Kotobukiya’s lineup of statues based on the superheroes and villains of DC Comics continues to grow, and up next is Aquaman’s classic arch-enemy: the murderous Black Manta! By all accounts the man known only as David had a rough childhood and at some point discovered both an affinity for the ocean and a hatred for the hero Arthur Curry. Now the scourge of the seven seas invades dry land in the DC Universe ARTFX+ Statue series, stalking his prey like an aquatic predator. Black Manta prowls forward, twin swords held at the ready and a water propulsion pack on his back. The villain’s battle-suit consists mostly of a skin-tight black material revealing David’s ripped physique, and his weapons and accessories are dark silver. No Black Manta would be complete without his iconic bug-eyed helmet and this ARTFX+ version replicates the unique look perfectly with ruby lenses designed to shoot deadly energy rays.
Sculpted by Ikkei Jitsukata, Black Manta stands over 7 ½ inches tall (1/10 scale) and like all ARTFX+ statues he has magnets in his feet for extra stability on his included display base.
The Black Manta ARTFX+ Statue is scheduled for a May 2017 release. The statue will be priced at $59.99.