It looks like Sony is finally realizing that there are fans out there that would love to have merchandise for their favorite games. The releases of things like the upcoming Resistance 2 and Ratchet & Clank figures from DC Direct shows that Sony is finally starting to give consumers the collectible goodness that they want.
I expect a mind explosion from some fans out there as Sony and Sideshow Collectibles have announced a partnership to bring the world of God of War to life in a line of premium format figures and dioramas.
Sideshow Collectibles is one of the premier companies when it comes to making high-end figures, statues and props and they’ve worked on other video game properities in the past such as Tomb Raider and Hitman. The early look at the prototype Kratos statue looks amazing and seems to really capture the essence of the character and it has some amazing details on it. The GoW figures NECA made a few years ago were ok if you wanted something simple but were missing that extra something in terms of capturing the essence of the character. The figures were also a bit shoddily made as the arm for my Kratos figure broke after I took it out of the packaging.
Being a God of War fan I simply can’t wait to see what else is in store from this line. The dioramas Sideshow has done in the past for stuff like Star Wars and Marvel have been amazing so I can’t wait to see a diorama of Kratos taking down a foe like a Cyclops or a even a god like Zeus.
Maybe if the God of War line does well we can see more properties get picked up down the line. I know I would be a happy boy if Killzone or Ratchet & Clank gets a line of statues, dioramas or even weapon replicas.
Release date and pricing info for the Kratos statue and other products in the line has yet to be announced but I’m sure we can expect to see the Kratos statue released around the time God of War 3 is released next March.