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Dark Souls Black Knight 1/6 scale statue by Gecco Revealed

Black Knight (Kurokishi) is the formidable enemy from the video game  Dark Souls consistently challenging players on their journey. This  character is faithfully recreated as a 1/6 scale statue, thoroughly 
supervised by the design team of FromSoftware.

The concept of Fire, Ash and Soot, which represents the world of Dark Souls is engraved on the Black Knight’s armor, and the intricate and 
beautiful design are captured by using traditional sculpture techniques.

The Black Knight was once the proud Silver Knight of Gwyn and was burnt 
black. You will see the dull silver in the scorched black surface 
recreated by the exacting paint work.

This statue stands over 40 cm/16 inches tall creating an intimidating 
presence even in 1/6 scale.

Moreover, the eyes light up with LED, which further enhances the uncanny 

The weapons and shield were digitally sculpted in precise detail.*The 
Black Knight Greatsword, Greataxe and Halberd are all included as a 
bonus with the pre-order.

The pre-painted statue is sculpted by Sinya Yamaoka, digitally sculpted by Masaki Akao, and painted by Katsushige Akeyama. Out in June-July 2019, it retails for $469.99.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Venom Snake PLAY DEMO Ver. 1/6 Scale in February 2019

Gecco Corp. has announce that Venom Snake who appeared shirtless in the play demo version of Metal Gear Solid V at the Tokyo Game Show 2014 is now lined up as limited model in 800 pieces.

The upper body captures the anatomy of an experienced aging soldier, his torso thinly covered with fat and countless scars piled up from tough missions and war. The left bionic arm is equipped with a Stun Arm, which can knock enemies unconscious with electric shock, and is interchangeable with the Hand of Jehuty or the red default one. In the game, the length of the horn on the head changes according to the situation, for this statue it is grown. This statue highlights both his relaxed posture with Phantom Cigar in one hand and a super tense atmosphere with his sharp eye always watching out for enemies.

The ABS/PVC prepainted statue is set for release February 2019 stands at 32cm high and retails for $299.99. The sculpt is by Shinya Yamaoka, bionic arm sculpt by Masaki Akao, stun arm/hand of Jehuty sculpt by Yoshiro Nishitani, and paint by Katsushige Akeyama.

The statue will be destributed by Ultra Tokyo Connection, Diamond Comics Distributor, and Sideshow in North America and D4TOYS in other countries.

Metal Gear Solid: Quiet 1/6 Scale Model Kit by Gecco

Gecco Corp. has revealed their highly detailed resin model kit of Metal Gear Solid‘s Quiet as a 1/6 scale statue.

This kit is cast from the master silicon mold used to create the original sculpture of the “Quiet 1/6 scale prepainted PVC statue.” Quantity of this kit is limited to 50 sets only.

Sculpted by Shin Tanabe with a digital sculpt by Masaki Akao, the kit retails for $199.99 and requires painting and assembly and will be released January 2017.

Gecco Releases Info on their Berserk/Guts 1/6 scale statue

Gecco has released info about their 1/6 scale statue of Guts, the one-eye and one-armed swordsman from the dark fantasy comic Berserk created by Kentaro Miura. The statue is 1/6 scale and priced at $339.00 and features the character wielding his giant sword that’s almost as big as him! The powerful stance captures the attitude of the character, his giant sword “Dragonslayer” resting on his shoulder. This statue captures the motif of Guts’ fierce battles against the demons in Retribution Arc: Lost Children. His freshly used sword, along with the slain bodies on the base below, create a tense atmosphere.

The revenge story has been adapted into a variety of different media, from TV anime series, to films, trading cards and more. It won the prestigious comics excellence award of 6th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002.

The statue was sculpted by Shinya Akao with a digital sculpt by Masaki Akao, and painting by Norifumi Dohi.

There are 2 heads included, capturing both “glaring” and “sneering” portraits. “The Brand of Sacrifice” is carved into the back of his neck with all the textures of the gadgets sculpted in exacting detail. Details as subtle as the hidden crossbow in the mantle were sculpted with the greatest of care, making no compromises. The “Apostle Spawn” cruelly slain, liter the base, a far contrast to the adorable “Puck” and “Behelit” hiding inside the swordsman’s pouch helps express the world of Berserk.

The pre-painted statue will be released September 2015.