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Offline Stardustgatzu

AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« on: March 14, 2012, 07:47:41 AM »
Hi guys,

i saw this on AOW's website

Guts: Hawk Soldier 2012 Ver.- Bloody Version

Unit price: 27,000 Yen (tax excluded) (about US$ 324/ 248)
Limited to 100 pieces.
Size: 155 mm (W) x 210 mm (H) x 245 mm (D) (1:10 scale/ sword & base included)
Guts size: 195 mm (H)
Material: Polystone and metal (serial number nameplate)




More info here : http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/english/items/detail.php?gid=347

There is also a standard version for 22,000 Yen
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 08:01:58 AM by Stardustgatzu »
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Offline sensui

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 12:08:32 PM »
Pretty awesome, ordered both versions.   :guts:  For once AOW came out with something I liked recently heh, first direct order!
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Offline DirectDK

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 12:47:18 PM »
It's a beautiful paint job, no doubt.  10 times better than the previous Hawk Soldier Guts from eons ago.  However...

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"Guts: Hawk Soldier" is one of the most popular Guts statues. For the past few months, we've received a fair amount of requests for our Guts: Hawk Soldier. Art of War therefore decided to create a new version of this dynamic statue.

I love me some more statues of Guts as a Hawk Soldier, but why not create a brand new Hawk Soldier statue, instead of using the same pose as before?  Also, re-releasing super old products like this, is not great practice for limited edition toy companies.  Although, admittedly, the Guts Hawk Soldier is not hard to find as I would say a few thousand were made.  Still, I hope they don't intend to do this for other past releases...

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Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 12:59:08 PM »
Good point, DK. I think they're also trying to sync the product with the new movie(s) coming out. I guess we can expect them to re-release the old Griffith Hawk Soldier (or on horse) and Casca Hawk Soldier ones next.
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Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 02:39:53 PM »
That might turn out to be the first decent Griffith made by AoW =')

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Offline Maiku

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 09:46:15 PM »
Hrrrmmmm.  I guess I'll get this and sell the original as it is a better version.

Offline Drakull

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 10:40:42 PM »
why not change the pose ...

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Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 08:35:54 AM »
why not change the pose ...
Like this one? =p


If the paintjob quality is gonna be anything like this, its a great statue ^^

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Offline enjoy

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 02:56:11 PM »
Pre-ordered the statue from the AOW site . This is the first time I place an order from their site directly. ( Bought two beherits and a PVC Black swordsman from their ebay shop) 

It would be great if they release a statue of Guts wearing the Berserker Armor with a similar price tag.

Now let the long wait till the end of August begin.  :guts:

Offline Drakull

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 07:51:08 PM »
WHat do you think of the other version ? with bright colors !

Offline Stardustgatzu

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 09:32:17 PM »
WHat do you think of the other version ? with bright colors !
The painting job looks cheaper. I don t really love it!

I preorderEd bloody version !
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain<br />And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today<br />And then one day you find ten years have got behind you<br />No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

Offline wenjamin

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 02:22:04 AM »
why would guts stand in that neutral/museum pose covered in blood?

shouldn't he look tired like the 100 man killer?

i ordered the regular (anime) version... if this realistic version is not bloody i would have ordered also.

Offline sensui

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 04:33:58 AM »
why would guts stand in that neutral/museum pose covered in blood?

shouldn't he look tired like the 100 man killer?

i ordered the regular (anime) version... if this realistic version is not bloody i would have ordered also.

Nice to see you back in the game wenjamin! :guts:  I'm just glad to grab these as I never bought the first one.
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Offline enjoy

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 08:15:34 AM »
The standard statue is too clean for my taste and I think the paintjob on the bloody version is better the shadowing on the armor and clothes makes them stand out more.

Wenjamin made a valid point about Guts being covered in blood, while taking a neutral pose and had me thinking. Art of War states that they have received a lot of requests for this statue and that they decided to create a new version of it. From a marketing point of view the base with serial number and nameplate, as well as the splattering blood effects could give a more exclusive feel to the statue and grab the attention of potential buyers. :carcus:

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Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 12:04:25 PM »
That sentence of AOW has been repeated every time they re-release something or re-paint it. I think it's a standard thing for them to say.
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Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 12:14:48 PM »
People need to learn how to use Yahoo auctions before they send emails to AoW haha!
Guts/Casca project will probably release after the Eclipse anime movie comes out...

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Offline Hanma_Baki

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 01:03:30 PM »
Ah! At first I didnt notice there was such a difference between the two. Usually there are just added blood on the second version but now after a closer comparison the non-blood version looks almost like an old-release statue.

It was a pretty clear choice for me.

EDIT: First post btw! Hi y´all! Been kinda lurking for some time..

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Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2012, 01:36:45 PM »
I would also like to see a version 3, paintjob like the bloody version but without the blood =p

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Offline wenjamin

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 02:46:39 PM »
Nice to see you back in the game wenjamin! :guts:  I'm just glad to grab these as I never bought the first one.

i'm still semi-retired, but have a void to fill in the display case (left behind by the head long berserker).  :beast:

just joking, hope all is well. :)

Offline Drakull

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 09:35:37 PM »
I would also like to see a version 3, paintjob like the bloody version but without the blood =p

just buy the old one

Offline sensui

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2012, 05:21:16 PM »
i'm still semi-retired, but have a void to fill in the display case (left behind by the head long berserker).  :beast:

just joking, hope all is well. :)

Hah, it's found a nice home I can guarantee you that. =)  Feel free to visit or gimme a call if you got time.  Glad to see you collecting still, seeing these statues has somewhat restored my faith that AOW will continue to come out with interesting Guts stuff...lately it's just been.....wacky.....their releases that is.
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Offline sovel

Re: AOW / Guts Hawk Soldier 2012 Version LE
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2012, 08:07:53 AM »
Nice statue, but too much money! Guts Black swordman(not item nuber - polystone) look better and price is low :-)