Wow, I’m surprised I just heard about this news now. Niconico will be streaming Hatsune Miku’s Live Concert that took place in Tokyo and Hokkaido earlier this year – in about 1 hour from now.
It will be used as a stress test for the live stream of Miku’s concert at Anime Festival Asia 2011 tomorrow. Had really wanted to jump on a plane to go catch the concerts but the 3-day concert tickets was way too expensive for me to afford – especially since I’ll be going to Singapore again at the end of the month.
You can buy access to the live stream that will be happening tomorrow for USD$11, which is a pretty fair price. But the stream that will be running in less than an hour will be free so if you read this in time, go catch it here:
Less than 24 hours after saying that I wouldn’t buy the Hatsune Miku nendoroid from J-List, I broke down and bought not only 1, but 3 of them, effectively leaving one single unit left in stock. No, I didn’t go nuts and all will be explained in a while.
J-List only listed 7 units in their stock and HLJ was supposed to get the new stock as well. But I didn’t really want to leave everything up to chance since they still had not listed it up so I shot HLJ an email earlier today asking them about it. This was their reply:
Sorry to inform you that the second batch of the item had already been sold out. You will have to look for the item elsewhere.
Thanks for writing!
That effectively leaves J-List as the only other place I know to get Muki’s nendoroid and it actually went down to 3 units this afternoon but when I checked again right before I placed my order it went back to 4. Someone probably canceled their order or something.
Since I would be going off to Australia from the 28th of this month until the 6th of May, I was going to have the nendoroid shipped to Dyna‘s place instead. When I told him about it over the phone he suddenly decided that he wanted one, too. And another friend of ours also wanted one, which is how we ended up with 3 😀 I would put all the blame on that YouTube video in my previous post for this.
The nendoroids should arrive by next week, that means I can just pick it up from Dyna once I’m back from the land down under.
The bad news was Hatsune Miku’s nendoroid figure was already sold out and I could not find it anywhere at all. The damn thing sold over 50,000 units even during the pre-order period. That’s a huge amount! And since it was released at the very beginning of the month, I really didn’t have much hope of getting one anytime soon.
But a couple of days ago Shingo posted that Goodsmile had released a new batch of the nendoroid and were on its way to some of the online stores as well. I actually spent the last couple of days refreshing pages at J-List and HLJ, hoping to see signs of the new stock up for sale. And today it FINALLY appeared on J-List.
I’m not sure if Goodsmile actually bumped up the price, but J-List is currently selling it for $52.00. It’s quite obvious that they J-List always bump up the price a little, but unless the actual item really increased its price, they really bumped it up high this time. HLJ is listing their Miku Nendoroid for ~$28.00, which is almost half the price being listed in J-List.
At first, I was really about to jump on the offer, even if it did cost more, but after a little more thinking I came to the conclusion that if J-List really did decide to sell it at nearly 2x the original price for more profit, it might not be very worth it for me. Even if I do want a Miku nendoroid, I’m still not so obsessed that I’m willing to fork out double so I’m just going to take a chance and wait for HLJ to receive their supply. Hopefully, the price stays the same (2,857 Yen). Might even decide to pick up 2 of it, although if it doesn’t show up over the next couple of days, I think I’ll probably end up getting one from J-List after all.
But for those who can’t wait and not willing to take the chance (it did sold out incredibly fast the first time), you can hop over to J-List now and get one right now. They listed only 7 units in their stock, although I’m kinda skeptical about it.