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Are Prize Figures cheaper than scaled figures?Are Prize Figures cheaper than scaled figures?Ask MFC

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angcupcakegal20angcupcakegal2014 päivää sitten
So, I owned is prize figures that I buy in stores and online, mostly Nezuko related and my first scaled figure will be Kanao but yes, scaled figures are expensive and my mom told me not to buy $100 things but usually I decided to buy them when I stop buying and preordering online like somewhere AmiAmi, HobbySearch, Amazon JP, GoodSmile, Amazon US, etc. but I'm usually slowing down on buying and preordering on this December and next year till spring 2022 and gonna preorder less and will start preordering figures on Tokyo Otaku Mode instead.

So, if anyone has prize figures or scaled figures, is prize figures like cheaper than scaled figures??
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When you use the word "cheaper" are you referring to the quality of the figure or the monetary value of the figure? I'm going to assume that you are referring to the quality of the figure.

Assuming that I am understanding your question correctly, yes, prize figures are lower quality than scale figures. However, depending on the price point, prize figures are not always significantly lower in quality than scale figures.

If you were to compare well-made $20 prize figure to a Pop Up Parade scale figure from Good Smile Company which costs $40, Pop Up Parades are objectively not worth twice the cost of a prize figure in terms of quality. It really comes down to the law of diminishing returns. The more you spend, the less benefit you are going to see.

If you compare a $20 prize figure to a $260+ scale figure, it should be obvious that the $260 scale figure is superior in every way quality wise to the $20 figure. But is it 13 times better? Not really. Then again, I'm not saying high priced scale figures are not worth it. To me and many others they are worth the price. It really comes down to what you feel comfortable spending and how the figures at certain price points make you feel at the end of the day.

If you take a look at aftermarket prices of certain figures, people may be willing to spend 2-3 times the cost of the retail price. Are figures that were originally worth $120 at retail now worth $300? Of course it isn't worth it value wise. But to the people that want the figure, it's completely worth it because that figure brings them joy. It's all subjective on what you think something is worth.
12 päivää sitten
are you asking the difference between scale and prize figures that causes their price to vary so much?
I ask simply because the question makes no sense to me. If you’ve been collecting prize figures already because of your limited budget then you should already know that prizes are significantly cheaper than scales, thus why you’re collecting them.
sorry im a bit confused.
12 päivää sitten
My Prize Figures Are Cheap
13 päivää sitten
skylinedo BANNED
Some of my prize figures have better sculpts than my scales at a fraction of the cost. Then again, I inspected most of my prize fig prior to buying.
13 päivää sitten
$15 compared to $150 and up. Yep, no difference at all /s.

Also, holy run-on sentence, Batman!
13 päivää sitten
Prizes are much cheaper and generally easy to find once they go up for order and also on the secondary market. The exception is Kuji figures which may be very limited, and some that are older and now hard to find.
13 päivää sitten
Scale figures are very Expensive. I buy freeing 1/4 scale bunny figures that range in price from $220 to $400 plus. Prize figures cost around $20 to $40.
14 päivää sitten
Yes, prize figures are cheaper. They typically range in the $15-$25 range or around $50 with a bad aftermarket. You could get older scales though. They can be had for as little as $30 and some of them still look pretty nice. Realistically you'll never find a modern scale for under $100.
14 päivää sitten
tomura prev. rimi
Prizes are cheaper than scales, yes, and the price reflects since theyre usually lower quality and more prone to quality control issues.
14 päivää sitten
When I lived at home the rules about money were "it's your money so use it how you want to."

Of course money is a finite resource, so if I spent my entire life savings on a single item ...... well yeah. :)
14 päivää sitten
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