Try Not to be Super-Grossed Out By Tweeterhead’s Classic Two-Face Statue
I'm a grown man who writes about toys, games and comics on the Internet, so when I tell you this Two-Face statue makes me want to throw up, you know I mean it as a compliment. Tweeterhead's latest Batman Classic statue is a fairly spot-on rendering of the man formerly known as Harvey Dent from the Dick Sprang era. As gnarly as Two-Face's design has gotten over the years, there's something to be said for how gag reflex-inducing this incarnation still is all these decades later.
Now, you might be thinking this Two-Face isn't actually that bad-looking. Why on Earth would this version be more terrifying to look at than the Aaron Eckhart version from The Dark Knight, or the version from the Batman and Two-Face storyline? Well, I'll tell you. It's all about trypophobia. The paint app on this Two-Face's scarred eye is eerily reminiscent of the louts seed head, which is commonly used to give people with trypophobia the heebie-jeebies. Two-Face is already repulsive enough, but this version's eye just keeps staring at me, giving me the immediate urge to look away. It's not often you can say that about a character design from the '50s, so good job, Tweeterhead.
Aside from that one tiny spot, I do really dig this piece. The sculpt from Michael Cusanelli does a nice job turning Sprang's style into a 3D rendering. Sometimes the art from yesteryear can get a little goofy when bringing it out its natural 2D form, but here the linework transitions well. The stylized sculpt is immediately recognizable and evokes a forgotten era in Batman's and Two-Face's past. The paint app is also old-school, melding colors we haven't seen the character don in ages. Modern incarnations have tended to skew towards the more basic tones, but there's nothing basic about tan tweed mixed with purple plaid.
You can pre-order the Batman Classic Collection Two-Face from Tweeterhead for $234.99. It's due to arrive in Q1 2016, and will make a nice companion to the Classic Batwoman and Penguin that have already been released.