Amazing Mass Effect collectible is as expensive as it looks

21-inch statue of Mass Effect’s Garrus will cost you $350 if you’re able to get one.

Gaming collectibles maker Gaming Heads has revealed it is now taking pre-orders for its latest Mass Effect piece, a 21-inch tall (¼ scale) statue of Garrus.

Garrus Vakarian, a military trained turian and initially an investigating officer of C-Sec, joins Commander Shepard’s team in the first Mass Effect. Gaming Heads’ statue designed by artist Gurjeet Singh (via Polygon) shows Garrus in his trademark armor, armed with the Incisor Sniper rifle that is featured in the game. The package also includes the Phaeston weapon, which can be swapped depending on your preference.

This exclusive Garrus statue will cost you $350, and that’s only assuming you can get one. The statue is limited to 500 pieces worldwide. You can preorder it now, but it will only be available in the first quarter of 2015.

BioWare studio director Yanick Roy recently described the next Mass Effect game’s development status as being "somewhere in the middle."

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134 comments
daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

Thought this might have been made by Sideshow coolectibles.  Still looks sweet.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

No thanks. Not a collector and I'm sure not having that sat in my house.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Only 500 total? What minerals do they use for these statues?

jasonlc3221
jasonlc3221

While I would love to own one of these, I'd rather put that $350 into my "new TV" fund or perhaps towards a PS4. Also, if I spent $350 on something like this, I'd have to answer to my wife, and that would not go over so well.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

That's almost as big as my crt

bourne714
bourne714

I would like one of Legion or Grunt.

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

Well EA/BioWare have to make money on the extended DLC ending somehow don't they and one thing of this model that puzzles me is why is he holding (what looks like) a Phaeston Rifle instead of his transitional Sniper Rifle??

vadagar1
vadagar1

meh

if it was a ship model (Normandy, citadel..etc)  then maybe 

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Pieces like this leave me scratching my head I'm afraid. I can't fathom why anyone would spend so much on a figure that's going to take up a metric sh!t-ton of space and can't be posed.

goku2000
goku2000

I've got the Play Arts Kai versions of both FemShep and Garrus.  I'm gonna pass on this one.  Can't justify the $350 price tag.

lionesss
lionesss

Guess the price needs some....calibrations

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

I only like half of his work, take R&C or Gordon Half Life which look mediocre IMO
.

Kamina85
Kamina85

I own tons of statues/figures, but only a few have cost me a bit more than $100 each, would never spend this much on one. I've got the Bishoujo Female Shephard figure that's really cool, would like the Bishoujo Liara figure as well but due to it being OOP all the sellers are charging way too much for it, hopefully it gets re-printed sometime.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

i guess EA found another way to make $$$ off bioware's efforts 


for the price, this is obviously limited supply though. so i guess they testing this

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

I want a Tali statue so I can look at dat ass all day and cuddle up with her at night.

JimmyJumpy
JimmyJumpy

Collectibles are supposed to be collected by collectors... They should make half as much of these as they sold ME games, so everybody can get one, not just a few privileged folk...

Gudzhis
Gudzhis

21-inch? how much bananas that is?

BattleSpectre
BattleSpectre

I heard when you look underneath the statue, instead of a build number it reads:


"The Virgin, is strong in this one."

jemoedr
jemoedr

If it would've been cheaper i'd defenitely buy it.


Garrus is bad-ass. They should've given him a sniper rifle though ;)

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

A bit late but... "Tree- fiddy?"

zerohournow
zerohournow

Expensive, but I suppose if you really want the most efficient way of letting women know not to ever have sex with you, I guess you can't be cheap.

Mommas_b_o_y
Mommas_b_o_y

@jasonlc3221 this is what you do. say, "Woman, I'm buying this. Please... it will be worth a lot in about 5 years. I'm actually losing money by not buying it."

justinka777
justinka777

@jasonlc3221  the obvious solution is to get rid of the wife. priorities dude, women cant come between you and your irresponsible spending.

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

@Dav_id83 I doubt $175,000 would cover the cost of creating this statue, shipping it, distributing it and all that plus whatever the dev cost for the DLC was.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@PlatinumPaladin That is true, the only thing I can think of that will be a good reason to buy this is if you keep it mint condition and sell it on later.

There are a lot of Mass Effect fans, there are only 500 statues. Many of those will be opened and placed on display in people's homes or offices. If you are one of the few who keeps it sealed in a number of years it could be worth quite a nice packet.

Kamina85
Kamina85

@PlatinumPaladin If they have tons of money and a large living area, and they like the pose it's already in, then the answer should be obvious. I mean, there are people who own a life-size Big Daddy (Bioshock) for gods' sake.

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

@PlatinumPaladin I can't either, but someone is always willing to spend it. They have to make money for their shortcomings somehow.

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@zerohournow I don't think any woman will ignore a guy who got enough money throw it away just for a statue ;)

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

@zerohournow 

You could have sex with Garrus

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@strangelove_1 Oh and you need to stop watching those teenage romance dramas movies mate. ;)

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

@quickshooterMk2 

Actually a lot of women will take a guy with an awesome personality over a guy with money. No mony can not but you everything,

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

@strangelove_1 @quickshooterMk2

obviously, but it could be a factor for true love 


i mean, no one wants a broke ass man, no matter how sweet he might be 


people with money show the achivement of their doings, but money is over-rated

when it comes to true love.