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Title: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on July 13, 2016, 09:17:43 AM
Oh just finish read and my pants is wet:)

Who collect statue definetely know prime 1 studio, in this time in my opinion no.1 leader in statue world.

On fcb page statue collectors, someone post: prime 1 annouced berserk line,only paint image but prototyp if ist true come soon.

Ver very great,aow make me sick with their endeless repaint few statue....

What you think about this? ;)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on July 13, 2016, 07:09:10 PM
I've seen some of their work, but I haven't really followed them much.  Here is their website and fb page.
http://www.prime1studio.co.jp/shop/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/Prime1Studio/

I'm all for new companies taking on Berserk figures, so can't wait to see what they do!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on July 13, 2016, 10:22:19 PM
This is a dream come true for me. And I've been anticipating their announcement of it since I saw their ARkham line. Based on what they are doing with the batman video game license, I'm hopefully expecting Guts in every armor. I'm confident that we can expect to see many other characters done wonderfully. I've seen their Arkham Knight Batman 1/3 scale in person and I was very impressed. The details and accuracy of the sculpt is amazing and mind blowing...and the paint is phenomenal. The sturdiness of the statue, specifically regarding resin and paint seems amazing. I can only hope P1 doesn't go smaller than 1/4 scale for the line. One understandable complaint I hear about their Batman line is the stiffness in some of the poses. Especially the batman. But regardless I think P1 will do a fantastic job, whether it's dynamic or museum poses. Now for sticklers to a traditional style it could be let down. If you prefer the comic/cartoony style of something like Tsume Vegeta, P1 will most likely deliver a realistic take on it and potentially disappoint. I think it would be awesome. But I could be wrong about the approach they take on the style...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on July 14, 2016, 04:22:53 AM
Ahmetal: dont worry prime 1 make only 1:2 and 1:3 statue...this month enter in 1:4 world and this is for  sideshow and xm studio BIG competion ;) and few week ago annouced anime line + what i read = 99% 1/4 (or bigger) guts or another char. from berserk :))
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Berserker78 on July 14, 2016, 01:30:47 PM
Oh my  :isidro: can't wait  if they have berserk's licence it will be good for all but their prices are brutal even their products are amazing  :SK: We'll see, always waiting AOW news really hope it will be not a joke  :iva:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: ryuhayabusa6787 on July 18, 2016, 04:22:05 PM
we probaly wont see any statues 2-3 years down the line they have way to many stuff previewed. im just hoping price is fair as goodsmile price was insane for their 1/6.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: residentgrigo on July 18, 2016, 04:27:19 PM
The likened (by DirectDK) Bane figure is almost worth the money. He is my favorite comic villain.
The DC figures seem to be around 1 meter, but why not go full scale then? All of them nailed the facial featured of the respected actors.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: bruhaha69 on July 19, 2016, 12:06:46 AM
Prime 1 has some quality stuff, but I fear the price of Berserk will worse than even we are used to.  Maybe the larger scale will make up for it?  Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing what they produce.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: BloodTalon on July 26, 2016, 01:02:30 AM
For those wondering about Prices, Prime 1 is making an assload of Arkham statues in 1:3 and Batman as well as the Arkham Knight are $900US. Harley, Deathstroke as well as some others cost a bit more (I'm guessing due to bases, etc?). Their 1:2 Heath Ledger, Batfleck and Superman are $2000US. That should give you an idea of what to expect in terms of prices depending on the scale.

Their products are high quality and their Ledger Joker for example has the head sculpt done by Adam Gu who use to make a killing on his custom 1:6 sculpts and the clothes are made by Kato who is the best in the business (you wouldn't believe how much his 1:6 custom joker replacement clothes would sell for). It looks like the 1:2 scale statues have the clothing though for extra realism while 1:3 is all sculpted.

Aside from price, one thing that will get very tricky is finding places to store the boxes.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Jackolyn on July 26, 2016, 03:09:06 AM
For those wondering about Prices, Prime 1 is making an assload of Arkham statues in 1:3 and Batman as well as the Arkham Knight are $900US. Harley, Deathstroke as well as some others cost a bit more (I'm guessing due to bases, etc?). Their 1:2 Heath Ledger, Batfleck and Superman are $2000US. That should give you an idea of what to expect in terms of prices depending on the scale.

Their products are high quality and their Ledger Joker for example has the head sculpt done by Adam Gu who use to make a killing on his custom 1:6 sculpts and the clothes are made by Kato who is the best in the business (you wouldn't believe how much his 1:6 custom joker replacement clothes would sell for). It looks like the 1:2 scale statues have the clothing though for extra realism while 1:3 is all sculpted.

Aside from price, one thing that will get very tricky is finding places to store the boxes.

Very valid points on this front. Prime 1 is a studio that can't be messed with. Sideshow even officially sells their work through their website so it's really top notch ~ which is also why it comes with such a hefty price tag.
There's no question in my mind that what we see come out of their Berserk line will be top notch, and if you're willing to drop the cash on it you'll get more bang from your buck through these guys than you ever will through Art of War.
I'm very eager to see what comes out of this!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on August 01, 2016, 12:58:57 PM
Prime1 is taking suggestions, on a thread in their Facebook collectors group, for their 1/4 scale Berserk line that is scheduled for preview in March 2017. I'm having trouble inserting the screen shot so here's the link, and I will copy paste the Facebook post as well:

https://m.imgur.com/a/afLFi


'Kelvin Locke - Prime 1 Studio Collectors Group

"Berserk is official. Fans of the anime can expect the first full review by March 2017.

Prime1 request for your help in proposing what they want to see in the statue. It will be 1/4 scale. However dynamic pose requiring exceptional depth and width (height is no problem) is expected to be ruled out due to the giant size of the sword."'

Here is their Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/P1Scollectorsgroup/

PLEASE JOIN!!! and make suggestions on the post. You all are the most educated bunch to be giving recommendations. They will be doing multiple characters. I think 5 planned at the moment with possibility of more to come. We may not want the same things but your suggestions would be a valuable asset in making sure Prime1 delivers excellent Berserk statues. Hope to see the thread flooded with your references.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on August 02, 2016, 03:11:46 AM
Thanks for the heads up Ahmetal.  1/4th!  Wow.  Gonna be huge!  I posted a few suggestions on the FB thread.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Kaladin on August 04, 2016, 09:26:43 PM
Man I'm really excited about this, came into this community kinda late so i missed out on a lot of statues. and a lot of statues in my opinion are not worth $1000+ for their size and the quality of the sculpts. These guys at Prime1 have some insanely detailed statues which makes me very excited and my expectations are high! and from what i seen, even the expensive berserk statues from different vendors always sell out so there is a big enough market. I suspect each P1 berserk piece to sell out which hopefully leads to them making more than the 5 planned characters. their 1/3 statues cost ~$1000 so their 1/4 will probably cost ~$700-$800?. their first berserk piece will by my first statue  :judo: can't wait.

they gave a date, march 2017, is that when the first statue will be released or is that when they will first unveil it?
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on August 05, 2016, 01:52:13 AM
Thanks for the heads up Ahmetal.  1/4th!  Wow.  Gonna be huge!  I posted a few suggestions on the FB thread.

No problem. Thanks for adding your suggestions. Very exciting times.

I suspect each P1 berserk piece to sell out which hopefully leads to them making more than the 5 planned characters. their 1/3 statues cost ~$1000 so their 1/4 will probably cost ~$700-$800?. their first berserk piece will by my first statue  :judo: can't wait.

they gave a date, march 2017, is that when the first statue will be released or is that when they will first unveil it?

Im sure with resounding support from fans the berserk line will not end with just 5 characters. I'm Even hopeful of multiple variations of several characters.

My guess is their Witcher line, which is 1/4 will be close to 800 a pop after shipping and all. Especially that Geralt. And it's possible berserk will be around that too. I'm thinking along the lines you are... Tho prices may rise by the time a berserk piece goes up for po. Even though it seems like they can't go any higher...

As far as the date they gave, I think that will be when they present their first teaser
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Kaladin on August 05, 2016, 02:19:30 AM
good to know and yeah their witcher line looks sooooo good, geralt and his base look amazing, can't wait to see a painted eredin and ciri
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on August 06, 2016, 11:03:07 AM
good to know and yeah their witcher line looks sooooo good, geralt and his base look amazing, can't wait to see a painted eredin and ciri

I wouldn't say that good... Faces could be better, hair are average, but most importantly poses are boring..

God I wish they would hire me.. But they never answered  :judo:

Really interested to see what they'll be doing though. Too bad they exclude dynamic poses... Seems like I have a new purpose now :3
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Mangetsu on September 20, 2016, 12:35:04 PM
First Teaser Guys

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/14355666_1738521076413609_6922823959882841063_n.jpg?oh=08651bbc18a9487f50ac0d6da2ab7681&oe=586F129A&__gda__=1485055489_d80f2cb9eb9a358b9c24e637b967fa8b)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on September 20, 2016, 03:01:58 PM
First Teaser Guys

So much for creative poses... lol.  Oh well, hopefully the likeness and paint job wlil be amazing.  But I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the pose thus far.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Mangetsu on September 20, 2016, 03:19:03 PM
So much for creative poses... lol.  Oh well, hopefully the likeness and paint job wlil be amazing.  But I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the pose thus far.

I should have mentioned that the pose hasn't been decided yet
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: BloodTalon on September 22, 2016, 10:08:37 PM
I wonder about the pose myself. The Arkham game line has basic poses, but then again it's 1:3 scale, while their new Witcher 3 statue has better posing (being 1:4 I believe). Hopefully Guts will have an awesome pose.

Speaking of the Witcher statue, it will have a translucent head sculpt with the paint over it to give it a more realistic skin effect. I hope they do the same with Guts.

I have no doubt at all that this will be the be all, end all Guts statue.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Maiku on October 16, 2016, 09:01:29 PM
Really hope they do 1/3!  :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on November 12, 2016, 04:30:46 PM
Hmmmm


https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210616959880833&id=1252366083&set=gm.815962575172951&source=48&ref=bookmarks
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on November 13, 2016, 07:19:02 PM
That link isn't working for me, but I imagine you were trying to post this?

(http://i.imgur.com/uomut2j.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XfR9xfz.jpg)

That last one is from here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMSxkkFApfY/
"prime1studioTeaser for today.
1/4 scale. Expect for full reveal in Wonderfest Winter.
#berserk #puck #sneakpeek #wonderfestival #winter #2017 #prime1 #prime1studio"

I'm quite excited!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Kaladin on November 13, 2016, 07:54:07 PM
They both look amazing. Guts' knives look better now compared to that last picture posted by Mangetsu, and it also seems that they changed the facial expression or it could just be a different head. and the griffith looks great as well.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on November 14, 2016, 08:32:25 AM
Yes :) this image ^^
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on February 18, 2017, 11:38:49 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2zeggau.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/ipo2th.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Mangetsu on February 18, 2017, 11:45:42 PM
More detailed pictures

(http://i.imgur.com/ifiZAIk.jpg)  (http://i.imgur.com/Nr3hGeW.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/2QYGLJI.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/DvU6agN.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/wOHORyq.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/es3tSiZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: RabidChimera on February 19, 2017, 06:15:55 AM
Now THAT is a berserk statue! Thanks for the share this is just simply amazing  :ubik: Will definitely be picking this up I can't wait to see what there doing for the rest of the series too!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Jackolyn on February 19, 2017, 06:49:18 AM
This looks absolutely stunning!!! I'm terrified of the price tag on this puppy, but the day there's affordable Berserk merch is the day that hell freezes over.
I love this, and if I win the lottery I would snag this in a heartbeat!!  :guts:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on February 19, 2017, 08:35:48 AM
Looks great! Guts' head seems a bit small relative to his body though in some of those shots.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: rapaz on February 19, 2017, 09:55:31 AM
OMG!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on February 19, 2017, 02:55:18 PM
Looks great! Guts' head seems a bit small relative to his body though in some of those shots.

That got me too. I felt like the head was a bit out of proportion to the body. Though it could be the photos. There is a video of him and I must say he looks even more impressive in video. Can't wait til it s in production. We also have F4F and Tsume Berserk offerings in 1/4 to look forward to. There is a company that got death note license in 1/4 as well I believe and I BET they will do berserk as well. Wel will be flooded with 1/4 Guts. So thrilled. A couple other gripes I have are the canon arm fist being flexed. Looks kinda weird to me. Also the lack of blood is a bit disturbing. Especially lazy blood app on the sword. But that said, this is the first time I've really enjoyed a non bloody Guts.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: bruhaha69 on February 19, 2017, 04:04:28 PM
I just fear the price.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on February 19, 2017, 04:51:04 PM
 :ubik: :ubik: :ubik: :ubik: :ubik: :ubik: :ubik:

Soooooo beautiful.  The likeness is fantastic.  But the base and the details is what puts it over the top.  But why make 2 variants!  Don't make me buy both!!   :judo:  Hehe, but of the two, I prefer the left one, where Guts has his sword downwards.  Well the right one is more epic though.  UGH WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO ME?!

And wow, after seeing the below video, you really get the sense of HOW MASSIVE this statue is.  1/4 and with such a large base.  Truly a feast for the eyes.

Here's the video! https://www.facebook.com/100007672007716/videos/1808379132761136/

Also 35 details shots: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1018195164990934&type=1

And finally Griffith!
(http://i.imgur.com/mpJ0iZ3.jpg)

Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: BloodTalon on February 19, 2017, 08:42:12 PM
Although it does look awesome (I'll pick one up), it's actually Prime 1's most disappointing likeness so far compared to their other lines, but it's a very impressive statue.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: MrFlibble on February 19, 2017, 09:10:41 PM
I can't wait to sell my kidneys for it.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on February 19, 2017, 10:08:31 PM
But why make 2 variants!  Don't make me buy both!!

Actually this is one statue with multiple switch outs so it can be displayed in a variety of ways. You will notice the base can be changed up as well. Puck is placed in different locations. Also there will be a third head that hasn't been shown yet.

Price range will be around $750 I guess.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on February 19, 2017, 10:21:21 PM
Actually this is one statue with multiple switch outs so it can be displayed in a variety of ways. You will notice the base can be changed up as well. Puck is placed in different locations. Also there will be a third head that hasn't been shown yet.

Oh interesting!!  Good to know!  That makes life much easier then, haha.

Quote
Price range will be around $750 I guess.

$750 would put AOW to shame, but I'm guessing it'll be around the $1000 mark.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on February 19, 2017, 10:40:51 PM
$750 would put AOW to shame, but I'm guessing it'll be around the $1000 mark.

Yeah you are right $750 is a total dream considering that Geralt from witcher is 1/4 scale and priced at $770. Though I feel confident that Guts won't hit 1k. the base is comparable to the witcher statue. overall maybe more detail with Guts than witcher, so I can see it being around $8-850 especially with the trend of increasing retail prices... but I'd be shocked if much more.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: ZODDOII on February 20, 2017, 01:51:30 AM
That is what we need!truly amazing details, amazing size, excellent base, cool pose, and really good looking face  :guts: :griffnotevil: :schnoz:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sensui on February 20, 2017, 05:28:58 AM
I'd easily pay $1000 for this....but IMO the painting doesn't look on par with AOW (but this is a prototype after all) and I'm not so sure the face is in the greatest "likeness" to Guts.  Looking forward to this for sure, thanks for posting an update for this one.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on February 20, 2017, 01:32:48 PM
Third head. And some other details

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2mpagbk.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/28i3f5l.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/fohhkg.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2nv55hy.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/sgjofn.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2a7ey2t.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/34zc800.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/zvs8s4.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/vrr9yd.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2b9yft.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/donaqb.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Salem on February 20, 2017, 02:03:44 PM
Damn.  This is the first statue I feel I need to purchase.  Love how much is going on.  What would you estimate the size to be?   I do agree the head seems small, but hopefully not as much as the pictures make it out to be. 
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Kaladin on February 20, 2017, 08:47:11 PM
Their attention to detail is insane, that griffith art looks so damn good can't wait for the actual thing.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on February 20, 2017, 09:00:52 PM
It looks good overall, tons of details (finally a statue of the Beast) but Guts head is tiny compared to the rest of his body and its likeness is far from being perfect...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: MustardDragon on February 22, 2017, 01:51:53 AM
Wow, i love what they have done with this piece. Very impressive. Don't go buying all of them up before I get mine you jerks  :guts: (Just kidding)  :ubik:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: RabidChimera on February 22, 2017, 04:24:37 AM
They've stated on there facebook page that the paintjob was a rush to get it ready for the show and that final release will have more weathering to guts armour as well as blood splatter! So this beast is going to look even better then what we're seeing! :isidro: :guts:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on February 22, 2017, 12:43:01 PM
Woooow ... This is epic,detail,sculpt + i suppose price not over 1k .... Farewell aow ;)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on February 23, 2017, 03:53:45 PM
Pic for scale lol.  Is it just me, or does Guts' head look the right size in this pic?

(http://i.imgur.com/fcWQ2Oh.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on February 23, 2017, 07:12:35 PM
Pic for scale lol.  Is it just me, or does Guts' head look the right size in this pic?

Nah it's still too small. I really hope they fix that in the final version.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on February 24, 2017, 04:24:10 PM
Nah it's still too small. I really hope they fix that in the final version.

Ditto  :judo:

Here is the original digital art by Alessandro Baldasseroni. This was then modified by Alvaro Bernardes Cota Ribeiro with some final changes for print.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/3133lu1.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2wm2qmu.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2rf4q48.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/33w2ihx.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/975rm8.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/xpni8y.jpg)

And this..

(http://i67.tinypic.com/4iipsy.jpg)


Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on February 24, 2017, 10:47:49 PM
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not just a statue of guts but a painting in 3D of Kentaro's ever evolving art style

They have a really high opinion of their piece at Prime1...

Honestly, I don't like it. There are proportions issues, likeness issues, pose issues, too much Guts themes poured into the base...
The details are great, the size is impressive, but that's about it.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Super on February 25, 2017, 12:24:22 PM
They have a really high opinion of their piece at Prime1...

To be fair they did say they were working with Kentaro and he approved it.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on February 26, 2017, 04:59:08 PM
To be fair they did say they were working with Kentaro and he approved it.

I don't want to cast doubts on Miura's judgment himself regarding his own design, but him approving a design doesn't say that the piece is a "painting in 3D of Kentaro's ever evolving art style".
It doesn't mean either that he thinks everything on this piece is good If he merely approved the concept art for instance.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Hitoshura on March 09, 2017, 03:25:09 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Prime1Studio/posts/1354796667900305
Price(before tax):$999 /114,900 円
Release:Sometime between January-March 2018
Limitation : regular - 1000 pieces | exclusive - 750 pieces
(http://i.imgur.com/VTANv1t.jpg)
EX version alternate head
(http://i.imgur.com/JWYPmby.jpg)

Japan-only pre-order link
http://www.prime1studio.co.jp/shop/products/detail.php?product_id=135


Sideshow has it up.  https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/berserk-guts-the-black-swordsman-prime-1-studio-9029751/?scid=KOCH022&utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+Guts&utm_content=Image+-+Guts&utm_campaign=030917news
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on March 09, 2017, 04:36:56 PM
Very well priced, all things considered.  I am a bit puzzled by the Japan only preorder.  Seems like only the exclusive version is available on the site?  I asked on the FB comments section, maybe they will respond...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sensui on March 09, 2017, 07:01:15 PM
Guess this one is going to my inlaws/friend in Japan first lol.  Thanks for the link gents.  I am in.

EDIT:  My friend that's been proxying for years lately been pretty busy personally, but if you guys are interested he's always highly recommended by me:

http://proxy.kolektakon.com/

He can help you with this item I'm sure if you guys are outside Japan.  Hyped....look at that:

(http://www.prime1studio.co.jp/shop/upload/save_image/03071531_58be53b832495.jpg)

EDIT2:  I just "preordered" and all was done was creating an account (physical address in Japan, phone # in Japan, and email) and they said they will contact you prior to shipping for payment.  It has to be done via bank wire no credit cards.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Léon-Solide on March 09, 2017, 07:49:04 PM
Meh, wasn't very impressed with how he turned out, for the price. Something about the faces and proportions feels off to me, and the base is just overflowing with randomly inserted elements, so it's a pass for me.
Also I hate to be that person but...if we're talking about a perfect Guts statue, please get his brows right  :carcus:
(http://i.imgur.com/LVjhQCl.png)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Maiku on March 09, 2017, 11:18:05 PM
Sideshow has it up.  https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/berserk-guts-the-black-swordsman-prime-1-studio-9029751/?scid=KOCH022&utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+Guts&utm_content=Image+-+Guts&utm_campaign=030917news
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on March 09, 2017, 11:25:54 PM
Sideshow has it up.  https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/berserk-guts-the-black-swordsman-prime-1-studio-9029751/?scid=KOCH022&utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+Guts&utm_content=Image+-+Guts&utm_campaign=030917news

ORDERED!  Thanks Maiku!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sensui on March 09, 2017, 11:38:54 PM
Thanks Maiku.  That's far easier, going to order here and cancel in Japan. 
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on March 10, 2017, 12:11:41 AM
Damn that price point.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: bruhaha69 on March 10, 2017, 10:48:42 AM
The heads seem slightly small, but it looks good.  I wish this had come out about 5 years ago when I had money to burn.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: krzykoopa on March 10, 2017, 11:39:06 AM
Damn that price point.

That price is cheap comparatively
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Maiku on March 11, 2017, 03:42:21 PM
I'm hoping the base is several pieces.  I'd probably prefer to display it without all of that stuff.  It feels so busy.  Does anyone have Prime 1 statues?  Is that typical for them?
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: bruhaha69 on March 11, 2017, 03:57:47 PM
I don't have any of their past statues, but of all the Marvel, DC, TMNT, Transformers, etc that they've released, this has definitely got the busiest bases they've done (that I can remember).  Even if they have some kind of way to only place certain items on the base, I can't imagine it would look very nice with everything underneath exposed. 

I agree, though, it would be nice to be able to only place some of that on the base.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Mogen on March 13, 2017, 05:58:11 PM
I asked my wife if we could sell our soon to be born baby so I could buy this, but no such luck, so I'll have to pass on it, even thought I really want it. Plus I have no clue where I'd put it if I did buy it.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on March 15, 2017, 01:23:49 PM
That price is cheap comparatively

Compared to other 1/4 scale prime1 pieces I would disagreee. Only the antivenom is quarter scale and this price range. I guess the base is what pushed the price up for this piece or license but idk. Too much imo and likeness isn't there for me.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on March 15, 2017, 01:26:37 PM
Prime1 is putting the design of their Schierke statue in the hands of the fans  :schierke:

"Prime 1 Studio Collectible Sculpting Contest!

Enter our Prime 1 Studio Contest for a chance to win the first place prize!!

http://www.prime1contest.com/

Here’s how it goes:

Contest Overview:
Schierke is one of the most beloved characters from the Berserk universe, with that in mind we, Prime 1 Studio, have decided that the best way to bring this character to life is to let the fans create it. We challenge you to CREATE a companion statue for “UPMBR-01: Guts” of the character Schierke.

Judging Criteria:
In this contest you will be judges by the Pose naturalness, Attention to detail, Ability to bring the anime style together with Prime 1 art style and the Technical excellence.

Rules:
Judges’ decisions are FINAL and no correspondence will be entered into.

Eligibility:
This Prime 1 Studio Contest is OPEN to all artists in all countries.

Submission Guidelines:
We require you to submit Beauty Render images (May contain colors), 360 images of the model (Need to be with simple shade such as black & white and lightning) and All images need to be watermarked with your name and email.

Prizes:
1st Place:
- 1x UPMBR-01 Guts, The black Swordsman statue
- Schierke Statue will be produced by Prime 1 Studio
- 1x Sample of Schierke Statue

2nd Place: Full-Access Plan on Digital Sculpting for Collectibles (Course: Over 28 hours of contents)

3rd Place: Basic Plan on Digital Sculpting for Collectibles (Course: Over 15 hours of contents)

Deadline:
Contest Ends on April 30, 2017 at 23:59:59 PST

**Submission page will be available soon!
Contest@prime1studio.co.jp

For more information, please leave a comment below.
Good Luck everyone!"
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sensui on March 15, 2017, 07:38:44 PM
Wow......that is freakin cool to say the least.....a large Schierke would be a bad@$$ addition to most Berserk collectors since there aren't too many of her.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: bruhaha69 on March 18, 2017, 02:20:02 PM
I bit the bullet and per-ordered.  At least I have a year+ to save the cash.  Time to sell some Sideshow statues, haha
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on March 19, 2017, 01:54:53 PM
This contest is a joke...  Prime1 is making millions and can't offer a proper cash prize for that kind of pro job. What a shame.

Meh, wasn't very impressed with how he turned out, for the price. Something about the faces and proportions feels off to me, and the base is just overflowing with randomly inserted elements, so it's a pass for me.
Also I hate to be that person but...if we're talking about a perfect Guts statue, please get his brows right  :carcus:
(http://i.imgur.com/LVjhQCl.png)

Exactly. You can also take a closer look at every part of his facial features, nose, lips, even the hair cut isn't right.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Berserker78 on March 20, 2017, 06:48:01 PM
Hi guys   :guts:  this statue is just amazing  :isidro: size,details,effects for me it's a berserk statue  maybe too much details on the base but for me it's not a big problem when I saw every details on the pics I became completely mad and pre ordered it  :ganishka: Griffith should be huge and wonderful  :carcus:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Maiku on March 24, 2017, 09:13:39 PM
This contest is a joke...  Prime1 is making millions and can't offer a proper cash prize for that kind of pro job. What a shame.

Millions?  I highly doubt it. 

I can't imagine they produce the full edition size very often if at all. 

EDIT:  Though I agree the prize is a little weak.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on March 25, 2017, 12:33:01 PM
Hmmmm and AOW is 100% acurate right ;) for more than reasonable price of course and huge scale,shame on you prime 1 ... Lol
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on March 26, 2017, 02:48:27 PM
Millions?  I highly doubt it. 

I can't imagine they produce the full edition size very often if at all. 

EDIT:  Though I agree the prize is a little weak.

What the hell are you talking about ? When you produce something you cannot just stop production and reduce the ES after you've announced it, it's just not how it goes - and I should know that, I work in this business - .

Yes they do make millions. Just do a fast calculation on let's say a regular batman or transformers they produced and sold...
" A little weak " do you have any Idea of the salary of a sculptor for that kind of job? Because I do, and it's not just a little weak
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Maiku on March 27, 2017, 09:33:11 PM
What the hell are you talking about ? When you produce something you cannot just stop production and reduce the ES after you've announced it, it's just not how it goes - and I should know that, I work in this business - .

Dude.  Just relax.  I wasn't attacking you.  I didn't even disagree with you about the prize being weak.

I've been in the licensed toy/collectible/gift industry for over 10 years.  I've sourced statues.  I know the costs involved.  I'm not just talking out of my ass here.  We can compare resumes if you like.....

It happens all the time.  Edition size announced.  They get so many orders and then they produce a partial run.  You think Prime1 has entered production on Guts?  It doesn't ship for a full year!  I thought you were in this business???  (I kid I kid :troll:)

I know exactly what professional 3D sculptors make.  There are several sitting in the building I'm in right now.  Of course the prize for a contest is weak compared to that. 

Even if they produced the full runs revenue does not equal profit.  Again I wasn't attacking you.  Just making a note that you were being a bit extreme. 




Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on March 28, 2017, 02:58:55 PM
Edition size announced.  They get so many orders and then they produce a partial run.  You think Prime1 has entered production on Guts?  It doesn't ship for a full year!  I thought you were in this business???  (I kid I kid :troll:)

What I've seen some time, is that the ES remains unannounced / undetermined for the company to take as much preorders as possible. I've also seen a rerun, and If the ES has to be modified it would only go bigger but never smaller...
Prime1 like any other company in the world wouldn't be able to just produce their stuff this fast because there is a number of Chinese factories which isn't unlimited, and they always have a packed schedule.
Besides, the kind of factory which produces Prime1 quality standard is very high, therefore the number of available factories for these productions is even smaller.
That's why Guts production hasn't started yet.

I know exactly what professional 3D sculptors make.  There are several sitting in the building I'm in right now.  Of course the prize for a contest is weak compared to that.

Good. Because there is what you said. Add to this point the ability to do what is required, which is more than that, therefore requiring more fee.

Even if they produced the full runs revenue does not equal profit.  Again I wasn't attacking you.  Just making a note that you were being a bit extreme.

You're right, and nobody would ever think otherwise. Just take Tsume as an example. 699 euros sold out 3000 es. That's 2 millions. It's only one of their products, and Prime1, even though they've got lower ES generally, is offering much more products than the brand I've quoted.

So when you sell for 2 millions or so, even If 1 million was spent to cover the production costs ( which would never be the case ) there would still be a very huge amount left to make decent contest prizes like $5k for example ( which isn't astronomic ).
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Hitoshura on April 03, 2017, 08:01:46 PM
Zodd preview in the back. :zodd:
(http://i.imgur.com/wHFHsKA.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on April 14, 2017, 01:59:30 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/241pbww.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/k2z860.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/21kme51.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2mf14ia.jpg)

Here's a group shot
(http://i68.tinypic.com/6tl4z4.jpg)
And more
(http://i67.tinypic.com/5513ly.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2edpmva.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on April 16, 2017, 12:12:14 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2gtvgo6.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: ryosaeba on April 21, 2017, 03:42:46 AM
Here is the new pre order for guts!!!
https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/berserk-guts-the-black-swordsman-prime-1-studio-902975/
Looks great but the price is ooookkkkkaaayyy
Still ~1k. What you guys think?
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on April 21, 2017, 02:31:41 PM
Here is the new pre order for guts!!!
https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/berserk-guts-the-black-swordsman-prime-1-studio-902975/
Looks great but the price is ooookkkkkaaayyy
Still ~1k. What you guys think?

This has been up for a while now. In fact there is an exclusive version with a third head sculpt that is currently waitlisted.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Ahmetal on April 21, 2017, 02:32:12 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2z73289.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bekh on April 21, 2017, 07:54:10 PM
Hello nice to meet you all, my name is Bekh, im a sculptor and im in Prime1 Berserk contest , i wanted to share some pictures of it to true berserk fans

Im sculpting 3 different scenes: - The lady of deep water Spirit from Enoch battlefield , invocation pose and museum pose standing before battle,  and Schierke sitting with seagulls

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/767674References.jpg)



Here is my concept art for Project 1

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/140023Conceptart.jpg)



(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/317593Tease02.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/575332Tease01.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/725824Tease03.jpg)



She wont stay naked for long, enjoy it now!

hope you will like it
Bekh
 :schierke:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on April 22, 2017, 06:53:23 AM
Hello nice to meet you all, my name is Bekh, im a sculptor and im in Prime1 Berserk contest , i wanted to share some pictures of it to true berserk fans

Im sculpting 3 different scenes: - The lady of deep water Spirit from Enoch battlefield , invocation pose and museum pose standing before battle,  and Schierke sitting with seagulls

Hello Bekh!  Welcome to the forums.  Allow me to be the first one to say... your concept art for project 1 looks absolutely stunning!  Ridiculously stunning!!!   :isidro: :ubik: Schierke is one of my favorite characters and she is so under represented in figure / kit form.  But this right here would be an amazing addition to anybody's collection.  I am seriously super impressed.

As for your third idea (the seagulls), I've actually been wanting that particular manga panel to be made into statue form for years and years.  I've brought it up on this forum many times.  There is something so innocent and charming about it.  However, one of our fellow sk.net members and crazy talented sculptor, Theoden, has already been working on this pose, and it's nearly done.  And it's absolutely perfect.  Of course, no one ever said we can't have two of the same pose, but perhaps there could be another pose in mind for your alternative option?  Or really... just go with the first because it's seriously gorgeous!  :serpico:

Can't wait to see more pics!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bekh on April 22, 2017, 10:27:43 AM
Thank you for your kinds words.
I didnt know it was other sculptors  around. i d love to see this. Its good that competitors in this contest are true berserk fans.
. Ive already started sculpting the seagull pose case they are not interested by the DeepSea Spirit which is too dynamic compared to their line, they almost produce only museum pose
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Nothingwillbewong on April 22, 2017, 11:40:37 AM
Hello nice to meet you all, my name is Bekh, im a sculptor and im in Prime1 Berserk contest , i wanted to share some pictures of it to true berserk fans

Im sculpting 3 different scenes: - The lady of deep water Spirit from Enoch battlefield , invocation pose and museum pose standing before battle,  and Schierke sitting with seagulls

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/767674References.jpg)



Here is my concept art for Project 1

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/140023Conceptart.jpg)



(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/317593Tease02.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/575332Tease01.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/725824Tease03.jpg)



She wont stay naked for long, enjoy it now!

hope you will like it
Bekh
 :schierke:



WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW that is amazing!! Composition, the likeness, everything
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Salem on April 22, 2017, 02:46:44 PM
The lady of deep water Spirit from Enoch battlefield , invocation pose and museum pose standing before battle

Here is my concept art for Project 1

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/140023Conceptart.jpg)


This is one of my favorite panels and I'm truly astonished with the concept art.  You will be getting my money someday.  Truly amazing. 
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bekh on April 22, 2017, 08:59:24 PM
 :schierke:
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/501103Tease04.jpg)

now she s got some cloth! Facebook banned me for uploading the previous picture of the naked sculpture...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on April 22, 2017, 11:56:53 PM
Wow! Bekh! The new shots look fantastic.  You've added more movement to the pose than the manga originally has, which I can appreciate as an artistic liberty in this case.  Also, the texture of the cloth is very detailed, as well as her shoes.  You've made Schierke a bit more womanly than the manga as well, but I think the result makes this very special and unique.  I'm definitely on board, and I can't imagine Prime1 being any happier when they see this.  It's fantastic!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bloodyjacky on April 23, 2017, 12:43:16 AM
Hooray! A figure of everyone's favorite baby witch! I'd buy it no matter what just to show my support for the character, but I think she looks way too erotic. Especially because the panel from the manga is right above for comparison and there's clearly no figure showing at all. We've already got a sexy, naked blue lady behind her, Schierke doesn't also need to look like a wet T-shirt contest just happened.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bekh on April 23, 2017, 02:32:31 AM
Haha you are both right, is a bit sexy , i should have sculpted the scene on the boat when she falls off on guts bed naked :p . :iva: :slan:
i made her a bit more adult than what she actually is ,the Master artwork is more stiff i  and tried to make a kind of chamanic dance to invocate the spirit, it give more movement to the sculpture and interesting in many views. I try to detail a lot things because details will in the contest,  part of the final critic
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bekh on April 23, 2017, 05:55:54 PM

Here is a colored version of my sculpt of the face
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/969283BEKHschierkefacetest02.jpg)

You can see other angles of the face sculpt here:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RORJE
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bloodyjacky on April 23, 2017, 06:04:55 PM
Wow! Looking good!  :troll:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on April 24, 2017, 03:22:48 AM
Here is a colored version of my sculpt of the face

Truly beautiful, Bekh!  I can't be any more pleased.

Quote
You can see other angles of the face sculpt here:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RORJE

Your work is really something, man.  You can consider me a fan!  You have my total support!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Léon-Solide on April 24, 2017, 06:34:56 AM
Here is a colored version of my sculpt of the face
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/969283BEKHschierkefacetest02.jpg)

You can see other angles of the face sculpt here:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RORJE
Wow...I have never seen a more perfect 3D rendition of Schierke's appearance since the ps2 game models. Phenomenal job, I'm looking forward to how it all looks in the end! You are so incredibly talented  :ubik:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bekh on April 24, 2017, 08:43:20 AM
thank you all for your encouragement it boost me
Léon-Solide your profil pricture of astral schierke calming guts was my first idea for this piece but the prime1 contest was to make Schierke her own scene
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on April 24, 2017, 02:18:09 PM
Léon-Solide your profil pricture of astral schierke calming guts was my first idea for this piece but the prime1 contest was to make Schierke her own scene

^ Agreed. This is also a panel I wish to be re-created into statue form one day!  The figma of this pretty cool, but of course, not quite the same as a full fledge statue diorama.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Bekh on April 25, 2017, 11:49:33 AM

He is my base, inspired by prime1 Guts Base. I changed the base symbol for schierke's protection mandala


(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/608107Base01.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/331100Base02.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/195321Base03.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on April 25, 2017, 04:42:08 PM
He is my base, inspired by prime1 Guts Base. I changed the base symbol for schierke's protection mandala

There is no way your sculpt won't win.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sensui on April 25, 2017, 07:20:52 PM
We are in good hands here.  Keep up the good work Bekh.  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Mangetsu on May 03, 2017, 05:29:14 PM
By the sculptor of the upcoming Femto statue  :femto:

(http://i.imgur.com/3n2bUPl.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on May 07, 2017, 09:39:25 AM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2z73289.jpg)

Yesssss!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: MustardDragon on May 10, 2017, 12:56:51 AM
A lot of broken links for the Schierke sculpt. Would love to see it, but I can't :(
 
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on June 11, 2017, 01:16:07 AM
Hello everyone!! Been awhile since I was last on or made a post.  I was also thinking about picking up this piece, but has always wanted The Tentacle Ship and AOW has a 2017 release which doesn't look to bad.  So which should I go for, Prime 1 black swordsman or AOW The Tentacle Ship 2017?  thoughts?  Thanks, its a hard decision and I cannot get both.. hehehe
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on June 11, 2017, 07:42:19 PM
NVM. I decided to roll out with the black swordsman. So badass!!  Just sad it's going to take a year to receive. Lol
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Amigokw on June 22, 2017, 03:08:54 AM
NVM. I decided to roll out with the black swordsman. So badass!!  Just sad it's going to take a year to receive. Lol

The Tentacle Ship 2017 looks amazing i pre ordered one i wished they have added the extra head and the beast with it
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on June 24, 2017, 11:22:45 PM
The Tentacle Ship 2017 looks amazing i pre ordered one i wished they have added the extra head and the beast with it

I completely agree.  both look amazing.  I really want to get both and now that they released 10 more after sale out I just may... :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on July 07, 2017, 04:19:31 AM
(https://preview.ibb.co/jB7GLF/19884002_699441586847375_8651361377679888913_n.jpg)

Huge !
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: bruhaha69 on July 08, 2017, 11:37:59 AM
Damn......that hand is roughly the same size as my half scale Hulk.  I can't imagine that one would cost anything less than $2500 if/when released
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Kaladin on July 12, 2017, 02:27:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sH1fpTG.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/P4NAwEU.jpg)


More Images here (https://www.facebook.com/pg/Prime1Studio/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1482864745093496)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on July 12, 2017, 03:48:00 PM
Likeness of the face is completely off. :sad:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: bruhaha69 on July 12, 2017, 10:23:04 PM
Agreed on the face.....nice details, bit it's quite off.  This is the other face. 

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19944336_1482867148426589_7791133137778683176_o.jpg?oh=785693daa808af57f0b986eb3e334ba1&oe=59FB8E61)

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19944430_1482865825093388_4810236141189471623_o.jpg?oh=d0e96d27e0cdca563ac64d6938239f44&oe=5A049C25)

I think it's a bit better, but still not quite right.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: MustardDragon on July 15, 2017, 10:50:36 PM
You guys are crazy! This thing looks awesome. Ordered mine already. Can't wait to see what they unveil next.  :guts:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on July 19, 2017, 11:37:26 PM
what to do, what to do?? I want this piece so bad but just pre-ordered black swordsman.  I guess this piece really doesn't come out for 1.5 years, which is crazy in my opinion, but gives plenty of time to save for it :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Maiku on July 22, 2017, 12:57:28 AM
what to do, what to do?? I want this piece so bad but just pre-ordered black swordsman.  I guess this piece really doesn't come out for 1.5 years, which is crazy in my opinion, but gives plenty of time to save for it :)

They should be pretty far apart.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on July 28, 2017, 12:02:15 PM
You guys are crazy! This thing looks awesome. Ordered mine already. Can't wait to see what they unveil next.  :guts:


Totally agree!!

@Knecht: If there is no delay Zodd should be released Oct 2018 - Dec 2018. Guts will be released about Mar 2018 - May 2018.

There is much time until then BUT Prime 1 is known to reveal new Statues very fast. There were a Skull Knight, Zodd Apostle form, Griffith and Guts Berserker Armor tease until now and I guess the full reveal of the next one doesn't take too long. Maybe this on Wonder Festival this weekend. I guess at least they will show Zodd or maybe reveal Griffith or Berserker Armor Guts in full too.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on July 28, 2017, 11:39:48 PM


Totally agree!!

@Knecht: If there is no delay Zodd should be released Oct 2018 - Dec 2018. Guts will be released about Mar 2018 - May 2018.

There is much time until then BUT Prime 1 is known to reveal new Statues very fast. There were a Skull Knight, Zodd Apostle form, Griffith and Guts Berserker Armor tease until now and I guess the full reveal of the next one doesn't take too long. Maybe this on Wonder Festival this weekend. I guess at least they will show Zodd or maybe reveal Griffith or Berserker Armor Guts in full too.
Thx for the heads up. Taking in consideration of zodd to berserker, I would much rather wait for that release. :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Kaladin on July 30, 2017, 12:23:27 AM
First look at Griffith
(https://scontent-dft4-2.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20393894_329402524166224_2252247198953635840_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Hitoshura on July 30, 2017, 02:00:30 AM
Berserker Armor Guts
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DF8wI2MV0AAffwi.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DF8wK-0U0AEl5pF.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on July 30, 2017, 02:32:59 AM
Berserker Armor Guts
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DF8wI2MV0AAffwi.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DF8wK-0U0AEl5pF.jpg:large)

OMG!!!!!!! Where did you see this piece??  Have a release date?
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Kaladin on July 30, 2017, 03:11:29 AM
Headlong Berserker guts looks better in my opinion
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on July 30, 2017, 06:53:38 AM
Headlong Berserker guts looks better in my opinion

I agree with you.
Everything looks off on this one, the size of the Dragonslayer, the mantle, the armor itself (look at his legs...).
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on July 30, 2017, 08:52:19 AM
You really are crazy. Even an almost blind one can tell that he looks accurate. 

1. the size on the slayer is accurate it's just the angle of the photos and besides you really can't tell in generally, you have to stand before it.
2. Of course they can't do the cape as the same as the headlong statue.
3. The Legs are accurate. IMo Headlong's legs look as if he skipped Legday, one hit and they'll break. They have to be more muscular 

Wait till there are High-Res Pictures... The only thing I like more on the Headlong one is that he bends a little bit more over with his upper body, looks more awesome.

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/c25ad5c6043d0c9d2f2868075b459eb4/tumblr_o206qwnMpe1ut06yao1_500.jpg)

(https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11123/111235494/5402360-6025003237-latest)




Headlong:

(https://statue.news/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/guts-berserker-armor-resin-model-kit-by-gecco-corp-berserk-1.jpg)




Prime 1:

(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16999168_1882030615395987_3633374177930434133_n.jpg?oh=0f9dee26dfcf9ec078b4e29a622b51bd&oe=5A07568D)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on July 30, 2017, 11:03:52 AM
You really are crazy. Even an almost blind one can tell that he looks accurate. 

1. the size on the slayer is accurate it's just the angle of the photos and besides you really can't tell in generally, you have to stand before it.
2. Of course they can't do the cape as the same as the headlong statue.
3. The Legs are accurate. IMo Headlong's legs look as if he skipped Legday, one hit and they'll break. They have to be more muscular 

2. I don't see why. It's just a choice of art direction, Prime1 simply wanted to add their realistic touch with everything fabric.

3. The Legs are not accurate I'd say. Prime1's version is more realistic, as If the armor really surrounded the actual flesh / muscles volumes of Guts's body. But That is not what Miura did, he choose to make a more slender silhouette / body morphology most likely to avoid the stiff / heavy aesthetics it would bring with a full armor plate.
Of course to understand this you need to know well the IP you are making a product about...

I agree with what's been said, it is a great sculpt but inaccurate. I like headlong's most, because at this point the beast is taking over. He is more like a bird of prey, ready to rampage again. Look how the body curve, direction, and overall attitude tells.
On Prime1's version it looks more like he is resting if anything else. The jaw should be closed as well, because Guts is not in control. Another point a Berserk reader should know...

Also, isn't the point of this base, where he's standing, is that it's supposed to be on a high ground ?? With the corpses it makes the thing really short and throwing away the point...

I really like the demon soldiers, they are very well sculpted and painted, my favourite part of the statue. But in the meantime, I think they don't belong here... And I don't get the sword stuck into the demon's soldier corpse. Also, the texture fabric of the cape is looking like something baked, pastry or something.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on July 30, 2017, 12:31:38 PM
That could be an endless discussion. Yes IMO the Upper body should not be that straight but if I compare with the manga the sculpt is accurate.

To Point 2 : what do you mean with fabric ? Zodd has a fabric part not this one
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Theoden on July 30, 2017, 01:10:08 PM
That could be an endless discussion. Yes IMO the Upper body should not be that straight but if I compare with the manga the sculpt is accurate.

Not about the attitude and rigid aspect of the body.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on July 30, 2017, 02:03:18 PM
Not about the attitude and rigid aspect of the body.


jeah but what do you mean with fabric in the statue?
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on July 30, 2017, 03:44:52 PM
Its all good jets and everyone will always have an opinion.  Just wait for dimensions, if the black swordsman is at 3 feet, this piece is going to be at least 2 feet.  Once you see this art at that magnitude, I'm sure we can all agree its going to be outstanding none of the less.  The detail and paint will be amazing I'm sure. I like fan art, putting a different spin here and there, so I'm not to picky if areas are slightly different.  I do agree that this cant get to far out of hand and just look ridiculous of course.  So don't take that wrong in thinking the scale or face doesn't matter, it does.  I'm just glad to see new art from Berserk and at larger scales.
I have a few sideshow and blizzard pieces that stand at 2 feet and I will say they make a great display.  I ordered the prime 1 black swordsman and once the berserker gets released I'm down for that asap.  I'm holding off on Zodd, mainly because I'm not made of money and these piece a freaking insane when we talk price points, in my opinion.  --at the same time, I don't mind paying for something good, just hope they provide what I expect and get what we pay for..  :guts:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: wenjamin on July 30, 2017, 09:10:16 PM
i was really excited to see the wf2017s reveal of the berserker and think it is a great piece on its own.  after seeing the black swordsman prototype in person i have no doubt the berserker will be another impressive and imposing piece (the bsm is so massive i am already stressing over how to display/store it when it releases).  however, if i look at it side by side next to the headlong's interpretation, i find the prime1 take overall lacking attitude and personality.  i agree with theoden that i think guts should be more menacing and beast like.  prime1 is a great company that makes fine collectibles, but this feels like a commercial product (albeit a very high end one with impeccable execution) - i just don't sense the reverence to the source material of a labor of love like the headlong piece.

with all that said, will i still buy it? probably. :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: MustardDragon on July 30, 2017, 09:30:56 PM
Yep definitely don't like the berserk armor.  :sad: Looks like an overpriced headlong clone. Zodd and BlackSwordsman look great, glad I bought those. Waiting to see if the Griffith paints do anything for me, the sculpt is a bit stiff.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: BloodTalon on July 30, 2017, 11:34:54 PM
I don't understand this line. Prime 1 can really nail likenesses down, but they're having trouble here. Did anyone see the face of the Gal Gadot on horse statue? They even beat out Hot Toys for likeness there. They dropped the ball here, but I really do like Zodd.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Maiku on July 31, 2017, 12:34:07 AM
I'm on my phone so I can't get a great look at him.  He straight back really does bother me.  Would have more personality of he was hunched.

Base does look really cool as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: wenjamin on July 31, 2017, 01:34:02 AM
I don't understand this line. Prime 1 can really nail likenesses down, but they're having trouble here. Did anyone see the face of the Gal Gadot on horse statue? They even beat out Hot Toys for likeness there. They dropped the ball here, but I really do like Zodd.

some possible explanations (i don't have any inside info, but i work in cg/vfx industry):

1) sculpts based on real life actors may have benefited from scanning tech (they could have obtained production assets from dc films) so the likeness is more spot on. in the case of prime1's arkham line, they probably used actual assets from the game as a baseline.

2) the sculptors prime1 used may be better versed in realism vs. 2d/anime.  it's actually quite tricky to make 3d models of characters based on 2d work, just look at hot toys' attempt at city hunter.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on July 31, 2017, 04:50:26 AM
yeah like said, it's more difficult to get it from 2D to a 3D sculpt but I also think they'll do a little personal touch to it. I want to see the whole line of heads from F4F's. If they'll nail guts more than it's even more a confirmation for my second Point IMO.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Zoddit on July 31, 2017, 10:13:02 PM
I also do prefer the hunched pose but I guess that here the sculptor chose a more straight posture because of an alternative display, with the DS down into the base as in the tease...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on August 05, 2017, 12:58:46 AM
Need to search out prime 1 studios on facebook.  They just uploaded a few photos of the 4 releases; black swordsman, berserker, Griffith and zodd.  all look so good
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: dadoo69 on August 05, 2017, 02:37:12 AM
For Guts the base isn't accuracy and the face likeness is not perfect but good
For Zodd Human Form the likeness is just so bad, for me it isn't Zodd at all
For Guts Berserker, the pose, the base, the helmet, the legs are not accurate

I prefer Headlong sculpt because it's much more accurate to Miura design, Prime 1 seems to chose "realistic" way and don't care about the details of Berserk fan (legs, helmet, demon on the base doesn't correspond to the scene).

So for now it's just more expensive and bigger but definitely not better that Headlong or AOW :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on August 05, 2017, 04:12:22 AM
I know there have been complaints, and none of the 4 revealed statues so far are perfect, but you gotta admire them a little bit...  Check out this video of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Kd7Jl3kmg

I also saw the Guts one in person at San Diego Comic Con 2 weeks ago.  The size truly is enormous.  You have to see it in real life to really get a grasp.  And judging by that video ^ Zodd is even bigger.  Glad they took that into consideration for his sculpt.

I've already ordered both the Guts & Zodd myself.  And you can be damn sure I'll be ordering all the others!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 05, 2017, 04:37:03 AM
For Guts the base isn't accuracy and the face likeness is not perfect but good
For Zodd Human Form the likeness is just so bad, for me it isn't Zodd at all
For Guts Berserker, the pose, the base, the helmet, the legs are not accurate

I prefer Headlong sculpt because it's much more accurate to Miura design, Prime 1 seems to chose "realistic" way and don't care about the details of Berserk fan (legs, helmet, demon on the base doesn't correspond to the scene).

So for now it's just more expensive and bigger but definitely not better that Hedlong or AOW :)



Maybe for the accuracy but not sculpt and paint. P1 definitely do a better job....
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: dadoo69 on August 05, 2017, 05:53:05 AM
I have check the video and I would say that you are right there are looking good and beautiful, I agree with that :guts:
In terms of sculpt and paint I have no problem at all :guts:

I just have some trouble with the likeness and accuracy of Miura original design because it's really important to me and I prefer a statue accurate :)
I'm a huge fan of Zodd and if the face was accurate it would be an instant buy for me ;)
I will wait for the Apostle form :guts:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 05, 2017, 08:20:24 AM
I have check the video and I would say that you are right there are looking good and beautiful, I agree with that :guts:
In terms of sculpt and paint I have no problem at all :guts:

I just have some trouble with the likeness and accuracy of Miura original design because it's really important to me and I prefer a statue accurate :)
I'm a huge fan of Zodd and if the face was accurate it would be an instant buy for me ;)
I will wait for the Apostle form :guts:



yeah of course, I can understand that. At least Miura gave his "OK" for the Guts Black Swordsman I know. IMO I would also want a little more Berseker Armor Guts in his art-cover pose. We noted it on FB but I don't think they will change it but we will see.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: knecht on August 05, 2017, 06:09:23 PM
I know there have been complaints, and none of the 4 revealed statues so far are perfect, but you gotta admire them a little bit...  Check out this video of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Kd7Jl3kmg

I also saw the Guts one in person at San Diego Comic Con 2 weeks ago.  The size truly is enormous.  You have to see it in real life to really get a grasp.  And judging by that video ^ Zodd is even bigger.  Glad they took that into consideration for his sculpt.

I've already ordered both the Guts & Zodd myself.  And you can be damn sure I'll be ordering all the others!

I agree!! I have ordered both zodd and black swordsman and will definitely pick up the other two when released. The scalps might not be spot on, but going to make an impression for sure with the amazing detail and size  :ubik:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 05, 2017, 08:17:21 PM
I will buy them too =). I just found a comparison between guts face over the years. And the faces from the fantasia arc are much more near to the P1 Guts face than the other, so the face is accurate but not for the black swordsman arc. Maybe they chosen it cause we'll get an alternative head for Berserker Armor and it should not look too different.

(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20620753_1660824143930284_2921379604950937864_n.jpg?oh=41a6f817699a2247b9f509ed1d598194&oe=5A37847B)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on August 05, 2017, 10:28:05 PM
I just found a comparison between guts face over the years. And the faces from the fantasia arc are much more near to the P1 Guts face than the other, so the face is accurate but not for the black swordsman arc.

Given the variations between individual panels I'd say this has little value. And by the way, that image contains no faces from the Fantasia arc or from the Black Swordsman arc.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: RaffoBaffo on August 05, 2017, 11:08:01 PM
I will buy them too =). I just found a comparison between guts face over the years. And the faces from the fantasia arc are much more near to the P1 Guts face than the other, so the face is accurate but not for the black swordsman arc. Maybe they chosen it cause we'll get an alternative head for Berserker Armor and it should not look too different.
http://i.imgur.com/sreoF7e.jpg
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: dadoo69 on August 06, 2017, 05:21:13 AM
I'm not sure about that but maybe Prime 1 take directly the 3D sculpt from new anime without any modifications ?
If I'm correct it could be a reason why it's not accurate to manga and Miura artwork :guts:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 06, 2017, 05:47:50 AM
Given the variations between individual panels I'd say this has little value. And by the way, that image contains no faces from the Fantasia arc or from the Black Swordsman arc.


OK but for me it were also in some chapters a little more "longer" so the P1 face isn't this bad for me but it's just my opinion. 

@ RaffoBaffo: TY =) 

@dadoo69 Could be possible, I thought the same.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on August 06, 2017, 08:27:47 AM
I'm not sure about that but maybe Prime 1 take directly the 3D sculpt from new anime without any modifications ?
If I'm correct it could be a reason why it's not accurate to manga and Miura artwork :guts:

Or maybe they are simply unable to sculpt Guts face correctly ? It's not accurate and doesn't look like his face in the manga.
The same goes for their Zodd head sculpt.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on August 06, 2017, 09:02:49 AM
Or maybe they are simply unable to sculpt Guts face correctly ? It's not accurate and doesn't look like his face in the manga.
The same goes for their Zodd head sculpt.

Yeah, basically. Zodd is pretty bad in particular.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 06, 2017, 09:10:40 AM
I don't think so personally more the "they don't want to" theory. There are other lines where the face is spot on like from games. I guess they got a 3D model from the developers and the new berserk anime was also made with CGI and so it makes sense that they also get one from them, it's the easiest way but not that Manga accurate too but at least miura gave his ok lol.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: dadoo69 on August 07, 2017, 02:06:43 AM
For me at this price I expect almost the perfect accuracy :guts:
Zodd is an easy pass for me, Berserker too, I will try to find both of them GK from Headlong even if they are pretty rare now ;)

Maybe Zodd Apostle could interest me... But I'm pretty disappointed based on what Prime 1 make by the past I was hoping better statue :(
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 07, 2017, 04:47:12 AM
maybe some of you new already, this was posted month ago on FB from Kelvin Loke:


"More photos of the awesome Berserks Guts which P1 has the privilege to work closely with the creator himself, Kentaro Miura.

Kentaro valuable inputs to make this not just a statue of Guts but a painting in 3D of Kentaro's ever evolving art style.

The impressive base captures the life of Guts as a demon slayer such as the Wolf of Darkness which follows him and the ghosts that hunts him.

Kentaro has given his seal of approval to the final design and look that was showcased in wonderfest.

Ps the paint job on the prototype shown is not final." 


@dadoo69: Good luck bro. Yesterday I saw one painted Berserk Armor Guts that went for 750 Euro (auction). Maybe you'll find an unpainted KIT for about 300 and let it paint. Zodd isn't that expensive... For me they now too overprized for what you get. Of course, the accuracy is good but for me not worth the Money... Would be perfect if they would do a rerelease but I think this won't be happen!
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on August 07, 2017, 03:42:33 PM
maybe some of you new already, this was posted month ago on FB from Kelvin Loke:


"More photos of the awesome Berserks Guts which P1 has the privilege to work closely with the creator himself, Kentaro Miura.

Kentaro valuable inputs to make this not just a statue of Guts but a painting in 3D of Kentaro's ever evolving art style.

The impressive base captures the life of Guts as a demon slayer such as the Wolf of Darkness which follows him and the ghosts that hunts him.

Kentaro has given his seal of approval to the final design and look that was showcased in wonderfest.

Ps the paint job on the prototype shown is not final." 

Uh huh, yeah I'm sure what's-his-name is on a first name basis with Miura. I get that you're posting this to back your argument that the statue is an accurate depiction, but I wouldn't make too much of that statement. I'm pretty sure Miura has to greenlight all Berserk merchandise.

By the way, it's called the "Beast of Darkness". It's not a wolf (and it doesn't "follow" Guts either).
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 07, 2017, 04:03:02 PM
Uh huh, yeah I'm sure what's-his-name is on a first name basis with Miura. I get that you're posting this to back your argument that the statue is an accurate depiction, but I wouldn't make too much of that statement. I'm pretty sure Miura has to greenlight all Berserk merchandise.

By the way, it's called the "Beast of Darkness". It's not a wolf (and it doesn't "follow" Guts either).



nope I don't want to back it, I just want to show that they worked together. In how far nobody knows. But I don't think Miura greenlight every shitty Berserk stuff. BTW Kelvin Loke is not from P1, he just plug for them on FB and is in a deeper connection to them than any of us so I would not wonder too much that he didn't know exaclty what the "beast" is cause he is not too deep into Berserk. But common it just could be a wolf or maybe a mixture of wolf and fox hahaha. But Kelvin is a nice guy and I don't think that he just come up with this comment and it's not true. No one of us has really proof of it except Miura would say it on his own so everyone can of course decide if he'll believe it or not.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on August 07, 2017, 04:40:43 PM
But I don't think Miura greenlight every shitty Berserk stuff.

I see no reason why this one would be an exception. Besides, other companies have also said that Miura greenlit their product in the past.

BTW Kelvin Loke is not from P1, he just plug for them on FB and is in a deeper connection to them than any of us so I would not wonder too much that he didn't know exaclty what the "beast" is cause he is not too deep into Berserk.

Yeah I figured. I just find the combination of bragging and ignorance funny.

But common it just could be a wolf or maybe a mixture of wolf and fox hahaha.

Nah, not really. It's not a real creature, hence the name.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 07, 2017, 04:45:53 PM
haha it's ok, it's your opinion  :guts:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Aazealh on August 07, 2017, 04:50:37 PM
haha it's ok, it's your opinion  :guts:

No, it's a fact that the Beast of Darkness isn't a wolf nor a fox. It's also a fact that other companies have said before that Miura greenlit their products.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on August 07, 2017, 05:12:35 PM
Ok then it's a fact =)...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sovel on September 07, 2017, 03:57:33 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/iWWuRv/FB_IMG_1504803169095.jpg) (https://ibb.co/njQzta)

Omg huge! Who buy this beast :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on September 08, 2017, 12:45:46 PM
@sovel: Because of the size I think not but SK have to be!

Heres a post from Kelvin on fb today. I just post it. Everyone can think of it what he wants:

"J wants to be clear that for most anime/ manga like berserk, fist of the North Star etc, the version or look of the characters for the statue is requested by the creators themselves. The characters' look may change over time but most of the creators prefer to make statues based on the current look. It is not decided by Prime1 which version to make. J has to fulfill the wishes of the creators."
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: IncantatioN on September 14, 2017, 01:58:06 PM
Prime 1 released information for their Guts Berserker Armor statue with size, price and pictures. Cursory glance reveals the sword's proportions being a bit off like the handle, overall length and width by the base + taper effect.

Link to view pictures + preorder - https://www.prime1studio.co.jp/berserk-guts-berserker-armor-upmbr-04ex.html

From Prime 1's FB page

Quote
"Anger...Fury...They draw out the armor's power. But... you must never yield everything to them. Make your volition... your pivot of power."
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present UPMBR-04: Guts, Berserker Armor from Berserk (Manga). Guts also known as The Black Swordsman is the main protagonist of Berserk. The Berserker Armor is a suit of highly durable armor forged by dwarves. Wearers of the armor are appropriately named Berserkers. This armor imbued with a violent od purposed for drawing out and manifesting its wearer’s negative emotions. It is eventually entrusted to Guts after Flora’s spirit tree mansion is invaded by apostles of Griffith’s reborn Band of the Hawk. This Ultimate Premium Masterline Berserk series brings to life the popular Japanese dark fantasy comics/manga and crafted with attention to details and true to the original design of the character. The Berserker Armor statue stands at an impressive 37 inches tall with his Dragonslayer sword on the shoulder. This is the ultimate piece for all Berserk fans.
Statue features:
- Size approx. 37 inches tall with the sword on the shoulder [(H)95cm (W)57cm (D)52cm]
- Size approx. 30 inches tall with the sword down [(H)75cm (W)57cm (D)44cm]
- One (1) alternate Exclusive portrait (In Exclusive version only)
Retail Price:
- Regular version: $949 US
- Exclusive version: $999 US
Edition Size:
- Regular version: 1000
- Exclusive version: 500
Prototype samples shown.
Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: DirectDK on September 15, 2017, 03:50:04 AM
You can also preorder from sideshow's website: https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/berserk-guts-berserker-armor-prime-1-studio-9031871/

The shipping charges on the prime1 site is $364 for US residents.  Sideshow should be decently cheaper.  I preordered from them, as well as the two other Berserk statues too.

I do agree about the sword proportions.  I do like the sword option of facing down though, because it's unique and also hides the proportions more.  Also, I want to say I like the normal head more than the exclusive head but I'll have to see it in person to really judge.

And in regards to the gigantic Zodd Apostle, it's technically supposed to be 1/5 scale, which is slightly smaller than the rest of their Berserk line (1/4th).  I don't mind though, because it will still look gigantic, and probably the largest Berserk statue ever made.  I'm worried about the price though...

And lastly, for anyone that cares, they've also teased WIP pictures of Slan, Femto, and Skullknight on horse.  All 1/4.  The SK on horse is gonna rock.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: wenjamin on September 15, 2017, 06:33:14 AM
have the black swordsman on pre-order, but sadly i think i am going to pass on the berserker. there is just one too many details off about it for me justify dropping another 1k+, not to mention the considerable amount of space to display/store it, which after collecting for 10+ years have become a precious scarcity for me.

gonna save my money/space for the hokuto no ken kenshiro prime 1 teased right before wonderfest summer. :)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: sensui on September 15, 2017, 06:06:15 PM
have the black swordsman on pre-order, but sadly i think i am going to pass on the berserker. there is just one too many details off about it for me justify dropping another 1k+, not to mention the considerable amount of space to display/store it, which after collecting for 10+ years have become a precious scarcity for me.

gonna save my money/space for the hokuto no ken kenshiro prime 1 teased right before wonderfest summer. :)

I totally hear you Wen.  But I collect so few statues these days I don't mind a nice treat once in awhile......I'm not as detail oriented as most of you, I consider that a blessing hah.  I actually really like the Berserker armor in almost any form as you know.  :wink:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on September 15, 2017, 06:58:11 PM
Ex for Berserk Armor is waitlsited on SS. Still avaiable on the prime1 hompeage
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on September 22, 2017, 09:05:48 AM
Theres two new Videos of Guts TBS and Zodd Human Form on P1's Youtube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGb9Da_WQyo&t=2s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8rzFuZgsHg
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Zurth on October 09, 2017, 02:36:08 PM
Here's their video for Berserker Armor as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PBfFeq-SIE&feature=share
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Zurth on October 14, 2017, 06:51:16 PM
Sorry for the double post, but my previous one was directly correlating with the one above it and this one is gonna be completely detached from those two.

I wanted to share some amazing recent images for Guts, Zodd and Berserker Armor. Most of these images are from recent comic cons.

Personal highlights: image nr. 1 / 5 (best highlight of minute details in P1 statues) / 7 (best image by far) / 10 / 12 / 14.

 1.
(https://i.imgur.com/lvlV9oo.jpg)

 2.
(https://i.imgur.com/1yg8MwL.jpg)

 3.
(https://i.imgur.com/sBDoQZQ.jpg)

 4.
(https://i.imgur.com/CuMTfML.jpg)

 5.
(https://i.imgur.com/Mskj9f9.jpg)

 6.
(https://i.imgur.com/sRFRHCF.jpg)

 7.
(https://i.imgur.com/WkXxxeT.jpg)

 8.
(https://i.imgur.com/jwmAh8C.jpg)

 9.
(https://i.imgur.com/7gv0u7s.jpg)

 10.
(https://i.imgur.com/RrsNsAR.jpg)

 11.
(https://i.imgur.com/zezf8Ah.jpg)

 12.
(https://i.imgur.com/o0l8k70.jpg)

 13.
(https://i.imgur.com/v44Svwl.jpg)

 14.
(https://i.imgur.com/S1r19l2.jpg)


Hope anyone other than me enjoy these, I guess some of you will and some others will dislike it. Either way, enjoy some pieces of art.  :slan:
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: MiyamotoPuck on October 15, 2017, 10:33:13 AM
Hope anyone other than me enjoy these

I do! It really looks amazing, the size and the level of detail are impressive. Thanks for sharing these pictures. ;)
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on October 15, 2017, 11:59:14 AM
Yes, thanks for sharing those pictures.
Now we can have a closer look at how they've fucked up Guts headsculpts (he looks real ugly) and Zodd face. But I imagine that's P1 "realistic" touch...
They don't understand (or care) that people wants something accurate to the original material, and not their own take on the characters.
And we're talking about statues that cost more than $1000...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on October 15, 2017, 12:35:48 PM
"...that people wants something accurate to the original material".

Many people think it's accurate, so do I. Of course it's not a 100 % manga look and yes there is a personal touch to it but that's all I need. Just one piece is  21421221x better than the shitty looking art of war line which looks as sculpted right out of Femto's ass. But some in here are the opinion it's more accurate then the P1 line or the F4F's one, oh yeah. They are Fans of Berserk from day 1 but think it's accurate, really? The only company that really tried to be accurate besides P1 and F4F is Headlong IMO, they are definitely better than AoW but also they are just a few and most of them are just in 1/8++. 

If you'll take the Black Swordsman of P1, Yes it's not the face which Guts has in the BS arc. But the face defenitely reminds me of later Arcs we see. https://imgur.com/a/e3GWY
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Zurth on October 15, 2017, 12:38:41 PM
I do! It really looks amazing, the size and the level of detail are impressive. Thanks for sharing these pictures. ;)

Nice to hear, and no problems of course.


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Yes, thanks for sharing those pictures.

No problems ma..

Now we can have a closer look at how they've fucked up Guts headsculpts and Zodd face.

Oh. :sad:

[...] They don't understand (or care) that people wants something accurate to the original material, and not their own take on the characters.

I mean.. Shouldn't they create what they want to do? You're not forced to buy it, and if you want a more exact transition from 2D to 3D then you could always go with First4figures, GECCO, Art of War, Headlong, Max Factory, probably Tsume once they start pumping out some pieces or numerous unlicensed products. Saying that something is ugly is perfectly fine mate, more power to you (maybe a bit rude to people who actually like it, but you're not obligated to cater to our feelings), but don't speak for the majority of the fan- / customer base as if your opinion reflects theirs. In the end Black Swordsman Guts has sold very well and their Berserker flew off their shelves. :iva: Don't know how well Zodd has done so far, but obviously not as good as the other two.

But I imagine that's P1 "realistic" touch...

Yeah, you said it best yourself, and what is wrong with that?
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on October 15, 2017, 12:43:10 PM
@Zurth: I also made the experience in the past that some members in here have a very radical opinion of accuracy, I think you could explain them in the smoothest way what P1 intention is for their pieces and they even would not understand (or just don't want to). It's ok to have his own opinion but IMO it hasn't to be this way...
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Zurth on October 15, 2017, 01:17:25 PM
I noticed that a good few recent teasers have not been posted here, so here you go!

Femto.
(https://i.imgur.com/aPQM9HN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1X7Hfs0.jpg)

Slan.
(https://i.imgur.com/Nf1nlZO.jpg)   (https://i.imgur.com/QzHGJjQl.jpg)

Zodd, physical print (potentially going to be LED's in his eyes).
(https://i.imgur.com/JGrfzze.jpg)   (https://i.imgur.com/dHu2o96.jpg)

Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on October 15, 2017, 02:19:45 PM
"...that people wants something accurate to the original material".

Many people think it's accurate, so do I. Of course it's not a 100 % manga look and yes there is a personal touch to it but that's all I need. Just one piece is  21421221x better than the shitty looking art of war line which looks as sculpted right out of Femto's ass. But some in here are the opinion it's more accurate then the P1 line or the F4F's one, oh yeah. They are Fans of Berserk from day 1 but think it's accurate, really? The only company that really tried to be accurate besides P1 and F4F is Headlong IMO, they are definitely better than AoW but also they are just a few and most of them are just in 1/8++. 

I'm talking about the people (me included) who are complaining since many years about Art of War sculpts and their accuracy.
Now we are seeing the results with Prime 1 and there are still some problems of accuracy.
But many people think it's accurate and it's ok, so what should I had ?
Headlong (he is a sculptor, not a company) did some better sculpts with his hands 12 years ago than Prime 1 did with their 3D sculpts recently.


If you'll take the Black Swordsman of P1, Yes it's not the face which Guts has in the BS arc. But the face defenitely reminds me of later Arcs we see. https://imgur.com/a/e3GWY

If you say so...

I mean.. Shouldn't they create what they want to do? You're not forced to buy it, and if you want a more exact transition from 2D to 3D then you could always go with First4figures, GECCO, Art of War, Headlong, Max Factory, probably Tsume once they start pumping out some pieces or numerous unlicensed products. Saying that something is ugly is perfectly fine mate, more power to you (maybe a bit rude to people who actually like it, but you're not obligated to cater to our feelings), but don't speak for the majority of the fan- / customer base as if your opinion reflects theirs. In the end Black Swordsman Guts has sold very well and their Berserker flew off their shelves. :iva: Don't know how well Zodd has done so far, but obviously not as good as the other two.

Sure, they can release what they want. I'm just saying that I'm not pleased with what I'm seeing, if you're happy with their works, good for you.
I know I won't spend money on something that is not accurate.
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on October 15, 2017, 03:46:08 PM
I'm talking about the people (me included) who are complaining since many years about Art of War sculpts and their accuracy.
Now we are seeing the results with Prime 1 and there are still some problems of accuracy.
But many people think it's accurate and it's ok, so what should I had ?
Headlong (he is a sculptor, not a company) did some better sculpts with his hands 12 years ago than Prime 1 did with their 3D sculpts recently.



I didn't know headlong is just one sculptor (or a group), thanks for the clarification. I came to Berserk just about 2 years ago, not since day one and IMO it's awesome that Berserk gets so much hype now and other companies also do good stuff. I would never say P1 is 100 % Manga accurate cause they aren't but IMO it's harsh to say they look like shit. As for AoW IMO you can say it cause some aren't accurate and they also look realy ugly, only a few I would say are ok (sculpt,accuracy,paint ...). I'm far away from being a Fanboy, I hate if someone tries to run another one down just because he loves his own company etc. So it's ok to say "I don't like it, it's not accurate" but IMO you can say it without to badmouth the whole statue. 

Edit: this is just an in general post, not against you. There is so much hate lately about who's the better company etc (especially the P1 Vs F4F case), it's just tiring. We should be all glad that we got so much stuff lately. 
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: Dr Majin on October 15, 2017, 07:36:43 PM
Ended up ordering the P1 Berserker Armor statue today. I couldn't resist after losing out on the AOW Berserker Armor and pirate ship statue. The scale of the statue, plus Direct UK's video from August clinched it for me.

I will probably end up getting the exclusive version of the F4F Black Swordsman with souls base.

Unless they come out with a kick ass Rakshas figure, that should finish off my Berserk Guts collection: 1.) Guts on horseback from golden age, 2.) Black Swordsman and 3.) Berserker Armor.

 
Title: Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
Post by: iguana on October 17, 2017, 05:11:36 AM
Ended up ordering the P1 Berserker Armor statue today. I couldn't resist after losing out on the AOW Berserker Armor and pirate ship statue. The scale of the statue, plus Direct UK's video from August clinched it for me.

I will probably end up getting the exclusive version of the F4F Black Swordsman with souls base.

Unless they come out with a kick ass Rakshas figure, that should finish off my Berserk Guts collection: 1.) Guts on horseback from golden age, 2.) Black Swordsman and 3.) Berserker Armor.

 


awesome congrats, he will be stunning!