Turns out SAL shipping isn’t too bad after all. At least this time around. These figures, while not travelling through the portal technology Japan seems to possess, did arrive in around 2 weeks. Which is not overall a bad shipping time. Perhaps I’ll keep using SAL, I’m not sure. Additionally Hobby Link Japan uses quite substantial boxes, which is rather nice. Even the box these shipped in arrived in pristine condition. However I proceeded to cut it to pieces to put it in the recycling box.