Here is a company putting out truly wonderful, source-accurate collectibles ranging from articulated 12" action figures (with rather realistic cloth costumes), to polystone busts and statues, and designer tiles (Alien vs Predator so far). Most of their statues are what they referred to as "mixed media" meaning they cast the body, but accent pieces, clothes, and other details are made with different materials such as cloth, metals, and others.
Rich and I made our way around the Sideshow's area with their PR rep asking questions, and gushing over the incredibly accurate sculpts. Here's where I should tell you that I collect Bowen Designs Marvel statues, and busts. I like them because they capture the feel of the comic art in 3D. Sideshow's sculpts look like they may start talking to you, and I wouldn't turn my back on that Dr Doom statue.
Without further ado here are the images we took
Thor's Helmet and Hammer.
We were allowed to hold this rather heavy piece with I believe is cast polystone. Major points are awarded for the inscription on Mjolnr. I'm not positive of the scale, but it's probably 1:2. Sadly, after hefting the hammer neither I, nor Rich were granted the power of Thor.
Alien head sculpt.
The top of the skull is covered with a clear cap more accurately resembling H.R. Geiger's original design.
Ultimate Hellboy 12" action figure.
Planet of the Apes Lawgiver statue (bloody version)
That concludes the exclusives. From here we'll look at different movie and TV properties.
Darth Maul 1:1 bust
Sideshow's big news this year was their announcement of a 12" Star Wars action figure line. This is great news for people who are disappointed by Hasbro's attempts, and are afraid of the $200 price tag fro Medicom's 12" figures. When asked how much they would cost I was told it was too early to tell, but that they'd be around $80.
Farm boy Luke 1:4 statue
Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi 1:4 statues. The lightsabers are battery operated and do illuminate.
General Grievous 1:4 statue
Han Solo 1:4 scale statue
Alien and Predator
Predator 1:1 bust
Predator 1:4 statue
Changeable helmeted head (dreadlocks will attach)
Alien Queen bust
Alien Designer plates
Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson as a Corsair
King of the Dead
Green Goblin 1:4 statue
Logan 1:4 statue
X-Men 1:4 diorama
This is the limited version with light up features. The Sentinel's eyes, and palm pulse as well as fiber optics coming out of the break in the forearm. Cyclop's visor also lights up.
Dr Doom on Throne 1:4 statue.
Shown here is the limited variant with the pedestal and chalice.
Thing from the Fantastic Four movie
For more information, visit Sideshow Toy on the web at http://www.sideshowtoy.com/ .
Photos by Rich Petrie