Touhou Plushie Sells for $9400

Topic started by gia on March 12, 2009. Last post by Datafox 4 years, 6 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

A Yahoo! auction of a plushie from the uber-popular doujin franchise Touhou, a series of amateur-made shooter games that has also spawned tons of doujinshi and even a self-published anime, has sold for ¥916,000-- over $9400 USD.


Why? Well, the plushie was only sold at an exclusive Touhou event last week, and it's “Jumbo Suika (eyes closed version),” so it's a big plushie (see in the picture, she takes up a good chunk of that chair). That might explain why the starting price was ¥12,000 ($124ish USD). No, the real key point is that only ten of this plushie were made.


One of the exhibitors said that it seemed sad that someone who only wanted to resell the item was able to get it. On the other hand, now someone who wanted it bad enough to pay over nine grand for it got it, so I guess it's not SO sad.


Well, not for the same reason, anyway. (Via 2ch.)

Post by Sonata (35,402 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Whoa...think of how many time you could have went to red lobster with that money:)
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Forget red lobster-- you could go to a five-star swank-fest eight or nine times =p
Post by Acer (5,676 posts) See mini bio Level 11
I bet that much money looks wonderful :)
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
This is just retarded.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Yeah.... it's stuff like this that reminds me it's actually a GOOD thing I still can't beat Imperishable Night on Lunatic difficulty...
Post by Sonata (35,402 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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gia said:
"Forget red lobster-- you could go to a five-star swank-fest eight or nine times =p
"
Oh Yeah...my stomach would cover the hole table when I'm finishedXD
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 5
What Sigue said.
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Fanatical rich fans at their best(worst).
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@Void Wizard: Yeah, I don't see the logic in this purchase. I might buy a Rin Tohsaka dollfie should they ever come out with one (that or the full armor Saber would be the only two I'd ever consider), but one of those would STILL be far cheaper than this.... not to mention paying a grand for dollfie isn't ridiculous for buying a dollfie.

Hell, I barely paid a tenth of that for my cel of Heero from the opening "just communication" credits where his hand is over his face...
Post by Raiku (64 posts) See mini bio Level 10
i wouldnt buy it unless i came accross it coincently then id save it as an investment for a rainy day situation
Post by transgojobot (122 posts) See mini bio Level 2
This reminds me of a recent eBay auction where someone sold a pair of DAICON laserdiscs for just over $600. But that amount looks piddly in the face of $9400; that's enough to cover my rent for an entire year!


Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
1 word, daaaammmmmmnnn
Post by Kyle (14 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Yeah, and I'm sure the quality is SO great. I'm sure it's not at ALL the plushie equivalent of a Cafe Press T-shirt.................sarcasm...........
Post by Lady_Nightmare (2,789 posts) See mini bio Level 13
chic kaw no id try to make it before i send that much
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Agent_Lost said:
"1 word, daaaammmmmmnnn
"
Thats pretty much what i want to say too XD
Post by MocPac (9 posts) See mini bio Level 1
"And then my dog pissed on it.", would be the end this story if I was the one who bought it.
Post by Datafox (1 posts) See mini bio Level 1
AMATEUR-MADE!?!? 
I think it shouldn't be said to be "amateur-made" 
ZUN (maker of the series) has made all games himself, all musics, all graphics, all characters, all everything but fan-made stuff. 
Do the same and then I believe that it's really "amateur-made"
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