I often get a lot of, “OMG WHERE GET?!”
So here’s some resources!
For anime products, preordering matters. many things go out of stock on release month. Preordering is also how you rack up $500 boxes though, lol.
Some good places to start:
http://amiami.com/ great for preorders! They let you combine by month of release.
http://www.hlj.com/ great for preorders as well. They let you keep things in storage for up to 60 days. :D
http://pokevault.com/ legit pokemon goods, straight from Japan! they give out coupon codes sometimes on their facebook too :D
http://sunyshore.com/ legit pokemon goods, straight from Japan! Run by Gin, who does pickups straight from the pokecenters!
http://pkmncollectors.livejournal.com/ A community for pokemon merchandise! Wonderful place if you follow the rules. :) Has many resources and members. Livejournal has other communities too, so look for them!
http://garagesalejapan.livejournal.com Another LJ community.
http://www.storenvy.com/ You can find good, legit stuff on here if you look! :D This is where I sell, and there’s plenty of other great shops on here too!
http://www.figure.fm/en/posts/category/classifieds Good/rare things pop up here!
http://www.reddit.com/r/AnimeFigures/ great place for pictures, news and for asking questions!
http://myfigurecollection.net has good info!
http://www.nekomagic.com/ great place for news, sometimes nsfw!
http://pkmncollectors.livejournal.com/12277925.html This link has a bunch of guides for avoiding bootleg products and how to use shopping services for Yahoo Japan!
Collecting can be very expensive and time consuming, but definitely a worthwhile hobby. Whether you like cute cups or naked anime girls, have fun with it~!
Gonna queue up some older stuff with newer stuff
Happy finals week to me :’D