would you pay 1/4 million for a gundam figure?

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  1. Lord Bacon

    Lord Bacon BACON DUKE

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    If I was out of my damned mind, yes I would.
     
  3. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    That has to be the most extreme case of Gundam mania by Bandai...an interesting tibit I read is that the RX-78 Gundam is still Bandai's top selling Gundam amidst the Seed and Seed Destiny mechas...
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Nope. I don't care for Gundams. Make a G1 Optimus Prime like that and I'd consider it. That is if I had that kind of money to just piss away.
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    that's about as asinine as it gets right there.
     
  6. ShortCircuit

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    that is the single most waste of platinum there could be. someones dentures or fillings need that a whole lot more than to be in some hollywood son's collection.
     
  7. AMG

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    No I wouldn't. Though that is one nice looking Gundam.
     
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    If 50 cent liked robots I bet he would
     
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    It's not actually for sale, it's just a show case piece.
    The price tag quoted is the estimated cost if it did go on sale.

    There's a better news piece here with more details,

    "Bandai produces platinum Gundam Fix Figuration figure
    Bandai put out a press release announcing the joint creation with jewelry designer Ginza Tanaka of Gundam Fix Platinum, a pure platinum RX-78-2 Gundam Fix Figuration figure. The Fix Platinum figure will be on exhibit at Basel World 2007, the world's largest watch & jewelry trade show, held in Basel, Switzerland, from April 12th through the 19th and on display at events in Japan afterwards. While there are no current plans to sell it, its value is given by Bandai as $250,000.

    The idea for the piece was suggested to Ginza Tanaka in 2004, with Hajime Katoki overseeing the production of the 89 separate parts made through platinum processing to create the 120mm tall, 1.4 kg GFF figure. From design to manufacturing, it took 2 years to make. As a final touch, the head is adorned with a 0.15 karat diamond. The apparent goal of the endeavor was to create a masterpiece combining the rare, eternal pureness of "the king of precious metals" with the lasting worldview of Gundam."

    http://aeug.blogspot.com/
     
  10. Sol Fury

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    I'd rather have a 1.1 scale Gundam. I'd never get stuck in traffic again!
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

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    250 g's for that? :lol 

    Was thinking it was 1:1 scale at first, and still wouldnt buy it since little kids would probably throw rocks at it. It's a beautiful piece tho
     
  12. iDarkDesign

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    That thing is awesome!

    iDD..... I'm more into watches though
     
  13. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Uh, let's see here...with $250 grand, I could...
    -Pay off my college loans
    -Make a downpayment on a house
    -Have enough left over for at least 2 cars

    ...yeah. I think I'll avoid this one.
     
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    Meh, not that exciting. If it got stolen however, then is would be interesting.
     
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    So...I guess Bandai has $$ to burn, eh?
     
  16. ShortCircuit

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    I think someone got the Yen, to USA dollar conversion mixed up lol??

    1 10th of a carat diamond is worth like 80 bucks?

    And 1/250th or whatever of plated platinum?? thats probly worth like 250 lool.
     
  17. Seth Buzzard

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    First off I don’t have any where near that much money any way.
    Second, no I wouldn’t even if I did.
     
  18. Quantum

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    Given that it's a showpiece, i'd say it's pretty frickin' cool.

    Not into Gundams though, so I wouldn't buy it (i don't even buy the plastic ones). I'd buy a platinum MP-04 for that though (if I had enough to waste a quarter-mil on a toy).
     
  19. ShortCircuit

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    They should give it away like a contest thing. LUCKY DRAW GUNDAM!

    gold plated is 90's.

    welcome to the new millenium. Platinum. lol
     
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    I was hoping they built the body to go with the life size Gundam head that used to be at the Metreon...I miss the Gundam store... :( 
     

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