The Bandai Hobby Site introduced final Friday that it’s going to cease posting the delivery and arrival schedules of its mannequin package merchandise on the location in an effort to curtail scalping or resale efforts of people.

The web site defined that whereas it posts the arrival dates of kits for retail shops on the location, the date isn’t a assure, and should signify a special delivery standing with each retailer.

The present excessive demand of Gunpla and different mannequin package hobbies have not too long ago led to scalpers coming into prominence, as in comparable earlier instances of low provide and excessive demand. Scalpers normally buy kits in bulk to resell them at inflated costs for a revenue to prospects looking for kits.

Source: Bandai Hobby Site by way of Hachima Kikō

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