We often speak negatively of the "sense of entitlement" that collectors have, but the fact is that it's not necessarily such a terrible thing. Finding stores that cater to collectors of Japanese toys/models/figures/dolls/collectibles/w
hatever is not the difficult task it once was. The large number of suppliers in the market leads to near-parity in the prices of some of the more popular items. So it makes sense that collectors shop around for courtesy and personal attention.
In areas where customers may spend more than $100 for shipping for a single order, the additional value from each dollar saved may be negligible, so finding a good source of such items is not just a matter of finding the lowest prices. The satisfaction from exceptional packaging, service, and/or buying incentives may reach beyond things measured in nominal terms.
This is the case with Tokyo Fantasy
, a place I gladly frequent even when I can save money by going elsewhere, and I spend so much time saying how great they are I thought I'd write a recommendation of them here. (And no, I'm not getting anything for this from them--unless of course they read this and want to send me a petite Blythe or two! ;)( More information under the cutCollapse )