Look out Ray Harryhausen fans because Minaton from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is coming to the Star Ace Toys X-Plus collection
Beware of Zenobia’s dark powers because Star Ace Toys has announced a new statue of Minaton from Ray Harryhausen’s Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. In the film, the evil witch Zenobia creates a bronze minotaur and brings it to life using her dark magic. Once animated by Ray Harryhausen’s unmatched mastery, Minaton is brought to life to serve as Zenobia’s henchman. And he aids in her quest to reach the temple of the Arimaspi ahead of Sinbad and his brave crew.
Minaton is regarded as one of Ray’s finest creations. And once Star Wars veteran Peter Mayhew was cast as the character’s human performer, the combination was nothing short of magical. And now, Star Ace Toys has recreated their brilliance in their latest creation. The 20″ tall statue features Minaton clutching his giant bronze spear in his right hand. But there’s plenty more to get excited about. That’s because there are multiple versions available to order. There is the Normal Version, the Deluxe Version, and the Special Version. And they all come with varying accessories. Read on for the full details.
Minaton (Normal Version) – $395
Sideshow and Star Ace Toys are excited to present the Minaton Statue!
The servant of an evil sorceress, the Minaton is a great bronze automaton that exists only to serve the will of its master. Powered by a clockwork heart, this large metal Minotaur has the strength of many men and towers over normal humans. Created by stop-motion genius Ray Harryhausen, this detailed replica of the animation puppet is 20” tall and carries his huge spear held in his right hand.
Traditionally sculpted by the artisans of the famed creature shop of Kaibutsuya, this detailed Minaton statue is made from polyresin and stands 20″ tall. Each piece is hand-painted to look like it has a Bronze finish. Don’t miss your chance to add this statue to your collection today!
Minaton (Deluxe Version) – $549
The Deluxe version of the statue includes a 1:1 scale prop replica of the Minaton heart with battery-operated moving parts.
Minaton (Special Version) – $455
The Special version of this statue includes the statue and a framed 10cm replica of the Minaton as a companion piece.
Minaton’s Heart – $226
Sideshow and Star Ace Toys are excited to present the Minaton’s Heart 1:1 Scaled Replica!
The servant of an evil sorceress, the Minaton is a great bronze automaton that exists only to serve the will of its master. Powered by a clockwork heart, this large metal Minotaur has the strength of many men and towers over normal humans. Created by stop-motion genius Ray Harryhausen, this detailed replica of the animation puppet’s heart comes with electrical and mechanical parts.
Don’t miss your chance to add this replica to your collection today!
Thankfully, all versions of this glorious statue will release sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022. Pre-orders are already available from the official Sideshow Collectibles website, so begin your pilgrimage to the temple of the Arimaspi and secure your bronze bodyguard now.
Are you interested in Ray Harryhausen’s masterwork? Explore the recently announced Harryhausen Awards and submit your application today.
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