Kotobukiya - Spider-man Unleashed / Venom Unbound
When I started building my little geek room, I knew that space would be at a premium. Statues and figures tend to take up a huge amount of space, so I knew that I had to be very sparing with my displays. It was around this time that Kotobukiya had announced the Venom Unbound Statue, following the release of the Spider-man Unleashed statue.
After weeks of research, I kept clicking back to this pair of statues. Even with the pre-order price, I was looking at quite a hefty purchase, and pined over the statues for a while. Finally, I decided that there weren't any other statues I'd rather have displayed and took the plunge.
Both statues come from the the Kotobukiya Fine Art line and were designed by sculptor Erick Sosa. The level of detail on the figures is incredible, with intricate care taken on spider-man's hands and venom's mouth. The statues are 1/6 scale, with Spider-man standing 40cm tall. Made from cold cast porcelain, the statues are quite heavy. The massive Venom Unbound is the heavier of the two and clocks in at 5kg.
Sufficet to say, I am quite happy with my investment. The statues display prominently in my room and opting for a couple of big pieces cuts down on clutter of a lot of smaller figures. I really can't see myself getting another statue of this size, even though a Carnage statue in the same line was recently released.