‘Quick Change..!’

Produced in low numbers and expensive (even at the time of release) this incredibly rare, unlicensed statue by sculptor Lee Ames is notable for being the first ‘Garage Kit’ based on the Superman Movies with the likeness of Christopher Reeve (In a pose from Superman II) ever released.

Made by 5th Sense in the early 1990’s and available exclusively through Frontier Models, In typical ‘Garage’ style, the four part kit (Body, leg, hat and base) in ivory resin came in a plain brown box with label featuring colour picture which doubled as a build guide.

The dynamic pose made the statue top-heavy and skills were required to ‘pin’ it to the base by the one foot.  Extensive modifications of the hair and chest shield were also required to make it more screen-accurate.  However the portrait of Reeve was decent for the time and the finished result made it a worthy addition to the collection.

 

Giving Lex a lift…

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Archived here you will find some of the very best and most scarce items of Superman Movie Memorabilia from all over the globe, starting with a world first –
From the top – Unpublished behind the scenes stills from a UK motorway location doubling as a Freeway in 1986 depicting Christopher Reeve readying for a scene of Lex’ Capture towards the end of the film under Sidney Furie’s direction, Reeve In harness under the stunt car ready to shoot the stunt, and rare publicity shots of the finished scene…