A new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild figure has been revealed and it is incredibly pricey. The figure follows a growing trend of expensive video game merchandise, with fans willing to pay through the nose for rare, limited, or high quality collectibles.
Created by Medicom and revealed by the Big Bad Toy Store, this expensive bit of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild kit is a figure of Link. Costing a whopping $335, the figure is part of the Real Action Heroes line-up and will be available in December 2017. Standing tall at 11.80 inches (30cm) and weighing in at a tiny 3.50 pounds, Link looks dashing in a fabric outfit that has been "faithfully recreated" from the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch and Wii U game. There are also a variety of accessories, including his quiver, bow, arrow, shield, sword, interchangeable hands, and two different facial expressions, too.
Given the incredible response to the game, there will certainly be Breath of the Wild fans eager to buy the pricey Link figure based on these details alone. But the biggest selling point, and likely the reason why it costs so much, is that the figure is "fully posable." Sure, the game itself allows Link to take part in some ridiculous and fun-filled activities (including flying in a mine cart) but with fans able to put the figure in different positions, he can take part in silly scenarios or recreate iconic Legend of Zelda scenes in real life.
Unfortunately, for fans eager to get their hands on the figure, it seems that they will have to buy it outright. If they're cash-strapped already from buying a Nintendo Switch (or even a Wii U) to play the latest Link-starring game, then they will have to fork out money for that $335 price tag all at once. Other retailers of video game figures, such as the seller behind this figure of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's Geralt, have offered payment plans to make sure that fans buying the merchandise don't wind up in debt. No such luck here, though, so fans will want to gather up their loose change.
Hopefully, with Link having such a major appeal, more merch based on the character's Breath of the Wild look will be released soon. Fingers crossed that the full range of merch won't come at such a strain on fan wallets.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available on Wii U and Nintendo Switch.
Source: BigBadToyStore – Twitter