Gentle Giant released the 4th Marvel Zombies Mini Bust of the series featuring Spider-Man’s nemesis Mysterio. Gentle Giant has already released Magneto, Venom, and Kingpin (in that order) that are based on the original Marvel Zombies storyline. Gentle Giant isn’t the only company making Marvel Zombies collectibles, as fans know very well that Diamond Select Toys have been releasing Minimates boxed sets and 7″ Select figures. While DST has said they are holding off this year on the Marvel Zombies, Gentle Giant continues with a couple of new releases a year. What is interesting is that Gentle Giant and DST have done some of the same characters such as Magneto and Kingpin, and different characters such as Sabretooth, The Vulture, Bullseye, Mysterio, among several others. Right now, you won’t find a Zombie Mysterio or Venom Minimate or 7″ Select figure from DST, and this is something that we hope they get to in the coming years.
Mysterio was infected by the Zombie virus by Spider-Man himself in the original comic book run. Spider-Man had pulled parts of Mysterio’s brain out of his dome head, which infects Mysterio with the zombie virus, causing him to participate with other zombie members in eating Spider-Man’s friends. Zombie Spider-Man kills him due to these actions. In Secret Wars, Mysterio is shown with his dome intact, and appeared in several issues of the series.
Zombie Mysterio is numbered 361 out of 560.
Availability: April 2016
Zombie Mysterio is scaled 1:1 and is based on the Marvel Zombies comic series. Mysterio is sculpted to represent his appearance as seen in the comics, and features a cracked dome, intestines sticking out of his torso, decaying flesh on his arms and fingers, as well as parts of his brain splattered inside the dome that was likely caused when Spider-Man infected him. There are also claw marks on his chest, bullet holes, and scratch marks on his shoulders with a torn green costume.
Mysterio is very detailed to match the comic book likeness, and is made out of polystone. His costume is also highly detailed and hand-painted. He is sculpted in his green suit, with a purple cape, and lime green and gold gauntlets. The dome is very nicely done, and the cracks are sculpted on, as well as the texture on the brain. Just like in the comics, his green suit is made up of squares, and there are blood stains all over the suit, gauntlets, gloves, and the bottom portion of the cape.
The intestines sticking out of his torso and also nicely textured and looks realistic. Above that, you can see the decaying flesh that was his stomach as well as some rib bones. The intestines rest of the stand, and even begin to hand down the sides.
Gentle Giant is known for this highly detailed collectible action figures, statues, and busts. Zombie Mysterio does not disappoint and is an incredibly detailed piece fans will love.
Hopefully, Gentle Giant will sculpt a 7″ Marvel Select Zombie Mysterio figure for Diamond Select Toys, which will look just like this.
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