I spent the week trying very hard to help a buddy look for the BAPE store exclusive BAPE Convoy. Apparently the Singapore BAPE store only had 8 pieces, so its become somewhat of a rarity and has attained mythical status in Singapore.
Judging from online reaction, it appears like this BAPE thing is all the rage at the moment (and I'm very sure I don't understand why).
My buddy messaged me in the middle of the week to see if it would prove easier to locate in HK. I tried all my sources and even visited the BAPE store in HK and this is a summary of the result:
- my usual shop can get it for me from Japan, but it will cost HKD$2,680.
- the BAPE shop that is near my usual conference location is closed.
- the BAPE store in Causeway Bay that is just 2 mins from where I live has a stock of these come in on last Saturday (ie: 6 August), but was sold out within the hour of opening. How many pieces did they have, I asked - less than 100 was the reply (he mentioned 80-ish). Well, better than BAPE store Singapore in any event.
- There were a few shops in In's Point that has a piece for sale.
Today (14 Aug), the above was gone!
... with a HKD$3,000 price tag.
"This is madness", I say.
On a more interesting note... there is a shop with actual coloured pieces of the FansProject Bombshell and Kickback, which as I understand it, has not been released.
(I had a milkshake in my hand, so pardon the photo quality)
The C-328: Victory Saber giftset is very near C10, unused, all pieces bone white and spanking new... no tears on any of the corners of the box edges... very sweet piece... BUT have been bought by me (on behalf of a buddy).