i don't trade nor sell any of my statues once its in my collection its not going anywhere. i don't have alot of statues just starting to collect them but i have been collecting mcfarlanes spawn for over 10 years. i only have 4 berserk statues. i could care less if they start repainting the ones i have because i will never sell or trade them their value doesn't mean anything to me so bring on the repaints. so as i stated for collectors who trade and sell or need to know their piece is worth something (which is totally understandable) this is a huge problem. i don't agree with you for repaints devalue statues. if speaking about berserk statues you are probably more an expert then me but outside of berserk statues that just isn't true.
Respect your opinion and don't agree with you too.
I typed a whole lot and realized it just echoed everything already covered in this thread, so if you've read the thread, you'll know a little background of AOW's practices in releasing a product. My opinion doesn't come from the stance that my statues are 'investments'. That's a different kind of collecting and I wouldn't have put mine up on display if I practiced that.
That's not true.
The best of AoW jobs wouldn't be repainted (as they stated in particular statues) and you no need to worry about; their price is only rising.
As I mentioned before, they paint job is better and better with years and if I am able to choose between "original" 10yo statue and repaint, I would pick repainted one just because it is looks better.
By your own admission, what you're saying is that if AOW released a new product today you will not buy it because you know for a fact that they will re-release it a year or few down the line with improvements and you validated my point.
Anyway, I'm not here to argue. I liked the re-paint for Femto Rebirth and owned the original version of it. It's a bad reminder for people who bought the original statue from AOW while expecting it to be a limited and only run. Now, we all expect AOW to come out with re-paints and/ or improvements over original releases.