Putting models together and painting them are not easy. Finishing them and making them look great takes skill. And skill is expensive.
At this weekend's Wonder Festival, a collectible figurine showcase, in Chiba, Japan, Kyoto's "Mr. Big" offered completed garage kits of Bayonetta from the self-title action game Bayonetta and Ayane from the fight games Dead or Alive. Mr. Big deals in completed garage kits, and the Bayonetta one alone took two months to finish.