Your Future Belongs to This Darkseid Statue Now
There is no God, only Darkseid. Darkseid is the alpha and omega. And now thanks to Sideshow Collectibles, you can proudly display the benevolent ruler of Apokolips in your home to lord over your every move.
Designed by Kris Anka and Walter O'Neal, Sideshow's upcoming Darkseid premium format figure is the latest in a growing line of massive statues based on DC fan favorites. Previously, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman were released, and a new Catwoman is on the way (all also co-designed by Anka), but this marks the first time we're seeing such a true DC villain captured in Sideshow's premium format style.
There will be two different versions of Darkseid available from Sideshow. One will feature a more stoic face, while the other (exclusive to Sideshow's online shop) will include a second grimacing head sculpt. Both will feature the same pose, with Darkseid standing atop Apokolips, reaching towards the horizon. Is he trying to grasp the anti-life equation? Is he just being an imposing bad-ass?
The sculpt looks rather sharp, capturing a more classic Darkseid than the more recent incarnation seen in the New 52. His cracked granite facade, skirted tunic and knee-high boots all look good rendered in 3D, and the figure should make a nice companion piece to the existing DC heroes already released. At nearly two-feet tall, Darkseid will no doubt be a conversation piece in whatever home he finds. Sideshow's previous efforts have all been impressive, and there's little doubt Darkseid will follow suit. Whether or not that's enough to convince you to shell out $599.99 for Darkseid is another matter entirely.
Darkseid will be available for pre-order on Thursday, April 9. While no release date has been announced yet, based on the other upcoming releases, it's likely to be available in early 2016.
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