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.
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
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness movie. This is looking to be another winner. Loved the first film which did a fantastic job of introducing the characters while still delivering on epic adventure.
And, of course, Sherlock going apesh*t on the Federation can’t be a bad thing.
Randy Bowen has shared painted photos of his new horror, Tomb of Dracula. He is asking for opinions over at StatueMarvels.com regarding the color of Dracula’s vest. Should it be black or white?
Personally I voted for black. White draws too much attention to the vest and away from his face and hands.
The Zombie is complete. Dracula has been painted and the Frankenstein Monster has begun to get sculpted. The Marvel monsters are coming along nicely!
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Wilson Fisk is painted and ready for order. For anyone who was on the fence about getting this classic Marvel villain based solely on digital images, hesitate no more. Rand Bowen has posted painted pictures of this digital sculpt on his Twitter account and StatueMarvels.com.
Sculpted by Keith “KDAWG” Kopinski, the final word on crime in New York gets the attention and bling he deserves. A great sculpt, great paints and crystal adornments for his collar and pinky ring. Plus, interchangeable masks of Spider-Man and Daredevil for your displaying preference.
Order it here!
Release Date: January 2013
Collector’s Club Price: $192.00
Over 12” tall overall
Base feature option of Daredevil or Spider-Man mask
Sculpted by: Keith Kopinski
(Note: Image shown are concept art and have not been finalized.)
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