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Baxter88Baxter882 months ago
i was looking at some figures that were re-releases but can still purchase the first run item. is there any difference in a figure that has been re-released, how can you tell if a figure is an original or a re-release? is the packaging different?
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thank for the input everyone it helped me decide which figures to get and pre ordered them
2 months ago
tharglet2 months ago#108571680Most of the time, there is little to no difference. If there is a conscious decision to make change(s) to the figure, normally manufacturers will give the revision a name (e.g. ver 2, repaint, renewal).
Only exception I personally know is Figma Gilgamesh, where the gold paint is significantly different between releases. Some nendos went from round base to the square iteration we have today on their rereleases.
Usually telling apart revisions is looking at tiny details on the box to work out which it is. If the re-releases are years apart then there can be minor differences in paint colour. But generally it's the same figure made with the same moulds, painted the same way.

Semi-related to this, I note that for figmas that were made before they changed the base's arm from symmetrical to not symmetrical joints (to bend deeper in one direction), any re-releases of those older figmas will have the new asymmetrical joints in the stand's arm.
2 months ago
Jenthehen Otaku at Law
Usually nothing changes unless MANY years have passed from the original release (which is rare).
2 months ago
nishiki broke
based on my personal experience with the figure of the same manufacturer
there's really not much difference from the first release.
2 months ago
Most of the time, there is little to no difference. If there is a conscious decision to make change(s) to the figure, normally manufacturers will give the revision a name (e.g. ver 2, repaint, renewal).

Only exception I personally know is Figma Gilgamesh, where the gold paint is significantly different between releases. Some nendos went from round base to the square iteration we have today on their rereleases.

Usually telling apart revisions is looking at tiny details on the box to work out which it is. If the re-releases are years apart then there can be minor differences in paint colour. But generally it's the same figure made with the same moulds, painted the same way.
2 months ago
With Nendoroids, it usually doesn't matter. Sometimes the new one is more desirable for being made with better plastic. It's less likely to get sticky with age.

As far as scales go, it's probably a good idea to get the rerelease directly from the company. If you order an original/old release secondhand, there's a higher risk of being sold a bootleg.
2 months ago
Rajke Ca Fanatic
In 99 of the 100 rereleases there is no difference. Other colours wil be considered as variant instead. The 1 of 100 rereleases with a difference is a change in the box, a small change in the base (Kotobukiya’s Freddy, the rerelease has a thinner base with other magnets) or a small modification to improve the quality. With a rerelease the price of the runs before it drops. But the earlier runs and rerelease can rise in price if the demand still exceeds the amount produced. For example Die Molte Bene with the figure Miia. The figure market is one of the few markets where the first or latest edition doesn’t matter for it’s value.
2 months ago
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Baxter882 months ago#108571140will the 1st run have a higher resale value than the re-release or would they have about the same resale value, if down the road they needed to be soldIsn't it more the case that the secondary price for all the figs going down regardless of them being 1st edition or not? I don't think I've seen resellers mention a fig being 1st edition or not. Maybe it's not really relevant in the scene?
2 months ago
Like some have said, if there's any sort of real substantial difference between the original and a rerelease, the rerelease will usually get its own separate page and will be considered a variant.

If a figure just has the one page, then it's safe to assume the original release and rerelease are more or less identical. No idea if this generally has any sort of difference regarding secondhand market prices though.
2 months ago
will the 1st run have a higher resale value than the re-release or would they have about the same resale value, if down the road they needed to be sold
2 months ago
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