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Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by I Am The Fourth, May 13, 2014.

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    I’m sure that was the plan as per his follow up post. He posted that and set it to “coming soon” however it reverted to available and even he didn’t know they were live. Those monkeys were available for hours after he made that post. I’m guessing the original plan was to get everything mailed out and do the drop after (usually hits on sundays) so hopefully everyone gets what they have been waiting for. Honestly and I’m not making excuses because I know what it’s like to wait and wait for something and while I haven’t had “no contact after sending emails happen to me personally ( I haven’t ordered from ummikko in over a year. Most recent was the slime and he said it wouldn’t go out till end of dec. / jan. So waiting a bit is whatever) this guy isn’t in Japan so I wonder if it’s an issue with getting the vinyl in or painting issues. Either way I grabbed this new beauty and in the description states they won’t go out till after March at least so if it takes 3 months....... it takes 3 months. I’ll be stoked when I get a surprise in the mail. Sucks to wait but I’m sure he will take care of those who did in the long run.
     
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    If that's the case, a better business model might be to not sell the figures until you have them in hand and painted.
     
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    That’s all I’m saying. People need to finish before they sell. Paint it then sell it then you ship and you’re golden. I asked for a refund and I’m waiting if he sends me the toys I’m returning them and getting my money back at this point. I’m not happy with how this was handled at all and won’t support this kind of behavior
     
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    Totally agree with both of you. That’s was just my observation based on some of the comments and the fact that he states it’s gonna be a while before things are sent tells me that he may not have all the vinyl in hand. For sure being a business man myself you should always have everything set unless it’s stated it’s a pre order. Idk what the situation is nor do I know if he himself is just not in a good state of mind. Sucks that it seems so many are getting a run around and I hope it gets resolved soon for you guys. All I do know is any conversation I have hade with him he has been pretty prompt and cooperative so on my end I have no gripe.
     
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    Rather than send the toys back, which seems like a lot more trouble than it's worth, you (anyone, not pointing fingers) could sell them to other collectors here on the board that would be grateful to have these apes.
     
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    Every time someone bumps this thread it takes all of my will power not to throw shade :dam:
     
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    Mikko has been a really great guy to deal with in regards to the Soft Vinyl Mayhem shows, always producing great pieces and being nothing but professional. Who knows what's going on in his personal life atm or if there have been delays in vinyl etc. - I understand people being frustrated with what's been going on recently with late deliveries/miscommunications but there are plenty of toys out there to satisfy our addiction. I'm happy to wait however long it takes to get some Ummikko goodness.
     
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    Just a heads up to everyone, I got my Green Slime Kongingu in the mail today. Hope everyone else gets their packages soon too.
     
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    Same here. Received my Green Slime Koningu. Looks fantastic. The purple on the face looks really shiny and glossy.

    EDIT: Photo added 2/26/2018. Yes, that is Trump in Koningu hand on the header.
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    Just received the slime one.
    So nice color!
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    All my items arrived. Mikko has always been great to deal with, for me. Deserves a pass on this hick-up, in my opinion.
    Anyone not wanting their Koningus- please hit me up.
     
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    Sigh ... doesn't look like I'll ever receive my Vattensnok Agent Orm ( almost a year late and no replys to messages ). Also , didn't get a first chance email for Lunar Koningu . double sigh.
    But glad some toys are finally arriving :D
     
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    Bummer, that sucks Carlisle. When he accidentally put the Lunars up for sale early, I asked him on Insta if he’d be making it up to the people he promised dibs to on the next release when the slime koningus oversold and he said he’d be emailing you all...hope it works out for you sooner rather than later.
     
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    These guys turned up this week and they are top notch!! Simple colour scheme, effortless application - two contenders for the 2018 Top 5 list already!

     
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    I have lost my patience with Mikko already.
    I am still waiting for my package, which was ordered in June last year. So far I have three Koningu which need to be shipped.
    His release is like pre-order all the time and the shipping date is always unknown. What is worse, he never shows his respect to his customers and fans. I sent him many emails or commented on his IG, but never got any replies except he showed up for another release to get paid.
    Definitely won't support him anymore.
    It is totally a waste of my time and energy to deal with him!

    BTW, is it too late to claim a refund on Paypal now? I ordered Midsummer and Sparkly Orange in June and August last year, respectively.
     
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    I feel the same although I’ve only been waiting since December.

    Even an email saying there were delays would help but the radio silence sucks.
     
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    I liked that the floating marble editions were released through Lulubell Toys. It sounds like he would benefit greatly by going back to that and not dealing with processing and shipping by himself.
     
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    Still waiting on my Lunar New Year Koningu that was supposedly supposed to be sent out around March. Is it bad I had to type in my email history just to remember what the fuck I even ordered from him in Febuary?
     
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    Relax friend and I think no one has received the Lunar New Year version.
     
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    Mikko is a great guy, and his toys are top notch. Be patient, there's plenty of other toys out there to play with.. I believe he will eventually get these out to people. No one knows what he has going on in his personal life, so I think it's a little rude to start making sarcastic comments @hffungirl

    Quite a few makers are late in sending out toys - you don't see people flinging shit around in the Target Earth thread for example. For all we know Mikko or a family memeber could be in a similar situation to Mr Sato. I know a few people who just need some space to breath and their productivity thrives, whereas being hounded constantly by emails of "where's my toy" can cause anxiety for some people.
     
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    First of all, thanks for your advice friend.
    But I don't think my comments here are sarcastic.
    What I said is just a truth and situation I have right now, and I think I have showed enough patience and politeness. I don't think people cannot take few minutes to reply an email in several months. I could wait longer, but at least you should tell me what's going on there. Every single day, I check my mail room expecting to receive his package, and there is nothing but only disappointment.
    For Target Earth, I know the shipment delayed all the time, but the Japanese sale agent kept in touch with me and told me what happened. So things are different here.
    Last, I agree fewer designers are late in sending toys, but waiting for almost one year without any communication is unacceptable to me. Meanwhile many collectors received their packages long time ago.
    Hope you get my point. @badteethcomics
    But whatever, people could have different perspectives and I do understand that.
     
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    Waiting a year without contact is a pathetic way to do business REGARDLESS of the artist.
     
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    +1 people can praise the toys all they want (it is a cool looking toy) but the dudes business sense sucks ass.
     
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    So I can assume the toy I ordered at the beginning of the year will probably be around fall or at least winter. Maybe summer 2019? Lol

    It's been awhile since iv seen any life on his Instagram thread. Anyone have any idea wtf is going on? Hope the guys ok at least. :|
     
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    So I guess a new version of the ape showed up in the online Lulubell shop today. It's a pretty cool marbled version.


    That's awesome and everything that the dudes got time to make brand new versions but it's September now. Still waiting on my new years Koningu. Anyone else get it yet? :?
     

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