We are collectors at heart, and we aim to provide the most up-to-date release information for figures and plastic kits straight from the source.
Where Can I Buy Items Listed Here?
Simply click on one of our partner links in the item's detail page. Depends on availability and pre-order deadlines. If you absolutely want something, pre-order is the way to ensure you can secure a copy. Otherwise, you will have to gamble on availability after the release date, as well as current market fluctuations.
Our current partners (as of March 2021):
Japan: CD Japan, HOBBY SEARCH, HobbyLink Japan, J-List
Hong Kong: Play-Asia
USA: Rightstuf, Lunar Toy Store
EU: Otaku Square
I want to buy [INSERT ITEM NAME HERE] from you directly!!
Before contacting us to buy any figures, this is the simple rule/fact: Otaku HQ does not sell anything directly, nor we have any items for sale.
If what you want is listed here, please try buying from one of our partners. No guarantees if our partners will have the item(s) for sale.
If what you are looking for is not listed on the website, please DO NOT contact us for availability (we will ignore your questions). Just go ahead and try other sources (Mandarake, Jungle, Yahoo Japan auctions, etc).
Should I buy from eBay?
Go ahead, but DO NOT deal with any sellers located in mainland China and Hong Kong, as most of they are known for selling counterfeit items since early 2000s.
How Complete Are Your Listings?
Our records have around 98% of most items released after 2008.
We have an "adults-only" corner for figures with explicit nudity.
For "events-only", "mail-order special", "store(s) exclusive" and "website limited edition" figures, they will be listed only if one of our partners are carrying them.
How Accurate are the Release Dates??
We use official sources for all schedule changes when available, except for certain store-exclusive items where official channels do not provide any data on any changes.
Current list of major companies with no official notifications for release date changes: ANIPLEX, FuRyu (F:NEX)