Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Koto debuts new classic Hawkeye statue

The Avenger's movie might be busting up the box office right now, but classic Marvel fans might want to take note of Kotobukiya's awesome new classic Hawkeye statue.

Clint has been an Avenger in the comics for just about as long as anybody (I remember him as far back as the '80s). Now the character is getting a lot more play thanks to the movie that's poised to take the number one spot of all time (if it keeps rolling like it has been).
This latest piece from collectable maker Kotobukiya is indeed a display worthy 'fine art statue' for fans of the super-team. It's 100% classic Barton right down to that pointy mask.
And for those who haven't been paying attention, the company has had a very cool series of these bad boys going for some time now- so you might want to start calling around. Hawkeye is in scale and fits in perfectly with statues of ol' Shellhead, Cap, and the God of thunder himself- Mighty Thor.

Created in 1964 by Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, Clint Barton was an orphan working in a carnival who learned archery to become a master marksman. After dabbling in crime he chose the path of righteousness and became a costumed superhero, working alongside the Avengers for years and gaining huge popularity among Marvel’s readers. Barton joins the original trio of Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man in his iconic original costume: HAWKEYE CLASSIC AVENGERS! You’ve seen the latest incarnation of Hawkeye in the Avengers film and now you can celebrate his classic look in this amazing new Fine Art statue.

Wearing his traditional dark blue and purple costume, Hawkeye defends the Earth from the greatest threats with a smirk on his face and the Avengers to back him up. The master archer stands on a rocky outcropping, resting his right arm on his knee as he surveys the battlefield looking for his next target. The hero’s sculpt really captures the character from the features of his classic costume to the subtle details of his pose like Barton’s thumb testing the edge of his bladed arrow and the flowing movement of his cloth-like tabard. Every element of Hawkeye’s classic costume has been recreated from the skin-tight cowl with pointed mask and “H” logo to the scale mail-like chest piece, bracelets, and retro cuffed boots. And while he holds his trusty bow and one arrow at the ready, look closely to see that the hero’s quiver is still fully stocked! As a special addition, Hawkeye’s base even includes the severed arm and head of Avenger’s foe Ultron, with an arrow sticking out of the robot’s eye for good measure.

Sculpted by Erick Sosa, Classic Avengers Hawkeye stands nearly 13 inches tall (1/6 scale). His rocky terrain base matches those on the other Classic Avengers, the previously released Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man so you can display them individually or as a team!
Really diggin' that busted up Ultron at the base btw- Hawk will be available to add to your collection this November for $209 USD