I mean, if you’ve got $1,300 sitting around, why wouldn’t you spend it on a 1:3 scale statute of Mr. T as Rocky Balboa’s rival Clubber Lang? PCS has once again created a knockout recreation of an iconic character. This may be one of the greatest Clubber collectibles ever made, from Mr. T’s signature mohawk down to the determined stare. And it should be for that price.
Lang stands 27″ tall and is decked out in the blue boxers he wore when he first fought Rocky Balboa and stripped him of his title. The statue also comes with a towel and robe, complete with “Clubber Lang South Side Slugger” stitched on the back. The robe comes with a separate stand. The statue is expected to ship between June and August of this year. It can be pre-ordered through Sideshow Collectibles.
Clubber Lang, in my opinion, was Rocky Balboa’s meanest opponent. The antagonist of Rocky III didn’t care about Balboa, nor did he harbor any ill will toward the Italian Stallion. Clubber only wanted to keep what was his: the world heavyweight champion title. The character was perfect for Mr. T and his no-nonsense attitude. In the man’s words, “I don’t hate Balboa. I pity the fool, and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got!”
I like the touch of having the base Clubber stands on being Rocky’s black and yellow Italian Stallion logo. The only thing I hope gets fixed when this ships is the blue color used on Clubber’s boxers. It’s way too light. In the film, they were a darker blue, matching the stripes on his socks.[Source: PCS]