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When I was a kid I had action figures among my toys. I understand the appeal when you’re a child. If I had been a big manga fan and I’d seen this 19" toy version of Kaneda’s bike in a shop window, I might well have coveted it:

This die-cast metal vehicle replica arrives complete with LED light-up features on the entire bike, as well as sound effects, including engine start, rev, tires, drift and drive, and adjustable headlights. Action figure sold separately.
You’d expect it to be a bit pricey, obviously; extra-special-birthday-present kind of cash. So let’s see the damage...


Holy flaming buckets of shit.

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quercus
Jan. 19th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I think that's more than the entire development budget for the Quasar
fiat_knox
Jan. 19th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Welcome to otakudom. That kind of price for a replica like that is sadly all too typical. It's less than £1000 - that's a bargain price.
webofevil
Jan. 19th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
*grabs bike by lapels, adopts Tom Hanks voice*

YOU. ARE. A. TOY!!
fiat_knox
Jan. 19th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Alien Exploration
Yup. It sounds like you just sidestepped into an alien world, and you may feel a bit like people like me would feel wandering around the publicly-accessible areas of Westminster but: Welcome to the mindset of the otaku.

And the vendors who prey upon them.

"Y'know, this must be how ordinary people feel. This must be how ordinary people feel, around us."
-- Watchmen
chiller
Jan. 19th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
There was some rubbish telly prog on a few weeks ago where a designer paid £1000 for a life size resin replica of Darth Vader's head.

Srsly.
chiller
Jan. 19th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
They didn't even throw in a working lightsabre.
pete23
Jan. 19th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
I assume it comes with some sort of expensive cooling system to keep it as close to Absolute Zero as possible, lest there be tentacles?
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