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Release Date: 01/08/2014
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya's line of DC Comics "New 52" ARTFX+ Statues continues, now expanding beyond the core Justice League members. First up in the new wave of superheroes and villains is none other than the world's mightiest mortal, SHAZAM! The ordinary orphaned boy Billy Batson was summoned to the Rock of Eternity by the Wizard, keeper of magic, in a search for the next champion of good on Earth. Initially dismissed, Billy argued for his candidacy and was granted the magic word "Shazam" which spoken with good intentions transformed the boy into the magical powerhouse of the same name. Imbued with the classic powers of speed, flight, super strength, and invincibility, Shazam is still finding his way in the world as a hero.
Still just a boy under the imposing persona, Shazam revels in his newfound powers with an innocence and vigor seldom seen in other heroes. That character is perfectly captured in the new ARTFX+ statue, ready to take on the world. Shazam wears his unique New 52 costume, a metallic red bodysuit accented by gold bracelets and belt, gold boots with white markings, and a huge gold and white lightning bolt effect on his chest. Meanwhile, gold ties on his chest anchor a large two-part white cape with gold trim. The young boy turned hero stands with his chest puffed out and his hands at his sides, a huge grin on his face as he considers the possibilities his powers bring him. Shazam has all of the intricately sculpted detail you've come to expect from Kotobukiya as well as perfect paint applications.
Shazam stands just under 8 inches tall in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale, and was sculpted by Atelier Bamboo. Like the previous DC Comics ARTFX+ statues, the powerful young hero features magnets embedded in his feet for extra stability on his included Shazam-themed base. He's a great addition to any ARTFX+ collection, and the perfect companion to the upcoming Black Adam statue!