Each week we look at some of the coolest action figures and collectibles on sale now along with some from years past. This week we're taking a slightly different angle. We're going to look at some statues and busts! There are so many different comic busts and statues made so we thought now was the time to take a look at some. This selections are obviously older selections but there's always a good chance you can locate them. Some of them I picked up at very reasonable prices on ebay. There's bound to be plenty of collectible places you can find these and possibly even at your local comic shop.
Let's start off with a life-size bust of Spider-Man.
This was put out by Dynamic Forces and was limited to 4000 pieces. The eyes are reflective and you can even make him wear a baseball cap. I'm often reminded of that one episode of The Brady Bunch where Alice made a bust of Mr. Brady. How many know what I'm talking about? Anyway, here's a couple more shots.== TEASER ==
Next is a Moon Knight bust by Randy Bowen and limited to 5000 pieces.
If you're not aware, Randy Bowen designs was one of the first sculptors in the comic market. At least his designs were what really caught my interest and got me buying these. Here's a Mysterio bust that was limited to 4000 pieces.
As much as I'm enjoying Dan Slott's run on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, I refuse to accept that Hobgoblin is dead and Phil Urich will remain in the costume. Here's a Hobby bust from Diamond Select Toys. Apparently this one doesn't have a revealed number of pieces. It's not listed on the bottom.
I always thought Destro was one of the cooler characters in G.I. Joe (along with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, of course). I got this one off of ebay but the numbering on the bottom says it's "#PROMO of PROMO." Not quite sure what that means. Looking further, apparently there were to be 3000 of these made.
We all know Darth Vader is the real star of Star Wars (not that whiney Luke kid). I forget the story of where and why I got this bronze mini bust from Gentle Giant. I recall getting a really good deal on it. It might have been during the time I had a Star Wars credit card and something to do with rewards or it was only offered to those with the card. Either way, it's limited to 4000 pieces and looks pretty cool.
Finally, one of my favorite pieces (and I believe it was my last purchase), Marvel Zombies Spider-Man and MJ. This is just so wrong but looks so dang cool. I actually debated on getting this one when it was released but thankfully I did (and got a decent number as well). It's from Diamond Select Toys and was limited to 2500 pieces.
I tried keeping this out of view of my daughter for as long as I could but eventually she grew tall enough to see it in my display case. I told her it was a Halloween costume for them. She still doesn't understand how Spidey was able to make his costume look like that. Here's a picture she drew of them a few years ago that she gave me as a wedding anniversary present.
Here are some more shots:
It's just so romantic.
That's it for this week. I do have some more statues and busts. If you guys dug these, perhaps I'll showcase them later. I'm also waiting on the arrival of another piece. Let us know what you thought of these and if you have any in your own collection. We'll switch back to an action figure selection next week.