Star Ace Toys has unveiled a glorious new statue of the Skeleton Army from Ray Harryhausen’s Jason And The Argonauts
Beware the Children Of The Hydra’s Teeth because Star Ace Toys has announced a new statue of the Skeleton Army from Ray Harryhausen’s Jason And The Argonauts. In the film, Aeetes summoned the minions to prevent Jason from stealing the golden fleece. What followed was a sword fight for the ages with our intrepid hero fighting off an army of stop motion skeletons. The sequence itself was breathtaking. And although it only took up a few minutes of the movie, it took Ray Harryhausen weeks to animate. And his brilliance has now been recreated by Star Ace Toys.
The 12.5″ statue features the skeleton holding a sword and shield. But there’s plenty more to get excited about. That’s because the statue comes with a gorgeous themed base that replicates the moment the creature emerges from the earth. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Star Ace has confirmed that a deluxe version is also heading our way.
With the deluxe version, you get a luxurious base boasting three skeletons emerging from the ground. Which effortlessly captures the iconography of the movie and will undoubtedly take pride of place on the mantle of any Harryhausen fan. Check out the release notes and our image gallery below.
Stop motion master, Ray Harryhausen, pitted the noble heroes against animated skeletons in several of his movies. Ray’s skeletons provide a creepy, and sometimes funny villain that makes for a great action scene.
Star Ace has re-created Harryhausen’s skeletons, known as “Children of the Hydra’s teeth”, as a 1/6 scale polyresin statue, armed with sword and shield, ready to take on any hero. The skeleton comes with a rocky terrain base with real grass effects. Get multiple statues to create your own skeleton army!
The Deluxe version of this statue includes a larger base with two more skeletons rising out of the ground, ready to do battle.
POLYRESIN (PU) STATUE (NON-SCALE) 32CM TALL
SKELETON ARMY (DX) STAUTE : APPROXIMATELY L 30MM W 130MM H 320MM
SKELETON ARMY (NX) STAUTE : APPROXIMATELY L 150MM W 100MM H 320MM
APPROXIMATELY 2.80 KGS (DELUXE VER.) / 1.60 KGS (NORMAL VER.) (INCLUDING PACKAGE)
Thankfully, both versions of this glorious statue will release sometime in the third quarter of 2022. The standard edition is priced at $248.99, while the deluxe version will cost you $348.99 which is a small price to pay for a statue of this quality. Pre-orders are already available from the official Star Ace Toys website so begin your pilgrimage to the island of Colchis and secure your Children Of The Hydra’s Teeth now.
Are you interested in the work of the great Ray Harryhausen? Explore the recently announced Harryhausen Awards and submit your application today.
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