Thursday, September 27, 2012

Alt BloodBowl figures - shipping times, etc.

So, to build my next season's BB team (Khemri - see previous post), I had to do some digging to find the models I wanted.  After finding them, it was a matter of figuring the best way to get them for the best price.

Wargods Horde Mummies (Skeletons) - Since they're so out of print I really had two options.  FRP Games (a wonderful online store that carries almost everything, has quick shipping, and reasonable prices) and eBay.  Good prices if you can find them and snag them.  This set I found on eBay - knowing what I would pay at FRP to have them shipped gave me a "don't go over $x" amount.  Got them for about 65% of retail - although I did suffer a little in shipping time.  Auction closed on Sept 12, they were shipped the 17th and I received them the 20th.

Willy's Miniatures (Rest of the team) - I tried to get everything from Impact!  But he didn't have any of the "Egyptian wights" (Blitz-Ras) and let me know it was going to be a bit before he did.  So I ordered the Mummies (Throw-Ras) and the "Egyptian Mummies" (Tomb Guardians) from him.  They were ordered on the 7th, shipped on the 20th (Impact does say it could take up to three weeks to ship - so, no issues), and they arrived on the 24th.

The Egyptian Wights - I had a choice to order from him directly or go with something like Comixinos.  Both are out of the EU, so I knew I would have a little bit of a delay for the shipment.  Willy charged €1 less for shipping than Comixinos did... so I went with him.  His ordering system's a bit weird, basically you email him and let him know what you want to order, he responds with a total, and you paypal him the money.  Here I was pleasantly surprised - I ordered on the morning of the 12th, they were shipped on the 17th, and I had a delivery notice sitting for me on the 26th.  Did I mention they were shipped Registered Mail?

I'll do pictures of the full team later tonite - I need to finish building the Blitz-Ra's.

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