Mystique is a shapeshifter who can mimic the appearance and voice of any person with exquisite precision; her natural appearance includes blue skin and yellow eyes. Typically portrayed as a foe of the X-Men, Mystique has been a supervillain, founding her own Brotherhood of Mutants and assassinating several important people involved in mutant affairs; she has been stated to be over 100 years old. Mystique is the mother of the X-Men hero Nightcrawler and the villain Graydon Creed,] and the adoptive mother of the X-Men heroine Rogue. In 2009, Mystique was ranked as IGN's 18th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
Mystique is a very cool character. In fact in terms of the X-Men films I would go on record and say she is the most compelling. She has a great look, fantastic powers, and as Marvel characters go she is pretty timeless. She’s become a staple of the X-men franchise so when Diamond Select Toys announced they were adding her to their resin line of X-men statues I knew I needed to pick her up. Before I get started I must say their line of Premier Collection Resin pieces are stunning to say the least. These are beautiful statues, but also limited so you need to pick them up fast.
I'm going to start with the face. It's perfect I can't say anything else. It looks like the drawing has come to life. From the lips to the eyes to even the eye lashes this is amazing on every level. Lips, nose, cheekbones you name it. It's perfectly sculpted and painted to look like a comic book drawing. The deep blue skin is a perfect match as are those yellow eyes. The eyes are a very deep yellow that really make her look like pure evil. You can see the sculpting done in the cheekbones as well as around the mouth to give it a bit of depth. This is comic book style as opposed to her film counterpart so this is a much sleeker piece. The ruby red lips are there as well. The shading is there but very minimal as this is a sleek style piece. I like how the right eyebrow lifts up to give it a menacing feel. The brownish red hair looks great. I enjoy how it is smooth like the comics but still filled with black etching to make it look almost real. This is a dead ringer for the comic book version.
Her body is done just like the comic style as well. Dressed in her original white outfit with the exposed blue skin everything is a match. I really like the gold skull belt, it gives it a more bold look that really pops out as opposed to a standard two color outfit. The body is anatomically correct but in an animated way. As opposed to seeing all the muscle lines what you have is a sleek statue of a woman. The curves are all there just in that comic book style. You can even see the lines in her outfit where it would be slightly bunched, or with sewing lines. It really is an exact match for the Marvel Comic Book counterpart. Another great thing to point out is the shading on this piece. The white outfit is close to a cream color so when combined with very faint black shading it helps to really bring out all of the wrinkles and sewing lines in the outfit itself.
This side shot give you a look at her laser gun. Its incredibly detailed. Brown, gold red and green all combined. Its being held in Mystique’s hand. You can see her individually sculpted fingers are wrapped around the handle while her index finger is ready to pull the trigger. I like had you can see all the wrinkles and bunches in the glove. This may be comic style but that’s just fine attention to detail. You even can see where her knuckles would be underneath the gloves. You get a great view of her skull belt as well. Each gold skull is individually sculpted and really helps bring a touch of color to this piece. The amount of detail that went into the wrinkles of the costume is astounding as this is a comic book style piece. Usually those are all completely smooth or with maybe one of two marks molded in. This is highly detailed and it really does look like cloth.
From the back you get to see more of the detail that went into her costume. The outfit is white but under this light you can see all of the faint black shading that went into it. You can also see how it is sculpted especially in her shoulder area and center of the back. Notice how the shading, and sculpting combined in the light show off how the outfit would be wrinkled as her hand rests on her leg. Also take note of not only the molding to give the arm area a bunched up look where her hand is resting on her leg. The hand is flexed, but still done in a resting manor. Notice the thicker wrinkled lines in the top of the forearm etched in. I can’t stress enough how much this really looks like a cloth piece. You can see her belt made of skulls going all the way around her waist. Her right foot planter firmly down, with the left pulled slightly back. It helped give it a “Fem Fatale” look.
The base is a simple rock formation that Mystique is standing on. Her right leg is placed higher on a bigger rock while her left is planted down below. Its great placement to help give the impression that she is waiting atop a mountain ready to strike. The details in the base are great. All of the rock formations are done separately. They are a reddish brown color with parts of green plant life mixed in to add some color to it. I really like the striped formation at the bottom. It helps to keep everything flowing together. As you can see even her boots have the wrinkles sculpted in where her toes would be pointing down as her foot is slightly raised.
If you’re an X-men fan or a Marvel collector this is a must have for your collection. Like I said though it is limited to 3000 pieces so you need to act fast. I cant stress again how well sculpted this piece is. It’s a definite must own. Pick one up today while you still can.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne. Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads him to train himself to physical and intellectual perfection and don a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his sidekick Robin and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains influenced by the characters' roots in film and pulp magazines. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use (to the best that he can) of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, and intimidation in his war on crime.
Batman is the greatest superhero ever. I make no qualms about saying that. I have been a huge Batman freak since I was a little kid. Comics, toys, games, cloths, I collect them all. My favorite look is and will always be the classic blue and grey with the yellow Batsignal logo on the chest. That chest logo has been tinkered with a bit over the years but for the majority nothing has changed. In the films the costume is always black, which I hate. Diamond Select Toys has been pumping out Batman pieces like razy and there newest one is amazing. Capturing the classic and the new, this is a must have piece.
Lets start at the top. You can see the white eye piece under that cowl. From the jaw line to the lips this statue is a dead ringer for Batman. Throw in the fact the eyes are squinted down with a nice amount of shading around them, and his lips have that trademark frown that makes it stand out more. I love the cowl design as well. Notice how it's sculpted to show all the wrinkles and folds from cowl to cape. It even has a slight lift in the shoulder area to show how the cape is blowing as Batman leaps into action. The eyes of the cowl are the most important however as they form that trademark scowl look the Batman in known for. You can feel how angry and determined he looks by the bending of the brow in this design. I love how it’s the classic blue color with ample amounts of shading throughout to give it depth. The cowl itself is done very sleek and you can see how it almost shines under this light. The Bat Symbol is right there across the chest. Its just a simple black bat. No yellow outline. This keeps it more like some of the games. I don’t mind it not having the yellow as they kept the original blue and black colors.
I love how finally after all these years Batman is wearing grey just like he always has in the comics. That stupid black movie costume is gone. Diamond Select has captured this perfectly. The costume and a black bat emblem, and blue cape and cowl comes springing full force. Notice how the outfit is just bright and smooth but still a darker grey to give it a more ominous looks and feel.. I really like how Diamond Select Toys designed this to be a bright colorful version of the worlds darkest hero. From the sculpted muscles under the outfit to the flowing cape this is a perfect way to show off the caped crusader. Throw in the big bright yellow bat utility belt and it's a beautiful design. The classic pose is a great touch as well as are all the overly exaggerated muscles underneath the costume. You can see the ab muscles sticking out in full force, as well as the quad muscles in the legs. I love how they left the blue cod piece under the belt as well. And before I forget look at the detail on the belt. You can see all of the buttons and stitching lines in each pouch
The arms and legs on this side view show the 3D detail that went into this piece. Clutching his fists you can almost feel how Batman is drawing back ready to throw it. All the fingers are individually sculpted to show the firm grasp he has clutching his cape, and you can even see the wrinkles in the costume as he arches his wrist slightly back. As we work our way to the leg notice the cape. I love how it not only flows with the design of the statue but the extra touch of all the tatters and wrinkles along the bottom make this look even better. The bent shooting out leg is the topper for the 3D look. If you look you can even see how the boot has a few wrinkles etched and painted on it to give it the full battle look. I cant stress again how amazing the twisting and blowing of the cape are sculpted. Everything comes together, but its flowing every way imaginable. Twisting and turning with every line, and wrinkle sculpted in. This is without a doubt the best looking cape I have seen on a Batman piece to date.
I want to point out from the back how good this cape looks. Hanging down yet still almost blowing in the wind as Batman prepares to leap into action. Once again notice all the small etchings and lines throughout all the bends and folds. You can even see the back blow from where Batman is holding the cape in is fists. The cape is definitely a huge part of the Batman costume, and this is just spot on. Look at the shoulders where the cape is lifting up with the body. That’s an attention to detail you don’t see very often. As it is blowing to the right side you also get a look at the detail that went into capturing the outfit as well. Every wrinkle is sculpted in throughout the costume. But at the end of the day the cape is the sell point. Look how it shines in the light. I cant praise the detail in it enough
The base is what appears to be a pile of wreckage that Batman is standing on. You can see a few cinder blo9cks, coils, pipes, and other various pieces of steel crumpled up and buried within the pile. Perhaps he is in Gotham’s junk yard, or simply and industrial destroyed area of town. I love hoe it elevates on the left where his foot is placed to give it the look as if he is standing over something. Diamond Select is great about making smaller detailed bases that take nothing away from the piece itself and this one is no exception.
Batman is my favorite hero of all time, and I never cared for the movie looks. I love the comic book look through and through and this new statue from Diamond Select captures it perfectly. Its already sitting above my fireplace with my other Batman statues. I can’t recommend this one enough, go and pick one up today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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was 's amiable and courteous district attorney and one of 's strongest allies until threw acid in his face, hideously scarring him. It also fractured his mental state, causing him to become , a schizoid criminal mastermind obsessed with duality and the number two and is one of Batman's greatest enemies. His former good luck charm, a "two-headed" silver dollar with one side deface has been seized on as a reflection of Dent's half-scarred visage. He flips it to decide the fates of his victims. Despite Batman's efforts to reform his former ally, Dent is consumed by his fixation on chance and his crimes are designed to prove out his diametric philosophy.
Two-Face is a great Batman villain, in fact just the other day I was discussing how Batman has the greatest gallery of villains in comic book history. The amount of films you could make without repeating a villain is astounding. Two-Face was in Batman Forever, which I still find to be a fantastic Batman film. Tommy Lee Jones did a fantastic job of playing him. I have always been a fan from the comics and love the way he decides everything with the flip of a coin. He’s a great looking character as well. Half normal, half deformed with the crazy half suite outfits to match. Diamond Select has been churning out Batman statues left and right lately and now they have done it again with this masterful Two-Face statue.
Let get right to the action. The face. This is one of the most detailed pieces I have seen, and that’s saying a lot. The left half is the normal half of Harvey Dent. You can see the flesh colored paint that looks very realistic even though it’s a comic book inspired piece. Brown combed back hair with just enough etching to make is semi realistic. One eyebrow raised up with his squinted eye, which is also normal and detailed right down to the pupil. The lip is raised in a scowl and you can see the individually sculpted teeth. Even throw in a normal ear for good measure. No we look at the right side that was burned by acid and we see the horrible side so to speak. Green, almost lizard like with hundreds of little lines molded and etched in. It a dark yet still vibrant green with all the etching done in various greens and black. Notice how the eye on the deformed side is bulging out and burned as well. The mouth droops more downward showing his big teeth, and even the gums. The hair on the burned side is a dirty white, with shadings of black mixed in. Much like the left side its designed to look messy yet still combed back. You can see the split between the outfit, but before I get to that I want to point out the coin in his right hand. It’s a perfect match of the defaced side coin he flips in the comics. Having him hold that was a fantastic touch.
Here is the body. Classic style of the comic books. A grey dress suite on the left side that is very detailed for a comic style statue. You see not only all the black buttons on the jacket, but on the cuff of the shirt as well. Notice how its sculpted to be bunched up at the shoulder and down the bicep as his arm is tight and being h eld in. His shit on that side is white with a black tie. In fact the tie is the only part of the outfit that stays the same. Not when we look at the right side everything changes. It’s a purple style jacket that much like the face on that side is completely elephant skin style. Hundreds of lines, and wrinkles are sculpted in and its all shaded in black. It’s essentially a purple version of his face. His shit color on this side is orange that you can see at the neck line as well as the cuff coming from inside his jacket. The amount of detail that went into this side of the outfit is amazing. It really pops and stands out to the point it’s the first thing you notice on the piece itself.
This side shot shows you just how detailed that jacket is done. Its almost a paisley design that’s been burned in and colored black. The way it resembles the face in terms of scarring is uncanny. It is not just the jacket. You can see it’s the entire outfit. The pants match the jacket and they are done in the same amount of detail. This is a well made well designed statue. You can see the hands have stayed flesh colored and each finger is individually sculpted. Now we saw the coin in Two-Face’s right hand in the left hand is his gavel. It looks like wood. Brown, old school style but the sell point of it is the Batarang that’s sticking in the top of it. I like how they incorporated Batman closing in on Two-Face without actually having him in the piece itself. You see that element later in the piece as well. I cant praise the detail in this one enough. Even the pants are filled with wrinkles and bunched up in areas to really make it stand out.
The back shows off the contrast as well. Half scarred purple half grey normal. It looks really cool. You can see the split in the back of the dinner jacket towards the bottom. The grey is very wrinkled and it you look close you can see how its designed and sculpted to look like real cotton material. You can see the stitching throughout as well as the seam lines. The shading is fantastic especially combined with the areas that are wrinkled up. It has a fantastic real world look about it. The pants on that side as you can see are bunched up where Two-Faces knee is bent as well. Its very detailed in so many aspects. The scarred side is just amazing with the shadowing and etching. Its also wrinkled in the leg as Two-Face has his right leg bent back slightly. You can also see the hair variation. As well as the shirt. Half white collar half orange collar. Same for the hair. Half brown half grey with black. His head is tilted slightly otherwise it would be a perfect down the middle separation from head to toe.
The base is awesome to say the least. The steps of a bank I assume. You see the wrinkled up brown money bag complete with a dollar sign symbol in gold ties with a gold rope. Just like you would see in a comic book. There are little stacks of money that has obviously fallen out during the robbery. Green blocks with gold wrapping. Comic book style not made to look like real money. The steps themselves are brown. Wooden style with many variations of lines carved into them. You can see the bolts sculpted in and its all shaded in various forms of black. Now the one thing I love is you also see a few Batarang sticking to the base just like you did on the gavel. Once again you are given the impression Tw-Face has just robbed a bank and batman is there to stop him. I love the Batarang’s in the piece it really adds that classic Batman touch. It’s a very detailed base with lots of elements, but just the right amount as to never take away from the piece itself.
This is a great piece and a must have for any Batman or DC Collection. Mine sits proudly on my Batman mantel in my house right next to the Penguin. It’s a spot on match for Two-Face, and its one of the most highly detailed comic book style statues I have ever seen. This is a winner in every sense of the word. Grab one today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Rogue's real name and the identities of her parents still remain unknown. She grew up in Caldecott County, Mississippi near the banks of the Mississippi River. Early in her teens Rogue discovered her mutant powers when she kissed a boy named Cody Robbins. He fell unconscious and her mind was suddenly filled with his memories. She soon learned that she had the power to absorb the memories and abilities of other people by touching them, but she could not control this power. The distraught Rogue found refuge with the mutant Mystique, who was like a second mother to her. When Rogue grew older she joined Mystique's terrorist organization, the third Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. In battle with Carol Danvers, the original Ms. Marvel, Rogue absorbed her memories and superhuman powers. But, for unknown reasons, Rogue unintentionally absorbed them permanently rather than, as usual, temporarily. Thus Rogue gained Ms. Marvel's superhuman strength and ability to fly. As a member of Mystique's Brotherhood, Rogue battled the X-Men, the Avengers, the original Spider-Woman, the Dazzler, and Rom. But Rogue grew increasingly upset over her inability to control her absorption power and her fears that Danvers' psyche would overwhelm her own. Unable to find help from the Brotherhood, Rogue turned to her enemies, the X-Men, instead. Convinced of her sincerity, Professor Xavier admitted her to the team, and she quickly proved herself a loyal member.
I always dug Rogue. Great character in the comics and the animated series. She was cool in the films, but there she was basically just reworked using Kitty Prides old storylines. Yes the comics and the animated series were her best incarnations. I always dug the dynamic of her and Gambit. And as I have many X-Men statues I was excited to find out Diamond Select Toys had a big resin Rogue that I have to say looks amazing next to my big Ice-Man.
Rogue looks just like she did in her first big run in the comics. Now, like I always point out, this is a comic book style statue, so it will be smooth like the drawings as opposed to the fully etched real world look. She looks identical to the drawings. Shoulder length light brown hair that flows down and back with the trademark white streak taking up the top as it blows in the wind. Here eyebrows are painted slightly up to give her a bit of a menacing look. Her head is turned slightly to the right allowing her hair to give an impression it is blowing in the wind. Her lips are done in the classic comic book red style as I like to call it, with a slightly longer jaw. I love how the hair is sleek like the comic book style but still bunched and etched to give it somewhat of a real hair look. Very minimal shading is done on this as it is a comic based piece but I can say it is definitely spot on to the books. They even remembered her bright green headband to keep the hair out of her face. They even have the classic half cut leather jacket with the red zipper. The jacket has the sleeves rolled up so its completely bunched up at the biceps. It looks fantastic.
Her body is done just like the comic style as well. Dressed in her original yellow and green outfit everything is a match. I really like the brown belt with the red X. It gives it a more bold look that really pops out as opposed to a standard two color outfit. The body is anatomically correct but in an animated way. As opposed to seeing all the muscle lines what you have is a sleek statue of a woman. The curves are all there just in that comic book style. You can even see the lines in her outfit where it would be slightly bunched, or with sewing lines.. It really is an exact match for the Marvel Comic Book counterpart. The “X” belt buckle really does pop out on this as it’s the only part of the outfit that is anything other than green and yellow. Another great thing to point out is the shading on this piece. Rather than use faint black they used variations or orange with blend amazingly well into the yellow.
The side shot gives you a great look at Rouge’s fist. Wearing her yellow gloves you can not only see her knuckles underneath the gloves but you can see the fold on the bottom of the glove as well. Each finger is individually sculpted which it a given when it comes to these Diamond Select pieces. You can see how sleek her outfit look under the light from this side as well. Notice how the green shines when the light hits it. It looks bright and smooth. The yellow is shiny as well but not as much. It’s a fantastic contrast between the two colors. Another great thing to point out is the calf muscles on Rouge’s lifted leg. You can see how there sculpted underneath her boot. That gives it a great added touch of depth. This is a tall piece that barley fit in my display case to take these photos
From the back you get to see a bit of the detail that went into the jacket and arms. The jacket Rogue wears is the long style that cover most of the forearms but its rolled up so only the top of the arms are covered. Notice the lift on the jacket on the top to give her added movement. Also take note of not only the molding to give the hand area a bunched up look where her jacket is rolling up as her hand if out flexed, but look at her fingers as well. The green on the forearms is a much sleeker paint job to give it a heightened look of shading from the jacket. You can see her belt which matches the jacket and also take notice of the positioning. Her right foot planter firmly down, with the left outstretched and pulled slightly back
The base is simple and effective is a very dark olive green platform with a copper wrap at the bottom. There is a mold sculpted to look like air to give the impression Rogue if flying. It’s a bright blue with slightly speckled black going throughout cloud of sorts. It comes up from the center of the base and it flows up into the back of her boot, which is angled up and pointing down. It looks really nice, and adds a little more color to the piece. It’s a small base, which I like on these bigger statues as it takes nothing away from the character itself.
A very cool statue that I was thrilled to add to my X-men collection. This is a perfect replica of Rogue from her early days in the books and animated series and I have her placed right next to my Iceman. Collectors will want to pick this one up fast as it limited to just 3000 units. Order it today and add it to your collection.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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"Weapon X" is a comic book story arc written and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith and published by American company Marvel Comics. The story arc appears in Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 and tells the story of Wolverine during his time in Weapon X. Only the prologue and part of the final chapter are told from the perspective of Wolverine, who is in a near mindless state for the bulk of the story. The series begins with Logan being captured and prepared for the adamantium bonding process. There are several mentions of his being tough, and the Professor, the director of the Weapon X program, along with his assistants Dr. Cornelius and Miss Hines, wipe his mind and bond him to adamantium, the hardest known substance on Earth, to prepare him to be a mindless, soulless killing machine. He eventually escapes into the wilderness after killing all of the soldiers there
Weapon X was a very cool, as well as an important storyline. Cool for me as it was done almost like an old school slasher film. Important because we learn how Wolverine was bonded to the adamantium which make up his claws. Turns out in the beginning of his life they were simply bones that he shot out from his knuckles. This experiment turned them into the big silver blades we are accustomed to seeing. As I own a few Wolverine statues I was excited to see that Diamond Select was making one based off this classic story arc.
Looking at the head you can see it’s a dead ringer for the comic book. Wearing the classic helmet from the weapon x program, that looks amazing by the way. I mean it is highly detailed. You can see every little mechanical mechanism etched into it. All the cords, the lines, the overlays of metal. It’s all there. Even the now classic (from the cover of the comic) red visor that Wolverine sees through. He trademark sneer this is bad ass from the start. You can see how the sculpting is done in the black section of the helmet by his nose and eyes to give it a frowned pushed in to give the appearance he is squinting under that helmet. That complied with the shading around the area and the faint touch of black around the cheeks really makes the menacing look stand out. If that’s not enough look at that mouth. I love how Diamond Select goes the extra mile and not only sculpts from, but they add almost a deep shaded are to give it the impression that what you are looking at is a mindless killing machine. I also love how you see those big bushy sideburns coming down the cheeks as well as his big hair sticking out of the helmet. Its comic book style as opposed to real world so its etched in but is looks amazing. Before I get to the description of the body you can see the ports inserted into Wolverines chest and abdominal area as well as the cords flowing throughout.
Looking at the body you can see what a beast this is. The muscles explode on this thing. No costume like we are used to seeing, no this is just Wolverine in a pair of light black shorts. Nothing else. I really can’t get over how overly muscular it is done. Every muscle in the body is popping out in full effect. From the massive traps to the quads this is a big version of wolverine. The rib cage and ab muscles almost pop out. It’s exactly how he looks in the comics. The pose is fantastic as well as with the claws extended it gives it the appearance he’s ready to stick his claws in someone. Just great all the way around. And let’s not forget all the way they painted, and etched all the body hair into the chest and down the abs. Its really does add a cool touch to it. Throw in all the veins in the arms and this is a very frightening can comic accurate piece. Its also bulky as you can see all the monitors which are fully detailed as well hooked to the left side of Wolverines shorts. And let me also point out how massive his leg muscles are done as well.
This side shot gives you a good look at the claws. You can see the veins sticking out especially in wrist area where the arm is drawn back. You can see the three claws coming from the knuckles. They look great. Silver adamantium that’s got a hint of speckled painted inside to really make it shine. The positioning of the arms and claws is the key to this piece and these are done great. The right arm slightly up with the claws out with a tight clenched fist, with the left arm drawn back in a fist also with claws out really capture the aura of Wolverine. The claws are his trademark and these really hit a home run. You can see all of his muscles flexing with the ports attached to his biceps and forearms as well. The fingers are all individually sculpted and just lines with detail. For a comic book style piece this has a ton of realistic elements incorporated into it.
The back gives you another look at the muscle structure as it sculpted into a “V” shape. You can see the extension and placing of the legs as well. I love how the right foot is firmly planted down, where the left foot is slightly raised in the back giving the “Ready to pounce” look. There’s a slight bit of black shading done in the back but everything still has that smooth comic book look. They even added hair to Wolverines back which was a great touch. You can also see all of the cords from his leg monitors going up and around connecting to the various ports on his body. Making them green and red was a great touch as it adds color to the piece. You also get a great look at how the calf muscles are popping out. This is a really accurate piece that’s done in that overly muscular comic book style.
The base is the snow that Wolverine is walking in. It looks real. White, but not overly bright to make it look like a cartoon, no this is white, grey, and hints of black all complied together to make it look real. I love the shading in spots to give it an iced over look. Notice the footprint in the snow where his barefoot is stepping in. It’s a darker color inside to snow how it would have slightly melted in there. Everything is uneven like a real snowfall. You can see the rocks from the mountain area in full effect to add a bit of depth. Part of it still sticking up from the snow, the other part lying flat with snow covering it up. The snow looks fresh. You can actually picture it snowing when you look at this. There is even hints of snow on Wolverines foot.
This is a great wolverine statue. I loved the Weapon X storyline, it’s always been my favorites. This one really captures the anger and horror of the storyline. The entire design is just classic Wolverine and Diamond Select has done another masterful job at putting out another must own Marvel Statue. Pick this one up today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Lady Deadpool is a female counterpart of from the alternate reality , named Wanda Wilson. Out of a need to belong and feel wanted, she joined the side of a group of rebels fighting against loyalists in the . According to Wanda, the fight started because fascists in the federal government started to impose their will on the people, a schism in congress, generals were taking sides and states declared independence, which eventually to United States' current situation.
Yes, for those who don’t read comic books Lady Deadpool is real. She’s not prominently featured in the cartoons and films but she is a real character. She really is simply, a female version of the Deadpool we all love and laugh at. I always enjoy reading her exploits in the comics and was glad to include her on my wall of statues. Now she does wear the exact same out fit as Wade Wilson, our Deadpool but in this piece from Diamond Select Toys she is unmasked. This is a variant from New York Comic Con, which was held virtually this year. You can still pick them up online. I will have the link listed below.
Staring at the head you can see she is not disfigured like Wade Wilson. She is designed to be a typical comic book bombshell in terms of body and looks. Her Hair is blond and sculpted to hang over the sides of her face with just a touch of blowback sculpted in. It’s a golden blond like in the books with curls on the sides. Etched to give it depth but still sleek to look like the comics its shaded in a very faint black to give it depth. It looks great, almost like its still messed up from taking off the mark. Her eyebrows are slanted down giving her a slight look of sinisterness. The eyes are done just like in the comics, and her lips are a cherry red to give her that trademark look. She is turned to the side to give it a nice over the shoulder look and feel. You can see there are real would muscles sculpted but the outfit itself is painted to be sleek and smooth like the comic book drawings.
Moving to the body you can see what I was stating about the sleek design but with a few wrinkles that are sculpted in. There are a few above her chest (which is done in pin up style) and a few around the waist where her leg is bending forward. Not too much, just enough to add to the realism. The outfit is bright candy apple red and black for the variance on the arms and legs, all done very bright, but not enough to make it look like a cartoon. No this matches the comic version perfectly. You can see the wrinkles are primarily done around the leg and chest area, which really does break up the monotony and give the piece contrast. I love how this is basically 2 colors, but everything is done to really make it all stand out. The body is done perfectly. Sculpted to look just like Wanda does in the books. I really like how Diamond Select can make the same character look like a drawing come to life You can see her belt, with the Deadpool face for the buckle and the brown weapons pockets throughout. Its her utility belt and it looks great. It matches her two leg straps for her guns.
This side shot give you a great look at Lady Deadpool’s long arms. The arm is done long, due to the placement and the bright red with wrinkles around the top of the arm and again at the wrist to add some movement to it. You can see how its pointed straight down with her sword being held towards her back, and all the fingers are individually sculpted to hold it. It really stands out and give this a striking look. You can see the wrinkles in the outfit by the wrist which is about as accurate as you can get. Looking down you get a good shot of the boots as well. Red leather high heeled boots that blend perfectly into the outfit. The placement of the legs is perfectly done as well. This really is a well done piece that stands out. I love the detail done on the sword as well. The brown and golden handle with the long sleek silver blade. I also really like how its being held behind her as she has it ready to strike.
This back shot shows off some of the muscles sculpted in. Her hair, which is smooth, yet still has some etching to it is twisting to the left giving the impression its blowing in the wind. You can see a few, very few, wrinkled molded into the outfit as well. Not many as it has that comic book sleek style to it but just a few for placement. Around the armpit area, and again a slight one at the waist where she is twisting slightly to the side. You can also see her two empty shoulder holders where her swords go. They are empty because she is currently holding both of them. You also get a nice look at the design of her utility belt. You can see how its done to look like smooth brown leather with the button on each one. You also see the stitching lines in the outfit around the leg area. It’s a great touch to sculpt in those things then simply paint it smooth to look like the comic book style.
The base is a simple piece of what appears to be concrete. Very dirty gray and black filled with cracks, lines, dents, and holes. You can see a pipe resting beside Wada’s leg. Its small and effective. A simple piece of street that Wanda is standing on adds a touch of realism to the piece yet takes nothing away from the statue itself. It’s a nice touch to have a grey piece be used as the base as the colors in the costume are so bright and vibrant.
This is a great piece and it is limited to say the least. 1000 of these are available. So you will need to order one fast as they wont last long. Wanda Wilson aka Lady Deadpool is a great character so I was excited to add her to my collection. If you’re a fan you will definitely want to hunt this down. If you are a Deadpool collefctor this will look great in your collection. Go and grab one today before they are all gone.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars.
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Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces soldier, is now a mercenary for hire living a quiet life. Newly diagnosed with terminal cancer, he is approached by a mysterious man with a promising cure. The treatment leaves Wade with accelerated healing powers but grossly disfigured. Wade adopts the alter ego Deadpool and searches for the man behind the project that nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool was a one of a kind film. Combining adult humor, over the top bloody action, and of course Marvels wise cracking superhero Deadpool. Its no shock that the film became a hit with essentially everyone. The comic book fans loved it, the average people loved it, it was a smash hit. I personally loved it. I though it was one of the best films of 2016. I loved the sequel as well. And now I can’t wait until part 3. It’s a great series, and Deadpool is a great character. I’m a huge fan of the comic books as well. I have many statues of Deadpool in my home and now thanks to Diamond Select Toys I have a big resin piece that was inspired from the film.
Staring at the top you can see this is a dead ringer for the movie version. Black and red, and as in the films the outfit is sort of a leather style as opposed to the spandex style in the comics you can see this is an exact match. The head is spot on. Red that looks like leather. You can seethe molding has a nose sculpted in as well as where the ears would be. In fact the molding is even done to make it look as if the eyes are slightly frowning. That’s great detail. The trademark black outline around the eyes is there as well as the white eyeball holes. You can see the stitching etched in the masks as well. The seam lines around the eyes and side is there as well. You even get the impression that his mouth is slightly open. You can see the black collar separating the head and torso. The costume is the same red and black design. Made to look like a combination of leather and Kevlar. You can see all the lines, stitching, and even a few bullet hole marks on the left side. The leather strap that holds Deadpool’s swords is done to look exactly like leather as well. Even the buckle is in full effect. This is a spot on match to the film.
Moving down you can see this is taken from the opening scene where Deadpool is making his drawing over the railways of the freeway. His hands are holding his red crayon just like in the film. You can see that the fingers are all individually sculpted. Deadpool is doing his drawing of him shooting Francis with blood and bullets flying everywhere. You can see Deadpool’s belt with his brown leather pouches as well as his trademark red buckle. All of his weapons attachments are there as well. From his leg gun belts to his swords. I love how they etched in so may little groves and lines to make his out fit look like body armor. Plus the shading is fantastic. He’s a bright red and bright black, but there are lots of different variations of red and hints of faded black shaded in through the entire piece to really make it look not only battle damaged but to make it look exactly like it would in the real world. This really dose look like a real person in the costume.
You can see the positioning here on this side shot of Deadpool kicking his legs up sitting on the freeway arch. He actually slides into the arch with doubles as the base and his held in position. You can see all the detail in the black parts of the leather like outfits in this angle. Notice how its made to be a bit sleeker than the red parts. Under the light I have you can see how it shines. You can see Deadpool’s gun in his leg holster. You also get a great look at Deadpool’s swords from this shot. Both of which are detailed from the handles all the way down. The placement used for this is fantastic. I love the way he rests into the piece at an angel. I love how he is actually sitting back with his legs just kicking in the wind. It matches the opening shot perfectly.
The back gives you a great look at the swords. From the back holster to the leather strap that holds it, they look real. There also real world big as they take up the vast majority of his back. All the same amazing detail goes into the back as well. This is an amazing design and I love how you can see the black areas shines in the light. You get a great look at the freeway overpass Deadpool is sitting on as well. I love how they even included his little radio complete with “Wade” sticker on it. As well as a blue and black crayons. The overpass section, which as I stated doubles as the base is highly detailed as well. It looks like real pipe. Grey and black with variations of both colors used for shading it’s a spot on concrete match. You can see all the little cracks and weather marking that come over time sculpted into this piece. Its highly detailed and I really enjoy how it is simply part of the piece as opposed to just the base. It really brings back memories of that classic opening scene where Deadpool leaps into action.
Fans of the film, and Deadpool fans in general will no doubt want to pick this one up. I have him next to my Hobgoblin and Daredevil and he looks right at home. Its highly detailed and a spot on match of his films counterpart. Just beware this is a limited edition statue. Only 3000 of these were made so if you want one you better act fast. I love it and I highly recommend adding one to your collection.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Midtown High School student Peter Benjamin Parker is a science-whiz orphan living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. He is bitten by a radioactive spider at a science exhibit and "acquires the agility and proportionate strength of an arachnid". Along with heightened athletic abilities, Parker gains the ability to adhere to walls and ceilings. Through his native knack for science, he develops a gadget that lets him fire adhesive webbing of his own design through small, wrist-mounted barrels. Initially seeking to capitalize on his new abilities, Parker dons a costume and, as "Spider-Man", becomes a novelty television star. However, "He blithely ignores the chance to stop a fleeing thief, and his indifference ironically catches up with him when the same criminal later robs and kills his Uncle Ben." Spider-Man tracks and subdues the killer and learns, in the story's next-to-last caption, "With great power there must also come—great responsibility!"
I love Spidey. Granted he’s not my favorite hero, that’s Batman, but he’s one of the most enduring heroes in all of comic books. His origin is inspiring, and although a few tweaks here and there have been made in terms of bringing him into more of a modern era the majority of the heart has stayed the same. Diamond Select Toys has done a wide variety of Spiderman busts, statues, and figures, and yes I own a lot of them. This new one not only has the pumpkin bombing going on in full effect but it has a neat little latch on the back so you can mount it to your wall. Throw in the fact it looks great, and you now have a wall mounted Spiderman statue
Spiderman in the classic design. Come to think of it, with the exception of a few tweaks here and there, this costume has pretty much remained the same. Red, white, blue, and black. As I said it’s a very wrap around outfit but let’s start by looking at the head You can see the big oversized white eye lids surrounded in a dark black outline. The eyes are a bright white, with just a slight hint of black for shading to give it a touch of depth. Notice how the black outlines around he eyes are think whereas the rest of the black used for the webbing design throughout the costume is more skinny. It’s a nice little touch to show off both outline that use the same color. The bright red is on in full effect, and all of the little webbing is carved into the piece and painted black to give it a nice element of perception. The blue is bright and vibrant and if you look you can see the faint hints of light black painted in it for shading purposes.
Here is a better shot of the body. You can see the detail that went into to sculpting this especially if you look at the right ribcage. Notice all the muscles that were sculpted to give Spiderman that classic chiseled comic book look. You can see it in the legs as well as the shoulders. This is a highly detailed statue body wise. Every muscle is sculpted to really show off the depth and design. The costume is the classic spider man look, red, blue, and black. I really enjoy how the black is etched it. All the web designs are etched into the piece as opposed to simply being painted in. Throw in the classic spider on the chest being sculpted to stick out and you have a great deal of depth in this piece. The placement is fantastic as well as you can see how the left leg is drawn back yet still flying out.
This side shot gives you a good look at these little pumpkin bombs blowing up around Spiderman. Fully detailed just like their comic book counterparts. Orange, with the lines carved in to look exactly like a real pumpkin. The evil black mouth and eyes are carved in, and to make them even more ominous they are outlined in a bright yet still very deep green. There are five of those little guys flying around Spiderman and they all look great. You can see the finger placement on Spiderman’s fingers as it appears he is ready to shoot a web to escape this onslaught. You can also see the head placement from this side. His head is almost fully extended out as he does have a bunch of pumpkin bombs going off behind them. It almost gives this piece a sense of urgency to escape.
Here is the back. Notice the little hole cut in the back. I used a normal screw and it slid right into place. You also get a great look at how this smoke looks. A combination of grey with white, and black mixed into it. Puffing out very large in the back, no doubt where a bomb just exploded and the back is almost the mushroom blast. It really does look like a giant cloud the way it is all designed. Everything connects and everything grows from small too big to small to big in no real order. It’s a very realistic looking blast. Don’t worry it is designed just right so it does lay flush against your wall. The placing of Spiderman to essentially be sitting on this works great as it does look like he is swinging away from a massive explosion.
There is no base as this is just a wall mount piece. Don’t worry if you don’t want to put a hole in your wall you can see how easily its rests on the ground in these shots. If you’re a Spiderman fan you will want this for your collection. If your simply a comic book reader and like collecting these pieces just like I do this is another must have for your collection. I only wish it would have been a bit larger. Other than that its another fantastic piece from Diamond Select Toys.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!
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Deadpool is a fictional character appearing in Marvel Comics. Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld, the character first appeared in The New Mutants #98 Initially Deadpool was depicted as a supervillain when he made his first appearance in The New Mutants and later in issues of X-Force, but later evolved into his more recognizable antiheroic persona. Deadpool, whose real name is Wade Winston Wilson, is a disfigured mercenary with the superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor and physical prowess. The character is known as the "Merc with a Mouth" because of his tendency to talk and joke constantly, including breaking the fourth wall for humorous effect and running gags.
Although not a regular on the X-Men Animated Series Deadpool did make a cameo. One time I believe. But as he is a staple in the X-Men world it was only fitting to give him an X-Men animated bust. The X-Men animated series was a smash hit and a staple of 90’s cartoons. It ran for 5 seasons and is still watched by millions of people today via streaming and DVD. It was an amazing cartoon and I was excited when Diamond Select announced they were making animated busts off the series. I was even more excited when I saw Deadpool would be getting his own piece as well.
Here he is. Now forgive me upfront for this being a short review. Its just that as these are based on the animated likeness there’s not a lot of variation in terms of shading and sculpting. You can see the trademark red and black costume in full effect. I like how they took a grey, almost white color stoke to the cheeks, chest, ribs, and biceps to give it a sort of three dimensional look in parts. You can see the bright red costume with the black around the ribs, biceps, and for eye holes just like in the comics. The black eye holes have a tiny swash by where the nose would be to give it a frowned style look. The eye holes are pure white like in the books. The are a few hints of faint red mixed into the deep red, combined with the grey streaks to really give it a cartoon look and feel. This is a pot on match for the animated counterpart. I know that because I watched the episode before I wrote this. The body looks good as well all designed and painted to show off the comic book style muscles in the chest, ribs, and abs. You can also see Deadpool’s belt done in a brighter almost candy apple red to help separate it from the rest of the outfit with his big grey belt buckle.
This side shot shows off his gun. Which is almost a hand cannon. Its grey but like the rest of the piece done with faint grey swashes to make it look animated. Its pretty detailed for a cartoon style gun. From the handles, clips, triggers and sensors its all molded in smooth then painted a sleek dark grey. You can see Deadpool’s fingers have the little black outlines like a cartoon drawing and his finger is wrapped around the trigger ready to fire. I like the addition of the black thin lines by the elbow and bicep as well to mark it all out and give it a muscle feel. The bullets around the bicep are done in a very faint gold, almost a pale brown and have a touch of the black shading to give them a bit of depth. The wrists look good as well with the “Ringed” look they have about them. If you look at the head you can see that trademark black line to show where the jawline would end. I also like that splash of the white grey under the shoulders to help break the outfit up
The base is a simple faint purple cog. It has 6 leggings around the pattern to make it stand out a bit. Its done in a etched fashion with circular lines going up and down throughout the body of it. It almost looks like it could be a piece from the Danger Room. It matches the other bases of this animated line. Its simple and effective just like this piece itself. It’s a perfect addition for any Deadpool collector, or fans of the X-Men Animated Series. It looks fantastic and as its limited to only 3000 pieces you better act fast and grab one while you still can.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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The Joker is a serial killer and a super-villain, a dangerous madman who dresses like a clown and commits violent crimes. He is often recognized as Batman's greatest enemy, living in and terrorizing Gotham City, although he spends most of his time in Arkham Asylum. In addition to being a deadly and unpredictable physical combatant, he is a brilliant and ruthless criminal mastermind. His crimes require no motivation other than his sadistic desire to show people the meaninglessness of life through pain and death, and the narcissism to see the world remade in his own image. He is constantly adapting his personality and his psychosis to respond to the world around him, sometimes a harmless trickster and at others a brutal mass-murderer. Batman is his only worthy opponent, and although he has passed up multiple opportunities to murder the dark knight, he has no such problems with killing Robin or crippling Batgirl. Although his origins remain unclear and shrouded in mystery, it is also known that prior to the chemical accident that scarred his mind and body he was the small-time criminal Red Hood
Now even though the character stayed the same Joker was slightly tamer in Batman the Animated Series. Sort of. Voice by Mark Hammill The animated Joker was one of my favorite villains of all time. Don’t get me wrong I love the comic book version. I even liked the old school TV version. Not a fan of the film versions however. I mean I dug the Joker movie but that had nothing to do with the comic books. Anyway the drawing of the joker with the overly done smile, pointed hair, bright purple outfit was fantastic. Throw in the fact Hamill did such an amazing job voicing him its no wonder why it’s a lot of people favorite incarnation of the joker. Well As Diamond Select makes the most amazing Batman statues it was only a matter of time before the made a resin bust of the Joker in his Animated Series form. And this thing is beautiful
There he is, the Clown Prince of Crime. Just look at how amazing this is. It’s the cartoon come to life in resin form. Sleek and smooth. A bright almost ghastly white with faint shadings of black here and there to give it a bit of depth. The forehead is molded to not only stick out from the front but from the sides as well. Sleek jet black painted from lines above the eyes, cheeks, and around parts of the mouth give it a bit a depth. The eyes are a deep yellow. Not bright, but not faded, almost sick looking. Deep thick black outlines around thew for the eyebrows and a big black dot in each center for the eyeball. The eyes are misplaced, at least not matching which gives this the feeling its starring at you. The nose sticks straight out with a bit of not only a point but a hook at the end as well. The mouth is in that famous giant smile causing the cheeks to stick out and to the sides at the top. The bright red lips are overshadowed by the huge yellow teeth. Each tooth separated by think black outlining. All of it forms into a square point of the jaw. Not only does this match the cartoon, its borderline scary as well.
The outfit is bright and bold and matches the drawing perfectly. The bright deep purple jacket is smooth and bright. You can see the collar of the jacket is sculpted in to make it look exactly like the tuxedo jacket he wears. A little lite orange flower rests on the right lapel. No doubt it sprays something evil as opposed to water. The flower is crumpled and molded to look cartoon accurate. Very little in terms of actual shading for it. The shirt is the same light orange as the flower once again very faint in terms of shading. Just a few light strokes of faint black. The tie is a bright bold blue. A half tied bow tie that once again is sleek like the animated design. Notice how it all comes down to a point. A very nice touch to say the least.
This side shot shows you the hair, which looks amazing. Bold black that comes out into three points. A curled point in the front and two points that stick out on each side. Triangles of bright green on the sides and a few streaks in the front for that old school look. You can see the perfectly sculpted ear, and even where the outline of the jaw is crafted in. I like how the inside of the ear is not only sculpted but painted black to make it look almost real. This is a wide piece due to the way its shaped. You get a good look of that in this show.
The base is a work of art. It’s a big top tent. Dull white and red stripes on the top where the Joker is resting that sculpt into the roof outline then connecting to the black and dark green base itself. The center in a big open mouth clown head. Deep black eyebrows that slant over the bold yellow eyes. Eyes that match the design of the Jokers himself. The mouth is wide open, no doubt where people will enter. The bright red mouth has light yellow teeth and the pink almost salmon colored tongue make a great entrance carpet. As the Joker usually hides out an abandoned amusement parks this was a great idea for a base. It really gives it that sinister clown element.
This is a fantastic looking piece and really has not only the look but the feel of the animated series as well. It’s bright, scary, funny, and bold all rolled into one. If you’re a fan of Batman The Animated Series, or of the Joker in general this is a must have piece for your collection. I have his with my other Joker Statues and it looks great. Its very limited, only 1000 of these were made so get your order in fast.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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