Gundam Australia Forum

The Arms Race => The Weapons Cache => Topic started by: Sonar on September 17, 2010, 08:38:20 PM

Title: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Sonar on September 17, 2010, 08:38:20 PM
This is a work in progress and will be updated as information becomes available so please check back!

This thread is a directory only of places that you can buy your gunpla online.

For further information on range, service, and pricing please see the corresponding topic in The Weapons Cache (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/board,18.0.html). (if you can't find one please check back as some are yet to be completed)

For a directory of brick and mortar stores that you can buy your Gunpla from in Australia, please see here (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,50.0.html)

For a directory of places you can buy detailing and option parts see here (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,149.0.html)

For a directory of resin kit sellers, see here (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,150.0.html)

For a directory of places where you can buy tools and supplies, see here (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,151.0.html)

If you are a retailer and wish to be included in this directory please see below.

Members please feel welcome to start a topic for any stores that you think should be included and they will be added on their merits.

Australian Online Stores

Frontline Hobbies (https://www.frontlinehobbies.com.au/)
Hobbyco (http://www.hobbyco.com.au/)
Mechacyber (http://www.mecha-cyber.com/) ?
Ozanimart (http://www.ozanimart.com.au/anime-by-series/gundam.html)
Ozmecha (http://ozmecha.com/) - now redirects to his blog, he may have some runout stock so message him for details
Tokyo Underground (http://www.tokyounderground.biz/)
Zombster (http://www.zombster.com.au/)

Japanese Online Stores - English language sites that ship domestically and internationally

Hobbylink Japan (http://www.hlj.com/index.html#!Page=1)
Hobby Search (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/)
Rainbow Ten (http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/english/)
Amiami (http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english)
HW Japan
Plamoya (http://plamoya.com/en/)

USA & other Online Stores

Nb. There are more extensive lists for NA stores on other sites

GG Infinite (http://gginfinite.com/)
Toy Wave (HK) (http://toy-wave.com/eng/product.php?table=88)
Tatsu Hobby (http://tatsuhobby.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=index)
Defier Hobby (http://www.defierhobby.com/index.html?frame=top&main_windows=Y2hlY2tvdXRfc3VjY2Vzcy5odG1s)
Starship Modeler (http://www.starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm)


Trusted eBay sellers

TBC


*Please post any suggestions for additions in this thread or alternatively start a new topic about that store.

This list will be updated periodically so please check back!

Retailers: please register an account (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=register) and send me a PM (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=3) if you wish to be listed in this or multiple directories. Nb: The "Stores to buy gunpla in Australia and online" topic on the old Gundam Australia forum was the single most widely used resource by local Gunplars and the most comprehensive store directory for Australian fans so it pays to be involved.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: thegunny on March 10, 2011, 05:56:36 PM
Sad day for competitive prices for Gunpla  :'(

HW Japan is closing it's doors (or web portal) on 15 Mar 2011. They say it's something to do with the parent company Aoshima's policies.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Hemish on March 10, 2011, 07:15:06 PM
Frontline hobbies should be added, they carry gundam kits at standard aussie retail, they also carry the awesome alclad range of laquer paints
They also have great service as well, located in Newcastle for the NSW guys they also ship aussie wide
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Sonar on March 11, 2011, 09:49:41 AM
Thanks Hemish and Gunny, I will update accordingly.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: thegunny on March 14, 2011, 09:07:01 AM
Toy-Wave in Hong Kong is quite good. I've used them in the past and they are pretty efficient and postage rates from Hong Kong are some of the best anywhere.

http://toy-wave.com/eng/product.php?table=88 (http://toy-wave.com/eng/product.php?table=88)
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: thegunny on March 24, 2011, 08:47:34 PM
I would like to recommend 2 OS stores to the list. Saw them mentioned in a post by hoahoa and liked what they had to offer so I brought a few things.

Tatsu Hobby http://tatsuhobby.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=index (http://tatsuhobby.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=index)

Defier Hobby http://www.defierhobby.com/index.html?frame=top&main_windows=Y2hlY2tvdXRfc3VjY2Vzcy5odG1s (http://www.defierhobby.com/index.html?frame=top&main_windows=Y2hlY2tvdXRfc3VjY2Vzcy5odG1s)

Couldn't ask for more  :D. They both kept me informed of the order progress, Tatsu informed me that the item I ordered was damaged and they were getting a new one and they even refunded me excess postage.

I also tried the aussie site that Hamish mentioned, Frontline Hobby. A sad and sorry 3rd place  :( I'll have to be in dire straights to order from them again. Let's just say communication is not one of their strong points and neither is being able keep track of their stock  :(
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Sonar on March 25, 2011, 08:36:18 AM
Cheers Gunny, updated.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: thegunny on March 31, 2011, 05:01:30 PM
I've got another store to add to the OS list. Everyone has probably heard of it so I'm surprised it's not already on the list.

Starship Modeller http://www.starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm (http://www.starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm)

Whilst they only have a limited amount of actual Gundam stuff they have heaps of other bits and pieces and a pretty big range of Battlestar Galactica,Starwars, Star Trek and other sci-fi goodies. I've been using them for over 6 years and they are one of the only sites that have real time stock numbers. They are lighting fast in processing an order and bend over backwards to fix up any issues.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Sonar on April 01, 2011, 07:56:48 AM
Thx gunny
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: FireStallion on May 31, 2011, 02:37:40 PM
Let me post my "Insider Information" about the closure of "HW Japan".

I have dealt with Oishi Aiko for a number of times. She offered very good services.

I ask in an email whether I could pre-order the MG OO Raiser.

Quote
大石 亜衣子 to me    14 Mar
   
Dear Mr. [FireStallion],
 
Thank you very much for your message.
 
Fortunately, we had no damage by earthquake nor tsunami.
 
Please keep praying for Japan.
 
I will quit on 18th of March for personal reason.
Our company considered what they do regarding to HWJ over one month,
and decided to close it last week.
 
We are very sorry for your inconvenience,
and thank you very much for your support.
 

Best Regards,
Aiko Oishi

HW JAPAN
12-3 Ryutsu Center, Aoi-ku,
Shizuoka city, Shizuoka Pref.
420-0922 JAPAN
Tel: +81-54-263-9070 Fax: +81-54-263-9001
E-mail: ooishi@mail.aoshima-bk.co.jp
http://www.hwjapan.com/

Becasue Aiko quitted HW Japan and no one filled her post. They closed the English shopfront.

If someone can speak Japanese, lives in Shizuoka and wants to help the Gunpla builder's community worldwide, please fill in the job!
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Xenomorph on June 05, 2011, 07:45:48 PM
I know I'm new to these forums but thought I would offer up another online store to get Gunpla, Anime figures, Transformers etc..

It's Called Plamoya ( http://plamoya.com/en/ ) which is based in Japan. I have actually ordered most of my current gunpla from them. Most of their pricing are around the same as HLJ and arrive just as quick. When ever i cant find anything on HLJ this is the website i normally go to
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Sonar on June 07, 2011, 09:01:49 PM
Thanks for that one Xenomorph. OP updated.

Great bit of info there Firestallion. Thanks.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: cobraleader on August 27, 2011, 10:09:30 PM
Anyone dealt with Amiami ??

Are they reliable ?
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Hoardz01 on August 28, 2011, 09:46:51 AM
@Cobra leader. Havent dealt with them personally, but they have a good reputation.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: cobraleader on August 28, 2011, 10:48:58 AM
Thanks Hoardz01
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Yami on August 28, 2011, 01:22:31 PM
AmiAmi is pretty good store their product tend to have lower price than HLJ but inventory runs put pretty fast. They focus on figures but had decent inventory for Gunpla and Mecha kits.

I have bought stuffs from them couple of times and i would recommend to get the order to fit in one SAL box or order in bulk at a time otherwise your item will be shipped in EMS.

Also don't cancel too much order from them otherwise they might put you in blacklist
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: f1rmanr on December 01, 2015, 04:21:14 PM
This US site has extensive catalog and great picture: www.gundamplanet.com
Delivery is quite expensive however very useful to preview a finished kit.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: thegunny on December 01, 2015, 10:37:37 PM
With the poor US to A$ exchange rate prices they are way too expensive. You'll get better prices buying local and much better buying from Japan.

If you want to see kit detail, Dalong.net or Hobby Search are the places to go. They give a complete run down on parts as well as the finished kit.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: thegunny on January 23, 2016, 08:41:22 AM
New Australian On-line store on the block

Japan Toys

They are now a forum sponsor so if you like, check them out via the banner at the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: syn 76 on January 23, 2016, 10:22:08 AM
just checked them out,prices seem very reasonable.I'll definitely be shopping there in the future.
Title: Re: Gundam Australia Online Store Directory - GUNPLA
Post by: Sonar on January 24, 2016, 06:56:26 AM
Thanks Gunny

Yes prices look very good. Please do check them out via clicking the banner at the bottom of the page, it helps see they are getting traffic from us, especially if you're making a purchase :)