In Japan, selling customised figures can get you arrested. It call also get you crazy amounts of money. Like this one did, for example.
Let’s say, you ordered a large 0.7m by 0.4m controller that costs $US360. The controller’s production is contingent on people like you pre-ordering it.
For years, gamers have developed feelings for characters that don’t exist in the traditionally tangible world. They might look real, but the characters are a composition of art and reality. They are virtual.