whats the difference between a scale and a prize figure? good blog btw :D
well, it really comes down to quality and price! scales are the more expensive ones (about $80 USD at the cheapest, generally over $100), whereas prize figures are made for those ufo catcher machines, and can usually be bought otherwise for anywhere between $10 - $20 (the more popular ones will usually be a bit more expensive)
as for quality, scale figures are more detailed and well-done in both the sculpting and painting than prize figures are.
here’s a nice comparison i just threw together!! the hair and face are especially good to look at for comparison – you can see how much more thin each strand of hair is on the scale figure (left), as well as how much more detail and precision goes into the facial features.
scales also usually have more shading added to their paint jobs, which is especially noticeable in the skin and hair. here’s another comparison that shows the paint job difference a bit better: scale, prize
of course prize figures are still usually very nice, and definitely good for beginners and people with tighter budgets!! at the moment, my entire collection is made up of prize figures just because i can’t afford any scales right now.