Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ StatueJuly 21, 2016
For statue collectors with a seemingly unstoppable green (tenth scale) rage monster on their hands, theres clearly only one solution: Kotobukiyas Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue. The crimson and gold behemoth is mostly movie-accurate, suitably brawny, and, as a result, is the must-have counterpart to the companys matching when calling in Veronica is the only option.
Like Kotobukiyas depiction of the Hulk, the tenth scale Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ statue boasts a design by legendary sculptor, Junnosuke Abe, the famed creative mastermind behind the companys very popular Marvel Now line-up of figures (including the equally choice ). The nearly 11.5-inch tall statue is a spot-on recreation of Tony Starks mammoth Mark XLIV armor as it appears in Marvels super-charged Avengers sequel. It boasts a detailed, bulky build with sculpted contours that bristle with meticulously fashioned mechanical components and surface features. Boasting a rich metallic red and gold paint scheme complete with faux-abrasions and battle damage, the Hulkbuster ARTFX+ statues look is impressive overall. However, the lack of an internal light-up system to give illumination to the eyes, chest piece, and repulsors detracts a bit from the the pieces otherwise screen-faithful aesthetic. Once its out of the box, the five-part statue (left arm, right arm, head/torso, legs, and base) fit together easily and quickly. While the Hulkbusters dynamic pose is mostly fixed, the right arm is built with limited articulation to allow the right hand to align with and grasp the left hand of the Hulk ARTFX+ statue. Completing the look, the bases of the two figures (which resemble a brick roadway) fit together resulting in a fairly remarkable and thoroughly craveable diorama that captures the excitement and fury of the action-packed onscreen showdown from Avengers 2.