Tiger, You Just Hit The Jackpot with the Sideshow Spider-Man and Mary Jane Maquette!Jose Lopez
There are rarely topics that get comic fans talking more than a J. Scott Campbell-drawn Mary Jane Watson or the Spider-Marriage.
While I’ve always been and always will be a proponent of Peter Parker being married to MJ, I can’t say the same 100% of the time when it comes to Campbell’s sometimes cheesecakey depictions of Miss Watson. Whether you enjoy Campbell’s artistic tendencies or not (and I do 90% of the time), this latest maquette from Sideshow brings to life one of his best pieces.
The artwork depicting the happy couple that this is based on was originally a variant cover to the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, a 2015 miniseries released during Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars event. Sideshow Collectibles later solicited it as an art print, which was itself later followed by the announcement of this statue.
There is an Exclusive Edition that you can purchase at Sideshow’s website for a few bucks more, but considering that the added accessory is merely a plush tiger? I don’t see much difference. I get the cute reference to MJ’s catchphrase, but it’s pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of exclusive additions.
The promotional images of the original prototype (which was shown at SDCC 2019) were not met with cheers. Their original take on Peter’s face felt off and looked, well, sort of dopey. Thankfully, Sideshow Collectibles listened to feedback from the fans and has now solicited a much improved and truer to the artwork version that all Spider-fans can be proud to display in their collections.
The Sideshow Collectibles Spider-Man and Mary Jane Maquette is up for pre-order right now, priced at $499.99 USD and should be released in Q3-Q4, 2020! Enjoy 5% Reward Points (cash back) with your Pre-Order!
ABOUT THIS MAQUETTE
“Face it, Tiger… You just hit the jackpot!”
Sideshow presents the Spider-Man and Mary Jane Maquette, based on artist J. Scott Campbell’s iconic art style.
Inspired by Campbell’s variant cover illustration for Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1, the Spider-Man and Mary Jane Maquette captures the charming romance of this iconic comic book couple. Measuring 12.5” tall, this comic book collectible shows Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson sharing a tender moment, perched on a purple armchair in their New York City loft.
The polyresin Spider-Man and Mary Jane Maquette is fully sculpted in J. Scott Campbell’s signature art style. Each figure is painted in high detail, using coloring contrasts and shading that mimics Nei Ruffino’s vibrant colors on the variant cover. Peter’s spider-suit and MJ’s red socks also feature sculpted web texture, giving the piece an added sense of dimension. From Mary Jane’s subtle freckles to the wisps of Peter’s hair peeking out from beneath his mask, this Marvel maquette translates every line of Campbell’s detailed artwork into a faithful three-dimensional form for fans and collectors to enjoy.
Hit the jackpot when you bring home the Spider-Man and Mary Jane Maquette to your universe of Marvel collectibles today!
Product Size Height: 12.5″ (317.5 mm) | Width: 10″ (254 mm) | Depth: 9″ (228.6 mm) | Weight: 6 lbs (2.72 kg) *