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All silver statues are produced using sterling silver quality, or .925 purity. The statues have limited castings for each design of just 1,000 products. The silver statues are housed within protective boxes for shipping and come with an antique polish. The use of antique polish on silver products serves many purposes. In all products, antique polishes help highlight the intricate elements of the designs. In the case of silver statues, an antique polish provides an heirloom quality to the overall product. These are commonalities found across many of the silver statue programs, but below you can learn more about the individual programs.
One of the most ambitious programs that Silver Statues has ever set out to deliver has been the Silver Soldiers Collection. These stunning silver statues come in a range of weights from 4 and 5 oz silver all the way up to 38 oz and 40 oz silver. The statues are typically released individually and as part of small units, broken up much like units within a battalion on the battlefield. Each one of the statues depicts a different popular toy-soldier figurine as commonly found in plastic Green Army Men sets. Generations of children have played with Army Men, now you can build a unique collection of silver based on these figures as well.
To the military and/or history buff, these statues are instantly recognizable as World War II American GIs. Each figure has an individual role to play that works in support of a larger team. Below is a rundown of the designs you can expect to find in this collection:
The fairy and fantasy realms have gained increasing attention on silver round projects in recent years. Much of this is due to the popularity of the Silverbug rounds produced on behalf of the Reddit community known as the Silverbugs. Ariana the Silver Fairy is their favored fair and was the lead design in that collection. Silver statues cross genres to feature various figures, including:
Finally, there is the Silversmith series of silver statues. Each of the creations in this collection focuses on a biblical theme. Examples of silver statues in this collection include the following designs:
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Across the country, cities and institutions are struggling with how to get rid of statues that people no longer want to celebrate. But even in this climate, there are takers ready and willing to rescue rejects.
Before I'll purchase from a site, I'll shoot them an email with a general question that's usually about shipping or a certain statue, and I'll see how long it takes for them to get back with me. And while this doesn't necessarily show you how good they will be fixing an actual issue, it does show you how responsive they are. Unfortunately, you really won't know how great a site is until you receive your statue in terms of shipping and handling breaks/missing or wrong pieces, but you can definitely listen to the experience of others whether that be on Facebook groups or on posts like this one.I'll also mention that there are two types of anime statue studios: Licensed and unlicensed. I purchase both, even though I don't condone what unlicensed studios are doing. Of course, it's always best to buy from a licensed studio, because it supports the industry and the series. But I've been known to look past this when an unlicensed studio releases a completely original piece. With that said, the places I recommend you buy unlicensed anime statues from are not the same places I recommend you buy licensed anime statues from. In this post, I'll recommend different places you can buy each.Many statues later and I've purchased from most of the sites that sell anime statues. While I've had some issues when buying from certain sites, which I'll get into below, I've had a positive experience buying and getting statues from many others. Read more about the sites I recommend buying anime statues from and a few I recommend being wary of below!
Spec Fiction is a statue site that only sells licensed statues and they are one of my favorite sites to buy from. They have a great selection to shop from from studios like Figurama, Iron Kite Studio, Jimei Palace, Tsume and more. At the time of writing this post, their selection is one of the largest out of all the sites that sell licensed anime statues, so this is a benefit to buying from them. They also sell a lot of comic book statues too if you collect those.
Their prices are great for licensed statues, especially when you consider their lower shipping rates. Although, I will say with the shipping crisis as of late that rates have increased on all anime statues sites, so this is something to keep in mind. Their shipping rates tend to be cheaper in comparison to other sites, especially when shipping to the US or Canada, and in most occasions, it's even cheaper to buy from them instead of the licensed studio themselves.Once your order ships from Spec Fiction, it arrives quickly if you are based in the US as well. Do note, though, that Spec Fiction ship their statues out later than the licensed studios themselves, like Figurama for instance. So if you want your statue asap, you may want to buy directly from the studio, but if you are looking to save on shipping and don't mind waiting a bit longer, Spec Fiction is a great place to shop.Spec FictionUse code ANIMECOLLECTIVE for $10 offFavor GKI discovered Favor GK awhile back when looking for recommendations on YouTube, and they have since been one of my go-to's for buying anime statues. They are the main place I preorder and purchase my unlicensed anime statues from; However, if you are looking to purchase a licensed statue, I have other recommendations, especially if you live in the US, which I list in this post. For those of you looking to buy unlicensed anime statues, though, Favor GK is the one I recommend most.
Personally, I have yet to have a negative experience with Favor GK, and unlike some of the other sites I've purchased from in the past, they have great communication and quick response times. As far as customer service goes, they are one of the best I've come across and it is mainly for this reason that I continue to purchase from them.Other sites may have cheaper shipping options at times, but I feel more confident and secure in purchasing from them with their customer service. Aside from that, they have a wide variety of anime statues to choose from, and this only makes shopping from them that much more enjoyable.One thing to be aware of is is that I've found it's always better to buy statues when they are on preorder, because when they go in stock, Favor GK does boost the price a bit. This is just something to keep in mind if you are considering purchasing a statue from them. Also, Favor GK runs early bird discounts for a limited time on statues when they go up for preorder, which definitely helps level out their overall cost in comparison to other sites.As it currently stands, when it comes to buying unlicensed anime statues, Favor GK is one of the sites that I feel comfortable in recommending, because I have never had a bad experience when buying from them and they seem to care about their customers and the quality of their shipments more.
Sideshow Collectibles are known for selling high-end collectibles like Hot Toys, but they also sell some anime statues and figures as well.They have a few anime statues for sale from Prime 1 Studio from series like GANTZ:O available for purchase, but as of now, they have the smallest anime statue selection available out of all the places on this list. But they have a wide variety of anime figures to shop from, including some 1/6 scale figures by Threezero of Alphonse Elric & Edward Elric, Guts (Berserker Armor) and more.Sideshow Collectibles is always a place to keep in mind for licensed anime figures and statues and they also have great payment plans you can look into as well.Sideshow CollectiblesShop anime statuesDirectly from the licensed studioThe final place I recommend buying anime statues from is of course from the licensed studio themselves. Licensed studios, like Figurama Collectors, Tsume, Oniri Creations, and Prime 1 Studio, who just recently announced an upcoming My Hero Academia statue, have online stores to buy from.One thing to look out for is that shipping from these places can sometimes be more expensive depending on your region than if you were to buy them from sites like Spec Fiction, Sideshow Collectibles, or Comic Concepts, so this is always something to check on before you purchase from the studio directly.Another benefit to buying from the studio themselves is that they run great payment plans. Other sites I've mentioned above give you the option to pay a deposit at first and then you pay the remaining balance on the statue when it ships. But when you buy directly from some studio's sites, like Figurama Collectors, you have the option to do payment plans where you pay a fixed payment on the statue each month until its paid in full. This is definitely a benefit to buying from them directly.As always, the main benefit is that you don't have to deal with a middle man but instead are buying directly from the source, which in most cases, helps with customer service and they are usually more responsive and helpful in the event that something were to come wrong or broken; In addition, it's possible that you will get your statue sooner than you would buying it from a third-party site.
There a couple that I would urge you to be very wary of, Anime Collect and Fanatic Anime Store. These are two I personally don't recommend. I have had negative experiences on multiple occasions with both of these anime statue sites, and from what I've seen in Facebook groups, this is a trend and common issue with these two in particular.Is Fanatic Anime Store legit? Yes, but they have poor customer service with extremely lengthy response times, and if something breaks or goes wrong during shipment, don't hold your breathe getting a response for months if any at all. I never expect anything from a site unless they say or promise that they are going to do something and Fanatic Anime Store unfortunately make promises they don't keep. They'll respond to your questions about purchasing statues but when it comes to actual issues regarding orders you've received, they have been known to ignore those.I wouldn't recommend buying from these two. Fanatic Anime Store may be okay if you absolutely have to buy from them. But if you are buying an expensive, large statue, I would recommend looking into buying from one of the other sites above, because it's not worth the headache or risk dealing with Fanatic Anime Store's customer service. I am happy with their pricing and their selections, but there's much they need to improve on before I consider buying from them again. 781b155fdc