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- As a scale resin collector, I personally think it is kind of expensive, probably because it is Death Note, and I suspect the license is expensive. It costs just as much or close to many of my preordered Prime Jurassic and F4F definitive Alphonse resins that are much larger, and much more than my other 1/4 F4Fs that are comparable to it in size.
Some people might argue resin prices have increased since last year or that some of the resins I have on order are lower priced, but I still would say it is high. That said, if this is the only DN resin being released, the price could skyrocket, so if you really want it, it might be worth preordering- I myself preordered Prime 1's Kat even though I think she is priced too high for her scale because I don't expect any other really nice scales of her to be released.
If it is not the only DN resin scale being released, the price may or may not go up. There has been a trend in popular resin brands, such as DC/Marvel superheros, for some statues to sell for less than the original price due to the number of statues of certain characters being produced. The more resins produced of a certain character of similar quality, the less likely the resin you buy of the character will rise later. Regardless of how much the price rises, I could see it being something you have to hunt later if you don't buy it before it sells out.
- Tofukins submitted a comment on [Artículo #41954] Japan trip and first Comiket loot
- When I was debating purchasing the Kaneki vs. Jason diorama from Figurama my boyfriend pointed out something that convinced me to go through with my purchase. He said, "collectors who purchase these statues and dioramas are usually so highly invested in the series they're made after that they put down hundreds of dollars for them. They would not sell these afterwards so finding them for sale would be incredibly difficult."
Keep that in mind!
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- damedanbo submitted a comment on [Artículo #41954] Japan trip and first Comiket loot
From a design standpoint, 1/6 scale is very convenient for English units: 1 inch = half a foot in 1/6 scale. For metric units, it is also somewhat convenient; if average human height is approximately 1.8 meters, at 1/6 scale, the figure would be a nice round 30 cm tall.
The 1/6 scale also traces its roots to dolls and action figures. Barbie dolls debuted in 1959 and fit the 1/6 scale. The original G.I.Joe action figures from the 1960s also used 1/6 scale. The popularity of these dolls and action figures led to a large number of accessories (houses, vehicles, clothing, etc) being produced at that scale, as well as other dolls and action figures using the similar scale. Later, a new smaller scale was used for the G.I.Joe figures, but Barbie dolls still use 1/6.
As for why PVC figures have continued to use this scale, I suspect there are a mix of reasons. If factories and equipment were previously setup for production of 1/6 scale dolls and action figures, it might require fewer updates to support new figures at that scale. The scale also seems to have a sweet-spot between not being too big yet still supporting a high level of detail. When PVC figures started becoming popular, there was already an established market of collectors of dolls and figures of 1/6 scale, so it wouldn't be a huge stretch for PVC figure companies to assume that some of those collectors might also be interested in buying PVC figures. Once PVC figure sales data started to be analyzed, they could easily see which figure scales were selling well. The fact they are still producing many figures at that scale would imply that there is a healthy market for that scale.
I may do further analysis showing the shift in scales over time. From what I've observed there appear to be some trends there, but I have not done much investigation yet.There were listings on Ebay in the late 1990s/early 2000s timeframe for resin kits of various anime-inspired or game-inspired figures. Before I got into PVC figures, I bought a few resin kits, but I never assembled them. A few of the ones I own are full or partially nude, or they are designed in a way that the lower part of the outfit could be left off. Some don't have much anatomical detail, but others do. Most of the ones I own don't include much documentation beyond a crude page of assembly instructions which makes it extremely difficult to determine when they were originally released.
Thanks for this thoughtful reply. Really appreciate. I do recall the late 1990s/early 2000s GKs that could be found on auction sites. A few of them had a lot in common with the current erotic offerings.
Thanks for pointing out the 12 inches - 1/6 scale comparison. I can't believe I never saw the link between the two scales. Your hypothesis if worth pursuing. Think about the 80s anime vinyl kits manufactured by Tsukuda, particularly the Urusei Yatsura lineup. Also, many GP garage kit (Gainax) were also in the 1/6 range. It would indeed be interesting to see if it was truly a common scale.
Good luck with your searches!
- Akira submitted a comment on [Artículo #41931] Fate: Future Merchandise Hopes and ExpectationsHonestly, as time went on my expectations for the Babylonian anime kinda went down and down. Now I just think I will most likely get disappointed : (
STILL here is hoping for Enkidu figures. And maybe matching figures for Gil ones as well.
Gil has assured figures, but I love their friendship so It would be nice to see Enkidu get some as well _(:3 」∠)_
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- SerpentyleTorc submitted a comment on [Artículo #41948] What's the most you've paid because of price inflation?
- 1: Do you think it's worth getting for that kind Of price.
If you are willing to pay that price for it, yes.
2: will it be hard to find/get after its release
Probably very hard and even more expensive.
3: do you think it will become more expensive later on
I've yet to see a resin statue like this get cheaper. I think it's highly likely to get more expensive.