Hellboy II: The Golden Army releases this weekend, and Big Red and his team from the BPRD will leap back onto the big screen for another adventure. Hellboy has a rich comic book history, and as with most great comics characters, there are a lot of really cool collectibles available based on the character and his series. Here’s a look at ten of the best Hellboy and BPRD collectibles.
1. Hellboy Action Figures
Mezco Toyz has the Hellboy license and has been making some fantastic action figures over the past few years. Their toys line has featured not only the likenesses and characters from the Hellboy movies, but also the characters and looks from the original comic books.
2. Hellboy Movie 1:1 Scale Guns
One thing’s for sure: Hellboy has some awesome weaponry. Thanks to Sideshow Collectibles, you can take home lifesize reproductions of his two signature guns, the Samaritan and the Big Baby.
3. Hellboy Animated Busts
Dark Horse Comics released a series of mini busts featuring great animated-style depictions of Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Kate Corrigan.
4. Hellboy Premium Format Figures
When the original Hellboy film released, Sideshow Collectibles produced a massive, 21″ tall premium format statue with authentic fabric clothing. Now that the new movie is on the way, they have a brand new premium format figure in the works, this time 22″ tall and featuring a dynamic crouching pose.
5. Bowen Designs Hellboy Statue
Back when Hellboy was still solely a comics character and hadn’t yet ventured into movies, Bowen Designs got the license and produced an amazing full-size statue. This piece is long sold out and now is a sought after statue by serious Hellboy collectors. The photo is credited to red.hellboy at JinxWorld.
6. Hellboy Animated Roto Figure
The animated style has become popular in collectibles these days, from Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Pirates of the Caribbean. One of the characters with the coolest animated looks is Hellboy, as evidenced by this 10″ animated style roto figure.
7. Hellboy Lifesize Bust
Coming soon is this amazingly detailed and realistic life-size bust of Hellboy, standing a full 26″ tall. With an uncanny likeness of Ron Perlman, this is the perfect way to bring Hellboy into your house. It also could get a little creepy, depending on where you display him. Hint: Not at the foot of your bed.
8. Extreme Hellboy Figure
Mezco Toyz released this “extreme” version of Hellboy that measures 10″ tall and comes with a removable trenchcoat and t-shirt, as well as interchangeable heads so that you can display him with or without his cigar. He even includes a to-scale Samaritan gun with a rotating chamber.
9. Angel of Death Statue
One of the new characters from Hellboy II is the Angel of Death, and it already has its own statue on the way from Gentle Giant. This astounding maquette will stand a whopping 32 ½” tall with a 19″ wingspan. Yet another awesome collectible that you wouldn’t want at the foot of your bed.
10. Right Hand of Doom Prop Replica
The final piece on this list is the quintessential piece for any Hellboy prop collector: the right hand of doom! This replica arm is highly detailed and features a hollow interior with a handgrip inside so that you can actually wear it on your own arm.
If you want to see a bunch of cool Hellboy toys and statues “in the wild,” you can take a look at the spotlight I did this week on a big-time Hellboy collector and his collection. The interview with lots of photos is posted over at my blog at Mechazilla: Mack’s Hellboy Collection
“The Collector’s Corner” is a special weekly installment of Officially Cool written by guest author Jason Dorough of www.Mechazilla.com and Fandomania.com. Jason is an avid collector of cool geeky gear and one of the internet’s authorities on things that are “Officially Cool”. Be sure to check back every Wednesday here on Film School Rejects, as Jason will be bringing you the best collectibles that the world has to offer.