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CAPtainRogers77CAPtainRogers77Vor 10 Monaten
First I'd like to start by saying this isn't to start any arguments or upset anyone. I'm just genuinely curious as to how other people feel on this subject.

How do you feel on those unofficial, usually resin, statues? Some examples would be: www.fanaticanim... , www.fanaticanim..., and www.fanaticanim.... (apologies that they are all One Piece ones)

I love how they look but would feel guilty buying one as they aren't licensed so they are technically illegal. But they are truly gorgeous and would be amazing pieces in any collection.

How do you all feel on this subject? Do you own any unofficial figures similar to these?

Again not trying to start a fight or anything of the sort, just curious is all.
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CAPtainRogers77Vor 9 Monaten#69396236I know that resin is supposed to much more fragile so that's why I'd be hesitant to get those figures(even though there are a couple I'm really liking). But that figure looks amazing!So sorry it broke on you though :(Yes, they are. It's a risk that i honestly haven't thought about before purchasing it. So anyone here should be consider it again and more beforehand (especially from an unlicensed brand, since we cannot claim anything).
Vor 9 Monaten
BHEITHIRVor 9 Monaten#69395852About your last statement, this is exactly what i thought after experiencing myself. I bought "Last Sleep - Portgas D. Ace" and he's looking good at first, until i assemble a part, carefully, and it cracked and broke. I don't know about the others, but that's just me as i experienced it. First impression, in my eye, was terrible despite the awesome statue.
Just sharing my experience-based thoughts and no intention/trying to startle anyone. Have a blasting day!
I know that resin is supposed to much more fragile so that's why I'd be hesitant to get those figures(even though there are a couple I'm really liking). But that figure looks amazing!So sorry it broke on you though :(
Vor 9 Monaten
SebastianLoverVor 10 Monaten#67531324I don't really have a good camera. I don't think I could do them justice, but maybe I can get some pictures for you. I do think they look like the prototypes for the most part.
They are heavy and I'd be afraid to put them in a detolf. I have them either on top of my display cabinet or on my piano. Not all of them are huge though. Some are around the size of a regular 1/7 and only slightly heavier/bigger. They even blend into my Megahouse POP collection. I personally don't go for the really complicated ones because they'll cost a fortune to ship to me and are more of a burden because of their size.
Just as an fyi, resin is pretty fragile, more so than PVC. Honestly I'll opt for a well made official figure over a resin statue just because it's cheaper and more durable even if the resin statue is a lot cooler. A resin statue is more like my expensive last resort.
About your last statement, this is exactly what i thought after experiencing myself. I bought "Last Sleep - Portgas D. Ace" and he's looking good at first, until i assemble a part, carefully, and it cracked and broke. I don't know about the others, but that's just me as i experienced it. First impression, in my eye, was terrible despite the awesome statue.

Just sharing my experience-based thoughts and no intention/trying to startle anyone. Have a blasting day!
Vor 9 Monaten
robert18Vor 10 Monaten#67562509I don't see them that bad, I mean I would be cool if they can get the license, but other than that they look really elaborated and well done, at least from pictures, so is not a rip off like a bootleg figure.
And also they can do things that wouldn't be possible with an official item, personally I really liked this Hinata (kinda NSFW):
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I hope that one day we could get more licensed figures in a similar fashion of portrayed different than normal or just the over-the-top-ness. I think as long as they don't cause damage to the industry like bootlegs they aren't that evil or bad.
Vor 10 Monaten
I don't see them that bad, I mean I would be cool if they can get the license, but other than that they look really elaborated and well done, at least from pictures, so is not a rip off like a bootleg figure.

And also they can do things that wouldn't be possible with an official item, personally I really liked this Hinata (kinda NSFW):

View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://i.ibb.co/167f4BN/Wechat-IMG47-84308-1567358487.jpg
Vor 10 Monaten
SebastianLoverVor 10 Monaten#67531324I don't really have a good camera. I don't think I could do them justice, but maybe I can get some pictures for you. I do think they look like the prototypes for the most part.
They are heavy and I'd be afraid to put them in a detolf. I have them either on top of my display cabinet or on my piano. Not all of them are huge though. Some are around the size of a regular 1/7 and only slightly heavier/bigger. They even blend into my Megahouse POP collection. I personally don't go for the really complicated ones because they'll cost a fortune to ship to me and are more of a burden because of their size.
Just as an fyi, resin is pretty fragile, more so than PVC. Honestly I'll opt for a well made official figure over a resin statue just because it's cheaper and more durable even if the resin statue is a lot cooler. A resin statue is more like my expensive last resort.

Yeah I have seen people either saying their resin statue broke in transport or they are extremely concerned it's going to break.
I would just want 1 or 2 of the huge ones just because they would look super cool to have in my collection. But they definitely would be so hard to store just because of their size.
Don't worry if you can't get pictures of them. I was just curious is all.
Vor 10 Monaten
CAPtainRogers77Vor 10 Monaten#67467721Do you have any pictures of them? They always look so nice in the product photos but that's in a very controlled setting so it can sometimes be, not fake, but easier to hide flaws.
Also how do you display them? From the one's I've seen they're all quite large not only height wise but also in the base.
I do like viewing them as fanart though. Its a nice way to think of them.


I don't really have a good camera. I don't think I could do them justice, but maybe I can get some pictures for you. I do think they look like the prototypes for the most part.

They are heavy and I'd be afraid to put them in a detolf. I have them either on top of my display cabinet or on my piano. Not all of them are huge though. Some are around the size of a regular 1/7 and only slightly heavier/bigger. They even blend into my Megahouse POP collection. I personally don't go for the really complicated ones because they'll cost a fortune to ship to me and are more of a burden because of their size.

Just as an fyi, resin is pretty fragile, more so than PVC. Honestly I'll opt for a well made official figure over a resin statue just because it's cheaper and more durable even if the resin statue is a lot cooler. A resin statue is more like my expensive last resort.
Vor 10 Monaten
XardejVor 10 Monaten#67499451They're great. Garage Kit/figure makers provide a valuable service in our fairly clockwork otaku industry ruled by rather draconian measures. Really, a figure representing a licensed character shouldn't bother anyone. What matters is whether it factually cuts into profits the owners would have made, which is almost never the case.
Garage kit folks will typically either make a product of characters that don't receive much attention (this justifies their necessity alone), or make a product of a more popular character in a manner that you typically wouldn't see from an official product. A good example would be Rei Ayaname. She has an absolute mountain of official goods, but the garage kits will typically depict her in a manner the official products don't, or simply with some sort of unique aesthetic we usually don't see.

Yeah as long as they don't hurt the profits then they are okay. I don't think they should replace the official licensed goods but I think having them as an option is nice. Plus they do give attention to characters that may not get goods/figures. Or as you said depict them in a way not usually seen!
Vor 10 Monaten
They're great. Garage Kit/figure makers provide a valuable service in our fairly clockwork otaku industry ruled by rather draconian measures. Really, a figure representing a licensed character shouldn't bother anyone. What matters is whether it factually cuts into profits the owners would have made, which is almost never the case.

Garage kit folks will typically either make a product of characters that don't receive much attention (this justifies their necessity alone), or make a product of a more popular character in a manner that you typically wouldn't see from an official product. A good example would be Rei Ayaname. She has an absolute mountain of official goods, but the garage kits will typically depict her in a manner the official products don't, or simply with some sort of unique aesthetic we usually don't see.
Vor 10 Monaten
nyugvo6Vor 10 Monaten#67493670I prefer official when it exists.
I buy figures because they represent something I like, so why not go all the way and show those feelings to the creator too?
that said, I waited 20 years for a decent scorponok figure and hasbro refused to make one.
I will buy unofficial if I have to.

I do prefer to buy official as well but a lot of these unofficial ones are nice because as you said it can give you a chance to get a figure of a beloved character.
Vor 10 Monaten
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