Ray Harryhausen’s Iconic and Monstrous Talos Can Now Be Yours

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Talos, the bronze monster from 1963’s Jason and the Argonauts, has been recreated in vinyl and stands almost 20″ tall. Due out between March and May 2022, the legendary being from an age long past will cost $485 for the deluxe version and $435 for the standard release (no base).

Don Chaffey’s Greek action-adventure film featured many creations from special-effects magician Ray Harryhausen. Talos is just one of those puppets created for the film. Now the metallic monolith is available to own thanks to X-Plus and Sideshow.

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This “Gigantic” version of Talos is posed as the great titan was when first encountered by Sinbad. Traditionally sculpted by the artisans of the famed creature shop of Kaibutsuya, this detailed Talos statue is made from soft vinyl. Each piece is hand-painted to look like it has an ancient Bronze finish.

The artists over at X-Plus captured the creepy look of Talos. When he first appears in the film, he cocks his head in an eerie way. The shadows make his face look eyeless. It’s a creepy way to introduce us to this monster. Of course, the slightly janky movement due to the stop motion process adds to that effect.

Jason and the Argonauts is possibly one of the greatest cinematic epics of all time. Not only did it take audiences on a fantastical journey into the world of Greek gods and goddesses, but it also brought us some of Ray Harryhausen’s most iconic stop motion creations.

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If you’re interested in more info on the late Ray Harryhausen’s wondrous works, check out this documentary.

What are your thoughts on this statue of Talos? What other Harryhausen beasts and beings would you like to see in statue form? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: Sideshow]


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