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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2006, 01:30:00 AM »
I'm BACK (dunno if anyone noticed or cared, but I've been away for like 2 weeks =P).

Anyhow, this statue looks pretty damn cool.  And just for the record, I also emailed this pose as a "suggestion" to AOW way back in the day when you did Endless8.  Remember?  You asked me to.  :serpico:

About the head tilt, I'm fine with it.  I think it does look better in the manga, but as a statue, since there will be no spirits flying about him, and the context isn't as clear, the "looking-up" pose works pretty nicely I think.

I just hope the FACE LOOKS GOOD.... PLEASE.

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2006, 01:34:13 AM »
I also have no problems with the pose.  Sure, it doesn't fit exactly with the manga, but the scene itself is difficult to capture in statue form.  As for the face, my expectations aren't too high.  I just hope their is a normal version that doesn't cost too much. 
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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2006, 12:54:10 PM »
Art of War? Good face sculpt? I wouldn't hold your breath DirectDK  :serpico:

And no helmet to hide it.  :judo: But I am liking the concept of this peice.

Oh well the Locus bust is seriously a step in the right direction. So it'll be worth a purchase. I just hope that by making a Locus bust that dosent mean Locus is now in the "never to be made into a statue" section. I would really like to see one made.

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2006, 01:54:49 PM »
I would have preferred the original pose, the absence of spirits doesn't mean much unless you plan on putting the statue under the stars to be "true" to the pose.  This statue just seems out of character to me.  We don't have the conversation with mule here so someone looking at it would probably think Griffith was lost in thought or stuck in a daydream.  If his head were pointed forward (doesn't have to be totally in line with his shoulders, just down) I think it would look more calculating (true to character).

As for the face, FUF edition is probably likely.  They haven't had too much luck with these things in the past.  Some would argue no luck.
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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2006, 10:10:35 PM »
I'm BACK (dunno if anyone noticed or cared, but I've been away for like 2 weeks =P).

I sure noticed! I always wait for your input on every new release from AOW. I really do value your opinion. :guts:
As for the statue I think its really neat but I wish that AOW would stop focusing on Guts and Grif. They have neglected the newer characters for too long now. Also, I think the pose is alright but have a feeling the face will be icky. I for one liked the face on the Grif M.F 2 statue and hope they keep up the quality. I don't think I'll be ordering this one, though. I'm still kicking myself in the ass for not picking up Guts and Slan when I had the chance. :judo:

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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2006, 11:33:38 PM »
I'm still kicking myself in the ass for not picking up Guts and Slan when I had the chance. :judo:

Still available on AoW's site.  GO GET IT!  :serpico:

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2006, 02:03:35 AM »
It's now been announced on the English Page on the AOW site.

Griffith -The Shooting Star Night-
Griffith -The Shooting Star Night- will be open by 14 April (Japan time: 11:00 am).

Just keeping eveyone posted.

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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2006, 02:12:54 AM »
It's now been announced on the English Page on the AOW site.

Griffith -The Shooting Star Night-
Griffith -The Shooting Star Night- will be open by 14 April (Japan time: 11:00 am).

Just keeping eveyone posted.

Awesome.  I can't wait to order this one =).

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2006, 03:21:23 AM »
Even if this is a Griffith statue, I welcome the change from Guts.  Plus, this particular statue seems to show promise.  Might have to set aside some money for it  :guts:
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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2006, 11:13:18 AM »
Yeah I will more than likely pony up for this one. I just hope it isnt too high priced. Wonder when they will announce the Guts Horse Riding.

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« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2006, 12:28:58 PM »
Seeing photographies would be great.
Hope they won't show us the photos when the pre orders open

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2006, 05:54:59 AM »
Some more information: The price is set at 25,000円 (~$212), the dimensions are: 19cm (height), 17cm (width), 22cm (depth). There will be 2 LE versions, one with a silver armor (LE I) and the other with a white one (LE II), with 150 units available for each.

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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2006, 04:29:07 AM »
Some more information: The price is set at 25,000円 (~$212), the dimensions are: 19cm (height), 17cm (width), 22cm (depth). There will be 2 LE versions, one with a silver armor (LE I) and the other with a white one (LE II), with 150 units available for each.

Hmmmm... white sounds sexier, but silver is the more accurate color right, Aaz (or anyone)???

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2006, 05:14:29 AM »
Hmmmm... white sounds sexier, but silver is the more accurate color right, Aaz (or anyone)???

Yup, silver is more accurate (based on all the color illustrations available so far).

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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2006, 09:45:00 AM »
 :judo:  thanks a lot Aazealh !
Silver seems to be my choice but let's see some photographies.
I suppose the normal edition's armor (3000 ex ?) will be painted in purple, won't it ?

Offline Maiku

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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2006, 01:33:17 PM »
:judo:  thanks a lot Aazealh !
Silver seems to be my choice but let's see some photographies.
I suppose the normal edition's armor (3000 ex ?) will be painted in purple, won't it ?

How many normal editions have we had in the last year?  1 and that was Zodd.  I doubt we'll see it on this one and 3000 what are you talking about.

Tough choice on which one to get here.  Must resist getting both :P.



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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2006, 04:56:03 PM »
Tadaaa!  Thanks to Masato (http://www.m-world-service.com)





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« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2006, 05:54:48 PM »
Wow from those angles, the face doesnt look as butchered (MF 2 lol). But then again, there are no straight on shots  :serpico: Thanks for posting derek.

EDIT: That white looks pretty hot. I want silver to flow with my other Griffiths, but the white looks really nice.....
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« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2006, 06:29:09 PM »
How many normal editions have we had in the last year?  1 and that was Zodd.  I doubt we'll see it on this one and 3000 what are you talking about.

Oh, you're right, I was really tired when I replied. There will probably have only 300 units made.

Am I the only one who finds the white armor... disgusting ? From those pics (thanks directDK, and Masato ;) of course), the white really doesn't seem natural. It makes me think of a resin kit that has not been painted yet.

Griffith's profile is ok... oh man, I hope the face will be decent !   

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2006, 07:20:55 PM »
Am I the only one who finds the white armor... disgusting ? From those pics (thanks directDK, and Masato ;) of course), the white really doesn't seem natural. It makes me think of a resin kit that has not been painted yet.

Griffith's profile is ok... oh man, I hope the face will be decent !   

Yea it kinda looks like plastic.  As for the face, perhaps theres a reason they're not taking a front on picture.  :schierke:
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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2006, 09:48:16 PM »
Oh, you're right, I was really tired when I replied. There will probably have only 300 units made.

According to the YA announcement that I reported in the first post of this thread, 2 versions comprised of 300 units each were planned. Since each of the 2 limited editions will have 150 units, logically there should be a normal edition with 300 statues available. It's either that or they changed their mind and will only release the 2 LEs with less statues produced.

Am I the only one who finds the white armor... disgusting ? From those pics (thanks directDK, and Masato ;) of course), the white really doesn't seem natural.

I think it's decent, but I prefer the silver version.

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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2006, 09:48:38 PM »
Yea it kinda looks like plastic.  As for the face, perhaps theres a reason they're not taking a front on picture.  :schierke:

The great Griffiths face conspiracy.  Got em!  :troll:

I think the white looks interesting.  I'm surprised the edition sizes are the same now that I think about it.  I mean look at something like the Guts Berserker with the croc or the "apostle".  The accurate peice had a much higher edition size.

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2006, 10:08:46 PM »
Awww man...that statue looks really good and I like the Locus bust that comes with it, too...sniff...I just don't have the money...sniff... :judo:

And yeah, I agree, the white doesn't look that great.

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Re: AOW - Leaning Griffith [The Shooting Star Night] & Locus bust
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2006, 11:48:45 PM »
I don't like how olive his skin colour is from those photos... I always imagine him being much paler. Still, the silver armour looks excellent and overall I really like the statue! :griff:

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« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2006, 05:46:49 AM »
So, what are your pronostics ?
Will this statue become "sold out" in an hour ? The silver version maybe... the white one ? Or will it last on sale during weeks or months ?
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