"Justice League": Exploring How Superman Returns (Again)
Comic Books, Film
From time to time we all need encouragement, a prodding reminder that, “Do or do not, there is no try.” For some, that comes from a friend or mentor, but for others, it may arrive in the form of this life-size Yoda statue.
The latest addition to Sideshow Collectibles’ Star Wars life-size collection, the life-like Jedi Master stands 32 inches tall on a Dagobah-themed environment base (note the little swamp creature peeking out from behind). The statue boasts tailored Jedi robes and, of course, Yoda’s ever-present walking stick.
Let’s face it, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman was, by far, the best thing about 1992’s Batman Returns. Better than Danny DeVito’s creepy Penguin, better than Michael Keaton’s second turn as Bruce Wayne, and way better than Christopher Walken’s Max Schreck. And now Selina Kyle not only has the best lines and the best costume, but probably the best statue as well.
Following a little teasing, Sideshow Collectibles has fully unveiled its Joker Premium Format Figure, which commemorates Heath Ledger’s acclaimed performance in 2008’s The Dark Knight.
Standing more than 19 inches tall, the figure features a detailed fabric clothing, and holds a playing card in one hand and a machine gun in the other. The Sideshow-exclusive version comes with a swap-out left hand with detonator.
Sideshow Collectibles is releasing a fierce new Gamora Premium Format Figure, based on the character’s comic book design, after she received a cosmic upgrade from the Black Vortex.
Sporting a hooded cloak, belt and gold skull decor, the upcoming Gamora figure is being sold with its own Godslayer blade, while an exclusive edition also comes with swap-out knives for a dual-wielding display.
Although fans are gearing up for the release of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel licensees have yet to finish with their Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise. Case in point: This impressive Hulk statue from Sideshow Collectibles.
Based on the Green Goliath’s appearance in the blockbuster sequel, the highly detailed
statue maquette stands 24 inches tall, and boasts a body rippling with muscles … and rage. Also: purple shorts.
It’s unlikely Dark Phoenix will rise again anytime soon in the pages of Marvel comics, but the galaxy-snuffing cosmic entity is making her fiery presence felt in a new statue from Sideshow Collectibles.
The Dark Phoenix Premium Format Figure depicts the transformed Jean Grey in her red-and-gold costume, rising from a the blazing bird-like manifestation of the force that possessed her. A Sideshow-exclusive version includes a swap-out portrait of Jean Grey.
Logan is the best there is at what he does, and what he does is … pretty nice, actually, at least when it comes to the long-awaited Wolverine sixth-scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
This should please longtime fans of Marvel’s hirsute mutant, not only because of the classic brown costume but also because this Wolverine doesn’t boast movie-star looks. He’s … well, let’s just say his face has character.
After teasing fans last week with a video preview, Sideshow Collectibles has photos and details for its Green Lantern Premium Format Figure.
Measuring 24.5 inches tall, the statue stands atop a base made to look like an acid-green construct staircase of the superhero’s own making. As we noted previously, the Sideshow-exclusive version comes with its own Green Lantern power battery.
The company has unveiled a slick minute-long video that showcases both the standard Hal Jordan statue and the Sideshow-exclusive version (with power battery) while also teasing a Sinestro release.
DC Comics’ King of the Seven Seas will finally get his moment in the sun with the upcoming Aquaman Premium Format Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
Depicted holding a trident while standing atop an Atlantean-themed base, the statue comes in two versions: the classic Aquaman, with short-cropped hair, or the Sideshow-exclusive, with long hair, shaggy beard and harpoon hand. However, both boast a finely sculpted butt that would give Dick Grayson a run for his money. It must be from all of that swimming.
Justice comes at a high price, and so does this impressively detailed and accessorized Punisher 1/6th-scale action figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
Mind you, if you’re a fan of collectible figures and Marvel’s popular antihero, the $240 price tag may be worth it. After all, this fully articulated Frank Castle stands 12 inches tall, and comes equipped with removable dual shoulder holsters, a belt with fully functioning pouches, two knives, two revolvers, two pistols, six pistol magazines, a rifle, three rifle magazines, four hand grenades, five interchangeable pairs of hands, and a removable tactical vest with The Punisher’s signature skull symbol.
Sideshow Collectibles completes its Superman: Red Son collection with the official unveiling of its Batman statue based on the 2003 DC Comics miniseries by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett.
The comic is set in an alternate timeline in which Superman’s rocket ship lands in the Ukraine, and he’s raised to become the champion of the Soviet Union. Batman, meanwhile, is orphaned as a child when the KGB murders his parents, and grows up to become a symbol of rebellion and the most wanted man in Russia.
Sideshow Collectibles’ Premium Format statues are nothing if not detailed, and, well, pricey.
Take, for instance, this one, inspired by Batman from Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight. Boasting screen-accurate detail, and resembling star Christian Bale (naturally), the statue stands 20 inches tall on its base. Draped in a velvety cape, Batman’s armor and utility belt are meticulously recreated. The Sideshow-exclusive version also comes with an interchangeable head that simulates Lucius Fox’s powerful sonar vision technology.
If you already own Sideshow Collectibles’ Batman: Arkham Asylum Joker statue, and have the Arkham Asylum and Arkham Knight versions of Batman preordered, then your bank account must be as impressive as your shelf space. If that’s the case, you’ll likely want to make room, and possibly dip into savings, for this 33-inch Arkham Knight statue.
Although she’s been teased for months, Sideshow Collectibles has at last officially unveiled Wonder Woman, the next statue in its Superman: Red Son collection.
The “Premium Format” figure (that is, “non-articulated”) is of course based on the 2003 miniseries by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett, set in an alternate timeline in which Superman’s rocket ship lands in the Ukraine, and he’s raised to become the champion of the Soviet Union. After meeting the Comrade of Steel, Princess Diana leaves Themyscira to expand the influence of the Soviet Union.