These PVC Dioramas are not actual size!
If anything, this 9-inch scale sculpture of Ant-Man is much bigger than the character will appear in the highly anticipated 2018 superhero sequel. Featuring the hero launching himself into action on a penny, this sculpture features detailed sculpting by Dave Cortes. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Displays with The Wasp to form a larger diorama.
As you can see this is a spitting image of Ant Man from the film. Look at the detail in the mask itself. Notice the eye visor. This statue captures the essence of our hero. A normal guy who is compelled to do the right thing. It’s perfectly detailed. You can see all the silver shading and etching combines with the black and red. It even has the small antenna on the side of the ear where Scott communicates with Wasp and Hank Pym. It’s bright and colorful and as the mask is actually one of the bigger parts of the costume it pops out great.
The body looks great. The outfit is exactly like the one in the film with that molded muscle/armored look every single little detail is etched in and painted, and shaded to perfection. The way it's stationed on the base with that flexing style pose gives it an almost 3D look, I love how its bright and colorful giving it a touch of comic book feel as well. I especially like how they used a bright red and shades of a duller red to really make certain parts stand out. The costume it etched throughout as well so you can see all the lines under the micro black outfit. The silver belt with red center adds the final touch.
The back looks good. The simple black, red, and silver color. If you notice the back you can clearly see the muscles from under the costume popping through. It shows the details that Diamond Select puts into these things. It’s not only painted, but shaded, molded and etched as well. The detailing on the back adds to their quality as that’s not the area you see when you display these. The arms outstretched with the gloves gives it the realistic look, and although it’s simple it’s still very effective.
The base is great. It’s what I assume a mound of dirt with a penny in it. The penny no doubt to show that Ant-Man is in his shrunken state for this statue. One of the things that really make it work is that the penny itself, is not only sculpted to perfection but that it’s scratched and worn as well. It really looks like a penny you would find in the dirt. Copper colored with dirt marks and scratching throughout. The mount of dirt looks good as well, I say that because it looks like there is stuff mixed into the dirt. It’s not clean by any means.
Ant-Man himself is, in my mind more of a comic relief as opposed to a full-fledged superhero in the realms of the Marvel Universe films but this stature from Diamond Select is just as amazing as all their other Marvel Movie line ones. It’s a great piece that belongs in your collection. There is a Wasp statue that you place behind this for the full effect. That review will be up next. Go ahead and pick this one up today.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!
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