Wednesday 3 June 2020

Facepalming Picard bust returns, and is now taller!

The Picard facepalming bust is back! Icon Heroes eternally frustrated polystone paperweight is reborn at a new larger 8 inch tall format (rather than 5.5 inches before). They've also adjusted to sculpt slightly, and painted the combadge on the base this time.

Picard is perhaps facepalming this time because this is nominally a San Diego Comic Con exclusive; but there is no San Diego Comic Con this year! Instead he'll be exclusively available via the distributors Previews, which means you'll be able to order him at most comic book and collectables shops, and some online retailers, such as Entertainment Earth.

This will be a limited edition of 1701. Continue below for lots more images.

Here's Icon Heroes official description:
Icon Heroes presents the Previews SDCC Exclusive Captain Jean-Luc Picard Facepalm Mini Bust Paperweight! 2020 has been a frustrating year for many people, and you can express that frustration with this Captain Picard collectible executing the hilariously famous facepalm maneuver. This 8 inch scale mini bust paperweight is a larger version of the 2018 sold out 5.5 inch release with a modified right shoulder sculpt and a painted Starfleet insignia on the base. Limited to just 1701 pieces, this exclusive Captain Picard mini bust paperweight is made of polystone, hand painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

If you don't recall the previous version of this bust: He was first released in 2018, in the smaller but otherwise quite similar style. He was then reissued in 2019, with a bronze finish! Both releases were exclusive to the-now-sadly-closed ThinkGeek. You can check out both of these, and Icon Heroes' other stationary and officeware, on my Trek Collective List of their range.

1 comment:

MikeB said...

Great idea, but I hate these one arm busts.

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