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Old 06-01-2018, 12:32 PM   #2181
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$1300-1400 is barely a deal.
Go watch StatueForum's youtube review on this statue. It will tell you all about this piece. The people that have it will tell you its good and the best Venom.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:27 PM   #2182
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I was thinking about getting him myself even though I have the Prime 1 on pre order. I’ve always seen him for $1300-1400 shipped and I thought that was too high as well. I’ve never seen him for $1100. That’s a great price. Was it brand new or displayed?
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:05 PM   #2183
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The $1100 was sealed. That was the lowest I’ve seen him go, and that was just one time. 13-1400 is a lot of money but it seems that is what the aftermarket has settled at for this piece.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:15 PM   #2184
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The $1100 was sealed. That was the lowest Iíve seen him go, and that was just one time. 13-1400 is a lot of money but it seems that is what the aftermarket has settled at for this piece.
Here is what I paid when pre ordering from a seller in Singapore. This is what this stuff really costs. Itís the Shipping that is the killer.

I love when people brag about how quickly the shipment gets from Singapore to your house, only 4 days is correct, faster than UPS from Sideshow California. What they donít tell you is that they bought a one way first class ticket from Singapore to your destination for 400 bucks. Sometimes itís a little cheaper it depends on the Outer dimentions of the box not the weight.

XM Studios Venom
Payment sent 250USD
Balance 933USD /1250SGD
Shipping 365USD /490SGD
Payment sent 1298USD /1740SGD
1550.00 USD Total

Yep thatís a lot of money. It is what it is. People selling on the aftermarket are paying around the same, but are cool with taking a bath on the shipping.

To sell for 1100$ shipped is basically them eating the shipping they paid to get rid of it.

I do feel 1300 shipped is a good deal. For me I feel the presence and detail on him is top notch.

Youíre welcome to watch my unboxing and assembly video. I try to capture as much of the detail as I can along with picking up the blue tinting on the paint.

If you do have a chance to see him locally please do as well. Good luck man 👍
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:38 PM   #2185
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Ok guys, this may sound like an insulting question but I am genuinely curious. Is this Venom really THAT good? I mean he looks cool in pictures but the skin looks super clean and smooth and lacks detail. Is this different in person? I have a chance to get this for around $1300-$1400 shipped and I'm wondering if I should bite.
For me it is, well worth it. I like it in terms of size, proportions, and dynamic pose (not 100% happy with the tongue portrait, although itīs my favorite... not for quality, but desing, that's just me) The 3 headsculpts are a big plus, y really loved how the McFarlane's head looks (imo better than any other venom statue).

The symbiots on the ground are perfect! you can add them or just take them away (unlike P1 you can't take them away and are on the body), but I like them, it's a more dynamic touch.

As for the details it does have different tones on skin, also symbiotic stuff around the body, and the base don't minimize venom, and "tells" a story.

The price; well yeah it is very expensive, compared to what I usually collect (dinosaurs, aliens, dragons, kaijus...) but it's the price these movie/comic's statues usually sells for due the high demand... I mean I have better statues with higher level of details (scales, skin texture, sharper teeth...), more limited, some even are unique in the world... that costs me less than a quarter of the Venom price, but I really like venom and I had to have it... So if you really like him, go for it. If not, wait for something you like without questioning, there are a lot of customs coming out and the movie is this year.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:49 AM   #2186
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I'm pretty sure I paid retail. With shipping it was around 1250.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:06 AM   #2187
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Hi guys sorry for such a lateish post on this thread. I recently purchased a venom statue and have a feeling that it may be a recast. The packaging and everything (artprint, instructions) were on par with all other XM pieces I own but the statue itself is a bit off. If any of you guys could help me out and let me know if you you have experienced any of the same problems I have listed below that would be very helpful.

The only reason why I am questioning if it is a recast is because there were quite a few paint flaws/scuffs on it. In addition to that the statue is a bit wobbly. By that I mean the whole statue including the base is not perfectly flat and will not actually stand flat on a flat surface (it is slightly off). In addition to that, the sticker that is placed on the bottom of the statue (that says all the copyright info, brand names, edition number, etc. was not cut out perfectly and on one side of the base actually sticks out a bit. Also the pieces (especially the body to the base) were kinda hard to slide in which I feel like is a bit uncharacteristic of XM pieces.

The other two XM pieces I own did not have any of these problems so thats why I'm worried. Right no I'm trying to get the previous owner to transfer ownership of the piece to me on XMs website bc he claims to have it registered under his account.

I've attached some pictures to hopefully make my descriptions make more sense.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:10 AM   #2188
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The only way to tell for sure is to get it registered (or in your case, have the previous owner transfer registration).
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:37 AM   #2189
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Ok he actually successfully transfered it. I now see it in my account with the correct number.

So does that basically guarantee it's real?
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:51 AM   #2190
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I would say so if it's legit showing up on your account profile on XM's website. The owner probably just didn't take the best care of it if it has scuffs and other minor issues.
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