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Western art : Classics - Mucha - Alice - Lassen - Wysocki - Americana - Moomins - Peanuts - Ellenshaw - Thomas Kincade - Tim Rogerson - Gonzalez - James Coleman - Disney - Minions
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We are accepting orders again, but with very limited shipping options, which we have to handle manually. Please use the checkout form to request puzzles, and we will get back to you when we can. Please see below for more details.
Welcome to the Imaginatorium Shop, now in our nineteenth year!
From our base in Japan (here!), we send jigsaw puzzles anywhere in the world. Most of the hundreds of puzzles we have in stock feature oriental themes, but the high quality of Japanese-made puzzles (exquisite printing, really solid card stock, and clean cutting) also makes "reverse imports" highly desirable — puzzles of Peanuts, Disney, and lots of other Western characters popular in Japan. In general, if a puzzle is available in Japan, we can get it for you within a week or so - see the special orders page.
March - minor update The situation is largely static, but we are seeing some incredible extra delays. In particular to the US surface is taking 10-12 weeks minimum, and we have just had a customer report that a package sent at the beginning of November arrived at the beginning of March: so four months.
There are still many countries (e.g. United States and Australia) to which we can only offer either Yamato express (handled by UPS in the States) or surface, and some (Canada in particular) with no express service at all).
The checkout is still not re-enabled; we have to calculate too many things manually. So for the time being, please use the form on the checkout page to make a request for puzzles, and select whether you are looking for speed, at higher than the normal cost, or economy, which may take even longer than normal.
The above examples are to North America and Europe; express rates to Europe are slightly higher than N America, and all rates to Asia are somewhat less.
(Puzzle of the month suspended)
The next symbol in the twelve-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac (see Wikipedia article)... and a new collection of all twelve animals...
Some of the latest puzzles of (lesser known) Studio Ghibli animations.
More craziness – take the torture challenge in 300 small pieces!
Latest... temples and shrines
More collections from Dragonball Z...
The Minions are here!!
Contemporary Western artists
Latest Peanuts ... more tiny pieces!
It is now too late for any puzzle order to arrive by Christmas, but this year there simply was no "Order deadline" – all services are subject to varying delays. And I'm afraid we are struggling with a huge backlog of requests for puzzles, as I still have to handle orders manually. The good news is that problems of supply have eased: the manufacturers are gradually catching up with the surge in demand for puzzles caused by lockdown. So our range of in-stock puzzles is now back at well above 1000, and slowly increasing.
The big problem is the absence of SAL, meaning that there is no really economic way to buy a single puzzle. If you are a patient puzzler, the best value comes with ordering for the long haul: choose three or four puzzles, and have them sent surface. This is slow, but means absolutely minimal shipping costs for each additional puzzle.
But the situation is completely different for each country, and in some cases may change in either direction: Canada was offering almost normal service, but since some time in November there has been no express service to Canada at all. At least now the checkout will show you more specifics about the destination country.
But anyway, apart from a short break over the new year, we will keep operating, so send in the order requests. But please understand if I am slow to respond; I am doing my best.
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The details under each puzzle show the price, with approximate equivalents in US dollars, euros, and pounds sterling. Click "Buy this puzzle" to go straight to the checkout with a single puzzle, or "Add to basket" to carry on shopping. At the checkout, you can select the shipping method, then choose how you are going to buy the puzzle(s). If you have any questions or problems, just use the forms provided to ask, and we'll get back to you. Once we receive confirmation of a payment, we aim to despatch puzzles by the next working day.
You do not need to create a PayPal account in order to make a payment; the total is in yen, but you will be charged in your 'home currency', and you will be able to check the final amount before confirming payment.
You can pay by major credit card, eCheck in the US,
and bank transfer in many countries.
As you can see in the pile of puzzles on the left, most of the writing on the box is in Japanese, so we also include printed details with each shipment. Click these thumbnails for descriptions...(Sorry! You can't see the "pile of boxes", because your browser does not support the functions necessary.)
The Shop is only part of my website, the Imaginatorium - I hope you will have time to explore some of the other pages!