Your New Familiar Friends: The Skratch and Riazz Court Critters Statues Set

Skratch

“Skratch is unencumbered by the burdens of The Underworld. He is as I one day hope to be.”
– Oglavaeil, The Executioner

Sideshow dog-gone excited to present the Skratch Statuette from our new Court Critters Collection. Skratch is an original creature from Sideshow’s own dark fantasy horror property, the Court of the Dead.

Skratch is a playful hound and the faithful companion to Oglavaeil, Death’s Executioner. Due to the dark duties he is obligated to fulfill, Oglavaeil is often innardlorn, drawn into his own tempestuous thoughts. Skratch keeps him grounded and present in the ever-fleeting moments of joy that punctuate his otherwise burdensome work as the Underworld’s executioner.

The highly-detailed Skratch Statuette depicts the Underworld hound on his best behavior, sitting obediently. His prominent spine arches as he curls his tail around his crimson body. He is eager to play fetch with an etherea-infused bone that he must have dug up (likely much to Oglavaeil’s chagrin) in some nearby graveyard. You can see the etherea blue smudging his paws and tail. Even his eyes are aglow, flaming with ethereal excitement.

“I’ve always seen Oglavaeil as a somber character with a heavy purpose assigned to his existence. Skratch is a great companion because he adds whimsy and playfulness to Oglavaeil,” said Sr. Concept Artist Matt Molen, who sculpted Skratch.

You don’t have to dig deep to know that the Court Critters: Skratch Statuette will add whimsy to your Court of the Dead collection.


Riazz

Riazz is free. Free to roam, free to explore, free to live. That is exactly what our rebellion is for: Freedom. Riazz understands that perfectly.
Xiall, The Great Osteomancer

Sideshow is excited to present the purrrfectly deadly Riazz Statuette from our new Court Critters Collection. Riazz is an original character from Sideshow’s own dark fantasy horror property, the Court of the Dead.

Riazz is the feline familiar to The Great Osteomancer, Xiall. As leader of the Faction of Bone, Xiall must be the very image of precision and structure. It is Riazz who expresses all that Xiall would never allow herself to feel.

From the ball of yarn bound up like a skull to her rune-inscribed collar, the Riazz Statuette has extraordinary detail. Her tail curls up in a beautiful geometric shape, as if to playfully mirror the order that Xiall desires. Riazz wears a mischievous grin, hinting at her true nature – very similar to that of cats from the Mortal Realm. While Riazz is quite affectionate with Xiall, she can be trouble for mourners she doesn’t favor. (Riazz even has armor on her legs, in case of a spat!) There is clear intelligence and curiosity behind the hypnotic turquoise eyes of this clever cat.

“My favorite details of this figure are the bottom jaws’ front teeth,” says Matt Molen, the Sideshow Sr. Concept Artist who sculpted this piece. “Since a few are jutting forward it breaks the usual skull silhouette and gives even more interest to the area. Also, the skull yarn ball, an awesome idea from Brand Director Anna van Slee!”

Express your cat-titude by adding the Court Critters: Riazz Statuette to your Court of the Dead collection right meow!


Pre-Orders for the Riazz Statuette will begin on Thursday August 1st, 2019 between Noon and 3pm PDT and the figure will be priced at $50.00 USD.

Pre-Orders for the Skratch Statuette will begin on Thursday August 1st, 2019 between Noon and 3pm PDT and the figure will be priced at $50.00 USD.

Pre-Orders for the Skratch and Riazz Court Critters Set will begin on Thursday August 1st, 2019 between Noon and 3pm PDT and the figure will be priced at $90.00 USD.

Artist Credits:

Design: Matt Molen, Tom Gilliland
Sculpt: Matt Molen
Mold Cast: Rob DeMario
Paint: Tom Gilliland