Wednesday 21 September 2011
In Zelda news
Remember the Link on Epona statue that was teased by First4Figures a few days ago? Well, it has now been officially announced, and pre-orders are up.
As part of First4Figures’ “Twilight Princess Master Arts” range, the huge statue is based on the pose seen in the famous Drew Struzan-styled montage art, with Epona reared up on his two back legs (a self-professed feat of engineering). It is 17 inches tall and 16 inches from front to back, so don’t go placing it on some rickety old shelf! And as with the majority of their statues, comes in a regular flavour and an exclusive edition, which this time has a completely different, bronze-themed paint job. This version can only be bought straight from F4F, via their website.
“Aimed for the serious collector”, don’t expect to be able to afford these with your pocket money. The regular edition will cost you $424.99, and the exclusive edition, $449.99 (and let’s not forget postage). They will be limited, too, with 1500 of the regular edition being made, and 500 of the exclusive edition. But you can be sure that they will be worth every penny - First4Figures have a very high reputation for quality and attention-to-detail, and looking at the images of this statue, it is clear that they have another success on their hands.
Anyone here “serious” enough to buy one? Anyone super serious enough to buy both? Really? Listen, I could use some cash just now…
See pictures and pre-order the regular edition here: https://www.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,92/
See pictures and pre-order the exclusive edition here: https://www.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,93/
Friday 16 September 2011
In Zelda news
If you are a Zelda fan and you are rich, chances are you have at least one First4Figures Zelda statue standing on your desk. If you are a Zelda fan and you are very rich, chances are you have a glass display cabinet filled with the First4Figures Twilight Princess 1/4 scale Master Arts range in your luxury villa. A collection of huge, 1/4 scale replicas of characters from the game, the series is about to meet its third addition, Link on Epona.
First4Figures teased the latest addition with an image posted on Facebook (seen here: https://www.first4figures.com/images/stories/newsicons/loeteaser.jpg ). Not much is known about it, but the statue creators revealed it isn’t actually 1/4 scale (1/4 of a horse is still a pretty huge horse!), but is around the same scale as their previous Link statue, from Ocarina of Time. It’s apparently the heaviest statue they’ve ever made.
You can pre-order the statue at their website starting this Tuesday (September 20th). No word on price or numbering, or if there will be a special edition as with their previous two Twilight Princess statues, but judging from the previous releases, you can expect 750-1000 to be made, priced somewhere in the region of $300-400. Not for every Zelda fan, but you can be guaranteed that the quality will be unbeatable. I’m a sucker for F4F’s Sonic statues, and the attention to detail is so good that sometimes I wonder if they come alive and jump around my room when I’m not looking…
Tuesday 01 February 2011
In Zelda news
Expensive video game statuette makers First4Figures never seem to cease announcing new entries into their numerous collections, and today they have released shots of their most recent Zelda item, again a fan favourite - Dark Link. Their fifth variation on Link (excluding Wolf Link), you know the drill by now - the attention to detail is almost as large as the price, it comes in limited quantities, has an even more limited online exclusive with glowing eyes, and it won’t be out for ages.
The regular version, limited to 2,500 pieces, will set you back $169.99, and can be viewed and pre-ordered here: https://www.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,86/
The exclusive version is limited to 500 and will cost $20 more at $189.99. Get it here: https://www.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,87/
Both will be available in Q3 of this year. So, has the coolness-factor of Dark Link finally won you over to buy one of these?
Friday 26 November 2010
In Zelda news
First 4 Figures have announced their latest Zelda statette, more specifically in their Twilight Princess Master Arts range - Wolf Link and Midna! The Master Arts series - which Zant is already a member of - are 1/4 scale. That means two things. One: they are huge. Two: they will burn an even huger hole in your pocket (and probably singe some of your leg hair in the process). But if you have the cash, it’ll definitely be worth it, as F4F are well known for the amazing quality of their products. And it’ll definitely be a conversation-starter sitting on your coffee table!
Pre-orders launch this coming Tuesday (30th of November), at their website, www.first4figures.com
Do you have any of their figures? I was lucky enough to have a brother who bought me the (comparitively small) Skull Kid model, and I also have their (even smaller) Sonic the Hedgehog vinyl figures sitting on my desk. The detail is fantastic.