Though I heard of Mandarake quite some time ago, I really wasn't sure what to think of it. At first I wasn't sure if it was just advertising for stores only in Japan, or if you could even have them ship to the U.S.- then I realized that I had to click on the "Global" button and select "English". Yes, my whole previous thought process about Mandarake may have been somewhat dim witted, but I was browsing in the middle of the night with a very low patience level when I first stumbled across the website if that could be considered a good excuse.
Anyway, I was able to find quite a bit from Mandarake and my orders all went pretty smoothly. Mandarake can cancel your order and may not really have an item in stock which did worry me a little, but so far so good as luck would have it. I've ordered a couple of different things (okay, so I have six orders processed- my money was burning a bit of a whole in my pocket.) to be delivered.
Oddly enough my first order still hasn't been delivered *and I have many complaints about this order which I will address if and when it arrives* but my second and third order did arrive today. Shipping time was quite decent, and shipping prices weren't terrible though I feel AmiAmi may be a little better on both of those aspects.
Here's what I received!
-The total cost of everything came out to around $90, so while it wasn't an amazing deal I did get quite a bit of good stuff in one order.
-Nendoroid was used, faded and missing some parts. The Mandarake sticker however is on what was a plastic "holder" for the box, so there was no actual damage to the box.
-All other items were "new" or new.
-Dolls are both available on my for sale tab!