Sideshow Toys has unveiled an impressive new Batman statue. Sculpted by Prime 1 Studio, the new figure is modeled on artist Jim Lee’s designs for the 2002-2003 Hush story-arc, which is widely considered to be one of the best-drawn Batman stories of all time.
Jim Lee first achieved fame with his work on various titles at Marvel Comics and still holds the record for Highest-Selling Comic-Book of all time for his work on X-Men #1 according to the Guinness Book of World Records’. Lee later went on to become one of the so-called Image Seven – the seven artists who abandoned Marvel to found their own independent comic publishing company, Image Comics. Lee created several hit series, including WildC.A.T.s and Gen-13, through his Wildstorm Studios imprint, which he sold to DC Comics in 1998 but ran as a separate studio until 2010. This coincided with Lee becoming co-Publisher of DC Comics, where he has acted as an artistic supervisor for the company as a whole in addition to publishing new artwork of his own.
Preview images of the statue and an exclusive variant statue were recently posted to the Sideshow Toys website. The statues are both limited editions, with respective runs of 1000 copies for the Collector’s Edition and 750 copies for the Exclusive Edition.
Posed dramatically on a gargoyle with cape billowing in the wind, this Batman statue proves quite the imposing figure – no pun intended! The statue features two pairs of interchangeable hands – one pair gripping a rope with an attached grappling Batarang, the other featuring a clenched fist and grasped Batarang. Both versions of the statue also feature two different heads, but the Exclusive Edition statue also comes equipped with a third “smirk portrait” head.
Manufacturers and designers of action-figures and toys since 1994, Sideshow Toys began selling high-quality, limited edition figures for collectors in 1999 under the Sideshow Collectibles name. In addition to the Batman: Hush statue, Sideshow also recently announced plans for a Black Widow Premium Format Figure (modeled more on the character’s appearance in the comics rather than on actress Scarlett Johansson), a maquette based on Thanos from Infinity War and a new 1/6th scale model figure of popular Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.
The Batman: Hush Collector’s Edition Statue and Exclusive Edition Statues are both available for pre-order on the Sideshow Toys website. The Collector’s statue sells for $959 and the Exclusive costs $1009. Both statues are slated for release sometime between May 2019 and July 2019.
Source: Sideshow Toys