Normally I would be continuing my posting about Saboten Con, but this update is so big it deserves a blog post and honestly, is an excuse to hold off on Saboten updates. ^^;; In titling this post my intent is that this isn't the only large update this site undergoes.
This week I picked up a parcel from the post office from Japan. In it were the results from auctions won from Yahoo Japan Auctions (YJA) and an order from Surugaya. I found out that the USPS can also track international packages with a tracking number. Japan Post had not tracked this package once it got to the Osaka airport, so I thought it was still there all this time. The parcel was shipped out just under two weeks ago via SAL and this is a very good turnaround.
As to how I get items from Japan, I know someone who lives there who has helped me make two prior orders from the Eva-T store. This was the first time I had her help with with YJA and Surugaya. She won all the auctions so everything you see here is everything that I wanted to get. Everything below is preowned, so even with bank transfer fees (none of the YJA sellers used Paypal) and commissions to my contact, I came out ahead on prices. I was also under budget for everything with international shipping factored in. The Surugaya items were ordered directly from their website, which is slightly chapter than their Rakuten storefront. Going forward I may cut back on my orders from domestic retailers depending on what I'm getting.
Here's an overview of all the items:
Now for a breakdown per vendor.
Auction 1 - HMV promo shitajiki and 2.22 postcard:
Auction 2 - Cellu Club hand painted cel with IMA-EVA 03 as a bonus:
Auction 3 - 1112G shitajiki with two flyers for an exhibit in Sapporo which were wrapped around it:
Auction 4 - Six Lawson clear files:
Auction 5 - A 2.0 shitajiki and clear file:
Bonuses included by the seller of the above two auctions, two copies each of Eva Extra 06 and 07 and three copies of a chirashi for 2.0:
Surugaya - Four shitajikis, Symphony of Evangelion program and 2015: The Last Year of Ryohji Kaji:
Bonus items from Surugaya thrown in by my contact:, a mini keychain, soundbyte gashapon, and doujin uchiwa. I also received some origami and snacks (not shown).