After such a long wait and even contemplating to purchase one on eBay, my damier sophie is finally here!! I'm so excited when my gf called me 2 days ago to say that she had purchased it in Japan. And she has just shown it to me through the web-cam!! Tempting me... haha!!! I can't wait to lay my hands on it.... good things are really worth waiting for... & just in time for X'mas. But I will only collect it from her probably in one or weeks later, coz she is flying off again, whereas I'm going to KL this weekend. I thought there was no hope in getting one, since its already now december and this was launched in early november. But I thought no harm in asking her to check it out for me. Infact, when I browsed the LV Japan website and saw it, my hope was rekindled. Will post pictures of it when I got it.