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I was in New York for work this week, so of course I made time to go to the Nintendo store, where I saw this great and terrible thing...




I had known that this existed, and it's even more impressive than I thought it would be, but it raises some questions. Specifically, how did they decide on a price point? And who buys something like this? There's a small sign on the display case that says you need to place a special order from the cash register, and how awkward would that be? I mean, I can just imagine someone going up to the person manning the till and kind of mumbling, Yes, I wish to purchase that two foot tall statue of Ganondorf, let me spell my name out for you. And then, once it's actually delivered, what do you do with it? Do you create a special display, like put it on a pedestal or something? Or do you put it in one of those open wooden cabinets that people use as Buddhist altars? If you're financially comfortable enough to buy this, do you live in a place that's large enough for your Ganondorf statue to have its own room? Or do you hide it in a closet so that no one witnesses your shame?

On a similar note, I'm perplexed by the fact that Nintendo thought it was a reasonable idea to make a Wind Waker Ganondorf playset, which is a real thing that really exists in the world. I wish I were joking about this, but...

Date: 2017-08-05 09:41 pm (UTC)
thegingeryone: this is a wug (Default)
From: [personal profile] thegingeryone
i have. never wanted something so useless yet so ABSOLUTELY UP MY STREET in my LIFE. Why are there no Nintendo Stores in the UK D: Please....I want more merch.

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I say as if I didn't genuinely consider buying a $400 light up Amaterasu statue.

Ganondorf playset....sobs.

Date: 2017-08-20 06:17 pm (UTC)
thegingeryone: this is a wug (Default)
From: [personal profile] thegingeryone
Literally...the only thing that stopped me is that...it would've taken every bit of cash out of my bank account...I'm still so tempted to pick one up from ebay...

Gan why ya so fun to make fun of and drool over all at once? I gotta draw more gan the man.

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