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Offline DirectDK

AOW's questionnaire - NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK UP
« on: August 03, 2007, 04:02:46 PM »
In light of the recent thread that Maiku started, we have some good news!  Hopefully...

AOW has sent emails to their customers with a fairly lengthly questionnaire and survey.  Unlike most surveys, this one actually had some pretty good topics of discussion and it looks like they are aware of people's complaints.

They asked stuff like preferred scale, and pose type (standing, struggling, horse, etc), but the TWO most notable ones are:

- what characters do you want to see as statues
and
- what scenarios would you like us to reproduce

I hope that all of you, (even those that don't even collect!!) will take some time to fill it out and start telling them HOW MUCH we would like to see NEWER CHARACTERS.  Less Guts, less Griffith, Less Zodd, more Serpico, Schierke, Erica, Sonia, Casca, Roshinu, Mozgus, Mozgus Disciples, Azan, etc etc.  This is our chance!

And for scenarios, these are the ones that I'm thinking of to submit.  I'm gonna take my time and think of some more too, but for now, the first few that came to mind:

- Serpico vs the Kelpie: The scene where Serpico fights the water creature Kelpie in front of the church in the pouring rain.
- Schierke and Sonia: The scene where they are sitting together on the docks with all the birds surrounding them. Beautiful!!!
- The Reuniting Of Guts and Casca, Mozgus-saga: The scene where Guts finally meets Casca again and holds her close to his body on top of the castle ruins...
- The Hundred Man Fight: The scene where Guts slays 100 men when he was a Hawk Soldier.  I think a cool diorama will be him resting against the tree holding his sword, with dead bodies all around him...

Let's go at them at full force, folks!
« Last Edit: August 10, 2007, 05:29:49 PM by DirectDK »

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Re: AOW's questionnaire - NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK UP
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 04:05:31 PM »
Yeah, that's a nice initiative. I haven't sent mine yet, but I'll surely think of some cool scenes this evening. =)

EDIT: I added a line to the Excel document to suggest one more scene. :P

Here's what I proposed:

Ganishka sitting on his throne on top of a pile of skulls in Wyndham, from volume 27.
The Skull Knight fighting against Zodd. Any of their fights would do.
Guts holding Casca in his arms after killing Mozgus (on top of the tower) in volume 21.
Irvine playing his instrument in the forest, by his campfire, while Sonia listens. In volume 29.

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 06:10:00 PM »
Sent mine in this morning.  Horray for a free t-shirt :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 06:54:10 PM »
Oh crap, I have to get on this! The only thing that comes to mind at the moment would be Carcus in the arms of the female demon. I'll try to think of more later, gotta go to work!

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 07:26:38 PM »
Ganishka sitting on his throne on top of a pile of skulls in Wyndham, from volume 27.
OOoooh, I like THIS one!

The Skull Knight fighting against Zodd. Any of their fights would do.
Not too shabby. =)

Guts holding Casca in his arms after killing Mozgus (on top of the tower) in volume 21.
Yay, that makes 2 of us!

Irvine playing his instrument in the forest, by his campfire, while Sonia listens. In volume 29.
Indeed, a very good one!

The only thing that comes to mind at the moment would be Carcus in the arms of the female demon.
LOL, now why didn't I think of that!!!

Sent mine in this morning.  Horray for a free t-shirt :)
What did you suggest Sir Maiku?

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 07:44:41 PM »
I think my top choice would be Rakshas gracefully evading the punches of the Tapasa.

Also, cute faced apostle Roshinu and Jill in some kind of sweet pose, maybe hugging.

Luca spanking bare assed Nina. (Kidding!)

Young Guts stabbing Gambino. Meh, maybe not.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 09:26:57 PM »
What did you suggest Sir Maiku?

As for Dios
Guts vs. Griff in the snow
Zodd vs. SK outside the eclipse
Guts vs. 5 Mercenaries  :troll:

Just regular stuff
Irvine (with the lute would be awesome but I doubt they'd do it)
Serp
Locus transformed
Grunbeld transformed
I also asked that they do a 1/4 scale version of the original Berserker.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 06:38:42 AM »
Ahhhh great idea from Art of War !
I know that everyone here have complaints against the sculpt of the heads of the non human characters (the accuracy with the original manga is not alwys very good), don't forget to mention it ;)

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Re: AOW's questionnaire - NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK UP
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007, 07:44:24 AM »
I know that everyone here have complaints against the sculpt of the heads of the non human characters

Well on the contrary, I think it's more about the heads of human characters. The faces of their SK and Zodd statues are fine to me for example, same with Wyald or any character wearing a helmet.

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 04:43:46 AM »
Well on the contrary, I think it's more about the heads of human characters. The faces of their SK and Zodd statues are fine to me for example, same with Wyald or any character wearing a helmet.

Oups, mistake.
Yeah, I wanted to say the human characters ;)

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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 06:09:42 PM »
Hi guy's,

I send mine yesterday with lots of ideas of statue (with pictures to show the scene). One of my favorite scene I d'like to have in statue version is the one with Guts and Casca during the sacrifice




Hope other of you would like this one  :serpico:

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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 06:59:41 PM »
I can only imagine the reaction on someone's face if they came into your room and found a statue of a creepily smiling, blood drenched, shirtless man, whose left arm was chopped off, with a bruised, naked, unconscious woman in his lap.
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 07:40:20 PM »
I can only imagine the reaction on someone's face if they came into your room and found a statue of a creepily smiling, blood drenched, shirtless man, whose left arm was chopped off, with a bruised, naked, unconscious woman in his lap.

I guess this person will have to deal with all the other berserk statue too  :chomp:

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Re: AOW's questionnaire - NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK UP
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007, 10:01:56 AM »
Hehe, I suggested a whole series of Eclipse scenes :serpico:

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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007, 01:42:11 PM »
this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/thesyndrome/berserk_v19_098.jpg

its a magnificent moment of peace during chaos, that really touched me when i first saw it; its guts first time seeing her in 2+ years, and its as if time stopped for their eyes to meet (dust from his foot movements and flying corpses seem to be so still)

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2007, 02:13:37 PM »
I can only imagine the reaction on someone's face if they came into your room and found a statue of a creepily smiling, blood drenched, shirtless man, whose left arm was chopped off, with a bruised, naked, unconscious woman in his lap.

The same thing they say when they see the Slan Dio.

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007, 10:12:18 PM »
Just got a response!

"Thank you so much for your cooperation!
We will treasure your opinions and ideas.
Since you have chosen the T-shirt as reward and you have no order in ART OF
WAR currently, I'd like to ask if you want the T-shirt to be shipped
first( In this case, it will cost you about 1200 Yen for shipping it.) or to
be shipped later when you have placed new orders in ART OF WAR?
If you'd like the T-shirt to be shipped now, would you please inform us your
FULL delivery address?
I am looking forward to receiving your reply soon.
Thank you again for everything.

Yours sincerely,
ART OF WAR
Usei Tai

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Re: AOW's questionnaire - NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK UP
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2007, 04:27:00 AM »
Everybody got the same email I think Rakshas (I received it yesterday myself). Although they told me it'd cost 1500Y to ship the t-shirt and not 1200.

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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2007, 02:54:28 PM »
They like Rakshas more than you... :guts:

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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2007, 08:28:50 PM »
They like Rakshas more than you... :guts:

Shhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttt.  Based on this I think they like me the most. :troll:

Thank you so much for your cooperation!
And thank you very much for having answered the questions in such details!
We will treasure your opinions and ideas.
Since you have chosen the T-shirt as reward, I'd like to ship it together with your ZODD 3.
Thank you again for everything. : )

(in reality they probably like Derek and I the most since AFAIK we are the only non-Japanese to buy every item)

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2007, 08:46:37 AM »
I got the thanks for answering in details too. ;P
But I don't buy everything...
Damn, I want to be AoW's favorite customer! :puck:

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2007, 09:12:57 AM »
(in reality they probably like Derek and I the most since AFAIK we are the only non-Japanese to buy every item)

You bought the ring, wooden Puck, white watch and Gaiseric necklace? :carcus:

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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2007, 11:50:53 AM »
You bought the ring, wooden Puck, white watch and Gaiseric necklace? :carcus:

Those don't count since no one bought them.  :chomp:

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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2007, 05:43:40 PM »
what email address should i send the worksheet file to?

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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2007, 06:46:14 AM »
They like Rakshas more than you... :guts:

Not bloody likely! I Just got this fantastic message from AOW!

Delivery Charge                     
Item    Delivery Method   Weight       Delivery Charge/ Quantity         Total
1   EMS   300g      1200         1200
Service Charge of Remittance at the side of Japan                     2500
Total Amount to ART OF WAR :3,700 JAPANESE YEN

There goes my shirt! 10 bucks was a reasonable price but I don't know about 30 bucks. Maybe if the shirt has something amazing like Rakshas jumping through a flaming hoop on a motorcycle or something along those lines. I'm torn!