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Old 11-22-17, 04:04 PM
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Re: Does anyone own comic-related statuettes?

Speaking of shelf porn, back in college I was obsessed with Michael Turner art in general and Witchblade in particular, and I had this Clayton Moore statue. (It's probably currently in my mom's basement somewhere). A few of the fingers broke off at one point and I had to glue them back on.

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Old 11-22-17, 06:06 PM
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Re: Does anyone own comic-related statuettes?

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What I liked about the Bowen stuff was that he was clearly a fan of the same eras I was. His product was almost exclusively based on silver and Bronze Age representations of the characters- unlike SS which produces quite a bit of their stuff with a more modern vibe.
I definitely favor Bowen over SS too, and am glad for you.

Personally I was more into the mid-late 80's characters, and while he did some, I waited a long while in the hopes for pieces that he was finally getting around to in Phase 5 and had planned for Phase 6. Like the New Mutants that he started with Cannonball or how he made that perfect Captain Britain FS, and I badly wanted him to continue with the rest of Excalibur (although Nightcrawler was made of course, and a version of Kitty (though neither of her looks produced were very iconic looks imo).

Though like I said earlier, it could be tough for me to afford them once he got more into the eras and pieces that I wanted, I still have over two dozen FS and a bunch more MB's. Most importantly at least they're made, so we always have a chance at picking them up on the aftermarket.

I don't have a lot of room to display stuff so it generally stays packed up in storage while I rotate an odd piece in and out.
Same here, sadly.

These are among the favorites that I actually own ( not my pics, and spoilers for size)

I don't think it clicked with a lot of other people, but I still enjoy this slightly irreverent take on Scarlet Witch (and the Vision). It's a breath of fresh air when every other figure is designed to look as fierce and bad ass as possible. Though I could easily do without the typical SS silicone stripper boobs.
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I was able to watch the development and problem solving that went into this, which was a real treat, as Randy was posting updates regularly on one of the statue forums. I still have some quibbles with the some of the illogical aspects of it, but as a general impression of what it's trying to represent, it works well enough. Beyond that, it's just plain fun to look at.
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Lots of great pieces! I definitely had some interest in the Scarlet Witch, but saw it in person and it just wasn't quite for me. I absolutely agree that it was an interesting twist in how they incorporated the Vision.

And I love that version of Thor! That's one I had zero chance at buying, and was always sorry for it. Though I have one of the earlier Thor's, with the change of heads, and that's still pretty cool, even so many years later (I bought it at release).

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Yeah, those are very nice. I might pick up a set off of eBay one day...
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No, but I've always had my eye on those Sandman bookends. My comic related collectibles more fall into the catagory of vintage Mego superhero action figures.
They're tremendous, and I'd say one of the best examples of the "picture just does not do them justice" phenomenon. Really big, substantial (and heavy), some great little details. There was a time that the 1st run edition was going for over a $1,000 on the aftermarket (before the reprint) and even then I wouldn't have thought of selling them unless I was truly desperate for money.

If you haven't seen them in person then try to, DC had to make a second run for a good reason.
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Old 12-05-17, 08:04 AM
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I have too many to count. Mostly Superman and Captain Marvel, but I did get the entire Superfriends Maquette set.

My favorite is the awesome Supergirl meeting Superman origin statue taken from Action Comics #252.



It's a fantastic piece in person, pictures really don't do it justice. The only Superman pieces I won't consider are new ones depicting him without the red underwear. DC better keep putting out classic Superman statues.

Thank you for posting this (and the in-person details). I didn't know it existed and it's incredible.
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Originally Posted by Paul_SD View Post
These are among the favorites that I actually own ( not my pics, and spoilers for size)

Lot of good posts from people here but I wanted to highlight yours because we seem to have such similar taste in both statue style and subject matter. Thanks for sharing, I love them.
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And here's one of mine, with remote controlled backlighting


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Old 12-05-17, 02:11 PM
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Re: Does anyone own comic-related statuettes?

I was tempted to get that Superman/Wonder Woman statue but I just don't like the costume as much without the red underwear. Its sculpt is really nice. That piece rarely comes up for auction anymore at a decent price. I expect it will get very pricey on the secondary market.

I am about to pull the trigger on a Flash statue I've wanted for a while.
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Old 12-05-17, 02:38 PM
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I was tempted to get that Superman/Wonder Woman statue but I just don't like the costume as much without the red underwear. Its sculpt is really nice. That piece rarely comes up for auction anymore at a decent price. I expect it will get very pricey on the secondary market.

I am about to pull the trigger on a Flash statue I've wanted for a while.
But the dude with the red underwear is still married to Lois...
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Old 12-05-17, 03:49 PM
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Re: Does anyone own comic-related statuettes?

I don't have any of this stuff, but of all the ones posted in this thread, this ones my favorite:

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The second SS Red Sonja sculpted by the superb Will Harbottle
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Old 12-05-17, 10:43 PM
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Like another favorite of mine, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez on the illustration end, Harbottle is an artist's artist.

Not that lay people can't appreciate his stuff. But if you've ever been tasked with representing the human figure in some medium, you can see he isn't bullshiting anything. He understands the mechanics of all of it.
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I am about to pull the trigger on a Flash statue I've wanted for a while.
Which one?

I've always liked the one DC put out based on Infantinos art where he's skidding to a stop. The scale was a little too small for me otherwise I would have been all over it.
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Which one?

I've always liked the one DC put out based on Infantinos art where he's skidding to a stop. The scale was a little too small for me otherwise I would have been all over it.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Flash-S...n/253090682401

I believe it's based off Brian Bolland's art. The statue is about a decade old at this point. Like Superman, I prefer the clean lines of the classic Flash costume.

My favorite Flash piece is the Kotobukiya ARTFX statue. The Kotobukiya statues from Japan look fantastic in person for most characters.
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Old 02-23-18, 11:13 PM
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Re: Does anyone own comic-related statuettes?

The Neal Adams Superman statue, based off the iconic Kryptonite Nevermore cover from Superman #233, came out last month and it's fantastic. This review has pics.



http://fanboyfactor.com/2018/01/toy-...-collectibles/

Pictures really don't do it justice. I was prepared to be disappointed when I opened the box. Instead I was blown away at its size and perfect sculpt.

The glow-in-the-dark effect on the Kryptonite chains is very weak. You practically need to make the room devoid of all light for it to even show up. Which doesn't bother me at all, I have no interest in the effect.

If you do buy the statue, one of the Kryptonite chains around Superman is attached fairly loosely and has some wiggle room for adjustment.
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Old 02-27-18, 08:12 AM
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Pictures really don't do it justice. I was prepared to be disappointed when I opened the box. Instead I was blown away at its size and perfect sculpt.
That's freaking awesome
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Old 02-27-18, 08:34 AM
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Re: Does anyone own comic-related statuettes?

Not strictly comic-related, but I've thought about picking up a set of these Sideshow Buffy statues.



I am a little put off by the Faith and Willow statues, which are showing off too much skin. Aside from being tacky, it's really off-model as the characters never dressed that way. If Faith was wearing a jacket and Willow had some leggings painted on they would look much better.
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Yeah, Willow looks a bit whorish, and I wish Faith would have dressed like that. But I do get your point. I would be a bit embarrassed to display those, and they are definitely not representative of the series.
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I guess that's Angel on the right? I honestly had no idea who it was at first glance.
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The Spike statue is pretty good.
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