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#1 Posted by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

Ok so recently with the slim pickings of releases at this time in the year ive been searching for some collectables from my favourite franchises. This is when I discovered the L4D Tank and TF2 heavy statue both INSANELY PRICED! for $300 a pop.

plus because I live in the UK im imagining postage for me is gonna be another $25-50 plus income tax which will probably be another $40-50

That being said is there anyone else thats thinking of picking one of these up or am I just losing my marbles with the lack of new games to keep me occupied?

#2 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

If you have that much money to throw around buy me a game
#3 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -
@xaLieNxGrEyx said:
If you have that much money to throw around buy me a game
 me too
#4 Posted by laserbolts (5314 posts) -

Of course not.

#5 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -
@Toms115 said:
@xaLieNxGrEyx said:
If you have that much money to throw around buy me a game
 me too

 
I'll take Rage upon release, I'll PM the OP my mailing address
#6 Posted by SadPatrol (499 posts) -

No

#7 Posted by Gamer_152 (14058 posts) -

I don't know how much money you have and I don't know how much you like statues, but it's certainly not something I'd buy. That being said, if you do buy them, enjoy your statues.

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#8 Posted by MattBosten (497 posts) -

No. I don't think I've ever had a game resonate with me enough to want to buy a game related item.

#9 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1555 posts) -

I would love that Heavy statue, but tbh, $300 is waaaay overprices for that thing. Maybe I just don't know enought about the fabrication but it just seems unreasonable. If that thing was $100 I would be all over it.

#10 Posted by Mikemcn (6959 posts) -

If the heavy/tank statue was lifesized, maybe. I don't know where i'd put it or what I would say to explain it to people, but I'd pay for it.

#11 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

How big are they are they like a couple feet or are they small.

#12 Posted by Sayishere (1839 posts) -

I would, i mean if it looks appropriate for a room, then sure. Some of these things increase in value.

#13 Posted by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

If you have that much money to throw around buy me a game

Well i dont normally have that much money lying around but i recently got a nice tax rebate and was just about to sink £700 on a SLR camera but then I saw this today and these things are limited.....well until they make more hahaha

@scarace360 said:

How big are they are they like a couple feet or are they small.

its 15inches tall so its pretty big

#14 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

That's not at all worth it for a 15 inch statue in my opinion.  It would have to be like 2.5 feet at the very least and EXTREMELY detailed to be worth that.

#15 Posted by Yorick (235 posts) -

Buy the camera as it's actually something that has a function. The statues will just collect dust.

#16 Edited by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

If you have put  lot of time into TF2 and are a big fan I say go for it, they're only going to be 300 of them (exclusive edition) in existence, cast in metal and hand painted. I hope to have enough money before the Solder goes on sale later this year. 

#17 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Fuck no... but I would pay $300 for a high quality Liara, Tali or Garrus statue. But it has to be damn good quality for that insane price.

#18 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I didn't even pay that much for one of the taller-than-me Space Marines they had at the GAME store that shut down here a few years ago but I probably would have paid 300 bucks for that thing if it was that much.

Don't know about the tiny ones, though

#19 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

I spent $700 on Portal 2 signed lithographs and getting them framed (2 posters at $100 each and 2 frames at $250 each) so I'd say go for it.

#20 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
I spent $700 on Portal 2 signed lithographs and getting them framed (2 posters at $100 each and 2 frames at $250 each) so I'd say go for it.
That sounds awesome, pics please?
#21 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

I always wanted a Shivan Dragon and Serra Angel statue from MTG ever since I saw them at a Wizards of the Coast store in like 1999. However they are no longer sold and hard to find. Possibly when I get an office space, i'll get them then as they are nice decoration pieces. I don't see an issue with that. If it's something you love its a nice conversation piece.

#22 Posted by DVombatus (79 posts) -

I'd spend $300 or more on a statue.  
 
Not on either of those statues, but I could see a circumstance where I would.

#23 Posted by EuanDewar (4791 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

I spent $700 on Portal 2 signed lithographs and getting them framed (2 posters at $100 each and 2 frames at $250 each) so I'd say go for it.

Yeah but the difference is you're fucking mental. When we were talking about this I was just joking about being the worlds biggest Portal 2 fan and then you busted this shit out, you're mental.

Good on you, you crazy Australian bastard.

#24 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i wouldn't buy it. i think it sounds kind of expensive for something like that. it's just going to sit there.

#25 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -
@iam3green said:
i wouldn't buy it. i think it sounds kind of expensive for something like that. it's just going to sit there.
that's what statues do....sit there....
 
I paid nearly 80 bucks for a Persona 4 Teddie plush from Japan. It's fun sometimes having disposable income.
#26 Posted by HotToddy74 (30 posts) -

Sure I'd pay 300 for a statue...that's if it was Michelangelo's David or the Statue of Liberty.

#27 Posted by UncleClassy (405 posts) -

Do it man. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO

#28 Posted by blueaniman93 (604 posts) -

If I had a mansion, I would put a statue of Wrex at my front gate so people know I mean business.

#29 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@xaLieNxGrEyx said:
@Toms115 said:
@xaLieNxGrEyx said:
If you have that much money to throw around buy me a game
 me too
 I'll take Rage upon release, I'll PM the OP my mailing address
I'll take Skyrim, plus any and all DLCs and addons. Thanks man, you're the best. 
#30 Posted by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

I spent $700 on Portal 2 signed lithographs and getting them framed (2 posters at $100 each and 2 frames at $250 each) so I'd say go for it.

Damn dude thats pretty insane XD is this the dangerous path I start to walk down much like Patrick Klepek and his spiral of descent once hes actually invested in a arcade cabinet!

At the same time I am kinda jealous because portal 2 is portal 2 and Ive spent sooooo many god damn hours playing Valve games especially TF2 and L4D.....ohhh...uhh...ahhhhh this is twisting my melons man.

#31 Posted by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

@xaLieNxGrEyx said:
@Toms115 said:
@xaLieNxGrEyx said:
If you have that much money to throw around buy me a game
me too
I'll take Rage upon release, I'll PM the OP my mailing address
I'll take Skyrim, plus any and all DLCs and addons. Thanks man, you're the best.

ohhhhh lord

#32 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Well I'm buying a leather jacket for 325$ after my paycheck comes in the mail.
 
So no, I wouldn't. Feels like a waste.

#33 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2682 posts) -

I did, and I would again, yes.

It's Valve.... I'd buy Gabe Newell's shit if they offered me it.

#34 Posted by Foil1212 (444 posts) -

@Subject2Change: Imagine if they did a set of statues for the current rotation of planeswalkers? That'd be way sicker than Serra Angel and Shivan Dragon.

I probably wouldn't buy them though, as I don't tend to have statues, or the extra money to buy them (it usually gets sucked into M:TG somewhere) and anything more than 25 bucks for a statue seems too much.

#35 Posted by Joru (311 posts) -

I would pay twice that if I really liked it and thought it would improve my home. Art and memorabilia is the stuff that makes an empty room into a comfortable living space.

#36 Edited by PenguinDust (12455 posts) -

I have a couple of statues that are $100 to $200 each.  I didn't buy them myself; they were birthday gifts.  I think if I knew someone who was really into a certain property and the statue was in my gift budget, I'd be open to paying $300 for the gift item.  People will often pay a bit more for a gift to give to someone they care about even when they won't pay the same price for something for themselves.

#37 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

Game swag should be free. You're overpaying enough for the title alone.

#38 Posted by Dimsey (949 posts) -

I've been tempted, but can't really justify blowing so much money to buy something that's just going to sit there and look pretty.

#39 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

i collect sideshow statues.. so yes.

#40 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

If the statue was of ME then I would consider it.

#41 Posted by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

@niamahai said:

i collect sideshow statues.. so yes.

Damn dude just been looking at the website and its imense. If I had unlimited amounts of money id be their best customer XD. After everyones comments Im leaning more towards getting the Tank statue. As much money as it is money comes and goes your whole life. At least this would be a reminder of all the crazy times ive had playing L4D 1 and 2.

Plus thinking about it HAD to spend £200 for a crown on my tooth 3 months ago and what do I have to show for that!? a fuckin tooth. I cant exactly put my tooth on display in the house :P

Think im gonna take the plunge on this ......i think...maybe ;)

#42 Posted by crusader8463 (14415 posts) -

If it was for something I really loved, meant a lot to me personally and I had the money to throw away then of course I would.

#43 Posted by crusader8463 (14415 posts) -
@Rekt_Hed: That site is pure evil for nerds. So much stuff that I can never have. I know when I win the lotto that will be one of the first places I go wild on.
#44 Edited by LiquidPrince (15856 posts) -

$300... Maybe? 300 Euro's, or Pounds, no.

#45 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2378 posts) -

It'd have to be really amazing. 300 is enough to buy a console these days.

#46 Posted by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

@LiquidPrince said:

$300... Maybe? 300 Euro's, or Pounds, no.

Well the $300 is the part i can deal with its just the added postage and income tax thats been making this a real hard choice cause most likely it will bump up the price to at least $350 -400 easily

#47 Edited by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

@Xpgamer7 said:

It'd have to be really amazing. 300 is enough to buy a console these days.

This is it

#48 Posted by onarum (2021 posts) -

I wouldn't even take the statues for free, well I guess I could sell them if there are crazy people willing to pay that much for a useless thing like it.
 
But then I was never the collector type, I really can't possibly understand why people collect useless things like posters, cans or whatever, so yeah if you like this stuff get it, it's your money dude.

#49 Posted by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

@onarum said:

I wouldn't even take the statues for free, well I guess I could sell them if there are crazy people willing to pay that much for a useless thing like it. But then I was never the collector type, I really can't possibly understand why people collect useless things like posters, cans or whatever, so yeah if you like this stuff get it, it's your money dude.

I never used to be much of a collector until the last 3 years really when some serious titles were coming out. After getting a few collectors editions they edged me into getting some figures to match them like the pandora's box from god of war getting me to get the kratos figure to go with it. Also the Hellghast edition came with a giant head and sniper figure which I love.

I dunno man ever since the PS3 and Xbox converted me from PC gaming my priorites have been running amok!

#50 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -