These 1:6 Scale Naruto Statues Went Fast!
Tsume, a company famous for making licensed statues of anime characters such as One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, and many others, has released two new statues. These 1:6 Scale Naruto statues celebrate the release of the newest addition to the Naruto Shippuden universe, the Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 video game.
The statues depict Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, two protagonists of the show, in a charging position. This makes it possible to stage them charging at each other, thus recreating the final battle in the manga series that ended in 2014.
The statues are made in 1:6 scale, making them approximately 11 inches high (~28cm) and feature a base with background elements. Both figures were made as closely to the anime as possible and were painted with great care. Sasuke even has a rinnegan left eye, as can be seen throughout the end of the comic book series. Naruto is made in his standard Shippuden outfit, without the Sage mode coat and without the Nine-tailed fox, which may be bothersome for some who had hoped for newer depictions of the character.
The statues each cost 279 euros, which is around 300 US dollars while both could be purchased together for 529 euros, or 575 dollars. However, as you may have already guessed, there is one problem. Even though the statues were only recently released in February, all 1000 produced pieces of this limited set have already been sold worldwide. This comes as no surprise, considering the “intergalactic” popularity of the manga and the anime but it still is troublesome for those collectors who didn’t have the money to buy it. This makes fans’ only option either buying through a reseller or hoping for a second edition.
Both statues also included a certificate of authenticity, and even though the statues were made to celebrate the release of the game, the game itself is not included.