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Old 10-29-2019, 06:52 PM   #41
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These pieces are tremendously overpriced for what they are. I got a huge polystone dragon statue from Design Toscono that was hand-painted quite well for about $65 after coupon. Thing is like 25" tall and this was last year. Since there are few of these factories in China, I'm sure it was produced in one that also produces the $600 statues.
You can't compare that to a company like Koto and producing officially licensed Marvel Statues.

I would love to see pictures of this Dragon though.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:55 PM   #42
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It's how you say it
Income isn't the issue. They are testing collectors to see the limit. Plain as day. Shame the 1/6th scale has been squandered the last 3-4 years.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:15 PM   #43
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You can't compare that to a company like Koto and producing officially licensed Marvel Statues.

I would love to see pictures of this Dragon though.
Forgive the horrible photos. I placed them behind a spoiler so it doesn't sully the main theme of this thread.


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Old 10-29-2019, 11:29 PM   #44
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These pieces are tremendously overpriced for what they are. I got a huge polystone dragon statue from Design Toscono that was hand-painted quite well for about $65 after coupon. Thing is like 25" tall and this was last year. Since there are few of these factories in China, I'm sure it was produced in one that also produces the $600 statues.
Yea I recently purchased two Warcraft statues (Illidan and Sylvanas) and they are large 1/6 pieces. REALLY heavy bases, intricate designs, and spot on paint jobs. Illidan's wings by themselves are semi-translucent and impressive. And I got them about $280-300 each. And seeing the quality on them I can imagine how much profit companies get in overpricing their statues. Too early to pass judgement on this Thanos but it's plain as day with the 1/4 pieces that SS trots out and their rising tags.



Impressive dragon BTW!
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:55 PM   #45
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How's Kotobukiya quality with these statues? I've owned a bunch of Koto's PVC anime figures and they were ok, but not close to others like Good Smile and MegaHouse.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:23 AM   #46
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How's Kotobukiya quality with these statues? I've owned a bunch of Koto's PVC anime figures and they were ok, but not close to others like Good Smile and MegaHouse.
Sadly the Fine Art statues haven't been up to the quality of Bowen statues. The sculpting by Erick Sosa is amazing and they do display well alongside Bowens and vice versa, the Kotos being just a little larger in scale.

There have been some statues with terrible paint jobs (Cyclops, Brown Wolverine for instance) and others have been spot on. On average I would grade the Fine Art series a C to B grade when it comes to paints. Usually, the Koto PVC series, for whatever reason, seems to be better painted.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:16 PM   #47
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Saw this on a Tokyo con video recently. Looks pretty good, still that price tho.
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Old 07-02-2020, 01:44 PM   #48
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I know this piece has gotten some mixed reception but this is now on Deep Discount IN STOCK (which is important) for $346.74. My shipping came out to $22.99 to the East Coast. I've had a miserable time with them concerning pre-orders but in stock items I've had no issues. Also there is one review on youtube search "kotobukiya thanos on throne".
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:43 AM   #49
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I know this piece has gotten some mixed reception but this is now on Deep Discount IN STOCK (which is important) for $346.74. My shipping came out to $22.99 to the East Coast. I've had a miserable time with them concerning pre-orders but in stock items I've had no issues. Also there is one review on youtube search "kotobukiya thanos on throne".
Where's that at?

Saw the review...I like it. Not 480 like, but it's a cool piece...paint looks clean. Shading looks decent enough...think they have a winner here.
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Old 07-05-2020, 08:48 PM   #50
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Where's that at?

Saw the review...I like it. Not 480 like, but it's a cool piece...paint looks clean. Shading looks decent enough...think they have a winner here.
Deep Discount is the name of the retailer.

https://www.deepdiscount.com/
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