I have today received the full size sttaue of the Vision and I am very happy with it. I got the Phasing Version (#132/300) and I am truly excited that I finally managed to add his statue to my collection.
It had been on my wishlist for quite some time and I feel satisfied the hunting is finally over
Vision is portrayed in a very iconic and powerful pose and his stretched left arm and partly phasing body convey his might and incredible powers.
The sculpture shows Vision overlooking what happening in front of him but the sculpture is far from static or dull. On the contrary this is not an android you would like to see angry judging by the determined and focused look on his face.
The sculptor managed to capture power, leadership and calm determination in this sculpture and Vision looks like an insurmountable object in the path of every imgainable villain.
The paintjob is good, the sculpture is regal and impressive and the overall presence of the statue is great so all in all I am a happy camper!
A big 'THANK YOU!' goes to Frank who enabled me to add this great statue to my collection.
Thanks for everything Frank; it was a pleasure to meet you again!
I have taken some quick shots of Vision which I have posted below.
I did not have a lot of time to take the pics but I hope you will enjoy them nevertheless.
The metal monstrosity called Ultron created the synthetic humanoid known as the Vision from the remains of the original, android Human Torch of the 1940s to serve as a vehicle of vengeance against the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Himself constructed by size-changing scientist Henry Pym, Ultron inadvertently gained sentience and rebelled against the Avengers' resident roboticist.
The living machine programmed the Vision's neural processors with the brain patterns of the ionically charged costumed champion called Wonder Man and implanted a control crystal to keep him in check.
Ultron dispatched the Vision to draw the Avengers into a deathtrap, and it was during this initial encounter that the diminutive dynamo known as the Wasp coined the synthezoid's name.
At first sight of the spectral entity, the horrified heroine called him an "unearthly, inhuman vision."
Moved by the Avengers' plight, the Vision betrayed his programming and helped the mighty mortals defeat his calculating creator.
The Vision possesses complete control over his density, and so is able to render himself intangible or extraordinarily massive and diamond-hard at will.
He can partially materialize within another person, causing his victim extreme pain.
The solar cell on the Vision's forehead emits beams of infrared and microwave radiation, with temperatures ranging from 500 to 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit
"Once I imagined -- perhaps hoped that in some way I was Simon Williams! I AM NOT! What difference if I have the same brain waves! I AM UNIQUE! I am THE VISION -- ! And thus...I am content!"
"Look for me again...when the time is right. For I will be there."
- The Vision -
The three laws of Robotics
LAW I. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
LAW II. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
LAW III. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
- Isaac Asimov -
Last edited by Force of Nature; May 5th, 2012 at 05:30:48 PM..
Thanks for checking out this thread Yshdab.
I must admit that when I bought my very first statue (the Galactus FS of Bowen Designs) I could have never dreamt that things would get so out of hand and that I would end up with my collection as it is today.
I do not regret the purchase of one single statue since each and everyone of them has given me much joy and satisfaction.
If I can give you some advice I would like to share with you what I consider to be the two golden rules in this hobby:
-1. Only buy what you like. (Buy with your heart)
It's your collection and you decide which pieces you will add to it. Don't go with hypes and do not become a completist if it is only for the sheer obesession of having all available pieces. Doing so will not give you statisfaction on the long run.
-2. Buy only what you can afford (Buy with your mind)
Don't try to overstretch your financial limits; there is always a next time.
Decide what you can and are willing to spend on this hobby and keep yourself to it no matter how tempting it might be to spend more.
Be patient and you will see that you will enjoy this hobby much more and for a much longer period of time.
And before I forget: welcome to the forum and have fun!
Man, you're selling me on this Vision statue with all these great pics....I never saw the back of his cape before, looks great! I love this pose and the sculpt looks awesome, my only hesitation has ever been that this is his first appearance look, which only lasted about an issue or two, i'm so used to seeing him with the braided cord around his neck holding his cape on that this connected form fitting cape is just not my "ICONIC" version of him, I've always wished for a simple modification variant. But this is a fantastic first appearance piece, and the phasing effect looks superb.
thanks for the kind words and for checking out this thread.
It is quite possible that Randy will come up with a new statue of Vision in the future which will be the perfect representation of him for you.
What do you think BTW of the new upcoming Vision FS made by Sideshow?
If you decide to pull the trigger on this version of Vision I am pretty sure you will not be disappointed by this statue. I may not be totally objective anymore since it is truly a marvelous statue!