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Title: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on February 17, 2016, 01:17:08 PM
(http://www.art-of-war.jp/data/art-of-war/product/20160217_19717d.jpg)
(http://www.art-of-war.jp/data/art-of-war/product/20160217_4a1e35.jpg)

https://youtu.be/ULJBhcMis9I

Birth of Berserker (Originated from Volume 26- “Armored Berserk”)
Inheritance of Skull Helmet from Skull Knight will be the birth of Berserker.

Product Description

With the master of Schierke, an old friend of Skull Knight, due to enormous power the fetish of the Skull head is changed to a strong Skull helmet armor. This helmet is passed on to Guts who has been injured and is at the end stage of life. This scene is when the skull helmet armor is pass on to Guts which is the important armor that connects Geiseric and the Skull Knight. Guts wearing the skull knight armor are a protector, with the insertion of the armor in his body; his part of the body is changed and brings a major turning point in his life. After this, Guts is changed into “Berserker” which has gently increased his combat capability.

We were planning in the production of the Berserk 20th Anniversary with Skull Knight face model since the beginning, however, we were unable to bring the balance in the armor for this modeling. With a long planning and the time, we finally are able to reproduce this master piece.

Modeling

The modeling of the item is the turning points of Guts as a Berserker, where the body part of armor is taken from “Berserk 2015”. The skull helmet is a complete new modeling with a greatly improved mantle which shows strongest part of the turning point. In order to match the skull helmet with the body part, we have been repeatedly working with the modeling of this item for more than one and half year. Finally, we are able to present a complete modeling which looks exactly same and quite real. In the original appearance of scene, Skull head face is almost not seen. Therefore, it was difficult for in the modeling of the three dimensional models of Skull head image. This was done by modeling Guts wolf face several times. Finally, with many failure attempts in modeling the head part, we were able to reach to bring the exact original scene of manga in product.

In addition, the features of mantle are modeling it in a larger image than that release in the past by emphasizing the feeling of “wave motion” and “life form” modeling. The cloak of the Berserker not only brings the feeling of cloth, however, there is an interpretation of the living life such as “biological motion” and “uneven organic spread” by putting more thickness to the mantle. Also, this time, in comparison to the work of 2015, it clearly expressed the size and movement of the product.
You are able to fully enjoy the difference by putting the wolf helmet and skull helmet in hand.

The whole items express comparative images of Armored Berserk, which persists top quality as that of statue of ART OF WAR.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Akebobo on February 17, 2016, 02:22:49 PM
Price aside, not really compelling.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2016, 05:36:32 PM
Man they REALLY don't know what to do anymore.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: sovel on February 17, 2016, 06:24:14 PM
Its only me or this is totaly omg statue? Same pose like 20 th? New cloak ok but i do t like it, face ... Hmmm skullface no thanks.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: sensui on February 17, 2016, 06:50:18 PM
This is terrible......best part of it is, don't even have to buy this now if you're on the fence...plenty of repaints for this one to come I'm sure also. 
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: IncantatioN on February 17, 2016, 09:43:46 PM
Pointless statue, how many more times will they use that same sculpt? Don't think anyone is going to grab this just for the cape or changed helmet. I'll be surprised if these sell out on pre-orders alone like in the old days.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on February 18, 2016, 01:29:40 AM
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k294/coolerimmortal/Berserkv26c225p200copy.jpg)
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: wenjamin on February 18, 2016, 01:34:24 AM
fool me 4 times, shame on you; fool me 5 times, shame on me. :p

not gonna lie, for a second i was tempted to order this for the minor updates and the bloodless paint app (only one other version is completely bloodless)... but then i think about all the other awesome collectibles and statues on the market and realized the money can be directed to much better use.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on February 18, 2016, 01:50:56 AM
I think this figure will look extremely cool in total dark armour. Going to be sold out! Last i checked left 6 pieces. Hurry!
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Atopon on February 18, 2016, 02:41:37 PM
Ok, now the the mantle is better and skullHelmet is the best, but the dragonslayer... It's too little!!
it's wrong!
Fail!
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: bruhaha69 on February 19, 2016, 11:03:32 AM
And AoW keeps making it easier and easier to not buy their statues
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Genome on February 19, 2016, 01:28:39 PM
AOW: How to work less and sale things high price since 5 years (at lest!)
This is the 20th anniversary with a new cape (cool one I agree) and the Skull helmet...
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on February 19, 2016, 07:14:34 PM
2 Pieces Left. Please take hurry!!!
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Hanma_Baki on February 19, 2016, 11:08:37 PM
Are you fucking kidding me??? Sure skull helmet is a nice idea but wtf??? They couldnt possibly for once put in a liiiiiite bit of effort with a, hmm idk, NEW sculpt??? :mozgus: (the image skullknight2014 posted would've been perfect)This is just getting too ridiculous, I mean at this point you could basically become a 20th anniversary sculpt collector exclusively with different versions of this sculpt on all your display shelves and cabinets  :iva:

Coming up next: A version with extra large clown shoes and a nonsensical, boring and meaningless bonus character in a completely different size scale. Because why not?  :troll:

...Sorry about that, just venting a bit.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: krzykoopa on February 20, 2016, 03:35:44 AM
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k294/coolerimmortal/Berserkv26c225p200copy.jpg)

What page/book is that from?
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Delta Phi on February 20, 2016, 03:48:15 AM
What page/book is that from?

Volume 26, towards the end.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on February 20, 2016, 12:29:37 PM
What page/book is that from?
You were joking... right ?
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on February 20, 2016, 08:03:44 PM
Yep yep its episode/volume 26 page 188

Hmmm 1st time a 20th anniversary item not sold out. Maybe the skullface helmet not that attractive?
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Aazealh on February 27, 2016, 08:24:07 PM
Hmmm 1st time a 20th anniversary item not sold out. Maybe the skullface helmet not that attractive?

You've got to realize that after years and years of reselling the same limited edition, even though each time the numbers are lower, people will eventually get tired of it. Beside, this is a pretty niche item (which shows they're running out of ideas). It appears on a total of 8 pages before the helmet takes its current shape, so while I find it cool, I can't blame people for not dropping a grand on it.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on February 27, 2016, 08:57:22 PM
About 9 pieces on the japan site and 4 pieces on international site unsold. They going to be sold as repaints shortly.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Angry-Moth-Noises on February 28, 2016, 09:51:05 AM
Maybe its just me, but that statue's leg looks like it would be broken/should not bend that way.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: justwe78 on March 08, 2016, 12:09:07 AM
sigh.. why use the same post from 20th anniversary!

it will be awesome if the sculpt is the scene from volume 26.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on March 09, 2016, 01:30:34 AM
This just my opinion. Well if you compare to 20th anniversary 2015ver. The armor is darker/ black for this ver. 2015ver is like silver color. The mantle is more majestic. Skull helmet looks amazingly similar to the picture too. I think is an amazing figure. I preordered it.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on May 25, 2016, 01:06:04 PM
AoW 419 / 420 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version (with red crystal eye)

Limited quantity available! Take hurry!

(http://www.art-of-war.jp/data/art-of-war/product/20160525_1b29b4.jpg)

Pre-order ends on June 14th, 2016!!

Re-release of Armored Berserk:Skull Helmet Version*Bloody Repainting (with red crystal eye parts present)*Last 5 pcs. It is the same product of No.416, we will be able to offer the crystal eye parts with this item.

We will put the two red crystals in the package of the item. Please kindly understand that we will not attach the red crystal in the eye ball of the Armored Berserk. We suggest our customers to put the red crystal eye by yourself.

To the customers who has already purchased this item, we will be able to offer with the parts of two red crystal eyes. Please kindly contact us before June 3rd, if you wish us to put the two red crystals separately in a package.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Aazealh on May 25, 2016, 01:58:05 PM
Re-release of Armored Berserk:Skull Helmet Version*Bloody Repainting (with red crystal eye parts present)*Last 5 pcs. It is the same product of No.416, we will be able to offer the crystal eye parts with this item.

We will put the two red crystals in the package of the item. Please kindly understand that we will not attach the red crystal in the eye ball of the Armored Berserk. We suggest our customers to put the red crystal eye by yourself.

"Yeah so we've got some leftover stock we need to get rid of, so here's some $0.5 glass beads we're pretending are gem stones. We can't be bothered to set them in the sockets or adapt the statue though so figure it out yourself."
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: DirectDK on May 25, 2016, 02:01:29 PM
"Yeah so we've got some leftover stock we need to get rid of, so here's some $0.5 glass beads we're pretending are gem stones. We can't be bothered to set them in the sockets or adapt the statue though so figure it out yourself."

 :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka:

My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: bruhaha69 on May 29, 2016, 01:32:53 PM
Wow.......that is unbelievable. Thank you AoW for sinking even lower.  Hahah, jeez
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on July 23, 2016, 04:05:19 PM
Came across photos of armored berserk on taiwan forum. Hope the owner dont mind me posting it here

http://m.gamer.com.tw/forum/C.php?bsn=60036&page=&snA=35777&last=
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on July 23, 2016, 09:59:11 PM
So, I assume that he have bought two of these statues. The normal version looks nice... but I'm not a fan of the red crystals.
The blood effects on the bloody version looks pretty bad.

P.S. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't he in underwear while taking his pictures..?  :schierke:
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: skullknight2014 on July 24, 2016, 02:14:06 AM
Lol! I didnt notice that. Probably had a hard-on/orgasm looking and admiring his collections  :carcus:
Title: Re: AoW No.415 / 416 Armored Berserk: Skull Helmet Version
Post by: Greg.T on July 26, 2016, 05:11:20 AM
Wow! A lot of dislike for this statue. I mean no offense to anyone who collects these as I can see how the same thing for years will get tiring. But personally for me this statue is perfect. I've wanted the 20th anniversary for years and thought I'd never afford one and now I'm in a position where I can, they are all sold out and when I emailed AOW they said there would be no more made. I was gutted and wouldn't risk paying so much for a second hand one and risk being conned. But then I saw this piece (416) and managed to order the very last one. Sure it doesn't have the beast head but I love the skull and it's from one of my favourite parts of the story. I absolutely love it and can't wait to have it in my collection.