And today, I would like to show you all a really awesome Sideshow Collectible Maquette. This would be the first time I am featuring a collectible/model kit/miniature that I do not own and reviewing it.
While we have done many posts that do not feature the toys and collectibles that Josh and I have, this is something that I really think is worth a mention.
For starters, if you are a vivid collector of high grade action figures, statues and head bust. You probably would know of Sideshow Collectibles. Not only are they the main distributors of Hot Toys Collectibles in the US. They are a store that provides many limited edition figures and collectibles from Marvel, DC and other epic franchises.
Galactus, The World Eater
So for all those living in the US, you got a real awesome source to get your collectibles from. So much so that when there were a few Hot Toys pre-orders that I missed out in Asia and were completely off the market, I was able to get Joshua to help me pre-order it from Sideshow Collectibles. Of which, I opined that Joshua should be given a membership card to their online store for the crazy purchases he has/had been making for himself and particularly on my behalf. We shall feature these collectibles soon but I ain't telling much. (WIDE GRIN)
In any case, I happen to stumble upon this Sideshow Collectibles Galactus Maquette that looks super wicked awesome. Being one of the Top 5 most powerful Marvel Characters in the Marvel Universe, you could come to a reasonable agreement with me that he is pretty badass. With his insatiable hunger, he consumes planets constantly and is known as the Devourer of Worlds.
Going to be release in February 2013 (On my birthday month! and I wouldn't mind this as a birthday gift :p), this Galactus will set you back 800 USD. (around 1200 SGD) And this excludes shipping which could be a real bomb since this guy weighs a whooping 12kg. But the detail, paintjob and sculpting for this figure is phenomenal. I do very much lack lots of space to display much of my hobby collection so this figure would also be quite a pain to put in my already limited space room.
But it does compel me to have awesome dreams and delusions of grandeur on what I would do should I hit the lottery and how this would fit perfectly as one of my epic pieces in my "hobby" room
Here is a Vid featuring him in the San Diego Comic Con.
I would elaborate more on Galactus Origin sometime in the future, but for all those who are Marvel Fans, just enjoy one awesomely cool sculpt. For those poorer souls who cannot afford to get this sculpt, there is the Hasbro Galactus Figure that is pretty awesome and 15 times cheaper than this.
Aside from this feature, how many of you have dreams of grandeur? How would your "Hobby" room be like? What centerpieces would you be getting should Finances not be an issue. Do write down your comments (:
Till the next post, Cheers!