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bigbarada
03-26-2014, 09:08 PM
I don't know if anyone collects these and I know they're not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I bought one of these the other day and I was surprised by how much I liked it.

I picked up the Beast statue from their Marvel Silver Age line and I think the figurine (these don't technically qualify as statues in my book) looks really awesome.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/IMG_8965_2.jpg

I love the crude, distressed look to the scultping and my favorite part is that this figure really looks like something that would have been produced in 1963.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/IMG_8972_2.jpghttp://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/IMG_8969_2.jpghttp://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/IMG_8968_2.jpghttp://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/IMG_8967_2.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/IMG_8971_2.jpg

I'll probably buy a few more of these figurines, I'll at least complete the Original 5 X-Men if nothing else. So has anyone else bought these?

Here's a description of what a "Syroco" figurine actually is from the Dark Horse website:


Dark Horse’s statuettes are inspired by figurines developed in the 1930s. Now highly prized by collectors, they were often used as advertising premiums featuring famous comic-strip characters. Now known as Syroco figurines, these statuettes are named after both the company that originally produced them and the woodlike resin material from which they were made at the time. Measuring between four and five inches, these statuettes have been sculpted in the original style, described by sculptor Craig Yoe as “primitive but charming.”