Category Archives: Statues

Kotobukiya’s SDCC Exclusive First Appearance Batman ArtFx+ Statue

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Kotobukiya have announced their first San Diego Comic Con exclusive for this year’s show. This first exclusive is a 1/10th scale ArtFX+ statue of Bat-Man as he appeared in Detective Comics #27 – his first appearance. Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary and this is the perfect way to commemorate that milestone.

Kotobukiya notes that the statue is “an extremely limited edition”, though they haven’t announced just how limited or a price yet.

This first appearance of Batman will be available exclusively during San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and through a limited kotous.com non-attendee pre-order

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15 Awesome Movie Statues From Around The World

Are movie statues becoming all the rage? With this week’s unveiling of a Napoleon Dynamite statue on the Fox lot in Los Angeles, and the much buzzed-about Robocop fixture still to come in Detroit, movie figures might just be the new military generals. Napoleon (Dynamite) and Robocop aren’t the first screen icons to be immortalized in stone, bronze, or the like. Here’s a look at other cinematic statuettes around the globe, some expected, and some not so much. Check them out HERE.

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As it shares the name with the home city of reporter Clark Kent’s alter-ego, the southern Illinois municipality (population: 15,161) has laid claim to Man of Steel. This colorful statue stands guard outside The Super Museum (of course), which boasts the world’s largest collection of Supes-related memorabilia.

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Batman The Dark Knight Returns: A Call To Arms Statue Year of The Horse Edition

Mounted on a horse as black as night, the caped crusader rallies the troops in the statue inspired by Frank Miller’s legendary work, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns ($399.95). Don’t miss your chance to get this limited edition run commemorating the Year of the Horse with all new Batman deco!

The statue measures 14’ tall, is limited to 1,000 pieces and will be released in December 2014.

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Batman & Joker Black and White Statues by Dick Sprang

With 2014 serving as Batman’s 75th Anniversary year, fans can look forward to some remarkable statues and action figures celebrating the Dark Knight coming out through a variety of DC’s product lines.

This year, Batman Black and White flashes back to the Golden Age of comics with a pair of statues based on the legendary art of Dick Sprang. A throwback to a more whimsical age, these a firm bond to the past and lasting legacy of Batman and his equally iconic nemesis, the Joker.

These statues were sculpted by Tony Cipriano and Josh Sutton, who have worked carefully to add a third dimension to Sprang’s lively work in the most respectful way possible.

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Batman Black and White: Batman by Dick Sprang Statue
Based on the Art of Dick Sprang
Sculpted by Tony Cipriano & Josh Sutton
Limited Edition of 5,200
In Stores December 2014
$79.95

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Batman Black and White: The Joker by Dick Sprang Statue
Based on the Art of Dick Sprang
Sculpted by Tony Cipriano & Josh Sutton
Limited Edition of 5,200
In Stores December 2014
$79.95

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Daredevil Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

From Marvel Comics, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Daredevil Premium Format Figure ($380).

By day Matt Murdock is a successful criminal attorney, but by night, he guards the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City as the masked vigilante, Daredevil! With heightened senses, the Man Without Fear charges past the broken ruins of a Lady Justice statue and into the night to combat the injustice he cannot tackle in the courtroom.

The sleek and muscular hero is disguised in his fantastically sculpted iconic red costume with raised ‘DD’ logo and fabric details, wearing an expression of intense concentration under his distinctive horned mask. Skilled in combat and armed with his signature billy club weapon, Daredevil will do whatever it takes to protect and defend the innocent. The Daredevil Premium Format Figure is an outstanding addition to any collection, perfect for any Marvel display.

The statue will be released in March 2015, measures 17″ H (431.8mm) x 12″ W (304.8mm) x 11.5″ L (292.1mm) and weighs 12 pounds.

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Gentle Giant Announces The Darth Vader Life Size Vintage Monument

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Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to their line of popular life-sized monuments with the life-sized Kenner-inspired Darth Vader Monument ($2,600)!

Digitally scanned from an authentic mint-condition 3 ¾” action figure and reproduced to a staggering sic feet tall, this fully articulated monument also includes an authentic extending lightsaber, and re-scaled vinyl cape! A stunning centerpiece for any true collector’s display, this limited edition hand-painted monument includes a matching certificate of authenticity.

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Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art Hardcover

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sideshow Collectibles, the renowned specialty manufacturer of collectible figures and statues beloved for their excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quality. In honor of this landmark, Sideshow teamed up with publisher Insight Editions, known for creating enduring, innovative, and visually stunning books on photography, film, and popular culture.

A deluxe gallery of Sideshow’s best work from its beginning to present day, Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art (Insight Editions / $50.00 / April 22, 2014) showcases the stunning creations they’ve produced over the past two decades in one breathtaking collection. Featuring iconic and universally adored characters from franchises including Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Lord of the Rings, Capturing Archetypes celebrates Sideshow’s astonishing ability to capture the essence of archetypal characters in their phenomenal art pieces. A must-have collectible in its own right, this elegant book is the artistic culmination of Sideshow’s incredible ambition and undeniable skill. With a removable acetate bellyband over a multilevel debossed cover, Capturing Archetypes will delight pop culture enthusiasts and dedicated collectors alike.

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Sideshow Collectibles To Release Life Size Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Figure

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Bring home a piece of the Star Wars film legacy with the Sideshow Collectibles Han Solo in Carbonite Life-Size Figure ($7,000).

This magnificent seven-and-a-half foot tall replica captures every detail of the frozen smuggler with stunning realism, just moments after his affectionate parting words, “I know,” in The Empire Strikes Back. Expertly recreated in fiberglass and high quality materials, film-accurate light effects in the base, side panels and rear power canisters provide added authenticity to Solo’s carbonite prison. Jabba’s most sought-after trophy can now belong to you, as a truly unique centerpiece in any home theater, mancave or Star Wars display.

Comes with full-color detailed instructions, some assembly is required. The figure is expected to ship in October 2014.

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New Options For Star Wars – D-Tech Me Returning To Star Wars Weekends At Disney World Starting May 16, 2014

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Star Wars – D-Tech Me experience will return this year to Star Wars Weekends at Disney World with a few new options for guests. This year, the experience will be located inside Darth’s Mall, located in Soundstage 1 between Studio Backlot Tour and Toy Story Midway Mania.

For those unfamiliar with Star Wars – D-Tech Me, this 10-minute experience uses the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner created by our Imagineering scientists with Disney Research labs. The captured image is later sent to a high resolution 3D printer to create the figurine.

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This year, two returning favorites – Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper – will be joined by two new figurines – Alderaan Princess and X-Wing Pilot. There are both male and female options offered for X-Wing pilot, Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper figurines. For children, Alderaan Princess and Carbon-Freeze Me figurines will be available in more youthful appearances.

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For the first time, we are introducing a 16-inch figurine. While a wise Jedi Master once said “size matters not,” you can see the size differences of the Stormtrooper figurines in the above image.

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The Star Wars – D-Tech Me 7-inch figurines are $99.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. For the 16-inch figurines, retail is $149.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. All participants will receive a specially designed button.

Completed figurines will arrive within 7-8 weeks after the experience if shipping domestically (it takes a little longer if shipping internationally). To book your experience, please call 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).

The experience will be offered during Star Wars Weekends 2014 (May 16 – 18, May 23 – 25, May 30 – June 1, June 6 – 8, and June 13-15).

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My Office

Superman needs his Fortress of Solitude and Batman has the Bat Cave. We all need a favorite space to relax, reflect, write, read a book, watch a movie or showcase a favorite collectible or souvenir.

Maybe it’s a game room, library or secret space hidden by a moveable bookcase that leads to a man cave.

I’ve always been curious what curios J.J. Abrams keeps close by, what books fill Stephen King’s shelves, what collectibles does Patton Oswald possess, what artwork lines Jim Lee’s walls, how many toys fill John Lasseter’s Pixar office and what movie memorabilia does Steven Spielberg showcase? Perhaps someday I will find out!

The answers would reflect the owner’s personality, interests, accomplishments, etc. Equally as fascinating to me would be how the items were displayed.

So, I thought I would let you into my world and show you my office and give you the nickel tour.

I wanted my Southern California office to reflect my varied interests and showcase some of my favorite things.

I have collected Stephen King books since 1983. He’s my favorite author and I’m also a fan of his son, Joe Hill. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both authors on numerous occasions and they are wonderful talented friendly people. The bottom shelf of my bookcase is filled with oversized art books featuring the work of Walt Disney, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Charles Schultz and Tim Burton.

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My Funko Pop! Batman collection guards my graphic novels. Batman is my all-time favorite comic book character as reflected in the art, toys and books in my work space.

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Some of my prized collectibles are an original Batman ink commission by Brazilian artist, Rafael Grampa (I also have his Batman Black & White statue), a signed Adam West Batman photo, a signed Drew Struzan Stephen King Dark Tower print and a series of Jock letterpress Batman prints signed by the artist.

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A fun 3D light up replica of Iron Man’s mask appears to be bursting through my wall.

I also collect posters, many of which are from MONDO, a boutique art gallery based in Austin Texas. They release limited print runs of pop culture posters that are lovingly rendered by amazing artists. Some of my cherished prints are based on the Universal Monster movies by Francesco Francavilla, Star Wars by Tyler Stout and The Incredibles by Tom Whalen. Another favorite piece is my Batman Rogues Gallery print set by Olly Moss; With only a few simple brush strokes the UK artist cleverly captures the essence of the Joker, Poison Ivy and the Riddler.

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The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller from 1986 is my favorite graphic novel so I had to pick up this statue of Batman vs. The Joker by Kotobukiya. I was a huge fan of both the original Batman TV show and the Batman Animated series so the 1966 Batmobile and the vinyl Animated Batman figure are prominently displayed.

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