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I only just recently started collecting the Persona figures and I don't think i will buy any other ones, at least for a while.

I agree they are not for everyone, but if you really enjoy the show/game it might be worth it to collect them. It is all personal preference. The only reason im doing it is because i love persona and i think they look cool. I admit they are a bit higher priced than i'd like but, eh, you gotta live it up every once in a while.
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sculpting takes effort ? Yeah I guess it's really tough to make an underage girl bend over with her panties around her ankles, oh how much skill that must take...


Well, if they want people to buy the aforementioned underage panty queen in any quantity to offset the cost of the licensing and factory run they really do have to make an effort to pay attention to detail. Subtle ripples, folds, creases, etc in fabrics need to be meticulously sculpted and painted. The 3D representation of a 2D character has to look right from all angles. Hack jobs don't sell (why I don't fork over cash for sameface Griffon sculptures; Goodsmile, on the other hand, can basically do no wrong and generally warrants the price).

So yeah, the subject matter might be "morally questionable" in some cases (speak with your wallet [or rather silence your wallet] I guess if you find a particular sculpture loathsome), but there's really no denying that real effort goes into sculpting and painting the truly quality figures.
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yeah they're expensive but you can always start with the sega prize figures. They go for a round 30 bucks and are pretty well made. Like the yoko with boota figure i got i payed 35 (you can get it cheaper) and its well made, very detailed and stands at 10 inches tall!
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The chibi figures are fine for the average Joe.

The plastic are of higher quality than the regular figures you find from American companies.

The skin color matches up perfectly. To the digital version.

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This got to be one of my largest "waste" of money (http://www.crunchyroll.com/store/p/30662/Boku-wa-Tomodachi-ga-Sukunai-Yukimura-Kusunoki-18-Scale-PVC-Figure), and right up there with my 600 USD watch.
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g4enet wrote:

The chibi figures are fine for the average Joe.

The plastic are of higher quality than the regular figures you find from American companies.

The skin color matches up perfectly. To the digital version.

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This got to be one of my largest "waste" of money (http://www.crunchyroll.com/store/p/30662/Boku-wa-Tomodachi-ga-Sukunai-Yukimura-Kusunoki-18-Scale-PVC-Figure), and right up there with my 600 USD watch.


Wow, I thought that was a dude the entire time I watched the show until I just read that figure description. Thought it was weird as hell, but considering some stuff you see in some shows I didn't think twice.
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UnlimitedEnergy wrote:


g4enet wrote:

The chibi figures are fine for the average Joe.

The plastic are of higher quality than the regular figures you find from American companies.

The skin color matches up perfectly. To the digital version.

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This got to be one of my largest "waste" of money (http://www.crunchyroll.com/store/p/30662/Boku-wa-Tomodachi-ga-Sukunai-Yukimura-Kusunoki-18-Scale-PVC-Figure), and right up there with my 600 USD watch.


Wow, I thought that was a dude the entire time I watched the show until I just read that figure description. Thought it was weird as hell, but considering some stuff you see in some shows I didn't think twice.


I think after a few episodes it does say the true gender.

I'm currently re-watching it because I kinda forgot the story line..... Too many similar animes clouded up my memory. Apparently the Butler uniform figure is more expensive. At least the Maid uniform hides the swimsuit so my parents* will never ask.

*Free Rent.
Posted 1/9/14 , edited 1/9/14
http://www.nekomagic.com/?p=19526

They are made the same way other figure and toys are, why they command such premiums ($100 - $300 in some cases) is beyond me.
They are modeled in a 3D CAD package that controls CNC mills to cut out the molds for injection molding. a good portion of the painting is done by machine as well.
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phogan wrote:

http://www.nekomagic.com/?p=19526

They are made the same way other figure and toys are, why they command such premiums ($100 - $300 in some cases) is beyond me.
They are modeled in a 3D CAD package that controls CNC mills to cut out the molds for injection molding. The painting is done largely by machine as well.


CNC'ing a block of steel/aluminum is actually expensive. I have a bow riser that is CNC'ed from a block of aluminum and that bow riser costs 700 USD.

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phogan wrote:

http://www.nekomagic.com/?p=19526

They are made the same way other figure and toys are, why they command such premiums ($100 - $300 in some cases) is beyond me.
They are modeled in a 3D CAD package that controls CNC mills to cut out the molds for injection molding. The painting is done largely by machine as well.


CNC'ing a block of steel/aluminum is actually expensive. I have a bow riser that is CNC'ed from a block of aluminum and that bow riser costs 700 USD.



Yeah buying CNCed parts is expensive, but in this case we are talking about a mold that turns out thousands of parts. The mold maybe expensive but it's cost is spread over how ever many parts they use it to make.
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phogan wrote:


g4enet wrote:


phogan wrote:

http://www.nekomagic.com/?p=19526

They are made the same way other figure and toys are, why they command such premiums ($100 - $300 in some cases) is beyond me.
They are modeled in a 3D CAD package that controls CNC mills to cut out the molds for injection molding. The painting is done largely by machine as well.


CNC'ing a block of steel/aluminum is actually expensive. I have a bow riser that is CNC'ed from a block of aluminum and that bow riser costs 700 USD.



Yeah buying CNCed parts is expensive, but in this case we are talking about a mold that turns out thousands of parts. The mold maybe expensive but it's cost is spread over how ever many parts they use it to make.


If I use my bow's riser cost for both sides of the mold.

Head: 700
Body: 700
Legs: 700
Arms: 700

That is about 2800 USD. And you need to count in the employees, because I'm sure they aren't using slaves for the handling parts.

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I recently got my first figure of Araragi Tsukihi from the Monogatari Series at Sacanime 2014, and I have to say, I love it. I definitely want to start a little bit of a collection when my finances are more secure (and when I have a place to display all of them!) As has been said, the cost is due to the craftsmanship, limited runs, and that they are imports. To those who think sculpting these figures is easy, let me assure you that it is most certainly not.
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Ender143 wrote:

I recently got my first figure of Araragi Tsukihi from the Monogatari Series at Sacanime 2014, and I have to say, I love it. I definitely want to start a little bit of a collection when my finances are more secure (and when I have a place to display all of them!) As has been said, the cost is due to the craftsmanship, limited runs, and that they are imports. To those who think sculpting these figures is easy, let me assure you that it is most certainly not.


But what is somebody is great with clay?
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Ender143 wrote:

I recently got my first figure of Araragi Tsukihi from the Monogatari Series at Sacanime 2014, and I have to say, I love it. I definitely want to start a little bit of a collection when my finances are more secure (and when I have a place to display all of them!) As has been said, the cost is due to the craftsmanship, limited runs, and that they are imports. To those who think sculpting these figures is easy, let me assure you that it is most certainly not.


But what is somebody is great with clay?


Then it may be easier for them, but the way they become great at clay is by training and practice, and not just in sculpting, they would need a good knowledge of anatomy and proportions (even if it's for an anime figure).
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g4enet wrote:


Ender143 wrote:

I recently got my first figure of Araragi Tsukihi from the Monogatari Series at Sacanime 2014, and I have to say, I love it. I definitely want to start a little bit of a collection when my finances are more secure (and when I have a place to display all of them!) As has been said, the cost is due to the craftsmanship, limited runs, and that they are imports. To those who think sculpting these figures is easy, let me assure you that it is most certainly not.


But what is somebody is great with clay?


Then it may be easier for them, but the way they become great at clay is by training and practice, and not just in sculpting, they would need a good knowledge of anatomy and proportions (even if it's for an anime figure).


I'm decent with clay modeling, but for the life of me a human* I can't. I can do animals well, just takes hours and hours with a tiny knife poking the fur.

*I can't even draw a human nor make a "thing" that remotely looks like a human.


Maybe making a chibi figure could be easier.
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Ender143 wrote:

I recently got my first figure of Araragi Tsukihi from the Monogatari Series at Sacanime 2014, and I have to say, I love it. I definitely want to start a little bit of a collection when my finances are more secure (and when I have a place to display all of them!) As has been said, the cost is due to the craftsmanship, limited runs, and that they are imports. To those who think sculpting these figures is easy, let me assure you that it is most certainly not.



I'm curious what kind of Tsukihi figure did you get?
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