When UPS showed up at my house the other day at 7:30 at night I got annoyed because the rang my door bell and caused my dogs to start barking while I was trying to watch a movie with my son. That annoyance turned to pure joy when the delivered boxes in question were from Diamond Select. When I opened the first I could not believe me eyes as to the beauty of my new Captain America Statue
The first-ever Marvel Gallery PVC of Captain America! Depicting the star-spangled Avenger in his Marvel NOW! outfit, this PVC diorama of Steve Rogers shows him charging an opponent (or an army of them) as bullets ricochet off of his vibranium shield. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this PVC figure features detailed sculpting and paint work, and is in scale to all Femme Fatales and Gallery releases. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
This thing is so amazing it went right on my bedroom dresser. It's cool my son is not a Captain Fan and there was stuff in there for him as well. I wanted to clarify I'm not a jerk parent. My wife wasn't exactly thrilled it was there but it's Captain America The Star Spangled Man for God's sake. He's joined my Bucky Barnes Captain America from Diamond Select to keep the American spirit alive in my bedroom.
Normally I would write this as a two parter, one for the collector and one for the kids who play with these. However this is not a fully articulate figure. It's a PVC Diorama, or statue as some of us collectors simply call them.
This thing is amazing, trust me the pics don't even begin to do it justice which is sad because look how awesome it looks in pictures. This particular design is based on the Marvel Now version of Cap. See Marvel decided to relaunch all there titles and start fresh. One of the first books put the gate was Captain America. Resembling a slightly update look of the original Jack Kirby drawing, the new book was much more "Indian Jones style" instead of the standard superhero books with lots of espionage undertones. Think greatest superhero movie ever Captain America Winter Soldier and you get the idea.
The statue features Cap with a look of determination clutching his trusty shield while springing into action. It's serious action to as his she'd is being pelted with bullets, or some other form of ammunition as it has blast marks all over it that are actually 3D rendured too give the full appearance of battle in progress. I've actually never seen a piece that has this type of work done. It makes the statue pop in a way that you don't see very often.
The suit looks amazing, bright colors make the red, white, and blue spring out at you, giving it an added patriotic feel. I love how it has the old throwback of the chin strap on the helmet as well as the old school motorcycle goggles and the big A on the helmet. I love the padding on the knees of his costume, and his utility belt, all of which are detailed to perfection .
The base that Cap stands on is designed like a version of his shield with his star right in the center. What adds to the coolness, so to speak is the fact the base is not a perfect circle,.it looks almost like a combine from a SHIELD plane. It makes the figure literally, and physically jump out at you.
So with all that said this is definitely a must buy for collectors and fans of Captain America. Now here is something else I want to mention to new collectors or comic book and film fans thinking of getting into the figure and statue market. Diamond Select is the company to go with. Trust me. This statue, like all the others is not only the highest quality, but it's a price that anyone can swing. This beautiful piece is only 45.00. Now trust me when I say this, I have 20.00 figures all the way up to 1000.00 statues. This matches the design and quality you would find with a 1000.00 statue. It's PVC but sturdy and looks great where it's displayed