This maquette from Sideshow will bring a smile to every fan’s face.
Brad Bird’s hand-drawn animated masterpiece got a fully restored and remastered blu-ray release last month. In conjunction with that Sideshow miniatures has released this highly detailed, massive maquette of the giant that fell to Earth. Their design and sculpting teams have done a nice job at bringing the spirit of the character to life here. The Giant is locked in a static pose, but he looks like he’s ready to jump off the base and go on an adventure.
The Iron Giant Maquette – $699.99
- 25.5″ H (647.7mm) x 17″ W / (431.8mm) x 12″ L (304.8mm)
- 25.00 lbs (11.34 kg)
- Articulate head
- Removable magnetic “S” attaches to his chest
- Light up eyes
Sadly, no Hogarth miniature to go with him – maybe later down the road.
If the maquette isn’t your speed Sideshow and Insight Editions are offering a really nice art book for a rather reasonable price.
The Art of the Iron Giant – $25.00
… this beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic film, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Offering interviews with Bird and his artistic team, this handsome volume also includes exclusive art from the newly restored scenes featured in the Fall 2015 theatrical re-release of the movie and the 2016 Blu-ray.