You guys will have to fill me in on your other sources. The only places I have found to get Kubies (outside of our group of course) are BBTS and Ebay.
Spanky is a retailer in Japan, not sure of the link.
Robby is a wholesaler and you have to own a business to order from him.
(I order through a friend and we are at our limit as to how many he can order on his CC. He orders for a few people)
Tomo is in Japan and runs a service, although he is going through some insane stuff right now and needs to get things in order before he can get back into the swing of things.
He is a great guy and is always fair with his fees. You can see a link to his blog and website at www.imatoygeek.com
My one other source is just a friend in Japan that gets me stuff from time to time.
I don't ask, I wait for the offer to get things like the Box set because its exclusive.
I don't like to torture them and have them run around looking for toys all the time, I appreciate all the help I have gotten and the work they go through to send stuff to me and I don't like to push the issue.
There are a billion things in Japan that I would want that you cannot get here!
But I only ask if certain things other than Kubricks happen to easy to find etc.
I've had people ask me before to ask if they could get certain items, but again, its not practical for me to ask them to search for a billion people, they just could not do it and it would look as though I am taking advantage, I value the friendship to much, I honestly could care less about the toys, its just a bonus.
When it comes to Star Wars Kubricks, allot of them are just as hard to find (or just as expensive)when you live in Japan let alone trying to get them anywhere else in the world, I'm talking Limited Exclusives or even chase figures in some cases.
Whats mentioned above is a good example, Robby and Spanky not taking Pre Orders, the set was supposed to be only available on line through Medicom.
So someone still needs to explain BBTS...