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S-S-Slithe – cancelled

Sculpted by Paul Bennett
Produced by Rob Potts

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normal_cap036 Up for pre-oder Cancelled Fed 9th, 2012
Shipped Cancelled Feb 9th, 2012
Sold out Cancelled Feb 9th, 2012
Quantity Cancelled Feb 9th, 2012
Retail Price Cancelled Feb 9th, 2012
Inspiration for the pose Likely inspired from multiple references

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The second evil character that was under development for the line was S-S-Slithe, the evil leader of the Mutants before Mumm-Ra took the reins.It’s hard to get a sense of what the finished sculpture would look like based on this rough “skulch” but you do get a sense that sculptor Paul Bennett had a very strong grasp of S-S-Slithe’s hideous nature and lumbering bulk. The dimensions perfectly capture the cartoon and the toy likeness.

With Mumm-Ra being first evil character there was speculation about whether the base of all the evil characters would be similar to Mumm-Ra’s so that the evil characters could fit together in a loose sort of diorama display. That was how the heroic statues were created so it’s likely that S-S-Slithe would have had a similar base.

What we know for certain is that this line was cancelled far too soon and that it is a great shame that we never got to buy one of these bad boys.

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Notes of Interest button S-S-Slithe was one of the early considerations for production, even ahead of Cheetara, but was moved to later in the run based on fan demands for their heroes first.
Notes of Interest button This early prototype was the closest any of the statue companies came to producing S-S-Slithe.

 

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