As the Avengers merchandise continues it's inevitable path towards oversaturation, Gentle Giant Ltd. brings us a couple of high quality busts featuring Iron Man and Hawkeye in their classic comic book looks from their first appearances on the hallowed team. We were especially interested in the Hawkeye bust coming equipped with a ton of different trick arrows that can be put into his quiver or displayed for the world to see.
Hawkeye Mini Bust $89
Release Date: Spring 2012
Since 1965, Marvel Comics’ Clint Barton (better known as Hawkeye) has been a mainstay of the legendary Avengers. One of the most prolific heroes of the Marvel Universe, Hawkeye is an unusual hero in that he possesses no superhuman abilities. However he has incredible natural talents for archery and hand-to-hand combat, and is devoted to keeping himself in top physical condition. The Hawkeye Mini Bust features Barton in his iconic purple and blue uniform, wielding his custom bow and a quiver full of his signature “trick” arrows. As an added bonus, collectors can choose to display Hawkeye with one of five different trick arrows – Bola, Cable, Explosive, Flare and Hunting!
This limited edition 1/6th scale mini bust has been painstakingly crafted and detailed by the talented artisans and sculptors at Gentle Giant Ltd. Each piece is cast in high quality polystone, hand painted and individually numbered and comes with a matching Certificate of Authenticity.
Iron Man Classic Silver Mini Bust $89
Release Date: Spring 2012
Before the Red and Gold, there was Silver. In 1963, billionaire industrialist and genius weapons designer Tony Stark was critically wounded by a booby trap and captured by the Viet Cong during a trip to Vietnam where he was examining the effects of his technologies on the American war effort. He was saved by a fellow captive, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ho Yinsen, who constructed a magnetic chest plate that kept dangerous shrapnel from piercing Tony’s heart. Faced with the choice of either constructing weapons for the Viet Cong or execution, Stark and Yinsen secretly concocted a plan to escape. Together, they took the munitions they were given and forged a suit of weaponized armor, inadvertently giving birth to the legacy of IRON MAN. Although technology has evolved over time and Stark has created a wide variety of Iron Man suits, this highly detailed, hand crafted polystone Mini Bust celebrates the original and is a must-have for any serious Iron Man fan.
Featuring a light-up Arc Reactor in the chest plate, this humongous limited edition 1/6th scale Mini-Bust is hand painted, individually numbered and comes with a matching Certificate of Authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!
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