Studio Half Eye has announced the opening of pre-orders for the new version of its Gurren Lagann for convertible Perfect Change line. The manufacturer has announced that before developing the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann has decided to propose an improved and updated version of the old Gurren Lagann out for several years now. Fully articulated and transformable, in pure style Studio Half Eye, it is made entirely of PVC and pre-colored resin.
The Perfect Change Ver. 2.0 Gurren Lagann the Studio Half Eye is the preorder price of 57,000 yen . It will be distributed in the month of November 2017.
including those for the Deluxe version called Giga Box, which will include not only the new Gurren Lagann also older versions Glen Wing and the Giga Drill.
The Perfect Change Ver. 2.0 Gurren Lagann Giga Box vers. the Studio Half Eye is the preorder price of 108,000 yen . It will be distributed in the month of November 2017.
"We're charging so much because its value is guaranteed to go up! It's made of materials that will deteriorate over time, so every day it will get rarer!" Uh huh... Nope! Nope! Nope!
For those unfamiliar with the stuff. Resin is an easily workable 2 part mixed plastic. It is often used for short run Hobby products because it can tolerate lower cost and flexible molds such as silicon. Most "Garage Kits" use resin. It's quality can vary wildly depending on the mix and quality of materials used. It can hold sharp crisp details. But unless it is incredibly well mixed, it will decay in some way over time. It will either outgas and grow brittle, or if not mixed right it it can start leeching chemicals such as unbonded hardening agent. And in many many cases it can and will warp as it settles over time. I have a number of Garage Kit models, spaceships and such. They look gorgeous, until about 5 years or so then they start to bow, sag or crumble, etc. Resin is ok for a fixed pose model such as a Gundam. Something that will be solidly glued together. And they you know how to reinforce with brass rod. But a resin articulated collectors robot? That's insane. Not the appropriate material for the job.
SHE stuff has always been expensive because it's a niche product on usually niche characters (or a niche aspect of a popular character in this case). It offers something no-one else does on the market. The base price for the figure (57,000 yen without drill and wing) is comparable with previous releases of similar size and complexity. These are engineering marvels that aren't available from any other manufacturers. The production numbers are likely very low and it has a very narrow range of target audience. It's understandable that many are taken back by the price, but those are the prices of one of a kind products. I sure hate to see all the negative energy towards releases like this. These aren't meant to be mass produced figures like Bandai SOCs or Sentinel Riobots, and aren't priced as such.
To this day, no one has ever attempted a perfect transformation Gurren Lagann. No one has done a perfect transformation Gunbuster, or Godannar. SHE is still the only maker of a perfect transformation Getter that isn't super deformed and has decent articulation (Freeing did release a SD Getter that only looks "ok" from the front with almost no articulation). Shouldn't we as toy collectors, even though most of us can't justify the pricing, embrace these kind of releases that is on the avant-garde of toy engineering?
When I first learned of SHE years ago, the perfect transformation Getter blew my mind. I still can't fathom how Godannar turn inside out and still looks good and articulated. This Gurren Lagann is another transformation scheme that is subltle but at the same time mind blowing. The drill, even though it's an accessory, achieves almost mass shifting magic. I can't afford it, but sure hope bros on RJ will buy one and show us how it works!
Post by supergetterv on May 10, 2017 16:00:28 GMT -5
My experience with Studio Halfeye Products, specifically I own 4 of their products with my rarest and most prize one the Perfect Change Compact Version Shin Getter 1. I still don't know of any other company that has put out a Shin Getter 1 that can transform between the Shin Getter Machines and Combine to form Shin Getter 1. I also have the Perfect Change Dann of Thursday, simple change Getter 1 and Simple Change Gravion Zwei. .
But you have to understand the target audience and who the customer base for Studio Halfeyes are. Collectors that buy these, most are GK (Garage Kit) collectors. S.H.E. has been around since 90's and started as a company that only sell GK. GK production are never high. A couple hundred set per project as resin molds don't last. As for the high price, it's basically a complete GK, fully painted and assembled. So imagine buying a G-System Gundam Resin Kit or those ultra high price Japan Wonder Festival resin Kits. Do a eBay search for wonder festival exclusive kits and just see how outrageous the prices are for those. For Transformers collectors, remember that Jizai Toys Wonder Festival PowerGlide kit or the smaller size Predaking kit. Not only are they hard to find but extremely expensive. So, to equate the cost of this Gurren Lagann, the way I see it, it's paying for a high Price GK and kinda like commissioning someone to put it together.
Collecting since 1997. 1st toy as a collector-Bandai Rockman X All X model kit Current Favorite - Perfect Effects Leonidas Most Anticipated for 2016-
Post by KumaStyle.com (TJ) on May 14, 2017 3:18:26 GMT -5
I'm not questioning whether or not it's niche or why it's expensive... so I'm not really understanding what that was in response to. I own Godannar and I get it (I also want to track down Dancouga Nova at some point.)
My question revolves around the fact that this just isn't stuff that you read about a lot of people actually buying. It could be a situation to where tens of thousands of people buy these releases and no one ever really talks about it anywhere; not likely, but who knows?
My big thing is that in my years of collecting and all of the tons of people I've had the pleasure of interacting with and threads I've lurked, the S.H.E. stuff just doesn't seem to be very popular. I can't think of 20 people I've seen buy the stuff, and SuperGetter is one of a handful I've seen who've actually purchased more than one (which is SICK btw!)
So with that, I just wonder how this company is doing financially in the sense that they produce higher-priced items and continue to have the funds to do so. I almost feel like there's this big-but-hidden S.H.E. collector's community and I want to find it!
No problem. I got in a Getter frenzy back in the day and got my hands on the perfect change getter, compact change Shin Getter 1 as well as the simple change getters 1&2. All getters! Interestingly enough, I got two of them from HK and the other two from a RJ member from South America somewhere. All used.
While they are awesome pieces I just don't have time (or $) for more SHE products. I remember each transformation was a time sucker, which is great before I had kids and not so much now. Lol. I still haven't gotten around to transform my MP Meg and my DX chogokin SV-262.
mojacko: mighty quie over here...not much discussions going on.
Jul 16, 2019 8:46:14 GMT -5
S_Gokin: i will give you something to talk about, i recently played batman arkham city and its so damn awful i give it -12 out of 10, story is extremely lame, game play is awful and the controls is passionately stupid im not motivated to play arkham night AT ALL ;
Jul 17, 2019 1:06:33 GMT -5
mojacko: Arkham Batman is always one of those games i wanted to play but never had the chance to. Always playing NBA2k & Dragon Ball Fighter Z with my teen kid who beats the hell out of me....lol
Jul 17, 2019 8:32:07 GMT -5
S_Gokin: i really dont recommend it (unless you found it dirt cheap) both Arkham asylum and Arkham city are bad, story wise and gameplay, didnt try Arkham knight yet, but im not sure i will, if they kept all of those annoying things from the early games
Jul 18, 2019 3:17:48 GMT -5
mojacko: OT...whats up with funko pops? some say its a collectible but i dont find it appealing except for others value changes.
Jul 18, 2019 13:10:12 GMT -5
mojacko: think its a hype thing i dont see it will last through the ages its like a re invention of the head knockers thing.
Jul 22, 2019 9:04:33 GMT -5
mojacko: i doubt the value will sky rocket when the hype dies out.
Jul 24, 2019 13:57:52 GMT -5