Preview: Sideshow’s J Scott Campbell Black Cat Polystone Statue
Sideshow Collectibles has released a teaser image for an upcoming Marvel Comics based statue of Spider-Man’s sometimes-lover sometimes-advisory The Black Cat.
This statue is the fourth release in Sideshow’s collection of Spider-Man and his girlfriends. All four statues are based on art by Marvel cover artist J. Scott Campbell.
While Black Cat, real name Felicia Hardy, is not an A-List Marvel character, her solid fanbase has already garnered her a number of statue releases. In addition to the mini-busts by Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant, plus statues by Bowen Designs, Sideshow has already released three Black Cat statues: The Black Cat comiquette based on art by Adam Hughes, The Black Cat quarter-scale Premium Format Figure, and the Black Cat Legendary Scale Bust. All three previous Black Cat statues have been long sold out from Sideshow’s site and collectors had to go to eBay to order.
This new Black Cat statue differs in style from the previous releases not only in that it is modeled after Campbell’s art, which often features exceptionally tall and thin representations of characters, but also in that her pose appears to be more sultry and seductive. The previous Sideshow Black Cat statues featured the criminal in an act of theft, while this one appears to be in a lascivious position.
The previous statues Sideshow has released in their J. Scott Campbell collection have been gorgeous-looking pieces. The podcast Marvelicious Toys has done video reviews of both the Mary Jane statue as well as the Gwen Stacy comiquette. The Mary Jane review was exceedingly positive; the Gwen Stacy review noted a persistent design flaw that caused the statue to repeatedly fall and break. It’s hard to tell from this preview image but collectors should hope that Black Cat is on a solid base and not imbalanced.
Sideshow had previously released a logo teasing the Black Cat statue’s release. In that image the feline felon was on all fours on a bed. This new tease promises a pose somewhat different from that original image, and it’s difficult to tell if this final design will feature her on a bed. If so, the design may be a nice counterpoint to Campbell’s Mary Jane statue.
All three previous J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man statues are released and shipping now from Sideshow Collectibles. You can get a head start on your collection now so the display is ready when the Black Cat arrives!
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