Sideshow makes amazing entertainment and creative collectibles, but their military releases have been few and far between, as they tend to focus more on pop culture themes.
That said, we are mightily impressed with the new Sideshow Battle of Crete Fallschirmjäger 1/4 Scale Statue that (finally) arrived in stock a couple of weeks ago. The weathered sculpt and slouching posture evoke post-battle war weariness. The figure shows just the right amount of wear, and the equipment and uniform are accurate and extremely detailed.
While WWII Fallschirmjägers are well-trodden ground in 1/6 scale, this quarter-scale statue is a fine addition to any WWII collection room – perhaps nestled between a 1:1 FSJ Stahlhelm and Dragon’s Max. Check out the pictures below, and leave your comments below!
Backstory: this statue spent two years or so in development before being released in VERY limited numbers – only 250 available worldwide.
We had the opportunity to take some up-close photos of the finished Battle of Liège figure before we took it over to the National World War I Museum for display. Expected arrival for this figure is the end of December. Place your pre-order for the Battle of Liège figure today!
(Lots of pictures!)
Assembled figure in tunic and gear, posed with box.
Battle of Liège German Infantryman at attention.
Ready for combat with helmet cover.
Detail of field cap.
Absolutely stunning Pickelhaube (spiked helmet) detail.
Yes, there is text on the scroll.
Detail of correctly colored Reich cockade and collar (gefreiter) disk.
Detail of simulated stitching and helmet spine.
Detail of simulated brass crowned buttons and feldgrau tunic.
A mustache Wilhelm II would be proud of.
Detail of realistic head sculpt.
Check out the box art here. And watch this blog for more pictures, assembly tips and more as we approach the figure arrival date (expected at the end of December).
The first thing we noticed about the new 1/6 scale Ancient Roman Legionary: Valerius figure from Kaustic Plastik was the extraordinary crafting that went into the armor. The armor is made of weathered metal-like material with metal appliques. He comes with three unique helmets, each weathered metal with photo-incision brass details. Two metal swords and a spear complete his armament. From the woven leather sandals to the painted full-length shield, this limited edition piece is extraordinary.
You’ll want some fab-tac or light glue on hand to reinforce the brass appliques and finish the helmet.
See the full photo gallery below. And order your Kaustic Plastik Valerius Roman at TimewalkerToys.com today!
We haven’t gotten to any photo reviews yet. Is there a particular figure you’d like to see here? Let us know!