The clock is ticking down on 2017, and when we pass the threshold into 2018 next week, the focus on the Black Panther movie is about the intensity in a big way! I’ll be posting my first Marvel Legends Black Panther movie figure reviews next week—but this week, we’ve got more collectible reveals for the movie to look at! The 1/10 Iron Studios Black Panther Battle Diorama Series statues are now up for order!
The Guardians of the Galaxy vs. The Obelisk set is one of my surprise favorite statues series of 2017, and I’m hoping to see more great stuff from them for next year’s films. And they’ve already gotten started on that front this week, when they unveiled the Black Panther Movie BDS!
Of the four statues in the series, the Iron Studios Killmonger statue is unexpectedly my favorite of the quartet! The detail on his mask looks terrifyingly well-done, and I think the interchangeable arms so that he can be attacking with his claws or with a sword and/or spear are downright awesome looking.
The amount of detail sculpted into the costumes for the Dora Milaje statues is all pretty dang jaw-dropping for a 1:10 scale statue! Iron Studios is really raising the bar for statues in this smaller scale.
Finally, we’ve got the titular character himself: the Iron Studios Black Panther 1/10 Statue. Despite the very cool terrain base, I think this is the most bland of the four statues in the series by a wide margin.
Even so, I think this Black Panther will match up really well with the Killmonger statue for battles, and will almost certainly be Iron Studios’ best-seller in the series (Erik Killmonger, Okoye and Nakia are not exactly household names, as shocking as that may be).
And hey—mad props to Iron Studios for cleverly pricing the two Dora Milaje statues at $99.99! These aren’t necessarily characters that will fly off shelves at the same price as Black Panther himself, and I think it’s rather genius to price the secondary characters from the movie more economically.
The Iron Studios Black Panther Statues Battle Diorama Series is now up for order, as is scheduled to be released in Q2 2018. We haven’t gotten a more specific release date than that yet, but given that we’re about to roll into 2018 in a couple days, I’d be shocked if these are ready before late Q2 2018.
What do you think of Iron Studios’ latest Marvel Cinematic Universe efforts, Marvel collectors? How do you think this series stacks up against the ones for Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor Ragnarok and Spider-Man Homecoming? Have you picked up any Iron Studios statues yourself yet, and if so, what do you think?