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CD Projekt Red has been experiencing a lot of love lately. The company just recently had Geralt from their interpretation of The Witcher series added to a stamp in Poland, and now a new statue based on the iconic monster slayer is available for pre-order and it's extremely expensive.
How expensive? Well, according to Gamespot Sideshow Toy has a polystone statue of Geralt of Rivia from Prime 1 Studio available for $769.99. The statue will not actually be available until sometime between July and September of 2017, but a prototype version of the model is up on the site where we get to see all the intricate details added to the character figure.
If you can't pay the $769.99 up front, they also have an optional $86 monthly payment plan available, where you can pay on the figure little by little each month. If fans of The Witcher are planning on doing so, you may have to do so quickly because the Geralt figure will only be available in a limited production run, with only a thousand figures being made.
The Geralt figure stands 26 inches tall, features translucent resin for life-like skin (the equivalent of subsurface scattering in the world of 3D rendering) and features the bloody head of a felled monster on top of which Geralt stands.
The price might seem kind of ridiculous, but the reality is that the price isn't too far off from a lot of other high-quality figurines based on popular video game and comic book characters. Take for instance the highly detailed Titanfall statues featuring a pilot climbing just on the outside of the Atlas Titan, which can go for on average $600. Another, even more detailed, version of the Atlas from ThreeZero can go for as much as $1,200.
Collectible figurines and statues, even those based on video games, can be mightily expensive. As evidenced with the Geralt figure, if really want to spruce up your collection you'll need to be willing to put three-quarters of a grand down to own the figure.
As mentioned, the detail is intricate. Geralt has chain-link pauldrons protecting a leather set of armor. The straps, details in the leather and stitching in the cloth really stand out so that you can admire the craftsmanship put into it by Prime 1 Studio. The outfit is Geralt's default costume from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
He also has his signature swords with him, with the one-handed blade in his right hand and the two-handed blade stuffed into its sheath on his back. He carries a bloody dagger in his left hand and has a crossbow strapped alongside his sheaths. The only thing he's missing is a collection of potions.