Lich King Arthas Premium Statue
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Blizzard has launched their new limited release series "From the Vault" today! These new series will feature themed collectibles from Blizzard games each month through November 2021.

This month's release is the World of Warcraft Lich King Arthas Premium Statue, which stands 26" tall and weights 46 lb (66 cm height / 20.8 kg). The premium statue costs $1100 in North America (€1300 in Europe), and will be shipped no later than Friday, November 19th.

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Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha & Press Kit
The Diablo II: Resurrected single-player Technical Alpha starts today! A few content creators will get access to technical alpha today, and select players that have pre-registered for the alpha through the official website will get access on April 9th.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
DIABLO® II: RESURRECTED™ is the definitive remastering of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction® expansion—two hallmark entries in Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining action role-playing series. Veteran players, as well as those who missed out when the original game was first released twenty years ago, can now experience Diablo II’s timeless gameplay with modern visuals and audio that take advantage of today’s gaming hardware. Diablo II: Resurrected Single-player Technical Alpha is the first public test of the game available to a limited number of players, press, and content creators from around the world.

Diablo II: Resurrected Single-player Technical Alpha Highlights

  • Explore the first two acts of Diablo II in full – Navigate perilous areas of eastern Khanduras, from the Rogue Encampment to the Monastery, and then head East to walk the sands of sunlit Lut Gholein.
  • Try out three beloved characters – Crush demons in fierce melee combat as the Barbarian, slay your enemies from afar as the Amazon, or master deadly spells as the Sorceress.
  • No level cap – Power up and upgrade your characters as much as you want until the end of the Technical Alpha. Note that progress will not be carried over to future tests or the final game.
  • Test the single-player experience – While multiplayer will be a huge part of Diablo II: Resurrected upon release, we are focusing on testing solo play during this Technical Alpha
  • Play with mouse and keyboard or a controller – Diablo II: Resurrected will allow you to control the game the way you want it, and we will be testing both input methods in the Technical Alpha.
  • Sanctuary needs your help urgently – Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha will be running from 10 a.m. Pacific Time on April 8 (Early Access) through 10 a.m. PT on April 12.
  • International availability – Technical Alpha will be available in most regions to a limited number of participants.
  • Internet connection required for testing only – To ensure security of the Technical Alpha, a constant online connection will be required during play. (A constant Internet connection will not be required for the final version of the game.)
  • Available for pre-purchase on Windows PC — The Diablo Prime Evil Collection includes Diablo II: Resurrected, Diablo® III, the Reaper of Souls™ expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and exclusive cosmetic items.
  • This is only the first Technical Alpha — Signups are open at Diablo2.com to participate in future tests, including the Multiplayer test coming later this year.
  • English language-only for the Technical Alpha – When released, Diablo II: Resurrected will be localized in more than a dozen languages including English, French, Italian, German, European Spanish, Korean, Polish, traditional Chinese, Mexican Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian. Additional supported languages to be announced later.
  • Stream and capture all the footage you want – As soon as you begin playing the Diablo II: Resurrected Single-player Technical Alpha (during Early Access or later), you are free to livestream, capture, and publish gameplay footage, or take and publish as many screenshots as you like from anywhere in the game.
  • Explore the Sanctuary of players’ nightmares, now in stunning 4K resolution.*
    *4K resolution and 7.1 Dolby Surround require platforms and equipment that support those features.
  • Diablo II: Resurrected will feature all 27 minutes of cinematics that have been remade, shot-for-shot, from the ground up. These are still a work-in-progress, and the Technical Alpha will include the original Diablo II cinematics as placeholders.
  • Original 2D sprite-based models are reborn with full 3D physically-based rendering. Upgraded visuals also include new animations, dynamic lighting, new textures, and updated visual effects.
  • Remastered graphics and the more nostalgic “original” experience can be toggled back-and-forth with the press of a button.
  • Audio remastered in Dolby Surround 7.1 sound.
  • Genre-defining Diablo gameplay featuring robust RPG character progression, incredibly deep itemization, and visceral hack-and-slash combat.
  • Let us know what you think – Everything you will see in the Diablo II: Resurrected Single-player Technical Alpha, including visuals, audio effects, user interface, in-game systems, and more, is not final and should be considered a work-in-progress.
  • We will be listening to feedback very closely and making changes where necessary to deliver the best possible Diablo II experience to players.

THE EARLY GOLDEN AGE OF DIABLO IS REBORN

The heroes return . . . Diablo II: Resurrected brings a diverse cast of characters into the modern gaming era, now in full 3D, with a wealth of gameplay and build options for players to explore. The Amazon, Barbarian, Necromancer, Paladin, and Sorceress are joined by the Assassin and Druid from the Lord of Destruction expansion.

. . . to face legendary evils. Take on Andariel, Duriel, Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal—the mightiest foes Hell could muster. Defeat them if you can before facing even greater challenges in the Nightmare and Hell difficulty modes.

With great itemization comes great replayability. Players are rewarded for waging war against the forces of the Burning Hells. Powerful gear upgrades include unique weapons and armor, set items, runes and rune words, charms, and more.

Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha - Press Kit Images

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  1. MKGulantik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Djuntas View Post
    Oh it will sell...There are still people buying physical game copies or collectors edition of games...My friends for instance. No hate on that, spend your money however you want, I will just never do that...Been trying to sell my TBC collectors edition for years at just 75-100 dollars over price back then...no luck, haven't even used pet code. So no, they dont even hold their value...only bought it back on release day cause the other games was sold out.
    A standard edition selling out. Oh, the nostalgia.
  1. ZazuuPriest's Avatar
    controller support for DII but still none for DIII on pc. Feels bad
  1. crewskater's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZazuuPriest View Post
    controller support for DII but still none for DIII on pc. Feels bad
    I thought D3 was available on consoles? Or are you specifically talking about controller support on PC?
  1. EyelessCrow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MKGulantik View Post
    Imagine jumping to be angry about a TYPE of person that you just made up lmao
    "made up" Amazon had entire sections of "hot items" all conveniently priced around each stimulus check

    Speaking of which, I could probably buy a nice printer for this price and print a 100 of them.
  1. ZazuuPriest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crewskater View Post
    I thought D3 was available on consoles? Or are you specifically talking about controller support on PC?
    I'm specifically talking about controller support on pc. which is why i said "on PC"
  1. Niwes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    That's what some young people call the $1,400 payment the US government made recently to everyone in the lower and middle class, roughly. I got one, and I am going to save it, maybe invest part of it later when the stock market is less volatile and it's not COVID time.
    ah ok. thx!

    i am from europe. never heard about that. crazy states. i wanna get 1400 bugs too



    thx for clarification!
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    Beta except its not really a beta
  1. Nightstalker's Avatar
    ~15% more material than the Thrall statue.
    50% more expensive.
  1. Askyl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    For that price I can get a high-end 3D Printer and print enough of these to build a house out of them. And they'll be better painted as well.

    Edit: Damn, that's one lousy paintjob... no sourced lighting, flat metal, the luster on the gold is poor as well... damn.
    There we go! Someone so mad they can't afford it they talk as if they know what they're talking about. Ofc, everything can be done better but calling it a bad paint job, from those pictures, are hilarious.

    Especially when the sourced lightning is there, and that's one of the best parts of the statue. How they managed to get the lightning done good, concidering this should be lightning from a very icy and snowy area with reflections all over the place with no direct sunlight.

    Try again, but with less QQ and more Know know.
  1. Nerovar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    For that price I can get a high-end 3D Printer and print enough of these to build a house out of them. And they'll be better painted as well.

    Edit: Damn, that's one lousy paintjob... no sourced lighting, flat metal, the luster on the gold is poor as well... damn.
    This guy gets it.
  1. LordVargK's Avatar
    Why ist it 25% more expensive in Europe (with current exchange rates)? Shipping is not that expensive.
  1. Naxxramas91's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerovar View Post
    This guy gets it.
    No...he doesn't.
  1. Erous's Avatar
    Another streamer fest of alpha invites. Will we ever go back to old Blizzard or do I need to sub to Dreamhaven for that?
  1. Low Hanging Fruit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Erous View Post
    Another streamer fest of alpha invites. Will we ever go back to old Blizzard or do I need to sub to Dreamhaven for that?
    I don't understand why reporters get press passes to go to the Super bowl either. Sure it gets the game on TV, builds hype, and allowed multibillion dollars of ad revenue.. but what about the little guy working a 9 to 5. Such bullshit. I deserved to be on the field with Tom Brady. I paid for NFL pass after all.
  1. Balrog's Avatar
    Sideshow Arthas Lich King was a third of that price and looks much much better.
  1. Skulltaker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Askyl View Post
    There we go! Someone so mad they can't afford it they talk as if they know what they're talking about. Ofc, everything can be done better but calling it a bad paint job, from those pictures, are hilarious.

    Especially when the sourced lightning is there, and that's one of the best parts of the statue. How they managed to get the lightning done good, concidering this should be lightning from a very icy and snowy area with reflections all over the place with no direct sunlight.

    Try again, but with less QQ and more Know know.
    First of all, it's 'know how', not 'know know'. You're embarrassing yourself.

    And second of all; Sourced lighting, in miniature painting, is the technique of adding the illusion of a part of the miniature being a source of light. In the case of Arthas and WarCraft Undead, this would be applicable to the Runes on Frostmourne and Arthas' eyes, as well as the eyes of the skeletons, as they are shown to emit a strong icy-blue glow.

    You can see the effect at work in this still from the WOTLK intro cinematic. Arthas' eyes glow blue, and it is reflected on the trim of his helmet, as it would in real life. And here you can see it in action on a professionally painted miniature.

    What you are talking about in your utter ignorance is simple highlighting, the process of adding depth to a paint job by applying highlights and shades to otherwise flat surfaces. On this statue, you can best see it at work in the miserably painted cloak, done by drybrushing. Poorly, one might add.

    Here you can see just how poor the paint job is best. He's fucking crosseyed. Not only is the signature glow effect missing, you can clearly see the different highlights. No blending applied. Second, the gold is poorly applied, there's a clear black line of seperation between the gold of the trim and the armour, with parts of the trim outright missing the gold.

    This is an outright shitty paint job. It might be sufficient for whatever standard is applicable for these trash-tier quality collectibles, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a shitty paint job.
  1. Tiwack's Avatar
    Damn that brick isn't going to be cheap to ship... and with that pricetag it should come with a display-case wtf.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lost controller View Post
    Looks nice but not nice enough for the price. I really wish they would be reasonable with their merchandise.
    2 and a half feet, 40 pounds, THAT level of detail?
    1000$ for that is a fucking steal mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    $1100-1500+ for a cheap polyresin figurine... fucking LOL!

    Greedy fucks...
    "Cheap polyresin figurine"
    40 fucking pounds, 2 and a half feet of insane detail, dude come on really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    I'm sure releasing a giant Arthas statue during Shadowlands is pure coincidence and in no way related to whom they plan to pull out of retirement in hopes of regaining lost subs.
    to be fair they have released like... 8 arthas things in the past 2 years, i think it had to do with the wotlk aniversary, and also how shadowlands also has to do with the helm, kinda co-incidence. but who knows he may be back, if so im fucking hyped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    For that price I can get a high-end 3D Printer and print enough of these to build a house out of them. And they'll be better painted as well.

    Edit: Damn, that's one lousy paintjob... no sourced lighting, flat metal, the luster on the gold is poor as well... damn.
    "better painted aswell"


    Tiny part on the 2 and a half foot statue really my dude?

    Also where you able to get good enough plastics to detail a 40 pound statue for less then 1000$

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordVargK View Post
    Why ist it 25% more expensive in Europe (with current exchange rates)? Shipping is not that expensive.
    shipping cross the world is hilariously that expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erous View Post
    Another streamer fest of alpha invites. Will we ever go back to old Blizzard or do I need to sub to Dreamhaven for that?
    they are literally doing just an alpha wave of invites for streamers now, and then in 12 hours one for EVERYONE.
    also old blizzard sent stuff to content creators early too... this is nothing new dude.
    tbc alpha invites went out one day before normal people, is that too much for you really? one day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balrog View Post
    Sideshow Arthas Lich King was a third of that price and looks much much better.
    https://i.imgur.com/83yiwUf.png
    https://www.sideshow.com/storage/pro...bc694d1185.jpg
    19 inches.

    https://images.footballfanatics.com/...full.jpg&w=900
    https://images.footballfanatics.com/...full.jpg&w=900
    26 inches

    ehhh looks much better? debatable, the new one is an insanley amount more detailed, and also i prefer the poze, plus the base, the old ones ice looks shitty under anything other then dim light.
  1. Skulltaker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post

    "Cheap polyresin figurine"
    40 fucking pounds, 2 and a half feet of insane detail, dude come on really?
    I don't know, maybe coming from tabletop gaming I'm used to a different level of quality, but saying this thing has an amazing amount of detail when I have Miniatures the size of my index finger with more and better detail on my desk right here, right now, is somewhat weird to me. This is Alpharius, Primarch of the Alpha Legion. He's 5 inches tall, and will set you back 100€. Obviously, he comes unpainted. And him being a Space Marine means that he's somewhere in the middle ground in regards of detail...
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    I don't know, maybe coming from tabletop gaming I'm used to a different level of quality, but saying this thing has an amazing amount of detail when I have Miniatures the size of my index finger with more and better detail on my desk right here, right now, is somewhat weird to me. This is Alpharius, Primarch of the Alpha Legion. He's 5 inches tall, and will set you back 100€. Obviously, he comes unpainted. And him being a Space Marine means that he's somewhere in the middle ground in regards of detail...
    Can you get a version of this picture that is closer up+higher quality, cause its hard to get a good look at the detail without it getting pixelated. It is VERY detailed, but its also pretty zoomed out.




    and so lets go over this real quick

    100euros, which is about 120USD for a 5 inch figure.

    So lets say we times that by 5 to make it equal to the arthas statue size, but wait thats only height, not width... so times that even more.



    oh wait then its unpainted, you need to paint it yourself, or hire someone to paint it?


    Yeah that figure your showed there, if it was the same size of the arthas statue, it would likely cost about 4000$

    As with the 5 inch tall figure, if we assume it has the same dimensional shape and generally same weight ratio, then we times the 120USD by the square of making it 5 times taller... Oh look 3000$ just for the figure! then you gotta pay someone to paint a massive statue like this.


    the ratio of this 5 inch statue, being 25 times smaller (In total square inches) then the arthas statue. but only a 10th the price, you can see right there, its 250% more expensive.... ish.


    but hey if you wanna compare detail i would love to, we just need a more up close look of the statue you linekd htere, as that is still at a pretty distance.

    Cause reminder this much detail is in https://wow.zamimg.com/uploads/scree...al/1019783.jpg
    This much area on the statue, that much detail on the tiny bottom of the thing. https://wow.zamimg.com/uploads/scree...al/1019775.png

    https://wow.zamimg.com/uploads/scree...al/1019787.jpg the detail is stunning.

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