Sideshow Collectibles is producing a rather large statue featuring Jean Grey and the personification of the Phoenix Force. I’m not kidding. This thing is over 2′ tall and about 20″ wide. Even at this scale, the statue is priced more sensibly than others we’ve covered recently. Phoenix and Jean Grey will run you $980. The statue will ship sometime in the second quarter of 2023.
The polystone Phoenix and Jean Grey Maquette features two fully sculpted figures in the fiery environment base that embodies the duality of creation and destruction. Jean Grey is dressed in her classic blue and yellow ‘90s costume while her Phoenix incarnation wears her distinct green and black bodysuit. Both costumes feature detailed textures and gold metallic accents, bringing these signature styles to life in three dimensions. Two sides of the same coin, the Phoenix and Jean Grey Maquette is a must-have Marvel statue for X-Men fans.
I like the small upgrades the design team did to Jean’s outfit. Putting her in an outfit that wasn’t canonical to the era in which this storyline took place was probably to create a larger contrast between her and the Dark Phoenix. It’s a welcomed change, but I can see purists getting mad.
Jean Grey and the entity known as The Phoenix made the X-MEN comics way more interesting decades ago. In the ’80s and ’90s, it felt like the mutant comic books were the place to try out weird and dark subject matter for MARVEL. Too bad a lot of that stuff didn’t translate well to live-action. The less we say about the last Dark Phoenix, the better. Ugh.
Maybe the upcoming revived X-MEN cartoon on Disney+ will readdress the storyline and the years of fallout it caused Xavier’s students. But odds are the people in charge will turn it into some device for their thinly veiled activism.
What do you think of this latest statue from Sideshow Collectibles? Let us know in the comments section below.
[Source: Sideshow Collectibles]
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