Friday, March 13, 2015

Advance Look: Kotobukiya Marvel Now! X-Men Cyclops ARTFX+ Statue (Beam me up, Scott!)

As a follow up to the immensely popular Avengers ARTFX+ statue series Kotobukiya presents the Marvel Now! X-Men Cyclops statue with concept artwork by Adi Granov and sculpting by Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE).

Cyclops is a fictional superhero character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963).

Cyclops emits beams of energy from his eyes, described as "optic blasts", which have the appearance of red light and deliver massive concussive force. The beams cause no recoil or heat, but are tremendously powerful, and can be used to rupture steel plates and pulverize rock. The beams constantly emanate from his eyes involuntarily, and can generally only be stopped by his own eyelids, or by shielding his eyes with "ruby-quartz", a translucent mineral; Cyclops wears ruby-quartz as lenses in glasses or in his visor, which is generally the only way for him to safely see without inadvertently damaging his surroundings. The beams' involuntary nature has been explained as a psychological shortcoming that resulted from childhood trauma. Cyclops can nevertheless manipulate the beams in several different ways, partially through the use of adjustable apertures in his eyewear that allow the beams to fire through their shielding at variable levels.

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Related posts:
June 1, 2008 – Cyclops action figure by Toy Biz (pictures HERE)
June 8, 2008 – Check out the Medicom Toys Kubrick Marvel mini-figures HERE
February 6, 2009 – HUGE X-Men Hardcover Book posted on my toy blog HERE
August 18, 2011 – X is also for X-Men. 1997 Toy Biz Marvel Comics Marvel Collector Editions Original X-Men action figure boxed set reviewed HERE

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