If you’re a Venom fan, you’re in symbiote heaven this year as far as high-end statues go. Kotobukiya, Sideshow Collectibles, XM Studios, Prime 1 Studio and Gentle Giant Ltd. all have Venom statues coming in 2017–talk about being spoiled for choice! And now, Diamond Select Toys is ready to join the party themselves–the Marvel Premier Collection Venom statue is now up for order! Oh, and hey–Marvel Gallery Netflix Jessica Jones? She’s here too!
To commemorate this momentous occasion (or maybe just by happenstance–which is actually more likely), virtually every major Marvel statue producer in the land has a statue of the Lethal Protector slotted in for this year–including Diamond Select Toys now!
Part of the 1/6 resin statue line, the Marvel Premier Collection Venom statue will be over 12″ tall and depicts a classic version of the character bursting out of a containment pod. The green ooze, the bulky musculature, the super-creepy-but-sort-of-erotic elongated tongue… yep, it’s classic Venom alright!
While this statue sculpted by Alejandro Pereira is smaller than the counterparts from most of the other companies, it’s also in-line with DST’s affordable pricing model and is cheaper than every single one of the other new Venom statues except for Kotobukiya’s 1/10 ARTFX+ version (and a lot cheaper than the 1/4 versions from XM, Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio).
I’m already financially committed to several other Venom statues that are in the pipeline, but I do dig this version and intend to keep an eye on it once it’s released.
The head sculpt and paint deco on the prototype don’t exactly nail the Krysten Ritter likeness, but the costume looks perfect. Hopefully the head looks great too on the final product.
The DST Venom and Jessica Jones statues are now up for order, and are scheduled to be released in December 2017. Venom is limited to 3,000 pieces and will retail for $149.99, while Jessica Jones carries the usual Marvel Gallery price-tag of $44.99.
For those who reserve their with a pre-order, though (and there’s no reason not to, since they’re cancellable and there’s no deposit), you can save $15 off Venom and $5 off Jessica Jones, bringing their affordable price-tags down even lower. Diamond Select Toys statues really are the best value in the land!
What do you think of what I’m guessing will be the final Venom statue we see put up for order for the foreseeable future, Marvel collectors? Is the Premier Collection Venom statue the symbiote statue of choice for any of you, and what do you think of the first-ever Jessica Jones Netflix statue?