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qualitydisc
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(05-05-2014, 01:30 PM)
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Square Enix is selling limited edition porcelain plates to celebrate Saga's 25th anniversary. The plates are a special product of Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, with whom they are having a joint promotion. Prices range from the fairly affordable 6000 yen (about $60 US) to the wtf!! 1,080,000 yen (about $10,500 US) at the bottom. I had to do a double-take on the price........

Personally (having lived in rural Japan myself) i think it's pretty cool they're doing a year-long promotion with a small southern prefecture

http://store.jp.square-enix.com/special/saga
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This is one of the $60 plates


This one is one of the $10,500 plates
LiK
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(05-05-2014, 01:32 PM)
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JESUS
qualitydisc
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(05-05-2014, 01:32 PM)
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aww crap im late again http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...ight=porcelain
t_wilson01
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(05-05-2014, 01:37 PM)
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The least they could do is give you some food with those. Nice going to anyone that has enough money to waste on such a thing.
ATXAlchemy
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(05-05-2014, 01:38 PM)
"We can't make games, so here's an overpriced plate. It's antique, BTW, and was made a few weeks ago."
kudoboi
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(05-05-2014, 01:39 PM)
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is it just me or does the $60 plate look more appealing than the $10K one?
CaptainAhab
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(05-05-2014, 01:51 PM)
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The ebay resell value on that plate could be as high as $75.
s_mirage
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(05-05-2014, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by kudoboi

is it just me or does the $60 plate look more appealing than the $10K one?

It's not just you.
Azurex
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(05-05-2014, 02:00 PM)
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Wow, they must be getting desperate.
Morfeo
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(05-05-2014, 02:03 PM)
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That $60 plate looks great. The other...not so much!
Forkball
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(05-05-2014, 02:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by qualitydisc

aww crap im late again http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...ight=porcelain

I'm glad you shamed yourself so I didn't have to.
Jotaka
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(05-05-2014, 02:48 PM)
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People need to realize that the expensive one take much more work to paint it by hand one by one :P
n64coder
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(05-05-2014, 02:49 PM)
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Do not buy collector plates. They're essentially worthless.

I have a friend who bought $5K worth of Bradford Exchange plates back in the 80s/90s. They're worth nothing today. Don't make the same mistake that he did.
AlucardGV
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(05-05-2014, 02:49 PM)
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maybe, maybe to commemorate a game you can just release it on psn/whatever you want or make a low-mid tier budget, uh?
Marcel
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(05-05-2014, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by t_wilson01

The least they could do is give you some food with those. Nice going to anyone that has enough money to waste on such a thing.

Considering the markup on those plates, the food would probably be like a $200 Square-Enix veggie tempura or something. And you'd ruin your "valuable" collectible!
Nibiru
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(05-05-2014, 02:54 PM)
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Wow that's some cheap crap lol. Fans will eat it up though so very good move by SE.
Some are nice though but you pay massive for those. Make no mistake that the $60 plate is the equivalent of a gift shop plate.
Jinko
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(05-05-2014, 02:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by CaptainAhab

The ebay resell value on that plate could be as high as $75.

Hmm lets see, sending a porcelain plate twice through the post, yup that sounds like a good plan.
Roubjon
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(05-05-2014, 02:58 PM)
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It looks nice and is hand painted, but damn that's a shit ton of money. Would be rad to have though.
Palette Swap
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(05-05-2014, 03:03 PM)
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The Roma Saga news everyone had been waiting for. Jesus, SE, can you be more of a joke?
block tower
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(05-05-2014, 03:05 PM)
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seems like a terrible waste of money for something that'd look really tacky in someones home lol.

"hun, we are having guests over for diner tonight, can you get out the really nice SAGA commemorative plates?" :P
Minions
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(05-05-2014, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Palette Swap

The Roma Saga news everyone had been waiting for. Jesus, SE, can you be more of a joke?

At least this plate is functional.... people pay $200 for statues that sit on shelves and have no function other than to sit on a shelf. At least you could eat off this plate if you wanted. I'm talking about $60 one not the $10,000 one. I don't see any issue with them selling plates to be honest.
Einbroch
(05-05-2014, 03:11 PM)
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That $60 plate looks so weird.

All this detailed, ornate paint around the edges...and pixel art in the middle.
Beysus
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(05-05-2014, 03:12 PM)
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Only $10.000!?
Marcel
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(05-05-2014, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Einbroch

That $60 plate looks so weird.

All this detailed, ornate paint around the edges...and pixel art in the middle.

It's probably an existing plate series with the only real "work" on it being the pixel art.
Augemitbutter
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(05-05-2014, 06:25 PM)
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i'd buy one. but i don't want to pay for shipping and customs.

Originally Posted by CaptainAhab

The ebay resell value on that plate could be as high as $75.

yea, if one of those 4 people that know about saga in the west see your auction.
nded
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(05-05-2014, 06:28 PM)
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Wow, 10K for a video game knick knack.
mcz117chief
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(05-05-2014, 06:32 PM)
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Make one with Claire or Serah (or both :3) and I will buy it :) (60$ one, of course)
Roubjon
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(05-05-2014, 06:33 PM)
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I'm assuming the 10K one was done similarly to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yFavTJipqA#t=517

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