January 27, 2023
Mighty Joe Young: Ray Harryhausen's Giant Ape Statue Revealed!

Look out Ray Harryhausen fans because Mighty Joe Young is joining the Star Ace Toys X-Plus collection.

Look out Ray Harryhausen fans because Star Ace Toys is bringing Mighty Joe Young to the X-Plus Collection. After unveiling another amazing statue of the Homunculus from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, the toy giant has turned its attention to Ray’s giant ape. In the film, the usually peaceful Joe went on a rampage when he was attacked by a pride of lions. And the statue captures that iconic moment in stunning fashion.

THE STATUE

Joe is one of Ray Harryhausen’s finest creations. And now, Star Ace Toys has replicated his majesty in all his glory. The 13″ tall soft vinyl statue features the oversized gorilla battling a solitary lion. But as is always the case, Star Ace Toys have upped the ante by crafting a second “Deluxe” version. And that boasts the addition of another two polyresin lions to create a bigger, more striking display piece. Read on for the full details.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN’S MIGHTY JOE YOUNG

Ray Harryhausen got his start as an apprentice to the great stop-motion animator Willis O’Brien and the first major film young Ray worked on was Mighty Joe Young (1949). A 12-foot-tall giant gorilla is brought to Hollywood to help the young girl who raised him from a baby earn enough money to save her farm.

This new Star Ace statue features Joe as he fights for his life against wild lions. The soft vinyl statue is 34 cm tall and is sculpted by the renowned artisans at Kaibutsuya, each piece is meticulously hand-painted.

The Deluxe version comes with two more polyresin lions attacking Joe.

Mighty Joe Young: Ray Harryhausen's Giant Ape Statue Revealed!

PRODUCT DETAILS

THE 34CM TALL MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (RAY HARRYHAUSEN) SOFT VINYL STATUE SPECIALLY FEATURES:

SA9068 MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (NORMAL VERSION) / SA9069 MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (NORMAL VERSION) 34CM TALL

LICENSE (RAY HARRYHAUSEN 100TH ANNIVERSARY)

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
34CM SOFT VINYL STATUE (RAY HARRYHAUSEN)

PRODUCT TYPE:
SOFT VINYL STATUE (NON-SCALE) 34CM TALL

PRODUCT SIZE:
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG STAUTE : APPROXIMATELY L 280MM W 190MM H 340MMPRODUCT WEIGHT:
APPROXIMATELY 1.8 KGS (NX) / 3.2KGS (DX) (INCLUDING PACKAGE)

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RELEASE

Thankfully, all versions of the Ray Harryhausen Mighty Joe Young statue will release sometime in the Second Quarter of 2023. The statue will set you back $288.99 for the Normal Version, and around $384.99 for the Deluxe Version. Pre-orders are already available from the officiaStar Ace Toys website, so begin your pilgrimage to the Tanganyika territory in Africa, and secure your giant ape now.

Are you interested in Ray Harryhausen’s masterwork? Check out the winners of the official Ray Harryhausen awards here.

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