The largest-scale Iron Giant collectible ever made is the newest Legend in Three Dimensions!
The Legends in 3D line expands to the world of animation with this 10-inch bust of the Iron Giant, star of the animated film of the same name. With his pal Hogarth perched on his shoulder, this bust is the ultimate gift for any fan of The Iron Giant, or of iron giants in general. Limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard!
Before he was Fast and Furious, or saying “I am Groot” Vin Diesel was The Iron Giant. A1999 American animated science fiction film produced by Warner Bros. Feature Animation and directed by Brad Bird in his directorial debut, It is based on the 1968 novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes (which was published in the United States as The Iron Giant) and was scripted by Tim McCanlies from a story treatment by Bird. The film stars the voices of Vin Diesel (voicing the titular character), Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Christopher McDonald and John Mahoney. Set during the Cold War in 1957, the film centers on a young boy named Hogarth Hughes, who discovers and befriends a gigantic metallic robot who fell from outer space. With the help of a beatnik artist named Dean McCoppin, Hogarth attempts to prevent the U.S. military and Kent Mansley, a paranoid federal agent, from finding and destroying the Giant.
One of the best animate films ever made is now an amazing resin bust from Diamond Select Toys. 1000 of these were made and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. Highly collectable, but I opened mine anyway. It’s now the centerpiece on my kitchen table. And it is beautiful. As you can see it’s a perfect replica of the Giant, and Hogarth as well. It’s not heavily detailed as its not supposed to. The cartoon was about as simple as it gets in terms of animation and that is what added to the charm.
Starting with the head you can see it’s a light grey as it the entire Giant. He has the big yellow green eyes that are inside two sunken in holes. The eye holes are very subtly shaded to give it depth but not enough to break up the monotony of the rest of the grey as its supposed to be all one shade. The fin goes straight down to where the end of a nose would be and the jaw pat, which looks like a giant bold have the etchings to show the 3 parts, with the middle almost looking like where a mouth would be. Its bolted on the sides just like in the film. . His head is slightly cocked with almost a simple smile to his face. It’s just a really charming piece to have on display.
Moving down you see the neck area. A series of shaft all with the three bends in them to look accurate. These also have a very slight shade to make it look more three dimensional but not enough that you would notice the change in the color. The screw on the right side matches the cartoon, as this really is a carbon copy. Inside all the shafts in simple black base, with a thicker layer of iron surrounding it you can see the base is actually the bottom of his head piece which would be what is inside the torso. If you looks at the cartoon drawing you can see in some head shots part of this around the outline. It’s a really nice touch.
The back shows off the neck design. The simple rings from the back of the head to the shoulder then down to the base line. Its done exactly the same as in the cartoon 4 rings if you don’t count the bottom of the head all in silver, with black spacers in between. It trails down to a big ring that is secured onto the shoulder section, then begins to flow a more tight silver and black down to the base. The shoulders themselves are perfectly accurate with the two bars on each side. You can see the back of Hogarth as he sits gently on the giants shoulder.
Speaking of Hogarth, he is the spitting image of the cartoon. Dressed in his cuffed blue jeans and red an white shoes he’s starring at the Giant with both love and awe. With one foot crossed and his hands behind his back. I cant get over how perfectly done he is. The flop in the front of the hair, which is slightly etched, one eyebrow just a tad higher than the other to show how close he is focusing on the giant with his big blue eyes, to the loving smile on his face, it’s a thing of beauty. He even has the exact same shade of blue undershirt under his red and black pull over. The addition of Hogarth was a fantastic touch as it really brings out the joy and love the carton had.
This is a simply amazing piece. Made from resin it’s a pretty heavy statue. If you’re a fan of the cartoon it’s a must own. As I said only 1000 of these were made and they are going fast. I opened mine the second I got it, and it just brings a smile to my face. Its truly a beautiful piece from a beautiful cartoon.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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