On the plains of a forest in the North American countryside, an armored colossal, docile, and curious autonomous being from another world gently raises a boy in his right hand. Together, they create a strong bond of union, partnership, and learning, in which the boy teaches the mechanical being heroic values and life and death concepts of humanity. On a themed diorama base, bringing the movie logo in the front, surrounded by the crown of large trees with orange leaves of autumn next to sturdy pines, Iron Studios proudly present their statue “Iron Giant & Hogarth Hughes - The Iron Giant - Demi Art Scale 1/20”, with the giant robot and his young friend, protagonists of this classic story that became a praised fantasy and science fiction classic.
In the 1950s, during a period of tension and ideological and geopolitical conflicts in the so-called Cold War, a boy named Hogarth Hughes in- vestigates the fall of an object from space near the city of Rockwell. Hogarth finds an alien giant robot and becomes his friend, hiding it in a junkyard. The incident draws the attention of Kent Mansley, a paranoid government agent, who suspects Hogarth and stays in a room in his house, rented by Hogarth’s mother, a widow of a military pilot and waitress at a restaurant. Eventually, the metallic giant is discovered and wins the sympathy of the townspeople, but when he’s attacked by an army contingent, his defense system is activated, transforming him into a war machine. With weapons proven ineffective against the robot, the military decides to use a nuclear missile. Hogarth is able to calm the giant and explain the situation, but Mansley panics and impulsively orders the missile launch toward Rockwell. To save the city, the Giant says goodbye to Hogarth and flies to intercept the missile.
Based on “The Iron Man” novel from 1968 written by English author Ted Hughes (Published in the U.S. as The Iron Giant), and widely con- sidered a classic of modern animation and one of the greatest animation movies ever made, the movie The Iron Giant, produced by Warner Bros in 1999 was nominated to many awards, winning 9 Annie awards from 15 nominations. In 2008, the American Film Institute nominat- ed The Iron Giant for the Top 10 Animation Movies list. Revealed during CCXP 2022 and presented in detail on the first Inside Iron Studios Day of 2023 on YouTube, the statue is already available for Pre-Order. Check out other statues by Iron Studios previously revealed already availa- ble for Pre-Order this month, and soon more exclusive news on Iron Studios’ social media and YouTube channel.
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