This is a thing of beauty.
Blizzard's pricing and its habit of region locking merch continue to baffle me. I'm from the EU and I ended up getting the Chinese WC3R CE when it came out. It was about 140usd (so about what the statue alone costs in the US) and came with a sick Lordaeron pin to boot.I think this statue is not exactly the same, it looks way more plastic than the one I own. Mine is a pretty heavy beast, with the individual pieces clipping together with magnets. The body and cloak are definitely some sort of metal, at least partly, only the sword is some flimsy plastic that attaches weirdly (that my cat loves to knock off on the regular). If the US store states it's 100% PVC it's most likely a cheap reprint rather than leftover stock.
PVC at that price, wtf?
listen blizz as much as like arthas but 140$ ? COME ON now
if it was actually made of copper like it's painted to look like I'd order it in a heartbeat.while I love arthas, I can't justify spending $140 on a hunk of plastic.
People talking about the price have never seen how much this kind of @#$% costs sometimes. You go and look at some anime figurines and this kind of prices are absolutely the norm so seeing it at $140 is hardly a surprise lol
The EU price is ridiculously overpriced. Even with 21% added it would only be 170 $ (144€ currently), so that 213€ makes absolutely no sense.
What... $140 for plastic? no way...
I would get it if it was actually a bronze statue, even at a higher price... but PVC? Nope....
Instant pre-order here. It really looks awesome!And about the price: it's not that much cheaper for europeans to buy it on the US store: Including tax and different kind of fees (except maybe import taxes), it's about € 200 to import it to the Netherlands, compared to € 220 including shipment on the international store.
Ever since Blizzard sold / made Fanatics manage their merchandise store, the prices for EU went up by insane amount.As someone living in central Europe, it's always cheaper to buy on US store even with shipping, import fees and tax. US store also often have sales and / or more products than the International one.You do not have to deal with customs as their shipping method already calculates fees into price and do it all for you (btw amazon does same thing).Before Fanatics managed the store Sylv / Illidan statues were around 350 to 400 euro now they are 500 on international vs 269 (319$) on the US store. The Lilith statue is 499$ vs 625 Euro (738$). It's madness that it cost less buying and shipping items from across the world than to buy on International (Mostly EU store)It's feels like international store is getting things shipped from the US one and then they add markup on top of that instead of getting shipment from manufacturer to both stores. Honestly, it's very unfortunate what happened and I do understand why people refuse to shop there or are upset at blizzard. I am also sure that blizzard lost lots of customers who would otherwise love to buy merch there, but this transition almost doubled the prices, Fanatics incredibly mismanaged the store and I do hope that sooner or later will blizzard do something about it.
140$? Its 213€ here, im in central Europe.
Your average player would have to give up a days wages for a piece of pvc that looks like it came fro WCIII reforged, and not the original Arthas. No thank you!
For the record Blizz- if you release say a 24ish inch resin painted statue of Arthas sitting on the Frozen Throne I’d buy it, even if it was $500. As long as it has the detail of the Sylvanas, Illidan, etc ones
140 USD? Official price is 188,36 € (with 20% off promo) - that's a big difference wowhead, with this materials it's not worth it. Why such a big global brand like you fanbyte can't learn to differentiate eu and us properly? Even the token price on main page is annoying because it's not eu price.// editI agree with the guys above its damn riddiculus that its often cheaper to buy in the US blizz gear store through the intermediary and pay all the import fees to eu.