Sideshow has revealed the full figure of Ultron on Throne Comiquette, including the exclusive version. There must be some deep-seeded desire amongst fanboys to rule because character son thrones is a very popular motif amongst statues. Then again, perhaps it isn’t so deep.
The rogue sentient robot is bent on conquering humanity, and your collection. This time we’ve given him his classic look – and his own throne. At 1:5 scale, our Classic Ultron is over a foot tall seated on his elaborate throne and features a striking adamantium paint application with bold red accents.
The regular and Exclusive versions of Classic Ultron on Throne Comiquette will feature the maniacal baddie holding Ant-Man’s head in his right hand. The Exclusive version will also include an additional switch out right hand, holding Vision’s head.
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Sideshow has shared another sneak of Ultron. And they have given the project a title – Ultron on Throne. This comiquette poses an odd question. Is Ultron on the throne or is Ultron actually the throne? This appears to be an homage or interpretation of Ultron-6.
You know what? I’m pretty sure these are simply the ramblings of a fanboy attempting to apply comic book logic to art. When really I should just be going “Cool!”
Skurge and Amora, the deadliest combo Thor has ever faced, are now painted and that much closer to be available to order from Bowen Designs. Randy Bowen has shared this image over at StatueMarvels.com. Executioner is a digital sculpt by Keith Kopinski, Enchantress is a traditional sculpt by Mike Cusinelli, paints by Randy Lambert and bases by Randy Bowen.
Notice the removable M-16 in Skurge’s base? A nice nod to the classic storyline by Walt Simonson!
Not sure what to expect, but so far it is definitely intriguing. Ultron is one of the great Marvel villains. He is kind of a mess emotionally, especially for a robot. His motives are always changing, but his methods are pretty consistent. He doesn’t really know what he wants, but he is pretty sure that humanity needs to be destroyed in order for him to get whatever it is.
Sideshow shared the sneak here.
His works in progress, that is. he has shared a couple of them on his Facebook page. Spider-Man villain, Rhino, is looking massive and Tiger Shark is fierce. Also, a nice homage to the Buscema How To Draw The Marvel Way image of his nemesis, Namor.
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The mysterious Kucharek Brothers have delivered another impressive addition to Bowen Designs’ Marvel statuary universe. Possibly the greatest derivative of an established villain ever, The Hobgoblin is shown in a classic museum pose. Hobgoblin has never been a personal favorite, but damn this is impressive and has me thinking. You can discuss it over at Statue Marvels.
Okay, so it’s Bishop. He, along with Cable, sums up just about everything I was not fond of in the X-Men comics of the late eighties and nineties. I will not go so far as to say I hated the characters, because they had some interesting stories at times. That said, these were easily the most poorly conceived characters in the history of the X-Men.
First you throw in the mess of time travel. The only franchise worse than the X-Men with time travel is Star Trek. What a crutch. This is such lazy storytelling. It basically says you can’t get the story done with your regular characters. Plus, it constantly paints you into a corner because you have set up the future for your characters. Unless you cop-out and say it is a possible, alternate future. Even crappier.
Second, this was the dawn of the militant uniform for the X-Men. I like my superheroes to have costumes, not fascist police uniforms. Bishop wore this uniform forever.
Third, he has a mutant power. a kind of cool one. Yet he insists upon carrying around a gun. I swear for the first five years I didn’t even know what his mutant power was.
I will just leave the Jerry-curl alone.
Anyway, Randy Bowen of Bowen Designs has shared some painted sneak pics over at Statue Marvels of the mutant from a future, but not our future because that would have tied the hands of future X-Men writers and they just chose to ignore that. It is actually pretty cool looking, but that is to be expected from the Kucharek Borthers. Continue Reading
My buddy Keith “KDAWG” Kopinski is doing a personal project. A huge Spider-Man fan, he has begun a Mary Jane Watson sculpt. So far she is looking damn good. Again, this is just a personal project. That said, I hope it gets picked up,or at least Keith is considered for work on female sculpts. His skills are constantly improving and he is one dangerous sculptor now. I don’t think there is anything he couldn’t sculpt.
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