Someone Wants To Pay $9,000 for a Gundam Model

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And no, it's not made out of gold. But the winning bidder must be made out of money.

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According to Itai News, a completed RX-93 ν Gundam model sold for 926,001 yen (US$9,261) in an online auction. Bidding started at 100 yen, which is about one dollar.

The actual model, in its unpainted and disassembled state, currently fetches around 4,600 yen (US$46) on Amazon Japan.

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The builder, known as zazi-8385, said it took ten months to complete the model and its custom paint job. When you look at the detail, that's easy to believe. Here, you can see a normal completed kit compared with zazi_8385's mind-blowing detail:

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And here's a side-by-side comparison:

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Zazi_8385 thanked everyone for their interest in the auction and is currently in communication with the winning bidder. AKA, the person who is willing to part with ten grand for this completed model kit.

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ヤフオクでガンプラが92万6,001円で落札される [痛いニュース via 2ch]

Photos: Amethyst

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shippoyasha
Shippoyasha

That price is disturbing when put in context of the new Gundam Build Fighters show that's airing now, where they use the figurines and make it fight in a death battle with other figurines until one (or both) are utterly battle wrecked by the virtual battle they're put through.

Speaking of which, Build Gundam has to be one of the best mecha shows I've seen in eons. The idea of a $9000+ figure being destroyed in a death battle makes me woozy though.