This He-Man Statue By Sideshow Collectibles Has The Power Of Grayskull!

A few days ago while browsing the interwebs I came across, thanks to our friends from Warpo, what I think can only be described as a STUNNING 23″ statue from Sideshow Collectibles featuring He-Man/Prince Adam in all of his epic glory.

I really do have many fond memories of the Masters of the Universe line of toys as well as the Filmation animated series but what hooked me on the toy line initially was the very rugged and dangerous settings presented in those original minicomics…you know…when He-Man left his tribe of jungle barbarians.

Image courtesy of He-Man.Org

Image courtesy of He-Man.Org

[Via] Sideshow Collectibles

Image courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles.

Image courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles.

From the Sideshow Collectibles official release:
“As our debut release from a new statue collection inspired by the popular 80’s cartoon series Masters of the Universe, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present He-Man!

Standing an impressive 23″ tall, Prince Adam of Eternia holds aloft his indestructible magic Power Sword as he transforms into He-Man, the mighty champion of Castle Grayskull! Sideshow’s artists have re-imagined the muscular hero with his trusty shield, intricately detailed armored pteruges, boots and gauntlets, his strength-magnifying breastplate and power harness, and a magnificent removable cape. As a special nod to the earliest versions of the story, we have also included an exclusive swap-out axe, He-Man’s primary weapon before he joined the two halves of the Power Sword that would gain him entry to Castle Grayskull. Charged with defending his kingdom from the evil forces of Skeletor, He-Man is the most powerful man in the universe!”

A big thanks to He-Man.Org for the minicomic image above.

Modern Collector – John Murdy “Monster Protector” (2010)

Stumbled across this video by Sideshow Collectibles where they shine a spotlight on modern collector, John Murdy, who happens to be the Creative Director for the Universal Studios theme park! In this video he explains not only his love for the Universal Monsters but what makes them so fascinating and I can honestly say he sums it up far better than I ever could!

A huge thanks to The Studio Tour.Com for the photo of John chilling in front of Norman Bates and his Mother’s house. Make sure to follow the link for an excellent interview on that website!

A big thanks as well to Premium Format for uploading this video on YouTube.

Grand Jester Studio Busts

Just a few days ago I posted some pics of the amazing Flynn bust from the geniuses at Grand Jester Studios, and now from over at Enesco they’ve kindly sent me some more photos of the other high-quality Disney busts they have available. Get ready to drool at these, friends, because I know that I need at least four of these on my mantle before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

First up we have everyone’s favorite money hoarding duck, Scrooge McDuck.
Scrooge McDuck - Grand Jester Studios

For those Peter Pan fans out there…and who isn’t…we have Tinkerbell looking quite fussy in this pose.
Fussy Tinkerbell - Grand Jester Studios

Who can forget the voluptuous Jessica Rabbit from the classic Robert Zemeckis film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Jessica Rabbit - Grand Jester Studios

The under appreciated villain from the unfortunately oft overlooked the Black Cauldron, the Horned King!
Black Cauldron: Horned King - Grand Jester Studios

Possibly my favorite of Walt Disney’s evil rulers, Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent.
Maleficent - Grand Jester Studios

And then we have the loving tribute to the late Dave Steven’s artistic genius in the form of the Rocketeer bust. I’m going to have to try very hard (Looks like it is sold out) to especially get this one in my collection…
The Rocketeer - Grand Jester Studios

…since I have two other statues in my shrine to the Rocketeer. Pictured below is the one from Electric Tiki…unfortunately I wasn’t able to reach the other statue for a photograph at this time.
Electric Tiki Rocketeer

Obviously these photos alone should show how loving Grand Jester Studios treat their subject matter but they also have veteran Disney animator Ruben Procopio, the master maquette maker for Disney Feature Animation onboard. Their staff is made up of former Disney Cast Members from the arts and collectibles division as well!

Any of these fine pieces of art are available to order from Sideshow Collectibles, Diamond Comics Previews, and the online Disney Store. Grand Jester Sutdios has been kind enough to agree to answer some questions as well, I have a few that I will be sending them in a day or two but I would like you, friends, to post any questions you might have in the comments section about the wonderful work being done by Grand Jester Studios.

Saturday Supercade: Tron and Flynn Statues

What you see posted below are a statue and a bust that I must someday have displayed proudly on my mantle. The Flynn busts comes to us by the obvious geniuses from Grand Jester Studios. Flynn as you can see below stands proudly and perhaps a bit cocky as he readies himself to battle Crom on the Game Grid!



Then from the equally brilliant Electric Tiki studios we have the famous security program himself, Tron! Himself? Should it be itself?



Each of these fantastic pieces of art are being offered for pre-order by Sideshow Collectibles!