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  • sergeySafonov angel

    sergeySafonov

    800 2302 1639

    9 years ago

    Toy of the year.

  • MisterQuiche

    MisterQuiche

    185 83 831

    9 years ago

    gimme gimme gimme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aargh angel

    aargh

    135 146 111

    9 years ago

    seen the toy: I want this toy.
    seen the price: I dont' want the toy.
    :(

  • hektor

    hektor

    28 114 32

    9 years ago

    please explain to me what is so great about this piece?

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    9 years ago

    I guess because its a new toy released by Amanda and people enjoy her work.

    The really neat thing is the mini toys with this set, they are mini versions of previously released toys by Amanda.

  • aargh angel

    aargh

    135 146 111

    9 years ago

    and it is handmade and IP toys are popular too.

  • doc18 angel

    doc18

    1593 19 280

    9 years ago

    I like both Amanda Visell and Itokin Park's cute styles, so combining the 2 is a win for me :)

  • zincsaucier442

    zincsaucier442

    112 22 4

    9 years ago

    Worth the price. If you're a fan of Itokin Park and his resin work, then you will understand. I was fortunate to get one and it's truly amazing in person. And a lot bigger than I thought it was. If you find one, get it.

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    9 years ago

    This piece grew on me but I had no idea what the price was, just googled. Woah $450! I would love to hold one and play with it :D but not at that price.

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    9 years ago

    Yeah, the price point is completely understandable for this release. I really want it now LOL

  • doc18 angel

    doc18

    1593 19 280

    9 years ago

    An establish artist customized an existing toy figure with bespoke details, some putty/sculpey work and great painting. He/She charges $100-$200 on top of the figure, sometimes even more, for his/her effort. If it is a popular platform and popular artist, e.g. Sket-one, it goes up to $500+.

    This you have two established artists, designed, sculpted, hand-cast resin & hand-painted them. The pricing is high but I think it is fair for their time & efforts.

    Similarly in an older medium. An established artist hand painted a collection of canvases for an exhibition, they will likely to cost you +$1000 each. Sometimes there would be some mess-printed pieces at a much lower price.

  • doc18 angel

    doc18

    1593 19 280

    8 years ago

    It is good that the two artists do have mess-produced figures via Kidrobot/Super7/self catering for most collectors :)

  • lordsketch angel

    lordsketch

    383 1088 1433

    8 years ago

    my problem is not in value, because it's mostly a moot point - nothing has a set value or price, it's all about standards and conventions.

    My problem is that I don't want to see the entire scene prices start escalating, something that could very well happen as artists gain more and more recognition.
    I've said it before, one of the special wonderful things about this form is it's widespread affordability. once the prices go up and up it will just get sucked into the regular market of the "art world" and will loose a lot of what makes it special - an art form for the public, for the fans.

  • doc18 angel

    doc18

    1593 19 280

    8 years ago

    I don't think this toy is an indication that the scene is going to price itself out of the reaches of its current supporters. As I said the artists have toys at different price levels, so their fans can afford them.

    I don't see that why an artist can't exist in both "art world" and this scene (I am not sure how to distinguish the different art scenes, I've used those terms only for the context of this conversation)? If they do and I am glad that they apply their artworks on mess-produced figures every now and then, so they can afford to live and don't care if the toys make enough money.

    I am also happy that some of them have turned into toy markers e.g. Mr & Mrs Horvath of Uglydolls. I've always wanted Uglydog vinyl figures and I can now buy them as open edition window-boxed figures at a couple of bucks.

    I think you have a bigger problem with limited edition toys, especially blind boxed series. It encourages non-collectors to buy them and to sell at an inflated price. This makes collectors to think that they have to sell a rarer piece at the inflated price level as well to fellow collectors!? I certainly am guilty of it.

  • sergeySafonov angel

    sergeySafonov

    800 2302 1639

    8 years ago

    We need to fill the size. How big is it?

  • CaptDNA angel

    CaptDNA

    87 39 102

    8 years ago

    Thanks! : ) So curious...

  • zincsaucier442

    zincsaucier442

    112 22 4

    8 years ago

    The bed's length is approx. 6 1/2 inches and height is approx. 6 3/4 inches. The figure that is in the bed is 5 inches.

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