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TheAnagelic1



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:49 pm Reply with quote
Coming soon, Godzilla Vs Goldzilla.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:54 pm Reply with quote
TheAnagelic1 wrote:
Coming soon, Godzilla Vs Goldzilla.


LOL Laughing Laughing Laughing

Anyway, I just read about this on Kotaku. Yeah given it's "gold-ness" and Japan's tend to overprice thing, it doesn't surprise me. But anyway, it's look really cool. Smile
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:58 pm Reply with quote
You could buy a house and a used Ferrari/Lamborghini (possibly all 3) for that price and you might still have money left.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:58 pm Reply with quote
Did they take a tip from Adam West
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configspace



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:54 pm Reply with quote
That price is unbelievably cheap.... Surprised IF it were 15kg of 24k gold. I presume that 15kg must include the base, because the price just for 15kg of gold itself is $626,939 (at ~$1,300/troy oz)
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:33 pm Reply with quote
configspace wrote:

That price is unbelievably cheap.... Surprised IF it were 15kg of 24k gold. I presume that 15kg must include the base, because the price just for 15kg of gold itself is $626,939 (at ~$1,300/troy oz)


You're correct; the source says:
"価格は1億5000万円" --> "Price is 100 million 50 million yen"
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unitmikey



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:40 pm Reply with quote
Mom, I know what I want for Christmas this year!

Although, I don't understand the marketing behind this, or how it works, but someone out there is sitting around thinking "Let's sell a gold Godzilla. It will be almost half a million dollars".

The fact the someone might actually buy this is frightening, but I will be jealous of them nonetheless.
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configspace



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:39 pm Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
configspace wrote:

That price is unbelievably cheap.... Surprised IF it were 15kg of 24k gold. I presume that 15kg must include the base, because the price just for 15kg of gold itself is $626,939 (at ~$1,300/troy oz)


You're correct; the source says:
"価格は1億5000万円" --> "Price is 100 million 50 million yen"


Ah ok, that makes more sense. Usually precious metal collectibles and rare numismatics command a very high premium over the bullion price. I see ANN updated it now to state:
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Altogether, this gold Godzilla figure will cost customers a total of 150,000,000 yen (about US $1,474,782).
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partially



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:28 am Reply with quote
The silly thing is a person could just buy 15kg of gold at its actual price. Then take that along to a gold master-craftsmen and I am sure they would make anything they wanted from the gold for a premium far less.
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