Re: Is 1:12 the new 1:6?
It's great that you are enjoying your figures in that scale, ttakata73. They do look good for what they are, and your display looks awesome!
Thanks also for the breakdown of the various 1/12 brands. I think you illustrate well why this scale is popular with collectors -- the size and somewhat lesser costs makes it easier to collect them in larger amounts. But since my personal focus these days is not so much on collecting, but rather on customization, it's hard for me to relate to the popular interest in 1/12. My own go-to scale for collecting larger amounts of figures in the past was always 3.75" -- this scale is dismissed a lot lately due to it not being as nice to photograph as 1/12, but I personally still find value in them. I think maybe if the 1/12 SW figures had been done in the style of Mezco figures, I'd have been able to understand the draw, but as it is.... other than perhaps kitbashing material from historical and tbleague stuff, there isn't much for me, personally, in 1/12. And even then, purchasing loose 1/12 parts can be nearly as pricey as purchasing the same parts in 1/6, so there isn't even always the money-saving aspect to make it more appealing. I'm happy for people who've found collecting 1/12 gratifying and worth their while, though.
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