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Old 20-04-21, 14:31   #71
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Best TR statue to date hands down, but won't be getting it for obvious reasons.

Seconded. I can't remember ever seeing a TR statue that looks better than this. Would have love to buy one, but yeah for the obvious reasons I won't too.
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Old 20-04-21, 14:33   #72
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Amazing statue and worth the price if you ask me. I wonít buy it because I wouldnít know what to do with it. Iím not a real fan I guess.
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Old 20-04-21, 14:35   #73
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Also quite confused as to why Neha bought one.

She's a CM. Surely she can just get one if she asked for it instead of taking stock away from a fan that might've wanted it.
It says they are making the amount that are pre-ordered, so if that fan wants it they can get it they just need to preorder it.

I wasn't expecting the colors to be so vibrant I really love it!!
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Old 20-04-21, 15:50   #74
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She looks gorgeous though.
If this is representive of what Lara may look like in the unified timeline then I'd say it's certainly a step in the right direction. I like her physique, the realistic rendition of the classic outfit, and all the little details are incredible. Personally, I'm not entirely sold on the face yet, I know it's impossible to expect them to eradicate Survivor Lara completely, but something about it just doesn't feel 'right.' I even see a little bit of Camilla in her, and the mouth is too small imo. Her hair no longer looks like a retro mullet or a squirrel permanently glued to her head for once tho, that's cool.

EDIT: Just watched the video which shows the figurine "in motion" and I do like her face there.
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Amazing statue and worth the price if you ask me. I won’t buy it because I wouldn’t know what to do with it. I’m not a real fan I guess.
Honestly, fans who purchase these are in an entirely unique tier of their own. I own all the games (sometimes multiple copies and different editions), but I've never felt the incentive to collect action figures or comic books... certain type of merchandise just doesn't appeal to me, and being somewhat of a minimalist I'm quite picky in terms of what I devote my precious storage space to etc. so I never went out of my way to actually purchase everything with the Tomb Raider brand on it.

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Old 20-04-21, 16:25   #75
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This might sound a bit like 1st world problems, but I am a bit torned between buying this statue or not.

I would actually be able to afford it if I chose a payment plan, and I always wanted to have at least one quality gaming statue, but I just don't have where to display it. Especially considering I probably will have to move a few times again later this year...

Man, I hate this...
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Old 20-04-21, 16:58   #76
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I don't think the pic I chose shows the face in the best light, to be fair.

My take on what owning an expensive figurine means as a fan: I honestly do not believe you're more of a fan if you buy these statues. Neither does not buying one mean you're less of a fan. Some fans have the money to buy these figurines, and some might sell their kidneys, I dunno, but all that means is you have the (spare) money and you like figurines. There are collectors out there who will buy a figurine like this just to add to their collection. If you can afford these, but don't want one, it doesn't make you less of a fan either. Maybe you'd rather have room for something else maybe you don't like figures at all. I'm betting this statue is pretty heavy too so you'd need a sturdy display unit. And if you can't afford one, don't fret about not being a big enough fan.

I really do hope more affordable merch is announced. It would be nice to be able to get something to commemorate the anniversary, even if it's a t-shirt or mug.
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Old 20-04-21, 17:13   #77
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This might sound a bit like 1st world problems, but I am a bit torned between buying this statue or not.

I would actually be able to afford it if I chose a payment plan, and I always wanted to have at least one quality gaming statue, but I just don't have where to display it. Especially considering I probably will have to move a few times again later this year...

Man, I hate this...
Well, the rational part of me that's completely disconnected from and sees no value in things like decorative statues is inclined to say don't buy it, considering there are much MUCH better things to invest in like a car etc... However, I'd be lying if I said I never splurged on rare collectibles before; the most recent purchase I can think of was these limited edition Urban Outfitters vinyls. Still, the thing with the vinyls was that although they were somewhat expensive, they didn't completely ruin me financially and I knew that if I passed on the opportunity to buy them at the time, their value would only sky-rocket and I'd have to pay double the amount UO was selling them for if I were to buy them from ebay or something. Go ahead with the purchase only if you're absolutely 100% certain that you'd regret not owning the statue later on. It is a very limited one time release after all, so do give it some thought, but if you can barely get by irl and you'll just have it placed somewhere for its pretty factor - I'd reconsider if I were you

€1,246 really is a lot of coins, and it's certainly more than your average monthly salary. Even if I had that type of money to spend (and then some), I really don't think I'd use it to purchase a statue, but that's just me. Other people's opinions will vary.
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By the way, more affordable merch is coming. Neha or Meagan (I don't remember now who was it) confirmed it during the Tomb Raider II stream. Although production delays unfortunately happened and they might only come at the end of the year or even in 2022.
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Old 20-04-21, 18:09   #79
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By the way, more affordable merch is coming. Neha or Meagan (I don't remember now who was it) confirmed it during the Tomb Raider II stream. Although production delays unfortunately happened and they might only come at the end of the year or even in 2022.
When the 26th anniversary will be more exciting than the 25th.
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When the 26th anniversary will be more exciting than the 25th.
Technically the 25th anniversary start this year until october of 2022
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