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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A nice pair of busts!

Hyperion%20bust%201Sorry, but that pun was too hard to resist….

I’m a huge Bowen fan and have amassed a reasonable number of their mini-busts (with many on my wishlist), but I haven’t really been engaged by what has been on offer in the last few months – Bi-Beast, Executioner and Batroc are characters I’d love to see in 6” but don’t have the money for mini-busts for that kind of character, and there are still a wealth of higher-list characters begging to be made in this line - my personal top 10 includes Mockingbird and Captain Marvel II / Pulsar / Monica Rambeau.

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Bowen website and Previews for some happier signs, and so it was with great joy that I checked a couple of days ago and saw not one but two very promising products cCable%20MB%201oming up: Hyperion and Cable mini-busts, both coming up in September.

AFB is HUGE fan of classic Squadron Supreme, and that Hyperion is going to look grand next to my classic Nighthawk and may even tempt me to by the Modern SS Mini Nighthawk Mini-Bust that’s been hanging around my LCS……. must resist…. must resist……

Cable is far out of my Top Ten, but that is one sweet statue. Budget may win out with both of these coming out in the same month, but just the fact that I’m contemplating forking out the dosh on a statue of a character I’m not super fond of means something.

Great to see Bowen heading in some likeable directions with their mini-bust line, and I hope there’s more to come!

You can discuss this at the AFB Forum, and don’t forget you can enter the June AFB Comment of the Month Contest by commenting on this post!

9 comments:

bigraj said...

Love that Hyperion bust. Very powerful. The Cable one looks good, as well, but I'm not a big fan.

Freak Studios said...

Oh My, Cable, Is that a huge gun or are you happy to see me?

Oh wait, that joke doesn't apply, he's a bust... He doesn't have any legs...

You see what's my problem with this things, how can you make fun of them?

I'll stick to statues, and action figures. The details are amazing though...

fishmilkshake said...

I guess the best part of Bowen losing the Marvel license is that he will produce as many characters as possible in the time left. Still no Shang-Chi though :( Dammit I need the Master of Kung-Fu.

Tom-Tom said...

I show you a nice pair of busts!

Westy said...

Y'know what's silly though? Cable has all that tech built into him, and yet he still needs an earpiece, mic and antenna to talk to people. He can't just patch the firmware on his bionics? I feel sorry for the poor guy, no wonder he's so maligned...

fishmilkshake said...

.....and why can't he build weapons into his bionic arm instead of needing to carry around an enormous gun....unless he's compensating for something?

Freak Studios said...

And besides, what's the deal with the MINI-busts? The mass media taught us to look for the opposite.

You see Andy? I took your pun and raised it!

TOY GUY said...

That Cable bust looks very Lefield to me.

Anonymous said...

@fishmilkshake

Bowen didn't lose the Marvel license ... in fact he got it extended through 2010. What you talkin' 'bout, Willis? :D

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