This Golden Monster Hunter Statue Costs Over $29,000
Only the wealthiest will be able to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary in style!
The first Monster Hunter arrived in Japan for PlayStation 2 on March 11, 2004. Several sequels and spin-offs later, it has become Capcom's biggest money maker, despite the bulk of the games' sales coming from Japanese consumers. To celebrate 10 years of this illustrious and influential franchise, it's only fitting that some special merchandise be made available. However, one piece in the Monster Hunter catalog would literally set some people back a full year's salary.
Tomorrow, August 2, Capcom will make available a 24K gold statue of one of the series' cat-like Felynes. The cost of this extravagant shelf ornament? A whopping 2,990,000 yen ($29,135.20)!!! Of course, Capcom doesn't expect many people to walk home with one of these, which is why only 10 have been produced.
If you pull down a six-figure yearly income, by all means go wild! Most fans will likely purchase one of the many other figurines, plushies, or odd garments that won't require taking out a mortgage on their home.