Figure collecting isn’t cheap. We all know that. For my seven scale figures, I have paid nearly $400 Canadian.
But, newly announced by Daiki, is a 1/4 Ryomou, with a price worth more than my entire scale figure collection.
It’s not the first time they’ve had a ridiculously over priced figure, see their 1/4 Saber. :P
But, Saber seems like a bargain at 28350 yen, versus Ryomou’s 45000.
But what really gets me is Seyada Tara. She’s also 1/4, and was released last year for 29000 yen. Pretty bad, but at least this figure had the light-up gimmick. As well, she’s also cast-off.
(the GK versions of both the Ryomou and Saber are cast-off, but whether the PVC versions are too is unknown.)
But then, Daiki isn’t the only one with ridiculous prices. What about GSC? Honestly, why, why why should I have to pay 9800 yen for Saber Lily and BRS? I will, because I preordered them, I guess it’s only right to purchase them, (Can’t say I’ll keep them though…) but neither of them are so fantastic as to have to pay that much. :|
However, I can’t be too mean to GSC, because at least they can price their 1/4 scales properly. Their swimsuit Nanoha and Fate, both much cuter than all three of those Daiki figures put together (okay, maybe not Tara, lol. :P ) only cost 12000 yen.
FREEing has good prices too… the Haruhi bunnies are 9800 yen or 11800 yen, Kojikan girls are also 11800, and Lucky Star are 11800 yen for Konata (which makes no sense, all the other FREEing LS girls are pretty bad looking. :\ ) and 12800 for the others. Okay, some of FREEing’s sculpts are pretty crap to me, but the Haruhi ones are all really nice, especially Ryoko, and Konata is pretty cute too.
And hey, none of FREEing (or GSC’s for that matter) are as ridiculously overpriced.