Bowen Designs Abomination Statue (2009)

Abomination Statue

Abomination Statue

Welcome March!  It’s freakin’ snowing!  Anyways, it must be so difficult there days to sculpt  a classic character and make everyone happy with the outcome.  This is the pressures that BD faces every time they announce a new Full Statue coming out.  So many amazing artists out there have done excellent versions of each character that every fan wants to see specific details in their sculpts.  With the Hulk – some fans want the ripped seething merged Hulk – and others are always looking for a classic 70’s style Buscema Hulk.  Trying to please everyone must be really aggravating some days…

Abomination - Full Shot

Abomination - Full Shot

Bad-Ass Profile

Bad-Ass Profile

But Bowen has hit the ball out of the park so many times with his statues that he has quickly become my favorite sculptor working out there today.  His company seems to strive in delivering a product that even the most die-hard fan will appreciate.  This, his latest Hulk universe release, is one of the most amazing triumphs to date.  While the new Hulk sculpts coming out are looking good this version of Hulk’s #1 villain (and that pains me to say being a huge Leader fan) is far and away one of the best things I’ve seen!  Take a look at what an incredible job Bowen did at capturing every classic detail on this character.  It’s a huge leap forward from the bust he did a years back.  While that bust had mixed reviews of looking too much like an under water creature – this statue has had NO complaints from even the harshest critic.

This piggy ate roast beef - and this little piggy is wondering where the rest of the piggies went...

This piggy ate roast beef - and this little piggy is wondering where the rest of the piggies went...

Abomination doesn’t just pair up well with the 2007 Hulk FS – but also the 2003 FS – and believe me I have plenty of pics to showcase the greatness that is this new addition to my collection.  A lot of statues have that static pose, that (for the lack of a better term) grandiose homo-erotic pose, that don’t “work” with other statues when displaying them.  But now we have sculptors working to make their sculpts work well together.  We saw it with the Action Wolverine and Hulk pics – and now we have these:

2009 vs 2003

2009 vs 2003

The smack down begins...

The smack down begins...

I have to give a quick shout-out to my friend Corry and Ben, the owner of Zapp Comics in New Jersey, who have always been able to provide me with anything I ask for.  The shop is certainly one of the best places to get anything comic related.  Check it out if you’re in the area!  Thanks Corry – as always – you’re a good friend!

Hulk's ready punish!

Hulk's ready to punish!

 I know Sideshow has announced the release of their PF Abomination.  I can tell you with all certainty that I will NOT be picking that up – because, let’s face it, Bowen’s is far superior – and the Thing is a better companion for the SS Hulk.  Let me know if any of you out there have picked this up – and what you think!  It’s totally worth every penny!

Two against one!

Two against one!

Tables are turned!

Tables are turned!

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12 responses to “Bowen Designs Abomination Statue (2009)

  1. just got mine as well … absolutely love it.

  2. At first I was not going to get this statue, but after your review and pics, I think I’ll get it. I did’nt know that it blended in with the other Hulk statues so well.

  3. Hey Ratchet-Just got my ABOMINATION statue from Ben at ZAPP (and Corry says “hi”)…and I LOVE IT!!! and I did Pre-order SideShows PF ABOMINATION, and I do agree with you that the BOWEN ABOMINATION does look better…but I’ll let you know when I receive the SS version-for some reason SS version looks like (he) only has four fingers on each hand,maybe it was just the camera angle-but I’ll let you know-Best Wishes from Jersey-Mike

  4. Thanks Mike – I would love to hear what you think about the PF! Let me know!

    And 465 – you would not be disappointed by the statue – and it seems to be going to pretty cheap on ebay. Let me know if you get it!

  5. This looks great! I think that every time you get a hulk-thing you get GAMMA-SPAWNED butterflies in your stomach and your inner 6-year-old just pops out when you get these things!

  6. Awesome, I would like to see a version based off of John Romita Jr.’s sketches of the Abomination though.

  7. It’s hard for anyone to do a statue based on any specific artist… they have to sell to a wide audience – and most people have their favorites. But every one’s favorites are not usually the same…

  8. selling this bowen hulk for cheap any takers
    leonardodesanctis@yahoo.com

  9. Good Luck bro…

  10. When I 1st saw this Abomination I thought the one from Sideshow was better. But after looking carefully the Bowen Abomination kicks butt. It is more true to the Abomination from the early Marvel Comics which I like a lot. Everything about it is cool. The pose, skin tone, details. The 7th pic where the Abomination and Green Hulk are facing off is great.

    ratchet: What are your thoughts on the Abomination from SS? Will you be getting it?
    http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=68341

    • I chose not to get the SS abom for two reasons – the sculpt wasn’t as impressive as I thought it would be – and the price was just too outrageous. Besides, space is a very valuable thing in my Hulk room – and I just didn’t want to spare it for this…

  11. Eric Loranger Saindon

    I agree no matter if Bowen designs does not do like the others they have made in my eyes the best statues from what I remember of all the omits I have read by far they are the ones that look the most like the heroes I remember from my childhood the hulk smash and the abomination are the best. I have a small but very nice collection it is in the statue forum and for me too be at peace with it all I am missing is a nice wolverine , well I like your a keep on hulking out!

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