Sideshow Announces New Court of the Dead Gethsemoni: Shaper of Flesh Premium Format Figure

Earlier today we shared a preview of Sideshow’s upcoming Odium: Reincarnated Rage Maquette, and now we’re back with the announcement of yet another addition to their amazing Court of the Dead line… the Gethsemoni: Shaper of Flesh Premium Format Figure.

If you’re heading to the San Diego Comic-Con later this week, one booth you absolutely must visit is Sideshow’s (#1929), where they’ll have a crypt-load of chilling Court of the Dead collectibles both in-stock and available for pre-order, some of which we’ll be seeing for the first time.

If you can’t make it to the SDCC, don’t worry… we’ll be making Sideshow Collectibles’ booth destination number one on Preview Night and will be sharing our photos both on our social media accounts in real time and here on the site in our massive image galleries.

About the Gethsemoni: Shaper of Flesh Premium Format Figure:
“There is a saying in the Mortal Realm: ‘Measure twice; Cut once’… such a charming peek into their puerile existence.”

Sideshow is proud to present the Gethsemoni: Shaper of Flesh Premium Format Figure, the latest addition to our original Court of the Dead collection… and the newest version of one of the Court’s most beloved characters!

The Queen of the Dead stands at a stately 21” from the bottom of her colorfully macabre base of Flesh Faction magic to the tip of her imposing crown. From the tiny golden Flesh Faction symbol that hangs delicately from a chain between her breasts to the smoky eyelids of her intoxicating sneer, no detail of this figure has been left unadorned. 

The leader of the Flesh Faction and mother to all in the Underworld, Gethsemoni was brought to life in her nubile and commanding glory by Master Sculptor Mark Newman. “I feel she’s expressing a calm, cool confidence with a splash of ‘you have no idea what I’m about to unleash on you,’” says Mark, of Gethsemoni’s wicked little smirk.

“My favorite element of the pose is the classic Contrapposto balance in her stance – kind of pushed to the extreme without looking forced,” he adds. “She has a slinky serpent-like grace spiraling through her body in a sort of ‘dance’ with her swirly conjured spirit goo sifting up through the Underworld.”   

That “dance” with her necromancy conjuring was a major anchor point for the entire figure, driving not only sculpt but also the incredibly intricate cut-and-sew on this piece. “We wanted to create a synergy between the sculpted, flowing base; her powers; and her skirts,” says Tim Hanson, manager of Sideshow’s Fabric Design Team. “The fabrics needed to flow nicely and have that special touch of refinement by adding the bustle piece and gold trim all around. The movement and fullness of the garment was very necessary when considering the composition of the piece.”  

Want a glimpse of the nasty knife that Gethsemoni’s got sheathed firmly against her thigh? The Exclusive Edition of Gethsemoni: Shaper of Flesh features the unveiled fiendish dagger.  

Celebrate your Flesh Faction allegiance, or simply pay homage to the most stunning and deadly creature in the Underworld with the Gethsemoni: Shaper of Flesh Premium Format Figure!

The item shown (expected to ship May-July 2018) is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance. Click here to pre-order the figure now.

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