Last week, Trollbeads UK announced that the limited edition lime green Manga bead would be arriving on British shores; albeit in short supply. The bead was restricted to platinum level dealers and Steffan’s were the first to offer online pre-orders.
Evidently from the traffic heading out of my blog, many people are still interested in acquiring this cute little bead. While Steffan’s have now sold out of the Manga bead, a couple of other UK retailers do have stock.
Acotis were advertising yesterday afternoon that they still had a number of Manga beads remaining. Unfortunately, they aren’t selling these online and interested parties need to contact the store by telephone (0121 6037741).
Me Me Me Accessories, on the other hand, have stock and are taking web orders. Click on the following link to be taken to the Trollbeads Limited Edition Japanese Manga page.
Evidently other countries are set to receive stocks of the Manga bead, though I would assume that once again, it is being restricted to platinum level retailers. Heidi’s sent out a newsletter on Monday stating that they are expecting to receive stocks of this bead. (For Noosa collectors, ordering from Heidi’s would allow you to combine shipping for that luscious new limited edition Botan Kwa chunk also.)
Keep in mind that while the UK appear to have received very little stock, it is still possible to order the bead directly from Japan. While the bead is described as limited edition, it has been available from this online store for over a year. Due to exchange rates, shipping costs and potential import tax, it is however a more costly option for many.