Company: Mindzeye Studios
MSRP: Marcus Fenix $205 (Also in Bronze)
Boomer – $260 (Also in Platinum)
Review by: Bill Jones
Photos by: Sarah Kumley and Bill Jones
Mindzeye Studios already had our attention with its painted Hellboy statue. Despite some very minor flaws, the incredible attention to detail made it a fantastic collectible for any fan of Mike Mignola’s creation. And as much as it pains me to say it as such a big fan of Hellboy, the company’s take on the Gears of War license is even more impressive.
At the core, it’s that same attention to detail, not to mention a respect for the Gears property, that makes the latest creations of Pete Jirles and his design team incredible successes. Mindzeye earns every cent of the $200+ price tags on these heavy pieces of sculpted metal. While the statues may not be in everyone’s budget, Gears of War is a franchise that has spawned a nearly $1,000 Lancer replica and a $500 Locust bust. So in comparison, the statues come in at a fraction of the cost with all the same display case prominence to stare at in appreciation and show off to friends. (more…)