2018 may be Thanos’s breakout year when he finally has the villainous starring role in the “Avengers Infinity War” movie, but 2017 is primed to be the year of Thanos… statues! Not only is the Kotobukiya Thanos Fine Arts statue arriving in the next few weeks, but Sideshow has a movie-based maquette coming up for order soon. And that’s not all–! Diamond Select Toys has the most classic (and cheapest) version of them all on the way–the Marvel Premier Collection Thanos statue is now up for order!
But while Bowen Designs is now gone, the love for Thanos lives on–with three new statues coming in 2017!
Now, the Kotobukiya Fine Arts Thanos that went up for order months ago (pictured above) is a beautiful piece, no questions asked. But as gorgeous as it is, that Thanos statue is wearing a modern costume and is sporting a hefty $300 price-tag, so he may not be what classic purists (or collectors without deep pocketbooks) are looking for.
But Diamond Select Toys is sweeping in to the rescue with their Marvel Premier Collection Thanos statue! This is a purely comic book-inspired Thanos in his most recognizable costume, and while he’s still made of resin, he’s going to retail for just 150 bucks–half the cost of the Kotobukiya version.
This 1/6 Thanos figure (which has been sculpted by Clayburn Moore) stands approximately 12″ tall and weighs about eight pounds, so it’s going to have a decent heft to it. The stone base surrounded by torches and accented by the Infinity Gems is likely a large portion of the weight.
While Thanos will only come with one non-changeable head, it’s got the the perfect evil grin etched onto it, which is the default expression I always want to see on the Mad Titan anyway.
I was pretty cold toward the Wolverine in Snow and Thor statues that kicked off this Marvel Premier Collection series, but with released like Gamora and Thanos, I think that DST is really starting to hit their stride with this line!
The Diamond Select Thanos Premier Collection statue is now available for order, and is scheduled to be released in July 2017. EE is offering both $15 off the price and free shipping on pre-orders for the piece right now, making theirs the best value around. The statue is limited to 3,000 total pieces produced.
How do you think DST’s Thanos compares to Koto’s, Marvel collectors? Will you be picking up either (or both!) of these figures, or are you holding out to see what Thanos high-end collectibles come our way for Infinity War in 2018?