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Posted 12/6/13
I'm surprised a company in Japan doesn't mass produce life sized anime characters.

Like they get a mold -> mass produce mold -> robot to spray it -> sell for 150$ or so.

I'm sure there would be a huge market for that stuff.

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Posted 12/6/13
So a 1/7 sized figure costs around about £50.
50 x 7 = £350
Add another couple of hundred pounds for novelty value.
So around about £500.
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Nah, I don't think anyone would be prepared to pay that much.
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life size waifus
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Then they activate and kill every otaku
Posted 12/6/13

schnipdip wrote:

I'm surprised a company in Japan doesn't mass produce life sized anime characters.

Like they get a mold -> mass produce mold -> robot to spray it -> sell for 150$ or so.

I'm sure there would be a huge market for that stuff.

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Various companies have commissioned life sized figures, selling them doesn't seem that outlandish. Though I think it's going to cost more than $150. You can't copyright an idea nor is the idea all that new.
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Posted 12/6/13
As has already been mentioned, others long beat you to it with making 1:1 scale figures, which isn't all that original an idea to begin with. US$150 might get you a decent 1:6 scale figure, and prices are more exponential than linear. 1:3 scale dolls run about $500-700 or higher. Recently, there were 1:1 scale figures for Lupin III for about $5000. Stuff like this is definitely in the realm of collectibles-- not mass-market items.
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Well to masmarke them at a low price it is. I guarentee almost everyone here would like at least a lifesize model of their fav character, but simply cant afford it. If u just use plastic and put it in a mold ( inexpensive) i dont see why it cant be around 150$. Especially when you do no work at all except poor mold.
I know they do it already, but they do it by hand and its expenisve. Im looking at it like a Chinese factory
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Posted 12/7/13

haikinka wrote:

So a 1/7 sized figure costs around about £50.
50 x 7 = £350
Add another couple of hundred pounds for novelty value.
So around about £500.
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Nah, I don't think anyone would be prepared to pay that much.


I own hand painted 1/3 models for around about £2.000. So why not?
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If you really wanted to you could set up a kick starter to get copyright permission and outsource a factory in china do do everything else.
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Do you have any examples of existing statues with the detail and color job you're thinking of that cost only $150? Considering the complexity of anime designs, you'd have to create a fairly complicated machine to do a good color job on a life-size figure. You'd think if it was easy to create a machine like that for mass-production coloring, they'd already be using them for regular sized figures, which to my knowledge are still hand-painted.

I've seen regular-sized figures that sell for $150, and they're only 1:6 scale. Most of the 1:1 scale statues I've seen are in the thousands of dollars.
Posted 12/7/13

Sesshoumaru-sama wrote:

I own hand painted 1/3 models for around about £2.000. So why not?


If you have that much money to spare can you give me some plz.
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I had a dream years ago there were life size figures in my dream like inuyasha etc. And it was a dark room with light shinning on each...creepyy also its hard to type on my phone so excuse the bad writting and run on sentences.
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Posted 12/7/13
Given I see the small figures go for like $150-$300. $150 for a life sized is laughable at best. Hell the body pillows tend to go for ~$100 as well. But life sized figures would never be mass produced. There just isn't a big enough market for them, even if they WERE cheap. But since the market is smaller it makes it a collectible, thus giving it a higher price tag. Add on to that the painstaking detail that goes into even just the small figures, large figures need more detail so its even going to go higher.
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It's going to cost more than $150 for a life sized figure. Browse site sites such as to get a better idea:
www.amiami.com
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/
Typical 8-12 inch figures are easily around that price range, now just image a character is over 4 ft to 6ft tall. That is a lot of dough.
More like $5000-$20000. Depending on material used, type of character, clothing, weight, etc.
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Posted 12/7/13

haikinka wrote:


Sesshoumaru-sama wrote:

I own hand painted 1/3 models for around about £2.000. So why not?


If you have that much money to spare can you give me some plz.


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