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Posted 12/2/14
Do you guys have experience buying "mystery" things from crunchyroll?
if so what has been your experience, I'm thinking of getting the cyber week mystery messenger bag SAO
What are your opinions on "mystery" items.

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Posted 12/2/14 , edited 12/4/14
Never tried them, would've loved to but the shipping fee outside the states is insane
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One of the comments said last year's mystery bag came with a shirt, hat & notepad. I think the shirt size is random though..
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Posted 12/2/14
It's hit/miss really but I would say the shipping is the tipping point for the risk. You may get a good return on the costs but the value is diminished if you receive things you don't want. To offset this risk you might be able to trade/sell at an even smaller price but keep in mind these type of things are usually done when there are groups of items that aren't selling as expected.... You might not find anyone who wants the stuff at any value.

This deal coincided with Steam and a few other sales so I don't really have the disposable income to take the risk without eating into my budget buffer. If money is no issue to you I say go for it.
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Posted 12/2/14
I ordered the Crunchyroll 'mystery' backpack a year ago. The bag itself was great but the value of '$100' they supposedly pack into it can definitely be debated. I did however get some Crunchyroll related items: hat, notepad and a shirt - they were pretty cool ^.^

If you have money to throw at the screen, then by all means, go for it.
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Posted 12/2/14 , edited 12/2/14

evo_king wrote:

One of the comments said last year's mystery bag came with a shirt, hat & notepad. I think the shirt size is random though..


For the mystery backpack deal we did get to choose shirt size, but I understand that is not always the case when a shirt is part of the deal.

I liked the backpack and shirt (once I ripped off the too-confining-for-me collar)--it was soft and classy looking.

The only other thing I've got was the Fukubukuro bag, which I ordered out of curiosity and on impulse. It had a couple of DVDs, and trinkets, like chopsticks, plastic sushi keyrings...I don't remember what else. Since, in spite of having ordered it, I'm not big on having "stuff" I wouldn't order for myself again.

If you search for "mystery" in the General Discussion (or possibly even Manga or Anime forums) you may find some threads specifically where people shared what they received in prior mystery offerings, though the ones I recall most clearly were either boxes of random manga or anime DVDs.
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I considered them also, so I went through the store looking to see what they had to toss in the bags. There isn't a great deal of goodies to offer, and with the prices, it looks like you're likely to get a shirt and a notepad and some other little gimmicky thing for $100. Which coincides with what the people who bought it before said.

I thought about the mystery box o' anime (which I can't find) that was posted about in the forms. I can risk a bunch of crap anime titles if I'm getting some good titles as well.

Honestly I avoid mystery packages unless it's literally a CRAPLOAD of stuff for a silly price. (ie. a clearance opportunity for them). Otherwise, you MIGHT get one item you like, but the rest is going to be cheap crap you won't use.

If you're willing to drop $35 for the bag itself (which isn't a bad deal) then go for it. Don't do it for the mystery goodies.
Posted 12/2/14
I bought the anime and manga mystery box on an old account, total waste of money. What good is having volume 3 of a series and nothing prior. It's just away to clear out inventory and recover some cost on stuff that would probably end up in a landfill.
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nooneinparticular wrote:

I bought the anime and manga mystery box on an old account, total waste of money. What good is having volume 3 of a series and nothing prior. It's just away to clear out inventory and recover some cost on stuff that would probably end up in a landfill.



good way to start collecting ?
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Posted 12/2/14
Okay so if I were to get the Kill la Kill Messenger bag, what would I expect to have in there? (Would be awesome if it was a Nendoroid but that feels like a 0% chance of ever happening)
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Garuda475 wrote:

Okay so if I were to get the Kill la Kill Messenger bag, what would I expect to have in there? (Would be awesome if it was a Nendoroid but that feels like a 0% chance of ever happening)


I'm getting the Kill la Kill one too. I'm expecting to see keychains, some KLK folder or pencilbag or something (since it IS in a messenger bag), a hat or shirt or some other accessory, and yeah, if we're lucky, maybe a nendroid. Possibly a poster? Maybe something like chopsticks/bento box. But It's worth $36. The bag--to me--looks like a good $25-30, and the remaining looks like a good deal for the goodies inside the bag. Hey, maybe if we're even luckier, there's a fanbook inside.
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I was planning on getting it until I saw the shipping... $10. Jeez. Now it's up to $45... I'm getting less convinced. Plus I just don't feel like I really don't have a chance at a Nendoroid lol. That thought alone of the chance of getting one is all I'm hoping for.
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Posted 12/2/14
i felt kinda of scammed by the mystery dvd box.almost all the anime that i got was pure trash that was not even worth a cent.never again!
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Posted 12/2/14
bought the mystery dvd box. not great, but not bad.
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Posted 12/2/14
I did one of the first anime mystery boxes and the selection was horrible so i never do them anymore.
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