TOYS - GALACTUS : THE WORLD DEVOURER "ALPHA"

"I AM BECOME GALACTUS, THE DEVOURER OF WORLDS"

 

Having scoured all life from our universe Galactus awaits the next cosmic cycle so that he might rise to feed again.

 

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Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee for Fantastic Four Comic #48 Galactus is one of the major characters in the Marvel Comics universe.

 

Originally an alien from a previous cosmos, he survived the Big Bang and was reborn as a gargantuan meta-powered super being who, alas, requires the life energy of entire planets to sustain himself.

 

Planets like...Earth!

 

Which of course has thrown him into conflict with Earth's Mightiest Heroes on numerous occasions.

 

Anyway, he's always been a favourite character, and I was immensely chuffed to aquire the action figure, which had to be assembled from bonus bits included in a recent Marvel Legends Series figure set. I've got lots of cosmic powered ideas for this one, so stay tuned...

 

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This shot was done at night. I used a super bright red L.E.D for the primary lighting, as well as an ordinary desk lamp for some backlighting to help define the piece.

 

Lots of photoshopping in the background. The 'green' difference clouds spoke to me (though in what language I'm not sure!) because I was trying to suggest a new born universe... Galactus has just been born from an egg on a recently formed mountaintop on some freshly coalesced planet..

 

He's going to want his brekkie...

 

I've added some dust elements to suggest a bit of activity as well as fledgling stars, some directional lighting and the obligatory camera flare.

 

The rocky debris is hydrocal plaster that's gotten a bit dampish, it makes wicked rubble! I set it up on a board that I angled into the sky so I could pull a suitably isolated background plate to work on. Even had the moon in some earlier shots, but it was too fuzzy to keep. Had a lot of trouble with the wind blowing the plaster away, and after the shoot we had this huge storm...mock Ye not the Fate of Galactus!

 

 

  • Julio Giacomelli 9y

    grrrreat! :)
  • ROB JAN 9y

    Ta Julio Giacomelli...and of course all due respect to the original sculptor of the toy, who did such a fine job on the sculpt!
  • Ape Lad 9y

    Awesome!
  • ROB JAN 9y

    Ta Apel Lad, for the comment and the fave!

    It's only right that Galactus should fill Life with awe, since Galactus fills up on Life!
  • John M. 9y

    Do you think he chews with his mouth open?
  • ROB JAN 9y

    Sure, I bet he has atrocious table manners. Why not? It's not like there's anyone left alive to correct him. Actually, I don't think there's a set etiquette for devouring planets?
  • ROB JAN 9y

    Ta darkbeans! Really, the Big G is the center of the next F.F movie?
    Strewth..that's great news!
  • ROB JAN 9y

    Ta for the fave psychebloke!
  • ROB JAN 8y

    Ta for the fave nemo_434!
  • Elton Harding 8y

    Nice creative shot! Come join Top 20 Action Figures.
  • ROB JAN 8y

    Thank you kindly EltonHarding.

    Galactus will enjoy consuming the life energy in your group.

    Await the arrival of my Herald.....

    Resistance will be irrelevant.
  • Fried Toast 8y

    Great setup and execution!

    Seen in Top20 Action Figures
  • ROB JAN 8y

    Thank you kindly Fried Toast....it was a fun shoot!
  • kingkong21 8y

    cool :O
  • kingkong21 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SUPER VILLIANS, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • ROB JAN 8y

    No worries kingkong21. Tremble, for Galactus comes !!!
  • ROB JAN 8y

    Ta for the fave milky.way!
  • ROB JAN 7y

    Ta for the fave freshflapjax ~!
  • ROB JAN 7y

    Cheers for the fave jcabrer!
  • ROB JAN 7y

    Thanx for the faves:

    Cat Juggling,

    and

    deroflame!
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