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Old 10-03-2022, 03:25 PM   #351
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I completely agree - it's almost impossible to ignore the relationship between money and what you receive.

That said, I think there are people who are really expecting too much.... $3199 doesn't buy you a miniature replica of Gal Gadot, even $30,000 wouldn't.

And it has nothing to do with the value - its related to the fact that Gal Gadot simply does not look the same for everyone.

If you spent $50k - and had a custom piece made, based on facial scans of Gal Gadot - I guarantee that someone would say "wow, $50k for that, something is off" - even though it's based on a 3D scan......sorry, but this is the reality.

Companies like JND are fighting an un-winnable battle, and in the end - it comes down to each individual to decide if its worth it for them. All the debates (and arguments) over looks and accuracy are pointless.

I know some people here think, that by voicing an opinion, it will drive JND to make changes - but this (IMHO) is wrong, because for every change they might make to satisfy some people, those same changes will lead others to be dissatisfied......



I understand, but - and I say this respectfully - this is your problem, and not a failing of JND. If you have the money to spend on pieces that don't fully meet your expectations - JND will happily take your money, and so they should.

I think the Queen Studios work - in general - is good / great, and right now, I'd consider a collection made up of purely Queen Studios pieces to be a premium collection.

$1,899 bought us a miniature replica of Gal Gadot with their previous statue of her.Their follow up is a turd given the massive price hike
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:12 PM   #352
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I had a pretty big gift certificate thru Spec. It took a nice chunk off this, so I PO'd it.

Not one to go for multiple statues of the same character so it pretty much means Ill be selling Queens upcoming piece.
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:51 PM   #353
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I had a pretty big gift certificate thru Spec. It took a nice chunk off this, so I PO'd it.

Not one to go for multiple statues of the same character so it pretty much means Ill be selling Queens upcoming piece.
Which Queen piece do you mean? They have a lot of upcoming pieces.
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Old 10-03-2022, 05:00 PM   #354
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$1,899 bought us a miniature replica of Gal Gadot with their previous statue of her.
Funny, when that WW84 first came out, the same critics we see being aimed at the WW JL were levelled at the WW84 piece, because back then that asking price was too high - fast forward to now, and she's a miniature version of Gal Gadot - funny how the tide changes.

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Their follow up is a turd given the massive price hike
So it's a turd because of its price? I mean, no one likes spending more money, but it hardly renders a thing a turd. I think the Prime1 1/6 Final Fantasy piece is overpriced (for me) - I wouldn't label it a turd.
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Old 10-03-2022, 05:42 PM   #355
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Which Queen piece do you mean? They have a lot of upcoming pieces.

The one with the Gadot and comic book version portraits.
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Old 10-03-2022, 06:01 PM   #356
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Radd Titan is one of the biggest XM shills on the planet. I left their Facebook group and unsubscribed from their YouTube because I was so sick of it. And that Geo - what a piece of sh*t.
We all know you only love the Sideshow FB group, aka the worst of them all.

And you hate Geo because he calls out Sideshow on their crap and all the asskissers that get sponsored by that tragedy of a company.
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Old 10-03-2022, 06:20 PM   #357
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Funny, when that WW84 first came out, the same critics we see being aimed at the WW JL were levelled at the WW84 piece, because back then that asking price was too high - fast forward to now, and she's a miniature version of Gal Gadot - funny how the tide changes.



So it's a turd because of its price? I mean, no one likes spending more money, but it hardly renders a thing a turd. I think the Prime1 1/6 Final Fantasy piece is overpriced (for me) - I wouldn't label it a turd.
JND butt kissing at it's finest.
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Old 10-03-2022, 08:02 PM   #358
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Over at Spec, since I looked yesterday I believe the numbers remaining have dropped by more than half (their full pay option has gone from about 18 down to 9, and the deposit option has gone from a similar number, but down to 4); whereas over at Sugo, they've barely moved (from 9 pieces available, down to 7).

I wonder how the other retailers are going?
I'm in 2 minds about getting this. My entire collection is just 1/6 HT BvS WW and HT WW GA.

I should really be upgrading my 8 year old PC but this looks 95% good!

How do you get the Sugo count?

You just paid the $2000 aud deposit down?
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Old 10-03-2022, 08:57 PM   #359
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I'm in 2 minds about getting this. My entire collection is just 1/6 HT BvS WW and HT WW GA.

I should really be upgrading my 8 year old PC but this looks 95% good!

How do you get the Sugo count?

You just paid the $2000 aud deposit down?
Just increase the quantity on the item page until it stops increasing. It doesn’t always work if the stock count hasn’t been entered by them.


And yes I paid the $2K deposit. Worse yet I also paid the $2K deposit needed for the Thor bust just a day or two prior. Had to pay off my credit card early
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:05 PM   #360
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I may jump on this.... it's tempting, but then I think I still got Ledger boxed up (which I'm keeping).

I also don't put much faith is those Youtubers/Reviewers that were previously mentioned. I say most are bought/paid-for at one point or another whether they're pushing licensed pieces or especially customs.


I say ... buy what you like and screw everyone else.

It's your money....period.
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