Before her descent into madness, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum, Gotham's home for the criminally insane. But after meeting the Joker, the young doctor became obsessed with the crazed criminal's warped mind. Sensing opportunity, the Joker manipulated her, driving his therapist so mad that he was able to control her. Harleen fell in love with the villain, broke him out of Arkham and devoted her life to making him happy and spreading his bloody brand of mayhem
Harley Quinn is my favorite female comic book villain of all time. She is my wife’s favorite comic character by far. In fact my wife has a large amount of Harley Quinn statues, cloths, purses, jackets, pants, shoes, you name it. Now I personally prefer the classic Jester look of Harley not the Suicide Squad version so when Diamond Select and Gentle Giant announced they were making a bust based on her classic look and appearance from Batman the Animated Series I knew this would be another must have for the collection.
Starting with the face you can see this is a perfect match for her animated series counterpart. The cheekbones, red lips, villainess smile it’s all here. It’s a dead ringer. She’s painted in her trademark white that is as bright as bright could be. It shines in the light. No real shading to speak of, just shadows from the molding and placement of the cheeks and such. No this is a ghastly yet beautiful white face at its cartoon best. The eyes have the bold black mask painted around them. You can see her eyelashes are sticking out a bit, which only helps to accentuate her big blue eyes. All done in cartoon style of course. From the chin to the eyebrows it’s a dead ringer. No fancy hair on this one. This is the old school jester outfit done in red and black. So Harley is wearing her trademark jester hat that is part of the overall outfit. Half black and half red with the points hanging down and towards the back with a white beanie ball at the bottom.
The top of the body is accurate with the red and black body suite going smooth all the way around. It’s a very shiny paint job that glistens in the light. The top has the white bib with the balls on all three points. It’s painted and designed to give it a true animated style look. Moving down you can the outfit just continues. Harley in the cartoons just wears one big body suit and this captures it perfectly. The cool thing is the top half is black on the left and red on the right, whereas her hat red on the left and black on the right. Same style just a variation of the colors. Mixing them up may not seem like a lot but it really does bring out more in the piece.
The base is a work of art. It’s a big top tent. Dull white, almost a cream color and red stripes on the top where Harley is resting that sculpt into the roof outline then connecting to the black and dark green base itself. Surrounding the base are tiny little Hyenas with dog collars. It’s a fantastic touch as Harley always has a pet hyena with her. It’s a great take on the old school horse on a merry go round. And as Harley is usually hiding out with the Joker at an abandoned amusement parks this was a great idea for a base. It really gives it that sinister clown element.
This is another amazing bust from the good folks at Gentle Giant and Diamond Select Toys. Plus its Harley Quinn, and trust me you can never have to much Harley Quinn memorabilia on display. Pick one up right away. Now these are limited only 1000 made so act fast.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars
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Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, mostly in association with the X-Men. He is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor, and three retractable claws in each hand. Wolverine has been depicted variously as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, and the Avengers
Diamond Select and Gentle Giant has been knocking it out of the park with their X-Men busts. Beautiful limited edition resin. These look great. So as I have multiple busts, and for that matter multiple Wolverine statues it was a no brainer that I was beyond excited for their new Wolverine Bust. And let me say before we even look at it. This is the most detailed bust I have ever seen. One top of that it’s the most accurate Wolverine piece I have seen as well. The entire costume area is done in that Elephant Skin style and under the light you can really see it shine.
Looking at the face you can see it’s a dead ringer for the comic book. Wearing the classic yellow and blue outfit and giving his trademark sneer this is bad ass from the start. You can see how the sculpting is done in the black section of the mask by his nose and eyes to give it a frowned pushed in look almost like he is squinting. That complied with the shading around the area and the faint touch of grey in the white eye holes it 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 the teeth individually, but they take the time to color the gums as well. You take the coloring of the gums and the lip and combine that with not only the indented jaw line in the cheekbones but the area by the chin and this captures just how cool Wolverine is. The stubble on the face is great as well. In fact under the lights it looks like a real five o’clock shadow. Throw in elephant skin design and this really comes to life under the lights I have here.
Moving down you can see what I mean about the costume. You can see every single crease and line going throughout the entire piece. As I said this is a bust but it’s one of the most highly detailed versions of Wolverine out there. The bright blue and yellow look great together. In fact with the lighting the yellow has a golden shine to it. Very minimal on the shading of the body aspect except under the neck close to the middle of the throat. No this relies all on the sculpting. It really not only looks like a leather outfit, but you can feel all of the detail going through it as well.
The back shows off the horns that if you look closely are not done in the elephant style like the rest of the outfit. No these are a smooth and sleek jet black, and man do they shine. You also get another great look at the costume and all the work that went into sculpting it. Looking at the head you can even see the seam lines of the mask. Another thing to point out is the bold outlines in the costume. Notice the blue is outlined in a very dark black to give it even more depth. I really can’t stress enough how well the sculpting is done on this. The lights really bring everything to life.
The base is, I believe, a piece of the Danger Room. I base this on the fact it’s some type of metal structure Done in dark grey, almost silver and black. You can see all the mechanical lines and welding done on this. Scuffed up and shaded to not only have an industrial look, but a battle worn look about it as well. It’s a very simple and effective base. Its also incredibly detailed. Every vent, cog, screw, you name it is individually sculpted in to make one large metal structure. With tons of black shading on the otherwise grey base this really adds a unique look to an already amazing piece. And throwing in a red vent towards the bottom really makes it pop. Add to the fact that there is a big red “X” in the front and you have an identifiable winner.
This is the best bust I have seen in a long long time. And as I said before its defiantly the best looking Wolverine out there. If you’re a collector or simply an X-Men fan you will want to pick this up right away. Its limited. Yes only 1000 of these have been made to you better act fast to get one.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock is one of the children of , a champion from the . While her twin brother, , became the super-hero known as Captain Britain, Betsy developed mutant telepathic powers. As a telepath she served in , until her path as a secret agent crossed with her brother's superhero activities. Betsy acted as an ally of her brother in several adventures, even replacing him as Captain Britain for a time. After being blinded by the , Betsy stood down as Captain Britain, only to be captured and to have her sight restored by and . Rescued by the and the , Betsy joined the ranks of the latter as
Psylocke is a pretty cool X-Men character. From the powers to the look she’s a fascinating hero as well as villain, as she has flip flopped a few times. She was featured in the X-Men Apocalypse film and really stole the show. She’s always been one of my favorite characters in the comics and I was thrilled to find out that Diamond Select has made a limited edition resin statue of her. I’m just going to say this upfront. This may be the nicest resin piece I have seen from Diamond Select, and it’s definitely the nicest of their X-Men resin collection.
Here she is, let’s start at the top. Psylocke, just like 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 black hair that flows down and back while the back and sides 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 and pointed 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. Her lips are done in a deep red as opposed to the cherry bright red you see on lots of these pieces. The flesh color is shaded just enough in the exposed areas to give her a touch of realism yet still keeping in line with the sleek comic style.
Moving down you get a great look at the outfit. Its leather style and is sculpted in an leather like style as opposed to the “Elephant skin” style. Its painted and designed smooth, but the skin style really makes it stand out. It’s a deep blue with a red sash. I really like the addition of the black shading in so many different variations. The piece is a dark blue, but under these lights you can see all the elements used to shade it to give it a more rounded look. It shines like a comic design bust stand out almost like a real world design. Her arm bands, leg bands, boots, and gloves are the same blue color as the outfit with plenty of spacing in between to accent the skin tones. Everything comes together. It’s a two color outfit but everything about it stands out. There is black shading done throughout the piece but not overly done. Just enough to show off some of the curves and shape of the body. You can see how is shines under the light in this photo. The legs are painted in a flesh color with just a few touches of faint light shading. The shading is a faint red, almost darker skin tone as opposed to black which makes it look like real flesh. The red sash in the center looks very cool as it is also done in that sleek style. This is the spitting image of the comic book drawing to say the least.
This side shot gives you a couple of great looks. First you can see the etching and shading done through her hair as it blows to the left. It even has a nice little curve to it on the end tip. You can see the shaded flesh color very clear in her legs. Under the light it actually looks very realistic even though it’s a comic book style design. You can see her sash blowing behind her all twisted up with a few touches of black thrown into the bright red. Psylocke can focus her telepathic energies into a solid psychic knife that usually manifests into the color of a faint purple or pink. You can see that taking place here. As her left arm is pulled back and outstretched you can see the big ball of energy coming from her hand. Its actually overtaking her hand as you can see her fist inside it. The blast knife itself looks like a pale ruby. It’s coming out and around every which way possible. It truly looks like a blast of energy. Balled up around the fist but shooting out into a sharp point. It almost looks like blown glass its so well done. Very minimal on the shading but well detailed as far as the sculpting. It really makes this piece not only stand out, but it also shows off her powers as well.
The back gives you a great look at the hair. When doing the comic book style pieces the hair is only minimally etched as to keep that sleek look from the books. Diamond Select does an amazing job with this, as they still do lots of etching ad shading. Psylocke’s hair is black, but under the light it has an almost purple tint to it. Fully etched to show hair lines this is a massive piece of hair. It flows to side and down parts of her back. You get a great look at all the detail that went into the sash as well. It twists and turns like mad, as it blows in the wind behind her. It’s a long sash as it hangs close to her calf. You can see some of the muscles sculpted throughout the body. Notice the “Slit” in her quads as her leg is bent and slightly twisted. I also like how her right arm is a perfect fist and drawn back behind her ready to strike. This is a very well detailed piece.
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 can’t 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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DCeased takes place in an alternate Earth, where a corrupted version of the has infected most of Earth's inhabitants with a zombie-like virus. acts as the series' narrator, detailing how the events took place over the course of a few weeks. In the story convinces to break up with Joker. As Harley gives him the news, the Joker begins chasing her. Harley kills the Joker with a shotgun, but is attacked shortly thereafter by the infected .
Dceased is one of the best books I have read in years. It was a fun exciting take on the entire zombie craze that’s still going strong. Throw in the fact that I am a huge Harley Quinn fan, I was beyond excited to hear that Diamond Select Toys was making a statue out of her appearance in DCeased. Granted her appearance was short in terms of the overall arc of the story, but hey, its Harley and it was a must display statue for me.
Starting with the face you can see this is a perfect match for her comic book counterpart. No white makeup here simply a flesh colored face but filled with deep sculpted cuts, or scars almost. All the cuts are etched into the face and colored a pale red. Other than that it’s the same modern style Harley. From her cheekbones, red lips puckered lips as she blows a kiss it’s all here. It’s a dead ringer. Her eyes are blue and black with markings of red on the side. Her smeared makeup below and partially around them while the head is slightly tipped at an angle. From the chin to the eyebrows it’s a dead ringer. The hair has the part and comes down the sides of the face in the trademark pigtails, with a slight curl in the front. The left pigtail has the pink coloring at the bottom, while the right has the baby blue that morphs into a dark blue and it comes down to Harleys shoulder. Her jacket appears to be torn as she only has a full sleeve on the left. The right is exposed on top and you can see a few more of her scars. Her hand is outstretched as she blows a kiss. The arching of the pose gives it the impression that its really sticking out at you. Creepy yet beautiful at the same time. Her body is accurate with the red and black leather jacket top with matching red and black corset covering her chest. It’s a very dull paint job that still manages to glisten in the light. The jacket has all the stitching lines in it as if it were real, complete with buckles, and all the padding and wrinkles you find going down the left arm. I like how the top and elements of the sleeves are red, while the main part of the jacket is black.
Moving down you get a good look at Harley legs and right arm. She’s hunched over so her midriff is mostly covered. It’s all designed however, with the red and black corset top and her flesh colored midsection exposed. The red and black combined with the flesh color makes for a fantastic contract. Its painted and designed to give it a true comic book look. Moving down you can see her exposed mid-section complete with black belt with a silver buckle. The belt itself is a deep shade of black and it goes perfectly with the black and red pants The left red side has Harleys knee pad in a black with red color, while the right pad is red with black in the center.. All of the colors from the jacket, corset, and pants are the same so it looks like a perfect match. I like the addition of sculpting a few wrinkles by the knees where she is bent over. The paint looks amazing as this really does look and shine like a leather outfit, and the wrinkles placed throughout really add a nice touch. You can see the bunching up on her right arm where the forearm part of her jacket is slightly pushed up. Having her finger nails painted red was a classy touch as well.
The back and side has surprisingly a lot going on for such a little costume. You can see pants are tucked into her big boots. Look at all the detail that went into this. Small things. Like all the belt holes and studs in the back of the belt. Notice all the small little wrinkles sculpted in to make the pants look like they are real leather as opposed to using a smooth design. I love how even the gun is a combination of red and black. This is a well crafter piece. I almost forgot to point out all the bunching and wrinkles in the sleeves of the jacket. Using two colors is hard but the way everything on this alternates it flows like a statue that uses fifty different colors. I especially like the boots she has on in this piece. Not the big knee high boots, just a simple high top with the pants tucked in. I like how the left is black with red lacing and the right is red with black lacings. I like it because the pants are the opposed color of the shoes. Its great placement of two colors to keep everything separate.
The base is pretty cool. It’s like a piece of an alleyway complete with chain link fence. The fence is a great backing. Two metal poles, that are painted a combination of grey, black, orange, and red to give it a full rusted out look. You can see the caps on the tops as well as the holes with rust and old cement around the base legs where its mounted to the floor. The fence is also painted to look rusted out. I really like the addition of the fence. Especially with Harley bending down. It really adds to the overall doom and gloom of the piece. The floor of the base itself is simply cracked and dirty cement, also with rust markings throughout by the fence piece. A few bricks and cracks are thrown in to really bring it all together.
As I said Dceased was a great comic and basing a statue on it was amazing. I love Harley so this is a no brain piece to have. I really hope that Diamond Select does more pieces based on the Dceased book as it creates endless possibilities of versions of all the characters. Like I said I love the character and the book and if you do as well you will want to pick this one up right away.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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While working at a nuclear power plant, Norton McCoy was exposed to massive amounts of radiation that affected his genes. As a result, Norton's son, Henry "Hank" McCoy, was born a mutant who showed the signs of his being different from birth with his unusually large hands and feet. As a youth, Hank's freakish appearance was the subject of much ridicule from his classmates, earning him the nickname of "Beast" Hank was invited by Professor Charles Xavier to join the team of teenage mutant heroes and enroll in the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters. Unable to resist the temptation of a private institution that could offer him limitless academic opportunities, Hank accepted and the rest is history.
Beast is a very cool character. He has many different layers about him. From a ridiculed child, to a star football player in high school, to one of the worlds leading scientists Hank is very different from the average character. Plus he’s a big blue beast. I always liked the giant hulking blue version as opposed to the regular guy with massive arms and feet. I think the actual furry blue look adds to the character perfectly, which is why he is one of my favorite X-men. Diamond Select does an amazing job with their X-men line so I was excited to be able to add beast to my collection.
This time we are starting at the bottom because this statue features Beast standing on his hand, so naturally his head is towards the base. This is a very detailed piece. You can see it’s the classic blue furry look. Like in the book, and I have to say this is based off the comic version, not the film version, so its done in a more sleek bright style, you can see his “hair” on the head combed out to the sides in almost a point. He has his trademark smile going for him as well. Beast was always portrayed as a fairly happy individually so the smile is a must. You can see not only his teeth which are a faint white, but the gums as well. That’s a very nice touch of detail. His eyes are pure white and there is a great deal of etching and molding done in the face area to show him almost wincing as he balances upside down.
The body is fantastic. Its simply done in two colors. Black and blue. Its designed to look lie blue fur of course, but it’s the painting that really makes is stand out. The black and blue is done in no particular pattern. Blue being the predominate color of this piece with lots and lots of black thrown in. Nothing is a simple line. Everything goes every which way as opposed to a certain flow. Which is exactly what you need when trying to create the look of hair, of I guess fur in this case. Its sleek, yet as you can see under the lights really does look like animal fur. It’s a marvelous paint job. You can see all of the traditional superhero style muscles are sculpted in the piece as well. Hank is shorter than the other X-men, except Wolverine, but he’s massive, and this is a wide thick piece. The trademark shorts are in full view as well. Sleek black trunks with the yellow band and the big red and black “X” right in the center. I also want to point out how well this is positioned. Its very life like in a way. From the twisting to the right of the stomach to the arching and bending of the legs as Beast stands on his left hand. This really is a great piece.
This side shot shows off more of the detail in the fur design. You can see how areas like the forearm have the fur sticking out a bit more in a ruffled look. You also get a great look at the muscles design as well as everything pops out and strains like an actual person would in this position. Notice that Beast is climbing, or climbing apparently small grey beams. No doubt created by the danger room, which explains why they are simply floating in the air. Just a sleek grey bean nothing fancy. One other thing I really want to mention is the way they used the black in the fur for shading. You can see under the light how certain sections have more black to them. It really helps to show off the bending in leg area and the stretching in the hand. Even the feet themselves are designed to be slightly bent back for balance. This is a very well rounded statue that has a real human element to it.
The base is simply a piece of the Danger Room Floor. A circle of black with a red outline resting on a bright silver base. You can see the “X” logo in silver and black on the side. Its very sleek. No etchings or scratches sculpted in. The silver it very metallic with just hints of black shaded in for depth. You can see Beasts furry blue hand firmly planted towards the side of the base as he balances himself upwards., Notice his fingernails. Painted an almost almond color mixed with white. It really makes it stand out. I like how the base is fancy in its own right, but takes nothing away from Beast himself.
Once again another fantastic X-Men statue to add to the collection. Beast is a great character and I’m glad he finally got his own statue. Up to this point I only had a figure of him. He looks great with my other X-Men statues. I’m just really hoping Gambit is coming soon. If you’re a collector you will definitely want to add this to your collection. Pick one up today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Wanda is from an alternate reality known as Earth-3010. Wade Wilson of Earth-616 met her while on a mission to return Headpool back to his home dimension. Wanda was battling Captain America (later General America), who was trying to enforce the fascist laws set in place by the United States Government. Wanda was able to escape capture, when Wade hurled Headpool at General America, allowing him to bite the arm of the other-world hero. Deadpool severed the arm from Captain Americas body to stop the spread of the zombie virus. Deadpool left Wanda's dimension taking the infected arm with him.
Wanda Wilson aka Lady Deadpool is an awesome character. I mean come on. Her origin basically starts off that she wont leave her house because she hates the sun, but when her cable goes out she goes outside and gets recruited into a secret organization. She really is the female Deadpool. Check out her Marvel Wiki its hilarious to say the least. I have multiple Deadpool Statues, but only one Lady Deadpool. So when Diamond Select announced they were making a limited edition Resin statue of Lady Deadpool I knew I would have to have it sitting next to my many Deadpool Pieces.
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 into a pony tail at the top of her mask flowing behind her head with just a touch of blowback sculpted in. It’s a golden blond like in the books with waves throughout Etched to give it depth but still sleek to look like the comics its shaded in a very faint black to give it depth. You can see she’s half masked. 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. The half hood is identical to Deadpool red and black with pure white eye holes. The mask, like the rest of the outfit is done in that elephant skin style to make it appear to be Kevlar in nature. You can see the seams molded into the mask with a slight lift right where it ends above the nose. 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. I love how it is done armor style in the red and the black is a padded look complete with all the stitching sculpted in especially in the shoulder area.
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. It’s her utility belt and it looks great. It matches her two leg straps for her guns. The shading done throughout the body is fantastic. It highlights every muscle and curve under the outfit. Its even done in such a way you can see where Wanda’s Ab muscles are.
This side shot is interesting to say the least. Lady Deadpool is not clutching a gun or a sword, no she’s grasping a teddy bear. Not sure why, other than to be funny, which it is. You can see like in all of these pieces from Diamond the fingers are all sculpted separately. I like to point that out because there are lots of pieces that just paint lines where the fingers separate. Diamond Select makes everything just perfect. Wands arm is hanging straight down clutching the arm of her bear. The bear itself looks great. In fact the way its etched and shaded in it looks like a real stuffed animal. If you look close the bear looks to be sleeping. The eyebrows on it are slightly raised and the eyeholes look small and down. With the little mouth painted on it is actually very peaceful, which is ironic as below him on the floor in a gun and slice of pizza. You kind of go from calm to chaos with in a split second.
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 even though it’s in a pony tail 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 one empty shoulder holster where her sword goes. It’s empty because she is currently holding one of them. You also get a nice look at the design of her utility belt. You can see how it’s 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. his 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 almost resting on her shoulder as she has it ready to strike.
The base is a complete and utter mess, which is not a bad thing. It’s a round circle which I assume is simply a section of Wanda’s floor. Its is littered in trash. A pizza box featuring three slices of what appears to be pepperoni pizza with a knife laying on them. A crushed soda can lays in the top of the box. Looking over you can see one of her shoes next to another box that has a gun as well as another slice of pizza on it. Other various apers and trash pieces are scattered throughout the base. I like how it’s a cluttered up mess. It highlights the calamity that Lady Deadpool brings, and the fact it’s a combination of pizza and guns with a knife might I add really looks insane and definitely out of the ordinary. It’s the most comical base I have seen on any piece and really does add a whole new element to this piece.
This is a great piece and it is limited to say the least. 3000 of these are available. So you will need to order one fast as they won’t 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 collector 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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One of the lead characters of the Mortal Kombat saga, Kitana is the princess of Outworld and the adopted daughter of the emperor, Shao Kahn. She has a “twin” sister Mileena and personal bodyguard and best friend Jade always at her side. Through the course of events in the series, she learns that she is actually the daughter of Queen Sindel and King Jerrod, the rulers of Edenia, a realm that was conquered and destroyed by Shao Khan. She discovers that Mileena is not actually her sister, but a clone created by the emperor’s sorcerer Shang Tsung intended to watch over and spy on her. Kitana rebels and sides with the Earthrealm warriors to fight against Shao Khan and ultimately free her realm from being a part of Outworld. In Mortal Kombat 11, she earns the name of Kitana Kahn after becoming the new ruler of Outworld.
I hate Kitana, nothing personal, I just hate her. I hate her because every time I play Mortal Kombat and I have to face her I get demolished. She’s one of the best rounded characters to use. I myself like using Lu Kang, but he is no match for Kitana. Diamond Select Toys has been killing it with their Mortal Kombat statues and busts. I have Sub-Zero and Scorpion in my arcade room, and now I have their newest member of the line, Kitana, complete with her killer fans. She looks spot on, and I cold not wait to set her up
Starting at the top lets look at her head. Perfect match to the game. You can see her black hair flowing behind her to the side. Its done sleek like the video game as opposed to a real world look, but you can still see etching throughout to give it a more wavey and blowing look. Her eyebrows are pointed up giving the impression she is getting ready to fight. The eyes look great. A very ominous black with just a hint of white in the pupil. There is a small amount of shading around the eyes to make this more imposing. Her half mask looks great. It’s a leather style mask and its designed to show all the little etchings and lines in it. Smooth like the game, but raised slightly to make it more three dimensional. I really like how you can see her nose and her mouth under the mask. It really adds to the piece. You can see her mouth in what appears to be slightly opened, or yelling under the mask. With the shading and sculpting around the area it really makes the piece come alive.
Moving down you get a great look at the outfit. Its leather style and is sculpted in an “Elephant skin” style. You can feel the ridges and etching throughout. Its painted and designed smooth, but the skin style really makes it stand out. It’s a deep blue with a black sash. The seams of the legs and around the arms and neck are done in black as well. I really like the addition of the black as it looks great on the boots and gloves. Everything comes together. It’s a two color outfit but everything about it stands out. There is black shading done throughout the piece but not overly done. Just enough to show off some of the curves and shape of the body. You can see how is shines under the light in this photo. The legs are painted in a flesh color with just a few touches of faint light shading. The shading is a faint red, almost darker skin tone as opposed to black which makes it look like real flesh. The black sash in the center looks very cool as it is also done in that sleek yet elephant skin style. This is the spitting image of the video game character to say the least.
This side shot gives you a great look at her fighting fan. Black and silver just like her video game counterpart. The placement really makes this look real. You can see the handle is a jet black, where as the fan is a metallic silver with tons of light black shading. This looks not only like her weapon straight from the game, but like a real fighting fan. The way the lights hits it this looks like a real piece of metal. The sleek design combined with the metallic painting give the impression that this is a razor sharp fan. I hate that fan because like I’ve said she cuts me to pieces in the game with it. You can see every finger is individually sculpted and the placement of the hand is fantastic. Stretched straight out with the hand turned back grasping the fan handles, this looks straight out of the game itself. I love the placement of this weapon. Its like that in her other hand as well. Having it stretched out and twisting really adds a nice touch to this piece. Like I said the outfit is two colors, blue and black, throw in the silver and black fan and you have a four color piece. I’m counting the flesh color of the arms and legs. That’s not much in terms of color but the way its done really stands out.
The base is simple. A standard piece of ruble that the Kitana is doing battle on. Completely demolished you can see hundreds of cracks, holes, and imperfections designed throughout. A deep grey with lots of black and faded grey shading this really looks like a filthy piece of rock. I love the addition of the long piece of wood, which resembles a fallen tree or something. The destruction style this possesses shows that Kitana is in a battle. This is just a fantastic bright colored piece in every sense of the word which is saying a lot as it’s such a small amount of colors. From the base to the outfit itself, nothing is ever outshined by another element. This flows perfectly.
If you a Mortal Kombat fan, or video game fan in general this is yet another must have piece from Diamond Select Toys. As I stated I have the statues and busts of Sub-Zero and Scorpion. Now I can only hope they continue to add more piece to this collection. Kitana might be a character I hate to fight against, but I love having her on display with my other statues. Pick this one up today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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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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