Rare Finds: X Marks the Spot with these X-Men Collectibles
Looking to combine childhood nostalgia with your adult budget? Sideshow’s Rare Finds is your source for all things cool, classy, and collectible.
X-actly What You’re Looking For
The next step in human evolution: the X-gene. It grants extraordinary power and brings with it the responsibility to defend those in danger, mutant or human (or otherwise). The X-Men are a team of individuals yet also a family. They fight, they cry, they laugh … and then they do it all over again. Each member of the team brings something unique to the table and that’s the appeal of these mutants. No one mutation is the same.
Whether you’re a gold-and-blue traditionalist, a ’90s Acolyte, or a follower of Krakoa, there’s something for everyone when it comes to the X-Men. When a member of this mutant squad is added to your display, there’s a certain x-factor that raises your collection from impressive to first class.
From statues to art prints, these astonishing collectibles will carve out their own place among your Marvel Comics collectibles as if they were there all along — which is entirely possible considering the amount of telepaths and shapeshifters among the X-Men.
A Cyke for sore eyes.
Teeth gritted, muscles taut, visor on — Cyclops is ready to jump into battle in this statue by Kotobukiya. He’s the original leader of the X-Men team and once he’s made it into your squad, Scott Summers is sure to lead your display to victory. From the Fine Art Statue Series by Kotobukiya, this 15.75″ Cyclops statue is digitally sculpted to capture every ripple and curve as he takes down the enemy. Talk about tunnel vision.
The claw is the law.
Slice, dice, and slash ’em up with this Wolverine from Sentinel’s “Fighting Armor” action figure series. You’ve seen Logan fight before, but never like this! What if … Tony Stark created armor for other super heroes besides himself? For Wolverine, his armor is infused with the unbreakable power of Adamantium and every joint is fully articulated to create an unlimited supply of poses. A sleek metallic sheen accents Wolverine’s signature colors to create a weapon unlike any other.
Only legends will understand.
Have you ever wondered about the origins of one of the X-Men’s most iconic members? Look no further than this book by Insight Editions that details every part of Wolverine’s extensive history. Featuring exclusive interviews and full-page art from the character’s most well-known covers, this book will provide a behind-the-scenes understanding of the hero who has been an X-Man, an Avenger, and even an agent of the Yakuza. Doesn’t get better than this, bub.
The gloves are off with this one.
Well hey there, sugah! As one of the X-Men’s most popular couples, Rogue and Gambit never stray too far from each other, even in the heat of battle. They have overcome stints in villainy, Mystique’s motherly meddling, and more than their share of outfit changes. Gambit’s Cajun charisma and Rogue’s sweet Southern charm are available unframed, in a custom framed format, or as a luxury canvas print. Once this limited edition J. Scott Campbell artwork is in your collection, you won’t have to chere it with anybody!
All New, All Different, All Yours!
Back in 1975, the original X-Men lineup received a giant-sized update: seven new super-powered mutant members. In addition to Xavier’s first students, Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Colossus would become some of the most permanent fixtures of the X-Men team. Their uncanny legacy is captured in this limited edition Alex Ross artwork that was originally a variant cover for All New X-Men #27 (2014). Available framed or unframed, this print is an x-force to be reckoned with.
“Almost like the studio couldn’t afford another X-Man.”
Pull my grenade — go ahead, pull it! I bet you got to this last entry and thought you’d see Colossus (I know, I’m disappointed too — those muscles…) or maybe even Cable. Love him, such a softie. But instead you’re stuck with little ol’ hand-painted me, the Merc with a Mouth, the Polystone Problem, or, as my friends on the X-Men like to call me, “Nobody Invited You!” Really, it’s an honor just to be nominated. You can switch out my head for one that features my beautiful exfoliated mug and if you look real close, I brought Wolvie along too. Plus, you get my sweet pink unicorn ride. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
To me, my X-Men collectibles! Join the cause and help lead the mutants as they protect us all from whatever enemy is on the next page.