S-S-Slithe – cancelled
Sculpted by Paul Bennett
Produced by Rob Potts
|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|
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.
|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.|
|This early prototype was the closest any of the statue companies came to producing S-S-Slithe.|