One of the better statue lines on the market right now is the Gentle Giant line of Marvel statues based on the popular artwork of Skottie Young. They are many statues deep at this point, and while the choices have been amazing so far, there was one character that I think everyone was kind of waiting for. Now, he is coming, but there is a catch: he will be exclusive to SDCC. That’s right, Spider-Man is finally here, and he looks perfect.
Gentle Giant Ltd. celebrates Marvel’s flagship character with the Spider-Man animated Statue. This convention exclusive statue shows everyone’s favorite wall-crawler in the adorable animated style, in action, suspended over his base mid-swing, doing whatever a spider can! The Spider-Man Animated Statue was digitally sculpted and carefully printed on state of the art 3D Systems 3D printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity.
Like every other statue in this line, the sculpting here is top-notch. The webbing in particular is quite nice, and the little spider-symbol on his chest looks great as well. The dynamic poses are my favorite part of these, the Thanos holding the balloon, the running Star Lord, and here, Spidey is leaping forward and swinging through the air with ease, even though he is a little baby. However, I do not understand why this is am exclusive. I get that they want to have something special for their Premier Guild members and others attending the con, but Spider-Man? Arguably the one that they would not only sell the most of, but will be the most popular one they could possibly release in this line? That kinda stinks.
Well, if you are already part of their Premier Guild, you can preorder here, or you can even sign up still and get this. Otherwise: you are going to be like the rest of us at the show trying your luck at the booth on the show floor.