[Japan] DQ Metal Slime figure sells for more than $3,200
The Metal Slime is one of the rarest and most annoying monsters in the Dragon Quest series. As if the ridiculous amount of hitpoints wasn't enough, the stupid thing has a penchant for running away just when you think you're finally able to grab the huge EXP bonus you get for beating it. It's a sought-after monster...and apparently not just in videogames.
A metal figure of said monster has sold on Yahoo! Auctions for ¥250,000 (~$3,250). Is it made from gold? Doesn't look like it. Then why the hell was someone willing to pay this much moolah for what's basically a molten blob of metal?
Well, there's this entertainment complex in Tokyo called Tokyo Dome City that has some Dragon Quest themed attractions. Apparently, one visitor per day is able to get his hands on such a figure when he finds a special card hidden within the park (taken from the description of the auction, I don't know the details.) Since there is only one card per day, the number of Metal Slime figures in existence is extremely low...thus making it very rare. You are able to buy these figures, but they're only silver - this one's gold (but again, it's never mentioned whether it's real gold, which leads me to believe that it's not.).
Well...at least it doesn't run away, I guess.
I sure do. Once in a while I get a Blizzard.
I hate to be the one to say this...
That is a LIQUID metal slime, not a metal slime.
DAMN IT MAN! DO IT RIGHT OR NOT AT ALL! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8FEhMxSSWw
I did too, you live in Texas don't you?
Metal slimes have very low hit points - it's their defense that's insanely high.
For a while, I thought you meant Dairy Queen! LOL!
You grab it. I'm not touching anything that looks like Cyberman diarrhea
Probably just gold plated, but still pretty cool love collectables like this.
Probably just gold plateed, but still pretty cool love collectables like this.
My wife would murder me with her heat vision if I made a purchase like that. She's not a gamer.
One error, the Metal Slimes do not have a lot of hit points. The standard Metal Slime has 3HP, the Metabble, the gooey one, has 7HP, and the King Metal Slime has 20HP. They just have insanely high physical defense and immunity to nearly every spell.
if i spent 10 bucks on that i would be pissed at myself
Looks like that thing that came out of my... lets say hole that one time.
It looks like T-1000 semen.
It's not going to run away? GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN!
i would buy that for 32.50.... nah
3000 on that?
OH.MAI. GOOOOOOOOD O_O My girlfriend would WANT THAT!!
Real gold or not,it's still pretty cool. Not 3 grand worth of cool but still...