MARVEL COMICS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: VENOM UNBOUND FINE ART STATUE
November 8, 2012

When all seemed lost for disgraced Globe reporter Eddie Brock a rejected alien symbiote came to find a new host… and identity as Venom! Kotobukiya is pleased to unveil its newest Marvel Fine Art collectable and the perfect companion to the recently released Spider-Man Unleashed statue.

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Marvel revolutionized comic book storytelling in 1984 with the iconic “Secret Wars.”  During the epic battles between the universe’s most popular heroes and villains a seemingly small event occurred that would change the course of Peter Parker’s life (and the lives of those around him) forever; his original blue and red costume was damaged.  On the alien planet he subsequently found a gooey black substance that flowed over his body, creating a black and white costume that seemed too good to be true.  A few months later, it was revealed that the substance was actually an alien parasite!  After Spider-Man rejected it the parasite joined with Eddie Brock to become a monstrous villain that would go on to become one of Marvel’s most popular characters, appearing in countless comic books and the film Spider-Man 3.  Now, he returns in a brand new Fine Art Statue to take on his nemesis Amazing Spider-Man as VENOM UNBOUND!

Crouched low like a viper poised to strike, the evil Venom willingly gives up the high ground to web-head.  Brock and the Symbiote are in perfect sync, taunting their prey and patiently waiting to get it in their deadly grasp.  Venom is massively muscled, with an intricately sculpted alien physiology that shows how the symbiote can shift forms and make itself look imposing.  Leaning forward on his right leg, the monster bends at the waist with its arms out to its sides and wicked clawed fingers opened wide as it flings webs with the smashed concrete street flying around it.  Venom wears his trademark smile, a huge skull-splitting grin exposing frightening teeth while the creature’s shockingly long tongue snakes out of its mouth and curls in the air.  The symbiote is black with bright white spider markings on its chest and back, squares on the back of its hands, and its enormous eyes; meanwhile, Venom’s creepy brownish teeth contrast nicely with its dark red, wet-looking tongue!

Painstakingly sculpted by Erick Sosa, Venom Unbound stands nearly 10 inches tall in magnificent 1/6 scale.  While Brock and the symbiote make for a great display on their own, this statue’s base and pose are specially designed to create an integrated battle scene with the previously released Amazing Spider-Man Unleashed Fine Art Statue from Kotobukiya!

srp $209.99  Available June 2013.

TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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