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Batman29
03-29-2010, 02:50 PM
Ok, here it is:

Condition: Excellent to near mint (one scratch on the head, one on the shoulder, a bit of paint rub/scratch on the bottom of right hand, some base marks).

Size: 1/5 scale, this one is 15 inches including the marble base.

Weight: 22.5 pounds.

Edition Number: #29 for the statue, #11 for the Alter Ego bust. There is no certificate.

Original packaging: No original packaging.

Well as I have said before, these Bowen bronzes capture a different era in sculpture, and for me, it also captures Randy Bowen at a time when he arguably put statue making on the map in collectables. He also caught the essence of the original comic characters in these sculpts. These two reasons were major factors in my pursuit to purchase them at a reasonable price.

Very retro looking pieces, based on the original sketches of these superheros.

As for details, the Spidey is the most detailed of the three and is truly remarkable in this medium. The one with the most presence is the Hulk, espescially with the coloring ... and yes, to really draw the art in these out, they need a great deal of light to be displayed properly.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Batman29
03-29-2010, 02:51 PM
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Batman29
03-29-2010, 02:52 PM
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Batman29
03-29-2010, 02:52 PM
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w00tw00t
03-29-2010, 02:55 PM
:eek:drool

Chapter 2099
03-29-2010, 03:07 PM
WOW!

Congrats, Batman29!

Those three look amazing together! Very nice. Are these the only three true bronze, Bowen Marvel pieces? (Of the top of my head, these are the only three I could recall.)

Thanks for sharing.

Batman29
03-29-2010, 03:11 PM
WOW!

Congrats, Batman29!

Those three look amazing together! Very nice. Are these the only three true bronze, Bowen Marvel pieces? (Of the top of my head, these are the only three I could recall.)

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Chapter!


As far as I know, these are the only Marvel Bronze pieces.

I once thought these were the only Bowen bronze. But apparently there is a Darth Vader Bronze, and a Boba Fett Bronze.

Then there is the Batman Bronze also. Should have included that in the last pic too, duh. I will have to edit that later.

Oh, and I think there is a Conan one (not the one from Hard Hero) BUT I am not sure on that one.

greatwall
03-29-2010, 03:13 PM
Congrats, these are true grail. I am full of envy.

Chapter 2099
03-29-2010, 03:15 PM
Thanks Chapter!

I once thought these were the only Bowen bronze. But apparently there is a Darth Vader Bronze, and a Boba Fett Bronze.

Then there is the Batman Bronze also. Should have included that in the last pic too, duh. I will have to edit that later.

Oh, and I think there is a Conan one (not the one from Hard Hero) BUT I am not sure on that one.

But those are all of Marvel ones?

SquiderM3
03-29-2010, 03:25 PM
Congrats Bats!

Now the trifecta is complete, what's next or are you going to give the wallet a break?:lol

Darknight
03-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Congrats!

The trio look very fine together..your collection is now complete.

Gruson
03-29-2010, 05:10 PM
BIG congrats. So glad you got Captain to complete the trilogy. :)

KICKASS MAN!!!!!

beachfox
03-30-2010, 07:09 AM
You're really one rich guy. ;)
Congrats!!! :rock

Batman29
03-30-2010, 08:39 AM
But those are all of Marvel ones?

Sorry Chap, I misread your original question, I edited my response a bit.

As far as I know, these are the only Marvel ones. But I am not 100% sure on this response.





Congrats Bats!

Now the trifecta is complete, what's next or are you going to give the wallet a break?:lol


You're really one rich guy. ;)
Congrats!!! :rock


Thanks Squid and Beachfox. Yes, wallet is getting a break :lol .

You guys both know, when acquiring expensive pieces, it means having to let go of other stuff. For me, it brought me to a point of what themes I am keeping.

For example, I now know that most (like 95%) of my Star Wars stuff (which is all Sideshow PF or maquettes, or busts) are/will be going. It's just how it is in this hobby, unless you have a mansion with dedicated rooms and a dedicated financial budget.

These bronze pieces were important to me, as a) they fit in my major collecting theme, and b) they are of long term interest to me.

So I made the plunge, on the condition that other stuff goes.




Congrats, these are true grail. I am full of envy.


Congrats!

The trio look very fine together..your collection is now complete.


BIG congrats. So glad you got Captain to complete the trilogy. :)

KICKASS MAN!!!!!


Thanks GW, DK, and Gru!

Captain Spidey
03-30-2010, 11:04 AM
:eek:drool

Yeah that! Superdrool!

Colossus
03-30-2010, 04:44 PM
:drool:drool:drool:drool:drool I don't have the Words, Except Congrats

Batman29
04-05-2010, 04:35 PM
Thanks Colossus!

BatFanatic
04-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Was this the Captain America Bronze that was recently listed on Ebay, with the seller out of Hawaii?
If it was...I inquired about purchasing this one myself, but was outbid...I'm curious to know. I have the Spidey, have never seen The Hulk (would definitely buy it), and also like the Cap.
Thanks in advance.

Balsquat
04-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Ahhh... So the difference between these and the other bronze pieces is that these are true bronze vs. bronze plated?
I think you made a wise choice if it brings you so much happiness.

Batman29
04-07-2010, 09:24 PM
Was this the Captain America Bronze that was recently listed on Ebay, with the seller out of Hawaii?
If it was...I inquired about purchasing this one myself, but was outbid...I'm curious to know. I have the Spidey, have never seen The Hulk (would definitely buy it), and also like the Cap.
Thanks in advance.

Hi, yes this one came out of Hawaii.



Ahhh... So the difference between these and the other bronze pieces is that these are true bronze vs. bronze plated?
I think you made a wise choice if it brings you so much happiness.

Close, it is not Bronze plated, it is a polystone/ceramic statued painted to look bronze.

Bodie The Cursed
04-07-2010, 10:39 PM
I'm in awe.....

Bezzerkerr
04-08-2010, 11:56 AM
WOOOOOW. These 3 statues (and busts) are worth more than 99% of SideshowFreaks (members) entire collections.

I hope you don't mind, I'm using this pic as wallpaper for my computer.

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss209/gapr29/BowenCaptainAmericaBronze2911028.jpg

Remy
04-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Out of curiosity, what's the ballpark figure for each figure?

Remy
04-08-2010, 02:20 PM
er...what I meant was what's the ballpark price for each figure?

Batman29
04-13-2010, 10:18 PM
I'm in awe.....

Thanks Bodie.


WOOOOOW. These 3 statues (and busts) are worth more than 99% of SideshowFreaks (members) entire collections.

I hope you don't mind, I'm using this pic as wallpaper for my computer.



Hey, thanks Bezz, and no, go right ahead with the wallpaper. In fact, if you need a higher res pic, pm me your e-mail address, and I can send you a link to pic up the larger res pic


er...what I meant was what's the ballpark price for each figure?

Remy, it depends on many factors: condition, do original boxes come with it, the original COAs, does a matching number alter ego bust come with it, or a mismatched alter ego bust, or no alter ego bust at all. It also depends on the time of selling etc. Honestly, I have seen these go from $4000 to $12 000. The highest one I saw go on ebay a couple of years back was the Spidey for $12 000, but I have heard (not seen or can prove) that the Cap has gone $14 G.

Trustey
04-13-2010, 10:31 PM
These are amazing.

If Bowen made a bronze of his Modern Cap I would sell every piece I own to get it.

dfchang
04-14-2010, 09:34 PM
Bowen's Bronze:

Captain America, Hulk, Spidey with respective busts.

Death Dealer Bronze

Darth Vader Bronze

Boba Fett Bronze

Rancor Bronze

Grendel Bronze

Batman Bronze

Sandman Bronze

Those are the main ones I know he did.

Dennis

Batman29
04-17-2010, 02:31 PM
These are amazing.

If Bowen made a bronze of his Modern Cap I would sell every piece I own to get it.

It would be a beauty ...




Bowen's Bronze:

Captain America, Hulk, Spidey with respective busts.

Death Dealer Bronze

Darth Vader Bronze

Boba Fett Bronze

Rancor Bronze

Grendel Bronze

Batman Bronze

Sandman Bronze

Those are the main ones I know he did.

Dennis


Sandman Bronze and Death Dealer Bronze? Does anyone have pics of these?

Also, did Bowen make a Conan Bronze? I know Hard Hero did.

BatFanatic
04-17-2010, 08:41 PM
Now is the time to buy if you have any luck finding one.
I'm searching for a Hulk myself...passed on the Bronze Cap about a month ago...everyone makes mistakes once in a while :rolleyes:

Batman29
04-18-2010, 08:13 AM
Good luck BMF!

If I happen across one, I will pass on!

aces888
04-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Sadly I will never own one of these, but these look great. Since Sideshow are doing the Star Wars bronzes, maybe they'll bronze some of the Marvel characters down the line.

Batman29
04-18-2010, 04:41 PM
Sadly I will never own one of these, but these look great. Since Sideshow are doing the Star Wars bronzes, maybe they'll bronze some of the Marvel characters down the line.


aces888, I am betting they will do Marvel bronzes, and sooner than we think. Questios are, how good will they be, will they all be the same scale to "fit" each other on display, and will they be colored and detailed like the Bowen Hulk and Bowen Spidey bronzes.

aces888
04-18-2010, 07:12 PM
I didn't like how they did the bronze on the Vader. On the other hand, Boba looked great. I wouldn't mind if they did either the bronze or colored one because I would like to own at least a Spidey one.

Batman29
04-20-2010, 11:42 PM
I feel exactly the same way about the Vader and Boba. This is why I did not end up going with the Vader, and of course why get the Boba if not the Vader.