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Comissions

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I know comissions are a big part of the customizing community and allot of people who aren't even into customizing as a hobby pay big bucks for them. My question(one some of you vets can probably easily anwser) is why they usually price so high to make one figure. I don't know what the guys 'round here charge for a figure but some of the stuff on Ebay goes for insane(my opinion) amounts of money. Maybe im stingy, well actually I am, but I can't see paying near the amount of money some people fork out for some of this stuff(though the guy who's selling them isnt doing to bad )

Heck id be paying for more comissions if they were cheaper

Posted by Mr-X
on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
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Shinobitron -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Some commissions also cost more due to the amount of figures used. I had to use 2 Sigmas for the Batman begins I made. My cost was $25.00 at this point add on the sculpt, paint, and even your time and you can see why some people charge so much.

I try to keep my prices fair and usually only charge around $40 - $50.00 each, however, the time it takes me to do a TF commission is a lot longer than a regular figure. Getting everything back together, reconfiguring parts, and transforming smoothly with the limited amount of paint wear is a very trying process and that why I normally charged a much higher price on them. Sadly however the TF customs seem to be what I am almost always getting work for, thus making my life difficult but well worth it.
ToymakerB -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I have done my fair share of commissions in the past and am currently working with a few people. For the most part Commisioned work is a crap shoot. This is how the process has worked for me. A person see's my work on figurerealm or on ebay and they contact me, At this point I have no idea how much they have in mind as far as paying. The person will usually ask how much I charge. I will then (And this is just my way) go into thier past purchase on Ebay (THE FEEDBACK) and see what they have spent on figures in the past. This, then gives me a pretty good gauge of what they are willing to pay. I have told people X amount for a commission and they will say OMG thats way more than I expected and then on the other hand I have given a quote and they have said "Really? wow thats great" and then I kick myself thinking I could have gotten more (Just kidding). I guess the best way, is to put yourself out there, be fair in your price and don't get greedy. I don't believe anyone should have to pay $300.00 for an action figure, Bottom line. $120.00?..eh maybe, but thats about the most I'll ever charge. Hope this helps X.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
well I usually start my auctions at $9.99 and just hope that is goes up...lol...but like what TMB recommends, you could put a reserve price so if it doesn't sell to the price you want it to....hope that helps...lol

~Gj
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
im keeping that one tho...^_^ but I need to learn how to take better pics, I think it would help out more with the customs im selling...im plannig on making a smaller version of him but don't know when im gon get to that...thanks!

~Gj
Mr-X -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I wonder how much one of your Wolvenom's would go for on Ebay, thing looks awesome!!!(id commission one if I had money for it )

Looks better as Wolvenom then Hulk...
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
thanks for the support guyz! definitely appreciate it!!!

~Gj
Mr-X -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Ya GJ, you should go pretty well, your last few waves of stuff has looked kick@ss!!!
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
thanks man! just hope the mojority on ebay thinks that also...^_^

~Gj
Mr-X -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Gotcha, I see it more now(though some of the prices are a still bit out there )

Suppose I wanted to do commissions(won't though, I work too slow and don't have the experiance/skill yet) how much would I start off with on Ebay for something like a 6 inch figure?
hawkeye -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
All your work I've seen has been amazing GJ, im sure youll do well
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
totally agree! well put hawkeye, as I am trying to put my name out there as well. I will be putting up most of my customs that I have recently done instead of just one at a time to get a little more noticed. As comissions go, I am trying to get some, but nothing yet so far...but definitely a lot of work is put in it and definitely one of a kind....

~Gj
hawkeye -
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Not being a customizer Im gonna take a stab at it...
Commisions are expensive because they are one of a kind, more work goes into them and the person doing them have the talent. Hasbro has the molds and run of 2 million Iron Men, assembley line paint, ect.. Customs are done by hand, more time and skill required. Guys like Kyle, Varible Penguin and Jin all have made names for themselves by putting out beautiful product, but all started by selling cheap and practice. Now if you commission Kyle to do a Deadpool you know it going to be top notch because he has done and displayed it enough to make his name. For cheaper customs get someone just starting out.
Hope that helps X
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