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Title: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: bruhaha69 on December 28, 2016, 10:34:51 PM
Nothing shown aside from the announcement, but could be good news and another nail in the AoW coffin.  I've purchased a bunch of Classic Sonic and Sega statues from them.  Their quality is very good, though the QC is sometimes a little iffy.

(https://s24.postimg.org/5lvbmlr7p/network002.jpg)

 (https://postimg.org/image/bzkepuw3l/)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Aazealh on December 28, 2016, 10:40:55 PM
I have no experience with them but I'm glad to see more companies doing Berserk merchandise.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: DirectDK on January 01, 2017, 10:09:05 PM
Wow! Crazy! F4F is getting everything these days.  I own their entire line of Zelda statues, as well as some of the Metroid, and other gaming statues.  Their prices are very good and poses are quite dynamic.  Awesome customer service and interaction (they have FB lives, Q&A, etc).  I'm excited to see what comes of this!
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: sensui on January 01, 2017, 11:13:37 PM
Yeah that is somewhat exciting.  I owned their entire Zelda line (sold off a lot of it except couple key pieces I can't part with) and also random assorted figures from other games.  Their quality I'd say is pretty good....quality problems were more prevalent when things started with Fierce Deity etc (I still have a couple of those with usual damage lol).  Their pricing is pretty fair for sure and the Davis family does a good job organizing and growing the brand (f4f).  Let's see what they come out with.....usually they don't do dioramas so I expect single character releases.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: bruhaha69 on January 05, 2017, 04:15:36 PM
First view of Guts' face, original and quick revamp:

(https://s23.postimg.org/fq5yk4vuz/Guts.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/subiwtnwn/)

I think they're off to a good start and second one is looking better.  Still not quite right, though.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Grail on January 05, 2017, 04:57:29 PM
Looks cool, but a little unnerving how Guts is angrily staring at something on his shoe... :???:

I hope they are able to put out figures for characters that aren't just Guts, as well! I feel like you can only have so many statues of the guy before it starts to look like you have a creepy obsession. :troll:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: bruhaha69 on January 07, 2017, 02:43:55 PM
Haha, the stare is odd and I agree with you on characters.  There's only so much I can take of the same 4 characters in alternate poses/armors.  I really hope they spread the love.

I'm interested to see what they do for scale and price on these.  My first purchase from F4F was their Classic Sonic and I think he was $90.  Sure, that was 2008, but even then, I was amazed at that price for a statue of that size and overall quality.  Even their latest Dark Souls statues (Artorias, Sif) are pretty reasonably priced by today's standards.  Those same statues from another company would have probably been between $650 and $1000.  If they stay competitively priced (and make good statues, obviously), they should do well with this line.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: bruhaha69 on March 18, 2017, 02:29:58 PM
I figured I'd post the last updates I saw on this.  It will definitely be an action pose, which is nice considering Prime1's is more of a static/museum pose.

Portraits (I believe these may already be approved):

(http://i.imgur.com/gXNVcac.jpg)

WIP pose:

(http://i.imgur.com/1qPIzoG.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Cyrus Jong on March 18, 2017, 02:41:24 PM
The evil grin face is cool, I like that one. If I was to buy this statue, that's the one I would go for. The glowering expression is showing improvement, but it still feels like it needs work. Maybe in context it'll be better, but looking at it now, I have to echo the sentiments that the position of his eye makes it look a little goofy.

It's not as goofy as the angry screaming face though. With how square his mouth looks, and how his eye just seems to be trailing off, it looks like Guts is doing an impersonation of Mozgus' :mozgus: face.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Kaladin on March 18, 2017, 08:36:14 PM
Never heard of these guys but i really like these face sculpts
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: rockvoanjd on March 19, 2017, 01:55:57 AM
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u103/rockvoanjd/image_5.jpeg)

My only First4figures statue, Artorias from Dark Souls. I'm confident they will do Berserk justice.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Theoden on March 19, 2017, 01:51:49 PM
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u103/rockvoanjd/image_5.jpeg)

My only First4figures statue, Artorias from Dark Souls. I'm confident they will do Berserk justice.

I'm not. That kind of job - your Artorias - is lazy in my opinion.
First of all, they use the game model low polygon as a working base. Which is, in good hands, not a bad thing, but it becomes a bad thing If you don't rework it from scratches, while using the game model as a reference, and only that.

The pose lacks imagination. Probably a matter of taste but the paint job doesn't impress me.

From their 3D previews, I really don't think they nailed Guts... I mean, come on, how serious a company can be for asking their followers If they should start improving more or If that's ok as it is ... ? It's their freaking job...

That said, it's coming from someone who didn't like at all the Prime1 statue so...
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: rockvoanjd on March 19, 2017, 02:37:01 PM
While I respect your opinion because you are a very talented sculptor, I disagree. Being a big fan of the Dark Souls series, I feel F4F captured Artorias perfectly. Do I think the paints perfect? No, it's a mass produced statue painted in factories. But I can say that about every statue I own. As for there Guts, hell not one major company ever got it exactly right, closes I've seen was maybe the Gecco 1/6. None of its perfect, but finally we as fans and collectors are getting to see more Berserk related items, some good, some bad.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: bruhaha69 on March 19, 2017, 05:09:03 PM
I agree that the base is pretty weak for Artorias, but the statue itself is very good.  Nice details, good paint app (again, aside from the base) and the pose is pretty much adapted from the pre-enemy toss in his fight intro.  As far as F4F statues go, I think they did a great job on Artorias.

Having said all that, your Berserk portraits have been some of the best I've seen, Theoden.  I don't think theirs match what you've already done but I'm still interested to see how the final statue turns out.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Ahmetal on April 02, 2017, 12:26:23 AM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2e4xatj.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Ahmetal on April 02, 2017, 04:37:12 AM
F4F are great with feedback and listening to fan/customer/supporter input. There is a Facebook group called First 4 Figures Official Collectors Club. If you're inclined to send a request to join then put in your input for Berserk figures, that would be amazing. The more support and input we give the better products we get. That means better quality and accuracy as well as more characters produced. You all may have some input to give about the portraits for this particular piece. This statue is fresh off the printer apparently and still a long ways from pre order. If there is any constructive criticism to be made, I would urge you to put it out there. I love praising the hell out of it but also feel the need to come up with some input that could possibly improve what we're seeing.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Kaladin on April 02, 2017, 09:30:39 PM
I like that sculpt so far, specifically the face. i don't own any of their products but from what i've seen the artorias statue looks nice and their new solaire statue looks great
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Hitoshura on July 06, 2017, 02:02:24 AM
An unpainted prototype of the Guts exclusive version was shown at Crunchyroll's booth at this year's Anime Expo.
(http://i.imgur.com/9xXLtl5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SiSanEA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MlISWnh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/iTq8Uwl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZrJFDKi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/V5YfMY2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tDN2gnL.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: bruhaha69 on July 08, 2017, 11:43:06 AM
Just so everyone knows, they assembled the sword incorrectly, too.  It should have been attached like you see in this picture:

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19642463_1766699436680067_1401235574987259614_n.jpg?oh=69f3e4ab9eebde5775d561cb3a5b95f7&oe=59CBD96D)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: knecht on July 08, 2017, 01:02:52 PM
An unpainted prototype of the Guts exclusive version was shown at Crunchyroll's booth at this year's Anime Expo.
(http://i.imgur.com/9xXLtl5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SiSanEA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MlISWnh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/iTq8Uwl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZrJFDKi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/V5YfMY2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tDN2gnL.jpg)

I also saw this at anime expo. Looked really nice in person up close. When talking with chrunchynroll, not sure if it's valid info, but they said this is just the prototype and some features could still change. Didn't have any information regarding release or cost, just that something new to the berserk fan market. :)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: iguana on August 09, 2017, 11:57:52 AM
Pics are just screenshots of a Video... It's the shouting head. It's the reg and the ex head. The only difference is the Position of the eye.

(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20638913_1645947595437649_7126053747880371288_n.jpg?oh=639107b895ddfc1631059b5918a120f4&oe=5A32E42B)

(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20638400_1645947588770983_9202130585916957657_n.jpg?oh=fcd67615f984ab523e9c4b44d18f1d3f&oe=59F330F8)

Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Hitoshura on October 06, 2017, 04:06:35 AM
A colored prototype of the Guts exclusive version was shown at First 4 Figures's booth at this year's New York Comic Con.
(https://i.imgur.com/rDFgu4G.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jfNgGGm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dSUIivo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Bn2dtJb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5lMk994.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pRMevHT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pbl89iT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IIqDTeF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/e3UWS46.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1BuIfug.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6XVjEt6.jpg)

source:
http://www.gamertoynews.com/nycc-2017-f4f-berserk-guts-statue-ex-painted-photos/
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: IncantatioN on October 06, 2017, 03:18:56 PM
I'll check it out this weekend.

What's up with his neck :isidro:?!

(https://i.imgur.com/jfNgGGm.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: iguana on October 06, 2017, 03:37:10 PM
@IncantatioN: thought the same. I know there are tendons and veins on the neck and they have to pop out a bit cause he turns his head and is fighting but IMO they pop a little too much, don't know if it's accurate...
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on October 06, 2017, 04:48:13 PM
Nice looking statue. I like the dynamic pose... but damn... those headsculpts... not only his neck have a problem, but look also at the grinning face (that looks like the Joker) and that ridiculous wide open mouth...
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on October 09, 2017, 02:52:45 PM
It turned out really nicely!! :ubik: Now we just gotta wait for Tsume to get their Berserk diorama done.
We're truly living in the golden age of Berserk merch.. games, blu-ray remasters, collectible figures and statues.

What a time to be a reckless spender.

Saw the size posted in F4F's Facebook group, so I tossed together a hastily done comparison picture with P1's 1/4 and an estimated price.
(official word so far is "much more [than $549]" and close to their Amaterasu bust ($725)).

When we get better pictures, and a confirmation on the price, I'll update the image. Will include Tsume's piece as well when we get anything from them.


(https://i.imgur.com/1QS0P5U.jpg)
PS: I try to not show my bias, however my signature probably makes it beyond obvious, they're both great pieces though.  :slan:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: DirectDK on October 11, 2017, 04:25:32 AM
(official word so far is "much more [than $549]" and close to their Amaterasu bust ($725)).

Hmm I was there at NYCC and saw the statue in person.  It's actually pretty damn amazing and the stern face is quite good in my opinion.  Especially from the 45 degree angle it's near perfect likeness IMO.  As for the price, Chuckles said at NYCC to a customer standing next to me it will probably be around the $1000 range... so who knows.

As for the comparison picture, I feel like the F4F figure should be a bit bigger than it looks in the comparison, but it's hard to match since it's just a photoshop mockup.  It truly did look MASSIVE in person, and it is indeed 1/4 scale.  Actually I've seen both Prime1 and F4f Guts statues in person now (Prime1 at SDCC) and I think they will match each other pretty closely.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on October 11, 2017, 05:07:31 PM
As for the price, Chuckles said at NYCC to a customer standing next to me it will probably be around the $1000 range... so who knows.

Really?? Damn, are you sure they weren't kidding? :magni: It feels insane to me for them to put it at the same price as P1 Guts.

I feel like the F4F figure should be a bit bigger than it looks in the comparison, but it's hard to match since it's just a photoshop mockup.

It should be pretty accurate though, had multiple people reporting the same size on F4F Guts and I adjusted him to ~83.33% of P1 Guts' official height (roughly 90 cm). Like the price though we gotta wait til he goes up officially!

Actually I've seen both Prime1 and F4f Guts statues in person now (Prime1 at SDCC) and I think they will match each other pretty closely.

Some people are probably gonna get both, can't wait to see how well they go together on a shelf!  :serpico:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: IncantatioN on October 11, 2017, 05:47:27 PM
I was taken aback when I first saw it in person because I wondered how they dealt with the weight of Guts diving forward with his weight, the armor and the sword. That aspect impressed me the most and then I also saw other statues from Sideshow that had crazy poses with characters resting all their weight on one leg and so forth. It dawned on me that I was so used to see AOWs statues and their style, it's never as fluid looking or dynamic as these because of the materials they use or the weight of it all.

Vein-filled neck is mostly hidden underneath the cape and isn't noticeable from a distance. A minor attention to detail they left out for the DS was that the handle is short and the blade looks puffy if you look at it sideways. 

Being a Berserk product, we know prices will be inflated unfortunately because of the standard AOW set but for that scale and pose, it's cheaper than what AOW would offer.

The exclusive version with the purple base was on display. Base looked good and I was more a fan of the pose. The pictures on page one are higher quality and detailed than mine but mine are pictured straight if it helps -

(https://i.imgur.com/oNEETgA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wiFppB8.jpg)


As for the comparison picture, I feel like the F4F figure should be a bit bigger than it looks in the comparison, but it's hard to match since it's just a photoshop mockup.  It truly did look MASSIVE in person, and it is indeed 1/4 scale.  Actually I've seen both Prime1 and F4f Guts statues in person now (Prime1 at SDCC) and I think they will match each other pretty closely.

Definitely closer to 1/4 or 1/4 for sure.

Zurth, if it helps, here's a comparison photo of the statue with me next to it. I'm 5'9 if that helps

(https://i.imgur.com/gr6kUoM.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on October 11, 2017, 08:26:57 PM
Great photo IncantatioN, looking really good! Both you and the statue. :slan: And F4F's Guts is definitely 1/4 scale, sorry if I made it sound like I thought otherwise.

No matter what, 75 cm is huge, and definitely impressive for a 1/4 piece. I just hope that DirectDK is wrong about the $1k price tag :puck: Would feel quite uncharacteristic coming from F4F.. It would be very heavy indeed, at least with P1's piece landing on the same price point.

Being a Berserk product, we know prices will be inflated unfortunately because of the standard AOW set but for that scale and pose, it's cheaper than what AOW would offer.

I'm not sure I would agree with this though, F4F usually delivers affordable statues (in the context of the statue collecting hobby). I would challenge anyone to find a comparable piece to P1's Zodd and to a slightly lesser extent Guts at their price points, they're definitely expensive, but you get a whole lot of statue for your money. The Berserk license seems to be pretty expensive, however I think AoW statues' price mainly comes down to their manufacturing process and maybe a price inflation since they had more or less monopoly on the market for a good while. That statement is quite unsubstantiated though and I'm not saying it's the case, just speculating.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: iguana on October 12, 2017, 11:16:49 AM
@Zurth: You are absolutely sure your picture represents the right messurement? I knew that P1 Guts is a little bigger (if we take the official infos for now) than F4F's Guts but this seems to be a huge difference.
I also cannot believe it will be nearby 1000 USD. 1. They read themselfs that everyone expect a lower price than P1, 2.They said once it will be not more than their most expensive piece so far and that was Ammy Bust which costs 730 USD I think. 3. Because of this fact Fans would be really annoyed if it will be higher.

My guess from the start was about min. 600 USD to (because of the Ammy comment) 700 USD. I think 650 USD to 700 USD can be realistic. All above can also get real but then F4F's must justify the new price.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on October 12, 2017, 01:32:09 PM
You are absolutely sure your picture represents the right messurement?

I am absolutely not absolutely sure it's the right measurements. :iva:

Though there were 3-4 people from the con who all reported the same height, and if it really is 75 cm then I'm fairly sure. Could be that the images aren't compatible, but they look to be from a similar enough angle to me.

Compare their thighs and shoulders, it's pretty much the same size, with F4F Guts coming in at a little bit smaller (which is to be expected since P1 Guts is a big 1/4). Keep in mind that F4F's piece have a large part of his body not visible directly from in front of the statue.

In the end please take it with a grain of salt until the official full unveiling of him from F4F.  :puck:

My guess from the start was about min. 600 USD to (because of the Ammy comment) 700 USD. I think 650 USD to 700 USD can be realistic. All above can also get real but then F4F's must justify the new price.

I definitely think he's gonna be more expensive than $600, however $1000 is too much IMO. Then again, their Bowser did end up at $699, and he is way shorter and far less complicated. His price REALLY shocked me since casting material isn't that expensive, and the main money sink during the production is definitely the painting process. With every one of his parts being more or less monochromatic you'd expect that he would be less expensive, but there might be several factors that I have not considered fully.

Here you go if you if you wanna see him next to the other two:


(https://i.imgur.com/AotVlQd.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: DirectDK on October 13, 2017, 08:16:46 PM
I definitely think he's gonna be more expensive than $600, however $1000 is too much IMO. Then again, their Bowser did end up at $699, and he is way shorter and far less complicated.

I totally agree, I'm so shocked about how expensive the Bowser is and the Mario Tanooki statue was.  I guess it must be solid resin, but still.

Great photo IncantatioN, looking really good! Both you and the statue. :slan: And F4F's Guts is definitely 1/4 scale, sorry if I made it sound like I thought otherwise.

Incantation always looks good.  Gotta hand it to the photographer too :carcus: hehehe.

No matter what, 75 cm is huge, and definitely impressive for a 1/4 piece. I just hope that DirectDK is wrong about the $1k price tag :puck: Would feel quite uncharacteristic coming from F4F.. It would be very heavy indeed, at least with P1's piece landing on the same price point.

I could definitely be wrong.  I hope I am!  Haha.  I was slightly distracted, chatting with Incantation / taking pics of the statue, when I overheard Chuckles talking with the other customer next to us.  I know he certainly said "$1000" but maybe I heard it out of context?  Personally speaking though, it was an impressive statue and as Incantation said... the Berserk inflation I think will play a part in the pricing.  If you look at the Max Factory statues too, those are upwards of $1000, so I wouldn't be surprised if F4F follows suit.  But we'll see!  Like I said, I hope I'm wrong!!!

Also, Chuckles mentioned to me (I did eventually talk to him haha), that there will be an exclusive version (the base will light up, as well as the faces on the bottom) and there will be an option for bloody vs non-bloody... which is quite reminiscent of AOW, haha.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: iguana on October 13, 2017, 09:14:10 PM
DirectDK maybe they even commented the P1 price for a short time, we will see but I could bet it will be not 1000 USD
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Stardustgatzu on October 13, 2017, 10:42:53 PM
Hey, it s really cool to see my friend incantation. Big kisses  :slan:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on October 14, 2017, 12:50:03 PM
I could definitely be wrong.  I hope I am!  Haha.  I was slightly distracted, chatting with Incantation / taking pics of the statue, when I overheard Chuckles talking with the other customer next to us.  I know he certainly said "$1000" but maybe I heard it out of context?

As iguana said they miiiight have been talking about Prime1 Guts? Maybe.. sure hope they did at least.

[T]he Berserk inflation I think will play a part in the pricing.  If you look at the Max Factory statues too, those are upwards of $1000, so I wouldn't be surprised if F4F follows suit.

I'm of the (maybe unpopular?) opinion that the Max Factory Guts is horribly overpriced haha! :ganishka: We'll fully know it when we have the P1 statues in hand, but I think their pieces prove one thing in particular. P1's Guts and Zodd are great value statues, not only in context on the source IP but in the statue collection world as a whole. Finding a ~90 cm tall statue with this much detail and such a huge base around the $1000 mark is unheard of, not to mention P1's notoriously excellent paint application and the fact that they utilize translucent resin for the skin on the statues (and mixed media for Zodd's fur apparel). They're still making money from these statues even though they're what I would definitely call great value, and from the Berserk license at that, which has had expensive written all over it from all previously released statues (I would say that GECCO Guts is a fence sitter in regards of price, not too expensive but definitely not cheap). I mean, check out the recently released Sideshow Iron man statue " https://i.imgur.com/LoTcBYR.jpg ", it's 63% of P1 Zodd's height and roughly 62% of its price, which sounds just right in paper, until you realize that height and price does not correlate at a 1:1 rate. A piece that is twice as tall as another is four times as big, and that is before taking into account Zodd's wealth of interchangeable parts as well as his mixed media and translucent resin (both of which makes the statue more expensive to produce).

Might just be that Young Animal / Miura love the company and statues so much so that they gave them a great deal on the license fee, however that sounds pretty silly.  :iva:

Also, Chuckles mentioned to me (I did eventually talk to him haha), that there will be an exclusive version (the base will light up, as well as the faces on the bottom) and there will be an option for bloody vs non-bloody... which is quite reminiscent of AOW, haha.

Oh yeah totally, this is the exclusive version by the way. But the final product will have some LED light-up in the clear resin part of the base!

Alex was first of the opinion that there should be no blood or gore on this statue at all (probably why they went with the Berserk 2016 pinkish purple blood spirits for the base.. :puck: ), but I think it took some community backlash to get the blood option out there. I like the idea, some will want it while others wont, so everyone will hopefully be happy!

[...] which is quite reminiscent of AOW, haha.

At least it won't have a rust / blue / green / extra much blood versions as well!  :troll:


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Zurth, if it helps, here's a comparison photo of the statue with me next to it. I'm 5'9 if that helps

Eyy IncantatioN, I altered my comparison and added your and DirectDK's photo instead (nice pic mate :slan: ), mine was actually a bit too small, with an emphasis on "a bit". Since F4F Guts is allegedly 75 cm tall, and P1's Guts is just over 74 cm to the top of his head the top of F4F Guts' sword should stick up just a bit above P1's head.

Here you go:  :farnese:


(https://i.imgur.com/hcPp6Zh.jpg)

These pictures has gotten me to talk way too much about P1 pieces in a F4F thread, sorry about that. I'll try and restrict myself more in the future. As I said previously, I try to remain non-biased and neutral.  :farnese:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: MustardDragon on October 26, 2017, 04:21:39 AM
After looking at the F4F statue I see now that the pommel on the sword is comically large. A slight blemish on a good looking piece. **Special thanks to Zurth for his recon and image posts**  :ubik:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Dr Majin on February 15, 2018, 03:15:12 AM
I have been following the F4F statue for months now. It will finally be available for pre-order in March.

Alex of F4F has been open about Berserk statues coming in at a "premium," cost. They also seemed to have pushed back the Guts pre-order timeline to avoid overlap with the Dark Souls Ornstein statue, which cost $599. This move seems to predict that the EX version of Guts is probably going to be one of their most expensive statues. They are very mum about the price, despite fan club members asking about it. I wouldn't be surprised if the EX version is starting to edge towards 1k. They do understand their their customer base isn't the same as say Prime-1, its why they refuse to make a Skull Knight on his horse, because it would exceed the price of their target audience, as Chockles told one poster. So the mystery remains. How much for the base model and how much for the EX?

I'm probably going to go for the EX Guts F4F and see what P1 can do with their version of Skull Knight. I'm also debating picking up P1 Femto as well.

   
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on February 15, 2018, 03:51:14 PM
This was posted in F4F's fan group a few days ago (regular base, not exclusive), proto looks pretty good and I'm hoping the price will be competitive! Also hoping they will have a better proto to product transition than their recent realistic pieces. :judo:

(https://i.imgur.com/LUlqoWQ.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on February 15, 2018, 04:02:46 PM
Another update was their inclusion of blood on the statue :slan: , and I believe you'll be able to chose (free of charge) whether or not your ordered statue will have blood on it. It's nice that Alex caved in the end since he was against blood (and gore) from the start, and I believe the general consensus is the same.

The update was made like most F4F's tweaks are done, decided by the fans more or less.

The image to the left is the first paint attempt at it, and the image to the right is a digital touch up.
(https://i.imgur.com/sbt2hav.jpg)

Here we have the first physical tweak to the initial paint, most fans still thought it was far too bright and monotonous.
(https://i.imgur.com/pEELCWM.jpg)

(Firstly, sorry for the picture, the panel to the right is not the F4F statue I just couldn't find the original posted image, only this comparison) The third touch up, and second physical paint tweak, was by far the best received since they darkened it down a whole lot (image to the left).
(https://i.imgur.com/J6eoA0G.jpg)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Mangetsu on February 15, 2018, 04:34:27 PM
The statue by F4F is just okay imo. Not a fan of the face.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: DirectDK on February 18, 2018, 03:46:44 AM
The statue by F4F is just okay imo. Not a fan of the face.

The paint-ups of the previous conventions display weren't final, but even still, having seen the statue in person, I think the faces are pretty good. I prefer them over the Prime1 Guts face, actually. Prime1 has their own style with their faces (much like AOW had their own "style" with theirs). But I do feel like F4F is going for a more manga-accurate face, so I'm pretty hopeful for it. Plus, the speed and dynamism in the picture Zurth posted of the statue from the side is quite impressive. I can't wait to see the final thing!
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on February 19, 2018, 11:49:39 AM
I'm pretty hopeful for it. Plus, the speed and dynamism in the picture Zurth posted of the statue from the side is quite impressive. I can't wait to see the final thing!

I'm hopeful for it as well, can't wait to see the production piece! However I am also a bit wary about it, cause of how their recent Sif and Nightmare pieces turned out. I just hope there was some issues at the factory for those specific pieces, and that it isn't telling of their realistic pieces at large. :puck:

I heard that it was going up for PO in march though, so that's really cool! Not sure if that info is correct though, since the piece was supposed to have a blind PO before the actual pre-order went up.. Gotta research some more.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: BloodTalon on February 19, 2018, 10:25:26 PM
I'm a big Prime 1 Fan, but I have to say their Guts looks more like a cosplayer. I prefer the Prime 1 base by far, but the F4F of Guts himself.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on March 02, 2018, 08:19:01 PM
Alex, the head of First4figures, made a post about Guts yesterday, he more or less clarified that Guts' price will AT THE VERY LEAST be $699, but nothing is final yet. He finished the statement with saying that they should have a final price in a few weeks, which suggests that their latest estimate for the pre-order won't hold. It was suggested that Guts might go up during March, but with the price being a few weeks away that's starting to seem a bit unlikely.

With the emphasis Alex put on the price being at least $699 makes it feel like it's probably gonna be a bit above that. Really hoping it'll stay around there tho.. :/
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Dr Majin on March 03, 2018, 03:59:35 AM
They are dancing around the price so much, almost like Alex doesn't want to say it, but its probably going to total close to 1k for the EX (shipping included: The statue comes in 2 separate boxes) for people buying in the USA. The PO has been pushed to early April apparently.



Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Dr Majin on April 01, 2018, 02:04:40 AM
Guts F4F is going up for Pre-order starting Friday April 6th. Pricing for the regular and EX is still pending and will be revealed at the time of pre-order. The word "expensive" is being thrown around for the EX.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on April 06, 2018, 07:24:18 PM
Guts is up it seems, I'm not sure how their PO system works though. It seems kinda weird.. anyway, posted a link to to their collectibles storefront bellow, Guts should pop up at the top. There's 2 different versions; regular and exclusive, and a non-bloody variant of each if you're into that. :slan:

https://www.first4figures.com/collectibles.html

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Ex price: $724.99

H: 28 inches (71cm)
W: 24 inches (61cm)
D: 22 inches (56cm)

Weight: 30.4lbs (13.8kg)

Reg price: $599.99

H: 27 inches (69cm)
W: 24 inches (61cm)
D: 20 inches (51cm)

Weight: 20.7lbs (~9.4kg)

************************

Exclusive bloodied edition:

(https://i.imgur.com/S5S9Fkj.png)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: bruhaha69 on April 07, 2018, 01:41:47 PM
PO is open for 2 weeks on this one.  If they hit 1000 orders for the Ex, it closes after two weeks and then they'll do a last chance weekend for any stragglers.  If it doesn't hit the 1000 in 2 weeks, they'll leave it open until they start producing them.  Then validating your order is how you get the edition number:

https://www.first4figures.com/blog/how-to-validate-your-pre-order.html

Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: MustardDragon on April 07, 2018, 02:32:07 PM
Bought the Bloody EX Variant, it was just too good to pass up. I love that they are fine-tuning little things about the sculpt before release. It's gonna be good.  :guts:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Dr Majin on April 08, 2018, 02:46:25 AM
Was very happy with the pricing. Ended up with the bloody EX as well.

Competition is always good and in the end, the fans win.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Maiku on April 12, 2018, 01:34:21 PM

Ex price: $724.99

H: 28 inches (71cm)
W: 24 inches (61cm)
D: 22 inches (56cm)


Ordered!  Freaking 22 inches deep.  My kingdom for a better display case.

Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on May 09, 2018, 06:03:29 AM
I haven't had much interest in posting any further comparisons, but with official pictures and measurements out I feel it would be a disservice to not update the crude quesstimate I made with the risk of it coming off as misleading or willfully erroneous. :farnese:

P1 Guts' height is pretty accurate. The official numbers is slightly bellow 90 cm (emphasis on slightly), and my own production piece is a few mm less than that.

The first two comparisons I made were a bit too generous regarding F4F Guts' size, cause the (little) information from conventions we had proved to be incorrect for one reason or another. The obvious answer is that it was wrongly or haphazardly measured, however it could also be that the early prototype, if there was several, was bigger than the final production piece. I marked the red line (both being the same size of course) to roughly show that the comparison should be pretty accurate (albeit still crude), since P1 Guts stands 73 cm tall to the top of his head, which should be 2 more than the total height of F4F Guts.

Unless I've made some critical error this should be the final comparison I'll make for these two statues, unless something tremendous happens to F4F's production run.

(https://i.imgur.com/6adwTIt.jpg)

Hope someone else takes interest in these comparisons, anyway, tally-ho. :daiba:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: MustardDragon on June 01, 2018, 11:07:54 PM
Cancelled my Bloody EX. It's for the best. The statue is decent, but I don't have the room it.
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Zurth on June 02, 2018, 11:20:07 AM
Cancelled my Bloody EX. It's for the best. The statue is decent, but I don't have the room it.

No one will judge you, we aren't all DirektDK after all! :ganishka:
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: DirectDK on June 05, 2018, 03:11:26 AM
No one will judge you, we aren't all DirektDK after all! :ganishka:

LOLLLL Man, I have no space either. The struggle is sosososo real. Haha.

(But I will still buy 'em all)
Title: Re: First4Figures Berserk Line Announced
Post by: Maiku on June 09, 2018, 01:55:27 AM
No one will judge you, we aren't all DirektDK after all! :ganishka:

We aren't?