(NSFW) Kidrobot Black’s Lilitu Emerges From The Deep

We found out last week that the Tara McPherson design for Kidrobot Black, Lilitu, would be set for release soon. We only had a rough outline of the figure then, but now it seems like actual images have leaked! The details are a bit obscured because of the lighting, but from what we can see it looks phenomenal. It’s a wonderful representation of the art, though I think I am spoiled by PVC because her hair sculpt doesn’t look quite as good as I’d like. It’s quite above the level one expects from vinyl, though, so I am not going to complain! Her box is also very swanky, a lot like what I’d expect to see from Native, which is amusing because of the highly NSFW nature of this piece.

The price, however, is still making me cringe. Lilitu is an edition of only 200, so I expected a moderately high price, but I was guessing maybe $150. Nope, $250! For a simple, barely-painted black vinyl piece. I associate high prices with either a high cost of production (like PVC where each individual piece is handpainted) or expensive materials (like polystone and coldcast statues). Vinyl, however has neither of these. The material is not overly expensive, and the process is simple compared to many other types of figures. So what gives with the high pricetag?

[via Notcot]

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