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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Quantum Mechanix and the Super 8 Alien

Quantum Mechanix has become one of those companies that takes a property fans are in love with and create the perfect collectibles. Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Dr. Horrible and The Guild have all gotten the star treatment with excellent results. All of those licenses made sense to me...so when I heard Qmx were taking on Super 8, I was left scratching my head. Naturally a company would want to expand their product base and something as high profile as Super 8 may be just the thing to draw more attention while still being in their Scifi wheel base, but are people clamoring for merchandise from SUPER 8?! Let's hope so!

Super 8 Alien Bust: Created exclusively for QMx by Neville Page, world-renowned creature designer, our Alien Bust is taken directly from the 3-D model used to make the creature effects in the movie, Super 8.


This extraterrestrial creature crash landed on earth in 1958. Despite his superior intelligence and technological edge, he was captured by the military and placed in a holding cell for observation and experimentation -- that is, until he escaped and tore a path of destruction through a small town. His ultimate goal was to repair his ship and return to his home planet.

Measuring 10.24 inches (26 cm) x 4.72 inches (12 cm) wide and weighing approximately 3 pounds (1.36 kg), the Super 8 Alien Bust is the largest and most complex statue we've created so far. Both the master used to make the bust and the paint design were created by Mr. Page. As a result, it has an incredible amount of detail and is extremely accurate.




Each bust in this limited edition of 500 comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity and includes an individually numbered plaque.

Priced at $199.95 each, the Super 8 Alien Bust would make a terrific addition to your monster collection.

If you do happen to be rabid for more Super 8 goodness, Quantum Mechanix also makes an Argus Cube Replica...

If Aliens Made LEGO ... this is what it would look like. The Argus Cube, so named by the scientist studying the only alien ever to be captured alive, is a biomechanical miracle. Each cube is an organic magnet, capable of reassembling itself on an atomic level to fit almost any purpose.

The cubes, which appear in the movie, Super 8, are the building blocks of the alien's spaceship. Essentially indestructible, thousands of cubes were recovered when the ship crashed on earth in the 1950s. Scientists studying the cubes couldn't determine their function until they applied an electrical charge that caused the cubes to momentarily form a part of the ship.


 Using the 3-D solid model files used to create the screen-used props, QMx has created an exact replica of the Argus Cube in passive mode. With a polystone core, the exterior of the cube is plated with a smooth pearlescent coating, perfectly replicating the semi-organic, semi-metallic finish of the hero prop.

Each cube measures 2 inches (50.8 mm) on each side and weighs approximately 8 ounces (0.23 kg). Priced at just $14.95 each, not only is the Argus Cube one of the coolest prop replicas to own, it's also one of the easiest to afford.

CLICK either of the links above to order yours!

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