This Anime Statue Is Worth Nearly $600,000

What is it made of gold? Damn right it is. Pure gold.

To mark the 10th year anniversary of its Saint Seiya figure line, Bandai is releasing a solid gold Sagittarius statue.

Tokyo's Ginza Tanaka oversaw the creation of the statue, which is valued at 60 million yen (US$585,247). The gold alone weighs two kilograms! According to NariNari, Bandai has plans to put the pricey piece on display sometime this year in Japan and in Taiwan.

If you are curious about how big the statue is, check out Mainichi's photo coverage.

6000万円の“射手座黄金聖衣”、「聖闘士星衣神話」10周年記念で製作 [NariNari]

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Comments

    goldmember would turn in his grave. as well goldfinger and the man with the golden gun

    What create someyhing so valuable like a piece of art like this art is made to be displayed. Displaying a 600k gold statue is like teasing thieves. Not to mention that the security needed to guard this thing will be just as much and even then if somones desperate enough they will find a way around or through the security. Its pointless and stupid. Unless they keep it on display for a defined amount of time and then take it down. Unless they remelt it, keeping it out of site defeats the purpose of art.

    Disagree if you must, I'm actually curious as to see the arguments people have to post to my comment.

      It's probably going on display at Bandai's corporate HQ, which would have fairly good security anyway. $600K is not an extreme amount when you start talking about valuable works of art on display around the place. Companies like UBS, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, have collections on display worth millions. UBS in particular displays the majority of its collection in employee-only areas, but does lend parts of its collection to museums and galleries around the world.

        Yeah, but this thing's value isn't necessarily in it's artistic/historical merit. You could melt the thing down and it'd be just as valuable.

    Wouldn't mind seeing it without all the photoshop'ing.

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