Thursday, May 24, 2012

Medicom Toys RAH (Real Action Heroes) 1/6th scale The Amazing Spider-Man - Why bother?

Hot on the heels of Hot Toys announcement of a 1/6th scale The Amazing Spider-Man 12-inch figure (see previous post) comes this Medicom Toys RAH - Real Action Heroes - 1/6th scale The Amazing Spider-Man figure as well. This will be released come June 30, 2012 and Medicom says it will be 300mm i.e. 12-inch. At ¥19,740 or USD248.23, I think you'll be better off getting the Hot Toys version. I wonder why Medicom Toys even bother? Most probably because there are Japanese collectors who are fiercely loyal to the Japanese brand and will scoop up everything Medicom Toys has to offer, even if it's not value for money. Well, as one learns in Economics, as long as there is demand, there will always be supply.

For the rest of us, there is Hot Toys, although their prices are also going UP and UP! You would think that with the growing number of collectors who are buying all Hot Toys stuff, they would maintain their old prices and earn from the sheer volume of sales they have been getting but noooo, Hot Toys also increases their prices so that they reap double from increased price and increased quantities. SIGH, that is the real world, people and we are caught in the thick of it all, at the sheer mercy of the dictator! Some of us can stop buying as a sign of protest but it's not going to make much of a difference because there are just too many collectors / investors out there who will continue to take what Hot Toys dishes out.

Scroll down to see more pictures of this soon-to-be-released Medicom Toys RAH - Real Action Heroes - 1/6th scale The Amazing Spider-Man 12-inch figure. If anything, they are good comparison pictures for when Hot Toys The Amazing Spider-Man comes out.

One of those customary hanging head poses movie producers love to do for their promotional posters ;p

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