With Marvel Comics' "The Avengers" hitting theaters in a matter of weeks, it's only fitting that we take time to remember The Ultimates; whose updated sensibilities about the Avengers team (and making Nick Fury the spitting image of Samuel L. Jackson)helped bring about the look of the modern superhero in film. As always, what better way to remember anything and everything related to superheroes than with collectibles?! Gentle Giant Ltd. knows what we're talking about, and has just announced a jaw-droppingly incredible statue based on Captain America's WWII style in the pages of The first Ultimates mini-series! Not only is this a full body statue of the Star-Spangled Avenger, but he's also straddling a military version of another American symbol: a Harley Davidson! Do we want this? Yes. When do we want it? Yesterday! Sadly, it's not scheduled for release until the tail-end of 2012.
Read on for all the info from the super soldiers over at Gentle Giant Ltd.:
Captain America on Motorcycle Statue - $459
Dimensions: 11”L x 13”W x 9”H
Release Date: Q4 2012
Straight out of the pages of The Ultimates comes the World War II-era Ultimate Captain America on his motorcycle! In the Marvel Ultimate Universe, Steve Rogers undergoes the Super Soldier treatment, but unlike his Earth-616 counterpart, he gains superhuman strength, speed, agility and even an enhanced healing factor! He truly is an Ultimate hero.
Armed with his signature heater-shaped star-spangled shield and Tommy gun, Steve Rogers is ready to report to the front! No detail has been overlooked in the creation of this statue, from the individually crafted parts of the era-authentic army-issue motorcycle to the paint on his removable combat helmet. This statue is a centerpiece for fans of the mainstream Marvel Universe and Ultimates alike! Make Mine Marvel!
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