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Offline Aphasia

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Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« on: June 25, 2010, 03:09:46 AM »
Okay, so I got this email from AOW and I thought I'd share it with everyone! At first I was like...I can't share this, it's too good! But then I was like...What would Guts do?

Basically let your imagination go wild and come up with a sick and detailed explanation for their next big project. Winner gets SWAG.  Serious Swag.

Dearest Customers,

ART OF WAR wants to hear about your ideas.
We are going to launch a contest to collect suggestions on how Berserk new items should be designed.

Most importantly, once your proposal is adopted, you will have a chance to win a free statue with serial No.1 name plate, which is designed by your ideas.
In addition, as a participant, you may win a 10,000 Yen off coupon if your ideas are amazingly great.
So please join this event! We are looking forward to every single voice.


Your ideas may include:
- Which character is the next collection you want to own?
- Which scene of the original story does your idea come from?
- What is the appropriate size for this item?
- What kind of color is an ideal match for this item image?
- Or any demands for Berserk new items…
 
Grand Prize (One Winner Only): Free Statue with Serial No.1 Name Plate, which is designed by your ideas

Special Prize (Unlimited Winners): 10,000 Yen off Coupon
Application Period: from 25th June (Fri) to 8th  July (Thu), 2010

How to Attend: Please send your creative ideas as detailed as possible to assist@art-of-war.co.jp

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Attention:
(1) Submitting a proposal does not guarantee that your idea will become one of AOW's future projects.
(2) If there are several similar great proposals from different participants, we will randomly choose the winner.
(3) The lucky winner and great thinkers will be announced in the middle of August 2010 by AOW news letter.
(4) If your proposal is adopted, the right of this Berserk item will belong to AOW.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours sincerely,
ART OF WAR

I'm pumped.  This is too easy to not have a go at.  Who's with me?  :guts:

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 04:30:56 AM »
Great idea from AOW  :ubik:

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 05:21:04 AM »
And they even included a link to unsubscribe from their newsletter for the first time ever! Truly a historical email. :void:

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 05:51:34 AM »
And they even included a link to unsubscribe from their newsletter for the first time ever! Truly a historical email. :void:

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 03:58:59 PM »
Okay, so I got this email from AOW and I thought I'd share it with everyone! At first I was like...I can't share this, it's too good! But then I was like...What would Guts do?

Basically let your imagination go wild and come up with a sick and detailed explanation for their next big project. Winner gets SWAG.  Serious Swag.

Thx for telling us BUT they announced this on their site as well haha  :ubik:

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 05:39:55 PM »
Thx for telling us BUT they announced this on their site as well haha  :ubik:
True...but not everyone checks their website (let alone the merchandise forum) so maybe more people will see this thread and decide to enter!

If I remember right there was even a thread a while back with people complaining about AOW not making statues of Serpico and or other characters. Now they're asking for it so you guys have no excuse to not enter.

I don't know about you guys but I'm gonna go Berserk over this!  :carcus:

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 06:16:57 PM »
If I remember right there was even a thread a while back with people complaining about AOW not making statues of Serpico and or other characters. Now they're asking for it so you guys have no excuse to not enter.

Just so you know, this isn't the first time AOW's asked us for ideas.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 06:40:06 PM »
I would purchase a statue of Guts clumsily tossing Silat's circular blades with a goofy smile on his face.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 06:42:46 PM »
Just so you know, this isn't the first time AOW's asked us for ideas.

Funny, I was about to say the same thing...
If I remember well, they've done it two times by the past.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 04:10:12 AM »
Funny, I was about to say the same thing...
If I remember well, they've done it two times by the past.
Oh! That's cool that they're open to suggestions.  I wasn't aware.  Have they ever adopted any ideas directly from the community?
I would purchase a statue of Guts clumsily tossing Silat's circular blades with a goofy smile on his face.
Fantastic idea...that would be pretty funny.

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Offline Bekul

Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 04:44:11 AM »
Awesome!

...I really would like them to do one of the less commonly made characters. That is, not Guts, or Skull Knight, or Griffith. Serpico and Farnese, for example, or more of the God Hand, or Schierke and Isidro, Puck and Ivarella.

Awesome as the Guts and Skull Knight etc sculpts are, well. And I would of course enjoy seeing more, but they've kind of... been done.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010, 07:31:33 AM »
Have they ever adopted any ideas directly from the community?

They didn't explicitly say so but it's probable, yeah.

I was considering something like Guts and Casca falling together into the river, like an in-action Diorama of sorts...or Serpico in the hall of pillars.  Both I think would make an interesting piece. :serpico:
...I really would like them to do one of the less commonly made characters. That is, not Guts, or Skull Knight, or Griffith. Serpico and Farnese, for example, or more of the God Hand, or Schierke and Isidro, Puck and Ivarella.

You guys aren't supposed to put your ideas down in the thread; remember there's a prize to win.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2010, 10:22:58 AM »
I've sent my ideas to Art Of War  :slan:


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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2010, 05:34:24 AM »
Just sent mine in.  It's too bad you guys have already lost.   :slan:

Offline berserk777

Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2010, 04:53:56 PM »
They didn't explicitly say so but it's probable, yeah.

You guys aren't supposed to put your ideas down in the thread; remember there's a prize to win.

When's the deadline again? I'm not aiming to win.  My ultimate motive is get them to LISTEN and make another slan figure. July 25th deadline?

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2010, 05:12:30 PM »
When's the deadline again? I'm not aiming to win.  My ultimate motive is get them to LISTEN and make another slan figure. July 25th deadline?
That would be awesome.  You have until the 8th of July.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010, 07:07:20 PM »
Just sent mine in.  It's too bad you guys have already lost.   :slan:

Hahaha, nice :serpico:

Offline Fellmark

Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2010, 07:11:22 PM »
Got my ideas submitted finally, got some I have been thinking about for a while.  Took a while since i worked a 53 hour week.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2010, 05:23:33 AM »
Got my ideas submitted finally, got some I have been thinking about for a while.  Took a while since i worked a 53 hour week.

I submitted mine as well but I told them the point wasn't to win but to get them to make my statue into a reality so that I can buy it and have it displayed.  Since it is past the submitting deadline are we allowed to reveal our ideas here?

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010, 07:37:48 AM »
Since it is past the submitting deadline are we allowed to reveal our ideas here?

I have no problem with it, but maybe AOW would prefer to keep the submissions for themselves. You might want to ask them first if you want to be safe. Otherwise just go ahead.

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2010, 04:45:37 PM »
I have no problem with it, but maybe AOW would prefer to keep the submissions for themselves. You might want to ask them first if you want to be safe. Otherwise just go ahead.

I'll wait till they announce the winner first then put my idea here. 

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2010, 12:38:24 PM »
i just got me email yesterday on who the winners are.  Did anyone here win?

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2010, 04:11:31 PM »
i just got me email yesterday on who the winners are.  Did anyone here win?

Holy sheeyit.  I just checked.  I am one of the Grand Prize Winners!!!!  My idea was the cover of Volume 13!



A bit of luck was involved, however, as they told me a few people had submitted the same idea, so they had to randomly choose the "Grand Prize Winner."  I can't help but be extremely thankful to my lucky stars!!!

As far as the other winners, here they are:

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Grand Prize Winners
 
■Customer ID: 6814
-"Knight of Skeleton", from Berserk Volume 9/ Chapter No.37 (page. 5.)
 
■Customer ID: 4030
-“Guts & Casca”, from the cover of Berserk Volume 13.
 
Grand Prize winner will get a free statue which is designed by his/her idea, with a serial No.1 nameplate.
 
*Please note:
(1) New items will not be exactly the same as customers’ proposals. ART OF WAR will decide details when developing new items.
(2) ART OF WAR will have the copyright of new items.
(3) New projects may be stopped due to unavoidable reasons.
…………………………………………………………………………
Special Prize Winners
 
■Customer ID: 6581
-"Head of Zodd", a wall decoration.
 
■Customer ID: 5327
-“The Reunion”, from Berserk Volume 19/ Chapter No.148 (page. 98-99.)
 
Special Prize winner will get 10,000 Yen off on his/her next purchase.

Not sure what the "Head of Zodd" wall decoration is, but the other winners are these:





Now, let's hear everyone's ideas?!!?!?  My other submissions were the following:

















My favorite of those is the Schierke / Dock one.  I hope one day that one will be made!!!

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2010, 04:45:22 PM »
What luck!!! I also submitted the guts and casca from the cover of volume 13....

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Re: Art of War Ideas for NEW items
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2010, 05:03:00 PM »
What luck!!! I also submitted the guts and casca from the cover of volume 13....

Hey ddiaz.  Awww man, sorry to hear that. :sad:  I have a feeling that probably a good amount of people submitted this idea.  It really is a good one, and a no-brainer for customers to buy.  It's probably one of the most famous scenes in the entire story, and fans that have only watched the anime can still enjoy this too.

Anyhow, I wonder how they are going to design the base.