In what may be the most disappointing news this year for longtime Ronin Warriors(Samurai Troopers Yoroiden) fans, BigBadToyStore has reported that Toynami will NO LONGER be able to import the highly anticipated Armor Plus Rekka no Ryo(Armor of Wildfire) figure:
Hi – Toynami has just alerted us that they will not be able to import this item from Bandai/Tamashii into the USA for domestic distribution. Rather than cancelling your order completely, we have contacted our suppliers in Japan and will attempt to secure stock and import it directly. The pricing overseas with international shipping is significantly higher than Toynami’s original wholesale price, so in order to do this, we have had to raise the list price from $67.99 to $89.99. We will enter your preorder at $82.99 instead of $89.99, and we apologize for the inconvenience. If you’d like to cancel your preorder, it is no problem at all. We thought that getting the figure at a slightly higher price would be better than not carrying it at all.
Once again anime fans get the shaft! Who knew that the news of ALL NEW Ronin Warriors figures would be so bittersweet. All Ronin Warriors fans wanted new figures and were delighted to hear that they would be imported(at a price nearly equivalent in US Dollars to the Japanese MSRP), but this news has definitely rained on their parade.