For the Man of Steels discerning throng of obsessives, the Sideshow Collectibles Superman Premium Format Figure is an essential acquisition. For more casual enthusiasts, Sideshows archetypal depiction of the venerable pillar of the DC Comics universe will likely prove to be equally compelling.
Sideshows Superman Premium Format Figure is an impressive follow-up to the companys similarly remarkable statue (released earlier in the year). Like the manifestation of his fellow Justice Leaguer, the Superman sculpture boasts truly striking proportions. With the 19.5 inch figure perched atop its custom 8 inch base (formed to resemble the icy confines of the Fortress of Solitude), the immense piece rises to well over 2 feet in height.
Sideshows creative team has fully exploited the figures grand dimensions to instill the companys trademark level of authentic detail. The head sculpt features a portrait thats warmly familiar and clearly inspired by the characters early comic book appearance. A small number of the statues that were originally available at retail shipped with an additional, Sideshow Exclusive head sculpt complete with heat vision eyes that could be swapped out to vary the display.
Supermans costume has been comprehensively recreated in its classic form. The blue fabric body suit features superlative fabrication and precise stitching. It is also evident that care has been taken to tightly adjust the fit in order to accentuate the figures underlying musculature. The crimson cape draped from Supermans neck is particularly well done. Like much of the statue it is cast in polystone, yet the sculpted folds and realistically shaded finish give it the convincing appearance of a thick, flowing textile.
If asked to fill a time capsule with the epitomes of contemporary popular fiction, the Sideshow Collectibles Superman Premium Format Figure would make for a prime addition. Sideshow has succeeded in capturing the Man of Steels legacy in a jaw-dropping mixed format statue that masterfully exudes the grandeur and fabulous power of the legendary comic book champion. The roughly $400 USD figure stands as another prototypical depiction of one of the “DC Trinity’s” core members thats worthy of being the centerpiece of every superhero fans collection.