Iron Studios Thanos (Avengers: Endgame) Legacy Replica Statue – Pre-Order Now!Paul
Iron Studios is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the high-end collectibles space with their popular line of 1:4 Scale Legacy Replica Statues and the growing collection of BDS Art 1:10 Scale Statues that include releases from Marvel, DC Comics, X-Men and others. Statue collectors that are looking for movie accurate pieces have little in the way of options with manufacturers like Sideshow Collectibles, XM Studios and Prime 1 Studios typically opting to create statues of characters with a more comic book look than anything. It’s nice to see a company stepping up to the plate and aiming for photo realism like Hot Toys does but in the realm of statues instead of sixth scale figures. The latest 1:4 Scale Legacy Replica Statue in Iron Studios line-up of collectibles from Avengers: Endgame is the big bad guy himself – Thanos. The Thanos (Avengers: Endgame) 1:4 Scale Statue comes in (2) different versions – a standard release with no available swap-out parts with an MSRP of $1000 USD and the Deluxe version that carries a price tag of $1200 USD.
Included with the Thanos – Deluxe (Avengers: Endgame) 1:4 Scale Legacy Replica Statue version of this statue from Iron Studios is some additional swap-out parts for different display options: you get an unmasked Thanos head sculpt, an extra right hand with the Stark Gauntlet and an extra left hand with the Infinity Gauntlet. An extra $200 for an extra head sculpt and (2) swap-out hands seems like a fair value proposition for those collectors who want to change up their display routinely. Not everyone is going to opt for the more expensive version here but something tells me of the two releases it will certainly be the more popular. The detail and accuracy of this sculpt overall is phenomenal – they absolutely nailed the likeness of Thanos in both the masked and unmasked versions of the head sculpt. The gritty and war-torn look of the armor is spot-on, too! It would have been a shame to see the armor here looking ‘”shiny and new” so it’s a relief to see Iron Studios took the time to properly weather the armor to give it a more true to life feel.
This is the third 1:4 scale statue to go up for pre-order in the Avengers: Endgame line-up of Legacy Replica Statues that Iron Studios has been working on with the only piece left to debut officially and go up for pre-order being the Iron Man LXXXV (Mark 85). The first two pre-orders we saw go live were the Captain America (Avengers: Endgame) 1:4 Scale Legacy Replica Statue and the Thor (Avengers: Endgame) 1:4 Scale Legacy Replica Statue in the last few weeks – both weighing in at a very similar price tag, $800 and $750 respectively. The collector response has been mostly positive with very little critiques of either the accuracy of the sculpts or the price cropping up in the usual places you would find on social media. Looks like Iron Studios has nailed it and are keen to make a name for themselves in this growing high end collectibles space. As a collector it’s exciting to see another company enter the fray because it means in a lot of cases that other manufacturers will be held to a higher standard. Competition creates the best quality product and purchasing environment for the customer so keep it coming, Iron Studios.