BlackWaltzTheThird wrote:When considering the cost, one must remember that oftentimes figurines are mass-produced in factories, hence the low pricetag. The OP's figurine is one of a kind, hand crafted, and so it justifies a much higher price. Keep in mind I'm not saying that that price is justified, merely that a greater price than other figurines is.
If it makes it any better, when I said 700$, that was EVERYTHING included. The price for the figure was "only" 400$. The custom base was 80$. transition of Canadian to US funds added another 20 on there. Shipping the damn thing was 150 FUCKING dollars (a price they didn't tell me until after the figure was made). And finally, because I had to wire the money directly to their account (twice, once for the figure and again for shipping), I had to pay my bank 30$ per wire (60$ total).
this time through, assuming I get another figure, I know what to expect, and will be saving a crap tonne of money. i expect to pay about 400$ total for it, maybe less.
Edit: It should be noted that for the 150$ I payed for shipping, the figure arrived in 2 business days... I buy a lot of things online, and that is pretty damn fast! Especially when it's coming from Mainland China...