>>3400056>How can I tell if I'm getting a recast or an original?
I don't think you can even tell unless they specify it. They should be exactly same as the original!>By the company that made the original molds?
Doesn't have to be, they just pass around these molds or buy them it seems>I hope these are assembled
Painted yes, but you might need some assembly. Like a 3D puzzle most likely>All of the ZH ones are recast? How can you tell? Are MH and SS original or recast?
I'm not sure, there is no way to tell, really. I have no idea which company originally made the figure. I guess if you tried to sort by date on ebay, you might get some results, but that's a lot of work! The original might not be on sale anymore, too!>Apparently resin can break easily too. I dunno.
Yeah, if you drop a PVC figure, nothing will usually happen to it, but a resin statue might get damaged when dropped. Like porcelain statues. Very fragile.>Any way to know how much these are "supposed" to cost?
Again, no. There is no official price set for these. Because the studios make them, they can set their prices for whatever they think it's worth.
I really wish I could be more helpful, but these Chinese statues are an unexplored market and I don't have any experience with these myself.
I love love love the Madara, but 400 dollars is a lot of money for a figure that I'm not even certain about how it's gonna be or look. It hurts my soul!