We already showed off the awesome Japanese limited edition Okamiden package yesterday, but it seems Capcom isn’t done delivering awesome collectibles of GamesRadar’s favorite underappreciated wolf goddess. Sadly, much like the Okamiden collector’s edition, this gorgeous polystone statue looks like it may never be officially available outside of Japan.
Preorders for the Amaterasu statue just opened up on Capcom’s Japanese shopping site, e-Capcom.com. The statue itself won’t be available until the end of September, but orders will be taken until that date (or until Capcom sells out of their planned production run). Amaterasu’s fairly sizable, to boot: she stands about 6.8 inches high, and her base is 9 inches long and 6 inches wide. She’s made from high-quality polystone and painted by hand.
Above: Let's just take a moment to soak in the awesome-ness.
However, the statue also retails for a true collector’s price – 15,400 yen, or about $175 USD. If you’re really interested in obtaining this beautiful piece of art, you can try a Japanese proxy shopping service like Crescent Shop, but be prepared to pay commission and shipping on top of the price. All the more reason to hope that Capcom USA will pick up a couple for retail – maybe we’d get a bit of a price break on the currently abysmal yen exchange rate.
Above: Yes, it's ridiculously expensive. Cool things are like that sometimes.
Above: Hand-painted details like this = severe, unbridled want.
Above: Note: If you put the statue on a shelf facing this direction,
people will wonder about you.
Jul 16, 2010