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Siona
06-27-2012, 02:28 PM
Showed during the last medicom exhibition.

http://uppix.net/5/d/d/b0ee80b7c9fc6b7b37585d21650d7.jpg

carbo-fation
06-27-2012, 02:31 PM
Looks good. Medicom is finally stepping it up again.:clap

MarfMaster
06-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Damn...prime example of why Medicom needs to stick to Anime.

Monger
06-27-2012, 06:07 PM
This is an absolute must buy for me. I love Blade of the Immortal and I cannot wait for this figure release. Hopefully he comes with his full arsenal of weapons so I can pose him with them all on the ground near him. Should look fantastic. I hope they make a few more characters at least. Would hate for this to just be a one character dine and dash by Medicom.

Hydeous
06-27-2012, 06:10 PM
The ankle and legs look like a poor attempt. The YJ! ver that Zuno sold a while ago beat this by miles, even thou price wise it's like 5-6 times more :lol

karamazov80
06-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Not familiar with this license, but that looks pretty good to me. Like Marf says, this is where Medicom excels (from an aesthetic POV, anyway). Much more appealing than the Batman figures to my eyes.

jt4470
06-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Yes finally! :d <3

meth head
06-29-2012, 03:00 AM
Brings back some sad memories :monkey2

Looks ok.

rad toy review
07-01-2012, 09:47 PM
This is a must have... when? where? Huge fan.

Monger
07-02-2012, 01:14 PM
A lot of the other stuff they had during the show is already up on preorder. I hope Manji goes up soon too!

galactiboy
07-03-2012, 06:18 AM
Brings back some sad memories :monkey2

Looks ok.

Wasn't your name Manji back when you owned that piece? Gotta say that was hands down one of the craziest 1/6 figures I've ever seen :google

plasmid303
07-03-2012, 10:47 AM
Yeah this new figure does nothing but remind of that Manji custom from a few years back. Even now, it's still an amazing piece.

meth head
07-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Wasn't your name Manji back when you owned that piece? Gotta say that was hands down one of the craziest 1/6 figures I've ever seen :google

That is correct. It was my pathway into this hobby.

Amazing custom piece! I do miss him but don't regret selling him on.

Monger
07-14-2012, 01:34 AM
Abandon thread everyone run. I think Manji might be an exclusive.

"RAH 587 Manji Wonder Festival 2012 Summer event & Medicom online store exclusive. Limited to 700 pieces."

Consider this dead then. It will likely cost you over $300 to try to get through a proxy. Move on nothing to see here. Such a shame too. I would have loved to get this for understandable prices.

Siona
07-14-2012, 04:09 AM
You're right, it's an exclusive for the Wonder Festival :o.

http://uppix.net/0/5/4/d84b6c98b5b16f39365de034decfb.jpg
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http://uppix.net/5/1/7/b802fdaf85dda90b8c92addf1dfd9.jpg

Monger
07-14-2012, 06:20 AM
What a shame too.

kyekye
07-15-2012, 10:59 PM
Another disappointment and a reason to hate Medicom for me.
I already have all the weapons. I'll make just a custom just to cool my rage...

Monger
07-16-2012, 01:06 PM
Medicom always has the best exclusives. Darker Than Black Hei, Part 6 Jotaro. a winter Mushishi figure, etc.. Ugh. So expensive.

kyekye
07-16-2012, 05:19 PM
What do they get out of making this exclusive? Are they auctioning them off Ebaying themselves and make profit??

Monger
07-16-2012, 05:30 PM
What do they get out of making this exclusive? Are they auctioning them off Ebaying themselves and make profit??

I guess it is just to raise awareness via conventions. Also half are sold at the convention while the other half are sold online so I imagine Medicom makes a lot of money since these don't go through retailers at all.

The way they handle exclusives is totally different from other companies. They release the big stuff through exclusives a lot. It's not like Hot Toys which will throw around some lame color variant or boring costume change that was barely relevant. Medicom will get a license solely for an exclusive release, such as with Darker Than Black. It sure is terrible for the Westerners who want this stuff though.

karamazov80
07-17-2012, 01:05 PM
Price seems a bit outrageous, but this guy is available from BBTS:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10707&mode=retail&picture=aux1

They put a disclaimer there that they may not be able to get this guy.

Monger
07-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Gotta love BBTS for their big bad toy prices. Even through a proxy you could probably get Manji for asround $320. When it comes to Japanese figures, BBTS has to be the most scumbag company out there when it comes to clearly trying to rip people off.

karamazov80
07-17-2012, 02:16 PM
They're a business, so markups don't bug me so much in and of itself. What does bug me is their hording up truly rare figures like that and then jacking up the prices. That's the definition of scalping in my book.

Monger
07-17-2012, 02:54 PM
They're a business, so markups don't bug me so much in and of itself. What does bug me is their hording up truly rare figures like that and then jacking up the prices. That's the definition of scalping in my book.

That and the amount they markup is insane, especially on Medicom stuff. They think they can get away with charging two hundred dollars more for some products and I think it is absolutely ridiculous.

And yeah in this case all they are doing is wasting the limited availability of Manji already. They are only hurting us by doing this.

vampirehunterg
09-10-2012, 10:42 PM
I got him last month. HE IS SWEEEET!!!!!

Luse
04-23-2013, 08:25 AM
I just got this guy today, it's my first and maybe only Medicom figure. I'm not much a photographer myself, but since there are very few pictures of him I'll try to do my best when I have some time to actually open him up.

http://i.imgur.com/O78MDp1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6BnGLCe.jpg
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Monger
04-23-2013, 10:37 AM
Im so jealous!

madnug
04-23-2013, 12:23 PM
I just got this guy today, it's my first and maybe only Medicom figure. I'm not much a photographer myself, but since there are very few pictures of him I'll try to do my best when I have some time to actually open him up.


Is the price good? Evil-bay has one now for $240 shipped. Seems to be a very decent deal.

minivader
04-23-2013, 02:07 PM
More pictures please!

Luse
04-23-2013, 02:48 PM
I got him from mandrake for 21,700 jpy, which was roughly £145 for me, which is around $220. I think my only real issue with the figure is his face is too docile, he needs his trademark smirk.

As for more pictures:
http://i.imgur.com/ADsxEgx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/JPmtLYx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/cGwf30Y.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/WvxXgaS.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/28NngJc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/DxhInAh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/eB7lWck.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wYO2ANd.jpg

MisterToyNYC
04-23-2013, 04:52 PM
More pictures please!

Yeah, like out of the box, please!

Monger
04-23-2013, 05:54 PM
Is the price good? Evil-bay has one now for $240 shipped. Seems to be a very decent deal.

Yeah that's pretty decent for a Medicom exclusive release.

Luse
04-24-2013, 06:58 AM
Sorry it seems since I'm still a new poster, a mod has to approve my posts, so the pictures I took last night are on the last page.

minivader
04-24-2013, 08:00 AM
Sorry it seems since I'm still a new poster, a mod has to approve my posts, so the pictures I took last night are on the last page.

Thanks for the out of box pix. I agree with you. he does look too docile. Wish medi had add an alternative HS like they do with most of their anime/manga properties.

Was surprised to find that there are couple decent deals (compare to original price) on ebay atm on this figure.

Luse
06-23-2013, 07:08 AM
I see mandrake has this for 15,000 JPY, 3,000 JPY cheaper then when I bought mine.

http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/item_s-982933.html

Most unpopular exclusive ever?

Monger
06-23-2013, 12:45 PM
I see mandrake has this for 15,000 JPY, 3,000 JPY cheaper then when I bought mine.

http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/item_s-982933.html

Most unpopular exclusive ever?

You can get him for even cheaper than that so yeah I'm thinking this was Medicom's weakest exclusive, which is great for me since I'll probably pick him up soon.

Blade of the Immortal probably lacks mainstream appeal. It had an anime that was bad and ended early and other than that it's just a manga. Medicom probably couldn't sell all their exclusives in the end so the price plummeted.

Luse
06-23-2013, 02:52 PM
Kinda wished that happened to Darker then Black so I could nab the Hei figure, can't even find him for sale to balk at the price anymore.

Indeedely
06-29-2013, 09:08 AM
Mandarake often charges excessive amount for shipping, and have to be the highest maintenance seller worldwide.

Monger
06-29-2013, 12:32 PM
Kinda wished that happened to Darker then Black so I could nab the Hei figure, can't even find him for sale to balk at the price anymore.

Nah. I never see Hei go cheap...except when I got him :lol

Unclechopchop
06-29-2013, 12:52 PM
I got him for $400, and I didn't care since I felt like I was never gonna be able to get my hands on it down the road. I guess I was wrong, but at the same time, I never wanted to take the risk of not having him. I hope he drops even more down in price so I can get another for next to nothing.

Monger
06-29-2013, 07:45 PM
I got him for $400, and I didn't care since I felt like I was never gonna be able to get my hands on it down the road. I guess I was wrong, but at the same time, I never wanted to take the risk of not having him. I hope he drops even more down in price so I can get another for next to nothing.

Yeah this no one could have predicted. It's rare for the Medicom exclusives to go for less than three hundred or more.

Darth Vader
06-29-2013, 07:49 PM
never saw this until now it looks good. Looks like a good alternative to the one Kojun made that is amazing.

DaSaru
03-18-2014, 01:36 AM
is it me or is there is a lot of manji on ebay, and surprisingly low too.

potato
03-18-2014, 06:52 PM
May I know how Mandrake works? Are they more like 2nd hand sellers? I see many of their stuff are at really cheap price, those that were sold out were even much cheaper, some are like dumping price, however their product page doesn't really tell us much about the condition, it's either opened/unopened, and the item in the pictures may or may not be the actual item and there is no ask a question button so we have no idea what we are buying.

Also the checkout is strange, they ask for your credit card number or log in to paypal, without giving you the shipping cost prior, so how does that work?

And how is their shipping charge, is it similar to amiami? they do offer SAL to my place instead of EMS.

so far anyone bought stuffs from them? hows the feedback?



I see mandrake has this for 15,000 JPY, 3,000 JPY cheaper then when I bought mine.

http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/item_s-982933.html

Most unpopular exclusive ever?

Indeedely
03-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Mandarake can be very mental about things. Some of them seem to feel that they are at war with overseas selling/shipping/customers. The shipping costs can be reasonable or too much depending on the store and item(s). I think sometimes they quote a high cost just so they don't have to ship stuff. The shipping options depends on the weight limits and possibly item cost. Conversely, Amiami is always reasonable shipping costs and good customer service for me.

The damage to the item varies--look closely at the photos. Its like a consignment store with used and unused items. Their prices are sometimes good, sometimes very much not. They check the item stock after your purchase, and the great deals may be sold already but still posted online.

potato
03-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Is Mandarake a big shop with many outlets? Or is it like Rakuten & ebay where there's different sellers in them, because what i see is they separate orders based on the outlet location like Shibuya, Kokura or are those shop names?

Half of their picture seems like actual thing while the other half seems like pics from promotional shots, so i really can't tell 100% if the picture i'm looking at is the actual, and usually they take photos of the box, sometimes they take a rough photo of the content and that is it. Description is either opened or unopened, books have ratings but that is it they don't even show the actual book in the photo.

Anyway hope they can improve their online system like Amiami standard. Looking at the amount of stuffs they sell online i can say online sales is probably 40% of their total sales at least.

Those Medicom stuff are pretty cheap.

Also what's up with the Credit Card number & Paypal login everytime you place an order? Why do they need it?



Mandarake can be very mental about things. Some of them seem to feel that they are at war with overseas selling/shipping/customers. The shipping costs can be reasonable or too much depending on the store and item(s). I think sometimes they quote a high cost just so they don't have to ship stuff. The shipping options depends on the weight limits and possibly item cost. Conversely, Amiami is always reasonable shipping costs and good customer service for me.

The damage to the item varies--look closely at the photos. Its like a consignment store with used and unused items. Their prices are sometimes good, sometimes very much not. They check the item stock after your purchase, and the great deals may be sold already but still posted online.

Monger
03-19-2014, 08:39 PM
It's an actual chain of stores in Japan. You're ordering from the website and the website itself just sells what is available within these stores. That's why they are listed and ship separately.

potato
03-19-2014, 10:24 PM
how is their packing? as good as amiami, or as bad as some lazy HK sellers that wanna save cost on bubblewraps & recycled newspaper etc?


It's an actual chain of stores in Japan. You're ordering from the website and the website itself just sells what is available within these stores. That's why they are listed and ship separately.

Unclechopchop
03-19-2014, 10:27 PM
I'm still bummed I paid $400 for this one when it was considered "rare". Oh well....

potato
03-20-2014, 12:10 AM
well prices will go back up once those $100 pieces are sold out.

has been like that for almost all figures. unless it has some qc flaws.


I'm still bummed I paid $400 for this one when it was considered "rare". Oh well....

minivader
03-20-2014, 08:02 AM
can these cheap ones be knock offs? there were tons of black rock shooter from china that were selling for $60-$100 on ebay last year and they just seem too cheap to be real.

Monger
03-20-2014, 01:37 PM
can these cheap ones be knock offs? there were tons of black rock shooter from china that were selling for $60-$100 on ebay last year and they just seem too cheap to be real.

Nope.

Hydeous
03-26-2014, 07:51 PM
They are not selling well, thats why these are going so cheap now.

If a company were to make knock offs, they'll prolly do HT stuffs.

Monger
03-26-2014, 08:14 PM
It doesn't help that the license itself has little merchandise.

piccolodaimaoh
03-26-2014, 09:00 PM
If I can find this figure for 100.00 to 120.00 I'd buy 2.

Snake Plissken
05-31-2017, 11:11 AM
NECROPOST

I'm thinking about grabbing this. Any issues to note of?

Thainitty
05-31-2017, 02:59 PM
NECROPOST

I'm thinking about grabbing this. Any issues to note of?

I've had him for years and I love him! He's an old medi so just be carful of the hips and shoulders...it's a great looking manji figure, you'll be glad to have him. His box is gorgeous too

Snake Plissken
05-31-2017, 03:45 PM
I've had him for years and I love him! He's an old medi so just be carful of the hips and shoulders...it's a great looking manji figure, you'll be glad to have him. His box is gorgeous too

Thanks, maybe I will. I read a little of the manga today and I'll stick with it. I got this habit of trying to buy up everything I can of whatever manga I start reading. I did it with Berserk and Vagabond prior to this.

Thainitty
06-01-2017, 04:12 AM
Hahaha! Totally understand, I think you'll enjoy it. It gets a bit slow in the later issues but I like it a lot and I love Samura's art!

Snake Plissken
07-03-2017, 05:41 PM
Is anyone looking to sell one?

Thainitty
07-06-2017, 12:11 PM
Here are some old pictures I have of manji...sorry they aren't great351133351134

Snake Plissken
07-06-2017, 12:18 PM
Damn, that's a hellva display! :lol you got me rethinking getting those weapon sets.

Thainitty
07-06-2017, 12:22 PM
Hahaha! Yeah they really make it stand out. I wish medi made more characters from the book, at least Rin

Snake Plissken
07-06-2017, 12:35 PM
It's a shame there's so many good niche Mangas out there and hardly any of them get any good merch for them. Medicom was born to do this type of stuff. While Threezero did a good enough Guts, I still think the Medicom is more accurate.

Thainitty
07-06-2017, 04:08 PM
Yeah I completely agree, when it comes to anime/manga figures medicom is tops. I passed on 3z guts because I was so happy with both medis.

Snake Plissken
07-06-2017, 06:21 PM
I went ahead and got Manji. I'll have to squeeze him onto the Berserk shelf somehow. The damn Dragonslayers on the Medicom and Threezero take up so much room.

You probably made the right choice on passing on the TZ Guts, since literally every single person I've seen on here that got one of the second batch got a broken thumb off the mechanical hand.

Luckily mine wasn't like that and I got the first batch that came out. Skull Knight came with peeling paint and I sent it back. And they sent me back a new one, even thought I had wished they just repaired it since this one didn't come with strong joints. He's very top heavy and his ankles were weak on the second one. I had to stuff some folded duct tape in the ankles and now it's strong to stand on it's own. Threezero did a good enough job, but it's too much trouble for what they're worth to get one without issues.

Snake Plissken
07-18-2017, 07:20 AM
I got it last night. It's quite nice, but his robe came with a busted wire. I'm not sure how to repair it.

Snake Plissken
07-19-2017, 06:52 AM
I was able to fix the wire. I managed to find the exact gauge of wire needed at a art supply store down the street from my work.

http://i.imgur.com/DgWbN6a.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/T9czCxB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HqYBBTG.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0D4MpxN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/KvVsd8V.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bBAyc6g.jpg

piccolodaimaoh
07-19-2017, 10:18 AM
That is an impressive lineup you have there, Snake. How does the Medicom Guts measure up to the ThreeA version?

Snake Plissken
07-19-2017, 10:19 AM
It doesn't feel nearly as fragile. The body is pretty sturdy compared to old Medicom bodies.

piccolodaimaoh
07-19-2017, 01:00 PM
That's awesome. I have been trying to find one or wait until they make a Band of the Hawk version. The Knight of Skeleton looks amazing.

Thainitty
07-19-2017, 03:35 PM
Manji looks great snake!

Snake Plissken
03-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Decided on doing a review.


https://youtu.be/3fQmCHRNf0I

Skull Knight
03-16-2018, 02:40 AM
Decided on doing a review.

Sweet, Manji is pretty awesome here.

Snake Plissken
03-16-2018, 06:02 AM
Thanks, pal.

Thainitty
03-16-2018, 04:42 PM
Great review! One of my favorite figures