I’m going on holiday next week, and part of the joys of being self employed is that I don’t get holiday pay. So I need to cover rent while I’m not working, and have some spending money too.
Lucky for you guys, this means I’m having a 20% off everything in my store sale from now until Oct 10! Just use the coupon code TWENTY at the checkout.
Reminder too that shipping prices go up next week, so you have until Friday to buy things at current shipping prices. For those that don’t know, the way etsy’s stupid shipping system works is that my prices are configured for usually 1-3 items, so I refund any excess shipping over $1.
I’ll also be closing the shop from the 10th till the 26th.
Mr. Bean Inserted Into Famous Portrait Paintings by Rodney Pike [via]
Previously: Classic Paintings Recreated with Sesame Street Characters
"If we don’t crack the world’s shell, we will die without ever truly being born. Smash the world’s shell."
Photography by fuwishi
Pummelpanda as Tenjou Utena
Counting only DOAs list of recasted dolls, 466 dolls have been recasted. So I want us to do just a little fun bit of math here to see how much damage the hobby is having done to it.
First, let’s decide that 500 is the price of every one of those 466 dolls on the legit market, since I don’t want to go look up all those prices.
If only ONE copy of each recasted doll sells, the legit BJD market is out $233,000. If ten copies of each recasted doll sell, the legit bjd market is out $2,330,000.
Let’s pull a number out of our ass that’s probably too low: let’s say the average number of recasts per doll sold is 35 (thanks, recast fl dolls!).
233,000 x 35 = 8,155,000
If 35 copies of every recasted doll sells, the legit bjd market loses $8,155,000. This is assuming each legit doll costs only $500.
Ah yes, recasts totally aren’t doing harm to this hobby at all. Keep in mind this is also DOA’s list, it may be out of date, and recasters are always adding more dolls.
Not to mention of course (before anyone claims legit artists are raking it in) that that isn’t pure profit by any means. Legit artists have a shit ton more overheads and costs to recoup from development than recasters ever would. They do all the hard work while recasters make money off their backs.
Also its SO damn depressing that so damn many sculpts have been recast. It’s hard to imagine there being that many sculpts around in the first place let alone being illegally copied.
Wow… The math is way more depressing than I expected =/
I dare someone to say pro-artists are overreacting after this.
And this does not take into account what damage recasts have done to the resale market for legit dolls. Between fear of getting a recast and the flood of the cheap recasts on the new market, it is difficult to sell a used legit doll now, and harder yet to sell them for their actual value.
Turns out that dragons are real and they come from South Africa (Latin name ‘Smaug gigantaeus’)
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THEY USED SMAUG IN THE SCIENTFIC NAME??!
BLESS THIS SCIENCE
YOU HAVE VANQUISHED ME, MIGHTY BEAST
Cub: DAD STOP
Cub: DAD OH MY GOD
Lion: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…