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Title: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on March 07, 2008, 06:34:13 AM
Well here it is guys and gals:

(http://www.berserkstatues.com/skdotnet/griff1.6.jpg)

A new pic, courtesy of Masato (www.m-world-service.com)
(http://www.berserkstatues.com/skdotnet/griffithad.jpg)

Email from AOW
==============================================
Dear Customers,

We are pleased to inform you our latest item, Griffith, which is ART OF WARís first 1/6 scale statue.

Originated from the Berserk comics, Chapter 282, the scene when Griffith, as leader of the new Hawk soldiers, and Ganishka who was leading the Kushans to invade the Midland confronting each other has been recreated by this item.

Quality of this item is no doubt the highest among the products ART OF WAR has released so far because we have shifted our production line to a smaller-scaled factory.

Limited manufacture to 100 units only. Price per unit is 75,000 JAPANESE YEN.

Pre-order taking starts at: 11:00am, 14 March (Japanese time)
==============================================

75,000 yen!!!!  Good lawd!!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 07, 2008, 07:49:22 AM
WTF!
It's very expensive but I'll buy it!! I don't have any Griffith's statue because I found them ugly but this one looks pretty good.

100 pieces, it'll be hard to find later...
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on March 07, 2008, 08:39:24 AM
WTF!
It's very expensive but I'll buy it!! I don't have any Griffith's statue because I found them ugly but this one looks pretty good.

100 pieces, it'll be hard to find later...


Same as you I don't have any Griffith statue yet ! But the scale will be so different from the others statues...boring... asking myself if I order it, Released date of this new Griffith is July 2008
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Chiba on March 07, 2008, 11:00:16 AM
Compared to how long it took them to ship the last Skull Knight that's actually quite fast.

Need more pics and details before I can decide. What's the size of this statue?
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Portgas on March 07, 2008, 12:10:17 PM
easy pass for me ...
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: The Guardian on March 07, 2008, 12:53:59 PM
Not really a big fan of the Griffith statues.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Maiku on March 07, 2008, 01:25:58 PM
Cool but expensive.  What is scary that a 1/6 Guts will end up being even more expensive.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Aazealh on March 07, 2008, 01:30:57 PM
I'm not a fan of the "fewer numbers and higher prices" policy. :-\
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on March 07, 2008, 01:47:43 PM
I'm not a fan of the "fewer numbers and higher prices" policy. :-\
yep like repainting projects and auctions  :miura:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on March 07, 2008, 03:32:33 PM
I haven't been pleased with any of the Griffith statues that didn't come with a helmet option, hehe.  Since this one does, so far I think it looks pretty good.  I'm HOPING, that at a bigger scale, they can make the face more accurate.  We will soon find out.  Judging from that one picture, the pose looks a little boring.

I wonder if this decision to do 1/6 had anything to do with the surveys that were sent out a few months ago.  If so, that's pretty cool.  But what about my Serpico and Schierke statues!?!?!  And / or more dioramas!!?

Hehe, well you know me, I'll be buying this of course (can't stop won't stop), but I am pretty upset how expensive this is.  I mean, cmon, so yah, it's bigger, but it's not like THAT much more resin costs THAT much more money, or it was THAT much harder to sculpt.  75,000 yen for a standard 1/6 scale standing statue is DAMN pricey.  I mean, the Zodd Apostle statues are pretty freakin' huge, and they don't end up costing 75,000 yen.  Ah well, rarity counts for something I suppose!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: chezzrok on March 07, 2008, 03:52:16 PM
Ok this is straight BS!! It's the same fukin statue as the milleniun as far as I can see..um 75000 yen your smokin opium and crack AOW! The funny thing if it is a boring statue despite if it goes up in$$$ who would wanna buy it!? sure as shit not me!! Sadly, enough i am probably full of shit myself..lol :isidro:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 07, 2008, 06:01:43 PM
I send an email to Art Of War in order to tell them what I think of this high price.
I don't think it would change anything but I needed to tell them...
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: The Guardian on March 07, 2008, 09:31:52 PM
I don't mind paying a high price for a nice statue that has a lot of movement and emotion in it.
And the repaint project are a nice way to get something special that nobody else has. Especially for somebody like me who can't paint at all.
But to be honest this statue looks indeed boring.

I hope they will make a statue from Guts when he cuts his own arm of.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 08, 2008, 08:43:06 AM
Quote
Dear Laurent XXXXX,
 
Thank you for your message.
I can understand your feeling very much about the high price of the new item.
While the fact is, making high quality statues has become harder and harder these years. The workers' wage has becomer higher and higher, and so does the price of raw materials.
While since quality is the point where ART OF WAR put most interest in, we would better release fewer items rather than lowering the quality of our products.Also we have no choice but to raise the price of our products.
 
We will appreciate it very much if you would understand our situation.
Thank you very much.
 
Yours sincerely,
ART OF WAR
Usei Tai

 :miura:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: chezzrok on March 08, 2008, 01:51:30 PM
Ok fellas I guess this is a sign of the time's economy issues resulting in direct correlations in screwing the adoring public, the secondary market will be for only the most die-hard and exclusive collectors due to inflated price hikes! Personally, that is a BS REASON! You don't sideshow, bowen, or even exclusive takeya sculpted dioramas only available through specialized ordering websites charge sooo much. Oh, the raw materials include resin, polyresin, polystone (not that much I might add), and fucking plastic!? WTF!! They know they have a strong fan base, and also the USD is shit right now, that response was a slap in the face! DISHONESTY! Oh nice job Armored-Berserk for posting! :guts: :beast:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Rhombaad on March 09, 2008, 02:04:15 AM
:miura:

That's pretty much what I was expecting.  They're polite, at least. :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on March 09, 2008, 08:25:16 AM
Although I disagree lower quantity/higher price, but we need to know the size of this statue before telling that it is too much expensive

imo  :serpico:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: chezzrok on March 10, 2008, 02:16:26 AM
The statue is, AS PER AOW (Ms. Taei), 13 inches. I swear it looks to me based on the glimpse shown like a twin to the millenium statue just in larger scale. :griff:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Uriel on March 10, 2008, 11:48:15 AM
Wow, 75,000 is a bit of a rip.

I'll echo the Millennium Falcon comments. Here's waiting for a bed of snow with swords poking out of it!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 10, 2008, 12:23:48 PM
Compared to how long it took them to ship the last Skull Knight that's actually quite fast.

Need more pics and details before I can decide. What's the size of this statue?

We can see some picture on the Flash introduction the AOW web site www.art-of-war.co.jp (don't go to the elglish index directly).
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Aazealh on March 10, 2008, 12:47:14 PM
We can see some picture on the Flash introduction the AOW web site www.art-of-war.co.jp (don't go to the elglish index directly).

The real deal is that Ganishka statue, it looks pretty cool. Probably a bonus like the coins or busts they've been doing.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Grovel on March 10, 2008, 01:37:48 PM
We can see some picture on the Flash introduction the AOW web site www.art-of-war.co.jp (don't go to the elglish index directly).

Thanks Genome, but you have now got me interested in a statue that I had decided was too much money and that I didn't really want anyway.

Looks very nice, even from the just the short glimpses they show.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on March 10, 2008, 02:27:10 PM
Just posted a new pic, from Masato, see first post.

The real deal is that Ganishka statue, it looks pretty cool. Probably a bonus like the coins or busts they've been doing.

Agreed, Ganishka statue is a very nice addition.  Aaz, can you tell from the postcard ad, what the size of Ganishka is?  I wonder if it's similar to the Mozgus size...

And that Flash intro is pretty sweet.  It definitely makes the statue more appealing.  I dunno if it makes it $700 appealing, but still nice!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: oberatixx on March 10, 2008, 02:57:04 PM
Exactly what time does this statue open up for pre-order (US Pacfic time)? Thanks
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Aazealh on March 10, 2008, 03:06:14 PM
Agreed, Ganishka statue is a very nice addition.  Aaz, can you tell from the postcard ad, what the size of Ganishka is?  I wonder if it's similar to the Mozgus size...

The Griffith statue will be 31.5 cm (height) x 32 cm (width) x 27 cm (depth), and the Ganishka one will be 10 cm (height) x 8 cm (width) x 9 cm (depth).
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 10, 2008, 08:02:26 PM
The Griffith statue will be 31.5 cm (height) x 32 cm (width) x 27 cm (depth), and the Ganishka one will be 10 cm (height) x 8 cm (width) x 9 cm (depth).

It's a cool bonus.
The best would be a diorama, at the same scale, between Ganishka and Griffith.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Chiba on March 10, 2008, 08:11:04 PM
It's a cool bonus.
The best would be a diorama, at the same scale, between Ganishka and Griffith.

Yeah that would be nice, but the price wouldn't. ;)
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Rhombaad on March 10, 2008, 08:28:20 PM
Yeah that would be nice, but the price wouldn't. ;)

No kidding.  If Griffith alone is 75,000 yen... :SK:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 11, 2008, 02:36:00 PM
The AOW home page have change and it seems that there will be two version as it's said that the Ganishka statue will be attache to the  purple mantle version.

here is the presentation text :

"Griffith*limited purple mantle
ART OF WARís new pre-order will be a 1/6 scale Griffith statue which is over 30cm high. The decorations on the armor are of details and the feel of iron has been realized as real. A mini statue of Ganishka is attached to the limited purple mantle version. Pre-order starts at 11:00, 14 March(Japanese time).*The photo is image only."
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 11, 2008, 05:30:51 PM
The AOW home page have change and it seems that there will be two version as it's said that the Ganishka statue will be attache to the  purple mantle version.

here is the presentation text :

"Griffith*limited purple mantle
ART OF WARís new pre-order will be a 1/6 scale Griffith statue which is over 30cm high. The decorations on the armor are of details and the feel of iron has been realized as real. A mini statue of Ganishka is attached to the limited purple mantle version. Pre-order starts at 11:00, 14 March(Japanese time).*The photo is image only."

Why make 2 version since they product only 100 pieces?? For me, when you product only 100 pieces, this mean that it is already a limited version
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Aazealh on March 12, 2008, 08:01:27 AM
Why make 2 version since they product only 100 pieces?? For me, when you product only 100 pieces, this mean that it is already a limited version

Yeah, but they'll probably increase the number of units produced. They do it all the time. It's likely that when they announced 100 units, they were only planning to release one version. Then after getting feedback they decided to increase the production in order to meet the demand more accurately.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 12, 2008, 09:20:48 AM
I just got an email form AOW. So I was right there will be 2 version.

     - The purple mantle with the statue of Ganishka (as a LE version I think)
     - The other version will be the blue mantle with nothing more I guess.

Here is the mail :

Quote
Pre-order of New Item : Griffith*blue mantle

Dear Customers,

We are pleased to inform you that another version of Griffith: Griffith*blue mantle (will also be open for pre-order at 11:00am, 14 March (Japanese time).

Different from the limited version, the blue mantle version is an order-to-made item, up to 100 orders. Details in color are different between the 2 versions.

Manufacture up to 100 units. Price per unit is 75,000 JAPANESE YEN.

Pre-order taking period: 11:00am, 14 March~ 4 April (Japanese time)

Please feel free to access www.art-of-war.co.jp/ for more details.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours sincerely,

ART OF WAR
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on March 12, 2008, 01:32:21 PM
I just got an email form AOW. So I was right there will be 2 version.

     - The purple mantle with the statue of Ganishka (as a LE version I think)
     - The other version will be the blue mantle with nothing more I guess.

Purple mantle version for me please. :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 12, 2008, 02:34:09 PM
Same for me... That will be 2/100  :serpico: But damn 75000 yens. Guess it's better to be in Europe as Euro as a very good change those month (472 euros VS 732 US dollars)
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Chiba on March 12, 2008, 02:39:41 PM
Same for me... That will be 2/100  :serpico: But damn 75000 yens. Guess it's better to be in Europe as Euro as a very good change those month (472 euros VS 732 US dollars)

Just because the number of Euros is smaller, doesn't mean we pay less. ;)
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 12, 2008, 04:08:25 PM
I emailed AOW to ask if Ganishka is present in the blue mantle version.
If yes, I'll buy this one, otherwise I'll take the purple mantle.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 12, 2008, 04:42:43 PM
Just because the number of Euros is smaller, doesn't mean we pay less. ;)

well in yen of course not but in the bank account yes  :void:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Maiku on March 12, 2008, 05:51:32 PM
Purple for me.

(http://www.skullknight.net/encyclopedia/merchandise/manga/images/22high.jpg)
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: CnC on March 12, 2008, 06:29:32 PM
Well his hair is blue in that pic, so the white-balance must be off or something  :troll:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 12, 2008, 07:22:30 PM
The purple version have blue hair as far as I was able to see.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Maiku on March 12, 2008, 09:01:55 PM
Well his hair is blue in that pic, so the white-balance must be off or something  :troll:

Well talk to your friends at www.skullknight.net since the pic is from their site.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 13, 2008, 10:19:37 AM
AOW confirmed me that Ganishka won't be in the blue version.
So I take the purple one, 3/100  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on March 13, 2008, 09:23:49 PM
The face seems very well done on this picture  :isidro: :isidro:
(http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/top_img/main_item.jpg)
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 14, 2008, 01:05:54 AM
Unfortunately the armor glow behind are not in the pack  :serpico:

Pictures of the purple version are less well done than the blue one... Whatever the model is the same.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on March 14, 2008, 04:25:48 AM
Unfortunately the armor glow behind are not in the pack  :serpico:

Pictures of the purple version are less well done than the blue one... Whatever the model is the same.

Yeah, actually, judging from the pictures, I kinda like the blue one more!  But, I went with the purple one of course.  Hehe.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Berserk-KW on March 14, 2008, 05:48:02 AM
If I had a choice, I'd go for the blue one..
But I really want that Ganishka statue...
anybody willing to sell me theirs?  :troll:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 14, 2008, 08:03:22 AM
Well the blue one is little bit to blue for me  :serpico: but I prefer the color of the hairs than on the purple version.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 14, 2008, 08:15:32 AM
Well the blue one is little bit to blue for me  :serpico: but I prefer the color of the hairs than on the purple version.

The hairs have the same color, It is because of the lighting.
Look at the both face, the blue one is darker and I don't think that AOW use different face color for the statues.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 14, 2008, 09:25:55 AM
What is interesting with the blue version is that it's a order-to-made item. AOW used to do this with the YAM for some items (usually small and cheap  :serpico: but well done).

I checked the picture once again for the hairs color, I still think the blue version have hairs lighter than the purple version.

finally the item is still on sale, everything have gone in the night as it used to be few years ago. That's true that the item is expensive. How many of you ordered it ?
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Portgas on March 14, 2008, 10:48:45 AM
I prefer the blue one.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Maiku on March 14, 2008, 11:40:18 AM
Picked up the purple.  Which as far as I am concerned is more accurate.

Let's see if we can figure out how many of these sold.  What order numbers were you guys?  I was 10 and 11 for the purple version.

Mike
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 14, 2008, 12:38:28 PM
Order number: 33.

Maiku, you have buy two statues??
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on March 14, 2008, 01:59:27 PM
Order number: 33.

I was 29, and I ordered at 1am EST (about 3 hours after it went on sale).

Also, on a side note, I like the base of the blue one better too!  Ah well...
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Genome on March 14, 2008, 03:04:24 PM
On my side I prefer the base of the purple version (Let says LE version). The blue one looks like a kitchen  :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on March 14, 2008, 05:27:46 PM
New pictures do not show the face in front, I'm scared, it seems face has problem like all other Griffith Statues before, nose seems too big

I will not order it for the moment, I will see later
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on March 14, 2008, 07:58:17 PM
However, I will let the helmet.

(http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/prg_data/img/OP31205460037_3.jpg)

I like his eyes on this picture, he look terrific.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on April 03, 2008, 08:59:28 AM
Seems that the statue don't meet with success, AOW aren't going to make another 1/6 scale statue before long time  :troll:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on April 03, 2008, 02:01:03 PM
Seems that the statue don't meet with success, AOW aren't going to make another 1/6 scale statue before long time  :troll:

Where did you read this?  Did they tell you this through email?  It's a shame, but really, can they blame us?  It's WAY too expensive.  Materials don't cost THAT much.  What are they thinking?
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Rhombaad on April 03, 2008, 02:53:53 PM
It's a shame, but really, can they blame us?  It's WAY too expensive.  Materials don't cost THAT much.  What are they thinking?

That and it's another Griffith statue, and it's pretty boring.  I demand a 1/6 Serpico!  (Not that I'll be able to afford it :judo:).
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Chiba on April 03, 2008, 02:54:17 PM
Also, it's just another Griffith. Where's the non-chibi Puck that I begged for in the survey. :miura:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on April 03, 2008, 03:24:33 PM
Where did you read this?  Did they tell you this through email?  It's a shame, but really, can they blame us?  It's WAY too expensive.  Materials don't cost THAT much.  What are they thinking?

   
It's just a hypothesis.
Now I'm looking forward to see the next statue...a Locus "Horse Riding" 1/10 would be awesome  :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Rhombaad on April 03, 2008, 03:33:04 PM
It's just a hypothesis.

Based on what, though?
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Godred on April 03, 2008, 05:02:48 PM
Meh, looks bland to me. If its that big and I would be spending that much money, I would want it to be a bit more dramatic. I like it, but with how big he is, I feel he should also be giant in what he was doing.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Rhombaad on April 03, 2008, 05:33:16 PM
Meh, looks bland to me. If its that big and I would be spending that much money, I would want it to be a bit more dramatic. I like it, but with how big he is, I feel he should also be giant in what he was doing.

Couldn't agree more. :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on April 04, 2008, 08:06:57 PM
Oh yes give us a new character 1/10e horse riding  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Pucky on April 06, 2008, 07:22:47 PM
Yep agree with you drak!
A LOCUS horse riding 1/10 (before the transformation) will be very good :) :puck:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Pucky on April 08, 2008, 10:05:43 PM
I took the blue one!
It s very expensive :/ Even if I find the face of griffith very ugly,I find the armor very cool and accurate! of course I will let the helmet on :p
I think that the blue one is more beautiful and I prefer the base of this one than the base of the purple because it's more prestigious.
Someone said that the base of the blue one looks like a kitchen but a luxurious and prestigious one! :p
The negative point is that the statue will be only delivered in august... :(
patience patience...

Do you think that we can ask AOW to use SAL ship? (we have less chances to pay custom taxes)
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on April 09, 2008, 06:13:32 PM
I took the blue one!
It s very expensive :/ Even if I find the face of griffith very ugly,I find the armor very cool and accurate! of course I will let the helmet on :p
I think that the blue one is more beautiful and I prefer the base of this one than the base of the purple because it's more prestigious.
Someone said that the base of the blue one looks like a kitchen but a luxurious and prestigious one! :p
The negative point is that the statue will be only delivered in august... :(
patience patience...

Do you think that we can ask AOW to use SAL ship? (we have less chances to pay custom taxes)

You can ask them to put a lower amount on the package.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on April 10, 2008, 03:51:33 PM
Bargain sale  :ganishka:

http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c162364762

70000 yen!!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on April 27, 2008, 08:26:06 AM
New pictures http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/english/items/detail.php?gid=222

But I will not order it anyway  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on April 28, 2008, 08:49:37 PM
The new pics are awesome.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Kaiserschmarrn on April 30, 2008, 04:09:37 AM
http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/prg_data/img/OP11209027245_1.jpg

AWGAHD...  FAK.  The pic at the bottom right corner...  :zodd:  I can hardly explain how in looove I am with that view of him with his helmet down. 
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on May 03, 2008, 01:09:49 PM
New pics of the purple version

http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/english/items/photos.php?gid=221

Just...WOW.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on May 07, 2008, 06:02:04 PM
http://kenshin.myjalbum.net/Griffith%20Purple%20Mantle/

It seems that they re-sculpt the face! :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on May 08, 2008, 03:04:22 PM
http://kenshin.myjalbum.net/Griffith%20Purple%20Mantle/

It seems that they re-sculpt the face! :guts:

Some great pictures on there.  Thanks for directing us to this site!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: HITReza on May 14, 2008, 11:06:53 AM
the silver version with blue mantle looks great, but sold out i saw it too late :chomp:
Title: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6 - Gallery Pictures by Art of War - JAlbum link
Post by: Art of War Japan on June 02, 2008, 03:29:30 PM
http://jalbum.net/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=%3Ajalbum.web.explore.BrowseUserAlbumsPage&album=7344 (http://jalbum.net/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=%3Ajalbum.web.explore.BrowseUserAlbumsPage&album=7344)
Title: More pictures here at JAlbum
Post by: Art of War Japan on June 03, 2008, 08:59:05 AM
Hi more pictures here at:

http://jalbum.net/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=%3Ajalbum.web.explore.BrowseUserAlbumsPage&album=6979 (http://jalbum.net/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=%3Ajalbum.web.explore.BrowseUserAlbumsPage&album=6979)

Hope you can appreciate his godly-stance and the serene grace of his presence...
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on June 03, 2008, 07:02:47 PM
The pictures looks awesome now, great job AOW!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6 - JAlbum Photo Gallery link
Post by: Art of War Japan on June 04, 2008, 01:20:36 AM
Hi all,

 Here is the link to the current Griffith large statue in the production line for your reference and pleasurable viewing:

http://jalbum.net/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=%3Ajalbum.web.explore.BrowseUserAlbumsPage&album=6979 (http://jalbum.net/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=%3Ajalbum.web.explore.BrowseUserAlbumsPage&album=6979)

AOW
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 07, 2008, 06:48:37 AM
Nobody receive it?  :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Grovel on August 07, 2008, 08:42:20 AM
Nobody receive it?  :guts:

My wife has just telephoned me to say a huge parcel has arrived from AOW, but I am stuck at work for another 7 hours before I can get home to open it!  :judo:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on August 07, 2008, 10:56:28 AM
Pictures please  :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 07, 2008, 11:39:28 AM
My wife has just telephoned me to say a huge parcel has arrived from AOW, but I am stuck at work for another 7 hours before I can get home to open it!  :judo:

Luckyyyyyy.

As Drakull said, we want pictures, tons of pictures  :guts:
See you in 7 hours  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: cucu4coco on August 08, 2008, 02:44:17 AM
Here's some pictures from my crappy 5 yr old camera.  Question to people that bought this, does the helmet mask have trouble staying open?  I had to use my finger to hold the mask up on the 6th pic.

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1453/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th004.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1543/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th006.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8849/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th007.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4741/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th009.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6716/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th008.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2696/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th005.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1676/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th010.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/189/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th011.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9739/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th001.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9947/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th016.jpg)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4210/GriffithPurpleMantle1-6th012.jpg)





Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on August 08, 2008, 06:38:29 AM
Thank you for pics !

Guts and Farnese seem ridiculous compared to this new piece!

Great statue, very well done, Griffith's face is cool, maybe not perfect but better than previous versions! The hair is very nice!



Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Aazealh on August 08, 2008, 08:06:04 AM
That Ganishka is quite nice.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Griffith on August 08, 2008, 11:57:03 AM
Yeah, that Ganishka is downright classy.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on August 08, 2008, 01:28:04 PM
Thanks for the pics!  I should be getting mine soon too.  I'm very curious to see!  And man, you got a lot of nice display casess with empty shelf space!  How long til you fill 'em all up? :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: cucu4coco on August 08, 2008, 01:58:23 PM
Thanks for the complement.  Yeah, I want to fill up those display cases too and actually bought 2 more just for Berserk stuff but need to slow down.  Just saw the bill on 3 of my cc.  :ganishka:  All of them came from IKEA and the 2 black ones were bought 2 months ago.  Still stewing if I should put correlated pictures behind the statues or just mirrors.  Have a couple of more coming and can't wait for the Zodd: Revelation.  Been lazy on the Guts & Farnese but need minor repairs on the 2 Guts statues.  Freakin came broken and I haven't had time to look for a hobbyist or whoever can help me.  Will go to a hobby shop or those Game Workshop this weekend.

Got a response from AOW on the helmet and, sadly, looks like that's one of the flaw on this statue.  Can't blame them since its made from resin and wood.  I guess I can always use a small piece of invisible tape to show his face.  Speaking of the face, I have to say that's the best 1 from AOW.  I had, also, bought the Shooting Star and was so disappointed.  Griffith's face is, sorry to say this, but look so Japanese.

For the 1/6th scale, I don't know if its worth it or not.  No doubt, the statue is amazing but don't know about the price.  Huh, at least I can say I didn't pay full price.  :ganishka: 

Would like to add that cost wouldn't be a problem if not for the insane shipping fee.  $155 just for this 1 and I'm guessing its close to that for the Zodd: Rev.  At least the stuff from AOW comes fast, mine came on Monday.  Also, after some time thinking about it, kinda disappointed AOW didn't include their standard black box in the wooden casing.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 08, 2008, 03:04:29 PM
Thanks for the pics and the feedback  :guts:
Mine has been shipped this morning  :chomp:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on August 08, 2008, 03:05:44 PM
Thanks for the complement.  Yeah, I want to fill up those display cases too and actually bought 2 more just for Berserk stuff but need to slow down.  Just saw the bill on 3 of my cc.  :ganishka:  All of them came from IKEA and the 2 black ones were bought 2 months ago.  Still stewing if I should put correlated pictures behind the statues or just mirrors.

I personally think mirrors add a lot.  If you want to do the picture correlation (Kenji has a pretty good looking set-up), maybe you can also, just make them smaller than actual size as to not block the mirrors.  Whenever I get all my stuff set up, I'll for sure be getting some mirror backs!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 12, 2008, 11:09:40 AM
I receive it!! Without customs  :daiba:
The box is impressive!!
Pics and review this evening  :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 12, 2008, 09:23:09 PM
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5231/imgp3195bispi5.jpg)


The box:

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5207/imgp3168mn6.jpg)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7020/imgp3165za9.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3165za9.jpg)(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3937/imgp3167aq2.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3167aq2.jpg)


Ganishka:

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/6689/imgp3174he5.th.jpg) (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3174he5.jpg)(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/3058/imgp3172nr0.th.jpg) (http://img118.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3172nr0.jpg)(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3880/imgp3207ly1.th.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3207ly1.jpg)

Griffith:

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2853/imgp3187dg5.th.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3187dg5.jpg)(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1859/imgp3219wd1.th.jpg) (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3219wd1.jpg)(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9978/imgp3220qr0.th.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3220qr0.jpg)(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2185/imgp3222jy7.th.jpg) (http://img523.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3222jy7.jpg)(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/8848/imgp3223ek7.th.jpg) (http://img118.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3223ek7.jpg)(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7343/imgp3221xl1.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3221xl1.jpg)(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7343/imgp3221xl1.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3221xl1.jpg)
(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/3138/imgp3229ed8.th.jpg) (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3229ed8.jpg)(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/4139/imgp3189pv1.th.jpg) (http://img118.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3189pv1.jpg)(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7269/imgp3177sn9.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3177sn9.jpg)(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4210/imgp3179nk8.th.jpg) (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3179nk8.jpg)(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5026/imgp3193in0.th.jpg) (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3193in0.jpg)(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/5161/imgp3180ok8.th.jpg) (http://img118.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3180ok8.jpg)(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7717/imgp3178sp7.th.jpg) (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3178sp7.jpg)
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6909/imgp3185sp4.th.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3185sp4.jpg)(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4295/imgp3170dr1.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp3170dr1.jpg)

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3124/imgp3182bt0.jpg)

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7153/imgp3214hg7.jpg)

I will translate my review tomorrow...
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on August 13, 2008, 05:59:47 AM
I will translate my review tomorrow...

Where did you post the original review ? :)

Thanks for pics !
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 13, 2008, 06:20:16 AM
Where did you post the original review ? :)

Thanks for pics !

Sur Gamekult, topic Berserk  :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on August 13, 2008, 08:16:53 AM
OK I found it :)

thanks for high quality pictures :)
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Fusiongt on August 13, 2008, 08:44:54 AM
Guys get the email?

Quote
NEWS: 4rd Repainting Project 。ネ Griffith * Purple Mantle Edition。ノ

As the 4rd item of our repainting project, we have picked up a special product from ART OF WAR, 。ネ Griffith * Purple Mantle Edition。ノ.

This time,。。。ネWhite。ノ which is symbol color of Griffith has been chosen after trial and error. Armor and helmet of Griffith is painted with snow-white color, and the sheath and wing-shaped clip also changed to silver color. Gauntlets are also white, but gold color on knuckles to represent their details.

*Please note that the mini statue of Ganishka is not attached to this item.

*Limited to 10 pieces worldwide.

Pre-order starts at 12:00pm(noon) , 20 August (Japanese time)

Please refer to ART OF WAR。ヌs HP for more information.

http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/english/index.php

Thank you for your attention.

Guess they're making a very limited white version? And wow, limited to 10? Wonder how much it'll cost!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: HITReza on August 13, 2008, 11:07:18 AM
Guys get the email?

Guess they're making a very limited white version? And wow, limited to 10? Wonder how much it'll cost!


to be honest i am not impressed.
and that its limited to 10 only brings up the price, and nothing else
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 13, 2008, 11:13:17 AM
A white armor Griffith? Easy pass for me  :ganishka: Moreoever I imagine that it will cost more than 75000yens... :troll:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Chiba on August 13, 2008, 01:24:09 PM
I actually prefer the white armor over the silver one. But since it'll probably cost even more than the silver version I'll pass on it too.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: cucu4coco on August 13, 2008, 02:24:10 PM
Instead of plain white, they should consider pearl white with the sparkles.  That will catch peoples attention.  10 shouldn't be hard to sell out.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: DirectDK on August 13, 2008, 03:10:26 PM
Thanks Armored Berserk for the awesome pictures!!! :guts:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Snap on August 21, 2008, 08:07:05 PM
I definitely like the White Hawk Griffith "storm trooper" version best:
(http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/prg_data/img/OP11219207312_1.jpg)

I like how there's more detail with this version, like the small buttons/bolts of the armor being painted in gold and the contrast of having white and silver.  I'm surprised that AoW hasn't sold out of all 10 pieces on preorder yet, it’s already been 1.5 days. Must be because of the price?

I've never had a 1/6 scale statue, but I preordered this one (was preorder #3) and I'm looking forward to AoW releasing a 1/6 Guts as well. Maybe they will produce a bad ass 100,000 yen 1/6 Guts that will blow away anything else we've seen thus far!! That would be cool.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: HITReza on August 21, 2008, 09:20:32 PM
I'm looking forward to AoW releasing a 1/6 Guts as well. Maybe they will produce a bad ass 100,000 yen 1/6 Guts that will blow away anything else we've seen thus far!! That would be cool.



YOU SAY IT!!  -> i would definately pay 100.000 for a high detail 1/6 GUTS!!!     (again only if it looks good ...)

A guts 1/6 would be GREAT!! 



I definitely like the White Hawk Griffith "storm trooper" version best:
http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/prg_data/img/OP11219207312_1.jpg (http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/prg_data/img/OP11219207312_1.jpg)

I like how there's more detail with this version, like the small buttons/bolts of the armor being painted in gold and the contrast of having white and silver.  I'm surprised that AoW hasn't sold out of all 10 pieces on preorder yet, itís already been 1.5 days. Must be because of the price?


no i do not agree.
The face is the heart of a figure, and this face doesnt look good!

about the price: the price is okay for a well painted 1/6 scale figure. The 1/10 scale figures are cheaper than the 1/6 but they are also smaler ...

Imagine a well painted 1/6 Guts with high detail ... i would pay 80.000  for shure.



Still i wouldnt buy the statue if it was 40000 yen in 1/10 scale ...

Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Snap on August 21, 2008, 09:48:32 PM
Ya, I agree that the face is inaccurate; itís mostly the eyes that are off (too Asian).   No offense to Asians, Iím half Chinese after all.  The statue does have the girly lips that are characteristic of Griffith though, so with the helmet in the down position the face becomes a minor issue (for me).  My 2nd pet peeve might be the hair color (bubble gum blue?).  Still, this 1/6 White Hawk Griffith is hands down the best Griffith statue Iíve seen.  I also like the color of gold used much better in the storm trooper version, itís less yellow and compliments the white armor quite perfectly.

For 1/6 Guts Iíd like to see something along the lines of Black Swordsman Episode of Birth Feast (my personal fav of Guts), and then Berserker armor Guts in 1/6.  Woot!
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: HITReza on August 21, 2008, 10:08:02 PM
Ya, I agree that the face is inaccurate; itís mostly the eyes that are off (too Asian).   No offense to Asians, Iím half Chinese after all.  The statue does have the girly lips that are characteristic of Griffith though, so with the helmet in the down position the face becomes a minor issue (for me).  My 2nd pet peeve might be the hair color (bubble gum blue?).  Still, this 1/6 White Hawk Griffith is hands down the best Griffith statue Iíve seen.  I also like the color of gold used much better in the storm trooper version, itís less yellow and compliments the white armor quite perfectly.



yes it is the best griffith statue, i also like everything, but the face and also the hair doesnt look good! :(




For 1/6 Guts Iíd like to see something along the lines of Black Swordsman Episode of Birth Feast (my personal fav of Guts), and then Berserker armor Guts in 1/6.  Woot!

100% agree  :guts:
JESUS!!! a 1/6 Berserker amor Guts would be a dream!!!  :chomp:



Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Drakull on August 22, 2008, 06:43:15 AM
yeaaaahhh great ... another guts 1/6 and another guts and another griffith and a guts berserk armor ...........

how boring   :miura: :miura: :miura:

Do you want a guts collection ? I'd prefer Farnese 1/10, Serpico 1/10 or another new character.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: HITReza on August 22, 2008, 09:59:52 AM
yeaaaahhh great ... another guts 1/6 and another guts and another griffith and a guts berserk armor ...........

how boring   :miura: :miura: :miura:

Do you want a guts collection ? I'd prefer Farnese 1/10, Serpico 1/10 or another new character.


There is no 1/6 Guts or Berserk amor out jet. (as far as i know)   ... i would be very happy if theybring it out :)

You are right and i agree with you, i also want a nice 1/10 Farnese! and a 1/10 Serpico would be nice too!



Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Chiba on August 22, 2008, 10:52:47 AM

There is no 1/6 Guts or Berserk amor out jet. (as far as i know)   ... i would be very happy if theybring it out :)

You are right and i agree with you, i also want a nice 1/10 Farnese! and a 1/10 Serpico would be nice too!

But we have tons of Gutses in about every other imaginable scale, but no Farnese or Serpico on their own yet. So the last ones should be definitely given preference by AoW now, before making another Guts/Griffith/Zodd.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on August 22, 2008, 04:32:48 PM
But we have tons of Gutses in about every other imaginable scale, but no Farnese or Serpico on their own yet. So the last ones should be definitely given preference by AoW now, before making another Guts/Griffith/Zodd.

That's true,i agree with Chiba,i also really wish a 1/6 Guts but i think that it can wait.
We really need other characters such as Farnese,Serpico,Schierke,Locus,the beast of darkness and even a non-SD Puck or Ivalera would be nice!.
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: Armored_Berserk on August 23, 2008, 02:15:53 PM
yeaaaahhh great ... another guts 1/6 and another guts and another griffith and a guts berserk armor ...........

how boring   :miura: :miura: :miura:

Do you want a guts collection ? I'd prefer Farnese 1/10, Serpico 1/10 or another new character.

Hu...farnese...i'd prefer a Casca 1/10e insteed.

And i really don't like the white stormtrooper armor :troll:
Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: HITReza on September 17, 2008, 08:50:59 AM
white Griffith 1/6 sold out!

Title: Re: Art of War - Griffith Statue 1/6
Post by: IncantatioN on October 23, 2010, 02:13:10 AM
Whoa, awesome pictures Armored Berserk! I got my Purple Mantle Griffith today from AOW, and here goes ...

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4593.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4599.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4602.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4604.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4608.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4610.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4614.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4621.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4613.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4619.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4630.jpg)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/Piraanchhoga/Otakon%202010/Figures/IMG_4623.jpg)

I sorta liked the additional bells and whistles the Blue Mantle version came with, but I went with Purple because I felt it more to be accurate.