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A rare Goku that may have been lost at sea in a major shipping accident

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Goku collectors are wondering what fate their beautiful sons are waiting for after a terrible storm has triggered a huge One Apus container ship. You could lose more than $ 200 million in cargo At the end of last month in the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Hawaii.

The ship was hit by a storm on November 30th. by Reuters, A swell occurred, which rolled and moved over 1,800 containers.When I returned safely to the port of Japan, the cargo of the ship was Huge collapsed jenga set..Fortunately no one is on board Seriously injured..

The same cannot be said about action figures such as Goku, who may have been on board at that time.Fans who pre-ordered the very rare Figuarts Ultra Instinct Sign Transformation Dragon ball ZEarlier this year, Goku, a premium Bandai shop, received an email yesterday informing them that sold-out goods were traveling one-up and would arrive at least long after the previous December delivery date.

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“A container ship carrying Bandai products was hit by a violent storm and lost many containers near Hawaii,” Premium Bandai emailed a shared customer. Kotaku By Goku enthusiast Kevin Snow. “The ship is in Kobe, Japan to investigate the damage. It will take weeks to a month or more. We are currently waiting for the authorities to contact us about the status of the container. As soon as shipping information is available, I’ll let you know. “(The company did not immediately respond to the request by Kotaku For comments. )

The· Super instinct sign Goku figureWas sold for $ 60 per piece when pre-orders increased in the summer, but was initially planned for convention only, but the event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic of covid-19. Later I had to sell it online. Today, many are listed on more than twice as many sites on Ebay and other resellers.

“They all sold out in 15 minutes (I got one in this order), which naturally offended people,” Snow said. Kotaku on mail. “It’s from the popular’Figuarts’ line, and many collectors on that line are perfectionists, including myself. Therefore, Bandai started the pre-order period for Goku for about a week and basically sold it as “made-to-order”. When the pre-order window is closed, Goku is gone. “

According to Snow, the first batch of pre-orders shipped successfully, but the “made-to-order” batch was in One Apus, and many collectors simply wait, the order survives and is damaged. I hope there isn’t. .. It seems that Android 17 and 18 and the figures of Gohan released in the United States were also installed at the time of the accident.

“”[H]If Gohan is lost, you can get an answer about their plans, “said one collector. Action Figure Forum The Fwoosh.. “People are always joking about this kind of thing, and the fact that it actually happened is terrible,” another person wrote. Action figure subreddit..

Some collectors, like Kid Gohan, are desperately trying to buy a copy of the still-available figure in case the worst horror happens. But for those who want to complete a figure set with Ultra Instinct Sign Goku, it’s not an option unless Bandai decides to do another bespoke batch.

https://kotaku.com/rare-gokus-possibly-lost-at-sea-after-major-shipping-ac-1845936108

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