August 24, 2022 4 min read
If you are somebody who constantly on a lookout for amazing collectibles, you surely would have come across Prime 1 Studio. And if you haven't heard about them before, consider this your orientation and prepare to get your minds blown!
Prime 1 Studio Co. Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturing company based in Tokyo that specialises in High End, High Quality, and High Detail character statues from various licences such as DC, Hasbro, NBC Universal Entertainment, and others (more on that later). They specialise in 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2 scale statues with extremely accurate character likenesses and intricate, eye-catching bases. That's the short version of things, now let's get in-depth and turn you from a skeptic to a fan!
To say in one word "Grandeur". They are one of the most premium collectibles money can buy. The detailing and sculpting is one of the very best in the industry mainly because each statue is created carefully, hand-sculpted by a dedicated team who are there from step one to step done.
Most Prime 1 statues are sculpted at massive 1/3 and 1/4 Scales which puts them anywhere between 25 to 50 inches in size depending on the scene and environment they are portraying. So if you want to own one be sure you have a dedicated space for them.
Most Prime 1 statues have multiple versions enabling collectors with multiple choices for owning their favourite statue. Almost every statue has a regular, deluxe or bonus version which offers more than each other. If you prefer minimalism, you can get the regular. If you like more customisation, you can get the deluxe version and if you like to have absolutely everything then the bonus version is the one for you.
One of the most unique features of Prime 1 collectibles are they come loaded with so much accessories that they could almost be mistaken for very premium action figures. All prime 1 statues have multiple switchable arms, legs, head, weapons or effects parts that enables you the collector with an awesome amount of dynamic posing posibilities.
Here is something gamers will go crazy for. Most newer Prime 1 statues come with a LED illumination function, which means your giant attraction piece in your room will grab more attention thanks to the lights. They make look these statues stand-out even more.
Most collectibles are made of either resin or PVC plastic but Prime 1 statues are made with multiple materials. Prime 1 collectible is sculpted with premium grade polystone and there is a generous use of fabric for costume, die-cast parts for accessories and even materials like rubber and plastic wherever it's necessary. Each statue is given an unique and premium finish which makes them miles ahead of other collectible manufacturers.
They work with a variety of artists and statue makers, including Sideshow Collectibles, Megahouse, Blitzway, Josh Nizzi, Jason Fabok, Lee Bermejo, Square Enix, and many others. The Prime 1 Studio team is made up of well-known, passionate, and dedicated professionals whose efforts and creative genius result in breathtaking representations of iconic pop culture heroes, villains, and scenes.
Prime 1 statues take a lot of effort to make and thus are very limited editions, mostly less than 1000 pieces per product. With passionate collectors waiting eagle eyed to buy them their statues can become you blink and you miss affair.
Prime 1's growing roster of licenses includes:
Anime and manga