships Friday, received Tuesday. Not over night, but for the lowest level shipping from Play-Asia, that’s quick.
It seemed like a good idea to start out with the bad news first. Finishing with the good news is always how Jeremy Clarkson does his car reviews, and it works well for him. The good news is I’ve spent more money. Well ok, that’s not really good news in and of itself, but that money was spent purchasing EnterBrain’s Rin Natsume from Little Busters! I’d been eyeing this figure for quite sometime, since seeing her over on foo-bar-baz. Yesterday I finally caved after seeing Rico-sama post his review of her. So of course, I blame him entirely.
I wont say much about the figure other than I love the pose. Yes the pantyshot, I surely couldn’t deny that, but she’s quite flexible kicking that high. It’s definitely interesting compared to other poses, and that makes it a good pose. There, that’s all I say about her for now. Hopefully shearrives when she’s supposed to.
Update: Fixed dates. I’d grabbed the wrong date from the email. I pre-ordered Horo in December, not February, making it 26 weeks, not 18.