When I was a kid Aquaman was a comic character everyone mad fun of because his power was he talked to fish. Now over the course of a few decades he's background has changed a bit. He's been made a bit tougher and more hip so to speak. I actually read his new adventures. He was well received in the Justice League fill., And is getting his own movie. Diamond Select has already made the movie version and now they have release a comic accurate one as well
Let's start at the top. Hes back to his original comic look and not the Jason Momoa style. Blond hair and blue eyes. As you can see this statue is a dead ringer for his comic counterpart. The hair looks great because of the painting and etchings throughout. It has a look of not only being wet from swimming in the sea but also a blowing in the wind look as if he just emerged from the water and and a heavy wind is blowing at him causing a slight faux hawk I also love the attention to detail when it comes to giving him that boy scout look. The smile in the mouth is just right as this is basically the comic come to life.
The body is exactly how the comic costume looks. This picture can't begin to show just how much work went into this. The costume is like a spandex armor chain thing and this hits it outta the park. They line is etched in and painted to form an exact replica. You can see not only every little detail but the detail of the muscles under the costume as well. You can see all the shading gives this a battle worn yet bold and bright, fresh out of water look. Everything looks comic accurate. From the fins on the costume to the matching booties
You can see the detail that went into Aquaman's weapon of choice, the trident. Each head is sculpted to a tee and the middle head sticks higher up ready to be plunged into an enemy. You can see how each finger is sculpted and it's done so in such a way a that it gives the impression that he's got a death grip on the weapon.
The base, just like the Justice League Aquaman this Aquaman takes center stage again . Standing on a bed if rocks the front and especially the back has the oceans water crashing against the base. This is simply gorgeous as the water is sculpted in such a detailed manor you can see each crashing wave blowing and crashing behind Aquaman. The perfect greenish blue color is amazing, and much like the Black Panther base this looks so good when the light hits it. It really and truly looks like real ocean water crashing at Aquamans feet.
I cannot stress how well this looks and how the base just complements and completes everything. Diamond Select Toys has there statues down to a sweet science and every collector and parent whos kids love superheroes should be picking these up. Aquaman is a definite must have. Go buy this today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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