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Fate/Stay Night - TYPE MOON -10th Anniversary- - Saber - 1/6 (Primal Heart)Fate/Stay Night - TYPE MOON -10th Anniversary- - Saber - 1/6 (Primal Heart)¥ Buy¥ Buy

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So elegant.
5 years ago
Take note that a PVC variant is being made by Alter... ITEM #133946 ^.^
7 years ago
Migon Saber Freak
This is not Saber Lily, it's just regular Saber, so why is it listed as Lily? Just because she looks similar to her? It's Saber if the ribbon is blue and if the ribbon is black it's Lily. It's quite simple really.
7 years ago
I see recast of this are quite common ^^
7 years ago
Previous comments are from a strictly emotional point of view regarding the legality of a product. If precautions are taken, bootleg/recast/imitation products are indeed legal as long as the product is NOT LICENSED in the country of purchase. Furthermore, for it to be legal, the seller may not "profit" from the transaction and can only ask for a "commission" of sorts to cover his costs. Of course many sellers report superficial costs to somewhat earn some under the table profit.

Bottom line, with an honest to god only cost of manufacture pricing, a bootleg/recast/imitation product is indeed legal, provided that the product is not licensed in the country of the purchaser.

Now depending on your country, this can be tweaked in implementation from complete ban of bootlegs, to total support. However, above is the case for a lot of countries I have spent time on.
7 years ago
nrvnqsr8 years ago#1089023Me too. Unlike the Ichiban Kuji, this one looks really beautiful. The face on the Ichiban Kuji was...cannot unsee. >_<

hahahaahah yes, i think her face is ugly too, does not look like saber at all. it is a pity because i love her pearled dress
7 years ago
chocophsyco8 years ago#1063183i hope this will turn into a beautiful pvc soon

Me too. Unlike the Ichiban Kuji, this one looks really beautiful. The face on the Ichiban Kuji was...cannot unsee. >_<
8 years ago
i hope this will turn into a beautiful pvc soon
8 years ago
Alphakitty8 years ago#1016918I think recasts are a tricky subject--while PVC bootlegs are usually looked at as being silly/good custom bait, there's a lot of animosity towards recasts. Mainly because money doesn't go to the artist, and they put a TON of work into these kits. But at the same time, something like this will sell out at the event: buying an original on YJ! from a reseller isn't helping the artist in any way shape or form (aside from maybe driving up their popularity a bit if a kit sells for a ton).
GKs are also crazy expensive for those of us on a budget. You're paying $200+ after fees (if you're lucky enough to get an event one) for an unpainted, unassembled figure. I'm not saying that they aren't worth that, just that some people can't afford it at all so recasts (especially pre-painted ones) seem to be basically the only option if you admire the sculpt... unless you want to spend about a thousand bucks to get the original kit and pay for a good customizer to make it for you.
So yes, GKs are unethical (and yes, illegal) because you are buying something that doesn't benefit the artist. It's a bootleg for sure, no way around it. But since these kits aren't really available in a widespread way, it's more an ethical issue than a monetary one.


Ok thanks for the explanation. I bought a couple of them trough a friend but I've never really bothered to check how legit they were since the price was way more affordable than original ones. Anyway I understand and pretty much agree with the point of view of a strict collector who doesn't really like the idea of people getting a recast for a very cheap price while he probably spent a lot for an original one.
8 years ago
kaname13048 years ago#1016185But wouldn't it be kinda illegal to recast a kit? You're basically creating a 1:1 copy of the original kit and selling it at a much cheaper price.

I think recasts are a tricky subject--while PVC bootlegs are usually looked at as being silly/good custom bait, there's a lot of animosity towards recasts. Mainly because money doesn't go to the artist, and they put a TON of work into these kits. But at the same time, something like this will sell out at the event: buying an original on YJ! from a reseller isn't helping the artist in any way shape or form (aside from maybe driving up their popularity a bit if a kit sells for a ton).

GKs are also crazy expensive for those of us on a budget. You're paying $200+ after fees (if you're lucky enough to get an event one) for an unpainted, unassembled figure. I'm not saying that they aren't worth that, just that some people can't afford it at all so recasts (especially pre-painted ones) seem to be basically the only option if you admire the sculpt... unless you want to spend about a thousand bucks to get the original kit and pay for a good customizer to make it for you.

So yes, GKs are unethical (and yes, illegal) because you are buying something that doesn't benefit the artist. It's a bootleg for sure, no way around it. But since these kits aren't really available in a widespread way, it's more an ethical issue than a monetary one.
8 years ago