Figure Friday: Choose Wisely! Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Indiana Jones (Kind Of)

This installment of Figure Friday is going to be jammed packed with toy awesomeness so I’ll get my nonsense out of the way first. Within 24 hours of my last column being published, Josh managed to secure TMNT sets for both of us so my extended bitching is all the more hilarious in hindsight. The Turtles have taken their place with the NECA movie figures atop one of my bookshelves and they are everything I dreamed they would be.

Onward to toys!

JND Studios Hyperreal Superman 1/3 scale statues

Since Superman has been all the rage this week with the recent casting announcements, I figured now would be a good time to showcase these new statues for those of you that have a spare $4,500 laying around.

If I’m being honest, these are so lifelike it’s chilling. Here’s the blurb:

From the iconic Superman (1978) film comes the Superman (Dual Ver.) 1/3 scale statue from JND Studios. This impressively detailed statue displays the memorable Christopher Reeve Superman, as well as Clark Kent, in life-like detail. Standing a little under 30 inches this statue is a grand piece for any collection!

Created by 3D modeling and painting, this statue goes the extra mile to recreate the wrinkles in Superman’s cape and the various stretch marks to perfectly match the on-screen version. Clark Kent is displayed right alongside his hero self, while wearing a suit and displaying an awkward expression to demonstrate the duality of the two. This Superman (1978) (Dual Ver.) statue is a perfect centerpiece to any collection!

Box Contents

  • Main statue
  • Silicone head
  • Hat accessory
  • Newspaper
  • Glasses
  • Wristwatch
  • Trench coat
  • Briefcase
  • Base

If you want to cheap out you can get just Superman but if you’re going to pony up $2,500 for a single statue you may as well double up. 

Regal Robot Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Holy Grail Chalice Prop Replica

When I clicked on the listing for this cup, I wondered if it was for my glory, or His?

It’s an amazingly faithful replica of the Holy Grail from what may or may not have been the last Indiana Jones movie (depending on how we feel about the one that’s in theaters TODAY). Here’s the product description: 

This Holy Grail Chalice Prop Replica from Regal Robot is part of their Archive Collection, developed from a scan of the original hero prop from the film and hand painted with layers of detail and aging. It comes with a wood display base and numbered metal plaque.

I was not prepared for the $430 price tag attached to this, which I guess seems fair for the promise of eternal life. It’s also unconfirmed that you cannot move the Grail from whatever room you initially set it up in. 

Choose wisely if you decide to preorder. It’s scheduled to ship in the 4th quarter of this year.

Mutant Mayhem

As if it wasn’t readily apparent, I have been on something of a TMNT kick this last month or so. I’m really looking forward to the new animated movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem since it looks like a fun update to the property.

To that end, I stumbled across the new wave of Mutant Mayhem figures at Target last weekend and since I had just dropped $150 on the NECA set, I wasn’t prepared to buy yet another set of Turtles. The struggle, as they say, is real since the core figures are only $10 a pop/ $40 for all the Turtles. At that price, how could I afford NOT to?

Reason won out and I passed on the figures…for now. I’m reserving final judgement until I’ve seen the movie because it’s entirely possible we’ll wind up with another Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. No shade if that’s you’re favorite show, but it did not do it for me and it kind of seemed like the Nickelodeon network sent it out to die, lasting only 2 seasons and one direct to Netflix movie.

Additionally, I passed on The Loyal Subjects most recent wave of BST AXN Comic Heroes that are now up for preorder and are relatively affordably priced at $22 per figure. Here’s the product description:

IDW Comic Inspired Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroes are here!  Leonardo!  Michelangelo!  Donatello!  Raphael!  Inspired by the masterful artwork from comic legend Mateus Santolouco and fan favorite comic book publisher IDW, TLS has spared no detail with this masterful BST AXN IDW Comic inspired action figure set!  Sold separately, each individual Turtle Hero is available to purchase and features 31 pts of articulation, multiple hand grips, signature weapons, multiple head portraits, a collector card, and packaging artwork provided exclusively by Mateus Santolouco for The Loyal Subjects!  In the classic BST AXN scale (5” and up), with crazy poseability, the IDW Comic Book Edition TMNT Heroes come to life!  A must-have for the TMNT faithful!  

If you’re all-in on all things TMNT, it’s without a doubt a new golden age for collectors. Personally, I feel like I’ve reached critical mass with my TMNT stuff but all these are SO damn cool it’s difficult to pass on.

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