The series of vintage cereal premiums continues with the hopelessly complicated (for its target audience) card No.3 ‘Ski Chase’ and the ‘Hangman’ inspired ‘Tower Of Pisa’ game.
Once again the only saving grace here is the fantastic artwork (presumably by Garcia-Lopez) that is a great prelude to the definitive works he would produce only a year later for the beloved Kenner ‘Super Powers’ Action Figure line…
While it would be SUPERMANIA’s ultimate pleasure to inform Superfan’s that what you see here is an all-new soon-to-be-available licensed statue from (insert your favourite manufacturer here), sadly this breathtaking work in progress is the latest private art from the father of the Hot Toys Superman figure – Arnie Kim.
Literally expanding his longtime 1/4 scale head project to a full-figure, the shots above portray the astonishing level of detail Arnie is renowned for even on a sculpt that will mostly be enveloped in costume.
And what a sculpt it is – rather than opting for a generic body Kim has obviously put as much work into studying his subject’s physique as he has the face, perfectly capturing Christopher Reeve’s proportions (long legs, short torso) as well as the finer motif’s such as the protruding ribcage and broad shoulders (top pic) making it the most accurate rendition in this scale to date.
The future of this piece is unknown at this point, maybe even to Mr. Kim himself. There is always hope, however, that this could be made available in a similar fashion to Arnie’s recent (extremely) limited run of the finished headsculpt. While these were expensive, certainly, the quality was such that its unlikely their current owners will ever part with them. Should this figure yield a similar run history may well repeat itself. We shall see…
As promised, here are the first two (of a set of six) Superman III Shreddies promotional wipe-away ‘Action Replay’ game cards. Game 1 you will notice is a thinly-disguised version of Battleship and game 2 is a weird variation on Connect 4.
As the play potential of these is evidently limited, thank goodness the colourful artwork elevates them above your standard cereal giveaway – parts 3&4 coming soon..!