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Blaise's Japan Haul - 2018 Edition

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 15:11
by Blaise170
I've done this a few times before and (I believe) this would be my third time making a large purchase from Japan. :lol:

Depending on shipping speed for each item, I should see these sometime between March and June. The complete PCs will likely go surface (1-3 months) due to their massive size while the smaller stuff I'll probably ship SAL. There's a nice mix of switches in these boards, anywhere from Alps, NEC Ovals, Cherry, and Fujitsu, as well as some others like Topre. A few domes as well that are cool like the Dreamcast board. Posting the auction images below to show what I should be expecting.

Not pictured: NEC PC-8801 MK II and NEC PC-9801 V.

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Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 15:13
by green-squid
That PC will be useless without the keyboard..

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 15:15
by Blaise170
green-squid wrote:That PC will be useless without the keyboard..

Not planning on splitting them up either - whoever buys it is free to separate it if they wish though.

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 15:25
by Brett MacK
Wow great haul. I love the feeling when you have tons of boards coming in the mail.

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 17:05
by andrewjoy
That ficlo gets the offical seal of awsomeness.

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 17:12
by Blaise170
andrewjoy wrote:That ficlo gets the offical seal of awsomeness.

It's honestly a great layout. I wish it were Alps, but it is Cherry so I still can't complain. It's pretty much the perfect non-numeric keyboard. I plan on using it at work instead of my Apple Magic Keyboard.

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 17:27
by green-squid
Blaise170 wrote:
green-squid wrote:That PC will be useless without the keyboard..

Not planning on splitting them up either - whoever buys it is free to separate it if they wish though.

:)

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 17:55
by Dingster
Blaise170 wrote:
green-squid wrote:That PC will be useless without the keyboard..

Not planning on splitting them up either - whoever buys it is free to separate it if they wish though.

Doing gods work, thank you :D

Also impressive haul, where did you get all of this if you dont mind me asking :twisted:

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 17:59
by Blaise170
Dingster wrote:Doing gods work, thank you :D

Also impressive haul, where did you get all of this if you dont mind me asking :twisted:

https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 23:41
by consolation
Dingster wrote:
Blaise170 wrote:
green-squid wrote:That PC will be useless without the keyboard..

Not planning on splitting them up either - whoever buys it is free to separate it if they wish though.

Doing gods work, thank you :D

Also impressive haul, where did you get all of this if you dont mind me asking :twisted:

If you don't want to organise shipping yourself, use Buyee, you can probably find shipping bit more cheaply, but (especially if you don't speak Japanese) can't beat the convenience. They cover auctions and a few shops, plus do parcel consolidation - pretty reasonable all in all.

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2018, 01:17
by subcat
i bid against you for one of these. I'll let you guess which

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2018, 05:29
by 002
Which one is Topre?

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2018, 11:54
by Blaise170
002 wrote:Which one is Topre?

To be honest I can't say with 100% certainty, but I'm about 90% sure the Epson boards are.

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 01:08
by Elrick
Blaise170 wrote:
andrewjoy wrote:That ficlo gets the offical seal of awsomeness.

It's honestly a great layout. I wish it were Alps, but it is Cherry so I still can't complain. It's pretty much the perfect non-numeric keyboard. I plan on using it at work instead of my Apple Magic Keyboard.

Just simply replace the standard Cherry Switches with the latest Kailh BOX Navy(s).

I'm going to do that with my old 104 Filco Reds bought some years ago, can't wait for the tactile Navy's.

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 01:31
by 002
Blaise170 wrote:
002 wrote:Which one is Topre?

To be honest I can't say with 100% certainty, but I'm about 90% sure the Epson boards are.

Please let me know if they are. Based on the pic, it looks like it might be the foam and foil type but wouldn't surprise me if it turned out to be Topre.

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 01:39
by Blaise170
Elrick wrote:Just simply replace the standard Cherry Switches with the latest Kailh BOX Navy(s).

I'm going to do that with my old 104 Filco Reds bought some years ago, can't wait for the tactile Navy's.

Yeah I have a bunch of MX compatible switches laying around, I'm considering maybe using Gateron Clears.
002 wrote:Please let me know if they are. Based on the pic, it looks like it might be the foam and foil type but wouldn't surprise me if it turned out to be Topre.

Gah I certainly hope not. I've already been (unpleasantly) surprised with foam and foil once this week. Although comparing it to that MEIDEN keyboard I bought form Japan, I think you might be right. :?

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 01:41
by subcat
yes, those epson boards are definitely not topre

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 01:10
by Blaise170
Have one further board to add.

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Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2018, 18:10
by Blaise170
I still ordered a bunch of other stuff that I don't feel like listing here, but for a quick change of pace, bought one of these for my SO. :)

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Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2018, 18:25
by Dingster
Blaise170 wrote:I still ordered a bunch of other stuff that I don't feel like listing here, but for a quick change of pace, bought one of these for my SO. :)

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Thats some kawaii stuff right there ;)

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 06:31
by 002
Kawaii as fucc.
What do they do?

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 09:01
by purdobol
002 wrote:Kawaii as fucc.
What do they do?

Magic

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 09:04
by 002
purdobol wrote:Magic

Group buy when?

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 09:15
by purdobol
002 wrote:Group buy when?

then

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 09:23
by green-squid
purdobol wrote:
002 wrote:Group buy when?

then

After 7bit's group buy is finished

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 09:29
by 002
green-squid wrote:After 7bit's group buy is finished

Ahh good, I am sure I could put these Sailor Moon trinkets to good use decorating my nursing home room, or maybe I can use the magic to reverse the effects of ageing.

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 13:44
by Blaise170
002 wrote:Kawaii as fucc.
What do they do?

Don't you know, they vanquish evil! :lol: