THE AWARDS ABOUT STATUES!
It’s that time of year again! As 2021 draws to a close, we get set to honour the best that the statue collecting industry has to offer…yes, Statue Awards are nearly here! It was another pandemic year, which meant a lot of strain on production and shipping schedules for pretty much any commodity, and statues were no exception. However, this year still saw some incredible releases…and now is your chance to put forth your nominations for the big event!
This genre will sport the same categories as previous years, but with a few minor changes to the size classifications. With the closing of DC Collectibles, the Best Small Statue category was a bit sparse. So, we made some adjustments to Small, Medium, and Large to spread things out a bit more evenly.
Fans choose the best in the following categories:
Best Small Statue – (Under 1:6 Scale)- think Kotobukiya ArtFx+, Iron Studios Art Scale, Royal Selangor limited editions etc.
Best Medium Statue – (1:6 to 1:5 scale) – some examples include DC Designer Series, Marvel Premier Statues from Diamond Select, Weta’s Lord of the Rings series, Tweeterhead, Kotobukiya Fine Art series, and more!
Best Large Statue – (1:4 scale) – Sideshow Premium Format Figures & Maquettes , Iron Studios Legacy Replicas, XM Studios, PCS Collectibles are just a few examples of statue lines that qualify for this category!
Best X-Large Statue – (Over 1:4 scale or otherwise huge pieces) – Prime 1 Studio’s 1:3 and 1:2 scale lines, XM Studios’ Transformers , Sideshow Legendary Scale Figures, Weta’s Master Collection etc. are some examples of what is included here. This year we have also seen some incredible dioramas that technically are a smaller scale, but by every right deserve to be right here in the X-Large category (think Batman Sanity and the X-Men vs Sentinel from XM Studios).
Busts of all shapes and sizes are included in this category, from the 1/6 scale mini busts to the monstrous life size busts.
BEST GAMING STATUE
Gaming statues have had their own special category for a few years now, and it gets more and more competitive every year! Gaming themed statues of any size belong in this category, and a fan vote will decide the winner. Unlike previous years, there will be no crossover eligibility…if a statue has a gaming theme, it will be here and nowhere else.
The strength of this genre of the hobby has improved immensely over the past few years, and there are numerous companies producing high-end anime statues…this should be one of the most hotly contested categories, and you, the fans, get to decide the winner! Again, no crossover eligibility, anime statues will stay here.
Best Medium Anime/Manga Statue – This category includes all anime/manga themed pieces 1:6 scale and under.
Best Large Anime/Manga Statue – As you might have already guessed, this category includes all statues over 1:6 scale. As there are exceptions to all rules, the massive non-scale statues (think Figurama’s Attack on Titan) would be included here in this category as well.
No need for a write-in here…all companies will be eligible or your vote when the event opens!
A brand new award for this year, and hopefully the start of a new tradition. A panel of sculptors, artists, painters etc. in the industry will decide their choice for Statue of the Year. This vote will take place prior to the fan votes noted above, but will revealed at the end of the competition alongside the other winners!
Note that only statues released (i.e. shipped and in hand) between December 26th, 2020 and December 25, 2021are eligible…make sure the statue you choose qualifies!
NOTE: Be sure to temporarily disable any pop-up blockers before you submit your vote!