Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hot Toys Christopher Reeve Superman Sixth Scale Figure

After having missed the initial release of this figure, I was quite happy when Sideshow temporarily made this figure available for purchase.  Good thing I jumped on it as it quickly went out of stock.  I'm a huge Superman: The Movie fan and couldn't fathom not having this figure in my collection.  While pretty bare bones as it pertains to accessories, the authentic head sculpt and movie-accurate costume are spot on representations of the late actor Christopher Reeve's portrayal in the original 1978 Superman: The Movie film.

According to the Sideshow website, Hot Toys Limited donated a portion of all figures sales to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, "a charitable organization dedicated to helping cure spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy."

The specs and summary for this figure are as follows:
  • Authentic and detailed, hand-painted likeness of Christopher Reeve as Superman in the Superman movie
  • Realistic facial expression with detailed wrinkles and texture
  • Detailed hair sculpture
  • Stands approximately 30cm tall
  • Newly sculpted muscular body with over 30 points of articulation with extra muscular upper body, neck and chest
  • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of palms for fighting
  • One (1) set of Superman costume including one-piece blue costume with Superman logo on chest, yellow belt, red shorts and red cape
  • One (1) pair of red boots
  • Fortress of Solitude themed figure stage
  • Figure stand with Superman nameplate and movie logo

Up next: Hot Toys Michael Keaton Batman Sixth Scale Figure

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alien - Big Chap Polystone Statue

Being a huge fan of the Alien film franchise, I finally broke down and picked up one of two statues that I've been eyeing.  Based on the model from the original 1979 film, this statue is 16 inches tall and weighs 7 pounds.  Easily assembled in 3 pieces, the statue is highly detailed and beautifully painted giving it an almost dull, weathered look reminiscent of it's sequel Aliens.  This is most evident on the alien dome as you can see a bit of transparency which displays its skull underneath.

  • Steve Riojas (Paint)
  • Pablo Viggiano (Sculpt)
  • Jesse Lincoln (Development)
  • The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team
Manufactured by: Sideshow Collectibles

Next up: Hot Toys Christopher Reeve Superman Sixth Scale Figure