So far, there are two clear Marvel breakout stars in 2016. One has an R-Rated major motion picture in theaters now and decades of comic book appearances. The other… has appeared in comic books for less than two years. But what Spider-Gwen may lack in history, she makes up for in the sheer variety of merch coming out this year: the Skottie Young-styled Gentle Giant Spider-Gwen statue is now up for order!
On the bright side, Gentle Giant’s retro Jumbo Secret Wars figures are coming out on a consistent basis, and their Skottie Young Marvel Babies statues line is off to a hot start–and about to get a lot hotter with Spider-Gwen!
But you know what? If there’s one character design of the past decade that deserves to promote a character, her comic book series and her collectibles, it’s Spider-Gwen’s.
Those who do read the Radioactive Spider-Gwen comic book will get an extra kick out of this Gentle Giant Animated Spider-Gwen statue, though, as the figure recreates the Radioactive Spider-Gwen #1 Skottie Young variant cover, with Gwen Stacy killing time waiting for crimes to stop by playing with a yo-yo. Adorable!!
The resin Animated Spider-Gwen statue stands 3.5″ tall and has an MSRP of $64.99. That’s not a terrible price for a resin statue of this size, especially since you can get pre-order discounts on her right now.
Spider-Gwen is significant as the first modern character in this Gentle Giant Skottie Young series–the previous three releases (Captain America, Iron Man and Thanos) are all classic characters with decades and decades of history.
I’m going to continue mainly referring to this as the Skottie Young Marvel Babies statues line–because I prefer it, but don’t take that name as gospel. Gentle Giant will probably settle on an official name for this series… eventually.
The Skottie Young Marvel Babies Spider-Gwen statue is now up for order, and is scheduled to be released in September 2016. None of the statues in this line have sold out yet, but if any announced character is destined to sell out quickly, it’s the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman.
What do you think of the fourth entry in the Gentle Giant Marvel Animated statues line? Do you like seeing modern characters as part of this line, or would you prefer that Gentle Giant stick to classic, iconic characters?