Quantummechanix has revealed River Tam, based on the character from Joss Whedon’s Firefly series, and its film Serenity. River Tam is part of the “Big Damn Heroes” line of maquettes.
Joss Whedon is known for the post-modern deconstruction of myth: genre-bending that mixes humor, horror, sci-fi and drama to great effect; and for some of the most clever dialog in entertainment. But above all those things, what Joss is best known for is for creating babes who kick ass. And no Whedonverse character kicks more ass than River Tam.
QMx has dedicated our first Big Damn Heroes animated maquette to the awesome that is River Tam.
River is captured in the midst of battle with the Reavers, her pose showing a dancer’s grace while her expression (and a copious spattering of her enemy’s blood) shows she means business. Great pains were taken to study both River’s prop sword and axe as well as her dress and boots, all of which are recreated in precise detail.
Even the uniquely sculpted, highly-detailed base invokes the lived-in quality of Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity Verse, matching the style and pose of River herself.
Each River Tam maquette is cast in polystone resin and hand-painted, reflecting the high standards you’ve come to expect from a QMx maquette. River measures 6″ tall by 6″ wide without the base. The base measures 5″x7″x1″.
River Tam is being offered in an edition of 1,500 for just $69.95.
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