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REVIEW: Sam & Max Statue

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Background

Steve Purcell’s Sam & Max characters made their first published appearance in the 1987 comic book series of the same name.  Since then, the detective duo have found their way to video games and television. And now, with the help of Symbiote Studios, they are available in the form of a hulking polystone statue.

Also known as the “Freelance Police”, Sam & Max troll the slippery streets of New York on a perpetual quest to capture, detain, and pummel insensible the self-propelled criminal street trash that so threatens our way of life.

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Packaging

The statue is packaged in a large, predominantly black box. It has drawings of the statue on the front and back and some background reading on the side panel.  Inside, the statue is packaged in nine pieces between three pieces of Styrofoam.

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The Figure

The Sam & Max statue is approximately 16" tall and features zero points of articulation (it is a statue). It ships in nine separate pieces, which you can then assemble similar to a puzzle. The Sam & Max statue is made out of polystone, and most of the pieces are actually hollow.

The scene has Sam wearing his suit and fedora and holding his oversize .44 revolver in the air.  A small mouse is peeking out of the end of the barrel. Max is pointing his Lugar pistol at a little mouse that’s holding a hot dog.

The base of the statue is hand numbered on the bottom.  The piece is limited to a run of 1,000.

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Our Opinion

The first thing you’ll notice about the Sam & Max statue is its enormous size. The box weighs about 15 pounds…well…the box plus the contents. And because it’s such a large statue, Sam & Max had to be broken into a number of pieces.

This is where any issues with this statue arise.  While it’s fun to assemble, you’ll need to remember that the figure is not that secure.  You need to pick this piece up by the base, and since the head and hat on Sam are a little wobbly when touched, you’ll need to be extra careful when moving this bad boy. I’ve thought about using a little super glue to secure it, but I won’t suggest you do this until I actually do.

The paintwork on the piece is fairly average.  There are some spots where the lines are as tight as others, but overall, it’s a decent paint job for a large statue.  The sculpting captures the characters almost perfectly.  And it’s a funny pose that they chose to recapture.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Symbiote Studios: $75.00

Sam & Max Grades:

Quality: 7/10
Paint: 8/10
Packaging: 7/10
Durability: 6/10
Hype: 7/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 7/10

Overall: 8.1/10

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