Up Close with Sideshow’s Soaring Christopher Reeve Superman Premium Format FigureAugust 1, 2015
The Sideshow Collectibles Christopher Reeve Superman Premium Format Figure is likely to claim a special place in the hearts and collections of fans with an enduring fondness for the DC Comics superheros blockbuster movies of the 1970s and 1980s.
As with Sideshow’s other Premium Format representations of the Man of Steel (including the more that released in 2014), their movie inspired Superman statue soars with detail. The towering 30-inch piece combines a variety of media to deliver a lifelike, steely-eyed portrayal of the inimitable Christopher Reeve in his role as the DC Universes powerful, high-flying icon. Complementing the strikingly finished polystone sculpture, the fabric costume and cape have been faithfully recreated to match the recognizable textures and color tones seen on screen. Despite a few rough edges and stray threads on the cape, Supermans familiar red, blue, and yellow get-up has been suitably captured overall. The dynamically posed figure fits into a 13-inch tall base thats been crafted to resemble a bursting concrete slab with water gushing from it. The effect is realistic, yet the thin, protruding columns of water add a level of fragility that collectors will want to be aware of. As an incentive to snag the Sideshow Exclusive version of the Christopher Reeve Superman Premium Format Figure, a 4.75-inch green knowledge crystal and display base accompany the statue. The movie-authentic accessories are certain to appeal to fans of Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).
Sideshows Christopher Reeve Superman Premium Format Figure released in the spring of this year at the manufacturers suggested retail price of $424.99.