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Thursday, 1 December 2016

ARTFX Forever Evil Black Manta Statue Unveiled

It was back in October that Kotobukiya gave DC Comics fans a first look at their upcoming Black Manta statue. Now, Kotobukiya has released new images and information for the upcoming piece, which will be part of their DC Comics Forever Evil line of ARTFX+ statues.

Manta is crafted in 1/10 scale and will stand at 7.5" tall. Additionally, he'll come complete with  magnetized feet to work with the included statue base, and some really nice chrome detailing throughout!  

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s lineup of statues based on the superheroes and villains of DC Comics continues to grow, and up next is Aquaman’s classic arch-enemy: the murderous Black Manta! By all accounts the man known only as David had a rough childhood and at some point discovered both an affinity for the ocean and a hatred for the hero Arthur Curry. In the New 52 era of DC Comics Black Manta took his rivalry with Aquaman to a whole new level, but when the Crime Syndicate took over the Earth the undersea villain teamed up with Lex Luthor, Black Adam, Bizarro, Captain Cold, and others to try and save their world during the “Forever Evil” storyline. Now the scourge of the seven seas invades dry land in the DC Universe ARTFX+ Statue series, stalking his prey like an aquatic predator. Black Manta prowls forward, twin swords held at the ready and a water propulsion pack on his back. The villain’s battle-suit consists mostly of a skin-tight black material revealing David’s ripped physique, and his weapons and accessories are dark silver. No Black Manta would be complete without his iconic bug-eyed helmet and this ARTFX+ version replicates the unique look perfectly with ruby lenses designed to shoot deadly energy rays.

Sculpted by Ikkei Jitsukata, Black Manta stands over 7 ½ inches tall (1/10 scale) and like all ARTFX+ statues he has magnets in his feet for extra stability on his included display base. Continue your Forever Evil collection with this intense undersea predator who stands on two legs!

The Black Manta ARTFX+ Statue is scheduled for a May 2017 release.

Expect this one to set you back $59.99.

Will you be adding this iconic DC villain to your collection this Spring? 

Source: Kotobukiya

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