Art of War's Response:1. Which item/items you purchased this time? How was the package condition when it arrived?
[ Nosferatu Zodd *2013 Version- no. 307 ] The Package condition was perfect. The wooden box and velvet packaging was very tastefully done. It gives off the illusion of a high-end collectible. very well done.
2. Do you like it? Say something about your statue.
I think the statue looks great, and is a great representation of Zodd. The pose is very intimidating.
3. Which part you are not satisfied with the statue? And which part you like best?
I am not especially dissatisfied with any part of the statue, but I guess the bit of flesh in his mouth looks out of place. The paint application was the best, especially the glossy finish on the Wings. They look otherworldly.
4. ★Besides Berserk and GANTZ, which Japanese comic, animation or character you would like us to recreate?
Name: Young Joseph Joestar from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Price you wish for a statue: If the size is right (atleast 1/6 scale) and it looks just perfect i'd be willing to pay X yen.
5. About our service, which part do you think should be improved?
New statues. There has only been repaints a long time now. If you created a new figure with love and affection there is no doubt it would sell out, there is no need to keep repainting your figures. It cheapens the earlier versions.
6. We have our Facebook page now. Do you think it is useful for you? And what do you want to see on the page?
The facebook page is great, you have been uploading high-quality pictures of your statues and I think they look amazing. I would like to see you interacting with the customers more, and using that feedback to improve as a company.
7. Say something to us. Anything is OK.
Stop repainting old versions of statues, and give fans new statues. You have the Berserk license, which is highly lucrative if you use it properly. there are so many iconic scenes, characters and dioramas that are waiting to be immortalized as statues,but you're not utilizing it properly. The Skull Knight was the last statue I wanted from your company, and it doesn't look like you're planning to expand your library of collectibles anytime soon. If that is the case, you will never see me as a buying customer again. Thank you for your time.
My response:Your suggestion is very interesting and important to us. We will discuss if there is any possibility to make statues from JoJo.
Thank you for your idea. And how do you think about “shingeki no kyojin”? It is very popular now.
Regarding the new items, of course we will go on recreate new scenes of the main characters. The problem is, to make totally new statues needs money, time and more sculptors. We will not try to complain about the situation of our company, but in one year we may only able to do 3-4 or even less brand new statues.
For other characters, we want to recreate them too, but we have to consider carefully if our customers would pay a big bill for them. But as long as our company exist, we will surely go on recreating Berserk world.
We will check the affected flesh part of Zodd, and avoid this miss next time.
Thank you very much for your understanding. We hope you can support us as always.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Have a nice day.
I'm glad to hear that you've taken my feedback to heart. I understand that creating new statues take time and money, but if you can produce 2-3 brand new statues a year that would be pretty amazing for your customers. I am sure that they would completely sell out if you make them worth the purchase. You are a company that produces high-end collectible statues and figurines, so it seems strange that a proposition to create new statues is something you feel the need to defend.
Regarding Shingeki No Kyojin and creating statues from this series: I think it would be amazing. Your previous work with Berserk has shown that you can manage to create great dioramas with blood and gore, so I am sure getting the Shingeki no Kyojin license would be a smart investment. If you acted fast, you could probably manage to secure a quasi-monopoly on high-end SnK collectibles. We are experiencing a huge Shingeki no Kyojin boom right now, as there is a live-action movie, an anime adaptation is currently airing, and it is being officially published worldwide by english publishing houses such as Kodansha Comics. If high-end statues became available, I am sure they would completely sell out.
Thank you for your time.
You are correct, and they could make nothing either. They are still looking for ideas, almost every contact mail from them proves that.IncantatioN said:It's an on-going thread. If you ask me, AOW could pick any of the suggested statues for a 25th Anniversary.