Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men. The character first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #129, and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne. Emma Frost, also known as the White Queen, has evolved from a supervillain and foe of the X-Men, to becoming a superhero and one of the X-Men's most central members and leaders, until the events of Inhumans vs. X-Men.
Emma Frost was always my favorite X-men villain. The Claremont run where she was introduced with the Hellfire club is one of the best runs of any comic book. Her run as a hero was less than stellar in my opinion but her original run was enough to not only make her a favorite of mine, but I named my (Late) Great Pyrenees after her. Get it, white dog, whit queen. Anyway merchandise for her has always been scares but that it now about to change as Diamond Select Toys has put out a beautiful Emma Frost statue that I now proudly display with my X-Men collection.
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 golden blond hair looks great, especially how it flows down. It looks great as the hair is sculpted like it's blowing. It’s not a simple paint job. It's done real life with a few of the White strands mixing around the rest of the hair. The white choker necklace adds the perfect touch. The lips are done in a pouting look and combines with the bright blue eyes you cant tell if Emma is hero or villain in this pose. With the slanted down eyebrows however she does give a rather menacing stare. Her entire shoulders are exposed and the paint job for the skin is great, a nice tan look that serves to bring out more of the all-white costume.
The body is done in a very striking pose to say the least. Its all white, then again she is the White Queen after all. The halter top is white and you can see the seam lines sculpted into it. She has the “X” logo in the center clasping her cape together. The clasp itself is silver so it stands out amongst the white. Her midsection is exposed like the shoulders also done in the tan look. Its smooth like a comic book, and does not have the muscles molded into it. This statue is anatomically correct, but done in a more seductive and sleek style. Moving down you can see the white belt and pants. The belt itself is slightly, very slightly lighter than the pants to show it off a bit. Much like the cape clasp the belt has a big grey “X” as a buckle on it which really sticks out. You can see the seams molded into the pants just like in the top. You also get a good look at how the cape flows off her shoulders down to her knees.
This side shot gives you a great look at the arm pose. I also really like how the right hand is outstretched and pointed to the back as she looks to be getting ready to use her telekinetic powers. It has the menacing look, but as they have the cape, which is almost like an evening wrap around her forearm it brings a sense of elegance and class to the piece as well. The cape looks fantastic as you can see all the lines and wrinkles are molded in, but once again, in a smooth comic look as opposed to a realistic approach. As I pointed out in the abdominal area, you can see the muscles in the shoulder and bicep area, but not overly done. Just enough to make it stand out. You also get a good look at how the belt buckle itself sticks out adding to the depth of this piece.
Before I get to the base I want to point out from the back how good this cape looks. Hanging down yet still almost blowing in the wind as Emma Frost is ready for action. Once again notice all the small etchings and lines throughout all the bends and folds. You can even see the back blow on the cape from where she is standing ready to fight. The cape is definitely a huge part of her overall outfit, 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. And like the rest of the outfit its pure white. It has such a classy look as opposed to the standard superhero cape designs. From flowing off the shoulders, to wrapping around the forearm, to blowing in the wind, this may be the best cape design I have ever seen. It really adds to the piece.
The base is interesting. It’s the smashed up head of a dreaded Sentinel. Dark blue with shades of black and grey painted into the crushed up metal Its completely dented, scratched, and smashed up and it looks it. Its heavily detailed in terms of damage. You can see the bolts that hold the head together, and everything. And resting gently on top of it it Emma Frost. You can see her white boots match the outfit with only the tops of the boots to show where it separates. They shine, but still have a few indent marks sculpted into where her toes are bending. I love how they made the base damaged and filthy, but kept the boots completely clean, it really adds to the class of this piece.
This is a great piece. I always wanted and Emma Frost Statue and now I have one. I have her next to my big Iceman Resin piece and they look great together. It’s a must have for X-Men and Marvel collectors alike. There is even a diamond variant that looks like a crystal that they released on a very limited basis. Try to get them both.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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