i thought japan to door, would bid on the x-plus figures from a japanese auction website, which is why they would have to bid on your behalf and then send the item to you. Im sure the x-plus figures sell out very fast on their website.
here's a pic of the only two x-plus figures i have, besides the x-plus ghidorah statue. Thought I show them since there isn't to many pictures in this forum.http://www.flickr.com/photos/77292613@N05/6784455320/
You're both right!
The Internet Exclusives can be purchased via the X-Plus website through the date they accept pre-orders, they don't sell out. It's just that when the date passes, no other orders can be placed. They make enough for the orders that are placed and that's it. However, there are a few exceptions like the Wonderfest exclusives and the 1968 Gorosaurus from last year. Those are special and are limited to an exact number, which are sold exclusively at the Con and/or the X-Plus website.
Michael - Regarding JTD... yes, you can get them to bid on an item on a Japanese auction site for you but as I said it's extremely expensive. They charge you a percentage of your bid and there's no guarantee you'll win the item. Plus, there are fees to wire or send them the money since they won't bid until the money is sitting in your account. Then, if you win, there's the forwarding costs. A LOT of fees. You may be better off waiting to see if any of these surface on eBay. Or, contact some of the regular eBay sellers and see if they know of any available. Did you find what you're looking for for sale on a Japanese auction site? They won't look for you, you have to have found it yourself and then provide them with all the information. Then they'll bid on it for you. To make things more difficult, you have to get your account funded and allow enough time to enter your request and have them see/process it. Auctions sometimes end in 3-5 days making the timing of everything a bit intense.
Another possibility is the Japanese Amazon site. X-Plus sells their stuff through them too... usually, the older stuff ends up here and in some cases the internet exclusives as well. You would use the "Shop at Japan Only websites" and forwarding service in that case but I haven't used it before so I'm not sure of the details and/or fees involved.http://www.amazon.co.jp/b/249-2406622-0 ... R2MQVQGIRQ