Quantum Mechanix proudly presents their DC Comics Batman: Family Q-Master Diorama statue.
Q-Master is an evolution of the Q-Fig style, mixing both super-deformed and realistic elements. But don't be fooled - those sidekicks may look like Q-Figs, but they're actually 50% bigger!
Batman, the ultimate loner, is paradoxically all about family. You can see it in everything he does, everything he is. The death of his family made him. He fights to make sure no one else ever has to suffer the loss of loved ones like he did. And despite his protests to the contrary, he is forever building family around him.
That's what QMx Creative Director Mohammad Haque endeavored to capture in this figure, titled simply "Family". He wanted to explore this little discussed, but key aspect of the Batman character: That of family man. The result is the biggest, most detailed figural diorama QMx has ever made, the first in a new series of large format dioramas called "Q-Master." Family stands over 15 inches tall and has six different characters included in the diorama. It encompasses the entire history of Batman's relationships in crime fighting, including all his various proteges. Each sidekick is represented in this piece, with their positioning and expressions reflecting their personalities and relationships with Batman:
- Jockeying for position over Batman's right shoulder, Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jason Todd (Red Hood) battle with each other and try to get Batman's attention. They lack the motivation and nobility that drives Batman, but very much want to live up to their training and the legacy of the Dark Knight.
- Tim Drake (Red Robin) sits on Batman's left shoulder and holds one of his cowl's ears. Tim, a great detective in his own right, seeks Batman's approval and fatherly guidance.
- Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) sits on Batman's right arm and shares a playful look with him. Unlike his other partners, Barbara already has a strong father figure in Police Commissioner James Gordon. But in Batman, Batgirl sees a mentor who can teach her a different kind of crimefighting.
- Dick Grayson (Nightwing, formerly Robin) looks over Batman's left shoulder. He was the first member of Batman's family and he sees Bruce Wayne for the man he truly is. Nightwing is cool and confident, no longer looking for approval from Batman, but still finding inspiration in the Dark Knight as he follows his own path.
Family is cast in Everstone, a proprietary high-temperature polyresin developed by QMx. Everstone offers discerning collectors everything they look for in a high-quality figure: great durability, precise detail and solid weight that resists fading and fracture.
As with all Q-Master dioramas, Family is a limited edition figure and will come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by it's creator, Mohammad Hague. It will ship in a specially designed collectors box to perfectly protect the diorama.
- Statue: 20.32 x 11.43 x 39.37 cm
- Base: 41 x 18 cm
Terms Of Pre-Order
Pre-orders require us to commit to an order with a specific manufacturer which we are then liable for. If you place a pre-order, the minimum 10% deposit of total guide price required to place a pre-order is non-refundable, should you choose to cancel. The only exception to this is if the price quoted on your order is going to change by more than 10% when the item arrives.
ETA's can vary and are not guaranteed arrival date. We list the date given by manufacturer, but delays can and do happen. We cannot cancel your pre-order, even if delays are substantial, so please take this into account when ordering. We regularly update the product listing with the latest ETA. Keep an eye on the listings after you order to see when your product is due to arrive.
Orders must be settled within 30 days of the product coming into stock. Failure to settle within this period may mean you lose your deposit and pre-ordered item.
Prices quoted can be subject to change as items are only billed by manufacturers when they ship to us. We do everything we can to give you an accurate buy price, but pre-orders that are far away can vary in price if exchange rate varies from now until then.
Postage fees can also vary depending on the size of the product, type of shipping and number of boxes required. We suggest you pre-order each item individually as that way each pre-order's postage is paid separately and can ship as it comes into stock.
Many items are produced in limited quantities. Pre-Ordering looks to ensure that you get one of the limited numbers produced.
What happens when I Pre-Order?
Upon receiving your Pre-Order, we will place an order with the appropriate distributor for your item. The distributor in turn places the order with the manufacturer who then ensure that the item is shipped to the distributor when it's ready. This means we are liable for the order from that point which is why we charge you a deposit to ensure you're serious on purchasing the item.
Why are some pre-order ship dates so far away?
A number of manufacturers produce items in batches according to demand. The manufacturing process takes considerable time as the items are often hand painted.
What if I change my mind and want to cancel?
Should you wish to cancel your Pre-Order you can do so, but you will lose either the deposit you paid, or if you paid in full or part-payments, 10% of the expected guide price of the item. The reason for this is we will have placed an order for your item and we are liable for it.
Is the price you list the final price I will pay?
Most of the time, the guide price will be correct. But as we buy most pre-orders in from abroad, the price can vary due to exchange rate variance. Sometimes that can work in your favour and sometimes against. When the item is ready to ship from the distributor, we will inform you of any price changes. If prices have risen by over 10%, you have the right to cancel order if you so wish and we will return your deposit.
Are Pre-Orders guaranteed to arrive?
Most of the time they are pretty reliable. However, sometimes the manufacturer can run into production or licensing problems and occasionally items are cancelled either temporarily or permanently. Of course if this happens we will refund your deposit.
What happens when my Pre-Order comes into stock?
When your item comes into stock you have 30 days to pay the remaining amount due (Guide Price less your deposit) or risk losing your Pre-Order and deposit.
Can I pay off my pre-order in staged payments rather than one big sum?
We can send you stage payments if you wish to pay in advance of your product shipping. Simply email us to let us know your preferred payment stages. We do ask that the balance is settled at maximum 30 days after the product is in stock.
We offer delivery to United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland (Eire). Please note that we will only ship to cardholder address. Any order requested to ship to an alternative address including PO Box or shipping forwarders cannot be processed and will be refunded. We are only covered for goods shipping to the card address.
Orders received by 12PM are usually posted that same day. If any delays are expected, a member of staff will contact you to inform you.
Delivery is calculated by weight. Depending on the item, our courier choices are Royal Mail, ParcelForce or MyHermes for UK & Northern Ireland orders.
If you are not happy with any of these couriers, just let us know and we can look at alternatives such as DPD, TNT, Interparcel, UPS and others.
We appreciate that your items are precious to you so we carefully pack your items in additional packaging to try and get them to you in mint condition. Smaller items are packed with additional air packing, a brown shipping box and cross strapped with fragile tape. Larger items may rely on their original brown shipping boxes as courier prices vary by size. If a pristine box is paramount to you we strongly recommend using Parcel Force as the shipping method as this allows us larger parcel sizes with more packing protection.