Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ralp McQuarrie Concept Art Statue

** Affiliate links A Geek Daddy makes a commission on are included in this post**
As Star Wars celebrates the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of A New Hope, Sideshow Collectibles has released a really impressive statue of Ralph McQuarrie's movie concept art portrayal of stormtroopers.  McQuarrie (1929 - 2012) provided the conceptual artwork that was a crucial part of bringing George Lucas' space opera to life on the silver screen.  His influence permeates throughout the Star Wars franchise from the visual vibe of the original movie trilogy to influencing the characters and setting for the newer Star Wars: Rebels animated television show.

I remember as a kid spending hours scouring through art books my aunt had given me featuring scenes from the Star Wars movies by McQuarrie and tearing out my favorite images to decorate the walls of my bedroom. These fantastic images transported me to other worlds and helped develop my sense of curiosity, expanded my imagination, and enhanced my interest in comics and science fiction.  As an adult, I continue to be a big fan of science fiction and still keep a copy of McQuarrie's "The Illustrated Star Wars Universe" on my bookshelf.  So I was really excited to see Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Star Wars Statue from Sideshow Collectibles.

Expertly crafted in 1:5th scale, the soldier of the Empire is depicted patrolling a corridor of the Death Star. As seen in McQuarrie’s early incarnations, the Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Star Wars Statue comes with multiple display options – carrying a shield in one hand while wielding a lightsaber or blaster in the other - and is fitted with a distinctive helmet and armor that more closely resembled fighter pilot gear than the final costumes seen on screen.

A Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Star Wars Statue would make a great decoration for any Star Wars fan's home theater, office, game room or man cave.  Displaying one of the iconic original images of the Star Wars universe would really be a great addition to a memorabilia collection.  Don't hesitate to purchase one if you are interested because supply is limited and it will sell out! 

No comments:

Post a Comment