Bethesda launches $299 Skyrim Dragonborn statue

Hand-painted Dragonborn statue measures 16 inches tall and will be shipping later this year.

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Bethesda has announced a limited-edition series of Dragonborn statues for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Designed by GamingHeads, the polystone figures are hand-painted and hand-finished, says Bethesda, and measure approximately 16 inches tall. The model is based on Skyrim's recognisable key art of the Dragonborn standing atop a dragon's tail.

Two different figures will be available. The standard model, which features the Dragonborn holding a sword in his right hand and a dagger in the left, costs $299.99 and is limited to 1,000 units worldwide. The exclusive edition, however, is priced at $329.99 and is limited to 500 units, and it features an additional interchangeable arm which holds a pulsing fireball.

The models can be preordered now and are expecting to ship in Q4 2013, "just in time for the holidays," according to Bethesda.

Both models also feature a certificate of authenticity and a numbered base. International shipping is also available. For more information, check out GamingHeads.

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238 comments
DovahkiinGirl
DovahkiinGirl

for $300 buck I think it should have more exchangeable options to equip with items, like Apparel, swords, boots, shields, mage robes, ale...etc. Also a pull string that has different things Dragonborn might say, like Fus Ro Dah, arrow in the knee, what is a thane and Lydia I love you. In addition, statue of Barbas should accompany it as well.  Where would I be without Barbas? Even if I do have to cart around that stupid Ax to keep him around. I just can't ever use it or Barbas jumps in front of it and gets killed every night mother loving time.

Kai_Laguna
Kai_Laguna

I maybe would have bought this if:

-Had decent articulation

-Could make it match your in-game Dovahkiin, including armor and weapons

-Had battery powered Fus Roh Dah action

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

They would have been better making a statue of Alduin, rather than a representation of the Dragonborn that most players would never use - since, you know, you can essentially create your own character and choose from 10 different races.

If I was to have a Dragonborn statue, I'd want it to look like MY Dragonborn, not theirs!

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Bethesda should sold this statue to the game museum. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

300 bucks for a statue not made out of valuable materials almost makes me sick to my stomach. Oh, wait that's probably the alcohol, oops. Good, I mean bad move Bethesda.

victorlamy
victorlamy

you all know you're gonna get this if you had the money.


now don't say there's better places to spend your money. if that's the case you didn't have enough

ixmardukxi
ixmardukxi

I don't care for collectibles but i just might buy this only to support Bethesda for their awesome work

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

Gamespot did a video regarding these figurines and collectibles, are they worth the money people pay for them? Can they be considered art when they are made of cheap plastic?

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Any1 have the replica Frostmourne they want to sell me at close to it's original price ?

As for people making comments about getting a life or a girlfriend if the people in your life don't enjoy what you like what is the point of them being involved in it ?  A person should be allowed to decorate their home as they see fit and if a $300 plastic figure makes them happy so be it.  Now would I pay $300 for this well no but you know what women all the time get men to buy them Royal Doulton figurines and more for big money too so how is this different ? 

Uh and people here failed to mention only 500 are being made worldwide so that makes the investment worth it as a gaming collectible.

erix43
erix43

Where's the part where this thing gets you a girlfriend or a life? Seriously, this is a piece of worthless shit. Why on earth would anyone spend 300 dollars on this? 

UnifiedGamer
UnifiedGamer

$300 for this? Seriously, am I the only one who thinks paying $300 for this piece of plastic?! Way too much money, I'm all for being a collector but seriously save the money for a real worthwhile purchase.

inkyspot
inkyspot

If I wasn't buying an Iphone this weekend I might have bought this (and my girl would of killed me).

But Maybe sideshowtoys will come out with something later and I can make payments on it.

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

ive got too many figures from movies/games 

this one hasnt any room

Ioannis Demis Denton
Ioannis Demis Denton

great! more CRAP irrelevant to gaming. in a few years this will just be something silly to own. STOP buying this Collector CRAP. more and more people buy them and the price goes up, as with DAy1 DLC which is included in these collector editions crap

tightwad34
tightwad34

I am not going to pay $300 for something that's barely bigger than my junk.

Fursnake
Fursnake

I would have preferred a good ole dragon statue as opposed to the "iconic" advertisement warrior.

bluefox755
bluefox755

where's the female dragonborn??  Where are the femmies and their outrage??

hastati4
hastati4

My dragonborn is a Dunmer with a mohawk and a white skull painted onto his face, so this is like paying 300 bucks for a statue of a random bandit that we kill in Skyrim.


I'll pass.

Haylee Nadicksbernd
Haylee Nadicksbernd

Um, no. That's not THE Dragonborn, what are you talking about? My Dragonborns are a Bosmer and a Breton, both of them with heavily modded facial features and hair, and female. (I'm kidding. It looks cool. Not sure about $300 dollars for one figure, though)

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I feel like this news must have some deeper significance... But I haven't figured it out yet. In the meantime, is a GOTY or Ultimate Edition coming?

MrOrbitz
MrOrbitz

300 dollars for a plastic statue is a bit much don't you think?

Well what do I know, figurines were never my thing.

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

So, im assuming a lot of  Skyrim fans will love having this big, bad, rough warrior sleeping next to them.

wyan_
wyan_

Back off women!

You will never steal their virginity!

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

Sad thing is that people are going to buy it... And they know it... LoL!

>=)

Jaime Rodarte
Jaime Rodarte

not it isn't worth it, because its not a bosmer elf wearing shrouded armor with a nightingale hood and dual wielding blades katanas

Zach S Ross
Zach S Ross

Will it freeze-up & crash on me while I'm admiring it?

Zloth2
Zloth2

I think I'll wait for the mod that lets me output MY character to a 3D printer.  Oh, and I guess I'll also have to wait for a 3D printer.

Alucard1475
Alucard1475

What am I  gonna do with it? Catch dust?

Rgriffin09
Rgriffin09

@DovahkiinGirl Also, I forgot to mention that you have convinced me to stop everything I'm doing and go recruit Barbas. I hate followers because they always get in the way of my arrows, but Barbas is short!

Rgriffin09
Rgriffin09

@DovahkiinGirl After looking at this article, I thought "How cool would it be to have a plush, Woody-style Dovahkiin with a pull string?" And your comment was the first on this list. I LOVE the idea! I think I love you too... JK xD

And I agree about exchangeable options. I'd much rather pay for something focusing on customization than something fancy. Customization is one of the Elder Scrolls games' greatest strengths. Bring that strength to life, Bethesda!

A pull string Sheogorath plush would be great, too. "Oh, and the CHEESE!"

tightwad34
tightwad34

Anyone have a good guess as to how much these statues cost to make?

tightwad34
tightwad34

@victorlamy I have the money and I am 100% unintersted. And that's not because I'm a tightwad.

Rgriffin09
Rgriffin09

@UnifiedGamer Like the Oculus Rift!! I want one of those so bad. And there's a mod for Skyrim now that supports it!

isshiah
isshiah

@hastati4 mine is a bearded and scarred breton mage with light armour. If we could customize the statue, i'd buy it.

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

@hastati4 My character is a female nord with blue warpaint on her face. She is caked in dragonbone armor, and uses a two-handed daedric sword to stealth kill people. I don't get it, why do they insist that the skyrim character should look like that?

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

@Tripwolf I think lube is more important than certificates.

OldKye
OldKye

@Tripwolf Yeah! I hate it when my girlfriend comes over and sees all my action figures are fakes and sleeps with me... I wish I had a certificate of authenticity!

Rgriffin09
Rgriffin09

@tightwad34 Polystone isn't the most expensive of materials, but it's not the cheapest. The high price is more likely due to production costs, time (each being hand-painted and hand-finished), and high demand (largely due to the preset limit of these statues being produced).

I'm no professional or anything, so don't quote me, but I'd guess each of these cost about $65 to make, with all costs factored in.

If anyone else has an estimation, or the actual figure (double entendre), I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@OldKye  Tripwolf is playing off of stereotypes it seems. We should look at society as a whole and see how messed up it is. I say we hate the bitches who look down on someone they see as a "nerd". If we stop kissing their asses, we would all be in a better positon. All it does is puts them in a situation to manipulate, scheme, or get whatever they want out of us when we forget they are no better than us and never will be. Stop thinking with your dicks.

OldKye
OldKye

@tightwad34 Actually i have a room full of book shelf's with manga's, DBZ and and game posters on my walls, little action-figures and katana's.

Never once deterred a girl in fact my last ex of 2 years hated video games or if i played them lol(why she had to go haha).

Only seems to care about one part of my room my king sized bed(though I don't know why with both of us we didn't take up half of it all the nights i slept at her house before she moved in with me she had a single slept like a baby side by side).