If you've already thrown your wallet at The Wonderful 101 remaster over on Kickstarter and want something else to go with it, perhaps this 'Wonder-Red' statue by PlatinumGames is worth keeping an eye on.
This red resin figure has been sculpted by Minoru Kasai and will require you to assemble and paint it. The height of it is approx 10 cm / 4 inches and it will be priced at 5,000 yen (roughly $45 / £35) when it goes on sale at Wonder Festival 2020 [winter] in Japan later this week.
We’re also offering a statue kit of none other than Wonder-Red, the star of The Wonderful 101! The Crimson Fist will soon return to your home, thanks to our wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered – Why not make some space for him on your mantle?
Here's a bit more background about the Wonder Festival:
Wonder Festival (Wonfes for short) is a huge gathering of figure creators and collectors that takes place twice every year. It’s a major showcase where figure and statuette makers show off and sell their latest and greatest. And at this year’s winter Wonfes, on February 9 in Chiba, Japan, PlatinumGames is joining in!
There's been no mention of a western release, but if we hear anything, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, tell us if you would like a statue like this and if you have you backed TW101 on Kickstarter yet.
[source platinumgames.com, via gonintendo.com]
I wonder why it has to be built and painted by the consumer, especially when it already costs $45. Surely there could be a premium option where it can be bought completely finished?
@PurinPuff : My thoughts exactly. For that kind of money, one might as well buy some clay and mould the figurine themselves while they're at it as well.
But then, some people go to restaurants where they have to cook the food themselves, so...
I mean japan has a well established DIY model kit scene, let alone wonfes being the top spot for limited exclusive ones. This is pretty standard for a more niche character's release in figure form lmao
@PurinPuff resin statues/figures are kind of a weird deal, they're a huge pain in the ass to make for both the consumer and the producer and they're usually only made in small batches for that reason (and thus cost is nuts)
if you think this is bad, you should see some daibadi kits sometime, those can go for upwards of $100 for a bag of plain white parts (or very minimalistically colored parts)
Really surprised that people don't know what model kits are. Also 45$ is ridiculously cheap for a limited kit like this
Lol, this company is a joke.
A 45 dollar unassembled amiibo with no amiibo function. No thanks.
this has gone too far now, way too much promo on one of their weaker games.
I'd love to get one of these! I think a lot of people here must not know about miniature painting and such, this isn't expensive this is average bordering on cheap for such an exclusive. Sadly I can't get to WonFest and I'm sure the secondary market prices will be insane.
Let's hope for challenger pack 2 and a corresponding amiibo!
For a limited run kit this is pretty reasonably priced, although I do wish they'd tried to make a deal with Nintendo to make an amiibo instead
You can just tell that Platinum really loves Wonderful 101.
45 bucks and I still need to paint it...
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