Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Collectible Time #13: Planet of the Apes Caesar Busts

To commemorate the home-disc release of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", I pre-ordered (and have received), a dandy 12" Andy Serkis Caesar bust. Caesar's Warrior Collection contains not only "Dawn", but "Rise"; supplemental footage; a collectible booklet and cards. As you can see, the likeness to the face-painted Caesar is remarkable.

The Serkis bust is, for all intents and purposes, a companion piece to the Roddy McDowall 12" Caesar storage bust, released eight years prior. (That set includes the original, five theatrical films; Tim Burton's redo; the television incarnations and documentaries). Unlike the new bust, the original doesn't have a name-plated base, but instead sports simulated hair and a clothed upper-body. 

I consider myself fortunate to own these spiffy tie-ins, and if the increased value of the McDowall set is any indication, the Serkis one should also rise in value: not that I purchased these for investment purposes; but solely for my love of the apes!!!

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