Arguably one of the gems of the 1990s was the X-Men TV series by Marvel Comics and Fox Kids Network. If you were fortunate enough to watch this iconic cartoon back then (or have been catching up on lost time with them being available on Disney+ right now), then you know you’re always in for a good time.
Recently, the ’90s X-Men have been seeing a resurgence in both comic books and toys, since we’re fast approaching the show’s 30-year anniversary in 2022. The most recent such celebration is this X-Men Vs Sentinel Deluxe BDS Art Scale 1:10 diorama statue by Iron Studios.
This particular set is very faithfully adapted from one of the most memorable mements of the show, from the two-part “Night of the Sentinels” storyline. Here, some of the most iconic X-Men are depicted doing battle with a lone Sentinel in the destroyed Xavier Mansion.
This set measures a mammoth 35.4 (H) x 32.6 (W) x 16.5 (L) inches, so it’s safe to say you’re going to need quite a bit of space to store this beast of a statue. The hand-painted details are as fine and realistic as it gets, from the dirt and rust caking the Sentinel’s limbs, to the various holes punched through by the X-Men, and their rippling muscles and angry features accentuated really nicely, to even the surrounding debris, which really evokes a sense of destruction as this battle is suspended in time (and polystone).
This X-Men Vs Sentinel diorama statue is definitely for the most hardcore of X-Fans, so if you’re willing to get one for yourself (and have the space to house it), pre-orders are available now on the Iron Studios website. The diorama itself will retail for US$1,699, and will ship somewhere in Q4 2020.
Alternatively, if you just want the individual members of the mutant family (sans Jubilee, who currently seems to be exclusive to the diorama set), you can purchase them here:
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