Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles and Pop Culture Shock Judge Dredd 1:4th scale Diorama

Judge Joseph Dredd is a comics character whose strip in the British science fiction anthology 2000 AD is the magazine's longest running, having been featured there since its second issue in 1977. Dredd is a law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence and even execute criminals on the spot.

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present, from Pop Culture Shock Collectibles, the Judge Dredd 1:4 Scale Diorama. This meticulously crafted statue of the 2000 AD lawman of the future features a detail packed sculpture and masterful painting. Dredd comes with two interchangeable versions of his Lawgiver gun and stands on the broken head of the 'Call-Me-Kenneth' robot featured in 2000 AD#10-17. This 20.5 inch tall diorama is a must-have collectible for any fan of Judge Dredd.

Joseph Dredd is the most famous of the elite corps of Street Judges that run Mega-City One with the power not only to enforce the law, but also to instantly convict and sentence offenders – and occasionally execute them. Dredd is armed with a "Lawgiver" pistol (programmed to recognise his palm-print alone and capable of firing six types of ammunition), a daystick, a knife, and stun/gas grenades. His helmet obscures all of his face except for his mouth and jaw. He rides a large "Lawmaster" motorbike, which has machineguns, a powerful laser cannon, and full artificial intelligence capable of responding to orders from the Judge and of driving itself.

Dredd's entire face is never shown properly in the strip. This custom began as an unofficial guideline, but soon became a rule which artists were required to follow. As writer John Wagner explained: "It sums up the facelessness of justice − justice has no soul. So it isn't necessary for readers to see Dredd's face, and I don't want you to."

The Exclusive Judge Dredd 1:4 Scale Diorama, which will include an additional base with the body of ‘Sharky’ from the acclaimed ‘Chicken Run’ issue

Pre-order this Pop Culture Shock Collectibles Judge Dredd 1:4 Scale Diorama at BigBadToyStore

1 comment:

ethan said...

Wow..the popping out shell effect is so cool :)