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XM Studios Ghost Rider Statue Review

XM Studios Ghost Rider Statue Review

Features

Product Size: Approximately 52 cm tall
Released Date: Jan 2016
Material: Crafted from cold-cast porcelain
Artists: Studio HIVE (Design & Concept), Adam W Ross (Sculpt), XM Studios

You can get the rest of the information at: https://www.figmation.co/quarter-scale-figures/1754-xm-studios-ghost-rider-statue.html

Fun Facts

1. He killed THE Dr Strange

In Ghost Rider #2–3, Volume 6, Ghost Rider fights Doctor Strange, thinking that Strange is actually Lucifer. He finds out who Strange really was only after he kills him and tries to resurrect him — with no success. Bummer. Lol.


 

2. Ghost Rider’s Bike is POWERFUL!

Does a lot of good stuff! It goes up with the speed of the thrown Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer).
It can defy Laws of Physics thoroughly. It can travel into other dimensions. It can even fly!


 

Ghost Rider Review

 

Character Design/Concept: 9/10

Trust XM Studios to take a Grade-B character, and turn it into one of the most sought-after statues available in the market! Perhaps him being featured on the TV show Agents of Shield helped as well!


XM Studios has always been pushing the boundaries with their concepts, and reaching for greater heights. Well I guess we can safely this was a true success. Just look at the concept! AMBITIOUS is da word!

 

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Bloody amazing! Funny how it took so long for us to have a statue that actually has Ghost Rider riding his bike. Heh. This was first made available during STGCC 2015, and all we had was this picture to decide if we should pre-order him or not.. Well obviously, most of us did ;) (sigh we’re such XM-suckers)

AND THEN…. BOOM!!! We had an update. IT WAS PRINTED!

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Just look at all these happy people!! :) 

And last but not least, a shot of the production piece that are making many, many collectors around the world happy birdies.

I’m giving the concept a 9/10 rating, I’m sure you guys will agree ;) Its bloody ambitious and XM has managed to put pure awesomeness into a statue. GET IT NOW!!

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Base/Diorama: 9/10 

BOOM! JUST LOOK AT THAT.

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As always, with XM comes…. Controversy. And this time, in the form of many arguments regarding the painted VS clear resin flames. Which is exactly what happened when XM’s Phoenix was done in clear resin. (and yes, I know the initial Phoenix prototype was painted flames and the change pissed people off)

Aside from the fact that XM mentioned clear resin flames as the base would not be able to support the entire structure of the bike and statue, I much prefer this version!

I’m glad XM decided to go with this approach, as the clear resin flames might appear too cartoony (and cheap-looking, cough cough).
After all, XM’s style tends to lean towards a more realistic look.

For those that prefer clear resin – yes you may be right! But let’s just agree to disagree :) and also this is my review ha so do your own!  

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It’s all about the base, ‘bout the base.

I’m going to consider the base as the entire statue without the character itself. So…. that’s makes for about 75.55% of the entire statue? ;)   

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Setting this up is no joke….. p.s. It’s also great fun if you’re a fun of puzzles! :)

Have absolutely no negative comments with the base, flames, or bike. If there’s anything, I guess there’s too many parts and its bloody heavy? I would brush that aside as just a result of having to own such a sick piece of art.  

Giving the base/diorama a 9/10 rating. Knocked off a point because my other statues are pissed that this dude takes up the width of 3.5 statues at least. MADNESS! 

 

Overall Sculpt: 9.5/10

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A perfect representation of Ghost Rider.

Simply, perfect. The sculpt is just… breath-taking. The rising flames perfectly represents the monster that is The Ghost Rider. Can’t imagine the time and effort of the engineering team that had to plan for this, there are many, many individually sculpted parts that formed this massive beast. Just amazing.

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PENANCE STARE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gotta rate the overall sculpt a 9.5/10 for this one. Seriously, the size and complexity of this statue will stun even the hardiest of collectors, just don’t stare at him for too long!

Paint Application: 9.5/10

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The paint application is close to perfection! Quality-wise, I would rank the paint app at the same level of quality as XM’s Magneto. Painting and ensuring the fire effects are good is no easy task for sure. Kudos to the QC team! Seriously!

XM obviously knew this was going to be their “flagship” piece for 2016, and paid a lot of attention to the paint of each piece. Just out of this world! There is ABSOLUTELY nothing to complain about.

9.5/10 for the paint application!!

Presence: 9.5/10

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Let’s face it. This is one of those kinda statues that will just out-class almost any other statue in the presence department. The sheer size alone is commands attention and I would recommend displaying it solo as a stand-alone piece. I just cannot believe this only retailed for S$990. It’s a steal! (Let’s not talk about the after-market price)  

This gets a 9.5/10 for presence :)

 

Conclusion: 9.25/10, Almost-GRAIL!


This is one of the more recent statues that I reckon is close to being on a grail level. Unfortunately, my only gripe with it is the damned space requirements needed to display this nicely. SIGH! I really envy those that do not have limited space problems.

So anyhows, for those that don’t one, don’t worry too much about it really. Let’s just enjoy some very nicely taken pictures by the very talented Minjae Yoon instead! :)


FLAME ON!!! And thanks for reading! :)

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—About the Author—

Augustus is a geek-next-door kinda guy and a collector of sorts. When he's not busy sorting through his collectibles, he can be found grabbing some grub around town or catching the latest movies.

—Photo Credit—

Minjae Yoon

More photos can be found on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Figmation

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