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I always enjoyed vision, more so his run in the old Avengers comics as opposed to the films. I mean don’t get me wrong, he was fine in the films but he never really resonated with me so to speak. That was until I watched the amazing Wanda Vision on Disney Plus. Quiet possibly the best Marvel show to date. I still sing Agatha All Along to myself randomly for no reason. It was a great show and really brought Vision to light in a different way. Now everyone knows I prefer comic book look statues so why Diamond Select Toys made a comic book resin Vision statue I knew I had to have it to put next to my Scarlett Witch piece.
Staring at the top you can see this is a comic accurate piece. Sleek and smooth just like the books. You can see vision has his trademark maroon colored head complete with mind stone intact. The head is done in a more square shape as he is an android after all. A perfectly square jaw with emphasis on the chin. Even his cheekbones are done slightly bigger than normal. You can see he has the pouty lips that are the same color as the rest of his head. The eyebrow area is slightly raised for depth and his eyes are pure white with only slight black shading around it. In fact the shading on this piece is amazing. As I said the head is basically one color, but all the small shading really make it come to life. You can see all the fair hints of light black used throughout with a deeper shade around his eyes. His green outfit starts at the back of his head and goes down to the rest of his body. Once again perfectly sculpted to give an exaggerated muscle look and feel. You can see muscle after muscle sculpted throughout. The outfit as I said is green with bold yellow cape and trunks. The shading is beautiful. The black shading really makes this piece like an animated drawing has come to life. Everything looks directly from the pages of the comic books. I really cant get over how a piece done in only 3 colors can have so much variation from the shading. This is a beautiful piece and it’s a dead ringer for the comic book likeness, which I have always preferred to the live action version.
This side shot shows off more of the green and yellow outfit. As you can see the trunks are even sculpted to give slight wrinkles to them where they bunch up around the legs. You can see his gloves and boots match the trunks and cape. Take note of the glove as you get a really good look at it from his outstretched hand. Notice how the shading is an orange color to show not only the wrinkles but how the colors would be affected in the light. It’s a great touch. Every finger is individually sculpted and the gloves itself have slight wrinkles toward the back where they would be bent from Visions forearm. You can see the black shading done to highlight all the muscles rippling through the costume. And what can be said about the cape other than simply beautiful. It flows perfectly off the shoulder area all the way down to his boots. It’s a beautiful yellow that matches the boots, gloves, and trunks, as well as the two yellow diamonds on visions chest. The cape really stands out in this piece and helps it all come together.
I can’t stress enough from the back how good this cape looks. Hanging down yet still almost blowing in the wind as Vision is ready to fight . 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 it is hovering above the smoking base. The cape is definitely a huge part of her overall outfit, and this is just spot on. Look at the shoulder area 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 bright as can be. It has such a classy look as opposed to the standard superhero cape designs. From flowing up and around the shoulders, to wrapping around the arms, to hanging towards the ground, this is a fantastic cape that really adds to the design. I also love how the shading was done not only in hints of black, but in shades of a deep yellow, almost light orange color. It really helps to add a sense of motion to the cape. The fact it almost is coming forward also adds a great deal of depth to the overall piece as well.
The base is a cloud of smoke that appears to be rising from the ground overtaking Visions boots. It’s very well done. It’s a huge cloud of grey smoke but as you can see there are blue, white, and various shades of black blended under all the grey to show it rising above the ground. The smoke is itself sitting on a standard oval grey base to give the piece a sort of platform if you will. It’s a great base for a great statue making it really stand out. I like how the boots are totally covered by the smoke rising. It adds a mystical look and feel to this piece.
Vision, as I stated is a great character, and with the new fans of WandaVision this will be a hard to get statue. Combine that with the fact only 3000 were made you better act fast. I recommend picking one up today, and fast.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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