Look, I know that cheap, mediocre-looking figures will always come out, but what ever happened to those figures featuring cheap, mediocre prices? This latest Asuka figure by Amie-Grand
was originally a garage kit, now released as a PVC figure and running ¥14,800-- about $163 USD.
Now, it is kind of cool that her skirt portion is magnetic, and can be swapped out for something a little sexier and all, and I will also complement them that from the side and rear views, her hair looks very nice. But beyond that? The paint looks completely blah.
The only thing that looks expensive on her, actually, is the base...
There was a brief, brief time where OtaCute
accidentally had the figure online at a price of $14.50 USD, as a user pointed me to. If you caught that, good job-- because the price is now up to what it was probably intended to be, $145.90. Yeesh.
If you wanted this figure, how much would you actually be willing to pay for it? I kinda wish I'd jumped on that $14.50 deal, myself, but as it is I think I'm more likely to jump on the much more atypical Shinji and Kaworu figure pair